10 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca
Casablanca » Rabat » Meknes » Volubilis » Fes » Midelt » Erfoud » Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech » Essaouira » Casablanca
10 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca
Get ready for a 10 days desert tour from Casablanca, exploring the best of Morocco with us. Start in Casablanca and journey to Rabat, and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Discover the cultural cities of Meknes, Fes, and the charming town of Ifrane. Continue south to explore the cedar forest, Midelt, the enchanting Ziz valley, and the bustling Rissani market. Experience the city of fossils, Erfoud, and the captivating Merzouga Desert, where camel rides and luxury desert camps await. Marvel at the stunning Todra and Dades gorges, visit the iconic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and cross the Atlas Mountains to reach vibrant Marrakech, and Essaouira an ancient Portuguese city. End your Morocco trip in Casablanca, enriched with the beauty of Morocco.
- 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.
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Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca » Rabat [87 km]
We will start your trip with a pick-up from Casablanca airport. Our first destination is the fantastic Hassan II Mosque. After this, we will head to Rabat, where you will discover the city gems, including the Citadel of the Oudaias, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the iconic Hassan Tower. The day concludes with a delicious dinner and a comfortable hotel/riad accommodation in Rabat.
Day 2: Rabat » Meknes » Volubilis » Fes [277 km]
On our way to Meknes, we pass by the Mamora forest. Upon reaching Meknes, a city that flourished under Sultan Mulay Ismail’s rule, we explore its historical significance. Just 27 km away, we will encounter the captivating ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss. Our journey continues to Fes, where we’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night in a riad.
Day 3: Sightseeing Fes with a local guide
Today, accompanied by a local guide, we will explore Fes. Starting with the ancient medina and its grandeur from the outside, we will visit the Royal Palace with its seven golden gates. From Borj Nord, we will enjoy panoramic views of the city. Entering Pujlod’s main gate, we will explore the historic University of the Villagers, the world’s oldest university. Our journey continues to the Chouara Tannery, known for its leather production. Afterward, you will have free time to further explore Fes before heading back to your accommodation. Enjoy the wonders of this fantastic city.
Day 4: Fes » Ifran » Azrou » Ziz Valley » Erfoud » Merzouga [463 km]
After breakfast, we will set off for Midelt, journeying through the scenic Middle Atlas mountains and cedar forests. Our route will take us through Ifrane, a picturesque ski resort, and Azrou, renowned for its cedar wood craftsmanship. Crossing the Zad Pass (2178m/7146ft), we will reach Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, our route descends toward Erfoud and Errachidia, showcasing the palm tree-dotted beauty of the Ziz Valley. We will continue to the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi. The day ends with dinner and an overnight stay at a Merzouga hotel, tailored to your chosen category.
Day 5: Sightseeing Merzouga [80 km]
Sunrise peeking out over the dunes in the Sahara is a sight of a lifetime. Setting the alarm early you won’t miss this spectacle. After an enjoyable morning in the desert, we will take a camel ride back to Merzouga via some Berber villages. Our driver will be waiting there to take you on a more immersing drive into the desert. We freshen up and pack necessities for the road, and a 4×4 off-road vehicle is ours to head into the desert. We will meet nomads living in camps, and get to listen to live Gnawa music by the Gnawa tribes on the way. The off-road drive will take us deeper into the desert to Lake Dayte Sarje, oases at the dunes, and a visit to a site of black volcanic rocks. Then we will stop at Rissani to explore the souks there for the best part of the afternoon. In the evening we will be back in Merzouga where we will stay for the night.
Day 6: Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges [290 km]
Start your day with a picturesque sunrise and a satisfying breakfast in the Merzouga desert. Proceed on your journey towards the captivating Todra Gorges, traversing the scenic Cane Road adorned with numerous kasbahs.
Upon reaching the Todra Gorges, marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the waters rushing amidst the rocks, surrounded by natural beauty. take a short tour through the gorge, admiring the towering pink and grey rock formations that define its landscape. Continuing through the enchanting Dades Gorges, conclude the day with a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at a hotel or riad, cherishing the memories of the day’s adventures.
Day 7: Dades Gorges » Ouarzazte » Ait Ban Haddou » Marrakech [330 km]
Continuing our 10 days desert tour from Casablanca, we head to Marrakech. We visit the Rose Valley and explore a castle in Moguna before reaching Ouarzazate, known as the “City of Cinema.” At Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, a remarkable fortress, we discover its rich history as a filming location for iconic movies. Crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizin Tichka Pass, we enjoy breathtaking views. A stop at the Argan Oil Cooperative precedes our arrival in Marrakech, where we bid farewell, concluding our memorable 10-day adventure in Morocco.
Day 8: Marrakech Sightseeing with a local guide
On the eighth day of our 10 days desert tour from Casablanca, we dedicate more time to explore the enchanting city of Marrakech. Our guided tour covers significant historical and cultural landmarks, including the impressive Koutoubia Tower, the intriguing Saadian Tombs, the opulent Bahia Palace, and the stunning Majorelle Gardens. You’ll also have the chance to delve into Moroccan spirituality at the Ben Youssef Koranic School and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the largest traditional market in the country.
After a satisfying lunch, you can stroll through the bustling Jemaa el Fna square and the lively souk, where a treasure trove of handicrafts and local products awaits. With the afternoon at your disposal, feel free to further explore Marrakech on your terms. Later, as evening descends, return to your Riad or hotel for a delectable dinner, relishing the flavors of Moroccan cuisine and reflecting on the day’s discoveries.
Day 9: Marrakech » Essaouira [191 km]
During the 10 days desert tour from Casablanca, we will depart from Marrakech to Essaouira at 9 am, an ancient Portuguese city. On the way, you will come across argan trees, and maybe even see goats climbing them – a chance to experience the local culture and visit an argan oil factory run by women. After multiple stops, the exploration begins at the walls of Sakala Castle. Thuya’s wood crafts in the UNESCO-listed town are noteworthy. Essaouira, the “City of the Winds,” attracts international surfers and hosts the famous Gnaoua Music Festival. Rich in history, its architecture mimics Portuguese, Roman, and Phoenician influences. A full day on the Atlantic coast concludes with dinner and a hotel stay.
Day 10: Essaouira » Casablanca Airport [377 km]
Your 10-day Morocco tour concludes in Casablanca, as the final destination for a captivating journey that began in Essaouira and extended through many captivating Moroccan cities and sites. To ensure your departure goes smoothly, we will arrange your transfer to Casablanca Airport, thus ending your unforgettable 10-day tour of Morocco.
Good To Know:
The 10 days desert tour from Casablanca doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 10 days desert tour from Casablanca can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we are happy to include them in the itinerary.
Also, if you are 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.