Great Morocco Cultural Tour in 15 From Casablanca
Great Morocco Cultural Tour in 15 From Casablanca
Combining the best of culture and coastal bliss, this 15-day tour from Casablanca ensures that you won’t miss any of the main sights: the imperial cities: Marrakech, Fez, Rabat, and Meknes. The dunes of the Sahara, ancient ruins. Also a few days of rest and relaxation on the Atlantic Coast in Essaouira.
Day 1 : Arrival in Casablanca - Welcome to Morocco!
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to your Casablanca hotel, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on the weather, you may choose to take an optional tour of the Hassan II Mosque. It is one of the largest mosques in the world and its craftsmanship beauty is impressive. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen
After breakfast your 15 days Morocco tour starts here, you will depart for Chefchaouen, Morocco’s famous blue city in the Rif mountains. Along the way, you will stop in Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King, to have lunch and enjoy the beautiful coastal city. After lunch, you will continue to Chefchaouen for an overnight stay. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 3 : Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez
After breakfast, you will depart in the morning for the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You’ll spend the morning exploring the 2,000-year-old ruins and getting a glimpse of life during the Roman Empire. Lunch will be taken in Meknes, one of the imperial cities of Morocco. After lunch, your guide will take you on a tour of Meknes and then head to Fez, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 4 : Sightseeing tour of Fez with a local guide
After breakfast, you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the largest walled cities in the world. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, heaps of spices, intricately woven Berber rugs and many other Moroccan art objects. A visit to the Royal Palace, tanneries and potters are just some of the places she will experience. For lunch you will eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the night. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
Day 5 : Fez - Ifrane - Cedar Forest - Ziz Valley - Merzouga
After an early breakfast, you will begin your ascent through the Middle Atlas Mountains. You will spend most of the day riding through beautiful forests, jagged rocks and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin your descent into the Sahara desert. Halfway there, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Upon arrival at the Kasbah in Merzouga, a hot shower or a dip in the pool (depending on the weather) will be a treat after the trip. Dinner will be served in the Kasbah.
Day 6 : Merzouga (Camel ride and night in the Sahara)
You will spend most of the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring the small but interesting desert towns. In the afternoon, you will head in some four-wheel drive vehicles through the arid land towards the majestic sand dunes of the Sahara. You will depart by camel for a 1/2 hour trek into the dunes to watch the sunset. You will spend the night in Berber tents (dinner is included).
Day 7 : Erg Chebbi - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley
After breakfast, you will return by camel to the 4x4s and drive back to Erfoud. From Erfoud, set off behind the High Atlas Mountains en route to the Todra Gorges. In the afternoon, you will take a walk through the imposing Todra Gorges (600 feet high). Picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful drive to southeastern Morocco. You will spend the night in Dades before crossing the High Atlas Mountains. Dinner will be served in the Kasbah.
Day 8 : Dades Valley - Valley of the Roses - Skoura - Ouarzazate
After an early breakfast, you will depart for Ouarzazate along the route of 1000 Kasbahs. If you wish, you can visit the old Kasbahs in the palm groves. A trip to the Dades Gorges is worthwhile while experiencing this amazing natural wonder. Arriving in Ouarzazate, you can visit this southern city, probably more famous now for the movies that have been produced in the area. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 9 : Ouarzazate - Taliouine - Taroudante
Morning departure to the beautiful oasis town of Taliouine, known as the saffron capital of Morocco. Continue to Taroudant, once an ancient regional capital and the first capital city of the Saadian dynasty Located at the intersection of the Souss Valley and the High Atlas Mountains, “little Marrakech” offers a great overview of southern Morocco . Taroudant offers a pleasant environment and a unique product for researchers to rest in the shade of ocher walls and the sweetness of life and the Berber hospitality of Moroccans in a mild climate throughout the year. Visit the remarkably picturesque souks known for Berber money leather, iron, wood, painted wood, pottery and jewelry. Free afternoon.
Day 10 : Taroudant - Agadir - Essaouira
After breakfast, departure to Agadir with its panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on a crescent of sand, Agadir’s wide, shallow beach stretches as far as the eye can see. After lunch in Agadir, our journey continues north to Essaouira, a place with a strong feeling where you explore the Phoenician, Berber, Portuguese, Jewish and French past in the well preserved architecture, with its small alleys and blue whitewashed buildings. painting and charming fishing port that reflects the Portuguese character of the settlers of the 16th century.
Day 11 : Essaouira - Marrakesh
After breakfast, departure to Marrakech through the picturesque inland road with the forest of argan trees that only exists in this region of the world, we stop to take pictures with goats harvesting argan fruits. Then visit an argan oil cooperative run by local women… you can take a tour to learn how argan oil is made, chat with the women and buy treats like homemade soap or ‘Amlou’, a traditional Moroccan jam for take home. Then we continue to Marrakech. Overnight at the hotel/Riad.
Day 12 : Marrakech (Visit The City with a local guide)
Today is a day sightseeing tour of Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city known as the “Pearl of the South” to discover the captivating history and rich cultural heritage of this ancient city, you will visit the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building. in the city, the Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Gardens.
You will explore the souks and the world famous place Djemaa El Fna which offers various entertainments (storytellers, water vendors, acrobats, snake charmers, magicians, musicians, orange juice vendors, BBQ outdoor food stalls. It is optional have a fancy dinner at a local restaurant.
Enjoy the fantasy show that includes horse shows, folk troops from different Moroccan regions, and belly dancers. Overnight.
Day 13 : Marrakesh
Free morning to walk around the medina. Optional half-day excursion to the nearby Ourika Valley Heading south from Marrakech to experience authentic traditional Berber life.
Day 14 : Marrakesh - Casablanca
After a relaxed morning, your last day of travel will take you back to Casablanca. For those who want more time in Marrakech, feel free to leave in the early afternoon. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 15 : Casablanca - Airport
You will be transferred to the airport for your departure depending on the time of your flight.