13 Days From Casablanca Merzouga Desert
DAY 1: DEPARTURE FROM CASABLANCA TO CHEFCHAOUEN VIA RABAT:
We pick you up at the airport, you are going to visit the first great mosque in Morocco (Mosque of Hassan II) and we have a look at the coastal "Cornish" by the seashore. Next, we take the address to the capital of Morocco (Rabat), where we can see the Hassan II tower, the Kasbah of Oudaya. After, we will head to the white-blue city of Chefchaouen crossing Rif mountains. We will spend all night in one of your quiet riads (dinner and breakfast).
DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN- VOLUBILIS- MEKNES:
After breakfast at the riad we will continue our magical journey to Volubilis, passing through small Rifian villages to join the Roman remains. Once we get into Vulibilis we will accompany you with a local guide to explore and learn about the Roman history of Volubilis. After having visited the ruins, we will change course towards the capital "Ismailian Meknes" where we will take lunch and walk to discover the historical monuments of Moulay Ismail and see great walls that surround the old part of the Medina. In addition, we will visit the tomb of Moulay Ismail, the old prison, sub Bad Mansour ... we will spend the night in Meknes (dinner and breakfast).
DAY 3: MEKNES- FEZ:
After your breakfast in the riad our authentic will begin the journey towards the ex-scientist of the Moroccan capital Fez. In Fez, we will take you to hang around the historical sites of the oldest city in Morocco. You will have the opportunity to explore and see the most historical heritage of the ugly, such as the Old Qarawyine University, the Jew, the place, the Royal Palace and the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss ... ect. Night in Riyadh, where we will have dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4: FEZ - IFRANE - AZROU- MIDELT:
After breakfast in the Riad / hotel, the morning was dedicated to the visit of the Medina of Fez, the oldest of the Imperial Cities anywhere in the Muslim world. It is the city that has been the spiritual and political capital of Morocco for more than 1000 years since its inception by Moulay Idriss. The local guide will take you around the secrets of Fez to show you the most important historical monuments. We will make sure to visit those places: Bab Boujloud, Dar Batha / Moroccan Art and Craft Museum, the Medersa, the Kairaouine Mosque ... After the visit of the city of Fez, we will take our course south to see the beautiful city of Ifrane and we passed through the mountains of the Middle Atlas to Azrou. Here we will stop in the cedar forest to see monkeys, as well as have some photos. Later, we will pass in front of the city of "apple" Midelt where we will spend the night in a riad or hotel.
DAY 5: MIDELT- TIZI-NTLGHMT PASS- ERRACHIDIA- ZIZ VALLE- MERZOUGA (CAMP IN DESERT):
We had our breakfast at the Hotel, and then we said our goodbye to Merzouga through the Tizi ntlghmt Pass. During our way Midelt- Merzouga will pass through numerous villages scattering along the way. We will pass through Errachidia and continue our journey through the Ziz Valley passing through Erfoud, Rissani and finally reaching Merzouga. After a glass of "Berber whiskey", mint tea, we say a temporary goodbye to the Hotel and preparing to take camels to immerse ourselves in the nomadic lifestyle in the desert. On camel it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from the hotel to the oasis where we will spend a night, sleeping in tents. After dinner we gather around the fire enjoying the desert nightlife and have fun with the Berber instruments playing desert style music. Calm and nature lovers can go for a walk in the dunes enjoying the calm and warm atmosphere manipulating the stars and the moon.
DAY 6: MERZOUGA- GNAOUA FAMILIES- RISSANI - DUNAS DE ERG CHEBBI:
Wake up early in the morning to see the beauty of a sunrise in the desert. Afterwards, you take the camels back to the hotel. After breakfast and shower, you have free day around, you will have a unique opportunity to visit the village Gnaoua "blacks" originated and derived from Mali, Niger, Burkinafasso ... who will entertain you with their authentic instruments. After spending a valuable moment with Gnaoua, we will head to the city of Rissani to see the largest market in the region. People from all surrounding areas adhere to this city to buy their living requirements. Lunch is in this city "Rissani". Then, we return to the dunes of Erg Chebbi: for a camel sunset and spend the night at the hotel again.
DAY 7: MERZOUGA - RISSANI - ERFOUD- TODRA- DADES VALLE:
The camel man wake up early to join and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the dunes. This would be a great opportunity to take beautiful photos of the desert. After doing so, we took a camel ride back to the hotel. Arrive at the hotel, take a shower and breakfast, leave Merzouga for Tinghir and Todra. In Erfoud we will visit fossil artisanat. During our Merzouga_Dades tour, numerous Berber villages are scattered along the way. We will pass through Jorf, Tinjdad and, finally, reach the Dades Valley where we will have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 8: VALLE DEL DADES- ROSE VALLEY - SKOURA - OUARZAZATE - AIT BENHADOU- MARRAKECH:
Having breakfast and starting our journey across the valley of the authentic Dades of Kalaat M'gouna (the capital or rose) and Ouarzazate (the Hollywood of Africa). Within our tour in the Dades Valley, we will have a great opportunity to see a thousand abandoned Kasbahs. We will visit the valley of Las Rosas and Skoura village, and then continue to Ouarzazate. After visiting the city of Hollywood and Taourirt Kasbah, we will continue on to enjoy lunch at the famous, largest Kasbah in Morocco "Ait Benhaddou Kasbah". The latter is registered by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful monuments in Morocco. In addition, many movies have been taken in this Kasbah. After touring this UNESCO World Heritage site, you can continue your journey through the enchanting Tizi N'Tichka pass. Within our being through this pass, we will stop for a while to enjoy the panoramic views, as well as visit the argan oil cooperatives. In the end he arrived in Marrakech.
DAY 9: VISIT OF MARRAKECH:
After breakfast in the riad, we began our sightseeing tour in the city of Marrakech "the red city of Morocco", was founded in the 12th century by the Almoravidian dynasty. We will insist on seeing the most important appointment oh cultural and historical heritage. You will have a great opportunity to visit Saadiyin Tomb, Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower. In addition, our guide will take you to see the Plaza de Bahia, the souk of the city, and then go to join the famous Plaza de la Medina, where you can see and discover the fascinating Serpent's magician, "funny" seminars where some professionals or people say fabulous humorous and pretty jokes, riddles ... In the afternoon, you will have free time to walk around and see, discover other places in the city by yourself.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH - THE OUZOUD WATERFALLS:
Our driver will come to take you from your riad to the most beautiful waterfalls in Morocco. It is located in the Middle Atlas section, near the city of Azilal. The waterfalls of Ouzoud, are 170 kilometers from Marrakech. Around 3 hours by car from Marrakech, we can discover the magnificent waterfalls in Morocco. There are many things that experience around the area. You can go on a natural journey to walk around the falls, take boats to cross the river, or we can go ahead to see the Ouzoud waterfall source. We will have our lunch there. Your private tour is dedicated to exploring the space for its own identity. Ouzoud Morocco is the most popular site in summer. Return to Marrakech.
DAY 11: MARRAKECH - ESSAOUIRA:
After breakfast in your Riad, our staff meets at the reception to organize, organize a pleasant trip discovering the landscapes of "Mogador Essaouira". Within Marrakech-Essaouira route will come to us through small argan women's cooperative stores. Backtomorocco will take you on a huge tour in Morocco to enjoy your day strolling through this ocean to visit the old town of the fortified fishing port town of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. The latter is the favorite of wind and kite surf, due to the shallow depth of its waters. It was once a favorite place of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. Despite the beach, there are also a lot of things to experience in this city. Backtomorocco Agency guarantees that you will find and see the most well-known monuments of this city: Incredible cohesion, mix of Portuguese-Berber architecture, colorful souks, French-designed medina and art galleries. In addition, you will find the mellah (considerable Jewish quarter) and the Portuguese fortress built in the sixteenth century to protect its commercial base in Mogador. The city was invaded by various nations: Phoenecians, Carthaginians, Romans, Portuguese and French.
DAY 12: FREE DAY IN MARRAKECH (REST):
After a long journey in Morocco, we want to give you a day to explore the city at your own pace, and to relax.
DAY 13: AIRPORT (RETURN):
You will have your breakfast in the riad, transfer us to the airport. Backtomorocco Group I hope you have a good tour around Morocco
- Airport transfer Marrakech
- Off-road vehicles 4x4
- Guide and drivers
- Half-board hotels (breakfast and dinner)
- Evening in bivouac with dinner and breakfast.
Does not include
- Lunch at midday