7 Days Desert Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech

Tour Route:

Casablanca – Rabat – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes – Midelt – Arfoud – Merzouga Sahara Desert – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait ben haddou – Marrakech

 

The 7 Days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech is recommended for anyone interested in exploring Morocco’s tourist attractions. On this tour, you will be picked up in Casablanca and spend time at the Hassan II Mosque before traveling to the imperial cities Rabat, Fes, Meknes, and Volubilis on the way.

You will enjoy the Sahara desert of Merzouga and do the Sahraian activities like camel rides and seeing the magical sunset/sunrise. Moreover, you will discover gorges on Atlas mountains, Todra and Dades, and explore the red city of Marrakech and its charms and so much more is planned for this tour.

Highlights:

  • Visit the largest Moroccan mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca
  • Explore Rabat, the imperial city, and its historical sites
  • See the Roman ruins of Volubilis and enjoy Meknes’s main charms
  • Discover the city of Fes, the capital of science in Morocco, and find the most attractive sites
  • Enjoy the panoramic Atlas mountains on the way
  • Merzouga exploration and practice Sahara activities
  • Drop a visit to the gorges of Todgha and Dades
  • Take a glimpse at The cinematic cities of Ouarzazate and Ait Ben haddou
  • Revel in the international destination of Marrakech and discover its historical sites
Additional information:
  • We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  • All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
  • In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  • Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Good To Know

The 7 Days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, The 7 Days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we’re happy to include them in the itinerary. 

Also, if you’re not familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you as well as help you to make your decisions. 

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Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen

We will pick you up from the airport as soon as you get to Casablanca. The Hassan II mosque is one of the city's major historical sites that we'll see after that. Then, we'll head towards Rabat, the capital of the nation, and take another brief guided tour to see the unfinished tower of Hassan and the Kasbah of Oudayas. We'll depart Rabat after lunch and travel to Chefchaouen, a town known for its vibrant blue hue.
Before we reach Chefchaouen, commonly known as Chaouen, we will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Riff Mountains on the drive there. We'll spend the night at a gorgeous hotel here, in the center of the city.
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Day 2: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

You will have a stroll through Chefchaouen's vivid and colorful streets after walking up in this lovely town. The town is called "the Blue Pearl" since most of it is painted blue.
We will depart Chefchaouen after lunch and go to Fes, the spiritual center of Morocco. We must stop in Volubilis, the old Roman city ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, discover the history of previous civilizations and move directly to Meknes one of the four imperial cities of the country that also has many sites to show like Bab Mansour, the old medina, Lahdim square and other places planned to visit.
When we get to Fes, drive directly to a traditional Riad where we will spend the night.
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Day 3: Explore the imperial city of Fes

The imperial city of Fes, one of the oldest cities in Morocco and one of its most culturally and historically rich, will be yours to explore for the entire day after breakfast in your riad/hotel this afternoon.
We will start by exploring the old part of Fes with the help of a local guide (old Medina). We will see the traditional souks, the royal palace's gates, and the Quaraouine University. In actuality, the Quaraouine is still in operation and is the oldest university in the world. Lunch was consumed at a traditional Moroccan restaurant.
The Batha Museum and the Nejjarine Fountain are the next stops on our journey. We'll stop at a café on a terrace to cap off the day and take in a sweeping view of the city before eventually returning to our Riad.
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Day 4: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Erfoud - Merzouga

We will leave Fes early this morning and travel over the Middle Atlas to arrive in Merzouga by sunset.
Before going to the forests of Azrou, where we will observe wild macaque monkeys, we will stop in the town of Ifrane, widely known as the Switzerland of Morocco. As the geographic center of the Middle Atlas, Midelt City is where we will have lunch before continuing on our tour.We will travel through the stunning Ziz valley, where we must pause to soak in the scenery and possibly take some photos.
Then, on our way to Merzouga, the entrance to the Erg Chebbi desert, we'll pass past the desert towns of Erfoud. Before entering the Riad where we will spend the night.
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Day 5: Explore Merzouga Camel riding and night in the camps

We will have a great time discovering Merzouga's surroundings and discovering more about the desert culture on the following day of our excursion. First, a short 4x4 journey across the sand dunes will take us to the old Khamlia town. The pioneers of Gnaoua music reside in Khamlia, which explains why the settlement is so significant to the region.
Visiting nomad families will also be included to see, we will make you discover how these people are living in that far away places and have a cup of tea with them before leaving back toward Merzouga.
Following lunch, we will return to Merzouga and spend some time relaxing there. Here, through the twilight, we will get the opportunity to take in the breathtaking desert panorama while riding camels. We will be transported by camel to the secret desert camp, where we will enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and party with local musicians before retiring to our luxurious, well-appointed tents for the night.
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Day 6: Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

We'll leave the Sahara today and take a different, more enjoyable route that passes through gorges and Berber settlements. We will arrive in Todra Gorge, a natural oasis created by the River Todra slicing through limestone over a long period of time, after traveling to Rissani and Tinghir. 
The gorge, is one of Morocco's top tourist attractions, with canyon walls that soar more than 400 meters above the ground, giving it an almost ancient aspect.
After lunch in the gorge, we will continue to the Dades Valley where we will see the stunning beauty and vast vistas of Dades Valley. While still in the Dades Gorge, we eat dinner and breakfast at a neighboring hotel.
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Day 7: Dades Gorge - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Marrakech

On the final day of our vacation, we'll travel through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, which leads to Ouarzazate the international filmmaking land where many films have been made there, and will have time to visit Atlas studios before go to Kalaat Mgouna, also known as the Capital of Roses to explore the local rose factury.
Later, we move to The historic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which has served as the setting for numerous historical films, will then be explored. UNESCO has assigned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah as a world heritage site. Our journey will come to an end as we travel over the stunning High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, our final stop.