7 Days Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca Via Merzouga and Fes
Discover the vibrant beauty of Morocco on a 7 Days Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca. This captivating adventure transports you through the enchanting landscapes, ancient kasbahs, and bustling cities of this North African gem. From the rugged beauty of the High Atlas Mountains to the golden sands of the Sahara Desert, and from the historical treasures of Fes and Meknes to the modern charm of Rabat and Casablanca, this tour offers a rich and diverse experience of Morocco’s cultural and geographical wonders.
Scenic Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains.
UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate.
Dades Valley and captivating Toudra Gorges.
Sahara Desert adventures with 4×4 excursions and camel rides.
Cultural encounters in Merzouga and a taste of local music and lifestyle.
Exploration of Fes with its bustling medina and Royal Palace.
Roman ruins in Volubilis and the charm of Meknes.
Modern cities of Rabat and Casablanca, including the iconic Hassan II Mosque.
Marrakech’s vibrant medina with its enchanting alleys.
Our 7 Days Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca begins in Marrakech, leading us towards the Dades Gorges. We’ll navigate the scenic Tizi-n-Tichka pass, offering mesmerizing views of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we explore Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before continuing to Ouarzazate, home to the historic Taourirt Kasbah.
Lunch awaits in Ouarzazate, and our route then leads us southeast to the Dades Valley, where we’ll pass through the Valley of Roses and the captivating Skoura palm grove. Our evening brings us to Dades Gorges, where a local riad or hotel welcomes us for a restful night.
Day 2 – Dades Gorges to Merzouga Desert
Our Moroccan adventure continues as we explore the Dades Valley. We set out for Tinghir, where we’ll venture on a memorable walk in the striking Toudra Gorges, a renowned destination for mountain climbers. Afterward, we journey to Erfoud, a town known for its rich reserves of black stone and marine fossils.
Here, we might visit a fossil shop and factory to gain insight into the area’s geological treasures. Following this, we make our way to the Saharan desert in Merzouga, a place of mesmerizing dunes and unique landscapes. We’ll stay in a desert hotel, indulging in a delightful dinner and breakfast as we prepare for the adventures of the following day.
Day 3 – Merzouga Desert Exploration
Today, we launch on a 4×4 excursion to delve deeper into the enchanting Merzouga desert. Our journey includes a visit to a Gnawa village, originally from Mali, where we’ll learn about their music and lifestyle. We’ll also have the privilege of meeting the nomadic people who call the desert home, sharing a traditional lunch with them.
In the afternoon, we prepare for a camel ride into the heart of the Sahara, led by an experienced guide. We’ll explore the hidden beauty of the desert, surrounded by the tallest sand dunes in Morocco. A dinner beneath the desert stars and an overnight stay in desert tents await.
Day 4 – Merzouga Desert to Fes
This morning, we set off on camels to return from the desert. After breakfast and a refreshing shower at the hotel, we bid farewell to Merzouga and head to Fes. Our route takes us through the Middle Atlas, characterized by the majestic cedar forests, and includes stops in Ifrane, a charming ski resort, and Azrou, a significant handicraft center. In the afternoon, we arrive in Fes, where we’ll stay in a local hotel.
Day 5 – Fes Guided Tour
Our day in Fes begins with an immersive guided tour of the city. We explore the heart of Fes, its fascinating medina, bustling alleys, and significant landmarks. The tour includes visits to the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace, and the renowned tanneries where leather is traditionally processed. We’ll explore the Quaraouine mosque, often regarded as the world’s first university. After lunch, we enjoy a panoramic view of the city and spend the night in a local riad with dinner and breakfast.
Day 6 – Fes to Casablanca via Rabat
Today, our journey leads us to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, offering a glimpse into ancient history. We then continue to Meknes, where we explore the former Imperial city and its prominent sights. After a guided tour in the Meknes Medina, we head to the capital, Rabat, visiting the mausoleum of Hassan II before proceeding to Casablanca. Our accommodations for the night are in a local hotel or riad.
Day 7 – Casablanca to Marrakech
Our exploration of Casablanca begins with a guided tour, featuring a visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque. We then continue our journey to Marrakech, arriving in the afternoon. The tour concludes with a guided exploration of the bustling medina. This 7-day adventure offers a comprehensive experience of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich culture, leaving you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for this enchanting country.