The 16 days tour itinerary from Casablanca to Merzouga dunes & Marrakech will make you explore the South Morocco in 16 days to follow the oases dotted with dates palm trees and fortified Kasbahs, enjoy the camel trekking in Merzouga Sahara Dunes. Explore Todra and Dades Gorges. Visit Marrakech and Essaouira.
16 days tour from Casablanca Itinerary:
Day1: Casablanca airport – hotel in Casablanca
You’ll start your 16 days Morocco tour from Casablanca airport where you’ll be met and greeted. Transfer to the hotel. Rest for the rest of the day.
Day2: Casablanca – Rabat
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour of Casablanca: Vist Hassan 2 Mosque, Corniche Ain Diab, Habous Qaurter, and squares..Transfer to Rabat.
After lunch, start the visit of Rabat. The latter is the administrative capital of Morocco: it’s modern, spacious with nice gardens. The visit of Rabat includes the Hassan Tower, The façades of the royal palace, the Oudaya Kasbah. Check into the hotel.
Day3: Rabat – Chefchaouen
Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to Chefchaouen. Pass via Ouazzan and the Rif Mountains. Check into the hotel.
In the afternoon, you’lltake a free evening to see the beautiful blue walled houses, and take a wander in the medina. Enjoy seeing locals in the Souk selling things brought from the countryside.
Free dinner and overnight stay at a Riad in the medina.
Day4: Chefchaouen to Fes
Breakfast at the hotel, you’ll depart to Meknes. On the way, you visit of the archeological site of Volubilis. Transfer to Meknes which is one of the four Moroccan cities. It consists of two towns; the old section called the medina and the new section or the French town. Meknes was the capital of the Sultan Moulay Ismail during the 17 century. The Sultan has surrounded the medina with high walls are obviously seen and are taken as defensive walls against the invader’s attack.
Guided visit of Meknes includes Moulay Ismail mausoleum, the basin Swani, the Jewish cemetery and the old stores for cultivated cereals in the nearby lands. Transfer to Fes, and check into the hotel.
Day5: Fes city tour
Fez or Fes is the first Moroccan imperial city. It holds a wealth of attractions and described as the spiritual centre of Morocco. The Karaouiyin University of Fez is considered among the oldest in the world. Hiring a local guide in Fez is essential to have a complete visit. The journey will starts with a visit of royal palace and the ceramics and poetry looking at hand made artefacts. Your local guide takes to explore the Tanneries and the vibrant alleys of the old quarter. Admire the bustling streets of the Medina where merchants open their shops. After an active journey we take you back to your hotel.
Day6: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga
After breakfast, we depart to Erfoud. A long the way, you’ll pass via Azrou Cedar forest and stop for monkeys pictures. On the way, stop at Ifrane for some pictures. Carry on through the High Atlas Mountains and the valley of Ziz. We pass Errachidia, the city and capital of the province. You enjoy the picturesque valley of Ziz valley and Tafilalet oasis of palm trees.
Continue along the palm groves and pass the city of Erfoud. Reach the little town of Merzouga and check into the hotel.
Day 7: Around Merzouga and desert camp
Today’s itinerary reconciles with Fez Merzouga long distance. Time will be devoted to explore around ERG Chebbi. We tour the Sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi that stretches in the Sahara desert across 30 km long and 10 km width. It is a gift from nature, and it inspires locals and guests alike. Sunrise and sunset are among the highlights.
In the same day, we meet nomad families who take care of their animals. They live in nomad tents and they depend on grazing to win a living. We head to Rissani to visit the local market and to explore examples of ancient villages. Nearby Merzouga we listen to Gnawa music. At the afternoon you ride your camel to the Bivouac where night will be spent and dinner is served on the place. You enjoy the view of the sand dunes and the serenity of the desert. Sleep well!
Day 8: Merzouga desert – Ramlia
It is the first half of your 2 weeks Morocco tour and the adventures has started. We depart to the little town of Ramlia. Follow the unpaved road from Taouss crossing dried rivers and rocky plates where fossils and found. You enjoy the scenic desert views and stop to have our picnic lunch under an acacia tree. We reach the little African village of Ramlia where we make a visit to a Berber family and have tea with them. Take a visit of the little oasis of palm trees where people cultivate the vegetables. You meet friendly people from the countryside.
Transfer to the hotel and spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Day9: Ramlia – Alnif – Todgha goges – Dades valley
We set off for Boumalne Dades driving on the offroad crossing the dried river of Oued Ghris and reaching the village of Sidi Ali. We continue via Alnif to Tinghir. This town is famous for the amazing Todgha Gorges. They are cliffs that rise up to 300 meters among which the clean river flows. The palm groves stretch along the river giving a unique view. To the way to the gorges stand the old Ksar which is partially inhabited. After lunch, we drive on the road of thousand Kasbah along the Dades valley. We reach Boumalne Dades and check into the hotel.
Day10: Boumalne to Ouarzazate
We depart to Ouarzazate taking the road of Thousand Kasbah and passing Kelaa Mgouna & Skoura village with its palm groves. Ouarzazate is a peaceful town with spacious streets. Famous for the Cinema industry, Ouarzazate separates the Mountains with the Sahara Desert. In Ouarzazate visit of Atlas Studio, Kasbah Taourirt. Check into the hotel.
Day11: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we visit the Taourirt Kasbah, and we drive to Ait Ben Haddou village that holds the most impressive Kasbah in Morocco. In the UNESCO protected site, many movies have been shot. After lunch, we drive the rest of the Itinerary to Marrakech through the highest Atlas Mountains.
Day 12: Marrakech city Tour
Today time devoted to explore the red city of Marrakech. We begin the local visit with a wander in the Majorelle gardens.
Target historical places like the Bahia palace and the Mosque of Koutoubia
You’ll be taken in a wander in the Souk and navigate the alleys which are full of merchants and bazars…
Afternoon is at leisure. You might go for a walk and enjoy the open spectacle of the Djemaa el Fna main square where you attend a nonstop performance. Musicians, acrobats, story tellers, water sellers, scent of Barbecue, orange jus…Free dinner.
Day13: Marrakech to Essaouira
This itinerary combines the mysterious allure of Marrakech and the relaxed coastal vible of Essaouira. Afternoon, you’ll be transfered to Essaouira and this takes around 3 hours drive.
Essaouira is a windy town that gives out to the Atlantic ocean with a harbour. The place is know as a windy city and has a rich history.
In this stage of your 16 DAY MOROCCO TOUR, will change the busiest atmosphere of Marrakech with the vibles of Essaouira. You enjoy your time walking in the Medina and taste a savourous fish dish in the port.
Day14: Essaouira city Tour
Take a free and easy day at Essaouira.
Day15: Essaouira to El Jadida
Breakfast at the hotel, and departure toward El Jadida which in 4 hours drive from Essaouira. You take the coastal road passing via Safi. From safi you join the high way to El Jadida. You’ll check at the hotel and take a visit of the Portugueese citadel.
Beside the fortress, you’ll take a wander in the medina and enjoy the busiest alleys which are full of merchants.
Day16 : El Jadida to Casablanca airport.
At the right time, we collect you from the riad and transfer you to Casablanca airport. Farwell.