8 Days Tour From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert, Fes and Marrakech
DAY 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes
Upon arrival, our professional driver will pick you up from the airport ,After having breakfast, our wonderful journey around Morocco’s most beautiful destinations will start ; and firstly we will have a short round “Casablanca “, the commercial capital, and the largest city of Morocco. A blend of Moorish style, and European art decoration. Where you are going to visit, the 5th largest mosque in the world, with its world’s tallest minaret. Standing partly over the water; then we will visit the new town.
Afterwards, we are going to visit, “Rabat”, Morocco’s capital city, one the country’s four imperial cities, where you are going to explore one of the most unique sites in the country of Morocco is the Kasbah of the Udayas or also referred as Oudayas Kasbah. This site was originally built in the 12th century and was renovated many times throughout the centuries and it has been home to numbers of Andalusian immigrants, Then see the tower of Hassan, the minara of an incomplete mosque, which was supposed to be the tallest minara in the world.
Simultaneously, we are going to resume our tour towards, a special destination, a historical city known as, the Ismaili capital of Morocco ,the city of Meknes. Where you are going to see the famous historical gate of “Bab mansour el alaaj “, Also the second known Plaza in Morocco after the plaza of jamaa lefna in Marrakech, the plaza of “Lehdim “, next you are going to see the Basin of “Sahrij souani “, and explore the Moulay Smail Mausoleum.
After lunch, and by staying in the mood of history ,our next location is going to be from the 25 BC, “Volubilis “, the site of Romans ruins.
Eventually, we are going to continue towards our final destination of the day, the “Athens of Africa “ the city of “Fes”, the oldest city of Morocco, a city that gained the reputation of the religious scholarship. Where you are going to spend the night in a Hotel.
DAY 2: Fes sightseeing
After Breakfast, you are going to explore, the historical ramparts of the Medina of Fes . See the historical “Marinid tombs “, visiting the 14th century “ the Madrasa Bou inania “,and its excellent museum, with its rich collection of illuminated manuscripts, and ceramics.
Enjoying lunch in the Medina
Then you are going to resume exploring the fascinating cobbled lanes of the Medina, and the richly decorated Attarin’s madrasa, Also the funduq of nejarin, and the medieval tannery, and the infinite variety of handicrafts, copperplate and pottery.
Eventually, after an entertaining day, you are going to spend the night in the hotel.
DAY 3: Fes – Merzouga
Today after breakfast, from Fes. We will drive through the Switzerland of Africa the city of Ifrane ; visiting the largest cedar’s forests in Azrou where you will have the opportunity to see berberic Apes ; a long entertaining drive across the middle Atlas Mountains with some breath-taking views as far as the eye can see.
Half way, we are going to stop by the great city of Midelt to enjoy a traditional lunch before continuing to Merzouga.
On the way we are going to do what we like to call it a worth stop to enjoy a panoramic view of a carpet of palm’s oasis.
Eventually, when arriving at Merzouga you will check up in the hotel, where you can take a relaxing shower and enjoy a relaxing mint tea to restore , then will switch to camels, that will take you through the magnificent world of the sandy dunes of erg Echebbi . In a memorable experience on the top of the camels you will admire the spectacular sunset in the Middle of the Sahara.
Eventually, the camels will take you to our traditional well equipped camp, where you will enjoy a traditional dinner, while listening to a berberine music show, in a friendly mood under the stars.
Overnight in a nomadic camel hair tent
DAY 4: Tour around Erg Chebbi by 4×4 – camel ride and night in desert camp
Waking up between the calm dunes of Erg chebbi, you will enjoy savor a traditional breakfast, because after that we will undergo a tour in the surroundings of Merzouga; first thing first you will visit the volcanic site of Yasmina; then will drive through the splendid oases dotted in the middle of the desert, to arrive at the glorious lake of Dayet Serji, a place that attracts flamingo flocks giving the area a great value around the world. Thereupon , we will visit the famousvillage of Khamila; well known by the Gnawa tribes that inhabits it, where you will get to know more about them and, about their unique music ; also you are going to visit some berber families and discover their daily life style.
Subsequently, we are going to draw our way through the dunes back to the Hotel, where we will spend the night.
DAY 5: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
After a calm relaxing night, it is recommended to wake up early so you cannot miss as spectacular sunrise in the desert. Enjoy a traditional breakfast, then return by camels to the hotel, where you can get a shower and restore.
Afterwards, we will continue towards the gate of the desert, the city of Ouarzazate, via Tazarine and, the beautiful town of Nkob, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch among local people. Before continuing, on the way we will pass by the magnificent Draa Valley.
Eventually, when arrived you will enjoy dinner and, spend the night at a local guest house.
DAY 6: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning we will have another chance to visit Ait Benhaddou for lunch and tour in this world heritage site. This famous 11th century kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including famous Gladiator. After lunch we will start our journey back to Marrakech through Tizi-n- Tichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.
DAY 7: Marrakesh
In today’s program, you will get to know more the charming red city with all its rich monuments, that attracts people from all over the world; Right after breakfast, our guide will dive with you into, the old rmparts of the old medina, visiting the old Market and, the impressive Rehba leqdima; also we are going to visit the art museum in the Dar Lemnebhi palace ; a place stands from the 17th century.
Simultanously, we will head over to visit the majestic El Badi Palace , that was commissioned by the sultan Ahmed Al Mansour of the Saadian dynasty and, now his used for the international festival of laughter. Next we will visit the majestic mosque of El koutoubia the biggest and oldest mosque in Marrakech; and not far from the mosque you will find the minara garden where you can take some great pictures. Subsequentlyconclude with the Saadian tombs.
Lunch will be served in a restaurant in front of the fantastic square of Jamaa Lefna , where you will enjoy a special Marrakchi dish called Tanjiya.
Dinner and overnight at the Riad.
DAY 8: Marrakesh – Casablanca
In the morning after breakfast, you will have half day free in Marrakech, according to your flight schedule; then, you will be transfered to the airport, where we will wish you a safe voyage and, thank you for taking this adventure with our company.