7 days from Casablanca to the desert
Start of the trip: Casablanca
End of Trip: Marrakech
Duration: 7 days / 6 Nights
Day 1 ; Casablanca – Transfer from airport to Hotel
Pick up at the Casablanca airport and transfer to the Hotel. Depending on the time of arrival there is the possibility of making a first contact with the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside Mecca and experiencing the Cornish seaside resort, Accommodation at (Hotel)
Day 2 ; Casablanca – Menkes – Fes
After breakfast, we will leave for Fez via Meknes there would be lunch with stops to take photos of some tourist places of that ancient city and then we will continue the road to Fez we arrive late-night accommodation in Fez (Riyadh)
Day 3 ; Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga
From Fez we will go to the Middle Atlas, to visit Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Africa. The next town will be Azrou “la roca”, a Berber village known for its monkeys, then arrived in Midelt. The road is followed by the Tizi Talghemt or Neck of the Camella, at 1,907 meters of altitude. The relief is impressive, the mountains are completely bare, covered in a purple coat. Arrive in Errachidia and commit to crossing the Tafilalet massif to the palm grove of Erfoud. Desert address and accommodation in Merzouga (Hotel)
Day 4 ; Merzouga – Village of Khamlia – Nomadic Families – Return of Erg Chebbi – Camel Ride – Night in CAMP
This will be a very adventurous day where we will meet a different Morocco, With the 4×4 we pass in the town of Khamlia where you will stop to enjoy the music of Gnawa then we will follow the road, and we will cross mountains that at first glance seem hard rocks but when we walk them we will verify that it is fossilized sand that has been deposited there millions of years ago.
We will practice a little trekking to get to the site where dinosaur debris is extracted. We will visit the interior of one of those excavations feeling in our skin the daily experience of the expeditionary.
Along the way, in the company of an inhabitant of the small town of Bega we will enjoy the calm of the arid landscape and start playing the search for the Desert Rose. Why not? And whoever finds it will have a surprise prize! Later, along stone paths, we will circulate parallel to the border with Algeria until we reach the area where marine fossils are extracted.
In a unique landscape we will have a Berber-style picnic: on one side the mountains and on the other the orange dunes of the Sahara. And to conclude our day of extreme adventure we will pass behind the dunes along little traveled roads and visit the cemetery of the French and an abandoned village from the time of the colony and leave in a caravan of dromedaries of an hour and a half that will take us to the feet of the Great Dune, covered by the beautiful desert sunset. Dinner at the camp and overnight in a jaima in the heart of the desert under its spectacular star mantle (Camp)
Day 5; Merzouga Desert – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades
You are already in the desert! This day, it is mandatory to get up early to see the sunrise from the top of the dunes, return by camels to the Hotel, have breakfast and shower, then we have to say goodbye to the desert and we will leave for Rissani where we will visit your market (if we are lucky and it is one of the days Market: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday) .
and we will follow the road to Erfoud where there is also the possibility of visiting the fossilized marble factory before continuing to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad.
After that,1 hour later we will arrive at one of the strongest points of the High Atlas: The Todra Gorges.
The channel of the Todra River has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty; It is the paradise of climbers and a unique place. Lunch on site and a half-hour walk would be advisable to see and enjoy the Gorges in detail. In the afternoon we will continue to the Dades Valley, accommodation in (Kasbah)
Day 6; Dades Valley – Valley of Roses – Skoura Oasis – High Atlas – Marrakech
After breakfast, we can enjoy one of the best views of the Dades Valley. We will do it from one of the most strategic places that the mountains offer us.
from there we can observe the amount of kasbah there is and the picturesqueness of each of them
After several stops to enjoy the route of the Thousand Kasbah, the Valley of the Roses and the great palm grove of Skoura, we will arrive at Ouarzazate and we will see the Kasbah of Taourirt, lunch at the Ouarzazate and in the afternoon we will depart again to Marrakech crossing The mountain pass of Tizi Ntichka with stops to take magical photos. here we will leave behind the lunar landscape that will give way to the predominant green, ocher colors … etc. Arrival in Marrakech late-night, accommodation in (Riad)
Day 7; Transfer from Riyadh to Marrakech Airport.
Transfer to the airport (Marrakech or Casablanca), end of the 7 days tour from Casablanca.
includes: in 7 days desert tour from Casablanca
- 4×4 vehicle or Minibus (with A/C)
- An English speaking driver/guide
- Hotel overnight stays
- breakfast & dinner
- A camel ride
- night in desert camp
not include: in 7 days desert tour from Casablanca
- All what is not mentioned above