7-DAY MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA
Day 1: Casablanca
Arrive at Casablanca airport and transfer to our hotel located in the centre of Casablanca with one of our professional drivers.
After a short rest, we will begin our Moroccan adventure with a tour of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. The financial and commercial centre of North Africa, Casa, as its residents call it, is a modern city inspired by major European cities. The highlight of our visit to Casablanca is a visit to the magnificent Hassan II Mosque. The Great Mosque of Hassan II was inaugurated in August 1993. It is the result of five years of intensive work by more than 30,000 workers and craftsmen; with the exception of 50 chandeliers, all materials and work were imported from Morocco. This exceptionally beautiful mosque, with its ornate minaret, is a landmark in the city. We will also have time to visit the Morocco Mall, the largest shopping centre in Africa with 200,000 m2.
Overnight in Casablanca at the hotel. Breakfast and dinner.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
After breakfast at the hotel, today we will continue to Rabat, the third oldest imperial city and the modern capital of Morocco. We will tour the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. We will visit Hassan Tower with the mausoleum of King Mohammed V.
Then we will go to KASBAH OUDAYA located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river opposite Salé and close to Rabat’s old medina. Along with other attractions in Rabat, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, we drive to Chellah, located in the metropolitan region of Rabat. The Phoenicians established a trading post here, which later became a Roman colony.
Departure from Rabat to the blue city of CHEFCHAOUEN, where we will spend the night in a beautiful riad.
Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fez
After breakfast, our guide will take you through the city of Chefchaouen, one of the most beautiful cities in northern Morocco, which rises in the Rif mountains like a little piece of Andalusia. In the past, Chefchaouen was a fortified town, so the medina is divided into seven districts. You will spend all your time in the white-washed streets of Chauen, but you will also have the opportunity to visit one of the most important attractions of this fabulous city, the Uta el-Hammam, the Kasbah, the Andalusian gardens and the ethnic museum.
After this visit, we will cross the Rif Mountains and reach one of the oldest cities on the continent, Fez, where we will spend the night in a charming riad.
Day 4: FULL DAY IN Fez:
After breakfast, we will take an excursion to Fez el Bali, an extraordinary medieval walled city. Passing through the gates of this grand landmark will give you a whole new perspective on life in Morocco.
Our guide will take you to the medina to visit the market shops or bazaars. We will see the famous dye factories with their colorful fabrics hung to dry, the royal palace, several mosques, theological schools and workshops where you can watch craftsmen at work. Today’s walk offers an amazing insight into life in a Moroccan city that has hardly changed over the centuries.
In the afternoon you can explore Fez on your own. You can explore Ville Nouvelle or return to the medina to do some shopping.
Second night in Fez at the Riad Hotel with breakfast and dinner.
Day 5: Fes: A trip to Marrakech.
Today we drive to Marrakech. On the way we will visit Azra, the first real town in the Middle Atlas. The kirk crossing is an important market place and has long played a strategic role in controlling the Berbers in the mountains. Our journey continues through the Middle Atlas and the fantastic scenery of Marrakech. As you approach this famous city, you will notice many pink adobe buildings amidst the tree-lined city. With its unique character and charm, Marrakech attracts visitors with its welcoming climate and excellent location. Located 50km north of the High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech has for many years been one of the most important and attractive cities in North Africa.
As you approach Marrakech, the landscape becomes flatter and greener as the city sits in the middle of a large oasis of palm trees.
Your accommodation is in the heart of the medina, close to Jamaa Fna Square and the old medina.
Day 6: Visit Marrakech
After breakfast, meet your local guide to explore the old medina of Marrakech with its fascinating architecture. This is a historic sightseeing tour including the famous Bahia Palace and the famous El Koutoubia Mosque and you will have time to stroll through the old bazaars of the medina where you can see homemade artefacts.
After the start, continue to visit the gardens of Marrakech. A visit to the Menard Gardens and the famous house will provide you with a stunning backdrop and it will be time to relax near the city centre. Then visit the Majorelle Gardens, the artist’s garden of Marrakech, one of the most visited places in Morocco. Take advantage of forty years in the art world to create this garden and stroll among its beautiful flowers.
Overnight in Marrakech in one of the riads with dinner and breakfast.
Day 7: Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca airport.
Leave Marrakech for Casablanca where our tour experience in Morocco ends.
- Private Transport AC Minibus with English speaking guide/driver.
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
- night at the hotel / riad.
- night at the desert camp (Private tents).
- Camel Trekking in the Sahara Merzouga.
- Dinner & Breakfast.
- Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities