Imperial cities tour from Casablanca– Enjoy Fes, the most cultural city in Morocco!
Our Morocco Safaris tour guide will meet you at the airport or in your hotel in Casablanca to drive to Chefchaouen “The blue city of Morocco”. On the way, we will make short stops at different points to get to the blue city. Finally, we will stay overnight in a riad in the Medina.
Today, we will have a free day of this Imperial cities tour from Casablanca, where you will be able to wander around “the blue city” of Chefchaouen unguided to get a proper feel of the magical place. We will stay overnight in the same riad.
After breakfast, we will begin our adventure heading to Fes through Ouazzane and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. On arrival to Volubilis, we will enjoy the Roman ruins dating to 225 BC, where you will get the chance to see the most impressive Mosaics in Morocco going back to third century BC. Furthermore, we will travel to Meknes, where we will see the impressive gates of Bab Mansour worked by the sultan My Ismail and the Sahrij Souani, a water system and estate utility. In the evening, we will arrive at Fes to stay overnight at a riad in the medina.
Following breakfast in our riad, we will begin investigating “the spiritual and cultural city of Morocco” also known as Fes, where we will spend the entire morning investigating the Medina and its alleyways. We will also visit the famous Al Karaouine Mosque and the oldest University in the planet and the Medrasa Bouanania. In addition, we will also in this Imperial cities tour from Casablanca visit the Tanneries and the Najjarine wellspring. After lunch, we will drive you outside the Medina to see the Royal Palace and to stroll through the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”. In the evening, we will drive you to one of the view points to encounter an outstanding panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes. In the night, we will stay at the riad in Fes.
After breakfast, we will travel towards the south to Merzouga through the towns of Midelt and Errachidia. Our first stop will be at Ifrane city, known as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. In addition, we will visit Midlet and the Ziz Valley before continuing our journey to Merzouga. During our excursion, we will have time to stop over for photographs and to encounter unique views of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Subsequently, on the way we will stop at the well known cedar forest, the largest forest in Morocco, where we will have the chance to see the Barbarian gorillas. The scenery and landscape changes as we approach Errachidia city.
Furthermore, we will drive through the Berber towns to Erfoud and Rissani, known to be the establishment of the Alaouite dynasty of Morocco. Finally, we will reach Merzouga, where you will be invited to a glass of mint and will start your camel trekking adventure to our desert camp base, where we will spend the night with a traditional dinner served in the desert.
Your camel guide will wake you up early to watch a unique sunrise on a desert dune. Shortly after, we will proceed for a relaxing camel-trek back to our riad admiring the magnificence of the fantastic Erg Chebbi dunes. On arrival to the riad, we will eat breakfast and shower before continuing to Tinghir and Todra Gorges to discover the canyons in Morocco. We will have the chance to climb along it’s valleys and further discover the place. From there, we will drive to the Dades Valley, where we will enjoy nature and observe the astounding rock developments known as “monkey toes”. We will stay overnight in a riad or a guesthouse in the core of the gorge.
Following breakfast, we will drive to Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is known for its thousand Kasbahs scattered along the way. So it gives us various chances to take some of your best photographic shots of the trek. Later, we will stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to buy its famous rosewater. Furthermore, we will continue our journey on to ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”.
In addition, we will stop over for lunch at the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is perceived by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Similarly, it is known to be the scenery for Hollywood films, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Gladiator’ and more. Our voyage will proceed through the high altitude Tizi ‘n’ tichka pass at 2260 metres over the High Atlas Mountains, where we can stop to investigate how to make argan oil at the ladies cooperatives before arriving at our settlement in Marrakech.
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