1st day: Arrival in Casablanca
On the first day of the tour, we pick you up from the Casablanca airport, port, or place of stay. The largest and most economically significant city in Morocco is Casablanca. We will first go to the Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco. It is located on the west coast of the city, on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Free time for lunch. Then we explore the city and also visit the amazing Cornish of Casablanca. 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 Finally, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we head to Fes. Overnight stay in a Riad.
3rd day: Guided tour sightseeing Fes
We dedicate the day to exploring the Highlights of Fes City with a local guide. The city is considered one of the imperial cities, besides being the cultural and religious center of Morocco.
Firstly, we start the day by visiting the Royal Palace gate. Then the well-preserved medieval Medina is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit the Blue Gate or Bab Boujloud, the entrance of the old Medina. Which appears to be a labyrinth of alleyways and streets. You will enter the Medina to visit The Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, and the Tanneries. And finally the Quaraouin mosque and university, the oldest university in the world. After that, we leave the Medina to visit the Jewish quarter also known as “the Mellah”. In the afternoon, we drive to an ancient fortress for a panoramic view of the Medina and the city of Fes. Finally, return to your Riad.
4th 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.
In the afternoon, we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Then you switch to camels and cross the sandy desert. After that, you will make a stop on top of a high dune to enjoy the sunset. Finally, you continue to the camp. Where 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.
5th 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. Thereafter, we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani is still a major trading center in the region, with a large lively souk.
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 high 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. Inevitable stops at the “monkey fingers” rock formation, and for the view of the Dades valley. Finally, dinner and overnight in a hotel.
6th 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. Then we drive through the palm groves of Skoura. We reach Ouarzazate, where we visit the studios, in which famous movies were shot.
After that, 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. We reach Marrakech, then we drive you to the airport or your accommodation, End of the 6 Days in Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca.