10 Days Marrakech to Casablanca and Rabat Desert
10 Days Marrakech Casablanca Desert
DAY 1: Arrival – Marrakech10 Days Marrakech Casablanca Desert, Meet you at the airport when you arrive at and transfer to the riad. Free time to visit the medina. Overnight in riad.
DAY 2: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
After breakfast depart for Casablanca and visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Morocco. Continuation to Rabat, the administrative capital of the country. Visit to Méchouar, the ramparts of the Royal Palace, the Kasbah of Oudayas, the Mausoleum Mohamed V and Hassan II. Overnight in riad
DAY 3: Rabat – Meknes – Volubulis – Fez
After breakfast depart for Meknes, the capital of Ishmael, famous for its 40 km long walls, the Bab Mansour, the royal palaces and the Jewish Quarter. Visit the city and then departure to Fez and stop to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Volubilis was founded by the Carthaginians in the third century A.C. and dominated by the Romans in 40 A.D. until the arrival of the Berbers in 280 A.D. Continuation to Fez, accommodation in riad, dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: Fez – Midelt
After breakfast with a tour guide for the visit of Fes, the oldest of the imperial cities, founded in 790 by Moulay Idriss II. Fes quickly became the main religion in Morocco. Visit the medieval Medina, the Medersas (ancient religious Islamic universities) Bounanaia and Attarine, the Karaouine Mosque and the famous Nejjarine fountain. It continues with a visit to the souks, the markets of the most beautiful and vibrant of Morocco with its famous neighborhoods of the dyers, blacksmiths and potters. Continuation of the visit in the souks. In the afternoon departure to the Atlas mountains with its cedar forests. Arrival in Midelt, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5: Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast drive to Erfoud and Merzouga via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees and canyons carved into the rock. Erfoud to visit the museum of fossils, that abound in this area. Continuation to Rissani where we visit the bustling souks and then get to Merzouga close to stunning dunes of Erg Chebbi. From here starting with camels / or jeep for a camel trek of about an hour and a half / two through the beautiful dunes. Arriving in a tented camp with bathroom Berber-style in the desert. Dinner and overnight at the camp at night in the desert
DAY 6: Merzouga – visit the Merzouga region – Gnowa Village
After admiring the sunrise over the dunes we will return to Merzouga in dromedary in a hotel where you can have breakfast and a shower. Then the day will be dedicated to the discovery of the Merzouga region: the area where are the natural fossil desert, the village of Tissrdmin where were shot many films, the black desert with its volcanic stones and a visit to a nomadic family. Then we will visit the village of Kamlia, famous for its inhabitants from Africa Black and their music. Returning to Merzouga dinner and peace of the desert at the hotel.
DAY 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
After breakfast we depart for Rissani. Here we will explore the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif. Lunch in Todra Gorges. Then we continue through the Valley of the Dades. Overnight and dinner at the hotel.
DAY 8: Ouarzazate – Taourirt Kasbah – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, drive to the Valley of the Roses to Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and Ait Benhaddou set of many famous movies, such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site . Then we will go to Marrakech through the High Atlas mountains. Accommodation in riad. Overnight in riad.
DAY 9: Marrakech
Breakfast in the riad and then leave for a few hours of sightseeing with a tourist guide. Marrakech is nicknamed “The South” Pearl and was founded in the twelfth century by the dynasty of the Almoravids. The delMarocco founders have left notable palaces and gardens. Visit the Saadian Tombs, the gardens of Koutubia and the Bahia palace. Continue with the visit of the souks and walk through the alleys of the city, where the views are fascinating. Finally visit of the famous Djemaa El Fna. Overnight in riad.