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Join on a mesmerizing 8-day desert tour from Marrakech to Casablanca and immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and rich culture of Morocco. Prepare to be enchanted as we venture through the awe-inspiring Dades Gorges, where breathtaking landscapes and majestic rock formations await. Our journey continues to the enchanting Merzouga desert, where you’ll experience the thrill of camel riding and spend a night under the glittering starlit sky in a luxurious desert camp.
Explore the historic cities of Fes and Chefchaouen, each offering a unique glimpse into Morocco’s vibrant past. In Fes, get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the ancient medina, where hidden treasures and centuries-old traditions abound. Wander through bustling markets, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and witness the rich cultural tapestry of this fascinating city. In Chefchaouen, known as the Blue City, let yourself be captivated by the mesmerizing blue-washed buildings, creating a serene and picturesque ambiance that is truly unforgettable.
Our Marrakech to Casablanca journey also takes us to the modern capital city of Rabat, where you’ll discover architectural wonders such as the Royal Palace and the iconic Hassan Tower. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant history and marvel at its captivating blend of tradition and modernity.
This 8-day desert tour from Marrakech to Casablanca promises to unveil the diverse tapestry of Morocco’s culture and landscapes. Immerse yourself in the charm of each destination, from the rugged beauty of the desert to the vibrant streets of historic cities.
We understand that each traveler has unique preferences, and therefore, the following itinerary is merely a suggestion. Should it not align with your desires, please feel free to contact us. The price for transportation remains fixed, while the per-person cost decreases as more individuals join the tour. Our accommodations cater to a variety of needs, offering premium class, middle class, and standard options.
With a decade of experience in the tourism field, our team possesses the expertise to assist you in planning an exceptional visit to Morocco. If you require guidance regarding activities or specific cities to explore, kindly inform us, and we will create a personalized itinerary tailored to your interests.
The Culture Desert Tours team is available 24/7, committed to furnishing you with comprehensive information and ensuring an unforgettable trip. You are welcome to reach out to us at any time; we are eager to assist you. Contact us today and embark on a remarkable tour from red city to Casablanca, where captivating experiences and treasured memories await you. If you have more time for your Morocco tour, you can check this perfect options: 9 days tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert. or 10 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
Welcome to Marrakech! Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and provide you with dates to eat and a brief overview of your 8 day tour Marrakech to Casablanca. Start with a visit to the busiest square in North Africa, Jamaa El-Fna, a vibrant square filled with street performers and thousands of markets and restaurants. Explore the old Medina, taking in the sights and colors of the traditional markets. See the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city, and head to the Menara gardens, a historic public garden established in the 12th century. Take some free time to admire the Moroccan architecture. Continue on to the Majorelle Garden and the Ben Youssef Madrasa for a taste of 16th-century architecture. If time allows, visit other notable places such as the Saadian Tombs, El Badi Palace, and Bahia Palace. You will be transferred to your Riad for the first night.
After a delicious breakfast at your Riad, you will embark on a journey from Marrakech to Dades Boumalne. You will travel through the majestic Atlas Mountains in a comfortable 4x4 car or minibus, taking in the breathtaking scenery and vibrant landscapes. Along the way, you will stop at the summit of Tizi n'Tichka, which stands at 2,260 meters (7,415 ft) for a panoramic view. Next, you will visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most famous Kasbahs in Morocco. This traditional pre-Saharan habitat is made up of earthen buildings enclosed by high walls. You will have free time to explore the area before enjoying lunch on-site. Continuing on, you will reach Ouarzazate, known as the "gate to the desert." Upon arrival, you will notice the change in atmosphere. You will visit the Film Atlas Studio, a renowned film studio where many of your favorite movies were filmed in nearby Sahara regions. Afterwards, you will travel through the Thousand Kasbahs Valley on the way to Dades where you will spend the night in a local Riad or hotel.
Today, you will embark on a journey to the southeast of Morocco. After enjoying breakfast at the Riad, you will set out on your journey, making a stop in Tinghir to take in the beautiful view of its oasis river. You will then visit the Todra Gorges, towering at 400 meters (1312 ft), and have some free time to explore and take in the scenery. Next, you will make stops in Erfoud and Rissani to explore the local markets and visit a fossils workshop where you will learn about the process of turning 400-year-old stone into beautiful decorations. As you make your way to Merzouga, you will be transferred to your accommodation. If the weather permits, you will have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in a pool located in the heart of the desert. You will spend the night in a local hotel or Riad.
After a delicious breakfast at your Riad, you will embark on a full-day tour of the 8 day tour Marrakech to Casablanca to explore the Sahara Desert. You will be transported in a 4x4 vehicle, driven by an experienced driver, who will take you on a thrilling adventure. Along the way, you will meet nomad families who live in tents and learn about their culture, lifestyle and stories. You will then visit the nearby town of El-khamlia, where you will find a majority of the inhabitants with dark skin originally from Mali. They will warmly welcome you with a glass of tea and you will have the opportunity to listen to their traditional music known as "Gnawa". Afterwards, you will change from a 4x4 vehicle to a single private camel for an exciting camel ride. Your experienced camel guide will give you some tips and lead you on a unique excursion through the desert. You will have the chance to witness the beauty of the sand dunes and an unforgettable sunset view. After your camel ride, you will head to the camp where a delicious dinner will be served. You can join in on the Sahara music performance before spending the night in a tent under the stars.
You will wake up early to catch the breathtaking sunrise in the Sahara and have the opportunity to explore further. After that, you will return to the hotel by camel for lunch and a quick shower before departing on your next adventure to Fez. Your journey will take you through Rissani, Er-foud, and Errachidia, where you will make a stop at the picturesque Oasis of "Ouelad Chaker" and then continue on to Midelt for lunch. After lunch, your tour will continue to the Cedar forest of Azrou, where you will have the chance to meet Berber apes. Afterwards, you will drive to Ifrane, a city known as the "Small Switzerland of Morocco" and have some time to explore before continuing on to Fes. You will spend the night in a local Riad.
Fes, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, is a must-see destination known for its rich history and culture. You will meet with a guide for a half-day tour of the city, starting with the oldest medina in Morocco, founded over 1000 years ago. You will stroll through the souks, the traditional markets where you can find everything from spices to textiles and ceramics. The city is divided into two parts: Fes el Bali and Fes el-Jadid. One of the most famous streets in Fes el-Bali is Talaa Kebira, also known as "the Great Slope/Climb." Next, you will visit the Al-Attarine Madrasa, a beautiful madrasa (school) built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said (1310-1331) and located near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque. After exploring the old city, you will move on to the new city and visit el Mellah, a Jewish quarter with a fantastic view.
Today, you will be changing the direction of your 8 day tour Marrakech to Casablanca from the south to the north, with a stop at the UNESCO-protected Roman ruins of Volubilis before arriving in Chefchaouen, the picturesque blue painted city. Along the way, you will pass through Ouazzane. Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, you will be struck by the laid-back atmosphere of the city. You will visit popular places such as Outa el hammam and enjoy a refreshing glass of mint tea at a nearby restaurant. You may also be lucky enough to stroll through the narrow streets lined with blue painted walls, taking lovely and memorable photos. You will then be transferred to your local Riad where you will have a spectacular view, and spend the night.
Today, you will reach your final destination of Casablanca. After breakfast, you will make a stop in Rabat to visit the Hassan Tower, a minaret of an incomplete mosque. Then, you will continue on to the Atlantic coast and head to Casablanca. Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will explore the Hassan II Mosque, which is the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. This concludes your 8-day itinerary from Marrakech to Casablanca.
In Marrakech, you can visit Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, and the vibrant Medina. The tour takes you to the stunning Dades Gorges and the Sahara Desert, where you can experience camel trekking and spend a night in a desert camp. Fes is known for its ancient medina, Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, and Bou Inania Madrasa. Chefchaouen offers its blue-painted streets and charming Medina.
Transportation options include private car 4×4. You will travel by road in a comfortable vehicle, and for the desert experience, you will have a camel ride to reach the desert camp.
Yes, it is often possible to customize the itinerary according to your preferences. You can discuss with us to make the necessary arrangements.
To fully experience the main attractions, it is recommended to spend approximately three days in Marrakech, two days in the Sahara Desert (including the camel trek and overnight stay in the desert camp), two days in Fes, and two days in Chefchaouen.
Yes, each destination has its own unique cultural and historical sites. Marrakech offers historical landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque and the Saadian Tombs, as well as vibrant souks. The Sahara Desert provides a chance to experience the nomadic lifestyle and enjoy the stunning desert landscapes. Fes boasts a well-preserved medieval medina, with impressive architecture and traditional crafts. Chefchaouen is known for its blue-painted buildings and offers a laid-back atmosphere.
Yes, in Marrakech, the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square is a bustling market where you can find traditional crafts, spices, and local products. Fes also has a vibrant medina with various markets and souks. Chefchaouen's medina offers a selection of shops selling local handicrafts and unique products.