Casablanca tour via imperial cities / 12-day trip from Casablanca to southern Morocco
End of the trip: Marrakech
Start of the trip: Casablanca
Duration: 12 days / 11 Nights
Day 1 ; Casablanca – Transfer from airport to Hotel
Pick up at the Casablanca airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Depending on the time of arrival there is the possibility of making a first contact with the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside Mecca and experiencing the Cornish seaside resort, Accommodation at (Hotel)
Day 2 ; Casablanca – Chefchaouen
After breakfast we will go to Chefchaouen, Chefchaouen as many call it, located in the only intercontinental natural park declared a biosphere nature reserve, It is a town hung on the mountain painted white and blue, populated by wise, kind and respectful people, and that offers visitors beautiful urban landscapes, beautiful samples of local crafts, and peace and serenity Accommodation in (Riad)
Day 3 ; Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez
After breakfast, we will go to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis to explore the 2000-year-old ruins and get a picture of life during the Roman Empire. Following this, we will have lunch in Meknes, one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Afterwards, your driver will take you on a tour of Meknes, and then head to Fez, the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco. Accommodations in (Riad)
Day 4 ; Fez Patrimony of Humanity.
This day we will dedicate it completely to know Fez by the hand of a local guide. Fes is the oldest imperial city in all of Morocco, it is also the most intellectual city in the kingdom, Numerous are the monuments that you can visit: Medersas (Koranic schools): Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. Souks, Fes El-Jedid, the Karaouine Mosque (first university in the world). accommodation in (Riad)
Day 5; Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga
From Fez we will go to the Middle Atlas, to visit Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Africa. The next town will be Azrou “la roca”, a Berber village known for its monkeys, then arrived in Midelt. The road is followed by the Tizi Talghemt or Neck of the Camella, at 1,907 meters of altitude. The relief is impressive, the mountains are completely bare, covered in a purple coat. Arrive in Errachidia and commit to crossing the Tafilalet massif to the palm grove of Erfoud. Desert address and accommodation in Merzouga (Hotel)
Day 6; Merzouga – Nomadic Families – Khamlia Village – Erg Chebbi Tour – Camel Ride – Night in Haimas
This will be a very adventurous day where we will meet a different Morocco, With the 4×4 we pass in the town of Khamlia where you will stop to enjoy the music of Gnawa then we will follow the road we will cross mountains that at first glance seem hard rocks but when we walk them we will verify that it is fossilized sand that has been deposited there millions of years ago.
Day 7; Merzouga – Ramilia – Tafraoute.
The camel man will wake you up early in the morning to see how good the best sunrise of your life can be.
we will walk in peace towards your hotel, appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular dunes of the Erg Chebbi, which change with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and a shower, you will leave for the town of Ramlia, a remote town in the middle of the desert. There you will meet the local people and experience the true rural Morocco, a small oasis.
Day 8; Tafraoute – The throats of todra – Dades Valley
After breakfast in our Riad by tafraouet we will head towards Rissani origin of the Alawite dynasty and first imperial city of Morocco. We will take the road to Erfoud, black stone and rich in marine fossils (if you wish, we can stop at a factory fossil) and reach the palm grove of Tafilalet. We visit the Todra Gorges and arrive at the Dades Valley and accommodation in (Kasbah)
Day 9; Dades Valley – Boutghrar – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast we will continue along the “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs”.
We will visit the Dades Gorges, and by track we will enter the High Atlas where we can discover another way of life of the Berbers of the mountains and we will see the caves where they live as they did in the past, and We will pass through the town of Boutghrar and the Valley of the Roses where its inhabitants make creams, soaps and rose water , Then we will continue to Ouarzazate passing through Skoura which is a large palm grove and the state of most of the kasbah that concentrated in that palm grove, we will make a visit, and then continue to Ouarzazate Hotel accommodation.
Day 10; Ouarzazate – Ait ben haddou – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech.
After breakfast visirateros the Kasbah de Taourirt, Patrimony of Humanity, residence of one of the most powerful governors of the region, currently the headquarters of the organization responsible for the conservation of the architectural heritage of southern Morocco.
Inside the Kasbah there are beautiful rooms like the one of the favorite wife, who has a large balcony on the patio or the main room decorated with quotes from the Koran.
We will visit the Atlas movie studios and then go to the famous Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, an old fortified city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and where films as famous as “Lawrence of Arabia” have been Last temptation of Christ ”,“ Gladiator ”,“ Alexander the Great ”. We will cross the Tizi N’Tichka to eat and visit one of the Argan Oil cooperatives that we have in our country There the women who run the cooperative will teach us the different processes through which the argan fruit passes and will explain the properties of this oil. Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon. accommodation in (Riad)
Day 11 ; Visit Marrakech with local guide.
Day 12; Transfer from Riyadh to Marrakech airport.
Breakfast and free morning until the agreed time (2 hours before catching your flight), transfer to the airport where we will accompany you to check your bags and show you the boarding gate, here our services and end of trip.