8 days tour from casablanca to marrakech via sahara desert
8 days tour from casablaca overview:
8 Days Tour from Casablanca that will allow you to explore Morocco’s imperial cities, middle and high Atlas mountains, Ifrane is known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes and forests. A stone statue of a lion, Cedar forest in Azrou the unique place where wild monkeys are living in Morocco, and Ziz valley the second longest river in the country, without forgetting camel trek experience and overnight stay at desert camp including Sunset & Sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
This 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech will allow spending more time in the Sahara, exploring the Merzouga area including a visit to the Berber nomad’s familie. In our 8 days morocco itinerary you’ll visit the traditional Weekly market of Rissani, the beautiful Todra valley and gorge, Dades Valley and Taourirt Kasbah, Film studios in Ouarzazate as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ksar Ait Benhaddou before we reach Marrakech.
your tour itinerary:
Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat :
The first day of our magical tour will start by picking you up from your hotel or Airport and start our 8 Days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via the Sahara desert our first stop we will be visiting the spectacular Hassan II mosque one of the biggest mosques in Morocco amazed for its high peak also for its massive size, Its attraction made the place so famous as the mosque situated at the edge of the ocean which is the perfect site.
Then we will move toward to see the administrative capital of Morocco “Rabat” one of the Moroccan imperial cities. Where you will visit the magnificent Kasbah of Oudayas, Hassan Tower, and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. in the evening we will pick you up at your Hotel/Riad so you will enjoy more free time with Moroccan’s fresh food and finally spend the magical night at Rabat the capital.
Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Fes - Volubilis:
On the second day of our magical 8 day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via the Sahara desert, We will start After breakfast at your accommondation, we head to Meknes is one the imperial cities situated in the middle north of morocco, where we will exploring The huge gate of Mansour, the Granary, The Swani basin, the old medina with its souks, and Lahdim square where you will relax in one of its cafes. In the afternoon, we drive to the best roman ruins of Volubilis, Later on we will driv to Fez. Where you are going to spend the night in a traditional riad in the Medina.
Day 3: Fes – Tour Guide:
After having breakfast, you will be guided by local guide you’ll start your city tour by visiting first the outside part of the Medina ( old city ) including The Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish Quarter ”Mellah ” dates back to 14th Century. Also you will have the chance to see the ceramics Cooperative to see traditional Moroccan crafts.
Afterward, you will cover the most important sites inside the medina with a cultural and historical interest including the superb architectural masterpiece of Bou Inania Medersa, Blue gate, the Karaouiyine Mosque, The Big Chouara Tanneries, Medersa Seffarin where people work on metal and other decorated architectural masterpieces like Attarin Medersa and the Najarian Fountain.
In the afternoon, we will take you to the tombs of Merenids to admire a beautiful panoramic view of the medina. At the end of thr day we will pick you back to you accommondation your Riad to spend the night.
Day 4: Fes – Ifran – Ziz Valley – Sahara Desert:
Today, we will travel through the middle atlas mountains to Ifrane, known as ” Switzerland of Morocco ” because of its similarity to a Swiss ski resort. Then, we head to the cedar forest where you will be able to feed and take pictures with Barbarian Apes.
Continuing south passing through Berber villages, countryside, and see nomadic shepherds with their flocks spread out in the terrain. Midway, a stop for lunch in Midelt. Then continue our journey through the Talghmt pass before we get to the Sahara desert. We’ll stop for some panoramic views of the impressive hidden oasis of Ziz valley. we will continue to Merzouga via the small oasis town of Rissani Eventually when arrived, you will be welcomed by camels, which will take you on a memorable adventure through the golden sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Under the spectacular sunset, that you will enjoy watching from the highest dune in North Africa. Eventually, we will access our traditional well-equipped camp, here you will enjoy watching a Berber music show, before savoring a tasty local dinner around the campfire overnight in our luxury tent, under the starry sky with shooting stars and the milky way.
Day 5: Merzouga desert area - Camel trek - 4x4 Four:
On the fifth day of our 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Merzouga desert, We recommend you to wake up early in the morning, So you will miss the charming sunrises that you have never seen, in the middle of the charming Sahara of Erg Chebbi.
Before you come down to have breakfast you will have free time to enjoy the views and play sandboarding on the dunes next to the camp. later on, your diver will pick again into a special adventure to discover the Sahara surrounding, This day is so special because we are going to discover the desert surrounds, firstly we will see the Sahara museum, owned by Qatar man. Moreover, it is famed for old cars. secondly, we will visit a Berber village which is called “Khamlia” it is a small village at the edge of the desert where most of its people immigrated from the south and middle of Africa like “chad” and” Nigeria” you are going to taste their mint tea and enjoy their traditional music which called “Gnaoua”.
After you get to know the story we are going to a beautiful place near the Algeria borders, where we will travel to the 19 century to see two villages of French people while the French occupation.
thirdly your driver will pick you again to discover the nomad’s life. you will see so many tents which considered their home town, furthermore, you will see how the transportation and their simple way to make fresh food also their handcrafts stuff. to sum it up you will across the dunes of the Merzouga desert back to your hotel where you will relax and spend your night.
Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
Waking up early will allow you to see one of the best sunrises in your life. After breakfast, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. We set off towards Rissani, once a major stopping place for the Saharan-caravans route; if it coincides with the day markets which take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, we will visit its largest souk. We then set off to Erfoud – fossil town. Then drive to Todra valley where we will have lunch then see its gorges, free time to walk and admire the cliffs and corridors. Later, we’ll go through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the spectacular sandcastles and the astonishing rock formations known locally as “monkey toes”. Overnight in a hotel overlooking the valley.
Day 7: Dades Gorge – Rose Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazat:
After breakfast, we will drive all along the Dades valley to Roses town where locals pick over 400 tons of rose petals that are processed into rosewater, cremes, and perfumes in local cooperatives. A festival is held every May here. Then, We take the road of a thousand kasbahs to Skoura which is home to the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco, we visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil, then continue towards Ouarzazate ‘’ Hollywood of Africa ‘’. We will visit its Atlas Film Studios before arriving at the Hotel. Overnight in a Hotel/Riad.
Day 8: Ouarzazat – Ait Ben-Haddou Kasbah - Marrakech:
The last day of our tour from Casablanca will start by visiting The famous Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou a very old building that made the place very famous without forgetting the Unesco world heritage site which is considered the “Hollywood” of morocco where many international movies were filmed such as ( Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, games of throne). Later on, your adventure will continue through the breathtaking Tizi N Tichka pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains where you will admire the special Berber villages before arriving at your accommodation at Marrakech to spend the night.