13 Days Morocco Cultural Tour, Desert And Kasbahs From Marrakech
- Explore Marrakech city and visit the main monuments and landmarks
- Discover the hidden berber villages in the desert and meet the nomads
- Ride camel in the desert and enjoy a sunset over the dunes of Erb Chebbi
- Explore the oasis and the old ksbahs in the south east
- Visit the gorges and canyons of dades and toudra gorges
- Explore the city of fes in guided city tour
- Explore the city of meknes and its monuments
- Discover the city of Rabat and its landmarks
Cultural Morocco Tour 13 Days Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Marrakech airport transfer
We will welcome you at the airport and assist you to check-in at you hotel or Riad
Day 2: Marrakech City tour:
Day dedicated to the visit of Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and will admire its tower, the Majorelle Garden, a botanical garden with various plants, Saadian Tombs 16th century; all they decorated with colorful mosaics, the Bahia Palace 19th century with its beautiful architecture. We’ll pause for lunch. In the afternoon, they will have time to explore the fascinating souks and streets around the Djemaa el-Fna square. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, storytellers and storytellers – move from one group to another. They enjoy their dinner and spend the night in a hotel or Riad.
Day 3: Marrakech – TiziN’Tichka – AitBenhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate:
Ait Ben Haddou travel to the Tizi-n-Tichka (2260m). Stopping along the way to take pictures and enjoy the panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. Continuing our way to the village of Ait Ben Haddou, you can visit the exotic Kasbah named after him. This Kasbah is located on a hill along the fertile river Ounila, is famous for its presence in the shooting of numerous films including: The Man Who Would Be King, The Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia , The Mummy, and Gladiator. We will see the sunset from the top of the hill. We enjoy dinner and spend the night in a hostel or hotel.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Skoura – El-KelâaM’Gouna – Dades Valley:
From here we will go to the city of Ouarzazate where you can visit the film studios (Atlas Films Studios) and stopping to view the Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Continuing our journey, we will visit the incredible Kasbah of Amerhidil located in the oasis of Skoura, where you will enjoy the views of the vast palm grove and the beautiful scenery of the Atlas Mountains. Our next stop is in El KelaaM’Gouna (Valley of Roses) where we have lunch. Later we continue to Boumalne du Dades. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Dades gorges.
Day 5: Dades Valley Boumalne – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga:
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart to Tinghir and then to Todra Gorges. They will have the opportunity to stop to admire the panoramic view of the river. We continue along the road along the river to reach the gorges where they will have a break for lunch. We walk walk through this wonderful place, while enjoying the views of high rock walls. From here we will go to Merzouga through Tinjdad, Erfoud. We may make a stop in Erfoud to visit one of the carriers of fossil marble. Then we continue to your hotel located on the foot of the orange dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will experience a camel ride extraodinario to arrive in the middle of the dunes in the desert where we spend the night, enjoy the evening, have dinner under the stars and sleep in a Berber nomad tent.
Day 6: Merzouga Tour Erg Chebbi dunes and visit of the nomads:
Wake up early to watch the sunrise and then enjoy breakfast. They camel back to your hotel where you can have a hot shower and get ready for the tour through the dunes of Erg Chebbi. This tour will offer the opportunity to explore the surrounding desert, visiting small villages and fossil carriers, in addition to the nomadic family. After returning to the hotel for lunch and rest. That afternoon will be free – You may wish to experience a camel ride and spend the night in the desert again. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 7: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – ErRachidia – Gorges Ziz – Midelt:
Morning departure to Rissani, we will make a short visit to ZawiyaMoulay Ali ash-Sharif and may also explore the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the fondouks where donkeys gather. We will continue our journey towards Errachidia via Erfoud. Our next stop is the panoramic view of Aoufous Oasis. Later, we pass by Errachidia known as the military city due to its many side dishes. We can stop at the dam Hassan Adakhil to take pictures. Then the side of the Ziz River, you can enjoy the beautiful scenes of Ksours and the gorges of Ziz, pass through the tunnel Legionnaire (Zaabal). The trip will continue through the Middle Atlas, will cross the TiziN’Talghom (1907m). They come to Midelt where they will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 8: Midelt – Azrou – Ifran – Fez:
After breakfast, enjoy the wonderful views of the mountain of Jebel Aachi with snow-capped peaks. Midelt toward Azrou leave where Berber eat lunch and explore this city. Later, they will have the opportunity to see the old tree (800 years CedreGouraud called) and see the monkeys in cedar forest. From here we head to Ifran “The Switzerland of Morocco,” will see the stone lion and we take the picture with him. We can visit the University of Al-Khawayn (Two Brothers). We will continue our trip to Fez through ImouzarKandar. Fez reach where you can enjoy dinner and spend the night in a Riad or hotel.
Day 9: Fes City Tour
After breakfast, we make an excursion to explore the royal city of Fez. Visit the medieval medina (old city), with its walls and narrow streets, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981 by UNESCO. We can see the ruins of the tombs of Merinides 16th century You will visit the Medersas of Bouanania and Attarine built in the 14th century by the Merinides, the Karaouine Mosque (The old school of Islamic learning) and the source Nejjarine marble. They will have a break for lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant. Continuing his visit, you see the decorated gate of Bab Boujeloud, medieval tanneries, the Royal Palace. Then we visit the souks (local markets) where traders and artisans sell their handmade jewelry, leather goods, pottery and copper items. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 10: Fez – Meknes – MoulayIdrissZerhoun – Volubilis – Ouezzane – Chefchaouen
In the morning after breakfast, we will travel to the nearby city of Meknes, third imperial city of Morocco with its famous door. Meknes is known as the “Versailles of Morocco”. Explore Bab El Khamis and Bab El Mansour, one of the most beautiful doors. Continue their tour by visiting the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Later, they will go to the town of MoulayIdrissZerhoun which is a place of pilgrimage for Moroccans. You will have time for lunch. Then you can explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. We will continue our way to Ouezzane through the Rif mountains, while admiring views of the fertile plains of olive trees. Chefchaouen, they admire this mountain town, where they will dine and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 11: Chefchaouen City tour
They will spend the day exploring the charming city of Chefchaouen located in the Rif Mountains. It is famous for its bright blue color of its buildings. While strolling through the narrow cobbled streets and the walls of the medina, you will realize that most men are dressed in wool chilabas and women with colorful straw hats. Lunch at a local restaurant. We can admire the panoramic view of the valley and the village. In the main square of the medina, you will have time to explore the shops full of local crafts such as wool garments and woven blankets. Overnight at the hotel in Chefchaouen.
Day 12: Chefchaouen – Kenitra – Rabat – Casablanca
In the morning, we go to Rabat via Ouezzane, Souk El Arbaa and KenitraGharb. We stop for lunch in Kenitra. We will continue to Rabat, where we see a tour of the administrative capital of Morocco. Visit the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower, minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by the Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You can also visit the Kasbah des Oudaias, white houses with blue painted parapets located near the Atlantic coast. Finally, we will continue our way to reach our final destination: Casablanca. We have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 13: Airport transfer
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport depending on your flight departure.
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