Discover a millenary culture with a great artistic heritage. Get to know the most important imperial cities in Morocco: Visit Casablanca and Rabat, discover the blue city Chefchaoun, discover the fascinating old Medina of Fez with a local guide, and visit Meknes. Ride camels across the Sahara alongside Berber cameleers and sleep in luxury tents nestled among sand dunes, explore Marrakech, its gardens, and its crazy street markets then drive to Essaouira the magical Atlantic City to discover its history
To begin our tour from Casablanca, we will pick you up from the Casablanca airport and escort you to your accommodation. Then after spending some time touring the city, you will have dinner and spend the night at your hotel.
Today’s ultimate destination is the beautiful town of Chefchaouen. But before getting there we will spend some time at Casablanca, in order to visit the world-famous Hassan II Mosque standing at the edge of the Atlantic coast. Then we will stop at Rabat to have lunch and visit the iconic Hassan Tower. After that, we will continue to Chefchaouen where we will spend the rest of the day exploring the blue town. We will spend the night at a local hotel or Riad.
This day of the tour from Casablanca will be about enjoying the beauty of the Blue town, Chefchaouen. Being located in between two majestic Riff Mountains, this city has a unique charm and cozy vibe to it. You will get to explore its artsy blue streets and shop for souvenirs from one of the local artisanal sellers. You will have dinner and spend the night at the same hotel as the night before.
Today on the tour from Casablanca, we will have breakfast and then head to the imperial city of Fez. On the way there, we will make a first stop at the town of Volubilis, to discover the ruins left by the Great Roman empire centuries ago. After that, we will pay a visit to Meknes city, the Ismaili capital. The city is home to a variety of historical monuments that we can visit, such as Lhdim square, Bab Mansour, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Finally, we will arrive at Fez where we will spend the night at a traditional Riad.
This day will be entirely dedicated to exploring the imperial city of Fez, Morocco’s spiritual capital. We will start by walking around the narrow streets of the old Medina, populated with local souks and artisanal merchants. You will get to admire the unique Islamic architecture at Quaraouine University (the oldest university in the world) and at Attarine Madrassa. At the heart of the old Medina lies the historical Nejjarine square, with its fundouq and its fountain at the center.
After this, we will pay a visit to the colorful Chouara leather tanneries for a picture-perfect background. After we are done with that, we will walk along with the Royal Palace and visit local pottery workshops in the new part of the city. Finally, you will spend the night at the same Riad as the night before.
This next day, we will have breakfast then begin our journey towards Merzouga: the gateway to the Moroccan desert. Our first stop along the way will be at the beautiful small town of Ifrane, then at the cedar forests of Azrou. What makes these forests special is the population of wild macaque monkeys that live there. After that, we will arrive at the town of Midelt where we will be spending the night.
After having breakfast at Midelt, we will cross the stunning Ziz valley, then drive by the cities of Errachidia and Erfoud, to finally arrive at the town of Merzouga. We will find a camel caravan waiting for us, which we will mount and trek through the desert as the sun is setting down on the dunes. The camels will take us to our desert camp where we will spend the night in traditional tents.
Today on the tour from Casablanca we will all wake up very early and climb to the top of one of the high dunes around us, in order to catch the breathtaking sunrise of the desert. This will be an irreplaceable chance for you to get stunning pictures and photographs. We will then head back to Merzouga to get a chance to shower and have breakfast at a hotel, then leave it to head to the Dades valley. On our way there, we will stop at an old underground irrigation system to learn about how it works.
After having a cup of mint tea there, we will leave to the gorges of Todra where we will have lunch. Finally, we will arrive at the valley of roses after driving by the Dades valley. We will spend the night at a hotel in the valley.
This morning you will have a traditional breakfast while enjoying the fresh breeze of the valley of roses, which we will leave right after this in the direction of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. At first we will drive past Skoura (where we will visit the Kasbah of Ameridil), then Ouarzazate (where we will visit the movie studios and the Taourirt Kasbah) before reaching the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is a stunning village built in traditional southern architecture. In fact, the location is so popular that many western directors have used it as a backdrop for big international movies. We will take our time to explore this cultural and historical gem that is a UNESCO world heritage site, wandering around its pretty streets and buildings. When we are done with that, we will spend the night at the Kasbah.
After having breakfast, we will leave Ait Ben Haddou and start driving towards the High Atlas Mountains, passing by multiple small Berber villages and settlements. The green scenery and mountainous landscapes in this area are truly unmatchable, and unlike anything you’ve seen. At an altitude of 1740 meters, we will arrive at a beautiful Berber town called Imlil.
Imlil lies at the foot of Mount Toubkal (the tallest summit in Morocco), and is surrounded by green nature, hiking trails and clear water streams. Being in this village will allow to interact with local Berbers and learn more about their simple and traditional way of life in the heart of their territory. Being here will also give the opportunity to ride a mule up through the village while enjoying its views, or hike through the mountains for the more adventurous ones. Whichever you choose, you will be rewarded at the end with a mouthwatering typical Moroccan lunch at a local guesthouse surrounded by green nature. After enjoying the meal, you can either continue the hike or just relax and enjoy being at the village. You will be provided with dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Today on the tour from Casablanca, you will wake up in the midst of the High Atlas Mountains, getting to enjoy their fresh air. After having breakfast, we will start heading towards Marrakech city, driving through beautiful landscapes and stopping along the way for pictures. One of those stops will be at the stunning Ourika valley, in which we will have lunch at a restaurant and relax for a little bit by the river. After we are done with that, we will head straight to Marrakech where we will have dinner and spend the night (hotel or Riad).
After having breakfast, you can spend the entirety of the day touring Marrakech, which is known as the red city for the beautiful brick red shade in which all of its buildings are covered. You are free to either explore the city on your own if you want, or you can partake in the activities we are offering.
Today’s activity will be perhaps one of the most exciting ones during our trip, and that is an excursion to Essaouira city. On the way there, you’ll get to enjoy the different landscape changes, from green to dry to green again. You will also get the chance to observe the famous Argan trees, which only grows locally, being climbed by goats on the hunt for the tree’s nuts. If you wish to, we can stop at one of the local female-only Argan oil cooperation where you can try some for yourself. Argan oil is a product that Morocco prides itself in, used in the making of luxury skin care and for culinary purposes. A short drive later, you will begin to get a panoramic view of the coastal city in the horizon before we finally get there.
Essaouira, named Mogador in the past, was a port city built by the Portuguese in the times of colonization. This gives the city’s architecture a unique charm to it, especially when mixed with all the Andalusian and traditional Moroccan architecture. You will get to spend your day here however you want, but we highly suggest that you don’t miss visiting the port, the beach, and the old Medina. Finally, you will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel or Riad.
Today on the tour from Casablanca, we will leave Essaouira in order to head back to Casablanca, driving along the Atlantic coast. This will allow us to visit many coastal cities, starting with Safi. Safi used to be the city where the consul of France lives, then it was taken over by the Portuguese in the 16th century which left behind many historical monuments such as the “Sea Castle”.
In addition to this, Safi attracts large numbers of visitors every year because of its renowned ceramic craftsmanship. After this, we will continue travelling to Oualidia, another town with amazing coastal views and beaches. We will have lunch here before continuing to El Jadida, the Moroccan “Deauville”, which is another city that was taken over by the Portuguese. After a visit of the city, we will finally arrive at Casablanca in the evening; then we will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel.
For the last day of our tour from Casablanca, we will arrange your transfer to the Casablanca airport.