12 Days Morocco Desert Trips

12 Days Morocco Desert Trips

12 Days Morocco Desert Trips, exploring Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Fes, Merzouga, Todra gorges, Dades gorges, Ait benhadou kasbah, Marrakech Essaouira and the end tour at Casablanca.

12 Days Morocco Desert Trips

DAY 1 : CASABLANCA AIRPORT – CASABLANCA HOTEL

12 Days Morocco Desert Trips, Our Team will Pick up you from Airport To your Hotel Overnight in Casablanca with breakfast.

DAY 2 : CASABLANCA- RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN

Departure at 8 Am of the morning and visiting Hassan II Mosque its traditional decoration detailing, including ceramic mosaic carved plasterwork and painted wood, the Hassan II mosque is often also heralded as a symbol the renaissance of Moroccan craft skills , inaugurated in 1993 , it is the second world biggest mosque and took five years of intensive labor by over 30.000 workers and craftsmen to complete .the mosque is hug in terms of covered area it is the largest in Morocco. some 200 M high the mosque is built on a rock site and next of the ocean , Then Travel To Rabat via el Mohamadia , in the capital of Morocco we will visit Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah , Arrival to The bleu city around 6 p.m. overnight and accommodation in beautiful riad/hotel with breakfast.

DAY 3 : CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES :

After breakfast you will have time to explore The Blue Medina by yourself then continue to Volubilis is by far the most impressive Roman site in Morocco and sits in a spectacular spot; the hills and Moulay Idriss behind, vast views over the plain below . while much has been removed to adorn other cities over the centuries , or taken to museums such as the one in Rabat , the structure of the town is largely intact , break and lunch in Meknes is a striking town, a fact accentuated by the distant backdrop views of the Jbel Zerhoun , which rises to over 1000 M to the north . the wooded food thills and orchards of olives , apples and pears below provide a green setting to the city for much of the year. Of the great historic of Morocco , its vast imperial city is now nevertheless more historic architecture. another distinct part of Meknes is the medina which includes the intricately decorated Medersa Bou Inania , vibrant souks , Dar jamai , in the Medina of Meknes has El Hedim Palace «the square of destruction « , opposite Bab Mansour , the best point for exploration . The biggest open square in the city , it was once as busy as the Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech , with acrobats , storytellers and sank charmers playing their trade , from Meknes to our Destination will take around 40 min then overnight and Riad in Fes with breakfast.

DAY 4 : FES GUIDED TOUR

After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets, Fes city – perhaps as near to the middle age as you can. The city has numerous historic buildings , centered around the Qarouiyine Mosque and king palace then some Memorable souks , the Qarouiyine university founded 859 , one of the most prestigious centre of Morocco in the Arab world , the influence of university grew a few centuries later under the Marinades with the construction of colleges or Medersas. The two parts of Fes el Bali were united by the Almoravids in the 11th century and Fes became one of the major cities of Islam; after lunch visit the wonderful panoramic view over the whole Fes Medina .Breakfast  and accommodation included

DAY 5 : FES – ZIZ VALLEY – ZIZ GORGES – MERZOUGA

After breakfast our Private Casablanca Tour continues towards to Erg Chebbi Dunes and Merzouga via Ifran and Midelt You will be travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the Desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud the capital of the fossils. Arrive at Merzouga on the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before to check-In To your Room , Accommodation in Merzouga with dinner and breakfast.

DAY 6 : ERG CHEBBI TOURS – NOMAD FAMILLY – CAMEL TREKKING TOURS

Today we’ll have short tour to visit some nomadic family and Merzouga Oasis of palm tree afterwards visit the village of Khamlia where live people originating in Mali and Sudan , which will make us enjoy a nice concert of Gnawa music, while having a delicious mint tea. Back To the hotel we expect from our camels for 40 min a route, wading through dunes to the heart of the desert to watch one of the best sunset . Tucked behind the Great Dunes , and enjoying , Moroccan Berber dinner and tea, and you can see the vast sky of stars and sleep in nomadic tents.

DAY 7 : CAMEL DESERT TOUR – RISSANI – TODRA GORGES –DADES VALLEY:

Get up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise, shower and breakfast in the Hotel , afterwards , Drive to Rissani it was once the Berber capital of the Tafilalet region , and a major trading centre. it was founded in 757 by the Arab leader Mousa Ben Nasser , and its location on the major Sahel to Europe trade route, from Niger To Tangier , gave it considerable importance and prosperity , trading in gold ,its fame grew as did its size. The ruins , little of whish remain , are between the town and the river. A major new Kasbah was put by Moulay Ismail , but Ait Atta tribe destroyed the town in 1818. lunch in Tinjdad travel through The « Road of the Thousand Kasbahs’ »as it is marketed , runs between Merzouga and Ouarzazate through arid plains Oasis with a backdrop of harsh mountain landscapes , where send-nomadic Berber pasture their flocks. Dinner and Accommodation in Dades Valley.

DAY 8 : DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH

After breakfast in Your Hotel in Dades , we will take a short walk in the gorges before departure for Marrakech. We will follow the Dades Valley through Kalaat M’Gouna is the capital of the Moroccan Rose-Essence industry and centre of the Mgouna Tribe ; « The name means ‘Citadel of the Mgouna ‘ and is also spelt Kalaat M’Gouna « .The former French administrative centre become a sprawling town with banks. The Rose Festival is held in late May /early June with Dance and processions under a shower of rose petals to celebrate the harvest. the Valley of the Roses and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. We visit of Ouarzazate and stop for lunch in Ait Benhaddou old village. We will have time to explore the famous protected UNESCO site which is the nest of many films like the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and much more. We will drive via Tichka pass to arrive to the Riad in Marrakech with breakfast .

DAY 9 : MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR

Today we explore Marrakech city. Enjoy visit of museums and Historic sites . Also we explore souks of medina , and Jemaa el Fna square. We visit palace museums of Dar sidi Said and Bahia Palace, then the Saadain Tombs and the Koutoubia Mosque. Enjoy excursion to Majorelle Gardin . Free afternoon and accommodation in hotel.

DAY 10 : MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA:

in the morning our journey continue to Essaouira , Spend a day exploring Essaouira, home to a traditional from Portuguese harbor with fine examples of Moorish and Portuguese art. Famous for its fine wood- work, Essaouira is also home to the silver souk art galleries and islands. It’s easy to see why Essaouira is often dubbed the ‘Jewel of the Atlantic’. This place has earned such a following that Orson Welles filmed Othello here in 1949. Spend the morning touring the fishing port, medina and artistic complex. In the afternoon, you can stroll around this charming town with its age­old souks, fish auctions and blue and white seaside houses. Overnight in the Hotel in Essaouira with breakfast.

DAY 11: ESSAOUIRA – CASABLANCA

Free program in Esaouira with optional coast line activities, then transfer to Casablanca at late afternoon overnight in the Hotel with breakfast

DAY 12 : CASABLANCA AIRPORT

The Last Day of the Trip will drop off you to airport and the end of our service.

 

THE TRIP INCLUDED:

  • Pick up from The Casablanca Airport
  • Private Transportation 4×4 or Minivan
  • Driver English speaking
  • Accommodation  in Casablanca with Breakfast
  • Accommodation in Chefchaouen  with Breakfast
  • Accommodation in Fes for 2Nights with breakfast
  • Accoomodation in Marrakech for 2Nights  with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Essaouira with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Merzouga with Dinner and breakfast
  • Accommodation in Dades Valley with Dinner and breakfast
  • Local Guide in Fes and Marrakech
  • Camel Trekking and Overnight in the Desert Camp with dinner and breakfast
  • Sand boarding
  • Drop off you to Casablanca or Marrakech  Airport

THE TRIP EXCLUDED:

  • Entrance Fees
  • Dinner in Casablanca ,  Chefchaouen , Fes ,Marrakech And Essaouira
  • Drinks
  • Lunches