10 Days Tour From Casablanca To Fes Via Merzouga Desert
Tour from Casablanca
Skip the effort of renting a car or navigating public transportation and see the simplest of Morocco on this personalized 10 days desert tour from Casablanca. You will immerse yourself in the exotic colors and cultures that define Morocco.
From Casablanca to Rabat (The capital of Morocco), the imperial cities of Meknes to the whitewashed town of Chefchaouen, the rich history and traditions of this ancient land await. Discover the medieval city of Fes, explore the spice markets of the medinas, and travel the Roman ruins of Volubilis – this northbound tour helps you to soak up the extravagant sights and enjoy the hidden delights.
With us, you will learn plenty about Morocco and understand its diversity in many ways. Traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned vehicle. In the evening a Berber tented camp is also included after the camel trekking experience.
List of Highlights of 10 Days Tour from Casablanca to Fes:
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT CASABLANCA
After meeting you at the airport, you will be guided to visit the famous Hassan II Mosque. Then, we head to Rabat city (the capital of Morocco) where we will visit some sites that include Hassan Tower and the elegant Mausoleum Mohamed V. After lunch, we continue our journey to Fez city where you will spend the overnight at a Riad/hotel.
DAY 2 : EXPLORING FES
Today on the 10 Days Tour From Casablanca, you will be guided to explore the historical Fes which is the first founded Imperial city in Morocco. It mainly goes back to the 9th century. Fes has been the intellectual and spiritual center of Morocco that holds a rich and interesting culture and history. Our explorative day begins with heading to visit Fes El Bali which is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
The journey includes also visiting sites such as Al_Qarawiyyin Mosque/University. It is the first established university in the world according to some scholars and UNESCO. Then, we continue to other places that the city offers including the Chaouara Tanneries, Mellah Quarter, Souks, Madrasa Bouaanania, and Bab Boujloud.
DAY 3 : FES – CEDAR FOREST – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA
Leaving your accommodation, we will pick you up and drive towards Merzouga Desert. On the way, we will travel via the Middle Atlas Mountains where we will take a break to visit Cedar Forest in Azrou village. Then, we continue driving via Ifrane city (Switzerland of Morocco). After a nice drive enjoying the scenery views that the road offers, we will take a break for having lunch and continue to the amazing Ziz palm groves. After arriving Merzouga and rest for a short while, you will experience a camel trek for an hour and half.
After having a traditional Moroccan dinner and get the chance to listen to Berber music and drums around the campfire, we return back to the hotel riding camels.
DAY 4 : EXPLORING MERZOUGA
The program of today will be to explore the desert and its surrounding areas, villages and towns. After going off-roading to explore Merzouga and crossing Paris-Dakar Rally’s track, we will enjoy a visit to locals and observe how they extract fossils. Then, we visit nomad, who still take tents as a home, and share a glass of Moroccan mint tea. Khamlia village is our next place. This village is ancient and cultural. You will have a chance to listen to Gnawa Music style.
For lunch, you will try Berber Pizza (Medfouna). Then, we visit the lake of Merzouga. After that, you will be back to the hotel in Mezouga. Overnight and breakfast at the hotel.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – BOUMALNE DADES
After watching lovely view of the sunrise over the desert of Merzouga, we drive to visit Todra Gorges (the highest in Morocco). Then, we continue towards Boulman Dades Tinghir driving via Tinghir. Overnight at a hotel in Boulman Dades.
DAY 6 : BOUMALNE DADES – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU
This day of the 10 Days Tour From Casablanca, we drive to visit the Valley of Roses. This lovely place is famous for The Festival of Roses which is an occasion to celebrate for locals to perform the local music and dances. After that, we continue to Ouarzazate via Skoura’s oasis. Ouarzazate is also known as Hollywood Of Africa for being anattraction for film makers around the world. Near Ouarzazate, there is Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has served as a backdrop to shoot many movies including Gladiator and the TV show Game Of Thrones. Overnight at the village of Ait Ben Haddou.
DAY 7 : AIT BEN HADDOU – ESSAOUIRA
Leaving the village of Ait Ben Haddou, the destination is Essaouira. Our journey to Essaouira city goes via the amazing High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’Tichka Pass. On the way, you will enjoy the scenery view of Tizi N’Tichka and the stunning landscapes of The High Atlas Mountains along the way. Overnight at a hotel in Essaouira.
DAY 8 : ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH
The plan of the day is exploring the cultural Essaouira. It is a wonderful and calm city that is located on the Atlantic Ocean. It offers several sites and attractions that worth visiting including the ancient Ramparts the World Heritage Medina and the authentic port where you can have fresh seafood for lunch. Essaouira is also known for its windy beach which is an attraction for surfers around the planet. After an amazing explorative journey, we drive to Marrakech
DAY 9 : EXPLORING MARRAKECH
Marrakech is one of the four Imperial cities in Morocco. On this day, you will explore the sites and attractions that this city offers. You will be accompanied by our professional guide. The program includes visiting Kotoubia Mosque, the lovely Bahia Palace, the historical Saadian Tombs, Maderasa Moulay Ben Youssef, Jamaa El Fnaa Square and the cultural Souks of the Medina. Overnight at a hotel/riad.
DAY 10 : TRANSFER TO CASABLANCA
Transfer you to the airport depending on your time departure where our 10 days tour from Casablanca to Fes via Sahara desert ends.
What Is Included in 10 days tour from Casablanca to Fes:
- Transport in AC vehicle Minibus or 4×4
- English-speaking driver/guide during the tour.
- Spending one night in a nomad desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with a Private Tent
- Camel Trekking in Merzouga Dunes
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
Not Included in the tour:
- Tipping (Optional)
If this 10 tour from Casablanca to Fes we propose does not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements