Morocco is a country full of a lot of mysteries and geographically diversified. In this tailored package of 8 days from casablanca,we selected the most beautiful cities in Morocco to fulfill the needs of a lot of tourists who want to discover Morocco. We will visit the most important parts In those cities with its vibrant Medina and souks.
The southeast of Morocco is very full of ancient heritage including Kasbahs and Ksours, and you will be astonished by the rural way of life the southeast regions and the diversity of its landscapes. we will vist the most famous kasbahs in the region including kasbah Ait Benhadou and kasbah taourirte,and ,we will see the lifestyle of the desert of Merzouga,the city of Erofoud,and the beuatiful Ziz valley oasis.
We will pick you up very early from your accomodation,and we will start our journey toward Ouarzazete.
South-east of Marrakech , approximately 50 km (31 miles),and we will start to climb the mountains starting to pass via too many bends , well known as Tizi-n Tichka pass. The latter has about 2269 meters altitude above sea level.
On our way,you will admire the berber villages,and the panorama in the mountains is chaning from one curve to another.Then we will go down into the the arid pre-Sahara to arrive to the city of Ouarzazete , which is believed being the gateway to the desert , and also it is the core of Morocco’s Film idustry.
In ouarzazete , we will visit the kasbah of Taorirt , which was Founded in the 17 century by Amgar Hammad according to the popular narration.This man was one of the most important wealthy people in the region at the time. Nowday, the kasbah is among the beautiful monuments in Morocco, and it is actually a famous touristic attraction; and also a place where a lot of local shows , concerts , seminare are held.
The Kasbah was taken by the familly Galwi during the 19 century,beacause of its important startegic role,and the also to control the caravane trade coming from the South going to the North.
After having our lunch,we will visit the kasbah Ait Benhadou ,where a lot of American films were shoted ,likewise, Gladiator, Lawerance of Arabia, Prince of Persia… thanks to its strategic location in the valley of Ounila, it was able to play a very important role in the caravane trade between the regions of the former Sudan and the imperial cities of Morocco. It is an eminent example of ksar in Southern Morocco illustrating the main types of the earthern constructions that may be observed dating from the 17 th century in the valley of Dra, Todgha, Dades, and souss. Since 1987 it was listed as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
Our guide will meet you in the Airport and escort you to your accomodation. He will give you a briefing and he will fix with you a time to meet him the next day.
After having breakfast , we will start our Casablanca sightseeing tour.Casablanca is the largest City in Morocco and the economic capital of the kingdom. Casablanca City tour is including Hassan 2 mosque,the biggest Masjid in Morocco.
Mohamed 5 square and Ain diab Corniche. After that we head for Rabat.
This is city is considered as the capital of Morocco and it is the seventh biggest city in the kingdom .when we arrive to Rabat we drive through Marina Bouregrag.we start our visit with Mohamed 5 Mosoleum,which is sheltering the bodies of Hassan king (Mohamed 6 father), Mohamed 5 (Grand father of Mohamed 6),Moulay abdellah(cousin of the actual king Mohamed 6).we visit Hassan tower.
we continue our way to Meknes "Versailles of Morocco ".we stop at Lahdim square,Bab Lmansour .overnight in a local riad in Meknes. (Riad Safir Meknes or similar)
After breakfast , we leave Meknes heading to Fes. when we arrive to Fes we start our Fes city tour.
We Will enjoy a guided city tour of Fes.we Will start with the biggest Royal palace in Morocco,Jewish quarter (Mellah),The blue gate (Bab Boujloud),which was built in the beginning of the 20 th century by the municipality.Then we continue to visit the Medrassa Bouanania,built between 1351 and 1357 ,its facades covered entirely with Zellige(Mosaic tiles).its delicately sculpted plaster panels and its cedar friezes.
We Will see also the famous Al Qaraouine Mosque,the most emblemtic landmark of the City and a true icone of Moroccan architecture.This Moque was founded in the 9 th century by Fatima AL Fihria.we continue by visiting one of the tannaries and see the hard labour that the craftsman of leather do .we end our Fes city tour by visiting a ceramic factory and having a panoramic picture of Fes. Dinner and over night in Fes.(Barceló Fes Medina or similar)
After having breakfast we drive to Ifrane ,which is nicknamed as the Switzerland of Morocco. Ifrane means "caves,may be due to the existing of a lot of caves in the area.The local peoples called it as Well "Orti",which means Garden in Berber language.This city is characterized by an Alpin climate as well a famous place for sking and has european style buildings. After having a short break in Ifrane ,we continue our way to the biggest Cedar forest in Morocco where a lot of Barbary Apes are frequently found(Stop to take pictures with Monkeys is optional). we continue our journey toward Midelt where we Will have lunch(Restaurant Kasbah Asma).This city famous with the existence of many minerals,also the production of Apple,apricots,walnuts.. continue our drive passing through different Berber villages.we Will pass via Ziz valley , a big Oasis of dates trees.Then we continue to Erfoud ,which is a important City for film makers,as it is near the beautiful desert .The City is also for fossils factories ,and 70 % of the populations make a living working in this domain.
When we arrive to Merzouga,we will have camel trek for an hour through one of the best sand dunes in Morocco(Erg-chebbi),and have a stop to take pictures for sunset ,and then continue to our nomadic camp. After having a welcome sahrawi tea, we take our dinner and listen to sahrawi music. over overnight in Merzouga desert camp. (Tiziri Camp or similar)
After having breakfast,we leave the camp to Merzouga and drive to the village of Khamlia,where we will meet the Gnawa musicians and listen to their music.This kind of music originate from sub Saharian African countries,may be from Mali,Senegal,Chad,Nigeria.we drive to Rissani .This City was a former important caravane centre ,because of its strategic location in the crossways between the North and the South.It is here where exist the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherife,the founder of the Alaouite dynasty.we will stop at the gorgeous Todgha Gorges.The latter is a chain of limestone gorges,and a famous place for rock climbers .After having lunch in the Gorges, we will drive to Dades.we will have a stop to make a panoramic photo of Dades valley . Dinner and overnight in Dades. (Ksar Sultan Dades or similar)
After having breakfast,we will leave Dades for Ouarzazete.we pass through Kalaat M'Gouna,which is famous with the valley of Roses .Every year "Roses festival" is organised in May here at the city and takes 7 days of celebration.The festival is an opportunity for the visitor to discover the richness of the cultural heritage in the city,and to admire the famous Berber "Ahidous dancers",which marks the city.
we continue to Ouarzazete which is considered as the capital of cinema in Morocco,and we will visit kasbah Taourirte.This Kasbah was constructed by a wealthy person of the region around 1754.After his death the powerful Galawi family took it and make it their own residence.They make a place for controlling the commercial mouvement between the oasis of Draa and the markets of Ouarzazete.Also between the latter and Dades, Skoura, Todgha. During reign of the Pacha Glaoui ,this kasbah was crossroads for caravanes coming from the North to the South.After having lunch, we will go to visit one of film Studios in the city and drive to our Hotel.overnight in ouarzazete. (Hôtel Kenzi Azghor or similar)
After having our breakfsat,we will visit the kasbah Ait Benhadou ,where a lot of American films were shoted ,likewise,Gladiator,Lawerance of Arabia,Prince of Persia… thanks to its strategic location in the valley of Ounila ,it was able to play a very important role in the caravane trade between the regions of the former Sudan and the imperial cities of Morocco.It is an eminent example of ksar in Southern Morocco illustrating the main types of the earthern constructions that may be observed dating from the 17 th century in the valley of Dra ,Todgha,Dades,and souss. Since 1987 it was listed as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. We will cross Tichka Coll which is about 2260 meters high above the sea level,and have some stops to take some pictures of panoramic views of the high atlas mountains. we will have a visit to Argan oil co-operative in our way (optional).overnight in Marrkech. (Hotel Le Printemps by BLUESEA or similar).
will transfer you to the Airport of Marrakech to take your departure flight. we Hope that this tour meet your expectations.
please note :
This tour start in Casablanca and end in Marrakech,but if you would like to end it at any city we can arrange that for you .
The Hotels listed here are four star basis and sometimes can be changed according to availability. If you like luxury or 3 stars Hotel you can let us know and we provide that for you.
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