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12 days Morocco desert trip

The hightlights of the tour:

• Explore the spectacular Hassan II mosque and Hassan Tower in Rabat.

• Discover the ancient ruins of the Roman Empire Volubilis.

• Stroll around and meet locals of the unique town of Chefchaouen.

• Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.

• Explore the heritage village and Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

• Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dades and Ziz valleys and the impressive gorges of Todra.

• Experience camel riding over the goden dunes of Merzouga and spend a night in the heart of Sahara desert.

• Explore the old medinas of Marrakech and Fes with their rich history and architecture.

• View and walk in the Atlantic coast of Essaouira.

12 days Morocco desert trip

DAY 1: WELCOME TO MOROCCO

Upon arrival at Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport, we will greet you and drive you to your hotel in the heart of the economic capital of Morocco.

12 days Morocco desert trip

DAY 2: CASABLANCA – RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN

After breakfast at your hotel. We will start our tour by visiting the spectacular Hassan II mosque – the second largest religious building in the world which is open to non-Muslims. We then set off to the administrative capital of Morocco, Rabat. In Rabat, you will visit: The magnificent Kasbah of Oudayas, Hassan Tower with its uncompleted minaret, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Hassan 2 (father of the current king) as well as the Chellah Necropolis. After lunch, we will travel to Chefchaouen via the city of Ouazzan. Most of the drive will be over the foothills of the Rif Mountains before we arrive to the beautiful pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen. Overnight in a Riad.

12 days Morocco desert trip

DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, we will start exploring Chefchaouen (known as the blue city). It is a small charming, clean and fresh town. You’ll stroll around the old Medina with its old restorated Kasbah, Plaza Utta Hammas, the square at the heart of the town is really an ideal place to relax. With its steep, narrow cobbled streets and white washed walls, blue doors, windows and mountains as a backdrop makes from Chefchaouen a wonderfull place for fascinating pictures. After lunch, you will see the natural spring water of Ras lma. Unlike other parts of Morocco, this town was occupied by Spain. Therefore, there is much influence of the Spanish and Moorish culture. You will have an opportunity to meet with locals, wander in the souks (markets) and enjoy this amazing town. Overnight in a Riad.

12 days Morocco desert trip

DAY 4: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES

After breakfast, we leave Chefchaouen and cross the Rif Mountains to arrive at the ancient Roman town – Unisco Word Heritage Site- we will discover its mosaic floors, basilica, temple and triumphal arch. We then head to the Holy town of Moulay Driss (pilgrimage for Moroccans). After Lunch in the town, we continue our journey to Meknes where you will explore: The huge gate of Mansour, the Granary, The Swani basin, the old medina with its souks and Lahdim square where you will relax in one of its cafees. In the late afternoon, we set off for Fes. Overnight in a traditional riad in the Medina.

12 days Morocco desert trip

DAY 5: FES SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, you will be met with a local guide with whom you will start your city tour by visiting first the outside part of the Medina ( old city ) including : The Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish Quarter ”Mellah ” – dates back to 14th Century. You will also visit the ceramics Cooperative to see traditional Morocan crafts. Afterwards, you will cover the most important sites inside the medina with a cultural and historical interest including the superb architectural masterpiece of Bou Inania Medersa, Blue gate, the Karaouiyine Mosque, The Big Chouara Tanneries, Medersa Seffarin where people work on metal and make beautiful (lamps, teapots…) and other decorated architectural masterpieces like Attarin Medersa and the Neijarin Fountain. In the afternoon, we will take you to the tombs of Merenids to admire a beautiful panoramic view over the medina. Overnight in your Riad.

12 days Morocco desert trip

DAY 6: FES – IFRAN – CEDAR FOREST – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – SAHARA DESERT

After breakfast, we will travel through the middle atlas mountains. On the way , we will stop at Ifran , a small charming, clean town , known as ” Switzerland of Morocco ” because of its similarity to a Swiss alpine resort. We continue south passing through the largest cedar forest in North Africa and home to Barbary monkies, we will have a chance to take fascinating pictures and feed the monkies. After lunch in Midelt, we head south via Talghomt pass admiring the beautiful views and landscapes that nature offers us. We arrive at the region of Ziz valley where we will stop for a breathtaking panoramic view for this hidden oases filled with palm goves. Within around one hour, we will arrive Sahara desert where your camels are waiting for you. After a rest, accompanied with a guide you will ride the camels and cross the high dunes of erg chebbi desert, see a magnificent sunset on top of a high dune, then continue trekking towards your camp where you will sleep (tents like the nomads use). After dinner, you’ll enjoy Berber music played by nomads around fire and under a starry sky.

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DAY 7: TOUR OF THE DUNES – VISIT NOMAD FAMILIES – MERZOUGA

Waking up early morning is”a must to” to see one that could be the most beautiful sunrise in your life. After breakfast, we will begin our desert excursion in the Sahara desert to explore the different parts of the desert. First, we will see the lake of Merzouga that is home to exotic birds, and then head directly to the middle of Sahara desert where nomads with their animals still live a traditional life, we will sip a cup of tea with them and see how they live. Afterwards, we take the route where Ralley Paris Dakar used to race, and then we get to Mifis mines that once used to be exploited by France, time to visit them. We continue our journey by heading directly to Khamlia village that is inhabited by black Berber people originally from Mali, Niger …We will have a chance to listen to their music and dance. Lunch in the village (Berber Pizza). Then, we set off to visit an impressive oasis on the edge of sand dunes before we end up our day in your hotel.

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DAY 8: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – ARFOUD – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY

After breakfast at your hotel. We’ll leave the immense desert and travel towards the city of Rissani, once a major stopping place for Saharan-caravans route; if it coincides the day markets which take place on: thuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays we will have an opportunity to visit the souk – the largest one in the region. We then set off to Erfoud – fossil town. Here, you will see stalls selling crystals and precious stones as well as fossils. The workshop using Marmar is open to visitors. We then continue our journey to Dades valley passing through villages such as: Millab, Tinjdad, Toroug to arrive later to Todra valley which is a green one surrounded by mud villages and mountains. Driving around 30 min we get to Todra gorges: a narrow vertical passage with vertical cliffs 300m high rising dramatically on each side, they are a popular destination for climbing lovers. Lunch in the town, continue to Dades valley where you will see the fascinating rock formation known locally as ”monkies fingers” as well as beautiful mud Kasbahs. Overnight in a hotel overlooking the valley.

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DAY 9: DADES VALLEY – ROSE TOWN – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH

Today, we travel to El Kalaa Mgouna or Rose town where over 400 tones of rose petals are picked every spring to be processed into rosewater or exported to perfume industries. The festival of roses is held here every May. As we travel from Rose town to Skoura you will see so many Kasbahs among the greenery of Dades valley. The small town of Skoura is surrounded by thousands of palm groves and the most beautiful Kasbahs in southern Morocco are to be found here. Continue our journey to Ouarzazat ” Hollywood of Africa ” -with the biggest cinema studios in Morocco- , then to the most famous, filmed and photographed kasbah of Ait Benhaddou – A Unisco World Heritage site – We’ll have free time to visit it and have lunch in the village . After, we head to Marrakesh via high Atlas Mountains (2260), admiring the impressive mountainous views and special Berber villages on the mountain’s sides. Arrive to Marrakesh in the evening. Overnight in a riad in the heart of the Medina.

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DAY 10: EXPLORING MARRAKESH

After breakfast, you will start your city tour exploring Marrakesh (the red city of Morocco). The guide will ensure that you see the most important spots with historical and cultural interest including: The Bahia Palace, the Saadien tombs, Ben Youssef Coranic school as well as the largest traditional souk in Morocco. After lunch in one of the local restaurant near the main square, you can visit the Koutobia tower and the Majorelle gardens. Overnight in your riad.

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DAY 11: DAY TRIP TO ESSAOUIRA

After breakfast, we will travel for Essaouira. On the way and since this is the region of Argan trees, we may see many goats climbing trees to eat Argan nuts and leaves. We may also visit a Women’s Cooperative of Argan oil where you will learn about the benefits and applications of the oil, from culinary and cosmetics to medicines. After several stops on the way, we’ll arrive to Essaouira: a beautiful white town located in the Atlantic Ocean, we will start our explorative day by visiting the ramparts called Skalla fortress. Then walk inside the narrow alleys of the Medina- Unisco World Heritage Site – with beautiful arts and crafts including objects carved of local Thuya wood. Lunch in a Moroccan way, freshly bought fish” cooked to order”. Essaouira is also known as” City of the wind”, it attracts surfers from different parts of the world. Essaouira was occupied by Romans, Phoenicians and Portuguese. Thus, there is a big influence noticed in its architecture. It is a small town with much history. In the afternoon, we will take the road back to Marrakesh. Overnight in your Riad.

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DAY 12: BACK HOME

After breakfast, we’ll pick you up from your riad and drive you to the airport either in Marrakesh or Casablanca for your flight. End of 12 Days tour from Casablanca.

Morocco Sahara desert trip

Includes:

– English speaking driver

– Transportation “4×4, Minibus”

– Fuel

– Accommodation

– Night in Desert camp (bed, dinner, breakfast)

– Camel trekking

Morocco Sahara desert trip

Not includes:

– Flights

– drinks

– Food

N.B: Please, if the itineraries we offer do not match what you are looking for, send us a message describing what you want and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.

12 days Morocco desert trip

Morocco desert trips

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Morocco Desert tour