Introduction :

we will start this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara Desert. It will let you to visit touristic places in Rabat Hassan Tower, Oudaias , Meknes (Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Sahrij Souani Bassin, Bab El Mansour gate…), and you have Full day to visit Fez the old Imperial city , Ifrane “the Moroccan Switzerland” then Azrou where we will have a stop at the famous cedar forest the largest in Morocco to see and have some fun with Barbary apes. During This trip, you will visit Merzouga Sahara Desert: Erg Chebbi, ride camel, sunrise and sunset, night in a camp between dunes in Sahara, Gnaoua music in Khamlia , Draa Valley , Dades Valley . Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait benhaddou , Marrakech , UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mogador (Essaouira) and Marrakech sightseeing.

Program details :

1 Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes - Fes

After we met at the place where we had agreed upon. we will star our tour via Rabat, we will visit the Old Kasbah of Udayas and Hassan Tower, Meknes, another important imperial city in Morocco. We will also visit the famous gate Bab El Mansour, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum and the Sahrij Souani, then we continue to Fez. Overnight in a Hotel or Riad.

2 Day 2 : Full day to visit Fes the old imperial city

Our driver will pick up you from your hotel or riad and you will explore Fes accompanied by a local guide. The trip in Fes includes visit of El Bali medina (an UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Medina), new part, Koranic school and tanneries in medina and any places you want to discover. The night will be in Fez in a local Riad or Hotel.

3 Day 3 : Fes – Ifrane – Merzouga Sahara Desert.

After breakfast, we will drive to Ifrane “the Moroccan Switzerland” and Azrou passing the Middle Atlas Mountains “Tizi n t’lghamt pass”. During our trip, we will stop in lot of area to take pictures, and have lunch in Midelt , then we continue our tour through Ziz valley, city of Errachidia, Erfoud, and after we reach the heart of Moroccan Sahara Desert Merzouga, you will have some rest then ride your camels and trekking to the deep desert. During our camel trekking we will catch the sunset between sands dunes. A delicious dinner in Sahara Desert camp and we will enjoy this night in desert tents with Berber drums music under the clear sky and stars.

4 Day 4 : full day in the Sahara desert – Merzouga – nomads – Gnawa music.

Early morning your camel guide will wake up you to see the sunrise. After having breakfast, you will ride your camel back to the hotel. Here we will take you in an explorative journey of the area, visiting the village of the Khamlia, originally slaves from Sudan… to experience their music and lifestyle. we may also like to visit the berber nomad tents, where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. Here you’ll spend the night in your hotel or Riad.

5 Day 5 : Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades valle

Next morning. you’ll leave to Rissani, we will visit the Markt in Rissani , a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled, continuing to Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.

6 Day 6 : Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – High Atlas Mounatins – Marrakech

After having breakfast in the hotel, the day will start by visiting the beautiful rock formations of dades gorges. then drive along valley of roses to reach Kalaa M’gouna, and skoura, arriving to Oarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Africa and stop in the atlas film studios. then to the UNESCO world heritage site called “Kasbah Ait Benhaddou” classified since 1986. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is one of many locations served as a natural decoration for many movies such as “Alexender, Gladiator, Babel…’’ and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will drive to the red city of Marrakech passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accommodation.

7 Day 7 : Marrakech to Essaouira (Mogador)

We continue our Tour to Essaouira or Mogador where we will visit Medina, another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco. Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world. Back to Marrakech

8 Day 8 : Full Day to visit Marrakech with local guide

After breakfast in riad, we start our journey sightseeing the city of Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”, it was founded in the XII century by Almoravidian dynasty. We will visit the most important cultural and historical heritage. You will have great chance to explore Saadiyin Tomb, Majorelle Gardens, Koutoubia Mosque (Tower). Moreover, our guide will lead you to see Bahia square, the Souk of the city, and then you go to join the famous square of the medina where you will see and discover the fascinating serpent’s magician, “funny seminars” where some professional or humorous people tell fabulous and nice jokes. On the afternoon, you will have free time to walk around and discover other places of the city by yourself.

Included :

  • Pick up at your riad / hotel.
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle.
  • Driver / English Speaking.
  • Dinners and breakfasts.

Not included :

  • Lunch.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

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