Casablanca to Merzouga desert and Marrakech 8 Days Tour
Day 1: Casablanca – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes:
Arriving in Casablanca Airport, where our team will collect we’’ll head for Casablanca and the great Hassan ll Mosque followed by lunch ,After lunch it’s onto to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes. In Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco – known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, , your journey continues to Volubilis, the Roman ruins. Continuing to Fes via the foothills of the Rif Mountains we’ll arrive in Fes and ,Overnight in Hotel/Riad. BB.
Day 2: Exploring Fes:
After breakfast, the day will be devoted to the discovery of Fez, the oldest imperial cities and old towns, founded by Idriss II, the radiation center of the Arab-Muslim culture: The Mosque of the Andalusians, tanneries, the district potters, Medina. Lunch at a palace in the Medina. Afternoon continue to visit: Hispano-Moorish buildings, the Medersas, instead Nejjarine., you’ll visit the new city for a drink. Overnight accommodation is in your Riad.
After breakfast you’ll leave Fes travelling towards Ifrane, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”,Stop in Midelt for lunch. Continuation to Erfoud along the Ziz valley by a successive series of fortified villages whose architecture announced that pre-Saharan oases. Arriving at the dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), accommodation at the Kasbah. stopping for panoramic views along the way. Arriving in Merzouga in the late afternoon, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before checking in to your accommodation. Overnight in Hotel/Riad. . (DBB).
Day 4: Merzouga area and the Camel trek:
After breakfast, you will make the grand tour through the dunes: 2 oases of Merzouga, the filing nomadic village Khamlia (village of the blacks), mines MIFISS the desert plateau to meet the nomadic Berbers The oasis Tisserdmin. Back at the hostel at 15:00 for the start ofyour camel caravan to watch the sunset in the dunes (about an hour and a half by camel). Spend the night in a nomadic tents in the dunes to enjoy the silence of the desert sky filled with stars. Dinner and.Overnight is at the desert camp, equipped with flash toilets. DBB.
Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges: 260km.
Rising early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley. Overnight in Hotel/Riad. (DBB).
Day 6: Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech:
After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll set off through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Today you will have the opportunity to meet Berber Nomads in their caves enjoying the fertile Rose valley and the rock formations along the way. We’ll stop at Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing on to Skoura and the birds valley; visiting the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After some hiking in the valley, we’ll stop for lunch in a restaurant, overlooking the gorge. Then it’s on to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen; such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ. Our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your overnight accommodation in Marrakech.
Day 7: Exploring Marrakech – Essaouira:
Afterbreakfast, departuretoEssaouira. Uponarrival, lunchfish. In theafternoon, city tour andRull in themedinaofEssaouira, a formerPortuguese overnight.Afterlunchwe’llthen drive toEssaouiraonthewhereyou’llspend a wonderfuleveningexperiencingthe local culture. Overnight in Hotel/Riad. BB.
Day 8: Essaouira – transfer to the airport.
After Breakfast in your Riad, transfer to Mohamed V airport Casablanca.. and your flight back home. Tour ends at the airport.