Itinerary of the Casablanca tour
This is a 12 days tour from Casablanca to imperial cities and the Sahara Desert. it’s an occasion to visit tourist places in Rabat Hassan Tower, Oudaias, Meknes (Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Sahrij Souani Bassin, Bab El Mansour gate…), Volubilis and you’ll have a Full day to visit Fes, the old Imperial City.
Furthermore, explore Ifrane “the Moroccan Switzerland”, then Azrou where we’ll have a stop at the famous cedar forest the most important in Morocco to see and enjoy with Barbary apes.
On this trip, you’ll visit Merzouga Sahara Desert: Erg Chebbi, ride a camel, sunrise and sunset, night in a desert camp between dunes in Sahara, Gnaoua music in Khamlia, Draa Valley, Dades Valley. Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mogador (Essaouira), and Marrakech sightseeing, returning to Casablanca.
List of Highlights of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL TO CASABLANCA AIRPORT / TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL
Meeting you at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Casablanca.
DAY 2 : STARTING THE CASABLANCA TOUR – MARRAKECH
Have breakfast and head on our 12 days tour from Casablanca via Merzouga to Marrakech city where you will visit the amazing Majorelle Gardens. Your accommodation will be at a Riad/hotel.
DAY 3 : EXPLORING MARRAKECH
Marrakech is one of the four Imperial cities in Morocco. Today, you will explore the sites and attractions that this city offers. You will be accompanied by our professional guide. The program includes visiting Kotoubia Mosque, the lovely Bahia Palace, the historical Saadian Tombs, Maderasa Moulay Ben Youssef, Jamaa El Fnaa Square and the cultural Souks of the Medina. Overnight at a hotel/riad.
DAY 4 : DAY EXCURSION TO ESSAOUIRA
Today, we leave Marrkech to explore Essaouira city. It is city that is located on the Atlantic Ocean. Essaouira offers several sites and attractions that worth visiting such as the ancient Ramparts, the World Heritage Medina, and the authentic port where you can try fresh seafood. Essaouira is known for its windy beach. This makes it a famous attraction for surfers around the world. Overnight at a hotel/riad in Marrakech.
DAY 5: MARRAKECH – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS – AIT BEN HADDOU – BOUMALNE DADES
Today on this Casablanca tour, we will pick you up from your accommodation and head towards Boumalne Dades driving via the stunning High Atlas Mountains and the panoramic Tizi N’Tichka Pass. On the way, we will take some breaks to enjoy the scenery views and take some lovely pictures of Berber villages along the way. We will stop to visit Ait Ben Haddou Village which is the famous Kasbah in Morocco and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Then, we continue our journey to Ouarzazate (the Gate of Sahara). Afterwards, we continue to Boumalne Dades where we will have lunch. After that, we continue our day driving through the amazing canyons and Rock formation along Dades river. Overnight and dinner at a hotel in Dades.
DAY 6: BOUMALNE DADES – TODRA GORGES – MERZOUGA
Today, we leave Dades and head to visit Todra Gorges driving via the wonderful Road of 1001 Kasbahs. In Todra, we take a short walk enjoying the canyons and have lunch before continuing to Merzouga Desert.
After reaching Merzouga, you will experience a camel Trek to Erg Chebbi sand dunes where you will enjoy camping for the night. You will get the chance to see the stunning sunset over the high dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will also try an traditional Moroccan dinner under the shiny stars and listen to Berber music and drums around the campfire.
DAY 7: MERZOUGA – ZIZ VALLEY – CEDAR FOREST – FES
On the 7th day of this tour, you will admire the amazing sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes. Then, we head back to Merzouga ridding camels. After breakfast and refreshing up, we will drive to Fes via the Middle Atlas Mountains. We will travel through the amazing Tafilalet palm groves and make a stop in Cedar Forest where you will see Berber apes and enjoy the offered views. We arrive at Fes city by the early evening.
DAY 8 : FES – MEKNES – FES
Today, we will leave Fes towards Meknes city. Meknes is one of the historical and four Imperial cities of Morocco. Our journey includes visiting some of the sites that the city has to offer such as Palais Dar Lmakhzen, Bab El Khmes, Lahdim Sqaure, the gate Bab Mansour and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
After taking a break for lunch in Meknes, we drive to visit the prominent Roman Empire ruins in Morocco named Volubilis. After a guided visit to this archeological site, we drive back to Fes city.
DAY 9 : EXPLORING FES
Today on the Casablanca tour, you will be guided to explore Fes city which is the first founded Imperial city in Morocco. Besides the rich history and culture, Fez t is considered the intellectual and spiritual center of Morocco. Our explorative day starts with visiting Fes El Bali. It is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
The jouney’s program includes also visiting many other sites such as Al_Qarawiyyin Mosque/University (the first established university in the world according to several scholars and UNESCO), the Chaouara Tanneries, Mellah Quarter, Souks, Maderasa Bouaanania and Bab Boujloud.
DAY 10 : FES – CHEFCHAOUEN – TANGIER
Today’s destination, after leaving the ancient Fez, is Chefchaouen. This small city is located in the Rif Mountains. It is known as The Blue City. It is the most famous and visited city Northern Morocco. The program in Chefcoauen includes visiting the lovely Medina and walk through its narrow streets alongside the authentic shops that offer pure handicrafts.
After lunch at one of the local restaurants, we head to enjoy the amazing view of the valley. Afterwards, we drive to Tangier where you will spend the overnight.
DAY 11 : TANGIER – ASILAH – RABAT
The 11th day will be dedicated to enjoy a guided tour to Asilah and Tangier cities. These two beautiful cities offer lovely views and attractions besides showing the Northern culture and lifestyle. After having lunch in Asilah, we drive towards Rabat city.
DAY 12 : TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OF CASABLANCA
Depending on your flight time, we will transfer you to the airport. We will provide all the necessary assistance until you leave. And our 12 days tour from Casablanca via Merzouga ends. Thank you for your lovely visit.
What Is Included in 12 days tour from Casablanca via Merzouga
- Transport in AC vehicle Minibus or 4×4
- English-speaking driver/guide during the tour.
- Spending one night in a nomad desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with a Private Tent
- Camel Trekking in Merzouga Dunes
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
Not Included in the tour
If this 12 days tour from Casablanca via Merzouga we propose does not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements