9 days tour from Casablanca
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You will explore the most beautiful destinations in Morocco on this 9 days desert tour from Casablanca. We will start the trip in the north of Morocco, with stops in Rabat, Morocco’s capital, and Chefchaouen, the blue city. The Roman ruins of Volubilis, Meknes, and Fes, the cultural city, are also worth seeing. Then it’s on to the southeast, where we’ll explore Morocco’s Switzerland, Ifrane, Midelt, and the breathtaking Ziz Valley. As well as seeing the traditional market of Rissani and the fossil town of Erfoud.
We will travel to Merzouga in the southeast, where you will ride camels and spend the night at a Berber camp. you will admire the breathtaking sunrise and sunset. In addition, the Todra and Dades gorges, as well as the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, should be visited. You’ll also pass through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and the High Atas mountains. Finally, there will be a guided trip in Marrakesh.
9 days desert tour from Casablanca itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival at Casablanca.
Today, we start our 9 days tour from Casablanca. The driver/guide will meet you at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport and transport you to your hotel/riad.
Day 2: Casablanca to Chefchaouen.
After breakfast, you’ll visit Hassan II Mosque before heading to Rabat, Morocco’s capital, where you’ll see the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and Oudaya Kasbah. We continue driving over the Rif mountains to Chefchaouen after lunch. The night will be spent at the camp.
Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes.
On the third day of our 9 days desert tour from Casablanca, we will drive over the Rif Mountains once more on our route to the Volubilis Roman Ruins, one of Morocco’s most important archaeological sites. Later, we continue to the cultural city of Fes. It was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail. We will Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and take you to your hotel/riad.
Day 4: Fes guided tour.
You will explore Fes with a local guide on the fourth day of our Casablanca 9 days desert tour. Fes, the oldest of the imperial cities, is home to the world’s first university, which dates back to the 9th century, and is one of the most complete medieval cities in the world. It appears to be stuck in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the current era, surrounded by massive defensive walls.
In the old Medina, you will have a local guide who will take you to the famous tanneries and the Karaouine mosque. Following lunch at a traditional Moroccan restaurant in Medina, you’ll visit the Merinid tombs and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Spend the night in a hotel or riad.
Day 5: Fes to Merzouga desert.
Today, we travel south-east through the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas, passing through Moroccan Switzerland Ifrane, a picturesque ski resort, and Azrou, an important handicraft town specializing in cedar wood work. In the afternoon journey, we head to Erfoud via Midelt, Errachidia, and the valley of the 1000 Palms of Ziz, dotted with palm trees.
We continue on to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes before arriving at Merzouga. You will ride the camels for 1h and a half before arriving at the desert camp. On the way there, you can enjoy the sunset from the top of the big dunes
At the camp, you will spend the night in a Berber tent and enjoy drums played by locals. You can also try sand surfing there in the evening.
Day 6: Merzouga to Boumalne Dades.
On the sixth day of our 9 days desert tour from Casablanca, we suggest that you wake up early in the morning to admire the sunrise over the sand dunes. After that, return to your camp for breakfast and a shower. We next proceed to Tinghir, passing through Tafilalet, Erfoud, and Tinejdad. We will continue to Todra gorges via Tinghir after a lunch break. Stopping for photos and savoring the scenery along the route. Arrive in Todra Gorges, where you can hike via its magnificent canyons before arriving in the Dades Valley. Overnight in Dades.
Day 7: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech.
Today, we will visit Kalaa Mgouna, a rose hamlet where over 400 tons of rose petals are harvested each spring to be processed into rosewater or shipped to the perfume industry. Every May, the Rose Festival is held here. Many kasbahs can be seen on the way from Rose town to Skoura.
The small hamlet of Skoura is bordered by thousands of palm groves, and it is home to some of the most stunning kasbahs in southern Morocco. We continue our journey to Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood of Africa,” with one of Morocco’s largest film studios, and then to Ait Ben Haddou’s kasbah. You will have free time to tour the UNESCO World Heritage site and have lunch in a local restaurant.
Later, we go to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains (2260m), appreciating the magnificent mountainsides along the way. Arrive late in the day in Marrakech. We check into your accommodation.
Day 8: Marrakech guided tour.
Today, we’ll start our exploration of Marrakech with a local guide. The city is considered one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. We’ll start with the Majorelle Garden, then go on to the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, the Ben Youssef Quranic Mosque, and a stroll through the typical souk in Marrakech’s old town. Lunch on your own at the Jemaa El-Fna square. Later, we will visit Marrakech’s greatest mosque, Koutoubia. Late on the day, you will have free time to explore Jemaa El-Fna on your own.
Day 9: Marrakech to Casablanca.
We will transport you to the airport of Casablanca for your departing flight today depending on your departure time. You can also end this tour in Marrakech.
The best 9 days tour from Casablanca!
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We are happy that the trip was very well organized. We were lucky to cover many places and sites like the Blue city, the medina of Fes and the Todra Gorges.
The night in the desert was unforgettable and we had time to ride the camels and take good pictures of the sunset.
The type of hotels we chose were high class and Hassan did a good service and chose the best of Morocco. The transport was a clean van and very comfortable.
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It was a superb vacation and the guides were excellent. There was so much to do and we had a new experience every day. The guide was very nice, knowledgeable, knew a lot about the stuff, and told us a lot about the culture. Also took us where we wanted to go and he didn't mind wherever we stopped. Showed us the most beautiful scenery and a variety of different cuisines.
The desert trip was a long one, but upon arrival, we were rewarded with a well-maintained camp with lots to do and Wi-Fi available, very peaceful, and delicious breakfasts and dinners. Every staff member made sure we had a great time. It was a really great trip and we look forward to coming back next time.
We had originally booked 9 days tour from Casablanca through a lot of beautiful places in Morocco. Our guide Youssef was superb. He was funny, approachable, and extremely trustworthy. The most important thing for us was that we could trust him. He was not like many other Moroccans in that he lured us to a lot where he made money or kickbacks but was always "on our side" and flexible in accommodating our wishes.
Youssef always had a plan for the day but if there was something else we wanted to see or spend more/less time on some things we did it. We chose to extend our stay to 12 days instead. The hotels were high-class and with swimming pools. Breakfasts and dinners were included and were of good quality. The desert was absolutely stunning despite the sand storm we rode through to get to the Berber camp. But the ride back the next morning at sunrise was absolutely stunning and really worth the experience. Sandboarding was also included. Wear long trousers (as you can get a bit sore sitting on the camel for over an hour each way) and remember the sun hat!
Definitely, our 9 days desert tour from Casablanca is your way to discover some of the best places if not the most visited ones in Morocco. In general, you will have the opportunity to discover many gorgeous views such as the Sahara desert and the Atlas Mountains.
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Our team of professional guides and drives will be there to help you plan the best 9 days in Morocco. They will be more than glad to share the Moroccan lifestyle and traditions.
Our trip from Casablanca is suitable for photographers and picture lovers. Certainly, we will take you to the most beautiful places and spots that the trip passes by.
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9 days tour from Casablanca destinations' overview:
Casablanca was built over the ruins of Anfa, an ancient city. It was significant in Moroccan history during the end of the seventh century and the beginning of the eighth century. Anfa was once a fishing harbor and is now a flourishing city thanks to its agricultural hinterland. The city was destroyed by Portuguese raids in the 15th and early 16th centuries, and it took until the 18th century for Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (1757-1790) to rebuild it and give it the name Dar al Beida. The white city had barely a thousand residents in the mid-nineteenth century.
Through its port, the city gradually grew more connected to the rest of the world. It piqued the interest of Europeans who were motivated by trade at the time. As a result, it established itself as the European counter for North Africa, and it became Morocco’s biggest export port. The port’s trade was driven by the advancement of steam navigation and the development of the textile industry, making it one of the top wool providers in the Mediterranean basin.
Marrakech, the red city
Morocco is a sophisticated Islamic country that welcomes visitors with open arms. Perhaps this is one of the causes for the long-term increase in visitor numbers… In 2013, Morocco surpassed the ten million visitor mark.
Marrakech is located in the heart of Morocco and, while it is a famous stand-alone tourist destination, it is particularly tempting to visitors looking for day or multi-day excursions. It’s simple to see why!
Simply put, Marrakech’s whole structure, as well as the majority of its buildings, are salmon pink! The color warms and deepens as the sun sets, appearing to blanket the entire cityscape — both from afar and from within, the city takes on a lovely tint all its own.
Marrakech is a city that has existed for about 1000 years (since 1070) and is so significant to Morocco that the country’s name is taken from its name. The city has had a tumultuous history, revolting and attempting to break away as an independent state on several occasions. The city was seized and built up to such splendor by the Saadians in the 16th century. It also weathered tremendous famines and plagues, as well as a military conflict. In a nutshell, this is a city steeped in history.
Fes, the cultural city
Rabat, Marrakech, and Meknes are the other three imperial cities of Morocco. Fes el Bali (the old, walled city), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, home of the Mellah), and the Ville Nouvelle are the three distinct parts (the French-created, newest section of Fes).
UNESCO has designated Fez el Bali as a World Heritage Site. The medina of Fes, the larger of the two, is thought to be the world’s largest contiguous car-free urban region. The Institution of Al-Karaouine, established in 859 AD, is the world’s oldest continually operating university. It has been dubbed the “West’s Mecca” and “Africa’s Athena.” Idris I, the founder of the Idrisid dynasty, established the city on one bank of the Fez River in 789, while his son Idris II continued the work on the opposite bank (808).
Arab immigration to Fes, which included 800 Al-Andalusian families ejected after a revolt in Córdoba in 817–818, as well as 2,000 families that moved down from Kairouan (now Tunisia) following another revolt in 824, gave the city a distinct Arab flavor. The Kairouyine mosque, together with the accompanying University of Al-Karaouine, is one of Africa’s oldest and largest mosques (859).
Ouarzazate, the cinema city
Ouarzazate and its surroundings have served as filming locations for a variety of films, including “Alexander the Great,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Babel,” “The Mummy” (1999), “Star Wars” (1977), and many others, including Russell Crowe’s “Gladiator” (2000), Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Body of Lies,” and Will Smith’s “Aladdin.”
This city and its surroundings have served as filming locations for a variety of films, including “Alexander the Great,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Babel,” “The Mummy” (1999), “Star Wars” (1977), and many others, including Russell Crowe’s “Gladiator” (2000), Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Body of Lies,” and Will Smith’s “Aladdin.”
When guests arrive at Atlas Studios, they are greeted by a slew of large black Egyptian sculptures Negras, as well as a jet plane that was used in the 1980s in the film “Jewel of the Nile” and other movie vehicles. The Colisseum, where Russel Crowe fought in the Gladiator movie, is one of the most popular places to visit in the desert. Other surprises await you within, such as an Egyptian tomb with 12-foot sculptures protecting the entrance and exit. The museum is a fantastic destination to visit.
Ait Banhaddou Kasbah
Kasbah At Benhaddou is a fortified settlement. Since 1987, a superb example of the Moroccan earthen clay building has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ksar Ait Benhaddou is a popular location for environment and history enthusiasts. It was built ten centuries ago and is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of palmiers, mountains, and rivers.
The ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is located 30 kilometers from the city center in the foothills of the High Atlas on the southern edge of the province of Ouarzazate. This is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley, standing in the middle of the dry desert, green and numerous.
A traditional pre-Saharan habitat is a ksar, which is a group of mud houses encircled by high walls. Within the defensive walls, which are fortified by corner towers, the dwellings pack together. Ait-Ben-Haddou is a good example of Moroccan architecture from the south.
Merzouga Sahara desert
If you are planning a Sahara desert trip to Morocco, you must go to Merzouga to observe the huge dunes of Erg Chebbi. Nothing beats the excitement of riding a camel up a towering Sahara desert sand dunes at sunset, or hiring an ATV and biking into the sand dunes up and down where there is no stop sign to stop you. All you will hear is the sound of blowing wind and see the spectacular sight of flying sands.
The best time to explore the Merzouga Sahara desert is during the autumn season (September to November), when temperatures are mild. Spring, from March to May, is also a fantastic time to appreciate the spectacular views of flowers and plants in the desert and among sand dunes.
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