10 Days from Casablanca Grand Tour Morocco
August 2, 2017
2 Days from Fez to the desert of Merzouga
August 3, 2017

11 Days City Desert Essaouira from Casablanca

Day 1 Casablanca-Rabat

We will pick you up at your hotel, after breakfast, to take you on a tour of CASABLANCA.
 We will visit the most emblematic places of the city of CASABLANCA.
The mosque of Hassan II is undoubtedly the most important point of the city. The mosque has the highest minaret in the world (more than 200 meters) and is the third largest on the planet.
In Morocco it is the only mosque that non-Muslims can visit.
Its symmetrical adornments combine tradition and modernity of Moroccan art.
It is a really spectacular building.
We will walk along the Boulevard de la Corniche, the Park of Nations, the Place de Mohamed V ….
We will start RABAT, capital of Morocco. This is where we will take lunch.
In the afternoon, we will take a panoramic tour of the exteriors of the Royal Palace and its gardens, the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V.
At night, rest at your hotel.

Day 2: Rabat- Meknes- Roman Ruins of Volubilis-Fez

After breakfast, we will transfer to the city of MEKNES.
We will visit MEKNES. Very calm city, very beautiful and divided in the ville nouvelle built by the French and the old part where is the medina and the imperial ville of Mulay Ismai
MEKNES, was the capital of Morocco during the 55 years that Sultan Mulay Ismail commanded.
We will visit the medina, the Bab Mansour Gate, the Jedim Square, the Great Mosque, the Bou Inania Madrasa and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum, of course we will take a tour of the souks.
After lunch, we will go to VOLUP. It is the most important archaeological site in the country. Nowadays, VOLUCABILIS allows as few places in the world to imagine in detail the life of the Romans.
In the evening we will arrive at FEZ. Accommodation in the hotel of your choice.

Day 3: Fez

After breakfast, we will visit FEZ.
FEZ, a city full of mystery and magnificence, is the most complete medieval medina in the Arab world, treasures world-famous monuments, thousands of winding streets and hundreds of palaces and mansions. UNESCO declared FEZ, World Heritage Site.
We will visit, among other places, the Attarine madrasa, the Karaouine Mosque, the tanners, the Meridines tombs, and the souks.
We will spend all day in FEZ and also the night. You’ll see it’s worth it.

Day 4 Fez- Ifrane -Azrou- Merzouga

We will cross the Middle Atlas with its mountains and plateaus covered with cedars.
On the way we will pass by IFRANE, it is the rarest “oasis” of Morocco: suddenly, and without warning appears in the middle of the country a place where it is cold, with a perfectly straight line, very clean, with houses with orange roofs Alpine style. There is no hustle in the street, no souks. It’s going to look like we’re not in Morocco.
The village is full of parks and lakes. They call it “the Moroccan Switzerland”
We will find in one of its parks the famous sculpture in the shape of a lion’s head that is the symbol of the locality.
To 17 km to the south, we will find the city of AZROU, a Berber city that is located in the crossing between the routes of Meknes, Fez, Jenifra and Midelt. Due to its location, one of the most important markets of the Middle Atlas is celebrated.
At 13km you will find the amazing monkey forest, where you can observe closely and feed these sociable animals.
We will follow route through MIDELT, place where we will stop for lunch.
Before arriving at this town, we will cross a volcanic plain covered with pumice stone.
Following the road, we will arrive at VALLE DEL ZIZ. Here is the largest oasis not only of Morocco, but of all Africa: the TAFILALT
We will stop in the village of ERFOUD, famous for the museum of fossils and minerals.
At the end of the valley we will find the MERZOUGA dune sea.
We will change the car for camels to go to ERG CHEBBI.
We will contemplate the sunset in the dunes. We will be walking in the ERG CHEBBI, a superb cordon of golden dunes that penetrate in the immensity of the Sahara.
We will spend the night in a Berber tent “haima”, we will dine around the fire with music of drums and contemplating the starry sky.

Day 5º. Merzouga-Rissani- Gorges of the Todra- Valley of the roses- Gorges of the Dades

Even if you have to get up early, you can not miss the sunrise in the dunes.
We will leave with camels to the hotel, we will have breakfast and a good shower.
Following the route, we will find the village of RISSANI.
 In the Middle Ages was the capital of the region of Tafilalt was the mythical city of Sijilmansa (near its ruins today rises the city of Rissani).
It was one of the first cities of Morocco. The city was the starting point of the present dynasty that reigns today in Morocco.
We will visit the fortress of Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif; fortress from where the Alawites departed. Today it is the mausoleum of Moulay Ali ash-Sharif.
RISSANI is today a beautiful and quiet town of adobe.
The market is held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, in the can see a large animal fair, especially donkeys.
Following the route, we will stop along the way to have lunch at TINERGHIR.
In the afternoon, we will go to the GORGAS DEL TODRA, where about 15 km from Tinerghir, the relief forms a kind of funnel in which between two very high walls of red stone, the river flows meekly.
We will take a tour of this wonderful place.
Here we will spend the night.

Day 6: Dades Gorges – Valley of roses – Ouarzazate.

Following the route you will see a lot of adobe kasbas that combine with the landscape of palm trees and reddish mountains.
We will go parallel to the river Dades, we will see some very curious rocks called “monkey fingers”. Here we will stop so they can walk, take photos, rest from the car ….
We will find ourselves in the GARGANTAS DEL DADES.
 We will be seeing an arid landscape of limestone and volcanic rocks that from time to time becomes a paradise of palm trees and vegetation when you reach an oasis.
Following the route, we will arrive at KELAAT M’GOUNA, the place is known as the VALLE DE LAS ROSAS.
In this area, roses grow everywhere.
The town has a distillery where rose water is made, we can visit it and if you want you can buy in addition to rose water, all kinds of products derived from roses.
We will stop at the oasis of SKOURA and enjoy lunch.
Finally, we will arrive at OUARZAZATE, where we will stay.

 Day 7: Ouarzazate- Marrakech

After breakfast we will continue our route to MARRAKECH.
 We will visit the “Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah”, a spectacular fortification protected by UNESCO and located in one of the most beautiful and best preserved adobe villages in Morocco.
There have been filmed several famous films like: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, JESUS ​​OF NAZARET, GLADIATOR, THE PRINCE OF PERSIA ….
We will follow the road until we reach the village of TELOUET where we will take the lunch and then we will visit the Kasbah of Glaoui.We will make a route passing through the mountain pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2200 m altitude) and crossing the Atlas mountains, we will arrive in MARRAKECH.
We will take you to the hotel of your choice.

Day 8: Marrakech

It is in MARRAKECH that Africans and Arabs have crossed with greater fortune. MARRAKECH is manorial, bustling and with a couple of places to retreat, perhaps has the best hotels in Africa.
You can find historical vestiges, stroll through the best souks in the country.
The most identifiable monument of MARRAKECH is the Koutoubia minaret, a beautiful tower that, because of its proportions and decoration, is one of the most perfect that can be seen in the Arab world.
The mosque, is one of the largest in the western Muslim.
The step is forbidden to non-Muslims.
The tower was erected in times of Yacoub Al Mansour (between 1184 and 1199).
It measures 70 meters and the highest part is finished by three balls, the greater of two meters of diameter. The ones we contemplate today are of bronze; but it is believed that at the time of its construction were of gold.
You will be able to visit Ibn Youssef Madrasa (a Qur’anic school founded in the middle of the 14th century), Ibn Yousef Mosque, El Badi Palace, Saadis Tombs, Bahia Palace, Tanners’ Quarter and Majorelle Garden.
At lunch you can savor a typical Moroccan meal.
– In the afternoon, I advise you to walk around the medina and admire and buy in the souks.
They will undoubtedly spend a lot of time in the famous Jemaa el Fna square, an enormous area full of activity, spectacles, snake charmers, ointment sellers, henna tattoo artists … You must discover it yourself ….
In the evening, enjoy dinner and nightlife in MARRAKECH.

Day 9: Marrakech- Essaouira

After breakfast, we will leave for ESSAUIRA.
The waves crash against the walls of the harbor castle, while the gulls flutter around the old walls.
ESSAUIRA is the most romantic coastal city in Morocco.
We will visit the fishing port where the fish is auctioned every day.
We will also visit the old port of Mogador or “port of Tombuctu” as it was known in the nineteenth century for its character as a commercial point between black Africa, South America and Europe. As well as the beautiful square Moulay Hassan, the souk … and many more.
We will take lunch in the port where there are food stalls that open the appetite to anyone.
At dusk, you can see the sunset in the Atlantic Ocean.
Overnight at ESSAOURA.

Day 10: Essaouira-Safi-Oualidia- El Jadida-Casablanca

We will leave ESSAOUIRA after breakfast to CASABLANCA, passing by the road of the Atlantic coast.
We will pass by SAFI, OUALIDIA, in this place we will stop to take the lunch.
Weather permitting, they can bathe on the beach. OUALIDIA is one of the quietest beaches in this region. It is a small paradise.
By the way, we will find the city of EL JADIDA, was dominated by the Portuguese for 250 years, we will visit the medina and the old cistern.
At night we will arrive at CASABLANCA.
We will have dinner and stay at your hotel.

Day 11: Casablanca

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. And … soon friends.

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