12 day tour covering all the popular sights and must-go’s of Morocco. This tour consists of a 4×4 adventure from Casablanca visiting the city of Marrakech to discover the hidden secrets of the local markets and the famous Djemaa el Fna square, a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO.
Furthermore, the journey continues into the Sahara desert for an overnight in tents experiencing the Great Dunes of the Sahara. We will also add to our journey with a magical camel ride watching the sunset behind the dunes. We will also get to drive in the route of the Paris – Dakar Rally. This tour will also include visits to Berber villages, nomads in the desert and various Kasbah’s along the way.
The journey arrives at the Imperial city of Fez before heading back to Casablanca to drop you off at the hotel one day before your departure.
Discover the main landmarks of Morocco uncovering the culture and history. Also, experience an overnight stay and camel ride in the Sahara desert.
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
Your journey starts in Casablanca, where you will be picked up at Mohamed V airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on arrival time there will be a chance to visit the Hassan II Mosque.
We will have dinner and overnight at our dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH
Today we will rise early and head down to the red city. We will discover the famous city and its huge souq immersing ourselves in the thriving Djemaa El-Fna Square, in the heart of ancient Morocco.
The storytellers, singing, fire spitters, snake charmers and dancers will captivate you giving you the original Moroccan feel.
DAY 3: MARRAKECH - TELOUAT - AIT BENHADDOU - OUARZAZATE
Our third day, will begin shorly after breakfast we will depart towards Kasbah Telouet crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka route with a staggering 2.260 meters of altitude. This famous route is located in the High Atlas Mountains, where we will enjoy the colourful scenery of the Berber villages.
After visiting the Kasbah, we will head towards the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, a worldwide famous historical monument featured in various Hollywood films, such as Gladiator and Sahara with Penelope Cruz. Here, we will enjoy of some free time to explore and have lunch in the village before heading towards Ouarzazate, where we will stay overnight in a hotel.
DAY 4: OUARZAZATE - SKOURA - DADES VALLEY
Our adventure today will be a visit to the city of Ouarzazate considered as the ”high doors” of the desert, a place with a mystical charm, where great voyagers and explorers started their journeys into the desert.
We will also get to visit, the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Glaoui Main Palace of the Grand Pacha, as it is very close to Ouarzazate.
Furthermore, we will head towards the famous valley of roses through Skoura to reach Dades Gorges for an overnight stay and dinner.
DAY 5: DADES VALLEY - TODRA GORGES - MERZOUGA DESERT
Today, we will head towards Todra Gorges a must see in the South of Morocco. We will drive through a highway dotted with historical monuments and Kasbahs, which are different to each other.
Todra Gorges is rock climbing paradise, a unique place, where the River Todra Gorge has formed with the years a vertical wall of great beauty. We will stop to click pictures and explore before heading our way southwards.
Before heading into the desert, we will stop over to have lunch and then we will head towards the stunning dunes of Merzouga desert. On arrival, we have free time to stop, take photographs, climb the dunes and enjoy the sunset.
In the night we will have dinner in the desert with a Berber drum show. We will stay at an accomodation next to the desert in a hostel.
DAY 6: MERZOUGA - ERG CHEBBI - MERZOUGA
After breakfast, we will surround the Erg Chebbi dunes on a 4×4 adventure. A sandy stretch of desert home to the Great Sand Dunes of Morocco more than 250 meters tall. These large dunes connect the routes formed by the Paris-Dakar ralley. A great scenery lies behind in the background full of mountains bordering Algeria.
On our way to a nomadic settlement we will stop at the oasis of Tissardmin to learn the secrets and customs of life in the desert according to the nomads. Furthermore, we will stop at a scenic spot, where the Erg Chebbi dunes can be appreciated at a distance. We sill also stop at Khamlia, home to the indegenous people of Mali, where we can relax with a cup of tea with some Gnawa tunes in the background.
We will drive back to the lodge have lunch and start our camel ride adventure in a half an hour route taking us to foot of the Great Dune, which will be covering the desert sunset. Tonight, we will sleep in a Haima in the desert enjoying the landscape and the stars.
DAY 7: MERZOUGA - RISSANI - DUNES OF MERZOUGA
Early rise before dawn to watch the spectacular sunrise in the desert. We will head towards the hostel on a camel ride to freshen up and have breakfast. Shortly, we will depart to Rissani an oasis in the desert completely isolated and the black desert. We will also visit the palm grove and Kasbah’s.
In the evening, we will return back to Merzouga feeling the calmness of the desert for dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
DAY 8: MERZOUGA - MIDELT - FEZ
In the morning after breakfast, we will depart to the desert passing through the valley of Ziz, where the coolness of the blue spring Meski will make you chill. Furthmore, we will stop at Midelt to have lunch and continue to Fez, wherw we will stay in a Riad in the medina.
DAY 9: FEZ - FEZ
Today will be a free day, therefore up to you to explore and have an adventure in the royal city of Fez, where you will be able to visit the famous Medina, Medersas and tanneries.
DAY 10: FEZ - VOLUBILIS - MEKNES
From Fez we will head to Meknes,known as the Imperial City and famous for its grand gate Bab El Mansour.
Also, there is the possibility to discover the Roman ruins of the city of Volubilis located 30 kilometers away from Meknes and also we could the holy city of Moulay Idriss pilgrimage center of any Moroccan.
We will have dinner and stay overnight in Meknes.
DAY 11: MEKNES - RABAT - CASABLANCA
From Meknes, we will head to Rabat discovering the city and in the afternoon we will arrive at Casablanca, where we will be able to shop and spend the evening free.
DAY 12: CASABLANCA
In the morning we will have breakfast and we will drop you at the airport at the agreed time of transfer.
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