12 DAYS TOUR IMPERIAL CITIES AND DESERT FROM CASABLANCA:
Meet a 12 Days Tour from Casablanca To Imperial Cities and the Sahara Desert. It is an occasion to visit tourist places in Rabat Hassan Tower, Oudaias, Meknes (Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Sahrij Souani Bassin, Bab El Mansour gate…), Volubilis and you will have a Full day to visit Fes, the old Imperial City.Furthermore, explore Ifrane “the Moroccan Switzerland”, then Azrou where we will have a stop at the famous cedar forest the largest in Morocco to see and enjoy with Barbary apes.On this trip, you will visit Merzouga Sahara Desert: Erg Chebbi, ride a camel, sunrise and sunset, night in a desert camp between dunes in Sahara, Gnaoua music in Khamlia, Draa Valley, Dades Valley. Ouarzazate , Kasbah Ait benhaddou , Marrakech , UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mogador (Essaouira) and Marrakech sightseeing, coming back to Casablanca.
DAY 1 : AIRPORT / CASABLANCA / RABAT
Based your arrival time in Casablanca Airport. Pick up and start your 12 Days Tour from Casablanca Imperial Cities And Desert with a visit to Hassan ll Mosque, considered to be the largest in the world outside of Mecca. You will have an optional lunch at El-Corniche. You will move to Rabat in the afternoon, the capital of Morocco. Then you will visit Chellah ancient ruin, El-Hassan Tower and picturesque Oudayas Kasbah. And you will have a visit to Mohamed V tomb; who refused to allow Vichy’s government occupying during the WW ll. You will have your dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Rabat.
DAY 2 : RABAT / MOULAY IDRIS / VOLUBILIS / MEKNES / FES
After having your breakfast at the hotel; you will begin your day by driving to Moulay Idris, Moulay Idris which designed of the country’s first dynasty of Arab. Then you will move on to the Roman Volubilis. Afterwards you will go to Meknes and visit Bab Mansour which is decorated in green and white ceramic tiles. Continue to Fez with a visit to the synagogues which goes back to the 17th century. You will have the chance to see the ancient Jewish cemetery near the gates of the Royal Palace and the house where Maimonides once lived. You will have your dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Fes.
DAY 3 : Full Day Exploring Fes With Local Guide
After breakfast, you will begin your visit to “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide.
You will tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th-century Karouine mosque, and the University. You will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”.
Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch, you will continue your tour to visit the Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden, and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
DAY 4: FES /IFRANE / AZROU/ MIDEL ATLAS /MIDELT / ERRACHIDIA/ RISSANI/ MERZOUGA
Breakfast in your riad, and then start an explorative journey of the Medina where you will visit the many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries. After lunch you will also view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, where you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. Your tour of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.Overnight accommodation at your riad.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA / RISSANI / CAMEL TRAK / OVERNIGHT IN LUXURY DESERT CAMP
Here in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco, enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and golden shifting dunes. Visit Rissani for the weekly markets where Nomads come to sell. Pass the lake in Merzouga to see the flamingos. Have lunch with our Berber family and friends before beginning your camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in a traditional Bivouac Camp.
DAY 6 : ERG CHEBBI / RISSANI / TODRA GORGES / DADES VALLEY
Wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert and enjoy breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel, and then travel to Tinerhir for lunch and to visit the dramatic Todra Gorges. Next you will continue through the Dades Valley to the spectacular “Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs” and on to the former French Foreign Legion outpost of Ouarzazate where you will spend the evening.
DAY 7 : DADES VALLEY / OASIS SKOURA / OUARZAZAT / AIT BEN HADOU / MARRAKECH
Enjoy breakfast and continue the journey to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou that is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will then continue to Marrakesh over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and of the Berber villages. Night in Marrakech.
DAY 8 : FULL DAY MARRAKECH
After having your breakfast at your hotel, you will begin your day to discover Marrakech and your first visit of the day will be The Koutoubia Minaret (The twin tower of la Giralda in sevilla, Spain), the Saadian tombs. The tombs consisting of splendid mausoleums built in the sixteenth century. Then Medersas Ben Youssef (Coranic University), domed Koubba and Dar Si El-Said Museum. Then a visit to the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) andJewish Cemetery, as a visit to the Major Elle Gardens of Yves St. Laurent. You will have Salad lunch in El-Medina. After having your lunch; return to El-Fna Square in the early evening, where it come alive with story tellers. Your dinner will be served at your hotel. Overnight in Marrakech.
DAY 9 : MARRAKESH TO ESSAOUIRA
Breakfast and drive to the charming seaside haven of Essaouira to explore the port and to enjoy a seafood lunch. night in Essaouira.
DAY 10 : Explore City Essaouira
Essaouira Today can be devoted to bathing and relaxing on the beach of this coastal city. On the fortifications of the old town you’ll be able to trace Portuguese, French and Berber architecture. Its whitewashed houses, cool breezes, relaxed atmosphere along with its friendly cafes, numerous craftsmen and the delicious fresh fish make this a charming place to stay another night.
DAY 11 : ESSAOUIRA TO CASABLANCA
Travel along the coast to Casablanca, founded in 1912 and Morocco’s principal commercial town, to view the Hassan II Mosque, the world’s largest mosque. Spend the night in Casablanca.
DAY 12 : CASABLANCA
Breakfast and transfer to the Mohamed 5 airport for a departure the end of our 12 Days Tour from Casablanca Imperial Cities And Desert.
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