8 days from Casablanca to Merzouga desert. Morocco Casablanca desert trip – Travel from Casablanca to Merzouga desert – Morocco tour departure from Casablanca to Erg Chebbi dunes and Marrakech – Casablanca Sahara desert Travel.
Duration: 8 days 7 nights
Tour End: Marrakech
8 days from Casablanca to Merzouga desert, Travel from Casablanca to Morocco desert via Fes. Tour guided in Fes. Discover Merzouga sahara dunes. Camel ride in Erg chebbi dunes. Travel around Gorges oasis and kasbah in south Morocco. Explore Marrakech medina. Essaouira Day trip.
- Fes tour guided
- Merzouga desert
- Camel ride in the dunes
- Todra and dades gorges
- Ait ben haddou kasbah
- Marrakech tour guided
- Essaouira day trip
► Itinerary 8 days tour from casablanca to Merzzouga desert:
DAY 1 : CASABLANCA – FES :
We will commence the journey by picking you up from Casablanca airport and then we will hit the road to Fes via Rabat the current capital, Meknes the Ismaili capital, Volubilis’ Roman ruins. As the night falls we will be found in a traditional Moroccan Fassi house in which you are willing to spend the night in.
DAY 2 : DISCOVERING FES :
After having breakfast we will start our trip around Fez, one of the most important cities of the kingdom, and actually it is believed to be the first built city by the Idrissids, it is the spiritual, cultural, scientific and artistic capital of Morocco, walking down its narrow ancient streets of the medina you would feel as if time had stopped in the middle age. We will visit historical sites and buildings like the Quaraouine mosque which is also considered as the first university to ever exist founded in 859.
It is a prestigious center for the Arab world, its influence grew as the Marinids took charge over it. Fez was divided into two parts fortunately they were reunited by Almoravids. And in the 11th century Fez became one of the major cities of Islam. At sunset we will drive upwards to a wonderful hill where we can overlook the whole city in one scenery. After that we go back to the Riad to rest and get ready for the next day.
DAY 3 : FES – SAHARA DESERT – CAMEL RIDE IN ERG CHEBBI DUNES AND NIGHT IN A TENT:
After having breakfast we will aim to south. We will firstly drive by Ifran the Switzerland of Morocco and Cedar forest situated not far in Azrou. It is famous for being a home for a wide variety of monkeys and apes. Along the route you will notice the change in sceneries from mountainous -the Middle atlas mountains and high Atlas mountains- to desert like landscapes especially as we approach Errachidia.
We will have lunch in Midelt and continue to Ziz valley where we are willing to admire the magnificent views. Before we arrive to Erfoud, we will pass by numerous Berber villages like Rissani which is the ancient capital of the current dynasty the Alaouits. That would be our final point before reaching to Merzouga. We will leave vehicles aside and ride camels to the nomad camp which is only 1h30min far. We will enjoy the sunset whilst being over the high dunes. As we arrive we will have a yummy dinner with the locals under the rhythm of Berber drums and the moonlight.
DAY 4 : SAHARA – TODGHA GORGES – DADES VALLEY :
Your guide will make sure to wake you up in order not to miss the spectacular view of sunrise reflected over the peaks of high dunes. You will ride camels back to the hotel to have breakfast and have a refreshing shower. We will then continue the journey by driving towards Tinghir and Todgha gorges. They are considered to be the highest narrow gorges in Morocco. You can hike along its valley. Our next stop would be the Dades valley wherein you are willing to admire the formidably shaped sand castles and the gorgeous rock formation often referred to as Monkey toes. You will spend the night in a nearby hotel or riad of your choosing.
DAY 5 : DADES VALLEY – AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH – MARRAKECH :
Today after that we have breakfast, we will start driving through the 1000 kasbahs the main route connecting Dades valley and Ouarzazat. The road is a splendid opportunity for you to exercise your photography skills. Our next stop is the Klaat Mgouna known for its massive production of Rose water. We will then head towards Ouarzazat the African Hollywood; we will have breakfast in Ait Benhadou Kasbah which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is also admiited to be a Unesco world heritage site. It is the famous filming location for numerous blockbuster movies like the Gladiator and Babel. We will pass by the mountain pass Tizi n Tichka 2260 m high. And if you are more interested we would make a stop at women cooperatives of making Argan oil before we reach Marrakech by night.
DAY 6 : DISCOVER MARRAKECH CITY :
For your sixth day we will fully explore the beloved Marrakech, most tourists prefer stopping by Marrakech before they leave. This charming is the perfect combination of both modern and traditional Moroccan print, you could see that in its buildings in the ancient medina, you can start off by paying a visit to Jamaa el Fna square, a unesco worldwide heritage site. You can have a freshly squeezed lemon juice from the aligned dozens of shops, and then observe the snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, musicians…. besides the square there are few recognizable museums like Dar sidi Said and Bahia Palace.
You can also visit the Saadain tombs and have lunch there before we steer again to the Koutoubia Mosque although non muslims aren’t allowed to enter yet you still can marvel at the formidable architecture of the ancient civilizations. Late afternoon you can stroll down the streets of this fascinating city. You will spend the night in a traditional Riad.
DAY 7 : DAY EXCURSION – MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA
Today we will drive you to Essaouira through the Atlantic coast breeze. The city used to be a port and resort for the Portuguese. Its medina is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts. Its strong currents yet safe make the surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing so amusing.
DAY 8: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
In this final day we will transfer you to the airport and that would be the end of our services until we embark on another journey.
► Included in the trip:
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
- English / Español / German / Italian speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- Guided tour with a licensed guide
- 1 night in Sahara desert
- Free time to explore the cities
- Breaks for photos,..Etc
► Not included:
- Entrance fees to monuments