9 Day tours from Casablanca to Sahara Desert tours

9 Day tours from Casablanca to Sahara Desert tours | Imperial cities

6 days sahara desert tour from Casablanca
May 4, 2018
12 Day tour from Casablanca to Sahara desert via Marrakech
12 Day tour from Casablanca to Sahara desert via Marrakech
May 4, 2018

9 Day tours from Casablanca to Sahara Desert tours | Imperial cities

9 Day tours from Casablanca to Desert tours Imperial cities

Day 1: Arrival at Casablanca Airport – Marrakech

We will pick you up at the airport of Casablanca at the agreed time and visit the Great Mosque of Hassan II. After touring the exotic mosque, we drive towards Marrakech passing by Settat city.

Day 2: Marrakech - Tour of the Red city

In the morning, we will explore the beauty of Marrakech “the Red City”. We will make sure you visit the important sightseeing in Marrakech, including Majorelle Gardens, Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace. After lunch at restaurant near Jamaa El Fna Square in the heart of the Medina, we will wander the souks and enjoy the rest of the day. You will have the chance to experience the Moroccan lifestyle during dinner in local restaurants in the heart of Medina. Overnight in Riad.

Day 3: Marrakech – High Atlas – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorges:

We will Pick you up from the Hotel / Riad, and drive towards  Dades Gorges crossing Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2260m altitude), with stops to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Berber villages. Arrive in the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage as a historical site. In this spectacular setting, many films have been produced as “Gladiator”,” the Jewel of the Nile”…, you will have free time for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will continue the trip to Ouarzazate, which is considered the great gateway to the desert. Following the road of the thousand Kasbahs, we will continue towards the Valley of Roses passing through the great palm grove of Skoura and Boumalne until arriving at the Dades Gorges. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert:

After having breakfast, we will head to Merzouga passing by Dades Gorges to enjoy the panoramic view of the Dades Valley. Following the route, we will reach one of the southern strongholds: Todra Gorges, where we will walk through marvelous Canyons and enormous walls of great beauty that reach almost 300m high, and offer a great opportunity for mountain climbers to enjoy the fabulous views of this stunning place and take photos along the way. Then, we continue the way to get Tinejdad where you will have free time for Lunch and to Erfoud with a stop to visit a local fossil craft workshop. Afterwards, we continue the route until we reach the impressive Merzouga dunes. After having a warm shower, you will be warmly welcomed by a cup of minty tea. Night in Hotel.

Day 5: Merzouga – Khamlia – Nomad Family – Erg Chebbi Dunes

In the morning, we will begin our trip with a drive to Khamlia village lived by black skinned people originally from Mali to enjoy some Gnawa music. Afterwards, we will drive through an off-road to visit a nomad family and discover their lifestyle. Then, we continue our way until we reach a shade of a typical “Acacia tree” to have lunch which will last for one hour and a half. In the afternoon, we will head back to the Hotel to have a cup of mint tea and relax to get ready for the camel ride to the camp in the heart of the desert, that will take around 1h: 30min enjoying the beauty of the dunes and attending an incredibly memorable sunset in one of the highest sand dunes in the desert for a high satisfaction and doing some sand boarding.  After the dinner is served, you will enjoy some amazing Berber music with different dances under a starry sky. Night in Berber nomad tents.

Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Medilt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fez

We will make sure to wake you up early in order to watch the spectacular view of sunrise from the top of the dunes. Once again you will have the chance to enjoy the camel trek back to your Hotel. After taking a shower, you will be served a special Moroccan breakfast. We leave for Rissani where locals gather in a huge Souk for trading all kinds of crafts, food and animals, then Erfoud with a stop to visit a fossil craft workshop.  After that we continue the way through the Ziz Valley with its panoramic sceneries of palm groves and gorges, and passing by Medilt to arrive in Azrou where we will stop for lunch and enjoy playing with monkeys on the Cedar Forests. Afterwards, we continue our way via the beautiful city of Ifrane known as the Switzerland of Morocco, until we get to Fez known as the cultural capital of Morocco.

Day 7: Fez - Visit of Fez  

Today, you will explore the pleasant city of Fez. We start after picking you up from Hotel/Riad and walk through the ancient Medina with stops for pictures. Wandering narrow streets of the Medina, we get to the Royal Palace Gate to enjoy taking lovely photos, and then the Jewish Headquarter, the first ever to be built in Morocco during the 16th century.  Later, we will enjoy a visit to the oldest university in Morocco Al Quaraouiyine University, the Tanneries, and Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. After lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit the tiles cooperative and enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole Medina of Fez. Accommodation at the Hotel/Riad.

Day 8: Fez – Rabat – Casablanca

After breakfast, we will leave for Rabat, the administrative and political capital of Morocco. Once in Rabat, we will visit the diplomatic quarter, the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum complex of MOHAMED V and the Unfinished Hassan Tower. After lunch, we will continue visiting some of Rabat’s highlights including Kasbah Des Oudayas on the edge of the ancient city.  Later, we will head to Casablanca where you will spend the last night of your trip in a Hotel.

Day 9: Casablanca – Airport

Breakfast and free time until the transfer time to the airport.

9 days/8 nights
  • Private transport with A/C
  • Driver/Guide
  • Fuel
  • 7 Nights in Hotels/Riads
  • 1 Night in Desert Camp
  • Camel ride in Desert (1 camel for each person)
  • Flight tickets
  • Lunches
  • Drinks

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