9 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca
Casablanca » Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Midelt » Ziz Valley » Merzouga Desert » Rissani » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech » Ourika Valley » Casablanca
9 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca
This 9 days desert tour from Casablanca provides a comprehensive exploration of Morocco diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. From the historic city of Fes to the Atlas Mountains, the enchanting Sahara Desert, palm groves, valleys, ancient kasbahs, and the vibrant city of Marrakech, this private tour showcases the best of Morocco attractions. It is an ideal itinerary for travelers looking for a diverse and immersive Moroccan experience.
- 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]
Day 1: Casablanca » Fes [295 km]
When you arrive at Casablanca Airport, our team will welcome you. Then we start our journey towards Fes. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the scenic beauty passing by Rabat and Meknes. Your overnight stay will be in a comfortable riad/hotel in Fes.
Day 2: Fes Sightseeing with a Local Guide
After a delicious breakfast in your riad, the journey begins to explore Fes, the oldest city in Morocco. Your tour will take you through the narrow alleys and streets of the Medina, starting with a visit to the gate of the Royal Palace, followed by an exploration of the Jewish Quarter, known as the first Mellah to be established in Morocco, dating back to the 14th century. a century.
Your trip will include many sites of cultural and historical interest, including a visit to the famous University of Al-Karaouine, the oldest university in the world. You will also have the chance to explore the tanneries and pay your respects at the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss. After lunch, you will visit the Cooperative of El Balat and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Fes. Your day will end with an overnight stay at your hotel/riad.
Day 3: Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Midelt » Ziz Valley » Merzouga Desert [463 km]
After leaving Fes, we will head to Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland of Morocco” for its cleanliness and safety. Along the way, we will pass through picturesque villages and towns in the High Atlas Mountains. A highlight was our visit to the Cedar Forest of Azrou, home to friendly monkeys you can interact with.
Continuing south, the road offers stunning mountain scenery. We will stop at Ziz Valley, a vast oasis with palm groves, before reaching the Merzouga Desert. After an hour’s drive, the camels would be ready to take us deeper into the desert. We will trek through towering dunes with a guide and experience a magical sunset in the desert.
This evening, immerse yourself in Berber culture with music around a campfire under the starry desert sky. You will cherish this unique and unforgettable experience. They will find you at nightfall in the luxury desert camp.
Day 4: Merzouga Sightseeing [60 km]
Witness one of the most spectacular sunrises in the world by waking up early. Our journey takes us through the diverse landscapes of the Sahara Desert. Starting in the central region of Merzouga with its sprawling lake, we follow an ancient trade route deep into the desert, where the Tuareg Bedouins still reside. We will visit them to have tea and learn about their Bedouin lifestyle.
To continue our adventure, we pass through former mining areas exploited by France. Our next stop is Khamlia, a village inhabited by black Berbers with roots in Mali and Niger. Here, we will immerse ourselves in their music and dance, known as Gnawa music. We will also visit a picturesque oasis on the edge of the desert before concluding the day at our hotel.
Day 5: Merzouga Desert » Rissani » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges [271 km]
Our first stop is Rissani, where you will have the opportunity to explore the local market. This bustling market operates on three special days of the week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Next, we will travel to the Dades Valley via the Todra Valley, passing through mud villages and stunning mountain landscapes.
Our route takes us to the Todra Gorge, a stunning gorge with vertical cliffs over 300 meters high on either side. These valleys are a popular destination for climbers due to their dramatic beauty.
Continuing through the Dades Valley, you will have the opportunity to visit the clay kasbahs. While many of these kasbahs are now in ruins, some are still inhabited by local families. You can also catch a glimpse of the Bedouins taking care of their animals. The night will be spent in a hotel overlooking the valley.
Day 6: Dades Gorges » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech [330 km]
We will continue our journey, and now we head to the city of Kelaa M’Gouna, which is famous for producing rose petals. These petals are processed into rose water or exported to the perfume industry. And in May, the city hosts a vibrant Rose Festival. As you drive along Rue Rose in Skoura, you will come across many kasbahs, a testament to the rich history of the area. Skoura itself is a picturesque town surrounded by stunning kasbahs.
Our next destination is Ouarzazate, which is often referred to as the “Hollywood of Africa” due to its famous movie studios. Here, you will be captivated by the city’s unique charm. Our journey takes us to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we will spend private time exploring its fascinating history.
After leaving the Atlas Mountains, we will head to Marrakech via the scenic Route Tizi-en-Tikka, which offers stunning mountain scenery. In a few hours, we will arrive in Marrakech, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner in a riad.
Day 7: Marrakech Sightseeing with a Local Guide
After breakfast in your riad, you will go on a captivating exploration of Marrakech, known as the Red City of Morocco. Our comprehensive tour will ensure you visit the most important historical and cultural sites in the city. Highlights include the tranquil Majorelle Gardens, the famous Koutoubia Tower, the historic Saadian Tombs, and the opulent Bahia Palace.
After a delicious lunch at a restaurant located near the lively square, you will immerse yourself in the bustling markets, where you will encounter a plethora of exquisite handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will be free to explore other areas of the city at your own pace.
Day 8: Ourika Day Trip from Marrakech [41 km]
Escape the crowded streets of Marrakech and take the best full-day adventure to the Ourika Valley, famous for its stunning waterfalls. Traverse the stunning landscape in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle, providing a comfortable way to explore the natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains and their rich culture. After a day of exploring, return to Marrakech and spend the night in your charming riad.
Day 9: Transfer to the Airport
On this last day of your 9 days desert tour from Casablanca, we will transfer you directly to the airport. We hope you had a wonderful trip full of unforgettable experiences, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Safe travels!
Good To Know:
The 9 days desert tour from Casablanca doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 9 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The trip costs vary based on the number of passengers and the chosen lodging type. You have the option to upgrade hotels and Sahara camps from standard to luxury. For detailed pricing information, kindly refer to the designated section.
Our exclusive 9 days tour from Casablanca offers a private option, ensuring a personalized and intimate exploration.
The 9 days in Morocco tour start at your Casablanca hotel/riad, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience. The journey concludes at a hotel or the Casablanca airport for added flexibility and convenience.
For your utmost comfort, we deploy a fleet of vehicles, featuring the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX and Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for larger groups. This choice enhances your overall travel experience.
The camel ride that spans approximately one hour, allowing you to savor the journey as you make your way to the camp.
Certainly! If camels aren’t your preferred mode of transportation, a 4×4 car is available for your convenience, providing seamless transfers to and from the camp at no additional cost. Kindly inform us of your preference at the time of booking so that we can tailor the experience to suit your needs.
Rest assured, the tents are exclusively private. The standard camp offers communal bathrooms, while the luxury camp boasts private tents with ensuite bathrooms for a more lavish experience.
Yes, the luxury desert camp is thoughtfully equipped with electricity sourced from solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable environment during your stay.
Yes, you can! Numerous ATV rental companies in Merzouga offer quality quad bikes and dunes buggies in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you in arranging this, and you can directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. The cost is typically 50 Euros per quad per hour.
Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, captivates with its iconic Hassan II Mosque, a symbol of Islamic heritage. The city’s bustling markets, like the Central Market and Habous Quarter, and the historic film Casablanca add cultural allure. Ricks Café, inspired by the movie, and Marco Mall contribute to the modern scene, making this coastal metropolis a compelling blend of tradition, cinema, shopping, and contemporary life.
Here’s a comprehensive list of essentials for your 9 days desert tour from Casablanca:
- Scarf or Hat
- Long jeans (comfortable for camel trek)
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Rugged sandals or shoes
- Flip flops
- Hand sanitizer
- Portable charger
- Small backpack for essentials
- Wallet to secure valuables like phone and cards.