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5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA

Casablanca, Morocco

Price

640

Duration

5 days

Max People

70

Min Age

12+

Reviews

3.8

overview : 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA

Our 5 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech encompasses a captivating exploration of the country's top attractions. Our journey commences with a visit to the remarkable Hassan II mosque, which ranks among the world's largest mosques. Subsequently, we'll venture to the city of Fes, where we'll meander through the ancient streets and alleys of the Medina. Additionally, we'll have the opportunity to explore Al Quaraouiyine, one of the oldest universities globally.

In the following days, we'll venture to the enchanting Sahara desert in Merzouga, marveling at its breathtaking colors and majestic dunes. Here, you'll even have the chance to experience a camel ride amidst the captivating Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Returning to the northern regions, you'll be awe-inspired by the Todgha and Dades Gorges, and the awe-inspiring Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. Finally, our journey concludes in Marrakech, often referred to as the "red city," renowned as one of the most sought-after destinations in the entire country.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH:

  • Hassan II Mosque: Commence your exploration in Casablanca by paying a visit to the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque, an expansive religious edifice renowned for its grandeur and scale. Marvel at the breathtaking architectural design and meticulous craftsmanship on display.
  • Fes Medina: Experience the vibrant streets and markets of Fes, delve into its rich history, and visit Al Quaraouiyine University.
  • Merzouga Desert: Explore Merzouga's Sahara Desert, ride camels, and witness stunning sunsets and starry nights.
  • Todgha Gorges: Be amazed by the breathtaking Todgha Gorges, magnificent canyons sculpted by a river. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty and take a leisurely walk along the riverbanks.
  • Ait Benhaddou: Explore the UNESCO-listed Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, famed for its stunning mud-brick architecture and film-worthy allure.
  • Marrakech: Conclude your Marrakech tour with a visit to Djemaa el-Fna square, the vibrant souks, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and Majorelle Garden.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs

*4 Nights Hotel/Lodge accommodation

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual driver
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA

Day 1 : Casablanca to Fes

Our 5-day desert tour will commence from Casablanca, where we will arrange to pick you up either from the airport or your accommodation. Our first stop will be the renowned Hassan II Mosque, which ranks as the seventh largest mosque globally and is one of the few religious sites in Morocco accessible to non-Muslim visitors. From there, we will proceed to the captivating city of Rabat, one of Morocco's esteemed imperial cities. During our time there, we will explore the fascinating landmarks of the Hassan Tower, the Oudayas Kasbah, and also have the opportunity to visit the Chellah archaeological site. Subsequently, we will continue our journey towards Fes, where we will spend the night in a traditional Riad.

Day 2 : Fes guided tour

We will start our 5-day tour from Casablanca on the second day with an exploration of the fascinating city of Fes. We will have an experienced local guide with us who will share fascinating insights into the city's fascinating history in order to enhance your experience. Following are the highlights of our day's schedule:

Firstly, we will visit the esteemed Royal Palace, also known as Dar al-Makhzen, to marvel at its grandeur and learn about its significance. Afterward, we will proceed to The Mellah, the oldest Jewish quarter in Morocco, established in 1438. It is situated in Fes El Jdid, in the former district of the Syrian archers of the sultan.

Additionally, we will make our way to Borj Nord, where we can enjoy a panoramic view of the city, offering a splendid vantage point to admire the surrounding landscapes. Then, we'll go to the tanneries to see how the leather is made using the old-fashioned techniques for which Fes is renowned. We'll also take a leisurely stroll around the old Medina's charming streets to take in its lively atmosphere and its extensive cultural history.

Furthermore, we will have the opportunity to explore two esteemed universities, Al Quaraouiyine and Al Bouaanania, known for their historical significance and architectural beauty. We will conclude our day in Fes and spend the night in the same city, ensuring ample time to absorb the charm and allure of this remarkable destination.

Day 3 : Fes to Merzouga

Our 5-day tour from Casablanca will begin with an incredible excursion to Merzouga on the third day, which is unquestionably the highlight of all of our Morocco tours. We'll stop at a few fascinating places along the road to make your trip better.

To commence, we will visit the charming city of Ifrane, renowned as the cleanest city in Morocco. Our stop in Ifrane will include a visit to the Atlas lion statue, a remarkable sculpture carved by a German prisoner during World War II in exchange for his freedom.

Afterward, we will proceed to Azrou, where we will explore the Cedar Forest and have the incredible opportunity to encounter the Barbary macaque monkeys. You can even feed them and capture memorable photographs with these fascinating creatures.

Continuing our journey, we will traverse the scenic High Atlas Mountains, offering breathtaking views, as we make our way to the enchanting Ziz Valley. This expansive valley is adorned with abundant palm trees and crossed by the Oued Ziz River, creating a picturesque landscape to behold.

In the afternoon, we will finally reach the magnificent Sahara Desert of Merzouga. Here, you will meet your trusty camels, who will accompany you on a mesmerizing trip into the heart of the Merzouga desert, leading you toward your campsite. You will enjoy a sumptuous supper as night falls, take in the alluring sounds of Berber music, and spend a wonderful night beneath the glittering desert sky.

You will be able to fully appreciate the breathtaking scenery and fascinating activities that await you on this incredible journey through Morocco throughout this exciting day.

Day 4 : Merzouga to Dades Gorges

On this day of our 5-day tour in Morocco from Casablanca, it is highly recommended to rise early and witness the captivating beauty of a sunrise. After a sumptuous breakfast, we'll ride camels back to the starting location, where your driver will be ready to take us on the adventure for the day. The following is our schedule for the day:

Our first destination is the vibrant city of Rissani, where you will have the opportunity to explore its bustling Souk (Market) and marvel at its exquisite art and crafts. This lively Souk is especially bustling on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, offering a vibrant display of local life and commerce.

Continuing our journey, we will traverse the scenic Tafilalt oasis, where we can witness the remnants of an ancient irrigation system, providing insight into the region's agricultural history. We will then make a stop at Tinjdad, where a delicious lunch awaits, allowing you to refuel for the rest of the day's exploration.

We will next travel to the magnificent Todgha Gorges, which are located at a height of 1300 meters in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains. These spectacular canyons, which span over 30 kilometers, provide breathtaking views and an overwhelming sense of the magnificence of nature.

As our adventure continues, we will make our way to the picturesque Dades Gorges. Here, you will witness the unique rock formations known as "monkey toes" and be mesmerized by the scenic surroundings. We will conclude the day in Dades Gorges, where you will spend the night, immersing yourself in the tranquility of this remarkable location.

This day of the tour promises remarkable landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable moments as you explore the diverse beauty of Morocco.

Day 5 : Dades Gorges to Marrakech

On the final day of our 5-day tour itinerary from Casablanca, we will embark on a scenic drive through the captivating land of roses and the renowned road of a thousand Kasbahs.

Our journey will lead us to the captivating Cinema city of Ouarzazate, where we will make a stop to capture memorable photographs of the Taourirt Kasbah. Subsequently, we will proceed to visit the renowned Atlas Studio, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of filmmaking.

Later in the day, we will have the privilege of exploring the iconic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, one of the most renowned tourist sites in southern Morocco. This fortified village, nestled atop a hill in the heart of a valley, is constructed using earthen buildings, boasting a unique architectural charm.

In the afternoon, we will continue our journey towards Marrakech, passing through the stunning Tichka passes. Along the way, we will pause to capture the panoramic views with a memorable photo stop. Additionally, if you're interested, we will visit a cooperative of Argan oil, where you can learn about the production process and even purchase some authentic Argan oil products.

Finally, we will arrive in Marrakech, where we will either transfer you to the airport for your departure or take you to your accommodation, marking the conclusion of our 5-day tour from Casablanca.

This last day promises picturesque landscapes, cultural discoveries, and a memorable end to our journey through the captivating destinations of Morocco.

Tour Map : 5 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA

Questions & Answers

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or scarf
  • Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • First aid kit
  • Small backpack for carrying essentials
  • Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver. Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal? While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour. Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer? Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees. Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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