Join our 12 Days tour from Casablanca a rich history, mesmerizing Moroccan art and culture on this Grand Morocco tour, imperial cities & Sahara desert tour
The discovery of Morocco tour will begin by meeting your guide at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca The largest city in Northern Africa and the economic capital of the kingdom. Then we proceed to Rabat the capital of Morocco, our sightseeing begins with the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the exquisite Mohamed V Mausoleum tomb of the present king's father and grandfather, the imposing Hassan Tower built in 1196, the 14 century Necropolis of Chellah and the ramparts and walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. Depart from the old town and then continu to Meknes. Overnight
After breakfast, the sightseeing of Meknes city the former imperial city built at the end of the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. The Meknes city tour includes the old ramparts, the Moulay Ismail stables and granaries. Also visit the gate of Bab el Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum and Lahdim square. After lunch we will then continue to Moulay Idriss the holiest city in Morocco in the creation of the country's first Arab dynasty and where the founder of Islam in Morocco is buried then we visit Volubilis the settlement of the great Roman empire, Morocco's largest and best preserved Roman ruins and then continue to Chefchaouen. Dinner & Overnight
After breakfast, we start our tour of Chefchaouen, a delightful town in the Rif Mountains and one of the most beautiful towns in Morocco. Chefchaouen is a typical Berber village. A tour of this blue and white village includes the Palace El Makhzen and the famous square Uta el Hamman, the city’s great Mosque, built in the 15th century and the medina. Afternoon free at leisure on your own. Dinner & Overnight
After breakfast, we leave to Fez. After checkin and freshen up. A small Oritentation tour of the jewel of Spanish-Arabic civilization. The first imperial city of Morocco, it's a leading intellectual, religious, cultural center and the kingdom's spiritual capital founded in 790 B.C by Moulay Idriss II. Overnight
Breakfast, full-day tour of the city of Fez, The highlights will include the Medersas (an Islamic teaching university) to attest the importance of its thousand years of history, the great El Qaraouiyin Mosque the first university in the world and the sumptuous Nejjarine fountain. Independent lunch followed by a visit to the Medieval Medina of Fez has a world of its own a UNESCO world heritage, encircled by an unbroken line of ramparts and gates a labyrinth of sloping, winding alleyways are crammed full of artisans and merchants, each district has its own specialty; cobalt blue enameled pottery, carpets, wrought iron, and then Boujeloud gate with its decoration of green and blue faiences. Overnight
After breakfast we leave for Erfoud via the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas through the berber villages and towns of Imouzzer, Azrou and Ifran a charming ski resort well known for its wood carving, we stop in the small town of Midelt for lunch. Continuing on to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees, which are the source for the yearly date festival in Erfoud, you come across a totally different face of this country. Here you will find the huge sand dunes in Merzouga, the Saharan dune field closest to Europe where you can sit and gaze at this barren beauty, walk up one of the dunes . Nearby Erfoud is the point of departure for your Sahara desert immersion we set out on a sunset excursion to the breathtakingly beautiful sand dunes at Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara in the enormous silence we watch the sun set over the desert as we take a camel ride along the dunes to experience an unforgettable ride according to the Bedouine way of life. The «desert ship» would carry you through sand dunes and spectacular scenery. It will be followed by a magical guided-tour and the admiration of a star studded sky. You would appreciate the Bedouin traditional dinner. Accommodation will be provided in kasbah inside the sands dunes.
After sunrise breakfast. Then the trip goes out of desert and to Rissani to visit an old Palace and Kasbah. After lunch time the trip continues passing an area with fossiles, small villages and oasis until we arrives the city of Tingerhir. We take you to a visit to the cliffs of Todra Gorges and after the rocks of the Dades Gorge. Dinner & overnight
Breakfast, visit the Dades Valley before going offroad before continues off road to the oasis Skoura with old Kasbah and palms. Continue to Ouarzazate Morocco's Hollywood where you be following the road of the thousand Kasbahs, we stop first at Kasbah Tourirt, the old Glaoui Palace then we head off towards Ait ben-Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Southern Morocco's most interesting and scenic villages. Then as we begin our descent from the High Atlas mountains we pass through typical villages with fortified walls and stone houses with earthen roofs, then to Tichka, we traverse the Pass of the Pastures (alt 7,415 feet), where life is much as it was centuries ago…arriving in Marrakech late afternoon. Overnight
Your long-day tour will be devoted to the sightseeing of Marrakesh, the second oldest imperial city known as the "Pearl of the South" to discover the fascinating history and rich cultural heritage of this ancient city, you will visit the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque the tallest building in the city, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Garden. You will explore the souks and the world's famous Djemaa El Fna place which offers various entertainments (story tellers, water sellers, acrobats, snake-charmers, magicians, musicians and henna artists, orange-juice sellers, open-air barbecue food-stalls etc. etc...). Overnight
After breakfast, drive to Imlil, just 70 kms away from Marrakech, Imlil is the last village to be found before attempting the ascent to the Toubkal Mountain, it serves as departure point for several Atlas Mountains trekking itineraries. After passing the gorges of Asni, a picturesque village which is well known for its weekly market, held on Saturdays, the road continues through a verdant valley where the mountains, as impressive natural strongholds, play with colors as the sunlight changes. From the village of Imlil the ancient Kasbah which towers over the whole valley can be seen. Upon arrival meet your mountain guide, for 2 hours of treeking. Back to Imlil, checkin at hotel and freshen up. Dinner & overnight
After breakfast, drive to Essaouira via the scenic inland road, the landscape changes as we drive into a throwback from the Terrasic Era, the forest of the Argan trees which only exist in this region of the world, we stop to take pictures with goats ‘harvesting’ Argan fruits, then visit an Argan oil cooperative run by local women… you can take a tour to learn how argan oil is made, chat with the women, and pick up treats like homemade soap or 'Amlou’ a traditional Moroccan jam to bring home, tour of the city, a place with a strong feeling where you explore Phoenician, Berber, Portuguese, Jewish, and French past in the well-preserved architecture, with its small alleyways and whitewashed buildings with blue paintwork and enchanting fishing harbour reflecting the Portuguese character of settlers from the 16th century. Overnight
Breakfast at your hotel. Private transfer to Casablanca for your departure flight. End of our services.