Best 7 days tour from Casablanca
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Join the best 7 days tour from Casablanca through the Merzouga Sahara desert. Before we get into the details, we should point out that this trip is completely customizable. To put it another way, you can contact us to make changes or plan your own itinerary.
In general, the 7 days desert tour begins and ends in Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital. To begin, you will go to three Imperial cities: Rabat, Meknes, and Fes. Second, you will travel to the Merzouga desert, where you will take a camel ride and camp under the stars. Third, you take the road to Marrakech, passing through many different places such as Ouarzazate and the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Finally, you will have the opportunity to tour Marrakech and learn about its main attractions with a local guide before concluding the tour in Casablanca.
Day 1: Casablanca to Fes
The first day of our 7-day tour from Casablanca begins with a pick-up from the airport or your hotel. First and foremost, you will visit Morocco’s current capital. You will see several stunning sights in this city, such as Hassan Tower, a mosque tower that was designed to be the tallest in the world. Second, you’ll travel to Meknes, the imperial city. You will visit various locations and sites while in Morocco, including Lhdim Square, Morocco’s second-largest square. Bab Mansour, one of Morocco’s most magnificent doors or gates, is located next to this latter. Aside from visiting Qara prison, which is said to be shaped like a maze that goes underground in Meknes. Furthermore, some claim that it extends all the way to Fes.
On the way to Fes, you will stop at the Roman ruins or Volubilis, the capital of the Mauritanian kingdom. Finally, in the late evening, we will transport you to your Fes accommodation so that you can relax before beginning your tour of the city the next day.
Day 2: Touring Fes
Today, the second day of our 7 days tourfrom Casablanca, we will visit the royal city of Fes. After breakfast at your hotel/riad, you will be escorted through Fes by a local guide. You’ll see the Chouara tannery, the old Medina, the Alqarawiyin university, and many more places.
To begin, as is well known, Fes is one of the major towns that has played an important part in Moroccan history. As a result, visiting the ancient Medina is like traveling back in time to learn about its incredible past. Following that, the Chouara tannery is the largest in Fes and Morocco. People there create leather goods and paint them in a variety of colors, occasionally with spices. Following that, you will get the opportunity to visit al-Qarawyine University, which was founded by a woman, Fatima Al-Fihri. Not to mention the fact that the university is the oldest in the world. There are undoubtedly many additional locations you will see when visiting the city, such as Bab Boujloud and the Mellah districts (Jewish quarters).
Day 3: Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert
Following that, you will get the opportunity to visit al-Qarawyine University, which was founded by a woman, Fatima Al-Fihri. Not to mention the fact that the university is the oldest in the world. There are undoubtedly many additional locations you will see when visiting the city, such as Bab Boujloud and the Mellah districts (Jewish quarters).
The weather and the manner buildings are built have a distinct flavor that distinguishes it from other parts of Morocco. We’ll stop at this city and go on a walk to see some of its notable sights, such as the Atlas Lion Statue.
Furthermore, during the journey, we will pass via the cities of Midelt and Zaida, where we will stop for lunch. After a time of traveling through the Tizi Ntlghmt bends, we’ll arrive to Morocco’s largest dates valley. This will be one of our primary destinations because it has some of the greatest vistas. Following that, we will depart for Merzouga, our last destination.
When we go to the desert, you’ll ride camels through the beautiful sand dunes. This evening is unquestionably the most popular event on the tour. You will participate in a variety of activities such as watching the sunset, the starry sky, and listening to Berber music accompanied by their dances.
Day 4: Merzouga to Boumalne Dades
We’ll resume our adventure after eating breakfast at the camp. But first, you can get up early in the morning to see the gorgeous sunset. We’ll begin with a morning camel ride back to where we left off the previous day. From there, you’ll take the vehicle and drive through many lovely sites until you get to Boumalne Dades, where you’ll spend the night. The picturesque cities of Rissani, Erfoud, Tinghir, and Tinjedad are among the beautiful sites you will pass through.
The first stop is Rissani, the capital of the Tafilalte area and the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty. The second city is Erfoud, which produces dates for the entire country. Furthermore, Erfoud is home to a plethora of tiny workshops devoted to the production of fossils and their exportation both inside and outside of the nation. Tinjedad and Tinghir are the other locations. You will explore Todra Gorges and its 300-meter-high gorges, which are one of the most distinctive sites in Morocco’s southeast.
Day 5: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech
The fifth day of our 7 days desert tour from Casablanca will include a visit to the red city of Marrakech. Today’s destinations are a little different than the previous ones. The city of Ouarzazate, for example, means “a place without noise” in Berber. The city is also known as Moroccan Ouallywood, and it is a popular location for filmmakers and movie-makers from all over the world. You’ll find the Atlas studios here, where they produce movies and rent out various resources for them. Second, as is well known, Morocco is famed for its distinctive kasbahs, and today you will get the opportunity to see one of the most magnificent of them.
The Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is famous for its distinctive clay construction and is located on the tip of the High Atlas mountains.
Not to mention that on our trip from Boumalnes Dades to Marrakech, we will travel through many more lovely sites. Using Teleouat Kasbah, Tizi Ntichka curves, Rose valley, and other examples. The wonderful thing about Tizi Ttichka is that it provides one of the best panoramic views from around 2260m above sea level, allowing you to observe the Tichka bends from a new perspective.
Day 6: Touring Marrakech
The sixth day of the 7 days tour from Casablanca will be spent seeing the lovely city of Marrakech. Fortunately, with Unique Desert Tour, and for the first time, we include a local guide to thoroughly tour the city and gain a better understanding of it.
Among the locations you will see are the famed Jamaa El-Fna Square and the Koutoubia Mosque. Because these two locations are not far apart, you will be visiting both of them at the same time. In addition, you will visit the beautiful gardens of Majorelle, Menara, and the Secret Garden. In addition to the Bahia Palace, there are the Saadian tombs and the Mellah quarters.
Day 7: Marrakech to Casablanca
Today is the final day of our 7 days tour from Casablanca. The plan is dependent on your travel information; if you have a morning flight, we will drive you directly to the airport. However, if the trip is in the evening, we would stay in Marrakech longer to explore more attractions.
We will take the highway directly to Mohammed V International Airport, where our service ends. Finally, we hope you enjoyed your time and had great memories with us.
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Casablanca, the beginning point of our 7 days tour from Casablanca, is one of Morocco’s most significant cities. To begin with, its name was Anfa, which is a Berber name. Then it was renamed Dar-al-Baida, which means “Casa Blanca.” Casablanca has been influenced by many different cultures. This city was kind of abandoned or neglected for a while. However, in the early nineteenth century, Casablanca was resurrected via a series of investments. Not to mention its strategic geographical location.
Anfa is an essential place to start your journey because it has one of the largest airports in the nation. Furthermore, if you arrange your trip of this city well, you will have the opportunity to explore the majority of Morocco’s attractions on your journey to Marrakech.
Casablanca’s major draw for travelers is the Grand Mosque of Hassan 2, which is partially built on the ocean. It is one of the best examples of Moroccan art and architecture and is free to the public.
Fes, one of the country’s imperial cities, is well-known for its historical preservation. It is without a doubt one of Morocco’s most important sites since it has maintained old buildings and monuments. Bring comfortable shoes because there are many stunning sights there.
You will see the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II, the entrance of Bab Bou Jeloud, and the magnificent Al Karaouine Mosque, among other things. This latter is the world’s oldest university, and it was founded by a woman, Fatima al-Fihri. Originally, it was erected as a mosque and served as a gathering place for students from many nations. In reality, it played an important part in Moroccan history and was one of the most effective spiritual schools.
We will make certain that you tour the city’s numerous tanneries and observe firsthand where the hides are processed. Obviously, we will take you to Choura’s largest tannery. The location is a little stinky because to the leather scent, but it’s worth a visit. There, you will witness how people make leather items and paint them in various colors, sometimes using spices. One thing is certain: you will snap stunning photographs of Morocco’s cultural city of Fes.
Merzouga, the Sahara desert
The stunning Merzouga, a highlight of many of our Morocco excursions, will undoubtedly take your breath away. To begin, before discussing the key attractions in this lovely hamlet and the main things to do, it is best to discuss the settlement’s history and where the name comes from. The origin of the name is told in two distinct ways. To begin, some claim that the original name of Merzouga comes from the Merzoug family, who used to live in the desert before tourists arrived.
The majority of Merzouga’s residents are originally Berber Nomads. In other words, the majority of the population lived in tents at first and supported themselves by rearing goats, sheep, and camels.
Second, according to the second theory, the name’s roots are Arabic since the term Merzouka means “rich and prosperous land” in Arabic.
Merzouga desert is a place of inner serenity and calm. All you have to do is spend a lovely evening in the golden quiet dunes of Erg Chebbi and enjoy a camel ride before spending the night with the Berber nomads beneath the starry sky with Berber instruments. If you have enough time, you may also do a desert excursion and rent a buggy or quad at Merzouga.
Marrakech is one of Morocco’s most popular cities and is regarded as the country’s tourism hub. It is difficult not to fall in love with it since it is beautiful, unique, and has red brick buildings.
Because of the color of its buildings, it is known as the “Red City.” It’s colorful and enthusiastic. When you arrive in Marrakech, you should start your trip with a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, the most significant mosque in the region. Visit Bab Agnaou, one of the city’s 19 entrances, which was erected during the time of Caliph Almohad Yacube Almanssour. In addition to the Saadian tombs, there are the burials of 60 dynastic members.
Jemaa el-Fna Square, Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, is the type of site that will captivate you in one of Morocco’s most recognized towns. There will be many vendors selling a variety of items as well as creative acts. There’s a lot of music and acrobatics. All of these and more will be included on your 7 days tour from Casablanca.
Rabat, Morocco’s most populous city, is beautiful and full of attractions. It is well-known for preserving its cultural and architectural heritage. It also has a futuristic outlook and is highly contemporary. No surprise that it is one of the most popular tourist destinations because it is highly well-organized and has a really nice environment.
There are several bars and restaurants serving the most delicious traditional foods in the country. It is also a cultural center full of theatres, libraries, and museums. The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is among the main attractions of the city, as well as the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of the Oudaias. Visit the Andalusian Gardens, a beautiful garden, the Casbah Mausoleum of the Oudaias, and the Mohammed VI Museum.
Meknes is at the top of the list of Morocco’s most beautiful cities. But, aside from its natural beauty, it is particularly popular with tourists due to its archaeological site. It is no surprise that Meknes is renowned as the city of a hundred minarets because it is an imperial metropolis encircled by 40 kilometers of fortifications. When visiting the region, you will encounter structures and monuments of millenary origin that have been meticulously kept, such as Bab Mansour, one of the world’s most magnificent gateways.
Take a stroll around Agdal, a massive rectangular-shaped lake. The Ethnographic Museum, housed within Dar Jamai Palace, is an intriguing destination with artifacts that depict the country’s history and culture.
We will make a point of visiting the Roman Volubilis remains, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Place Lahdim on our 7 days journey from Casablanca. Not to add the Qara jail, one of Meknes’ most intriguing attractions. The jail is designed in the form of a maze that leads underground. It is supposed to run from Meknes to Fes, and the convicts who were placed inside never found a way out. Surprisingly, other legends claim that scientists entered it in order to find and were lost.
Beautiful vistas abound in the beautiful small town of Tinghir! The grandeur of its buildings, surrounded by palm palms, attracts travelers’ attention, but it is nature that fascinates. Todra Gorges, a series of red mountains that merge with massive palm palms, is the most important of all. Tinghir is a complete meal for people who like climbing. These canyons are roughly 300 meters apart and are divided by a river that originates in the spring. The vibe is fantastic here. In this area, you’ll discover a few tiny shops offering leather goods like Djellabas and rugs.
One of the most popular activities in these areas is trekking. You will be able to wander along the banks of the Todgha River and visit the Gorges du Todgha Pass, a massive canyon. Visit the nature reserve, the valley of Tinghir, which is lush with palm palms.
The Ouallywood of Morocco, the Sahara Desert Gate, and Ouarzazate are all names for one of Morocco’s most significant cities in the southeast. The original name was made up of two words. The first word is Ouar, which means “without” in Berber, and the second word is “Zazate,” which means “noise.” The entire term alludes to a city or an area where there is no noise.
Ouarzazate, often known as “Moroccan Hollywood,” has two large film studios (Atlas and CLA Cinema) that can be visited and are rapidly attracting major American projects. The prosperity of Ouarzazate is attributed to the inexpensive cost of the area, as well as the sun, which shines around 300 days each year. Not to mention the country’s security, as well as the goodwill and joy of the Moroccan people. Also, and plainly, it is one of the most unusual and stunning desert landscapes in the world.
Aside from the studios, the city also provides travelers with the opportunity to visit the Cinema Museum and the Taourirt Kasbah. The museum, which opened in 2007, was created to preserve Ouarzazate’s cinematographic legacy while also promoting tourism in the city. The museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Skoura is an essential stop on the road to Marrakech since it is the entryway to the desert region of Erg Chebbi. Despite the fact that it is not one of Morocco’s most well-known cities, it has a plethora of wonderful attractions. There are gorgeous buildings, pleasant streets, stunning castles, and impressive monuments to be found there. Thami El Glaoui erected the old fortress Kasbah Amridil on red ground.
Erfoud and Rissani
You will travel through these two desert cities on your journey to the Sahara desert of Merzouga, whether from Marrakech or Casablanca. First, there’s Erfoud, the closest city to the Merzouga desert. The primary attraction of this city is that it hosts a festival every year that attracts visitors from all over the world. Not to add that Erfoud is the primary city in charge of Morocco’s largest source of dates, the Ziz valley. Aside from dates, Erfoud is a significant location with several fossil stores, and its surrounding region is well-known for its fossil work.
Rissani, the capital of Tafilalte, on the other hand, is a city. As is well known, this is the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty that currently rules Morocco. This city is home to one of Morocco’s oldest traditional souks, where the majority of desert residents purchase and trade products. One of the unusual features of this city is that it has a separate area designated just for donkeys, thus anyone transporting goods by donkey should park in that area.
The Atlas mountains are a range that crosses the three north African countries, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. We can divide these mountains into three parts, the High, Anti, and Middle Atlas mountains. It is not very appropriate to call these ranges chains as many people do, because the ranges are separated in some places by distances called plateaus.
On this 7 days tour from Casablanca, you will first travel the Middle Atlas, with the main station being the city of Irfane. Then, on your journey back to Marrakech, you’ll pass through the High Atlas highlands, soon after passing past Ait Benhaddou’s citadel. The curving road of Tizi Ntichka, a work of art and the only means to go to the Southeast of Morocco from Marrakech, is the beautiful thing about the high Atlas highlands.
Ifrane, Morocco’s “Little Switzerland,” is located on the route from Fes to the Merzouga desert. Specifically, in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Because of its position, it is the coldest city in Morocco, and it attracts a large number of visitors, Moroccans, and outsiders who come to snowboard. Not to add that Ifrane’s structures are built in a really unique manner. In fact, it has a European flavor to it.
Ifrane, with its one-of-a-kind and appropriate weather, is home to a number of important investments. Consider Al Akhawain University, which provides a high level of education and is available to students from all around the world. In addition, there is Lmaamoura, a home where the national soccer team frequently trains. In addition, Ifrane is home to the Atlas lion statue, one of Morocco’s distinctive monuments carved by a German prisoner. The origins of this statue may be traced back to the time when Morocco was administered by France.
France was building a military installation in Ifrane at the time, and they detained a large number of detainees. One of these captives was from Germany, and according to the narrative, France promised him freedom in exchange for doing something unusual and novel. As a result, he sculpted the Atlas lion statue.
Ait Benhaddou, the most unique village in the 7 days tour from Casablanca
At-Ben-Haddou is a fortified settlement on top of a hill that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is encircled by the river Ounila, and access to the settlement requires crossing a bridge. At-Ben-Haddou has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Bible, Cleopatra, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, and Game of Thrones.
For fans of soap operas, “The Clone,” produced by Rede Globo between 2001 and 2002, also included scenes shot in At-Ben-Haddou, as well as the Marrakech market, the cistern of the Portuguese city of El Jadida, and the historic medina of Fes.
All of these sights have been designated as World Heritage Sites in Morocco and are well worth a visit! There are no admission fees to visit the Kasbah of At-Ben-Haddou because it is part of the community. Basically, you’ll ascend the entire hamlet through an alley to the summit, where you’ll get a 360-degree perspective of the area. Along the route, you’ll pass by clay dwellings, stores, and a number of craftsmen.