9 days tour from Casablanca to Zagora desert, eexplore the Atlantic coast and visit the Atlantic coast, Essaouira and Marrakech. Cross the High Atlas mountain, discover Berber villages and Kasbahs, visit Zagora, explore the Sahara of Merzouga, the Todra gorges and that of Dades, the tour ends at Marrakech.
9 days tour from Casablanca to Zagora desert itinerary:
Day1: Casablanca airport – hotel in Casablanca
Meet and pick up from Casablanca airport. Transfer to downtown. Visit of Hassan 2 mosque, Corniche seaside, city center. Transfer to the hotel.
Day2: Casablanca to Essaouira
After breakfast, transfer to Essaouira. The medina of Essaouira is a world heritage site by the UNESCO. It is hassle free. Shopping is easy as it has everything close to each other.
You can visit the little harbor and the Sqalla. It is a good place to taste fresh sea food.
The weather is cool most of the year with sometimes strong winds coming from the ocean.
Check into the hotel.
Day3: Essaouira – Marrakech visit
Morning transfer to Marrakech. Today will be dedicated to explore Marrakech. Historical visit of Marrakech will include Lmnara , a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers. Then our guide take you to visit other impressive sights such as the koutoubia Mosque (the twin tower of Giralda in Seville, Spain), the Saadian tombs which demonstrate the Moorish architecture in its perfection. We also visit the Bahia palace and Madrassa Ibn Youssef. The guide takes you to the restaurant for lunch.
Evening drums will draw you to the Jamaa el Fna (main city square). It’s a festival atmosphere, with snake charmers, Berber and Gnoua musicians, and storytellers illuminated by lamplight and wreathed in smoke. Food stalls on the square sell fresh salads, soups, fried fish and chips, chicken and beef kebabs and even boiled snails or sheep’s head. Finish it off with a glass of sweet cinnamon tea..
Day4: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Behaddou – Zagora
Meet in your hotel and departure to Ait Ben Haddou Ksar Via the high Atlas Mountains with enchanting Berber villages and lush valleys. A long the way we stop for lovely pictures. We arrive to the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou where we visit the Kasbah, an important sight in the Southern Morocco which is put under UNESCO protection, lunch in the village. We continue via Ouarzazate to Zagora through the Mountains of the Anti (small) Atlas Mountains. We join the Draa Valley with its million palm trees. Arrival to Zagora and check into the hotel.
Day5: Zagora – Tazarine – Merzouga desert
You’ll be transferred to Merzouga desert via the villages of Tazarine & Alnif. Before possibly visit the ancient market of Rissani and then move on to Merzouga. We change the vehicle with camels and start a camel trek into the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. You enjoy peaceful night in Sahara and gaze at shinning stars. You can enjoy some music around fire with the campers. Sleep well
Day6: Merzouga – Tinghir – Dades valley
Wake up for sunrise pictures. Breakfast and take a camel trek into the town from where we depart with our jeep to the gorges of Todgha. Along the way, we stop to visit the Souk in Rissani if we coincide with the day day market.
Time will be spent to enjoy the spectacular Todgha gorges where water flows and the beautiful gardens before the canyons. After lunch, you will be transferred to Dades valley with stops to enjoy the scenic road in between. We reach the place in the evening, and check into the hotel.
Day7: Dades valley – Ouarzazate – Telouet Kasbah – Tizi ntichka – Marrakech
We depart to Ouarzazate taking the road of Thousand Kasbah and passing Kelaa Mgouna & Skoura village with its palm groves. Ouarzazate is a peaceful town with spacious streets. Famous for the Cinema industry, Ouarzazate separates the Mountains with the Sahara Desert. We continue to Ait Ben Haddou Ksar where we visit the most attractive Kasbah in Morocco and the spot for numerous films like the Gladiator. The site of Ait Ben Haddou was declared a world heritage patrimony by the UNESCO. After lunch we carry on our way through the Tichka pass (2260M), with enchanting Berber views. We arrive in Marrakech in the early evening. We drop you off at your Riad. Have a nice stay in Marrakech.
Day8: Free day in Marrakech
Time spent at relax or leisure according to your preferences: spend time exploring Marrakech and do you last shopping touches!
Day9: Airport Transfer
At the appropriate time, transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport, Farwell! 9 days tour from Casablanca to Zagora desert ends.