14 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech by the desert road. Imperial Cities – Desert – visiting Merzouga desert – enjoy sunset and sunrise over the Grand dunes in Morocco.
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In this tour, we will help you to book your 14 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech by the desert road. We will show you the different stages of this tour’s journey from day to day. We will explain the way and the visits to you during the Casablanca desert tour. Especially the hotels and desert camps where you will spend the 13 nights. Delicious Moroccan meal during the trip and activities: Fes and Marrakech guided tour, camel trekking in Merzouga dunes…
14 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech by the desert road
Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes
After leaving your hotel or riad. We will visit the Hassan II Mosque before departing to Rabat. In Rabat, we’ll visit the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. After lunch we will head to Meknes. Then arriving in early evening. You can have dinner in the restaurant overlooking the square opposite the beautiful Bab Mansour gate. Your accommodation will be in a traditional riad in the old medina.
Day 2 : Meknes – Volubilis – Fez
After breakfast we will take a tour of Meknes including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, the Royal Granaries & the city rampart. We will then depart via Volubilis. See the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss. The holy town and an important place of pilgrimage where the founder of Morocco’s first dynasty is buried. We will continue onto Fez. Dinner and accommodation at a traditional riad.
Day 3 : Fez
You will have a guided tour to discover the the medina and the famous souks (markets) of Fez with its narrow cobbled streets, filled with ancient mosques and towering green-
Day 4 : Fez – Ilfrane – Azrou – Midelt – Merzouga
After breakfast we will depart for Merzouga through the Middle Atlas region. We will drive through Ifrane, the “Switzerland” of Morocco and the Azrou Cedar forests and see the monkey-
Day 5 : Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Erg Chebbi
Today we will explore the desert region and the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will will make a circuit of the desert dunes. Then you will have the opportunity to see the the nomad’s way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the of the desert. Then we will visit the “Black Village” of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the afternoon we will ride camels. See the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. Afterwards we will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea. Listen to traditional Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
We will wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes before making our way back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We will cross the palm lined valleys of Tourog and Tinjdad to arrive at Todra Gorge. There, we’ll take a walk in the Todra Gorges and have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to our accommodation in the Dades Gorge.
Day 7: Dades Gorge – El Kelaa Magona – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast we will take a walk in the gorge and then take an off-
Day 8: Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate is the Hollywood of Morocco. Here you’ll have a day on your own for shopping or sightseeing. You can visit the Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas film studios.
Day 9: Ouarzazate – Telouet – Marrakech
After breakfast we will depart to the World Heritage site, the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Next, we’ll visit the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. Then we will have lunch in a local restaurant in Telouet before descending the Tizi-
Day 10: Marrakech
This guided tour of Marrakech will include a visit to the Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saâdien tombs and the Bahia palace. You can explore the amazing medina and the fascinating Jamaa El Fna square with lively entertainment and lovely souks (markets).
Day 11: Marrakech
You will have the day to explore Marrakech on your own or opt for a day tour to the Ouzoud Waterfalls
Day 12: Marrakech to Essaouira
You can spend the morning relaxing or shopping in Marrakech before we depart at your convenience to Essaouira, a beautiful city on the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 13: Essaouira
Enjoy your day wandering the old fortified fishing port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast, enjoying the amazing mixture of Portuguese and Berber architecture. Explore the colourful souks, art galleries, the carpentry workshops devoted to cedar and Thuya wood carving and the fortified harbour with its stalls of freshly caught seafood.
Day 14: Essaouira – Marrakech (transfer to Casablanca airport if required)
You’ll have the morning free, to relax or shop in Essaouira before leaving in the early afternoon to arrive in Marrakech by 4 p.m., or earlier depending on your departing flight or whether you want more time in Marrakech.