12 days from Casablanca to desert

14 days from Casablanca to desert

14 days from Casablanca to desert. A trip from Casablanca to Fes and the desert of Merzouga can be a beautiful route to discover Morocco. You could visit the historic city of Fes, admire the landscapes of the Merzouga desert, take a camel ride and spend a night in a traditional yurt. Be sure to prepare your trip well, taking into account the climatic conditions and the desired activities, and don’t forget to respect local customs. Best desert tour from Casablanca!


14 days from Casablanca to desert

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes

The desert tour from Casablanca begins towards the city of Fes. Along the way, you will visit Rabat, kasbah Oudayas and Hassan tour. In Meknes, you will see the Bab Mansour, a large gate on the old city wall, and the Moulay Ismail Palace. You will also visit the Herri Es-Souani, an old horse stable and granaries with a large swimming pool. After visiting Meknes, you will continue to Fez and spend the night in a riad in Fes bali.

Day 2: Guided tour of Fes

After a breakfast, the city tour of Fes will begin with an official local guide. You will visit the traditional markets of the city, the Royal Palace, the old universities, the mosque and the medersa of Karaouine dating from the 9th century. In the afternoon, you will visit the Najarine fountain, the old harem garden and the Batha museum. The guide will also take you to take panoramic photos of the city before returning to the hotel.

Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Erg Chebbi

After breakfast at the hotel in Fes, you will travel to the desert of Merzouga passing through the city of Ifran and Azrou. You will stop to feed the monkeys in Azrou. You will continue to the town of Midelt, located in the Middle Atlas and known for its apple cultivation, where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, you will continue your journey through the Ziz Valley to arrive in Arfoud, then directly to Merzouga. You will have dinner and spend the night in a hotel near the dunes.

Day 6: Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert

After breakfast, you will explore the desert of Merzouga. You will visit the nomads in their tents, then drive to Taouz to see the rock carvings. You will continue to Khamlia to taste a Berber pizza and see the music and dance of the Gnaoua. Then you will take a camel ride to spend the night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. You can admire the sunset over the dunes, attend a musical show of Berber drums and dine around a campfire. You will sleep under the stars in the camp’s Berber tents.

Day 7: Merzouga – Erfoud – Touroug – Todra gorges – Dades gorges

After the sunrise in the Sahara desert, you will have breakfast and leave by camel to Merzouga. Your trip will continue to Rissani to visit the large market of Tafilalt and the mausoleum of Molay Ali Chrif Alaoui. Then you will pass through Erfoud and Touroug to reach the Todra Gorge. You will have lunch and continue via Tinghir to Boumalne Dades, where you will stop to take photos of the Dades Valley. You will continue to the Dades gorges, where you will spend the night with dinner in a hotel.

Day 8: Dades gorges – Roses valley – Ouarzazate – Ait ben haddou

After breakfast, we will drive to the Dades Valley towards Kelaa Mgouna where you will visit a rose production cooperative. We will continue our journey to Skoura where you will visit the Kasbah Amridil. Then we will go to Ouarzazate to take photos in front of Kasbah Taourirte and visit the mouvies studios. We will then reach the village of Ait ben Haddou where we will spend the night in a hotel with dinner.

Day 9: Ait ben haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, your local guide will take you to explore the famous kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the visit, our trip will continue to Marrakech, stopping at Telouet to visit the Kasbah of Glaoui. We will cross the Atlas mountain to arrive in Marrakech and spend the night in a riad in the medina.

Day 10: Marrakech

The next day, after breakfast, you will visit the famous Jemaa el Fna square with its many food, souvenir and entertainment stalls. You can also visit the Koutoubia Mosque and the Majorelle Garden, as well as the Marrakech Museum. At the end of the day, you can stroll through the streets of the Medina and taste local specialties. Nights at your riad.

Day 11: Imlil Day Trip

Excursion to Imlil. Located at the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, Imlil is a beautiful mountain village and the starting point of some of the most spectacular treks in Morocco. At Imlil, you can explore the traditional Berber villages, experience the local lifestyle, and capture stunning photographs of the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the valleys, trek through the picturesque mountain trails, and visit the ancient Kasbahs of the Berber people. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, you can take an off-road 4×4 tour of the mountains, or go on a camel trek to get closer to nature. You can also try your hand at mountain biking or rock climbing, or join a guided trekking tour. No matter what activity you choose, your Imlil day trip will surely be a memorable experience.

Day 12: Excursion ouzoud from Marrakech

Ouzoud is a stunning waterfall located in the Middle Atlas Mountains, approximately 150 km from Marrakech. The journey takes approximately three hours. Once at the waterfall, you can enjoy the breathtaking views as you hike around the area. There are also plenty of activities to do, visiting nearby villages, and exploring the local markets. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also take a boat ride from the base of the falls to the top. This is a great way to get a closer look at the spectacular scenery. Finally, you can take some time to enjoy the delicious local cuisine. The area is known for its delicious honey and mint tea, as well as other traditional dishes.

Day 13: Marrakech – Essaouira

We leave for Essaouira after your breakfast. We stop on the way at an argan oil cooperative to see how the women extract oil from argan nuts. In Essaouira, you can explore the medina, an old fortified city with stone ramparts, narrow streets and colorful houses. You can also visit the fishing port of Sakala, admire the ocean views and taste fresh seafood. Essaouira is also known for its local artisans, such as woodcarvers and painters, and you can wander through the art galleries to check out their works. You can also take photos of the city, as well as its coastline and beaches.

Day 14: Transfer

Transfer from Essaouira to Casablanca airport. 14 days from Casablanca to desert ends.


Included:

  • Transportation in comfortable vehicles.
  • Driver/guide.
  • 13 Nights in hotel.
  • 01 night in desert camp.
  • Camel ride in the dunes.
  • 13 breakfasts 13 dinners.

Not included:

  • Drinks.
  • Lunches.
  • Tips.