13 Days Trip from Casablanca to Desert

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13 DAYS TRIP FROM CASABLANCA TO DESERT'S OVERVIEW

In these 13 Days Trip from Casablanca to Desert you will visit the most beautiful places in Morocco. Start the tour from north of Morocco, visiting the capital of Morocco Rabat, and the blue city Chefchaouen. Also, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, Meknes and Fes are the cultural city. Then, we head southeast, visiting the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane, Midelt, the amazing Ziz valley. As well as, visiting Rissani traditional market and Erfoud the fossils town.

You will visit the Sahara Desert of Merzouga in which you will ride a camel, spend the night in the Erg Chebbi dunes, enjoy magical sunrise and sunset. In addition, visit the Todra and Dades gorges and Kasbah of Alt Ben Haddou. As well, you will cross the High Atas mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Finally, guided tours in Marrakesh and Essaouira cities.

2 WEEKS IN MOROCCO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the historical city of Fes. In addition, capital of Morocco Rabat and Casablanca. 
  • Spend a night in the blue pearl of Chefchaouen. 
  • Pass through the panoramic view of Ziz Valley
  • Stay at Sahara Desert camp
  • Catch an amazing sunset and sunrise in the Desert
  • Observe a lovely starry night in the desert
  • Enjoy a life changing camel ride in Merzouga desert
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the southeast and the north of Morocco
  • Visit the two spectacular Gorges of Dades and Todra
  • Explore Ouarzazate the Hollywood of Africa
  • Pay a visit to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Cross the High Atlas Mountains 
  • Explore Marrakech and Essaouira cities

MOROCCO 13 DAYS TRIP ITINERARY FROM CASABLANCA TO DESERT

Day 1Arrival To Casablanca 

Start 13 Days Trip from Casablanca to Desert. The driver/guide will pick you up from Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport and transfer you to your accommodation.

Day 2Casablanca – Hassan II Mosque – Rabat – Asilah 

After breakfast, we will visit Hassan II Mosque then head to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, here we will see the Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V & Oudaya Kasbah. After lunch we continue driving to Asilah, where you will enjoy the beautiful seaside and the sunset. Overnight in Asilah.

Day 3Asilah – Tangier – Chefchaouen 

Today, we will drive to Chefchaouen through Tangier and Rif Mountains. Tangier is a major city in northwestern Morocco. Where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel, the town is the capital of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, and the Tangier-Asilah prefecture of Morocco.

Rif Mountains has been inhabited by Berbers since prehistoric time, as early as the 11th century BC, the Phoenicians initiated to establish trading posts. With approval of our partnership with the local Berbers and started interbreeding thus starting a punic language, on the Mediterranean Atlantic coasts, Tetouan, Melilla, Tangier and Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen also known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco.

In addition, it is the chief town of the province of the same name and is noted for its building in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. Overnight at traditional riad in Chefchaouen.

Day 4Explore Chefchaouen

After your breakfast, we will be start visit Chefchaouen or Chaouen who was founded in 1471 as a small fortress by Moulay Ali Ben rashed. It is known as the «blue city» for its traditional buildings. It under was Spanish occupation and was emancipated in 1956, that’s why when you will be there you will feel the big culture, and Spanish influence in architecture. Offers many native handicrafts that not available are elsewhere in Morocco, such as woven blankets and wool garments. The goat cheese, native to the area is also popular with tourists. Overnight in chefchaouen.

Day 5 Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fes

After breakfast, we will drive to cross the Rif Mountains and into the Middle Atlas Mountains to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis the most important archaeological site in Morocco. After continuation to Fes via Meknes it was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail then you will continue your tour to Fes, check into your accommodation. Overnight in a hotel/riad.

Day 6Explore fez

The sixth day of our Morocco 13 Days Trip from Casablanca to Desert will Exploring fez with local guide (free time) All day devoted for visiting Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern.

Here we will have our local guide in the medieval Medina. Firstly, you will be visiting the famous tanneries and the Karaouine mosque. After lunch, in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll visit the Marinid Tombs and experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Overnight in a hotel/riad.

Day 7 Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga Erg Chebbi 

Following breakfast, we drive to south-eastward through the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas, passing by Moroccan Switzerland” IFRANE”, a charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedar wood. After the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) you arrive in Midelt for lunch.

Afternoon, you will drive to Erfoud via Errachidia the 1000 Palms of Ziz valley dotted with palm tree. Continuation to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, passing from the road of Paris Dakar, the workshop of fossils, Tent of Berber Nomad who living in the solitude of the Sahara, after continuation to our camp in the desert. Arrive the stunning accommodation rest for a while before taking the next journey which is camel trek.

Now you will ride camel and head to the high sand dune to watch the sunset. After then, you will ride back the camels to the camp and here you spend 1nd night in the lodge in a Berber tent, and you will be playing drums with camel men after dinner. Overnight in Berber camp.

 Day 8 Explore Merzouga Area

Firstly, we start our journey in Merzouga, by walk in palm trees grove. Then to the lake where you can see some flamingos. Our next destination is  Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music. Its Inhabitants are originating countries like Mali, Niger. Free time for lunch in local restaurant. After that, drive a few kilometers to nomad’s family behind the dunes to learn how they live while drinking a cup tea with them. Back to the hotel in village late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 9 Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra gorge – Dades valley

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the sand dunes. Afterwards, you will back to your camp for breakfast and shower. Then, we depart towards tinghir passing by Tafilalet, Erfoud and tinejdad. After a break for lunch, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tinghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons while hiking on foot, and finally arrive in the Dades Valley.

Day 10 Dades Valley – Rose Town – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Today, we start our journey visiting El Kalaa Mgouna rose town where more than 400 tones of rose petals are picked every spring to be processed into rosewater or exported to perfume industries. The festival of roses is held here every May. As we travel from Rose town to Skoura you will see many kasbahs.

The small town of Skoura is surrounded by thousands of palm groves and the most beautiful kasbahs in southern Morocco are to be found here. Continue our journey to Ouarzazate” Hollywood of Africa” with one of the biggest cinema studios in Morocco. Then to the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou A UNESCO World Heritage site, we will have free time to visit it and have lunch in a local restaurant in the village.

Then, we head to Marrakech via high Atlas Mountains (2260m), admiring the impressive mountain’s sides. Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon. Drop you off in your hotel/riad.

Day 11 Explore Marrakech

Today, we will start exploring the city of Marrakech with a local guide. The city is considered one of the four imperial cities in Morocco. Firstly, we will visit the Majorelle Garden then the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, the Ben Youssef Quranic Mosque and stroll in the tradional souk in the old town of Marrakech. Free time for lunch near the Jemaa El-Fna square. Later on, you visit Koutobia mosque the largest in Marrakesh. Afternoon free time to walk around Jemaa El-Fna square on your own.

Day 12 Marrakech – Essaouirra 

After breakfast, we will continue Our 13 Days from Casablanca to Essaouira crossing the stunning landscapes of Haouz plains to Chichaoua village, where we will stop for a cup of coffee before head to the coast. Along the way you might spot some goats climbing the argan trees. Sometimes there are as many as 20 goats sitting up in one tree. Also, along the way we will stop off at one of the cooperative where argan oil is produced.

the oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree and is a delicious accompaniment to a Moroccan bread meal. The oil is also used as a beauty product for skin and hair treatment. Continue to our destination, will start our visit with the fishing port of Essaouira and watch the blue boats. After that, visit Skala Kasbah, which was a citadel in the times of war. Thereafter, explore some of the beautiful Essaouira art galleries scattered in the Medina.

As well as, strolling in the Medina of Essaouira, which can be explored at ease. Also, wander on the ramparts with cannons on the seaside. have a seafood for lunch in the harbor stalls. Finally, transfer you to your accommodation.

Day 13 Essaouira – Casabalanca 

Today, depending on your departure time, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. and end the 13 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca to Sahara Desert.

Departure & Return Location

Casablanca – Chefchaouen – Fes – Merzouga – Marrakech – Casablanca

Departure Time

About 8 O’clock

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your riad/hotel
  • Private car with A/C
  • Fuel
  • English/speaking driver
  • Local guide
  • Over night in dades valley
  • 2 Nights in private tent
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel treking
  • Drop off at your riad/hotel

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Ticket to monuments

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Merzouga from Fes?

Fes to Merzouga distance is 468 Km, it does take about 7/8 hours, depending on the stops.

Which accommodations are included?

You have the choice between standard and luxury accommodation.

Do I need a sleeping bag for the overnight in the Desert?

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag, you will stay at an equipped desert camp with all amenities.

Are there showers at your Sahara Desert camp?

If you prefer to stay in a standard tent the shower and toilets are shared, but if you choose to upgrade to a luxury desert camp, you will have a private shower and toilet inside your tent.

Is It Possible To Have Vegetarian Or Vegan Food?

Yes, it’s possible to provide vegetarian or vegan food. Please let your driver/guide know on the first day.

How long does it take to get to the desert from Marrakech?

Merzouga to Marrakech distance is 560 Km. However, it will be split in two days on the way, with a night in Dades Valley.

How to book and pay?

To confirm This tour, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is payable in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equal in dollars or dirhams.
Usually, we request balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s a world institution. Also, we can in some cases accept the complete payment via PayPal however a 5% fee is going to be applied to hide the additional transaction charges. Just in case you’re considering this method, it’s best to rearrange the payment before the tour.

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Family Traveller

Ibrahim is without a doubt the best choice we made on this trip. He is an excellent and safe driver who knows all the roads of this country like the back of his hand. He organized for us a full, interesting, and special route that started in Marrakech and went all over Morocco through the Sahara, Fez, Chefchaouen, Rabat, Casablanca, Asilah, and Essaouira. Everything we wanted. He was attentive and patient and sensitive to all our requests. Beyond Ibrahim’s professionalism, and the sense of security he gave everywhere we went (as two women traveling alone in such a country this is very important), We discovered a sensitive and curious person who also became a friend.

I wholeheartedly recommend this lovely person; I could not have seen this trip without him.

Ibrahim you are the best

November 14, 2021