11 Days casablanca to atlas desert tour

Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat
As soon as you arrive in Casablanca, will be welcomed , assisted at the airport and driven to your hotel in Rabat, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Then a visit to the Medina (old city), where you will find stone and white washed buildings , dark-wood studded doors, the Great Mosque, entirely rebuilt in the late 19th century; the Hassan Tower, dominating the skyline with its intricate stonework; the Mohamed V Mausoleum housing the onyx tomb of the late king and the ramparts of Mechouar encircling the Royal Palace and back for the night in a hotel.

Days 2-3: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Fes:
Morning departure for Meknes, the Imperial City of Sultan Moulay Ismail, including visits to its Medina, or old city, and Bab El Mansour, the monumental gateway and main entrance to this 17th century city. Next day, stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis , the finest archaeological site in Morocco with its mosaics, temples and triumphal arch, on your way to the village of Moulay Idress. Which is the holy founder of the first indigenous Islamic kingdom of Morocco. Continue to your hotel/riad in Fes.

Day 4 : Fes – Guided tour
Entire day sightseeing in Fes, the oldest of the Imperial Cities, founded in 790 A.D. Visit the medieval Medina; the Karaouiyne Mosque, whose central aisle is embellished with elaborate floral and Kufic script carved into the plaster; and the colorfully tiled Nejjarine Fountain. Don’t miss the fascinating Islamic universities, including the Abou Anania and the Attarine. Finally, browse the souks (markets) of Fes, the most fascinating in all of Morocco.

Day 5: Fez :
A citadel of magnificence. This old city is irresistible as it unfolds in every narrow alley, wide street, old or new medina, palatial houses or hillsides the story of a whole civilization’s treasure, similar to Florence or Athens. From being Morocco’s first capital in 808 AD to becoming the Imperial of all Imperial cities, Fes is a spiritual and cultural center with many facets. Your two day stay in this unmatched splendor will take you back in time while including visiting the oldest university in the world (before Oxford or the Sorbonne).

Day 6: Fes – Atlas – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
Morning departure from Fes to Midelt affording dramatic views of the High Atlas Mountains and modern, urban Errachidia on your way to Erfoud for afternoon check-in at your hotel. The remainder of your day is free. Or if you prefer, live for one night like the Bedouins, in a tent on the dunes of Merzouga, with thousands of stars filling the sky.

Day 7 : Merzouga – Erfoud – Tineghir – Boumalne – Ouarzazate
we wake up before dawn to see and take some photos of the incomparable magic of a desert sunrise over the Merzouga dunes . Morning sightseeing in Erfoud includes the hilltop Bordj East Fort for a panoramic view of the town and the vast Sahara. Depart Erfoud for stops at Tineghir to view the spectacular pink Todra Gorge, Morocco’s “Grand Canyon,” and at rose-perfumed Kelaat M’Gouna and Boumalne. Evening arrival at Ouarzazate, gateway to the Sahara. Check-in at your hotel.

Day 8 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Morning sightseeing in Ouarzazate including a visit to the Kasbah of Tifoultoute, then to the School of Handicrafts, with its stone carvings, pottery, carpets and silver jewelry on display. Before we continue to your hotel in Marrakech, we will stop on the way at Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a picturesque Kasbah (fortified stronghold), appearing like a sandcastle amid a field of almond trees.

Day 9: Marrakech
Entire day sightseeing in fascinating and beautiful Marrakesh, a city blending Berber traditions with Arab renaissance and Western influences. We will find the Tombs of the Saadien Kings, the Dar Si Said Museum, housed in a 19th century palace, the Agdal, Menara Gardens, and the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, towering above the city. Also explore the Bahia and Bedii Palaces, and the tanners and dyers quarters. The visit to Marrakech will be complete after a stop at the Djemma El Fna Square, home to spice sellers, storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters, acrobats, musicians and more. Dinner and night in your hotel.

Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech
After breakfast, depart to Essaouira. The main entrance to this splendid city’s harbor was built in 1184 and called the Porte de la Marine and it is truly an architectural marvel. Sit back, relax and let the beauty of the sandy bay that sweeps to the south of this enchanting town and the wooded hills which dominate the eastern skyline captivate you. Return to Marrakech for dinner and night in your Hotel.

Day 11: Marrakech – Casablanca Airport
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure home, hoping you are taking the best memories of Morocco with you.


Tour Includes :
– English speaking driver
– 4×4 with A & C
– Berber Camp
– Fuel
– Accommodation
– Camel trekking
Not Includes :
– Flights
– Drinks
– Lunch

 

5 DAYS MARRAKECH MOROCCO SAHARA DESERT TRIP

Day 1 : Marrakech – Telouet – Ouarzazate – Agdez:
Morning departure towards High Atlas Tizi-N-tichka Pass which stands at 2260m, via Kasbah of Glaoui in Telouet and crossing the old caravan route in Ounila Valley before arriving at Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortified Kasbah under UNESCO World Heritage protection. We continue the road passing by the Anti-Atlas mountains and the Berber villages of Agdez on the edge of Draa Valley with its millions of palm trees, which is considered the largest one in Morocco. Dinner and night in a Hotel in Agdez.

Day 2 : Agdez – Draa Valley – Nkob – Tazarine – Alnif – M’harech gorges:
After breakfast, we drive through the Draa valley until we reach Tansikht, on the way to Alnif, where we’ll have lunch. We will pass the fabulous palm grove of Nkob with its amazing kasbahs. Afternoon we will drive to the deep south of Morocco towards M’harech canyons, where we will have dinner and night in a traditional Riad .

Day 3: M’harech – Ramlia – Ouzina – Taouz – Khamlia – Merzouga:
After breakfast we start our day through the sandy region of the Oued Ghris, passing the desert villages of Ramlia and Ouzina including lunch on the way. Continuing to Taouz to visit some beautiful petroglyphs and a visit of a unique Gnawa village called Khamlia just before reaching to Erg Chebbi where you will spend the night in the middle of the dunes. Dinner and over night stay in a bivouac with breakfast included.

Day 4 : Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Todra Gorges – Boumalne – Dades Valley:
We will wake up early in the morning for the magical sunrise, before returning on a camel trek to your vehicle. After breakfast in the bivouac , we will depart towards the amazing Tafilalet palm groves passing Rissani town (the ancient capital of the Alaouite sultans) to the town of Erfoud. We then continue west to Todra Gorges with its impressive canyons before returning to Tinghir where we will have lunch and continue to Boumalne Dades passing Tinjdad with its palm groves on the way to Dades valley for dinner and night in a hotel.

Day 5 : Dades Valley – Kalaat Mgouna – Skoura Palm groves – Col of Tizi-n-Tichka – Marrakech:
After breakfast, we will leave Dades valley passing Draa Valley with its Oasis via Kalaat Mgouna, and Skoura Palm groves crossing the Anti Atlas Mountains which stands at 1660m high. The afternoon includes a drive to Marrakech, passing the High Atlas and Tizi-N-Tichka Pass, for the night in your hotel or direct to the airport depending on your flight times..


Tour includes :
– English speaking driver
– 4×4 with A & C
– Berber Camp
– Fuel
– Accommodation
– Camel trekking
Not Includes:
– Flights
– Drinks
– Lunch

 

 

PLAN OF TOUR

4 DAYS : MARRAKECH FES 4X4 DESERT TOUR

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Boumalne – Dades gorge
We will meet you at your riad or hotel at 8 AM. Afterward, We will start our 4 days Marrakech desert tour by departing towards Ouarzazate by passing Tizi-n-tichka Col of ( 2600 Metres ) Altitude. We will stop for lunch in Ouarzazate with a visit to Taourirt Kasbah, ( with the kasbah guide ). Afterwards we will continue our day tour to Boumalne, the Berber village with a green valley and panoramic views. There we will visit Dades Canyons with its high road sight before going to the hotel for Dinner and Night.

Day 2 : Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Merzouga desert dunes
After breakfast, We will leave Dades Gorges and drive to Tinghir, the Palm grove and Jewish quarter. We arrive Todgha Gorges, there we will take a walking visit in between the tall canyons of 300 Metres altitude, We will stop for lunch in Tinjdad village before continuing to the desert of Erg Chebbi, there in the middle of sand dunes we will be welcomed in the Berber tents with cup of tea and Gnawa music folklores. We will take dinner near the fire stock with fire stocks and sleep in the Berber tent.

Day 3 : Camel Trekking for Sunrise – Desert Guided journey
We will wake before dawn for Sunrise Camel trekking, to the top of the sand dunes, there we will take fantastic photos of sunrise before coming back for breakfast in the hotel, get ready for our special desert journey. We will start our journey back the lake of Yasmina. a panoramic lake between the sand dunes and black desert rocks. We will continue to a small palmeraie panorama where a small Berber village is called Tissardmine, There where is the sea animals fossils of 100 million years old, from there we will drive to Khamlia ( Black people village ) which known as Gnawa town. These black people have their house for training the music of their own culture, We will take a visit with a cup of tea included in their house and enjoy a danceable music break. Afterwards, we will go for our booked lunch in a small traditional restaurant, before finishing our journey with a visit to a Nomad family, those who live with their sheep, Goats, and chickens. They preferred to live there because of the green grass and water for their animals and calm life, away from the city noise, we will meet them and take a sit in the tent which is made with camel’s wool. We will return for a shower in the hotel and relax before going for in for dinner in hotel restaurant. Night in the rooms.

Day 4 : Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Erfoud – Azro – Ifrane – Fez
We will wake up early in the morning, to go on our camel trek to watch what will may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel trek back to your riad for breakfast. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes changing with the light as the day progresses, before continuing to Fes via Errachidia along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt. Arrival at Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and a refreshing glass of mint tea then continue our journey to Azrou, a berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, before we stop to see the Barbarian apes in the famous Cedar forest. On the road to Ifrane “the French village” we stop for a picture or a drink then drive to your hotel in Fes where the tour ends. We reach Marrakech around 7 pm.


Tour includes :
– English speaking driver
– 4×4 with A & C
– Berber Camp
– Fuel
– Accommodation
– Camel trekking
Not Includes:
– Flights
– Drinks
– Lunch

MAP OF TOUR

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