16 days tour from Casablanca
– Investigate Fes the most cultural city of Morocco!
– Explore the Sahara desert in Merzouga!
– Camel trekking in the desert!
– Enjoy Dades and Todra gorges!
– Visit Ait Benhaddou and the film studios in Ouarzazate!
– Visit Marrakech!
This 16 days tour from Casablanca begins upon landing in Casablanca, where we will drive to Casablanca and after that to Rabat. In Casablanca, you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco. Furthermore, we will visit Rabat – the capital of Morocco, where we will explore the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah before we proceed to our overnight settlement in a riad at the heart of the Medina.
After breakfast in your hotel, we will proceed towards Chefchaouen. Our first stop will be in Asilah, where you will have the chance to investigate the city. Asilah is known for the vast majority of the dividers of the Medina, which are painted by different acclaimed craftsmen from everywhere around the world. Your will include a visit the Skalla fortress, where you will encounter a magnificent perspective of the Medina and the sea. We will also drive through Tanger to get a vibe of the city. Furthermore, we will proceed over the lower regions of the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, where we will stay in a traditonal moroccan riad.
After breakfast, we will explore the famous “The blue city of Morocco”, Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen is a wonderful unique city with its white dividers, blue entryways and windows. Unlike other places in Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spanish civilisation. Therefore, we can encounter Spanish influence and Moorish architecture all around. Towards the evening we will be able to discover freely without any planned schedules. This gives us the chance to roam around unguided exploring the inner secrets of this magical location. We will stay overnight in the same traditional Moroccan riad.
Today, after breakfast we will begin venturing to Fes visiting Ouazzan and the Roman site of Volubilis. Following a two hours drive approximately, we will arrive at Volubilis, well preserved Roman ruins dating to 225 BC, where you will experience excellent Mosaics going back to third century BC. Here you will have a guided voyage through the site and learn about the Roman Empire. Furthermore, we will visit Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes, we will see the great door of Bab Mansour and the Sahrij Souani, utilized as a water system for plantations. Your visit incorporates the visit of the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. We will continue our journey through the expressway to Fes. We will stay overnight at a riad in the medina.
Today, after breakfast we will investigate Fes “the Spiritual City of Morocco”. We will spend the morning discovering the Medina and its alleyways and streets; visiting all the main historical and cultural sites including the Al Karaouine Mosque and the oldest university in the world. Similarly, we will also visit the Medrasa Bouanania, the Tanneries and the Najjarine fountain. After lunch, we will drive you outside the Medina to see the Royal Palace gates, stroll around the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, and visit an artesanal pottery cooperative. Towards the evening, we will drive you to one of the fortresses to encounter an astonishing view of the entire Medina of Fes. Overnight at the same riad.
After breakfast, we will begin travelling southeast towards Merzouga through Errachidia. Our first stop in this Morocco Safaris adventure will be Ifran, famously known as “Switzerland of Morocco”, and furthermore we will visit Merzouga through Midelt and Ziz Valley. In this trip we will encounter scenery of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. We will have the chance to stop at the cedar woods (the largest in Morocco), where we might be able to watch the Barbarian apes. See how the view changes to uncover insights, as you approach the city of Errachidia.
After lunch in Midelt, we will proceed visiting the Ziz Valley stopping on the way to click pictures and admire the unique views. We will drive discovering Berber towns to Erfoud, and after that Rissani. Finally, we will arrive at Merzouga before the end of the evening. On arrival, we will be invited with a glass of mint tea before you register with your riad.
We will begin early to explore the region of Merzouga. We will meet the Gnawa individuals, who were slaves in Suda, where we will also encounter their music and way of life. Furthermore, we will drive towards the desert, where we will meet the desert nomad families that still live in Berber tents. Today our lunch will be local traditional food with a neighbourhood family.
Similarly, we can visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town, which was the birthplace of the ruling family of Morocco. Towards the evening we will begin our guided camel ride investigating the sand dunes of Merzouga. We will spend overnight at our luxury desert camp of 16 days tour from Casablanca, where we will enjoy a local dinner.
Today early in the morning your camel guide will wake you up to watch one of the best and unique sunrises in the world. A while later, we will start our trek back to the town of Merzouga. On our route, we will appreciate the magnificence of the staggering Erg Chebbi sand dunes. After breakfast in your riad, we will leave for the Dades Valley, visiting Todra Gorges known, as the most elevated gorges in Morocco. After lunch, we will have an hour’s climb through the fields of the valley, where we will visit an old mud town. In addition, we will meet locals and find out about their way of life. Furthermore, we will enjoy Dades Valley, where you will have the chance to see glorious sand castles and the astonishing rock developments known as “monkey toes”. Overnight settlement will be in a hotel above the Dades valley.
After breakfast, we will proceed from the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The road on the way is famously known for its thousand Kasbahs. We will have plenty of chances to click awesome photographic shots of our trekking adventure. Today you will have the chance to climb for couple of hours and discover for yourselves. You will get to meet local Berber Nomads in their caves and after that you will appreciate the prolific Rose valley. We will also stop at Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, to buy its famous rosewater.
Furthermore, we will proceed to Skoura and the birds valley, where we will visit the Kasbah Ameridil, an safeguarded kasbah, where we will be able to do some light climbing in the valley and stop over for lunch at a traditional Moroccan restaurant with views of the entire valley. Similarly, we will have the opportunity to meet nomad families living in the caves. After lunch, we will visit Ouarzazate, known as the “the Hollywood of Africa”- its lovely scenery has attracted numerous world class film makers and producers. We will sleep tonight at a conventional Moroccan riad.
Today, after breakfast we will travel to Imlil passing through the high altitude Tizi’n’tichka roads. Our first stop will be Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, known to be the largest Kasbah in Morocco built by Berber locals in the 19th century it has been a major meeting point for nomads that travel to Mali. Currently, the Kasbah is home to Glaoui family members. Furthermore, we will visit the village of Asni and the village of Imlil located in the High Atlas Mountains.
We will have plenty of time to admire the scenic views of the gorges of Moulay Brahim and the village of Imlil, known to be a small berber village with a strong cultural heritage. Tonight we will spend the night in an unique Kasbah of 16 days tour from Casablanca.
We will start exploring by hiking for a couple of hours discovering authentic Berber culture and admiring the unique scenery of the Toubkal mountains, known to be the highest mountains in north Africa. Tonight we will sleep in a similar kasbah to the night before.
We will begin early morning after breakfast. We will drive to Essaouira exploring Morocco’s ancient city located on the West Atlantic coast of Africa. Explorers and adventurers will enjoy the diversity of this city. We will also get to visit the oranges valleys, ancient olive trees and farms during our drive along the coast. Along the way we will take breaks in small towns.
Furthermore, we will learn more about Argan trees, known for their medicinal, nutritive and cosmetic use. These trees are protected by the UNESCO known to be relic endangered species from the Tertiary age they are known for their ability to survive in Morocco’s extreme drought and difficult weather conditions. Finally, we will arrive to Essouira, where we will discover the ancient streets and its unique portal coast. We will spend overnight in a riad in the city.
Today we will visit the Skala Fortress, beach, souks, the city port and see Thuya wood carved by local artisans. We will have time to discover its alleyways and have time to shop for local handicrafts. Essaouira is known by surfers to be the “City of wind”, therefore making it a perfect location for wind and kite surfing. The architecture of this city is unique being influenced by Portuguese conquerors with its blue doors and tiled walls.
Essaouira is also known for its festival of “Gnawa music”, where various groups come from all over the world. The festival begins in June, therefore if you are travelling in these dates we can extend our stay to visit the festival. The afternoon is yours to freely discover and explore. We will stay in the same accommodation located in the Medina.
Today, we will depart to Marrakech. On the way, we will have plenty of time to learn more about Argan culture visiting the cooperatives, where the oil is made. On arrival to Marrakech we will proceed to check-in with your Riad in the city. In the evening we will discover the famous square of Jemaa El Fna with story tellers, artists and snake charmers. We will sleep in our riad in the medina area in Marrakech.
After breakfast, we will continue exploring Marrakech known to be “the Red City of Morocco”. Your guide will show you the best parts of the city visiting authentic cultural sites including Jemaa El Fna square, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs and the Palace of Bahia. In the evening, we will have the opportunity to visit the Majorelle Gardens. We will spend the last night in our riad in Marrakech.
For airport drop offs, your tour guide will have to know your flight departure time, in order to be able to leave you at the right terminal.
This trek makes it an extraordinary alternative for individuals who have constrained time and want to experience as much as possible.
Taste a local dinner on the Saharan dunes, enjoy a camel ride and visit Fes.
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