6 days tour in Morocco from Casablanca
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Our 6 days tour from Casablanca is customized to let you discover the most admired attractions in Morocco. On this tour, you will visit the imperial cities, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, and the actual capital Rabat. Then, you will visit the highlight of our Morocco trips Merzouga where you will do the camel ride and spend a night at Berber tents. Also, we will visit Marrakech and also we will visit Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades gorges. Contact us for more info.
Day 1: Casablanca to Fes via Rabat
The first day of our 6 days tour in Morocco from Casablanca, we will meet you at your accommodation / or at Casablanca airport and start our 6 days Morocco tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. We will visit Hassan II in Casablanca, the largest mosque in Africa. Then, we travel to Fez via Rabat, which is the capital of the country and one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. We will discover the best attraction of this city, such as the Hassan Tower, Chellah and Oudaya Kasbah.
We will have free time to have lunch somewhere. In the afternoon we will take the road and drive directly to Fez “the spiritual city of Morocco”. In the evening, we will arrive in Fes and spend the night with dinner included in a Riad / or traditional Hotel in the heart of the old medina.
Day 2: Total day in Fes
After breakfast, you will start discovering the most historical and cultural city of Morocco. In Fez “the spiritual city of Morocco” you will visit the medina, the old city, with its architecture. Our guided tour in Fez includes many monuments, such as: the Jewish quarter (Mellah) and the Dar El Makhzen or the Royal Palace with its colorful mosaic architecture and golden doors. The famous Chaouwara tanneries are the largest leather workshop in the city built in the eleventh century. The Kairaouine Mosque (the ancient school of Islamic learning), and also one of the oldest universities in the world, while non-Muslims cannot enter, but you can admire the courtyard of the mosque from the gates. The marble fountain of Najjarine and Al-Attarine Madrassa is a religious school with some of the most striking Islamic architecture. Bou Inania Medersa is one of the most architecturally beautiful theological universities in Fez.
You will have time for lunch at a local Moroccan restaurant. After discovering the arch of Bab Boujloud is that its mosaics change color from blue on the outer wall to green on the inner wall to detect the sacred color of Islam. Stroll through the streets and markets of the medina. Later we will take you to the panoramic place to have an incredible view of the extensive medina of Fez El-Bali, dinner and overnight at the same Riad in the medina.
Day 3: Fes to Merzouga via Ifrane and Azrou
After breakfast, we will continue our 6 days Morocco tour from Casablanca, we leave Fez and drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains. We will stop in the town of Ifrane, which is known as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. We will stop in the Cedar forest near Azrou, where we can observe barbarian monkeys. Then continue our way to Midelt, the famous apple village where we will have free time for lunch. Then in the afternoon we will head to the Sahara desert towards the Tizi N’talghoumte pass (1907m), passing through small Berber villages and the wonderful Ziz Valley located near the city of Errachidia. After that we will continue to Merzouga through Aoufous and Erfoud, in 2 hours driving we will connect with the magic land of the sand dunes (Erg-Chebbi) where we will have dinner and stay in a local hotel / Riad.
Day 4: Merzouga desert tours
After breakfast, we will start our trip through the sand dunes of Erg-Chebbi. We will explore many interesting places in the area, such as: the lake of Merzouga (not always full of water) to see the types of birds (ducks and flamingos) that come to live in this lake, especially in spring. We will visit the village of Khamliya where you will listen to African music (Gnawa) performed by people originally from black Africa, then we will continue our tour through the desert off the road to the black desert behind the sand dunes of Erg-Chebbi. We will visit an abandoned village where working mineral fossils are found, then drive to visit a nomadic Berber family to see their way of life.
Return to Khamliya for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will start the adventure of a Camel ride, through the beautiful and unique orange sand dunes to the desert camp. The great experience where you can feed your soul, enjoy the wonderful sunset from the middle of the dunes. Dinner and night will be at the camp, music will be played and you can have fun in the sand dunes under millions of stars.
Day 5: Merzouga to Boumaln via Tinjdad
On the 5th day of our 6 days tour from Casablanca it is better to get up early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise, after breakfast and shower return by camel / vehicle to the exit of the village of Merzouga to the town of Rissani. We will walk through the famous, traditional and largest market in the area, exploring the local products and handicrafts. It is best to visit Rissani on one of the following days: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. On these three days it is souk, so they are good days for people from the desert area who want to shop. Later we travel to Tinghir along the Tafilalt Oasis where we can stop to see the ancient irrigation system found there.
Arriving in the village of Tinjdad where we will have free time for lunch. Then, continuing to Tinghir to explore the breathtaking views of the Todra Valley and walk along the Todra Gorges with its orange cliffs, the Todra Gorges are almost 1,000 feet deep, it is also a favorite place for climbers. We will end our day in Boumalne Dades with its green valley, dinner and overnight in a hotel or Riad.
Day 6: Boumaln to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we will travel to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah through the land of Roses and the road of thousands of Kasbahs. After that we will reach Ouarzazate, famous as “the Hollywood of Africa”, where we will stop to photograph the Kasbah Taourirte and visit the world-renowned film studio (Atlas Studios). Then we continue to the next point which is the ancient Kasbah of Ait-Benhaddou. This fortified walled city was built right on the caravan road between Marrakech and the Sahara and was once a thriving trading post during the 17th century. Within the high mud walls are 6 Kasbahs and a small number of houses. Ait Benhaddou has been featured in several movies, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.
After the visit of the Kasbah, we will have a lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue our tour to the end point of Marrakech through the High Atlas passes. On the way we will make stops to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m). Finally, our 6 days tour in Morocco from Casablanca will end once we reach Marrakech in the evening at your accommodation.
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casablanca city, the “white city”, is the largest city in Morocco, a huge port and actually the second capital of the state. And the largest tourist center on the Atlantic coast of the country: around it there are several popular beach destinations. People come here for the oriental color and interesting shopping, there are mosques, Catholic and Orthodox churches, oriental bazaars and French monuments – everyone will find something interesting.
Top 10 Sights in Casablanca City
-Hassan II Mosque
-El Hank Lighthouse
-Mohammed V Square Ensemble
-Old Medina of Casablanca
-Museum of the Jewish Community of Morocco
-Sacred Heart Cathedral
-Abdurahman Slough Museum
-Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral
-Tamaris Water Park
-Airport in Casablanca
Marrakech A city in southwestern Morocco, in the foothills of the High Atlas. Founded around 1070 (according to other sources, in 1060 or 1062) by the Almoravids. In the XI-XVII centuries, capital of Morocco. It is a medieval city surrounded by walls with rectangular towers and gates, including the Medina (the old town), the Casbah (fortress) and the Agvedal Gardens with pavilions and pools. Monuments of the medina: Qubba al-Baruddin (domed pavilion, decorated with carvings of stone and stucco, – part of the palace of the unparished Almoravid, first half of the XII century.) Mosques – Qutubiya (concrete, stone, brick, XII century. Kutubiya (concrete, stone, brick, 12th century.); 17 transverse and one longitudinal nave, domes with stalactites, artesonado) with minaret (stone, 1184-99), Ben Salih with minaret (1331), Bab Dukkala (1557; 7 naves); Ben Youssef Madrassah (1565; 8 courtyards, stone carvings, stukkas, painted tiles – zilliji), Zawiya Sidi bel Abbas as-Sabti (16th century cult ensemble, 1184-99, the walls of the mosque were decorated with stone tiles), Zawiya Sidi Bel Abbas as-Sabti (16 naves). , carved stucco); the palace of Bahia (1894-1900; garden). Kasbah monuments: Bab-Agvenau (gate; 12th century, carved stone decoration), mosque (1197), necropolis with sepulchres from second half of 16th century, palaces – Badi (1578-93; in ruins) and Dar el-Makhzen (late 19th century; garden). The modern city was founded in 1913 to the west of the medina. Marrakesh is an old center of carpet-weaving, stone articles, etc. Museums: Museum of Moroccan Art (in the palace of Dar Said, late 19th century.), Museum of Treasures and Ceramics. Ruins of the Tasgimut Fortress (12th century), 30 km south-east of Marrakech.
Holidays in Marrakech
Marrakech is one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Marrakech is famous for its gardens, mosques and ancient buildings of Arab-African architecture. If you buy a tour to Marrakech, you will surely remember the fairy tales of Scheherazade. Majestic palaces, gardens buried in verdure, markets full of colorful products, the atmosphere of the East – this is what to come here for. Marrakech is suitable for excursions. The city is far from the coast, so it is not a beach resort. Typically, tourists from Russia stay in Marrakech for 2-3 nights according to the tour program.
Marrakech is a Moroccan Cities hardly a vacation destination in the sense that you will be here for the entire trip. Yes, it is a very beautiful city where you can experience a culture shock. You will be struck by the flavor of the place: majestic palaces, gardens buried in verdure, markets abounding with colorful merchandise, mosques, ancient buildings. To visit the sights is enough to go to Marrakech for 1-3 days from the resort, where you are staying.
One of the three imperial Moroccan cities. The city is not popular among tourists, as it is not a beach resort. Mostly come to Meknes with a tour. If you have time and want to feel the atmosphere of the Arab East, then go here. Meknes conditionally divided into two parts: in the medina concentrated historical monuments – palaces, mausoleums, ancient buildings, and in the new part of town – cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops. Meknes also attracts tourists with a very luxurious pastime – here you can play golf in the royal gardens. Near Meknes there are also famous Roman ruins of Volubilis, which are included in the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO.
Meknes is one of the three imperial cities of Morocco. The city is not popular among tourists because it is not a beach resort. Mostly come to Meknes with a tour. If you have time and want to feel the atmosphere of the Arab East, go here. Meknes conditionally divided into two parts: in the medina concentrated historical monuments – palaces, mausoleums, ancient buildings, and in the new part of town – cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops. Meknes also attracts tourists with a very luxurious pastime – here you can play golf in the royal gardens. Near Meknes there are also famous Roman ruins of Volubilis, which are included in the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO.
How to get to Meknes?
There are no direct flights from Novosibirsk to Morocco. Tourists from Siberia get to Morocco with a connection in Moscow.
By direct flight to Casablanca, then go to Meknes. The distance between the resorts is 240 kilometers. You can get there by bus, rent a car or pre-book a transfer.
Also from Casablanca and other resorts in Morocco you can get to Meknes by train.
Tours to Meknes are not popular with tourists because there are fewer hotels. It is quieter than other resorts, and you can enjoy the beauty of historical monuments. To visit the sights enough to go to Meknes for 1-2 days along with a tour.
What to do in Meknes?
Take a walk in the medina
Of course, the heart of Meknes is the medina. The main attractions are located here. If you buy a tour to Meknes, be sure to walk through the medina. The old town is an Arab quarter with a lot of intricate streets and fairly dense housing. Along the perimeter of the medina are 10-meter stone walls with corner towers, which were built to protect against Berber raids. You can enter the medina through the Bab el-Mansour Gate. The beautiful gate with its mosaic patterns and fine stucco work is already a tourist attraction. They were built in the 18th century and are still considered the most beautiful gates in Morocco.
Walking around the old city, you will notice that the city has preserved many historical sites. Meknes was once the capital of the powerful Sultan Moulay Ismail. During his reign, many palaces, gardens, and mosques were built. In fact, the large number of mosques contributed to the fact that Meknes is called the “city of a thousand minarets. Recall that non-Muslims are forbidden to enter the mosques, but you can admire the exterior. The most popular mosque in Meknes is the Great Mosque with its majestic carved doors. Not far from the mosque is the Madrasa Bu Inania. It is built in an airy Spanish-Moorish style and is a landmark.
The medina is also home to famous palaces. Dar Jamai Palace was built in the late 19th century in the best Moorish traditions. The building is decorated with mosaic and tile tiles and festooned arches. Next to the palace there is a beautiful garden with cypress and orange trees. Nowadays in the palace there is an ethnographic museum. Visitors can get acquainted with the elements of everyday life, a rich collection of embossing, antique jewelry. Another palace, El Mansour, has become a popular tourist store.
Another of the attractions of Meknes located in the medina is the medieval building complex Kheri es-Suani. It combines stables, grain storage facilities, and an Agdal pond. These stables once housed more than 12,000 horses and the wheels of the waterworks were turned by slaves. After a full day’s sightseeing, you can pause and admire the water of the Agdal Pond.
The center and the magnet of the medina is El Khedim Square. During the day, vendors sell souvenirs, and in the evening the area is transformed into an open-air theater: snake tamers, artists, dancers performing unusual dances, acrobats, fire swallowers and much more. The feeling of plunging into an oriental fairy tale. You can also eat tasty and inexpensive food here – the site turns into a huge food court.