9 Days from Casablanca to Sahara Desert via Marrakech

We will start this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. In Casablanca you will visit Hassan II`s mosque, Corniche, then drive to Marrakesh, where you will have a full day to explore this city with a local guide. And take the direction to Merzouga, through the High Atlas mountains via Ouarzazate, visit the UNISCO World Heritage site, Roses Valley , dades valley , Dades gorge , down to Merzouga desert and Camel trekking . Overnight in a berber tents at the middle of the dunes. You will be heading towards Fes passing through Erfoud, Ziz Valley, midelt, Azrou where we will explore the Cedar Forest, Ifrane the Moroccan Switzeland , middle Atlas mountains, down to Fez. full day in Fes, visit chefchaouen, tangier, Asilah, Rabat then coming back to Casablanca.

1st day : Casablanca – Marrakech:

After we meet at the place that we had agreed upon, your journey will be started exploring some places in the city. Including; the biggest Mosque Hassan II, United Nations Place and the Coastal Seaside “Corniche” …, then we will leave for Marrakech, where you will have free time wondering around the old town. Overnight in the hotel or Riad.

2nd Day : Full Day To Visit Marrakech

Next day morning, after having breakfast, you will be accompanied with a local guide. you will visit the Menara garden, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Optional lunch will be in the medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fenna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.

3rd day : Marrakech – High atlas mountains – Ouarzazate – Dades valley.

after having breakfast, we will drive to the southeast through the High Atlas via Tizi-n-Tichka pass, with far-reaching overview from the mountains, heading to the ancient High Atlas Berber villages. Then we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, then you will have lunch at one of the restaurants of the Kasbahs. After we continue the tour to Dades valley overnight at Hotel or Riad .

4th day : Dades valley – Tinjdad – Merzouga Sahara desert.

After breakfast, we will be heading towards Erg chebbi at Merzouga Sahara desert. Berber villages are distributed alongside the way. We will go through Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharian oasis of Tafilalet. Then we continue driving to a Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing a few minutes you will take some of your luggage in a small bag (just the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel. Afterwards, we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This is a golden opportunity to take great pictures of the sunset and sunrise. The time we reach the camp, we will walk on feet to the highest sand dunes for sand boarding and to watch the sunset. We will spend, or stay up, the night in Berber nomad tents with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara.

5th day : Merzouga – Arfoud – Ifrane – Fes .

Your camel guide will wake you up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dunes in the desert Erg Chebbi, and you take your breakfast. After these joyful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you will find your driver waiting for you. You will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz, then stopping for overlook of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. We Continue to Midelt across the pass of TiziN’talghamt and have a lunch break. Directly after lunch you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) through the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkies). You may have a stop in Ifrane before arriving to Fes. Overnight in the Hotel or Riad.

6th day : full day to visit Fes.

Next day morning after having breakfast in your riad, you will start an explorative journey of the Medina with a local guide. You will visit many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years, and it is home of the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries. After lunch you will also see the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, where you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. Your tour of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight accommodation at your riad or hotel.

7th Day : Fes – Chefchaouen

Next day morning after having breakfast, we will depart to Chefchaouen (the bleu city), which is a Moroccan popular tourist attraction and welcoming town situated in the Rif. This nice bleu city is known for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains. Overnight in Chefchaouen.

8th Day : Chefchaouen – Tangier – Asilah

After breakfast, we continue our Morocco tour to Tangier to discover its old medina. You will explore also the Mediterranean beach part and the Atlantic coast. We will visit the cultural small city Asilah. Asilah is known for its annual festival for the art, and most of the walls of the Medina are painted by various famous artists from all over the world. Your visit includes the Skalla fortress, where you will experience a wonderful view of the Medina and the ocean. Overnight will be at a local riad.

9th Day : Asilah – Rabat – Casablanca

After breakfast, we will depart to Rabat, the administrative capital of the country visiting Rabat includes the Royal Palace (outside), the 

Hassan Tower, one of the landmarks of this city La Kasbah Oudayas. After we visit Rabat we will drive to Casablanca. Overnight in your hotel.

What’s included

  • Private Transport: 4×4, Mini bus, bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
  • Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
  • Car fuel
  • 7 Nights in Hotel or Raid (Dinner & breakfast)
  • § 1 Night in desert (Dinner & breakfast)
  • Camel Ride in desert
  • Sandboarding in Dunes

What’s Not Included:

  • Drinks and Lunches
  • Flight Tickets
  • Hotel in Marrakech
  • Monuments ticket

Note: In case you want to modify any of these tours, just be in contact with us beforehand and we will make it happen.

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