13 Days Morocco Desert And Coastal Tour From Casablanca

13 DAYS - 12 NIGHTS
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Enjoy and try ehe best experiences for your holiday to Morocco that based on your individual preferences. Wandering the labyrinthine Souks/Markets of Marrakesh or Fez, your senses are awakened by the sound of trade’s people at work, the smell of orange blossom and the kaleidoscope of rugs, scarves and leather in tanneries. Morocco northern and Kasbah tours of Morocco is a must-see tourist tour intended for a people enamored of discovery and culture a balanced steps and a pleasant pace for a thorough approach to Morocco. The Atlas Mountains, dotted with tiny villages, the beautiful blue cities of the north and the big dunes of the desert in Sahara.

DESTINATIONImperial Cities, Desert, Coast, Kasbahs & North
DEPARTURE LOCATION                         Casablanca
RETURN LOCATIONCasablanca
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 08:45 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:00 PM
DRESS CODECasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and sun glaces
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off serviceFuel included
Transport by an air-conditioned vehicleProfessional driver/guide during the tour
Bottled water during the tourHalf-board accommodations in selected hotels and Riads
Overnight in Desert camp (dinner and breakfast included)Camel trek tour in sahara (one camel each)
Official guide during the guided city tours of the imperial cities
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance feesPersonal expenses
Tips and gratuitiesLunch and drinks
Anything not mentioned in the program

Highlights

  • Discover the Berber culture and meet the locals
  • Ride camels for a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes and enjoy romantic dinner in the desert camp under the stars
  • Explore the main highlights of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakech , Rabat, Meknes and Fes
  • Explore the desert of Morocco and its green valleys and palm groves
  • Visit the blue pearl of Chefchaouen
  • Enjoy Moroccan traditional cuisine during the tour
  • Visit the great canyons of Dades and Toudra gorges
  • Explore the beautiful beaches of Atlantic ocean in Essaouira and Casablanca

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Day 1: Arrive At Casablanca

Your local tour guide will meet you then escort you to your hotel overnight.4* Hotel.

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Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen

After breakfast at hotel, you will have a short city tour of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco; it is the heart of commerce and industry, you will visit Hassan II mosque built on water alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Later, you will depart to Rabat. Stopping for lunch then having a sightseeing tour of the administrative capital of Morocco. You will visit the Royal Palace, The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by The Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You may also visit The Kasbah des Oudayas, white houses with blue painted parapets located near to the Atlantic coast and route for Chefchaouen de “blue city”, night in Riad or hotel.

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Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes

After breakfast, walking free visit of Chefchaouen than departure for roman ruin of volubilis listed world heritage by Unesco, guided visit, after route for Meknes, overnight in 4* hotel or Riad.

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Day 4: Meknes – Fes

After breakfast, guided visit of Meknes. MEKNES One of Morocco’s most beautiful historical cities, its twenty two Kms of town wall, monumental gates and the ruins of an immense palatial complex form an impressive and curious backdrop for the meeting point of Morocco’s main roads. The 17th century sultan Moulay Ishmail wanted to create a royal capital here that would rival Versailles. He had an army of bricklayers, black slaves and several hundred captured Christian slaves build 120km of town wall, dream palaces, stables for 12,000 horses, hanging gardens watered by a four-hectare pond and immense storage sheds. After almost a century of construction, he left one of the most beautiful cities in Moorish-Arabic style. The tour of this “Moroccan Versaille” and sightseeing includes Bab El Mansour, considered as the finest gateway in Morocco. First we will pass through the triumphal arch Standing at sixteen meters high with an eight meter long arch, the intricately patterned triumphal arch is argued to be the most beautiful in Morocco. Enter Place El-Hedime (Square of Ruins) which links the medina and the kasbah. road for Fez and chek-in in your hotel or Riad.

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Day 5: Exploring Fes

After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, a Unesco World Heritage and the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition.(silk carpet, Berber carpet, leather, gold, silver…) Lunch on your own. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon. Return to hotel and overnight.

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Day 6: Fez – Sand Dunes (Bivouac) In Desert  

After breakfast early departure for the Bivouac in the desert, via Middle Atlas mountains and Hight Atlas. You will set out across the barren desert land towards the Sahara dunes at Merzouga village. Upon arrival, take some time to relax and freshen up, by camel trek or by 4×4 you join the bivouac in the middle of the desert. Your accommodations will be a traditional Berber Tent near the giant dunes. Enjoy the sunset on the giant dune. Dinner will be served in your tent or under the stars around campfire. Night in tents camp The camp is comfortable with bed and bed base, hot solar shower, solar lighting, chemical toilet, washbasins with mirrors.

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Day 7: Sand Dunes – Todra Gorges (Canyons)

Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your car by 4×4 or camel. We will depart to Rissani, you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tinjdad passing by Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil”.You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. Our next stop is in Tinjdad where you will have lunch. Later on,you will have the chance to stop for a panoramic view of the river and oasis. Continuing on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel or Riad or guest house.

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Day 8: Todra Gorges – Valley of roses – Ouarzazate

Today you will travel to Ouarzazate via Boumalne du Dadès, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura. We will continue our road to reach El-Kelaâ M’Gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive to Ouarzazate while enjoying the views of Valley of Roses, the valley of one thousand Kasbahs and Skoura palms groves. Finally you will arrive to Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the Hotel.

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Day 9: Ouarzazate – Ksar Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will have a break for lunch. Afterward we continue across the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m). Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. Arrive to Marrakech for another night.

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Day 10: Exploring Marrakech

Today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks( local markets ) and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another and spend the night in a hotel.

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Day 11: Full Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech

After breakfast, departure for Essaouira. On the way to essaouira we will stop at the argan forest to watch the goats climbing the argan trees, continue not far we will stop to visit an Argan cooperative running by women before continue to reach Essaouira. Once in Essaouira you will have free time to explore the small city by your own pace, fish lunch. In the afternoon, visit the city and the rulles of the medina of Essaouira, old Portuguese fortification known for its crafts; the silver jewels and the marquetry on Thuya wood and the old Portuguese fortress. Dinner and accommodation.

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Day 12: Marrakesh Free Relaxing Day

Breakfast in hotel, time at your disposal for relaxing or shopping.

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Day 13: Marrakech – Casablanca 

After breakfast, transfer to Mohamed V airport of Casablanca. En of the tour.

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