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12 Days Tour from Casablanca


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Overview of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca

The 12 days Tour from Casablanca starting from Casablanca is among Morocco’s most extensive tours, offering a mix of culture, nature, and adventure. We guide travelers through Morocco’s imperial cities, traverse the Atlas Mountains, and venture into the untamed Sahara desert. Towards the end, we explore Marrakech, Morocco’s premier tourist destination, showcasing its most splendid attractions. Additionally, the tour provides chances to delve into the Medinas of both Fes and Marrakech.

Taking an extended vacation in Morocco and unsure of where to go? Dive into our exceptional 12 days tour from Casablanca, one of our premier long excursions in Morocco. This journey encompasses everything from imperial cities and vast deserts to valleys, quaint villages, and majestic mountains.

Embark on a one-of-a-kind guided adventure from Casablanca, unveiling the secrets of deep valleys, gorges, the Sahara desert, and the historic Medinas of Marrakech, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Meknes, and Fes. Experience the charm of staying in exquisite Riads and Hotels, each radiating a unique artistic aura. For a truly unforgettable experience, spend a night in a luxury desert camp beneath the starlit canopy of the enchanting Sahara. Relish the flavors of authentic Moroccan cuisine daily.

Morocco is an adventure in every sense! With us, you’ll encounter unparalleled experiences and activities to enrich your Moroccan exploration. Wander through valleys and bustling souks to immerse yourself in local life. Engage in cooking lessons or attend an art showcase. For the thrill-seekers, opportunities abound: hiking, quad biking, horse riding, off-roading, and photography, all tailored to your passions and interests, exclusively with MOROCCO TRAVEL 4X4.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Journey from Casablanca Airport to Rabat
  • Day 2: From Rabat’s Historical Grandeur to Chefchaouen’s Blue Beauty
  • Day 3: A Historical Odyssey from Chefchaouen to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis
  • Day 4: Delving into the Timeless Charm of Fes with a Guided Tour
  • Day 5: From Fes Historical Streets to the Majestic Merzouga Dunes
  • Day 6: Full day in the Desert to explore Sahara
  • Day 7: From the Mesmerizing Merzouga Dunes to the Majestic Dades Valley
  • Day 8: Journeying from the Dades Valley’s Natural Beauty to the Cinematic Charm of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Day 9: From the Historic Ait Ben Haddou to the Vibrant Heartbeat of Marrakech
  • Day 10: Delving Deep into the Heart of Marrakech
  • Day 11: A Seaside Sojourn to Essaouira and Return to Marrakech
  • Day 12: Concluding the Moroccan tour with a Transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca Airport

The highlights of the 12-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fes and the Sahara Merzouga include:

  • Casablanca: Start in Morocco’s largest city, visit Hassan II Mosque.
  • Rabat: Explore historical sites like Kasbah of the Udayas.
  • Chefchaouen: Discover the blue-washed town in the Rif Mountains.
  • Fes: Get lost in the ancient Medina, visit landmarks like Bou Inania Madrasa.
  • Sahara Desert (Merzouga): Camel trek, overnight in a Berber camp.
  • Todra Gorge: Hike the impressive limestone cliffs.
  • Ait Benhaddou: UNESCO site, famous kasbah seen in movies.
  • Ouarzazate: Visit Atlas Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Atlas Mountains: Journey through scenic landscapes and Berber villages.
  • Marrakech: End in the vibrant city, explore Jemaa el-Fnaa square and souks.

Itinerary of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca

Upon your arrival at Casablanca Airport, the gateway to Morocco's vibrant culture and history, the day's itinerary will be shaped by the time on the clock. If the hours are in your favor, a visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque awaits. This architectural masterpiece, standing tall on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, is not only one of the world's largest mosques but also a testament to Morocco's rich heritage and artistry. Its towering minaret, intricate mosaics, and expansive courtyards are a sight to behold, offering visitors a glimpse into the country's spiritual heart. As daylight wanes, a scenic drive will take you to Rabat, Morocco's capital. Here, nestled in the heart of the city, your Riad/hotel awaits. These traditional Moroccan homes, characterized by their intimate courtyards and ornate designs, promise a serene retreat from the urban hustle. As the night envelopes Rabat, you'll find solace in the comforting embrace of your Riad, setting the stage for the adventures that lie ahead. The first day of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca is finished.

Day 2 of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca begins in Rabat, the esteemed capital of Morocco, where history and modernity coalesce. Our exploration takes us to the city's iconic landmarks: the towering Hassan Tower, a testament to Morocco's ancient architectural prowess; the Shella Kasbah, a fortress echoing tales of times gone by; and the Oudaya Kasbahs, a maze of alleyways that transport visitors to a bygone era. With the morning steeped in history, we then set our sights northward to Chefchaouen. This town, affectionately known as the "Blue Pearl of Morocco," captivates visitors with its houses awash in varying shades of blue. A favorite retreat for both tourists and locals, especially during the sweltering summer months, Chefchaouen offers a refreshing visual and cultural experience. The town's labyrinthine streets beckon with souks brimming with local delicacies and artisanal crafts. As the day draws to a close, the tranquil ambiance of Chefchaouen promises a restful night in this picturesque town.

Our journey commences as we depart the azure beauty of Chefchaouen, setting our course towards the ancient ruins of Volubilis, locally known as Walili. Here, history comes alive as we tread upon Roman grounds adorned with intricate mosaics and vibrant tiles, each narrating tales of Roman deities and legends. From the remnants of the Roman Empire, we transition to the grandeur of the imperial city of Meknes. Chosen by Sultan Moulay Ismail as his capital in the late 17th century, Meknes stands as a testament to Moroccan imperial might and architectural splendor. The city boasts an impressive array of 20 gates, over 50 palatial structures, and an encompassing wall stretching 15 miles. Our exploration of Meknes takes us to its iconic landmarks: the majestic Bab Mansour gate, the bustling Place El-Hedim, and the revered Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. We'll also pay a visit to the renowned Haras de Meknès, a testament to the city's equestrian heritage. As the sun begins its descent, we embark on a short 40-minute drive, culminating in our arrival at Fes, one of Morocco's most historic and culturally rich cities. As nightfall blankets the city, we settle in, anticipating the adventures that await in the heart of Fes.

On the fourth day of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca, the ancient city of Fes beckons. With the expertise of a local guide, you'll embark on a journey through a city where time seems to have paused, especially within the confines of the old medina. Fes, with its labyrinthine streets barely wide enough for donkeys, is a living testament to a bygone era, its souks echoing with age-old traditions and crafts. Your guided exploration will unveil the city's most iconic treasures. Marvel at the grandeur of the renowned palace gate, witness the intricate artistry at the Mosaic factory, and immerse yourself in the historical significance of La Medersa Attarine. The Nejjarine Fountain, a symbol of Fes's architectural prowess, awaits your admiration, followed by visits to the revered mosques of El Karaouyine and Medersa Bou Inania. The vibrant hues and bustling activity of the Tanneries offer a sensory experience like no other. As the day unfolds, you have the flexibility to conclude your tour at a time of your choosing. Once your exploration is complete, we'll escort you back to the comfort and authenticity of your Riad, where you can reflect on the day's discoveries and anticipate the adventures yet to come.

The day begins early as our guide meets you at 8:00 AM in your Riad in Fes, marking the start of an exhilarating journey through Morocco's diverse landscapes. We traverse the Middle Atlas, charting a course towards the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes. Our path takes us through Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco" due to its Alpine-like architecture. Next, we venture into Azrou, a town known for its handicrafts and the nearby cedar forests, home to the Barbary macaques. As we continue, the route unfolds, revealing the dramatic Ziz valley gorge, a haven for photographers with its contrasting landscapes and vibrant hues. A midday pause in Midelt allows us to savor a local lunch and recharge for the journey ahead. The culmination of our day's travel is the vast expanse of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Here, you'll mount a camel for a 2-hour ride, meandering through the golden sands as the sun casts its descending glow, painting the dunes in shades of amber and crimson. As nightfall approaches, a luxury desert camp nestled amidst the dunes becomes our sanctuary. Dinner here is an experience in itself, with dishes freshly conjured from local ingredients and served beneath a canopy of stars. The evening's ambiance is further enhanced by the rhythmic beats of drums around a crackling fire, encapsulating the magic of the Moroccan desert.

Awaken to the serene beauty of the Sahara Merzouga Desert, where the golden sands stretch endlessly and the silence is only broken by the gentle whispers of the wind. Today, you'll delve deeper into the desert's mysteries and the rich tapestry of life that thrives amidst its dunes. Your day kicks off with an exhilarating 4X4 excursion, allowing you to traverse the vast landscapes with ease. As the vehicle kicks up the sand behind you, you'll journey to meet the Berber nomad families. These resilient people have made the harsh desert their home, living in traditional black tents and maintaining a way of life that has remained largely unchanged for centuries. Sharing a cup of mint tea with them offers a rare glimpse into their nomadic culture and traditions. From the nomadic settlements, you'll head to the ancient mines of Memphis. These mines, with their rich history, are set against the backdrop of the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes. Standing atop the mines, you're treated to a panoramic view of the desert, where the undulating dunes create patterns that are nothing short of mesmerizing. Your desert exploration continues with a drive to Khamlia village. This village, nestled amidst the desert landscapes, is renowned for its Gnaoua music. The soulful rhythms and melodies of Gnaoua, deeply rooted in African spiritual traditions, resonate through the village. A visit here offers a musical journey, where the beats tell tales of history, spirituality, and resistance. As the afternoon sun casts longer shadows on the sands, you have the freedom to shape your own adventure. If the desert heat beckons, retreat to your hotel and indulge in a refreshing dip in the pool, a rare luxury amidst the arid landscapes. For those seeking more adrenaline-pumping activities, the desert is your playground. Whether it's racing across the dunes on quad bikes, feeling the thrill of buggy riding, or gliding down the sandy slopes with sandboarding, the Sahara offers a plethora of outdoor adventures. And for those who simply wish to soak in the desert's ambiance, there's nothing like watching the sunset paint the dunes in hues of gold, crimson, and purple.

Day 7 of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca begins with an optional early rise, offering the chance to witness the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise over the Merzouga dunes. As the first rays of light touch the sands, they create a mesmerizing play of colors and shadows, painting a picture that's truly a feast for the eyes. Once this natural show concludes, a hearty breakfast prepares us for the day's journey ahead. Our route takes us towards Tinghir, a gateway to the stunning Todgha Gorges, where we'll pause for a midday meal. The journey unfolds through the town of Tinjdad, leading us into the heart of the Todgha Valley. This region is a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering ample opportunities for walks. Whether you choose to stroll alongside the river, meandering through lush gardens, or opt for a trek on the road flanking the gorges, the beauty of the landscape is sure to captivate. As the day progresses, we steer our course towards the Dades Valley. Known for its dramatic rock formations and verdant landscapes, the valley promises a serene end to our day. As night descends, we find solace in a local hotel, where the comforts of modern amenities meet the charm of traditional Moroccan hospitality.

Our day 8 of 12 Days Tour from Casablanca commences with a scenic drive through the Dades Valley, a landscape adorned with striking mountain formations and dotted with fig trees. As we navigate the valley, we approach the gorges, offering an opportunity for an hour-long walk to truly immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the region. From the tranquility of the Dades, we transition to the cinematic allure of Ouarzazate, often dubbed the "Hollywood of Morocco." This city, renowned for its significant contributions to the film industry, beckons with its iconic landmarks. We'll pause to admire the historic Kasbah of Taourirt and get a glimpse of the bustling cinema studios that have played host to numerous film productions. Our journey's highlight is the visit to the famed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this Kasbah has not only stood the test of time but has also served as the backdrop for countless Hollywood epics. Its timeless architecture and rich history make it one of Morocco's most celebrated landmarks. As the sun sets, we settle in for the night in Ait Ben Haddou, allowing the day's experiences to resonate amidst the ancient walls of this storied Kasbah.

Our ninth day begins in the storied confines of Ait Ben Haddou, a Kasbah that whispers tales of ancient times and cinematic legends. As we bid farewell to this UNESCO World Heritage site, our journey takes us through the winding roads of the Tizi N Tichka pass. This mountainous route, one of the highest in North Africa, offers panoramic views that are a visual treat, with landscapes ranging from stark mountain peaks to lush valleys. The serpentine roads, with their ever-changing vistas, eventually lead us to the bustling city of Marrakech. Often referred to as the "Red City" due to its distinctive clay buildings, Marrakech is a melting pot of culture, history, and modernity. As we enter the city, the energy is palpable, with its vibrant souks, historic medinas, and the distant echo of the muezzin's call. Settling into Marrakech, the day promises the allure of new adventures and the exploration of one of Morocco's most iconic cities.

The day begins with a sumptuous breakfast, setting the tone for a deep dive into the rich tapestry of Marrakech's history and culture. With a knowledgeable local guide by your side, you'll embark on a journey through the city's most iconic landmarks. Your exploration starts with the serene Menara Gardens, an oasis of calm amidst the city's hustle. The towering Koutoubia Minaret, a symbol of Marrakech's Islamic heritage, stands tall, guiding our path. The journey through time continues with a visit to the Saadian Tombs, a testament to a dynasty's grandeur, and the Bahia Palace, a marvel of Moroccan architecture and design. The old Medina's walls, steeped in history, lead the way to the bustling Agdal Gardens and the modern Geeliz district. As you navigate the city, the vibrant markets beckon with their myriad colors, scents, and sounds. But the true essence of Marrakech is best captured in the Djemaa El Fna Square. This expansive space, reminiscent of a scene from centuries ago, comes alive with storytellers weaving tales, vendors peddling mysterious potions, dancers moving to age-old rhythms, snake charmers mesmerizing crowds, and acrobats defying gravity. As the day unfolds, you'll find yourself not just walking through a city, but traveling through time, experiencing the soul of Marrakech in all its multifaceted glory.

The eleventh day beckons with the promise of a coastal escapade. After a hearty breakfast in Marrakech, we set out for Essaouira, a picturesque port city on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Known for its historic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Essaouira is a harmonious blend of Moroccan tradition and coastal charm. As you stroll through its cobbled streets, the city reveals its treasures: the Skala de la Ville, a historic seafront rampart offering panoramic views of the Atlantic; the bustling fish market, where the day's fresh catch is on vibrant display; and the myriad artisanal workshops, where the city's famed thuya wood crafts come to life. The gentle sea breeze carries with it the melodies of Gnawa music, a testament to the city's rich cultural tapestry. For those inclined, the city's beaches offer a chance to indulge in water sports or simply bask in the sun. As the day winds down, the journey back to Marrakech begins. The drive, punctuated by the changing landscapes from coastal plains to inland terrains, offers a moment of reflection on the day's adventures. By evening, the familiar sights and sounds of Marrakech welcome you back, as the city prepares to embrace another starlit night.

As dawn breaks on the twelfth day, it marks the culmination of your extensive journey through the diverse landscapes and rich tapestry of Morocco. The memories of bustling medinas, serene deserts, majestic mountains, and coastal charms are now etched in your heart. Today, the final leg of your adventure involves ensuring your smooth transition back home. Whether your departure is from the vibrant city of Marrakech or the cosmopolitan hub of Casablanca, we will facilitate a seamless transfer to the respective airport. As you ascend into the skies, leaving behind the Moroccan terrain, you carry with you stories, experiences, and a piece of Morocco that will forever resonate with you. Our 12 Days Tour from Casablanca is finished.

Please Note: The 12 Days Tour from Casablanca serves as a proposed route and can be fully customized to suit your preferences. Should this suggested itinerary not meet your needs, we encourage you to reach out. We’re here to craft a unique itinerary that aligns with your desires and the duration of your stay, offering bespoke tours throughout Morocco tailored just for you.

Pricing is structured based on the number of participants; the larger the group, the lower the cost per person. This is because transportation costs are shared among the group, reducing the individual expense. Additionally, the choice of accommodation influences the overall cost. For a precise quotation, please get in touch with us.

Gallery of the 12-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fes, Chefchaouen and the Sahara Merzouga

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