7 days tour from Casablanca to Merzouga desert

7 days tour from Casablanca to Merzouga Desert

top rated 7 days tour from Casablanca to Merzouga Desert through Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, and Fes.

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On this Casablanca desert tour 7 days tour to Merzouga Sahara, you will have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable night under the stars in the impressive desert of Merzouga. That is to say, in the heart of the Sahara, in the famous dunes of Merzouga, the largest in the desert of Morocco. Furthermore, you will discover unparalleled landscapes, extensive valleys, dunes, gorges, mountain passes, and towns camouflaged in the landscape. Not to mention, as well as fortresses that crown the hills.

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Pick at the Airport and highlights of Casablanca – Marrakech.
We will be delighted to see you and welcome you to our beautiful country. We are proud to display and share it with you, both the good and the terrible. We’ll meet at the Casablanca airport or another location as soon as possible. Depending on your travel schedule, you may be able to see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque outside of Mecca. The beachfront boulevard and Rik’s cafe ( ain Diab ). After that, we’ll drive to Marrakech, where you’ll spend your first night in a Riad within the old Medina’s fortifications (BB).
Day 2: Guided tour sightseeing Marrakech:
Our local Marrakech guide will meet you after breakfast to explore the beauty of the imperial city of Marrakech; a full-day guided walking tour of the famous medina in Morocco. First, explore the labyrinthine Souk (market), see the impressive Koutoubia Mosque with its tall minaret, learn about Morocco’s history of education and scholars at the Ben Youssef Medersa, Saadian tombs, and enjoy the opulence of the wonderful Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens. Experience the excitement and energy of the street performers in Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna Square, including the legendary Moroccan storytellers. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the Medina on your own, shop like the locals for beautiful gifts to take home with you, or relax in one of Marrakech’s many luxurious Hammams (spas). Finally, overnight accommodation will be at the same riad (BB).
Day 3: Travel from Marrakech to Dades Valley via High Atlas mountains, Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, and Ouarzazate:

After breakfast in your hotel/riad at 8:30 a.m., we will start our day departing from Marrakech to Dades valley via the TiziN’tichka mountain pass at 2260 m above sea level. It is the highest road pass in all of Morocco and we will pass through the High Atlas Mountains until we reach the World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. Many famous movies were filmed here – The Mummy, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and others. Our private tour of Morocco continues to the Dades Gorges.

We will also visit Ouarzazate, which is called the Hollywood of Morocco. Here, you can also see the beautiful Taourirt Kasbah and the world’s largest film studio by acreage, Cinema Studio Atlas. Then, We will continue towards the Valley of Roses driving through the palm groves of Skoura and the “One Thousand Kasbahs” road, where you can appreciate 17th-century kasbahs. Afterward, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes» and many landscapes of Berber villages. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Dades valley, where we will spend the night in a hotel/riad with dinner and breakfast.

Day 4: From Dades valley to Merzouga Desert camel ride via Todra Canyons and gorges:

After breakfast in your accommodation in Dades Valley, we’ll start our day at a new destination, the magnificent Sahara desert of Merzouga. Then, we will be passing through Tinghir to visit Todra Gorges which is the highest narrowest spectacular gorges in Morocco; 300 meters high and at their most narrow are merely 20 meters apart. Then, we will be recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular Canyons. After that, we will have a short walk around the immense cliffs and enjoying the amazing landscapes. Next, we will continue our way to Tinjdad then to Touroug and you will have time for lunch in one of the local restaurants in Tinjdad or Touroug.

After that, we will continue towards Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Afterward, we will continue our way to Merzouga where we will leave the car and take a camel ride, guided by a skilled camel man to explore the mysterious sand-dunes of the Erg-Chebbi. Thereafter, you will make a stop on top of a high dune to enjoy the sunset. Finally, you continue to the camp, which is a combination of the traditional tents of nomads, and the luxury a hotel has. Here, you will enjoy the Berber drums music, while dancing around the campfire, under the vast open sky of stars. Dinner and overnight stay in a nomad tent.

Day 5: Travel from Merzouga desert to Fes city via Ziz valley and cedar forest:

Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch the best sunrise in your life over the amazing sand dunes. After these lovely moments, you will have breakfast and take shower at the camp. Then, you can ride the camels or transfer by 4WD back to the original started location where you will meet your driver and continue your 7 days Tour from Casablanca.

Our day will begin in the north, passing through the Tafilalet palm grove. Thousands of palm trees along the 20-kilometer drive. This route leads to the Ziz valley, where a river flows down from the high Atlas and irrigates a palm plantation. We will stand here and enjoy a spectacular view of the valley and the village of Aoufous from this high vantage point.

We will make another stop in Midelt, just in the heart of the Atlas where you’ll have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon, we will continue our way through the Cedar forests where there is the opportunity to spot some Barbary apes. Next, we’ll visit Ifrane city (the Moroccan Switzerland) built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Then, in the late afternoon, you’ll arrive in Fes and check into your riad in the Medina. Finally overnight at a riad (BB).

Day 6: Guided tour sightseeing Fes:
On the sixth day of our 7-day Morocco tour from Casablanca, we will book a local guide from Fez for you. Therefore, he will come to your accommodation in the morning. Then, he will explain and take you to visit what makes Fez a cultural city. First, we will visit Dar El Makhzan, one of the 12 palaces of the king. Secondly, we will take you to visit not only the Blue Gate, the old gate of the Medina but also the tanneries where clothes are made from leather. In addition, you will have a panoramic view of the Borj Nord and the first university in the world that still functions, even before the one in Bologna, Italy. After visiting the city, your guide will accompany you to your accommodation.
Day 7: Fes – Transfer to Airport of Fes or Casablanca:
Today we will transfer you to Casablanca/Fes airport depending on your flight details back home. Your 7 days tour from Casablanca ends at the airport.

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Testimonials

Totally recommended:

We have just returned to Spain after an 7-days tour of Morocco, perfectly planned by Brahim. We started in Casablanca and ended in Marrakech. To highlight the hospitality of the Berber guides. The riads were comfortable and well located. The magical night in the desert, and the indescribable sunrise in the desert. If you plan to travel to Morocco, count on them. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Do hna!

 

Andrew D

7 days tour from Casablanca:

We went 10 friends to Casablanca, Marrakech, Merzouga and Ait Benhaddou in an organised trip with a minibus for us alone.
The guides were excellent, very friendly, and attentive. The riads are beautiful and very well located.
Highly recommended visits to Merzouga (do not be disappointed when you see the panoramic view, on sand dunes), Ait Benhaddou, and the medina of Marrakech (essential guide, it has 9,000 streets!!!).

Dawson L

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