7-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca
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Embark on a captivating 7-day journey through Morocco with our meticulously designed tour itinerary from Casablanca. Explore the enchanting destinations of Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, and Dades Gorges, all personally guided by our experienced team.
Prepare for a unique experience as you venture into the Merzouga desert, where camel trekking and camping under the starry skies await you. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Fes, and further your exploration with a visit to the vibrant capital city of Rabat.
Our expertly crafted excursion ensures that you not only see the iconic sites but also gain a deep understanding of Morocco’s diverse landscapes, cultures, and traditions. Discover the essence of Morocco on this immersive trip.
7-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Casablanca
On the first day of our 7-day tour from Casablanca, we will pick you up from Mohammed V International Airport. If you arrive early, we will take you to visit Hassan II mosque.
Day 2: Casablanca to Chefchaouen across Rabat
We start our exciting journey towards Chefchaouen. We set off immediately after breakfast, heading toward Rabat, the contemporary capital of Morocco and a key imperial city. Our itinerary promises a comprehensive exploration of this city’s remarkable attractions, including the renowned Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the captivating Oudaya’s Kasbah.
Following our exploration of Rabat, we continue our trip to Chefchaouen, famed for its charming blue-painted houses and labyrinthine narrow streets.
Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes
Day three of our remarkable 7-day desert tour from Casablanca allows you the freedom to explore the picturesque town of Chefchaouen in the morning. Immerse yourself in its captivating charm at your own pace.
In the latter part of the day, we embark on an enriching trip to the Volubilis Roman ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thoughtfully preserved for generations to come. Admire the exquisite mosaics adorning both floors and walls, and take in the sight of ancient columns and arches that still stand.
As the day draws to a close, we make our way to Fes for a comfortable overnight stay. This day of our tour itinerary promises a harmonious blend of history, culture, and exploration.
Day 4: Fes sightseeing tour
Our 7-day Morocco itinerary tour from Casablanca features an enriching guided excursion in Fes. One of our knowledgeable local guides will meet you at your accommodation in the morning, ready to embark on a cultural exploration of this remarkable city.
To commence, your journey in Fes will lead you to the King’s palace and the Jewish quarter, known as El Mellah. Following this, we’ll ascend to a Borj, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.
Next on the itinerary is a visit to the iconic blue gate, the principal entrance to the Medina. Here, two bustling main streets await your exploration, each leading you through vibrant Fes markets and souks. Along one of these streets, you’ll find the revered University of al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest of its kind.
Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the traditional craftsmanship of the city by visiting the renowned tanneries, where fine leather is crafted. Additionally, we’ll explore the exquisite ceramics artistry of Fes, a skill passed down through generations.
For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, we offer the option to experience a traditional Hammam, a Moroccan hot sauna, or indulge in a soothing massage to unwind and make the most of your day. This leg of our tour guarantees a deep dive into Fes’s culture and history, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Day 5: Fes to the Merzouga Desert
After a hearty breakfast, our journey takes us to Ifrane via Imouzzer in the south. This charming city, with its alpine-style architecture, is famous for its low temperatures, snow, and picturesque landscapes. Often referred to as Morocco’s Switzerland, it’s not hard to see why this place is adored.
From Ifrane, our excursion proceeds to a cedar grove, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the Barbary macaques. As you explore the woods, you’re welcome to take a moment to feed these fascinating creatures. We then venture further, crossing the scenic Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and following the stunning Ziz valley, offering ample photo opportunities at the many scenic overlooks along the way.
In the afternoon, we arrive in Merzouga, where you’ll have the chance to swap onto camels and embark on a captivating journey through the sandy desert terrain. Pause atop a towering dune to witness the mesmerizing desert sunset, a truly breathtaking sight. The adventure continues as we make our way to the desert camp for an unforgettable overnight experience. This leg of our tour itinerary guarantees a day filled with remarkable landscapes and unique encounters.
Day 6: Merzouga Desert to Boumalne Dades
To fully embrace the heart of the desert, an early morning rise is a must, offering a chance to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise. Your return journey to Merzouga awaits you as you mount your camel for the ride back, where our driver will be ready to greet you.
Continuing our exciting trip, we bid farewell to the desert and make our way to Rissani Town, once the capital of Tafilalet. Rissani stands as a pivotal regional trade hub, boasting a vibrant souk open three days a week, making it a bustling marketplace.
After a leisurely exploration of Rissani’s souk, our path leads us to the Todra Gorges, accessible by traversing the lush palm plantations of Touroug and Tinjdad. These gorges offer ideal terrain for rock climbing enthusiasts. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the gorges at your own pace, taking in the breathtaking scenery. Our itinerary provides time for a relaxed restaurant meal to refuel.
As the day progresses, we head to Boumalne Dades for an overnight stay. This portion of the journey promises diverse experiences, from desert marvels to bustling marketplaces and the rugged beauty of the Todra Gorges.
Day 7: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech
On the final day of our remarkable journey, we’ll venture to the enchanting Rose Valley in Kalaa Magouna. This locale hosts an annual festival dedicated to the vibrant roses, typically in May, where local artisans showcase an array of rose-themed products, including prized items like rose water, oil, and fragrances.
Our path from Skoura to Ouarzazate leads us through the scenic palm groves, with a captivating stop at the famed filming locations of iconic movies.
Following this, we proceed to the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified settlement with UNESCO World Heritage status. This majestic Kasbah has been featured in numerous blockbuster films, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and even hit TV series like “Prison Break.”
Continuing our itinerary, we head to Marrakech, traversing the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the picturesque Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Along the way, we’ll break for a delightful lunch and capture stunning moments at iconic landmarks.
Upon arrival in Marrakech, we’ll ensure your smooth transition, either by escorting you to the airport or delivering you to your hotel. Thus, our extraordinary 7-day tour from Casablanca culminates, leaving you with cherished memories of this captivating excursion.