11 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes – Marrakech – Merzouga Desert

Glowing sunset of the Hassan II Mosque

Day 1: Casablanca

We organize private tours from Casablanca to Morocco. Upon arrival at Mohamed V airport in Casablanca, you will be escorted to your hotel. Your private driver will give you a brief overview of your tour. Overnight with dinner in Casablanca.

Day 2: Casablanca – Chefchaouen

After breakfast, we will visit the economic capital of Morocco, the central market, the royal palace, Med V square followed by a visit to the Great Mosque Hassan II. After lunch, you will continue to Chefchaouen to spend the night. Dinner will be served at the riad.

Day 3 : Chefchaouen

After breakfast, you can take some free time to walk around the blue city, nestled in the mountains. You will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Rif mountains. Dinner will be served at the riad.

Day 4 : Chefchaouen – Fes

After breakfast, you will leave in the morning for the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2,000-year-old ruins and get an idea of life during the Roman Empire. Also visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Lunch will be taken in Meknas, one of the imperial cities of Morocco. After lunch, your guide will take you to visit Meknas, then you will head to Fez, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. Dinner will be served at the Riad or at the hotel.

Day 5: Fes

Founded in 790 by Moulay Idriss, Fez is the religious, intellectual and artistic capital of Morocco. To discover Fez is to throw yourself into the maze of its narrow and tortuous alleys, cut by stairs and covered passages. You will discover the largest and certainly one of the most beautiful of the ancient Koranic universities, the Medersa Attarine, as well as the Place Nejjarine famous for its magnificent fountain decorated with mosaics, zelliges and stuccoes, the esplanade of the Royal Palace and its sumptuous golden gate, and the remains of the Merinid Tombs (dynasty of the XIII-XIVth). You will enjoy the plunging view of the city, its ramparts and the surrounding landscape, before ending your tour with a visit to leather and carpet factories.

Day 6 : Fes – Merzouga

After an early breakfast, our adventure begins today to explore the magic of the desert. You will begin your ascent through the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will take place through the beautiful forests, on our way we will visit the town of Ifran in Switzerland of Morocco and the Berber villages as we cross the Atlas Mountains and start descending towards the Sahara Desert. Halfway, you will have lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its minerals and rocks. Then we will go through the valley of ziz. You will drive with 4×4 vehicles through the arid lands to the majestic sand dunes of the Sahara Merzouga. We will have tea after leaving the desert, where our camels are waiting for us, we will cross the dunes in the heart of the desert to admire a beautiful sunset. Hidden behind the Great Dunes, and enjoying the nomads’ music, Moroccan dinner and tea, you will be able to see the vast starry sky and sleep in the Berber nomad tent (You can choose the hotel in Merzouga to sleep is an option if you prefer hotel to tent).

Day 7 : Merzouga – Merzouga

After breakfast, you will leave behind the High Atlas Mountains in the direction of Boumalen Dades! On the way, you can walk through the imposing Todra Gorge (600 feet) near the town of Tinghir where you will visit the Jewish tomb and synagogue. After lunch, you will cross the Dades Oasis through palm groves. In the evening you will arrive at the hotel in Boumalene Dades.

Day 8 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After breakfast, you will leave for Marrakech via Kelaa megouna the pink city and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Nestled in the High Atlas mountains, it is one of the jewels of Morocco. In a typically Moroccan way, real treasures have to be sought and discovered … usually off the beaten track. In fact, this setting has been used in more films than any other place in Morocco; films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and The Gladiator.

After lunch, you will cross the mountains to Marrakech. Once in Marrakech, you will visit your riad or your hotel, then you will reach the Jamaa el Fna square, the central square of the medina. The famous Jamaa el Fna square is one of the attractions in the centre of Marrakech. Lively at night with local storytellers, artists and appetizing barbecue stands, the square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent café offers a spectacular panoramic view of the lively square. Dinner will be served at the Riad or at the hotel.

Day 9: Marrakech – Marrakech

You won’t have too much of your day to visit Marrakech, “the pearl of the south”, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids. Your visit will include the Tombs of the Saadians (16th century dynasty), the Dar Si Said Museum, the Agdal and Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia, the Bahia Palace, the district of tanners and dyers. In the afternoon, you will visit the souqs and alleyways around Jemà¢a El Fna Square, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the show is permanent, with storytellers, snake charmers, vendors of a thousand drinks, fire-eaters, musicians and artists of all kinds.

Day 10 : Marrakech – Essaouira

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive west towards Essaouira MOGADOR, a charming town well known for its craftsmen who produce unique handicrafts. The city suddenly appears on a large rocky peninsula, with its white walls and blue doors and windows. The beauty of everything, the softness of colours and light, the cool summer climate create an atmosphere that holds it all back. You will have the sweet fish lunch near the beach of the medina.

Essaouira is the place where the sea and dreams are infinite, where ancient stories are marked on the small port, on the Vauban fort, and the maze of streets hides so many tales. Spend the night in a Riad or hotel in Essaouira.

Day 11 : Essaouira – Casablanca

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for a last walk in the Medina of Essaouira, before leaving for Casablanca

Transfer to Casablanca’s Mohamed V International Airport for your return flight.

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11 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes – Marrakech – Merzouga Desert