We organize 15 days private travel from Casablanca and Sahara Trip, Sahara desert and Marrakech. Explore Chefchaouen and Merzouga in private tour in Morocco includes camel trekking in Merzouga desert and 1 night in desert camp with experienced desert guides. Tour finishes in Marrakech or Casablanca.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Upon arrival, we will greet you at the airport and drive to Casablanca and then to Rabat. In Casablanca you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside of Mecca and experience the coastal “Corniche” seaside. Afterwards, we will leave for Rabat; the capital of Morocco where we will spend the night in a Riad which is located in the middle of the Medina of Rabat.
After breakfast we will visit Hassan Tower in Rabat then drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Kenitra and the Rif Mountain, crossing via Ouazzane and other Rif villages. We will be in Chefchaouen early afternoon. You will spend the night in a hotel.
A relaxing day in Chefchaouen exploring one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. It is one of the stunning villages at the foot of the Rif Mountains.Chefchaouen´s medina has a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend your night in a nice place enjoying the breeze and the beauty of the nature.
After your breakfast in the riad our authentic journey will start; we drive towards Volubilis, crossing via Ouazzane and other Rif villages. In Volubilis we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the Archaeological site of Moroccan history. After the visit of the ruins we will continue on our way to Meknes city: the 17th century heritage site where we will stop for lunch and drive around the huge historical walls of the medina, visit Bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail´s shrine. After the visit of Meknes we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night.
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish quarter: and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco which was constructed during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Quaraouiyine University, the oldest in the world, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the zellig cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
After breakfast we will depart for Merzouga through the Middle Atlas region. We will drive through Ifrane, the ‘Switzerland’ of Morocco and the cedar forests of Azrou where we can stop to hand feed the monkeys. We will continue to Midelt where we will have lunch. We will then follow the Ziz River through the valley and stop to see the Ziz Gorges on our way to Merzouga.
Today we will explore the desert region and the marvel that is the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to see the nomad’s way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the desert. We will visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the afternoon we will ride the camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, and listen to traditional Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
We will wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes before making our way back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We will cross the palm lined valleys of Touroug and Tinjdad to arrive to Todra Gorge. We will take a walk in the Todra Gorges and have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to our accommodation in the Dades Gorge.
After breakfast, we will drive to Taroudant via Taznakht, stopping at Taliouine to visit the Saffron co-operative. If your visit coincides with the Saffron harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber women with their families harvesting the saffron in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, where you’ll see the ramparts and walk within the small alleys in the Medina. Taroudant is often referred to as “the little Marrakech” because most of its walls were built by the Saadian dynasty in the 16th century before they moved to the great “Red City”.
After breakfast we will drive to Essaouira, travelling via Agadir, where we’ll stop for lunch. Agadir has a large beautiful beach and has been a big tourist destination for many years. There we’ll take a small walk on the Promenade before continuing to Essaouira, the coastal route offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan. Along the way you’ll see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees in the quest for riper food.
Breakfast is in your Riad, before a tour of the town. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see the wood carved by artisans, walking through the alleys of the medina and past the hundreds of handicrafts. Essaouira is known for its strong winds most of the year so it is known as the “City of the wind” thus it attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilizations: including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture; however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”. Our visit includes the Mellah: the Jewish quarter, and the beach. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. Usually it starts in the third week of June, so if your trip coincides with this, you have the option to extend your stay for an extra day. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, bought fish ‘cooked to order’. The afternoon is free to walk and explore by yourself. Overnight accommodation is in Riad in the Medina.
After breakfast in your Riad, we’ll depart for Marrakech. On our way, since this is the land of Argan culture; there’s an opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Marrakech before checking in to your Riad. After dinner you will enjoy walking in the famous square of Jemaa el Fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight be in a Medina based Riad.
After breakfast, you can start exploring Marrakech” the red city of Morocco”. Your city guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadian tombs; the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Quranic School. Lunch is at a restaurant near the square, then, in the afternoon you can visit the “Majorelle Gardens” and Koutoubia tower. Overnight in your Hotel or Riad.Bed and Breakfast.
Today, depending on your departure time, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.