Merzouga Expedition

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10 Days Exotic morocco tour


Departure: from casablanca
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights

Overview : During this Pack, begin your 10 days Morocco tour from Casablanca, via the famous imperial Medina of Marrakech and Fes, exploring the most interesting sightseeing. Then to the highest waterfall in Africa, that is called Ouzoud at 120m. The 10 days exotic Morocco tour from Casablanca will be continued through the traditional South of the country, by crossing the High Atlas mountains to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of well known and unique hidden landscapes, like: stunning gorges caves, wide rivers, huge palm grove oasis, green valleys, … Later on, It’s time to enjoy your Morocco desert tour, starting from the lovely Merzouga golden sand dunes. Among the activities that you will do are: camel trek, riding buggy and quad, a memorable romantic overnight under a  charming starry sky at the Sahara Camp situated at the middle of nowhere, magical sunset and sunrise, … After the Sahara desert trip and before the 10 days tour in Morocco ends, an escape to the most photographed blue city of Chefchaouen will be provided within your Morocco holiday.

Tour itinerary
day 1: arrival in Casablanca - Marrakech

Thousand welcome into Morocco with M-E!

You will be welcomed at the Mohamed 5 Airport in Casablanca  by one of our professional driver/guide, then departure to visit the stunning Hassan II mosque, which has the tallest minaret and the third largest mosque in the world, it can hold 25,000 worshipers at one time. Then, we’ll head straight to Marrakech. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 2: Marrakech Sightseeing

After breakfast at the Riad, you’ll start the journey by exploring Marrakech, which is called also ” the Moroccan red city, referring to its houses color”. walk around the imperial Medina with the help of our professional local tour guide, who will ensure that you discover the most important parts of historical and cultural interests,  including: the Saadian tombs, El Bahia Palace, El Badi Palace, and Ben Youssef Coranic school. Lunch will be at a typical restaurant near by the Famous square of Jamea El Fna. At the Afternoon, you will continue to explore the gardens of Majorelle, and the Koutoubia Tower. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 3: Marrakech - Ouzoud Waterfalls

After breakfast at the Riad, we’ ll drive via Ouzoud waterfallswhich is considered as the highest waterfall in Afrika at 120m. In the morning we’ll be driving through many authentic Berber villages, inhabited by local people, enjoying the scenery of the Atlas mountains, offering occasions to shot wonderful pictures. About 3 hours of driving, finally we’ll get in Ouzoud village. The word ”Ouzoud” is originally Berber, it means ”The act of grinding grain”, due to this, it seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills that exist at the whole region. First, we’ll go directly to the Kasbah accommodation to rest for a while, then you’ll be exploring one of  the charming Morocco’s nature. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in front of the main waterfall, you will be served delicious berber food. After lunch,  you’ll be walking around the adorable waterfalls, starting from the top side, and then you’ll be crossing a wide valley of olives, with the option of finding wild monkeys at their natural habitat, waiting for you to feed them.  After taking pictures with the monkeys, the journey will be continued down to the falls to admire the impressive landscape views of the the green cultivated valleys and also of natural pools, where you’ll enjoy your swimming time. Overnight and dinner at the Kasbah.

day 4: Ouzoud Waterfalls - High Atlas - Telouat - Ksar Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate

After a hearty Moroccan breakfast at the Kasbah, the journey will be starting by driving through the High Atlas mountains and ‘Tizi N’tichka’ pass, which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2260m altitudewhere you’ll fresh up and enjoy various panoramic views over the mountains. After that, we’ll arrive to the Berber village of Telouet,  which rises on a colorful plateau between cultivated fields and small berber countryside villages. The inhabited center is surrounded by high rocky walls that let you glimpse the fortified walls of dwellings between the earth. Before leaving the village it is good to visit the Glaoui Kasbah, the Sultan’s Palace, with the finely decorated rooms and a beautiful courtyard. Then we will continue to ksar Ait Ben haddou, it is one of the 9 sites in Morocco that UNESCO declared World Heritage. Ksar ait benhaddou is a tribal, traditional pre-Saharan Moroccan concept, consisting of a group of buildings built in 1600 with organic materials, including a rich red mud, enclosed in high walls where some families still live today. Ait Benhaddou was built on a hill in order to dominate the valley along the banks of the Ounila River at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate, is featured many films like Gladiator, Lawrance of Arabia … At the evening we will arrive to Ouarzazate, named as The African Hollywood, because of the international movies made at the whole province. there you’ll visit  Atlas Studios of cinema & Taourirte Kasbah.  Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 5: Ouarzazate - Roses Valley - Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga - Camel trek & sunset

After breakfast at the Riad, we’ll be driving along what is commonly known as the “Road of  Thousand Kasbah“, to catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications, till we arrive to the Roses valley, the town is called Kalaat M’gouna, it is well known for the “Roses Festival“, a festival that takes place on the city every year in May.  During the festival, people from all over the country and the world, coming to discover the beauty of the town, try roses products like: rose water, oil, cosmetic products, also to enjoy the traditional handmade clothing. After that, the journey will be continue through Dades valley via the Todra gorges, also called the grand moroccan canyon, famous for rock climbing at its rock walls that rises up to 300m in a narrow part. After lunch,  you’ll have time for walking to smell the real nature of green agricultural lands at the middle of a wide river. At the evening, we’ll arrive to Merzouga, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea and have a safe room to be prepared to spend such a romantic overnight at the nomad desert camp. You will have about one hour of camel ride to cross the highest golden sand dunes in the north Africa, while you enjoying the show of the sunset till you arrive to the camp. you’ll have your own private tent, the tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, cushions, shower also toilets. You’ll be served a delicious Moroccan dinner, then you will gather around the fire to admire a typical Berber music performed using drums under the magical starry sky.

day 6: Camel trek & sunrise - Erfoud - Ziz Oasis - Middle Atlas - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view of the sunrise over the golden sand dunes. After freshening up and have your breakfast, ride the camels back to the car, then we’ll leave to Erfoud, it is a Berber village, which became the destination for filmmakers due to the beauty of the surrounding Sahara desert and the town’s oasis areas. Erfoud has been a filming location for many films, including: The Mummy (1999) Prince of Persia (2010), SPECTER (2015), famous also for its fossilized marbles, where you will have the opportunity to visit a workshop produces marble and fossils. Later on, the trip will be continued to Ziz Oasis, where we’ll stop again for those stunning volcanic gorges, close to the largest Palm grove, contains over millions of palm trees, rich of dates fruit. After lunch in Midelt, we’ll drive through the Tizi-N-Talghamt pass (at 1907m altitude) in the Middle Atlas mountains, enjoying the wonderful sceneries, offering numerous occasion to photograph amazing pictures. At the evening and before we arrive to Fes, Last break of the day Morocco tour will be in Ifrane , it is an European-style, and it is also called Switzerland of Morocco. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 7: Fes Sightseeing

After Breakfast at the Riad, the journey will be a full day exploring the oldest Moroccan city, which is called, Fes: Founded at the 8th century by the Sultan Moulay Driss II. The visit will be started with the help of a professional local tour guide, exploring at the first side, Fes el Bali, situated at the outside of the Medina.  Among the interesting monuments that you will be visiting are: the Royal palace gate, the Jewish headquarter (Was built at the 16th century, considered as the first Mellah in Morocco), and also an escape to The ceramic school, to admire the traditional Arabic art. The second side, you’ll be walking properly into the adorable Fes Medina, and visit: the world’s oldest university Al Qarawiyin, the Tanneries and Moulay Driss mausoleum. Before we back to the Riad, a vehicle tour will be provided for you to enjoy the stunning panoramic views over the whole the Medina, adoring a charming sunset. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 8: Fes - Meknes - Volubilis - Ouazzan - Riff mountains - Chefchaouen

After Breakfas at the Riad, we’ll drive to the imperial city of Meknes, there you’ll be visiting the most interesting parts at the Medina, such as: the famous huge Mansour gate, the Sahrij Souani, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismael and also the historical Qarra prison. Later on, we’ll move to the Roman site of Volubilis, where you’ll see some beautiful Mosaic dating back to 25BC. After Lunch, the day will be continued through the hidden landscapes at the Riff mountains. At the evening, we’ll arrive to Chefchaouen.

day 9: Chefchaouen sightseeing - Casablanca

In the morning and after breakfast, you’ll be exploring Chefchaouen:  a beautiful colorful city known with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many parts of Morocco, this city was occupied by Spain and the influences of Spanish civilization and architecture are all around. here you’ll have time to walk and visit the most interesting parts, such as: the Kasabah (fortress),  the Ras El Maa river valley, a 30 min of Hiking from the town to visit the hillside Spanish Mosque. After lunch, we’ll drive directly back to Casablanca. Overnight and dinner at the Hotel.

day 10: Casablanca Airport Departure

Today and after breakfast at the Hotel, you’ll be transferred to the Casablanca Airport according to your Flight time. End of our services.

INCLUDED :
  • Private service (without other travelers).
  • Comfortable transport with Air-conditioned in Wv, 4×4 Toyota or Mercedes minivan.
  • Experienced driver/guide speaking English.
  • Professional local tour guide to explore Marrakech, Fes and Volubilis.
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom and shower.
  • Accommodation half board (dinner & breakfast) in 3*/  4*/  5*/  Hotels and Riads.
  • Overnight in a traditional Berber tent at the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes (dinner & Breakfast).
  • Camel trek in Merzouga.
  • From/to Airport transfers.
  • No forced Shopping.
NOT INCLUDED :
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Entrance Fees to the monuments, museums & Kasbah.
  • Lunchs & Drinks.
  • All what is not within the list of “INCLUDED”.

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