Morocco Nomad Journeys

7 days tour from Casablanca

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Descriptions

A 7-day vacation commencing in Casablanca is recommended for anybody interested in exploring Morocco’s tourist attractions. You will be picked up there and spend time at the Hassan II Mosque before traveling to the imperial cities of Fes, Meknes, and Volubilis.

You will also pass through the little settlements of Azrou and Ifran to learn about the wonder of seeing the large forest. Before arriving at Morocco’s Sahara desert, where you may take a camel ride and see the dawn and sunset,

On your way to Ouarzazate, the hub of film production, you will also pass by the Atlas film studio, where significant motion movies were produced, and the Dades and Tudgha valleys. Before arriving in Marrakech, where you may experience the magnificence of this well-known tourist attraction, you’ll also witness the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which has been included in UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage for Morocco. When you get back in Casablanca, your seven-day journey to amazing Moroccan sites will have been a success.

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Itinerary

We'll start our private trip on the first day with a visit of Casablanca's finest sights. One of the stops on our Casablanca tour is the Hassan II Mosque, the biggest one in Morocco and all Africa, you will love to discover its wonderful view next to the ocean. After lunch, we continue to Meknes, a former imperial city, to see its main landmarks and attractions, like Bab Mensour, the biggest door in all Africa, and Lahdim square. Next, 20 minutes of drive, we spend some time exploring the Volubilis Roman ruins before we travel to Fes, where we stay in a traditional riad/hotel with dinner and spend the night there to get ready for the following day.

You will start your journey of Fes, one of the earliest towns in Morocco, by wandering through its areas and down its winding lanes. Our first memory is of the entrance to the Royal Palace, then of the Jewish administrative center, which was the first Mellah ever built in Morocco in the sixteenth century. We will make sure you see a number of places of cultural importance, including the famed Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the world, the tanneries, the Attarine Museum, the Mulay Idriss Mausoleum, the Mosque of the Andalusian, and the Medusas. After lunch, we'll have a tour of the city's newest neighborhood and a tile cooperative before taking in a stunning aerial perspective of the whole Fes Medina.

Start your climb from Fez early by departing early. We pass through Ifrane, a French-built ski resort established in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. We also make a halt in Azrou's Cedar Forest to witness monkeys and the Middle Atlas Mountains. The remainder of the day will be spent making your way through magnificent woods, springs, angular rock walls, and Berber towns as you pass the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend into the Sahara Desert. At the midway mark, we stopped for lunch at the fossil- and rock-rich settlement of Midelt.

We'll stop for a panoramic view of a big oasis of palm trees on the way to Merzouga, have supper among the sounds of the Sahara, and spend the night in a traditional hotel.

You'll get up early on this day to see the sunrise over the dunes. Following that, have your breakfast and start your tour around the desert area of Merzouga, visit the town of Khamia, which is well-known for Gnawa music, sub-african music, and Moroccan folklore, and have lunch with local nomads. Finally, you'll prepare for a camel ride over the dunes, where you'll see the most spectacular sunset on the planet, you can enjoy taking romantic pictures in the top dunes as the sun goes down.

In the evening, a typical Berber meal around the campfire with music will be waiting for you, you will spend the full night at the magnificent desert camps under the stars.

During this day, we'll leave the Sahara and take a more pleasant route via canyons and Berber villages. We will arrive at Todra Gorge after visiting Rissani and Tinghir. a natural oasis formed over time by the River Todra cutting through limestone. The gorge, one of Morocco's most popular tourist locations, features canyon walls that climb more than 400 meters, giving it an ancient aspect, there in Tudgha you will have lunch before continuing to the next station.

We will continue to the Dades Valley, where the Dades Gorges were formed by the passage of the Dades River and are navigable through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Those who go via hard roads may expect to see spectacular rock formations in hues ranging from brown and beige to gold, rust red, and dusky mauve. Your night will be in a hotel in Dades.

Following that, you will have breakfast in the same hotel before continuing on to Ouarzazate, a popular filming location that hold the Atlas studios which is allowed to discover by going through the thousand Kasbahs. We will also stop at Kalaat Mgouna, the hub of Roses Valley, to see the local cooperative for the roses sector.

Continue our private Morocco trip by visiting Ait Ben Haddou, a small kasbah constructed in the 19th century by Et Hami El Glaoui and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site where international movies and series have been filmed there.

Cross the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass at 2260 meters above sea level across the High Atlas mountains on our route to Marrakech, where our journey will conclude, you will spend the night at the Riad, with a fantastic meal at dinner and breakfast in the next day.

After breakfast, you will have a city tour of Marrakech with a knowledgeable tour guide. The journey starts with the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, a Marrakech symbol that inspired other monuments like as the Giralda in Seville and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Your next destination will be the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.

Marrakech's Saadian tombs were created during the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Following their discovery in 1917, the Beaux-arts personnel repaired the graves. At the tomb, around sixty descendants of the Saadian Dynasty, which started in the valley of the Draa River, are buried; we will make sure to see all of this.

Not only that, but after lunch, go to the famed Jemaa El Fna Square, where you can sample a variety of meals and meet snake charmers, regional musicians, and fortune tellers. The principal square of ancient Marrakech, the Jemaa el Fna, is unlike any other spot on the planet. Furthermore, while you go about the souks, you may come across hundreds of handcrafted things.

Upon seeing Marrakech from all its views, we will transport you straight to Casablanca, bringing your 7-day journey from Casablanca to a close.