12 Days Tour from Casablanca & Sahara

Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier – Chefchaouen – Meknes – Fes – Merzouga – Dades Gorges – Marrakech

The 12 days tour from Casablanca gives you a chance to see the highlights of Morocco from a unique perspective. This trip is perfect if you love exploring new places and meeting new people. This trip will take you to different cities in Morocco, including Marrakesh, Agadir, Chefchaouen, Essaouira, Tangier, Tetouan, and Rabat. The whole trip includes many exciting activities such as hiking, swimming, camel riding, etc. The tour also has some great experiences, such as visiting the Great Mosque of Marrakesh, the Atlas Mountains, and the Sahara Desert. Moreover, this trip is suitable for those looking for an adventure vacation.

Highlights:

  • Explore the spectacular Hassan II mosque and Hassan Tower in Rabat.
  • Discover the ancient ruins of the Roman empire Volubilis.
  • Stroll around and meet locals of the unique town of Chefchaouen.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore the heritage village and Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dades and Ziz valleys and the impressive gorges of Todra.
  • Experience camel riding over the golden dunes of Merzouga
  • Spend a night in the heart of the Sahara desert.
  • Explore the old medinas of Marrakech and Fes with their rich history and architecture.
  • View and walk on the Atlantic coast of Essaouira.

 

Itinerary of 12 Days tour from Casablanca : 

Day 1: Welcome To Morocco

Upon arrival at the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, we’ll meet you and take you to your hotel where you’ll check-in and relax.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen

We will visit the Hassan II Mosque. This is the largest mosque in the world and was built in the 1960s. Once we’d made it to Rabat, we went to visit the administrative capital of Morocco. In Rabat you will visit the magnificent Kasbah of Oudayas, Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Chellah Necropolis, We will travel from Chefchaouen to the oasis town of Ouazzane. We will drive through the Rif Mountains before arriving in the beautiful pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen. There is an overnight in a riad.

Day 3: Chefchaouen Sightseeing

This morning, we’ll explore the blue town of Chefchaouen. It’s an amazingly small, charming, clean, and fresh town. You’ll take in the old Medina, the Plaza Uta Hammam, and the Square at the heart of the town with its steep, narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed walls, blue doors, windows, and the green surrounding hills as a backdrop, making Chefchaouen a wonderful place to enjoy fascinating photographs. While you’re in the mountains, you’ll see the beautiful natural spring water of Ras Elma. Unlike other parts of Morocco, this town was occupied by Spain. There is a lot of influence of the Spanish and Moorish cultures in Spain. You’ll get a chance to learn more about this city as you explore it. There are many places you’ll want to visit, such as the souk (market). It’s an overnight in a Riad.

Day 4: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

We travel to the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. There we’ll visit the ruins of a triumphal arch, a basilica, and a synagogue. Then we head to the Holy town of Moulay Driss, a place for Muslims who want to worship in the area and make a pilgrimage. We continue our drive to Meknes, where we explore the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old ramparts, the ramparts with their towers, the huge gate of Mansour, and the Granary. Afternoon, we set off for Fes, staying in a traditional Riad in the city.

Day 5: Fes Sightseeing

Your guide will take you on a full-day city tour of Marrakech including a visit to the outside of the Medina (old city) and the Jewish Quarter. You’ll see the Royal Palace Gate, the largest gate of the walled city; the Saadian Tombs; the Mellah; and the famous Koutoubia minaret. You’ll visit the ceramics cooperative where you’ll witness traditional craftsmanship, and you’ll learn about the many traditions that are alive in Morocco today. You’ll also get to visit the most famous sites in Marrakech, like the medina, Bou Inania Medersa, Blue gate, the Karaouiyine Mosque, Tanneries, Seffarins, and the Medersa Seffarin where people work on metal and other decorated architectural masterpieces. At the end of the day, we will take you to the tombs of Merenids so you can admire a beautiful view of the medina from atop a mountain. Overnight in a luxury riad in Marrakesh.

Day 6: Fes – Ifran – Cedar Forest – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Sahara Desert

Today is one of the best days of May. We’ll ride through the High Atlas Mountains, stopping to see the ancient Roman city of Ifrane. This is one of the cleanest and safest places in Morocco. It’s called the Switzerland of Morocco because of its similarity to a Swiss alpine resort. We continue south, through the largest cedar forest in North Africa, to see if there are any Barbary monkeys. There are also some fabulous photo opportunities here, as well as a good opportunity to feed them! In Midelt, we drive south through a dramatic mountain landscape, enjoying the beautiful views and beautiful scenery that nature offers us. Hi! We’re looking for talented people to work with, and we’re always open to new faces and ideas. We arrive at the region of Ziz Valley. We’ll be stopping for a breathtaking view of this hidden oasis filled with palm groves. We are only an hour’s drive from the Sahara desert and your camels are already waiting for us. After a rest, accompanied by a guide, you’ll ride camels and cross the high dunes of Erg Chebbi desert, see a magnificent sunset over the dunes, continue trekking, and end up in camp. You’ll sleep there tonight. you’ll find yourself captivated by the rich history of Berber music and culture. You’ll find yourself playing this unique musical instrument under the starry night sky with Berbers around a campfire.

Day 7: Tour of The Dunes – Visit Nomad Families – Merzouga

Getting up early in the morning is ” a must” if you want to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunrises of your life. We will drive to the Sahara desert, where we will explore the different parts of the desert. We’ll start in the center of Merzouga (with its big lake) and follow an ancient trade route from here to the Sahara desert, where the Tuareg people still live in nomad’s style. We’ll sip a cup of tea with them and see how they live. Afterward, we head out to the Miss mining areas, which used to be exploited by France, then we stop for  at an old restaurant. We continue our journey to Khamlia village, an African community that is inhabited by black Berber people originally from Mali and Niger. We will have a chance to listen to their music and dance. Then we’ll visit an impressive oasis on the edge of the dunes before finishing up our day at the hotel.

Day 8: Merzouga – Rissani – Arfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

The next morning we’ll have a free morning. Then we’ll travel to Rissani, once a major stopping place for caravans traveling through the Sahara. We might have time to visit the market if it takes place on a market day – Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Then we headed to Erfoud, a place full of crystals and precious stones as well as fossils. There you will find stalls selling them as well. The workshop using Marmar is available to the public. We continue our journey to Dades Valley via Todra Valley with its mud villages and mountains. Next to To D’hora Gorges: A narrow vertical passage with vertical cliffs over 300m high rising dramatically on each side, they are a popular destination for climbers. We drive to the Dades valley where you will visit the mud kasbahs and watch the monkeys playing in the trees. Take a night to yourself at a hotel overlooking the valley.

Day 9: Dades Valley – Rose Town – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

Rose petals are processed into rosewater or exported to perfume industries in Rose town. The Festival of Roses is held here every year, in May. There are so many kasbahs in Dades valley, as you drive along Rose street in Skoura you’ll see them everywhere. The kasbahs in the region are among the best in Morocco, and Skoura itself is a very picturesque town. Continue our journey to Ouarzazate “Hollywood of Africa”–with the biggest movie studios in Morocco, then to the most famous, filmed, and photographed Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou — a Unesco World Heritage site – We’ll have free time to visit it, we depart through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, heading towards Marrakesh. These are the highest peaks in North Africa and offer a view of the region’s unique countryside. Take the night train from Frankfurt to Madrid and spend the night in a riad in the heart of the old city.

Day 10: Exploring Marrakesh

We will start our Marrakesh city tour. We will have time to visit this beautiful red city. The guide ensures that you see the most important places with historical and cultural interest, including the Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs, the Ben Youssef Koranic school, and the largest traditional market in Morocco. You’ll have some free time to explore Ouarzazate or Marrakech. You can also visit the famous Koutoubia tower and the Majorelle Gardens. Stay overnight at Riad/Hotel.

Day 11: Day Trip To Essaouira

We’ll visit the city of Essaouira. Because it’s in the region of the Argan tree, we may see goats climbing trees We may visit a Women’s Cooperative of Argan where we will learn about the benefits of the oil. After several stops, we’ll arrive in Essaouira and start our exploration day by visiting the ramparts called Skalla fortress. The Medina is a Unesco world heritage site, with beautiful crafts made from Thuya wood. Essaouira is also known as the” City of the wind ”, it attracts surfers from different parts of the world. It was occupied by Romans, Phoenicians, and Portuguese. So there’s a big influence noted in its architecture. It’s a small town full of history. In the afternoon, we’ll return to Marrakesh. Stay overnight in your hotel.

Day 12: Back Home

We’ll take you to the airport either in Marrakesh or Casablanca for your flight. Casablanca is one of the last stops in the 12 Days of Christmas.

Good To Know

You will never forget your trip to Morocco, especially if you visit the city of Marrakesh. It is an amazing place to visit. The city has a very friendly feel to it. You will be able to experience all the culture and the history of the country. There are so many things to see and do in Morocco. You will have a great time visiting the city of Marrakesh. You will be able to visit the old medina, the souks, and the palace of Hassan II. While you are in Morocco, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to visit the country. It is a beautiful place that should be on your bucket list.

FAQS

What should I pack for 12 days trip from Casablanca?

Packing for a trip to Morocco should include items that will help you blend in with the locals. Bring a scarf, a hat, a pair of pants and a T-Shirt. You should also bring comfortable shoes.

Why did you choose this tour? 

We chose this tour because it’s beautiful and it’s different. It’s not like any other tour that we have done before.

What’s the food like in Morocco? 

The food in Morocco is great. You’ll eat couscous, tagine, and many other types of Moroccan food.

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