This 8 day tour takes you from the Red city, palaces and mosques in Casablanca to the cultural city of Rabat visiting Marrakech, Ouarzazate and Merzouga Desert. We will get to see the Jemma el Fna square and walk its busy streets considered an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the UNESCO. Similarly, we will cross the famous high altitude pass of the Tiki-n-Tichka to arrive in Ouarzazate.
Following on, we will continue our adventure into the Merzouga Desert for a Jeep excursion on the Paris – Dakar Rally route through the Erg Chebbi dunes to visit the Malian village of Khamliya. This tour includes a one night stay in the desert camp in the Merzouga and also an unforgettable sunset with a camel ride on the Great Sahara Dunes.
Finally we will arrive in Rabat to visit the Hassan tower, Mohammed V museum, Kasbah of Oudayas and Royal palace before dropping you back in Casablanca.
Discover the hidden secrets of Moroccan & Berber culture driving off-road with me in the breathtaking Sahara Desert and the High Atlas Mountains.
DAY 1: CASABLANCA
On your first day you will be greeted by your tour guide on arrival at the Mohamed V International Airport in Casablanca. We will make sure your transfer to the hotel, room setup and information sessions is as smooth as possible. The afternoon will consist of shopping at the Morocco Mall and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH
After breakfast in the hotel we will depart to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, a worthwhile visit as it is considered the second largest mosque in the world after Mecca with a capacity of 25,000 people. Further on we will depart to Marrakech, where we will arrive just in time for lunch and to be guided to the famous Red city and the Menara (Mosque of Librarians) inaugurated in the year 1120 by the Berber Almoravids Dynasty. We will also visit the Saadian tombs, the Bahia palace and the Moroccan art museum Dar Si Said, located in a 19th ancient palace. Overnight stay in hotel .
DAY 3: MARRAKECH
Today we will depart early in the morning after breakfast to the infamous Ourika valley exploring its natural wildlife. Later, we will return to Marrakech for lunch and to wander around the Jemma El Fna square, which will boast full of tourist attracting millions of visitors each year. Here you’ll be completely entertained with monkey trainers, snake charmers, storytellers and other popular forms of art, such as henna designs and more.
This square was added to the UNESCO in 2001 as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, a meeting point from generations of the desert and the mountains.
DAY 4: MARRAKECH - OUARZAZATE
Following breakfast, the journey will consist of a visit from Marrakech to the city of Ouarzazate. We will pass through the Tiki-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas mountains.
In Ouarzazate, we will check-in our rooms, have lunch and visit the city in the afternoon. In the evening we will enjoy of the hotel night club. .
DAY 5: OUARZAZATE - MERZOUGA
We will depart early in the morning to Merzouga Desert, through the Dades Valley and Tinghir. We will then arrive in Erfoud to continue our journey in a Jeep for a day excursion through the Paris – Dakar Rally route visiting the marine fossil banks, which have existed for more than 360 million years.
Furthermore, we will continue with a Jeep trek to the Erg Chebbi dunes visiting the Khamliya local village of Malian origin, whilst we have tea and enjoy their traditional dancing.
Dinner and overnight will be in the open desert camp on site.
We could be also experiencing an unforgettable sunset on a camel ride.
DAY 6: ERFOUD - RABAT
After breakfast we will return to Erfoud to continue our way to Rabat by bus through the Midelt, Ifrane and Oualili, known as a Roman site in Morocco. We will spend the night staying in a hotel in Rabat.
DAY 7: RABAT
Today we will tour and visit the most important monuments in Rabat, such as the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V mausoleum, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Royal Palace, and the necropolis of Chellah.
Following on we will have lunch and spend a free afternoon at the Megal Mall, where there are plenty of activities like bowling, skating or shopping.
DAY 8: RABAT - CASABLANCA
After breakfast, we will drop you at Casablanca. If you have organised private transport to the airport we will take you depending on flight times.
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