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About This Excursion
What our 5 days in Morocco include and exclude:
Highlights of our Morocco trip for 5 days:
The following attractions were visited during our 5 days Morocco itinerary:
Our 5 days Morocco travel itinerary begins in Casablanca and concludes in Marrakech. On the route, we’ll see the greatest and most beautiful sights in the nation. We begin by visiting the Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques. Later, we’ll go to Fes and wander around its historic Medina’s streets and lanes. In addition, we will visit Al Quaraouiyine, one of the world’s oldest universities.
In the next days, we will explore the Merzouga Sahara desert and marvel at its magnificent hues and dunes. There, you will get the opportunity to ride a camel across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Returning to the north, you will be awestruck by the Todgha and Dades Gorges, as well as the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. The last destination will be Marrakech, the country’s most visited city.
From Casablanca, this is a 5 day itinerary in Morocco:
First day: Casablanca to Fes:
We will begin our 5-day journey in Casablanca by picking you up from the airport or your hotel. To begin, we shall go to Hassan II’s mosque. The latter is the world’s seventh biggest mosque and one of Morocco’s few religious facilities available to non-Muslims. Following that, we will go to Rabat, one of Morocco’s four royal capitals. There, we shall see the Hassan Tower and the Oudayas kasbah. We will also get the opportunity to tour the Chellah location. Later, we’ll go to Fes and spend the night in a Riad.
Day 2: Guided tour of Fes:
On the second day of our 5-day journey from Casablanca, you will visit Fes. We will be joined by a local guide who will explain the history of Fes to you. First and foremost, we will go to the Royal Palace, also known as Dar al-Makhzen. Following that, we will go to The Mellah, Morocco’s oldest Jewish district (1438). It is situated in Fes El Jdid, in the old region of the Sultan’s Syrian archers.
In addition, we will visit Borj Nord to get a panoramic perspective of the city. Later, we’ll go to the tanneries and have a tour around the ancient Medina. In addition, he will pay visits to the universities of Al Quaraouiyine and Al Bouaanania. Spend the night in the same city.
3rd day: Fes to Merzouga:
The third day of our five-day travel from Casablanca will take us to Merzouga, the pinnacle of all our Morocco itineraries. We’ll make a couple stops along the road first. To begin, we will go to Ifrane, Morocco’s cleanest city. We’ll stop there to visit the Atlas lion monument, which was sculpted by a German prisoner in return for his release during WWII.
Following that, we’ll go to Azrou to witness the Barbary macaque in the Cedar forest. You will have the opportunity to feed and photograph them.
We will next travel across the High Atlas Mountains to reach the Ziz valley. Oued Ziz cuts across a large expanse of palm palms. We will reach at Merzouga, Sahara desert, later in the afternoon. Your camels will be waiting for you there to take you on a journey across the Merzouga desert to your tent, where you will eat supper, listen to Berber music, and spend the night.
Merzouga to Dades Gorges Day 4:
It is best to get up early on this day of our 5-day trip from Casablanca to watch a spectacular sunrise. After breakfast, you will return the camels to the starting point. Your driver will be ready for you to begin your day journey. We will go to Rissani, where you will get the opportunity to visit its Souk (Market) and appreciate its art crafts. This Souk is busiest on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Next, we’ll travel through the Tafilalt oasis to see a historic irrigation system. At addition, we will stop for lunch in Tinjdad. Then we go on to the breathtaking canyons of Todgha gorges. They stretch for 30 kilometers and are situated at 1300 m height at the foot of the Great Atlas Mountains. Later, we’ll go to Dades Gorges to witness the monkey toe rock formations and stay the night.
Day 5: From the Dades Gorges to Marrakech:
On the last day of our five-day vacation from Casablanca, we will travel through the country of flowers and the road of hundreds of Kasbahs. We shall arrive at Ouarzazate’s Cinema City. We’ll stop to photograph Taourirt Kasbah before continuing on to the Atlas studio. Later, we will have the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, which is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in southern Morocco. In truth, it is a fortified settlement erected on a hill in the center of a valley with mud structures.
In the afternoon, we continue on our trip to Marrakech, crossing via the Tichka passes. If you are interested, we will make a stop to photograph the panoramic vistas and another to visit an Argan oil cooperative. When we arrive in Marrakech, we will transport you to the airport or your hotel. That concludes our 5-day journey from Casablanca.
Review of our 5 days Moroccan itinerary:
It was an interesting tour and a wonderful experience! This agency was a blessing. Aziz is attentive, prompt, and patient. We had planned a five-day trip to the desert, but when we got to Marrakech, we decided to travel to the seaside as well. amazing landscape. This nation features desert, mountains, and beaches! It’s all worth discovering. Morocco is amazing.
Aziz followed us everywhere, answering questions and offering anecdotes about his nation and people. Only a local Berber can sense the charm, calm, and beauty of the desert and ocean. We came home with many impressions and a wish to return. We’ll contact Aziz since there’s plenty to accomplish. The agency has a professional approach and fair costs.
Team that is entertaining
Our 5 journey started in Casablanca and traveled via Fes before arriving in Merzouga Desert across mountains and valleys. Lhoussain is a fantastic driver who has GPS in his mind and knows practically every corner of the nation as a desert native. We spent a magnificent starry night in the desert with campfire romance and a daybreak camel ride. A memorable experience.
We learnt a lot about the nation throughout the several hours we spent in the automobile. I’m already planning my future vacation with Lhoussain.
Ali and I met a few years ago in Casablanca. A few buddies and I took a brief road trip around Morocco with him and his vehicle. This was a memorable experience, thanks to Ali and his companions’ lovely care. Ali’s warm and respectful demeanor appeals to me. He understands how visitors want to be handled and what to do to make them feel at ease.
Ali, like many tourist guides across the globe, needs money to survive. This travel agency comes highly recommended!
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An overview of our 5 days trip in Morocco
Casablanca, the commercial capital:
Casablanca means “White House” in Spanish and “Dar al Beida” in Arabic. Casablanca is the capital and biggest city in Morocco. It is located right on the Atlantic coast, south of Rabat, Morocco. The city itself has a population of around 3,200,000 people, but the greater Casablanca area, which includes the suburbs, has a population of over 4,000,000 people. Casablanca city has a population of over 7.2 million people, making it one of the most densely inhabited locations in the nation. Casablanca is Morocco’s most important economic and industrial city, as well as North Africa’s biggest port.
Fes, often known as Fez, is a northern Moroccan provincial city with the terraced ancient town of Fes el-Bali in the Oued Fes valley and the plateau district of Fes el-Djedid. The city is one of the most important economic hubs in the nation. Its main economic activities include the manufacture of leather, textiles, and metal items, as well as dyeing and ceramics. Handcrafted items, rugs, jewelry, and fragrances are also produced. There was also a thriving commerce in agricultural items from the surrounding area. Fes also serves as the capital of the Fes-Boulemane region, one of Morocco’s 16 provinces.
Merzouga, Sahara Desert:
Mergouza is 45 kilometers away from Erfoud. It is also around 20 kilometers from the Algerian border. It is one of the final communities before the Sahara sand engulfs the region.
The tours to Erg Chebbi begin at Merzouga. The fine sand hills may reach heights of 150 meters. Brown waves may be seen for kilometers. This is precisely how you picture the desert.
In Merzouga, you may experience traditional Moroccan entertainment in the evenings. Drums and attractive folk dances complement a delectable tagine, freshly baked bread, and couscous.
After the desert, it’s worth the drive to Dayet Srji. Rare species may be seen in this salty lake west of Merzouga all year. Birdwatchers, in particular, would be astounded. Flamingos, buzzards, and falcons may be observed in this region in the spring. Reptiles such as snakes and lizards abound, as do gerbils and desert foxes.
Ait Benhaddou’s Kasbah:
The Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is around 29 kilometers from the city of Ouarzazate. It is a fortified town designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ksar is a typical mud-brick building in Morocco, which was common in the area before the Sahara.
Furthermore, many of the world’s filmmakers like Ait-Ben-cinematography. Haddou’s A vast number of films have been filmed here; here are a few examples: Alexander, Jesus of Nazareth, Mummy, Gladiator
The Ksar is situated on the Ouarzazate River’s left bank. A caravan route from Marrakech to Timbuktu through Zagora ran beside it in ancient times. The Ksar was most likely constructed in the 11th century. However, many families continue to live in the homes and sell souvenirs.
When you walk around these old walls, you might think of things that happened here in the past.Ait Ben Haddou is a fascinating location.
The crimson city of Marrakech:
Marrakech, located around 150 kilometers from the Atlantic coast, is one of Morocco’s biggest and most significant metropolitan centers, along with Casablanca, Fes, and Rabat. Due to the large number of tourists, one of the country’s main airports was built on the outskirts of Marrakech. This made the city easy to get to.
Once in Marrakech, you may stay in one of the city’s hundreds of hotels. There is a wide range of prices, so you may stay in a two-star hotel for €25 per night or a five-star hotel for at least €70. You may also stay at a guesthouse. Offers start at as little as seven euros.
The Al Koutoubia Mosque, with its almost 80-metre-high minaret, is a must-see tourist site. The famed sultan’s palace may be found in the city’s historic quarter, known as the Medina. You may also stroll along the almost ten-kilometer-long fortress walls, erected in the 12th century. Nearby is one of the most important Islamic schools in North Africa. It was built at the end of the 14th century.
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