8 Days tour from Casablanca
This 8 days tour with Sahara Desert Trip 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 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.
Some highlights of this tour include, but are not limited to:
- 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.
Day 1: Casablanca airport – Rabat – Fes
Upon your arrival at the Casablanca airport, our professional driver will pick you up to head directly on our 8 days tour from Casablanca to the city of Fez. We will be taking the freeway, through which you will enjoy a lovely drive showcasing the diverse scenery and green fields between the many cities that we will meet. After finally reaching Fez, you will get to try a delicious Moroccan meal for dinner at the Riad where you will be spending the night.
Day 2: Fes Sightseeing
Today on the 8 days tour from Casablanca 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.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt
Today we will leave Fez and begin an exciting journey towards the Middle Atlas region, 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. This is where we will be spending the night, at the famous Taddarte Hotel.
Day 4: Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga
This morning you will wake up to have breakfast at the hotel, after which we will head out to begin our adventure towards Merzouga town, the gateway to the Moroccan desert. First we will start by 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. This is where you will have lunch, experiencing the kindness and hospitality of locals, before we continue driving through the Ziz valley. We can have many stops along the way to enjoy panoramic views and capture memorable pictures.
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 mount a camel and ride it 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.
Day 5: Merzouga – Toudgha 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. There, 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.
Day 6: Dades valley – Roses valley – Ouarzazette – Ait Ben Haddou kasbah – Marrakech
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 cinematic Ouarzazate city. Next, we will get to the 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.
Day 7: Marrakech Sightseeing
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.
Day 8: Marrakech – Menara airport
For the last day of this 8 days tour from Casablanca, you will have some free time to just chill and enjoy your last moments in Marrakech. Then according to your flight schedule, we will transfer you to the Menara airport. This marks the end of our services.
THE TOUR PRICE: Depends on your budget, we manage reliable accommodations. Feel free for any booking category.
THE TOUR INCLUSIONS:
- 7 Days Private 4×4 and Fuel
- English Driver / guide
- 6 nights in Hotel / Riad
- Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
- Overnight in Nomadic camp under stars
- Sandbording in the dunes
- 7 dinners and breakfasts
- Lunches on the way
- Personal expences
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