8 days Tour Casablanca Marrakech to discover Rabat, Fez, Merzouga desert , dades gorge end tour in marrakech
8 days Tour Casablanca Marrakech
Day 1: Casablanca Med V airport
Transfer to the center of Casablanca (Hotel). Upon arrival in Casablanca, the largest city in the country, you will be received and transferred to your hotel (depending on your arrival time). Then you will go on a visit to the Great Mosque of Hassan II where you will find a fascinating example of Moroccan architecture. It is the largest mosque in the kingdom, and worldwide it is the fifth. It is located on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic, and has room for 25,000 worshipers. More than 80,000 can be accommodated in adjoining lands of the mosque for a total of 105,000 faithful present at a given time in the Hassan II Mosque. Its minaret is the highest in the world, with 210m.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Fez
Leaving Casablanca the economic capital of Morocco, towards the political capital Rabat where we will see the Oudaya Kasbah and its beautiful gardens, this Kasbah of the Oudaya is located on the river Abou Regreg. It was built during the reign of the Almohad dynasty in 1150 AD. The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II and Hassan Tower, which is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat built in 1195 AD. The tower was destined to be the largest minaret in the world, with the mosque. After finishing our sightseeing tour in Rabat we headed to Fez on the fast track. On the way you will get fascinated by the thousands and thousands of olive trees and fields of cultivation in the two banks. Arrival in Fez, check in at the hotel to spend the night.
Day 3: Fez (city with a local guide, Fez Medina)
After visiting the economic capital Casablanca and Rabat politics, here we go to another adventure through the intellectual capital of Fez, which was considered the Mecca of the West and Athena of Africa. It is the largest city in the country after Casablanca with a population of approximately 1 million. This city is an ancient capital and one of the four imperial cities of the country. Fez is made up of three distinct parts, Fez el Bali, which is the oldest part surrounded by a large wall, where there are more than 9,000 narrow streets and allies. Fez-Jdid or the new Fez, home of the Mellah Jewish Quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newer section of Fez created during the French occupation. Fez el Bali is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Your medina is the largest in the world. Between its narrow streets and its allies is the oldest university in the world; It is the University of Al-Karaouine, founded in the year 859. It continues to this day.
Day 4: Fez – Azrou – Midalet – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga (440 km)
After breakfast we will leave for Merzouga passing by Ifran which is known as the Switzerland of Morocco; Next, we passed through Azrou the famous city for its green tile roofs and beautiful cedar forests which are considered as the natural habitat of the monkeys. Then, we will go to Midelt where you can enjoy your lunch.
We will continue the path through the mountains of the Middle Atlas to meet the nomads who live there. In the southeast near the town of Errachidia you will appreciate the high cliffs and the Ziz Valley, surrounded by palm trees. At the next stop, Erfoud, you will have the opportunity to visit a marble industry that is filled with a variety of decorations. After that we headed to the final stop of the day, Merzouga. There you will spend the night with dinner and breakfast at the hotel.
Day 5: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Tamrdanite – Khamlia Hassi El-Bied
In the morning after breakfast you will start the tour from the hotel that will take you through the sand dunes near the border with Algeria where you can have the opportunity to take photos and see the formation of black volcanic rock, you can also visit Nomadic families and see their nomadic lifestyle. Next, we will pass near small Berber villages like Tamrdanite before arriving at Khamlia, a small village. In which, you can enjoy the spiritual music of Gnawa, played by the black ethnic Berbers. On our way to the hotel you will appreciate the view of the lake of Ait Sareji (especially in spring), which attracts pink flamingos and many other birds. Then, we will return to the hotel to rest and prepare for an adventure (camel ride) in the heart of the desert. On the way to the Bivac, you will be able to see the spectacular sunset from the great dune. You will taste the Berber food, listening to the drums on a starry night and will sleep in a traditional tent (haima) in the desert. In the morning, we will get up early to watch the dance before going back to the hotel.
Day 6: Rissani – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Gorges of Todra – Dades Boumalene
Next, we are on our way to Rissani through the Ksours and Kasbahs of Tafilalet. There we will visit the Zaouia de Moulay Ali El-Charif, the mausoleum of the Alaoui dynasty the founder, we will take a walk to discover the local market and the traditional souks in Rissani. Then we will go to Tinghir passing through Arfoud and Tinjdad where we will have lunch. Then we will continue to Tinghir where you can walk among the magnificent oasis of palm trees. You will spend the night in a Kasbah that includes dinner and breakfast.
Day 7: Boumalne Du Dades – Kelaa M’gouna – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Tizi N’Tichka – Marrakech
Breakfast at the hotel, we continue our way towards the Dades Gorges, one of the most beautiful and impressive canyons in Morocco. This is what makes them a serious place to do full day trekking for serious rock climbers. Then we go through the Valley of Roses, where the locals make different products of the pink Persian. Next, we go to Ouarzazate passing through Skoura. Stop for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas movie studios. Afterwards, we will visit the universal heritage of Ait Ben Haddou, as it was named by UNESCO in 1987. This Berber kasbahs that has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films, was also one of the most important bastions of the fortress on the ancient salt road where the caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech and stop for lunch at a local restaurant in the village. We will go to Marrakech on the High Atlas mountains that pass through the port of Tizi N’Tichka (2,260 m altitude). then we will go to Marrakech.
Day 8: After breakfast you will have a full day excursion to discover Marrakech
To immerse yourself in the red city and lunch in the Medina, you will visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech like the 19th century Bahia Palace, the Tombs Saadian 16th century, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Garden. We will also visit the famous souks where merchants sell everything from leather, carpets, fabrics, even spices, caftans.