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TMR104: 13 Days Casablanca - Rabat - Tangier - Chefchaouen - Meknes - Fez - Erfoud - Ouarzazate - Marrakech - Essaouira - Casablanca
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Casablanca, Airport pick-up and transfer to Rabat
Welcome to Morocco! Our English-speaking driver will welcome you at Mohammed V International Airport and then drive one hour to Rabat, the capital as well as one of the four royal cities in Morocco, and the first stop of this Morocco desert safari. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and have a rest. The rest day is free for you to explore this ancient city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: ONOMO Hotel Rabat Terminus
Day 2 Rabat half day guided tour, Private transfer to Tangier
Today, our local guide will firstly accompany you to visit the Hassan Tower, which is unfinished due to lack of funds and the destructive earthquake in 1755. The next stop is the opposite Mausoleum of Mohamed V guarded by soldiers. Then we will head for the Odayas Kasbah to appreciate ancient fortresses.

Afterward, we will drive for about 3 hours/257km to Tangier, a coastal city in northern Morocco. Upon arrival, our experienced driver will lead you to visit the Spartel Cape to admire the splendid view of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Then we will go to the Hercules Cave which is magically in the shape of the African continent. Thereafter, visit the Old Medina of Tangier and Kasbah Museum to have a glance of the local lifestyle. Then we will pay a visit to the Tomb of Ibn Battouta to know stories of this adventurer from the 14th century. The last stop is the bustling Grand Socco where you can purchase some exquisite handicrafts.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Riad La Tangerina in Tangier
Day 3 Private transfer from Tangier to Chefchaouen, Chefchaouen guided half day tour
On day 3 of our Morocco desert trips, we will drive 2 hours to Chefchaouen in the morning. As blue houses are scattered all over the city, it's also called the blue fairy tale town. Our local guide will escort you to visit the Outa-el-Hamman Square and the Jews settlement in Medina. Strolling on the lanes and streets, you will feel the romantic atmosphere of this blue town. The last destination is the Grand Mosque housing the well-known octagonal minaret. Then you can spend some free time in the town ambling around and taking photos.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Dar Echchaouen in Chefchaouen
Day 4 Drive from Chefchaouen to Meknes, Continue drive to Fez
In the morning, we will drive 3.5 hours/195km to Meknes, another royal city in Morocco. On arrival, we will first visit the Bab Mansour. We can take photos in front of this arch gate and the towering castles on both sides. The following stop is the Royal Stables. Afterward, we will go to the well-preserved Ruins of Volubilis. Then, visit the holy city Moulay Idriss, where the founder of the first Muslim dynasty in Morocco was buried. Continuing driving for one hour, we will finally reach Fez and check into the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Barcelo Fes Medina
Day 5 Fez guided full day tour
Fez is not only the religious and cultural center of Morocco for over 1,000 years, but also the birthplace of the Arabic tale "One Thousand and One Nights". Our Morocco desert tours today will start from the Fez Medina boasting over 9,000 narrow lanes. Don't worry. Accompanied by our local guide, you won't lose your way, but have a good chance to mingle with locals.

Next, we will successively visit the University of Al Quaraouiyine, the world's oldest university, and El-Attarine, a typical example of Arabic architectures. After that, we will head forward to the Bou Inania Medersa, the first university teaching Muslim doctrines and the only seminary with a mosque. When the night falls, you are advised to take a traditional Turkish bath to fully relax.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Private transfer from Fez to Sahara Desert via Erfoud (450KM, 6-6.5H driving)
This morning, we will drive to the Erfoud. Located at the edge of Sahara Desert, it is used as a transfer point for Morocco desert safaris. On the way, we will pass by the Moroccan's "mother mountain" - Atlas Mountains and the Ziz Gorge.

After arriving at Erfoud, we will get on a 4*4 vehicle to enter Sahara Desert. Our destination is Erg Chebbi, the largest desert in Morocco. You can not only appreciate the enchanting scenery, but also experience camel riding and sand boarding.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Luxury Sahara Desert Camp
Day 7 Private transfer from Sahara to Ouarzazate (312KM, 4.5H driving)
On day 7 of our Sahara Desert tours Morocco, you may get up early to watch the stunning sunrise in the desert. Then enjoy a breakfast and return to Erfoud. We will next drive to Ouarzazate, the set of many famous films. Along the way, we will have stopovers at the Todra Gorge and Skoura Oasis to take photos. After reaching Ouarzazate, you can wander around to appreciate the unique buildings.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Dar Chamaa in Ouarzazate
Day 8 Visit Ait Ben Haddou & Private drive to Marrakech (194KM, 4H driving)
Today, the site guide will accompany you to visit the Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage. Then we will drive to the Village of Telouet famous for the oldest Muslim architectures in the world. After the Ouarzazate exploration, we will drive to Marrakech and spend overnight at a hotel there.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Dar Chamaa in Marrakech
Day 9 Visit Imlil village from Marrakech
Today's Morocco Sahara tours start with the 2-hour drive to the Imlil village at the foot of Atlas Mountain. Then we will spend a full day touring the nearby traditional Berber villages. Taking a mule-ride, you will get immersed in the picturesque scenery. Physical strength permitting, you can hike through the villages, which is an awesome highlight of this rural tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 10 Marrakech guided half day tour
Our local guide will take you to the landmark, Koutoubia Mosque in the morning, then continue to travel to the Bahia Palace built at the end of the 19th century, Saadian Tombs, and Ben Youssef Madrasa seminary. This afternoon is free time. You can explore the open-air market by yourself and buy some souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 11 Marrakech to Essaouira by private car
This morning we will drive 2.5 hours/185km to Essaouira, the well-known "Windy City" in Africa. You will definitely be attracted by the golden beach and blue sea. Locals go fishing on the sea and sell seafood at Port d'Essaouira, making it extremely busy. The Sqala de la Kasbah fort as one of the sets of the TV play "Games of Thrones", is also a good place to go.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Riad Al Madina
Day 12 Drive back to Casablanca (370KM, 4H driving)
On day 12 of our Morocco Sahara tours, we'll drive back to Casablanca in the morning and head for the King Hassan II Mosque. It is renowned not only because of the fancy appearance and the world's highest minaret, but also because one thirds of the mosque is over the ocean. Afterward, we will go to the Jewish Historical Museum of Morocco to learn Jewish history and culture.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Club Val d'Anfa
Day 13 Departure from Casablanca, Airport see-off
This Morocco Sahara Desert tour ends today. Our driver will send you to Casablanca Airport for taking the departure flight. We sincerely wish you a pleasant journey back home!

Meals: Breakfast
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