Casablanca 15 days itinerary
Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat
Upon arrival, we pick you up and drive to Casablanca where you will visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside Mecca and experience the Cornish coastal coastline. Then, we will leave you for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, you will see the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah before checking out the Riad in the heart of the Medina. Overnight at our Hotel/Riad
Day 2: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes
After breakfast at the Riad, you will start traveling to Meknes, another important imperial city of Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes you will see the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Sahrij Souani Bassin and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. After lunch, the trip continues to Volubilis, the well-preserved site of Roman ruins, dating back to 25BC. Then continue to Fez via the foothills of the Rif Mountains arriving in the afternoon. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad
Day 3: Fes - Fes
After breakfast at the Riad, you will start exploring Morocco’s oldest city navigating its small streets and alleys. Our tour begins by visiting the gate of the Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarters and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will make sure you visit all the sites of historical and cultural interest, including the famous Al Qaraouine University – the oldest in the region, the tanneries and the Attarine Museum. After lunch, you will see the pottery factory and experience a wonderful panoramic view over the entire Medina of Fez. In the afternoon, we will visit the new city “La Ville nouvelle” for a drink. Overnight in Riad
Day 4: Fez - Ifran - Azrou-Midelt
After breakfast we will leave Fez traveling to Ifrane, a beautiful mountain village, known as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. During this trip you will experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas Mountains. Stopping in Azrou – a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest (the largest in Morocco, well you will have the chance to see some Barbary apes. Then we will travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz gorges carved in volcanic rock. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 5: Midelt - Errachidia - Merzouga
After breakfast at the hotel you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will travel via the Ziz Gorge, overlooking the High Atlas plateau, noting how the scenery changes to reveal desert tracks as you approach the town of Errachidia. Here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Then you will travel through the lush Ziz valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arriving in the afternoon in Merzouga, you are welcomed with a glass of mint tea before checking in to your hotel.
Day 6: Merzouga - camel ride night in the desert
Your man will wake you up early in the morning to see what may well be the best sunrise of your life after which you will camel-emigrate towards the village of Merzouga, admiring the unique beauty of the spectacular dunes of Erg Chebbi – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast at the Riad, you leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Lunch in the heart of the gorge precedes a walk through the Dades valley, where you will see the majestic sand castles and the incredible rock formations known as “monkey fingers”. Overnight at our Hotel/Riad.
Day 7: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges-Merzouga
After enjoying the sunrise in the desert we will take the camels again to return to the hotel, where we will have breakfast and shower. Leaving Merzouga behind we will head towards the Todra Gorges crossing Berber villages. Finally we will arrive at the Dades Valley, where we will spend the night.
Day 8: Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate
After breakfast at the hotel we will drive through the Dades Valley to Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through the Dades Valley is the way of the Thousand Kasbahs – it offers numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We will stop in Kalaa Mgouna, “the pink city”, to buy rose water, which will make your linen smell good long after your trip. Continuing to Skoura and the valley of dirds you will visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a preserved kasbah in this area. After some excursions in the valley is lunch in a restaurant overlooking the entire valley. The tour continues to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful scenery has attracted many world-class film producers. Here you can choose to visit the studios, which contain objects used in movies, you may have already seen, such as The Mummy, Gladiator and The Last Temptation of Christ. It will be an overnight stay in a local Riad.
Day 9: Ouarzazate - Taroudant
After breakfast, we will head to Taroudant via Taznakht, stop in Taliouine to visit the Safran cooperative. If your visit coincides with the harvest of Safran, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber women with their families in their harvest fields. We should arrive in the afternoon in Taroudant, where you will see the ramparts and walk inside the small alleys of the Medina. Taroudant is often referred to as “little Marrakech” because most of its walls were built by the Saadi dynasty in the sixteenth century, before they moved to the big “red city”.
Day 10: Taroudant - Essaouira
After breakfast we will head for Essaouira, traveling via Agadir, where we will stop for lunch. Agadir has a beautiful large beach and has been a very big tourist destination for many years. There we will take a short walk along the promenade before continuing to Essaouira, the coastal route offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for argan trees. On the way you will see herds of goats climbing the argan trees in search of riper food. It is your accommodation in a Riad in the Medina.
Day 11: Essaouira - Essaouira
Breakfast is at the Riad, before a tour of the city. You will visit the fortress of Skala, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by craftsmen, strolling through the narrow streets of the medina and the hundreds of handicrafts. Essaouira is known for its strong winds all year round and is known as the “city of wind” therefore attracts surfers from around the world. Essaouira knew many civilizations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – yet it remains a small town with a lot of history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue washed doors and walls, it is also considered as “jewel of the Atlantic of Morocco. The visit includes the Mellah – the Jewish headquarters, and the beach. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa Music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. It usually starts in the third week of June, so if your trip coincides with this, you have the option to extend your stay for an extra day. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, buy fish ‘cooked to order’. The afternoon is free to walk around and explore on your own. It is a Riad accommodation in the Medina.
Day 12: Essaouira - Marrakech
After breakfast at the Riad, depart for Marrakech. On our way – as it is the culture of the land of Argan – there is the opportunity to visit the women’s cooperative of argan oil where the oil is extracted which is famous for its cooking, cosmetic and medical properties. After several stops to take pictures, you will continue your journey before checking the Riad Marrakech. After dinner you will enjoy walking around the famous Jemaa El fna Square, enlivened with magicians, storytellers, musicians and snakes. The evening will be in a Medina based Riad
Day 13: Explore Marrakech
After breakfast, you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. Your guide will make sure you see the most important historical and cultural sights, including the Saadian tombs; the El Bahia Palace and the Koranic school of Ben Youssef. Lunch is in a restaurant near the Square, then in the afternoon you can visit the “Majorelle Gardens” and the Koutoubia Tower. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 14: Marrakech excursion to the Atlas Mountains
After breakfast at the Riad, we will drive to the village of Asni and the town of Imlil in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Here you will enjoy panoramic views across the gorges of Moulay Brahim and the village of Imlil, a small Berber village with a strong culture. You will have the opportunity to walk in the villages and experience real Berber culture. If you chose to have lunch at Kasbah Toubkal, the view of the Toubkal Mountains, the highest in North Africa is quite impressive. In the afternoon, you will travel to Marrakech. Overnight at our Hotel/Riad.
Day 15: Marrakech - transfer to the airport
Today, depending on your departure time, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.
- 4×4 all-terrain vehicle or A/C minibus.
Accompanying driver-guide during the whole trip
Half board hotels (breakfast and dinner)
Dromedary (one per person)
1 night in a tent with dinner and breakfast
- Tips and anything else not specified in the program.
Our tours are private and we adapt to the dates and times of the travelers.
Any modification can be made to adapt the tour to the needs of the travelers.