Casablanca to Essaouira - 13 Days

Morocco
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From 2022-09-03 to 2023-12-16

Departure dates & prices

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  • Sep Sat 03 2022 to Sep Thu 15 2022
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    $2,525*
  • Sep Sat 17 2022 to Sep Thu 29 2022
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    $2,525*
  • Sep Sat 24 2022 to Oct Thu 06 2022
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    $2,525*
  • Oct Sat 08 2022 to Oct Thu 20 2022
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    $2,525*
  • Oct Sat 15 2022 to Oct Thu 27 2022
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    $2,525*
  • Nov Sat 05 2022 to Nov Thu 17 2022
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    $2,415*
  • Nov Sat 26 2022 to Dec Thu 08 2022
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    $2,415*
  • Dec Tue 27 2022 to Jan Sun 08 2023
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    $2,525*
  • Jan Sat 07 2023 to Jan Thu 19 2023
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    $2,435*
  • Jan Sat 28 2023 to Feb Thu 09 2023
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    $2,435*
  • Feb Sat 18 2023 to Mar Thu 02 2023
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    $2,435*
  • Mar Sat 04 2023 to Mar Thu 16 2023
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    $2,435*
  • Mar Sat 18 2023 to Mar Thu 30 2023
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    $2,435*
  • Apr Sat 01 2023 to Apr Thu 13 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Apr Sat 08 2023 to Apr Thu 20 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Apr Sat 22 2023 to May Thu 04 2023
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    $2,545*
  • May Sat 06 2023 to May Thu 18 2023
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    $2,545*
  • May Sat 20 2023 to Jun Thu 01 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Jun Sat 03 2023 to Jun Thu 15 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Jun Sat 17 2023 to Jun Thu 29 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Jul Sat 01 2023 to Jul Thu 13 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Jul Sat 15 2023 to Jul Thu 27 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Jul Sat 29 2023 to Aug Thu 10 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Aug Sat 05 2023 to Aug Thu 17 2023
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    $2,545*
  • Aug Sat 12 2023 to Aug Thu 24 2023
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What's included

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners inclusive of a traditional Berber meal at our Sahara camp .
12 nights 3-4 star hotels and riads and 1 night camping at a Berber desert camp in the Sahara Desert (hotel upgrade available).
Guided sightseeing - Casablanca, Rabat, Volubilis, Fes, Merzouga, Todra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou and Marrakech.
Camel trek into the Sahara Desert.
Escorted by a licensed English speaking Moroccan tour guide from day 1 to 9.
Specialist local guides at some sites.
Private transfers from Marrakech to Essaouira and Essaouira to Casablanca.
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 13.
All transportation and transfers in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles.
All road taxes and tolls.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Casablanca Saturday. Upon arrival at the airport in Casablanca, you’ll be met and transferred to our hotel in the city. The remainder of the day is free for you enjoy at your own leisure. Why not find a restaurant in town to try the local cuisine?
  • Day 2 - Marrakech City Tour Casablanca - Marrakech. This morning after breakfast we head to Marrakech to meet the rest of the group before embarking on a guided city tour of Marrakech. Inside the rose coloured medina walls is a tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and bustling souks. At the heart of the medina is Djemaa El Fna, the city's exuberant market place and towering over it, is the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building in the city.
  • Day 3 - Ait Benhaddou Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate. Departing the city this morning we travel across the plains of haouz and reach the great High Atlas mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi n Tichka, we stop for lunch and then continue onwards with great views over the Mountains and valleys to Ait Benhaddou. This incredible ancient fortified Kasbah was built for defence purposes high on a hill and is a stunningly well preserved medieval city which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia as its beauty is unequal to any other fortified kasbah in south Morocco. Carrying on we continue south to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate (pronounced war-zazat). Ouarzazate is famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including James Bond – The Living Daylights, The Mummy and more recently Game of Thrones.
  • Day 4 - Todra Gorge Ouarzazate - Todra Gorge - Merzouga (Sahara). This morning we begin our journey into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees, rose fields and magnificent gorges. Travelling from Ouarzazate, there is a possibility of visiting the kasbah Amherdhil in Skoura before seeing the rose fields and reaching scenic Todra Gorge. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 1000ft, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. After time to wander through Todra we hit the road again for Merzhouga – our base before we head into the Sahara. Depending on the time of year, spend the afternoon relaxing and swimming before climbing aboard our camels for an incredible trek into the Sahara Desert to watch a beautiful sunset and spend the night at our remote Berber Camp, nestled amongst the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night camping in the Sahara.

    If you would prefer the comfort of a hotel with en-suite facilities this evening, opt for our Sahara hotel alternative at no additional cost. Please do let us know your preferred option at the time of booking.
  • Day 5 - Merzouga Merzouga (Sahara) - Fes. Departing early, we climb back on our camels disembarking for a truly stunning sunrise. After freshening up and breakfast in Merzouga we’re back on the road heading for Fes. It’s a long drive today however there is a lot to see on the way. We’ll pass through cedar forests full of Barbary Macaque monkeys on our way through the Moyen Atlas mountains. Just before Fes we stop at Ifrane – a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort. Along the way we also start to see our first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the mountains and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. We arrive into Fes in the early evening.
  • Day 6 - Fes Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and its medina is a cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the old walled city. This fascinating medina is a veritable rabbit warren of 9400 alleys that often finish with dead ends – so be sure to stay close to the group! We also visit the dye-pits and tanneries before lunch in the medina. The remainder of the day is at leisure – why not take part in an optional Tagine Making Class or a night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town (both payable locally).
  • Day 7 - Meknes Fes - Volubilis - Meknes - Rabat. Departing Fes this morning we visit the fascinating UNESCO listed Roman ruins of Volubilis, which date back to AD40. Continuing on we stop at the Imperial City of Meknes, which became known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. After lunch and some free time our final stop of the day is Rabat – Morocco’s capital where we overnight.
  • Day 8 - Casablanca Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech. This morning we take a guided tour of Rabat and visit some of the capital’s highlights, including the impressive Chellah - a necropolis and complex of ancient, medieval ruins, the Royal Palace and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. After lunch we continue to Casablanca where we visit the Hassan II Mosque, which has the tallest minaret and is the third largest mosque in the world - it can hold 25,000 worshippers at any one time. After our visit to the mosque we say goodbye to our fellow passengers leaving us in Casablanca and continue on to Marrakech for the night.
  • Day 9 - Essaouira Marrakech - Essaouira. Today we have a leisurely morning before starting our journey to Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic Coast via private transfer, and upon arrival enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Why not find a restaurant in the charming old town and try the local cuisine.
  • Day 10-12 - Essaouira Essaouira - Casablanca. Spend the next three days exploring the sights and delights of Essaouira at your own pace. Set on the rugged shores of the breezy Atlantic Coast, this charming seaside city offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. While away the days here exploring its winding streets lined with whitewashed houses, picking your way through the shops in its ancient medina, or sitting at an ocean-facing restaurant sipping on a cup of coffee. During the warmer months why not try some water sports too, as the windy shores here offer ideal conditions for wind and kite surfing. On the evening of day 12 a private transfer will take you back to Casablanca for the night.
  • Day 13 - Casablanca Thursday. Our amazing tour of Morocco ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to Casablanca airport will be provided.
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