Merzouga Expedition

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14 Days authentic morocco tour


Departure: from casablanca
Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights

Overview : During this Pack, begin your 14 days Morocco tour from Casablanca, by visiting the most interesting Morocco imperial cities in Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech. This Morocco trip will be continued up to the north to explore the villages and major cities at the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans, such as:  Asilah, Tangier, the white Medina of Tituan, and also the most photographed blue city of Chefchaouen. Within the 14 day authentic Morocco tour, get ready to discover the traditional berber part, which is the South Morocco. Along the road trip from Fes to Marrakech via Sahara, you ‘ll 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, … The 14 days Authentic Morocco tour, will be a great Morocco travel tour if you would love to visit both North & South Morocco in slow pace and adoring the diversity of Moroccan Culture, traditions, and authentic Berber villages.

Tour itinerary
day 1: arrival in Casablanca Airport

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 your hotel/accommodation, situated at the center city of the Moroccan economic capital, Casablanca!  Overnight and dinner at the Hotel.

day 2: casablanca - Rabat

After breakfast at the Hotel in Casablanca, we will start our day with visiting 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 Rabat: the capital city of the country and thus administrative, political and financial center of Morocco, where you can stroll through its well defined neighborhoods and visit several important monuments like the Alcazaba of Oudaias, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Tower Hassan and the quietest of all Moroccan souk, as the Medina is another place to get lost in this city, where every good and mediate their scents and products of all kinds are mixed: crafts, spices, food, etc … Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 3: Rabat - Asilah - Tangier

After a hearty breakfast at the Riad, we will drive trough the beautiful white city of Asilah all along the Atlantic Coast, the town’s history dates back to 1500 B.C.  The town of Asilah itself was constructed by the dynasty of Idrisids, and the Cordobann calip  Al-Hakam Second, it was built again in 966. The Portuguese occupied the city in 1471 and built its fortifications and a wonderful Medina with a charming view to the Ocean, there you will enjoy a walk into its old city surrounded by huge walls. After having lunch at the city, we will drive directly to Tangier, It is located where the  Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts meets, also at the western entrance of Gibraltar. Overnight and dinner at the Hotel.

day 4: Tangier - Tituan - Riff mountains - Chefchaouen

After breakfast at the Hotel, we will drive all along the Riff mountains to enjoy the green cultivated lands and admire wonderful panoramic views in order to take amazing pictures. We’ ll get later on into 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. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 5: Chefchaouen - Ouazzan - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

After breakfast at the Riad, we will be driving in the morning through the second side of the wide Riff mountains, via the white city of Ouazzan. After, we’ll arrive to the Roman site of Volubilis, where you’ll see some beautiful Mosaic dating back to 25BC. After the visit and lunch, the journey will be continue to the imperial city of Meknes, there you’ll be visiting the most interesting parts of the Medina, such as: the famous huge Mansour gate, the Sahrij Souani, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismael and also the historical Qarra prison. After the visit at the evening, we will be drive to Fes. Where we will stay for the Overnight and Dinner at the Riad.

day 6: 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 7: Fes - Ifrane - azrou - Midelt - Middle Atlas - Ziz Oasis - Merzouga - Camel Trek & Sunset

After Breakfast, we’ll drive towards south Ifrane , a stop will be at the city, that is an European-style, and it is also called Switzerland of Morocco. After, we’ll head via the Middle Atlas mountains, enjoying wonderful and such unique landscapes, offering numerous occasion to photograph amazing pictures.  There we’ll stop at the cedar forest,  to see the Wild Monkeys at their natural habitat, waiting for you to feed them. Later on, we drive through the Tizi-N-Talghamt pass (at 1907m altitude) in Midelt city, it is the biggest city at the middle, known with its huge quantity of the apple production. After Lunch, the Morocco 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, we’ll drive along a striking way that shows the transition to the desert. 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 8: Camel Trek & Sunrise - Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

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 Rissani , the town is considered as the largest and the most crowded weekly Market in the South of Morocco. Walk to see craft stores, date market, animal trades, such as: goats, sheep, donkeys, Camels and cows. After the Souk visit, we’ll head up to Erfoud: 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. Lunch will be in Touroug at a local restaurant, then the journey will be continue to the Todra gorges, also called the grand moroccan canyon, known for rock climbing at its rock walls that rises up to 300m in a narrow part, there 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 will arrive to Dades valley. Overnight and dinner at the Berber house.

day 9: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Road Thousand Kasbah - Skoura - Ouarzazate

After a delicious breakfast at the Berber house, we’ll drive to the Roses valley town, 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. Later, 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. We’ll stop in Skoura, in this quiet little village speckled with palm tree groves, you’ll find one Kasbah that stands out from the rest, “the Kasbah Amridil”, originally built in the 17th century, is one of Morocco’s most iconic living museums. Here, you’ll see special tools, that were used in the area generations ago, and some that are still used today in southern Morocco, eg: ancient wells, the olive-oil press, the bread ovens, and the happy goats meandering in the courtyard, … Climb also the stairs to the top of the fortification to get a stunning view of the surrounding Skoura palm grove. After lunch, we will continue 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 and Taourirte Kasbah.  Overnight and Dinner at the Riad.

day 10: Ouarzazate - Ksar Ait Benhaddou - Telouat - High Atlas - Marrakech

After breakfast at the Riad, we will drive to visit one of the oldest village Ksar, that is called Kasbah Ait Benhadou, it is one of the 9 Morocco’s sites, that UNESCO declared world heritage. Kasbah 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. The Kasbah was built on a hill in order to dominate the valley along the banks of the Ounila river at the foot of the high Atlas mountains. The Ksar is featured many films like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones, and so many others… After that, we’ll drive via 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 worthy to visit the Glaoui Kasbah: the Sultan’s Palace, with the finely decorated rooms and a beautiful courtyard. After lunch, we’ll be crossing the High Atlas mountains and ‘Tizi N’tichka’ pass , which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2260m altitude, where you will fresh up and enjoy various panoramic views over the mountains, to take beautiful pictures. At the evening we will arrive to Marrakech, Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 11: 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 12: Marrakech - Argan Valley - Essaouira

After Breakfast at the Riad, we’ll drive to Essaouira through a valley full of Argan trees, where we’ll stop to admire the famous spectacle of Berber goats climbing those Argan trees. Then, we’ll visit a women’s cooperative, that produces cosmetic and cooking Argan oil, drink tea with them and get an idea about their work of making Argan oil products. After that, we will get into Essaouira: a tiny charming city at the Atlantic Ocean, there you’ll walk to discover the most interesting parts, such as: the huge port, the old medina, jewish quarter, and the famous square. The city is offering numerous occasions to take wonderful pictures of its charming white and blue walls.  Music everywhere, people seems so happy and thats a good sign to get in love with the city. For lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to taste delicious fish in a typical restaurant near the port.  After lunch, you may also like to have time to walk near by the shore and also swimming, or doing other activities at the shore. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.

day 13: Essaouira - Atlantic Ocean - Casablanca

After Breakfast at the Riad, the first half day will be free, to keep enjoying your time in Essaouira, and keep exploring the hidden secrets at your own. After Lunch, we will head towards Casablanca via the scenic Safi coastal route.  Drive about 4.5 hours and feel free to request a stop at any time to rest or drink something, not only today but within the whole trip!  At the evening we’ll arrive to Casablanca. Overnight and dinner at the Hotel.

day 14: 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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