17 Days From Casablanca

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17 DAYS - 16 NIGHTS
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17 DAYS FROM CASABLANCA
CASABLANCA – RABAT – TANGER- FES – CHEFCHAOUEN – MERZOUGA – GORGES – ZIZ – OUARZAZATE – AGADIR – MARRAKECH

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONCasablanca Accomodation
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease communicate your arrival time
INCLUDED• Pick up & Drop at Casablanca Accomodation
• Private Transport with A/C
• Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
• Overnights in Hotels
• Overnights in private camp tent
• Dinner and breackfast are daily included
• Free time to explore the sites,Breaks for photos ect…
NOT INCLUDED• Drinks
• Lunches
• Tips

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Day 1

Casablanca

Arrival at Casablanca airport. Welcome by one of our staff then transfer to your accommodation. Overnight in hotel or Riad.

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Day 2

Casablanca – Rabat

MBreakfast, your tour will begin. First, Visit the jewel of the administrative capital: the Mosque of Hassan II, the second largest religious building in the world, covering 9 hectares, 2 on the sea. Its minaret is 200mt high, and at night all Mosque is completely lit. Then you will take the road to the capital of Morocco. Rabat, It is an imperial city where you will visit the Mechouar, the tombs of Mohamed V and Hassan II, and the Kasbah of Oudayas or Oudaïa, is a former fortified military camp located in Rabat and built in the twelfth century. Since 2012, the kasbah is inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List, then the Shellah Palace or Chella, is the site of a necropolis merinide situated on the site of an ancient city in the present city of Rabat , In Morocco, then transfer to your accommodation, Dinner and overnight.

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Day 3

Rabat – Asilah- Tangier

Breakfast direction towards Asilah, the pretty city known by The Portuguese ramparts that encircle the old city contrasts with the whiteness of the houses. Asilah has not retained any of the vestiges of the Kasbah built by Al-Qasim Ibn Idris and Mousa Ibn Abi Al-Afiya in the 9th and 10th centuries. Moreover, it presents an enormous fortification work initiated under the direction of Diogo Boitaca, main military architect of the Portuguese crown in the sixteenth century, you will take the road towards the city of Tangier where we will visit several places the new And the ancient city, Cape Spartel and the caves of Hercules, transfer to your accommodation dinner and night.

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Day 4

Tangier – Mountains of the Rif – Chefchaouen

After breakfast, direction towards Chefchaouen, an exceptional city in a strategic location with white-blue houses. Initially instigated in 1415, Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 and completed in 1480 by Sharif Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami, returning from a warrior stay in the kingdom of Granada. The city then hosts a population composed mainly of Andalusians then Moriscos and remains prohibited to Christians under pain of death. Only the explorer Charles de Foucauld braved the prohibition in 1883. Between 1471 and 1561, the city was governed by the Banu Rachid dynasty, descendants of its founder, nominally vassals of the Wattassid sultans, and reunited in Morocco by the Saadians. In 1920, the Spaniards seized Chefchaouen, which was later bombed by Franco’s troops. The city was not retroceded to Morocco until 1956, following the abolition of the protectorate. Chefchaouen is located in a green area crossed by a river. Visit the entire city before setting up at your accommodation. Overnight at a Riad / guest house.

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Day 5

Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez

After breakfast, departure to Meknes crossing the mountains of the Rif. You will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, while continuing towards Meknes, Meknes is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. The Medina of Meknes has been classified since 1996 as World Heritage of Unesco and has since known various operations of restoration of the sites (walls, doors, alleys, public squares …). It is now worthy of the biggest Mediterranean and Arab cities, because of its cultural diversity. In 2007, the famous Lahdim Square had two restoration and renovation operations; Another renovation is underway. Visit the ancient medina, surrounded by ramparts as well as the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the green door of Bab Mansour and the place Lahdim. You will continue your visit of the medina of Meknes surrounded also by ramparts, then take the road towards the city of Fez where you will be hosted in Riad.

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Day 6

Guided tour in Fez

A day dedicated to visiting the city of Fes, your guide will be in front of your accommodation to begin the visit of the old medina where you will discover its narrow streets and its magic incarnated by its many historical monuments: La Madarasa Bou Inania, La Madrasa d Al-Attarine, Nejjarine Fountain, Moulay Idriss Tomb and Al-Qarawi University, the oldest university in the world, founded in 859 and the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss.
Your exploration trip in the old medina will end after breakfast in a restaurant. Before returning to your accommodation, you will visit ‘Fez jdid’, the new city. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will experience the panoramic view of the entire medina of Fez before making a short visit to the new city “Fes Jdid”. Return to your Riad in the evening

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Day 7

Fez – Ifrane – Middle Atlas – Midelt.

After breakfast, departure for Midelt through the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. Passage through Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou an important craft center specializing in cedar wood work. After passing Zad (2178m / 7146ft) you arrive at Midelt, Dinner and overnight

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Day 8

Midelt – The valley of Ziz – Erfoud – Merzouga

You will return to your circuit of Midelt crossing the valley of Ziz to enjoy a magnificent natural view of palm trees, stop at the hot springs. Upon arrival in Erfoud, you will stop to discover fossil shops and then continue your journey to the desert city of Merzouga. Your arrival will be at sunset where you will have the opportunity to walk in the middle of the desert and climb the sand dunes to watch the sunset. Dinner and overnight at the hostel

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Day 9

Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga

The area of ​​Merzouga is home to several sights: The first place to visit is Khamlia, the hometown of the dark-skinned ethnic group who will invite you to have a cup of tea and enjoy their traditional music. Then, you will discover the desert lake sheltering several species of birds.
Today, you will discover the region of Merzouga: you will start with the village whose inhabitants have dark skin where you will taste a cup of mint tea and enjoy their Gnaoua music. Afterwards you will continue your journey on this plain towards Rissani and Tafilalte, origin of the Alaouite dynasty. You will visit villages and fortified souks. Then a camel trek on the dunes and watch the sunset before being accommodated in a camp in the heart of the desert. Enjoy the shows, calm, around the camp fire and the sound of Berber music played by musicians from the region. Dinner and overnight.

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Day 10

Merzouga – Gorges of Todra – Ouarzazate

Wake up early in the morning to not miss the breathtaking view of the sunrise. After, return to the hotel for breakfast. On your way to the gorges of Todra, you will pass by Tafilalt. The Todra Gorges is a nice place with the waters gushing from the rocky mountains and descending down the green valley. You will also have the opportunity to discover the beautiful town of Boumalne Dades and “Valley of Roses” known in Morocco as being the “capital of the roses” for its large production of roses as well as the cultivation of apples, figs , Maize and so on. The Kasbahs embellish the road recalling its ancestral character and making of it a road ” of the Thousand Kasbah “. Finally, you will spend the night in a Riad in the city of Ouarzazate.

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Day 11

Ouarzazate – Zagora

Departure in the morning at 9am with chauffeur from Ouarzazate to the DRAA valley. Landscape of palm grove in which are hidden family gardens and charming small villages that one crosses by taking a few km of track. Lunch at a typical inn, then drive to ZAGORA. Visit of the workshops and potters’ ovens in TAMGROUTE, possibility also to visit the Koranic library, for the amateurs of ancient manuscripts. Then tra, sfert to your accommodation, dinner and overnight.

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Day 12

Zagora- Taroudant

Transiting through Taznakht and Taliouine, we will head towards Taroudant. On our way, you will have the opportunity to visit the fields of saffron. Arriving in Taroudant in the afternoon, you will make a tour in the Medina, surrounded by ramparts, as well as in its streets. Then transfer to your accommodation, dinner and overnight

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Day 13

Taroudant – Valley of the paradises – Agadir

Breakfast, departure from Taroudant to Agadir, This small tour begins at Aourir, nicknamed “city of bananas” where you will join the road of Imouzzer, also called Route of the Honey. On the road leading to the Valley, you can admire the hills, streams and palm groves, but also the charming traditional Berber villages. After a 20-minute walk you will reach the Paradise Valley, where you can swim in the natural pools. Free time on site then return on Agadir. Visit the harbor, Marina and the new city before setting up at your hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Day 14

Agadir – Sidi Kaouki – Essaouira

The departure of Agadir for Essaouira by the coastal road through the most beautiful beaches of Morocco, Taghazout, Aghrod and Imsouane, a road of 170 km between Agadir and Essaouira allows you to cross the forests of argan trees and the fishing villages and Continues to Essaouira for the visit of the city (ex Mogador), famous by its Portuguese port and the different districts of the Medina like Skala, the Jewish quarter and the clock. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

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Day 15

Essaouira – Marrakech

Your day will start by visiting the port, the Medina, called ‘Skala’ where you will discover the old buildings, the canons and the museum of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, passing by the market where you will appreciate a panoply of local handicrafts Made by hand. Then seafood will be on the lunch menu. Departure east to the city of Marrakech where you will spend the night in a hotel.

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Day 16

 Marrakech Guided tour

You will wake up early in the morning to discover the city of Marrakech, the tourist capital of Morocco, and visit many impressive places: the Menara, the Palaces Bahia and Badii as well as the tombs of the Saadians and enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch in a restaurant To resume your journey. You will also visit the Koutoubia mosque, built in the 12th century, as well as the famous square of Jamaa El Fna, known for its nightlife where people crowd around actors, storytellers, snake enchanters … etc. Transfer to your accommodation (optional diner special at Ali fantasia or Taj Mahal), overnight at the Riad

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Day 17

 Marrakech – Airport Casablanca

Transfer to Casablanca airport.

 

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