1st day : Arrival to Casablanca
We pick you up from your Casablanca accommodation, the airport, or the airport. The largest city in Morocco, Casablanca is regarded as its economic hub. We will first go to the Hassan II mosque, which is the biggest mosque in Morocco, located on the west coast of the city. It is on a promontory, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Free time for lunch. Then we explore the city and also visit the amazing Cornish of Casablanca. Finally, overnight stay in a hotel.
2nd day : Casablanca – the Roman ruins of Volubilis- Meknes – Fes
After breakfast, depart from Casablanca to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. It is well preserved, as it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It has many beautiful mosaics scattered here and there, along with ancient pillars and archways. After strolling in the ruins, we drive 30 km to visit Meknes, the Ismaili capital and one of the imperial cities. Where we visit Bab Al-Mansour, Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, and the granary. And the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we head to Fes. Overnight stay in a Riad.
3rd day : Fes – Ifrane – Cedars forest- Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga Sahara
After breakfast, we drive south through Imouzzer to visit Ifrane. The city is famous for its low temperature, snow, and alpine-style architecture houses. No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. After that, we continue to the cedars forest, where the Barbary macaques live. Feel free to feed them, while wandering in the forest. Later, we continue to Midelt, where we will have free time for lunch. Then we drive to Merzouga through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and along the Ziz valley. With stops for panoramic views.
After that, we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga in the afternoon. Where you switch to camels, and cross the sandy desert. You will make a stop on top of a high dune to enjoy the sunset. Finally, you continue to the camp. Which is a combination of the traditional tents of nomads, and the luxury of a hotel. You can enjoy the Berber drums music, while dancing around the campfire, under the vast open sky of stars. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
4th day: Merzouga Sahara – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Wake up early in the morning is a must-do, in order to contemplate the beautiful sunrise, in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then you return on camels to Merzouga, where the driver awaits. Then we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani is still a major trading center in the region.
After a stroll in Rissani souk, we continue to Erfoud where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble. Then we drive through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves, to reach the Todra Gorges. The course of the Todra River has carved out a grand red cliff-sided canyon through the mountains. These gorges are an ideal place for rock climbers. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then we continue to the Dades valley, through Boumalne Dades. After that, inevitable stops at the “monkey fingers” rock formation, and for a view of the Dades valley. Finally, dinner and overnight in a hotel.
5th day: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah- Telouet – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
Finally, we continue our trip to Kalaa Magouna, to visit the Rose Valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May. Where the locals offer their rose products. We then drive through the palm groves of Skoura to reach Ouarzazate. Where we visit the studios, in which famous movies were shot.
We depart to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A fortified village recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in many movies including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy…etc. And TV series including Game Of Thrones. Then we continue to Marrakech, by driving through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, and the High Atlas Mountains. Stops will be made for lunch, and to take pictures at interesting spots. Finally, we reach Marrakech, then we drive you to the airport or your accommodation. End of the 5 Days in Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca.