8 Days Luxury Desert Tours From Casablanca
Day 01 CASABLANCA
Arrive and be welcomed at the Mohamed V Airport. You will then be assisted and transferred to Casablanca for check-in. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 CASABLANCA – RABAT – FES
Have your breakfast at the hotel before you go to meet with your guide. For your tour in the economic capital of Morocco, you will be visiting Mohammed V Square, the Central Market, Habbous District and the Residential District of Anfa and Ain Diab. Then you will continue on to Rabat, the White Imperial City and the administrative capital of the kingdom. Your sightseeing tour includes visits to the Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the Oudaya Kasbah, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan tower. You will then have your lunch at one of the seafront restaurants during which the guide will brief you about your tour. Then you will depart for Meknes. There you will see the old medina surrounded by 40-kilometer walls and preserves the most beautiful gate of Morocco – the Bab Mansour. You will also visit the Royal Stables of Moulay Ismael, the Medina and the Jewish Quarter. Then it’s off to Fes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 FES
After breakfast, go on a full day sightseeing of Fez. Fez is the most ancient of the Imperial Cities, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idridd II. You will be visiting the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas (religious Islamic universities), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the Karaouine Mosque. You will then have your Moroccan lunch at a traditional restaurant in the medina. In the afternoon, you will be going to the Medina Fez. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 FES / MIDELT / ERFOUD
Depart for Erfoud via the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft center. Stop in Midelt for lunch before continuing on to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley filled with palm trees, which are the source for the yearly Date Festival in Erfoud. Then take a jeep excursion to see the sun shine over the sand dunes of Merzouga. Have your New Year’s Gala Dinner and overnight in Bivouac.
Day 05 ERFOUD / RISSANI / TINGHIR / OUARZAZATE
Early morning, take a jeep excursion to see the sun rise over the sand dunes of Merzouga. Go back to the hotel for breakfast and then continue to Rissani, the holy city where Moulay Ali Cherif, ancestor of the Alaouite dynasty is buried. Visit the kasbah of the 17th century and the Ksar Abbar ruins and continue to Tinghir via the Tinjdad road. Visit the magnificent Todgha canyons which reach an altitude of 250 meters. Have your lunch at a restaurant situated at the feet of the canyons. After lunch, depart for the Dades canyons for a visit and then continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand kasbahs and the Dades valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Moussem (Rose Festival). Visit the kasbah of Taourirt before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 06 OUARZAZATE / AIT BENHADDOU / MARRAKECH
Visit the kasbahs of Taouirt Tiffeltout and Ait Benhaddou, the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco, which has served as the set for many films such as “Laurence of Arabia.” Have lunch at the terrace of the restaurant facing the kasbah. Then depart for Marrakech via the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas mountain chain. Dinner and overnight
Day 07 MARRAKECH
The entire day will be devoted to Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial City, known as the pearl of the South. The city was founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century. Your historical sightseeing tour includes the Menara Garden, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Have lunch at the hotel before continuing on to visit the souks and handicraft quarters displaying a variety of items in the afternoon. Visit the famous Djemaa El Fna as well, with its non-stop entertainment. Dinner at Ali Restaurant with Fantasia Show (optional, not included in tour price). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 MARRAKECH
Transfer to Marrakech airport. You will be assisted by our staff with your check-in and departure formalities. End of service.
Travelling in a foreign culture and developing country such as Morocco can be a delightfully rewarding and challenging experience.
We recommend hiring a human guide for a few hours to allow yourself to become comfortable with the culture.
Guides know many languages as well as Berber and Arabic, including French, Spanish, and English and often some German, Japanese, Italian and Dutch as well. Our drivers know English, Spanish and French.
We use 4×4 vehicles, Toyota Land Cruisers or similar for our private tours. SUV 4×4’s have lots of room and they seat 4 and 5 average sized people quite comfortably.
You can relax and wear whatever is familiar and comfortable on the street at home. Morocco is very tolerant and welcoming to visitors, you’re not expected to act or look like a Moroccan.
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