5 Days Tour from Casablanca to Merzouga Desert

Casablanca, Morocco

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5 days

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Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Morocco! This captivating 5-Day Tour from Casablanca whisks you away from the bustling city to the heart of the majestic Merzouga Desert. Prepare to be mesmerized by the vibrant culture of Fes, trek across the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi on camelback, and experience the magic of the Sahara under a blanket of stars.

Explore Morocco’s Highlights: Starting in Casablanca, Morocco’s economic hub, explore iconic landmarks and bustling streets. Continue north to Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and delve into its labyrinthine medina, overflowing with history and charm.

Desert Dreams: Your adventure culminates in the awe-inspiring Merzouga Desert, gateway to the Erg Chebbi dunes. Embark on a thrilling camel trek across the golden sands, a quintessential Moroccan experience. As the sun dips below the horizon, witness a breathtaking desert sunset, painting the sky in vibrant hues.

Unforgettable Experiences: Throughout this 5-day tour, you’ll be guided by knowledgeable locals who will unveil the hidden gems and captivating stories of each destination. Enjoy comfortable accommodation in charming riads (traditional guesthouses) and desert camps, offering a taste of Moroccan hospitality. Savor delicious meals featuring authentic Moroccan cuisine and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of this captivating country.

Included/Exclude

  • Pick and Drop Services
  • 1 Meal Per Day
  • Cruise Dinner & Music Event
  • Visit 7 Best Places in the City With Group
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Food & Drinks
  • Tickets

Tour Plan

Your Moroccan adventure begins at Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca. Upon arrival, your friendly driver will meet and greet you, ready to whisk you away on this exciting journey. Casablanca's Calling Card (Optional): If your flight arrives early in the morning, you'll have the opportunity to explore a highlight of Casablanca - the magnificent Hassan II Mosque. This architectural marvel, the largest mosque in Africa, took seven years to construct and boasts intricate mosaics, towering ceilings, and stunning ocean views. (Optional visit subject to arrival time) Journey to Fes: Following your visit to the Hassan II Mosque (or if arriving later in the day), you'll embark on a scenic drive towards Fes, traveling comfortably along the highway. As you journey north, soak up the changing landscapes and get a glimpse of Moroccan countryside. Fes First Impressions: Upon arrival in Fes, prepare to be captivated by its rich history and vibrant atmosphere. Start your exploration with a visit to the iconic Bab Bou Jeloud (Blue Gate), a landmark entrance to the ancient Fes El Bali (Old Medina). Immerse yourself in the labyrinthine alleyways lined with traditional shops and workshops, showcasing the city's rich artisanal heritage. Overnight in Fes: After a captivating exploration of Fes, settle into your charming riad or hotel, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse. Reflect on the day's contrasting experiences - the modern grandeur of Casablanca and the timeless charm of Fes.
After breakfast at your Fes riad, it's time to embark on your journey towards the captivating Merzouga Desert. Prepare to be dazzled by the diverse landscapes of Morocco as we travel south. Moroccan Switzerland: Our first stop is Ifrane, a charming hill town nicknamed "Moroccan Switzerland" for its cool climate and European-style architecture. Enjoy a refreshing break amidst the cedar forests and keep an eye out for the playful Barbary macaques (apes) that call these woods home. Apple Capital & Scenic Vistas: Continuing southward, we'll reach Midelt, a town nestled in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Known as the "capital of apples," Midelt offers a delightful lunch stop to fuel up for the adventure ahead. After lunch, we'll tackle the scenic Tizi-n-Tlghamt pass, rewarding you with breathtaking panoramic views. Ziz Valley Oasis & Date Capital: As we descend the pass, prepare to be mesmerized by the Ziz Valley, a verdant oasis dotted with palm groves. Contrast this lush landscape with the barren beauty of the desert as we arrive in Erfoud, the "date capital" of Morocco. Erfoud is famous for its annual Date Festival, a vibrant celebration of this delicious fruit. Merzouga Magic: Finally, as the afternoon unfolds, we'll reach the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi Dunes of Merzouga. These majestic golden sand dunes are the highlight of your journey. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting magical hues across the landscape, embark on a thrilling camel trek towards your desert camp. Stop along the way to capture unforgettable photos of the breathtaking desert sunset. Desert Dreams: After reaching the camp, settle into your comfortable tents and prepare for a traditional Moroccan dinner under a blanket of stars. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and the warmth of Moroccan hospitality. Overnight in Desert Camp: Drift off to sleep under the vast Milky Way, ready for another day of desert adventures.
Rise early to witness the breathtaking desert sunrise over the Merzouga dunes. Capture unforgettable photos as the golden light paints the landscape in magical hues. Camel Caravan: After enjoying the sunrise, hop back on your camel for a scenic ride back to the starting point. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and a refreshing shower at your hotel, preparing for the next leg of your adventure. Canyon Captivation: Our journey continues southward, traversing through charming Berber villages. Our first stop is the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, a natural wonder towering 300 meters high. This dramatic canyon is a popular destination for rock climbers and offers stunning photo opportunities. Afterward, we'll savor a delightful lunch. Dades Enchantment: In the afternoon, we'll continue our journey to Dades Valley, a landscape sculpted by nature. This captivating valley, nicknamed "Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs," is dotted with traditional fortified villages and offers breathtaking scenery. Settle into your comfortable hotel for the night, ready to explore further tomorrow.
Valley Delights: After breakfast at your Dades Valley hotel, we embark on a scenic drive towards Marrakech. Our first stop is the captivating Rose Valley, renowned for its rose plantations. These fragrant blooms are used to create rosewater, creams, and perfumes, particularly celebrated during the annual Rose Festival in May. Skoura Oasis & Hollywood in Morocco: Continuing our journey, we'll pass through the Skoura Oasis, a verdant haven nestled amidst the arid landscape. Palm groves swaying in the breeze create a picture-perfect scene. Next, we'll reach Ouarzazate, nicknamed "Morocco's Hollywood" for its role as a backdrop for numerous films like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Ait Ben Haddou Majesty: Our next stop is a highlight - the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. This magnificent fortified village, perched on a hilltop, offers a glimpse into Morocco's rich history and has served as a filming location for countless movies. Explore the maze-like alleys and admire the traditional architecture of this iconic landmark. High Atlas Ascent: After a captivating visit, we'll bid farewell to Ouarzazate and begin our ascent through the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through breathtaking mountain passes, enjoying the dramatic scenery before arriving in the vibrant city of Marrakech. Marrakech Magic: As the day draws to a close, check into your charming riad or hotel in Marrakech.
Savor a delicious breakfast at your Marrakech riad, reflecting on the unforgettable memories of your Moroccan adventure. It's time to bid farewell to this captivating country. Airport Transfer: A comfortable private transfer awaits to whisk you to Menara International Airport (RAK) in Marrakech or Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca, depending on your departing flight. Relax and reminisce about your journey as you head to the airport.

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