Planning a big trip to Morocco can be very stressful and take a lot of energy. Make yourself comfortable and avoid stressful planning by opting for this private 5-day trip to Morocco from Casablanca. You will visit the main highlights of Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Meknes and Marrakech, and head to the Merzouga desert for a camel ride, Moroccan mint tea and a chance to stay in a nomad camp. Four nights accommodation and round trip transportation included.
After your hotel or airport pick-up, depending on your travel plans, the tour begins with a visit to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco and the economic capital. Casablanca is a modern city but which holds inside its ramparts an authentic medina you can also visit the old castle of EL Hobouss. Here, in this beautiful city, you will visit the most popular points of interest like the great Hassan II mosque, the Anfa district, the Park of Nations and the Corniche boulevard. Then your visit will continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here you will visit more points of interest such as the Real Palace, the Kasbah Oudaya, the mausoleum of Mohamed V and the tower of Hassan. At the end of the day, you will spend the night in Fez in a hotel or in traditional hood.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, the trip will head to Meknes but your visit to Meknes includes the popular Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site followed by lunch. After lunch, you will be back for a tour of Fez after checking in to your hotel and dinner. In Fez, your day begins with a breakfast at the hotel followed by an entire day devoted to the charming city of Fez. Fez is divided into three zones: the old one (Fès el-Bali), the new one (Fès el Idid) and the French quarter (Ville Nouvelle). Visitors to Fez are amazed by the medieval walls and the places filled with endless winding streets, there is so much to do in Fez, including EL Mellah, the Jewish quarter, Plaza de los Tenidores, the old medina , the new medina, the Spanish mosque. Once the visit is over, you will be guided to your hotel where you will have a meal and spend the night.
After breakfast at the hotel, your visit continues to the Merzouga desert while making stops along the way. At this point in the tour, you explore the mountains of the Middle Atlas, including a stop at Ifrane, an enchanting city that is so unique from most cities in Morocco starting with its distinct architecture. Do not be surprised if you think you have entered the heart of a European city! A light jacket is suggested here because Ifrane is cooler than most cities in Morocco. Your visit continues to Midelt, a city located between the Mid Atlas and the High Atlas mountains, where lunch is going to be. Make sure you have your camera handy, as our tour of the Ziz Valley is every photographer's dream. Finally in the early afternoon, arrive in Merzouga where you drop off your luggage in a safe place and prepare a small bag for your trek in the desert.
Your journey begins with an early wake-up call to watch the lever of the sun on one of the highest sand dunes surrounding your camp, have breakfast, then climb on the back of camel to return and the tour will end in the city of Marrakech.