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6 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH

Casablanca, Morocco

Price

650

Duration

6 days

Max People

60

Min Age

5+

Reviews

3.8

overview : 6 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH

Embark on a mesmerizing 6 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, immersing yourself in the wonders of Morocco's imperial cities, the captivating Middle and High Atlas mountains, and various remarkable sites. In Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture and proximity to ski slopes and forests, you'll encounter a striking stone lion statue.

Azrou's Cedar Forest awaits a unique sanctuary where wild monkeys roam freely in Morocco. Explore the scenic Ziz Valley, home to the country's second-longest river. And of course, indulge in a remarkable camel trekking experience and spend a night at a desert camp, where you can witness the breathtaking sunset and sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

This Casablanca to Marrakech Tour offers an extended opportunity to immerse yourself in the Sahara region, including an insightful visit to Berber nomadic families.

Throughout our meticulously planned 6 days Morocco itinerary from Casablanca, you'll have the chance to explore the traditional weekly market of Rissani, the stunning Todra Valley and Gorge, the picturesque Dades Valley, and the renowned Taourirt Kasbah. You'll also have the privilege of visiting the film studios in Ouarzazate and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou before concluding your journey in vibrant Marrakech.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 6 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH:

  • The captivating capital city of Rabat in Morocco
  • The enchanting and historic city of Fes
  • A visit to the scenic cedar forest to observe and interact with monkeys
  • Exploring the picturesque Middle and High Atlas Mountains
  • The breathtaking beauty of the splendid Ziz Valley
  • Experiencing the thrill of camel trekking in the desert
  • Witnessing the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes
  • An unforgettable night spent at a magical desert camp in Merzouga
  • Meeting and interacting with nomad families to learn about their way of life
  • Immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the local market in Rissani
  • Marveling at the stunning Todra Gorge
  • Discovering the picturesque Dades Valley
  • Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

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

*5 Nights Standard 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 : 6 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH

Day 1 : Casablanca ~ Rabat ~ Meknes ~ Fes {295 km}

Commencing our 6 days Morocco tour from Casablanca, we will promptly collect you from your hotel at 8:30 am. Our first destination is the captivating city of Marrakech, but en route, we will explore the wonders of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, we will visit the remarkable Oudayas Kasbah and the iconic Hassan Tower, immersing ourselves in the rich history and architecture of this cultural hub.

Continuing our journey, we will make our way to Meknes, a city renowned for its historical significance. Immerse yourself in the charm of Lahdin Square and marvel at the grandeur of Bab Mansour. Following a delightful lunch, we will proceed to Fes, arriving in the late afternoon. You will be dropped off at your hotel or riad, where you can unwind and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 2 : Guided tour in Fes

On the second day of your captivating 6 days tour through Morocco from Casablanca, you will embark on a memorable exploration of Fes. After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your riad, your expert local guide will introduce you to the wonders of this remarkable city, known as the oldest and most culturally significant among Morocco's imperial cities.

Your adventure begins with a visit to Mellah, the historic Jewish quarter, where you will delve into the fascinating Jewish history of Morocco. Discover the Royal Palace gate yard and gain insights into the city's intriguing past. Immerse yourself in the world of artistic craftsmanship at a tile art factory and marvel at a panoramic view of the town, offering a captivating glimpse of its allure.

Embark on a delightful walking tour through the narrow winding streets, as you unravel the secrets of Fes. Witness the famous old Tanneries, where age-old leather production techniques continue to thrive. Explore the iconic Quaraouine Mosque and University, an esteemed institution with a legacy spanning centuries. Admire the architectural splendor of the Attarin Medersa and revel in the beauty of the Najjarin Fountain.

As the day's exploration comes to a close, we will transport you back to your hotel or riad, allowing you to relax and reflect on the extraordinary experiences of the day.

Day 3 : Fes ~ Atlas Mountains ~ Tiz'n Talghamt ~ Errachidia ~ Merzouga Desert {470 km}

On the third day of your captivating 6 days trip in Morocco from Casablanca, we will pick you up from your hotel in Fes to embark on an unforgettable adventure to Merzouga. Prepare to be enchanted as we traverse the majestic Middle Atlas mountains, immersing ourselves in the breathtaking scenery of Berber villages along the way.

Our first stop is the picturesque city of Ifrane, often referred to as "Moroccan Switzerland," known for its stunning architecture and charming ambiance. We will continue our journey to Azrou, where you will have the opportunity to encounter friendly monkeys in the famous cedar forest. Take a moment to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of this unique encounter.

As we proceed, we will arrive in the town of Midelt, where we will pause for a delightful lunch break, allowing you to savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine. Energized and rejuvenated, we will continue our southward journey to Erfoud, renowned for its fossil treasures and its vibrant annual festival celebrating dates. Along the way, we will traverse the captivating Ziz Valley, where we will pause to admire a panoramic view, showcasing the oasis and its scenic splendor.

In the afternoon, we will finally arrive at the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Be prepared to be fascinated by the sand dunes' height and the constantly-changing shades of the desert's horizon. We'll check into a cozy hotel, where you can have a delectable dinner and have a peaceful night's sleep while taking in the allure of the desert.

Day 4 : Explore Merzouga area ~ Erg Chebbi ~ Camel Trek and Night at desert Camp {50 km}

On the fourth day of your captivating 6 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, we will embark on an exciting 4x4 excursion around the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. After a delightful breakfast at your hotel, our adventure begins.

Our first stop is the charming Hassi Labied oasis, where you will witness the intricate irrigation canal system and the fascinating agricultural practices that sustain the local community. From there, we will journey south to the seasonal Sriji Lake, its presence depending on the availability of water during the time of your visit.

Continuing our exploration, we will arrive at the Khamlia village, known for its vibrant Gnawa music, which originates from the rich heritage of dark-skinned people who were brought to Morocco as immigrants over a century ago. If you are interested, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms and melodies of this unique musical tradition.

Next, we will venture to the M'ifis mines, where the desert's mineral and fossil treasures are discovered. During our excursion, we will also visit a nomadic Berber family who still resides in their traditional tent amidst the vast Sahara. This intimate encounter will allow you to share a glass of refreshing mint tea and gain insights into the nomadic way of life in the desert.

Throughout our journey, we will make stops at various panoramic viewpoints, offering breathtaking vistas and excellent photo opportunities. After a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, we will return to the village, where an extraordinary experience awaits.

Prepare yourself for an enchanting camel trekking adventure as you ride atop these magnificent creatures toward our Berber Camp in Merzouga. The camel ride will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, with a memorable break atop the dunes to witness the captivating sunset. If you're up for it, you can even try sandboarding, which will give your time in the desert an exciting new aspect.

You'll be given a delightful glass of tea as soon as you arrive at the camp. Take your time relaxing, unwinding, and soaking up the tranquil desert atmosphere until dinner is ready. After that, enjoy the hypnotic beats of traditional Berber drumming, see the beauty of the starry sky, and finally retire for the evening in the comfort of a nomadic tent, creating life-long memories.

Day 5 : Merzouga ~ Todgha Gorge ~ Dades Valley {270 km}

On the fifth day of your captivating 6 days desert trip from Casablanca, a magical experience awaits you. Rise early in the morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise near the camp, immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of the desert. After savoring these unforgettable moments, indulge in a delicious breakfast and refresh yourself with a shower at the camp.

You have two options for your return journey: either ride the camels back or be transferred by a comfortable 4WD vehicle to the original starting point, where you will reunite with your driver.

Continuing on your remarkable 6 days tour from Casablanca, we will visit the vibrant weekly market of Rissani, provided it coincides with market days (Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday). As we journey through the picturesque landscape, we will pass by charming Berber villages, including Touroug and Tinjdad. Our next stop is the enchanting Tinghir, where we will take a moment to admire the captivating beauty of the Todra Valley, abundant with lush palm trees and verdant vegetation. Continuing our adventure, we will reach the renowned Todra Gorge, nestled at the foothills of the majestic High Atlas Mountains. This natural wonder is a popular destination for rock climbers, and you will have free time to explore its towering canyons and appreciate its awe-inspiring surroundings.

After a delightful lunch break, we will continue our journey to Boumalne Dades. In the afternoon, we will arrive at the stunning Dades Valley, where you will spend the evening. Enjoy a delicious dinner and unwind in the comfort of your hotel or riad, creating cherished memories of your time in this remarkable destination.

Day 6 : Dades Valley ~ Ouarzazate ~ Ait ben Haddou~ High atlas mountains ~ Marrakech {330 km}

On the final day of our captivating 6 days Morocco trip from Casablanca, our journey takes us toward the vibrant city of Marrakech. As we make our way, we will pass through Kalaat M'gouna, renowned for its captivating rose valley, and the picturesque Skoura palm grove. If you wish, we can also arrange a visit to the Kasbah Taourirte and the famous film studios in Ouarzazate, where numerous iconic movies were filmed (optional).

Next, we will continue our adventure to Ait Benhaddou, home to the renowned and oldest kasbah in the region. This architectural masterpiece was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. It has served as the backdrop for many famous films, including Gladiator, Obelix, the Mummy, the Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara. You will have some free time to explore and enjoy a leisurely lunch in this remarkable setting.

Our journey then takes us across the majestic High Atlas Mountains, traversing the highest road pass in Morocco called Tizi N'tichka, which sits at an elevation of 2260 meters above sea level.Get ready to be mesmerized by the stunning vistas of the surrounding valleys, mountains, and lovely Berber communities.

In the afternoon or evening, we will arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakech. Your driver will transfer you to your hotel, marking the end of your memorable 6-day trip from Casablanca. Reflect upon the incredible experiences and cherish the memories created during your journey through the captivating landscapes and cultural wonders of Morocco.

Tour Map : 6 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH

Questions & Answers

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.

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

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

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

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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