8 Days Trip from Casablanca. This 8-day trip from Casablanca is the perfect tour to explore the Moroccan desert. Start your journey in Casablanca, the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the country. Continue to Rabat and explore the ancient Kasbah of the Oudayas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue towards chefchaouen the blue city. Travel to Fez and admire the oldest university in the world in continuous operation, the University of Al Karaouine. Explore the medina of Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. Visit Merzouga desert where you will explore the Sahara by camel and spend a wonderful night in the camp at Erg Chebbi.
Explore the oases and valleys of southern Morocco, visit the famous Ait ben haddou kasbah. Travel to Marrakech and explore the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Koutoubia Mosque. Visit the souks and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this ancient city.
8 Days Trip from Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
Arrival in the airport the doorway of the country, you will find our driver/guide waiting to you showing your name, after greeting you head to a short visit of the biggest industrial city of Morocco, there is enough time to visit the monuments (the mosque, souks of Habous, the Jewish museum, and la Cornish),after check in your hotel, It is recommended to go for a discovering wandering in the peaceful Medina of Rabat, have dinner in one of its small local restaurants. After long day we relax in comfortable riad / hotel with tasty dinner.
Day 2: Rabat – Chefchaouen
Early morning after taking breakfast, and after the visit of the beautiful sites of Rabat; KASBAH OUDAYAS; the fort of victory built by Almoravid dynasty in the 11th century, Hassan tower and the Alouite Mausoleum, later the Challa necropolis to admire the harmonic mixed of the Phoenicians, roman, and Islamic architecture, later on you will be on the cost to visit the KASABAH Mahdiya the old Portuguese port and fort still standing partially in a beautiful panoramic hill dominating the delta of Sabou river, later you will be driving between the fertile fields of Gharb, one of the agricultural large lands of Morocco, driving through the groves of the RIF mountains and by the city Ouazzan famous with the typical Moroccan coat “JELLABA”. Later in the afternoon you will attend the sunset in the outdoors of the blue city CHEFCHAOUEN the icon of the RIF. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Fes
Weak up early, breakfast and a last short walk in the narrow streets of the medina , before you leave in direction of the glorious city of the 8th century Fes, you are invited to a short hike for one hour in the ruins of Volubilis it is one of the old cities of that was influenced by the existence of the Romans in north of AFRICA in all forms of life , a city that provided a lot of agricultural products to Rome; olive oil, olives, vegetables, wheat, and the famous Ceder wood, later on you are driving ahead to visit the 17th century capital Meknes, with its beautiful gate BAB MANSOUR, the mausoleum of moulay ISMAIL the founder, the granaries, and the reservoir of water SEOUANI; it is recommended to go on a short walk in its peaceful medina. By the late afternoon you will drive Fes; overnight in Fes.
Day 4: Exploring Fes
Today after breakfast you meet your guide and go exploring ,Fes el jaded; the Jewish quarter of the medieval era, the fancy gate of the Royal Palace, more the Islamic street with the beautiful Andalusian balconies of the houses of Moresque refugees after the Spanish conquest at the 15th century, drive along the Ramparts, visit the ceramics, and some of the gates of the oldest medina in Morocco, the first Imperial still standing city Fes elbaly, navigate inside the big labyrinth is another experience taking you far away centuries back in time, to discover the unchanging Fes.
For 12 centuries it remains the same authenticity in building style and the major activities, people are doing the same heritage of their grandparents, the city was founded by moulay IDRISS 1st / as well as his son IDRISS 2nd at the early 8th century, and if there is more time left in the afternoon you can go for a sunset walk along the “Champs Elise” of the French 20 century founded ”la Ville nouvelle”, and drink a cup of coffee in one of the local coffee shop, overnight in the same hotel.
Day 5: Fes – Midelt -merzouga desert
We leave for Midelt passing through the Atlas mountains and the cedar forest of the middle Atlas. We visit ski resort of Ifrane, then Azrou as an important handicraft centre. Stay in Midelt for lunch, city famous for its mineral products and apples. Afternoon we will drive towards Merzouga desert, visiting cities Erfoud and Rissani. We continue to Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Tonight we stay in local and comfortable hotel / riad with tasty Moroccan dinner.
Day 6: Merzouga Desert
At the early morning weak up to see the sun rise on the high pick of the sand close to your tents, and breakfast, later you leave with your guide for a hike through the beautiful snaky sand dunes, it will take you enough time to get out the dry river bed to the east of the ERG of sand, lunch a typical nomadic and a relaxing rest, by the late afternoon you will be warmly welcomed in one of the tents of nomads around the dunes have a cup of tea and learn more about their daily life. You will find the 4wd car waiting for you, to pickup to the hotel, a relaxing HAMMAM and dinner.
Day 7: Merzouga – Dades Valley
After the unique experience of the Sahara and the lifetime memorial, today the roads and tracks will take you to follow the trails of the caravans of the old times in direction of the Dades valley and Marrakech, enjoying the landscape, and admiring the power of nature. The visit of Toudra gorges is opposing very strongly, hiking a bit and taking beautiful panoramic photos, the valley and the canyons are breath taking. Later you are driving farther west to the valley of Dades, overnight and dinner.
Day 8: Dades Valley – Marrakech
After breakfast journey to Marrakech via the kasbahs Taouirt and Ait Ben Haddou. Tucked away in the High Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most spectacular forts in the south of Morocco, used as a back scenario for many films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Gladiato, and many other movies . Continue to Marrakech, via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) which offers dramatic panoramic views in the heart of the Atlas Mountain chain. Overnight in Marrakech
Thank you for taking the 8 Days Trip from Casablanca with us, we wish you safe return back home.
- Pick up from your hotel / riad.
- Private tour in 4×4 vehicle A / C
- Driver / guide who speaks English
- Camel excursion
- One night in the Berber camp in the desert at half board.
- tickets and tips