18 days from Casablanca to Marrakesh


18 days from Casablanca to Marrakesh


Day 1: Casablanca

When we reach in Morocco we will be welcome at a meeting at 6pm. We should check with the hotel for the conformed time. We can arrive the day before this day just in case we can’t get a flight at this time. Extra accommodation will be made available if we decide to do this. If you will reach Morocco after the expected time you must call the hotel to inform them of this situation. During the meeting we will get our welcome package which includes signing form with our information in case there is an emergency. Take the necessary document with you at this meeting. We are also encouraged to arrive at an earlier date on this trip before our tour starts because we have little or no time for leisure. We can see the famous city in Morocco; it’s a beautiful piece of art. It’s a great way to see Hassan 11 Mosque and explore more of Casablanca’s city, such as the Old Medina and the great city walls. After this we can catch a cab at our expense to explore Quartiers des Habous which is the new section of Medina. We can complete the day with passing through the Corrniche and watching live sport- football while on the sea shore and take a sip of sweet mint tea afterwards at a famous restaurant.


Day 2: Rabat/MoulayIdriss

In and around Rabat

In the morning, we will catch the rain to go to Rabat. The train ride willtake an hour, and when we get there we will see some historical sites. It’s a great long history and its very vivid, with its Roman establishment history. Pirates and Morocco Parliament are also rich in their history. Salah is said to be the earliest developed area also called the Chellah. We will area to store our luggage so we can tour the area then we can go to visit the Kasbah des Oudaias and see the Atlantic Ocean. We will then journey to Meknes (appx 3 hours) then we will take taxi for about 45 minutes to see the sacred pilgrimage city in MoulayIdriss. We will take pictures when we reach here. This site didn’t allow Non- Muslims on this site, but they are now allowed Non- Muslims as it not adds to Morocco’s heritage. We will get to experience the site where people go to pay their respect to MoulayIdriss 1, who is said to be the grandson of Mohammed and the one who established ISLAM INmorocco. We will then enjoy great sun set looking on to the plains of Volubilis. We will stay at a guest house/hotel or some of us can stay at a family local home. Facilities maybe shared between more than one people.


Day 3: Volubilis/Fes

In and around Fes, Volubilis

We will journey to an archaeological site locate in Volubilis. We will get to see the World Heritage listed of Volubilis that was a Roman Province and capital. The remains of this site are still beautiful and we can take pictures. When we get to this site we will be assigned with a tour guide, we should take water, head gears, shades, and also sun screen to prevent excessive sun rays. We will take a lot of photos so walk with your cameras. The town is filled with great arts and we can see these along the Decumanus Maximus (remains). We will then return to the city of Meknes to explore, and then we will head to Sultan Moulay Ismail, which has slavery history over 25000. For lunch we may try camel burger at The Medina. We will take a train, which will take an hour to get to Fes where we send the next day and stay over. It is a religious and historical city in the heart of Morocco. It is lively and can be over-ridded. We can see that is well preserved and maintained and is recognized as the mother city of al Medina cities.


Day 4: Fes

We will take a tour through the city of Fes El Bali, and also Labrinth of The Medina, filled will craftsmen works and activities, we can also see Mosques, and the colorful markets. We will see donkeys with loads on duty, and also taking people as transportation vehicles are not prevalent. We will also explore Souks. We can pay keen attention for MedersaBouInania, which is a beautiful city and is a tourist major stop. We will get to tour Medresse el Attarine and the beautiful FundukNejjarine that was renewed in the 18th century. The beautiful tannery can be seen and is recognized as an historical site with an iconic view. We can see the ceramics factories and see live shows of pottery at work. After these visits we will spend the evening eating dinner together of a Moroccan favorite, such as soup, chicken topped with pastille and couscous.


Day 5: Chefchaouen

In and around Chefchaouen

We will journey to Chefchaouen by taking an hour ride on the train. It is blue and said to be the loveliest and breathtaking place in Morocco. We will also walk to the Rif Mountain as we pass through the wide valleys. In this city we can see beautiful white-washed houses and buildings. Much of this city was constructed by Andalusian refugees who were escaping from the Reconquistia, so we explore the tree there while reflecting. We will then take a walk and visit some shops in Medina to view craft items and arts, after which we will hike the Rif mountain or we can go to a café to have a drink or a snack with goat cheese that are enjoyed by most people.


Day 6: Chefchaouen

We will have this day to explore Chefchaouen, and experience its ambiance and observe the activities. We can also go to a café, preferably Plaza Uta- El- Hammam, where we can get to taste the local cheese that is available. We can also view the arts of the 15th century Grand Mosque; this is not open to Non- Muslims. We can get sweets to buy as well as woven materials. We can visit the Kasbah inside the plaza and see the peaceful plaza and the Ethnographic Museum, and view other areas from the balcony. You may also decide to hike hills. In the evening, we will have dinner at a local restaurant and we can also take a strolls to a spa in the Moroccan city.


Day 7: Tangier

In and around Tangier

We will take a small bus to reach Tangier, which is a place that is very significant to the Mediterranean and also the entrance to Africa. This city was known for artisans, and millionaire people. The New Morocco in 199 have revived Tangier and helped it to be more seen and maintained. Tangier has gotten help form Mohammed V1 who is from Morocco to be awoken with potentiality and to be developed I trader, business and also attracting tourist. When we go to Medina and Kasbah we can go to cafes that are always preparing delicious meals and also patisseries that are located in Place de le France in the Ville Nouvelle. There is also the American Legation Museum that we can take a tour of, known as the former palace of Dar-el-Makhzen or the Caves of Hercules. There has been a recently built building known as the Beach Promenade, we can stop by and see what that offer on the menu. We can even have a menu with seafood, and then we can head to the train station to journey to Marrakech.


Day 8: Marrakech

When we reach Marrakech we will relax by taking our time to explore the city. We will explore the beautiful Medina and also the Souks. Both are committed to commerce, art and craft, copper, leather, seasoning, and even carpets- handmade. We will visit the Koutoubia Mosque that a date back to the 12 century, and was well known for Giralda Tower in Seville. We can also stroll through the French garden that was founded by French painter Majorelle. It is now owned and operated by Yves Saint Laurent. We can check out the Muslim art design – PalaisBadi, which is very beautiful. There is an uncovered tomb Of Saadian that remains precious in Medina. All these sites are hard to reach at but they are worth seeing. After this sight- seeing we can have dinner in the city main square at the Djemaa el Fna, then we can go in the town to watch live performances and watch people get the Hennas done. We can also head to the market and view stall showcasing delicacies in the Moroccans culture.


Day 9: Marrakech

We will discover more sections of Marrakech. We can do some shopping and the visit the market to see cart items, spices and stalls packed with foods. We can watch live show of persons making craft items and see artisans doing their work. We can then have a cup of tea, for example the mint or have tajine, which brings Morocco to life. We can tour as many sites as possible on this day we can go on a walking trip. We can even go to Oukaimeden or Ourika valley that is not far. We can book in to Morocco Hammams for the day if we want to rest, but we have to check with our leader.


Day 10: Aroumd

We will drive up to the High Atlas and go see Imlil (2 hours), we will take photos as the view is very beautiful, with flowers along the way. We will store our luggage unto mules that are provided for us as we journey up the mountain. You can ride the mule if you can’t manage the walking up the mountain. The village of Aroumd has a beautiful view you may take your cameras to take pictures. We will also get to experience the Berber culture. We will get to stay for the night in a family house mountain home in Aroumd. We will get the scent and taste lovely bread. We will get to meet local, and we will have to share facilities, including rooms. These arrangements are comfortable and welcoming. We can visit farmland that are nearby and enjoy the culture. We can hike if most persons agree (8kl), to the pilgrimage shrine of SidiChamharouch (will be back within 4 hours after arrival). It’s a great place to explore even if you don’t meet the fitness pace, you will still enjoy you stay.


Day 11: AitBenhaddou

In and around AitBenhaddou

This morning we will walk pass roads leading to the mountains and heading to Morocco’s highest way. We will pass Tizi n Tichka (2260m) then to AitBenhaddou (6hrs). It is said to be famous in the Morocco culture and is in heritage site. It was a special site because caravans use to pass here while they journeyed with salt across the Sahara, and also gold, ivory and also slaves. In the contemporary Morocco the Grand Kasbah is deemed to be a historical site, known for clay arts and designs. Most movies were also filmed in this area, such as Games of thrones. We can enjoy walking down winding lanes and roads and up hills so we can view nearby areas and terrains. In the evening we will have a Moroccan cuisine, know to be their best, which include, couscous and tagine. We will learn the secrets of traditional meals while the ladies will prepare our meals.


Day 12: Zagora

In and around Zagora

We will head towards Sahara while making little breaks to view areas that were used in movies in the Ouarzazate (5 hours). We will then head to the highly vegetated area of Draa Valley then we head to Zagora, which is in the Saharan town, where we wi9ll stay for the night. We can take a walk the palm site and the see the Ksars and then we can walk around other areas.


Day 13: Sahara Camp

We will head on to JbelTadrart ranges and then we will head to Tamegrounte. There is a library so we can visit there and read scripts from various disciplines, such as Science and literature. We can go to Kasbah to see the unique ceramic pottery. We will then leave Tamegrounte and head to M’Hamid (1 hour). We will ride on our camels and pass dunes, where we then be transferred to our vehicle with our guide. We will also get to see nomadic settlement and their camels. We will also journey through the stony Hamada desert. We will arrive in Erg Chigaga dunes in the late evening. It is said be one of the world’s cultural landscape and terrain about 150m.


Day 14: Taroudannt

In and around Taroudannt

We will be transported by a small van to OuladBrhhil to go to the market, it is also known as Little Marrakesh. We should get there in 8hours. The journey will take us through the desert and we will see beautiful natures that are preserved. One of its nature trees is the argan oil which is a delicacy in Moroccan culture, and is used for many purposes such as medicinal. They also trade the argan oil. We may be able to get to experience the images of goats climbing tree to find nuts. This journey is very long and we will not reach where we are staying until in the late afternoon or evening. The accommodation is very relaxing and is all inclusive with pool to enjoy and relax and hot bath.


Day 15: Essaouira

In and around Essaouira

Early in the morning we will go to Souks and get to mingle with local traders who specialize in Jewelry, and we will also see how beautiful Morocco is. We will then head up to the mountains then journey to the town of Essaouira (5 hours). It is a very beautiful town as it goes by the name ‘Image’. It has beautiful whitewashed houses and beautiful art works. It was formerly a Portuguese area for trading that and houses for British and Jewish nations. This area is also a fishing area and it is very busy with boats busy on the sea. It is said that Visitor Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix lovely this area and spent most of his time there. The movie Kingdom of Heaven was also filmed in this area. Since we will reach in the late evening we will have a seafood meal cuisine that has been in the daily catch.


Day 16: Essaouira

We will walk through the Old Medina with our tour guide, then to Jewish Mellah, then to the port, then the Sea Wall of Skala. We will get some free time to explore the town itself and observe the mode of transportation and reflect on the days of the pirates. We can see the auction of fishes on the sea side or at the port. We can also visit the shops and view their contents and arts, and paintings. This city is well known for their Burled Thuya woods that were once in existence since the Portuguese. The oils that came from these woods serve as a freshener for the air. In the evening we can take a Hammam or a local –type of bath.


Day 17: Marrakech

We will spend some time seeing the other sections of Essaouira, and then take the a bus to go to Marrakech in. We will reach I the afternoon, the ride is about 3 hours. We will get to see the large monument in Marrakech one of KoutoubiaMosque, and the great French painter garden done by Jacques Majorelle. We will also get to famous arts that are from the Islamic culture. These areas maybe a challenge to locate but it’s worth the try. We will then do some last minute shopping then head in the town to see live performance and hennas done. We will then have dinner- Moroccan special.


Marrakech

Our tour ends in the morning after we have had our breakfast. We will check-out by 12:00pm. You can stay longer if you wish, but you have to inform the hotel.

18 days from Casablanca to Marrakesh

Day 1 of 18 days from Casablanca : Casablanca

Day 1: Casablanca

18 days from Casablanca: When we reach in Morocco we will be welcome at a meeting at 6pm. We should check with the hotel for the conformed time. Take the necessary document with you at this meeting. We can see the famous city in Morocco; it’s a beautiful piece of art. It’s a great way to see Hassan 11 Mosque and explore more of Casablanca’s city, such as the Old Medina and the great city walls. After this we can catch a cab at our expense to explore Quartiers des Habous which is the new section of Medina. We can complete the day with passing through the Corrniche and watching live sport- football while on the sea shore and take a sip of sweet mint tea afterwards at a famous restaurant.

Day 2: Rabat/MoulayIdriss

In and around Rabat

In the morning, we will catch the rain to go to Rabat. The train ride willtake an hour, and when we get there we will see some historical sites. It’s a great long history and its very vivid, with its Roman establishment history. Pirates and Morocco Parliament are also rich in their history. Salah is said to be the earliest developed area also called the Chellah. We will area to store our luggage so we can tour the area then we can go to visit the Kasbah des Oudaias and see the Atlantic Ocean. We will then journey to Meknes (appx 3 hours) then we will take taxi for about 45 minutes to see the sacred pilgrimage city in MoulayIdriss. We will take pictures when we reach here. This site didn’t allow Non- Muslims on this site, but they are now allowed Non- Muslims as it not adds to Morocco’s heritage. We will get to experience the site where people go to pay their respect to MoulayIdriss 1, who is said to be the grandson of Mohammed and the one who established ISLAM INmorocco. We will then enjoy great sun set looking on to the plains of Volubilis. We will stay at a guest house/hotel or some of us can stay at a family local home. Facilities maybe shared between more than one people.

Day 3: Volubilis/Fes

In and around Fes, Volubilis

We will journey to an archaeological site locate in Volubilis. We will get to see the World Heritage listed of Volubilis that was a Roman Province and capital. The remains of this site are still beautiful and we can take pictures. When we get to this site we will be assigned with a tour guide, we should take water, head gears, shades, and also sun screen to prevent excessive sun rays. We will take a lot of photos so walk with your cameras. The town is filled with great arts and we can see these along the Decumanus Maximus (remains). We will then return to the city of Meknes to explore, and then we will head to Sultan Moulay Ismail, which has slavery history over 25000. For lunch we may try camel burger at The Medina. We will take a train, which will take an hour to get to Fes where we send the next day and stay over. It is a religious and historical city in the heart of Morocco. It is lively and can be over-ridded. We can see that is well preserved and maintained and is recognized as the mother city of al Medina cities.

Day 4: Fes

We will take a tour through the city of Fes El Bali, and also Labrinth of The Medina, filled will craftsmen works and activities, we can also see Mosques, and the colorful markets. We will see donkeys with loads on duty, and also taking people as transportation vehicles are not prevalent. We will also explore Souks. We can pay keen attention for MedersaBouInania, which is a beautiful city and is a tourist major stop. We will get to tour Medresse el Attarine and the beautiful FundukNejjarine that was renewed in the 18th century. The beautiful tannery can be seen and is recognized as an historical site with an iconic view. We can see the ceramics factories and see live shows of pottery at work. After these visits we will spend the evening eating dinner together of a Moroccan favorite, such as soup, chicken topped with pastille and couscous.

Day 5: Chefchaouen

In and around Chefchaouen

We will journey to Chefchaouen by taking an hour ride on the train. It is blue and said to be the loveliest and breathtaking place in Morocco. We will also walk to the Rif Mountain as we pass through the wide valleys. In this city we can see beautiful white-washed houses and buildings. Much of this city was constructed by Andalusian refugees who were escaping from the Reconquistia, so we explore the tree there while reflecting. We will then take a walk and visit some shops in Medina to view craft items and arts, after which we will hike the Rif mountain or we can go to a café to have a drink or a snack with goat cheese that are enjoyed by most people.

Day 6: Chefchaouen

We will have this day to explore Chefchaouen, and experience its ambiance and observe the activities. We can also go to a café, preferably Plaza Uta- El- Hammam, where we can get to taste the local cheese that is available. We can also view the arts of the 15th century Grand Mosque; this is not open to Non- Muslims. We can get sweets to buy as well as woven materials. We can visit the Kasbah inside the plaza and see the peaceful plaza and the Ethnographic Museum, and view other areas from the balcony. You may also decide to hike hills. In the evening, we will have dinner at a local restaurant and we can also take a strolls to a spa in the Moroccan city.

Day 7: Tangier

In and around Tangier

We will take a small bus to reach Tangier, which is a place that is very significant to the Mediterranean and also the entrance to Africa. This city was known for artisans, and millionaire people. The New Morocco in 199 have revived Tangier and helped it to be more seen and maintained. Tangier has gotten help form Mohammed V1 who is from Morocco to be awoken with potentiality and to be developed I trader, business and also attracting tourist. When we go to Medina and Kasbah we can go to cafes that are always preparing delicious meals and also patisseries that are located in Place de le France in the Ville Nouvelle. There is also the American Legation Museum that we can take a tour of, known as the former palace of Dar-el-Makhzen or the Caves of Hercules. There has been a recently built building known as the Beach Promenade, we can stop by and see what that offer on the menu. We can even have a menu with seafood, and then we can head to the train station to journey to Marrakech.

Day 8: Marrakech

When we reach Marrakech we will relax by taking our time to explore the city. We will explore the beautiful Medina and also the Souks. Both are committed to commerce, art and craft, copper, leather, seasoning, and even carpets- handmade. We will visit the Koutoubia Mosque that a date back to the 12 century, and was well known for Giralda Tower in Seville. We can also stroll through the French garden that was founded by French painter Majorelle. It is now owned and operated by Yves Saint Laurent. We can check out the Muslim art design – PalaisBadi, which is very beautiful. There is an uncovered tomb Of Saadian that remains precious in Medina. All these sites are hard to reach at but they are worth seeing. After this sight- seeing we can have dinner in the city main square at the Djemaa el Fna, then we can go in the town to watch live performances and watch people get the Hennas done. We can also head to the market and view stall showcasing delicacies in the Moroccans culture.

Day 9: Marrakech

We will discover more sections of Marrakech. We can do some shopping and the visit the market to see cart items, spices and stalls packed with foods. We can watch live show of persons making craft items and see artisans doing their work. We can then have a cup of tea, for example the mint or have tajine, which brings Morocco to life. We can tour as many sites as possible on this day we can go on a walking trip. We can even go to Oukaimeden or Ourika valley that is not far. We can book in to Morocco Hammams for the day if we want to rest, but we have to check with our leader.

Day 10: Aroumd

We will drive up to the High Atlas and go see Imlil (2 hours), we will take photos as the view is very beautiful, with flowers along the way. We will store our luggage unto mules that are provided for us as we journey up the mountain. You can ride the mule if you can’t manage the walking up the mountain. The village of Aroumd has a beautiful view you may take your cameras to take pictures. We will also get to experience the Berber culture. We will get to stay for the night in a family house mountain home in Aroumd. We will get the scent and taste lovely bread. We will get to meet local, and we will have to share facilities, including rooms. These arrangements are comfortable and welcoming. We can visit farmland that are nearby and enjoy the culture. We can hike if most persons agree (8kl), to the pilgrimage shrine of SidiChamharouch (will be back within 4 hours after arrival). It’s a great place to explore even if you don’t meet the fitness pace, you will still enjoy you stay.

Day 11: AitBenhaddou

In and around AitBenhaddou

This morning we will walk pass roads leading to the mountains and heading to Morocco’s highest way. We will pass Tizi n Tichka (2260m) then to AitBenhaddou (6hrs). In the contemporary Morocco the Grand Kasbah is deemed to be a historical site, known for clay arts and designs. Most movies were also filmed in this area, such as Games of thrones. We can enjoy walking down winding lanes and roads and up hills so we can view nearby areas and terrains. In the evening we will have a Moroccan cuisine, know to be their best, which include, couscous and tagine. We will learn the secrets of traditional meals while the ladies will prepare our meals.

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Day 12: Zagora

In and around Zagora

We will head towards Sahara while making little breaks to view areas that were used in movies in the Ouarzazate (5 hours). We will then head to the highly vegetated area of Draa Valley then we head to Zagora, which is in the Saharan town, where we wi9ll stay for the night. We can take a walk the palm site and the see the Ksars and then we can walk around other areas.

Day 13: Sahara Camp

We will head on to JbelTadrart ranges and then we will head to Tamegrounte. There is a library so we can visit there and read scripts from various disciplines, such as Science and literature. We can go to Kasbah to see the unique ceramic pottery. We will then leave Tamegrounte and head to M’Hamid (1 hour). We will ride on our camels and pass dunes, where we then be transferred to our vehicle with our guide. We will also get to see nomadic settlement and their camels. We will also journey through the stony Hamada desert. We will arrive in Erg Chigaga dunes in the late evening. It is said be one of the world’s cultural landscape and terrain about 150m.

Day 14: Taroudannt

In and around Taroudannt

We will be transported by a small van to OuladBrhhil to go to the market, it is also known as Little Marrakesh. We should get there in 8hours. The journey will take us through the desert and we will see beautiful natures that are preserved. One of its nature trees is the argan oil which is a delicacy in Moroccan culture, and is used for many purposes such as medicinal. They also trade the argan oil. We may be able to get to experience the images of goats climbing tree to find nuts. This journey is very long and we will not reach where we are staying until in the late afternoon or evening. The accommodation is very relaxing and is all inclusive with pool to enjoy and relax and hot bath.

Day 15: Essaouira

In and around Essaouira

Early in the morning we will go to Souks and get to mingle with local traders who specialize in Jewelry, and we will also see how beautiful Morocco is. We will then head up to the mountains then journey to the town of Essaouira (5 hours). It is a very beautiful town as it goes by the name ‘Image’. It has beautiful whitewashed houses and beautiful art works. It was formerly a Portuguese area for trading that and houses for British and Jewish nations. This area is also a fishing area and it is very busy with boats busy on the sea. It is said that Visitor Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix lovely this area and spent most of his time there. The movie Kingdom of Heaven was also filmed in this area. Since we will reach in the late evening we will have a seafood meal cuisine that has been in the daily catch.

Day 16: Essaouira

We will walk through the Old Medina with our tour guide, then to Jewish Mellah, then to the port, then the Sea Wall of Skala. We will get some free time to explore the town itself and observe the mode of transportation and reflect on the days of the pirates. We can see the auction of fishes on the sea side or at the port. We can also visit the shops and view their contents and arts, and paintings. This city is well known for their Burled Thuya woods that were once in existence since the Portuguese. The oils that came from these woods serve as a freshener for the air. In the evening we can take a Hammam or a local –type of bath.

Day 17: Marrakech

We spend some time seeing the other sections of Essaouira, and then take the a bus to go to Marrakech. Arriving at the afternoon, the ride is about 3 hours. We will get to see the large monument in Marrakech one of KoutoubiaMosque, and the great French painter garden done by Jacques Majorelle. We will also get to famous arts that are from the Islamic culture. These areas maybe a challenge to locate but it’s worth the try. We will then do some last minute shopping then head in the town to see live performance and hennas done. We will then have dinner- Moroccan special. Last day of 18 days from Casablanca tour.

Marrakech

Our 18 days from Casablanca tour ends in the morning after we have had our breakfast. We will check-out by 12:00pm. You can stay longer if you wish, but you have to inform the hotel.