9 Days from Casablanca to Merzouga Desert

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DAY 1 : FROM CASABLANCA TO RABAT:

“Welcome Morocco Tours” ,we organize private tours Explore Morocco on a guided route from Casablanca. We will visit the Hassan II mosque and then discover the capital of the kingdom, RABAT, with its important historical monuments: the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Tower of Hassan, the Kasbah of Oudias and Chellah. The night in a hotel.

DAY 2 : FROM RABAT TO FEZ

After breakfast, we’ll set off for Meknes. On the way, we will border the Mamora forest before arriving in Meknes, a city that reached its peak thanks to Sultan Moulay Ismail. 27 km from Meknes is the most important archaeological site in Morocco, Volubilis, declared a UNESCO protected area, which we will visit, as well as the holy city of Moulay Idriss. We will continue towards fes. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 3 : VISIT FEZ :

This day is reserved to visit Fez, the oldest imperial city of Morocco, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss II. You will visit the Medina of Fes el-Bali, one of the largest medieval sites preserved in the world, declared a World Heritage Site more than 30 years ago. After the Medina, the Attarine Medersa, one of the most beautiful Koranic schools in Fez. The next points on the itinerary are the Ennajarine Fountain and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, founder of Fès. Then you will go to the Karawiyin Mosque, belonging to the Karawiyin University, the oldest in history, founded in 880, and finally you will visit the Fes Jdid Medina, the new part of the city. Accommodation and in Fez in hotel or riad.

DAY 4 : FROM FEZ TO MERZOUGA DESERT :

The moment of the atlas arrives. Not far from Fès, we will cross Ifrane, a residential area, before reaching the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. After crossing Midelt a surprising change of landscape awaits us: the road crosses the Middle Atlas and we quickly enter the Great South. The land becomes arid, except for deep valleys like the Ziz valley, huge green spots in the middle of the desert. We will start to observe the architecture of adobe, palm trees, some distant kasbahs: we will be at the gates of the desert. Once we arrive at the impressive dunes of Merzouga, after the tea of hospitality, we will leave our suitcases in the rooms and we will go up to the dunes to be able to contemplate the sunset.

DAY 5 : EXCURSION DESERT – MERZOUGA :

The next morning you will wake up early to contemplate the sunrise. At noon you will visit a nomadic family. You will have lunch under a tree, you will see how the Berber pizza is made and then you will taste it. After eating you will rest for a while there, and later we will make a route through the desert. We will go to see an oasis in the middle of the desert in the 4×4, we will also visit the village of Khamlia , the desert dishes, to meet the Berber nomads of the desert. Then you will return to the haimas, dinner, music and accommodation in the haima.

DAY 6 : FROM MERZOUGA DESERT TO DADES GORGES :

We will leave for Rissani and visit its market which is the most important in the south, where all the desert nomads go to do their shopping. Then we will continue to Erfoud where we will visit the fossilized marble factory and continue to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinghir. We will reach one of the strong points of the south: the “Todra Gorges”. The Todra riverbed has formed a gorge with vertical walls of enormous proportions and great beauty, it is a climber’s paradise and a unique place. Lunch on site and a half-hour walk to see the gorges in peace. In the afternoon we continue towards the Dades Valley passing through Boumalne. Dinner and night in the Dades Valley.

DAY 7 : FROM DADES GORGES TO MARRAKECH :

Breakfast and walk to discover the charms that await us in the gorges, we continue to the Dades Valley, the Valley of Roses the oasis of Skoura. Arrival in Ouarzazate, before continuing to Marrakech we will take a detour to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where many movies had been filmed, among them the Sahara, The Kingdom of Heaven, Cleopatra and Gladiator and then continue to Marrakech over the high atlas mountains via the Tizi N’tichka pass. On the side of the mountains you will see Berber villages and farms. Arrival in Marrakech and transfer to the hotel.

DAY 8 : MARRAKECH :

In the morning, guided visit of Marrakech, which gave its name to Morocco. Marrakech is a spectacular city, where there is a permanent party as you can see in the famous DJema el Fna Square, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, which has been the most incredible popular theatre in the world for several centuries: Snake charmers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, pythonesses, actors, fortune tellers… But they cannot forget that their destiny is linked to that of the different dynasties that have succeeded each other there, just as their tradition as a political, economic and cultural metropolis has always dominated the history of the Maghreb. In Marrakech there are countless places to visit, the university, known asMedersa Ben Youssef, the gardens of the Ménara, the Gardens of Majorelle, the Tombs of the Saadians and the Palace of Badi. Accommodation and Dinner in Marrakech.

DAY 9 : END OF THE MOROCCO TOUR :

Transfer to Marrakesh airport according to the flight departure and good trip.