12 days Morocco Sahara experience from Casablanca
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We will be happy to accommodate your tour request in order to make it such unforgettable Morocco experience
Activities : Cultural Tours, Historical Tours, Desert Tours, Hiking, Camel Trekking, Moroccan culture & food. ceramic (poetry) factory atTinghir.
- Superior Quality Riads/Kasbahs Hotel Styles.
- Fuel & highway tolls for the entire journey.
- English speaking guides during the tour.
- Accommodations Hotel, Kasbah, Riad & 1 night in luxury Nomadic Tent. Camel trekking
- Berber music and animation
- Breakfast daily
- Transfers to and from airport
- Pick up & Drop off at Hotels / Airport
- A very comfortable and air conditioned Late Model Vehicle
- Visit to Oasis Museum
- Real life experiences
- Flights & Travel insurance
- All Lunches – ( Dinners, See itinerary)
- Tips & gratuities for your guides and driver
- Extra monuments entrances
Arrival at Casablanca airport reception, assistance and transfer to Marrakech the Red city 3 hours driving on highway
Overnight in :Riad
A Full guided tour will be scheduled to discover Marrakesh which is known as the “Red City”. Marrakesh is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history, it is situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain. Like all the old cities, Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city The Medina and a very modern city called Gueliz built during the French occupation. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square is full of story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, snakes charmers and musicians. During the night the square turns into a huge open-air restaurant.During our visit we will see The Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the reign of Almoravid Dynasty. We will go among narrow streets and allies in the ancient city. We pass by “seven saints” during the reign of Moulay Ismail, the festival of the seven saints was founded at the request of the Sultan. The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakesh to attract pilgrims. Marrakesh was dominated in the first half of the 20th century by T’hami El Glaoui, “Lord of the Atlas”, and Pasha of Marrakesh. Still there is a house called Dar Pacha El Glaoui from where he used to rule the whole southern part of Morocco.
After breakfast we Drive from Marrakech to Telouet, across the Tizi- N-Tichka pass 2260m high in the High Atlas Mountains old caravan Route. From Marrakech to Ait ben haddou, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way. A visit to Pasha glaoui Kasbah to learn about middle age berber fine Arts, followed by lunch, drive to Kasbah Ait ben hadou, Human heritage site famous for movies making : Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, kingdom of heaven… After Visiting the site, we leave the famous Kasabah of Ait Benhadou, we drive to Todra Gorge – a vast canyon of the Atlas Mountains. Before Todra, we´ll have a stop at Skoura in the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs for a light trek through the date palm oasis to observe the strange sand castle-like homes.
Overnighting in a typical house at Todgha valley
After breakfast in the Guesthouse we will start our journey by visiting ELHARET to learn how to make berber pottery in the cusp of the todgha valley lies ELHARET, a small village with a rich and vibrant history. the home of assembled craftsman who specialised in pottery. Still a village today Elharet is the home to families who each own one oven and their own factory. Creating pottery in a signature green shade the craftsmanship and skill is beautifully authentic to the region.
ELHARET pottery is a work of art. With a unique crafting process that has been passed down from generation to generation, the process begins at the River Todgha where potters dig up the clay and then spin and shape the clay into unique bowls, mugs and serving platters. The pottery is then hand dipped into the glazing mixture giving the pottery it’s distinctive green colour. Once this process is complete the pottery is baked in an oven at a high temperature and if you stood just outside of the village the dark distinctive smoke from these ovens can be seen from afar.
After lazy morning at guest house we will have time to discover the long valley of todgha walking with local guide or ride donkey in the palm grove and visit the jewish quarter in Tinghir and visit the women souk, Lunch at a local restaurant before returning to guesthouse by car .
After breakfast, we start our trip to Imilchil, a small Berber village that lies at the heart of the Middle Atlas. It is a village well known in Morocco for its traditional Berber weddings. It's a traditional village of very humble Berber dwellings. We will drive to Todra Gorges through Ait hdidou valley, its authentic berber villages and breathtaking sceneries. The gorges form an extraordinary canyon descending the High Atlas from Jbel Sagrou, the highest point, at 2300 metres. The rocky pink formations of the narrow gorge with straight high pink coloured walls gorges are a marvelous scene to admire.after lunch in typical restaurant we drive back to todghra valley.
After breakfast in the Riad we will start our journey visiting amazing oasis plantation,Continuing on to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterwards, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga – the home of Nomadic Berber people and where your camel will be awaiting you. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before your ride starts heading into the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, guided by an experienced camel guide of course. Here you will spend your life time night under the stars
Overnight:luxury Nomadic tent Merzouga Sahara
Firstly we visit Erfoud in the dramatic Ziz Gorge, a spectacular gash in the hills that surround the Ziz Oasis, the largest oasis in Morocco. After passing through a barren plain of scrub and desert on the other side of the mountains, we reach Midelt and here we can enjoy lunch with a view of the stunning peaks of the High Atlas. The landscapes vary wildly until we reach the cedar forests in Azrou and might be lucky enough to spot a troupe of Barbary Apes that still live wild here. Then onto the Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane. Finally arriving at our destination, the ancient city of Fes, which is the cultural capital of Morocco and the most complete medieval Islamic city in the world.
Overnight in Riad
Today you can enjoy a full day sightseeing with an official local guide. This begins at the Merenid Tombs, before moving onto the Musée des Armes, a fortress that once protected the city. We will enter the Fes el Bali, where the only transportation is via donkeys and mules. We will visit Karaouiyine Mosque, one of the oldest in the world, which functioned as the first university in Morocco. After this, we will continue through the alleyways passing some of Fes’ most important buildings including the Dar al-Magana, a 14th- century water clock, and the Zaouia al-Tijaniyya. We will stop to visit the Ech Cherabliyine Mosque (Mosque of the Slipper-makers) before we continue into the UNESCO-recognized Fondouk el Nejjarine. Within the fondouk’s is the Musée de Bois, which displays carved doors from the Bou Inania Madrasa. We will stop for lunch at one of the Moroccan palace-restaurants that serve a traditional Fassi meal of mezas (Moroccan tapas). In the afternoon we visit the Musée Dar Batha to view the pottery, leather-work, wood, books, and 19th-century manuscripts. Then we explore the Andalusian Quarter, the Mellah (Jewish Quarter), and of course the famous leather tanneries where the methods used havent changed in hundreds of years a little farther south, the Ville Nouvelle (New Quarter).
After breakfast in your riad, you will travel to Chefchaouen via Ouazan, After checking in at your riad we start our Tour of Chefchaouen : (or Chaouen) in the Rif Mountains, founded by the Muslims and Jews who were pushed by Christians on 15th century. The town was not known until the 20th century and had remained relatively unchanged for 500 years. It is said to give the best possible view of what an Andalusian town would look like in the time of the Moors.
The city becomes a tourist destination, its narrow medina streets, white and blue colored houses and its beautiful situation in the middle of the mountains makes it unique, There are cafes around the main square and hotels. Accommodation : Riad
In the Morning after Breakfast we make Our way to Casablanca, via Rif Mountains cedar, pine and oak trees along the way to Rabat we visit the unfinished tower Hassan mosque and the mausoleum of Mohammed V. Visit to Oudaya Kasbah a fortress of 12th century, used by the Almoravides dynasty to prepare troops before conquering Andalucia in Spain. we drive across the beautiful garden and view over Abi-Ragrag river which was a prison of certain ships in the history of the Berber pirates that started in the 16th Century and ended in the 18th. Overnight and dinner in a Hotel.
According to your flight details, we will assist and transfer you to the airport of Casablanca, and thank you for visiting Morocco and for choosing aMorocco Nomadic Travel, your trusted travel company for your 12 Days Morocco Tours End of Your Morocco Private Tours, after unforgettable memories of Morocco.