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14 Days tour from Casablanca

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14 days 13 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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1 person

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English, Espanol

This 14-day tour from Casablanca begins and ends at Casablanca Airport. We organized this two-week desert tour from Casablanca to give you a comfortable and inspiring introduction to Morocco. You will be able to travel from north to south through Morocco. During your 14-day tour from Casablanca, you will visit the Sahara Desert and Morocco’s most famous imperial cities, including Rabat, Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech. You’ll explore the High Atlas Mountains, Kasbahs, and the Sahara Desert.

The connection between the imperial cities and the Sahara Desert makes this 14-day Morocco tour unique. This 14-day tour from Casablanca includes two nights in the Merzouga Desert, one in a yurt and one in a hotel. Furthermore, you will be treated to spectacular sunrise and sunset views while riding camels across the beautiful dunes. Spend a magical night beneath the stars. Travel through two distinct landscapes: the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

We will meet you at the airport and take you to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the largest in Africa and the world’s seventh largest. Visit the Hassan Tower by driving through Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Discovering Volubilis, Morocco’s Berber-Roman capital, is a must-see. A local guide will show you around Fes, the imperial city. In Azrou, you can see and feed the barbary monkeys.

Stop to admire the Ziz Valley, Morocco’s second-largest palm-tree river. Camel rides through the dunes and a spectacular sunset are part of this 14-day tour from Casablanca. You will also spend an unforgettable night in the Sahara Desert under the stars. Visit a nomadic family to learn about their lifestyle and traditions. Discover the marvelous Todra Gorges, which are ideal for mountain climbers.

This 14-day Morocco tour starts in Casablanca and is the best choice for visiting all of Morocco’s tourist sites.

Highlights

  • Experience the imperial cities and the Sahara Desert in one tour.
  • Witness the stunning Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. It boasts the tallest minaret in the world.
  • Explore the ancient city of Fes, a UNESCO Heritage Site for over 30 years.
  • Visit the once-strategic Roman city of Volubilis, dating back to 25 B.C.
  • Take a breathtaking journey through the diverse Moroccan landscape. Pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Ziz Valley.
  • Spend two nights in the Merzouga Desert. Spend one night in a hotel and one in a traditional Berber tent. Witness spectacular sunrise and sunset views. Ride camels across the beautiful dunes.

Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca Rabat

We will pick you up from the airport and start our 14-day tour from Casablanca by visiting the Hassan II Mosque. It has the tallest minaret in the world and is the third-largest mosque. day of your 14 day morocco

It took seven years to build and hold some 25,000 individuals for prayer. The craftsmanship is exquisite. It features Ellie mosaics, carved cedar wood, polished marble, and glass.

From Casablanca, we drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, we can see the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of the Oudayas. In the afternoon, check into our hotel in the heart of Medina.

Day 2: Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis and Fes

After breakfast, we will drive to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. Meknes is a significant imperial city in Morocco. the Ismaili capital of the country. Some notable sights to catch include the renowned Bab Mansour Gate. Also, the Sahrij Swani Basin and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.

We continue driving to Volubilis after lunch. An important historical site, the Roman ruins dating back to 25 B.C. There are still several original mosaics in excellent shape.

After Volubilis, we continue to Fes along the foothills of the Rif Mountains. We will reach Fes in the late afternoon, where we will check in for our overnight stay in the heart of ancient Medina.

Day 3: Exploring Fes

Today, with the help of a knowledgeable guide, you will discover Fes. Fes is the oldest Imperial City of Morocco, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss II. You will visit the Medina of Fes el-Bali, a UNESCO Heritage Site for over 30 years.

It has over 9,000 streets and is a car-free zone. It is a labyrinth of intrigue and interest. The Attarine Koranic School, called Medersa, is one of the most beautiful in Fes. We will also visit the royal palace gate Nejjarine and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss.

We will pass by the Quaraouiyine Mosque. It belongs to the Quaraouiyine University, the oldest in history. A woman founded it in 880.

After lunch, we will visit the pottery cooperative. Artisans there create intricate zellig tiles and hand-painted ceramics.

After that, we will drive to El Borj, where you can view the fantastic panoramic view of the old Medina. In the afternoon, we will visit the new city for a drink.

Day 4: Fes, Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt

After breakfast, on the 5 day of your 14 day Morocco we will leave Fes to start. The journey from Fes is a fantastic immersion in the diversity of the Moroccan landscape. The road south takes you into the Middle Atlas Mountains.

These mountains have a vast cedar forest, home to the indigenous Barbary Monkeys. In winter, you'll pass through Little Switzerland, Azrou, and Ifrane. Snow will cover them. Then we continue to Midelt, where you will spend the night.

Day 5: Midelt, Ziz Valley and Merzouga

After a tasty breakfast, we will continue our journey to the Sahara Desert. We will travel to Merzouga via the Erfoud Drive. We will drive through the fascinating Tizi n’Talghemt Pass and the Ziz Gorges. We will take in views of the middle Atlas plateau.

You will notice how the scenery has changed and will change again the closer we get to the desert. We will take a break for lunch and enjoy some local Berber

Our tour south takes us along the picturesque Ziz Valley. We will stop at panoramic views for photos. As you pass through palm oases and adobe villages, you will realize that you have entered another world. The Sahara beckons.

We will arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon. You will welcome us with a glass of mint tea before we check into our lodging.

Day 6: Merzouga Sahara Discovery and Camel Trek in the Desert

After breakfast, we will go out in the 4×4 to discover the area. We will meet some locals and discover different ways of living. Descendants of enslaved Sudanese people inhabit the village of Khamlia. Through their Gnaoua music and songs, they tell stories of their past.

There is a lake near the town of Merzouga where flamingos visit seasonally. There will be time to visit local Berber handcrafts for sale. This is an excellent opportunity to buy from the locals.

You'll get ready for your safari after eating lunch and getting some rest. A professional guide will take you on a camel ride while you explore the sea of sand. 

The Erg Chebbi dunes are the largest in this region of Morocco. The silence while moving across the red-golden dunes is extraordinary.

You may never forget the experience of riding a camel to your desert camp. Spending the night under the stars in the company of nomads is something you won't forget. After dinner, some music, and songs, you will spend the night in a traditional Berber nomad tent.

Day 7: Merzouga, Todra Gorge and Dades Valley

We will wake up early to witness the wonder of the sunrise. Then we'll have breakfast before returning by camel to Merzouga. There, we will meet our driver. Our 14-day tour from Casablanca continues as we leave the desert for Rissani and Erfoud.

We attend the workshops where we clean and prepare fossils and marble. After that, they create exquisite creations. 

We drive to Tinghir and arrive in the Todra Gorge. Here, we will have lunch and explore the canyon. It has 300-meter-high vertical walls and clear water. You can walk along the river’s edge.

Then, after lunch, we will drive through the Dades Valley and into the Dades Gorge. We want to see the unique rock formation known as “the monkey fingers.” The shapes in the eroded landscape give it its name.

We will also visit the 19th-century Kasbah of Ait Youl, which is still standing. Overnight in a local hotel overlooking the Dades Valley, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 8: Dades Gorge, Boutaghrar Skoura, and Warzazate

After breakfast in the hotel, we continue our tour of Morocco. We drive through the Dades Valley towards Kelaat M’gouna and Warzazate. The drive through the Dades Valley provides many opportunities to take some of your best photos. Beautiful rose-colored adobe kasbahs line the road.

Today, you will have the opportunity to meet a nomadic family who live in caves. Then you will enjoy the fertile Rose Valley. They process the fragrant Damascus rose, cultivated here, into the world-famous rose oil.

We’ll stop at Kelaat M’gouna, the rose city. There, you can buy rosewater and other products. The scent will last on your clothes long after your trip. We then continue to Skoura, where we visit Kasbah Amridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area.

After a short hike in the valley, we will stop at a restaurant overlooking the whole valley. We'll have a welcome lunch break there. From Skoura, we drive to Warzazate. It's the Hollywood of Africa.

Its topography and gorgeous vistas have enticed many world-class filmmakers. You can tour the studios, which contain props from movies you've seen before. They include The Mummy, Gladiator, and The Last Temptation of Christ. We will spend the night on a nearby road.

Day 9: Ouarzazate ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Taroudant

After breakfast, we will visit Ait Benhaddou. It's a strategic fortress town along the significant salt trading route to Timbuktu. Caravan traders have used it as a stopover between the Sahara and Marrakech.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco and a popular filmmaking location. From Ait Ben Haddou, we will journey west to Taliouine, the saffron capital.

You can visit one of the saffron cooperatives there. We will see it coincide with the harvest, usually in October or November.

In that case, you will have the chance to meet the Berber people and their families. They harvest the precious flowers in the fields.

We will reach the 16th-century Taroudant, or Little Marrakech, in the late afternoon. You will see the ramparts and walk in the small alleys in the Medina. It has similar Medina walls to Marrakech and has the same Saadian dynasty influences. Overnights will be in a local hotel or riad.

Day 10: Taroudant, Agadir and Essaouira

We leave this mountainous region and drive for the Atlantic coast. Our destination is the charming Medina of Essaouira. We will stop on the way to Agadir, a resort city that used to be a huge tourist destination for many years.

After lunch and a short walk on the promenade, we will continue our 14-day tour. We will travel from Casablanca to Essaouira on the coast road. The coastal drive offers beautiful scenery and long, unspoiled beaches. You'll also find surf zones and rugged, wild places filled with herbs and wildflowers.

This area is home to Argan trees. Sometimes, goats can climb them for food by standing on their hind legs or even up in the trees. After several stops along the coast, we reach Essaouira in the afternoon. Overnight will be at a riad in the Medina.

Day 11: Exploring Essaouira

After breakfast, we will start the tour of this delightful medina. Some European civilizations have occupied this fortress town. You can see their influence. The Portuguese left their mark with the white-washed architecture.

The Spanish left their mark with cannons along the fortified seawalls. The Jews left their mark in the merchant's part of the medina, the Mellah. The fishing port has bright blue boats and is a hub of activity. You can see some strange-looking fish at the auctions.

This is a place of artists and artisans, galleries and small workshops are full of local artwork. Thuya woodwork is a local craft. It is very beautiful, along with marquetry work and inlaid crafts.

Music is a large part of the history here too. The world festival of Gnawa takes place , usually in June. It attracts many African and international musicians. If you wish to book your tour to coincide with this festival, we can add an extra day here.

Essaouira is home to the windsurfers. Strong Atlantic winds make it the ideal spot to catch the wind and ride the waves.

Today you will have lunch the Moroccan way; buy fish cooked to order on the hot coals. In the afternoon, you have free time to walk and explore by yourself. Overnight will be in a riad in the Medina.

Day 12: Essaouira to Marrakech

After breakfast, we leave from the coast for the Red City of Marrakech. It has an impressive backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. On our way, we will make several stops to take photographs. Once in Marrakech, we will check into our riad in the old Medina.

After a delicious dinner, we will enjoy a stroll in Jemaa el Fna Square. There, magicians, storytellers, musicians, and snake charmers entertain.

Day 13: Exploring Marrakech

After breakfast, we will explore the magical, mystical city of Marrakech. A knowledgeable local guide will help us. We will visit important historical and cultural sites. For example, the Majorelle Gardens, Koutoubia Tower, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and Ben Youssef Koranic School.

After lunch at a local restaurant near the main square, we will walk through the souks. We'll view hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have free time and stay overnight at the same riad.

Day 14: Marrakech to Casablanca airport

Today, you are free until the agreed-upon time to take you to the airport ends the 14-day tour from Casablanca.

  • Pick up from and drop off Casablanca.
  • Transport in a private 4x4 car or minibus with A/C.
  • Fuel.
  • 12 nights in a hotel or riad breakfasts.
  • 1 night in the desert camp.
  • Camel ride in the Sahara Desert (one camel per person )
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments

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