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8 DAYS DESERT TOUR IN MOROCCO FROM CASABLANCA

Casablanca, Morocco

Price

2050

Duration

8 days

Max People

60

Min Age

10+

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overview : 8 DAYS DESERT TOUR IN MOROCCO FROM CASABLANCA

Experience an unforgettable 8 days desert tour in Morocco from Casablanca. Join us as we explore the country's top attractions and most visited destinations, ensuring an itinerary tailored to your preferences.

Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Marrakech, known as the red city. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the famous Jamma El Fna Square, marvel at the architectural splendor of the Koutoubia mosque, and wander through the enchanting Majorelle Garden.

Continue on to the remarkable Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village that has served as a backdrop for numerous renowned films. Additionally, visit the Ouarzazate studio cinema, where movie magic comes to life. Prepare to be captivated by the grand canyons of Dades and Todgha as you journey through this breathtaking landscape.

Embark on a desert adventure in Merzouga, where you'll have the opportunity to ride camels and camp in traditional Berber tents. Delve into the authentic desert experience by visiting nomadic communities, encountering the vibrant Gnaoua people, and witnessing the serene beauty of Lake Srij, where camels graze peacefully.

Traverse the majestic High Atlas and Middle Atlas Mountains en route to the cultural city of Fes. Discover the rich heritage of one of the world's oldest universities, explore the traditional tanneries that produce exquisite leather goods, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the old medina's bustling souks. Don't miss the chance to visit the regal King's Palace during your time in Fes.

Venture to the picturesque city of Chefchaouen, renowned for its stunning blue-hued architecture. Explore the labyrinthine streets and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of this unique destination, while keeping in mind to appreciate the cultural heritage it offers without engaging in illicit activities.

Conclude your tour in the captivating capital city of Rabat. Discover the ancient Les Oudayas Kasbah and marvel at the architectural splendor of the Tour Hassan mosque. Finally, we'll make our way back to Casablanca to witness the magnificence of the Hassan II Mosque, the second-largest mosque in Africa and the seventh-largest in the world.

Join us on this meticulously crafted journey through Morocco, where you'll experience the best that this mesmerizing country has to offer.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 8 DAYS DESERT TOUR IN MOROCCO FROM CASABLANCA:

  • The tanneries in Fes provide a unique and fascinating experience.
  • The Mellah in Fes offers a distinct and captivating atmosphere.
  • The Atlas Mountains, both the High Atlas and the Middle Atlas, boast majestic peaks and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Ifrane, often referred to as "Little Switzerland" for its picturesque beauty, offers a charming and scenic retreat.
  • The Ziz Valley presents a captivating panorama with its lush greenery and meandering river.
  • Embarking on a camel trek allows you to immerse yourself in the traditional mode of transportation and traverse the desert landscapes with a touch of adventure.
  • Spending a night at the desert camp provides an unforgettable experience, immersing you in the tranquility and mystique of the Sahara Desert under a starlit sky.
  • Exploring the nomadic communities offers a unique opportunity to engage with their traditional lifestyle and gain insight into their rich cultural heritage.
  • The Dades and Todgha gorges showcase nature's breathtaking artistry with their towering cliffs and winding canyons, providing a remarkable setting for exploration and awe-inspiring views.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

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

*7 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 : 8 DAYS DESERT TOUR IN MOROCCO FROM CASABLANCA

Day 1 : Casablanca to Marrakech

On this day, we will venture into Marrakech, the vibrant "Red City," which holds the distinction of being the fourth largest city in Morocco. Marrakech, formerly known as Amur n Kush, meaning the land of God in Berber, offers a multitude of captivating experiences and sights to behold.

Our first stop will be the renowned Jemaa El Fna square, where you will be enthralled by the lively performances and entertainment of the locals. Witness the mesmerizing Halka street performances, featuring captivating storytelling and humorous anecdotes. Additionally, the square bustles with tourists engaging in shopping for local goods, immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere.

Next, we will visit the impressive Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Notably, it shares architectural similarities with the Hassan Tower Mosque in Rabat and the Great Mosque of Seville in Spain, forming a trio of stunning structures.

Our itinerary continues with a visit to the enchanting Majorelle Garden, a breathtaking oasis that attracts more than 850,000 visitors annually. This serene location will captivate you with its vibrant botanical displays and tranquil atmosphere. Adjacent to the garden, we will also explore the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, which offers a unique glimpse into the world of fashion and design.

Last but certainly not least, our journey takes us to the remarkable Bahia Palace, an ancient Ksar (fortress) that embodies grandeur and historical significance. Immerse yourself in its captivating architecture and discover the stories that unfold within its walls.

As the first day of our 8-day itinerary concludes, we will ensure you are comfortably settled in your accommodation, and ready to embark on further adventures in the days to come.

Day 2 : Marrakech to Dades Gorges

Our day begins with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation. As we embark on our journey, we have the option to visit an argan oil cooperative, particularly fascinating for those interested in learning about this unique oil production, especially significant for the women involved.

Our route takes us across the majestic High Atlas Mountains, traversing the Tichka Pass, which serves as the fastest gateway to the Sahara Desert.

One of the captivating highlights of the day is the exploration of the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, an impressive Berber fortress renowned for its association with numerous film productions. This iconic location has served as a backdrop for films such as Lawrence of Arabia and the British-American drama Gladiator. Additionally, it holds historical significance as a trading hub for the Touareg Berbers prior to their migration to Europe.

Continuing our journey, we will visit the city of Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "Hollywood of Morocco." Here, we will make a stop at the Oscar Studio, where materials for film production in the Kasbah are sourced.

Traveling along the route of a thousand Kasbahs, we will arrive at the enchanting Rose Valley. This picturesque setting offers an opportunity to pause and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee while visiting a cooperative where rose flower products are made.

Before reaching our accommodation in Dades Gorges, we will make a stop to appreciate the stunning mountain formations resembling the shapes of monkey toes, capturing memorable photographs. Furthermore, we will visit the curves of Tissdrine, an intriguing location where the American car company Cadillac shot an extraordinary advertisement.

Rest assured, the day's adventure will provide an array of captivating experiences as we discover these remarkable destinations.

Day 3 : Dades Gorges to Merzouga Sahara

On the third day of our 8-day tour itinerary in Morocco from Casablanca, we will embark on an unforgettable journey to the highlight of our Morocco tours, Merzouga. Our route will take us southwards, reaching Tinghir, where we will then venture onto a different road leading to the magnificent Todgha Grand Canyons. This natural wonder attracts many visitors seeking relaxation by the river that flows through the mountains as a spring. Additionally, we will make a stop at an ancient irrigation system featuring numerous wells that provide water to the surrounding oasis.

In the afternoon, we will arrive at Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Here, an exhilarating camel ride adventure awaits. Upon our arrival, camels will be prepared and waiting for us. You can leave your luggage in the car as you embark on a camel ride, traversing the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi. During our journey, we will pause at the highest point of the dunes to witness a breathtaking sunset and savor the captivating beauty of the desert landscape.

Following the camel ride, our experienced camel guides will accompany you to a Berber camp where you will spend the night, immersing yourself in the nomadic way of life. Prepare to be amazed by the star-filled sky, with the Milky Way shining above. Moreover, our team of Berbers will entertain you with enchanting Berber music played on traditional drums, and they will share fascinating stories about life in the desert.

This night in the Sahara Desert will undoubtedly be an extraordinary and magical experience, leaving you with cherished memories of the desert's serene beauty and the warm hospitality of the Berber people.

Day 4 : Merzouga desert tour

On this day, you will have an immersive experience in Merzouga, as we explore the best activities and attractions the area has to offer.

We will begin the morning by visiting the nomadic Berbers, giving you a firsthand glimpse into their unique way of life. Witness their traditional practices and gain insights into their daily routines.

Next, we will drive to the village of Mifis to visit one of the mines that used to extract mascara and salt. This visit will provide an opportunity to learn about the historical significance of these minerals in the region.

Continuing our exploration, we will head to the charming town of Khamlia, known for its inhabitants with dark skin. Here, we will visit one of the Gnaoua families, who will enchant you with their rhythmic music played on drums and Krakebs (castanets).

Our journey then takes us to Rissani, the desert market, where we will immerse ourselves in the vibrant local atmosphere. You will have the chance to visit the parking areas of donkeys and sheep, experiencing the local trade and livestock activities. Additionally, we will visit the mineral fossils museum, which showcases fascinating ancient remnants.

For lunch, we will take you to a restaurant offering a taste of Madfouna, the traditional Berber pitta bread, allowing you to savor the local flavors.

In the afternoon, we will visit the small oasis of Hassi Labied, where many locals engage in agriculture, showcasing the ingenuity of desert farming techniques.

Finally, we will escort you to your accommodation at a local Berber hotel, ensuring a comfortable and authentic stay that embodies the charm of the region.

Day 5 : Merzouga to Fes

On the fifth day of our 8-day itinerary in Morocco from Casablanca, we will embark on a scenic drive through the captivating High Atlas and Middle Atlas Mountains. Before reaching Erfoud, we will make a stop at the local market, where you can indulge in the delicious flavors of fresh dates.

Continuing our journey, we will arrive at the picturesque Ziz Valley, renowned for its abundant date palm trees. Here, we will pause to admire the panoramic view and soak in the beauty of this fertile oasis.

Prior to venturing into the mountainous terrain, we will make a brief stop at the Errachidia Dam, a significant water source that supplies the entire province.

Our next stop will be at the cedar forest, where we will have the opportunity to feed the Barbary Macaque monkeys. These unique animals are native to the Atlas Mountains and observing them in their natural habitat is a remarkable experience. Following this delightful encounter, we will proceed to Ifrane, known as "Little Switzerland," where we will pause to capture memorable photos with the iconic curved Atlas Lion statue.

Finally, we will drive to the enchanting city of Fes, where we will escort you to a riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse, where you will spend the night, immersing yourself in the rich ambiance of this vibrant city.

Day 6 : Fes city tour

On this day, we will explore the vibrant city of Fes. To ensure an enriching experience, we will arrange for a local guide to accompany you, along with our driver, and showcase the best attractions in the city.

Our first stop will be the King's Palace, an exquisite Ksar adorned with seven golden gates. This architectural marvel offers a glimpse into the regal heritage of the city. Following that, we will visit the Mellah, the historic Jewish quarter, where you can learn about its rich cultural significance.

Next, we will ascend to the top of Borj Nord, offering a panoramic view that allows you to appreciate the grandeur of Fes El Bali, the ancient medina. From this vantage point, you can admire the labyrinthine streets and bustling markets that define the heart of Fes. If you have an interest in ceramics, we can also make a stop at a renowned ceramic cooperative, as Fes is famous for its exquisite pottery.

Our walking tour commences within the old Medina, known as Fes El Bali, as we enter through the iconic blue gate, Bab Boujloud. Within its walls, we will visit the esteemed Al Karaouien University, the oldest existing university in the world, where scholars have gathered for centuries. Additionally, we will explore the Al Bou Inania Madrassa, an architectural gem that served as an old school, boasting intricate and captivating design.

Our journey continues to Safarin spices square, where we will not only witness the vibrant market but also visit the Madrassa associated with it. This educational institution plays a vital role in teaching children the Holy Quran, showcasing the city's cultural and religious traditions.

The grand finale of our Fes city tour will be a visit to one of the renowned tanneries in Fes, known as Chouara. Here, you can observe the traditional leather-making process and browse through the diverse range of leather products available for purchase.

Once our exploration of Fes is complete, we will accompany you to your accommodation, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing end to the day's adventures.

Day 7 : Fes to Chefchaouen

Our 8-day tour of Morocco continues with a visit to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen. Nestled in the Rif Mountains, approximately a 3-hour drive from Fes, this city is situated between two prominent peaks resembling the horns of a goat. In fact, the name Chefchaouen derives from the Berber word "Iskaouen," meaning horns.

Upon arrival, our first stop will be the Kasbah Museum, the oldest structure in Chaouen. Inside, you will have the opportunity to view a collection of photographs depicting the city's rich history, accompanied by informative descriptions.

Following the museum visit, we will take a leisurely stroll through the medina, marveling at the mesmerizing blue-hued walls that adorn the narrow streets. Our path will lead us to the vibrant Wtat Lhmam Square, a gathering place where locals and visitors alike come to relax at the surrounding restaurants, savoring cups of tea while being serenaded by the melodious tunes of street musicians.

Continuing our exploration, we will venture towards the picturesque Ras El Ma River. Here, you will witness local women engaged in the traditional practice of washing blankets and clothes, adding to the authentic charm of the city.

Before the day draws to a close, we will embark on a hike up the mountain to witness the breathtaking sunset. From this vantage point, you can bask in the awe-inspiring panoramic views while savoring the tranquility of the surroundings.

Finally, we will escort you to your accommodation, ensuring a comfortable and restful evening after a day filled with unforgettable experiences in Chefchaouen.

Day 8 : Chefchaouen to Casablanca

On the final day of our 8-day tour from Casablanca, we will venture to the captivating capital city of Rabat. Our itinerary will include two prominent attractions that showcase the city's rich heritage.

Our first stop will be at Les Oudayas Kasbah, a historic fortress and a significant landmark in Rabat. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient walls, winding streets, and picturesque views of the surrounding area.

Next, we will proceed to the renowned Hassan Tower or Tour, an iconic mosque with a minaret that was intended to become the tallest in the world. You will have the chance to admire the grandeur of the architecture and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this revered site.

Following our visit to Rabat, we will embark on a journey back to Casablanca, our starting point. In Casablanca, we will take you to experience the splendor of the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco. Its remarkable minaret stands at an impressive height of 210 meters. Notably, this mosque is one of the few that welcomes tourists inside, allowing you to explore its breathtaking interiors.

As our final destination, the Hassan II Mosque will serve as a fitting conclusion to our tour, leaving you with lasting memories of Morocco's architectural magnificence and cultural diversity.

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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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