Grand Tour from Casablanca to Tarifa

GRAND TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO TARIFA

The Tour where you can discover the best of Morocco

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7 nights touring Casablanca - Rabat - Marrakech - The High Atlas - Aït Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Tinerghir - Merzouga (Sahara) - Erfoud - The Middle Atlas - Azrou - Ifrane - Fez.

Final price per person

569 €

Price per person
(In double room)

GRAND TOUR OF MOROCCO FROM CASABLANCA TO TARIFA

DAY 1, SATURDAY: CASABLANCA

  • Arrival at Mohammed V airport, assistance and transfer to the hotel. 
  • Check-in at the hotel. 
  • Free time in Casablanca
  • Casablanca was the inspiration for Humphrey Bogart's 1942 film. It is the main and largest city in Morocco, the country's first commercial and port industrial centre. Located on the Atlantic coast and surrounded by the Chauia plain, it enjoys a magnificent temperate climate all year round. With a cosmopolitan and westernised atmosphere, it is the modern face of Morocco today.
  • Dinner at the hotel

DAY 2, SUNDAY: CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast and check out
  • 08:30 hrs. Panoramic visit of Casablanca. In it we will be able to admire the exteriors of the Great Mosque Hassan II, designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau, was inaugurated in 1993 after 8 years of work, this mosque is the highest in the Arab world, the lights of its minaret, 200 meters high, can be seen from several kilometers away, and is the second largest after the mosque of Mecca. This architectural work has the latest technologies such as earthquake resistance, automatically opening roof, heated floor or electric doors. It is one of the few mosques in Morocco that allows the visit to non-Muslim tourists (entrance not included).
  • Departure to Marrakech, the red pearl of southern Morocco. 
  • At the arrival we will have lunch in the hotel and the rooms will be distributed. 
  • Afterwards we will take a guided tour of Marrakech. We begin with the external visit of the Kutubía, the twin tower sister of the Sevillian Giralda. We will visit the gardens of Menara, have a large pond of 30,000 square meters, which was built in the time of the Almohads, who designed a whole system of underground channels to take advantage of the thawing water of the Atlas and thus be able to use it for irrigation. This system is still used after almost 9 centuries of history... We will also visit the Bahia Palace, dedicated by the vizier to one of his favorites, at the end of the 19th century. We will finish the visit in the famous square of Jmaa el Fna, which at this time of the day becomes the greatest spectacle in the world.
  • For those who want transportation will return to the hotel at 20:00 hrs. Those who do not want to return to the hotel can stay in the square and return each on their own.
  • Free time for dinner in Marrakech. However, it will be offered as an optional dinner of the renowned show of the Fantasy Chez Ali, representing the different tribes of Morocco and their traditions.
  • And for those who don't want to, they can enjoy a dinner in the restaurants that are around the square.

DAY 3, MONDAY: MARRAKECH - TIZ N TICHKA - AIT BEN HADDOU - OUARZAZATE

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • 8:00 am. We will continue our trip towards southern Morocco. We will cross through the majestic mountains of the Alto Atlas and the port of Tzi´n´Tichka, the door entrance to the desert which is 2260 meter high. Here we will pause to contemplate the spectacular views.
  • We will continue to Ait Ben Haddou, one of the geological wonders of the world, which has been kept maintained throughout the millennium. Next we will visit a grand fortress which has served as a movie set several times for movies such as ¨Laurence de Arabia¨, ¨Gladiator¨, and ¨La Joya del Nilo¨. It is made from different elements, the adobe seems to mix with the dry land over what used to be a flourishing stream and has now been converted to cropland.
  • Free time for lunch
  • After the visit of this landmark, we will continue to Ouarzazate, former garrison of French troops, located in the meridional zone in the country. Rich with its agriculture and famous for its details in its palm trees, roses and henna that grow on its bank. It is also the mainstay of many movie directors. These attributes have caused numerous economic boosts to this zone and has created many businesses related to the audiovisual world and jobs to many of the residents.
  • Arrive at the hotel, check in the rooms
  • Dinner and accomodation in the hotel in Ouarzazate

DAY 4 TUESDAY: OUARZAZATE - TINERGHIR - TODRA GORGES - SAHARA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from the hotel to continue our journey along the well known route of the kasbahs.
  • We will pass by Boumalne Dades, where the Valley of the Roses is located, to continue towards Tinerghir, where we will detour towards the Todra Gorges. There we will be able to admire marvellous palm groves that help to support the heat of these places.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, we will continue our route towards Erfoud where we will leave the bus, jeeps and land rovers to go in 4x4 to the camp in Merzouga to spend the night in tents, next to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in the door of the Sahara desert from we will be able to contemplate a spectacular starry sky.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jaimas.

DAY 5, WEDNESDAY: SAHARA - IFRANE - FEZ

  • Sunrise in the Sahara. Its dunes extend to the horizon and some rise more than 150 m. The experience of seeing the first rays of sunrise in the Sahara is impressive.
  • Today it is obligatory to get up early for an unforgettable date with the sunrise. We will go out at night to be able to contemplate it from the dunes and to admire the different tonalities that is acquiring the sand as the Sun goes up.
  • After a good Berber breakfast we will go for a camel ride through the dunes.
  • Departure to Fez, the first of the Imperial Cities, its origin dates back to the eighth century. It is also one of the first holy cities of Muslim worship in Morocco and is also proud to host one of the oldest universities in the world.
  • Dinner at the hotel

DAY 6, THURSDAY: FEZ

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Walking through the labyrinthine streets of Fez transports us to past worlds in which potters, forgeers and craftsmen coexist with the foreign visitor, who never ceases to be surprised by observing its people and smelling the multiple aromas and smells that flood the atmosphere of this city.
  • We left to visit the city of Fez with a local guide. We will start with a panoramic view of the city, including the Merinides tombs. Afterwards we will visit Fez el Jedid, including the Alhuitas Square, outside the Royal Palace and Dar el Makhzen.
  • We will continue to the walking visit of Fez el Bali. We will visit the spice souk of Attarin, the souk of Jenna. We will arrive at Nejjarin Square where the founduk of the same name is located and we will visit the Bounania Madrasa. We will continue towards the Es Seffarin square to finish the morning in the tanners' quarter and see the tanneries.
  • Mirrors, perfumes, chickens, pigeons, silverware, gold, babouches, sandals, chadors, chilabas, drums, vegetables, fruits, pottery, ceramics, forging, spices, portraits of the king, cereals, books, glassware and everything imaginable, everything... is here. The constant jolting of the donkeys, loaded with goods from various sources, transports you to another world only broken by the scream of "barak" with which the owner of the animal warns passers-by of the passage of the donkey.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Free time in Fez
  • Free time for dinner.
  • 20:00 hrs. Optional, dinner with folkloric show.

DAY 7, FRIDAY: FEZ – CHAOUEN – TANGIER – TARIFA

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Depart to Chefchaouen located in a natural park, declared as a natural reserve biosphere. Chaouen is a town on a mountain, white and blue, with its wise, kind, and respectful people who offer visitors beautiful panoramas of the urban slope. Beautiful local artisan showings can be seen here as well as enjoying a certain calmness that hard to find nowadays. This place really has you wishing for a return once you leave.
  • Tour through the blue city with a local guide
  • Depart towards Tanger. Free time for lunch on route
  • Arrive at the Tanger port and board towards Tarifa
  • 19:00h. Depart to the Fast Ferry to Tarifa
  • End of our services.
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Casablanca
  • Fast ferry Tangier - Tarifa
  • Private transport for the whole circuit
  • 1 night in Casablanca in Hotel Oum Palace 4* half-board regime
  • 1 night in Marrakech in Hotel Meriem 4* half-board regime
  • 1 night in tents in Merzouga (Jaima Ksar Merzouga) on a half-board basis.
  • 1 night in Ouarzazate in Hotel kenzi azghor 4* half-board.
  • 2 nights in Fez at Hotel Menzeh Zalagh 4* half-board regime
  • Entrance fees included to the monuments according to the program
  • Transfer in 4x4 in the desert
  • Camel ride in the dunes of Merzouga
  • Local guides in the cities visited
  • Basic travel assistance insurance
  • Hotel and port taxes
  • Management fee 9 €.
  • Cancellation expenses insurance, we inform you that you can hire an optional one, contact us.
  • Drinks for dinners and/or lunches
  • Supplement single room 120 € except in the desert.
  • Desert room (subject to availability) 30 €/pax/double room. To be requested at time of booking.
  • New Year's Eve supplement
  • Discount for children up to 12 years old, 15 % of the final price, sharing a room with their parents. Not combinable with other discounts or promotions.
  • All that is not specified in the price includes

Upcoming departures

  • 26 January 2019
  • 02 February 2019
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  • 02 November 2019
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  • 21 December 2019
  • 28 December 2019
  • 04 January 2020
  • 11 January 2020
 

Notes

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU BRING YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE OF AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FROM YOUR TRIP

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