13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca

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in this 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca, you will explore the south of morocco and learn about its culture and history and enjoy its magical landscapes

This 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca offers you a very distinguished look at Morocco, as the traveler will explore almost everything Morocco has to offer, from the green lavish landscapes to, Ocean, Middle and High Atlas mountains to the Sahara desert.

Morocco’s culture is tightly intertwined. A blur of national identity and religion, this country’s history is a diverse tapestry, as varied as the colors woven into each carpet sold on the street. Since ancient times French, Spanish, Islamic, Jewish and ancient Berber dynasties have brought their own ethnic thread to the needlepoint, and have together knitted a vibrantly distinct region of West Africa. Journey into Morocco’s heart through its food, religion, language and culture to better understand this exciting nation and passionate people

13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Tour Marrakech — the vibrant Pink Pearl of the south
  • Go off the beaten track and visit towns with stunning ocean views
  • Visit heavenly mosques and minarets
  • Step foot in palaces where sultans once ruled
    Shimmering souks & medinas
  • Visit Chefchaouen — the Blue Pearl of the north
  • Explore Rabat — the royal capital on the Atlantic coast
  • Visit Dades Valley and 1001 ancient Kasbahs
  • Explore Merzouga, the ochre ocean of desert
  • visit ait benhaddou

13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca  TOUR FACTS:
Duration: 13 Days.
Best Season: All year-round.
Transportation: Private Vehicle.
Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 26.

 HOW DO YOU BOOK?
Find the tour you are interested in then contact us via E-mail to discuss your tour and check availability. Once the details of your tour (duration, route, and number of people) have been agreed upon, we will make a provisional booking, giving the dates and costs.

13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca Detailed Itinerary


 

Day 1: Casablanca:

Hello! Welcome to Morocco.  Your adventure begins today with a welcome meeting at 6 pm – check with the hotel reception to confirm the time. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive on time, you may wish to arrive a day early. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand.

If you arrive with time to spare, then a great option for your limited time in Casablanca is to visit the art deco Villa des Arts. This gorgeous gallery dates back to 1930s and holds numerous exhibitions of contemporary Moroccan and international art. If you are looking for a different type of cultural experience, then you can discover a unique and fascinating part of Moroccan history at the Museum of Judaism. end of day 1/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


Day 2: Casablanca-Rabat-Meknes:

on the second day of your 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca and After breakfast today, Casablanca beckons. Take a 45-minute guided tour of the Hassan II Mosque. Completed in 1993, this extraordinary monument was the late king's most ambitious project and his legacy to the city. Its 200 meter-high minaret is the tallest in the world.

Hassan II Mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshippers and is one of the only religious sites open to non-Muslims. Next, it's about a one-hour and half drive to the capital of Rabat. Rabat's history is long and colorful, having been host to Roman settlements, pirates and more recently the Moroccan parliament. It contains numerous fine Arab monuments, some dating from the 10th to 15th century Almohad and Merenid dynasties, and others that are far older. The earliest known settlement is Sala. Start your visit with the walkthrough Medina and Souks, then explore the lovely walled quarter known as the Kasbah des Oudaias and enjoy an included local drink.

Afterward, continue the walk to visit Mohamed the 5th's Mausoleum the vast minaret of the Hassan Mosque. In the late afternoon, continue on to Meknes (approximately 2 hours), the sixth-largest city in the kingdom, and former capital of Morocco. end of day 2/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


 

 

Day 3: Meknes-Volubilis-Chefchaouen:

Today on the 3d day of the 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca, enjoy a morning tour of Meknes. Discover the charming streets of the old medina. From the northern gate of Bab Berdaine walk to the shrine of Moulay Ismail, who turned Meknes from a provincial town to an imperial city in the 17th century.

You will explore the elaborately decorated public buildings hidden in these winding streets, including the granary of Mouly Ismail and the old souq. Next, you will drive to the nearby archeological site of Volubilis. World Heritage-listed Volubilis was one of the Roman empire's most remote bases. The remains make an undeniably impressive sight as they come into view on the edge of a long, high plateau.

When it was damaged by an earthquake in the 18th century, much of the marble was taken for construction in Meknes. Enjoy a tour of the ancient hilltop ruins with a local guide. Please remember to pack drinking water, hat, sunglasses and sun cream for this tour as it may get hot and you will be exposed to the sun. And, of course, don’t forget to take your camera as the town is filled with fantastic mosaics along the Decumanus Maximus, many of which remain intact.

Discover the sea creature mosaic in the House of Orpheus, and see the exploits and labors of Hercules, which are depicted in stunning detail. Afterward, make the three-hour drive to Chefchaouen, or the ‘blue city’, which is arguably one of the prettiest places in Morocco. Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen may take you by surprise. Its medina has been lovingly cared for with striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs, and artistic doorways.

Much of Chefchaouen was recreated by Andalusian refugees escaping the Reconquista, so you might feel like you're in the hills of Spain while exploring its streets. Ease into the relaxed pace of life in this rural retreat. Take an orientation walk through the ancient medina and shop for handicrafts, or simply sit at a cafe and enjoy the pleasure of time passing by. If you're feeling peckish, the goats' cheese on offer is a popular treat enjoyed by many visitors at. end of the day 3/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.

 


Day 4: Chefchaouen-Fez:

on the 4th day of your 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca, Enjoy a free morning to further discover Chefchaouen. Take another stroll around the streets and search for your favorite shade of blue. Then perhaps enjoy lunch before boarding our private minibus on a long journey to Fes (approximately 4 hours) for the night. The living museum of Fes has disputable origins; some believe its origins come from ancient Greece, another claim it comes from the Balkans.

Nevertheless, the city is the best example of the medieval Arab world, and you are soon to find out more of its past and modern times. After checking in your hotel in the late afternoon, perhaps enjoy a memorable dinner of one of the city’s signature dishes, the salty and sweet pastille. end of day 4/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.

 


Day 5: Fes-Fes:

on the 5th day of your 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca, Today you will discover the city of Fes, the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco; vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming – a visual and pungent feast for the senses. Head into the old city, known locally as Fes el Bali, arguably the world's most fascinating and confounding old city. Medieval Fes was one of the world's great centers of education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Its religious institutions and libraries are legendary, its mosques of great renown.

Walkthrough the twisting streets and alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk. Filled with historic khans, addresses and dye-pits, stalls loaded with fruits, herbs and soups, and where the squawk of chickens, the smell of spice and sound of hammering of copper fills the air, it’s not hard to imagine yourself back in the Middle Ages.

Spend the day exploring the old city, visiting, Medresse el Attarine, the tanneries and the splendid Fondouk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th-century inn. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and perhaps spend the evening relaxing in this calming oasis, away from the buzz of the medina. end of day 5/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


 

Day 6: Fes-Midelt:

Today on the 6th day of the 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca, leave the intensity of the city behind for the simplicity of the High Atlas Mountains. Drive south, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery – fertile valleys, cedar, and pine forests and barren, rocky landscapes – to the small town of Midelt (approximately 3.5 hours).

Midelt is a market town, originally built as a base for mining in the area, and is nestled between the Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains at an elevation of just over 1,500 meters. It's a perfect spot to break up the journey to the Sahara and is a great base for some easy walks.

Many of the locals are Berber, and the town can offer an insight into their way of life. After lunch, stretch your legs for a few hours on an easy hike in the nearby hills. Be prepared for some astonishing views of the Atlas Mountains, with snowy peaks almost touching the sky. Wander through plantations of apple trees on the way back to your accommodation for a relaxing evening, resting up before the Sahara tomorrow.end of day 6/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


 

Day 7: Midelt-Merzouga-Sahara-desert :

After breakfast in your riad or Hotel, you will leave towards the southeast following the Caravan roads to Merzouga. During this journey, you will notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Errachidia. Your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the Tafilalet date palm grove, famous for date cultivation.

This area is the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. In the afternoon you will camel trek across the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi to spend a night under the nomad’s tents camp in the middle of the desert. Overnight at the desert camp. end of day 7/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.

 


Day 8: EXPLORE MERZOUGA

After breakfast on the 8th day of the 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca, Enjoy a real Lawrence of Arabia moment this morning with yet another camel ride, this time for unforgettable sunrise across the desert, you will start a journey to explore the surrounding of Merzouga by visiting the ancient market of Rissani, historically known as Sijilmassa which is one of the most important stop points for caravan coming from Sudan region toward Marrakesh.

In Rissani you will have the chance to walk in its ancient market and visit the traditional herb pharmacy, then drive back to Khamlia where you can have Moroccan Pizza in a local restaurant looking at the dunes, then enjoy the Gnawa music. Overnight in a Riad or Hotel in Merzouga. end of day 8/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


 

Day 9:Todra-Gorge-Dades-Valley-M'goun-Valley:

After breakfast drive to Todra Gorge (approximately 4 hours), a massive trench that rises over 250 meters to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. The limestone stacks make a perfect area for trekking, and so today you will take a short walk through the sheer cliffs. Continue your journey inland for tonight’s destination, M’goun (approximately 2 hours). You will get closer to the customs and lifestyle of the Berber this evening with the night spent in a traditional Berber house. end of day 9/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


Day 10: Skoura-Ait Benhaddou.

Leaving the M'goun Valley today, set off on the fabled ‘Road of 1,000 Kasbahs’. The first stop is at Skoura Oasis (after approximately 2 hours), home to several privately owned kasbahs. Here visit the Kasbah Ameridhl, with its extravagant decorations and mud-brick fortifications. Continue on your journey to Ait Benhaddou (approximately 2 hours).

Perched on a hilltop and almost unchanged since the 11th century, Ait Benhaddou is one of Morocco's most iconic sites. Its grant kasbah is one of the most beautiful in Morocco and the fortified village is a fine example of clay architecture.

If you think you recognize the place, you probably do, as the town has a long list of film and TV credits, including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones and Gladiator. Enjoy a walk through the winding streets of the old town, making your way to the top of the hill, from where you can enjoy the views across the surrounding plains. After heading to your nearby hotel for the night, maybe sit back on the rooftop terrace and watch the sun setting over the magical Kasbah. end of day 10/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


 

Day 11: Ait Benhaddou-Marrakech.

Today on the 11th day of your 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca,  you will drive for several hours through the winding roads of the Atlas, bound for Marrakech, an ancient, exotic city wrapped in European modernity. There’s no rush as the scenery through the High Atlas Mountain passes is magnificent, and there will surely be calls for several photo stops along the way. On arrival in Marrakech, you will check in to your hotel.

This evening, head to the great square of Jemaa el Fna, one of the largest public spaces in the world and unique to Marrakech. When night falls it transforms into a hive of activity. Henna-painters, performers, and storytellers share the square with a street food bazaar, packed with stalls loaded with Moroccan delicacies. Enjoy an included dinner on this magical square with your new friends on one of the outdoor street food vendors and then perhaps finish your day with a cup of tea on one of the roof-top restaurants overlooking the square. end of day 11/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


 

Day 12: Marrakech-Marrakech.

the 12th day of your 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca and After breakfast,meet your local guide and set off on a morning tour of the old medina, through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood flowing through the city. Explore tranquil courtyards filled with the scent of orange blossom, and the many salons and chambers that make up Bahia Palace.

This splendid mansion was built in 1866 for a former slave who rose to power within the government. Continue to the Marrakech Museum, itself a former palace, which houses a fine collection of Moroccan art and sculpture. Stop by the Koutoubia Mosque; its famous minaret is the prototype for others of its kind around the world, including La Giralda in Seville.

Then walk back through the streets of the old medina to the Jemaa el Fna. The rest of the day is free to explore further or shop in the bazaar. Perhaps visit the tropical gardens of the French painter Jacques Majorelle or check out the ruins of the Palais Badi, once one of the most beautiful palaces in the world.

Otherwise, perhaps head back into the medina, where every step brings a new smell, a new sight or a new gift to buy. Watch skilled artisans perfect their craft, practice your haggling skills or take a break from the hustle to sip on tea or share a tajine, filled with the pure scent of Morocco. end of day 12/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.


 

Day 13: Marrakech-Transfer to the airport.

Transfer to the Airport.end of day 13/13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca.

The itinerary of the tour can modify as much as you like.

 

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What's included in your 13-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca

✔Accommodations for 10 Nights. Hotels are 3 stars

✔1Night in Berber Camp in Sahara Desert of Merzouga

✔This tour offers Vegetarian and Halal food options on request

✔Breakfast all Days

✔Dinner only in Sahara and Dades

✔Camel Trek in the Sahara Desert

✔Guide: Driver/Guide Speaking English, French, and Spanish.

TRANSPORTATION

✔private Transport,4X4, Minibus or Minivan for families

Start point

✔We pick up you from the airport of Casablanca or your hotel if you have already arrived in Casablanca city.

Additional details

Age range to count

child-5-17

infant-1-3:free

No minimum age required

ACCOMMODATION:Hotel,Riad,Camp

Rooms

Single,Double,Twin,Triple

Our tour can start from Casablanca everyday

pick up at the airport of Casablanca and drop off to the airport in Casablanca

the tour starts in Casablanca following your arrival flight time and ends the tour in Casablanca following your departure flight time.

Not included

✘Drinks

✘Local Guides

✘Lunches

✘Travel insurance

✘The fee to enter the monuments

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