8 days desert tour morocco from tangier to Casablanca Via desert and Kasbahs
Day 1: Tanger / Chefchaouen
Upon arrival in Tangier, depending arrive by ferry or plane you will find the Moroccan driver ,you will depart Towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue city of Morocco in the Rif Mountains. On route, you will See small villages along the route to chefchaouen. You will have a short visittour of this “cool” blue town, tucked away in the mountains. You will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Rif Mountains. Dinner and overnight at the hotel/Riad .
Day 2: Chefchaouen/Volubilis/Meknes/ Fez:
After breakfast, you will depart towards Fez ;one of the Imperial Cities ,we will stop to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire. Lunch will be taken in Meknes one of Morocco’s Imperial cities. After lunch, we will start a visit to Meknes ,The tour begins with a tour of the walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis. We continue exploring the city by the stables (Rua), attics (HERI), and Stud. Stop needed at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail was for a long time the only mosque that non-Muslims could visit in Morocco. It then exits through the famous Bab Mansour El on the vast square Hedim,then you will leave towards Fez,Dinner and Overnight .
Day 3:Fez -Guided Tour:
After Breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. you will visit Mosques including the Quaraouiyine Mosque founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860. Entry is not permitted to non-Muslims ,Fountains including the Nejjarine fountain,Medersas (Koranic schools) founded as early as the 13th century ,Batha Palace now a museum of arts and traditions,Chouwara Tanneries ,Souks including Souk Attarine, one of the liveliest in the city ,Bab Boujloud with its green and blue ceramics ,Mellah and the 17th century Ibn Danan synagogue,also the Kings Palace ,Dinner with Spectacle (Show) in a Nice Restaurant ,overnight in the Hotel /Riad.
Day 4 : Fes / Ifran / Azrou / Medilt / Erfoud / Merzouga
Depart early from fez you will begin your ascent We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930′s to resemble a Swiss village;we visit the cedars forest in azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in a nice traditional restaurant in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we continue towards merzouga in the road we will stop in a panoramic views to see the a huge oasis of palm tree ,Reach the Hotel in Merzouga for Diner with Saharan Music and Overnight in The Hotel .
Day 5 :Merzouga/Gorges Todra /Ouarzazate:
After a special Berber breakfast, You’ll depart towards Ouarzazate,we to visit the village of rissani ,the first capital of alaouite dynasty “ruling now in morocco” you willvisit the principal monument including sijilmassa the old center of desert trade,and some Kasbahs “village fortify” including Kasbah oulad abed lahlim (knows also by alhambara the same as the palace in Granada ,spain ) more than 350 kasbahs around Rissani,also we visit ,mosulement of moulay ali charif (the founder of alaouite dynasty),musem of lfida and the big market of the area ,then we continue traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route.. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich rivers, valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant colour under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We’ll travel through the ziz Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir. We’ll stop for a lunch an walk in gorge todra we will continue to Ouarzazate passing through boumalne Dades and rose valley ,we reach Ouarzazate ,for diner and overnight .
Day 6 :Ouarzazate / Kasbah ait ben haddou / Marrakech
After breakfast we will visit the town of Ouarzazate,including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to the Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate.we stop in ait ben haddou we will arrive in time of lunch. Here we can visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia,we coutinue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains.We reach Marrakech in the afternoon .Diner and overnight .
Day 7: Marrakech “guided tour”
After breakfast, you will have full day tour to visit Marrakech. The visit will include: the Menara gardens, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadian Tombs, the museum of Dar Si Said with the best display of Berber arts and crafts, and the Bahia Palace…lunch will be in local restaurant, after that we walk through the colorful Souks of Marrakech. The day will concluded with a sunset drink overlooking the Jamaa El Fna square. Dinner and overnight ,
Day 8: Marrakech- Casablanca- Airport
After breakfast Transfer to The Airport in Marrakech or in Casablanca.
Private A/C Vehicle,Minibus Or 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel
Experienced driver Speacks few Langueges
accommodation for 7 nights,
All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome)
Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit
Guided visit of Marrakech
Guided visit of Fes
Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents)
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