Overview of 10 Days tour from Casablanca
A 10 Days from Casablanca Imperial cities Desert tour, today 10/9 nights will take you to several significant locations. Beginning in Casablanca, the tour. Then came Rabat, the capital of Morocco, Chafchaouen, the “blue city” and Volubilis’ Roman ruins. Fez is the cultural center of Morocco and Switzerland, in addition to Meknes. Then we travel south to see the Rissani market, Midelt, the breathtaking Ziz valley, and the cedar forest.
Along with the Merzouga desert, Erfoud is known as the city of fossils. the location of a luxury camp in the middle of the desert where you may go camel riding. Enjoy the stunning desert dawn and sunset as well. Then take a stroll through Todra and Dades’ stunning gorges. Explore the well-known Kasbah Ait ben Haddou. crossing between the Tizi and the Great Atlas through the Tichka bends. then take a native guide on a tour of Marrakech. In Casablanca, the trip comes to a close.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CASABLANCA
At the estimated time, pick up by our guide at Casablanca airport. Departure to the economic capital of Morocco to visit its famous Hassan II mosque and, if time permits, visit more interesting places such as the Courniche, the Place des Pigeons … etc.. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA – RABAT – SOUK LARBAA – OUAZANE – CHEFCHAOUEN
After breakfast, we’ll head to Rabat to see its top attractions, including the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Oudaias Alcazaba. After that, we will go for Chefchaouen, or Chaouen as it is often known, which is the first intercontinental natural park designated a biosphere natural reserve.
It is a white and blue hamlet nestled on a mountain, inhabited by wise, kind, and polite people, and it offers tourists lovely urban vistas, priceless examples of local crafts, and a tranquility and serenity that are difficult to come across nowadays. Riad lodging.
DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN – ROMAN RUINS – MEKNES – FEZ
Departure for the Rif forest’s adjacent city of Fez. When we reach the Volubilis Roman city ruins, you may, if you so want, go on a guided tour with a local guide. We go on to Meknes, which was at its height under Sultan Mulay Ismail. Visit the palace, Dar El Maa, the Granary, and the renowned Bab Mansour gate. The earliest of the imperial cities and proud home to one of the oldest colleges in the world, Fez, is where we will next head. Sleep in a riad.
DAY 4: GETTING TO KNOW FEZ
We start our guided tour of the new section of Fez after enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at the Riad. Here, we approach the royal palace and the Jewish neighborhood (Mellah). After that, we’ll travel to a vantage point from where we can see the South Tower and many mosques across the whole medina (10 Days from Casablanca Imperial cities Desert tour).
After that, we will take a trip around the medina, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and navigate its maze-like alleyways that are organized by guilds of artists. Its inhabitants’ commotion will take you back in time several centuries. We’ll also see that it’s a medieval city and that, 1200 years after it was built, the “Magana Bounania” clock has ceased ticking. Riad lodging is available.
DAY 5: FEZ – IFRANE – CEDAR FOREST – MIDÉLT – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA DESERT
We set off towards Ifrane, widely known as the tiny Moroccan Switzerland due to its striking likeness to that nation, and travel via the Middle Atlas Mountains. The Atlas lion, which is now represented by a stone monument in the city’s center, was one of the creatures that formerly called this place home.
We’ll go through the well-known cedar forests, where we can see the Great Cedar Gouraud, the biggest old-growth cedar in the area, and feed the numerous Gibraltar monkeys who live there. After lunch in Midélt, the landscape becomes dry and full of amazing geological structures and lush valleys like the Ziz Valley.
We are now at the entrance to the desert as we begin to see the usual adobe buildings, palm palms, and a few distant Kasbahs. After leaving Erfoud, we travel for an hour to Merzouga, where we will take the welcome tea, put our luggage in the rooms, and climb the first dunes that are right adjacent to the hotel. We shall take in the breathtaking sunset there. In the motel for the night.
DAY 6: MERZOUGA – NOMADIC FAMILIES – CAMEL RIDING AND NIGHT IN CAMP
Today will be entirely in the deser, after a filling and rich breakfast, we will travel around the Erg Chebbi, a stretch of sandy desert that is home to Morocco’s Great Dune, which is over 250 meters high.
We will also connect by track with a portion of the old Paris-Dakar route and the mountains that border Algeria in the distance.
Stop in the Tissardmin oasis to see the fossilized remains of races that are still present in this area before continuing on to a nomadic hamlet to understand some of the details of their way of life. Later, we will pause at a vantage point from which we can view the entire Erg Chebbi. We will reach the Mali-born village of Khamlia, where we may unwind with a cup of tea and take in a brief performance of Gnawa spiritual music.
To start our first night in the tents, we will go back to the hotel. It will begin with a dromedary ride that includes a required halt to take in an amazing sunset. The camels will carry us to the camp, where we’ll spend the night in tents and have a sumptuous meal in the middle of the desert (10 Days from Casablanca Imperial cities Desert tour).
DAY 7: MERZOUGA DESERT – RISSANI MARKET – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
The dawn marks the beginning of the day. Since you are in the desert, it is best to rise early and stroll to the highest dune nearby to view the sunrise and the tranquil surroundings that nature provides.
Following a sumptuous breakfast, we bid the desert farewell and go to Rissani, where we will explore the market (market days: Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday). After Erfoud, where there is a chance to tour the facility that produces petrified marble, we will continue on to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. One of the High Atlas’ most magnificent locations, the Todra Gorges, will be reached an hour later.
It is a climber’s dream and a special location where the Todra riverbed has built a canyon with vertical cliffs of huge dimensions and amazing beauty. We will eat lunch there and then have time to explore, view, and fully appreciate the Gorges. We will go to the Dadès Valley, commonly referred to as the Valley of Figs, in the afternoon after stopping at the “monkey’s paws” at Boumalne Dadès. Dades for the night.
DAY 8: DADES VALLEY – ROSE VALLEY – SKOURA PALM GROVE – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will take advantage of one of the most advantageous locations the mountains have to offer to see one of the greatest views of the Dades Valley. We will be able to count the number of kasbah and admire how lovely each one is before moving on to a route that is lined with several noteworthy kasbah.
We will arrive in Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the former home of the Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech, as well as the Film Studios and Film Museum if you are interested after a number of stops to enjoy the Route of the Thousand Kasbah, the Valley of the Roses, and the enormous palm grove of Skoura. After lunch, we will depart towards Marrakech once more, passing over the Tizi Ntichka mountain pass.
Here, the lunar landscape will be left behind and replaced by the prevailing hues of green, ocher, etc. When you arrive in Marrakech, about 18 hours, our guide will transport you to the hotel.
DAY 9: THE BIG VISIT TO MARRAKECH
We will begin our tour of Marrakech with our local guide in the medina at 9:00 after a hearty breakfast in our riad because we have a whole day to get to know the red city. You will have the afternoon to yourself to take in the ambiance at the renowned Jamaa la Fna plaza after we have seen all the city’s noteworthy locations. Sleep in a riad.
DAY 10: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT MARRAKECH END OF TRIP
Our guide will transport you to the airport three hours before to your flight, after breakfast at the riad ( 10 Days from Casablanca Imperial cities Desert tour) .
- Accommodation in Casablanca with breakfast
- Accommodation in Chefchaouen with breakfast
- Accommodation in Fez with breakfast
- Half board accommodation in Merzouga
- Lodging in half board in jaimas
- Excursion in dromedaries
- Private vehicle type 4×4.
- Typical lunch in the desert
- Half board accommodation in the Dades Valley.
- Accommodation in Marrakech with breakfast
- Excursion in 4×4 in the desert
- Pick up and transfer to the airport
- English speaking driver guide
- Local guide to visit the medina of Fez and Marrakech
- Personal expenses
- Dinners in: Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fez and Marrakech.