8 Days Morocco Casablanca desert tour
Trip duration: 8 Days – 7 Nights
8 Days Morocco Casablanca desert tour full description :
Day 1: CASABLANCA – RABAT
The tour begins today from CASABLANCA. We are going to discover the most important places in this town, such as Hassan II mosque; the 3 rd largest one in the world. we can have a walk at Ain Diab beach. After, we reach Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. This city has a much richer history, have been an important city during the various dynasties that succeeded on the throne in Morocco. We can visit also the 12th century Kasbah des Oudayas with its Andalusian Gardens, Bab Shella the Hassan Tower… The dinner and overnight will be in a Riad.
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Day 2: RABAT – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – FES
After breakfast, we will leave for Meknes, the imperial city which has had a great importance. The Sultan Moulay Ismail established the capital of Morocco in Meknes. He built its walls and kasbahs. We can do a visit to the old medina with a local speaking English guide. you will visit Moulay Ismail’s Mausoleum, the door Bab El Mansour, the imperial palace and the royal granaries and stables. Then we go towards the Roman ruins of Volubilis with its Galem baths. We will visit also the sacred village of Moulay Idriss, the first men who make Islam in Morocco. We continue to FEZ where we spend the night in a local Riad.
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Day 3: FEZ (guided visit with a local guide)
Today, we are going to discover FEZ city. We enjoy all the charms of the most cultural city in Morocco. A professional local guide takes you to explore “Koranic school” Medersa Bouinania. We will see also Najjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts the leather tanneries, Bab Boujloud. You can also take a tour around some of its 9500 narrow alleys and just take in all the sounds, smells. Within the walls of its Medina lies the world’s largest intact medieval city which was to become the first Arab designated World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The night will be in a 5* hotel in FEZ.
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Day 4: FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – ARFOUD – MERZOUGA
This 4th day Morocco tour continues to Ifrane. A colonial city built in 1929 by the French. The town is characterized by its alpine chalets, trimmed gardens. It’s named Switzerland of Morocco. A few hours later we arrive in Arfoud. The capital of the dates producing area in all the country. This city is also famous for its fossil and marble products. Then, we continue to MERZOUGA DESERT, the last village before the dunes. Overnight will be in desert RIAD.
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Day 5: MERZOUGA (CAMEL TREKKING & DESERT 4X4 TOUR)
Today, we will explore the desert area. We visit the slaves’ village Khamlia the opportunity to attend Gnawa dance and music. We will also visit a Berber and nomads family to have an idea about its lifestyle. We make an excursion in an oasis of palm trees to know its irrigation system. After lunch in a local restaurant, we ride camels in the sand dunes to reach desert bivouac. We will spend the night in the desert Sahara camp. You will also enjoy the sunset and sunrise in the desert. After traditional Moroccan dinner, we stay overnight under Berber tents.
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Day 6: MERZOUGA -RISSANI – TODRA GORGES – SKOURA
After taking pictures of the sunrise, we ride camels back to the hotel. We will have a shower an breakfast, we leave Merzouga by 4×4 towards Rissani. It’s the economic center of the area that used in the past to serve as last stop on the great caravan routes south. We continue to Todra Gorges, which is the most spectacular GORGES of Morocco. We will head to DADES Gorges where we will enjoy the unique scenery in the south of Morocco. the next stop will be in roses valley famous for its rose derived products industry (opportunity to see a gum of rose products). We continue to reach the palm grove of Skoura where we visit AMREDIL Kasbah. The dinner and overnight will be in a Riad.
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Day 7: SKOURA – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – TELOUET – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we leave for Ouarzazate. There, we will visit the film studios where many famous movies were shot such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia. Then we go to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. The famous site of the most well preserved in Morocco, and world heritage UNESCO site since 1996. After visiting the Kasbah, we head to reach Telouet which was once the main residence of the “Lord of the Atlas” PACHA LEGLAOUI. Then, we descend the Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech. Overnight will be at a local riad in the old medina.
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Day 8: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA
Today we will explore Marrakech you will have a guided visit to Marrakech city: After breakfast, you will make the visit of the red city Marrakech, starting with Menara, the minaret of Koutoubia (the Twin tower of Giralda in Seville, in Spain), the tombs of Saadian which being composed of the splendid mausoleums built at the 16th century, the gardens majorels. After lunch, we leave for Casablanca. The night will be at your hotel.
– The tour itinerary can be modified according to your requirements and budget.
– We are at your disposal for any questions about the tour. What is included on this tour?
– Arrival & Departure transfers.
– Accommodation in Riads or hotels (Optional).
– A private Air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle with luxury interior
– English speaking driver / Guide.
– Private Camel trekking caravan “1 Camel P/P”.
– Fuel Taxes
– Night in a desert camp half-board.What is not included on this tour?
– Personal expenses and tips
Please do not hesitate to Contact us if any of our listed tours don’t fit your holiday duration in Morocco. We still can arrange one together according to your needs. Thank you.