Merzouga golden dunes

Morocco Circuit (from/to Casablanca)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Morocco curcuit, starting and ending in Casablanca
  • Imperial cities of Morocco
  • Exploring Sahara desert

DESCRIPTION

Day 1: Casablanca

Today we start our private Morocco circuit, and we explore Casablanca’s best cultural places. Our Casablanca tour includes visit of the Hassan ll Mosque, and after dinner we spend the night in local riad / hotel in Casablanca.

Day 2: Casablanca – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

Our tour continues by visiting the Romain ruins of Volubilis. Then we continue to Fes, where we spend a night in local riad / hotel.

Day 3: Exploring Fes – guided tour

We discover Fes  by walking in the medina. Fes is the oldest imperial city, founded by Idriss II. Fes is also the tradition centre of the Arab-Muslim culture. You can explore the Mosque of the Andalusians, also famous tanneries, the Medersas. We will visit also the new part of the city. Overnight in hotel/ riad.

Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga desert

After breakfast we go towards Ifrane, also known as “Switzerland of Morocco”. We continue to Midelt, and then we pass along the Ziz valley to reach the city of Erfoud, famous for its local fossil products. Afterwards we go to Rissani and explore its souk. Finally we arrive in Merzouga, where we stay in desert hotel.

Day 5: Merzouga desert and camel trek to desert camp

After breakfast, we will explore desert area of Merzouga visiting the village of Khamlia, famous for its musicians. We will have a lunch with nomad people. We will prepare for our camel ride across the dunes. Once we reach desert camp, we explore desert area , have dinner at the campfire and enjoy traditional Berber dinner. We spend this night in desert tents.

Day 6: Merzouga desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges

Early in the morning , our camel guide will wake you up to watch the sunrise in the dunes of Merzouga. After that we ride the camels back to the village. After a refreshing shower and delicious breakfast in the riad, we’ll head to Rissani, Tinghir, and we reach Todra gorges, which is the highest, narrowest gorge in Morocco. Here we may hike within the valley. After lunch in the gorge, we will continue to the Dades valley, where we’ll enjoy sand castles and also the rock formations called “monkey toes”. We stay in Dades Gorges in a local hotel.

Day 7: Dades Gorges –  Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast we drive towards Ouarzazate, passing the “way of the thousand Kasbahs”. We will stop at Kalaat Mgouna, which is the centre of roses valley, where we may visit the local cooperative for roses products. Afterwards we go on to Ait Ben Haddou. The UNESCO-protected kasbah has been built by Et Hami El Glaoui by the 19th century. We cross Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass at 2260m over the High Atlas mountains. Arrival in Marrakech.

Day 8: Marrakech guided tour

You will explore main attractions and monuments of the city, including famous Jamma el Fna square, Kotubia mosque, souks, palaces, museums. We explore also the new part of the city, called Gueliz, the gardens of Menara and Majorelle. Overnight in Marrakech in local hotel.

Day 9: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech

Today we will have a guided tour in the city of Essaouira, located at the tlantic coast, then we return to Marrakech.

Day 10 : Marrakech – Casablanca

 

DURATION:

10 days – 9 nights

TRANSPORT:

4WD jeep or minibus

MEALS:

Dinner and breakfast are included in the price. Lunch and drinks are not included. Please let us know, if you are vegetarian.

PRICE:

Our prices are INDICATIVE and may vary, depending on high or low season, as well as on the size of the group. Ask us about your preferred tours, we are always pleased to offer our cooperation and make you a personalized estimate. All our trips and workshops are subject to change, depending on your needs and wishes.

Included in our price:

  • Tour vehicle with air condition
  • Driver/ guide
  • Fuel
  • Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
  • Camel trekking
  • Overnight in desert camp (breakfast & dinner included)
  • Sandboarding in the dunes

Not included in our price:

  • Flight from/to Casablanca
  • Lunches
  • Drinks