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9 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca

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

Overview:

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.

Highlights:

Information:

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Additional information:

  1. We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Tour Plan:

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!

Tour Map:

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:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • 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.

Reviews:

Gabriele
Gabriele
2023-09-22
Excellent experience in Morocco During the last months, I’ve been visiting Morocco quite often with groups. The experience, organisation, structures, activities as well as the support provided before, during and after the trip let us have an amazing experience. Drivers are always so skilled, professional and kind: worth-mentioning is especially Mustafa, with whom I travelled twice. Hope to see you soon again!
Sergio B
Sergio B
2023-09-10
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Sunny4Sun
Sunny4Sun
2023-09-09
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
2023-09-06
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Diana
Diana
2023-07-09
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
2023-04-08
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
andreschilesan
andreschilesan
2023-01-10
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Maria
Maria
2022-12-16
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at bestmoroccotravel.com And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
2022-09-22
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
2022-06-12
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!