11 Days Magical Mysteries Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Desert Sahara
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Discovery, Family, History
Activity Level Challenging
Welcome to Morocco considered the “Jewel of North Africa”, it is a land so intrinsically beautful and rich with heritage, it has attracted seekers of the exotic over the centuries.
- DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION : Essaouira
- DESTINATION : Marrakech Via Desert Sahara
- DURATION : 11 Days / 10 Nights
- DRESS CODE : Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and sunglasses
- 100% Private Tour
- Arrival and departure assistance at the Airport
- All accommodations
- Breakfast and Dinner
- English speaking driver/escort
- Local guides for private city tours
- Entrance fees for all excursions and monuments listed in the program
- Your driver is your personal contact from the beginning of the tour until the end
- Lunch/drinks consumed during the tour
DAY 1 :
Arrival To Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco considered the “Jewel of North Africa”, it is a land so intrinsically beautful and rich with heritage, it has attracted seekers of the exotic over the centuries. Even for the most seasoned travelers, there is much to see and do. On arrival in Casablanca Aiport, you will be picked up and brought to your hotel to relax and settle in from your flight.
DAY 2 :
Casablanca – Fes
After a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, depart for the Imperial city of Fes.
DAY 3 :
A day packed with fantastic sights and smells as you tour this carefully preserved university city, which had its golden age in the fourteenth century, during the rein of the Merinides dynasty. Visit the medina of Fes and walk through it’s old streets. See one of the oldest universities in the world.
DAY 4 :
Today we will tour the Roman ruins of Volubilis dating from 3rd Century BC, situated between Fes and Rabat. Spend the rest of the day relaxing around the riad.
DAY 5 :
Fes – Erfoud
Leave the bustle of the city behind and head for the spectacular snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Pass through Ifrane before reaching the great cedar forests of Azrou. Travel through the magnificent Ziz Gorges, past palm fringed towns to Er Rachidia, built by the French at an important crossroads. Your destination is Erfoud, on the edge of the Sahara Desert.
DAY 6 :
Erfoud – Merzouga
This morning you will enjoy the slow pace of a small town on the edge of the Sahara. Later you will drive to the Desert and ready yourself for your overnight camel trek into the Dunes. Experience the breathtaking views of the sunset in the Dunes and see the wonder of the desert sky at night.
DAY 7 :
Merzouga – Ourzazate
Drive through the Todra Gorge – the Grand Canyon of the Sahara. At Boumalne-du-Dades, encounter the dry rugged Dades Valley, dotted with oases of figs, olives, date palms and with castellated mud houses hugging the slopes. The route concludes at Ourzazate, film capital of Morocco.
DAY 8 :
Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Get your cameras ready as you stop at the village of Ait Benhaddou, boasting one of Morocco’s finest kasbahs. Continue via the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass before descending past charming mountain villages, dense woods and green fields to Marrakech.
DAY 9 :
Sightseeing includes an exploration of the fascinating Medina (old town), the Koutubia Mosque, whose minaret dominates the Marrakech skyline. Visit the famous bustling Djemaa El Fna Square and see the snake charmers, drummers and the many food stalls.
DAY 10 :
MARRAKECH TO CASABLANCA
Heading towards the Atlantic coast, say goodbye to the snake charmers of Marrakech and drive back to Casablanca. Now you have experienced the traditional charms of the country, Casablanca is a fascinating place to return to, offering a unique insight into modern Morocco. In many ways, the economic capital represents the hopes and dreams of the country. Spend your last afternoon at leisure, enjoying this vibrant city at your own pace.
DAY 11 :
CASABLANCA TO THE AIRPORT
This morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight.