13 Days Morocco tour To Essaouira

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13 Days 12 Nights

13 Days from Casablanca to Casablanca Imperial & Sahara tours

Introduction :

13 day Morocco tour, explore the north and south morocco, visit the imperial cities, Atlantic coast and experience camel trekking in Merzouga desert, the tour ends at Casablanca.

Tour Description :

This fabulous private 13 Days/ 12 Nights Desert tour from Casablanca back to Casablanca. Our expert team will take you on an adventure to explore the most beautiful places of Morocco include Imperial cities. Hassan II mosque, the capital city Rabat with its great sightseeing. The blue city chefchaouen, the cultural center fes via Volubilis The most important archaeological site in Morocco. Cedar forest and Ifrane the Switzerland, drink tea with Berber nomad in their tent. Camel trekking crossing the golden sand dunes to the desert camp, centuries kasbahs, gorges. As well as the high Atlas Mountains and Marrakesh with its famous square and Medina, and then Essaouira with its charming seaside and lovely wind.

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01 : Arrival in Casablanca airport 

The driver/guide will meet you at the airport and pick up from Casablanca Mohammed V airport. Then transfer you to your accommodation for the first night of our 13 day Morocco tour.

Day 02 : Casablanca > Rabat > Asilah 

After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll visit Hassan II mosque. Thereafter we drive to rabat. After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant next to the Ocean. We’ll set out to visit Rabat sites starting from Udayas Kasbah, Hassan Tower and Tomb of Mohammed V. Then continue driving to Asilah where you’ll enjoy the beautiful seaside and the sunset. Check into your accommodation.

Day 03 : Asilah > Tangier > Rif mountains > Chefchaouen 

Today we depart to Chefchaouen through Tangier and Rif mountains. Tangier is a major city in northwestern Morocco, where the Mediterranean Seas meets the Atlantic Ocean off the cape Spartel. We’ll visit the cave of Hercules, Cape Spartel and Mediterranean Sea. After lunch, we will  continue our trip driving through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city. Enjoying the great views of the mountains till we arrive to Chefchaouen ( blue town ). It’s a pretty small town in the Rif mountains and it has also a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, as well rooftop restaurants and cafes where you will spend your night in a peaceful and nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of  nature. Overnight stay in a hotel/riad 

Day 04 : Exploring Chefchaouen 

On the fourth day of our 13 day Morocco tour after breakfast, we do a tour of the city chefchaouen ( the blue city ), a pretty small town situated in the Rif mountains. The city dates back to 1471. The city derives from a Berber name chef chaouen which means look at the horns. Moreover Chefchaouen is a quaint place to hike, relax and take pictures. You’ll walk the Medina ( old city ) of chefchaouen and visit Rass El Ma ( the head of the water ) Rass El Ma is the source of water that is used by the city for irrigation and laundry.

This is the public area where the local women washes clothes and blankets. At noon you have the option to walk up the stairs to the Spanish mosque is a white mosque located in the surroundings of chefchaouen. Beside it’s about a 30-45 minutes hike from the old city. It’s the best place to be to benefit from the view and take pictures of the sunset on the Medina. Later you return on the same way to the old Medina for the night. 

Day 05 : Chefchaouen > Volubilis > Meknes > Fes 

After breakfast in your hotel, we’ll head to cross the Rif mountains and into the middle Atlas Mountains to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, within a few hours of driving you will get to Volubilis. The well preserved Roman Empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most important archaeological site and attractive mosaic in Morocco dating back to 3rd century. Therefore we drive towards fes via Meknes which was the capital of Morocco under the reign of moulay Ismail. After lunch break, we continue our trip to fes. Overnight  stay in a hotel/riad

Day 06 : Fes City Tour with Local guide 

After breakfast, you will start the city tour with your local guide who will guide into the Medina (city). The oldest Fes city by walking on its crowded souks ( markets ), epic alleyways and historical monuments. First the great Royal Palace gate between the new, and the old fes then experience the wonderful panoramic view of the old city.

Afterwards we’ll start visiting all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous such as “Al Qaraouine university, The Tanneries, and the Attarine museum “. After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll see the best area to stay in fes ( Fes El Bali ) an UNESCO world heritage site, this is the most exotic and old section in the city, with its alleyways, and epic Moroccan monuments such as Bab boujloud ( the medina’s main gate ). In addition Fes el Bali is a paradise of local handy-made craft work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork,…etc. So here the fes city tour ends And the local guide accompanies you back to your accommodation.

Day 07 : Fes > Ifrane > Michlifen > Errachidia > Ziz valley > Merzouga Desert

In the morning after breakfast, we start our desert tour driving through the middle atlas and the cedar woods of azrou. Passing by Moroccan Switzerland «Ifrane», a charming ski resort and azrou an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedar wood. Stopping at the cedar forest taking some pictures. Then continue to Zaida, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Errachidia city. Once we finish lunch in Midelt, we drive along the spectacular Ziz valley. Seeing the panoramic views along the way. Continuation to the Erg Chebbi dunes, passing from the road of Paris Dakar, tent of Berber nomad who lives in the solitude of the Sahara.

As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels. There is an hour time for you to experience camel riding and spectate the beautiful sunset, while riding camel heading to camp oasis, where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located. Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside of the tent at Merzouga desert dunes, that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guides.

Day 08 : Merzouga 4×4 tour > Gnaoua house > Visit Nomadic tribes 

After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you’ll have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in Erg chebbi desert. On our way to the desert villages ( Ex : khamlia, Merdani, Mifis), we might meet some locals with different desert animals ( Ex : Goats, Camels, Foxes,… etc). As well some desert reptiles and mammals. Our first stop is in the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals. Set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you can start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria.

We’ll continue driving toward the old berber villages and some nomad families where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. Right now we head back to Khamlia village where we will have lunch in a local restaurant ( berber nomad pizza ). After lunch we step to the next part of the trip, visit Yasmina lake which will be the last spot, then drive to our hotel next to the golden sands dunes.

Day 09 : Merzouga > Erfoud > Tinejdad > Todra conyon > Dades gorge 

In the morning after breakfast, we depart to Dades gorge on different road and views. Our first stop will be in Erfoud city which famous for its fossilized quartzes where you will tour the workshop production of marble fossils. Afterwards we continue the our way to the next spot which is Todra Gorge near the town of tinghir. It’s one of the premier climbing destinations in Morocco with high walls offering hundreds of routes of sport which attracts the visitors and the climbers. Lunch break might be in Tinejdad or till here. After that we continue driving towards the Dades gorge. Then check into your accommodation

Day 10 : Dades gorge > Roses valley > Ait Ben haddou > High Atlas Mountains > Marrakesh 

On the tenth day of our 13 day morocco tour, we’ll drive a bit further to the Dades gorge. Passing through a gorgeous sight made of mountains formed like monkey-fingers. Then set off to see the panoramic view of Dades gorge road. After that, we’ll drive back through the same way to join the road to Ouarzazate via The rose valley «Kalaat M’gouna». Push along through the road of thousands kasbahs. Passing by skoura palm grove until we arrive at Ouarzazate named ” Africa Hollywood “.

After a visit to atlas studio (Optional), we’ll head straight to Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah «castle». However, it’s a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986, Many films have been shot here such as The kingdom of heaven, Babel, Gladiator… etc. Lunch break will be near the kasbah. Therefore we do a visit around the kasbah. Then we go on crossing the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi N’tichka and many Berber villages nearby.  We might arrive at Marrakesh in the evening then drop you off at your accommodation. 

Day 11 : Marrakesh City Tour with local guide 

Today after breakfast, you’ll start the city tour with your local guide exploring Marrakesh ( the red city of Morocco ). Subsequently your guide ensures that you will see the most important spots with historical and cultural interests including the Bahia palace, Sadian tombs, Ben youssef Koranic school, as well as the largest traditional souk in Morocco. Later after lunch in a typical Moroccans restaurant near the main square, you’ll visit the koutoubia mosque the largest mosque in Marrakesh. Then head to Majorelle garden for a visit. Thereafter you’ll have free time to walk and explore much more things about Marrakesh and also its citizens lifestyle by your own. Check into your accommodation. 

Day 12 : Marrakesh > tree-climbing goats > Essaouira 

After breakfast in your riad, we’ll depart to Essaouira. On the road since this is the land of Argan culture, there’s an opportunity to visit the women’s cooperative for argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After a few stops to take photographs, we’ll continue our trip to Essaouira. Stopping by the route to take pictures for the souss region and Goats climbing in the argan trees before checking into your accommodation. After dinner you’ll enjoy walking in this beautiful seaside town and feel its lovely wind and waves.

Day 13 : Transfer to airport in Casablanca 

Today, depending on your departure time, we’ll drive you to the airport for your flight time. End of 13 day morocco tour.

Price Includes in 13 days Morocco tour from Casablanca

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport.
  • 11 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
  • Tour in air conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group.
  • Fuel.
  • Breakfast.
  • 3 Nights dinner.
  • An English speaking driver.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • Local guide in fes and Marrakech
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.

Price Excludes in 13 days morocco tour from Casablanca

  • lunch and drinks.
  • 9 Nights dinner.
  • Entrance fees to monuments ( Ex: atlas studio,...etc ).
  • Any Private Expenses.

Note about 13 day morocco tour from Casablanca

If our 13 day morocco tour does not match what you’re looking for, contact us we provide customized desert and imperial trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state and we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. Our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advise about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions, we’re here to help.

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Sylvia J

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旅程中Moha也會隨時關心我們旅途的狀況,可以感受到Tabiarte Tours的用心。

24 February 2020

Eric HK

Family Traveller

A wonderful 13 days tour organized by Morocco tabiarte tours.

Moha and his driver were quite professional, kind persons. We had a fantastic moments in Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes, Sahara Desert, Marrakech. Each accommodation was excellent. I am satisfied with most spots, actually the overall tour is relaxing and we didn’t miss any important spots. We had a best memories in Morocco.

Highly recommend to join MTT tours, and thanks Moha for arranging this vocation for us. Read More Reviews

22 October 2019