#12 DAYS TO THE SAHARA DESERT FROM CASABLANCA

12 DAYS TO THE SAHARA DESERT FROM CASABLANCA

OVERVIEW

12 Days To the Sahara Desert From Casablanca. will begin in Casablanca and travel through the Sahara Desert. We will visit touristic sites in Rabat, Oudaia, Meknes (Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Sahrij Souani Bassin, Bab El Mansour gate…), Volubilis, and you will have a full day to visit Fez, the old Imperial City, Ifrane, “the Moroccan Switzerland,” and Azrou, where we will stop at the famous cedar forest, Morocco’s largest, to see and enjoy with Barbary apes. We will visit Merzouga Sahara Desert: Erg Chebbi, camel ride, dawn and sunset, night in a Saharan camp between dunes, Gnaoua music in Khamlia, Draa Valley, and Dades Valley during this tour. Return to Casablanca via Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mogador (Essaouira), and Marrakech sightseeing.

HIGHLIGHT OF: 12 Days To the Sahara Desert From Casablanca

  • welcome to Casablanca city
  • In Rabat, go to the Hassan Tower.
  • Get lost amid the Volubilis Roman ruins.
  • get to know the Essaouira 
  • A native guide will show you around  Marrakech.
  • In Azrou, you can meet Barbary Apes.
  • Panoramic views of Erg Chebbi dunes through a cedar forest
  • Experience Merzouga camel ride Sahara
  • As the sun sets over the sand dunes, take in the view.
  • Sandboarding is a fun pastime to do.
  • A hearty dinner and a campfire party (Berber Drums)
  • Merzouga Desert Camp Overnight Camping Merzouga
  • Explore Tour & Visit to a Nomad Family
  • In Ouarzazate, go to Atlas Studio and Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Views of the Atlas Mountains’ scenery are breathtaking.

ITINERARY OF: AFFORDABLE 12 Days To the Sahara Desert From Casablanca

This journey will begin with a look at the historical history of Morocco’s largest city. Before returning to the hotel for the night, we will have the opportunity to visit some of the city’s attractions, including the city’s largest mosque, Hassan II, the United Nations Palace, and the Coastal Seaside “Corniche.”

We’ll begin our exploration of Morocco’s capital after breakfast the next day. First step into the Kasbah of Oudaias, Rabat’s oldest building with spectacular panoramic views over the river “Bu Regrag” and the Atlantic Ocean.

Hassan Tower “Tour Hassan” and mausoleum is the second step in Rabat; it’s an unfinished mosque started by “Al Mohads” commander Yacoub Al-Mansour. The evening will be yours to enjoy on your own terms.

Our team will greet you in the morning at reception and direct you to Meknes, another Imperial city. We will tour the ruins of Moulay Ismail in Meknes, including the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, an ancient wheat store, royal palace, Gate Bab El Mansour, and the Swani basin.

We’ll travel to Volubilis, also known as Walili in Berber, which is a partially excavated Berber Roman ruins in Morocco near Meknes, before continuing on to Fes. Your hotel or Riad for the night.

After breakfast the next morning in your riad, you will embark on an exploratory excursion through the Medina, visiting numerous hidden treasures that only the locals are aware of. Fes, Morocco’s capital for more than 350 years, is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the world’s oldest operational university.

The Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains, and the Tanneries will all be visited during your guided tour. After lunch, you’ll see the outside of the Royal Palace and take a stroll through the Mellah, Morocco’s famous Jewish neighborhood, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the country’s few remaining synagogues.

Your Fes tour includes a short visit to a famous pottery plant, followed by a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes. Your riad will be your home for the night.

After breakfast, we’ll travel to Ifrane, also known as “Moroccan Switzerland,” and Azrou, traveling through the Middle Atlas Mountains on the Tizi n t’lghamt pass.

We will stop in many places to take pictures and have lunch in Midelt, following which we will continue our tour through Ziz valley, Errachidia, Erfoud, and finally Merzouga, the center of the Moroccan Sahara Desert, where you will rest before riding your camels and hiking into the deep desert.

We’ll catch the sunset amid the sand dunes while camel trekking. After a great dinner in a Sahara Desert camp, we will spend the night in desert tents listening to Berber drumming music while gazing at the stars. Morocco’s governing royal family. You’ll arrive in Merzouga in the late afternoon and be greeted with a glass of mint tea before checking into your Merzouga riad.

Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, you’ll return to the hotel on your camel. Here, we will take you on an exploratory excursion of the area, including a visit to the Khamlia settlement, which was founded by former Sudanese slaves…

to experience their music and way of life. We could also want to pay a visit to the Berber nomad tents, where many Berber goods are cheaper than in the towns. You’ll spend the night at a hotel or a Riad here.

The following morning. You will depart for Rissani, where we will see the Markt, a traditional settlement that was the birthplace of Morocco’s reigning family and the meeting point for caravans Continuing as far as Timbuktu in Mali.

Continuing to the ToTimbuktutravelingdra gorges, Morocco’s tallest and narrowest canyons, where you’ll encounter a number of hooded men and veiled women. We’ll drive through the Dades Valley after lunch in the valley, where you’ll view spectacular sandcastles and fascinating rock formations known as “monkey toes.” The night will be spent in a posh hotel with a view of the Dades valley.

We’ll leave the hotel after breakfast and travel via the Dades Valley to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The path through Dades Valley is known as the Way of the Thousand Kasbahs, and it offers several opportunities to capture some of the best photographs of your trip.

We’ll make a pit stop in Kalaat Mgouna, dubbed “the Rose City,” to buy rosewater, which will keep your linen smelling fresh long after your trip is ended.

Continue to Ouarzazate via the Amridil Kasbah, home to many Glaoui people and one of the last Berber chieftains in the 18th century. You’ll spend the night at Ouarzazate.

We will continue our journey after breakfast in a hotel or riad to Ait Ben Haddou’s ksar (fortified village), where we will visit the famed Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz, and others have all been filmed on this magnificent stage.

After touring the kasbah, we’ll go to Marrakech, where we’ll see Tizi Ntichka pass, our country’s highest peak at 2.260 meters. At the end of the afternoon, we’ll check into your riad within the Medina, taking in the lovely scenery from the overlooks along the way and stopping to photograph the berber settlements. Staying at a riad for the night.

The following morning, you will begin your journey to Essaouira, a beach city in Morocco. After a 2-and-a-half-hour trip, we arrived and began touring the city. Hundreds of handicrafts can be found in the medina’s alleyways. Surfers from all over the world flock to this “City of the Wind.”

Essaouira has seen several civilizations – including the Portuguese occupation, which has left an indelible mark on the city’s architecture – yet it is still a little community steeped in history. It is also known as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic” due to its size and distinctive blue doors and washed walls. You’ll also go to an Argan oil women’s cooperative.

They extract the oil, which is well-known for its culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal qualities. Lunch will be served in either the medina or the port. You will return to Marrakech in the afternoon. Staying at a riad for the night.

You will visit historical and cultural attractions such as the Koutoubia Menaret, the Saadian tombs, the exquisite Palace of Bahia, and the Ben Youssef Coranic School after breakfast in the riad. Finally, finish the morning by strolling through the medina alleys, where you can observe the various artists at work before arriving at the famed Jamaa El Fna Square.

Lunch at a restaurant near the plaza, followed by a visit to the Majorelle Garden and a short tour of Gueliz, Marrakech’s new city. After supper, you can take a stroll into the square, where you’ll be entertained by magicians, storytellers, tooth-pullers, and food vendors. Your riad will be your home for the night.

After breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca airport for your flight back home. End of service

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July 24, 2022