10 Days to Merzouga from Casablanca
10 Days to Merzouga from Casablanca 10 Days to Merzouga from Casablanca
The 10 Days to Merzouga from Casablanca . The latter is known as the largest city in Morocco, and it is considered the economic and business center of Morocco. Also, it has the largest mosque in Morocco, the Hassan II mosque, which we will visit on this tour. Not to mention that we will explore the capital of Morocco Rabat and Meknes city, the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Besides to Fes, the visit the Switzerland of Morocco(Ifran), the cedar forest in Azrou and Ziz valley.
After that, we will head to the golden sand dunes of Merzouga, Dades gorges in Boumalne, Rose valley. Moreover, we will explore the Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou, and Glaoui in Telouet. Finally, we will visit the city of Marrakech, and so many amazing Berber sites. We will make stops to take pictures of the splendid panoramic nature sceneries in every interesting spot.10 days from Casablanca via Merzouga 10 days from Casablanca via Merzouga
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes.
On the first day of the 10 DAYS FROM CASABLANCA VIA MERZOUGA , we will visit the Hassan II mosque. After that, drive along the coastline to Rabat the capital of Morocco where you can visit the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. Then we head to the Ismaili capital Meknes. Dinner and overnight in a riad.
Day 2: Meknes – Volubilis – Fes.
Today in the morning, we will be exploring the city of Meknes. The Ismaili capital of Morocco, famous for its magnificent Mansour gate or “Bab Mansour” built by the sultan Ismail. In front of the gate lies El Hdim square, similar to Jamaa El Fna in Marrakech. We will visit as well the ancient royal granary and stables.
After that, we go to explore the Sahrij Souani, Kara the underground prison, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Then we leave Meknes to visit the ancient city of Volubilis. The well preserved Roman empire ruins, containing so many mosaics all over the place, which makes it a large piece of art. After that, we will drive to Fes. Dinner and overnight at a fancy riad.
Day 3: Fes-Fes.
After breakfast, you will be exploring Fes the cultural capital and one of the most important religious centers of the country. Its university is considered the oldest in the world. A guided tour will be organized for you to the old Medina, the oldest and most beautiful in Morocco. Almost unchanged since the Middle Ages and declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bab Boujloud or the Blue gate of Fez is the entrance to Medina or what it looks like a labyrinth of streets and alleyways. In the middle lies the Kairouine mosque and university, which you will visit along with: the Madrasa Bouanania, the Tanneries, and the Najjarine fountain. Then we leave the Medina to visit the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, and the Royal Palace gate. In the afternoon, we drive to a fortress overlooking the Medina to enjoy an amazing panoramic view. Dinner and overnight at the same riad.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Merzouga.
After breakfast, we leave Fez heading south, crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains and enjoy its breathtaking landscapes. We will visit the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane, the cedar forest in Azrou where we meet the barbarian apes and have the chance to feed them. Then we drive along the Ziz valley and the palm groves of Tafilalet and stop on a place overlooking the Ziz valley.
Thereafter, we pass through a few more Berber villages to reach Merzouga Desert. You switch to camels and cross the dunes to the heart of the desert on the way a stop will be made to witness the beautiful sunset. At the campsite, you will be enjoying the music of drums, Moroccan dinner, the vast open sky of shiny stars, and sleeping in a nomadic Berber tent
Day 5: Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Erg Chebbi.
After breakfast, we dedicate the whole day exploring the Merzouga region. First, we take a look at an old eyeliner mine, then we pay a visit to the nomads, who are living in tents in the middle of nowhere, drink mint tea and learn their way of living. Then we head to the village of Khamlia and meet its people originating from Mali, and enjoy their Gnaoua music. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani.
After that, we take a look at Merzouga wildlife lake. In the afternoon start your camel trip into the middle of the dunes, on the way a stop will be made to witness the beautiful sunset. In the campsite, you will be enjoying the music of drums, Moroccan dinner, and see the vast open sky of shiny stars and sleep in a nomadic Berber tent
Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges.
Wake early morning, to make sure not to miss the amazing sunrise. Return on camels to Merzouga. After breakfast, we head to Erfoud town, well known for its excavating and Manufacturing, and visit one of its marble workshops. Then drive through the palm groves of Tourog and Tinjdad to reach Todra Gorges, and wander in its magnificent canyon. The last destination of the day is the Dades gorges. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in a hotel
Day 7: Dades Gorge – El Kelaa Magona – Skoura – Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, we take a walk in the Dades gorge and explore the area of the Dades valley. Then continue through El Kelaa Magona, Valley of the roses, and the Skoura oasis to arrive early evening in Ouarzazate.
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakech.
After breakfast, we visit the city of Ouarzazate and take a look at the studios before we depart to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou a World Heritage Site and the scene for filming famous movies including “Gladiator “ and series such as Game Of Throne. Then we visit the Kasbah el Glaoui in Telouet village, cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and enjoy the sceneries of the high Atlas mountains all the way to Marrakech. Dinner and overnight in a riad
Day 9: Marrakech -Marrakech.
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour to explore the city of Marrakech. Visit the historic Menara gardens of olive trees surrounding a large central lake, Majorelle garden, Bahia palace, the Koutoubia mosque which is very similar to the Giralda of Seville. Then the Saadian tombs, famous for its delicate decorations and pure architectural lines. Walk in the alleys of the different quarters of the Souk. Conclude the day in Jamaa El Fna square. Dinner and overnight in a riad.
Day10: Marrakech – Casablanca.
Tours end in Casablanca
THE PRICE INCLUDE:
Private vehicle with A/C
•Experienced Driver English speaker
•Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
•Camel Excursion & Night in the Desert ( Camel Per Person)
•Sandboarding in the dunes
Not Included :