15 days discovering Morocco. Morocco Tour – Travel to Morocco from Casablanca to the desert – Tour to the desert of Morocco.
► 15 days discovering Morocco
Day 1: Casablanca Med V Airport – Transfer to (Hotel)
Welcome to this adventure that will last 15 days and will be dedicated to an unforgettable visit to the beautiful Marrecuos. Our first meeting will be at the Casablanca airport from which we will pick you up via the hotel; according to your arrival time.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Fes
On the second day of this travel itinerary, we will leave the economic capital behind and head to Rabat where we will discover places as elegant as the Kasbah of Oudaya with its impressive gardens and located on the Abou Regreg River. It should be noted that it was built during the reign of the Almohad dynasty in 1150 AD. We will also visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II, and the Hassan Tower, which is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat and built in 1195 AD. The tower was destined to be the largest in the world. Later we will continue our way to Fez in the same way, you will be fascinated by the thousands of olive trees and farm fields on both sides of the road. Dinner and accommodation will take place at the hotel in Fez.
Day 3: Fez (city with your guide, Fez Medina)
After having a good breakfast at your hotel, our trip will begin on its third day and will be dedicated to discovering the oldest city in Morocco and the considered spiritual and cultural capital.
We will walk through its small streets, we will visit the Royal Palace of the gate, the Jewish headquarters, the first Mellah built in the 16th century, the oldest Al Qaraouine University, the tanneries, the Attarine museum and the Mulay Idriss mausoleum and the colorful Tiled Nejjarine Fountain. Finally, we will explore the souks (markets) of Fez, the most fascinating in all of Morocco.
Day 4: Fes – Moulay Driss – Volubilis – Meknes
Once we have had breakfast, we have to go to Volubilis to discover the impressive Roman ruins and get to know that archaeological site that has its importance in the history of the country. You will have free time to visit the area and you will have the possibility to do it with a local guide to know more about the place and its history. Then, we will go to Moulay Idiss, a small mountain town where the tomb of King Moulay Idriss is located. From here we have little left to reach our third stop: Meknes where we have lunch and we will go through the huge historical walls of the medina such as: Bab el Mansour, the sanctuary of Moulay Ismail. You will also have time to stroll through its souks or enjoy a coffee in the square. Dinner and accommodation will take place at the hotel.
Day 5: Meknes – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga (from hotel to the dunes)
After a good breakfast at the hotel where you are staying. We headed to Merzouga on that fifth day of travel. Then we will pass through Ifrane, Midelt, Errachidia and Erfoud. In all that way you will notice how beautiful the Moroccan interior is, you will enjoy the beautiful nature and landscapes. We will arrive in the afternoon at our address: Merzouga. You will spend your night and dinner at the hotel.
Day 6: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi (Exploration of the desert – sunset)
We will wake up early, we will take a 4×4 and we will go in the direction of the lake or Dayet Srji full of flamingos, and to the house of a family of Gnawas or Bambaras musicians, descendants of the slaves that came from Black Africa, and who will delight us with their traditional music. . Later, we will go through the Paris-Dakar, we get in touch with some semi-nomadic families who live quietly in the middle of the sand. We will return to our booked hotel to rest. In the afternoon we will mount the dromedaries that will take us to the middle of the desert in order to attend the unforgettable and beautiful sunset. It should be noted that you will have the afternoon free to climb the dunes and take a romantic sunset. After dinner, a Berber drumming show awaits us. With this we will spend an incredible night.
Day 7: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra
After your breakfast, we will visit Rissani, -the origin of the Alawite dynasty and the first imperial city of Morocco-, and the mausoleum of the founder of the Alawite dynasty of Morocco. Thanks to its location between the north and the south, it has been an important center for caravans. Currently it is still an important commercial center in the region, with its great souk, particularly alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. This large souk is noted for its leather and goat skin trade in ancient times. About 127 km from Rissani we find the wonderful Todra Gorges that are located beyond the high central mountains of the Atlas. It should be noted that several peaks in this area exceed 4,000m, with Jbel Saghro at 2,500m and Jbel Mgoun at 4,068m being the highest peak in this part of the High Atlas. This area is populated by Berbers. It will be great to take a walk and enjoy a hike among the fabulous canyons. Dinner and accommodation will be in the same area.
Day 8: Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate
From the great canyons of Todra we will go through the path of 1000 kasbahs in the direction of Ouarzazate. Along the aforementioned road we find several kasbahs. Well, we will stop to visit Amarhidil Kasbah. Then, we will pass through a town called Boumalne located on the edge of the Dades valley that rises in the High Atlas mountains, giving life to a huge Berber community for its rich agriculture. Along this valley, another valley, called the valley of the roses.
How to get to Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa, The door of the desert). This is a city located in the south of the High Atlas Mountains. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), De Martin Scorsese Kundun (1997) and Babel (2005). Dinner and accommodation will take place at the hotel.
Day 9: Ouarzazate – Ait Benahddou – Taroudant
We leave Ouarzazate after breakfast, we will visit the famous Kasbah of AIT BEN HADDOU, where the well-known Asterix & Obelix and Gladiator movies were shot, among others. That area is considered a jewel in the region, and is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historically it was an obligatory stop for the camel caravans that brought gold, silver and slaves through the route that linked Sudan with Marrekech. It is said that they returned with salt. After the visit of Ait Ben Haddou, we will go to Taroudant to stay in a hotel.
Day 10: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira
About 70 kilometers from Taroudant, we find Agadir. The capital of the Berbers as it is the largest city in the Berber kingdom. Agadir is a very modern city located on the Atlantic Ocean coast, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, and noted for its significant fishing activity. It doesn’t really offer the image of traditional Morocco as it includes a number of dynamic and modern places. From Agadir we will go to discover another jewel of the area, which is Essaouira distinguished by its white-painted houses with blue windows and doors. Dinner and accommodation will take place in the aforementioned city.
Day 11: Essaouira (Explore Essaouira at your own pace)
On the eleventh day you will be able to explore and enjoy Essaouira known for its kite surfing and windsurfing, the powerful trade wind. We will do a special activity that is riding a camel along the beach and taking walks through the elegant city. Since 1998, Essaouira has been known for its Gnaoua World Music Festival, normally scheduled for the last week of June. It brings together artists from all over the world. Although focused on Gnaoua music, it includes rock, jazz and reggae. In early 1952, film director and actor Orson Welles made his film Othello. There is now a square named after Orson Welles. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel.
Day 12: Essaouira – Marrakesh
On that day we will leave for Essaouira. Along the way you will see huge argan trees. These argan trees are frequently climbed by goats. Argan oil is produced by several women’s cooperatives and used to prepare couscous, salads, and was traditionally used as a treatment for skin conditions before being founded as enough for cosmetics by European manufacturers. It will be great to stop at one of these cooperatives to see how the Berber women squeezed the Argan fruits in their hands to extract this precious oil. In the afternoon we will arrive at our hotel in Marrakech and if the weather allows it, we will take a walk around the area.
Day 13: Marrakech, full guided city tour
The thirteenth day on that travel route will be entirely dedicated to a special visit to Marrakech. This will start after having breakfast at the Riad. Marrakech is perhaps the best known city in the world when it comes to Morocco. Perhaps for this reason, it is the tourist city par excellence as it mixes Berber traditions with the Arab renaissance and Western influences. It is also called the ‘red city’ because its houses are colored the same color.
It contains endless beautiful typical places which we will assure you to discover and enjoy. These include: the tombs of the Saadian kings, the Dar Si Said Museum, the Agdal, Menara Garden and the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, towering over the city, the Bay and Bedii Palaces, and the Tanners and dyers quarters. The visit to Marrakech will be complete after a stop at Jamaa el Fna square. El Djemma is the heart of the tourist capital as it is home to spice sellers, storytellers, snake charmers, fire eaters, acrobats, musicians and all things typical Moroccan. Dinner and accommodation will take place at your hotel.
Day 14: Marrakech (Marrakech Explore Markets at your own pace)
After the full guided tour on the day before, you will be able to discover more of this red city on your own and have the chance to get acquainted with the alleys of the medina. You will have some free time and you will have the possibility to go shopping in some local market and the shops scattered around the square or you can simply spend your last night on that trip enjoying the traditional Moroccan facilities of your hotel.
Day 15: Marrakech – Casablanca airport Med V
This will be the last day of that adventure, so we have to start the trip back to Csablanca to connect with your flights. We hope that you have lived a very special experience and that you have had the best memories and memories of Morocco.
What is included :
- Pick up and drop off (at your hotel, airport or anywhere else)
- Private transfer in comfortable air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle or minivan.
- guide / driver
- camel ride through the desert of merzouga
- Overnight at the campsite.
- breakfast and dinner
- Lunch / drinks consumed on the tour.
- Tickets to monuments / museums.
- Everything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.