7 days Casablanca tour to Fes and Marrakech
Day 1: Casablanca Airport – Rabat
Pick up at Casablanca airport upon arrival of your flight. We will visit the Hassan II Mosque which is located on Boulevard Sidi and is the highest temple in Africa and the second largest in the world. We will leave for Rabat. Visit the city of Rabat and its monuments: Alcazaba de los Oudayas, the royal tomb Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Hassan Tower. accommodation in riad with breakfast.
Day 2: Rabat – Meknés – Fez
Breakfast and departure to Meknés: Its medina and the vestiges of the royal palace have been the reason for Meknes to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A walk through the walls of the medina will allow you to appreciate all its beauty. Later visit to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, to continue the road to Fez. Arrival in Fez overnight and accommodation in a riad with breakfast.
Day 3: Visit the medina of Fez
After a rich breakfast at the Riad, we begin our guided tour of the new part of the city of Fez, where we approach the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter (Mellah), then we will go to a viewpoint where we can observe the entire medina from the South Tower and a few Mosques. Then we will have to walk through the medina, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will walk through its winding streets in which the only means of transport for cargo are donkeys. You will see up close the work of potters, forgers, tanners, craftsmen of the loom, etc., the bustle of its people will transport us centuries ago. You will find what is considered the oldest university in the world in which the study of Arabic and religion are its essence, as well as buildings so beautiful that you would never think they were in the middle of that world. We will notice that it is a medieval city and that time has stood still. This experience is truly unique. A marvel! Accommodation in Riyadh.
Day 4: Fez – Erfoud – Merzouga
Breakfast in your riad and departure to the desert. crossing the cedar forests of Azrou and the landscapes of the Middle Atlas mountains. Stop for lunch and continue touring the Ziz Valley: What was originally just a river that timidly eroded the rock of the mountains, is today an immense palm grove greater than 20 kilometers in length, and with more than 18,000 palms. We access the desert through the town of Erfoud, you can receive a guided visit to the fossil cooperative to discover the secrets of the stone treaty from extraction to obtaining the product. At this point we leave the asphalt behind to take the dirt track along the 50 km that will lead us to our final destination: the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Upon arrival at the hotel in the desert, our dromedaries await us to depart on a route of an hour and a half, making our way through the dunes, until we reach the heart of the desert to contemplate the beautiful sunset. Wrapped in the Great Dune, and enjoying the music of the drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you will be able to contemplate the immense sky of stars and sleep in tents
Day 5: Merzouga – Todra – Dades Valley
We will wake up early in the morning, to be able to contemplate another great spectacle between the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: the sunrise. Again you will go up in your dromedaries to make another route back to the hotel. After a hearty breakfast and shower, we continue our way to Rissani. We will walk through what is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in the area, and one of the largest in the south of the country, where all kinds of artisan products, food and animals are traded. We continue to the Todra Gorges, north of Tinghir, where you can take a pleasant walk through its imposing canyon with walls of more than 200 meters of altitude until the source of the Todra River. We finish the day arriving at the Dades Valley. Free time to stroll through the valley gardens. Accommodation in the Dades Valley and dinner at the hotel.
Day 6: Dades Valley – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Marrakech. On the way we will cross the Valley of the Roses and the city of Ouarzazate. Spectacular scenery that will take us to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, famous for being the setting for more than twenty films, such as “Babel”, “Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia ”… Free visit of this impressive fortified town, where you can stroll contemplating the many craft shops (paint with spices, jewels, carpets) until you reach the barn that crowns the kasbah. We will continue to Marrakech, on the way we will cross the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the port of Tizi n’Tichka, the highest road point in the country (2260m), making our way between numerous villages of Berber nomads that inhabit the mountains. Spectacular landscape that the city of Marrakech will take us. Arrival in Marrakech. Accommodation in riad.
Day 7: Marrakech – Airport
Breakfast and free morning until the agreed time, transfer to the airport where we will accompany you to check in your bags and show you the boarding gate, agree that it is advisable to stay 2 hours in advance, our services end here and the end of the trip.
– 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning
– English speaking driver/guide
– Camel trekking
– Night in Desert camp
– Meals (at noon)