Tours in Morocco: 16 days to explore Morocco cities and desert
Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat
Our experience team give you a occasion to explore the authentic of Morocco.
This trip begin at Mohamed V airport in Casablanca. We will visit the famous and the biggest Mosque in Africa, Hassan II, which was built between 1987 and 1993.
This will be a golden opportunity to see the skilful work of Moroccan artisans, revealing the richness and beauty of their handicraft. After the visit, we will make our way to Rabat, the capital of Morocco.
We will visit the Royal Gates built in 1864, and enjoy the charming garden of Challa, surrounded by walls and beautiful defensive gates, built between 1310 and 1330. Later we will stop at Mohamed V Museum built in 1972, and we will visit the tombs of Moroccan kings Mohammed V, who died in 1962. Hassan II who died in 1999, the tomb of Moulay Abdullah the uncle of Mohammed VI and Hassan Tower which was built in 12th century.
Day 2 : Rabat – Chefchaouen
Before heading to Chefchaouen we will explore Oudaya Kasbah which was built in 12th century and served as a military base for the Almorabits army in their defence against the Spanish army.
The roof of the Kasbah allows a stunning view of the surrounding area. You will also get to see the 240 km long Abi-Regrag river, located in western Morocco between Rabat and Sala.
We will then drive to Chafchaouen through the cities of Khnetra and Sidi Kasim, stopping in Ouazzane, passing by spectacular scenery with cedar, oak and almond trees.
Day 3 : Chefchaouen City tour Guided
Chefchaouen is a spectacular city located between three mountains, the highest, called Chef, which means ‘the head’, is 2050 metres high, the second, called Cha, is 1800 metres high and the the third, Aouen, is 1600 metres high. In Berber language it is called Chefchaouen which translates as “Horns”. Since 2010 it has been one of the UNESCO’s preserved international monuments. The houses are blue and white, with narrow streets, which you will have the opportunity to walk around.
Day 4 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes
After breakfast we will depart at 9:00 am and journey northeast towards Meknes. We will have a break for lunch close to Ouazzane before arriving at Volubilis, the largest Roman ruins in Morocco, adorned by beautiful mosaics. This historical place will take you back to the Roman period. We will visit the mausoleum of Moulay driss Zerhoune, in the centre of Meknes, before making our way to our hotel where we will overnight and have dinner.
Day 5 : Meknes – Fes
We will begin our day with a visit to the granary at Sahrige Swani, which was used to store provisions for the army. We will also visit the royal palace and Moulay Ismail mausoleum. We will enter the medina via the largest gates, Bab Mansour, built in 1732, passing the square of Saht Lhdim (a smaller version of Jamaa el Fna square). We will then drive to Fes where we will overnight with dinner in a hotel.
Day 6 : Fes City Tour Guided
After breakfast we will visit the Royal Palace Gate (Seven Gates), where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the medina, from the southern tower.
We will then discover Fes’ handicrafts and the art of pottery making, view marvelous mosaics and hear tales of times gone by.
We will explore together the old Medina; walking through the small alleyways (more than nine thousand). It is a great opportunity to see the Koranic school of Elmadrasa Elboananiya or Madrasat Echaratine which make Fes the intellectual and cultural capital of the kingdom.
A great way to discover Fes will be with a delicious dinner, enjoying local music and belly dancing.
Day 7 : Fes A free day to explore Fes by yourselves (free day).
Day 8 : Fes – Ifran – Azrou – Medilte – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Merzouga
After breakfast, we will continue our way across the Atlas Mountains passing by Ifran; a famous European style ski resort and city. We will then make our way to Azrou, where we will see the forest of cedar trees, inhabited by Magot monkeys. We will drive to Midelt, for lunch, where each June the festival of apples takes place.
After lunch we will cross Ziz Valley, which is characterised by date and palm trees. We will stop at the famous dam of Hassan Eddakhil built during the French protectorate. We will have dinner and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 9 : Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Erg Chebbi Desert
After breakfast we will head further into the Sahara desert and discover the charm of the dunes, making our way to Khamlia to see Gnaoua and enjoy the Gnaoua music. We will stop for lunch and take a camel ride to enjoy the sunset over the sand dunes. The night will be spent in the middle of Sahara desert sleeping in a Berber tent.
Day 10 : Erg Chebbi – Arfoud – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge
We will get up early to watch the sunrise before returning to the hotel for breakfast. After that we will continue our way passing by a traditional system of underground irrigation in the south east of Morocco known as Elkhatarat.
We will have lunch in either Touroug or Tinjedad and get to see the now dormant anti Atlas volcanoes. We will visit Todra Gorge where we will enjoy a short walk between the cliffs before heading to Dades Gorge, where we will spend the night.
Day 11 : Dades Gorge – Rose Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast we head to the Valley of 1000 Kasbahs, passing by green fields, fig, walnut, almond and pomegranate trees, and on to the colorful Rose Valley, famous for its rose water which is used in beauty products. The locals celebrate the Rose Festival here each year. The Damaskin rose was brought to this area by Berbers on their way back from pilgrimage. We will stop at Amridil Kasbah, built in the 17th Century, before crossing the palmeraie of Skoura, arriving in Ouarzazate, where we will overnight in a hotel with dinner.
Day 12 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Ouarzazate is a beautiful city located in the south east of Morocco, known as the Hollywood of Africa. We will stop here for a while before continuing to Ait ben Haddou village, where we will explore the famous Kasbah preserved by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1987. The films ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ were filmed here. We will take a 40 minute walk around the village, before continuing our journey across the gorgeous Ounila Valley to reach Telouat Kasbah. Afterwards we will continue our way across the stunning High Atlas (Tizi-n-Tichka, 2260 metres high), to the city of Marrakech.
Day 13 : Marrakech Full day City Tour Medina
You will be with a local guide who will escort you around this beautiful city, visiting historical monuments:
the gorgeous Bahia palace built in 19th century, the 17th century Saadian tombs, the Koranic School of Ben Youssef, and the Koutoubia mosque built in 12th century.
You will also visit the famous Souks; a great place for shopping where you can buy presents for your family, friends or yourselves. You will have free time to enjoy a mint tea or coffee in one of the restaurants or cafes where you can get amazing panoramic views of Jamaa El Fna square.
Day 14 : Marrakech you will enjoy Hammam
A free day to explore Marrakech by yourselves. Visit the new city of Gueliz, treat yourself to a Hammam and spa. or visit the beautiful Majorelle Gardens built by the French artist Jacques Majorelle, and Menara Gardens built in 12th century.
Day 15 : Marrakesh – Essaouira
Day Tour from Marrakesh to Essaouira, also known as Mogador, is a small city on the Atlantic coast. We will explore the old Medina, visit the port and the handicraft and jewelry quarter. Essaouira is a wonderful place to visit, one of UNESCOs World Heritage sites, 170 km from Marrakech. It is located on the Atlantic coast, and is known for the Gnaoua festival that takes place every year, for three days during the first week of June.
There are approximately 500 Berber families living in Essaouira now. During the 15th century, Essaouira was occupied by the Portuguese, who established trading here. Essaouira is a beautiful place where you can enjoy walking along the beach, and exploring the old Medina. With visits to the port, handicrafts complex, Moroccan Jewelers and the market this is a great place to buy souvenirs. For wonderful panoramic views then Skalla, close to the sea, is the place to be. Enjoy a delicious fish lunch in a local restaurant.
Day 16 : Essaouira – Marrakech or Casablanca airport
Transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport.
16 days tours in Morocco cities and desert
– 4×4 vehicles with driver.
– Airline tickets.
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