10 Days Tour from Casablanca to the Desert

Itinerary:

 This 10 days tour will take you on a journey through Morocco’s most iconic cities and destinations, starting at the modern and fast-paced Casablanca, to the world famous colorful Marrakech city. Your itinerary will include some must-see locations such as Chefchaouen the “Blue town”, the imperial city of Fez, the Middle Atlas Mountains, the Erg Chebbi desert, the Todra gorges, and finally the historical Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

Highlights:

Some highlights of this tour include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking photographs at the picture perfect Chefchaouen.
  • Spending one or multiple nights at a genuine traditional Riad.
  • Discovering the Old Medinas of imperial cities (Fez and Marrakech).
  • Journeying/hiking through the Atlas Mountains (Middle Atlas and High Atlas).
  • Camel trekking through the desert from the town of Merzouga.
  • Spending the night in traditional tents at a desert camp.
  • Exploring the filming sites at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Enjoying the lively Jamaa El Fna square in Marrakech.

1st Day: Casablanca – Chefchouen

Upon your arrival at Casablanca airport, our professional driver will pick you up and drive you to your accommodation so that you can get some rest. After that, we will pay a visit to what is perhaps Casablanca’s most important landmark: the Hassan II mosque. Following this, we will travel on our 10 Days Tour from Casablanca to the kingdom’s capital: Rabat city, where we will tour some amazing monuments such as the Oudaya Kasbah and the Hassan Tower. Finally, we will head to Chefchaouen, which is our final destination of the day.

2nd Day: Chefchaouen – Fes

After spending some time enjoying the charming blue town of Chefchaouen, we will head on our 10 Days Tour from Casablanca towards the spiritual capital of Morocco: Fez city. On our way there, we will stop to visit the town of Volubilis and enjoy the view of the Roman ruins preserved there. After that, we will continue driving towards Meknes city, where we will have lunch and visit some of its historical landmarks. Finally, we will get to Fez city where we will have dinner and spend the night at a local Riad.

3rd Day: Exploring Fes

Today you will get to enjoy the wonders of Fez city, Morocco’s spiritual capital. We will first visit the iconic gates of the royal palace known for their intricate work of Modern craftsmanship. After that we will get a tour of Morocco’s first established Jewish quarter “El Mellah” (during the 16th century), then another tour of the fascinating Old Medina. While exploring the streets and pathways of the old Medina, you will discover its most important historical monuments such as Al Quaraouine University (the oldest in the world), the Chouara leather tanneries and more.

We will wrap up the morning with a visit to the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and the Attarine museum. After lunch, we will make a visit to one of the local cooperatives specialized in traditional tiles. Finally, you will get the chance to admire the entire city from a beautiful panoramic spot which we will head to, before returning to our Riad. 

4th Day: From Fes to Merzouga

Today we will leave Fez and begin an exciting journey towards the Sahara desert, starting at the town of Ifrane. Ifrane is known for being a winter snow resort, referred to a lot as the “Switzerland of Morocco”. We will continue driving through the Azrou cedar forests in the mountains, where we can stop to hopefully sight some wild Macaque monkeys. After spending some time there, we will continue our road trip, which will take us to the city of Midelt. Next, we will be crossing the Tizin Tlghamt mountain pass, before driving through the magnificent Ziz gorges. After taking in all the green scenery of the High Atlas plateau, the landscape will start shifting towards more of a desert atmosphere, and that’s how you’ll know we’re approaching Errachidia city.

After passing by the desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani, we will finally arrive at Merzouga town where you will receive a warm desert-style welcome. Finally, you will get to explore and walk through the majestic desert dunes during the sunset, before arriving at the desert camp where you will spend the night. At the camp, you will have dinner accompanied by a fun time with Berber music and dance. 

5 th Day: Exploring  Sahara Desert Of Merzouga

Today’s main activity is to explore the vast Erg Chebbi dunes while riding on the back of a camel, guided by an experienced desert guide. Camel trekking will last for about six hours in total, divided between morning and evening. By the end of the day, we will return to the camp to spend yet another night in the middle of the open desert. 

6 Th Day: Merzouga – Toudra Gorges – Dades Valley 

This morning you will be woken up by your desert guide in order to watch the early morning sun deposit its first rays on the desert dunes, in a scene that can only be described as heavenly. After this, we will again ride the camels back to Merzouga, in a scenic trip through the Erg Chebbi dunes. We will have breakfast at a traditional Riad in the town, then we will leave the desert to our next destination: Dades Valley. On our way there, we will first stop at the gorgeous Todra gorges, which are considered to be Morocco’s tallest and narrowest gorges. We will have lunch and explore the beauty of the location before finally continuing to the Dades valley. You will get to enjoy the rocky landscape and the scattered sandcastles surrounding the valley, then you will have dinner and spend the night at a luxury hotel.

7 th Day: Dades Valley – Rose valley – Ouarzazate

This next day, you will have breakfast at the hotel, after which we will begin journeying through the Road of The Thousand Kasbahs. This exciting road gets its name from being filled with abandoned Kasbahs and sandcastles all over, which means we will get plenty of photo opportunities. After that, we will be driving through the beautiful Valley of Roses to then reach the Kasbah of Ameridil. Finally, we will arrive at the Hollywood of Morocco: Ouarzazate city, where we will have dinner and spend the night at a local Riad.

8 th Day: Ouarzazate – Ait  Ben haddou- Marrakesh

This next day of the 10 Days Tour from Casablanca, we will get to the nearby world-famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is perhaps the most important historical Kasbah in Morocco. It was built under the order of Pacha Glaoui, who was an important ruler of the region back during the early 20th century. Today, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO world heritage site, and is used as the backdrop of many international historical movies. Finally, we will head to Marrakech city through the High Atlas Mountains, enjoying their green scenery and mountainous landscape.

9Th Day: Marrakesh

The visit of Marrakech includes the following. the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque, El Bahia Palace, the Quranic School, Ben Youssef After you will wake up in your traditional Marrakech Riad, get ready for an eventful day dedicated to exploring the red city. Alongside an experienced tour guide, you will discover Marrakech’s most important and impressive landmarks such as the Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs, the Majorelle gardens and more. Nearing lunchtime, we will head to the Old Medina district to enjoy its colors and liveliness, before deciding on a spot in the square of Jamaa El Fna to have lunch. After that, you will be free to explore the city on your own and enjoy whatever activity you prefer.which used to receive eighty Quranic students and the Saadian Tombs.

10 Th Day: Marrakech – Casablanca

For your last day of the 10 Days Tour from Casablanca to the Desert, we will drive back to Casablanca where our tour started, and then transfer you to the airport according to your schedule. This marks the end of our trip.

THE TOUR PRICE: Depends on your budget, we manage reliable accommodations. Feel free for any booking category.

THE TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 10 Days Private 4×4 and Fuel
  • English Driver / guide
  • 8 nights in Hotel / Riad
  • Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
  • Overnight in Nomadic camp under stars
  • Sandbording in the dunes
  • 9 dinners and breakfasts

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Beverages
  • Lunches on the way
  • Personal expences

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