12 DAYS GRAND DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH

OVERVIEW :

We offer you a 12 days Desert Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech allowing you to explore Morocco’s captivating cities and breathtaking landscapes. Begin in Casablanca, exploring its iconic monuments before venturing to Rabat. From there, travel to the charming city of Taangier and then to the gorgeous Chefchaouen before heading to the ancient city of Fes, where you’ll immerse yourself in its rich history and vibrant culture. Journey through the Middle Atlas mountains, visiting Azrou and Midelt, before reaching the mesmerizing Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Experience camel rides, interact with locals in Khamlia village, and spend a night under the starry desert sky. Continue your adventure through Todra Gorge and Dades Valley, marveling at the natural beauty. Explore the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and arrive in Marrakech, where you’ll be captivated by its bustling souks, majestic palaces, and vibrant atmosphere. And finally, you will have two-day trips: one day trip to the impressive Ourika Valley and another day trip to the calm city of Essaouira, Mogador. This unforgettable tour from Casablanca showcases the best of Morocco, from its architectural wonders to its breathtaking landscapes. Contact us to customize a desert tour from Casablanca depending on your budget.

HIGHLIGHTS :
  • Discover Casablanca’s most attractions including the Hassan II Mosque
  • Visit the Hassan Tower in Rabat
  • Spend a wonderful time in Tangier
  • Explore Chefchaouen
  • Travel to Fes, stopping at Volubilis ruins
  • Full-day excursion in Fes, visiting historical monuments and experiencing Andalusian music. 
  • A journey from Fes to Merzouga, passing through Atlas Mountains, Midelt, and Rissani. Overnight in Merzouga.
  • Sahara Desert excursion, including a camel ride and a visit to Khamlia village. Overnight in desert camp.
  • Return from Merzouga to Todra Gorge and Dades Valley. Overnight in Dades Valley.
  • Travel from Dades Valley to Skoura, Ait Benhaddou, and Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech.
  • Explore Marrakech, visiting Jamaa el Fna square, palaces, tombs, and mosques. Overnight in Marrakech.
  • Day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
  • Day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira. Return to Marrakech in the afternoon.
  • Please note that this is just a brief overview, and each day includes additional activities and experiences.

Day 1: Casablanca 

We start our 12 days desert tour from Casablanca where we will pick you up from the airport or your hotel to the dignifying monuments of the city, such as the fascinating architecture of the mosque Hassan II. You will have a guided tour of the old Medina also called El Hobous where you will visit big traditional markets. Have lunch at one of Medina’s restaurants. Then, you will have a break at the Corniche attending the sunset from this site is breathtaking. You can try the life night of Casablanca streets at night. Later, you get back to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier 

Leaving behind the bustling streets of Casablanca, you will venture northward, passing picturesque coastal landscapes adorned with golden beaches and azure waters. As we arrived in Rabat, the capital and historic city, we will explore the majestic Hassan Tower and the serene Chellah ruins, immersing ourselves in the rich heritage of Morocco. Continuing our tour to the countryside, driving via the rolling hills, fertile valleys, and charming rural villages along the way. Finally, we arrive in Tangier, the northernmost tip of Morocco, its vibrant medina and bustling port promising a world of discovery and cultural delights. The journey from Casablanca to Tangier via Rabat is a tapestry of captivating sights and immersive experiences, leaving an indelible mark on the traveler’s adventurous soul. Overnight in a hotel.   

DAY 3 :FROM TANGIER TO CHEFCHAOEUN THEN TO FES

We continue our Grand remarkable tour from Casablanca driving from Tangier to one of the cleanest cities in the world ‘Chefchaoune’. We will drive via the impressive Rif Mountains enjoying the breathtaking views of nature. You will have a guided tour of the city admiring its blue and white streets, you will surely want to picture some memories in this joyful city, as evening arrives we will be on the road to Fes, before settling down there we’ll pass by Volubilis ruins of the great roman civilization . as night falls we’ll spend the night in a prestigious riad in Fes.

DAY 4: FES WALKING CITY EXCURSION

On the third day of your Casablanca Tour, you will dedicate the day to exploring Fes an imperial city that was built centuries ago, actually, it is listed as Unesco world heritage, we will be paying a visit to its most signifying monuments such as the Bouanania school, The Karaouine Mosque and tannery, after that we will chill in a hotel or Riad as it pleases you, while eating your supper forget not to enjoy the sophisticated Andalusian music.

DAY 5: FES TOWARDS ATLAS IN AZROU – MIDELT – RISSANI AND MERZOUGA

After breakfast, we leave the city, and we continue our Casablanca Tour to nature, the Middle Atlas mountains. we make a quick stop at the cedar forest in Azrou and take a few photos with entertaining and well-loved apes. we continue our trip onto Midelt the ‘apple’ of Morocco, Errachidia, and Erfoud to explore fossils that have been there for thousands of years. Then we pass by Rissani and last but not least desert of Erg Chebbi next to Merzouga where will be spending the night in a beautiful hotel getting supper and listening to local music.

DAY 6: SAHARA DESERT EXCURSION AND CAMEL RIDE

After breakfast arrives, our tour continues in the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara with a 4*4 vehicle, first stop is at Khamlia village where we will interact with the inhabitants of this gorgeous city, I’m sure you would like to hear all about their lifestyle and their stories, after that if you’re in the mood to get the adrenaline rushing in your body you could use a tour on a quad or buggy ride. then we will be carried by giant camels for almost an hour towards the nomad desert camp, where we will have a splendid dinner beside a campfire while listening to relaxing music. Then, on to our tents, we go.

DAY 7: MERZOUGA TO TODGHA GORGE AND DADES

Day five starts with a mesmerizing sunrise, and quite peculiar silence in vast waves of sand, our destination will be back to Merzouga village to get a healthy breakfast and then we’ll drive to the Todra gorges, a quick stop to get fresh air and enjoy the view then we make short stops at “Rissani, Jorf and a traditional lunch in Tinghir. We rest and we hit the road again towards the Dades Valley, you can wander there and get your composure. As night falls dinner will be served in a local hotel or Riad as you prefer.

DAY 8:DADES TO SKOURA – AIT BBENHADDOU –MARRAKECH

As the seventh day commences, we’ll get breakfast in the valley, then we embark on Kalaa M’gouna and Skoura. If you’re a cinephile we suggest you a special tour of Ouarzazat’s movies studios where many famous movies were shot. Later on, we will be reaching Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, our team will make sure to grant you an exclusive tour of the largest castle in Morocco. By this time we will be going towards the imperial city Marrakech well known for its luxurious Riads, well the night will be spent in anywhere you’d prefer.

DAY 9: EXCURSION TO EXPLORE MARRAKECH

Marrakech is one of the most visited cities in Morocco and worldwide, it’s often called the red city, so today’s gonna be dedicated only to getting to know this mysterious area, we’ll visit Jamaa el Fna square, take quick snaps with snakes and monkeys, listen to storytellers or watch dancers and musicians practicing their passion. our next stop is at the Bahia Palace, then to Badii Palace, Saadian tombs, and Koutoubia mosque. If you are interested you could visit the Majorelle Garden or local souks by evening we will head towards our hotel or Riad as you chose.

Day 10: Day trip to Ourika Valley

Embark on a captivating day trip from Marrakech to the enchanting Ourika Valley, nestled in the High Atlas Mountains. Departing from the bustling city, you’ll journey through picturesque Berber villages, immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco. As you wind through the breathtaking landscapes, be mesmerized by cascading waterfalls, lush green terraces, and the rugged beauty of the mountainous terrain. Explore the vibrant local markets, where vibrant colors and fragrant spices abound, and savor traditional Moroccan cuisine at a riverside restaurant. Engage in invigorating hikes, encountering the warm hospitality of local Berber communities along the way. Capture awe-inspiring views from strategic vantage points and relish moments of tranquility amidst the serene surroundings. With its blend of natural splendor and authentic cultural experiences, this day trip to Ourika Valley promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Morocco’s captivating beauty. Get back to your hotel or riad in the late afternoon.

DAY 11: DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH TO ESSAOUIRA

Our final destination in this Casablanca Tour will be the antique and charming Essaouira, a small town yet with grand European architecture of the 19th century and wavy beaches that make for a good surfing day, make sure to visit its old port. in the afternoon we will drive you back to Marrakech. Until we embark on yet another prepossessing journey!

Day 12: Marrakech Airport

After spending a wonderful 12 days in Morocco, the end of your tour from Casablanca to Marrakech comes to an end. Our driver will drop you off at the airport.

What is Included:

  • A comfy Transportation with A/C and fuel costs.
  • Car Fuel
  • An English Speaking driver/guide.
  • One night in a Berber tent. (Desert Excursions)
  • Camel ride to the desert camp. (Desert Excursions)

What is Excluded:

  • Lunches & Drinks.
  •  Tips

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