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Our 6 days tour itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech via the Sahara desert of Merzouga is your way to experience the beauty of our country. The start will be in the city of Casablanca. We will visit the city of Fes and offer you a guided tour with a local guide that will accompany you and explain to you the history of the city.
The next destination will the highlight of all our Morocco tours which is the desert of Merzouga. On the way, we will visit Ifrane, Azrou, and Ziz valley. Once arriving at Merzouga, you will have the chance to try plenty of activities like camel riding, camping, visiting Gnaoua people, and more.
Next, will explore such beautiful places. We will visit the grand canyons of Todgha and Dades gorges, the city of cinema Ouarzazate, and the Berber fortress of Ait Benhaddou. The end of our 6 days tour from Casablanca will be at the city of Marrakech, the most visited city in Morocco.
Itinerary for 6 days in Morocco from Casablanca:
Day 1: Casablanca to Fes:
The start of our 6 days tour itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech will be at the biggest city in Morocco, Casablanca. If you arrive early, you will have the chance to visit the mosque of Hassan II, the biggest mosque in Morocco, and the seventh in the world. After that, we will hit the road towards the capital city of Morocco, Rabat. There, we will drive to see the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of Les Oudayas. The latter is located on the southern side of the Rabat estuary. This building is remarkable with its blue and white walls.
Besides, we will visit the Marinid necropolis of Chellah. Later, we will drive towards the city of Fes and spend the night there in one of its riads.
Day 2: Fes discovery tour:
On this day of our 6 days tour from Casablanca, we will discover the city of Fes with a local guide. To start, we will head to discover the old Medina of Fes el Bali from the outside. Next, we will go to see the Royal Palace with its seven golden gates. Thereafter, we will head to get a wonderful panoramic view of the whole city from the Borj Nord. This place is located on a mountain.
After that, we will visit the university of al Quaraouiyine, which is recognized by Guinness World Records and UNESCO as the world’s oldest continually running university. Finally, we will visit the Chouara tannery, the largest of the four historic tanneries that still remain in the heart of Fes’ medina. Overnight in a local riad.
Day 3: Fes to Merzouga desert:
On the third day of our 6 days tour itinerary from Casablanca, we will head to the highlight of our Morocco tours, the Merzouga desert. On the way, we will make a few stops to see some interesting places and attractions. First of all, we will make a stop to see the city of Ifrane, the cleanest city in the whole country. We will head to see the statue of Atlas lion and get to know its interesting story. Next, we will drive to Cedar forest where the Barbary Macaque lives. You will have the chance to feed them and take some nice shots.
Our next stop will be at Ziz valley. It is a large area of palm trees crossed by Oued Ziz. There, you will have the chance to take some nice pictures. Later on, we will arrive at Merzouga Sahara desert and take you to relax at your accommodation.
Day 4: Merzouga discovery tour:
On the fourth day of the 6 days tour from Casablanca, we will discover the Sahara desert of Merzouga. We will start by visiting Morocco National 4X4 Auto Museum where you can see some wonderful old cars. Then, we will head to Khamlia to enjoy Gnaoua music played by locals. Thereafter, we will visit the mine of Mifis, where people used to extract salt and mascara. Later, we will move to visit a Berber family who still lives in a tent. We will get to know them and see how they live.
Our next destination will be the lake of Srij. It is a place where Migratory birds like ducks and flamingos settle. Also, it is a perfect place to take some nice pictures of Merzouga’s small villages. After visiting the lake of Srij, we will head to visit the Oasis of Hassi Labied. Later, at the end of the day, we will take you by camels across the desert of Erg Chebbi to a Berber camp to spend the night there. Our team will sit fire and play drums for you.
Day 5: Merzouga to Dades goges:
On this day of our 6 days tour itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech, we will hit the road to visit the grand canyons of Dades gorges. On the way, we will see the old system of irrigation in the region of Fezna. Then, we will pay a visit to a cooperative of Berber’s clothes. After that, we will head to visit Todgha goges, which are far 15 kilometers from Tinghir. They are the doorway to the High Atlas Mountains, with their massive limestone cliffs.
The next destination will be Dades gorges. We will head to see the monkey toes, a geological formation that resembles the fingers of a monkey. Also, we will see the curves of Tisdrine. Overnight in Dades.
Day 6: Dades gorges to Marrakech:
On the last day of our tour itinerary of 6 days from Casablanca that ends in Marrakech, we will see some interesting places on the way. To start, we will see the rose valley of Kelaat Megouna. Then, we will hit the road to the city of Ouarzazate to see the Atlas movie studios. Next, we will go to see the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a famous Berber fortress in Morocco where plenty of movies and TV shows were filmed.
At the end of the day, we will drive across the high Atlas mountains through Tichka passes to the red city of Marrakech. We will make a stop at the point of 2260 m for a nice panoramic view from the top. We can also make another stop at a cooperative argan oil if you are interested in buying something. After that, we will arrive at Marrakech and take you to the airport or to your accommodation. This marks the end of our 6 days tour itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech via the Sahara desert of Merzouga.
Review about our 6 days itinerary in Morocco:
Awesome tour in Morocco
I had never been to Morocco before and this tour made sure we got everything out of it that we could. We took three women on a 6-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech and from start to finish everything was super well organized. Hotels were good, food was good and we were given the freedom to do and see what we wanted.
The landscapes are beautiful and there was enough time to take pictures. On top of that we had our awesome driver Youssef who told us about the country and could answer all our questions. Youssef we miss you already! I have never had such a great road trip and would recommend it to anyone. IT WAS AWESOME!
We booked the Desert Tour in Merzouga starting from Casablanca. My friend, my brother-in-law and I were picked up from the hotel with the 4WD and then drove across the country. Have looked at the different Bedouin tents from very simple to very luxurious. A beautiful panorama with the sand, mountains and sky. Lots of camels, donkeys, sharps, rally drivers. Have drunk tea in one of the tents a folk dance performed, in another tent to traditional lunch eaten (very tasty).
Our guide explained everything to us, the history etc. He answered all our questions. We stopped at different sites and took pictures. Overall very exciting and interesting, was a lot of fun and definitely worth the money. I will definitely be very happy to come back!
A lifetime experience
It was a great trip, first of all we could feel Touring in Morocco's patience in the email communication and we confirmed the trip after many communications. On the day we arrived in Casablanca, Youssef picked us up at the train station and took us to our hotel, which was a great start.
During the process, Youssef was very nice and attentive, which made us feel cared for and warm when we were traveling outside. We were able to talk to him freely about food, accommodation and transportation. We were dropped off in Marrakech later and he was kind enough to take us to buy our tickets for the rest of the trip, which was great.
The tour from Casablanca offers plenty of stunning views. For instance, you will visit Fes with its beautiful site attractions, and Merzouga desert with its beautiful sand dunes.
Our tour of 6 days from Casablanca includes a pickup service from the accommodation or the airport to start the tour, and dropoff service to end the tour.
With our 6 days tour itinerary in Morocco, you will be accompanied by the best of our guides and drivers. English local speaking guide who will explain to you about the main attractions you will visit. Also, you will have a local guide in Fes city besides our driver.
This tour will allow you to visit plenty of interesting locations to take some nice pictures. The most interesting places are Fes, the Sahara desert of Merzouga, and the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
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Sites overview of our 6 days in Morocco itinerary:
The economical city of Casablanca:
The historic city of Anfa has withstood various foreign conquests through the years. Casablanca as it is called today has a long and illustrious history in North Africa. After being conquered by the Amazighs, the Romans, and the Portuguese, Anfa recovered from the ashes to become Dar el Beida several centuries later.
Casablanca passed through numerous stages throughout the centuries before becoming one of Africa’s greatest metropolises and the largest agglomeration in Morocco. The city of Anfa, an old Berber city built in the 10th century BC, now serves as the economic capital with the name of Casablanca. According to the UNESCO publication “Africa Ethnonyms and Toponyms,” Anfa is a Berber name that means “little hill.”
The ancient city of Casablanca has seen many changes through the ages. From the 3rd century BC until 40 AD, the territory that today comprises Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia was known as “Mauritania,” since it was inhabited and controlled by Amazighs.
Northern Morocco was occupied by the Amazigh, also known as “Berbers,” according to Roman Heritage, a non-profit cultural portal related to ancient Rome. Semi-nomadic Berber tribes lived in northern Morocco, Algeria, and the Spanish towns of Ceuta and Melilla, according to this source.
The antique city of Fes:
Fes, located on the Sais plateau at the crossroads of northern Morocco, serves as a reference model in the geography of “Margins” and “Marginalization” due to its urban past and current dynamics. Fes, the kingdom’s previous political and economic center, was reduced to a minor regional center throughout the twentieth century. Today, on the other hand, this city aspires to be counted among the world’s third-millennium cities.
Fes is one of the old caravan routes’ crossroads cities, connecting three geographical locations throughout the Middle Ages: sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab-Muslim East, and the northern Mediterranean.
A look at a toponymic map of Fes from the early twentieth century reveals that the city’s settlement history is marked by repeated migrations. Fes had a Berber population at one time. However, throughout time, families of Arab ancestry from Andalusia, Kairouan, Tlemcen, and other Muslim nations joined this group.
According to mythology, Christianity began to spread over the region in the third century. As early as the 10th century, Hebrews would have arrived in Fes. The arrival of inhabitants from Sub-Saharan African nations strengthened this colony beginning in the 16th century. Fes also became a cultural center for Islam, Judaism, and Christianity as a result of this colonization.
The Sahara desert of Merzouga:
Merzouga is a town in southern Morocco, near the Algerian border, at the entrance to the Sahara Desert, 200 kilometers from Tinghir and 350 kilometers from Ouarzazate. Merzouga is most known for its world-famous sand dunes.
It is actually situated near the entrance of the Erg de Chebbi, which has some of the most beautiful dunes in the Sahara, as well as Morocco’s highest fixed dunes. It is the sole erg in Morocco, along with the Erg of Chegaga (or Chigaga). Merzouga is one of the final cities in Morocco before entering the Sahara, located about fifty kilometers from the Algerian border.
Merzouga is a desert area with a hot climate that is harsh, hot, and dry. The average temperature in the summer can reach 45 degrees during the day and 25 degrees in the winter, however, it may be close to zero degrees at night in both seasons. So keep something warm in your baggage in mind.
Precipitation is uncommon, but when it does occur, it is usually severe and stormy. Merzouga has relatively little bad weather and always has a clear sky, both during the day and at night, making it excellent for watching the stars.
The Dayet Srij lake, which you can see after climbing the enormous dunes, is just a few kilometers away from Merzouga. It provides a breathtaking view of the dunes as well as outstanding wildlife. The tranquility that emanates from this magnificent location will enchant you. What a sight to see pink flamingos or white storks flying gently across the blue of the lake, with the gorgeous Merzouga dunes in the background. This strange landscape has a remarkable charm. It’s unusual to come upon a lake at the foot of the desert.
The cinema city of Ouarzazate:
Ouarzazate is situated at the junction of the Ouarzazate and Dades valleys (from the High Atlas), which together create the Draa river downstream. It serves as the nerve center for a large area of southern Morocco. Ouarzazate evokes both the southern foothills of the High Atlas and the proximity of the desert.
Ouarzazate has an arid climate with only 112 mm of annual rainfall. Rainfall is low and irregular or even nil in summer. In the winter, temperatures are mild at night, whereas in the summer, the heat is intense during the day. The vegetation cover is sparse, and agriculture is only possible thanks to the irrigation of arable land with the Oued drâa’s waters.
The Taourirt Kasbah, which belonged to Pasha El Glaoui and was built in the middle of the 18th century, is the city’s symbol. It adjoins the medina and is represented on the new 50 dirham banknotes.
The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou:
Morocco has a large number of Kasbahs. The greatest and most visited is the Kasbah fortress of Ait Benhaddou. Since 1987, Unesco has designated this site as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Kasbah, on the other hand, has been around since the 11th century and was constructed by the Glawi family.
Furthermore, the caravan Touareg nomads who used to journey from Tombouctou for 52 days are well-known in this area. They came here to trade salt as there’s a river in that area called Oued El Maleh, where Oued refers to the river and Maleh to the salt.
There are around 7 floors in that place, each with several clays and mud homes. The major one is at the top, and it’s where they used to keep the salt for other guests who wanted to trade.
This location has been used in a number of times to shot films and movies. For example, they shot there some popular movies like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.
The red city of Marrakech:
Marrakech is the most popular tourist destination in Morocco. As a result, it is also known as the tourist city and the red city due to its color. This large and beautiful city is one of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco. Yusuf Ibn Tashfin founded it in 1062.
Marrakech is well-known for its Jemaa el Fnaa square. In fact, you will find snake charmers and individuals doing Halka “street performance” there. As it is the city’s market or souk, you may also find sellers selling various objects.
The mosque of Koutoubia is located not far from the center of Jemaa el Fnaa. It is also known as Kutubiyya, and it is the biggest mosque in Marrakech, with a minaret that stands at 773 meters. Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter it. Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the only one that allows that.
For art lovers, there is a stunning garden named Majorelle in Marrakech. The French artist John Jacques Majorelle has created this art gallery and dedicated it to Morocco. Also, keep in mind that this garden took this French artist roughly 40 years to create.
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