8 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech
✈️ Flights to Marrakech (RAK)
💎 Why we love it ?
8 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech is perfect for travelers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Tour the dunes from atop a camel for an authentic way to experience the Sahara, explore high-walled kasbahs, and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech, all allowing you to discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 8 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech
Day 1: Pick it up from Casablanca Airport – Drop it off at Your Accommodation
Please note that this tour does not spend any time in Casablanca. You may wish to come a day early in order to explore Casablanca, and take some time to see its medina, beachfront, and classic examples of Art Deco architecture. Be sure to also visit the spectacular Hassan II Mosque. Entrance is only permitted via guided tours, which operate from Saturday to Thursday at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 15:00, and on Fridays at 9:00, 10:00, and 15:00. These times are subject to change (particularly around Ramadan)
🏚️ Hotel Option: Hôtel Club Val d’Anfa Casablanca or Similar (3-star & 5-Star Hotel is also available on request.)
Day 2: Casablanca – Fes
Start early and drive through the rolling hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Take a guided tour of the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, continue to Fès, one of Morocco’s most interesting cities. Take some free time to explore upon arrival. Opt to experience a traditional hammam and get to know the locals.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Riad Ahlam or Similar (3-star & 5-Star Hotel is also available on request.)
Day 3: Full-Day Guided Visit of Fes
After breakfast, a full-day guided tour to discover the historical heritage of Fes city, the tour allows you to explore historical sites such as Madrasa El Bouinania, El Quaraoiyin mosque and university, south tower, pottery village, Nejjarine Square, the residence of the king, Tanners, Jewish quarter and more. free time and Overnight stay in Fes.
Hotel Option: Riad Ahlam or Similar (3-star & 5-Star Hotel is also available on request.)
Day 4: Fes – Merzouga
Start early today for a drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach the edge of the Sahara. Settle into your hotel at the edge of the dunes and enjoy a warm welcome with mint tea. In the late afternoon, take a camel ride deep into the dunes to watch the sunset. Learn to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to photos. This evening, indulge in a traditional dinner, then gather around a campfire under the stars near to your hotel. Listen to stories about life in this region and, perhaps, some traditional music on the drums.
Hotel Option: Tiziri Luxury Desert Camp (5-Star Royal Desert Camp is also available on request.)
Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorge
Rise early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, continue through a stone desert to the stunning Todra Gorge. Wedged between massive cliff walls, the gorge is filled with a green oasis of palm trees. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river, or sampling some local Amazigh (also known as Berber) delicacies.
Hotel Option: Hotel Panoramic Todra or Similar (4-star Hotel is also available on request.)
Day 6: Todra Gorge – Aitben Haddou Kasbah
Travel along the “Route of 1000 Kasbahs” to the thriving town of Ouarzazate for a lunch stop. This town is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many films have been shot over the years, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah.
Hotel Option: Hotel Kasbah El Hajja or Similar.
Day 7: Aitben Haddou – Marrakech
The journey to Marrakech includes breathtaking views throughout the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). Arrive in Marrakech in time for lunch with the rest of the day free to wander the city.
Hotel Option: Riad Palais Calipau or Similar (3-star and 5-Star Riad are also available on request.)
Day 8: Marrakech -Transfer to the Airport
Depart at any time.
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