8 Days - Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Desert
- 8 Days – Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Desert
In This unforgettable 8 day Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, immersing yourself in the diverse tapestry of Moroccan culture and landscapes. From the historic sites of Casablanca to the ancient medina of Fes, the captivating dunes of Merzouga, and the vibrant streets of Marrakech, each day unfolds with unique experiences. This curated tour offers a perfect blend of historical exploration, natural wonders, and cultural encounters, providing an authentic taste of Morocco.
- Visit Hassan 2 Mosque, lunch at Rick’s Café.
- Explore Royal Palace, Mellah, Al Qaraouine University in Fes.
- Sunrise at Erg Chebbi, nomadic life, camel trek.
- Todra Gorges, Dades Valley, Erg Chebbi sunset.
- Discover Kasbahs, meet Berber Nomads, Rose Valley.
- Jemaa el Fnaa, Royal Palace, vibrant Souks.
- Explore medina, markets, and artistic charm.
- Transfer to the airport, ending your memorable journey.
Day 1: Casablanca – Meknes – Volubilis and Fes:
Start Your 8 day desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, we land at Casablanca Airport. Our initial visit takes us to the impressive Hassan 2 Mosque, followed by a delightful lunch at Rick’s Café. Post-lunch, the road leads us to Fes, weaving through the historical sites of Volubilis and Meknes.
Continuing our exploration, we delve into the Roman ruins of Volubilis, where mosaics dating back to 25bc are remarkably preserved. The day concludes with a comfortable overnight stay at our chosen Hotel/Riad, setting the tone for the captivating adventure ahead.
Day 2: Explore Fes city:
The day kicks off with breakfast in the Riad, setting the stage for an immersive exploration of Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco. Strolling through its alleys, we begin our journey at the Royal Palace, visit the historic Jewish Quarter, and explore the first Mellah built in Morocco.
Ensuring a thorough experience of cultural and historical gems, we visit the iconic Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, and the Tanneries. Post-lunch, a visit to a ceramic factory and a panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes offer additional delights. The evening unfolds with a relaxing drink in the new city, and overnight accommodation awaits in the Riad.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – ziz Valley – Merzouga:
Following a hearty breakfast, our journey from Fes to Merzouga begins with a drive through the enchanting landscapes. Ifrane, often called the “Switzerland of Morocco,” marks our first stop. Continuing through the famous cedar forest of Azrou, where Barbary apes may be spotted, the scenery transforms as we approach Errachidia. The journey unfolds via the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the lush Ziz Valley, offering panoramic views. As day turns to night, we find repose in our chosen Hotel/Riad.
Day 4: Merzouga Desert and the Camel Ride:
As the morning sun graces the desert, we embark on a day of exploration in the Merzouga area. Our itinerary includes a visit to the Gnawa people, experiencing their music and lifestyle. Nearby, the serene Lake of Merzouga welcomes with its bird populations. The highlight of the day awaits with a camel trek into the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes. The night unfolds at the desert camp, complete with flash toilets, creating an authentic desert experience under the stars.
Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:
Commencing the day with an awe-inspiring sunrise, we traverse the captivating Erg Chebbi sand dunes, their beauty evolving with the changing light. After a satisfying breakfast in the Riad, our journey unfolds toward Rissani, Tinghir, and the Todra Gorges, renowned for their height and narrowness. Lunch amid the gorge’s heart precedes our drive through the Dades Valley, revealing sand castles and fascinating rock formations known as “monkey toes.” A luxurious hotel overlooking the Dades Valley hosts our night’s stay.
Day 6: Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
Post-breakfast, our route leads through the captivating Dades Valley, guiding us to Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The journey through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs provides ample opportunities for capturing the trip’s best photographic moments. Encounter with Berber Nomads, the lush Rose Valley, and remarkable rock formations enrich the day. Stops at Kalaat M’gouna, the rose city, and the Kasbah Ameridil further contribute to the journey’s cultural tapestry. After a delightful hike and lunch, we continue towards Marrakech, ending the day with a fulfilling overnight stay at our chosen Hotel/Riad.
Day 7: Marrakech Exploration:
As the sun rises, our exploration of Marrakech, the “red city of Morocco,” begins with a delectable breakfast in the Riad. This day is dedicated to uncovering the rich cultural heritage of Marrakech. From the bustling markets of Jemaa el Fnaa square to the historical landmarks like the Royal Palace and the vibrant Souks, every corner of Marrakech tells a story. A leisurely day unfolds, allowing you to delve into the city’s essence. The night brings a serene stay in our chosen Hotel/Riad.
Day 8: Departure:
After a delightful breakfast in your Riad, our journey concludes with a transfer to the airport. This marks the end of our 8-day desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. As you bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and cultural wonders, we trust you carry cherished memories of this immersive Moroccan experience.
- Private comfortable vehicle
- Private driver/guide during the tour
- Pick up / drop off from Marrakech
- Accommodation in hotels
- Sleeping in the desert in Desert Camp
- Camel ride in the desert
- Dinners and breakfasts
- Plane ticket
- Lunches and drinks
- Entrance fees