8 Days Casablanca desert tour, Enjoying the sunset and sunrise in the desert, experience camel trekking, and spend the night in Berber camp. admiring the valleys and the Mountains with their different colors. have a unique experience and get the history of the two Medinas of Fes and Marrakech.
Day 1 Casablanca Rabat Moulay Idriss Zarhoun Meknes Fes :
8 Days Casablanca desert tour start, The road to Fes via the capital Rabat takes us along a beautiful stretch of farmland where olives, grain, vegetables, and grapes are grown. Before arriving in Fes you will visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the site of the famous Roman ruins left over from the Roman Empire’s southern-most outpost. Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty, created by Moulay Ismail, and includes the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the gateway to the Moulay Ismail Palace. This leads us into the Sehrij es-Souani, the horse stables, and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city. Arrive at Fes, check into the hotel.
Day 2: Exploring Fes
After breakfast, you will begin your visit to “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. You will tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th-century Karouine mosque, and the university. You will also visit the tomb of the city founder, Moulay Idriss II. Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch, you will continue your tour to visit the Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden, and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Day 3: Fes Merzouga Desert :
The departure from the Riad shall be after breakfast. The trip from Fes to Merzouga Sand Dunes will take around 8 hours in which we will see the Atlas Mountains and some villages (Timhdit, Zaida, and Er-rich). We will stop in some cities like Ifrane the European city and Azrou to enjoy the view of the cedar woods and monkeys living there. Lunch will be served in Midelt. Then we will keep going through the Ziz valley which has beautiful views of the palm trees. When we get to the edge of sand dunes where the camels are waiting for you to ride to the Berber camp where you spend the night. We reach our Sahara desert camp before darkness. After some time you can admire the sand dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. Late at night, local nomads hosts will be entertaining you with their drums and singing the local songs. Overnight in Berber camp including bed, dinner, and breakfast. Overnight in Berber Camp including dinner and breakfast.
Day 4: Merzouga Desert Tour
Today you will wake up early to enjoy the sunrise, then after having your breakfast, we will explore the desert using the 4*4 car. You will have the opportunity to see the nomad families living in tents and discover their way of life. We will visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians and to play with them their spiritual music. After that, we will drive 40 km to Rissani traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuktu in Mali. We will visit its traditional market. here will have the Berber Piza in lunch cooked in a traditional oven. After that return to the desert to enjoy again the sunset, and the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Overnight in authentic Riad including dinner and breakfast.
Day 5 Merzouga Todra Gorges Dades valley :
Wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise, where the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Then after having your breakfast you will head to Erfoud, famous for its fossilized marbles, where you will visit the workshop and Museum of marble fossils. Later on, we will drive to the west passing by an old irrigation system, we may have a short stop to have an idea about the uses. Lunch will be served in one of the local restaurants along the way. After lunch, we will continue to Todra Gorges, which are currently one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Morocco. you may have a walk between their huge rock walls, you might even discover some rustic Berber villages where you can enjoy a cup of tea with the nomads of this region. Then we continue to Dades valley which 1 hour driving from the Gorge. Overnight in Traditional Riad/hotel including bed, dinner, and breakfast.
Day 6: Dades Valley Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Marrakech
After your breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our 8 days Casablanca desert tour through the Roses valley, and the thousand kasbahs road, reaching Ouarzazate we will have a short stop providing to take some photographic shots of Taourirt Kasbah, then we will drive 30 minutes to reach one of the oldest Berber villages and World UNESCO heritage Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs where many international movies shotted ( Game of throne, Gladiator… ) then continue through Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains with numerous stops for bird-views and also for having breaks till we reach the red-city Marrakech.
Day 7: Exploring Marrakech
As anyone knows Marrakech is one of the oldest imperial cities founded around 1060-1106) by King Youssef Ibn Tachafine the empire of the Berber Dynasty Almoravides (, Located in the Hauz, an agricultural plain bounded to the south and east by the High Atlas mountains, and watered by the Tansift river, called the Perle of the south, it has a stunning view over the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains surrounded by thousands of palms & agriculture fields.
Under the governance of the Almaravides dynasty (1055–1157), Marrakech became the base of the trade & conquest of Morocco, portions of the Maghrib, and Andalusia.
The empire has expanded in that time from Spain to Senegal, Marrakech was the crossroads of ancient caravan routes from Timbuktu made it a key destination for trade and reprieve for weary sub-Saharan traders carrying gold, salt, and slaves bound for Europe.
You will be with a local guide and take you to see the importance of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadian tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi, the Koutoubia tower. We will stop for lunch near the square. After lunch, you will head to visit the gardens at Majorelle, after return to the square to walk around or take you back to your Riad/hotel. Overnight in authentic Riad/hotel in Marrakech including Bed, and breakfast.
Day 8 Marrakech Casablanca Transfer to Airport :
You will be taken to the airport in Marrakech or to Casablanca for departure depending on your flight details.
End tour 8 Days Casablanca desert tour.
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– Air-conditioned car
– 6 nights in authentic Riads
– All breakfast and some few dinners as in the itinerary
– Berber Camp (Bed, Dinner, breakfast)
– Camel trekking– Local guide in Marrakech
– Sand-boarding, campfire, drums…
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