Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes:
Upon your arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V Airport, you will visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca which is the third massive mosque in the whole world. Take your breakfast and then we travel to Fes. On road stop and visit the capital politics city of Morocco “Rabat” which overlooks the sea. On this Casablanca Desert Tours, you will see the crenelated red ocher walls, more than 5 km long in total and constructed in the sultan yacoub el-mansour era who ruled during this period, it gives the city a very special character that distinguishes it. You’ll also roam the medina and its lovely traditional souks which are much more authentic than others because the products of shops have turned to local customers. Then we go to the udayas Kasbah, one of the oldest kasbah belongs to the twelfth century. Then we visit Hassan tower, you’ll see four incredible facades decorated differently from each other; three in shades of pink and one in the gray because of the sea breeze. In fact this tower is the remains of the old mosque and next to the tower visit Mohamed 5 mausoleum, a masterpiece of Moroccan traditional architecture, full of valuable materials from around the world and splendid decorations. Afterwards return to the new town and visit royal palace, residence of king the merinide dynasty. Then we depart to Meknes city, which like the other cities has a stunning view of the Medina. The tour begins at the walls of the monumental arched gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaine Bab, Bab Khemis. Our exploration of the city to the attics (HERI), stables (Rua) and Stud. We also visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail which was the only mosque that non-Muslims can visit in Morocco; this mosque exits through the renowned Bab Mansour in the vast el Hedim square. You’ll find Dar Jamai (the Museum of Moroccan Art) near the square, which has a wide variety of handicrafts, we reach Fes for Dinner & overnight in Riad.
Day 2: Exploring Fes:
After breakfast, you will start exploring with a local guide the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Visit first the seven Royal Palace gates, then the Jewish neighborhood which is the first Mellah built in Morocco during the 14th century. Today you’ll visit all the cultural and historical highlights including the famous Al Qaraouine University, considered the oldest one in the world, Mulay Idriss mausoleum and the Tanneries. After a mouthwatering lunch, we visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Return at your riad for overnight in the riad.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga:
Today in the early morning leave Fes and travel through the middle Atlas via Ifrane “Moroccan Switzerland”. In Azrou we visit the forests of Cedar and see the Cedre Goraud Tree where the Barbary apes live. Then we drive south passing many berber villages and an opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way; also see the volcanic rocks. In the village of Midelt we’ll enjoy lunch, then your Casablanca Desert Tours, continue via Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m) enjoying the panoramic views. In addition we pass by Ziz Gorge and the tunnel. Then pass Errachidia city and see Hassan Al-Dakhil barrage with its turquoise blue water. Continue your Casablanca Desert Tours, to Erfoud village, there stop to enjoy a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Then we’ll take an off road to our accommodation on the foot of the dunes. Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel.
Day 4: Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert & Camel Trekking:
After breakfast in the hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area, visit the nomads living in tents made of goat hair, there you’ll learn about the desert life, afterwards you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. If you visit the desert on a specific time, you can see the lake of Merzouga with its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. On the afternoon, we go to the sahara desert bivouac and discover the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Indulge in the Sahara and see the sunset over the dunes and its golden beauty. Then take your dinner in the camp and spend your first night under the sky, or if you prefer in tents. Our camp provides western bathrooms.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani Market – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:
Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. In Rissani village you’ll see the Zaouia of Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Our Casablanca Desert Tours, will continue toward Tineghir via the capital of marble fossil “Erfoud”. On road observe the Canal irrigation system (Khatarat) then stop in Tineghir or Tinejdad to have lunch. Continue journeying in the spectacular landscape and cross the valley to the beautiful gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (300 meters). Continue to another picturesque gorge called (Boumalne Du Dades), explore Dades gorges and see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Your overnight stay and dinner at the accommodation.
Day 6: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – High Atlas – Marrakech:
Today you will travel to Marrakech via Boumalne Dades, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura, while admiring the views of Todra, Valley, valley of the Roses, one Thousand Kasbahs road and Skoura Oasis while driving. Then we stop at Ouarzazate to view the Kasbah of Taourirt (if time allows) that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. After Ouarzazate visit Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, having a Lunch break then exploring the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. On this Casablanca Desert Tours, you’ll pass via Tizi N’Tichka port (2260 m), and the opportunity to take photos and enjoy the scenes of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages on the way. We arrive at Marrakech city and transfer to the accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the riad.
Day 7: Exploring Marrakech:
Today after breakfast in your accommodation begin to explore the red city of Morocco “Marrakech“. Ensuring you to see all the essential sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. Near or at the square you’ll have your lunch, then walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you’ll have time (free) to stroll by yourself through the other parts of the city. Dinner and overnight in the riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Casablanca:
After breakfast, transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International airport for your return flight. End of our Casablanca Desert Tours and services.