12 Days Marrakech Essaouira Casablanca Merzouga

Day 1: Marrakech Airport _transfer to your hotel

Upon arrival to Marrakeh; it is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Fez, and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. It is a few hours from the foot of the Sahara Desert. Its location and contrasting landscape has made it an enviable destination in Morocco. you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you would be able to go for a visit to the Great The square of Djemaa El-Fna is the highlight of any Marrakech night. Musicians, dancers, and story tellers pack this square at the heart of the medina, filling it with a cacophony of drum beats and excited shouts…

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Marrakech _ sightseeing tour with local guide

After breakfast, we will welcome you to a local guide takes you on a tour of a wonderful guide through Marrakech. A full guided tour will be identified to discover Marrakech, known as the "Red City". Marrakech is the most important historical city in the history of Morocco, and is located near the slopes of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Like all old cities, Marrakech and includes both the old fortified city and Medina are very modern called guéliz built during the French occupation and the city. Marrakech has the largest traditional markets (market) in Morocco, and it is also one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, the Jemaa El Fna. The square is full of storytellers, water vendors, dancers, snakes and wizards and musicians. During the night the field turns into a huge outdoor restaurant.During our visit we will see the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the era of the Almoravids dynasty. we will go between the streets and narrow allies in the old city. In the reign of Moulay Ismail, the Seven Saints Festival was established at the request of the Sultan. The tomb of many famous figures was moved to Marrakech to attract pilgrims. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 3: Marrakech to Essouira :

After breakfast at your hotel we will start traveling to the Atlantic port of Essaouira, from Marrakech. On the way we visit the pillars of the cooperative. When we get our guide lets you tour the city. This day on your pace will definitely be sure, because there is no way to get bored. Due to its abundant activities you will be able to enjoy the amazing Essaouira kite-surfing and windsurfing, with strong commercial wind.  Camels riding, Horseback riding along the beach, quad biking are activities that one can enjoy while staying in Essaouira. After you will have free time for  delicious seafood too. In Essaouira, there are many small art galleries throughout the city. Since 1998, Essaouira is getting known by the World Music Festival in Gnawa, usually is scheduled for the last week of June. It brings artists from all over the world. Although the focus is on Gnawa music, it includes rock, jazz and reggae. In the early 1952 he presented the director and actor Orson Willis film Othello. Now there is a box named Orson Welles. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Essouira to Casablanca via Eljadida

After breakfast, we move to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, via the new. We will take lunch in the new coastal city and then take the last part of the road to Casablanca, arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Casablanca to Fes via Rabat, Meknès :

 

After breakfast we will leave Casablanca, the economic capital of the Morocco, to the political one, Rabat.There we will see the Oudaya Kasbah and its beautiful gardens, This Kasbah of the Oudaya is located at Abou Regreg river. It was built during the reign of the Almohad dynasty in 1150 AD. The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II and Hassan Tower which is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat constructed in 1195 AD. The tower was intended to be the largest minaret in the world with the mosque. After we finish our sightseeing tour capital of Morocco.  then we continue to Meknes. In Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum.  After lunch, your journey continues to the Roman city of Volubilis, where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside we will pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. You will get Fes at the end of the afternoon and you will spend the night in hotel.

Day 6: Full day exploring Fez

After breakfast at your hotel, then start an exploratory journey from the city where you will visit the many hidden treasures that are known only by the inhabitants of the place. Fes has been the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Qurain, the oldest operating university in the world. The guided tours will take you to the Moulay Idris mausoleum, carpenter fountains, and taniri tanks. After lunch, you will also see the outside of the Royal Palace and walking through the famous "navigator" the Jewish Quarter, where you will have the option to visit one of the few Jewish synagogues in Morocco. Your tour of Fez includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and you can enjoy a great panoramic view of the entire city of Fez.  Then we will return to spend the night in hotel.

Day 7: Fez  to Merzouga via Azou - Ifrane - Ziad - Midelt - Errachida - Erfoud - Rissani

In the morning we will go into the mountains, to a region known as Imouzzer, which is blanketed in forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak. The area is well known for its abundant wildlife, and many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes may be seen on our scenic drive. The road will then start to climb into the Middle Atlas mountains; the slopes may be dotted with the tents and goat herds of nomadic Berbers who call this rugged region home. After a late lunch in Midelt, we continue along mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing kasbahs and palm groves, we continue through the adobe-colored city of Er-Rachidia and in the late afternoon arrive into Merzouga, a small town on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Overnight and dinner in hotel

Day 8: Merzouga- Bedouin family Erg Chebbi desert dunes explorer 4X4 Camel adventure trip

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the sand dunes in the desert. After these lovely moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can get a shower and breakfast.  You will then have a tour of the sand dunes on the 4x4 which allows you to visit the black volcanic rocks of the excavations, visit a Bedouin family living in a tent, a visit to the village of Khamlia, and entertainment spiritual music Gnawa,  Visit the lake, which is a Diet seller in the spring that attracts pink flamingos and wildlife season. Then you will have a break for lunch at Al-Risani. This silent city was the old capital of Tafilalet and its location also brought a junction between the north and south of the city to the important position of the center of the main convoy in the past. So far, Risani remains a major trading hub in the region, with a large market, particularly beautiful on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Leather and goats were observed trading their skin in ancient times. After lunch, you will see the irrigation canal system and be walking on an oasis located at the foot of the sand dunes. Continue in your hotel for a relaxing shower, then take some of your luggage in a small bag (what a night need in the desert) and leave other luggage at the hotel. Then we'll ride camels in the dunes of the Erg Chebbi. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset. When we arrive at the Centrek camel camp we walk to the top of the sand dunes to pluck the sand and watch the sunset.

Day 9: Merzouga to Ouarzazate via Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges – Palm Groves of Skoura

We will wake early to see the sunrise from the dunes and then return the camels to the hotel, where a full breakfast we leave the sahara and head towards the old system of irrigation that is still used in the oasis of Eljerf. A break on the way in Tinjidad . We will have free time for lunch in valley of Toudra. It is considered one of the oldest valley in Morocco for the caravan trade, and where the first Moroccan money was silver.  A beautiful valley of 15 km of date palm ends with amazing gorges, mainly used for rock climbing and picnics.  We embark on the Dades Valley which has an amazing rock formation made by a million years of erosion. We cross over Rose Valley, the only place in Morocco where we harvest Damascus rose which we produce some products like rose water and rose oil best for skin treatment and anti-wrinkle. Dinner and overnight in hotel/riad.

Day 10 : Ouarzazate to  Marrakech via Taourirt

Early morning after breakfast,  We will start our journey by visiting the film studios located in Ouarzazate, which is Hollywood in Africa. Later we will visit the comprehensive heritage site of Ayat Ben Haddou Kasbah as it was named by UNESCO in 1987.  Ait Ben Haddou is the world heritage site that has been used as a venue for more than 20 films including Gladiator, Indiana Jones and Lawrence of Arabia. Explore a stroll to explore the Moroccan style of building modeling that was built in the Casbah.  As we proceed our approach to Marrakesh through the Great Atlas Mountains and Taizi Nishka Pass.  You will have free time for lunch up the center of the Atlas Mountains.  Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Marrakech

Free day, you will be able to discover more about this red city from your own Marrakech as you become familiar with the city's alleyways. You may go on a shopping tour yourself in the local market and shops scattered by the arena. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 12: Marrakech Airport : 

After breakfast in the hotel, free morning and in the agreed time transfer to Marrakech airport, there is the end of our services.

INCLUDED:

-Pick up in Airport of Marrakech and drop off at your hotel
- Hotels/Riads ( breakfast included )
- Private tour in air conditioned vehicle 4x4.
- Private driver / English speaking guide
- Fuel and car insurance.

NOT INCLUDED:

-Personal purchases
-Tips, entry to museums
-Lunches, drinks

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