9 Days Morocco Highlights Tour from Casablanca

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09 DAYS - 08 NIGHTS
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During the 9 Days Morocco Highlights Tour we will take to explore and discover the Unesco heritage cities of Morocco; Meknes, Fes and Rabat, Chefchaouen, as well as the northern cities including Marrakech and Chefchaoune. During this tour from Casablanca, you will explore the pearl of the north the blue city of Marrakesh and Chefchaoune, visit the 4 imperial cities of Morocco: Rabat, Meknes, and Fes. We will travel through the old imperial cities where the authenticity is mixed with the modern architecture, from Rabat and its Royal tombs and Palaces to Meknes and its beautiful gates and great walls, and then to Fes the oldest imperial city and the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco with its labyrinth markets and the beautiful colorful souks.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Casablanca Morocco
DEPARTURE TIME Please provide your flight details.
INCLUDED
A/C  comfort vehicle with Driver Accommodations as per itinerary
Meal as per itinerary Overnight in Desert Camp and Camel Trek in Sahara
Airport pick-up and Drop off service Local guides fees in (Fes, Volubilis and Marrakech)
NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance Lunches and Drinks
Entrance fees Guide and staff Tips and Personal expenses

9 Days Morocco Highlights Tour from Casablanca Program:

Duration: 09 Days.

Destination: Casablanca, imperial cities, and the Sahara desert.

Best Season: All year-round.

Transportation: Private Vehicle.

Group Size: 1 person, Maximum 30.

PLEASE NOTE

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  • Excursions & Circuits can be shortened, extended, or modified as you wish.
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IMPORTANT INFO:

This Morocco Tour from Casablanca itinerary is only suggested, so if you have different travel plans, ideas, please contact us by email or phone and we organize your custom Marrakech to desert tour.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?

  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Good walking shoes.

YOU WILL EXPLORE:

  • Rabat the capital
  • Chefchaouen.
  • Meknes and Volubilis
  • The old Medina of Fes
  • Middle Atlas Mountains.
  • Camel ride in Merzouga
  • Visit Todgha Gorges
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore Marrakech Highlights

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Day 1: Morning in Casablanca, afternoon in Rabat

On the first day of our 9 Days Morocco Highlights Tour, we will warmly welcome you to Casablanca. Then, you will be guided to visit Hassan II Mosque. It is one of the best architectural achievements that Morocco has to offer. It is a unique and giant mosque that could contain over 25000 worshippers. Afterward, we drive to Rabat. It is the capital of Morocco where we will visit some historical and cultural sites including Cellah Necropolis, Kasbah Oudayas, and the Andalusian Gardens. After that, we head to visit Hassan Tower, which basically an incomplete minaret from the 12th century because of the death of Yaakub el Mansour, and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V.

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Day 2: The Blue City of Chefchaouen

Today’s destination is Chechouen (The Blue City). It is located in the scenery Rif Mountains. Before reaching Chefchouen, we can stop to hike for a couple of hours in Akshour. It is a wonderful hiding gem. Chefchouen is probably the loveliest city in Morocco. It is all painted in the blue colour. In this small city that is surrounded by mountains from everywhere, we will visit some attractions including Plaza Outa el-Hammam. It is the main square of the medina of Chechouen where many Hammams (public bathrooms). After lunch at a local restaurant, we head to visit the Grand Mosque and the fortified Kasbah with its lovely garden. In the late afternoon, we visit the white Spanish Mosque and enjoy the sunset view behind the Riff mountains.

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Day 3: Roman ruins at Volubilis and imperial cities of Meknes and Fes

Our destination is Fez for today. On the way, we will visit the Roman Empire ruins called Volubilis. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Morocco has to offer. After a knowledgeable visit to this archeological site, we make our way to Meknes. It is an Imperial city of Morocco that was built in the 17th century. We will visit some sites such as medina, the famous gate Bab Mansour, The Royal Stables, and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then, we continue driving to Fez with a stop Northern the city to visit Merenid Tombs. Overnight at a riad.

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Day 4: Exploring the medieval medina and the Imperial City of Fes

Fez is the first Imperial city that was founded in the 8th century. It is referred to as the cultural and intellectual capital of Morocco over years for having many schools, Islamic centers, and mosques. The journey of today includes visiting Fez’s sites and monuments beginning with Fez El Bali where we will visit Bab Boujloud and the thoroughfare of Talaa Kebira. Then, Al Quarouine University (the first established university ever), the Tanneries, Mellah (Jewish Quarter), Madrasa Al Attarine, and exploring the medieval town “Medina”. Afterward, we head to visit Fez’s modern town which offers an interesting transformation of architecture in comparison with the medieval town.

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Day 5: Fes – Middle Atlas: Erfoud, Merzouga and the Sahara

Leaving the historical Fez, our departure will be to Merzouga Desert traveling through the Middle Atlas Mountains where we visit Cedar Forest and see Barbary apes. After a couple of hours of driving, we take a break in Midelt for having lunch. This interesting journey continues with traveling Erfoud which is famous for the amazing fossils workshops and the Festival of Dates. After reaching Merzouga, there will a planned camel trek towards the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will have the opportunity to witness the beautiful sunset and take some lovely pictures. Overnight and dinner at a comfortable tent.

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Day 6: Merzouga Desert, lush oases, and film-worthy landscapes

In the early morning, you will watch the amazing sunrise over the golden sunrise. Then, we ride camels and go back to Merzouga. After breakfast, we explore the surrounding areas and villages of Merzouga including a visit to Khamlia village where Gnawa people live. Afterward, we drive to Rissani. It is a small town and of the very first dynasties of the Royal Family. After that, we head to Todra Gorge driving via Tinghir. In Todra Gorge, you will explore the highest gorges in Morocco and take a walk through the narrowest cliffs that the place has to offer. Later on, we make our way to Dades Valley via the Valley of Roses where The Festival of Roses is held a year. The journey continues towards Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa). Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 7: Aït Benhaddou Kasbah and Tizi n’Tichka Pass over the High Atlas to Marrakech

Today, we will visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is a worth visiting site that is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It has also served as a backdrop for several Hollywood movies such as The Mummy Returns and Gladiator. Then, we drive to Marrakech (The Red City). The way goes through the wonderful Tizi N’tichka and the High Atlas Mountains. After a long drive enjoying the landscapes and views that the High Atlas Mountains offer, we will arrive at Marrakech in the afternoon. After taking a rest and relax at your hotel, you will be ready to explore Jemaa El Fnaa Square by the evening. It is the heart beating of Marrakech. You may love to enjoy sipping a typical Moroccan tea at one of the cafes overlooking/along the square.

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Day 8: Marrakech exploring the Red City

During this day, we will explore the Imperial city Marrakech and visit its cultural and historical sites. The journey begins with heading to the Medina where we will visit Koutoubia Mosque and lovely Gardens. This interesting tour includes taking a walk through the narrow alleyways and the colorful souks (Souk Al Attaraine, Souk Chouari, and Souk Smata) and along the many handicrafts’ shops. Then, we visit Madrasa Ben Youssef. This Islamic school offers fascinating architecture that goes back to the 16th century.

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Day 9: Airport Transfer: Marrakech Airport or Casablanca Airport

Driving you to the airport depends on your time of departure. You may love to explore the city more by visiting more sites including Saadian Tombs, the 17th century Badi Palace, the lovely attraction Bahia Palace, the interesting museum Dar Si Said, take a walk through the Mellah (The Jewish Square), and the wonderful carved Hispano Moorish of carved Cedar wood.

P.S: This tour could be extended to more days or be less than 9 days depending on what suits you. It could start from Rabat or Tangier.

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