12 days casablanca desert tours

Take the trip of a lifetime with All Morocco Tours from Casablanca to Fes, the Sahara Desert, Marrakech, Essaouira, and more on this 12-day adventure.

12 days casablanca desert tours
12 days casablanca desert tours
12 days casablanca desert tours

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on 12 days casablanca desert tours we will see Rabat, Meknes, and Fez. Visit the Hassan II Mosque, the world’s third largest, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Explore the ancient city of Medina and visit the Volubilis Roman ruins. Fes, the Moroccan capital, is the fossil-hunting capital of Morocco. The Ziz Gorge may be seen as we make our way to Errachidia over the pass of Tizi n Tighamt.

See some abandoned mines, Berber nomads, and a palm tree oasis. Extra reservations may be necessary for a special day in the Sahara Desert or Todra Canyons. Additional amenities include power, a private bathroom with a shower, and air conditioning. You’ll visit the famed Palais de Bahia, a palace with intricate mosaics and entrancing interior spaces. Next, we’ll go to the High Atlas to see the Berber settlement of Telouet and the nearby Kasbah el Glaoui.

The Moroccan beach town of Essaouira was founded by the Portuguese in 1513. The riad’s kitchen will prepare a meal for you during the day. Dinner and a hotel stay await you upon your early evening arrival in Casablanca.

First Day in Casablanca: 

When you land in Casablanca, your driver/guide will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. A hotel room for the night, with dinner included.

Part 2: Morocco to Casablanca

You will be taken on a brief tour of Casablanca, Morocco’s biggest city, after breakfast at the hotel. The trip will include a stop at the Hassan II Mosque, the third largest mosque in the world. After that, we’ll go to Rabat, Morocco’s capital, where we’ll have lunch and explore the city’s rich history.

 The Almohad king, Yaacoub al-Mansour, commissioned the construction of the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, and the Hassan Tower, a minaret, but never finished the mosque. You could also stop at the Kasbah des Oudaias, a collection of white buildings with blue painted parapets that sits close to the Atlantic shore if time permits. We’ll be staying the night at the hotel and having dinner there.

Day Three: Rabat, Meknes, and Fez.

Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you’ll go to Meknes and then on to Fes, two of Morocco’s most famous cities. Meknes, the third imperial city of Morocco, is renowned for its ornate doors and is sometimes referred to as the “Versaille of Morocco.” The journey will begin at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and continue with a visit to Bab El Mansour, one of the city’s most stunning gates. 

You may stop for lunch and then explore both the ancient and modern sections of the Medina. Near the end of your trip, you’ll make a pilgrimage to the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, one of Morocco’s holiest places. After that, you may explore the Volubilis Roman ruins. After lunch, we’ll drive to Fes, where you’ll stay in a riad and have a typical Moroccan meal before retiring for the night.

Fourth-day adventures in the Free Economic Zone

After breakfast at your riad, a knowledgeable guide will pick you up to take you on a fantastic cultural and historical tour of Fes. You’ll spend the morning exploring the narrow streets of the medina (the ancient city), the Jewish Quarter, and the Royal Palace Gate before stopping for lunch.

 After seeing the city’s renowned tanneries and the Quaraouine mosque (the site of the earliest university in the world), we’ll go up to the highest point for a breathtaking vista. If you’re interested, we can also stop by a local pottery collective. You will have the night to yourself, eat supper, and sleep in the same riad as the previous night.

IFRAN ERACHIDIA FESDAY 5: ERFOUD ERG CHABBI ZIZ VALLEY

The day will begin with a pick-up from your Fes hotel after breakfast, and then you’ll make your way to the south of Morocco. You will take a break at Ifrane, sometimes known as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” to take in the sights and snap some photographs. After that, you’ll make your way to Azrou, where a cedar forest is home to some very rambunctious monkeys. We’re going to go on to Midelt, where we can have some lunch. 

The Ziz Gorge may be seen as we make our way to Errachidia over the pass of Tizi n Tighamt in the afternoon. We’ll have supper and spend the night in Merzouga after stopping to take in the Ziz valley panorama and traveling via Erfoud, the fossil-hunting capital of Morocco.

The sixth day of our trip was spent seeing the desert of Erg Chebbi and riding camels.

After a hearty breakfast, we set off to explore the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. We’re going to a Berber home to hear some Gnawa music, which has its roots in both Ghana and Sudan. We’re going to see some abandoned mines, some Berber nomads, and a palm tree oasis. It is time to return to Merzouga for lunch. Lake Merzouga, where flamingos may be seen at certain times of the year, may potentially be a destination.

All of our provisions, including food, drink, and clothing, will be loaded onto camels before we set off for the desert. There will be one camel for every two people, and the trip into the dunes will take around an hour and a half.

After checking into your individual tent, you may go for a stroll on the dunes to take in the breathtaking sunset and try your hand at sandboarding. You’ll watch the sun go down, then go back to camp for some mint tea (or “Moroccan Berber Whiskey,” as the locals call it). Then, back at camp, you may enjoy a traditional Berber dish called tagine. The celebration will begin when dessert is served. 

Traditional music from the Berber nomads will be performed, complete with drums and dance. Afterward, you may relax in the tranquil desert while gazing up at the star-studded sky. A campfire feast and bed for the night among the nomads.

Beds, power, a private bathroom with a shower, and air conditioning are available in some of the tents (please let us know which amenities you would like for an accurate quote).

Merzougha, Todra Gorge, Boumalne Dades, Kela M’Gouna, Ouarzazate, Day 7

Listen for your guide’s soft voice as dawn breaks, then get up to see the sun rise over the Saharan sand dunes. We’ll take camels back to Merzouga for breakfast and baths after our night in the desert. After setting off for Todra Gorge, we’ll traverse the hamada (black desert) in search of the lively market in the Saharan village of Rissani. 

Next, we’ll go north to the town of Erfoud, famous for its fossils, where we may stop at a fossil workshop before continuing on to the breathtaking Todra Canyons. After a day of canyon trekking and rock climbing (extra reservations may be necessary), we’ll retire for the night in Ouarzazate.

8th Day: OUARZAZATE–AT BEN HADDOU–TELOUET–TIZI N’TICHKA–MARRAKECH

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out to explore the area around the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. We take an off-road track through Dades Valley and into the mountains, where there are several Berber settlements and nomads who live in caves. Visit Taourirt Kasbah and take in the beautiful scenery of the Valley of the Roses on the way to Ait Benhaddou. The Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, featured in such movies as “The Man Who Would Be King,” “Jewel of the Nile,” “Jesus of Nazareth,” “The Message,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Mummy,” and “Gladiator,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Next, we’ll go to the High Atlas to see the Berber settlement of Telouet and the nearby Kasbah el Glaoui. Before heading down the Tizi-n-Tichka to Marrakech, we’ll stop for lunch at a small eatery in Telouet. You will check into your riad in the city of Marrakech in the late afternoon and have supper before retiring for the night.

Day 9: Marrakech Sightseeing

You’ll get a personalized tour of Marrakech the next day. The first part of our journey will take us to the famed Palais de Bahia, a palace with intricate mosaics and entrancing interior spaces. We’ll next see the impressive Saadian tombs and the Jewish Quarter, whose architecture stands in stark contrast to the rest of the medina.

 We’ll check out the Koutoubia Mosque, an architectural marvel and a symbol of Marrakech; and the historic Medersa Ben Youssef, a school for Quranic studies known for its stunning Arabian-Andalucian design. Last but not least, we’ll visit the bustling Jemaah el Fna plaza, known for its many vendors selling orange juice, snakes, water in traditional clothing, and henna designs. Take a break from the heat of the day on one of the terraces with breathtaking views of the bustling city below.

Next, we’ll go to the stunning Majorelle Gardens, where you may stroll at your own pace through a tranquil haven in the middle of the city. The vivid blue home houses the Berber Museum, where you can learn about Berber culture and view stunning examples of traditional dress.

The evenings are free, and you’ll spend the night in the same riad.

The Tenth Day: Marrakech to Essaouira

The group will depart Marrakech for the historic Portuguese port city of Essaouira in the morning after breakfast. As you go, you may like to stop in at a local women’s cooperative that produces Argan oil to find out more about the product. The port of Essaouira, a gorgeous seaside town, will be your first stop after arriving in the early afternoon. The Medina is a great place to have lunch because of all the fresh seafood restaurants. During the afternoon, you are free to do anything you choose, whether that’s swimming and lounging on the beach or exploring the ancient medina. The riad’s kitchen will prepare a meal for you.

Day 11: From Essaouira to Safi, then to Oualida, then to El Jadida, and finally to Casablanca.

Today we’ll take the scenic route down the coast from Essaouira to Casablanca. We’ll drive via Safi on our way to Oualida, a fishing village known for its fresh seafood. After lunch, we’ll keep heading toward Casablanca, stopping en route at El Jadida (previously known as Mazagan), an ancient medina founded by the Portuguese in 1513. Dinner and a hotel stay await you upon your early evening arrival in Casablanca.

Twelfth Day: Casablanca Airport, Terminal V

Depending on when your flight leaves, we will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and take you to the airport. We appreciate you choosing All Morocco Tours.

12 days casablanca desert tours itinerary includes and excludes:

INCLUDES :

  Pickup drop-off service.
 English /Spanish speaking driver.
 Vehicle with fuel (4X4 car , van , mini bus).
 Accommodation.
Breakfast.
Dinner.
Camel for each to see the sunrise or sunset

EXCLUDES :

×  flights ticket.
× Lunches.
× Drinks.
× Monuments  fees.
× Tips.

12 days casablanca desert tours note

Please note: 

  • ask us about additional options like riding dunebuggys or quads in the desert or visiting Merzouga Lake, home of the wild flamingos. 

  • Vegetarian food options are available.

  • Your private luxury tent will have electricity, beds, and a private bathroom with a shower. If you would like a Royal tent (larger and with air conditioning), please contact us.

  • The camel ride is 1.5 hours. 

  • Ages 3 to 60 have enjoyed this tour in the past. Children under a certain size will ride with a parent. Contact us if you have questions at Info@AllMoroccoTours.com.

What do I need to bring?

  • Wear long pants for the camel trek.

  • You will bring one small overnight bag on the camel trek to the camp.

  • Bring a bottle of water with you for the camel trek.

  • Got any other questions for your 12 days casablanca desert tours ? Contact us.

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