morocco tour from Casablanca
Morocco tour Itinerary:
DAY 1: CASABLANCA – RABAT:
You will be warmly welcomed by our professional guide before starting your Morocco tour from Casablanca. The guide will provide you with a tour review.
Today is dedicated to exploring Casablanca and Rabat (the capital of Morocco) sightseeing and Rabat. Casablanca is the capital commercial city of Morocco.
The tour begins with visiting the second large mosque in the world Hassan 2 Mosque. It can contain over 25.000 worshippers. After that, we will visit Mohamed V square where most of the administrations are located. The tour continues by driving toward Rabat city (the capital of Morocco) where we will visit Hassan Tower which was built in the 12th century. the still-standing 11th-century Ordains Kasbah is the next place we will visit. It is established with an amazing Andalusian style. It has fascinating architecture overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Salé.
By the evening, you will be at your hotel.
DAY 2: RABAT – MEKNES SIGHTS – VOLUBILIS – FIS FIRST CONTACT:
Eating breakfast at your accommodation is followed by traveling to visit Meknes which is one of the Moroccan imperial cities. In Meknes, you will visit the famous Bab Mansour which is a gateway to the Medina. You’ll also have a visit to Sahrij Basin, Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, souks (authentic markets), and the amazing alleys of the ancient city.
Volubilis is our destination after having lunch. It is the most prominent Roman Empire ruin in the whole of Morocco. After that, we will head to visit the holy town of Moulay Idriss which is not far from Volubilis. It is a town built over rocky hills. It is important that a religious festival is held yearly.
After we finish exploring Volubilis, we will head to Fez where we spend the night at the hotel/riad.
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DAY 3: FES SIGHTSEEING WITH LOCAL GUIDE:
Today’s program of your Morocco tour from Casablanca is devoted to exploring the cultural and religious capital of Morocco. During our journey, you will explore its interesting souks, alleyways, and ancient monuments. Royal Place which has seven gates. It is regarded as an astonishing model of modern restoration. The following place is the Riads headquarter which is the first-ever one built in Morocco.
Proceeding the tour, we will visit other cultural and historical sites including Al Qaraouine University (the first established university in the world), the Tanneries, and the Attarine museum. After having lunch, we will continue our journey to explore Fez Elbali (the old town), which is a UNESCO World Heritage, where you visit Madrassa Bouanania, stroll through the alleyways, Bab Boujlould which is the main entrance of Fez city.
For those who like shopping, Fez El Bali is rich in local craftwork with brilliant Moroccan slippers, leatherwork, metalwork, rainbow-glass lamps, and tiles displayed over the district. We will head to visit the new town where we may have a drink, in the afternoon.
You’ll spend the overnight at the hotel/riad.
DAY 4: FES – IFRAN – AZROU – MIDELT – ERRACHIDIA – SAHARA DESERT:
Having breakfast is followed by traveling through the high Atlas Mountains, the most charming and excellent regular districts of Morocco. Starting by Ifran a Tidy, epic city, that feels increasing as Switzerland migrated to the Middle Atlas.
Our outing proceeds through the Cedar Woodland through an assortment of woods to the popular cedar where Barbary monkeys live. Going through Tizi Ntalghamtt where Ziz Gorges give a fascinating rocky track to Tafilalt desert oases. Going by Errachidia where you’ll eat lunch and appreciate the lovely Berber hospitality. Next, Erfoud and Rissani halted for all-encompassing landscapes en route to Ziz valley. After Merzouga town, you will be kindly invited to a glass of mint tea at our riad.
DAY 5: MERZOUGA AREA (ERG CHEBBI) – CAMEL TREK AND CAMPFIRE:
In the early morning, you will be already up to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise. After that, you will return to the accommodation to have breakfast. Today is devoted to exploring the lifestyle of the area.
Today’s plan for this Morocco tour from Casablanca will include going through the dunes of the Sahara desert to visit KHAMLIA village where Gnawa lives (originally from other African countries like Mali and Sudan). You’ll visit the Gnawa people to experience listening to their music (Gnawa music is a well-known style of music with a plentiful repertory of ancient African Islamic spiritual religious songs), and observe the interesting lifestyle’ area. Nearby Merzouga, there is a lake with various kinds of birds including Flamingos. Rissani – Sijilmassa – where the largest souks in Morocco, is the next destination. It’s an authentic city and the origin of many rulers in Morocco’s history. Rissani was also the gathering place for the African convoys. Here you’ll stroll through the souk where you’ll find flavors, vegetables, garments, spices, and many other interesting products being sold. They are very dynamic and authentic markets.
After a warm nomadic welcome to have a Saharan special mint tea, you will get yourself ready to camp in the Sahara desert. On your way, you will ride camels through the magic sand dunes of Erg-Chebbi (the largest desert in Morocco).
Your accommodation will be a nomad tent where you’ll have supper under the beautiful stars. Before that, you will admire the fascinating sunset over the highest sand dunes in Morocco. Besides the campfire, you will have the chance to enjoy traditional music and listen to drums with some dancers around. The campfire is provided with all the means that make you comfortable (Bathrooms and showers..).
DAY 6: MERZOUGA – TODGHA GORGE – DADES VALLEY :
The Morocco tour from Casablanca continues from Marrakech by lifting you up your inn/riad or the airport, we will pass through the Atlas mountains through the Tizi N Tichka Pass, taking a break for some photographs of the Berber towns where you may love to stroll see explore Berber villages. During the journey, you will visit the seventeenth-century kasbah in Telouet’s town.
We’ll drive toward Ouarzazate where we will explore the fortified Ait ben Haddou Kasbah (UNESCO World Heritage) and kasbah Taourirt which is one of the most mysterious Kasbahs in the area. After a short time, we will head to Skoura. It is a town that overlooks various brilliant kasbahs including the still-standing eighteenth-century Kasbah of Ameridhil. The next place we will enjoy visiting is Kalaat Mgouna which is nicknamed the valley of roses for its beautiful roses where rosewater, perfume, and other such things are produced.
After arriving at Dades valley, you’ll appreciate seeing many interesting Berber villages and the fascinating rock formation “the monkey toes” alongside numerous nomadic scenes and astounding gorges canyons and its insane road of Tissdrine where you’ll witness the breathtaking sunset.
Supper and overnight in a nearby hotel.
DAY 7: DADES GORGE – ROSE VALLEY – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE :
Having breakfast is followed by driving through the Dades Valley (known also as the Road of Thousand Kasbahs). At Kalaat M’Gouna, we will stop. It is also called the Valley of Roses where the festival of roses is held every year. Here, you may want to buy some rosewater and cosmetics local products. The journey proceeds towards Skoura and birds valley where Kasbah Ameridil, a very well-preserved Kasbah.
Before we continue the journey to Ouarzazate, we will enjoy hiking and having lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the entire valley. Ouarzazate is also nicknamed the Hollywood of Africa. It is a point of attraction for many filmmakers. Exploring the area, you may visit cinema studios containing props utilized in movies. Many movies were shot in Ouarzazate such as The Mummy, and Gladiator. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit Kasbah Taourirt. Hollywood scenery (Sheltering Sky, Gladiator, and Prince of Persia).
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DAY 8: OUARZAZATE – TAROUDANT VIA TALIOUINE :
Eating breakfast is followed by heading to Taroudant traveling through Taznakht (carpet production village). We will have a break at Taliouine to visit the Saffron cooperative. In the event that your visit corresponds with the Saffron harvest, you will have the chance to meet the Berber ladies with their families collecting the saffron in their fields.
The next town that will be visited is Taroudant. It is where you’ll stroll through the old valleys of the Medina Hidden by wonderful red-mud walls, and with the snowcapped pinnacles of the High Atlas. Babb Taghount is the gate to enter the Medina and its two noteworthy souks (authentic markets). The Arab Souk is located in the East of Place Assarag, and the Marché Berber (South of Place Talmoklate). Taroudant is regarded as a small version of Marrakech. That’s because its walls were established by the Saadian dynasty in the sixteenth century before they moved to Marrakech which was nicknamed “The Red City”.
The accommodation will be at a local Riad. This is how a week in Morocco comes to an end but our Morocco tour from Casablanca continues.
DAY 9: TARADOUNT – ESSAOUIRA VIA AGADIR :
Essaouira is the next destination after having breakfast. During our journey, we will travel through Agadir where we will have a break for lunch. On the way, you will have the chance to see Souss Massa. After reaching Agadir, you’ll be guided to enjoy the white sand which edges the shoreline. Agadir is an extraordinary place for outings and day trips into South Morocco.
Leaving Agadir, the tour proceeds to Essaouira. During the journey, the seaside course offers wonderful landscapes. Argan oil is what the area is famous for. One of the uses of Argan oil is to treat skin maladies, and as a healthy cosmetic oil for hair and skin as well. Alongside the road, you will have the chance to Argan trees climbed by goats for riper food.
Your accommodation is at a Riad in the Medina.
DAY 10: ESSAOUIRA DAY VISIT :
Breakfast will be served at the accommodation before you start exploring Essaouira. It is one of the loveliest coastline urban areas in Morocco. Its well-preserved eighteenth-century seaport is among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
First, you’ll have a visit to the Skala Fortress. This bastion offers lovely viewpoints over the fishing port and the Île de Mogador, the port, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum which has a small collection of the area’s jewelry and customs.
The strong breezes are what Essaouira is famous for. It is known as the “City of the wind”. Our program includes visiting the ancient headquarter, and the shoreline. There is a yearly celebration of “Gnawa music”, where numerous melodic gatherings originate from various pieces of Africa and the world.
You’ll have free time to explore and feel the sentimental enchantment of the city after having a delicious Moroccan lunch.
The overnight will be spent at your accommodation to restart your Morocco tour from Casablanca the next day.
DAY 11 : ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH FIRST CONTACT :
Today’s plan for this Morocco tour from Casablanca is to travel to Marrakech after having breakfast. During the journey towards The Red City, you will get the chance to visit the ladies’ co-operative of Argan oil ladies co-operative where the oil is extracted for many uses including cosmetic and medical properties.
After having many breaks to enjoy the landscapes and capture photos, the tour continues to Marrakech where you will check in to a Riad. Here, you will have the first contact with the city that attracted many famous people.
Having dinner at the Riad is followed by heading to visit the famous square Jemaa El Fnaa where you will see magicians, storytellers, snake charmers, and musicians. Local people and tourists share this place for entertainment.
DAY 12: SIGHTSEEING IN MARRAKECH :
The 12th day of the Morocco tour from Casablanca was devoted to exploring the interesting sightseeing and cultural monuments of Marrakech. With a local, you will be accompanied to visit Koutoubia Mosque (a still-standing 12th-century), and Majorelle gardens which were created by the French artist in 1923. The journey proceeds to visit the Saadian Tombs that return to the 16th century.
After enough time for lunch. you may have the opportunity to investigate the captivating souks( local markets ) it’s the town’s star fascination you mustn’t miss the Babouche (shoes) Souk, Chouari (carpenter’s) outside market, El-Attarine (fragrance and flavor) souk and the Cherratine (calfskin) souk and the restricted alleyways around the Djemâa El-Fna square where you’ll be enchanted with snake charmers, artists, trapeze artists, artists, storytellers, and story-tellers – moving to start with one gathering to the other.
The overnight will be at the riad.
DAY 13: MARRAKECH DAY TRIP TO ATLAS MOUNTAINS AND IMLIL:
Driving you toward Asni and the village of Imlil comes after having a nice breakfast at the Riad. Imlil is located in the core of the High Atlas Mountains. Exploring the area, you will admire the stunning landscapes through Moulay Ibrahim’s gorges and Imlil’s village (a very small town with a preserved culture for centuries).
You’ll able to hike and observe the area’s lifestyle. Having lunch at Toubka’s Kasbah from where you see the range of Toubkal Mountains which has the highest breathtaking peak in Africa (4,167 meters). You’ll enjoy the overnight at the Riad after you go back to Marrakech.
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DAY 14: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT TRANSFER:
The end of your Morocco tour from Casablanca. You’ll be transferred to the airport depending on your departure or any other place of your choice.
What is included
- Private A/C Vehicle or Minivan (plus fuel)
- English/Spanish/French speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- Accommodation with evening meals & breakfasts
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert or luxury camp (Private tents)
- explore volubilis
What is not included