5 days desert trip from Casablanca to Marrakech
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5 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech overview:
Our 5 days desert trip Morocco travel itinerary begins in Casablanca and concludes in Marrakech. Along the route, we’ll see some of the country’s greatest and most beautiful sights. We begin by visiting the Hassan II mosque, which is one of the world’s largest mosques. Later, we’ll go to Fes and have a stroll around the city’s medieval Medina streets and alleyways. We will also visit Al Quaraouiyine, one of the world’s oldest universities.
In the next few days, we will go to Merzouga, in the Sahara desert, to marvel at its magnificent hues and sand dunes. In the center of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, you will get the opportunity to ride a camel. Returning to the north, you’ll be awestruck by the Todgha and Dades Gorges, as well as the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. The red city of Marrakech, the country’s most visited destination, will be the penultimate stop.
Highlights of our 5 days desert trip from Casablanca to Marrakech
The Itinerary of our 5 Days trip from Casablanca to Marrakech
Day 1: Casablanca to Fes:
We will begin our 5 days desert trip from Casablanca to Marrakech by picking you up from the airport or your lodging in Casablanca. To start, we shall go to Hassan II’s mosque. The latter is the world’s seventh-biggest mosque and one of the few non-Muslim religious institutions in Morocco. Following that, we’ll go to Rabat, one of Morocco’s four royal capitals. There, we’ll see the Hassan Tower and the Oudayas’ kasbah. We will also get the opportunity to tour the Chellah location. We’ll next go to Fes and spend the night at a Riad there.
Day 2: Fes guided tour:
On the second day of our 5 days desert trip from Casablanca, you will visit Fes and learn about its history. We’ll be joined by a local guide who will tell you about Fes’ history. The Royal Palace, also known as Dar al-Makhzen, will be our first stop. Following that, we’ll go to the Mellah, Morocco’s oldest Jewish district (1438). It is situated in Fes El Jdid, in the old territory of the Sultan’s Syrian archers.
In addition, we’ll visit Borj Nord for a panoramic perspective of the city. We’ll then go to the tanneries and have a stroll around the historic Medina. Not to add, Al Quaraouiyine and Al Bouaanania universities will be visited. In the same city for the night.
Day 3: Fes to Merzouga:
On the third day of our 5 days desert trip from Casablanca to Marrakech, we’ll go to Merzouga, the jewel of Morocco’s tourism. We’ll make a couple of stops along the road first. To begin, we will go to Ifrane, Morocco’s cleanest city. We’ll stop there to visit the Atlas lion monument, which was sculpted by a German prisoner in return for his release during World War II.
Following that, we’ll go to Azrou to visit the Barbary macaque in Cedar Forest. You will have the opportunity to feed and photograph them.
We’ll next go via the High Atlas Mountains to the Ziz Valley. Oued Ziz passes across a large expanse of palm palms. We’ll arrive at Merzouga, the Sahara desert, later in the day. Your camels will be waiting for you there, ready to take you on a journey across the Merzouga desert to your tent, where you will dine, listen to Berber music, and spend the night.
Day 4: Merzouga to Dades Gorges:
On this last day of our Casablanca 5 days desert trip, get up early to see spectacular dawn. After breakfast, you’ll ride the camels back to where you began. Your driver will meet you there to begin your daily journey. We will go to Rissani, where you will get the opportunity to see its Souk (Market) and enjoy its art crafts. Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays are the busiest days in this Souk.
After that, we’ll travel through the Tafilalt oasis, where we’ll see an ancient irrigation system. In addition, we will stop for lunch in Tinjdad. Then we proceed on to the magnificent Todgha gorges canyons. They stretch for 30 kilometers and are situated at 1300 meters in height at the foot of the Great Atlas Mountains. We’ll next go to the Dades Gorges, where we’ll visit the monkey toes rock formations and spend the night.
Day 5: Dades Gorges to Marrakech:
On the last day of our 5 days Sahara desert trip from Casablanca, we’ll travel through the country of roses and along the road of thousands of Kasbahs. We’ll arrive at Ouarzazate’s Cinema City. We’ll stop to photograph the Taourirt Kasbah before continuing on to the Atlas studio. Later, we will have the opportunity to visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, which is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in southern Morocco. It is, in reality, a fortified settlement erected on a hill in the midst of a valley with mud structures.
We continue our journey towards Marrakech in the afternoon, going via the Tichka passes. If you are interested, we will make a stop to photograph the panoramic vistas and another to visit an Argan oil cooperative. We will meet you in Marrakech and transport you to the airport or your hotel. Our 5 days desert trip from Casablanca has come to a close.
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Casablanca (addar al-bada in classical Arabic, dar beda or House in Moroccan dialectal Arabic, literally “the white house”) is Morocco’s cosmopolitan, industrial, and economic capital. It’s the capital and biggest city. Casablanca is a household name in the worlds of art and history.
Of art, since the film that carries the name of this Moroccan city typically comes in top on lists of the finest films. Humphrey Bogart reaches the zenith of his acting career in this film. Hollywood picked Casablanca out of all the cities in the world to immortalize it as the archetypal enclave of exotic and colonial character. In Casablanca, anybody expecting a quiet Humphrey Bogart around every corner would be sadly disappointed. This town is everything from tranquil: it is Morocco’s biggest metropolis and industrial hub. It’s also a large, busy city where Moroccan djellabas (traditional clothing) seem out of place in the midst of a sea of trendy Western suits and designer sunglasses.
And in the annals of human history, this place is significant since it was here in 1943 that Roosevelt and Churchill conducted their historic meeting, during which the D-Day invasion of Europe was determined. Hitler’s secret services were duped into thinking it would take place in Washington, D.C., rather than Casablanca, Morocco.
THE BLUE DOOR IS ACCESSIBLE FROM ALL ROADS:
Fez’s city is separated into three main areas: Fez el-Jdid is a site that combines the Mellah (the term given to the Jewish Quarter); the New City, where colonial cafés were created; and, most notably, the Medina. Fez-el Bali, the city’s oldest neighborhood, is encircled by walls that stretch for up to 15 kilometers. From the minute you pass Bab Bou Jeloud, the famous doorway to the Medina, also known as the Blue Gate, the latter is the major draw when it comes to getting lost in the essence that we came to seek that fascinating Morocco.
THE ODOR OF COLOR
The Medina of Fez, designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its status as the world’s largest pedestrian zone, is an urban lattice of 9,000 alleys where a paradise of trade and bargaining is forged: artisans making honey bows, live roosters waiting their turn at the butcher’s, or stalls selling spices, carpets, and babouches where, unlike other cities like Marrakech, where the merchant is more intrusive, a Shades that encompass hundreds of fragrances, tastes, and colors, as well as one of its best-kept secrets: the Rainbow Street, a rainbow cobblestone road connecting the streets Talaa es-Seghira and Taala el-Kebira, the Medina of Fez’s two major arteries Book your 5 days desert trip from Casablanca to Marrakech with local travel agency Moroccan desert Tours.