6 days Casablanca Marrakech desert trip
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez
At the indicated time we will be waiting at the Casablanca airport, we will go to Rabat, the administrative capital of the country, for a brief panoramic tour of the exteriors of the Royal Palace and its gardens, the Hassan II tower and the Mohamed V Mausoleum, We will continue to Meknes to visit the city linked to the name of Moulay Ismail, the great sultan of the Alouita dynasty. We will visit the walled Medina, the Bab Mansour gate and the Hedim square. 27 km from Meknés are the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, a stop to get to know Volubilis. In the afternoon we will travel to Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco. Accommodation at the Hotel / Riad.
Day 2: Fez – World Heritage Site – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt
Guided tour of the oldest of the imperial cities of Morocco. Founded in 808 AD as the first political, religious and cultural capital. We will begin the visit through the Golden doors of the Royal Palace. Later, from a high point we will observe the wall that encloses an impressive and old Medina. That then we will walk on foot experiencing the sensations that it awakens. We will discover mosques and madrassas and religious places until we reach the tanners’ quarter. Free time for lunch and we will continue visiting the artisan neighborhood. They brought their knowledge from Spain and have maintained the Andalusian art and style to this day giving Fez the deserved name of the city of artisans. At 1:00 p.m. we will finish the visit and continue to Ifrane, (called the Moroccan Switzerland), we will arrive at the cedar forest. Obligatory stop to see monkeys in freedom We will continue to Midelt. Courtesy dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 3: Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will cross the port of Tizi -n-Talghomt on the way to Erfoud we will have a panoramic view of the Ziz Valley with its palm groves and gorges. We will arrive at Erfoud to reach the great dunes of Merzouga and Erg Chebbi. We will change the traction of the 4 × 4 for that of the animal traction. The camels that at a slow pace will take us to the tents, crossing the wide expanse of golden sand we will enjoy the wonderful landscape that the sunset in the desert offers us. This night will be special. We will sleep in the dunes in nomadic tents (Jaimas) as the Berbers do. Here we will enjoy a Berber dinner, music and appreciate the spirit of the desert with an indescribable starry sky as rarely seen. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
After breakfast, we will leave for Rissani to visit the market and its famous donkey parking lot. It is a unique place, where all the tribes and nomads of the desert come to supply themselves. Then we will move to Erfoud where we will visit the fossil quarries older than 380 million years. We will continue until we reach the famous Todra Gorges, a favorite place for climbers and trekking enthusiasts. We will finish our tour in the Dades Valley. Courtesy dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 5: The Dades Valley – The Valley Of The Roses – Ksar Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will leave for the Dades Valley through the “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs”. We will pass through the Valley of the Roses where its inhabitants make creams, soaps and rose water and after Ouarzazate we will visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). In this spectacular setting, several famous films have been shot, such as Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penélope Cruz. At the end we will pass through the port of Tizi N’tichka that reaches its maximum point at 2,260 meters above sea level, thus you will have the opportunity to appreciate the oases and palm groves, the many Kasbahs and the landscape of the Middle Atlas. We will walk through the quiet of the mountains where you can appreciate the lifestyle of the Berbers. At each step we will discover a new scene of daily life. We will arrive in Marrakech. Accommodation at the Hotel / Riad.
Day 6: End of the Circuit and Transfer to the Airport
After breakfast at the Riad and at the indicated time, transfer to the airport to take a flight to your city of origin. End of our experience.
– 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning
– English speaking driver/guide
– Camel trekking
– Night in Desert camp
– Meals (at noon)