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10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga


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Overview of 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga

Join us on the best tour in Morocco with our exclusive 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga. This immersive experience is tailored for travel enthusiasts like you, offering a perfect blend of cultural discovery, adventure, and relaxation.

From the moment you arrive in Casablanca, our expert guides will ensure every step of your journey is filled with wonder and excitement. Begin your exploration in the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, where vibrant alleyways and rich culture await. Then, venture to the ancient imperial city of Fes, steeped in history and tradition.

But the adventure doesn’t stop there. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Sahara Desert as you ride camels across its golden sands and spend a night under the starlit sky in a luxury desert camp. Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, soaking in breathtaking vistas along the way.

As you Tours towards Marrakech, the vibrant heart of Morocco, you’ll encounter bustling markets, ancient medinas, and the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people. Indulge in the sensory delights of Moroccan cuisine and sip on refreshing mint tea in every city you visit.

Our meticulously planned itinerary ensures you don’t miss a single highlight of this diverse and captivating country. From the tranquil beauty of Chefchaouen to the bustling energy of Marrakech, each stop promises new adventures and unforgettable memories.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the best of Morocco in just 10 days. Book your tour from Casablanca now and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Let us guide you through the wonders of Morocco, where every moment is filled with discovery and delight.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Casablanca–Rabat
  • Day 2: Rabat–Chefchaouen
  • Day 3: Chefchaouen- Volubilis- Meknes- Fez
  • Day 4: Fez Sightseeing
  • Day 5: Fez–Ifran- Erfoud–Merzouga Sahara
  • Day 6: Full day in the Desert to explore Sahara
  • Day 7: Merzouga- Rissani- Todra gorges- Dades Valley
  • Day 8: Dades Valley- Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah-Marrakech
  • Day 9: Exploring Marrakech
  • DAY 10: Transfer to the airport (Marrakech or Casablanca)

The highlights of the 10-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via the Sahara Merzouga include:

  • Casablanca: Start in Morocco’s largest city, visit Hassan II Mosque.
  • Rabat: Explore historical sites like Kasbah of the Udayas.
  • Chefchaouen: Discover the blue-washed town in the Rif Mountains.
  • Fes: Get lost in the ancient Medina, visit landmarks like Bou Inania Madrasa.
  • Sahara Desert (Merzouga): Camel trek, overnight in a Berber camp.
  • Todra Gorge: Hike the impressive limestone cliffs.
  • Ait Benhaddou: UNESCO site, famous kasbah seen in movies.
  • Ouarzazate: Visit Atlas Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah.
  • Atlas Mountains: Journey through scenic landscapes and Berber villages.
  • Marrakech: End in the vibrant city, explore Jemaa el-Fnaa square and souks.

Itinerary of 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga

Your 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga, Moroccan odyssey commences upon your arrival at the Casablanca airport. As the early morning sun casts its golden hue over the city, you'll be treated to a sumptuous breakfast, offering a delightful array of Moroccan pastries, fresh fruits, and traditional mint tea. Post-breakfast, dive into the heart of Casablanca, a city where modernity seamlessly intertwines with its rich history. Your first stop is the iconic Mosque Hassan II. Towering over the Atlantic coast, this architectural marvel is one of the largest mosques in the world. Its intricate mosaics, towering minaret, and the mesmerizing reflection it casts upon the surrounding waters make it a sight to behold. From there, you'll head to United Nations Place, a bustling square in the heart of the city. Surrounded by colonial-era buildings and modern structures, this square is a testament to Casablanca's cosmopolitan nature. The gentle hum of daily life, the aroma of street food, and the cacophony of local vendors add to its vibrant atmosphere. Before departing Casablanca, take a leisurely stroll along the "Corniche", the city's famous coastal seaside promenade. Lined with cafes, restaurants, and beach clubs, the Corniche offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The gentle breeze, the sound of waves crashing, and the sight of locals enjoying a game of beach soccer make it a perfect place to soak in the city's laid-back vibe. As the afternoon sun begins its descent, you'll set out for Rabat, Morocco's esteemed capital. Upon arrival, the city's blend of Andalusian, Moorish, and French-colonial architecture will captivate you. Navigate the narrow alleys of Rabat's Medina to reach your accommodation for the night—a traditional riad. These historic homes, centred around a courtyard and adorned with intricate tiles and carved woodwork, offer a serene retreat from the city's hustle and bustle. As you settle in, the distant call to prayer and the aroma of a traditional Moroccan dinner being prepared will set the tone for the days to come.

Awaken to the sounds of Rabat, a city where history resonates in every corner. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, prepare for a day of exploration, led by a local guide whose knowledge of the city's tales and secrets will enrich your experience. Your journey begins at the Kasbah of the Oudaias, a fortress that stands as a testament to Rabat's medieval past. As you wander through its narrow, cobbled streets, you'll be captivated by the whitewashed walls adorned with blue accents, reminiscent of the Andalusian influence. The Kasbah offers a panoramic view of the confluence of the Bu Regrag river and the vast Atlantic Ocean. This vantage point, with the gentle river meeting the mighty ocean, paints a serene picture that has inspired poets and artists for centuries. From the tranquility of the Kasbah, you'll move to the majestic Hassan Tower, or "Tour Hassan". This towering minaret, with its intricate carvings and sturdy pillars, is a symbol of Rabat's architectural grandeur. Originally intended to be the world's largest mosque, the construction was halted upon the death of its patron, Yaqub al-Mansur, the leader of the Almohad dynasty. Adjacent to the tower lies a solemn site - the tomb of King Mohammed V and his two sons. The marble mausoleum, with its traditional green-tiled roof, stands as a tribute to the Moroccan monarchy. With Rabat's historical wonders etched in your memory, you'll set out for the enchanting city of Chefchaouen. Nestled in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen, often referred to as the "Blue Pearl", welcomes visitors with its mesmerizing blue and white palette. The city's medina, with its azure-painted buildings, creates a calming ambiance that's unique to Chefchaouen. Your exploration begins at the heart of the city, the bustling Utta El-Hammam square. Flanked by restaurants and shops, the square is dominated by the grand Kasbah and its red-tiled tower. As you meander through the city's narrow alleys, the scent of fresh bread, the sound of local artisans at work, and the sight of intricately designed doorways will captivate your senses. Every corner of Chefchaouen tells a story, from its historical roots to its present-day charm.

The third day of your 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga Moroccan adventure promises a journey through time, as you traverse landscapes dotted with ancient ruins and imperial cities. Your day begins with a scenic drive through the Rif Mountains, passing through Wazzan and other quaint Rif villages. These villages, with their traditional mud-brick homes and terraced fields, offer a glimpse into the timeless rural life of Morocco. Your first major stop is Volubilis, or "Valili" in Berber. This archaeological gem, set against a backdrop of rolling hills, is a testament to the region's rich history. As you walk through the partially excavated ruins, you'll be transported back to an era where Berber unions and Roman legions coexisted. The city's intricate mosaics, towering pillars, and archways narrate tales of its time as the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mauritania. From the remnants of Volubilis, you'll head to the imperial city of Meknes. Founded in the 17th century, Meknes is a city where grandeur and history converge. As you pass through its massive walls and monumental gates, like the impressive Bab el Mansour, you'll be enveloped by its old-world charm. Lunch awaits in one of the city's traditional eateries, where you can savor the flavors of Moroccan cuisine. Post-lunch, delve deeper into Meknes' heritage with a visit to the shrine of Moulay Ismail. This revered site, dedicated to the city's founder, is an architectural marvel with its vast courtyards, intricate carvings, and serene ambiance. As the sun begins its descent, you'll embark on the final leg of the day's journey to Fes. Known as the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco, Fes promises a blend of history, artistry, and tradition. Upon arrival, you'll check into your chosen accommodation, be it a hotel or a traditional riad. These historic homes, centered around a courtyard and adorned with ornate tiles and woodwork, offer a tranquil retreat from the city's bustling medina.

As dawn breaks over the ancient city of Fez, your day of exploration begins with a rendezvous with your driver from “Moroccan Travel 4×4”. With the hum of the city as your backdrop, you'll set out to uncover the myriad treasures that Fez has to offer. Your journey starts in the historic El Bali Medina, the oldest part of the city. As you navigate its labyrinthine alleys with a knowledgeable local guide, you'll be transported back in time. The Medina, with its bustling souks, aromatic spice stalls, and artisan workshops, pulsates with life, echoing tales of centuries gone by. A highlight of your tour will be a visit to a traditional Koranic school. These institutions, known locally as madrasas, are not only centers of Islamic learning but also architectural masterpieces. As you wander through its halls, the intricate tilework, carved wood panels, and ornate stucco will leave you in awe of the craftsmanship of yesteryears. From the serene ambiance of the madrasa, you'll head to one of Fez's most iconic sites - the tanneries in Medina. These tanneries, with their vibrant dye pits and bustling activity, offer a glimpse into the age-old craft of leather-making. From a vantage point, you can watch artisans as they soak, dye, and dry leather, using methods that have remained unchanged for centuries. The myriad of colors and the rhythmic patterns of work are a sight to behold, making it a must-visit for any traveler. After a day steeped in history and culture, you'll retire to your chosen accommodation in Fez, be it a luxurious hotel or a traditional riad. These riads, with their central courtyards and cascading fountains, offer a tranquil oasis amidst the city's hustle. As evening descends, you have the freedom to further explore Fez at your own pace. Whether you choose to indulge in local delicacies, shop for souvenirs, or simply soak in the ambiance of the city by night, Fez promises memories that will last a lifetime.

As the first rays of sunlight illuminate Fez, you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast, preparing you for the day's adventures. Your journey begins with a drive to Ifran, often dubbed the "Switzerland of Morocco". This charming town, with its alpine-style architecture and manicured gardens, stands in stark contrast to the typical Moroccan landscapes. Its tree-lined avenues and European flair make it a unique stop on your Moroccan odyssey. From the cool climes of Ifran, you'll venture to the cedar forests near Azrou. This verdant expanse is home to the famed Barbary macaques. As you stroll through the forest, you might catch a glimpse of these playful primates frolicking among the ancient cedar trees. Your journey then takes you upwards into the Middle Atlas Mountains, navigating the winding roads of the “Tizi-N-T’lghamt pass”. This mountainous region, with its rugged terrains and panoramic vistas, offers numerous opportunities for photo stops. As you ascend, the landscapes shift from dense forests to barren plateaus, showcasing Morocco's diverse topography. Descending from the mountains, you'll traverse the Ziz Valley, a lush oasis that stands in stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscapes. Palm groves and ancient kasbahs dot this fertile valley, making it a visual treat. Your drive continues to Erfoud, a town often referred to as the "Gateway to the Sahara". From here, the horizon begins to change, giving way to the golden expanse of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. These dunes, with their undulating patterns and towering heights, are among the most iconic sights in Morocco. As the sun begins its descent, you'll embark on a camel trek, the traditional mode of desert transport. Riding atop these gentle creatures, you'll navigate the shifting sands of Erg Chebbi, heading to a desert camp nestled amidst the dunes. The rhythmic sway of the camel and the vastness of the desert create a surreal experience, one that's quintessentially Moroccan. Upon reaching the camp, you'll be greeted by the warm hospitality of the desert's Berber inhabitants. As night falls, gather around a roaring fire under the starlit sky. The rhythmic beats of Berber drums, the tales of desert life, and the camaraderie of fellow travelers make for an unforgettable evening in the heart of the Sahara.

Awaken to the serene beauty of the Sahara Merzouga Desert, where the golden sands stretch endlessly and the silence is only broken by the gentle whispers of the wind. Today, you'll delve deeper into the desert's mysteries and the rich tapestry of life that thrives amidst its dunes. Your day kicks off with an exhilarating 4X4 excursion, allowing you to traverse the vast landscapes with ease. As the vehicle kicks up the sand behind you, you'll journey to meet the Berber nomad families. These resilient people have made the harsh desert their home, living in traditional black tents and maintaining a way of life that has remained largely unchanged for centuries. Sharing a cup of mint tea with them offers a rare glimpse into their nomadic culture and traditions. From the nomadic settlements, you'll head to the ancient mines of Memphis. These mines, with their rich history, are set against the backdrop of the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes. Standing atop the mines, you're treated to a panoramic view of the desert, where the undulating dunes create patterns that are nothing short of mesmerizing. Your desert exploration continues with a drive to Khamlia village. This village, nestled amidst the desert landscapes, is renowned for its Gnaoua music. The soulful rhythms and melodies of Gnaoua, deeply rooted in African spiritual traditions, resonate through the village. A visit here offers a musical journey, where the beats tell tales of history, spirituality, and resistance. As the afternoon sun casts longer shadows on the sands, you have the freedom to shape your own adventure. If the desert heat beckons, retreat to your hotel and indulge in a refreshing dip in the pool, a rare luxury amidst the arid landscapes. For those seeking more adrenaline-pumping activities, the desert is your playground. Whether it's racing across the dunes on quad bikes, feeling the thrill of buggy riding, or gliding down the sandy slopes with sandboarding, the Sahara offers a plethora of outdoor adventures. And for those who simply wish to soak in the desert's ambiance, there's nothing like watching the sunset paint the dunes in hues of gold, crimson, and purple.

The seven day of your 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga, will Begin  with a delightful breakfast in Merzouga, where the early morning tranquility of the desert sets a serene tone for the adventures ahead. As you bid farewell to the golden dunes, you'll embark on a journey through landscapes that showcase the diverse beauty of Morocco. Your first stop is a lush oasis, a stark contrast to the arid desert you've just traversed. Here, amidst groves of palm trees, life thrives, and the cool shade offers a respite from the desert sun. From the oasis, you'll head to the bustling Souk of Rissani. This vibrant market is a sensory delight, with stalls brimming with aromatic spices, colorful textiles, and a variety of dates, a staple of the region. As you meander through the souk, the air is filled with the chatter of traders, the scent of freshly baked bread, and the allure of age-old traditions. It's the perfect place to pick up souvenirs or simply immerse yourself in local life. Leaving the hustle and bustle of Rissani behind, you'll journey to the Todra Gorge. This natural wonder, with its towering rock walls that change hues with the sun's movement, is a testament to nature's artistry. The gorge, carved by the Todra River over millennia, offers breathtaking vistas at every turn. It's a haven for nature lovers and those seeking moments of reflection. Post-lunch, your journey takes you to the Dades Valley, often referred to as “the way of the thousand kasbahs”. As our driver, drive through this picturesque valley, you'll be captivated by the sight of ancient kasbahs, or fortresses, dotting the landscape. Each kasbah, with its unique architecture and history, tells tales of a bygone era. The valley, with its winding roads and panoramic views, offers numerous opportunities for photo stops. Capture the beauty of terraced fields, mud-brick villages, and the play of light and shadow on the kasbah walls. As the day draws to a close, you'll settle in for the night amidst the beauty of the Dades Valley, with memories of a day filled with contrasts and discoveries.

As dawn breaks over the Dades Valley, you'll savor a hearty breakfast, fueling up for a day filled with cinematic landscapes and historical wonders. Your journey begins with a drive to Ouarzazate, often dubbed the "Hollywood of Africa". This city, with its arid landscapes and clear skies, has been the backdrop for numerous iconic films and TV series. As you explore Ouarzazate, you'll be captivated by its beautiful kasbahs, each telling tales of a time when caravans passed through this desert outpost. A highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be the cinema studios, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at movie magic in the making. From the cinematic allure of Ouarzazate, you'll venture to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This fortified village, with its earthen buildings and defensive walls, stands as a testament to Berber architectural prowess. As you wander through its narrow alleys and ascend to its highest points, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Ait Ben Haddou's significance is not just in its beauty, but also in its history, earning it a spot as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It's no wonder that this kasbah has captured the imagination of filmmakers and travelers alike. Leaving the timeless beauty of Ait Ben Haddou behind, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Marrakech. Your route takes you through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains. This winding road, with its hairpin turns and breathtaking vistas, offers unparalleled views of the rugged mountain terrain. The play of light on the mountain peaks, the sight of traditional Berber villages perched on hillsides, and the ever-changing landscapes make this drive a memorable experience. As you descend from the mountains, the red-hued buildings of Marrakech come into view. Known as the "Red City" for its distinctive brick architecture, Marrakech promises a blend of history, culture, and vibrant energy, setting the stage for the next leg of your Moroccan adventure.

Awaken to the sounds and scents of Marrakech, a city where ancient traditions meld seamlessly with modern vibrancy. Today, you'll delve deep into the heart of this iconic city, exploring its myriad treasures. Your exploration begins with the assistance of a private local guide, an expert who knows the city's every nook and cranny. Over the next 4 to 5 hours, you'll be led through a curated journey of Marrakech's most celebrated sites. Your first stop is the pulsating Jemaa El Fna Square. By day, this square is a bustling marketplace with snake charmers, henna artists, and vendors selling a myriad of goods. As evening approaches, it transforms into a lively hub of food stalls, musicians, and storytellers, capturing the essence of Moroccan culture. From the square, you'll venture to the Bahia Palace, a testament to the grandeur of Moroccan architecture. With its intricate tile work, expansive courtyards, and ornate ceilings, the palace offers a glimpse into the opulent lives of the Moroccan elite of yesteryears. Your journey through history continues at the Palais el Badii. Though now in ruins, this palace echoes tales of its former glory, with its vast courtyards and sunken gardens. For a touch of tranquility, you'll head to Les Jardins Majorelle. This botanical garden, with its vibrant blue buildings and alluring plants, is an oasis of calm amidst the city's hustle. The garden, once owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, is a testament to the beauty that arises when art meets nature. The towering Koutoubia Mosque is your next stop. With its imposing minaret visible from various parts of the city, this mosque is a symbol of Marrakech's spiritual heritage. You'll then be treated to the serene beauty of the Menara Gardens, with its vast olive groves and central lake, offering a peaceful retreat. The Saadian Tombs, with their intricate carvings and historical significance, offer a glimpse into the final resting places of Saadian royalty. No visit to Marrakech is complete without immersing oneself in the Medina. This ancient part of the city, with its narrow alleys and bustling souks, is a sensory delight. From aromatic spices to handcrafted jewelry, the souk offers treasures waiting to be discovered. As your guided tour concludes, the rest of the day is yours to shape. Whether you wish to explore further, indulge in local delicacies, or simply relax, Marrakech offers endless possibilities. And, of course, your journey is open to suggestions, ensuring a personalized experience tailored to your interests.

While a departure from Marrakech would be ideal, we can certainly arrange a departure from Casablanca as well. We need to make preparations in advance since the drive to the Casablanca airport is around 3 hours. and your 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga finished. Thank you 

Please Note: The 10 days tour from Casablanca via the Sahara Merzouga serves as a proposed route and can be fully customized to suit your preferences. Should this suggested itinerary not meet your needs, we encourage you to reach out. We’re here to craft a unique itinerary that aligns with your desires and the duration of your stay, offering bespoke tours throughout Morocco tailored just for you.

Pricing is structured based on the number of participants; the larger the group, the lower the cost per person. This is because transportation costs are shared among the group, reducing the individual expense. Additionally, the choice of accommodation influences the overall cost. For a precise quotation, please get in touch with us.

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