Experience the magic of a 12-day tour departing from Casablanca, venturing through Morocco’s imperial cities and the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert. Discover the wonders of Rabat, including the iconic Hassan Tower and the charming Oudaias district. Explore Meknes, home to the magnificent Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the grand Bab El Mansour gate, followed by an exploration of the ancient city of Volubilis.
Your journey continues with a full day dedicated to Fes, the historic Imperial City. Traverse Ifrane, often dubbed “the Moroccan Switzerland,” and then pause in Azrou, where you’ll encounter the famed cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, inhabited by playful Barbary apes.
In the heart of your adventure lies a visit to the Merzouga Sahara Desert, including the enchanting Erg Chebbi. Here, you’ll ride camels, witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and spend nights nestled in a desert camp amidst the tranquil dunes. Experience the soul-stirring rhythms of Gnaoua music in Khamlia and journey through the stunning Draa Valley and Dades Valley.
Your voyage continues to Ouarzazate, where you’ll explore the historic Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the vibrant city of Marrakech, delving into its cultural treasures and vibrant atmosphere.
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Highlights of Your 12-Day Tour from Casablanca:
Day 1: Casablanca – Arrival and Rabat
Upon your arrival at Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport, our team will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. There, you’ll receive a brief tour overview. Later, we’ll journey to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, where you’ll spend the night at a hotel or Riad.
Day 2: Casablanca to Fes via Rabat and Meknes [338 km]
Depart for Fes, traversing fertile farmlands and passing through Meknes and Volubilis en route. Volubilis boasts Roman ruins from the southernmost point of the Roman Empire, while Meknes showcases the Medersa Bou Inania and Bab Mansour gate. Later, explore the stables and granaries of the Henri Es-Souani. Arriving in Fes, check-in at your hotel.
Day 3: Fes – Local Guided Tour
Embark on a guided tour of Fes, the world’s oldest living Medina. Explore vibrant markets, visit the Royal Palace gateway, the 9th-century Karouine mosque, and the University. Additionally, you’ll see the tomb of the city’s founder, Moulay Idriss II. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Medina restaurant and continue your tour with visits to Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden, and the Batha Museum. On your way back to the hotel, savor panoramic city views.
Day 4: Fes to Chefchaouen [252 km]
After breakfast, we head to Chefchaouen, the “Blue City,” nestled in the Rif Mountains. This picturesque town is known for its traditional blue-washed buildings. Explore the medina’s white and blue walls and the local markets filled with unique handicrafts. Chefchaouen offers incredible photography opportunities with its scenic views of the Rif Mountains. Return to Fes in the afternoon.
Day 5: Fes to Merzouga via Ifrane, Azrou, and Ziz Valley [460 km]
Begin your day with a journey from Fes to Merzouga, crossing the Atlas Mountains and passing through Ifrane. Stop at the cedar forests of Azrou, home to wild monkeys. Enjoy lunch in a Berber village, and continue through the Atlas Mountains, taking in the scenic landscapes. Arriving in Merzouga, spend the night at a hotel near the sand dunes.
Day 6: Merzouga – Desert Exploration
Your day starts with a visit to Khamlia village to experience its music and lifestyle. Explore the Merzouga lake with its bird populations, including flamingos, and visit a Berber nomad wire house offering local handicrafts. In the afternoon, embark on a camel ride led by an experienced guide, delving into the mysterious Erg Chebbi sand-sea. Spend the night under the stars or in a traditional Berber nomad tent, with dinner served in the tent.
Day 7: Merzouga to Dades Valley via Errissani, Jorf, and Todra Gorges [255 km]
Witness the breathtaking sunrise spectacle over the dunes before riding camels back to the Kasbah. Enjoy breakfast and shower before departing to Rissani, a traditional desert village home to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif. Journey through the impressive Todra Gorges and continue through the Dades Valley, known as the ‘Valley of 1000 Kasbahs.’ Spend the night in Dades Valley.
Day 8: Dades Valley to Marrakech via Skoura and Ouarzazate [326 km]
After breakfast, head to Ouarzazate via Skoura. Enjoy panoramic views of the Taourirt Kasbah and visit the Atlas film studios. Explore the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, drive to Marrakech through the high Atlas Mountains, passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m). Conclude the day with your drop-off in Marrakech.
Day 9: Marrakech – Guided Tour
Discover Marrakech with a full-day guided tour. Visit the Menara, Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace, and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewelry. Enjoy lunch in the Medina and explore the colorful souks. Savor a sunset drink with a view of Jamaa El Fna Square. Dine and stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls [156 km]
Embark on a day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls, located northeast of Marrakech. Discover the stunning waterfalls, approximately 110 meters high, amid a landscape teeming with birds and monkeys. Enjoy walks or hikes at various heights and return to Marrakech.
Day 11: Marrakech to Essaouira [191 km]
After breakfast, travel to Essaouira, a charming fishing town along Morocco’s southwest coast. With a lovely beach and a thriving artistic community, Essaouira is a picturesque coastal gem.
Day 12: Essaouira to Departure [191.3 km to Marrakech / 371 km to Casablanca]
Transfer from Essaouira to the airport (Marrakech or Casablanca) marks the end of your 12-day tour from Casablanca.