6-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech
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Our 6-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via the breathtaking Sahara desert of Merzouga is your gateway to experiencing the splendors of our magnificent country. It all commences in the vibrant city of Casablanca, where our adventure unfolds.
Your journey will take you to the enchanting city of Fes, where you will explore its fascinating history during an engaging guided tour under the direction of a knowledgeable local guide.
The next stop on our immersive odyssey is the crown jewel of all our Moroccan expeditions: the mesmerizing Merzouga desert. As we make our way to this desert paradise, we’ll traverse the scenic landscapes of Ifrane, Azrou, and the picturesque Ziz Valley.
Upon reaching Merzouga, an array of thrilling experiences awaits you. From camel rides across the golden dunes and nights spent camping beneath the starlit heavens to encounters with the captivating Gnaoua people and so much more.
Our journey continues to explore a tapestry of striking destinations. You’ll marvel at the magnificent Todgha and Dades Gorges, visit the cinematic city of Ouarzazate, and explore the ancient Berber stronghold of Ait Benhaddou.
Finally, our 6-day excursion originating in Casablanca culminates in the enchanting city of Marrakech, renowned as Morocco’s most visited destination. Here, you’ll discover the city’s vibrant culture, splendid history, and captivating charm.
Join us on this unforgettable adventure, where every moment unveils the beauty and diversity of Morocco’s captivating landscapes, cultures, and traditions. Your journey of discovery awaits!
6-Day Tour from Casablanca Itinerary
Day 1: Casablanca to Fes
Commence your 6-day tour itinerary, embarking from the bustling metropolis of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. If you arrive early, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, which stands as the largest mosque in Morocco and the seventh largest globally.
Subsequently, we will set forth on our journey toward the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here, we shall embark on a tour, visiting the historic landmarks of the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of Les Oudayas. The latter rests on the southern banks of the Rabat estuary, known for its distinctive blue and white walls, adding to its charm.
In addition, we’ll explore the Marinid necropolis of Chellah, bearing witness to its historical significance. Our next destination will be the enchanting city of Fes, where we will conclude our day’s journey and reside in one of its charming riads, ensuring a restful night. This comprehensive itinerary promises a diverse and memorable exploration of Morocco’s splendid attractions.
Day 2: Fes discovery tour
On this day of our 6-day excursion starting from Casablanca, we’ll embark on a guided exploration of Fes, immersing ourselves in the city’s rich heritage. Our journey commences with an introduction to the historic Fes el Bali Medina from the exterior, providing a glimpse of its charm.
We’ll then proceed to the Royal Palace, adorned with seven resplendent golden gates. Subsequently, we’ll ascend to the Borj Nord to capture a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire city, perched atop a majestic mountain.
Our educational adventure continues with a visit to the venerable University of al Quaraouiyine, an institution lauded by Guinness World Records and UNESCO as the world’s oldest continually operating university.
To culminate our day, we’ll explore the Chouara Tannery, the largest among the four remaining historic tanneries nestled within the heart of Fes’ Medina. As the day draws to a close, we’ll savor the comforts of a local riad for a restful overnight stay. This immersive journey promises an engaging encounter with the multifaceted facets of Fes, ensuring an unforgettable experience for every traveler.
Day 3: Fes to Merzouga desert
On the third leg of our 6-day expedition departing from Casablanca, we journey to the centerpiece of our Morocco adventure, the captivating Merzouga desert. En route, we’ll make several captivating stops to explore intriguing locales and attractions.
Our first pause will introduce us to Ifrane, renowned as the cleanest city in the entire nation. Here, we’ll discover the fascinating history of the Atlas lion statue and its significance.
Following that, our path leads to the Cedar Forest, the home of the Barbary Macaque, affording you the opportunity to interact with these fascinating creatures and capture memorable photographs.
Our next destination takes us to the picturesque Ziz Valley, an expansive expanse adorned with lush palm trees, crisscrossed by the Oued Ziz. This location offers ample opportunities for stunning photography.
As the day progresses, we’ll reach the Merzouga Sahara desert, where you’ll be escorted to your accommodations, ensuring a well-deserved and relaxing break. This portion of your adventure promises a diverse array of experiences, enhancing your Morocco journey with its unique and remarkable attractions.
Day 4: Merzouga discovery tour
On the fourth day of our immersive 6-day journey commencing in Casablanca, we delve into the mesmerizing Sahara desert of Merzouga. Our day’s expedition begins with a visit to the Morocco National 4X4 Auto Museum, showcasing a remarkable collection of vintage automobiles, providing a captivating experience for automobile enthusiasts.
Following this, we’ll make our way to Khamlia, where you’ll be enthralled by the rhythmic melodies of Gnaoua music, skillfully performed by local musicians.
Our adventure continues as we explore the historic Mifis salt and mascara mine, offering insights into the extraction processes and the rich history surrounding this location.
Next, we’ll venture to visit an authentic Berber family residing in traditional tents, allowing you to connect with their way of life and gain a deeper understanding of their culture.
Our journey takes us to the picturesque Srij Lake, a sanctuary for migratory birds like ducks and flamingos. This serene oasis also presents an ideal backdrop for capturing beautiful images of Merzouga’s quaint villages.
Afterward, we’ll make our way to the enchanting Hassi Labied Oasis, immersing ourselves in its natural beauty and tranquil surroundings.
As the day draws to a close, we’ll embark on a camel ride across the vast Erg Chebbi desert, leading us to a traditional Berber camp, where you’ll spend a memorable night under the starry desert sky. Our dedicated team will kindle a campfire and serenade you with enchanting drum performances, creating a magical atmosphere that encapsulates the essence of this extraordinary journey.
Day 5: Merzouga to Dades goges
Embarking on this segment of our 6-day expedition from Casablanca to Marrakech, we set forth to explore the magnificent Dades Gorges. Along the way, we’ll encounter the ancient irrigation system in the Fezna region, offering a glimpse into historical agricultural practices.
Our journey unfolds with a visit to a Berber clothing cooperative, providing a window into the rich textiles and craftsmanship of the local culture.
Continuing our adventure, we’ll make our way to the Todgha Gorges, located 15 kilometers from Tinghir. These gorges serve as the gateway to the High Atlas Mountains, showcasing their towering limestone cliffs and natural grandeur.
Our subsequent destination is the Dades Gorges, where we’ll marvel at the distinctive geological formation known as “Monkey Toes,” resembling the fingers of a primate. Additionally, we’ll explore the intriguing curves of Tisdrine, adding another layer of fascination to our journey.
As the day progresses, we’ll settle in for a restful overnight stay in the Dades Gorges, ensuring a memorable experience on this captivating stretch of our tour.
Day 6: Dades Gorges to Marrakech
On the concluding day of our 6-day excursion from Casablanca to Marrakech, we’ll explore captivating sites along our journey. Our first stop leads us to the enchanting Rose Valley of Kelaat Megouna, known for its bountiful flora.
Continuing our exploration, we’ll make our way to the city of Ouarzazate, where we’ll visit the renowned Atlas Movie Studios, offering a fascinating glimpse into the world of cinematic artistry.
Our next destination beckons us to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a famous Berber fortress celebrated for its role as a backdrop in numerous movies and television productions.
As the day progresses, we’ll traverse the towering High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Passes, reaching a peak at 2260 meters to savor a breathtaking panoramic view from the summit. For those interested in local products, we can make an additional stop at a cooperative specializing in argan oil products.
Concluding our tour, we’ll arrive in the vibrant red city of Marrakech, where you can either be transported to the airport or to your chosen accommodation. This marks the culmination of our comprehensive 6-day journey from Casablanca to Marrakech, via the enchanting Sahara Desert of Merzouga.