- Ait Benhaddou
- Desert Tours from Marrakech
- Erg Chebbi
Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to see Morocco? If so, consider taking a 5 days tour from Marrakech to Casablanca. This tour will allow you to see some of the most beautiful and interesting sights in the country, while also enjoying the comfort and convenience of having everything taken care of for you.
With a 5 days tour from Marrakech to Casablanca, you will be able to visit some of the most amazing places in Morocco. This tour will allow you to explore the Ouarzazate, and ancient kasbahs, visit the Sahara Desert, Fes, Rabat and see the beautiful city of Casablanca.
In addition, it is a great way to save money. This is because the tour includes all of your transportation, food, and lodging. This means that you will not have to worry about paying for any of these things separately.
The Perfect 5 Day Itinerary from Marrakech to Casablanca tour Through Sahara Desert and Imperial cities
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Marrakech – Casablanca|
WHAT TO BRING
|Comfortable clothing and shoes, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Water Bottle, camera, and Power bank!|
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate –Agdez– Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Today, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing as you’ll be doing a lot of walking!
On the very first day of your tour you will be picked from your accommodation and then travel to Ouarzazate via the Tichka Pass.
You’ll be guided on by the magnificent High Atlas Mountain pass of Tizi N Tichka which offer you beautiful views as you will have several stops along the route for you to smell the fresh air and get some amazing photos.
Moreover, this pass reaches an altitude of 7415 feet above sea level and is the highest major mountain pass in North Africa.
Next, you will visit the Telouet Kasbah, a village in the Onilla Valley, near the city of Telouet. It is owned by the powerful Pacha Glaoui during his reign. It is said to have 1000 inhabitants within its walls. Over 5 wives and 80 concubines. He guarded and protected the caravan traders traveling through the Atlas Mountains.
In addition, it is amazing to see the contrast of how it looks like a ruined pile of mud outside, but then when you enter it, you see how rich the pasha was. Walking through the crumbling passageways is like walking through a maze and some have gotten lost exploring the dilapidated Kasbah.
Then you will drive en route to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït ben Haddou Kasbah, a hillside assembly of several multi-storied adobe granaries. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Jewel of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator.
After that, you will pass through the international filming center of Ouarzazate. and make your way to Merzouga through the palm-filled Draa Valley.
Then you arrive at Merzouga; the doorway into the desert where your guide and camels will be patiently waiting to take you across the sandy dunes of the Moroccan Sahara.
As the sun sets in the desert scenery, you’ll make camel treks, generally for one to two hours, to reach your desert camp for the night. Here, you will spend the night in a traditional Berber camp, where you can enjoy the stunning night sky and the tranquility of the desert.
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Day 2: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane- Fes
Today, you will leave the campsite early to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes, before taking a camel ride through the desert to the oasis town of Merzouga.
After your time in Merzouga, you will continue to travel through the palm-filled valley of Erfoud to Ziz. The journey takes you through the multi-hued expanses of the Eastern High Atlas until you reach Midelt.
Along the way, you pass through several small villages and see many Berber people going about their daily lives. The scenery is stunning as you even get to see some desert wildlife which will compels you to admire the natural beauty of this region
After lunch, you’ll continue on to Azrou, located in the middle of the Atlas Mountains and get an opportunity to see the large cedar Tree. Moreover, you can stop in cedar forest since it is a popular spot for hiking and picnicking. Be sure to click some great photos and share it with us.
Next, you will move toward Ifrane to enjoy the cool weather and visit its famous ski resort, which is one of the best in Africa!
Finally, you’ll arrive in Fes, where You’ll be dropped off at your destination.
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Day 3: Fes sightseeing – Chefchaouen
Today, you will be picked by a local guide who will take you to explore the spiritual city of Fes and the capital of Morocco which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for that, you will first visit the University of al-Qarawiyyin, which was founded in 859 AD. The university is still in operation today and is one of the most prestigious and the oldest university in the world.
After that, you will enter Medina, the old city, that is full of narrow streets and alleyways. You will find Medina a great place to explore Souks, thus you can buy souvenirs for yourself or for your loved ones.
Then, you will walk through the Fes el-Bali and visit the Nejjarine Fondouk which was once used as a storage space for carpets. However, now the Nejjarine Fondouk is a museum, and it is a great place to learn about the history of carpets in Fez.
Next, you will visit the Dar el-Makhzen, the royal palace, it is a great place to learn about the history of the Moroccan monarchy. Further, you can stop there to take photos
Then, you will explore tanneries to see how leather is made and visit the Museum of Moroccan Arts.
Later, you will head to the tomb of Moulay Ismail. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is the tomb of the founder of the Moroccan dynasty. Then visit the Al-Attarine Madrasa.
After lunch, you’ll visit the Medersa el- Bou Inania and then leave Fes for Chefchaouen.
After a short drive, you will reach the Chefchaouen where you can Stroll through the narrow, blue-washed streets, and take in the unique architecture and atmosphere of this historic district.
Next, you will make your way to the Grand Mosque, one of the most important religious sites in Chefchaouen. Admire the beautiful Moorish architecture and learn about the history of Islam in Morocco.
For a great scenic view, you will watch the beautiful Ras el-Ma waterfalls situated a little outside of Chefchaouen.
At last, you will end your day with a traditional Moroccan dinner in Chefchaouen. Savor traditional dishes such as couscous and tagine, and enjoy live entertainment such as music and dance.
Day 4: Chefchaouen– Rabat – Casablanca
After breakfast at your hotel in Chefchaouen, drive towards the capital city of Morocco, Rabat, on the shores of the Atlantic. Rabat is a modern Moroccan city with an ancient traditional heart; its walled medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In Rabat, first, you will visit Hassan Tower which was built by Yacoub el Mansour to be a minaret but it was never completed due to his death in 1199 AD.
Then you visit Oudaia Kasbah where there are many artisan shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs, also explore the Mohamed V Mausoleum where his body rests with his two sons Prince Moulay Abdelaziz and Prince Moulay Abdellah who died before him. The mausoleum was built between 1961 and 1971 by Moroccan architect Michel Pecheux using a modernist style combined with traditional Moroccan architectural style.
Afterward, you’ll visit the Chellah fortress, which is home to Roman ruins and the 14th-century Marinid Dynasty necropolis. Then, you’ll head to the Museum of History and Mediterranean Civilization and the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
In the evening, you will depart from Rabat and enter the economic capital o Morocco; Casablanca.
You will get the opportunity to visit Rick’s Café Casablanca and the Great Hassan II Mosque which is one of the largest mosques in the world with a capacity of 25000 worshipers and a 210m high minaret. Then you will go to the Habous district which is an old shopping area with lots of souvenir shops. After that you will have lunch in a local restaurant then you will check in at your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: Casablanca – Marrakech
After breakfast, you will explore Rick’s Café, corniche, and the Ville Nouvelle. Then you drive to Marrakech where you have a lunch at your leisure, then you will have part of the day to explore Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco.
This is a tour of Marrakech’s prime historical monuments, with explanations of the history of the city and its Berber founders, who made it the capital of the largest empire in the Western world in the 11th and 12th centuries.
The main sights cover the Koutoubia Mosque, the necropolis of the Saadian Dynasty, the Bahia Palace, and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Overnight in Riad.
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