10 days Casablanca Morocco desert tour overview:
Duration: 10 days – 09 nights
Casablanca Morocco desert tour itinerary:
Day 1: Casablanca- Rabat- Chefchaouen.
10 days Casablanca Morocco desert tour departure: You will meet the company’s professional guide at Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport to start your tour. First of all, you will set off for Hassan II mosque (the second largest religious building in the world which is open to non-Muslims). Later on, we will set off to the administrative capital of Morocco (Rabat). We will start with the Bad Challah, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the main gates of the royal palace, and the Oudaya Kasbah. Continuing our journey we travel via the city of Kenitra, located in one of Morocco’s main agricultural areas, and over the Rif Mountains to Wazzan and finally our destination of Chefchaouen. Overnight in Riad in the Medina of the Bleu Pearl (Chefchaouen).10 days Casablanca Morocco desert tour
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Fes.
Today you are going to have a free morning to explore the bleu city and an experience on its side by taking some pictures as memories. After lunch, we will set off to the city of Fes via different and amazing panoramic views where you are going to stop to discover it. Arriving at the Moroccan old city (Fes) where your accommodation is at the Medina (old city).
Day 3: Exploring Fes (Culture tour with local guide)
After breakfast, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish quarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 14th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Karaouine University, considered the oldest one in the world, the Tanneries, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight in the riad.10 days Casablanca Morocco desert tour
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane- Cedar Forest- Medalt – Ziz Valley- Merzouga
After breakfast, you will start your long day where you will see different things in one day. Our day tour will start from the first imperial city of Morocco (Fes) toward the Sahara desert. We will travel through the middle Atlas Mountains. On our way, we will pass through the city of Ifrane which is known as “Moroccan Switzerland” because of its building. We will continue to the home of the native barbarian apes the cedar forest, the largest and the biggest one in Morocco. After crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains we will see many tents and caves of the nomadic families before stopping at the city of Medalt which is famous for its apples. En route, and before arriving at the camel rides we will have a stop at the palm groves which is an impressive view of the palm trees.
Day 5: Merzouga area (Exploring around the Sahara desert)
After breakfast in the hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area; you will visit the nomads in their goat-hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterward, you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan; here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may have a visit to the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. In the afternoon we will shift to the Raid and you will have time to relax.
Day 6: MERZOUGA- RISSANI- TOUDRA GORGES- DADES VALLEY
After having a traditional breakfast at the riad in front of the dunes and log out it. Later on, we will drive to Dades Valley passing through the city of Rissani/Sijilmassa which is one of the main stops of the commercial caravans that come from Africa. On Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday there will be an opportunity to visit the traditional market of Rissani. We drive to Todra Gorges as the main place for having a picnic because it is a wonderful view. Arriving at Dades Valley where you will have an overnight in a hotel that sheds light and have a good view of the valley.
Day 7: DADES VALLEY- ROSES VALLEY – OUARZAZAT- MARRAKECH
Today we travel off-road and explore the region between the Dades Valley and the Valley of Roses. You will encounter the local nomads, some of whom still live in caves and tents. At El-Kelaa M’Gouna up to 4000 tonnes of rose petals are picked every spring to be processed into rosewater or exported for the perfume industry. The Rose Festival is held here in May. As we travel from El-Kelaa M’Gouna towards Skoura you will see Kasbahs set out among the greenery of the Dades Valley. The small town of Skoura is surrounded by an impressive palm grove and the most beautiful Kasbahs in southern Morocco are to be found here. Continuing south we arrive at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, probably the most celebrated, filmed, and photographed Kasbah in Morocco. Featured in numerous films (including Lawrence of Arabia, The Sheltering Sky, and Gladiator), it is the best-preserved Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Crossing the mountains via the Tizi n Tichka pass. then arriving at Marrakesh, the overnight at the Riad inside the Medina.
Day 8: MARRAKECH (city tour by local guide)
After breakfast at your Riad, the local guide will pick you up to start exploring the city of Marrakech. Today will see the most attractive sights and monuments that Marrakech contains including Bahia Palace, Koutoubia mosque, Saadian tombs, Jamaa El Fanaa square as well as exploring the traditional Souk of the city. In the afternoon, your driver will take you to visit the famous Majorelle Garden, and Menara Garden and have a look at the new medina (geliz) of Marrakech. In the evening we will go back to the Raid.
Day 9: Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will drive towards Ouzoud waterfalls in the Middle Atlas Mountains, and enjoy a scenic drive past the olive groves and Berber countryside of the plains north of Marrakech. Enjoy amazing views of North Africa’s longest cascades on this full-day excursion. Back to Marrakech in the afternoon.
Day 10: Marrakech –Airport
Transfer to the airport according to the schedule that interests you and end of our 10 days Casablanca Morocco desert tour.
Casablanca Morocco desert tour includes:
Free pick up from Airport is “Optional”
Private 4×4 vehicle/minibus
Several languages speaking driver
Tour guide “Optional”
Accommodation including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Camel trekking in Merzouga dunes
1 night in a desert camp including “Bed, dinner and breakfast”
Free pick up to the airport “just if your departure is the same day as the tour finishes or the next day”
Note: Please contact us for any tour reservation, our team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you.
What our customers said
I am so glad I book our tour with Morocco Helping Tours. The level of serivice, the professionalism, attention to detail – all was top notch. Mohammed and Said were amazing! We felt like we know each other forever and I think we made friends for life. I highly recomend to hire Mohammed and his team if you are planning to go to this beatiful country! Once again, thank you for everything!… Read more
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My husband and I visited Morocco for our honeymoon and chose this company for our desert tour. They were absolutely amazing. Mohammed was incredibly informative and full of fun facts about every location we visited. He really knew his stuff. Hassan, our drivers was amazing too. They thought of everything for us to make our trip extra special and romantic as it was our honeymoon. We actually initially only booked them for the desert tour but ended up extending with them and traveled with them the rest of the time we were in Morocco. I could not say enough kind things about this company. They were great. I highly recommend them… Read more
We were group of 15 people from Russia and we choose to book the tour with this company. We had a great time and were pleased our choice. They have a lot of different option tours and pretty flexible. We chose this company for cheap price and real local experience. Thanks to Omar for guiding and showing us around his country… Read more