CASABLANCA CHAOUEN DESERT MARRAKECH 10 DAYS
We offer the opportunity to learn about daily life, traditions and culture in the cities and among nomads and Berbers through delicious cuisine, natural history, and architecture. While we have planned the following trips according to our favorite travel spots and added some adventure, we are happy to accommodate your tastes and schedule should you like to modify an itinerary.
DAY 1: CASABLANCA- RABAT
Depending on arrival time, at Casablanca airport, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be welcomed by your private tour guide who will take you to visit the city, including the Hassan II mosques, the third biggest one in the world and see the road coast. Then you will leave towards Rabat, the capital administrative of the kingdom and the official residence of the best King Mohamed 6. You will have time to enjoy the beautiful coastal city, including MOHAMMED 5th mausoleum Kasbah laoudaya who was built in the 12 century during the Almohades dynasty, challah, the royal palace and the parliament.
DAY 2: RABAT - CHEFCHAOUEN
After a breakfast, you will leave RABAT to visit one of the very popular tourist destinations in North of Morocco Chefchaouen or Chaouen who was founded in 1471 as a small fortress by Moulay Ali Ben rashed. It is known as the «blue city» for its traditional buildings. It was under Spanish occupation and was emancipated in 1956, that’s why when you will be there you will feel the big Spanish influence in culture, and architecture. It offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as woven blankets and wool garments. The goat cheese, native to the area is also popular with tourists.
DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN - FES
You will have a free morning before to leave towards Fes, if you want to have more pictures or only relaxing in your hotel/ riad.Chaouen is known as the «blue city» for its indigo blue walls and colorful narrow streets and traditional buildings. It was under the Spanish occupation and was emancipated in 1956, that’s why when you will be there you will feel and touch a huge Spanish influence in the culture, and architecture, after lunch you'll drive to the beautiful city of FEZ and you will explore an extremely different culture and lifestyle from different big cities as CASABLANCA or RABAT and you will enjoy a very nice view of Rif Mountains. (Please keep your eyes open to see thousands of olive trees).
DAY 4: FEZ – PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF FEZ
After your usual light breakfast you will meet your guide at the hotel/riad for a briefing before leading you to discover one of the world’s largest walled in cities Fes medina. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets, the tanneries and many other art objects of Morocco. For lunch, you will eat in a traditional Moroccan restaurant in the heart of the medina, after lunch you will continue the tour to the outside of the medina in order to visit to the King’s Palace, the Jewish quarter and the potters.
DAY 5: VOULIBILUS / MEKNES / FES
In the morning around 9.30 am, you’ll start the popular day trips from Fez. Your first stop will be in the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis.Where you will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire.Then a visit to Moulay Idris who one of the holiest cities in Morocco. After lunch, your tour guide will take you again to enjoy Morocco's third Imperial city – Meknes including the famous square lahdim, Bab mansoor, moulay Ismail mausoleum and the stable of 12000 horses. You will return to Fez in the evening for dinner..
DAY 6: FES – MERZOUGA (DESERT CAMP)
Today you will have a full travel day through the diverse landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains, gateway to the South of Morocco that makes it so unique. Traverse the fertile landscape and arrive at the first Berber town Immouzzer, This area is well-known for many caves where some berbers still live inside them, then Ifran or The moroccan Switzerland which is the second cleanest City in the world who built by the French in 1930. Then continue through the cedar forests (THE NATIONAL PARK OF IFRAN) to meet with a Troup of [macac?] monkeys. Lunch will be in a small Berber village zaida (Berber barbecue village) or MIDELT. Then you will take a scenic drive through the LUXURIANT Ziz valley before arriving in Merzouga. There, you can wash up at the hotel and after some rest, you will mount your camels for a beautiful trek to your desert camp, enjoying Berber music and dinner (cooked by your camel man guide) under the stars and spend the night in nomadic tent.
Please note: Today’s drive
is approximately 8-9 hours
OVERNIGHT MERZOUGA (DESERT CAMP)
DAY 7: DESERT CAMP – DADES VALLEY.
In the morning Very Early your camel man will wake you up to watch the best sunrise of your life on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert, and ride home. Once in Merzouga, enjoy a refreshing swim or shower and grab a light breakfast before hitting the road for the High Atlas Mountains! You will then head back to the Todgha Gorge where you will be free in the afternoon to explore the gorge (600 feet high), Later you will drive to Boumalne dades where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock creation of Tamnalt Hills as "monkey toes". And stopping for a panoramic view of dades valley. Dinner will be in the hotel.
OVERNIGHT BOUMALEN DADES
DAY 8: DADES VALLEY – KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU -MARRAKECH
In the morning of your last day of your tour, you will leave towards Marrakech through the Rose Valley of Kelaa M’Gouna witch is known for its rose agriculture. Today is also the day of thousand Kasbahs where you will explore a few on your own or with a guide. Once in Ourzazate, you will have the option of Visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, which is the most important historical building in Ouarzazate, built in 1754, by Glaoui tribe, or Africa’s Hollywood, where Gladiator, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones has been filmed, and visiting the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddo, wich is the biggest and oldest Kasbah village in Morocco and which is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. after lunch drive through the spectacular Tizi n’ Tichka Pass before descending past charming mountains and Berber villages towards Marrakech .Drop off in Marrakech in the afternoon.
DAY 9: MARRAKECH - PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF MARRAKECH
After your usual light breakfast you will meet your guide at the hotel/riad for a briefing before leading you to discover the red city Marrakech. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, the Majorelle Gardens and the Bahia Palace. Another half day walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset mint tea drink and a dinner overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a café or restaurant.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA AIRPORT
Your last day of travel with us we will take you back to Casablanca the biggest city of the best country in all North Africa where you began your travel 9 days before.
You will be transferred to the airport for departure.