15 DAY DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA IN MOROCCO CULTURE TOUR
Day 1: Casablanca tour and free program
Today, we will pick you up from the airport and continue our private tour of Morocco visiting Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque. It’s the world’s third largest mosque. We’re going to visit the old medina and you’re going to have free medina exploration plan. We’re staying overnight in Casablanca.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
We’ll travel to Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city in the Rif Mountains after breakfast. It’s a very favorite destination for both Moroccan and foreign tourists. On the way, we’ll stop at Rabat, Morocco’s capital city and where the residence of the Moroccan King is located. After having lunch, we will travel to Chefchaouen, where we will stay overnight for dinner at the local hotel.
Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
Today, after breakfast, we’ll drive to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, and you’ll be able to discover these 2000-year-old ruins. And after that, we move to one of the former Imperial cities in Morocco, Meknes. Here we’re going to explore touristic attractions and monuments and then, we travel to Fes, which is Morocco’s cultural capital. We stay here overnight at a local hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Fez tour and free program
We’ll visit Fes medina and also the city’s new part on the second day of our private Morocco trip. You can visit many fascinating places in the old Medina, for instance, the museums. Fes has been Morocco’s capital city for over 300 years. In Fes, we can also find Al Karaouine University, which is the world’s oldest university. We are also going to visit the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss. Tanneries, Royal Palace, Jewish quarter “Mellah’’ and its synagogue are also a vital part of the city. Our private tour of Morocco in Fes also involves a ceramic factory visit. Then, you’ll have a free program later in the afternoon to explore Fes medina on your own. We stay at the local hotel for overnight stays and dinner.
Day 5: Fez – Ifrane – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga desert
Our private tour of Morocco begins with driving towards the fascinating and beautiful mountain village of Ifrane, also named as Morocco’s Switzerland. We will pause in the middle Atlas Mountains near the cedar forest where you will be able to watch monkeys enjoying their freedom. We begin our trip to the village of Azrou-Berber in Morocco’s largest cedar forest. Next, we’ll visit Midelt city, which is famous for its minerals and cool weather during summer. We’re going to travel along Ziz Valley then we’re going to visit Erfoud and its fossil products. We will visit the local souk in Rissani and get Berber pizza. Ultimately, we arrive in the desert of Merzouga and we stay in the desert hotel at night right in front of the dunes.
Day 6: Merzouga desert 4×4 tour and camel trekking
This day will be devoted to the 4-4 vehicle exploration of the Sahara desert. After breakfast, we can explore the dunes and visit some desert oases, including the village of Khamlia, which is popular for its music – the music of Gnaoua. We’re going to visit Berber nomads in the desert later on our private Morocco tour and spend a short period of time with them. Then, we’ll be riding camels into the desert and spending the night in tents in the desert camp. Ultimately, we’re going to have dinner around the campfire and listening to Berber songs and music. It will be an incredible experience you’ll never forget on your private Morocco adventure.
Day 7: Merzouga desert – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
We’ll be watching the sunrise from the high dune today early in the morning and then we’ll continue camel trekking to our Merzouga hotel. We continue our private Morocco tour to Rissani and Erfoud after breakfast and taking a shower. In Erfoud, we can visit fossil marble factory and shops. To begin with, we pass through Tinjdad, Tinghir, and the Todra Gorge will be our next target and destination; It’s the climbers ‘ paradise, you’ll have enough time to explore and discover it on your own. We travel to the Dades Valley in the afternoon, where we will have dinner and overnight stay at the local Riad / hotel.
Day 8: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate
Today we travel to Ouarzazate along the Thousands Kasbahs road after an early breakfast. We’re going to Ouarzazate and we’re going to visit the movie studio, the kasbah and you’re going to have free program in the city. We stay overnight at a local hotel in Ouarzazatte.
Day 9: Ouarzazate – Taliouine – Taroudante
Our private tour of Morocco continues through Taznakht to Taroudant. We’re going to stop at Taliouine where we’re visiting the Safran co-operative. In Taroudant you’re going to see the ramparts and we’re going to walk in the old medina throughout the narrow alleys. Taroudant’s city is often referred to as the little Marrakech. Ultimately, we’re staying in a local hotel overnight.
Day 10: Taroudante – Agadir – Essaouira
We’re going to drive to Essaouira today, visiting Agadir. We’re going to stop here for lunch and visit the amazing beach. Then we proceed to Essaouira, which offers stunning scenery on this coastal route. This region is known for its products from Argan. We can see goats climbing the Argan trees along the way. Then, we get to Essaouira and rest in the local riad overnight. You will have a free program to visit Medina by yourself. Later, we stay in a local hotel overnight.
Day 11: Essaouira – Marrakech
Today, you’re going to visit Medina, the port, and the souks. Essaouira is windy throughout the year; it is referred to as “City of the wind.” To surfers from all over the world, it is an attractive destination. An annual music festival called “Gnawa music” is also held in Essaouira. Finally, we drive to The Red City, Marrakech. Here we are going to visit its famous monuments, sights and attractions.
Day 12: Marrakech tour + free program
Our private Morocco tour continues today with a deeper exploration of Marrakech. In the morning, we will visit the prominent parts of Medina as the Koutoubia Minaret, then we will visit the Saadines Tomb, as well as the Bahia Palace, and the beautiful Menara Gardens in the new area of the city named Gueliz. Several popular restaurants and coffees can be found here. In the old part and also in the new part of Marrakech, you will have free time to explore this beautiful city on your own. We stay overnight in medina at the local riad.
Day 13: Marrakech tour and free program
Today our private tour of Morocco begins to explore Marrakech by visiting many beautiful places of the medina and the city’s new area called Gueliz. You’re going to have free time to discover Marrakech alone. Finally, we stay the overnight in medina at the local riad.
Day 14: Marrakech – Casablanca
Today, we travel back to Casablanca after a free program in the medina of Marrakech. Then we’ll be staying in a local hotel here.
Day 15: Casablanca airport transfer
Today we’re ending our private tour of Morocco and we’re taking you to the airport.
We look forward to creating the vacation of your Dreams with our personalized guidance. For further requests for your needs, please contact us, we will be happy to assist you with our commitments and see you soon in Morocco.
INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR :
- Modern air conditioned 4×4 vehicle or Minibus
- Local guides for camel trek in Merzouga
- Accommodation in hotels / riads
- Airport / Train station / Bus station transfers to your hotel
NOT INCLUDED :
- Lunches during Morocco tour
- Personal purchases