6 days tour from Casablanca to marrakech:
This 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech itinerary is packed with amazing sights and experiences. It all starts with a visit to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. From there, you’ll head to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, Meknes (the Ismaili capital), and Fes, a cultural city known for its rich history.
The tour also includes a visit to Ifrane, which is sometimes called the “Switzerland of Morocco” due to its picturesque mountains and forests. You’ll then head south to explore the cedars forest, Midelt, and the incredible Ziz valley. You’ll also have the chance to visit Rissani’s traditional market and Erfoud, a town known for its fossils.
But the real highlight of this tour is the visit to the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Here, you’ll ride camels, spend the night in a luxurious camp in the middle of the desert, and witness the magical sunset and sunrise over the Sahara. You’ll also explore the Todra and Dades gorges and the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
The tour concludes with a trip across the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, before ending in the vibrant city of Marrakech.
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Itinerary for 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech :
On the initial day of the tour, we will collect you from either the airport, port, or your accommodation in Casablanca, which is known as the largest city and economic hub of Morocco. Our first stop will be the Hassan II mosque, which is the biggest mosque in the country and situated on a promontory on the west coast overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Following this, you'll have some free time for lunch before we continue our exploration of the city, including a visit to the impressive Cornish of Casablanca. We'll spend the night in a hotel.
Following breakfast, we will depart from Casablanca to explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, which have been remarkably well-preserved and are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll have the chance to see the beautiful mosaics, ancient pillars, and archways that are scattered throughout the ruins. After our exploration of the site, we will travel 30 km to the imperial city of Meknes, which was once the capital of the Ismaili dynasty. Here, we'll visit several notable landmarks, including Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Our final destination for the day is Fes, where we'll spend the night in a traditional Riad.
Our focus for the day will be on exploring the most notable features of Fes city with the assistance of a local guide. As a cultural and religious hub of Morocco, Fes is also known as one of the country's imperial cities.
To begin, we'll visit the gate of the Royal Palace, followed by the medieval Medina which has been incredibly well-preserved and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll have the chance to see the Blue Gate or Bab Boujloud, which serves as the entrance to the labyrinth of alleyways and streets of the old Medina. Within the Medina, we'll visit the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, the Tanneries, and the Quaraouin mosque and university - the oldest university in the world. Following our time in the Medina, we'll journey to the Jewish quarter, also known as "the Mellah."
In the afternoon, we'll take a drive to an ancient fortress to gain a panoramic view of the Medina and the city of Fes. Finally, we'll return to your Riad.
Following breakfast, we will embark on a journey south, passing through Imouzzer to reach the charming town of Ifrane. This location is renowned for its low temperature, snowfall, and alpine-style architecture, earning it the nickname "Switzerland of Morocco." Following our time in Ifrane, we'll proceed to the cedar forest where the Barbary macaques reside. While wandering through the forest, you are welcome to feed them.
We'll then proceed to Midelt, where we'll have some free time for lunch. From there, we'll drive to Merzouga, traveling through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and along the Ziz valley, making stops to take in the panoramic views along the way.
In the afternoon, we'll arrive at the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Here, you'll switch to camels and journey across the sandy desert. After reaching a high dune, we'll pause for a while to experience the sunset before making our way to the campsite. At the camp, you can enjoy the Berber drum music while dancing around the campfire under the vast, open sky filled with stars. Dinner will be served at the campsite, and you will spend the night there.
It's highly recommended to wake up early in the morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise in the heart of the desert. After taking in this stunning view, we'll have some free time for breakfast. We'll then return on camels to Merzouga, where the driver will be waiting for us. From there, we'll depart the desert and head to Rissani, the former capital of Tafilalet and an important trading hub with a vibrant souk.
Following a stroll through the Rissani souk, we'll continue to Erfoud to visit a workshop that specializes in fossilized marble. Our journey then leads us through the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad to arrive at the Todra Gorges. The Todra River has carved a striking high red cliff-sided canyon through the mountains, making the gorges an ideal spot for rock climbing. We'll have free time to wander through the gorges and appreciate the surrounding beauty before enjoying lunch at a nearby restaurant.
After lunch, we'll continue to the Dades Valley, passing through Boumalne Dades with inevitable stops at the "monkey fingers" rock formation and to take in the stunning views of the Dades valley. Our day will come to a close with dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.
Finally, we proceed with our journey to Kalaa Magouna to explore the Rose Valley. This region hosts a Rose Festival every May, where locals exhibit their rose-based products. Then we venture through the palm groves of Skoura and arrive in Ouarzazate, where we visit the film studios that were used to produce several famous movies.
Next, we head to the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified village that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kasbah has served as a backdrop for many movies such as Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy, as well as TV series like Game Of Thrones. After that, we drive through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech, with stops made for lunch and photo opportunities. Finally, we arrive in Marrakech, and our driver drops you off at the airport or your accommodation, marking the end of the 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech.
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see what some of our clients say about this Casablanca tour :
We had a great time visiting Morocco. We chose to go with All Morocco Tours and it turned out to be an excellent decision. The organization was perfect and they took care of everything, from airport transfers to hotels and tours. We had a knowledgeable native guide who spoke English and the trip to the desert of Merzouga was amazing. The landscapes and places we visited were beautiful, and the guides and workers at the camp were very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend All Morocco Tours.Moritz B
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FAQs about 6 days desert tour from Casablanca:
We offer two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared). And the client can choose from either options.
The tour starts from Casablanca at your hotel or airport and ends at Marrakech.
Yes, you can do sandboarding in Merzouga desert
The camel trek ride lasts for about 1 hour and half.
Wear long pants and long sleeves.
The tents are always private, but the main difference is that in a standard camp you share a bathroom with others, while in a luxury camp, each tent has its own private bathroom.
Yes you can, a 4x4 will take you there instead.
Yes, there is electricity in the camp, since the camp runs on solar panels, and sure there are power sockets in the rooms.
Here is a list of what to pack for this trip:
- Long pants ( for the camel ride).
- Sun screen.
- Hat or scarf.
- Sandals, shoes or flip flops.
- Long sleeves.
- A small carry on bag.
It's cold during winter, but it's warm in the summer.