Casablanca Desert Tours 10 Days

Casablanca Desert Tours 10 Days

Casablanca Desert Tours 10 Days

Day 1: Arrival to Casablanca

Commencing our 10-day Moroccan tour, we initiate the itinerary by collecting you from either the airport or your lodgings in Casablanca. As the economic hub and the largest city in Morocco, our first stop is the Hassan II Mosque, renowned as the country's largest mosque. Positioned on the city's western coastline, it offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from its prominent location on a promontory. After a leisurely lunch break, we delve into the city's charms, taking in the awe-inspiring Corniche of Casablanca. Concluding the day, we settle in for an overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat the capital - Chefchaouen

Following breakfast, our journey continues as we traverse the scenic coastline en route to Rabat, a city of imperial significance and the present capital of Morocco. Our itinerary in Rabat includes visits to the iconic Hassan Tower, the revered Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the picturesque Kasbah of Oudaya. After a leisurely lunch break, we venture northward, passing through Ouazzane, until we arrive at the captivating Blue City of Chefchaouen nestled in the Rif Mountains. Renowned for its charming buildings and alleyways adorned in shades of white and blue, Chefchaouen promises a unique and visually stunning experience. We conclude the day with an overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 3: Chefchaouen- the Roman ruins of Volubilis- Meknes - Fes

Following breakfast, take the opportunity to leisurely explore the enchanting alleyways of Chefchaouen, known for their captivating blue hues. Subsequently, we embark on a journey to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a site meticulously preserved and acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amidst the ruins, discover exquisite mosaics, ancient pillars, and archways that echo the grandeur of the past.
Continuing our historical odyssey, we venture 30 kilometers to the city of Meknes, distinguished as the Ismaili capital and one of Morocco's imperial cities. Our exploration of Meknes encompasses prominent landmarks such as Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stable, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
The day concludes as we set our course for Fes, where an overnight stay in a Riad awaits, providing a tranquil and authentic Moroccan accommodation experience.

Day 4: Guided tour sightseeing Fes

Following a delightful breakfast, our day unfolds with an exploration of the city's highlights accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. Fes, revered as one of Morocco's imperial cities and a cultural and religious nucleus, promises a journey through its rich heritage.
Our day commences at the Royal Palace gate, offering a glimpse into regal grandeur. We then delve into the well-preserved medieval Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the historic Blue gate, or Bab Boujloud, marking the entrance to the old Medina. Within the Medina's labyrinthine alleys, you'll encounter the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, and the intriguing Tanneries. The exploration culminates at the Quaraouin mosque and university, renowned as the world's oldest university.
Leaving the Medina, we venture into the Jewish quarter, also known as "the Mellah," offering insights into Fes's diverse cultural tapestry. In the afternoon, our journey takes us to an ancient fortress, providing a panoramic view of the Medina and the city of Fes. The day concludes with a return to the serene ambiance of your Riad.

Day 5: Fes - Ifrane - Cedars forest- Midelt - Ziz valley - Merzouga Sahara

After indulging in a hearty breakfast, our journey unfolds as we head south through Imouzzer to explore the captivating town of Ifrane. Known for its chilly temperatures, snowfall, and alpine-style architecture, Ifrane has earned the moniker "the Switzerland of Morocco." Marvel at the unique charm of this picturesque city before we proceed to the cedar forest, home to the Barbary macaques. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the forest, and don't hesitate to interact with and feed these fascinating creatures.
Our next destination is Midelt, where we'll have ample free time for lunch. Continuing our scenic drive, we traverse the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and follow the Ziz Valley, making stops along the way to appreciate panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
In the afternoon, our expedition leads us to the Sahara desert in Merzouga. Here, the adventure takes a captivating turn as we transition to camels, crossing the sandy expanse of the desert. Pause atop a lofty dune to witness the breathtaking sunset before making your way to the desert camp. This camp seamlessly blends the traditional nomadic tent experience with the luxuries of a hotel. As the evening unfolds, relish in the enchanting atmosphere with Berber drums music, dancing around the campfire beneath the vast expanse of stars. A delightful dinner awaits, followed by a restful overnight stay in the heart of the desert.

Day 6: Explore Merzouga region - Nomads - Khamlia - Merzouga lake - Erg Chebbi - palm grove

To fully immerse yourself in the magic of the Sahara, setting an early wake-up call is a must, ensuring you witness the awe-inspiring sunrise in the heart of the desert. After a tranquil moment to savor breakfast, you'll embark on a camel journey back to Merzouga, where your awaiting driver stands ready. Day six of your 10-day Moroccan adventure is dedicated to exploring the diverse wonders of the Merzouga region, a landscape that unfolds with remarkable sights, from expansive sand dunes and wild lakes to ancient mines, fossil-rich areas, and lush oases – a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
Our expedition in Merzouga begins with an off-road drive to an ancient eyeliner mine, providing a glimpse into the region's rich geological history. Following this, we extend a warm visit to nomadic communities nestled in their intricately woven tents, offering you the chance to learn about their traditional lifestyle over a refreshing cup of Berber tea.
Our journey continues to the vibrant Khamlia village, where the soulful beats of Gnaoua music and captivating dance performances await. Originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan, and Niger, the inhabitants of Khamlia share their rich cultural heritage. A well-deserved break for lunch follows at a local restaurant.
Afterward, a leisurely stroll through a palm tree grove provides a serene contrast to the earlier adventures. A short drive leads us to the wild lake of Merzouga, often adorned by graceful flamingos. As the day concludes, dinner and a restful overnight stay await you in the comfort of a hotel, allowing you to rejuvenate for the next leg of your Moroccan journey.

Day 7: Merzouga Sahara - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

Following a satisfying breakfast, our journey unfolds as we bid farewell to the desert, setting our course for Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani, still a bustling trading hub in the region, comes to life with its vibrant souk, particularly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
A leisurely stroll through the lively Rissani Souk offers a glimpse into the town's bustling market culture before we proceed to Erfoud. Here, we delve into the fascinating world of fossilized marble at one of the local workshops. Our exploration then takes us through the lush palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad as we make our way to the Todra Gorges.
Nestled between the mountains, the Todra Gorges showcase the grandeur of a canyon carved by the Todra River—a haven for rock climbers and a spectacle of natural beauty. Take the time to wander through the gorges and appreciate the stunning landscape before enjoying a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant.
Continuing our journey, we traverse the Dades Valley, passing through Boumalne Dades. Along the way, make sure to marvel at the intriguing "monkey fingers" rock formation and savor the breathtaking views from a mountain vantage point overlooking the Dades Valley. As the day winds down, a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay await you in a hotel, providing a well-deserved respite.

Day 8: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Palm Groves of Skoura - Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah- Telouet - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After a hearty breakfast, our journey unfolds as we continue towards Kalaa Magouna to explore the enchanting Rose Valley, renowned for its annual Rose Festival held in May. During this festival, locals showcase their rose-derived products, creating a vibrant celebration of this fragrant bloom. Our route then leads us through the palm groves of Skoura, offering a picturesque landscape.
The next stop on our itinerary is Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "gate of the desert." Here, we delve into the world of filmmaking with a visit to the studios where famous movies have been shot. Following this cinematic experience, we set our course for the iconic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fortified village has served as a backdrop for numerous blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy, as well as popular TV series like Game Of Thrones.
Our journey then continues towards the vibrant city of Marrakesh, traversing the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we make stops for lunch and to capture the beauty of the landscapes at interesting spots. As the day comes to a close, an overnight stay in a Riad in Marrakesh provides a comfortable and authentic Moroccan accommodation experience.

Day 9: Guided tour sightseeing Marrakesh

Following a delightful breakfast, our exploration of Marrakesh's highlights commences with the guidance of a local expert. As one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh boasts a rich history and vibrant culture. Our itinerary unfolds with visits to iconic landmarks, including the opulent Bahia Palace, the historic Saadian Tombs, and the Ben Youssef Quranic mosque. A leisurely stroll through the largest traditional souk in Morocco offers a glimpse into the city's bustling market life.
Enjoy some free time for lunch in the vicinity of Jemaa El-Fna square, a lively and vibrant hub in the heart of Marrakesh. The afternoon continues with visits to two more significant sites: the Koutoubia mosque, the largest in Marrakesh, and the enchanting Majorelle Garden, known for its vibrant blue structures and lush botanical beauty.
As the day concludes, you'll be transferred to your accommodation, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. Feel free to explore the lively atmosphere of Jemaa El-Fna square on your own, immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of this iconic space.

Day 10: Marrakesh - Casablanca

On the final day of our tour, we embark on a brief tour of the captivating red city, Marrakesh. This allows for a final exploration of its unique charm and cultural treasures. Following this, our journey takes us northwards as we drive to Casablanca airport. Along the way, we make stops at strategic points to enjoy panoramic views of the diverse landscapes.
Upon reaching Casablanca airport, we ensure a smooth transfer for your departure. As you bid farewell to the enchanting beauty and cultural richness of Morocco, we mark the end of our 10-day journey. It has been a pleasure accompanying you through the diverse landscapes, historical sites, and vibrant cities of this fascinating country. Safe travels, and we hope the memories of Morocco linger with you for a long time to come.


Private tour in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

Accommodation during the trip (Riad or hotel + desert camp).

Multilingual Driver.

Camel Trekking.

Pick up from your accommodation.

Breakfast and Dinner.


Lunch & drinks.

Fees to enter some monuments.

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