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Explore our custom 8-day Casablanca tour with Moroccan Desert Tours. This exceptional journey takes you through the mesmerizing landscapes of Morocco. Start in Casablanca and venture to Marrakech, where you’ll visit iconic landmarks like Jamma El Fna Square and the Majorelle Garden. Next, explore the historic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, renowned for its cinematic history, and the Ouarzazate cinema studio.
Journey through the impressive Dades and Todgha Gorges, then head to Merzouga in the Sahara Desert. Enjoy a camel ride and overnight stay in Berber tents, immersing yourself in the desert’s unique culture. Meet nomads, Gnaoua people, and witness the beauty of Srij Lake where camels roam freely.
As you travel through the Atlas Mountains, reach the cultural city of Fes. Explore one of the world’s oldest universities and tanneries crafting fine leather goods. Visit the king’s palace and stroll through the bustling medina souks.
Your adventure also includes a visit to Chefchaouen, the famous blue town, and concludes in Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Explore the Tour Hassan mosque and Les Oudayas Kasbah. Finally, return to Casablanca to admire the impressive Hassan II Mosque, Africa’s second-largest and the world’s seventh-largest mosque.
Embark on an unforgettable 8-day Moroccan journey with us.
Discover the captivating highlights of our 8-day tour from Casablanca, an extraordinary journey that promises unforgettable experiences:
- Sahara Camel Ride: Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of the Sahara Desert with a thrilling camel ride in Merzouga.
- Desert Camp Adventure: Delight in a night of enchantment at the Merzouga Desert Camp, where you can partake in exhilarating sandboarding activities and create lasting memories beneath the desert’s starry expanse.
- Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes: Ascend to panoramic heights and savor breathtaking aerial vistas of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
- Barbary Apes at Azrou Cedar Forest: Encounter the charming Barbary Apes amidst the scenic beauty of the Azrou Cedar Forest.
- Mesmerizing Sunsets: Relish the ethereal beauty of the sun setting over the Sahara’s majestic sand dunes, a sight that will leave an indelible mark on your heart.
- Sandboarding Thrills: Embrace the exhilaration of sandboarding, a dynamic pastime that promises endless fun and excitement.
- Merzouga Desert Camp Overnight Stay: Spend the night beneath the stars at the Merzouga Desert Camp, surrounded by the splendid landscapes of the Ziz Valley.
- Hearty Supper and Berber Drum Party: Indulge in a sumptuous supper and join a spirited campfire party, accompanied by the captivating rhythms of Berber drums.
Embark on this 8-day adventure, and let these incredible highlights be the vivid strokes that paint your cherished memories of Morocco.
8-day Casablanca tour itinerary: Dive into a remarkable journey filled with unforgettable experiences.
Day 1: Casablanca to Marrakech
Embark on an unforgettable excursion as your journey commences in Casablanca and wraps up in Marrakech. On this day, explore Marrakech, Morocco’s fourth-largest city, and immerse yourself in the Berber metropolis known as Amur n Kush, signifying the “country of God.” With a plethora of awe-inspiring sights and an array of activities, your itinerary is brimming with excitement.
To kickstart your adventure, we will make our way to Jemaa El Fna Square, offering a captivating glimpse of the local scene where street performers engage the crowd with Halka, delivering jokes and stories. Amidst the bustling square, you’ll also encounter throngs of souvenir-hunting visitors. Following this, our next destination is the illustrious Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech, closely related to its counterparts, the Hassan Tower in Rabat and the Great Mosque of Seville in Spain.
The tour continues with a visit to the enchanting Jardin Majorelle, which attracts over 850,000 tourists annually, and a stop at the nearby Yves Saint Laurent museum. Lastly, we will guide you through the historical Bahia Palace, a remarkable ksar or fortress. As the sun sets, the first day of your eight-day journey culminates with a seamless transfer to your accommodation.
Day 2: Marrakech to Dades Gorges – A Scenic Journey through the Atlas Mountains
Your exciting tour continues on Day 2 as we pick you up from your hotel to kickstart the day. Along the way, we’ll make a special stop at one of the argan oil cooperatives, particularly enticing for our female travelers. As we venture over the Tichka Pass, the quickest route to the Sahara desert, you’ll be immersed in the stunning beauty of the High Atlas mountains.
Our first captivating destination for the day is the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a Berber fortress with a rich cinematic history, having been the backdrop for renowned films like Lawrence of Arabia and the British-American drama Gladiator. This location also served as a pivotal hub for Touareg Berbers engaged in cross-continental trade with Europe.
We’ll then continue to Ouarzazate, famously known as the “city of film,” and pay a visit to the Oscar studio, where the magic of cinema in the Kasbah comes to life. As we proceed along the Thousand Kasbahs road, we’ll arrive at the enchanting Rose Valley, where a delightful stopover for tea, coffee, and a tour of a cooperative producing rose-infused products awaits.
Don’t forget to capture the mesmerizing mountain formations resembling monkey toes as we make our way to your accommodations in Dades Gorges. Finally, we’ll explore the famous Tissdrine’s curves, a place that even Cadillac chose for an intriguing commercial.
Day 3: From Dades Gorges to Merzouga Sahara – A Desert Adventure on Our 8-Day Tour Itinerary
On the third day of our 8-day tour departing from Casablanca, we set our sights on the dazzling Merzouga, a focal point of our Morocco Desert Excursion. Our journey south leads us to Tinghir, with a captivating detour to the Grand Canyons of Todgha, a sought-after destination where travelers can unwind by the river coursing through the mountains like a natural spring. Additionally, we’ll make a stop at a historical irrigation system featuring numerous wells that sustain the surrounding oasis.
As the afternoon sun sets, we’ll reach Merzouga, the Sahara desert, where an unforgettable camel ride experience awaits. Our trusty camels will be ready for you upon arrival, allowing you to leave your belongings in the vehicle as you embark on an adventure across the Erg Chebbi dunes. Pause at the summit to soak in the breathtaking views of the dunes and the mesmerizing desert sunset. Following this, our skilled camel guide will escort you to a Berber camp, providing a taste of nomadic life for the night. The pristine night skies, illuminated by the Milky Way, will leave you in awe. Plus, our Berber hosts will entertain you with traditional Berber music accompanied by drum beats and share captivating desert legends.
Day 4: Merzouga Desert Exploration – Uncover the Gems of Merzouga on Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary
Day 4 is dedicated to immersing yourself in the splendors of Merzouga. We’ll guide you through a comprehensive excursion, ensuring you experience the best the area has to offer. Our adventure begins in the morning as we visit the nomadic Berbers, providing you with insights into their unique way of life. Following this, we’ll journey to the charming town of Mifis, where you’ll witness the remnants of Mascara and salt extraction in one of the local mines.
Next, we’ll lead you to Khamlia, a picturesque village home to a vibrant community. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with a Gnaoua family, who will captivate you with the enchanting rhythms of their music, played on traditional drums and Krakebs (Castanets).
As the day unfolds, we’ll transport you to Rissani, a bustling desert market. There, you’ll witness the bustling donkey and sheep parking areas, as well as explore a museum showcasing mineral fossils. A delightful lunch awaits at one of the eateries, where you can savor Madfouna, a savory Berber pita bread.
In the afternoon, we’ll guide you to Hassi Labied, a charming oasis where agriculture thrives as a way of life for most residents. Your day concludes with a comfortable stay at a local Berber hotel, offering an authentic experience on your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 5: Merzouga to Fes – Traverse the Atlas Mountains on Your 8-Day Morocco Itinerary Tour from Casablanca
As we embark on the fifth day of our thrilling 8-day Morocco tour itinerary departing from Casablanca, we’re set to explore the upper and middle Atlas Mountains. Before reaching Erfoud, our first stop will be at the local market, where you’ll have the opportunity to savor the exquisite date fruits. Our journey then leads us to the captivating Valley of Ziz, the very source of these delectable dates, with a memorable halt at a stunning viewpoint en route.
Next, we’ll make a brief visit to the Errachidia Dam, the province’s primary water source, before ascending into the highlands.
Our second destination is the enchanting cedar forest, home to the Barbary macaque monkeys, a rare and delightful species still thriving in the Atlas Mountains. Subsequently, we’ll arrive at Ifrane, where you can capture timeless moments alongside the iconic Atlas Lion monument.
Finally, we’ll reach the vibrant city of Fes, where we’ll escort you to a cozy riad for a restful night’s stay. This marks another unforgettable chapter of your Morocco excursion as part of our 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 6: Fes City Exploration – Unveiling the Gems of Fes on Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary
On this vibrant day, we embark on a captivating journey to Fes. Our dedicated local guide will accompany our driver as we delve into the top attractions and activities that define this enchanting city.
Our exploration begins with a visit to the King’s Palace, a resplendent Ksar featuring seven golden gates. From there, we’ll proceed to the Mellah, the historic Jewish quarter, immersing you in its rich heritage. Our next stop leads us to the panoramic viewpoint atop Borj Nord, providing you with a sweeping bird’s-eye view of Fes El Bali. Should you wish to acquire souvenirs, we’ll take you to the pottery cooperative, renowned for its exquisite ceramics.
The true essence of Fes unfolds with a walking excursion within the ancient Medina, known as Fes El Bali. Our entry point is the iconic blue “Bab Boujloud,” the Medina’s main gate. Your journey takes you to the Al Karaouien Institution, recognized as the world’s oldest university. Following this, we’ll visit the Al Bou Inania Madrassa, an architectural marvel with a rich historical background.
Our Fes city tour continues with a visit to the Safari Spice Square and its associated Madrassa, a place where the Holy Quran is imparted to students, steeped in history. The day culminates with a fascinating visit to Chouara, one of Fes’s renowned tanneries, where leather is crafted and available for purchase. Rest assured, we’ll ensure your comfortable lodging, marking another remarkable chapter of your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 7: From Fes to Chefchaouen – Exploring the Enchanting Blue City on Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary
Continuing our 8-day tour itinerary from Casablanca, we venture towards Chefchaouen, famously known as the blue city. Located in the Rif Mountains, this captivating city is a 3-hour drive from Fes, nestled between two imposing peaks resembling goat horns. The name “Chefchaouen” is derived from the Berber term “Iskaouen,” meaning “horns.”
Upon arrival, our first stop is the Kasbah Museum, Chaouen’s historic cornerstone. Here, we delve into the city’s rich history through a collection of photographs and intriguing insights.
Subsequently, we embark on a leisurely stroll through the medina, marveling at the iconic blue-washed walls and paying a visit to the vibrant What Lhmam Square. Many visitors frequent the local eateries, enjoying tea and live music for a relaxing break. As we continue our journey, we’ll explore the Ras El Ma River, where local women gather to wash blankets and garments, providing a glimpse into daily life.
Before we escort you to your accommodation, we’ll take a captivating trek up the mountain, granting you the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunset over this picturesque blue city. This marks another memorable chapter of your 8-day tour itinerary as we unveil the wonders of Chefchaouen.
Day 8: From Chefchaouen to Casablanca: The Grand Finale of Your 8-Day Morocco Itinerary Tour
As we bid adieu to our remarkable 8-day tour from Casablanca, the final day unfolds with a journey to Morocco’s capital, Rabat. This section encompasses two significant highlights. First on our itinerary is Les Oudayas Kasbah, Rabat’s iconic landmark. Following that, we’ll head to Hassan Tower or Tour Mosque, originally designed to boast the world’s tallest minaret.
Continuing our expedition, we’ll make our way to Casablanca, where you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at Hassan II’s Mosque. With its towering 210-meter minaret, this grand mosque holds the distinction of being Morocco’s largest and one of the few mosques accessible to visitors. This marks the grand conclusion of your 8-day Morocco itinerary tour, leaving you with lasting memories of your unforgettable excursion.
Inclusions and Exclusions of Your Exciting Tour Itinerary:
- Hassle-free pick-up and drop-off directly from your accommodation.
- Comfortable and private transportation in an air-conditioned car.
- A knowledgeable and English-speaking Driver/Guide to enhance your experience.
- Fuel for the vehicles, ensuring seamless travel.
- A memorable 1-night stay at a hotel/riad in a private room, with the flexibility to choose your preferred room type.
- Enchanting camel trekking experience, with one camel per person.
- A breathtaking camel ride at sunset, adding a touch of magic to your journey.
- Savor delicious Breakfast and Dinner on two occasions at the Desert Camp, allowing you to select your preferred tent type.
- Convenient transfers to and from the camp in a 4×4 vehicle, offering an alternative to camel transport.
- Monument entrance fees, which may vary depending on your preferences.
- Lunches, providing you with the flexibility to choose your own dining options.
- Tips, should you wish to show appreciation for exceptional service.
- Soft drinks, allowing you to select your beverage preferences during the excursion
Tour Overview Option 2
Explore Our 8-Day Morocco Tour Itinerary: An Unforgettable Journey from Casablanca
Embark on an incredible 8-day excursion through Morocco, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience a multitude of remarkable destinations over seven unforgettable nights. Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Casablanca, followed by visits to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and Chefchaouen, renowned as the ‘Blue City.’ Explore the historic Volubilis Roman ruins, uncover the treasures of Meknes, the Ismaili capital, and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Fes, a hub of creativity and tradition. Continue your journey to Ifrane, often referred to as ‘Morocco’s Switzerland.’
Heading south, you’ll encounter the enchanting cedar forest, the picturesque town of Midelt, and the stunning Ziz Valley. Be captivated by the vibrant atmosphere of the traditional market in Rissani. Explore the unique landscape of Erfoud, the fossil town, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to ride camels, spend the night in luxurious desert tents, and witness the mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises that the Sahara has to offer.
Venture through the awe-inspiring Todra and Dades gorges, and make your way to the famed Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Traverse the rugged High Atlas Mountains and cross the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Conclude your unforgettable journey with a guided tour of Marrakech, where you’ll experience the city’s rich culture and history through the eyes of a local guide.
This extraordinary 8-day Morocco Tour culminates in the vibrant city of Casablanca, leaving you with a treasure trove of memories and experiences to cherish
Discover the Highlights of Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech Option 2
- Begin your journey with a visit to the grandeur of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
- Immerse yourself in the historical tapestry of the old Medina of Rabat.
- Get lost in the enchanting streets of the old Medina of Chefchaouen.
- Explore the ancient wonders of Volubilis and the cultural riches of Meknes.
- Dive into the labyrinthine alleys of the old Medina of Fez.
- Find tranquility in the Menara and Majorelle Gardens of Marrakech.
- Embark on a sensory adventure in the vibrant Souks of Marrakech.
- Step back in time with a visit to the opulent Bahia Palace in Marrakech.
- Discover the artistry of Morocco at Dar Si Said Palace and the Museum of Jewelry.
- Experience the heart of Marrakech at the bustling Jamaa Elna Square.
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca – Commencing Your Adventure on the 8-Day Tour Itinerary
Your exciting journey kicks off with a warm welcome as we pick you up from the Casablanca airport, port, or hotel. As Morocco’s economic hub and largest metropolis, Casablanca sets the stage for a memorable exploration.
Our first stop is the iconic Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco, perched on a peninsula with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean along the city’s western shores. A delicious lunch awaits you as our treat.
Following this, we embark on a city tour, exploring the vibrant streets of Casablanca and paying a visit to the renowned Corniche. As the day winds down, you’ll enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at a hotel, marking the beginning of your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 2: Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat – Unveiling the Royal Cities and the Blue Gem
As the sun rises, you’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast, energizing you for the upcoming adventures. Our journey takes us along the picturesque coastline to Rabat, one of Morocco’s regal cities and its current capital.
In Rabat, you’ll be captivated by the city’s prominent landmarks, including the magnificent Hassan Tower, the revered Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the historic Kasbah of Oudaya. Lunch will be a delightful part of our itinerary.
In the afternoon, our excursion continues as we head north through Ouazzane, venturing into the enchanting Rif Mountains, where we’ll arrive at the famed Blue City of Chefchaouen. This picturesque city is renowned for its charming white and blue houses, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and beauty.
As the day concludes, you’ll find comfort and relaxation at a hotel, marking another remarkable chapter of your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes – A Journey Through History on Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary
After a delightful breakfast, take your time to wander through the charming streets of Chefchaouen, savoring the unique ambiance of this blue-hued city. Our day’s adventures commence as we head to the captivating Volubilis, home to ancient Roman ruins that have been meticulously preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As we explore Volubilis, you’ll marvel at the well-preserved remnants of an ancient era, with exquisite mosaics, grand pillars, and archways that speak of a rich history. Our journey then takes us 30 kilometers to the imperial city of Meknes, known as the Ismaili capital.
In Meknes, you’ll discover the architectural marvels of Bab Al-Mansour, the tranquil Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stable, the historic granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Our day concludes as we make our way to the cultural epicenter of Fes, where you’ll find rest and relaxation at a charming Riad, marking another captivating chapter of your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 4: Guided Sightseeing Excursion in Fes – Immerse in the Riches of Morocco’s Imperial City
With a fulfilling breakfast to energize your day, we embark on an illuminating journey to explore the wonders of Fes, one of Morocco’s esteemed imperial cities and a cradle of cultural and religious significance.
Our day unfolds as we make our way to the Royal Palace gate, setting the tone for a day of discoveries. Next, we delve into the enchanting medieval Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, preserving the heritage of centuries. Our journey continues with a visit to the iconic Blue Gate, also known as Bab Boujloud, marking the entrance to the ancient Medina.
Venturing deeper into the Medina, you’ll have the privilege of witnessing the Medrasa Bouanania, the exquisite Najjarine Fountain, and the intriguing Tanneries. As the day progresses, we explore the Quaraouin mosque and university, an institution steeped in history and recognized as the world’s oldest.
After this enriching exploration, we depart from the Medina to visit the Jewish district, affectionately known as ‘the Mellah.’ In the afternoon, our quest for knowledge and beauty takes us to a historic citadel, offering a panoramic vista over the Medina and the city of Fes.
The day draws to a close as you return to the comfort of your Riad, marking another enriching chapter of your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 5: Fes to Merzouga Sahara – From Cultural Charm to Desert Adventure on Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary
Following a delicious breakfast in Imouzzer, we set off for a remarkable day of exploration. Our first destination is Ifrane, renowned for its alpine-style architecture and often referred to as Morocco’s Switzerland due to its cool climate and snowy landscapes.
Continuing our journey, we venture into the captivating cedar forest, home to the playful Barbary macaques. Here, you’ll have the unique opportunity to interact with these delightful creatures while exploring the forest. Our next stop takes us to Midelt, where you’ll enjoy some leisure time to savor a delightful lunch.
As the day progresses, we traverse the picturesque Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas of the landscapes. Our journey through the enchanting Ziz valley unveils even more natural beauty.
In the afternoon, we arrive at the mesmerizing Merzouga Sahara desert, where the heart of your desert adventure awaits. You’ll be greeted by camels for a captivating ride over the arid desert terrain, culminating in a pause atop a towering dune to witness the captivating sunset.
Finally, you’ll make your way to the desert camp, a unique blend of traditional nomadic tents and the comfort of a hotel. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Berber culture, enjoying the rhythm of Berber drum music and the mesmerizing dance around a bonfire under a star-studded sky. Your day concludes with a delightful dinner at the camp, offering an unforgettable night’s sleep in the heart of the Sahara desert.
Day 6: Merzouga Sahara to Dades Valley via Rissani, Erfoud, and Todra Gorges – A Journey from Desert Magic to Stunning Canyons on Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary
The day begins with an early rise, offering you the chance to witness the enchanting desert sunrise in the heart of nowhere. After this mesmerizing spectacle, you’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on the next chapter of your adventure.
Following breakfast, your return journey on camels will take you back to Merzouga, where your attentive driver awaits. We bid farewell to the desert and set our course for Rissani, once the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Today, Rissani remains a vibrant commercial center, with a bustling souk attracting locals and visitors on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Exploring the lively Rissani Souk, we continue our excursion to Erfoud, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the region’s fossilized marble workshops, uncovering the rich geological history of the area. Our journey then takes us through the scenic palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad, leading us to the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges. These majestic canyons, carved by the Todra River, boast steep, red cliff-sided walls and offer a haven for rock climbing enthusiasts. You’ll have the freedom to explore the gorges, soaking in the breathtaking scenery, and may opt for an optional lunch at a local restaurant.
Continuing our journey, we make our way to the captivating Dades Valley, passing through Boumalne Dades. Along the route, you’ll find it impossible to resist stopping to admire the remarkable “monkey fingers” rock formation. Perched atop a vantage point with panoramic views of the Dades valley, the beauty of this destination is simply irresistible.
As the day draws to a close, a delectable dinner awaits you, followed by a comfortable night’s stay in a charming motel, marking yet another unforgettable chapter of your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 7: Dades Valley to Marrakech via Rose Valley, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and the High Atlas Mountains – A Journey Through Heritage and Scenic Beauty on Your 8-Day Tour Itinerary
After a hearty breakfast, our expedition continues, taking us to Kalaa Magouna to explore the mesmerizing Rose Valley, known for its annual Rose Festival held in May. During this time, locals display an array of rose-infused products, from fragrances and rose water to oils and cosmetics.
Our journey then leads us through the enchanting palm groves of Skoura, a lush oasis amidst arid landscapes. As we arrive in Ouarzazate, aptly known as the ‘Desert Gate,’ you’ll have the opportunity to visit the renowned film studios where countless cinematic masterpieces have come to life.
The next destination is the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and a fortified settlement that has served as the backdrop for numerous blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and popular TV shows like Game of Thrones.
Our road to Marrakech takes us through the stunning Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Throughout the journey, we’ll make captivating stops for lunch and the chance to capture the breathtaking scenery.
As the day concludes, we reach the vibrant city of Marrakech, where you’ll find comfort and rest at a charming Riad, marking another remarkable chapter of your 8-day tour itinerary.
Day 8: Marrakech to Casablanca – Your Grand 8-Day Tour Culminates
As the sun rises on the final day of your grand 8-day tour, we begin our journey northward towards Casablanca, a city known for its enchanting coastal beauty. Along the route, we’ll make stops at captivating viewpoints, offering you the chance to savor breathtaking vistas and capture lasting memories.
Our voyage concludes as we transport you to Casablanca Airport, where you’ll begin your homeward journey. It’s with a mix of nostalgia and fulfillment that we bid you farewell, knowing that your 8-day excursion through the heart of Morocco has left you with cherished experiences and unforgettable moments. Your remarkable journey, rich in culture, history, and natural beauty, has come to a close, marking the end of your 8-day tour itinerary.