14 Day Real Morocco Private Desert From Casablanca To Casablanca
Tours From Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca airport – Rabat.
We will welcome you at CMN international airport in Casablanca, this last does not hold much in the way of monuments. That is mainly the reason why the former king decided to give the city an imposing monument – the second largest mosque in the world « Hassan 2 mosque » after the visit of the mosque we will continue to the capital of Morocco Rabat where we will visit Udaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohamed V, then drive to Chefchaouen, ‘the blue city’. the route crosses the Rif hills all the way to Chefchaouen, small town all painted in blue, a holy city with more than 20 mosques.Chefchaouen is the city of weavers, peaceful and wild, it enchants visitors with its doors and blue walls. Check into your hotel where you will be accommodatehttp:
Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes.
Leave Chafchaouen towards the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will stop to explore the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire. Lunch can be taken in one of Morocco’s ancient imperial cities Meknes and where you will visit Mosolum Moulay Ismail,Bab Mansour,Sahrij Souani. After, we will continue to Fes where you will be at the hotel in the medina.
Day 3 : Fes Sightseeing tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel/Riad in Fez with An official local guide will accompany you on this tour.
The highlights include:
- Andalusia Mosque: This stunning mosque is easily definable by its imposing green and white minaret. Built at the end of the 9th century by a woman, its wood carvings are exquisite.
- Tanners’ District: One of the main attractions of Fez, the tanners’ quarters is where leather is produced using the same centuries-old methods. You can get a bird’s eye view from the raised platform and watch the entire process.
- El-Attarine Madrasa or the Medersa Attarine: Visit Fez’s most popular attraction, the El-Attarine Madrasa in the heart of the city, built in 1325. See the fine examples of Merenidcraftsmanship around the madrasa, especially the stucco and cedar wood carvings on the ceiling.
- Karaouine Mosque: One of the biggest religious structure in Morocco, this mosque lies in the heart of the medina. The university attached to the mosque has been the centre of Islamic learning in Morocco for more than 1000 years.
- Azouia Moulay Idriss: The tomb of Moulay Idris is a highly revered shrine. At the entrance, women pass offerings through a hatch, which is also as close as a non-Muslim can get.
- Place Nejjarine: A beautiful fountain can be seen at the Place Nejjarine, a square deep in the heart of the medina. It is also home to the Nejjarine Museum of Wood and carpentry and showcases Fez’s renowned wood-carving tradition. See exquisite furniture, thrones and objects of everyday use. Nearby is the souk of the carpenters.
The tour breaks for lunch at Moroccain restaurants in the Medina.
After lunch, continue with your guided exploration of the attractions outside Fez.
The highlights of this tour include:
- Gates: Royal Palace, Bab Boujloud: The Bab Boujloud gate is the most famous gate in Morocco. It is also the main entrance to the Medina. See the striking blue and green colors that cover either side of this monumental gate. The Royal Palace is one of the most elegant structures in Morocco with a huge and impressive gate.
- Tombs of the Merenid Dynasty: Get spectacular views over the city from this resting place of the Merenid Sultans who played a crucial role in making Fez the cultural and religious capital of Morocco. The ruins are a great place to take in the sprawling vistas of the Medina below.
- District of the potters: See where the world-famous cobalt blue enameled pottery is made.
Late afternoon we will drop you off at riad
Day 4: Fes – Immouzar – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga.
Departure to Merzouga desert passing through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the berber village of Immouzer Kandar and Ifrane, a wonderful mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” and then on to Midelt. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to the desert along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas 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, Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud, where also you will see the fossiles, then continue to Rissani to explore one of the authentic local market in the south east of Morocco. Ending our day in your hotel
Day 5: Merzouga Erg Chebbi off road tour to visit ,Khamlia , M’fis , Tissrdmin – Merzouga.
After visiting the village and oasis of Merzouga, You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle, then we continue to see the panoramic view behind the Erg Chebbi of sand dunes so as to take lot of pictures and to see how the colour of the dunes change by the light of the sun after to the village of Mirdani “an old village in ruins ” also stopping at M’fis, the place where coal was extracted and the large majority of the population of Merzouga worked to earn a living. A very interesting day which is spent in or very near the dunes” the highest dunes in Morocco. After the village of Mirdani we continue to the Nomads families in their tents at Kem Kem. After having tea with them we will stop to see the fossiles and return to the hotel. where you will meet your camel guide to ride into the dunes to the bivouac(camp).Dinner and overnight will be under the nomad tent. The trek will start right into the desert for 1:30min, We will spend the night in an equipped camp in the middle of the Sahara,this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when you arrive at the camp you walk to the high dunes to see the sunset ,It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity.There will be a wonderful dinner, after dinner you will be entertained by local berber music around a campfire,you will spend the night in nomad tents.( The Luxury Camp
Day 6: Merzouga – Ramlia village.( 2 hours off roading in Dakar race road)
The camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your hotel appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and shower, you’ll leave for Ramlia village, a remote village in the middle of desert. A place where you will sure meet the local people and experience the real rural Morocco, a very small oasis. Overnight stay at
Day 7: Ramlia village (2 hours off roading ) – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley
After breakfast in AghbalouRamlia guest house, we will drive off-road in the beautiful black desert crossing the berber oasises of palm trees ,mud houses till we get to Alnif village . a place known with fossil industry where we will have a stop for a drink than continue our journey via the high atlas mountains to see the stunning goerges of Todgha where springs of water runs between the rocks and enjoy the contrast of nature beauty . After the visit of the gorges the way continue with its magic mountains to Dades valley where we will end our day spending the night in a hotel.
Day 8: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Kasbah ait ben Hadou – Atlas mountains – Marrakech.
After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate passing through the Dades Valley, the line of kasbahs that give this extremely popular route its nickname as valley of a thousand kasbahs. Just before the town of Skoura, visit Kalaa Mgouna, the rose city, where you can purchase local rosewater.We will continue to Ouarzazate. “the Hollywood of Africa”. On, through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”. After 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou . The kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue on our way to Marrakesh through the famous Tizi -in-Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains. The range has snow on its peaks most of the year. Appreciate the beauty of the timeless landscapes on the twisted roads through Berber villages. Arriving Marrakesh, drop you off at your riad in the medina.or similar
Day 9: Marrakech sightseeing tour.
Marrakesh, it is second oldest imperial city, known as the pearl of the south. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at your hotel/riad in order to start the visit of historicalMarrakech tour includding: Bahia Palace, Badi Palace, Saadain tombes, the famous main square “ Jmaa Lfna” with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters, Koutoubia Minaret, local market “ Souk” and Majorelle Garden; named after the famous French painter,who constructed here his art deco villa and started the botanical gardens, in 1980 it became the residence of Yves Saint Laurent. In the end of the day we will drop you off at your hotel/riad
Day 10: Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfall – Marrakech.
At 8 AM we will come to pick you up at your hotel in order to drive to the most beautiful waterfall in Morocco ” Ouzoud waterfall ” Located in the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, and about 150 km north-east of Marrakech, the Cascades d’Ouzoud are one of the most breathtaking places in Morocco and probably the most prettiest falls in North Africa.The surrounding landscape is made up of idyllic green valleys, mills, orchards and the dramatic gorges of the El Abid river. The Cascades d’Ouzoud represent a complex network of waterfalls that cascade over 110 metres into another through three major and several minor drops. evening back to your Riad in Marrakech
Day 11: Marrakech – Imlil.
Pick up at the Hotel/Riad at 8 AM to drive south of Marrakech for an adventure day tour through Ourika Valley. After around (30 Kms, 18.64 miles) the lush valley of Ourika starts. The Valley of Ourika is planted with olive, walnut, apple, apricot, cherry trees and much more. We will visit a local “Berber” house to explore their way of life and enjoy the tea ceremony lesson & breakfast. Majestic views and varied landscapes of Berber villages built in adobe and stones. They are worthy for nice pictures. Continue through the second valley that is Oukaimeden valley, and taking a secluded mountain road route standing at 1800 meters above sea level, you will pass through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones. After that you will reach the third valley Asni, famous by its fruit trees (Apples, walnut, almonds, peachs…) then heading to Imlil village where you will do 2 hours hiking and trekking to reach the waterfalls then return to our riad where we will spend the night at riad
Day 12 : Imlil – Essaouira .
leaves the village behind the deserted landscape around us softens and the panorama changes from arid beige to vivid green. In the distance, still some way off, a blue stripe rises above the argan groves on the horizon. It takes a little while to realise that it is the Atlantic. Below us, spread out like a map, lies Essaouira – a stunning splash of white between the sea and sky, much more Mykonos than Morocco with its honey-combed white chalk houses and blue framed windows.
Originally built on a rocky peninsula and overlooking the Atlantic, Essaouira is one of Morocco’s must-see destinations. With a whitewashed medina enclosed by huge pink sandstone ramparts which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with a rich Portuguese and Andalusian heritage, Essaouira holds great appeal. From a long white sandy beach and dunes to a bustling fishing port with excellent seafood and colourful wooden fishing boats, Essaouira has always been a favourite retreat of hippies, sailors, artists and musicians.
Phoenicians & Portuguese
Founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC, the Portuguese arrived in the 15th century and established the first fortifications and a trading post. The town of Essaouira itself wasn’t built until the latter half of the 1700′s, sanctioned by an Alouite sultan, Mohammed II. It was actually a renowned French architect who designed and built the town, harbour and fortifications in the style of a European fortress.
Medina & Atlantic Beach
Local attractions include the Sidi Med Ben Abdallah Museum, the souks, the old city gates, and the impressive sqalas – fortified sea bastions. Perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the fabulous seafood restaurants and a stroll along Essaouira’s impressive sandy beach, overnight stay at riad.
Day 13: Essaouira – Casablanca.
After the breakfast Departe to Casablanca, via El Jadida,Safi along the atlantic coast, It’s a centre for the fishing industry of Morocco and also for the export of phosphates.Pottery ismanufactured.The city was held by the Portuguese until 1541. Subsequently it came under French control until Morocco became an independent nation in 1956. Arriving Casablanca, visit the Hassan 2 mosque. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Casablanca – Casablanca menara airport.
After breakfast , transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International airport for your return flight. End of our services.
What’s included in the cost :
- Transport air-conditioned vehicle ( Suv4x4 Or Van ).
- Half board accommodation.
- An English speaking driver/Guide.
- Camel trekking in the desert.
- A night in comfortable upgraded tents in the Sahara.
- Camel treks to the desert camp.
- Berber music in the desert ( Drums ).
- Sandboarding and 1 hour ATVs Quad biking in the desert.
- Fee monuments enterances.
NOTE : If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you’re looking for ,contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements
THE PRICES are depends the accomondations.