9 days tour from Casablanca to Zagora desert

Duration

9 days

Max People

30

Suitable for

All ages

Pickup

Airport

Description
Included/Excluded
Tour Plan

Overview

Embark on a thrilling 9-day adventure from Casablanca to Zagora Desert, uncovering the wonders of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Essaouira, and Marrakech. Traverse the majestic High Atlas mountains, immerse yourself in the rich culture of Berber villages and Kasbahs, and behold the enchanting beauty of Zagora. Experience the mesmerizing Sahara of Merzouga, explore the stunning Todra and Dades gorges, and conclude your journey in the vibrant city of Marrakech.

This tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and vibrant cities. Join us for a chance to discover the magic of Morocco.

Tour Highlights

  • Embark on a thrilling 9-day adventure from Casablanca to the Zagora Desert, uncovering the wonders of Morocco’s Atlantic coast and the charming city of Essaouira.
  • Traverse the majestic High Atlas mountains, delving into the breathtaking landscapes and discovering the rich culture of Berber villages and Kasbahs along the way.
  • Experience the mesmerizing Sahara of Merzouga, where you’ll encounter vast sand dunes and immerse yourself in the magic of the desert.
  • Explore the stunning Todra and Dades gorges, marveling at the natural beauty carved by these geological wonders.
  • Conclude your 9-day adventure in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where the blend of history, culture, and modernity offers a fitting end to your journey.

Included/Excluded

  • 8 days private transport in well maintained 4wd or van.
  • English speaking driver
  • 7 overnight stay at the hotels with breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners: in Marrakech (01), in Eljadida (01), in Assilah (01), in Rabat (01)
  • Free visit to Argan and ceramics cooperatives.
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the visited sites
  • 3 free dinners at Essaouira (02), and Chefchaouen (01)

Tour Plan

Day 01 Casablanca airport – hotel in Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco and specifically Casablanca! Upon your arrival, our friendly team will be there to meet and pick you up. We’ll then transfer you to the vibrant downtown area.

Our first stop will be the iconic Hassan 2 Mosque, an architectural masterpiece and one of the largest mosques in the world. After admiring its grandeur, we’ll take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful Corniche seaside, where you can enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze.

Next, we’ll explore the bustling city center, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and immersing ourselves in the local culture.

Finally, we’ll transfer you to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind after your journey.

Day 02 Casablanca to Essaouira

Enjoy a delightful breakfast before we embark on a scenic transfer to Essaouira. The medina of Essaouira is a treasure recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must-visit destination. Here, you’ll find a hassle-free atmosphere, making shopping a breeze with everything conveniently located close to each other.

Explore the charming little harbor and the historic Sqalla, soaking in the maritime vibes. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in fresh and delectable seafood, a true delight.

Essaouira’s weather is a pleasant surprise, with cool temperatures throughout most of the year. However, do expect occasional strong winds coming from the mesmerizing ocean.

After a day of exploration, return to your comfortable hotel, where you can unwind and recharge for more adventures to come.

Day 03 Essaouira – Marrakech visit

In the morning, we’ll transfer you to the vibrant city of Marrakech, where an exciting day of exploration awaits. Prepare to dive into the rich history of Marrakech as our historical visit begins.

We’ll start with the awe-inspiring Menara, a stunning pool surrounded by vibrant flowers. Next, our knowledgeable guide will take you to other remarkable landmarks, including the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, reminiscent of the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. Marvel at the exquisite Saadian Tombs, showcasing flawless Moorish architecture. Our journey continues with visits to the splendid Bahia Palace and the impressive Madrassa Ibn Youssef.

Lunchtime calls, and our guide will lead you to a delightful restaurant for a well-deserved meal.

As the sun sets, the beats of evening drums will entice you to the bustling Jamaa el Fna square. Here, immerse yourself in a vibrant festival atmosphere, as snake charmers, Berber and Gnoua musicians, and mesmerizing storytellers enchant the crowd under lamplight and swirling smoke. The food stalls offer an array of delectable treats, from fresh salads and soups to fried fish and chips, succulent kebabs, and even boiled snails or sheep’s head. Don’t forget to savor a glass of sweet cinnamon tea, the perfect end to this enchanting evening.

Day 04 Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Behaddou – Zagora

We’ll kick off the day by meeting at your hotel and embarking on an exciting journey to Ksar Ait Ben Haddou. Prepare to be mesmerized as we traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, passing through picturesque Berber villages and lush valleys. Along the way, we’ll make stops for you to capture stunning pictures of this breathtaking landscape.

Our destination is the historic Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, an iconic Kasbah that holds immense importance in Southern Morocco and is proudly protected by UNESCO. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this architectural gem and immerse yourself in its rich history. Lunch will be served in the charming village.

Next, we’ll continue our adventure, passing through Ouarzazate, and venturing towards Zagora via the captivating Anti Atlas Mountains. The journey will lead us to the enchanting Draa Valley, known for its million palm trees, creating a truly mesmerizing sight.

Upon reaching Zagora, we’ll check into a comfortable hotel where you can relax and unwind after an eventful day of exploration.

Day 05 Zagora – Tazarine – Merzouga desert

Prepare for an unforgettable desert adventure as we transfer you to the mesmerizing Merzouga desert, passing through the charming villages of Tazarine and Alnif. Along the way, we might have the chance to visit the ancient market of Rissani before continuing our journey to Merzouga.

Once we arrive at the gateway to the stunning Erg Chebbi sand dunes, get ready for a unique experience as we switch our mode of transport to friendly camels. Embark on a captivating camel trek, venturing deep into the heart of the majestic dunes.

As the sun sets, the tranquil ambiance of the Sahara desert surrounds you, and the starry night sky comes alive with shimmering stars. Embrace the serene atmosphere as you enjoy the company of fellow campers and indulge in some heartwarming music around the campfire.

Day 06 Merzouga – Tinghir – Dades valley

Rise and shine for a magical sunrise over the desert dunes! Capture the breathtaking beauty of the morning light with your camera before indulging in a hearty breakfast.

Embark on an enchanting camel trek, venturing into the town, where our trusty jeep awaits to take us on the next leg of our adventure to the stunning Todgha Gorges.

On the way, we might be lucky to coincide with the bustling day market in Rissani, where vibrant colors and lively atmosphere greet us at every turn. Immerse yourself in the local culture and take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant Souk.

As we continue our journey, be prepared to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring Todgha Gorges. These majestic canyons offer a magnificent sight of flowing water and lush gardens, creating a picturesque setting.

After a delightful lunch, we’ll proceed to the serene Dades Valley, with stops along the way to savor the beauty of the scenic road and breathtaking landscapes. Our adventure concludes as we reach our destination in the evening and check into a comfortable hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 07 Dades valley – Ouarzazate – Telouet Kasbah – Tizi ntichka – Marrakech

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Ouarzazate, traveling along the captivating Road of Thousand Kasbah. Marvel at the picturesque Kelaa Mgouna and Skoura village, adorned with lush palm groves. Ouarzazate awaits, a serene town boasting spacious streets and renowned for its vibrant Cinema industry. This oasis separates the majestic Mountains from the enchanting Sahara Desert.

Next, we venture to the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Ksar, where you’ll step into a world of cinematic wonders. This captivating Kasbah has graced the silver screen in numerous films, including the legendary Gladiator. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou stands as a testament to Morocco’s rich history and cultural significance.

Indulge in a delectable lunch, and as we resume our journey, the Tichka Pass (2260M) unfolds before us, offering breathtaking vistas of the Berber landscapes. The enchanting beauty of the mountains is a sight to behold.

As the day draws to a close, we arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakech. Drop-off is at your Riad, ensuring a warm and comfortable stay in this captivating city.

Day 08 Free day in Marrakech

Take some well-deserved time to unwind and immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Marrakech. Stroll through the bustling streets of the Medina, where a vibrant tapestry of colors and scents awaits. Explore the vibrant souks, where artisans showcase their masterpieces and haggle for unique treasures to take home as souvenirs.

Indulge in the delectable local cuisine at one of the charming cafes or restaurants, savoring the flavors of Morocco. Admire the stunning architecture of historic landmarks such as the Koutoubia Mosque and the Bahia Palace.

If you’re feeling adventurous, venture to the lively Jardin Majorelle, a tranquil oasis amid the city’s vibrant energy. Here, you’ll find respite amidst lush gardens and captivating blue architecture.

Whether you choose to relax by the pool, immerse yourself in the city’s cultural heritage, or venture on a last-minute shopping spree, Marrakech offers a plethora of delights to suit your preferences. Enjoy your time to the fullest and create lasting memories in this captivating city!

Day 09 Airport Transfer

As your unforgettable 9-day adventure comes to a close, we bid you farewell with warm memories and a heart full of experiences. Our team will transfer you to either Marrakech or Casablanca airport, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey back home.

Reflect on the breathtaking landscapes, the majestic desert dunes, the rich cultural heritage, and the warm hospitality you’ve encountered along the way. From the bustling cities to the serene oases, this tour has been a journey of discovery and wonder.

We hope this exploration of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and enchanting cities has left you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty of this remarkable country. Until we meet again, safe travels, and thank you for choosing our 9-day tour from Casablanca to Zagora desert.

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