11 days Tour from Casablanca to Sahara

Duration

11 days

Max People

30

Suitable for

All ages

Pickup

Airport

Description
Included/Excluded
Tour Plan

Overview

Embark on an enchanting 11-day journey from Casablanca, venturing through the captivating Moroccan imperial cities and the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. Experience the thrill of camel trekking amidst the breathtaking dunes of Merzouga, where you’ll spend a magical night under nomadic tents, gazing at the stars above. Immerse yourself in the beauty of gorges, lush palm groves, and ancient kasbahs that narrate tales of bygone eras. Explore the vibrant city of Marrakech and the charming Mogador city of Essaouira, adding even more unforgettable moments to this unforgettable tour. Join us on this unforgettable adventure of a lifetime!

Tour Highlights

  • Begin the 11-day journey from Casablanca, venturing through captivating Moroccan imperial cities that showcase the country’s rich history and culture.
  • Experience the thrill of camel trekking in the mesmerizing Sahara Desert, particularly amidst the breathtaking dunes of Merzouga, where a magical night under nomadic tents awaits, allowing you to gaze at the stars above.
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of gorges, lush palm groves, and ancient kasbahs that tell tales of bygone eras, creating a captivating backdrop to your journey.
  • Spend a magical night under the nomadic tents in Merzouga, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert, creating a truly unforgettable moment.
  • Explore the vibrant city of Marrakech and the charming Mogador city of Essaouira, adding even more unforgettable moments to this 11-day tour, making it a comprehensive and enriching experience.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport en 4×4 or minivan + Fuel.
  • Driver / Guide.
  • Accommodation during the tour.
  • Dinners and Breakfast.
  • Desert Camel trekking and night in the sahara camp.
  • Lunches during the tour
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Day 01 Casablanca airport – hotel in Casablanca

Welcome to Casablanca! Upon your arrival at Mohamed V Airport, our friendly team will be there to greet you and provide a warm pick-up. We’ll then transfer you to your comfortable accommodation at Hotel Val Club Val Danfa in the heart of the city. Get ready to start your Moroccan adventure with a relaxing stay at our welcoming hotel.

Day 02 Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Our first stop is the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Marvel at its grandeur and intricate architecture before we head to Rabat.

In Rabat, we’ll explore the iconic Hassan Tower, admire the royal palace façades, and immerse ourselves in the historic Oudaya Kasbah.

Next, we’ll continue our journey to Chefchaouen, the enchanting “Blue Pearl” of Morocco. Upon arrival, we’ll check into the hotel, giving you free time to enjoy a delightful lunch and wander through the charming blue-shaded medina, vibrant souk, and lively square.

Get ready to be captivated by the unique charm of Chefchaouen as we soak in its tranquil atmosphere.

Day 03 Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes to Fez

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, and then we’re off to the historic city of Meknes.

Meknes, an imperial city akin to Rabat, boasts both the modern ville nouvelle and the enchanting Medina. Step back in time as we delve into the city’s rich history, once the capital of Sultan Moulay Ismail during the 17th century, and now protected by massive walls.

Our guided tour of Meknes will take us to the magnificent Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, the picturesque Basin Swani, the peaceful Jewish cemetery, and the fascinating old cereal storage rooms.

Continuing our journey, we drive towards Fez, making a stop at the captivating ruins of Volubilis along the way. After an eventful day, we’ll check into the hotel in Fez, ready to rest and prepare for more adventures.

Day 04 Fez city tour

Fez, also known as Fes, stands as the first imperial city of Morocco, boasting a treasure trove of attractions and renowned as the spiritual center of the country. Within its walls lies the prestigious Karaouiyin University, considered one of the oldest in the world. To fully immerse in this remarkable city, hiring a knowledgeable local guide is a must.

Our journey begins with a visit to the regal palace main gate and the ceramics area, where poetry comes to life in handcrafted artifacts. Accompanied by your guide, we venture into the aromatic tanneries and meander through the vibrant alleys of the old quarter. The bustling streets of the Medina greet us, alive with merchants displaying their wares.

After a day of exploration, we’ll return you to your hotel, where you can unwind and reflect on the captivating experiences of Fez.

Day 05 Fez – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga

Embark on an unforgettable desert adventure during the 11-day tour from Casablanca to Sahara. After a delightful breakfast, our journey leads us to Erfoud, crossing charming Berber towns along the way. Imouzzèr, a quaint town offering picturesque views of Sais plains, and Ifrane, a refreshing summer resort nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains, will captivate you. Next, we visit the Azrou Cedar forest, a haven for playful monkeys, before stopping in Midelt for a delightful lunch.

In the afternoon, our path winds through the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the enchanting Ziz Valley, surrounded by lush palm groves. Passing the vibrant town of Errachidia, we continue to soak in the mesmerizing scenery of the Ziz Valley. Finally, we arrive at the stunning Merzouga, where you’ll check into a comfortable hotel to rest and prepare for the thrilling experiences that await in the Sahara.

Day 06 Around Merzouga and Erg Chebbi

Today’s plan promises an enchanting journey from Fez to Merzouga, where you’ll have ample time to explore the mesmerizing beauty of the Sahara desert. The star of the show is the magnificent Erg Chebbi, a vast expanse of sandy dunes stretching 59 km long and 7 km wide. Nature’s gift, it captivates both locals and visitors alike with its towering dunes.

In Merzouga, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local association known for its soul-stirring African music called Gnaoua. As we traverse the open spaces and Serij lake (if the season is rainy), you’ll feel a deep connection with the desert’s tranquility.

Later in the afternoon, we embark on a delightful camel trek, led by friendly camels, towards the heart of the sandy dunes. After an hour’s journey, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Sahara, surrounded by an ocean of sand dunes. Here, you’ll experience the magic of the desert as you indulge in sandboarding and capture the breathtaking sunset through your lens.

As night falls, you’ll be delighted by a delicious dinner served under the cozy tents or under the open sky. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the desert as you listen to local music played by the camp’s talented musicians.

Day 07 Merzouga – Todgha gorges – Boumalne de Dades

To capture the mesmerizing beauty of the morning sun, an optional early wake-up call awaits you. After a delightful breakfast, we embark on an unforgettable journey to the enchanting Dades Valley. On our way, we make a stop at the lively local market in Rissani, where vibrant colors and bustling activity will fill your senses.

Continuing our adventure, we pass through Erfoud, known for its fascinating fossil preparations. Our next destination is the breathtaking Todgha Gorges, where we indulge in a delightful lunch. As we explore the majestic cliffs of Todgha Gorges and stroll along the scenic Todgha River, you’ll relish the refreshing coolness of the Atlas Mountains, a pleasant respite from the Sahara’s heat.

Our journey leads us to Boumalne Dades town, where we’ll spend a restful night. The landscapes and experiences you’ll encounter today are sure to fill your heart with wonder and create unforgettable memories.

Day 08 Boumalne de Dades – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After a hearty breakfast, our journey takes us to the vibrant city of Marrakech. Along the way, we pass through the picturesque town of roses, El Kelaa Mgouna, renowned for its annual Festival of Roses, a delightful celebration of nature’s beauty. Continuing our drive through the captivating landscapes, we reach Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara and a hub for film productions.

One of the highlights of our tour awaits us in Ait Benhadou Village, where we visit the iconic Kasbah of Ait Benhadou. This magnificent fortress is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and has served as a backdrop for numerous famous films, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia, making it a true cinematic marvel.

After a satisfying lunch, we embark on the remaining part of our journey to Marrakech, passing through the awe-inspiring Tichka Pass, which stands tall at an elevation of 2260 meters. As the sun sets, we arrive in the enchanting city of Marrakech, where a world of charm and excitement awaits.

Day 09 Marrakech sightseeing

Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Marrakech! After a scrumptious breakfast, our historical visit of Marrakech begins at the serene Menara Garden, where a magnificent pool surrounded by colorful flowers awaits. The sight is truly a treat for the eyes.

Next, we’ll marvel at the impressive Koutoubia Mosque, known as the twin tower of Giralda in Seville, Spain. Its towering minaret is a testament to the city’s architectural grandeur.

Our journey then takes us to the Saadian Tombs, showcasing the exquisite Moorish architecture at its finest. The intricate details and craftsmanship will leave you in awe.

A visit to the opulent Bahia Palace and the enchanting Madrassa Ibn Youssef will transport you back in time, allowing you to relive the splendor of ancient Morocco.

As the day unfolds, our guide will lead us to a delightful restaurant for a delicious lunch that will energize us for the rest of the day.

As the sun sets, the captivating beat of drums will draw us to Djemaa El Fna, the main city square. Here, an enchanting festival atmosphere awaits, with snake charmers, Berber and Gnoua musicians, and mesmerizing storytellers illuminated by the warm glow of lamplight. The tantalizing aroma of food fills the air as food stalls offer an array of delectable dishes, from fresh salads and soups to flavorful fried fish and chips, succulent chicken and beef kebabs, and even adventurous treats like boiled snails or sheep’s head. To top it all off, indulge in a glass of sweet cinnamon tea, a delightful Moroccan delight.

Day 10 Day trip to Essaouira

Rise and shine! After a delightful breakfast, we embark on a scenic 3-hour drive to the enchanting city of Essaouira. This UNESCO-listed gem boasts a captivating blend of history and coastal charm.

As we arrive in Essaouira, the old quarter, known as the Saqala, welcomes us with its timeless allure. The small harbor beckons us with the promise of tasty seafood delights.

Once settled in our accommodation, we set off on a guided exploration of the medina, where the past seamlessly intertwines with the present. A delightful lunch awaits us, allowing us to savor the flavors of this coastal town.

With free time in the afternoon, you can take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque beach, soak in the refreshing sea breeze, and let the tranquility of Essaouira soothe your soul.

As the evening approaches, we gather once again to journey back to Marrakech, where the cozy Riad Argan awaits to provide you with a restful night’s sleep.

Day 11 Marrakech to Casablanca airport

As your remarkable journey comes to a close, we ensure a seamless and comfortable transfer to Casablanca airport. With cherished memories of the beautiful Moroccan landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural experiences, it’s time to bid farewell to this captivating country.

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