Best 10 days desert tour from Casablanca
10 Days Desert Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech is one of the best Morocco itineraries, covering the majority of the country’s most popular cities and sites.
The schedule for tours departing from Casablanca can be customized to meet the preferences of each client. Today, get a quotation for this 10 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca!
- Exploring Casablanca and Rabat
- Discovering the rich history of the region of Fez-Meknes
- Enjoying the natural landscapes of the road to Merzouga
- Spending the night at the desert
- Exploring the desert region
- Visiting Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou
- Exploring Marrakech
sDay 1: Casablanca – Rabat
We will start our 10 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, where you will have a full tour of the city and all of its important monuments. We will then drive to Rabat, where you will check in at your hotel. Then you will spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful city, with its old medina and all the traditional architecture you can see there.
In addition to that, you will get to visit the mausoleum of Mohammed V, which is a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan mosaic work. The mausoleum holds the tomb of the late king of Morocco. Next, you will continue your exploration of the city, taking a walk alongside the ramparts of the royal palace. At the end of the day, we will take you back to the hotel where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Fes
The next morning, we will leave for the imperial city of Meknes, which you will get to explore through its old Medina, and it’s a main historical monument: Bab El Mansour Gate. Following that, we will leave to Volubilis, which is a city of ruins that the Roman Empire left in Morocco, with preserved mosaics and landscapes that date as far back as 1 AD. Our last stop of the day will be the spiritual town of Moulay Idriss, where is buried the founder of the first Islamic dynasty in Morocco. Finally, we will drive to the city of Fez to spend the night at a local hotel.
Day 3: Fes
This day will start after your local guide comes to pick you up from your accommodation. Fez is a beautiful city that doesn´t fall short on the amazing things it has to offer: from artisanal crafts to traditional food, passing by souk markets… etc.
You will get to experience a whole new world, as you´ve never seen before. Fez is also home to the oldest university in the world, the Karaouine University, which you will visit alongside the rest of the old Medina, a recognized UNESCO world heritage. We will walk around the narrow streets and alleyways of the old medina, as well as visit the Royal Palace and the city´s Jewish district, the Mellah. You will have dinner and spend the night at your hotel.
Day 4: Fes
For your second day in Fes, you will get to discover more of this city´s breathtaking charm, as you´ll wander around the narrow streets of the old medina. Just like Florence or Athens, Fes is an immensely important imperial city historically and culturally. You will feel like you´ve traveled to a magical place far away, straight out of an Arabian nights´ fairytale. Once again you will have dinner and spend the night at the same hotel as the night before.
Day 5: Fes – Midelt – Errachidia – Merzouga
Today begins our trip towards the south of the country, starting from the village of Midelt where we will stop to witness the panoramic views over the top of the High Atlas Mountains. Then we will continue driving to the city of Errachidia, one of the main cities of the desert, before finally arriving at Merzouga. In Merzouga, you will get to experience the true desert culture, by spending a night in the middle of the desert and sleeping in a Nomadic style tent just like the locals of the area. Something else you wouldn´t want to miss is the opportunity to gaze at the starry night sky.
Day 6: Merzouga -Todra Gorges – Boumalne Dades – Ouarzazate
This next day we will make sure to wake you up in time to witness the beautiful sunrise over the desert dunes. We will then spend the morning exploring the Bordj East Forst in Erfoud city. After that, we will head straight to Tinghir, in order to discover the beauty of the Moroccan Grand Canyon, the Todgha gorges. The gorges´ natural rock formations attract amateur and professional climbers alike, from all over the world.
Finally, we will drive by the town of Kalaat M´gouna, which is the Moroccan capital of Rose production. A neighboring town to Kalaat M´gouna in Boumalne, where you will get to see the Valley of Dades. We will reach our destination, Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 7: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
You will spend the entire morning exploring the Hollywood of Morocco, Ouarzazate, and its famous Kasbah of Tifoultoute. This is where all sorts of artisanal merchants are displaying their handmade products and creations for sale. After we’re done with that, we will pay a visit to the star of the desert, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Standing strong in the middle of Almond trees, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is most famous for being the film setting for many international movies. Finally, we will arrive at Marrakech, where you will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech
After breakfast at your accommodation, your local tour guide will come to pick you up in order to begin your exploration of the red city, Marrakech. This city is home to Jamaa´ El Fna, the busiest and biggest square in North Africa that holds many traditional artisanal sellers and merchants, storytellers, snake charmers, stalls for traditional food, and all kinds of entertainers.
Marrakech has many other jewels to offer, that you will, of course, get to visit, such as the Majorelle and the Menara gardens, the Saadies tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret, and more. Finally, you will have dinner and spend the night in your hotel.10 days Casablanca desert tour.
Day 9: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech
We will start the day by having breakfast in Marrakech, after which we will drive to the city of Essaouira. You will be amazed by the unique architecture that you will see, which is reminiscent of a time when the Portuguese were taking over the city. You will get to enjoy the golden beach of the city, as well as its other breathtaking landscapes and its old Medina. We will then head back to Marrakech where you will be provided with dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 10: Marrakech
Our 10 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech will end here, as you will fly back home packed with unforgettable memories from your stay in Morocco. Your transfer to Marrakech airport will be arranged.
If our 10 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech does not suit your needs, contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs and requirements.
Included in this Tour
- A private and very comfortable air conditioned vehicle
- Private English speaking driver/guide
- Pick up and transfer at your Riad / Hotel / airport
- Camel ride to a nomadic camp
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When is the best time to visit Morocco?
There is really no time of year where you wouldn’t enjoy your trip to Morocco; although you should keep in mind that it tends to get a little too crowded with tourists during the winter holidays season. Then it’s up to you to decide what season suits you the best to come visit, according to your schedule and preferences.
The weather in Morocco is more on the mild side during Spring and Autumn (from March to May and from September to November respectively). For these seasons the temperatures could be ranging anywhere from 11° to 32°C. Winter usually lasts from December to February, with a relatively low temperature range (7° to 21°C). You should also expect to see snowfall in Morocco’s mountainous regions. As for Summer (from June to August), temperatures can land anywhere between 19°C and 40°C in the middle of the day.
When is the peak season to visit Morocco?
The tourist flow in Morocco reaches its peak during December and April of each year, for these are the holiday seasons. The emerging high demand for accommodations during these months makes the prices go up very significantly in comparison to other months, and all of the best accommodations get booked up very early on.
Therefore, if you’re thinking of coming during one of these seasons, we suggest you start looking in advance, in order to have enough time to find an accommodation that suits your needs. We would also suggest you avoid these months altogether, so that you’ll be able to get the best out of your Morocco experience.
Are the tours private?
Yes! The tours our company offers are all completely private. This will allow to experience Morocco the way YOU want to. In addition to that, you will of course be always welcome to request stops along the way during the tours, in order to take memorable photographs (or whatever other reason you want!).
In case you are interested in booking a group desert tour, please go ahead and contact us to make you the best group tour.
Will the price be the same if we are 2, 3 or more persons?
The price for each individual person participating in the tours goes lower the more people there are in the group participating.
Will the price be cheaper for last minute booking?
Actually, it could be quite the opposite. Our team makes sure to select the best quality accommodations for our clients, and those tend to get booked full pretty quickly, that’s why it’s not always easy for us to accommodate last minute bookings. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect a lower price for such inquiries, but instead a higher one maybe.
To avoid such incidents, we strongly advise you to book your tour with us early on, so that we will be able to pick out the best accommodations for you, and offer you an unforgettable Morocco experience.
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