Sahara Desert Tours from Casablanca ...

The Moroccan Imperial Cities and Erg Chigaga Desert Tours 12 Days / 11 Nights

Program details :

1st Day : Casablanca- Airport - Marrakech:

Will we collect you from you’re the Airport (Mohamed 5) departure for your Hotel in Marrakech, Dinner and accommodation in Hotel.

2nd Day : Marrakech - Sightseeing Guided trip :

Free Day in Marrakech, a city famous for its Jemaa el Fna, which will occupy much of our time: an amalgam of aromas, sounds and sensations unique. The city also has plenty of places you wander and enjoy: Gardens Majorelle, Menara, Tombs Saadianas, walks or the mellah medina (the old Jewish quarter), the route of the walls, the modern city (Gueliz) with Western lifestyles.Dinner and hotel accommodation as selected category.

3rd Day : Marrakech – Chechaoua - Essaouira :

We will spend the morning at leisure for shopping or relaxing in Marrakech before departing at your convenience to Essaouira. Enjoy your day wandering the old fortified fishing port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. See the amazing mixture of Portuguese and Berber architecture. Explore the colorful souks, art galleries, the carpentry workshops devoted to cedar and Thuya wood carving and the fortified harbor with its stalls of freshly caught seafood. Dinner and Over Night in Riad.

4th Day : Essaouira – Sidi Kaouki –Agadir – Taroudant

Depart from Essaouira to Taroudant to Agadir a wonderfully city with its stunning beach and corniche, souks, historical kasbah and plentiful cafes, Lunch in Agadir, and depart Taroudant, known as “the little Marrakesh”. It is spectacular for its massive ramparts and beautiful medina. Free time in the city, Dinner and accommodation in Hotel in Taroudant.

5th Day : Taroudant – Taznakht - Chegaga Desert:

After breakfast we continue towards the desert. We cross the two passes of Tizi-n-Tighatine and Tizi-n-Ikhsane before reaching Kourkouda and Taznakht. This small town is famous for its Berber gelims and carpets. From here we continue south and drive into the Sahara across the stony desert, “reg” and “hammada” and across the now dried-up Lake Iriqui. In the middle of this lake we can search for fossils. Lunch will be in Chagaga, far away from villages and ‘civilisation’. Here you take a camel ride and can clamber up to the top of the high dunes to watch the sunset. At the foot of the dunes, we have dinner and spend the night in a bivouac of nomad tents.

6th Day : Chegaga Desert – Mhamid – Tamagrout – Zagora - Agdez:

After breakfast in the bivouac, the itinerary crosses another 60 km of desert road via the Sacred Oasis to arrive in M’hamid You continue to Erg Lihoudi for a camel ride and then have lunch just outside the village before setting off again north up the Dra’a Valley towards Zagora. This small town is the largest oasis in the Dra’a Valley and is particularly famous for its dates. From here we follow the ancient caravan route used by the caravans that had crossed the Sahara for days and weeks bringing treasures from Mali or Mauretania. The road passes between the river and the mountains past all the Kasbahs and the local gardens giving you a clearer impression of life here in this area of Morocco. In Agdz at the head of the Draa Valley, we stop for the night at a traditional guest house.

7th Day : Agdez –Nkoub – Iknewen – Boumalen Dades:

After breakfast, we visit Kasbah Tamnougalt, the oldest and most famous Kasbah in the Dra’a Valley. Part of the Kasbah is still occupied by a few families, living much as they have done for centuries. Other parts, especially the “Mellah”, the Jewish area, are slowly crumbling after the last people left for Israel at the end of the 60’s. We return about 20 kilometres south to reach the bridge crossing the Dra’a at Tansikht. We have lunch in a small Berber town, N’qob. Further on we turn north in Alnif and pass the Saghro mountains. The main tribe in these mountains was the Aït Atta, who was the last people to resist the French occupation. We first reach the Village of Ikniwen before turning back down to the main road to spend the night in the Dades Valley.

8th Day : Bomalen Dades – Todgha Gorge – Rich – Medilt – Azro - Fes:

After breakfast, the trip continues a short distance to Tinghir and the very different Todgha gorges where you can take a short walk to appreciate the steep sides to the gorge and the narrow expanse of the sky above. From there, you continue to fes via Amlago Valley, Lunch is in Midelt, which is called “the apple capital”, in the Middle Atlas and at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We cross the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and reach Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes looking out for tidbits. We reach Fes at the end of the afternoon. Free Dinner and Night in Riad.

9th Day : Fes Sightseeing Guided trip:

You will have a guided tour to discover the medina and the famous Souks of Fes - its narrow cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques and towering green-glazed minarets.. You will visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Fes. The tour will include a visit to the tannery and the ceramics cooperative to see the traditional Moroccan crafts. Over Night in Riad.

10th Day : Fes – Meknes – Volubilis - Chefchaouen:

Breakfast and departure for Volubilis to visit the Roman ruins, the thermal baths of Gallien, But Before the Volubilis we will pass via Meknes, visit to the Moulay Ismaïl Mausoleum, Bab Mansour, Bab Hadim. then from the Roman City, We will stop for cafe at a local place in Ouezzane before continuing through the Rif mountains to ‘blue town’ of Chefchaouen. You will have a free time to explore Chefchaouen. You can visit the gardens of the Kasbah and their small museum that a modest collection of old arms as well as instruments, textiles and some historical photos of the city lodges; also there is a gallery of art within the walls. You can explore the Medina to see the amazing array of shops or take a walk one of the many walking tracks that depart from the village. Dinner and night in Riad.

11th Day : Chefchaouen – Asillah – Rabat - Casablanca:

After breakfast we will depart for Casablanca through the Rif Mountains region. You can visit the Spanish gardens of the city of Asillah, Departure to Rabat to visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, the Chellah and the Kasbah Oudaya gardens. At the end of this visit, departure to your Hotel in Casablanca, Dinner and night in Hotel.

12th Day April - 2016 : Casablanca – Mohammed 5 Airport:

Transfer to the Mohamed 5 airport according to the flight time. End of our services.
(If the your departure time is in the afternoon, we can Visit Casablanca)

Information :

Price Includes :

  • Airport Transfer
  • Pick up and drop off to your accommodation
  • 12 Days Tour in Jeep 4x4 with air conditioned
  • Driver Guide (English Speaker)
  • Local Guide to Visit Marrakech
  • Local Guide to Visit Fes
  • Fuel
  • 10 Nights in Hotel (breakfast & dinner included); in Marrakech and Fes only breakfast.
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in bivouac including dinner and breakfast
  • Excursion by Dromedaries in the Desert
  • Private Service (without other travelers)

Excluded Services :

  • Flight
  • Diners of Marrakech and Fez
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tickets for monumental entry
  • Tips and what's not listed on “the price includes”

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