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MR04: 15 Days Casablanca - Rabat - Tangier - Chefchaouen - Fez - Erfoud - Ouarzazate - Marrakech - Essaouira - Casablanca

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca - Rabat
We will try our best to offer you a wonderful Morocco desert tour. When your flight land in the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, the driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Rabat, the capital city. Upon arrival, he/she will help you check-in at the hotel. The rest of the time is free for you to explore this ancient imperial city on your own.

Accommodation: Overnight in Rabat

Day 2: Rabat - Tangier
This morning, we'll head to Tangier, a coastal city in the northern part of this country. Upon arrival, pay a visit to the Spartel Cape. As the northwest corner of the African continent, it offers a splendid view of the nearby Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Later, tour the Hercules Cave, whose shape resembles the map of Africa. Thereafter, proceed to the Old Medina of Tangier and Kasbah Museum to observe the local life. Then, continue to the tomb of Ibn Battouta, and round out today's Morocco desert trips at the Grand Socco, a bustling market, where you may get some handcraft as souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Tangier

Day 3: Tangier - Chefchaouen
After breakfast, drive to Chefchaouen, a fairytale mountain city with blue dwellings in every corner. After arrival in this city, we will firstly visit the Outa-el-Hamman. Then, continue to the cobblestone medina, which is home to Jewish settlers.

Next is the Tarik - Ben - Ziad - Mosque, whose octagonal minaret is well known. After the guided tour, the rest of the day is for you to visit this touristic area at leisure and take some pictures.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Chefchaouen

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Fez
After breakfast, transfer to Fez. En route, we will drive via Meknes. It once served as the capital cities of Morocco, dubbed as one of the four imperial cities. Stop at the Bab Mansour, whose arch is tall and majestic with two fortress standing on both sides.

Later, visit the Royal Stables, which is dedicated to store grain and grass used for royal horses. The bustling market and popular Jewish quarter inside the old city exhibit the lifestyle of the local people. Next is the ruins of the Volubilis, an ancient Roman city from where grain and olive oil were exported to Roman Empire.

Afterward, continue to the holy town of Moulay Idriss, which has a special place in the hearts of Moroccans. Then, go on to Fez. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and have a good rest overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Fez

Day 5: Fez
Today's tour starts with the Fez Medina, where you may easily get lost in the delightful maze of narrow lanes. However, it provides a close touch with local people while travelling through the alleys. Later, you will be escorted to visit the world's oldest existing university, University of Al Quaraouiyine.

After that, move towards the El-Attarine, which is decorated by magnificent zellige and exquisite carved patterns. Later, tour at the Bou Inania Medersas, the first college to spread Islam and the only one with a mosque in Fez. When night comes, it's recommended to enjoy a traditional Hammam for relax at your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Fez

Day 6: Fez - Erfoud - Sahara
Today, take a 7-hour drive to Erfoud, the entrance towards Sahara Desert. On the road, we will pass by the Atlas Mountains, the mother mountain for Moroccans. Then, drive along the Ziz Gorge and enjoy its spectacular view. Moreover, the ancient holy city of Rissani, located close to Ziz Gorge, is the nearest place to Erg Chebbi, the must-passage of Sahara Desert tours Morocco. The ruins of Sijilmasa at this city shows that it was once a crucial north-south trade juncture.

After arrival in Erfoud, a 4*4 vehicle is ready to take you into the Sahara Desert. The destination is the dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco's largest desert, where you will not only watch stunning scenery, but also try camel riding and sand boarding.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Sahara Desert Camp

Day 7: Sahara - Ouarzazate
Get up early, and appreciate the breathtaking sunrise from the desert. Then, go back to Erfoud and transfer to Ouarzazate, the location of many famous movies, such as Gladiator and the Jewel of the Nile. Along the road, stop at the Todra Gorge, the narrowest gorge in this country.

Later, the oasis Skoura with green vegetarians is worth a short stop for some photos. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to take a walk around the neighborhood to round off today's Morocco Sahara tours.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Ouarzazate

  • A gril riding a camel in Sahara Desert
    A girl riding a camel in Sahara Desert
Day 8: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
After a big breakfast, you will be guided to visit Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The earthen clay walls and houses make the village unique. Thereafter, proceed to the Village of Telouet, famous for the oldest Islamic architecture. After the guided exploration of Ouarzazate, transfer to Marrakech and stay there overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate
    The earthen clay heritage culture - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
Day 9: Marrakech
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the Imlil village, at the foot of the Atlas Mountain. A full day is arranged to visiting the traditional Berber villages nearby. A mule-ride is served, and the picturesque natural views will make today's itinerary worthwhile. Hiking is also highly recommended before returning to the downtown area, and that may be one of the highlights of this Morocco Sahara Desert tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

Day 10: Marrakech
The first stop today is the Koutoubia Mosque, a fragrant mosque and the city center. The high minaret of this mosque can be seen from anywhere in the old city of Marrakech. Then, proceed to the Bahia Palace, built at the end of the 19th century. Exquisite mosaics, high tall arches, rare stones, fountains and gardens can be seen everywhere inside the elegant palace.

Thereafter, visit the Saadian Tombs to appreciate the valueless artistic forms of the buildings. Next, head to the Koranic School Medersa. At the end of the day, spend some free time exploring the fabulous souks.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

  • Courtyard of El Bahia Palace in Marrakech
    El Bahia Palace in Marrakech
  • Koutoubia Mosque in the city of Marrakech
    Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech
Day 11: Marrakech - Essaouira
This morning, drive to Essaouira to start your Morocco Sahara tours today. After a 2.5 hours' drive, we reach African's famous Wind City, Essaouira. This seaside city is endowed with wind from the Atlantic Ocean all year round, making it an ideal place to go surfing or go sailing.

At first glance, you may be attracted by the golden sand beach and crystal blue sea. There are several small ports from which locals may go fishing there. Please cast your eye on the shore wall, and you will see remains of ancient forts, which indicates how powerful the fortification was during the Portuguese colonial period.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Essaouira

Day 12: Essaouira
Today is free for you to explore this coastal cities. If you are eager to witness local people's life style, it's advisable to visit the old medina of Essaouira, where you may see the ancient turrets. Or take a leisurely walk along the seashore to feel the gentle ocean breeze.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Essaouira

Day 13: Essaouira
The full day is free for private exploration. Your top priority could be strolling along the Essaouira Beach for its beautiful sea view and flying seagulls at a leisure pace. Or visit local bazaars, or go through the narrow alleys taking some pictures.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Essaouira

  • Handcrafts hanging in the  street of Essaouira
    Handcrafts hanging in the shops of Essaouira's street
Day 14: Essaouira - Casablanca
After breakfast, the drive to Casablanca will take about 4.5 hours. When arriving in this seaside city, continue this Morocco desert trips to the King Hassan II Mosque, the 3rd largest mosque in the world. This mosque is not only appreciated for its exquisite exterior appearance, but also known for being built on a promontory over the sea. Thereafter, proceed to the Jewish Historical Museum of Morocco, which offers a good opportunity to learn about the Jewish history and culture.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Casablanca

Day 15: Departure from Casablanca
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight, which indicates that your Morocco desert tours has come to an end. We sincerely wish you a pleasant journey with us!

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Casablanca.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Morocco Visa Fee.
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