14 DAYS CASABLANCA GRAND TOURS TO THE DESERT
ITINERARY OF 14 DAYS CASABLANCA GRAND TOUR TO THE DESERT
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
The first day of your 14-day Morocco vacation begins when you arrive at Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca. One of our drivers will pick you up and take you to your hotel. On this day, you will see the city (depending on your arrival time), including the Hassan II, one of the world's largest mosques, La Corniche, and Quartier Habous, before returning to the hotel or riad for supper and sleep.
Day 2: Casablanca ~ Rabat ~ Chaouen
On the second day of your 14-day Morocco grand tour, you will enjoy breakfast at your Casablanca hotel before departing for Chefchaouen. Today's schedule will take you to Rabat's most notable attractions, including the "Royal Palace," "the Hassan Tower," "Oudaya Kasbah," and "the Mausoleum of Mohamed V." you will also stop at the major landmarks along the way. Then we continue on to Chefchaouen, often known as the Blue City. Overnight in Chefchaouen in a Riad or Hotel.
Day 3: Chefchaouen Exploration
The third day of your journey in Morocco is devoted to going to Chefchaouen's important sightseeing. After your breakfast at your accommodation, you'll be able to stroll the gorgeous town of Chefchaouen, the foremost famous touristic attraction in Morocco. Chefchaouen's most striking feature is that the blue paint that's coloring the walls of the Medina in several shapes of blue. Once you've entered the Medina of Chefchaouen you must start climbing to "Ras El Maa Waterfall" which may be a very famous water source on the highest of a mountain, from which you'll see most of the town and see its mountainous terrain. On your thanks to the highest, you'll stumble upon the subsequent monuments and symbolic buildings like Place "Outa El Hamam" which may be a square surrounded by cafes and restaurants, a peaceful place to relax. within the square, you will see the "Kasbah" which dates back to the 18th century, a heavily restored walled fortress that now features a lovely garden on Chefchaouen. However, your tour is incomplete if you do not visit the "Grand Spanish Mosque", which was in-built the 15th century. Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.
Day 4: Chefchaouen ~ Volubilis ~ Fes
The fourth day of your 14 days tours in Morocco continues after breakfast, we will leave Chefchaouen and head to the imperial city Fes. Today the itinerary goes through Ouazzane. Along the way, we'll visit Volubilis the old Roman ruins post south of Morocco, where you can witness the glory of the Roman Empire and enjoy the beautiful mosaic in the ruined mansions. Afterward, we stop in Meknes where we'll visit the "Moulay Ismail Mausoleum", "Sahrij Souani", and "Bab El Mansour" which is the biggest gate in Morocco. In Meknes, you'll also have the opportunity to visit "the square of El Hedim", lunch will be in a restaurant near the square. Then continue our way to Fes where we stay in a Hotel or Riad for the night.
Day 5: Fes Medina
We begin the 5th day of our Morocco excursion with a guided excursion of the Medina that's certainly considered one of the biggest withinside the international walled Medina. We will discover the slender streets with sparkling fruit, spices, carpets Berbers, and lots of different arts. We will go to the mosques together with the Mosque Quaraouiyine (based in 859 via way of means of Fatima The Fihri) and the Andalusian Mosque. Then we can go to the assets together with the Nejjarine Fountain, madrassas (Koranic schools), Batha (Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts) and additionally the tanneries, souks together with Souk Attarine Bab Boujloud with its ceramics blue and green. We may also go to the door of the Royal Palace. Your full-day ride in Fes consists of a quick go to the well-known ceramic factory, after which you may experience a first-rate panoramic view over the complete Medina of Fes. At the end of the day, we will head to our Riad or Hotel.
Day 6: Fes ~ Ifran ~ desert
We depart Fes on the sixth day of your 14-day Morocco itinerary. We will drive via Ifrane (a winter ski resort established by the French in 1930 to resemble a Swiss city), then through the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we will spend most of the morning admiring the gorgeous woods, irregular and rocky, Berber communities that traverse the Atlas Mountains. Then we'll stop for lunch at Midelt, which is famed for its fossils. Our journey will continue to pass through Tizi N'Tlghamt and along the gorgeous Ziz valley before stopping for a panoramic sight of the valley. Later, we continue our trek to the Merzouga wilderness. the first night in the Merzouga desert will be in a Riad or hotel by the sand dunes.
Day 7: Desert Exploration
The 7 days of your 10 days Casablanca Grand tour is dedicated to exploring the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and the village surrounding. After breakfast, at your accommodation, the adventure begins off evolved through touring the nomads that also live-in Berber tents inside the center of the Sahara wasteland; see how they're dwelling and drink a cup of tea with them. Afterward, we will go to the small village of Khamilia where the Gnaoua people, will have first-hand enjoy their tune and lifestyle. The lunch could be with those black people. Later on, we move lower back to Merzouga, where we will go away from the car, and take enjoy of camel hiking over the excessive sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi wasteland. You'll see the lovely view of the sundown on the pinnacle of an excessive dune, then we will lower back on your wasteland camp in which you will spend your night. After a scrumptious dinner, time to concentrate to the Berber tunes performed by neighborhood nomads beneath neath stars, and in case you love dancing you could dance to the tones of barbarian tune.
Day 8: Sahara desert ~ Rissani ~ Todra canyon ~ Dades valley
On the eighth days of your Morocco excursion, we go away to our inn. We'll depart the significant desert and tour in the direction of the town of Rissani, as soon as a primary stopping location for the Saharan-caravans route; if it coincides with the day markets which take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays we can have a possibility to go to the souk - the most important one inside the region. We can have a forestall in Erfoud (fossil town). Then we maintain our adventure to Dades valley passing thru villages that includes Jorf, Tinjdad, and Ait Aissa Ou Brahim to reach later Todra valley that is an inexperienced one surrounded via way of means of dust villages and mountains. Driving around 30 min we get to Todra gorges: a slender vertical passage with vertical cliffs 300m excessive growing dramatically on every side, they're a famous vacation spot for hiking lovers. You will have lunch in one of the restaurants on the way to Dades. After lunch, we're going to maintain our day via way of means of heading to Dades Valley, in which you may see the majestic sand castles and the extremely good rock formations recognized as "monkey toes", in addition to stunning earthen kasbahs. We will check-in a hotel or riad overlooking the valley.
Day 9: Dades valley ~ Rose valley ~ Amridil Kasbah ~ Ouarzazate
We'll go from Dades Valley to Ouarzazate through Boutaghrar, Roses Valley, and Skoura on this day. We begin our tour by going off-road to Boutaghrar, where we will meet nomads who live in caves. Our journey continues to Kalaat M'Gouna (Roses Town). Every May, a festival is held here. Then we follow the route of a thousand kasbahs to Skoura, which is home to some of Morocco's most stunning kasbahs, and visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil. Then it's time to go out for lunch in town. Then we begin driving through the Skoura oasis towards Ouarzazate. Upon our arrival we check-in the hotel.
Day 10: Ouarzazate ~ Atlas Studios ~ Ait ben haddou ~ Taroudant
After breakfast at your accommodation, we will visit the Cinema Studios of Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa). Then we head towards the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou which is Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987. This Kasbah is a backdrop for so many international films including "Gladiator, "Lawrence Of Arabia", "Games Of Thrones", "The Jewel Of The Nile", "The Mummy"... etc! We will visit this unique kasbah. Afterward, we continue our journey enjoying the scenic beauty of the Atlas Mountains, and pass through the small Berber town of Taznakht where we'll stop for lunch. Then set off to Taliouine. In the afternoon, we'll get to Taroudant known locally as "the grandmother of Marrakesh". You will explore its ramparts and walk through its small alleys of the Medina that has a Berber and Arab souk, unlike other Moroccan cities. Overnight in a riad or hotel in Taroudant.
Day 11: Taroudant ~ Agadir ~ Essaouira
Today, after your breakfast, we will leave Taroudant and travel to Essaouira via Agadir. Agadir city is famous for its beaches, the comforts of modern life, and for the practice of surf, and has been a popular destination for tourists for so many years. The lunch will be in Agadir. After lunch, we will have a walk along the promenade before we continue our journey to Essaouira through the coast road that offers beautiful scenery. The area is famous for argan, we can see herds of goats climbing the trees looking for argan nuts and leaves. After several stops along the coast, we will arrive in Essaouira known as "Jewel of the Atlantic". Overnight in a riad or hotel in Essaouira.
Day 12: Exploring Essaouira
On this day we are going to spend the whole day exploring this lovely small town. Essaouira is a former Portuguese city (called Mogador). It was fortified by a French architect Vauban follower. We will start our explorative day by visiting the ramparts called Skalla fortress. Then walk inside the narrow alleys of the Medina - UNESCO World Heritage Site - with beautiful arts and crafts including objects carved of local Thuya wood. We will enjoy the break lunch at the port of Essaouira (fresh fish must be eaten there). Essaouira has a very favorable microclimate that ensures a mild in winter and cool in summer. Essaouira is also known as the "City of the wind", it attracts surfers from different parts of the world. Essaouira was occupied by Romans, Phoenicians, and Portuguese. So, there is a big influence noticed in its architecture. It is a small town with a lot of history. There is an annual festival of "Gnaoua music" where many musicians from Africa and the world come to perform. It takes place in the second week of June. In the afternoon, you'll have free time. Overnight in a riad or hotel in Essaouira.
Day 13: Essaouira to Marrakech
In the morning we'll leave Essaouira and head towards Marrakech (the pearl of the South), on the way and since this is the region of Argan trees, we may see many goats climbing trees to eat Argan nuts and leaves. We may also visit a Women's Cooperative of Argan oil where you will learn about the benefits and applications of the oil, from culinary and cosmetics to medicines. We will get to Marrakech in the early afternoon. Then, you will have free time to relax at your accommodation or to explore the busy Jamaa El-Fna Square, where you will be surprised by the dancers, and snake charmers. Afterward, you'll spend the night in local accommodation (riad or hotel) near Jamaa El-Fna Square. After finishing your breakfast, we will have a guided tour of Marrakech. we will visit the Menara gardens, the minaret of Koutoubia, the Tombs of Saadian, arts and crafts, the museum of Dar Si Said (best Berber), and the Bahia Palace. Our break lunch will be in a local restaurant near the main square, and after that, we'll walk via the colorful souks of the medina. Overnight and dinner in a local hotel or riad.
Day 14: Transfer to the Airport
Today is the last day of our 14 days tour from Casablanca our driver will transfer you to the airport of Marrakech or in Casablanca. End of our services of 15 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Merzouga desert.
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