11 days from Casablanca to Marrakech through the desert of Merzouga
DAY 1: Casablanca
To start the tour we pick you up at the Casablanca airport. We will walk quietly to visit the main monuments and attractions of the economic capital of Morocco. We will spend the night in a hotel in the city with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 2: Casablanca-Rabat-Fes
Today we left Casablanca and headed to Fez passing through Rabat and Meknes, ancient imperial city. We will explore the main attractions of Casablanca, then we will go to Rabat to visit the capital. We continue towards Meknes to explore the main attractions of the city. On the way to Fez we explore the Roman ruins in Volubilis. Then, you will arrive in Fez, where you will arrive at night and here you will spend the night in a traditional Moroccan riad.
DAY 3: GUIDED TOUR BY FES
Today we will explore Fez on a guided tour. The tour includes visiting the medina (the old city) and its alleys. Your visit begins by visiting the Jewish quarter (Mellah) and the Royal Palace (courtyard), which is the largest in the country. You will visit the famous tanneries and the Quaraouine mosque considered the first university in the world. After lunch, in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you will experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Nightly accommodation will be at the local riad with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4: FROM FES TO MERZOUGA DESERT
We continue with a tour in Morocco and depart towards Midelt through the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important craft center specializing in the work of cedar wood. We arrived at Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon we will go to Erfoud and the desert. You will have a camel trek through the beautiful dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you will spend the night in a bivouac (desert camp). There you can enjoy a Berber dinner and sleep in a traditional nomadic camel hair shop. Enjoy the tour in Morocco with experienced guides and drivers.
DAY 5: MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR 4X4
Today we continue the tour from Casablanca and visit the people of Gnawa, originally from Mali, Senegal and Sudan, in their village of Khamlia, where they will learn about their music and their lifestyle. In the afternoon, you will ride on your camel, guided by an experienced camel to explore what is hidden in the middle of Morocco's highest sand dunes. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night.
DAY 6: FROM MERZOUGA DESERT TO DADES GORGES
Today we will go to the gorges of Rissani, Tinghir and Todra, the highest and narrowest gorges of Morocco. Here you will have the option of walking for an hour in the valley, where you will meet the locals and learn about the culture and geography. After lunch in the heart of the gorge, continue to the Dades Valley, where you will see the majestic sand castles and the incredible rock formations known as "monkey fingers". Our accommodation will be an elegant guest house with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 7: FROM DADES GORGES TO AIT BENHADDOU
Today we continue the journey from Casablanca and drive through the Dades Valley towards Ouarzazate and we will stop at Kalaat Mgouna, which is the center of the Valley of Roses. We continue to Ouarzazatte where we can visit the local film studio. In the city we explored kasbah and headed towards Ait Ben Haddou. Here we visit local kasbah and stay here all night in a cozy riad with dinner and breakfast. Enjoy the tour in Morocco with experienced guides and drivers.
DAY 8: FROM AIT BENHADDOU TO MARRAKECH
Today we are heading to Marrakech through the majestic mountain pass Tizi n'Tichka 2260m over the High Atlas mountains. Once we arrived in Marrakech we explored the medina and spent the night in a hotel near the medina.
DAY 9-10 - DAY 10: GUIDED VISIT BY MARRAKECH
Today we continue the tour from Casablanca and explore Marrakech on a private guided tour. We will make sure you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. The guided tour includes the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After lunch at a restaurant near the plaza, you will walk through the souks and see hundreds of crafts.
DAY 11: FROM MARRAKECH TO CASABLANCA
After exploring Marrakech in the morning, we drive from Marrakech to Casablanca. Thank you and we hope you enjoyed the tour in Morocco with experienced guides and drivers.
- Airport transfer Marrakech
- Off-road vehicles 4x4
- Guide and drivers
- Half-board hotels (breakfast and dinner)
- Evening in bivouac with dinner and breakfast.
Does not include
- Lunch at midday