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1O-DAYS DESERT TRIP FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH

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Discover the wonders of Morocco on this fast-paced 1O-DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA. Visit Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech, four royal cities. Travel through historic caravan routes in the desert, sleeping among Saharan dunes and listening to traditional Berber music at night. Before hiking over the High Atlas highlands into crowded Marrakech, see antique-walled kasbahs and a secret oasis. Exploring the Portuguese cities of Essouira (Mogador) and El Jadida.

The highlight of: 10-days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech

  • Explore  Casablanca, visit the Hassan II  mosque
  • Explore Chefchaouen’s calm, blue-washed streets.
  • In mediaeval Fes, explore the souks, tanneries, and artisan crafts.
  • Explore the desert’s sand dunes, oasis, secret valleys, and ancient kasbahs.
  • Spend an evening in Jemaa el-Fna Square, Africa’s busiest square.
  • Enjoying your trip in coast Essouira and El jadida

Itinerary: 10-days Desert tour Casablanca-Marrakech

  • DAY 1 : CASABLACA , RABAT , CHAFCHAOUEN

    Welcome to Casablanca, a sophisticated seaside city. The Hassan II Mosque, a relatively recent and gigantic structure, is the primary attraction of Casablanca. It was dedicated in 1993 and lies on an outcrop projecting into the Atlantic, offering stunning views. It features a 210-meter tower, making it Morocco's highest building and the world's tallest minaret. This mosque is also notable since it is one of the few mosques in the country where non-Muslims are permitted to enter. Take a guided tour to see exquisite examples of Moroccan and Islamic artisanship. Travel north to the blue-hued alleyways of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, stopping along the route at Rabat, Morocco's current capital. Investigate the Chellah's medieval fortifications. Visit the Bab Oudaia gate and the Kasbah des Oudaias, a stronghold erected during the Almohad era in the 12th century. The Hassan Tower, a tower of the completed mosque and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, is the next stop. Continue north to Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen translates to "two horns" after the two peaks that rise above the hillside hamlet. Explore the steep cobblestone streets and see the lovely blue-hued structures. Relax with a mint tea at Place Outa el Hammam before visiting the different stores. Explore the neighboring Kasbah (fortification) and its 15th-century castle and dungeon. As the day comes to an end, make your way uphill to the abandoned white Spanish Mosque to catch one final glimpse of Chefchaouen as the sun sets.

  • DAY 2 : CHAFCHAOUEN , MEKNAES, FES

    Meet your driver and depart towards Fes. Stop along the road to stretch your legs and see the Roman remains of Volubilis. It was founded in the third century BCE and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, take a break and explore Meknes. Meknes, a smaller version of Fes, has a quieter medina with salespeople who are not as aggressive to make a deal. While Meknes is relatively big, the Ville Impériale (Imperial City) and the manageable medina are the two primary points of attraction. Check out the huge Bab al-Mansour gate and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Continue east to Fes. Take the time to drive up the hill to the ruins of the Merenid Tombs for an all-encompassing vista of the mediaeval city before entering inside the medina. The graves are best visited at night. As the city lights begin to come on, the muezzin's summons to worship can be heard throughout the valley, adding to the ambiance. Return to your traditional riad for a hot lunch and a relaxing evening.

  • DAY 3 : EXPLORE FES

    Fes is Morocco's oldest Imperial City and one of the most intriguing and thrilling to visit. It boasts the most complete medina in the Arab world and has remained remarkably unaltered since its establishment over 1000 years ago. It is frequently regarded as the country's cultural center and is divided into three sections: two medina areas, Fes el Bali and Fes el Jdid, and the more contemporary, French colonial-influenced Ville Nouvelle. Meet your guide and spend a half-day learning about the history and culture of the medinas as you negotiate the tight alleyways. Begin at Fes el Bali at the Bab Boujeloud gate and go to Talâa Kebira's major road. As you go through stores and souks, take note of the architecture with Spanish and Tunisian influences. The tanneries are one of the most unusual sites in the ancient Medina, and Chouara Tannery is no exception. Climb to the roof of an adjacent leather store to get a closer glimpse of the 11th-century dye pots and workers working using centuries-old techniques. Proceed to the 14th-century Al Attarine Madrasa, a stunning example of Moroccan architecture and artisanship featuring delicate zellij tilework. From there, make your way to Al-Qarawiyyin University, which is located near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque (859 CE) and is one of the world's oldest still-operational universities. Though the mosque is solely available to Muslims, there are a few spots where visitors may get a look at its beautifully adorned interior. Before retiring for the evening, food aficionados may choose to take a cooking class and learn how to create a traditional Moroccan supper.

  • Day 4: Middle Atlas: Erfoud, Merzouga and the Sahara

    Begin your day early and go south towards Merzouga. You will ascend 2,178 metres over the Col du Zad pass and through the cedar trees of the Middle Atlas mountains along the route. Enjoy views of the native Barbary macaque monkey before s stopping for lunch in Midelt (the 'apple city'), where you can take in the surrounding Moulouya River. Continue across the Tizi n'Talremt pass and into the Ziz Valley, which is famous for its hidden oases and palm tree clusters. Along the way, you'll witness several fortified mansions known as ksars, which were designed to safeguard valuable products such as gold, salt, and spices. Continue to Erfoud, which is famous for its date festival and fossil mining. You may learn more about the process and meet some local craftspeople by visiting a local collective. Continue to Erg Chebbi, a vast sea of sand dunes encompassing 13.5 square miles (35 square kilometres). The huge dunes are never motionless, shifting and moving with the changing wind! When you get in Merzouga, change gears and ride your camel across the dunes to your already-prepared tent. Climb a nearby sand dune to view the sunset before returning to camp for a lovely meal and time spent resting around the campfire.

  • Day 5: Desert towns, lush oases, and film worthy landscapes , Ouarzazat

    Watch the dawn before renting a sandboard to put your talents to the test. Leave the dunes and travel to Khemliya to see a typical Saharan community with people who are originally from deep in Africa. Continue west to enter Rissani through a spectacular gate. Rissani, a market town, has a cattle auction and has a "donkey parking lot," a sight worth (hearing) and experiencing! Before reaching the 300-meter-deep Todra Gorge, go to the arid settlement of Tinerhir. You'll have time to explore the gorge and cool off in the shallow Todra River. Explore the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. Many kasbahs are currently in ruin, while some are still inhabited by local residents. You could even see nomads herding their livestock. Continue west to Kela'a M'gouna. Known for its Rose Festival, this area features substantially manicured farmland encircled by fragrant rose bushes. Continue west to Ouarzazate, a notable filming location in the Sahara Desert. Join a studio tour to see how the adjacent desert scenery have been used in a variety of films.

  • Day 6: Aït Benhaddou Kasbah and Tizi n'Tichka Pass over the High Atlas to Marrakech

    Exploring At Benhaddou. At Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is thought to originate from the 11th century, when it maintained an important position along the trans-Saharan trade route between Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and the southern desert. Follow the small lanes up to the Granary for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Ascend the High Atlas mountain range, keeping an eye out for the highest peak, Mount Toubkal 4,167 m. Stop at the summit of the Tizi n'Tichka pass 2,260 metres to take in the scenery. The temperature and environment change dramatically as you descend the High Atlas. You'll soon be a part of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. After a long day of driving, check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day as you choose. The biggest plaza, and busiest square in Africa, Jemaa el-Fna, comes alive in the early evening with musicians, entertainers, snake charmers, games, and food booths, a catch-all of entertainment. If you want to see the show from afar, go to one of the numerous cafés that surround the area and have a meal.

  • Day 7: Marrakech: Exploring the Red City

    Marrakech, known as the "Red City" because of its red sandstone walls and buildings, was once an important commercial capital for Atlas mountain tribes and is now an intriguing old imperial metropolis. Begin your exploration of Marrakech's old medina by visiting the Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens. Though non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the mosque, it is worth seeing its 12th-century foundations and 77-meter-tall tower. Visit the adjacent garden's fountains and ponds. Explore the intricate maze of souks hidden behind regular eateries and stores using your senses. For spices, woodwork, and babouche (traditional Moroccan slippers), visit Souk el Attarin, Souk Chouari, and Souk Smata. To witness how cloth and yarn are dyed using traditional processes, go to Souk des Teinturiers or the dyers' souk. Next, appreciate the Ben Youssef Madrasa, a 16th-century Koranic school, for its superb example of Moroccan Islamic architecture and the exquisite detail of its interior: carved cedar ceilings, sculpted plaster, and zellij tiles.

  • DAY 8: MARRAKECH TO ESSPOUIRA

    Your driver will take you west after breakfast to the Atlantic coast and the picturesque seaside town of Essaouira. The path takes you across large undulating grasslands and indigenous argan woodlands. If you're lucky, you could find goats feeding on argan fruit in the trees, which is common when grass pasture is few or unavailable. Along the journey, you may stop at an Argan Oil Cooperative to learn how the valuable oil is harvested from the nut. Arrive at the laid-back port city of Essaouira, a welcome change from bustling Marrakesh, and spend the remainder of the day as you want. Walk along the shore on the Skala de la Kasbah (the 18th-century seaside ramparts). Old brass cannons flank the walls and provide magnificent views of the Atlantic, which were designed by European engineers. Before heading to the windswept beach, explore the UNESCO-protected medina. Fans of Jimi Hendrix may like to take a short cab journey to Diabat, at the further end of Essaouira's beach, where he allegedly spent some time .

  • DAY 9 : ESSAIUIRA , EL JADIDA

    Countunie our tour to el Jadida (mazagan ) , our journey it will be to next coast road . El Jadida, also known as Mazagan in Berber, is an Old Portuguese city on Morocco's Atlantic coast. El Jadida, a fortified town seized by the Portuguese in 1502 and ruled until 1769, is famed for its citadel, walls, bastions, tanks, and harbour. Visit the historic medina, the renovated consulate, the cathedral, and the Jewish Mausoleum. Visit Palais Andalous, a hotel owned by the city of El Jadida and a work of traditional Moroccan architecture. Discover Moroccan craftsmanship in the carved doors, columns, zellij tilework, painted cedar ceilings, and carved plaster mouldings. El Jadida also has various beaches. Take a break for a seafood lunch at one of El Jadida's several beaches. Take a walk along the shore and see the Renaissance-era monuments and architecture. Investigate the area churches, synagogues, and mosques. El Jadida is home to the world's only pentagonal minaret.

  • DAY 10 : EL JADIDA TO AIRPORT

    Transfer to airport

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