4 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fes
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Highlights of our tour:
4 Days Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech will allow you to discover the stunning middle and high Atlas mountains, Ifrane “a little Moroccan Switzerland” known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby ski resorts, Cedar Gouraud forest in Azrou where wild monkeys live in their natural habitat, and Ziz valley, the country’s second longest river, without forgetting camel trek experience.
In our four-day trip from Casablanca, you’ll see the traditional weekly market of Rissani, the beautiful Todra valley and gorge, Dades Valley and Taourirt Kasbah, Ouarzazate’s film studios, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ksar Ait Benhaddou, and the high Atlas mountains, where we’ll stop several times to admire the panoramic views and authentic Berber small villages…before we return to Casablanca.
Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat - Fes
Our driver will pick you up from Unique Desert Tour and we will begin our 4 days Morocco Desert tour from Casablanca through Rabat, visiting the Old Kasbah of Udayas and Hassan Tower, as well as Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco. We will also see the renowned Bab El Mansour gate, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, and the Sahrij Souani before continuing on to Fes. Spend the night in a hotel or riad.
Travel to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. We will visit the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower in Rabat.
We will embark for Fes late in the afternoon, passing through Meknes and possibly stopping to view Bab Mansour, which was created at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail and is renowned as “the Moroccan Versailles,” before continuing to Fes and checking into your hotel.
Day 2: Fes - Midelt - Azrou - Merzouga
After breakfast, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Ifrane, a Moroccan-style town in the Swiss Alps. We’ll next go to Azrou, where we’ll visit Morocco’s largest cedar forest in the Middle Atlas Mountains.
Here you may view the Barbary Apes. After lunch, we’ll travel to Merzouga via Midelt, stopping at the magnificent panorama of Ziz Valley. We’ll arrive late in the day at Merzouga Sahara desert and begin our camel journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes.
You’ll spend the night in our desert tent and eat your supper there. The camp is fully equipped, and the Berber people serve delicious cuisine, music, and singing.
Day 3: Merzouga - Ziz valley - Todgha Gorges - Boumalne Dades
We can enjoy one of the greatest views of the Dades Valley after breakfast. We’ll do it from one of the most advantageous vantage points the mountains have to offer. From there, we’ll be able to see how many kasbah there are and how gorgeous each one is, before exiting onto a route littered with various Kasbah of great appeal.
After many pauses to appreciate the Thousand Kasbah road, the Valley of Roses, and the vast palm grove of Skoura, we will arrive in Ouarzazate and see the Kasbah of Taourirt, the former house of the Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech, Film Studios, and the Museum of Cinema. We will also visit Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified hamlet, and its famed Kasbah (Declared patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1986).
Several classic films, like Gladiator, Obelix, and Sahara starring Penelope Cru, have been shot in this magnificent environment. Lunch will be served in the hamlet, and in the afternoon we will head for Marrakech through the Tizi Ntichka mountain pass, with photo opportunities along the way. The lunar landscape will be left behind, giving way to mainly green, ocher colors… and so on. Arrival in Marrakech at 6 p.m., travel to Riyadh, and hotel in Riyadh.
Day 4: Boumalne Dades - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
We can enjoy one of the greatest views of the Dades Valley after breakfast. We’ll do it from one of the most advantageous vantage points the mountains have to offer.
We will make several stops to enjoy the route of the Thousand Kasbah, the Valley of Roses, and the great palm grove of Skoura, we will arrive in Ouarzazate and see the kasbah of Taourirt, we will have lunch in Ouarzazate, and in the afternoon we will depart again for Marrakech crossing the Tizi Ntichka mountain pass with stops to take magical pictures. The lunar landscape will be left behind, giving way to mainly green, ocher colors… and so on. Arrive in Marrakech late at night, transfer to your hotel or riad, and the conclusion of our services.
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Casablanca, the starting point of our 4 days tour
There are palm palms along the huge roadways, beautiful beaches, and a bustling metropolis. When you phrase it like that, doesn’t it seem like a tropical vacation? In its oldest neighborhoods, the city mixes modernism with Muslim and Arabic heritages, while the remainder of the city retains numerous colonial remnants. The main attraction is the Hassan II Mosque, the world’s second-largest mosque.
The city combines ancient and contemporary features to provide visitors a unique experience. In one section of Marrakech, you’ll discover vivid colors, exotic aromas, carriage trips, and numerous architectural marvels.
In the opposite area, you’ll find wide streets, elegant boutiques, and happy places. Marrakech’s tourist attractions include the Majorelle Garden and the Koutoubia Mosque. Apart from the picturesque square of Jamaa El Fna. It is Morocco’s largest square and follows a long tradition of bringing people together in Morocco. There are a variety of attractions to visit, including snake charmers and monkey performances.
Another tourist draw is this site, which has a nearly thirteen-century history. The architecture is stunning, and there are a variety of attractions to select from, including a big and well-known medina and beautiful madrassas (Islamic schools). Not to mention Al Qarawiyin Institution, the world’s oldest university, founded by Fatima Al Fihri in 859.
The Ouallywood of Morocco and Africa, or the gateway to the desert, is located between Merzouga and Marrakech. Its name is derived from Berber and means “calm spot.” It is a highly prominent site in the Southeast since it has an international airport and one of the world’s largest solar energy plants.
Many Atlas studios in Ouarzazate are where many directors from across the world come to shoot movies or seasons of TV shows. Using the fifth season of Prison Break and portions of the third season of Game of Thrones as examples.
The castle of Ait Benhaddou is famous across the world for its unique clay architecture. It was built by one of Morocco’s richest Bashas, Thami El Glaoui, also known as the Lord of the Atlas. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. This Kasbah was originally the main rest station for camel caravans traveling to Tombouctou.
In today’s world, the settlement is devoid of inhabitants. On the other bank of the river, facing the Ksar, there are a few houses. Furthermore, it has only been used by visitors and for the making of movies and television series in recent years. In this context, the American-British drama film “The Gladiator” comes to mind.
Merzouga, the highlight of our 4 days tour from Casablanca
Without a question, the most memorable aspect of any trip to Morocco. Merzouga is a hamlet in Morocco’s southeast, near the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. The name has two separate legends among the inhabitants of the area. To begin with, some say the name comes from an old Merzoug family that previously lived in the area. Others, on the other hand, believe the village’s name alludes to a rich location known as Marzouka in Arabic.
The Erg Chebbi sand dunes have a unique story of how they came to be. It is believed that a tribe formerly lived in the area where the dunes currently stand. They were living a nice and affluent life. After diving in, they started arguing over food one day. God chastised them by bringing a tremendous storm and burying them in the sand dunes that may still be seen today. Despite the fact that this story is still a legend, some people, particularly the elderly, believe it.
Merzouga is the main center for the Erg Chebbi dunes. It offers some of the most exciting activities, like going on an exploration tour and exploring the area. Camels may be ridden across the magnificent sand dunes.