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18 days in Morocco Exploring the North and South of Morocco
Places you are going to visit and get to know in the 18 Days in Morocco Exploring the north and south of Morocco: Casablanca - Rabat - Asilah - Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Fez - Desert - Toudra Gorges - Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate - Ait ben haddou - Essaouira and Marrakesh
Day 1 : Our first day of 18 Days in Morocco from Casabalanca
Today our guide driver will pick you up from Casablanca airport and transfer to your hotel in the center of the most populated city in all of Morocco Casablanca. Free afternoon to walk in the modern center, overnight in hotel/Riad.
DAY 2 : CASABLANCA – RABAT
Today is the day of the Imperial Cities Circuit Morocco 18 days Morning departure from the Hotel in Casablanca, to visit the spectacular Hassn II Mosque. and then we will continue our tour of Morocco through the imperial cities towards Rabat, administrative and political capital of the Country. Guided tour of Rabat at the hands of an official guide, where we will visit El Méchouar (the ramps and walls that surround the royal palace), the Kasbah of Oudayas, and the magnificent mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II. the night and accommodation in Rabat.
DAY 3 : RABAT – ASILAH
Breakfast at the Rabat Riad, and departure towards Asilah. Mysterious town founded as a secret place to attack the Portuguese installed on the north coast of Morocco. Europeans were totally prohibited from entering the town until the arrival of the Spanish troops in 1920. We will visit the old Medina of Asilah. Free afternoon, overnight and accommodation in Riyadh
DAY 4 : ASILAH – TETUAN – CHEFCHAOUEN
After breakfast we will leave for the blue city of Chefchaouen, one of the essential destinations on our trips to Morocco. On the way we will make a stop in the unknown Tetouan, called the Spanish city for having been the capital of the Spanish protectorate. In this Hispano-Moorish city we can admire its Andalusian architecture. After the visit we will continue to Chefchaouen, arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time to stroll through this photogenic city and explore its narrow streets and its old blue and white houses as well as its panoramic views. Bed and breakfast in a charming riad.
Day 5 : Free day in Chefchaouen
After breakfast, we will spend a whole day discovering Chaouen or Xauen, a mountain town in the heart of the Rif, noted for its Andalusian architecture of whitewashed and indigo blue houses. We will visit the medina to learn about its historical-cultural heritage, and we will enjoy its light, its streets, its picturesque Uta el Hammam square, the Rass-el Maa Waterfall and of course, the color of its shops full of handicrafts... etc and perhaps having a mint tea on the terrace of a café, observing how people come and go in a relaxed way, or get lost in the medina and talk with its people, children...
DAY 6 : Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Fez
Breakfast and departure to Fez, the first of the imperial cities that is proud to house one of the oldest universities in the world. Along the way we will visit the Roman ruins of Volúbilis, very well preserved. We will also be able to see a panoramic view of Moulay Idriss, the holy city where we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Fez to enjoy the sunset while visiting the walls and doors of its medina or simply having welcome tea from the Terrace seeing the entire medina. Overnight in Riyadh.
DAY 7 : Exploration of Fes
After breakfast, you will be taken on a guided exploration tour in Fez, which is the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit begins by visiting the gate of the Royal Palace, the Jewish seat, the first Mellah in Morocco, it was built during the 16th century. We will make sure that you visit all the sites with cultural and historical interest, including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the tanneries, the Attarine museum and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, we will visit the tile cooperative and then we will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the entire Medina of Fez. In the afternoon, we will visit the new city “La ville nouvelle” for a drink before returning to your Riad.
DAY 8 : FEZ – IFRANE – MIDELT
Departure to Midelt via Ifran, called the 'Moroccan Switzerland' due to the architectural style of this city, and to the Azrou forest where we will stop to enjoy watching the monkeys as they climb through the cedars, and then continue to the mountains of the Middle Atlas. Arrival in Midelt and hotel accommodation.
DAY 9 : MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA
We will leave Midelt towards Merzouga, we will cross the Ziz Valley and its Gorges and we will pass through towns such as Errachidia and Erfoud. From Rissani we will take a desert road until we reach Merzouga, the ERG CHEBBI desert. the night in Merzouga, accommodation at the Hotel near the dunes.
Day 10 : Merzouga - Nomad Families - Ride camels and night in Haimas Nomads
We will dedicate the whole day completely to enjoy the desert of Merzouga. We will cross the dunes in the 4×4, we will visit nomadic villages, we will see Oasis, Erg Chebbi Dunes. We will visit the famous village of Khamlia and enjoy its folk music. At sunset we will take the camels, one per person guided by choco from the area, which will take us to the Haimas camp in the heart of the dunes (Erg Chebbi), where we will have dinner and spend the night. Dinner and lodging in nomadic Haimas.
Day 11 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
We get up early in the morning and go on a camel trek to see the best sunrise of your life. We will walk in peace towards the town of Merzouga. En route you cannot fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular dunes of Erg Chebbi, which change with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast at the riad/hotel, we will leave Tinghir, via Rissani, and the Todra Gorges, the narrowest narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we will drive through the Dades Valley where you will see the majestic sand castles and the incredible rock formations known as “monkey toes”. We will spend the night in a luxurious hotel overlooking the Dades Valley.
Day 12 : Dades Gorge – Boutaghrar – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we will depart for El Valle del Dades on the paved road. There we will have lunch in the middle of the road. In the afternoon, we will take the road that crosses the Valley of the Roses and leads us to the rose capital of Kalaa M'gouna. Continuing to Ouarzazate through the palm grove of Skoura and the Kasbah of Amredyl. (Guided tour to see the Kasbah). And once we finish, let's continue the route through Ouarzazate. We will spend the night in Ouarzazate. Dinner and accommodation in Riad/Kasbah.
DAY 13 : OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – TAZNAKHT – TAROUDANTE
After breakfast in your riad, we will drive to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built in the early 20th century by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chiefs, Ben Haddou Kasbah used to be one of his stops during his long journey from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site . where innumerable many international films have been shot, such as Gladiator, the Jewel of the Nile, the Sahara, Obelix, Cleopatra, Asterix, The Kingdom of Heaven, Babel, Penelope Cruz... etc. After visiting the Kasbah we will go to Taliouine, the capital of saffron in Morocco, you have the option to visit the Safran cooperative. If your visit coincides with the saffron harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the saffron in their fields. We should arrive in Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the walls and walk through the alleys of the Medina. Taroudant is always known as "Little Marrakech" because it was built by the Saadi dynasty who used it as their capital before moving to Marrakech in the 16th century. Dinner and accommodation in Riyadh.
DIA 14 : TAROUDANTE – AGADIR – ESSAOUIRA
Breakfast at the riad, and then head to Essaouira, traveling via Agadir. Our first stop will be in Agadir, a tourist city that was a great tourist destination for many years. After lunch and a short walk along the seafront, you will continue to Essaouira. The coastal road offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees. Here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees in search of better food than they can find on the ground. After several stops along the coast, we arrive in Essaouira in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Riad.
DAY 15 : ESSAOUIRA – ESSAOUIRA
Breakfast at the hotel in Essaouira, then we start our exploratory tour of the city. You will visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina and see hundreds of handicrafts. you will have lunch the Moroccan way, freshly bought fish 'cooked to order'. In the afternoon, you will have free time to walk, go to the beach and enjoy free time. Essaouira is also known as the "Windy City" and attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilizations, including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture, There is an annual festival of "Gnawa music", where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. It usually starts in the second week of June. Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Riad.
DAY 16 : ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH
After breakfast in your riad, you will have some free time before leaving for Marrakech. On our way, since this is the land of the Argan culture, this is an opportunity to visit the Argan oil women's cooperative, where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After several photo stops, you will continue your journey to Marrakech and check into your riad. After dinner, you will have the option to enjoy walking inside the famous Jemaa El fna square, entertained by magicians, storytellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight accommodation with breakfast in Riad.
Day 17 : Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast at the riad or hotel you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco. We will make sure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Koranic School. After lunch at a restaurant near the square, you can walk through the souks and see hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have free time to walk by yourself and see Marrakech as you wish. Dinner and night in your Riad or hotel.
DAY 18: LAST DAY OF THE IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR Morocco 18 Days - MARRAKECH AIRPORT
Our last day of 18 Days in Morocco Exploring the north and south of Morocco from Casablanca. Breakfast and free morning until the agreed time, transfer to the airport where we say goodbye, ending our services. End of 18 days in Morocco and our services. Good trip and next time. IF YOU HAVE THE RETURN FLIGHT IN CASABLANCA, JUST NOTIFY US AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT AT NO COST.
- 4×4 vehicle with driver – guide in Spanish.
- Fuel for the entire journey.
- Guided tour of the cities of Fez and Marrakech.
- Accommodation with (dinner and breakfast) in Medilt, Merzouga, Dades Valley, Ouarzazate, Taroudant
- Accommodation with breakfast included in Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech and Essaouira.
- Dromedary excursion to and from the camp (one per person).
- Accommodation in camp with half board. (desert)
- Excursion with 4×4 to discover the Erg Chebbi desert.
- Transfer from and to the airport.
- Plane tickets