The 11 days Morocco Culture Tour From Casablanca offered by Morocco Sunny Days includes a visit to Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga Desert, Dades Valley, and Marrakech. The tour includes airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, a driver/guide, accommodation, breakfast, and dinner. The tour also includes visits to various historical sites, such as the KASBAH OUDAYAS, the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Alouite, Volubilis, Meknes, the Royal Palace, the Islamic street, and the Champs Elise. Additionally, the tour includes a trek through the Merzouga desert, a visit to Toudra Gorge, and a visit to Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.
DAY 1: CASABLANCA-RABAT
Morocco Culture Tour From Casablanca 11 days. Arrival at the airport, which is the gateway to the country, our driver/guide will be ready to show you around, after a greeting we will leave for a short tour of Morocco’s largest industrial city, with plenty of time to visit the monuments (mosque, Habous souks, Jewish Museum and Cornelius), after check-in at the hotel we will explore the quiet Medina of Rabat, dinner at one of the small local restaurants After a long day we will relax in a nice riad/hotel with a delicious dinner.
DAY 2: RABAT-CHEFCHAOUEN
After an early morning breakfast, we explore the beautiful sights of Rabat: KASBAH OUDAYAS ; the triumphal fortress built by the Almoravid dynasty in the 1100s, the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Alouite, then the Challa necropolis to admire the harmonious blend of Phoenician, Roman and Islamic architecture, Later visit the ancient port of KASABAH Mahdiya and the Portuguese fortress still partially standing on the beautiful panoramic hill, overlooking the Sabou estuary, then cross the fertile fields of Gharb, one of the largest agricultural areas in Morocco, past the forests of the RIF mountains and the town of Ouazzan, famous for its typical Moroccan fur, “JELLABA”. In the late afternoon you can watch the sunset in the open air in the blue town of CHEFCHAOUEN, the icon of the RIF mountains. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
DAY 3 : CHEFCHAOUEN-FES
Early wake-up, breakfast and a final walk through the medina alleys before heading towards the glorious 8th century city of Fès. You will be invited for a short one-hour excursion to the ruins of Volubilis, one of the ancient cities in North Africa influenced by the Romans in all its forms, a city that supplied Rome with many agricultural products: olive oil, olives, vegetables, wheat and the famous cedar wood. Later, you will continue your journey and visit the 17th century capital Meknes, with the magnificent BAB MANSOUR gate, the mausoleum of the founder of Moulay ISMAIL, the granaries and the SEOUAN tank; a short walk in its peaceful medina is recommended. In the late afternoon, the journey continues to Fes; overnight in Fes.
DAY 4 : VISIT TO FÈS
Today, after breakfast, you will meet your guide and set off to explore Fes el Jaded; Medieval Jewish Quarter, the magnificent gate of the Royal Palace, the Islamic street with beautiful Andalusian balconies in the houses of Moorish refugees after the Spanish conquest in the 15th century, walk along the city walls, visit the pottery and some of the gates of the oldest medina in Morocco, the first imperial city still standing, Elbaly of Fez, The city was founded by Moulay IDRISS 1. / and his son IDRISS 2. in the early 8th century, and if you have time in the afternoon, you can take a sunset walk along the “Champs Elise” the new city founded by the French in the 20th century, and have coffee in one of the local cafes, staying overnight in the same hotel.
DAY 5: FES – MIDELT – MERZOUGA DESERT
Departure from Midelt through the Atlas Mountains and the Central Atlas cedar forest. Visit to the Ifrane ski resort and then to Azrou, an important handicraft centre. Lunch stop in Midelt, famous for its mineral products and apples. In the afternoon, we head to the Merzouga desert, where we visit the towns of Erfoud and Rissan. We continue to Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. This evening we will stay in a comfortable local hotel/riad and enjoy a delicious Moroccan dinner.
DAY 6 : MERZOUGA DESERT
Early in the morning you will wake up to watch the sunrise over a high sandy peak near your tents and enjoy breakfast. Later you will set off with your guide on a trek through the beautiful winding sand dunes, take plenty of time to leave the dry riverbed on the eastern side of sandy Erg, enjoy a typical nomadic lunch and a relaxed rest, in the late afternoon you will be warmly welcomed in one of the nomad tents around the dunes, have a tea and learn more about Berber daily life. Your jeep will be waiting for you for transportation to your hotel, a relaxing HAMMAM and dinner.
DAY 7: MERZOUGA – DADES VALLEY
After a unique experience of the Sahara and the Monument of Life, today we will walk along the roads and paths of the ancient caravan routes to the Dades Valley and Marrakech, enjoying the scenery and admiring the power of nature. A visit to the Toudra Gorge is a stark contrast, the spectacular hiking and panoramic views of the valley and canyons are breathtaking. We then continue west to the Dades Valley for overnight stay and dinner.
DAY 8: DADES VALLEY – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we depart via Taouirt and Ait Ben Haddou kasbahs to Marrakech. Located in the High Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most magnificent fortresses in southern Morocco and has been used as the backdrop for many films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and Gladiator. Continue to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260 m), which offers spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains. Overnight in Marrakech.
DAY 9: EXPLORING MARRAKECH
A full day dedicated to exploring the famous city of Marrakech. Marrakech is the second oldest imperial city and has been an important stopover for traders and travellers for centuries. You will visit the famous Jardin Majoralle, the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, whose 66-metre-high minaret dominates the centre of Marrakech. In the afternoon, visit the Djemaa El Fna square, the central square of the medina, which comes alive at sunset and in the evening with local storytellers, musicians, entertainers, snake charmers and the smell of delicious food roasting on hot coals. Staying in the same hotel.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA
After breakfast, departure for Essaouira. After breakfast, departure for Essaouira, followed by a fish lunch. In the afternoon, visit to the medina town of Essaouira and Rull, a former Portuguese fortress famous for its handicrafts, silver jewellery and Thuja wood inlays. Return to Marrakech in the evening. This concludes our cultural tour of Casablanca.
DAY 11: MARRAKECH-CASABLANCA
After breakfast, transfer to Mohammed V International Airport for departure. The Casablanca sightseeing tour comes to an end. Our services end.