5-day tour from Casablanca to the Sahara desert through the imperial cities; Rabat, Volubilis, Meknes and Fes. These 5 days in Morocco itinerary includes also the most popular sights of south Morocco, Todra gorge, Cedar forest in the middle atlas mountains and Dades valley. As well as Camel trekking and overnight in a Berber camp in the heart of the desert. Last but not least, Rose’s Valley and Ait ben haddou kasbah.
Your Private English-speaking driver will meet you at your hotel and then visit first Hassan II Grand Mosque, considered among the largest in the world. After that, drive up North to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Upon arrival, take a tour of Rabat including Hassan tower and the Royal Tomb, as well as the ancient necropolis site of Chellah and Udayas kasbah. After lunch at your convenience, we will be heading towards Fes through Volubilis and Meknes.
Wander through the fascinating UNESCO listed Roman ruins of Volubilis, which date back to AD40. After that, the journey continues to the holy town of Moulay Idriss, which became known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. Additionally, view the famed gate of Bab El Mansour, and the Jewish Quarter. Eventually set off towards Fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world.
This morning, you’ll meet your local guide at the hotel and begin the city tour of Morocco’s spiritual capital, Fes. Start by visiting the bronze doors of the Royal Palace nearby the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. Then head on to an amazing panoramic view of the Medina from one of the hills surrounding the city. Thereafter, walk into the Medina to visit Attarine and Bou Inania Madrasas and the center of Koranic studies. Explore the tanneries, Souks, Ess-Seffarine and El-Nejjarine squares and also potteries. Furthermore, learn the fascinating history of the city, which was founded in the 9th century.
On the other hand, it is home to the world’s oldest university, once the capital of the kingdom before 1912. After lunch at a local restaurant, you are free to either choose to go back to your hotel or wander through the endless alleyways of the world’s largest Medina. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Departing early, we’ll leave Fes behind and head to Merzouga Desert. Moreover, pass through Cedar forest full of Barbary Macaque monkeys, jagged rock faces, and tiny Berber villages as you cross the middle atlas mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara desert. Along the way, view glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic tribes, travelling across the mountains and also often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
After lunch in Midelt, hit the road again for the Majestic sahara desert. Stop at Ziz valley for a magnificent panoramic view. Pass by Erfoud, famous for its fossil and marble products. In the late afternoon, Set off by camel for an incredible hour trek into the Erg chebbi dunes to witness an amazing sunset and spend the night at a Berber camp. Dinner around campfire with Berber’s musical entertainment.
Enjoy an early morning sunrise over a high dune of Erg chebbi. After freshening up and breakfast, ride camels back to Merzouga village. Then head off to Todgha Gorge in Tinghir. One of Morocco’s popular natural sights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west over the towering vertical limestone cliffs that reach heights of 987ft. Furthermore, it’s carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains.
Plenty of time to wander through this sumptuous site, and then continue south-west to the city of Boumalne Dades. En route, stop by a Place known as Monkey fingers for taking some pictures. Next, a wonderful panoramic view of Dades Valley and the Mountains beyond. Once arrived, check-in and free time to relax. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll set out in the morning to one of the jewels of morocco, Ait ben haddou kasbah via the Rose’s valley in Kelaat M’gouna and the Skoura palm groves. Then push along to Ouarzazate along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs. Famous for being a prime filming location for many Hollywood TV shows and Blockbusters. Besides, there’s an opportunity to view the World’s largest film studio.
Upon arrival at the kasbah, in actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia as its beauty is unequal to any other fortified kasbah in south Morocco. After lunch and a visit to this incredible ancient fortified Kasbah, hit the road for Marrakech over the pass of Tizi N’Tichka. Drop off at your preferred location in Marrakech. End of 5 days in morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca.
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Had a great time on this tour in Morocco. Our driver hamid was very nice, fun and informative person. He even brought us to his family house for mint tea!
Our trip is included Rabat, Meknes, Fes, the Sahara, Ouarzazate and Marrakech. The Sahara Desert camp was a great experience (though it got very cold at night!). It’s a beautiful, picturesque country and We looking forward to visiting the other parts of Morocco in the future and will definitely recommend this company to my friends and family too.