Best 12 days tour from Casablanca
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Hello and welcome to Morocco! Morocco’s monuments and cultural variety are waiting for you!
The ideal 12 days tour itinerary from Casablanca for a comprehensive visit to Morocco’s key attractions. Join today and profit from a tour to the Imperial cities, beginning with Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and ending with Marrakech. Visit Chefchaouen’s blue pearl and cross the Atlas Mountains. Not to mention that you will spend two nights in the Merzouga Sahara desert, riding camels, sleeping in a tent, and on a discovery desert trip.
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Day 1:Casablanca – Transfer from airport to Hotel
Transfer from the Casablanca airport to the hotel.
Depending on the time of arrival, you may be able to make the first visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside of Mecca, and enjoy the Cornish coastal town.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat
Today, after having breakfast in Casablanca, we will start the journey. Firstly, we will spend some time in Casablanca discovering its main attractions. Here, I would mention the Hassan 2 mosque, the seventh-largest in the world. What makes this minaret unique is that it is built partly on the sea and open for non-muslims that would like to discover it. Not to mention that we would go on a visit to the Corniche Ain Diab.
We will then drive to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. We’ll spend the evening touring the city and its attractions. For example, there is the Hassan Tower’s minaret, which was designed to be the largest and highest in the world. We would return to the hotel/Riad after exploring the main attractions of Rabat, eat supper, and stay the night.
Day 3: Rabat - Chefchaouen
On the third day of our 12 days tour from Casablanca, we will go to a one-of-a-kind location. Chefchaouen, often known as the Blue Pearl, is located in North Morocco’s Rif Mountains. It has beautiful scenery and amazing sights. The majority of the buildings are blue. The locals maintain a historic custom of painting their homes, doors, and streets blue.
The entire town is a tourist attraction in and of itself. So you’ll have to go for a stroll and look for it. We will undoubtedly see several well-known sites, such as the Utath Lhmam Square and the Kasbah Mosque. Chefchaouen will be our destination for lunch, supper, and sleep.
Day 4: Chefchaouen - Meknes - Fes
We continue our journey after eating breakfast at the Blue Pearl. Today, we will visit one of Morocco’s oldest cities, as well as the farthest western point that the Roman Empire could reach. It was also the capital of the Mauritanian Kingdom at one time. Volubilis is an ancient site that will transport you back in time with its ruins and scenic vistas.
Following that, we shall travel immediately to Meknes, the imperial city. We will first eat lunch and rest before beginning our exploration of the city. Typically, we begin by exploring Lhdim Square and its environs. The Madrassas, the huge gate of Bab Mansour, and the Qara jail should all be included here. After that, we’d go to another location where we’d meet Shrij and Lhri Souani. Finally, we’ll make our way to Fes and spend the night there.
Day 5: Touring Fes
The fifth day of our 12 days tour from Casablanca will be spent entirely in the cultural city of Fes. This city has profound roots in international history, and it served as Morocco’s capital for almost 400 years. With this in mind, you can deduce what awaits you!
There are several sites to see in Fes. You may choose to begin your day by visiting the ancient Medina and walking through its small lanes, quaint shops, and residences. Then, pay a visit to the Chaoura tannery, the largest of the city’s tanneries. Expect the location to be a little stinky because you’ll be seeing the ancient technique of producing leather items.
You may also go to the King’s Palace, which is the most magnificent of the 12 that he inherited. The location is well-known for its seven bronze gates, which symbolize Moroccan architecture and mosaic art. Most notably, you will visit the world’s oldest university, which was founded by a woman. Not to mention the visit to the magnificent gate of Boujloud. In the past, it was used only for people who want to leave and not for those who want to enter the city. Finally, we’ll spend lunch, supper, and the night in Fes.
Day 6: Fes - Merzouga
We’ll depart Fes after breakfast to see something else. We’ll have a long journey ahead of us, but we’ll take plenty of breaks in scenic locations to let our minds wander and split the distance. Our first visit will be Ifrane, Morocco’s version of Switzerland. This little town has a European flavor that will transport you there. It was also rated the cleanest city in Africa, and the eighth cleanest city overall. We’ll take a stroll to get to the Atlas Lion Statue, which is located nearby. Second, we’ll take a drive through Azrou’s cedar forest, stopping to relax and feed the Barbary Macaque.
We continue on via Zaida and Midelt, pausing for lunch along the way. The Ziz valley, Errachidia’s dam, and Erfoud city await us after that.
Finally, we’ll reach Erg Chebbi’s desert, where we’ll saddle up on camels and traverse the golden dunes. You may leave your stuff at the camp and watch the sunset from the top of the adjacent biggest dune. Once you’ve finished your meal, you’ll be invited to sit around the campfire and listen to some local musicians play Berber instruments.
Day 7: The desert tour
We will explore the desert environs on the seventh day of our 12 days tour from Casablanca. Today’s adventure is unusual in that you will spend the day with Berber people, the indigenous residents of Morocco and North Africa in general.
There are several locations to visit in and around the desert. First and foremost, we shall go to see the Berber Nomads. These folks are still living in tents with a herd of cattle, as they did in the past. Second, there’s Khamlia, where you’ll meet the Gnaouas and listen to their music. Third, you’ll see gorgeous views like the one at Galbnass. In addition, you will be escorted to Mifiss’s kohl mine, which was formerly a French property. When the evening arrives, you will have the option of riding the camels and spending another night in the desert tent. Or simply go to see the sunset and spend the night at a hotel.
Day 8: Merzouga - Gorges Dades
This day starts with a camel ride from the camp across the dunes. But, before that, you can wake up early to watch the charming sunrise and then head to the camp to take a shower (in case if you book the luxury camp) and have breakfast.
Today, we’ll head to Rissani, the Tafilalt region’s capital and the birthplace of the Alouette dynasty. You’ll find a classic souk here that’s one of the country’s largest. You’ll also get to see the donkeys’ park, which is one of the region’s most unique attractions. After there, we’ll re-enter the highway through Ljerf Tinjedad and Tinghir. Next, we’ll head over to the Todra gorges, located not too far away from this second location. A little river separates the two canyons, which are rather attractive.
We’ll continue the journey via the village of Boumalne Dades and the surrounding palm groves until we reach the Gorges Dades, where we’ll spend the night.
Day 9: Dades Gorges - Marrakech
The crimson city will be our destination on the ninth day of our 12 days tour starting in Casablanca. To begin, we’ll go along the route of the tens of thousands of Kasbahs, passing via Rose Valley, Skoura, and Amridhil Kasbah. After that, head to Africa’s Hollywood, a popular filming location for major motion pictures and television programs. What kind of site would this be? It is, without a doubt, Ouarzazate.
Once we’ve finished here, we’ll head to another well-known international location comparable to the last. Who hasn’t heard of Ait Benhaddou? It has massive fortifications and towering watchtowers. To begin, cross “Ouad Lmaleh,” a tiny river, and then ascend through the stairwell to reach the lookout point.
After that, we’ll head back out into the Atlas Mountains. It is through this region that we will go over Tizi Ntichka Pass, known for its hairpin turns. We would take frequent breaks to relax and snap photographs along the way. Finally, we’ll arrive in Marrakech, where we’ll check in, eat supper, and retire for the night.
Day 10: Touring Marrakech
The red city, often known as Casablanca, is a must-see tourist attraction in Morocco. Thus, we’ve allotted a full day to find it, but it still isn’t enough. This means that once you’ve had breakfast in the morning, you can plunge right into the city’s primary attractions. Starting with the Marrakech’s three main gardens, Majorelle, Menara, and the Secret Garden would be a good place to start. Afterward, we’ll go visit the Saadian Tombs to learn about the dynastic history of the Saadians.
We’ll go on to the Bahia Palace, which is a beautiful site with stunning mosaics. Next, explore Marrakech’s Medina, known as the Madina, and its winding lanes. In the evening, visit Jamaa-El-Fna Square and the Koutoubia Mosque.
Day 11: Marrakech - Essaouira
On the eleventh day of our 12-day tour, we’ll travel to Essaouira from Casablanca. It’s one of the Kingdom’s most well-known coastal cities, so you’ll get a taste of a different vibe and some delectable seafood. Prior to arriving in Essaouira, we would stop to photograph the goats perched atop the Argan trees along the way.
There is the old Portuguese-built Medina of Essaouira on your itinerary in Essaouira. Visit the Argan oil cooperatives to see how they make Argan products. Visits to the Sqala Du Port and the traditional souks are also options.
The beach is a good place to unwind after touring the city.
Day 12: Drop off service
The itinerary for our final day of the 12 days tour from Casablanca begins when you land in Casablanca. If you must fly out of Marrakech, we shall return the same way we came yesterday. If, on the other hand, you choose to conclude your trip in Casablanca, we may head there through Safi, Oualidia, and El Jadida.
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Overview of the Highlights:
We at Unique Morocco Desert Tour came up with the concept of giving you a sneak peek at some of the major towns and sites you’ll see on your trip with us. However, it is also dependent on the amount of time we have at our disposal.
Morocco’s most cosmopolitan city, made famous by the film of the same name. Casablanca is not a tourist hotspot, yet it is the type of place that will take your breath away. However, the Hassan II Mosque, which is the only one open to visitors, is the city’s major draw. It’s one of the most magnificent religious structures you’ll ever witness. A massive structure that showcases the finest of Moroccan architectural architecture.
Not to mention that the city extends further than that. It combines an agitated and contemporary metropolis with old structures, mosques, and the medina. This is a stunning spot to begin your 12-day journey in Morocco.
Rabat should be on your itinerary if you’re planning to travel to Morocco. A contemporary metropolis in the midst of rapid growth and bearing significant historical significance. Well-kept and well-organized. In comparison to Marrakech and Casablanca, where merchants take advantage of tourists to demand extortionate rates, Fes is regarded to have the greatest shopping options.
The red city, Marrakech
This Moroccan royal city is well-known for its rich history. The most popular tourist site in the country, and one worth getting to know and exploring. Despite the commotion both within and outside Medina, the city’s greatest vistas may be seen no matter what time of day or night it is.
The best way to see and learn about the city is to walk around, see all the major tourist attractions, eat at local restaurants and pubs, and haggle in the stores. There are a slew of sights to see here that are sure to impress. The renowned Jamaa El Fna plaza can be discussed here.
The blue pearl
Chefchaouen, often known as “the blue city,” is like a dream come true, a little slice of heaven on Earth. It’s a Moroccan region in the far north. As a result, it’s fast becoming a required stop on our 12-day journey from Casablanca. Alleys, tiny alleyways, and whole structures are painted a variety of colors of blue to complement the surrounding environment. I’d venture to say it’s the most photogenic city in the country. It also has a fascinating color history and, while being popular with tourists, it has managed to keep much of its culture.
There are two primary explanations for the blue paint on the walls. To begin, the most popular theory is that Jews formerly painted their walls blue because it symbolized the sky and brought them closer to God. Although some claim it was only to get rid of mosquitoes, this is not universally accepted. People nowadays still paint their walls, doors, and streets blue and re-paint them every one to two years on average, according to the study.
The cultural city, Fes
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Moroccan culture, then look no further. You’re about to enter Morocco’s most fascinating, yet hectic, city! Morocco’s oldest medieval city, as well as the largest “living” Islamic medieval in the world, is a labyrinth of alleyways and tiny streets. In reality, there is no way for GPS to find you here. To ensure that you don’t get lost on your 12 days tour from Casablanca, we employ a local guide. There’s something new to discover around every corner, from boutiques selling every sort of handicraft imaginable to open-air markets, cafés, and pubs with breathtaking views from their balconies. Nothing quite captures the essence of living.
The city of Merzouga sits “on top of” Erg Chebbi’s dunes. Due to its practicality and ease of entry to the Sahara desert, it is a highly sought-after travel destination. While the city itself does not have much to offer outside housing, there are several trip alternatives available, such as seeing nomadic communities, riding a dromedary across the dunes, and so on.
A minimum of two nights in the area is recommended, which is what we did on our 12 days tour starting in Casablanca. Being one of the greatest sites in Morocco near the sand dunes, with a fantastic structure, wonderful accommodation, high-quality services, campers, restaurant, and swimming pools.
The Moroccan Ouallywood
A city located halfway between the Sahara and Marrakech, nestled in the Ait Benhaddou region. According to UNESCO, this site is a Moroccan World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination. There are six film studios in the city of Ouarzazate, and you may stroll around the locations used in numerous movies and worldwide programs, including Ben Hur (2010), Maria me de Cristo (2011), The Mummy: Secret of the Pharaoh’s Pharaoh’s Secret (2007), and Gladiator (2000).
When visiting, make a schedule because the access road may be closed unexpectedly. Because of this, tourists to the Atlas Mountains have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the Berbers, who lived in Africa long before the Arabs did.