11-Day Cultural Tour Of Morocco From Casablanca
Sign up for this adventurous 11 days tour and explore the culture of Morocco as you explore its famous landmarks. See the Hassan II Mosque, the tallest minaret globally, explore Chefchaouen and check out the America Fondouk, Nejjarines and the Tanneries. Ride a camel in the desert, marvel at the Valley of Roses and Ouarzazate, explore the highlights of Morocco and visit El-Jadida before ending the tour.
- Visit Hassan II Mosque with its splendid esplanade and its tallest minaret in the world
- Tour the Chefchaouen with its bright blue, Andalusian-tiled medina
- Explore Fes, the largest medina in the world
- Hit the Merzouga, the gateway into the golden dunes of the Sahara desert and spend a Bedouin night
- Visit Todgha Gorge and admire the gigantic rock walls before getting dressed to hike in the canyon
- See the 11th-century UNESCO-protected red mud-brick ksar of Ait Benhaddou
- View the Hollywood of Africa and the Valley of Roses
- Enjoy a Hot-Air Balloon ride in Marrakech and see the city from the sky
- Discover Medina on your feet with your Marrakech local expert guide
- Visit Gnawa City – Essaouira and pass by tree goats’ phenomenon
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Arrive in Casablanca expand_more
- After your tour guide/driver has picked you up & dropped you off at your hotel, you might like to discover some of Casablanca’s sights.
- Visit the Hassan II Mosque is considered the largest in North Africa and the third-largest in the Islamic world, with its splendid esplanade and its tallest minaret in the world. It is a long reach of marble and emerald zellige rising 210 meters into the sky. Grand and timeless, the Great Mosque is constantly busy, a meeting point for Sunday strolls.
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen expand_more
- If time didn’t allow you to visit Casablanca’s sights yesterday, you must do it this morning.
- After that, visit Morocco’s political and administrative capital will be waiting, Rabat. It may be short on top-drawer tourist attractions, but it compensates with plenty of charm.
- You will have the opportunity to explore the city in a short vacation, first through the monumental Hassan tower with the pillared stumps of its mosque being all that remains from the earthquake of 1755. There is also the nearby Mausoleum of the royal family.
- Head further to the north to Chefchaouen with its bright blue, Andalusian-tiled medina, with its grand red-hued Kasbah lording it over the Main square of Outa Hamam.
Day 3: Chefchaouen - Fez expand_more
- You will have a free morning to discover Chefchaouen city that is perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif Mountains. The Blue Town has a mystical blue-washed Medina; indeed, the prettiest and the smallest compared to others in the country. The town remained isolated with the Andalusian character architecture. Chefchaouen is undoubtedly a place to enjoy exploring at random.
- Later on, you will be picked up by your driver/ tour guide and head south to Fes, where you can prepare for tomorrow’s amazing tour in its mysteries and secrets of the 9000 alleyways that make it a maze; the guide will show you all the must-see sites.
Day 4: Fez Medina Walking Tour expand_more
- With your private Fes born and bred guide, you will have the opportunity to discover the ancient breeding ground for scholars and artisans and the largest medina of the world.
- Following that, you will see the America Fondouk, Nejjarines, the Tanneries, the Medersa (Theological college) and Karaouine, the first established university in the world. Your guide will shed light on many tales and 1200 years of history of this UNESCO-protected Medina.
- When you finish your visit to the Medina, we will drive you out of Fes to have delicious house-made food in Lalla Fatiha’s place in Sefrou.
Day 5: Fez - Ifran - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga Desert expand_more
- We leave the mazing Medina of Fes with its mysteries and secrets of the 9000 alleyways and head to the southeast towards Merzouga and the gateway into the golden dunes of the Sahara desert. An early-morning start is recommended for this day.
- En route, we will pass by the cedar forests of Ifran, the Switzerland of Morocco, where you might think you are in the Alps. If we’re lucky, we’ll come across the Barbary Macaques on our way to Midelt, where we’ll stop over for lunch.
- After eating, we drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach the Ziz Valley, considered among the largest producer oasis dates in Morocco. It’s off to Merzouga with its highest dunes in Morocco; you can store any baggage while packing an overnight bag to bring along. You’ll have the chance to be accompanied by a camel and blue-turban-robed guide into the sandy seas.
- After an hour-long camel ride, you will be among the luckiest to watch the sunset over the Sahara dunes and spend a night in a Bedouin-style tent.
Day 6: Merzouga Desert - Erfoud - Todgha Gorges - Dades Gorges expand_more
- This morning you’ll wake up with the sun shining on your face to witness what we hope is a glorious sunrise among the dunes; meanwhile, watch the light creep slowly down the dunes and pull all the world around you outside their warmth heavy mound of blankets for an early-breakfast.
- After an hour-ride camelback out of the desert, you will depart and head for Erfoud, where you can marvel at the million-year-old fossils that the area is famous for.
- Then head north for a sublime experience in the Todgha gorges, where we’ll be connected between the gigantic rock walls. Arrive at Dades gorges, a rust-red and mauve mountain. A series of crumbling Kasbahs and Ksours line the valley in the Berber villages to the monkey Fingers Mountains.
- If we get there earlier and you still have some energy to hike for a couple of hours, we will drop off your luggage at the hotel and get dressed for the hike.
Day 7: Dades Gorges - Valley of Roses - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech expand_more
- Leave Dades at 8:00 am traversing the Valley of Roses and daggers straight to the 11th century UNESCO-protected red mud-brick ksar, which has formed the backdrop for many Hollywood movies production such as Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, Jesus of Nazareth, Gladiator, Game of Thrones and many others.
- Explore Ouarzazate, home to Taourirt Kasbah and the Ouallywood studio.
- Wind up the memorable Tizi n’Tichka pass via north Africa’s highest peak, the high Atlas Mountains with the Berber villages lined beside the road to arrive in Marrakech, where you will have a day-long to explore the crazed cacophony of musicians, snake charmers and vendors in the open-air famed Jamaa El Fnaa square, and the highly recommended sites with your guide.
Day 8: Marrakech Walk and Talk City Tour - Hot Air Ballooning expand_more
- Be ready as your driver will pick you up in the early morning to catch up with the Air Balloon ride for nearly an hour over the red city of Marrakech. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains in the background and enjoy a sunrise over red dust, palm groves, and majestic open landscapes from the sky.
- Embark exploring the Red City from its old part with its Medina’s skinny lanes that lead to great sites, tombs and religious monuments decked out in marble. Bahia and El-Badii Palace and Saadien’s Tombs will be your targets.
- Afterwards, your driver/Tour Guide will pick you up for the outside medina visit to explore the Majorelle garden, Museum Saint Laurent, Berber Museum.
- While in Marrakech, you will undoubtedly encounter thousands of motorcyclists and horse-carts roaming in the city, and some of them pull over next to the vast square of JemaaEl-Fnaa, where every night musicians, acrobats, storytellers, and slapstick acting troupes tap into the Medina frenetic pulse.
Day 9: Marrakech - Essaouira expand_more
- After having your breakfast at the Riad, you’ll be picked up by your driver/tour guide around 08:00 am; you will head to Essaouira.
- Beside the road, we’ll have the chance to see the tree goats’ phenomenon before having enough time to explore Jimi Hendrix’s town. You’re free to roam in the city that was once and still a haven for hippie backpackers and Gnawa musicians. You can book a local guide; if not, you can start your visit by the ramparts, a series of forts built in the 15th century around the Medina of Mogador.
- Inside the Medina, you’ll have the chance to visit The Mellah (former Jewish quarter), Morocco’s 3rd fishing port, where you can have a delicious fish meal. For sports-oriented travellers, Essaouira is a place to some fine wind and kitesurfing schools.
Day 10: Essaouira - El Jadida - Casablanca expand_more
- Around 08:00 am, you’ll head north to the 15-century Portuguese fortified city of Mazagan known now as El-Jadida, nicknamed the Deauville of Morocco.
- Explore its Portuguese structures, fortified ramparts, and a defence system surrounding the Medina, which advances out into the sea and all evoke the city’s history. (Listed as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO)
- Drive north to Casablanca, where you spend your last night in morocco before leaving.
Day 11: Casablanca Departure expand_more
- Your trip comes to an end, and we have to say “see you again” instead of “goodbye”, and we hope that you spend one of your best and unforgettable tours with us.
Accommodation: 10 nights
Guide: Marrakech and Fes medina guided tours + Hiking guide in Dades
Meals: 11 Breakfast, 0 Lunches, 2 Dinner
Transport: Minivan, Camel
Visit to women's cooperatives
Shuttle from and to the Airport
Toll road fees, fuel charges and all taxes
French/English-speaking professional driver/tour guide
Home-cooked meals with local families
An opportunity to give back and meet up with locals
Hot Air Balloon ride
Entry/Admission Fossils Erfoud
- Travel Insurance
- Entrance fees to historical monuments
- Additional services
- Anything not mentioned in 'included'
What to bring
- Walking shoes
Know before you go
- Note: This Morocco Cultural Tour can embark from any city posted in the tour details!
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 80% of the tour price.
|1 To 1||EUR 3320 Per Person|
|2 To 2||EUR 1851 Per Person|
|3 To 4||EUR 1649 Per Person|
|5 To 6||EUR 1315 Per Person|
|7 To 8||EUR 1172 Per Person|
|9 To 10||EUR 1092 Per Person|
|11 To 12||EUR 1042 Per Person|
|13 To 15||EUR 1007 Per Person|
|1 To 3||EUR 1177 Per Person|
|0 To 2||EUR 0 Per Person|
This is a private tour