8 days from Casablanca to desert. This itinerary takes you through a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historical cities to trekking in the desert and enjoying the vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes of Morocco.
8 days from Casablanca to desert
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
Depart from Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and a vibrant economic center. Along the way, visit Rabat, the capital of Morocco, known for its historic sites including the Kasbah of the Udayas, Hassan Tower, and the Royal Palace. Continue your journey to Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif Mountains, famous for its blue-painted buildings. Explore the charming streets and enjoy the serene atmosphere. Spend the night in Chefchaouen.
Day 2: Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
Departure from Chefchaouen. Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, displaying well-preserved mosaics and structures. Continue to Meknes, an imperial city known for its historical importance and impressive architecture. Explore iconic landmarks like Bab Mansour, Moulay Ismail’s mausoleum, and the lively medina. Head to Fes, one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in Morocco. Spend the night in Fes.
Day 3: Fes
Spend the day exploring the charming city of Fez, famous for its medina, one of the largest pedestrianized urban areas in the world. Visit historical sites such as Al Quaraouiyine University, Bou Inania Madrasa, and Chouara Tannery. Stroll through the bustling souks, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts, spices, and more. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Fez. Spend the night in Fes.
Day 4: Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga Overnight camel trek in desert camp
Departure from Fes. Drive through the picturesque Ziz Valley, known for its lush palm groves and stunning scenery. Visit Erfoud, known for its fossils, and experience the unique desert environment. Arrive in Merzouga, a gateway to the Sahara desert and the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Start your memorable camel ride into the heart of the dunes, witnessing the spectacular sunset. Spend the night in a luxury desert camp under starry skies.
Day 5: Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
Departure from the desert camp. Explore Rissani, known for its bustling markets and as a former caravan trading post. Visit the Todra Gorges, impressive canyons carved by the Todra River. Continue to the Dades Gorges, known for its impressive rock formations and breathtaking views. Spend the night in or near the Dades Gorges.
Day 6: Valley of the Roses – Oasis of Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
Departure from the Dades Gorges. Drive through the Valley of the Roses, known for its fragrant rose fields. Visit the Skoura Oasis with its lush palm groves and ancient kasbahs. Continue to Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” due to its role in many famous movies. Explore the iconic Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO-listed kasbah and a popular filming location. Drive through the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Arrive in Marrakech, one of Morocco’s most famous cities, with its bustling medina, historic monuments, and vibrant culture. Spend the night in Marrakech.
Day 7: Marrakech
Spend the day exploring the charming city of Marrakech. Visit the historic Koutoubia Mosque, the impressive Bahia Palace and the fascinating Saadian Tombs. Lose yourself in the lively souks, where you can shop for spices, textiles, and handicrafts. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Djemaa el-Fna square with its street performers, food stalls and bustling activity. Explore the beautiful Majorelle Garden, an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the city. Spend the night in Marrakech.
Day 8: Transfer to Casablanca Airport
Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time in Marrakech for last-minute shopping or exploring. Transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport for your departure.
- Comfortable transport vehicle
- Driver guide
- 06 Nights in Hotels
- 01 Night in desert camp
- 07 breakfasts 07 dinners
- Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
- Fes tour guided