We offer the to Morocco visitors and travellers the best options to explore Morocco in depth and to know Moroccan culture and history thoroughly. In general, our Morocco Grand Tour from Casablanca 13 days is recommended for any age, perfect customized for family travellers or couples.
DAY 1: CASABLANCA AIRPORT TO YOUR HOTEL IN CASABLANCA.
You will be welcomed by your driver at the airport of Mohamed 5 in Casablanca then transfer you to your hotel in the city of Casablanca .First night in a hotel .
DAY 2: CASABLANCA TO CHEFCHAOUEN (THE BLEU CITY VIA RABAT ).
You will start the tour around 8:30 Am and start the visit of the Hassan 2 mosque in Casablanca .King Hassan 2 wanted to built a mosque at the most westerly point in the Muslim world .He was assured that this great building ,would ,symbolically speaking ,be the North African equivalent of the status of Liberty .You will also visit the new medina , it is still known as the Quartier Habbous ,lies in the south of Casablanca behind the royal palace and the Boulevard Victor Hugo .And after the visit of this places and also the place Mohammed 5 you will drive straight to Rabat .In rabat ,you will visit the Bab Challah where a small settlement was founded in the 3th century Bc .
Then go the Hassan tower , a minaret known as the Hassan Tower is all that remains of the mosque .The name Hassan (goodness) was bestowed on the tower on the 14th centaury but the reason this was done remains a mystery. You will also visit the Mohamed 5 Mausoleum inside the Hassan mosque then drive to Kasbah of the Oudayas .The Kasbah of the Oudays stands on the south bank of the Bou Regreg estuary .It was named after a garrison of mercenaries from the Oudaya tribes that was set up in Rabat. Lunch in a local restaurant then drive straight to Chefchaouen .
DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN TO FEZ VIA VOLUBILIS AND MEKNES.
After breakfast at your riad , you will discover Chefhcouen by yourself and walk around the bleu streets .And around 10:30 you will meet your drive then drive to Fes via the roman city of Volubilis and Meknes .Two hours away from the bleu city you will stop in Volubilis .It was founed in pre-
Lunch will be in a local restaurant and after that drive to Meknes.This city was founded in the 9 th century when the Zenata Berbers from the Meknassa tribe settled in the fertile Sais plain and a series of small villages sprang up along the banks of the Oued Bou Fekrane.you will start the visit the famous Bab El Mansour ,one of the most beautiful ones in Morocco ,was the last architectural project undertaken on the orders of Moulay Ismail then the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum , the medina ,the grate mosque and the Moulay Ismail granaries .after the visit of Meknes you will drive straight to Fes . Overnight in a riad in the old Medina.
DAY 4: FES TOUR GUIDE WITH A LOCAL GUIDE.
At 9:30 Am you will meet a local guide in the riad and start to explore the oldest of Morocco‘s imperial cities. Fes is an important religious, intellectual and cultural centre .It is also renowned for its traditional crafts, and because of the particularly high reputation of its university it is known by many as the ‘Athens of Africa’. You will start with the royal palace with its ‘tightly closed doors, eggshell façade and pine-
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DAY 5: FEZ TO THE SAHARA DESERT (MERZOUGA) VIA IFRANE , AZROU ,MIDDLE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ,MIDELT , ERRACHIDIA AND ERFOUD .
You will start the journey from Fes around 8:00 .On the way to the desert , there are numerous cities ,towns and villages .You will drive through the Moroccan Swiss style city of Ifrane , stop for a while to walk and to go to the bathroom .And after that ,continue to Azrou from where you will drive east through the cedar forest with monkeys “ Barbary macaque “ , stop for pictures then drive on through a vast plateau with many nomads grazing their cattle in the orchards for almost 2 hours .Lunch in a restaurant in the apple city of Midelt . After the lunch break , you will continue the journey and pass through the Tizi-
Around two hours drive you will reach the city of Errich which where the Ziz River starts and the Ziz valley that punctuate the landscape with their brilliant green palms. With the golden prehistoric valley walls towering above you, and the dusty ancient kashbah’s & ksar dotting the palm groves, the Ziz lends a feel of what it might be like to mix the worlds of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones, making it the perfect place to put on your explorers’ hat and go on an adventure. You will stop for photos in some panoramic views and continue through this scenic, beautiful landscape up to the city of Erfoud then make it straight to the Sahara desert .Just as you get close to the desert, you will see the sand dunes are coming up from the middle of nowhere and when you arrive you will go for a camel trek to spend the night in a camp in the middle of the sand dunes.
DAY 6: SAHARA DESERT TO THE DADES VALLEY VIA RISSANI , TINJDAD AND TODGHA GORGE.
You will wake up early in the morning at the camp to see to sunrise and after that you will ride camels back to a hotel on the edge of the sand dunes. Shower and breakfast at the hotel then drive to the Dades valley. You will start with the visit of Rissani. You will visit the market of Rissani then continue the journey through the Tafilalte oasis .You will stop in Jerf to see the traditional irrigation systems take account of terrain and the amount of rainfall. This systems is called the Khettara technique, canalizes underground water along gently sloping drainage channels.
Lunch in a local restaurant . From a point in the main road in the city of Tinghir, you will make a detour to the Todgha Gorge to enjoy seeing the Limestone Mountains and great landscape also the palm grove on the way. When you arrive the Todgha Gorge, you will walk in for like 30 minutes then make it back to the main road so as to drive straight to the Dades valley.
DAY 7: HIKING AMONG THE VILLAGES IN THE DADES VALLEY.
The Dades Valley is one of Morocco's leading natural wonders with its magnificent limestone cliffs and uniquely shaped erosions that look like monkey's fingers. The Dades Valley has narrow winding roads referred to as the Dades pins which makeup the Dades Gorge. The Dades Gorge itself is surrounded by flowered fields, oasis banks and ancient ksars. In spring time the Dades brims will color and in winter it is dry, somewhat harsh. The Dades is ideal for trekkers who enjoy steep, challenging hiking experiences and for travelers who want a quiet, scenery overnight experience with views. This day will be for trekking and hiking in the Dades valley .
The Dades valley also called the valley of one thousand Kasbahs , brown pise in a verdant valley bathed with winding clear waters of the Dades , the rich ocher of the rocky desert contrasting with mountains tinged with patches of white snow ; the pastel hues of fruits trees blossom : This landscape are enough to inspire anyone to become a painter .You will start in the morning around 9:00 Am , and you will go for a hike in the fields then climb the rocky mountains where the mountain is called the Monkey feet mountain .You will also walk within the villages and see the real life of people .Picnic somewhere in the mountains then trek back to the hotel .You will have a choice as well if you want to spend the second night in a cave in the mountain with a nomad family -
DAY 8: THE DADES VALLEY TO OUARZAZATE VIA THE BOUTGHRARE OFF-
In the morning around 9:00Am or after you come back from the caves in the mountains .You will continue the journey to Ouarzazate . From The Mohdash Kasbah you will drive through an off-
On the way to the Valley of Roses, your driver will stop for you to view the Capp et Forale distillation factories laid out in the small kasbah town that manufacture the entire nations products of “eau de rose”. The rose water and other products such as hand and body soaps, oil, crème perfume and dried flowers are for sale and also popular among Moroccans. The factories produce 3000-
DAY 9: OUARZAZATE TO LGZIERA VIA TALIOUNE , TADROUDANT AND TIZNIT .
You will start the journey at 8:30 AM. In Ouarzazate , you will visit one of the cinema studios then drive straight to the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou , it has been classified by UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural treasures .There was a lot of famous movies shot in this Kasbah like Kingdom of heaven ,Gladiator, the Mummy and many others .And after that you will continue driving to Taznakht .The town was described by Charles de Foucauld in 1883 as “the home of the Khenif (carpet ) ,where the entire population is occupied in weaving and embroidery .You will pass also through Talioune where the best Moroccan saffron comes from .It is harvested at the beginning of winter and picked before sunrise so that the flowers do not wilt .Lunch in a local restaurant than drive straight to Tiznit and Merleft .Overnight in a hotel next to the Atlantic ocean .
DAY 10: MIRLEFT TO ESSAOUIRA VIA LGZERA, SOUS MASSA NATIONAL PARK AND AGADIR .
You will have breakfast at your hotel then go to visit Lgziera .Those who love wide open spaces beside the ocean can walk along some beautiful cliffs punctuated by completely unspoilt beaches, such as Lgzera . You will drive back to the same way up to SIDI Bibi you will go to the Sous Massa National park ,a nature and wildfowl reserve covering an area of 32,500 aces .It is located partly inland and partly on the coast and it is home to many species of birds ,amphibians and reptiles .You will drive also to Agadir where you will have lunch and go for a nice panoramic view in Agadir Oflla . And after that ,you will drive straight to Essaouira , the drive is going to be almost 2 hours and a half from Agadir .
DAY 11: ESSAOUIRA TO MARRAKECH VIA THE ARGAN FOREST AND CHICHAWA.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will start the visit of Essaouira . The journey to this former Portuguese fishing village offers up only a few roadside towns and the occasional Berber village. In the ’60s and ’70s, Essaouira was a pit stop on the hippie trek from Marrakesh. Jimi Hendrix made the pilgrimage, as did Bob Marley and Cat Stevens. Essaouira was the inspiration for Hendrix’s song “Castles Made of Sand”.
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Take a stroll along the town’s sunlit pedestrian main square, Place Prince Moulay el Hassan and the Skala du Port, the fishing harbor, offers breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts. Explore the ramparts and the spice and jewelry souks of the medina. The medina of Essaouira (formerly "Mogador") is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, as an example of a late-
DAY 12: MARRAKECH TOUR GUIDE WITH A LOCAL GUIDE.
Perhaps no city on earth brings to mind a more exotic image of legend and fantasy. Morocco's spiritual and cultural capital is an enchanting, vibrant place, known under many pseudonyms: 'The Red City', 'The City of Blood', or 'The Pearl of the South' to name but a few. On this tour, enjoy a pleasant day sightseeing of Marrakech or the "Pearl of the South». You will start with the place of Dejmaa El Fna, the traditional meeting for the peasants and merchants from the Sous region, the High Atlas and the South, have become the heart of Marrakech. In the mornings this vast square, located on the edge of the souk district and bordered by shops and workshops, are crowded with fruit and spice sellers and metal drinking cups, story tellers, snake charmers and so on. Then head the Iben Youssef Medersa which was built 14 th century, you will enjoy seeing its motifs and its beautiful architecture. and after that going to visit the Bahia palace , El Badi palace , the Saadian tombs and the main souks and visit the Majorelle and Menara gardens and the palm grove with over 10 thousand palm trees. After you finished the tour guide, you will be dropped off by your driver wherever you want.
DAY 13: TRANSFER TO CASABLANCA AIRPORT FROM MARRAKECH.
This day will be for the transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca airport .The drive is almost 3 hours and you need to be at least 2 hours and a half before your departure time.This day will be for the transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca airport .The drive is almost 3 hours and you need to be at least 2 hours and a half before your departure time.
KEEP IN MIND : All our tours from Casablanca are an operated by established Travel specialist based in Morocco. A combination of guided camel tour (if desert are in this itinerary or on your request) and comfortable travel will include standard or luxury accommodation, H.B meals and private driver for your around Morocco journey.
INCLUDED IN TOUR:
* All hotel transfers.
* Travel in comfortable vehicle.
* Local experienced driver.
* Dinner and breakfasts.
* Nights in comfortable hotels / riads and Sahara desert camp.
* Local desert and city Guides.
* Camel ride in Sahara dunes.
* Lunches and drinks.
* Personal expenses.
This tour from Casablanca is available every day.
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