Casablanca to Marrakech in 9 Days- Discover Morocco
During this tour, you will be able to explore many monuments, sites, valleys, the desert and more. In addition to this, this tour is an opportunity to experience many activities such as camel trekking and also learn about the Moroccan culture.
- Enjoy visiting Chefchaouen in the fascinating Rif mountains
- Explore the cultural Souks (traditional markets), tanneries, handicrafts workshops…
- Listening to the interesting Berber music style around the campfire
- Visit the ancient and fortifies Kasbahs and desert oases
- Expeience a discovery of Jamaa El Fnaa Square watching snake charmers, stortyllers…
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Day 1: Morning in Casablanca, afternoon in Rabat
On the first day, we will warmly welcome you in Casablanca. Then, you will be guide to visit Hassan II Mosque. It is one of the best architectural achievements that Morocco has to offer. It is a unique and giant mosque that could contain over 25000 worshippers. Afterwards, we drive to Rabat. It is the capital of Morocco where we will visit some historical and cultural sites including Cellah Necropolis, Kasbah Oudayas and the Andalusian Gardens. After that, we head to visit Hassan Tower ,which basically an incomplete minaret from the 12th century because of the death of Yaakub el Mansour, and Mausoleum of Mohamed V.
Day 2: The Blue City of Chefchaouen
Today’s destination is Chechouen (The Blue City). It is located in the scenery Rif Mountains. Before reaching Chefchouen, we can stop to hike for a couple of hours in Akshour. It is a wonderful hiding gem. Chefchouen is probably the loveliest city in Morocc. It is all painted with the blue colour. In this small city that is surrounded by mountains from everywhere, we will visit some attractions including Plaza Outa el-Hammam. It is the main square of the medina of Chechouen where many Hammams (public bathrooms). After lunch at a local restaurant, we head to visit the Grand Mosque and the fortified Kasbah with its lovely garden. In the late afternoon, we visit the white Spanish Mosque and enjoy the sunset view behind the Riff mountains.
Day 3: Roman ruins at Volubilis and imperial cities of Meknes and Fes
Our destination is Fez for today. On the way, we will visit the Roman Empire ruins called Volubilis. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Morocco has to offer. After a knowledgeable visit to this archeological site, we make our way to Meknes. It is an Imperial city of Morocco that was built in the 17th century. We will visit some sites such as medina, the famous gate Bab Mansour, The Royal Stables and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then, we continue driving to Fez with a stop Northern the city to visit Merenid Tombs. Overnight at a riad.
Day 4: Exploring the medieval medina and the Imperial City of Fes
Fez is the first Imperial city that was founded in the 8th century. It is referred to as the cultural and intellectual capital of Morocco over years for having many schools, Islamic centers and mosques. The journey of today includes visiting Fez’s sites and monuments beginning with Fez El Bali where we will visit Bab Boujloud and thoroughfare of Talaa Kebira. Then, Al Quarouine University (the first established university ever), the Tanneries, Mellah (Jewish Quarter), Madrasa Al Attarine and exploring the medieval town “Medina”. Afterwards, we head to visit the Fez’s modern town which offers an interesting transformation of architecture I comparison with the medieval town.
Day 5: Middle Atlas: Erfoud, Merzouga and the Sahara
Leaving the historical Fez, our departure will be to Merzouga traveling through the Middle Atlas Mountains where we visit Cedar Forest and see Berbary apes. After a couple of hours driving, we take a break in Midelt for having lunch. This interesting journey continues with traveling Erfoud which is famous for the amazing fossils workshops and the Festival of Dates. After reaching Merzouga, there will a planned camel trek towards the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will have the opportunity to witness the beautiful sunset and take some lovely pictures. Overnight and dinner at a comfortable tent.
Day 6: Desert towns, lush oases, and film worthy landscapes
In the early morning, you will watch the amazing sunrise over the golden sunrise. Then, we ride camels and go back to Merzouga. After breakfast, we explore the surrounding areas and villages of Merzouga including a visit to Khamlia village where Gnawa people live. Afterwards, we drive to Rissani. It is a small town and of the very first dynasties of the Royal Family. After that, we head to Todra Gorge driving via Tinghir. In Todra Gorge, you will explore the highest gorges in Morocco and take a walk through the narrowest cliffs that the place has to offer. Later on, we make our way to Dades Valley via the Valley of Roses where The Festival of Roses is held year. The journey continues towards Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa). Overnight at a hotel.
Day 7: Aït Benhaddou Kasbah and Tizi n’Tichka Pass over the High Atlas to Marrakech
Today, we will visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is a worth visiting site that is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It has also served as a backdrop for several Hollywood movies such as The Mummy Returns and Gladiator. Then, we drive to Marrakech (The Red City). The way goes through the wonderful Tizi N’tichka and the High Atlas Mountains. After a long drive enjoying the landscapes and views that the High Atlas Mountains offer, we will arrive at Marrakech in the afternoon. After taking rest and relax at your hotel, you will be ready to explore Jemaa El Fnaa Square by the evening. It is the heart beating of Marrakech. You may love to enjoy sipping a typical Moroccan tea at one of cafes overlooking/along the square.
Day 8: Marrakech: Exploring the Red City
During this day, we will explore the Imperial city Marrakech and visit its cultural and historical sites. The journey begins with heading to the Medina where we will visit Koutoubia Mosque and lovely Gardens. This interesting tour includes taking a walk through the narrow alleyways and the colorful souks (Souk Al Attaraine, Souk Chouari and Souk Smata) and along the many handicrafts’ shops. Then, we visit Madrasa Ben Youssef. This Islamic school offers a fascinating architecture that goes back to the 16th century.
Day 9: Departure from Marrakech
Driving you to the airport depends on your time departure.
You may love to explore the city more by visiting more sites including Saadian Tombs, the 17th century Badi Palace, the lovely attraction Bahia Palace, the interesting museum Dar Si Said, take a walk through the Mellah (The Jewish Square) and the wonderful carved Hispano Moorish of carved Cedar wood.
YOU WILL EXPLORE:
Rabat capital and chefchaouen .
visit imperial cities of Meknes and Fes.
Camel ride in merzouga .
1 night in Sahara camp.
Visit ait benhaddou kasbah .
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Pick up from the hotel.
Private tour in a comfortable car.
Professional driver, guide.
Accommodation in desert camp.
Camel trek in Sahara.
Breakfast and dinner.
This Casablanca private tour itinerary is only suggested, so if you have different travel plans, ideas, please contact us by email or phone and we organize your custom Casablanca to desert tour.
Duration: 9 Days.
Destination: Imperial cities from Casablanca to desert.
Best Season: All year-round.
Transportation: Private Vehicle.
Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 26.
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