11 Days Moroccan Odyssey Journey from Casablanca

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An 11-day poetic odyssey through Morocco’s timeless beauty, from coastal Casablanca to vibrant Marrakesh via mystical Chefchaouen, historic Fez, and the enchanting Sahara Desert.

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat

  • Begin the tour with a seamless pick-up from Casablanca Airport or hotel, with a comfortable and carefully selected driver and vehicle.
  • Explore Casablanca, starting with a visit to the iconic Hassan 2 Mosque, a cultural and spiritual landmark.
  • Transition to Rabat to discover the historic Hassan Tower and the captivating Kasbah of Oudayas.
  • Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture in Rabat, the capital city.
  • Conclude the day with a tranquil night at a charming riad or hotel within Rabat.

Day 2: Visit Rabat – Chefchaouen

  • Enjoy a remarkable breakfast at the hotel in Rabat.
  • Explore historical sites including the royal palace, Chellah, and Mausoleum of Mohammed V
  • Embark on a captivating journey towards Chefchaouen, the Blue City nestled in the Rif Mountains
  • Wander through narrow streets adorned with blue-washed buildings.
  • Experience the vibrant souks and treasures awaiting discovery.

Day 3: Exploring the Blue City Chefchaouen

  • Start exploration of Chefchaouen, the famous Blue City, after breakfast at your riad.
  • Wander through the captivating, blue-washed houses and cobblestone streets against a picturesque mountain backdrop.
  • Experience the unique blend of Spanish and Moorish architecture influenced by Spanish occupation.
  • Explore the medina’s winding streets adorned with azure walls and observe locals in traditional attire.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and shop for unique handicrafts in the vibrant main square.
  • Retreat to your riad for an overnight stay with bed and breakfast included.

Day 4: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez

  • Begin your day with a special breakfast at your riad.
  • Embark on a journey to Fes through the Ismaili city of Meknes.
  • Explore the grandeur of Bab El Mansour gate and the revered Moulay Idris Zerhoun.
  • Stop at the Roman site of Volubilis to marvel at well-preserved ruins dating back to 225 BC.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Roman Empire and admire exquisite mosaics from the 3rd century BC.
  • Continue your route via the highway, leading to Fes.
  • Spend the night at a charming riad in the medina’s heart.

Day 5: Fez, Tour of the City with a Professional Local Guide

  • Begin the day with a special breakfast at the riad in Fez.
  • Explore the Fes Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a guided tour.
  • Marvel at ancient ramparts and visit the medieval tanneries showcasing leather craftsmanship.
  • Discover historic landmarks such as the Karaouine Mosque, Merenid Tomb, and Madrasa Bou Inania.
  • Enjoy a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant scenes of the lively souk.
  • Retreat to an authentic Moroccan riad for a peaceful evening.
  • Anticipate the next chapter of your Moroccan adventure over a delightful breakfast.

Day 6: Fez – Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz valley – Erfoud – Merzouga

  • Begin the journey with a hearty breakfast before setting off from Fes
  • Explore Azrou, a cedar forest inhabited by playful monkeys, adding a wildlife element to the adventure.
  • Drive through captivating landscapes, passing Midelt, Ziz Valley, and Errachidia.
  • Immerse in the world of unique fossil products in Erfoud, the gateway to the desert.
  • Explore a fossil factory and witness skilled craftsmanship transforming fossils into exquisite objects.
  • Arrive in Merzouga, where the golden dunes of the Sahara Desert await.
  • Experience the breathtaking scenery as the sunset creates remarkable moments.
  • Enjoy a camel ride into the desert to savor the tranquility.
  • Delight in a dinner under the starlit Saharan sky, accompanied by nomads’ drums.
  • Dance around the campfire, feeling the sounds of liberty.
  • Retire to a luxurious desert tent equipped with modern amenities for an unforgettable night in the desert.

Day 7: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Khamlia – Hassi El-Bied – Desert Night

  • Begin Day 7 by traversing the sand-sea dunes near the Algerian border, capturing the stark beauty of black volcanic rocks.
  • Encounter a nomadic family along the way, gaining insights into their timeless lifestyle.
  • Pass by quaint Berber villages such as Khamlia and Hassi El-BIED.
  • Enjoy lunch with locals and indulge in their traditional desert tea, immersing yourself in the spiritual sounds of Gnawa music.
  • Experience a wide cultural exploration of Merzouga through this desert tour.
  • Conclude the day with a camel ride into the captivating Erg Chebbi, where the changing hues of the dunes come alive with the setting sun.
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in the Luxury Desert camp, including a delectable dinner, a lively Berber drums performance, and a restful night’s sleep under the desert sky.

Day 8: Erg Chebbi Desert – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Boumalne Dades

  • Start the day with breakfast amidst the vast desert landscape.
  • Enjoy a camel or 4WD ride to witness the mesmerizing sunrise in Merzouga.
  • Explore the lively markets of Rissani, the former capital of Alawite Sultans.
  • Journey through Tinjdad, taking in the scenic landscapes of the Sahara.
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge with its towering cliffs.
  • Proceed to Dades Gorges for a delightful lunch at a roadside spot.
  • Discover green palmeries and Berber villages, marveling at unique rock formations.
  • Conclude the day with a tasty dinner at your hotel or riad in Boumalne Dades, followed by a peaceful night’s rest.

Day 9: Boumalne Dades – Kalaat M’Gouna – Skoura –Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Tizi n’Tichka Pass – Marrakesh

  • Begin the day with a delightful breakfast before departing for Marrakech.
  • Experience the natural beauty of Boumalne Dades and the breathtaking scenes of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore the “Valley of Roses” in Kalaat M’Gouna during the annual Rose Festival.
  • Witness the traditional process of extracting rose water in local distilleries.
  • Visit the Atlas Studios, a colossal movie studio featured in iconic films.
  • Marvel at the cinematic history and immerse yourself in the magic of the silver screen.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, known for its exotic allure.
  • Traverse the scenic Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, enjoying breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains and charming Berber villages.
  • Pause for a delightful lunch in the welcoming Berber village of “Teddart,” sampling local flavors.
  • Continue the journey towards Marrakech, anticipating the treasures that await.
  • Conclude the day with an amazing stay in a well-rated hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Day 10: Marrakesh, Tour of the City with a Professional Local Guide

  • Begin the day with breakfast in Marrakesh, a city vibrant with culture and history.
  • Embark on a guided tour led by a friendly local, exploring iconic landmarks and hidden gems.
  • Visit Djama El Fna, the bustling town square filled with energy and unique souks offering spices and leather goods.
  • Explore Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and the grand Medersa Ben Youssef to uncover Marrakesh’s rich history.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in the heart of the Medina before diving into the famous Souks.
  • Witness the impressive Koutoubia Mosque with its dominating minaret.
  • Experience Djemaa El-Fna, Marrakesh’s main square, transformed into a lively open-air theater.
  • Retire to an authentic Moroccan hotel or riad for a peaceful night’s sleep, accompanied by a delicious dinner and breakfast.
  • Immerse yourself in Marrakesh’s splendor, where every corner tells a story and every moment celebrates Moroccan heritage.

Day 11: Marrakesh to Your Flight Time in Casablanca

  • Journey’s End: Leaving behind a tapestry of unforgettable memories woven from diverse landscapes, warm hospitality, and Morocco’s rich heritage.
  • Continued Essence: Until your next adventure, the essence of Morocco lingers, enriching your travel story with a treasure trove of moments. Safe travels.

Included & Excluded:

✔ Private & AC comfortable transportation

✔ Bilingual professional driver

✔ Professional local guides in Fez and Marrakesh

✔ Well rated hotels/Riads and a luxurious desert tent

✔ Bed & Breakfast night stay in these accommodations: Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, and Marrakesh

✔ Half Board (breakfast and dinner) night stay in these accommodations: Luxurious Merzouga desert tent, and Boumalne Dades

✔ Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes

Lunches and drinks

Gratuities (optional)

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