7 Days in Morocco Starting in Casablanca Sahara Desert Tour

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MOROCCO IN 7 DAYS STARTING IN CASABLANCA'S OVERVIEW

In these 7 days in Morocco starting in Casablanca, you will visit the most beautiful places in Morocco. Start the tour from the north of Morocco, visiting the capital of Morocco, Rabat and the blue city Chefchaouen. As well as, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, Meknes and also Fes, the cultural city. Then, we head southeast, visiting the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane, Midelt, and the amazing Ziz valley.

Furthermore, visit Rissani traditional market and Erfoud the fossils town. You will visit the Sahara Desert of Merzouga where you will ride a camel, spend the night in the middle of the Erg Chebbi dunes, Enjoy magical sunrise and sunset. In addition, to visiting the Todra and Dades gorges and Kasbah of Alt Ben Haddou.

Besides, you drive across the High Atas mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Finally, guided tour in Marrakesh and end of 7 days desert tour from Casablanca. 

ONE WEEK 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   

7 DAYS IN MOROCCO STARTING IN CASABLANCA TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival To Casablanca 

Start 7 Day Tour Casablanca to Desert. The driver/guide will pick you up from Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Casablanca.

Day 2Casablanca – Hassan II Mosque – Rabat – Chefchaouen

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 Chefchaouen through Rif mountains. Overnight in blue city. 

Day 3Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fes

After breakfast, we will drive to cross the Rif Mountains again on the way 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. arrive to Fes in the late afternoon, check into your accommodation. Overnight in a hotel/riad. 

Day 4Explore fez

The fourth day of our 7 Day Tour Casablanca to Desert we will Exploring fez with local guide 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 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. 

Day5Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga Erg Chebbi 

After 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 iz 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 with your Guide camel man 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 6 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. After 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 7 Dades Valley – Rose Town – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Today, we start our 7 Day Tour Casablanca to Desert with 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 towen 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 off in your hotel/riad.

Departure & Return Location

Casablanca – Chefchaouen – Fes – Merzouga – Marrakech

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
  • Nights in hotels/raids
  • Over nights in a 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 Marrakech from the Sahara Desert?

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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If these 7 days in Morocco starting in Casablanca Sahara Desert tour does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized desert tours in Morocco according to your duration of stay and also your preferences. Our Team at Excursion in Morocco is at your service to answer any questions and give you detailed quotes about tours, and also advice about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions we’re here to help. 

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7 Day Morocco Tour Casablanca to Marrakech via Desert

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My friends and I had 7 days of stay in Morocco. And it was amazing with our guide Bihi! He has cheerful personality and good talk with on the long road trips. Always tried his best to listen to our requests and was flexible with them! Strongly recommend

December 20, 2015