Best 8 Days Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech
This 8 days tour from Casablanca and cultural tour from Casablanca mixes the Sahara desert with the two most historic imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech, allowing you to experience true Moroccan Berber culture.
Discover one of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities on a guided city tour of Fes, as well as Marrakech, the Almohad imperial capital, meet locals, ride a camel, explore Kasbahs and cross valleys, spend the night in a desert tent, and watch a spectacular sunset over the golden dunes.
- Admire the beautiful historical monuments of Fez & Marrakech
- Visit the biggest Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
- Explore Fez, the country’s cultural capital, stopping at souks, tanneries, madrasas, and mosques.
- Admire the lush gardens of Marrakech and check out the snake charmers in Jemma el Fnaa Square.
- Visit and discover the imperial cities of morocco: Marrakech and Fes
- Ride camels in the Sahara desert in an unforgettable experience
- Sleep and enjoy an exceptional overnight in desert camp
- Visit and explore the world heritage unesco Kasbahs
- Stroll the labyrinth souks of Marrakech with your guide
- Enjoy the stunning views of valleys & palm groves during our drive to desert
- Discover the Moroccan traditions and culture an meet local berbers
Day 1: Casablanca – Meknes – Fez
In your private 8 days tour from Casablanca, we will leave Casablanca after having breakfast, to head to the city of Rabat. Rabat is the capital of the country, and we will visit its most important landmarks such as The Kasbah of Oudaya, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Minaret Tower.
Next, we will drive to the city of Meknes, in which we will have a guided tour with the help of a local guide. Finally, we will arrive at Fez, where you will be provided with dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Fez
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.
Fes 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.
Day 3: Fez – Middle Atlas – Azrou – Merzouga Desert
We will start our trip towards the desert by driving past the beautiful town of Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Morocco for its unique weather and architecture. Our first stop along the way will be to observe wild macaque monkeys in their natural habitat, at the cedar forest in Azrou. We will resume our trip to Merzouga, passing through the valley of Ziz and its impressive palm groves, and the city of Erfoud´s mostly known for its richness in natural fossils. Finally, we will arrive at Merzouga where we will spend the night at a traditional Riad, in the middle of the desert dunes.
Day 4: Desert of Merzouga – Khamlia – Nomadic culture – Erg Chabbi
We will start our desert exploration after having breakfast, after which we will head to the Khamlia village. We will be driving through a desert area, which means we will meet many Berber villages along the way. Once in Khamlia, you will get to explore the village that´s untouched by civilization, as well as enjoy the traditional Gnawa music that´s indigenous to the people of the area. When we are done with that, we will continue driving through a path once used by nomad locals, to experience their simplistic lifestyle.
After lunch, we will embark on our camel-trekking experience, in which you will get to ride the back of camels that will take you to the desert camp where we will spend the night. You will sleep in a traditional nomad-style tent, as you will get to gaze at the starry desert night sky.
Day 5: Erg Chabbi – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades and Roses Valley – Ouarzazate
If you are lucky enough to wake up before sunrise, you will be able to catch a breathtaking sunrise over the desert dunes. We will then return to the 4×4 vehicles, riding on the back of camels again, to continue traveling to our next destination. We will drive by the city of Rissani, where we will make a stop at the largest traditional souk market in the area. This is the market where thousands of people from all around the south come to shop for their weekly provisions.
We will then drive to our next location: the city of Ouarzazate. Along the way, we will drive by the beautiful Todra gorges, the Dades valley, the Roses valley, and the palm groves of the Skoura oasis.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Our first activity of the day, after breakfast, of course, will be to drive to the star of the desert: The Kasbah of Ait Ben Heddou. This marvelous Kasbah was the filming location for many huge international movies, such as Gladiator, the Mummy, Cleopatra, Game of thrones… You will get to freely wander around the streets of the Kasbah.
Next, we will start driving towards the city of Marrakech through the unique driveways of the High Atlas Mountains, most notably the pass of Tizi N Ntichka. We will also meet many small Berber villages along the way. Finally, we will arrive at Marrakech in the evening. This is where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 7: 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. 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 any more. Finally, you will have dinner and spend the night in Marrakech.
Day 8: Marrakech airport*
Your 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech ends here after your transfer to the Marrakech or Casablanca airport as arranged.
If our 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert do 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
Not included in this Tour
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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 and we will make the best tour according to you needs.
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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