8 days tour from Casablanca

8 days tour from Casablanca to the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi, Merzouga. Book your Morocco tour and visit Morocco’s imperial cities.

Main info:

Departure location:

Casablanca

Return location:

Casablanca

Departure time:

08:00 AM

Itinerary duration

8 days/ 7 nights

Highlights of our tour:

Tour overview:

8 days tour from Casablanca​ itinerary to discover Morocco. Firstly, we visit the famous Hassan II Mosque and move to Rabat. A guided tour is here to visit this administrative city. Secondly, you explore the Medinas of Makes and Fes as well as the Roman heritage site. Late on, you experience a camel trip in the Sahara of Erg Chebbi and travel via the High Atlas Mountains. There, you will visit the UNESCO Kasbahs and Atlas Studios. Finally, we head to the imperial city of Marrakech and end our trip either in Marrakech or Casablanca airport.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Casablanca- Rabat

We will start our 8 days tour from Casablanca​ Morocco itinerary by visiting the Hassan II Mosque. Non-Muslim tourists can enter it. It is located on a great site that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Thereafter, we will drive to Rabat city. It is one of the imperial cities and the capital city of Morocco. Here, there is a tour to discover the most attractions, such as Chellah Necropolis, Oudayas Kasbah, and the Andalusian Gardens. Then, we check into your accommodation.

Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Fes

The second day of the 8 days tour from Casablanca​ will be in Meknes. It also an imperial city and it pertains to important landmarks of the 17th century. Therefore, you visit Mansour Gate and the square time of Place Hedim. Later, you visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and Qara Prison underground of Meknes. After exploring Meknes, you will discover the old Roman ruins in Volubilis. Finally, we keep our way to the imperial city of Fes for a night.

Day 3: Fes City Tour

Fes is home to the old Medina and new Medina. It is also the oldest city in Morocco with medieval Marinid architecture. That is to say, our local guide will guide you to explore the historical attraction of the Fes. You will visit the famous and the oldest university of Al-Karaouine. Next, you head to Chouara Tanneries and the 14th-century Bou Inania and Al Attarine religious schools. Besides, you move to the Blue Gate and the King’s Place. You will experience a panoramic view of the whole city in Marinid tombs as well. The guided tour covers all the tourist attractions before you go back to the same Riad for another night.

Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Merzouga

Ifrane town will be our next point after breakfast. The town called the Switzerland of Morocco and it the cleanest and beautiful town in Morocco. You will admire its architectural design and visit the lion statue that was built during WWII. We then move to Cedar Forest to enjoy barbarian apes and make a stop in Midelt for lunch. Secondly, we stop in Ziz Valley. It is a long valley with palm tree groves and kasbahs. After that, we visit the Date market in Erfoud and arrive in Merzouga. Finally, you will be welcome with mint tea and spend a night at your accommodation.

Day 5: Desert Tour and Camel Trekking Trip

Today, we will discover desert areas by 4×4. Firstly, we visit Khamlia village to enjoy traditional Gnawa music. We then visit the mines of Mifis. It is an adventure work down the ground. Secondly, we visit nomad families and have Berber pizza and then visit the desert’s lake. Finally, you go for a camel trip to the camp with your camp camel guide. There, you will have delicious dinner and enjoy music around the fire and under the starry sky

Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges- Dades Valley

Catching the sunrise view is the best experience today. Thereafter, you have a shower and breakfast and keep out tour to Rissani. Here, you will visit is the traditional market and visit the old irrigation system on your way. Todra Gorges is our next site to visit its oasis with high rocks. It also attracts rock climbers all over the world. Moreover, we visit the Rock Formation and check into your Raid for a night in Dades Valley.

Day 7: Dades Valley - Ourzazate - Marrakech

After breakfast, we will drive to Rose City. But, you will enjoy the Thousand Kasbahs Raod and explore rose products in Rose Valley. A rose Festival takes place each year to celebrate the rose season. In addition to that, we visit the Hollywood of Africa, Ouarzazate town. It offers Atlas Studios where many movies filmed. Then, we visit the oldest and UNESCO kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, we pass by a panoramic view of the mountain pass and visit the Argan oil cooperative. Overnight is in a local Riad in Marrakech.

There many beautiful places and sites that we will visit today. Firstly, for example, we can start by visiting the Gardens in Marrakech. Majorelle which was built by a French artist, and then we move to visit the Secret Garden, where you can get away from the noise to fresh air and calmness. Secondly, we will go on a visit to the Saadian tombs, historic royal necropolis, and discover the Sadian dynasty. After that, you will walk and drive around the city to discover more sites such as Bahia Palace. Finally, when the evening comes, we will head to explore the famous square of Jamaa El-Fna and the Koutoubia Mosque. The night will be spent in Marrakech in a hotel/riad.

Day 8: Transfer to Casablanca

There will be a chance to arrange a guided tour in Marrakech. Finally, we end our 8 days tour from Casablanca​ at the airport of Marrakech or Casablanca.

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Testimonials:

Just Amazing

We requested a private Casablanca excursion to the Sahara desert. Then it was back to Casablanca.
We wanted to visit the desert, the Atlas Mountains, and the Moroccan imperial cities, so we contacted Travelling in Morocco, who provided us with this fantastic trip. We had a fantastic experience, and Hamid, our guide, was very thoughtful and did an excellent job of keeping track of our roaming timekeeper while we enjoyed our side trips. It was amazing to notice from the car window that Morocco had ski resorts as well as Swiss-like streets.
The desert camp had nothing to be concerned about, however I was concerned about the amenities.
Thank you very much!

Ronald L

8 days tour from Casablanca!

Anyway, it was all new to me, and I've traveled to many nations in my life, but this was the most emotional experience I've ever had. Merzouga is a little town in the Sahara Desert, and their way of life is a nice one, apart from the present competitive world.

They have the minimum necessities in the village, and if you ask them whether they are happy, they would tell you that they are completely content and would not want to live any other way. We'll never forget the time we spent conversing around a campfire while gazing up at the starry sky of the desert. I promised the staff that if I ever got married, I would return and schedule a lengthier trip.

Anna M

Desert trip!

This was the second desert trip I'd requested here. Youssef completed all of my requests. Of course, we made some minor modifications to the plan and bypassed certain locations that we had previously visited. This time, we travelled far into the desert to discover how Nomads live and tented beneath the stars at night. The camp featured bathrooms (which were rather clean for Morocco) and running water, which made it more pleasant than I had anticipated. Most importantly, the staff was kind and treated us as if we were actual friends in the desert, which made us laugh from the bottom of our hearts. Thanks to Youssef for making the tour so enjoyable.

Lilly L

8 days in Morocco!

I can only say that I have no regrets for selecting Unique Desert Tour to join a private trip. The vehicle and desert tent in Morocco were really comfortable, and the desert meal at Chicken Tajine was the finest I've ever had in Morocco!
Although the amenities were not what we had expected on the first day, Youssef, the owner, offered us an extra discount when we paid for the hotel, making it worthwhile for us. It was unfortunate that we did not have the opportunity to engage with the owner as we did with other communications, but his prompt answer to our query gave us the impression that he was more dependable and honest than other firms.

The car was clean and air-conditioned, with decent shocks, and the young driver, Aziz, was a good and stable driver, so we could sleep comfortably... The quiet driver provided appropriate comments and was a competent photographer, who always shot stunning photographs of us in the confined surroundings, praise.

Eddy S

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Highlights overview:

Unique Desert Tour takes you through the key locations and cities on the tour before you reach them. Here are some of the highlights of our 8 days tour from Casablanca.

Fes

The cultural city is one of the country’s oldest, with a history dating back over a thousand years. This area is recognized as a handicrafts hub, where textiles, ceramics, leather products, and pottery are created. You may easily get lost in Fes’ maze of small alleys. Stairs, alleys, passageways, squares, mosques, and madrasas are intertwined in a maze of streets. In the midst of this maze, there are magnificent boulevards designed by French engineers and architects.

Clearly, the city of Fes has played a significant part in both the country and the whole east. Here we may discuss the world’s oldest institution, where many students from all around the globe used to go to acquire a high degree of education.

Marrakech

For many years, Marrakech contended with Fes for the title of the Moroccan capital. In this conflict, one city or another emerged victoriously. Marrakech greets visitors with ochre and brownstone in the sun, red buildings, and a lovely ambiance. Without a doubt, the red city has earned the title of the country’s tourism hub, owing to the large number of visitors that arrive and begin their travels there.

Marrakech is home to Morocco’s largest plaza, the Jama’a el Fna, which is spread out in the city center. The square is best visited in the evening. As the sun sets, a massive market appears on the plaza, cafés open, and street performers, acrobats, dancers, drummers, and magicians begin their performances. The spectacle with the snakes’ enchantment draws a large throng of onlookers.

Meanwhile, with our 8 days tour from Casablanca, there are additional noteworthy sights in the city. The magnificent mosque of Koutoubia, the Bahia Palace, and Saadian tombs may all be found here.

Koutoubia Mosque:

Morocco’s most magnificent mosque may be seen in Marrakech. It was erected under the order of the local emir in the 12th century. The finest architects collaborated to build this architectural marvel. The minaret stands around 77 meters tall. Inside the minaret, there is a large stairway that may be readily climbed on horseback. The mosque can hold up to 20,000 worshippers at one time, making it Africa’s largest mosque.

Casablanca

Casablanca, often known as the White House in English, is one of the highlights of our 8 days tour from Casablanca​. It is a massive North African transportation artery that connects trains, highways, airports, and, of course, sea lines. As a result, many consider it to be Morocco’s economic capital. The Hassan II Mosque, the Habbus district with its palace, and the Moroccan Mall, Africa’s second-largest retail mall, are among Casablanca’s attractions.

Meknes

Meknes, a historic city, has become a crossroads for two cultures: Spanish and Moorish. The city became the state capital under Ismail Ibn Sheriff. The magnificent city gates and the opulent Royal Palace have been maintained from this era. The Royal Stables, with a capacity of 12,000 horses, is one of the largest in the world. A massive granary, the royal jail complex, and exquisite gardens are among the other attractions of Meknes. There are also ancient Roman remains all throughout the city.

Volubilis with our 8 days tour from Casablanca:

This is an archaeological site that depicts the Roman invasion. The city became the Romans’ most south-western outpost in North Africa. Its genesis is said to have occurred in the third century BC. Volubilis is included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Baths, temples, palaces, cobblestone alleys, aqueducts, and unique mosaics may all be found here, as well as old Roman architecture and surviving structures. Large-scale archaeological study was conducted in Volubilis in the early twentieth century. Artifacts discovered during excavations are housed at Rabat’s Archaeological Museum.

Rabat

Morocco’s contemporary capital is stretched over the Atlantic Ocean. The white-and-blue homes form a live labyrinth as they ascend up the slope. Beautiful museums abound in the city. The National Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Modern Art are the main attractions worth visiting. The museum features authentic Moorish homes, Andalusian jewelry, and a collection of medieval weapons. It also houses battle trophies mined by Moroccan pirates.

Rabat’s top attractions are the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum, the Chella Fortress, and the Udayas. Not to add that the Hassan Tower is a minaret of an unfinished mosque. Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, one of Morocco’s most renowned Califs, had ordered its construction in 1195, with the goal of making it the tallest and biggest structure in the world. Unfortunately, following his death in 1199, the effort ceased, as did his dream.

Ait benhaddou

The ancient Ksar of Ait-Ben Haddu is located on the outskirts of the Atlas Mountains. Its massive castle walls have served as a safe refuge for travelers traveling the caravan route for ages. The stronghold began to be deserted as trade in the region declined. Residents started to leave their clay homes. Photographs and newsreels show the village’s walls and towers. This is a popular location for filmmaking. Scenes from the “Clone” series, as well as the films “Gladiator,” “The Mummy,” and “Alexander,” were shot here.

Merzouga desert

The desert of Merzouga is without a doubt the highlight of our 8 days tour from Casablanca​. Many visitors find it so appealing that they request additional days to explore and appreciate its beauty and tranquillity. Before discussing the desert and its activities, it is important to understand why it is named Merzouga and what the desert’s name is.

To begin, the word Merzouga includes two distinct tales that explain why it was given that name. According to the first, the desert was once a completely nomadic country, and it was home to a well-known family known as the Merzoug. According to another tale, the desert was full with riches and money, thus people named it Merzouka, which means “the affluent region that provides.”

Second, the desert’s name is Erg Chebbi, and it is roughly 30/15 kilometers long. There is a weird narrative or myth regarding how the desert came to be in this location. Many locals say that in the past, there was a tribe living in Merzouga that was so wealthy that they fought with food and threw it on each other. Because of their waste, God buried them with the massive sand dunes that you see today.

Merzouga’s desert is a magical place where you will undoubtedly discover inner serenity. There are several activities available once you arrive. Starting with a camel ride to the Berber camp in the desert. A night spent there is a very unique experience.

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate is a Berber word that means “quiet.” This perhaps explains the city’s atmosphere, which operates in silence yet has a worldwide influence. As is well known, the city is a popular destination for directors from all over the world due to the variety of ideal locations and venues for filming. There are two major studios in the city, both called Atlas Studios, where they film and occasionally rent the necessary equipment. Furthermore, the world’s largest concentrated solar power facility is located in Ouarzazate.

The Atlas Mountains

The magnificent Atlas Mountains massif spans four nations in North Africa. The mountains are an important component of both Morocco’s scenery and Berber culture. There are tiny towns scattered across the mountain valleys where you may refuel with mint tea and oriental delicacies. In the Atlas Mountains, there are numerous of hiking paths that you may utilize to observe magnificent vistas. There is also the option of traveling on camel.

On the 8 days tour from Casablanca​, we will first cross the Middle Atlas, stopping at Ifrane. After seeing Ait Benhaddou, cross the High. There is only one route to go from the desert to Marrakech, and that is through the Tizi Ntichka pass. This curving road is one of the kingdom’s most unusual and difficult roads. It does, however, provide a panoramic view from around 2260m above sea level.

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