10 Days from Casablanca to desert and imperial cities
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Your 10 Days tour from Casablanca starts with a transfer from Casablanca airport to your hotel / Riad in Casablanca. Weather permitting, we can explore a handful of Casablanca’s tourist sites, such as the Hassan II Mosque, the Moroccan Mall and a nearby beach area.
Day 2: Casablanca – Meknes – Moulay Idris – Volubilis – Fez
After breakfast at the hotel, we will go to Meknes, an ancient imperial city, surrounded by one of the main wine regions of Morocco. After a brief stop in Meknes, we will go to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, Explore the Roman ruins with a local guide or on your own, then continue to Fez where we will spend the night in a riad/hotel, Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Fez Guided tour
Today will be dedicated to visiting Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco. It will consist of visiting the following places: the medieval medina, the Nejjarine fountain, the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and the Karaouine mosque (external visits only). You will be offered the option of having lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Medina and then, after an afternoon visit to the souks and Fes Jdid (New Fez), returned to the same Riad.
Day 4: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga (Dunes of Erg Chebbi)
Departure to Ifran after breakfast. Ifrane is known as “the Moroccan Switzerland”. Continue to Midelt and then pass through the Ziz Valley to reach the town of Erfoud. Erfoud is very famous for its local fossil products. It is also possible to stop and learn more about the region and fossils. After Erfoud, we head to the ancient trading town of Rissani to explore its souk. Tonight the trip ends in Merzouga where we stay at the hotel on the edge of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Merzouga – Khamlia – Erg Chebbi – Mifis Mines – Nomads – Merzouga
After breakfast we will go for a ride around the dunes of Erg Chebbi in our 4×4, We will see the Oasis of Merzouga, The tender nomads, The village of the blacks (Khamlia), In the afternoon we will return to the hotel, We will change our 4 × 4 for camels, Then go for an experienced camel driver and explore the region of Erg Chebbi. It takes about 55 minutes to reach the camp.
We enjoy an impressive sunset on the dunes of Erg Chebbi. After the sun goes down, our dinner is served by a campfire, under the starry sky (unforgettable night).
Day 6: Merzouga – Tinjdad – Todra Gorges – Imidr – Dades Valley
We wake up early to see the sunrise on the big dune, have breakfast and then we leave for the biggest market in Rissani (Tafilalte) and Tinghir to the Todra Gorges, the highest and narrowest gorge in all of Morocco. After lunch, we continue through the Dades Valley. We will make a stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the village, Tonight we will spend the night in the Dades Valley, Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Dades – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Tizi n Tichka – Marrakech
Your private 10 day tour of Casablanca Imperial Cities and Desert continues with a trip to the Valley of Roses and Ouarzazate, recognized as “the African Hollywood”. Today you can visit the film studios and an old Kasbah, then we continue our tour to the famous Kasbah de ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. We continue through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, where we spend the night.
Day 8: Marrakech Guided tour
Today is full in the Red City (Marrakech). You will explore the main attractions and monuments of the city, including the famous Jamma el Fna square, the Koutoubia mosque, the souks, palaces and museums. We will also explore parts of the city, the gardens of Menara and the Majorelle Museum. Lunch in a quiet Moroccan restaurant, then you will have the opportunity to explore the new part of the city at your leisure,. Return to Jamma el Fna square for dinner at one of the many food stands, or perhaps a hammam, in the evening return to your hotel/riad.
Day 9: Marrakech – Essaouira (Day trip)
Departure and guided tour of The city of Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, has one of the most photogenic medinas of the country. True, there are no great mosques to see in Essaouira, nor beautiful old palaces or beautiful madrasas in the style of those found in Fez, Marrakech or Meknes. However, the city has a special charm and is a haven of peace, stroll through the Medina and suko, enjoy a tea in the famous square and po nerse in the sun. We will return to your riad in Marrakech for the last night.
Day 10: Marrakech – Casablanca Airport Med V
At the indicated time we will take you to Casablanca Airport, where your tour ends
The price of this 10 Days from Casablanca to desert and imperial cities depends on the number of travelers, please fill in the booking form or contact us to get the pricing for your tour.