10-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca
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Embark on a 10-day journey through Morocco, starting from Casablanca, with a meticulously crafted itinerary customized by a trusted Moroccan travel agency. This excursion leads you through a series of renowned tourist destinations, ensuring an enriching experience.
Your adventure begins with a visit to Rabat and the blue city of Chefchaouen. The next destination will be the culturally rich city of Fes, where you’ll discover a multitude of captivating attractions. From there, your path leads you to the mesmerizing Merzouga desert, where you can partake in a camel ride and savor the unique experience of camping in Berber tents beneath the starlit sky.
Continuing the journey, you’ll venture to the majestic Todgha Gorges, exploring their grand canyons, before resting for the night in the enchanting Dades Gorges. The next leg of your trip takes you to the iconic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a Berber fortress with a rich history, originally built by Glaoui Thami.
As your adventure unfolds, you’ll traverse the High Atlas Mountains, concluding your journey in the vibrant city of Marrakech, also known as the “Red City.” Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore an array of remarkable sites, including the lively Jemaa El Fna Square and the exquisite Majorelle Garden. This 10-day Moroccan tour promises an immersive and unforgettable experience, offering a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and historical wonder.
10-Day Casablanca Desert Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Our 10-day Morocco tour from Casablanca kicks off with an airport pickup service for your convenience. From the moment you arrive, we’ll swiftly transport you to your accommodation, ensuring a seamless and stress-free start to your journey. If you arrive early, we will take you to visit Hassan II mosque.
Day 2: Casablanca to Chefchaouen
Following a delectable breakfast at your accommodation, our journey begins as we set off for the captivating blue pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen. En route, we’ll explore some intriguing sites in Rabat, which include Hassan Tower, Chellah, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Our adventure concludes in Chefchaouen, where we’ll ensure you arrive safely at your chosen accommodation.
Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes
Today, we resume our expedition, heading to the enchanting city of Fes. Before that, you’ll have a leisurely morning to wander through Chefchaouen, marveling at its iconic blue walls and picturesque azure-hued residences. Subsequently, we will journey to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site. We conclude our day by ensuring your arrival at your Fes accommodation.
Day 4: Fes Sightseeing tour
On this day, your immersive Fes exploration begins under the guidance of a local expert. In the morning, one of our seasoned guides will be dispatched to your Riad or chosen accommodation. Our tour combines comfortable car travel with leisurely strolls to ensure you get the most from your day. Fes offers an array of captivating sites and experiences.
Our journey commences with an overview of the historic Medina from the outside. We then proceed to the Royal Palace, a magnificent Ksar boasting seven ornate golden gates. Following this, we make our way to Borj Nord, perched on a hill, offering panoramic vistas of the entire Medina.
Entering through the iconic Boujloud gate, we delve into a guided exploration of the prestigious University of Al Qarawiyyin, recognized as the world’s oldest existing university.
Continuing our Fes adventure, we visit the renowned Chouara Tannery, where Morocco’s exquisite leather products are meticulously crafted. We conclude our day by granting you some free time to further explore Fes at your own pace before retiring to your accommodation.
Day 5: Fes to Merzouga Desert
Our 10-day tour from Casablanca continues as we journey towards the captivating destination of Merzouga. Our adventure unfolds with a visit to Ifrane, renowned as one of Morocco’s cleanest cities.
We then venture through the enchanting Cedar forest, offering a unique opportunity to encounter playful monkeys. Our route takes us across the majestic High Atlas Mountains, meandering through the picturesque villages of Midelt and Rich.
As we traverse this diverse landscape, we’ll descend into the bountiful valley of date palm trees, eventually reaching Erfoud. This vibrant town is celebrated for its delightful date festivals and intriguing fossil discoveries.
Finally, we reach the highlight of our Morocco journey, Merzouga. The golden dunes of Merzouga’s Sahara Desert await, promising unforgettable experiences and indelible memories. We will take you on camels for an unforgettable night at the desert camp.
Day 6: Merzouga Desert tour
Today marks the pinnacle of our 10-day Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca. We’ll commence by exploring Khamlia, the vibrant Gnaoua town, and listening to their captivating music. Next, we’ll uncover the Salt and Mascara Mine in Mifis. We’ll then pay a visit to a Berber family residing in traditional tents, gaining insights into their unique way of life. Afterward, we’ll journey to the serene Lake of Srij and the charming Merzouga oasis.
Day 7: Merzouga Desert to Dades
On this day, our journey takes us to explore the ancient well irrigation system in Fzna. Following that, we’ll pay a visit to a cooperative showcasing authentic Berber clothing. Our next destination will be the impressive Todra Gorges, located near Tinghir province. We’ll then make our way to Dades, with stops at the remarkable Monkey Toes Mountains and the winding curves of Tisdrine. Positioned between Marrakech and Merzouga, we’ll take a detour and spend the night in Dades.
Day 8: Dades to Marrakech
Continuing our 10-day tour from Casablanca, we proceed to the vibrant red city of Marrakech. Our journey begins with a visit to the enchanting Rose Valley of Kalaat Mgouna. From there, we drive through Skoura to reach Ouarzazate, known as the city of cinema with its Atlas Movie Studios. Our next stop is the iconic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a Berber fortress famously featured in movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.
Following a satisfying lunch, our path leads us through the High Atlas Mountains, specifically the Tichka Pass. We’ll make a stop at its highest point, 2260m above sea level, to enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes. Additionally, we’ll visit a cooperative specializing in argan oil production before continuing to Marrakech, where you’ll check in to your accommodation.
Day 9: Marrakech guided excursion
Your Marrakech guide, accompanied by our driver, will meet you at your accommodation to kickstart the tour. To begin, you’ll explore the enchanting Majorelle and Menara Gardens. You’ll also pay a visit to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque and the historical Saadian Tombs. Additionally, you’ll delve into the lively atmosphere of Jemaa El Fna Square and explore the opulent Bahia Palace. Furthermore, you’ll tour the fascinating El Badi Palace and the Royal Palace. Afterward, you’ll have some free time to independently explore the vibrant streets of Marrakech.
Day 10: Marrakech to Casablanca
On the final day of our journey, we will travel along the highway back to Casablanca and ensure your safe drop-off at the airport or your chosen accommodation. This marks the conclusion of our services.