7 Days Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech via the Desert
Experience the Best of Morocco on a 7 Days Private Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech that takes you through the iconic destinations of Merzouga Desert, Fes, Chefchaouen, & Casablanca. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the golden dunes in Merzouga, delve into the rich history of Fes, explore the enchanting blue streets of Chefchaouen, and immerse yourself in the charm of Casablanca.
7 Days Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech via the Desert Itinarary
Day 1 : Casablanca - Fes
Our journey from Casablanca to Fes, where the rich tapestry of Moroccan history and culture unfolds before you. Upon arriving in Fes, prepare for an immersive walking tour through the bustling streets of this UNESCO World Heritage city. Accompanied by an expert local guide, you'll navigate the labyrinthine alleys of the medina, discovering hidden treasures and ancient landmarks at every turn. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you encounter vibrant souks, ornate mosques, and centuries-old madrasas. Allow the aromas of exotic spices and the rich colors of traditional crafts to captivate your senses. This walking tour promises an authentic experience, providing a glimpse into the heart and soul of Fes, a city that has preserved its traditions and cultural heritage for centuries.
Day 2 : Fes Walking Tour
After breakfast, a guided tour to explore the rich historical heritage of Fes City. Our itinerary includes visiting iconic historical sites, such as Madrasa El Bouinania, renowned for its stunning Marinid architecture and contribution to Moroccan history. Additionally, we will tour the El Quaraoiyin mosque and University, which holds the title of the world's oldest continuously operating higher educational institution, as recognized by UNESCO and Guinness World Records. Other highlights of our tour include a stop at the pottery village, Nejjarine Square, the South Tower, and the king's residence. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore on your own. Overnight stay in Fes.
Day 3 : Fes - Ifran - Merzouga Desert
Early departure from your accommodation, and we'll travel through the beautiful Middle Atlas Mountains, with our first stop being Ifrane, often referred to as "Little Switzerland" due to its unique alpine architecture and cool climate. Take a stroll through its pristine streets and soak in the tranquil atmosphere. We continue our journey and traverse the scenic landscapes of the Middle Atlas, passing through cedar forests and picturesque valleys. Keep an eye out for Barbary macaques that inhabit the area. As we approach the magnificent Merzouga Desert, the scenery will transform into rolling dunes that seem to stretch to the horizon. Upon reaching Merzouga, you'll be captivated by the golden beauty of the desert. Embark on a two hours camel trek into the heart of the dunes as the sun sets and paints the sky with vibrant hues. Arriving at our luxurious desert camp, you'll be welcomed with warm hospitality, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and experience the magic of the desert night, filled with starry skies and Berber music.
Day 4 : Merzouga Desert - Todgha Gorge - Dades Valley
Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the desert dunes. Watch as the golden rays of sunlight paint the sky with vibrant hues, casting a warm glow over the vast desert landscape. After breakfast, we'll depart for Todgha Gorge, known for its towering canyon walls and crystal-clear river. Take a walk through the narrow gorge, marveling at the sheer beauty and immensity of the surroundings.
We continue our journey to Dades Valley, a paradise of stunning rock formations, verdant oases, and picturesque villages. As we drive along the scenic route, enjoy the panoramic views of the valley and its fascinating geological formations, such as the Monkey Fingers and the Dades Gorges. We'll stop for an overnight stay in an authentic riad in Dades Valley.
Day 5 : Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, our journey begins at the renowned Atlas Studio, where you'll step into the world of cinema and get a behind-the-scenes look at the film industry. Discover the sets and props used in famous movies and TV shows, immersing yourself in the magic of filmmaking.
Next, we'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified village that has served as the backdrop for numerous films and series. Marvel at the intricate mud-brick architecture and wander through the labyrinthine streets.
Continuing our journey, we'll continue to the historic Telouet Kasbah. Admire the grandeur and opulence of this former palace, which showcases the region's rich architectural heritage. Explore its beautifully decorated rooms, intricately carved ceilings, and vibrant tile work, gaining insights into the area's fascinating history.
The drive continues to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains, where the road winds through picturesque villages, offering glimpses of traditional Berber architecture and terraced fields clinging to the mountainsides. The scenery changes as you pass through lush green valleys dotted with walnut and apple orchards, providing a refreshing contrast to the arid landscapes of the desert regions.
Day 6 : Marrakech Walking Tour
After breakfast, our local guide will take on a full visit of Marrakech, uncovering the red city's hidden gems and cultural treasures. A knowledgeable local guide will lead us to explore the UNESCO-listed Medina, a maze of narrow alleyways brimming with colorful markets, traditional riads, and architectural wonders.
As we venture through the bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, explore the lively atmosphere, with snake charmers, street performers, and storytellers captivating passersby. Discover the intricate beauty of the Bahia Palace, adorned with stunning courtyards and intricate tilework, reflecting the opulence of Moroccan architecture. Stroll through the aromatic spice markets and browse the vibrant souks, where skilled artisans display their handmade crafts, from leather goods to ceramics and traditional textiles. Engage your senses as you admire the vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and exquisite craftsmanship. Afterward, you will have free time and spend the night in Marrakech.
Day 7 : Airport Transfer
Your tour ends by Transfer to Casablanca / Marrakech airport with ample time before your flight, allowing you to complete any necessary check-in procedures.