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12 Days Tour from Casablanca

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Duration

12 days 11 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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English, Espanol, Francais

Morocco 12 days tour from Casablanca. You will discover Morocco, the four Moroccan imperial cities, as well as the Sahara desert over 12 days and 11 nights itinerary The tour begins in Casablanca. Then there’s Rabat, Morocco’s capital, and Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city.

Besides the Roman ruins of Volubilis, there is the Ismaili capital of Meknes. There is also the historical city of Fes. Next, we drive southeast. We stop at Ifrane, known as Morocco’s Switzerland. We also visit the cedar forest where wild barbary apes live.

Besides  Midelt, the Ziz Valley, Oasis Palm Grove, Old Berber villages, and Erfoud the Fossil Town. You will also tour the Merzouga Sahara desert. During this 12 days tour from Casablanca, you will ride camels and spend the night in a luxury desert camp under the starry sky. In the desert, you may see a spectacular sunset and sunrise over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. See the Todgha and Dades Gorges. Also, visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and the Kasbah Amridil. They are near the Ouarzazate cinema studio. You will also cross the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass. There will be guided tours of Marrakech and a day trip to Essaouira. The Morocco tour concludes in Casablanca.

Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Admire the amazing ocean views from its walls.
  • Discover Morocco's ancient ruins of Volubilis and marvel at its beautiful mosaics.
  • Trek through the High Atlas Mountains. See the amazing landscapes of the region.
  • Take a camel ride in the Sahara Desert and watch the sunset over the majestic sand dunes.
  • Visit a nomadic family in the Merzouga desert and enjoy traditional tea with them.
  • Hike the Todra Gorges and marvel at the stunning views from the top.

Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca

On the first day of our 12 days tour from Casablanca. Upon your arrival at Casablanca's Mohammed V airport, we will greet you and drive you to your accommodation to relax, depending on your arrival. It's possible to visit the Hassan II Mosque, overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca, Rabat and Chefchaouen

After breakfast at your hotel,. We will start our tour by visiting the spectacular Hassan II mosque. It's the second-largest religious building in the world and is open to non-Muslims. Our 12-day tour starts in Casablanca. It goes to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. In Rabat, you will visit the magnificent Kasbah of Oudayas. You will also see Hassan Tower with its unfinished minaret.

Besides, we will see the magnificent Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan II (the father of the current king).

After lunch, we will travel to Chefchaouen via the city of Ouezzane. Most of the drive will be over the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Then, we will arrive at Chefchaouen, the beautiful pearl of Morocco. Overnight in a riad/hotel.

Day 3: Chefchaouen sightseeing tour

After breakfast in your hotel, we will start exploring Chefchaouen (known as the blue city). It is a small, charming, clean, and fresh town. You'll stroll around the old Medina with its restored kasbah. Plaza Utta Hammas, the square at the heart of the town, is a perfect place to relax.

Its steep, narrow cobbled streets and white-washed walls have blue doors and windows. The mountains as a backdrop make Chefchaouen a great place for fascinating pictures. After lunch, you will see the natural spring water of Ras El Ma. Unlike other parts of Morocco, this town was occupied by Spain.

So, there is much influence from the Spanish and Moorish cultures. You will have an opportunity to meet with locals, wander in the souks (markets), and enjoy this amazing town. Overnight in a riad/hotel.

Day 4: Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes - Fes

The trip today will continue by leaving Chefchaouen. Then we will cross the Rif mountains to arrive at the ancient Roman town, - Unesco World Heritage Site. Also, we will discover its mosaic floors, basilica, temple, and triumphal arch.

Then, we continue to Meknes. There, you will see the huge Mansour gate. You will also see the Granary, the Swani Basin, the old medina with its souks, and Lahdim Square. You can relax in one of its cafes. Later In the late afternoon, we set off for Fes.

Overnight in a traditional Moroccan riad in the Medina.

Day 5: Fes sightseeing tour

Today our Fes sightseeing will start with a local guide. We will visit the outside and inside of the Medina. First, the outside city includes the Royal Palace Gate and the Jewish Quarter, "Mellah.”. They date to the 14th Century. You will also visit the Ceramics Cooperative to see traditional Moroccan crafts.

Afterward, you will cover the most important sites inside the medina with cultural and historical interest, including the superb architectural masterpiece of Bou Inania Medersa, Blue Gate, the Karaouiyine Mosque, the Big Chouara Tanneries, Madrasa Seffarin, where people work on metal and make beautiful things (lamps, teapots, etc.), and other decorated architectural masterpieces like Attarin Medersa and the Neijarin Fountain.

In the afternoon, we will take you to the tombs of the Merenids to admire a beautiful panoramic view over Fes Medina. Overnight in your Riad.

Day 6: Fes, Ifrane, Midelt, Erfoud and Merzouga

Today, on our 12-day Morocco tour from Casablanca to the Sahara, we will cross the middle Atlas mountains. On the way, we will stop at Ifran. It's a small, charming, clean town. It's known as the ”Switzerland of Morocco” because it looks like a Swiss alpine resort. We continue south. We pass through the largest cedar forest in North Africa. It is home to barbary monks. We will have a chance to take fascinating pictures and feed the monkeys.

After lunch, we head south via Talghomt Pass. We admire the views and landscapes that nature offers. We arrive at Ziz Valley. We will stop for a breathtaking view of the hidden oases filled with palm groves. Within around one hour, we will arrive in the Sahara desert, where your camels are waiting for you.

After a rest, a guide will join you. You will ride the camels and cross the high dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. You will see a magnificent sunset on a high dune. Then, you will trek to your camp, where you will sleep in tents like the nomads use.

After dinner, you'll enjoy Berber music played by nomads around the fire and under a starry sky.

Day 7: Morocco desert Tour around Erg Chebbi by 4x4 - camel ride and night in desert camp

Waking up early in the morning is ”a must to” to see one that could be the most beautiful sunrise in your life. After breakfast, we will start our Sahara desert excursion to explore its parts. First, we will see the lake of Merzouga. It is home to exotic birds. Then, we will head to the middle of the Sahara desert. Nomads and their animals still live a traditional life there.

We will sip a cup of tea with them and see how they live. Afterward, we take the route where Ralley Paris Dakar used to race. Then we get to the Mifis mines that France once exploited. It's time to visit them.

We continue by heading to Khamlia village. It's inhabited by black Berber people from Mali, Sudan, and so on. We will have a chance to listen to their music and dance. Lunch in the village (Berber Pizza). Then, we set off to visit an impressive oasis on the edge of sand dunes before we ended our day in your hotel.

Day 8: Merzouga, Rissani, Todra Gorges and Dades Valley

Today, we'll leave the majestic Merzouga desert and go towards the city of Rissani. It was once a major stop on the Saharan-caravans route. If we time it right, we can visit the souk, the region's largest. It's held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. We then set off to Erfoud - a fossil town. Here, you will see stalls selling crystals and precious stones as well as fossils. The workshop using Marmar is open to visitors.

We then continue to Dades Valley. We pass through villages such as Mallaab, Tinjdad, and Toroug. Later, we arrive at Todra Valley. It is a green valley surrounded by mud villages and mountains. We drive for 30 minutes and get to Todra Gorges. They are a narrow vertical passage with cliffs 300m high. The cliffs rise on each side. The Gorges are a popular destination for lovers of climbing.

After lunch in the town, continue to Dades Valley. There, you will see the rock formation called ”monkies fingers”. You will also see beautiful mud kasbahs. Overnight in a hotel overlooking the valley.

Day 9: Dades Valley, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech

Nothing beats the 12 Days tour from Casablanca in spring. You can see rose fields. Today we travel to El Kalaa M'gouna or Rose Town. Over 400 tonnes of rose petals are picked there each spring. They are made into rosewater or sent to perfume makers. The Festival of Roses is held here every May. As we travel from Rose Town to Skoura you will see so many kasbahs among the greenery of Dades Valley.

The small town of Skoura is surrounded by thousands of palm groves. The most beautiful kasbahs in southern Morocco are here. Our next stop is Ouarzazat, the "Hollywood of Morocco." It has the biggest cinema studios in Morocco. Then, we'll visit the most famous, filmed, and photographed kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. It's a Unesco World Heritage site. We'll have free time to visit it and have lunch in the village.

After, we head to Marrakech via the high Atlas mountains (2260 m). We will admire the great mountain views. We will also see the unique Berber villages on the mountain's sides. Arrive in Marrakesh in the evening. Overnight in a riad in the heart of Medina.

Day 10: Marrakech sightseeing tour

After breakfast, you will start your city tour. You will explore Marrakech (the red city of Morocco). The guide will make sure that you see the most important spots. They have a historical and cultural interest. These include the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia mosque, and the Saadian tombs. There's also the Ben Youssef Koranic School and Morocco's largest traditional souk.

After lunch in one of the local restaurants near the main square. Then you can visit the Koutoubia Tower and the Majorelle Gardens. Overnight in your riad/hotel.

Day 11: Essaouira day trip from Marrakech

After breakfast, we will travel to Essaouira. On the way and since this is the region of Argan trees. We may see many goats climbing trees to eat Argan nuts and leaves. Moreover, we visit a Women's Cooperative of Argan oil. You will learn about the benefits and uses of the oil. These range from cooking and cosmetics to medicine.

After several stops on the way. we'll arrive at this walled city in about 3 hours from Marrakech (Essaouira). A beautiful white town located on the Atlantic Ocean. We will start our explorative day by visiting the ramparts called Skalla Fortress. Then walk inside the narrow alleys of the Medina UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides beautiful arts and crafts including objects carved of local Thuya wood. Lunch in a Moroccan way, freshly bought fish ”cooked to order.”.

Essaouira also known as the ”City of the Wind," attracts surfers from different parts of the world. Essaouira was occupied by the Romans, Phoenicians, and Portuguese. Thus, there is a big influence noticed in its architecture. It is a small town with much history. In the afternoon, we will take the road back to Marrakesh. Overnight in your riad or hotel.

Day 12: Marrakech - Transfer to the Casablanca airport

After breakfast, we'll pick you up from your riad. Then, we'll drive you to the airport in Marrakesh or Casablanca. End of the 12-day tour from Casablanca.

  • Pick-up and drop-off service.
  • private tour in a 4x4 car or minibus with A/C.
  • English- / Spanish-speaking driver/guide during the tour.
  • Camel rides in the Sahara Desert (one camel per person)
  • Hotel accommodations include breakfast.
  • Lunches & drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.

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12 Days Tour from Casablanca
Jean M
16/03/2024

12 Day private tour from Casablanca Marrakech to Merzouga, Fes, Chefchaouen and Marrakech

This was hands down the best tour and road trip I've ever had! We are a couple traveling in Morocco for the first time and it's extremely helpful to have a driver that knows exactly where to go (considering you’ll be spending a lot of time on the road). Ibrahim drove us from Marrakech to Merzouga, and Idir took care of us for the remainder of the trip, driving us from Merzouga to Fes, Rabat, Casablanca, and lastly Essaouira. Both excellent are drivers and knowledgeable, Ibrahim is very helpful and knows the locals well, and Idir is super friendly and made it a fun and relaxing experience. Idir always ensured we arrived at our riad safely and offered to let us take pictures along the way whenever we wanted. He would even go above and beyond on certain occasions. The tour itself was fantastic, even for 12 days, there was a lot to explore. The scenery and the landscapes are ever-changing in Morocco, from the snow-capped Atlas mountains to the gorgeous rustic red Dadés Gorge, the smooth sandy dunes in the Sahara desert. The most unique part of the adventure was camel trekking in the desert. The weather held up beautifully. We watched the sunset, the stars came out at night, we enjoyed a delicious Moroccan meal family-style and entertainment singing Berber songs, and all of us got to play the drums. We shared the campsite with two other couples, and it was someone’s birthday, so they served birthday cake, sang happy birthday, and enjoyed wine that the other couple shared with all of us. The next morning, we watched the sunrise and trekked back to the hotel, where we had breakfast. I would recommend bringing a small backpack and an extra jacket for the overnight stay. We enjoyed exploring the medina in Fes with our tour guide Aziz and wandering in the streets of the charming blue city of Chefchaouen. We visited the tombs in Rabat and caught a lovely sunset by the coastline. Each city had such character with Berber, Arab, Andalusian, and French influences. The architecture and interiors are stunning. The riads we stayed in during the Grand Morocco tour were very pleasant, especially the one situated in the Dades mountains. I appreciate the flexibility of Morocco Camel Trekking, as I was able to customize our desert tours to include the last 2 days in Essaouira to relax before our long flight back to Canada. Big thanks to Idir for driving us and for being an absolute pleasure to be around!
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12 Days Tour from Casablanca
Alyna R
13/03/2024

best 12 days tour from Casablanca

We kept in contact with Ibrahim after our trip with them 2 years ago. His passion made us come back and plan our 12 days from Casablanca start to finish with Morocco Camel Trekking, the best decision we could ever make! We were picked up and left off at the airport, a must-do to maximize your experience. Casa/Rabat/Chefchaouen to start our trip, almost a 12-hour ride where we got to know more about the country, but most importantly, our chauffeur for the next few days! Aziz ❤️ Chefchaouen/Meknes/volubilis/Fes, Marrakesh. I'm not the road trip kind of guy, but when you are well accompanied (wife, 3 friends, and Aziz), everything goes so fast! Fes to Merzouga! THE DESERT The highlight again of our trip to Morocco! 4x4 riding in the dunes/visiting nomads camel rides, and dinner with locals Do all of it if you have time, if not, take the time to do it!!! Merzouga, Dades, and Marrakech We finished the trip with an exciting ride with Amanar to the airport! There is too much to say! I only have big love to give to Ibrahim and his family! Big love to a new friend Aziz Big love to the Amazigh people!!!
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