6. From Casablanca: 10-Day Morocco Tour
Day 1 : Casablanca “Arrival Morocco” Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be meet by your driver. Depending on arrival time, you will visit the city of Casablanca, "the white city" and begin with an orientation tour through its broad avenues, stroll through the narrow streets of the medina, the United Nations Square, the Place Mohammed V, the central market district Endowments, the residential district of Anfa, Boulevard of the Corniche along pools and restaurants and the Hassan II Mosque. As it is the second largest mosque in the world and indeed a beautiful work of art, it is one of the rare mosques opened to non-Muslims. Overnight in stay in a hotel/ raid. Day 2: Casablanca / Rabat /Chefchaouen In the morning after breakfast, leave for Rabat, the capital of the kingdom to visit the fortified Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower where 4 facades are decorated differently from each other, the old mosque and the Mohamed 5 Mausoleum next to the tower. Depart towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue city of Morocco in the Rif Mountains. En route, you will have a few stops in the way and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Rif Mountains. In the evening, have a typical Moroccan food for dinner. Overnight in stay in a hotel/ raid. Day 3 : Chefchaouen / Volubilis / Meknes / Fez After breakfast, you will have half a day to explore the blue medina of Chefchaouen and see the souks with a silk and wool weaving quarter and the main square with its cafes. Depart towards Fez and have stops on the way to visit Volubilis, the Roman Ruins, Moulay Idriss, the holy city of Morocco and Meknes, one of the imperial cities. Arrive in Fez, to the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. Check into your hotel for the night. Day 4 : Fez “ Full Day Tour” After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll start exploring the cultural capital of Morocco. The day will start with an oriental tour in a car. The tour will include Borj North and South to see panoramic view of the whole medina of Fes, the Royal Palace, the famed Jewish quarter of the medina, ceramic factory and Bab Boujloud. You will start the guided walking tour through the narrow streets of the medina, one of the largest cities in the world. You will also visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque, the Nejjarine Fountain, Medersas founded in the 13th century, Batha Palace now a museum of arts and traditions, Chouwara Tanneries and Souk Attarine. Overnight in stay in a hotel/ raid. Day 5 : Fez / Ifran /Medilt /Merzouga After an early breakfast, departure for the south of Morocco. Stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco and take some photos. Then, head toward Azrou to see the monkeys in the Cedar Forest. Continuing to Midelt berber village, half way there have lunch in a restaurant. Continue traveling passing through Tizi n'Talghamt and Errachidia. Stop for the views of Ziz gorges and Ziz Oasis. The drive continues to Merzouga passing by Aoufous, Erfoud (famous for fossils), Rissani (famous for dates). In the afternoon, reach Merzouga. After mint tea, the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Erg-Chebbi, where you will enjoy the beauty of a sunset on camel. After an hour, you will reach a desert camp where local people will play for you Saharan drums as you gaze at the stars. Stay overnight in a tent. Day 6 : Merzouga/ Gorges Todra / Ouarzazate Wake up early to see the sunrise on the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Afterwards shower and have breakfast. You will take a camel back and depart towards Ouarzazate, traveling through the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant colors under the shelter of the blue desert sky. You'll travel through the Ziz Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir. You'll stop for a lunch at a local restaurant in the village after a walk in Todra Gorge. Continue towards Ouarzazate through the Dades Valley, Rose Valley and then stay overnight in a hotel. Day 7 : Ouarzazate / Kasbah ait ben haddou / Marrakech After breakfast, visit Ouarzazate including the Kasbah of Taourirt and Atlas Studios movie studios. Then, visit the famous Kasbah, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and which was the scene of films like "The Gladiator," "Babel," and "Lawrence of Arabia." After a lunch break, continue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 meters above sea level. You will have a few quick stops to take pictures of the High Atlas Mountains. Check into a hotel. Day 8 : Marrakech “Guided Tour” In the morning, you will start a private walking tour to explore the main attractions and monuments of Marrakech, the "Red City." Begin with the historical and cultural sites in the medina of Marrakech including Coranique Schools, Berber arts and artisans, museums and colorful souks. After lunch, you will do the second part of the tour with a car to visit the Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens and the Bahia Palace. Overnight stay in your hotel. Day 9 : Marrakech / Casablanca In the morning, you will have agree day to explore Marrakech more or to do some activities like the hammam and spa or cooking course or an option to do a day trip around Marrakech to the mountains or the sea. See Casablanca in the afternoon. ,Overnight in your Hotel . Day 10: Casablanca / Airport Transfer to the airport depending on your departure time.