The Desert Tour from Casablanca is a holistic Morocco tour in which you’ll see the north, east, west, and south of the country in 10 full days. The tour includes many stops in the most famous Moroccan cities as well as the most picturesque Moroccan towns and villages.
We start the Desert Tour from Casablanca by picking you up at the airport, port, or hotel. Morocco’s economic center and largest metropolis, the city is regarded. On this day, we will visit Morocco’s greatest mosque, the Hassan I Mosque. It is located on a peninsula on the city’s west side, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Following lunch, we’ll have a city tour and visit Casablanca’s beach. You’ll spend the night in a hotel room.
We proceed along the coast after breakfast to Rabat, one of Morocco’s royal cities and the current capital. The Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Kasbah of Oudaya are among the city’s highlights.
After lunch, we go north through Ouazzane to Chefchaouen, the Blue City of the Rif Mountains. The city’s white and blue-painted buildings and roads are well-known. Overnight accommodations will be provided by a hotel.
Be free to explore the scenic streets of Chefchaouen’s blue city after breakfast. We’ll visit Volubilis to examine the ancient Roman ruins. Because it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been meticulously preserved. It has several magnificent mosaics throughout, as well as antique pillars and archways.
We drive 30 kilometers to Meknes after exploring the ruins. The city is known as the capital of the Ismailis and one of Morocco’s imperial cities. Before spending the night in a Riad in Fes, we’ll see Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stable, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
A local guide will accompany us as we tour the city’s highlights. Fes is an imperial city in Morocco as well as a cultural and religious center. We begin the day by seeing the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Royal Palace entrance and the well-preserved medieval Medina. You’ll go to the Blue Gate, also known as Bab Boujloud, which serves as the entrance to the old Medina.
You’ll enter the Medina to visit the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najarine fountain, the Tanneries, and the world’s oldest university, the Quarawiyyin mosque and university. After that, we leave Medina for a visit to the Jewish quarter, often known as “the Mellah”. For a sweeping perspective of the Medina and the city of Fes, we go to an ancient fortification in the late afternoon. Return to the Riad to spend the night.
We pass through Imouzzer on our route to Ifrane, a town known for its subzero weather, snowfall, and mountain-shaped rural dwellings. The Barbary Macaques live in the cedar forest, which is where we’ll go next. We’ll next go to Midelt, where we’ll be given lunch. We next cross the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and the Ziz river to arrive at the Sahara desert.
We arrived in the desert in the afternoon. Next, you’ll be transported to a high dune to see the beautiful sunset. Afterward, we’ll head to the desert camp, where you’ll be treated to a Berber drum concert under the stars. You’ll enjoy supper and an overnight stay at the camp.
To watch the dawn in the middle of the desert, get up early. After breakfast, you ride camels back to Merzouga to meet your driver. We spend the day exploring the Merzouga region. Other fascinating attractions in the area include dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossils, and oases.
We begin our excursion in Merzouga by going off-road to an ancient eyeliner mine. We then visit the nomads in their handwoven tent. Our next trip is the Khamlia village, where you will see Gnaoua music and dance performances. Its inhabitants come from Sub-Saharan African countries.
After lunch, we take a stroll through a palm tree grove before traveling to Flamingo Lake, Merzouga’s natural lake. Dinner and an overnight stay will be at a hotel.
Get up early to observe the sunrise over the desolate terrain. Your driver will be waiting for you after breakfast as you ride camels back to Merzouga. We leave the desert to proceed to Rissani, the old government headquarters of Tafilalet. Rissani is a significant regional commercial center with a thriving souk on several days of the week.
We proceed to Erfoud after visiting Rissani Souk to view one of the petrified marble makers. Following that, we travel to the Todra Gorges via the Touroug and Tinjdad palm farms. The Todra River’s journey through the mountains has formed a massive crimson canyon with rock walls. These gorges will appeal to climbers.
We go through Boumalne Dades to the Dades valley after lunch to witness the “monkey fingers” rock formation and a vantage point on a peak overlooking the valley. A hotel will eventually serve both meals and overnight lodgings.
We go on to Kalaa Magouna after breakfast to view the Rose Valley. At the Rose Festival, which takes place every year in May, homes sell rose products ranging from perfumes and rose water to cosmetics. We next travel to Ouarzazate, where many great films were filmed, via Skoura’s palm plantations.
We head to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Kasbah has appeared in several films and television shows, including Game of Thrones. We go to Marrakech over the Tizi-N-Tichka crossing and the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains. Lunch will be served in an unusual location, and picture stops will be made. When we arrive in Marrakech, we will take you to your hotel.
Following a hearty breakfast, we’ll head out with a local guide to see the highlights of Marrakesh. The city is regarded as one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. The itinerary includes stops at the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and the Ben Youssef Quranic Mosque. We’ll also walk through Morocco’s largest traditional souk.
After a lunch break in Jamaa Elfna, you visit the Koutoubia mosque, Marrakesh’s biggest, and the Majorelle garden. Finally, we will transport you to your hotel. You are free to explore Jamaa Elfna on your own.
On the final day, we will have a short tour of the red city of Marrakech before driving north to Casablanca airport. There will be stops for panoramic views. We will take you to the airport to conclude the Desert Tour from Casablanca.
Join the Desert Tour from Casablanca to see Morocco’s scenic views! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.