12 Days Tour from Casablanca via Merzouga
12 Days Tour from Casablanca
12 days tour from Casablanca is the best and grand Morocco tour. On this tour, you will explore Casablanca and visit the imperial cities: Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech. Secondly, you will visit the northern cities: Asilah Tangier and Chefchaouen. In addition to that, you will discover the towns of the Middle Atlas. And you experience a desert tour and camel trip to visit desert areas and spend a night in the camp. Secondly, you will travel through the High Atlas Mountains, visiting Todra Gorges, Rose Valley, Skoura, Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, you explore Essaouira, and we will transfer you to the airport.
Itinerary of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca:
Day 1: From Casablanca to Rabat
Your tour of 12 days tour from Casablanca starts at your accommodation or airport. On this first day, we are going to visit popular tourist attractions in Casablanca. Thus, Casablanca is an important economic and coastal city in Morocco. This city is also known for its great mosque called Hassan II Mosque. The Mosque was built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the birth of the former Moroccan King Hassan II. It was designed by French architect, Michel Pinseau. The mosque was completed in 1993. Other places you will visit on this day are the old Medina and Corniche.
Secondly, you are going to visit Rabat city. Rabat is a capital city that overlooks the Atlantic coast. Hence, in this city, you will spend the rest of the day exploring tourist attractions. For example, you are going to visit Udayas Kasbah and Hassan Tower. Besides, you will visit the tombs of Moroccan King Mohammed V and his family. Learn more about Rabat’s tourist attractions here. Spending this night is in Riad/Hotel
Day 2: From Rabat to Tangier
The road towards Tangier offers wonderful views and tourist places. Thus, we are going to lead you through the coastal views. Then, you will visit Asilah town. It is a small coastal town that combines history, art and nature. Its inhabitants decorate their doorsteps with a variety of colourful plants and white walls and blue windows. Moreover, its old Medina is surrounded by walls that date to the Portuguese time during the 15th century. Some of these walls and ramparts overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
Secondly, Tangier is your next destination after Asilah. It is also an ancient and beautiful town in the north of Morocco. The city offers many cultural and historical monuments that date back to different eras. They represent the ancient civilizations and history of Tangier city. Thus, you will some of these tourist attractions, such as the Cave of Hercules, Moroccan Art Museum and American Legation Museum. Finally, you spend this night in Riad/hotel.
Day 3: From Tangier to Chefchaouen
On this day, you will expect different views on this tour of 12 days tour from Casablanca. Therefore, we will drive through the Rif Mountain. You will enjoy the mountain towns and the scenery. In Tetouan, also the White Dove City, you will visit Akchour Waterfalls. After that, you will discover Blue Pearl City. It is a mountain town that attracts lovers, couples and photographers on Morocco trips. This town is famous for its blue and white buildings and walls. In addition, there are historical attractions that present the history of this town, like the Kasbah Museum and the Grand and Spanish Mosques. When you finish your walking tour, you will spend this night in Riad.
Day 4: From Chefchaouen ~ Volubilis ~ Meknes ~ Fes
We resume 12 days tour from Casablanca to visit Volubilis. Hence, it is an ancient town that presents the Roman civilizations. It contains Roman ruins, such as the public square and the ancient Roman court. In 1997, it was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Secondly, you are going to visit Meknes city. Meknes is one of the largest and imperial cities in the kingdom of Morocco. Besides, it contains archaeological and tourist sites. These sites represent Moroccan history and Islamic civilization. Among these sites is Bab Al-Mansour, which is a big gate decorated with mosaic inscriptions. The Royal Palace, ancient Medina, Qara prisons and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail are parts of tourist attractions. After visiting this city, we will drive to Fes city and spend a night in a Riad.
Day 5: Discovering Fes on a Guide Tour
Our 12 days tour from Casablanca service includes a guided tour in Fes. You will join our certificated guide to discover the attractions of this city. Hence, Fez is the capital of traditional industry and the centre of handicrafts in Morocco. It is also the oldest city and the scientific centre in Morocco. On this tour, you will visit archaeological attractions which prove the existence of different civilizations in Fes. Al-Qarawiyyin University is one of the most scientific institutions and tourist sites in Fes. It was founded in 859 by Fatima Al-Fihri. Also, our guide will lead to other sites, like Chourara Tanneries, Ceramic cooperative and the Blue Gate. After that, you will visit Marinid toms on a hill overlooking the old Medina of Fes. When you finally finish your tour, you will spend this night at the same Riad.
Day 6: Fes ~ Ifran ~ Cedar Forest ~ Ziz Valley ~ Erfoud ~ Merzouga
During 12 days tour from Casablanca, you will explore the Middle Atlas Mountains. From Fes, we will lead you through the mountains and important tourist places. Firstly, you will visit Ifran town. It is a mountain town referring to Moroccan Switzerland. Besides, it is one the cleanest towns in the world. So, we will stop here to visit some attractions such as loin stone in the park. Secondly, we will stop in Cedar Forest near Azrou town. It is the oldest and longest forest in Morocco. It offers impressive trees that can reach a height of 40 to 60 m. In addition to that, it is home to Barbary and friendly apes. After enjoying this first, we will drive to Midelt to have a shortstop for much. Midelt is the capital city of apples in Morocco. We will then visit Ziz Valley. This valley offers panoramic views of palm oases. Thereafter, we will visit Erfoud city. In this city, you can visit a traditional date fruit market. And you visit marble products at the Fossil Museum. Finally, we will drive to Merzouga and spend this night in Riad or Hotel.
Day 7: Merzouga Desert Tour and Camel Trip
This day is one of the best days in 12 days tour from Casablanca. You will enjoy two experiences: a desert tour by 4×4 and a camel trekking trip. On this desert tour, you will visit Khamlia village to enjoy their music and arts. It is a village inhabited by people of the Gnaoua ethnic group from West Africa. Secondly, you will visit a national museum of off-road cars, like Jeeps and Land Rovers. Afterwards, you will discover Berber nomads in traditional tents. They will serve you Berber pizza and tea for lunch. Then, you will visit Shrij Lake and a palm oasis.
On a Camel trekking trip, you will spend a night in camp in the dunes. Thus, you will join a local camel guide and enjoy watching the sunset on top of the dunes. Finally, locals will serve you a traditional dinner and entertain you with music around the campfire.
Day 8: Merzouga ~ Rissani ~ Touroug ~ Todra Gorges ~ Dades Valley
As usual, you will discover different places in 12 days tour from Casablanca. Today, you will need to wake up early to enjoy the scenery of sunrise on the top of the dunes. Thereafter, you will enjoy a hot shower and breakfast and we continue our Morocco trip. So, we will visit Rissani town. It is the original town of the family of the current Moroccan Kings. There, you will visit a traditional market. Also, you will visit the mausoleum of the grandfather of the Alaouites, the tomb of Moulay Ali Sharif.
Secondly, we will drive through the palm oasis of Tafelalite towards Jorf town. In Fezna, you explore an underground irrigation channel (Khettara). It is an ancient waterway in irrigating palm groves. In Touroug village, you will have a great chance to wear Berber clothes and take pictures. Furthermore, you will visit Todra Gorges and enjoy a river surrounded by high cliffs and rocks. Finally, you will visit the Rock Formations (Monkey Fingers). And we end this day a Riad in Dades Valley, including dinner.
Day 9: Dades Valley ~ Skoura ~ Ouarzazate ~ Ait Ben Haddou ~ Marrakech
After exploring the Middle Atlas Mountains, you will also explore High Atlas Mountains. Therefore, you will enjoy a spectacular Road of Thousands Kasbahs. There are many kasbahs along the road. In Klaat M’Gouna, you will visit Rose Valley where locals collect tons of roses and turn them into rose products, such as rose soap and rose cream. Moreover, we will stop in Skoura where you will visit Amridil Kasbah and its oases. Next, we will stop in Ouarzazate. In this city, you will visit Taourirt Kasbah which dates to the 19th century and then visit Atlas Film Studios.
Secondly, you will visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. The Kasbah is a type of traditional house. It is surrounded by walls and houses gathered in these defensive walls. It is also one of the f examples of architecture in southern Morocco. In addition to that, it is a movie site where many movies were filmed, such as Kingdom of Heaven and Alexander. Finally, you will experience driving through the Tizi-N-Tichak pass about the Atlas Mountains. You will enjoy panoramic views there and drive to Marrakech. Spending this night is in Riad.
Day 10: Guided Tour in Marrakech
Also, 12 days tour from Casablanca service includes a guided tour in Marrakech. Marrakech city is known as the Red City because of the colour of its buildings. Thus, it offers rich and historical monuments designed with Andalusian architecture. During your tour, your guide will lead you through the tourist attractions around Marrakech. For example, you will visit Majorelle Garden, which contains rare plants and flowers. Secondly, you will visit Menara Garden where there is a big reservoir in the middle. Then, you will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef School and Jemaa El Fna Square and others. Finally, you will spend this night at the same Riad.
Day 11: From Marrakech to Essaouira
From your Riad, we will drive to Essaouira city. Before we arrive in Essaouira, we will stop in the Argan trees and enjoy goats of the top of these trees. Essaouira is a coastal city or the Wind City. Besides, it contains squares, walls and historical monuments that reflect the ancient history of this city. Like other cities, Essaouira offers fortified walls that were built to protect the city from invaders. So, you will spend the whole day there to enjoy the fresh climate and discover the old Medina. Finally, you will spend this night in a Riad.
Day 12: From Essaouira to Casablanca or Marrakech
On this last day, we will lead you to the airport. We will drive to Casablanca or Marrakech according to the airport you want to use. Finally, we will drop you there and the service of 12 days tour from Casablanca.
What Is Included:
- Pick up and drop off service
- Transportation with A/C and Fuel
- English/Spanish driver
- Breakfast and dinner
- Camel for each with a night at the camp
What Is Excluded:
- Personal expenses
- Entrance Fees
- Lunches and drinks
- Flight tickets