9 days 8 nights
You’re arranging a protracted trip to Morocco. When undecided of where to go, what do you do? This fantastic 9-day journey departing from Casablanca is one of our best tours in this African continent. It features authentic villages, mountains, deserts, valleys, and imperial towns.
Embark on a guided special journey beginning in Casablanca and traverse the Sahara desert, obscure deep valleys, and Medinas. Spend your time in exquisite hotels and riads that exude a distinct feeling of calm and artistic flair, or consider spending a night in a sumptuous tent out in the Sahara desert. Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine every day.
The royal capitals of Rabat, Meknes, and Fes are the starting point of our 9-day itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech through Merzouga, which continues through the Sahara Desert of Merzouga for an overnight camel trek along the edge of Erg Chebbi.
During this 9-day Sahara tour from Casablanca, you will have the opportunity to view some of the nation’s most well-known landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The opportunity to tour Marrakech with our trained local guide is also available.
Morocco is a journey in and of itself! We provide a range of unique excursions, such as treks through the valleys and visits to the souks, where you may learn about Moroccan culture. You won’t have the opportunity to enjoy your interests and pastimes in pursuits like hiking, quad biking, horseback riding, off-roading, and photography except with Morocco Travel.
We organize the holiday you want, complete with accommodations, a driver and guide who speaks English, private transportation, and the activities you wish to do. Simply tell us what you plan to do, and we’ll suggest closing the route and setting up a unique budget for you based on the time you have available.
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The nine-day tour starts with a transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Casablanca. It is believed that the city is both Morocco's largest and richest metropolis. The Hassan mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco, will be your first stop. It is situated on a peninsula with a view of the Atlantic Ocean on the western edge of the city. Later, go to the nearby Hassan II Mosque, which is magnificent. This famous mosque, which is the only one to allow non-Muslims inside, is decorated with exquisite decorative patterns, vibrant mosaics, and towering themes. Transfer to your lodging after the guided tour is over. After visiting the mosque, you will proceed to the busy Old Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It would be impossible to visit Casablanca without trying some of the local cuisine. Try delicacies like fish tagine and shrimp couscous since the city is well-known for its seafood. Finally, enjoy a cup of Moroccan mint tea, a preferred aperitif. Therefore, Casablanca has plenty to offer everyone, whether you wish to learn more about Moroccan culture or just unwind on the beach. Lunchtime freedom, after that, we'll take a tour of the city before going to the renowned Casablanca Cornish. A hotel was where we stayed the night before.
We travel to Rabat by seaside road after breakfast. The city, which was once an imperial capital of Morocco, is now the seat of government. Visitors can witness two very distinct glimpses into the pasts of artists and crafters, as well as Sultans and Kings, in the north. Discover Rabat, the Roman ruins, and Chefchaouen's tranquil, turquoise alleys. The Hassan Tower, Muhammad V's Mausoleum, and the Kasbah of Oudaya will all be sights you pass. The Hassan Tower, Mohammed V's Mausoleum, and Rabat's Medina are among of the city's most popular tourist destinations. A mosque's minaret from the 12th century was called the Hassan Tower. King Mohammed V of Morocco and his two sons are interred in the Mohammed V Mausoleum. Within the fortified Medina of Rabat, there are several stores and markets selling locally produced goods from Morocco. After lunch, you will tour Meknes, the home of Sultan Moulay Ismail of Morocco, which is abound in agricultural products that are fantastic to sample and satisfy your appetite. These include olives, cereals, citrus fruit, grapes, and other fruits and vegetables. Visit Bab Mansour, one of Morocco's 27 magnificent gates, Dar Jamai, a fortress and museum filled with artefacts, gems, and antique Qur'anic copies, as well as Habs Qara (underground prison under the incarcerated of Sultan Moulay Ismail). Even though Meknes receives less tourists than any other Moroccan imperial city, it is still recognised as the finest spot to shop for deals since the locals are kinder and more polite. Visit a hotel for the evening.
You will spend this day exploring Fes after breakfast. Fes is divided into two halves, Fes el Jdid and Fes el Bali. Start in Fes el Bali, explore the mediaeval medina, stroll through the historic district, continue to Bab Boujeloud gate, and enter Talâa Kebira's major road. Fes is renowned for its traditional crafts as well, which include metalwork, ceramics, and leather. In the neighbourhood of handicrafts, where you are right now, artisans who make ceramics and leather use techniques that have been patiently handed down to them by their great-grandfathers and grandfathers. The Fes el-Bali (old city), Fes Jdid (new city), and Ville Nouvelle are the Medina's three principal districts (modern city). The Medina's oldest and most authentic section is the Fes el-Bali. It is a maze of winding lanes and streets filled with shops, residences, and factories. After touring the aforementioned locations, you will continue on to the tanneries, which have long been crucial to Fes and Morocco's economies. Numerous tanneries in the city create a wide range of leather goods that are offered domestically and abroad. During your tour, you will have a local guide because it might be difficult to navigate the city on your own. But when you have more time, you can appreciate it. Our next visit will be to the neighbourhood of remaining Jews. It serves as an example of how Muslims and Jews coexist.
The journey to the desert will begin today. After breakfast, we will depart and head to Merzouga. Even though the drive is one of the longer ones—roughly a seven-hour one—we will enjoy it because of the varied views. We'll stop in Ifrane en route because it boasts a setting and climate similar to Europe, parks with lakes and chalets, a ski area, and a lot of snow in the winter, earning it the moniker "Moroccan Switzerland." As we make our way from Ifrane to Azrou, we will have the opportunity to see the magnificent Atlas cedars and feed the wild monkeys. The sociable monkeys enjoy receiving food from humans. You'll be patient in order to photograph the animals and see wild monkeys. The next destination is Midelt, where lunch will be served. You will then continue travelling until you reach the Desert. As you move through Azrou's cedar woods, a stop will be made so that you can capture the adorable Barbary Macaque moments on camera. As we continue on this expedition, the surroundings will continue to change. You'll arrive in Merzouga Desert in the late afternoon. To greet him, your camel will be there waiting for you. It's a rare opportunity to experience the stunning desert environment up close. You will ride a camel through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. You can really appreciate how beautiful nature is here. You'll witness the desert sunset on the way. An wonderful feeling can be created by the immensity of the surroundings and the vibrant sky colours. You'll witness an amazing visual spectacle as the sun descends below the horizon. You will later sample Berber food and discover more about their way of life. Finally, you will sing and dance with the local Berbers as you spend the night outside.
After breakfast, depart Merzouga town to explore the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, where you can snap images of the amazing surroundings. The Erg Chebbi dunes will astound you whether you are riding a camel or sand skiing in Merzouga. You can practise quad and 4x4 driving on the Erg Moulay Omar or Erg Znigui for those who are the most passionate. Along the route, you'll briefly pass by a couple of the area's nomadic homes. Continue on to Khamlia so that you can take in a Gnawa music event there. This village is populated by black people from Mali, Senegal, and Mauritania. Returning to the Merzouga riad/hotel comes after a brief visit to the Mifiss mines. Take a dromedary to the "Haima," or Berber tents, before it gets dark to enjoy dinner outside while listening to traditional Berber music played on drums. Spend the night at the tent camp.
One of the best "9 Days Tour Packages" you choose includes a stop in Casablanca as well as excursions to imperial cities and the Sahara desert. But today you have to get up early to see the sunrise over the Saharan sand dunes. You will eat breakfast after taking in these magnificent moments and then ride your camel back to Merzouga. You will pass over Erfoud and Tinejdad as you move toward Tineghir. Take a break for lunch. Later, you'll go through Tinghir to the Todra gorges, stopping along the way to take pictures and admire the breathtaking surroundings. To explore the spectacular Canyon, go to Todra Gorges. When you arrive in Boumalne du Dades, you'll stop to obtain a bird's-eye view of the Dades Valley before continuing on your journey. Check into the hotel as soon as you arrive. The package includes a hotel stay and dinner.
Today, before travelling to Ouarzazat, we'll make a brief stop in the Dades gorges. We're going to Mgouna, where the annual rose festival is held. We'll keep going till we reach the oasis of Skura. It is a sizable palm-tree oasis that is traversed by numerous rivers. Drive 30 minutes to Ouarzazate from Skura. This city is frequently referred to as the "Hollywood of Morocco" due to its frequent use as the backdrop for historical movies. One of the city's historical landmarks is the Kasbah Taurirt. After exploring the Kasbah, we can go to the Cinema Museum and the Atlas film studio. The Game of Thrones filming location in Ait Ben Hadou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be our next stop after a brief detour. We will go to Marrakesh through Tizi n-Tishka (2260 m), the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, after our hour-long tour (3.5-4 hours excluding stops). We'll make photo stops along the way. With views of historic kasbah ruins and verdant river valleys home to adobe communities, it is one of Morocco's most beautiful highways. After that, we'll travel to Marrakech. You have some time to yourself while we rest in the motel.
You will explore Marrakech, the fourth-largest city in this nation and the "red city," after breakfast. Amur n Kush, which translates to "land of God" in Arabic, served as the location's previous name. Along with a variety of activities and places to visit, you will discover many things that will surprise you. First, we're heading to the Jemaa el-Fna plaza where there will be live entertainment for you to enjoy. Some of them perform in the halka street entertainment, where they amuse onlookers by cracking jokes or regaling them with tales. Additionally, a large number of tourists gather here to buy things made locally. We'll take you to the Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech's biggest mosque, for the second portion of our tour. Its related mosques are the Hassan Tower Mosque in Rabat and the Great Mosque in Seville, Spain. You will then continue to the magnificent garden, which was created by Jack Majorelle and draws more than 850,000 visitors a year. Here, you may take a leisurely stroll through a calm oasis in the centre of the city at your own pace. Visit the Berber Museum, which is housed in the stunning blue villa, to learn more about the Berber people and their extensive history and culture. Not to mention the visit to the famed Bahia Palace Ksar (also called a stronghold). The seventh day of your nine-day journey from Casablanca is finished when you are dropped off at your lodging. The same riad is where you can stay and eat.
Depending on your current flight plans. If you have time, you may spend the afternoon seeing Marrakesh's less-visited areas and having lunch at a local eatery before our service concludes with a drive to your airport. In order to assist you in selecting a price that meets your tastes and financial limitations, we also provide standard and premium services, such as lodging in expensive and affordable hotels. Have you got any questions? Send us an email as soon as you can. Our team of professionals is ready to help you plan a memorable trip.