Looking for an amazing and exciting way to see the Sahara? Look no further than our 6 days Sahara tour from Casablanca! This tour will take you through some of the most stunning scenery in the Sahara and you’ll get to experience all the excitement that comes with it and exceed all of your expectations.
Moreover, you will be able to get a deeper insight into the culture, history, and workings of the current Moroccan society; insights that would otherwise be difficult for you to discover and cannot always be found in conventional guidebooks.
Highlights of 6 Day Desert Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech Itinerary
This 6 days itinerary is packed with adventure, culture, and natural beauty. We’ll start your joyful journey in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. You’ll explore the city’s vibrant streets, visit the Hassan II Mosque, and enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal.
From Casablanca, You will visit the must-see blue city of Chefchaoun and walk through its narrow blue-washed alleys.
Also, visit other Imperial cities, Cedar forest, fascinating gorges, and stunning landscapes en route to Marrakech.
You will take your time and do the long hikes in the Dades valley and Rose valley to see the nomad villages.
You’ll then head into the Sahara Desert for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will have a camel ride, sleep under the stars, and watch the sunrise over the dunes.
Then travel to Marrakech, the “Red City” where you explore the city’s ancient Medina, visit the Majorelle Gardens and experience a traditional Moroccan hammam.
This is just a taste of what’s in store on our 6 day Sahara tour from Casablanca to Marrakech.
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Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
It’s day one of your Morocco adventure, and you’re starting in the country’s largest city and popular tourist destination Casablanca, which is also the country’s economic and business center. The city is home to many industries and businesses, as well as a thriving port.
After breakfast, you will explore some of the city’s most popular tourist spots by visiting the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the largest in the world. The mosque is open to the public and is definitely worth a visit.
Next, we’ll head to the Old Medina, the historic center of the city. The Medina is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways, lined with shops and stalls selling everything from spices to souvenirs. Be sure to bargain with the shopkeepers!
After exploring the Medina, we’ll head to the Corniche, the city’s waterfront promenade. The Corniche is a great place to relax and take in the views of the city and the ocean. We’ll finish our day with a visit to Rick’s Café, the famous bar made famous by the film “Casablanca.”
Next, you will visit the Political Capital of Morocco Rabat, it is absolutely stunning. The architecture is incredible, and the city has a really vibrant and lively atmosphere. There are so many things to see and do here.
First, you will see the Oudaya Kasbah and its exquisite garden
Then you will stop to visit the Hassan Tower, which is an amazing 12th-century Moorish minaret. Thus it is so cool to see, and the views from the top were incredible.
After that, you will visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, which is a beautiful tomb that houses the remains of the Moroccan king.
Then you will continue to head toward the museum of History and Mediterranean Civilization. This museum is packed with fascinating artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the region’s rich history. You’ll be able to see ancient Roman ruins, learn about the city’s role in the Crusades, and see how the city has changed over the centuries.
After that, you’ll be heading to the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. This incredible museum is housed in a neo-Moorish building that is absolutely stunning. Inside, you’ll find an incredible collection of modern and contemporary art from Tunisia and around the world.
Furthermore, you can wander around the old city, which is full of narrow streets and beautiful buildings while trying some authentic Moroccan food, which is delicious.
In the afternoon after lunch, it’s off to Chefchaouen, a small town in the Rif Mountains. Moreover, this town is known for its stunning blue-and-white buildings.
Further, you can wander the streets on your own to see the cobblestone alleys and the spectacular Ethnographic Museum of Chefchaouen and discover the other sights too.
After a long day of exploring Chefchaouen, there’s nothing better than relaxing in Plaza Uta el-Hammam. This square is lined with cafes and restaurants, making it the perfect place to watch the world go by.
You’ll also want to check out the Grand Mosque (Spanish mosque), built in the 15th century by the son of the town’s founder Ali ben Rachid.
End your day by exploring some of the other monuments in Chefchaouen. With so much to see and do, you’ll want to spend at least one night in this magical city.
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Day 2: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fes
After your delicious breakfast, you will travel south via Ouazzane towards Fes. But before you reach your destination, you will have the chance to travel back in time to the 3rd century by visiting Volubilis. one of the important archaeological sites and an attractive Roman city that entered in World Heritage List in 1997.
By walking through the ruins of Volubilis, you will feel like you are transported back in time. You will see the well-preserved remains of public baths, a triumphal arch, private houses, and a basilica. You will also get a chance to see the famous mosaics that decorate the floors of some of the buildings.
At last, you will reach the city of Fes where you will stay overnight in a Riad.
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Day 3: Drive to Fes and Explore the Ancient City
After breakfast, you will meet with your local guide for your tour of the ancient Medina of Fes el Bali, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981.
Tie your shoelaces since today you will have a walking tour of Medina of Fes, while covering the main sights the culture and the history will be explained to you in this guided tour.
Next, you will visit the Islamic shrines and Fes’ former theological institutions, the Nejjarine Museum, the King’s Palace, the tanneries including Chouara Tannery, and also the world’s oldest University of Al-Karaouine.
You will walk through narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco.
You will then head to the Dar al-Makhzen or Royal Palace, built in the 18th century by Sultan Moulay Ismail. The palace is not open to the public, but you will be able to admire the beautiful exterior and gardens
Before dropping you off at your Riad, our driver will take you to see Fes from above the ramparts, with the Borj Sud overlook, you will visit the Medersa Bou Inania, a theological college built in the 14th century. The Medersa is one of the most beautiful examples of Moroccan architecture, with its intricate carved woodwork and ceramic tiles.
In the evening, you will be dropped at the Riad.
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Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
After a long day of exploring Fez, You’ll set out on the road to Ifrane a charming ski resort town in the Atlas Mountains that is gorgeous, with its Swiss-style chalets and beautiful scenery.
From Ifrane, you will continue on to Midelt, a small town in the Atlas Mountains. On the way to Midelt, you will travel via the national park and get mesmerized by the rocky landscape.
Our next stop will be Erfoud, where you will excite to see the Sahara Desert. You can take a camel ride into the desert and finally end your day in Merzouga, where you can watch the sunset over the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, and spend the night under the stars while enjoying the Berber musicians dancing.
Anyhow, this camping experience in the desert will be definitely memorable for you.
Day 5: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge
Don’t forget to wake up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes. It is absolutely breathtaking.
After breakfast, pack up your things as today, we’ll be exploring the Tinjdad oasis, the Todra Gorges, and the Dades Gorge. The Tafilalet oasis is one of the largest oases in Morocco located between the towns of Erfoud and Rissani. However, this oasis is known for its date palms, which produce some of the best dates in the world.
Then visit the ruins of Sijilmassa which is also located in the Tafilalet oasis. They’re the remains of an ancient city that were once the capital of the Kingdom of Sijilmassa. The city was founded in the 8th century and was an important stop on the trans-Saharan trade routes.
In the afternoon, you will visit the unique Berber Museum and enjoy the lunch meal.
Next, you will head toward the Todra Gorges these massive cliffs that have been carved out by the Todra River are an impressive sight and a great place to take some photos. These cliffs are up to 500 meters high, and the canyons are up to 30 meters deep. The Todra Gorges are a popular destination for rock climbers and hikers.
After that you will be taken to the Dades Gorge, it’s a canyon in the High Atlas Mountains. It is located in the Dades Valley, between the towns of Tinghir and Boumalne Dades. The gorge is known for its dramatic scenery, with towering cliffs and a winding river.
Finally, you’ll end your day in the heart of the beautiful rose valley and stay there for the night and enjoy dinner.
Day 6: Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas mountains – Marrakech
After breakfast, you will continue traveling to Kalaat M’Gouna which is the Road of 1000 Kasbahs. On the way to Ouarzazate, you will watch Skoura palm oasis until you arrive at South’s largest kasbah Amridil which is an ancient settlement where you can get the chance to witness the traditional way of living as it is still inhabited.
After that, you will head to Ouarzazate with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou. This fortified village is a beautiful example of traditional earthen architecture and has been used as a filming location for many movies and TV shows, including Game of Thrones.
After exploring the village of Telouate and having lunch there, you will head into the High Atlas mountains. This stunning mountain range is home to some of Morocco’s highest peaks, and we’ll be spending the day hiking and enjoying the incredible views.
In last, you will have to drive to Marrakech where our driver will drop you at your accommodation that’s how the 6 days private tour from Casablanca will end with a great adventure so what you’re waiting for? Book your tour now and get the chance to live the best days of your life.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Casablanca – Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|
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