16 days Morocco tour from Casablanca
This 16 days Morocco tour from Casablanca is a complete tour that will allow you to appreciate the many beauties of Morocco from north to south and from west to east. From the beginning, you will admire the imposing earthen architecture of the Deep South, the mountain slopes and green oases, the impressive Atlas gorges and the austere beauty of the desert areas.
You will then cross the Middle Atlas and its wooded massifs and discover, one after the other, the imperial cities, witnesses of the splendor of the royal dynasties. Finally, you will go down to the coast and discover Taroudante and Essaouira. To finish in style with the pearl of the South: Marrakech.
This Morocco tour 16 days from Casablanca is an invitation to travel like no other. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will share with you his knowledge of the country.
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Our 16 days Morocco tour from Casablanca starts with a transfer from the airport to the hotel in Casablanca. Depending on the time of arrival, if we have time, we can visit some of the attractions of Casablanca, such as the Hassan II Mosque, the Moroccan Mall and the nearby beach.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes
On the second day of our 16 days cruise from Casablanca, we depart for Rabat (the country’s capital). In Rabat, we visit the Royal Palace, the ruins of the Shellah, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Hassan Tower and, of course, the Sukkis and the medina. We then travel to Meknes for dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the square in front of the Bab al-Mansour gate, and overnight in Riad.
Day 3: Meknes – Volubilis – Fez
From Meknes, we travel to Volubilis, where we visit the ancient Roman ruins, before continuing on to Fez, where we spend the night in one of the riads in the Medina.
Day 4: Exploring Fez
We begin the day exploring Morocco’s oldest city, winding through its narrow streets and alleyways. We begin our tour at the gates of the Royal Palace and then visit the Jewish quarter, where Morocco’s first mellah was built in the 16th century. Be sure to visit all the places of cultural and historical interest, including the famous Al-Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region. We will also visit the tanneries, the Attarine Museum and the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss. After lunch, we will visit several cooperatives before enjoying the beautiful panorama of the entire Fez basin and finish the night in the riad.
Day 5: Fez – MIfrane – Errachidia – Ziz Valley- Merzouga
Breakfast and departure to the Atlas Mountains, with a stop in the village of Ifran, where we will have the opportunity to visit the famous cedar forest, home of the Berber monkeys. We will then cross the Tiz Ntalgamt pass and the Ziz pass (where we can stop for photos and lunch) to Midelt. From Midelt, we will travel through the Ziz valley to Er Rashidia, the southern province, then to the traditional village of Erfoud, and from there to Merzouga, where we will stay in a hotel at the base of the dunes for the night.
Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will head to Rissani, where we will stop for lunch, before continuing to Merzouga in the late afternoon, where we will stay in a local hotel with restaurant and swimming pool. Before sunset, we can take a wonderful walk in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. In the evening, we will enjoy a beautiful sunset over the dunes. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Merzouga – Nomadic families – Hamlia – Oasis – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will move to the small and ancient village of Tisrdmin, where many movies have been filmed. We will then cross the Black Desert, named after the volcanic rocks, where we will have a cup of tea with a local Tuareg family. We will also explore the desert region around the Erg Chebbi dunes, where we will have the opportunity to observe the nomadic lifestyle and the wonderful contrasts of the desert. Later, we will visit the black village of Hamliya, where we will be enchanted by Gnawa music. For lunch, we will enjoy a traditional Berber pizza in Hamliya. After lunch, we will travel by camel to admire the sunset over the dunes and then spend the night in a desert camp. Upon arrival at the camp, we will dine on a traditional tajine, drink delicious local mint tea and listen to traditional Berber music around the campfire, under the magnificent Sahara desert, stargazing with a crescent moon.
Day 8: Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Early departure to see the sunrise over the dunes and arrive at a local hotel to freshen up. After breakfast, we will drive through Rissani and Tingir to the Todra Gorges, the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the gorge, we will cross the Dades valley and enjoy the spectacle of the geological feature known locally as “monkey fingers”. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Dades Valley – Valley of Roses – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we continue our journey to Ouarzazate through the Thousand Kasbahs (fortresses), stopping at Kalaat Mguna, the center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival. We continue our journey to Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was the filming location for Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, the well-known HBO series Game of Thrones and Gladiator. We will then arrive in Ouarzazate, where we will spend the night.
Day 10: Ouarzazate – Taroudant
Today we leave Ouarzazate and travel to Taroudant, a Berber town that grew out of a market in southern Morocco. Taroudant is famous for its local handicrafts (jewelry, carpets, pottery, etc.) and is located on the caravan route (used for trade). It is said that the city resembles a smaller and less chaotic Marrakech. Overnight in a local riad.
Day 11: Taroudant – Tafraoute – Agadir
From Taroudant, you will travel to Tafraoute, a charming town protected from the hot African climate by the surrounding granite cliffs, a natural wonder to be discovered in this special part of Morocco. Continue along this route to Agadir, where you will spend the night.
Day 12: Agadir – Essaouira
Continue to the Atlantic coast, where you will find Essaouira, the pearl of the Atlantic Ocean. In the afternoon, we will stop at a riad and then go out to watch the sunset from the battlements, an unforgettable spectacle. You will have the opportunity to explore the ancient city of “Mogador” (Essaouira), named after the Portuguese. Considered one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Atlantic, the city’s medina is a blue and white canvas surrounded by wide beaches and the ancient walls of the Portuguese colonial citadel. In the evening, enjoy a fresh fish dinner and then take an evening stroll through the quiet and picturesque surroundings of the city. Overnight at the riad.
Day 13: Free day in Essaouira
Today you will have the opportunity to explore Essaouira on your own. Essaouira has a rich history and attracts many tourists thanks to its annual music festivals. The blue and white port is located directly on the sea and is the commercial center of the local fishermen. Here you will find some of the freshest seafood in Morocco. Dine at one of the restaurants near the port, where you can choose the fish of your choice. Overnight at the riad.
Day 14: Essaouira – Marrakech
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Marrakech, where you will spend the night in a local riad.
Day 15: Explore Marrakech
Today we will take a guided city tour of Marrakech. We will explore the main landmarks and monuments of the city, including the famous Jammah el Fna square, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Sukkahs, palaces and museums. We will also explore the city’s neighborhoods, such as Gueliz and the Majorelle Gardens. Overnight in a riad.
Day 16: Marrakech or Casablanca airport.
After breakfast, transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport, depending on your departure time, where our 16 days Morocco tour from Casablanca ends and where we wish you a safe journey.
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