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This 8 days desert tour from Casablanca is a trip of a lifetime, you will be thrilled with our 8 day private trip to Morocco organized by Great Desert Tours. You will learn so much about the country, the culture, and the history; you will climb the dunes of the Sahara, get lost in the bustling artisan markets of Marrakech and Fes, watch the sunset in Essaouira and connect with the Moroccan people and their history.
Further, you will be able to explore the coast, the cities, parks, and hills of beautiful Morocco and learn about the rich culture and history. (Amazigh and Jewish history!) There would not be enough room in this paragraph to describe the variety of things you will do and see.
What to Expect on an 8 Days Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech
For those looking to explore Morocco in-depth, an 8 days tour from Casablanca is the perfect option. This itinerary provides a well-rounded experience of the country, including visits to cities like Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fes. travelers can expect to see beautiful architecture and stunning scenery and experience the vibrant culture that makes Morocco so special. With plenty of opportunities for shopping, eating, and sightseeing, an 8 days tour from Casablanca is sure to be a memorable one.
This itinerary includes all of the best that Morocco has to offer, from stunning architecture and historical landmarks to thrilling activities and delicious cuisine.
Here’s what you can expect on your 8 days tour from Casablanca:
- Day 1: Casablanca airport
- Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah- Tangier
- Day 3: Tangier- Tetouan- Chefchaoun sightseeing
- Day 4: Chefchaouen– Fes sightseeing
- Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes
- Day 6: Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Khamlia village- Merzouga
- Day 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge
- Day 8: Dades gorge- Rose valley – Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Marrakech
Day 1: Casablanca airport
Our driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Once you’re settled in, we’ll start our city tour of Casablanca.
First, you will visit the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, and the Casablanca Corniche, a beautiful promenade along the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a short trip to Casablanca where you will get fascinated with the architecture of this bustling metropolis which is home to many historical and cultural sites, as well as plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Afterward, you’ll stroll through the Old Medina, where you can bargain for souvenirs and try traditional Moroccan food and also visit the modern skyline of this business district.
As the sun sets, you’ll enjoy a cup of tea at one of the many rooftop cafes with a view of the city before going to the hotel.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah- Tangier
After breakfast, you can wander through the streets of Casablanca and then head to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. where you will see the Royal Palace, the 12th-century Almohad walls, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the current king’s grandfather. You will also visit the Hassan Tower, an unfinished minaret that is one of the symbols of the city.
Next, you will head to Asilah, a beautiful town on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, south of Tangier with whitewashed buildings and blue shutters.
However, its old town, or medina, is enclosed by well-preserved 15th-century ramparts and gates, built by colonial Portuguese. Further, its medina is an art hub, known for its murals and Moussem Culturel International d’Asilah, an annual festival. Venues include the exhibition space Center de Hassan II Rencontres Internationales and early-20th-century Palais Raissouni. Thus you can take a walk along the ramparts, and visit the Old Medina to see the modern art museum.
Finally, you’ll head to Tangier, where you will stay overnight at your Riad.
Day 3: Tangier- Tetouan- Chefchaoun sightseeing
After breakfast, Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive onto Cape Spartel and the Cave of Hercules and all that the medina has to offer.
In the afternoon, you will head to Chefchaouen via Tetouan on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Nicknamed “the White Dove”, Tetouan is a beautiful whitewashed city, with roots stretching back well over 2000 years. The city is a mix of Spanish Andalusian and Northern African cultures, with a strong history and population from both regions.
Tetouan; is a favorite with traditional architecture fans and culture lovers.
Furthermore, it is an atmospheric city with a pretty medina that is its prime sightseeing attraction. Snugly located amid the beginning of Morocco’s beautiful Rif Mountain region, Tetouan is also an excellent base for avid nature lovers wanting to set out and explore the unspoiled surrounding hill country. Also, you can visit the Ville nouvelle and the museum.
Then you will continue to the blue city as you will have to explore Chefchaouen on your own. You will have a great relaxed day of sightseeing & inspiring stay to wander through narrow streets lined with blue buildings to feel like walking in the sky & discovering other sights, cultures, traditions, and ways of life by Moroccan locals.
As you explore the city of Chefchaouen, be sure to visit some of its most iconic landmarks. Plaza Uta el-Hammam is a great place to start, lined with cafes and restaurants where you can relax and watch the world go by.
The Kasbah, a heavily restored 18th-century walled fortress, is also worth a visit, especially for its beautiful garden. And of course, no trip to Chefchaouen would be complete without seeing the Grand Mosque i.e. Spanish Mosque, built by the son of the town’s founder, Ali ben Rachid in 15th-Century. Other notable landmarks include the Ras el-Ma waterfalls and the Talassemtane National Park.
Finally, our driver will drop you at your accommodation where you can relax and make a next-day adventure list.
Day 4: Chefchaouen– Fes sightseeing
After your breakfast, you will set out to travel south via Ouazzane towards Fes for a guided tour of this spiritual city of Morocco.
Before that, you will have the chance to travel to the ancient city of Volubilis, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. This well-preserved Roman site is a must-see for any history lover. Be sure not to forget to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Next, you will continue to the city of Fes which is among one of the imperial cities of the country and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and is considered one of the most complete medieval cities in the world. Today, you will explore this amazing city with a local guide and see the labyrinthine Medina of it which is full of mysterious alleyways, bustling souks, and hidden courtyards where you can buy Berber carpets and other Morocco traditional decorations.
Then you will be taken to bustling Nejjarin Fondouk, a former caravanserai that now houses a beautiful tiled courtyard, a carpentry workshop, and a cooperative of weavers. You can wander through the narrow streets of the Medina, taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.
Our next stop is the incredible Medersa Bou Inania, a 14th-century Islamic school that is considered one of the finest examples of Moroccan architecture. You’ll marvel at the intricate stucco work, carved wood, and mosaic tiles before heading to the nearby Kairaouine Mosque. This imposing mosque is the second largest in Morocco and dates back to the 9th century. Non-Muslims are not allowed inside, but we’ll be able to appreciate its size and beauty from the outside.
In last you will visit King’s palace before heading back to your hotel/Riad.
Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes
After breakfast in the hotel, we will explore the town of Ifrane. Ifrane is a charming town located in the Middle Atlas Mountains. This charming town is known for its alpine-style architecture and its beautiful setting in the mountains You will stroll through the streets and see the traditional Moroccan architecture and also visit the Ifrane Museum and the Ifrane National Park.
Next, you will travel to Azrou where you can explore the town and visit the Azrou Forest which is home to a large number of monkeys. along with that, you will also visit the Azrou Museum.
In the afternoon you will stop by Midelt for lunch which is a small town located in the Atlas Mountains. We will explore the town and visit the Midelt Museum.
En route to Erg Chebbi via atlas mountain you can head out to see the enchanting Ziz Valley filled with palm trees.
We started by riding camels out to the edge of the sand dunes. From there, we hiked to the top of the dunes for a stunning view of the desert.
By evening you will arrive at Erg Chebbi and get ready to ride camels out to the edge of the sand dunes. From there, you can hike to the top of the dunes for a stunning sunset view of the desert.
As you ride your dromedary through the desert, you’ll feel like you’re in another world. The sand dunes are like waves in an ocean, and the sunsets are unforgettable. When you arrive at the camp, you’ll be welcomed with mint tea and given a traditional nomad tent to sleep in. The dinner is delicious, and afterward, you’ll be treated to a performance by Berber musicians playing Djembe drums.
It’s a night you won’t soon forget, and you’ll feel like royalty sitting by the fire under the stars and spending the night in a desert camp.
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Day 6: Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Khamlia village- Merzouga
Today you have to Wake up a bit early in the morning to see the sunrise over the Sahara desert’s captivating dune.
Afterward, you will head to the fossil center and a Rissani which is a charming village with a fascinating history. You’ll have the chance to explore the village and learn about its traditional way of life.
Next, you’ll stop by the Khamlia village, where you’ll learn about the local culture and see some of the traditional Gnaoua music being played. This is a truly unique experience and one that you won’t find anywhere else.
Finally, you will end your day in Merzouga, a beautiful desert town with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You’ll have the chance to explore the town at your leisure, and then the driver will drop you off at the hotel.
Day 7: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge
After breakfast at your hotel, continue your travels to the Tafilalet oasis. This is home to Morocco’s largest date-bearing palm trees, and it’s definitely worth a visit! While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Sijilmassa ruins.
Then, head towards the west via typical desert scenery and the volcano mountains. Stop to admire a millennium-old vast network of underground aqueducts! Eventually, you’ll arrive in Tinjdad.
Next, you will visit the Berber Museum, it’s a must-see for anyone interested in Moroccan culture. The museum showcases the history and traditions of the Berber people, who are the indigenous people of Morocco. You’ll learn about the Berber people’s traditional way of life, including their customs, beliefs, and art.
After exploring the Berber Museum, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. This will be a great opportunity to try some traditional Moroccan cuisine.
After that, as you continue west, be sure to make a stop at the market center in Tinghir for a walk through its adobe kasbah. This is an excellent opportunity to see some of Morocco’s traditional architecture up close. After exploring the kasbah, you will make your way up to the Todgha Gorge, sometimes referred to as Morocco’s “Grand Canyon.” At 600 feet high, the gorge is an impressive sight.
Continue your journey southeast through the picturesque river valleys. You’ll eventually make your way up to the Dades Valley, which is considered to be the most picturesque valley in southern Morocco. Be sure to admire the varied orchards and adobe forts that line the valley. As you travel through the valley, you’ll also come across the Tamnalt Hills which has a strange rock formation – definitely worth a look at.
Eventually, you’ll reach the heart of the Rose Valley, where you’ll spend the night. Be sure to enjoy dinner and breakfast while you’re here.
Day 8: Dades gorge- Rose valley – Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Marrakech
It’s Day 8 already on your Morocco Tour from Casablanca and you’ll be up early today for the scenic drive to Ouarzazate via the Dades gorge and Rose valley.
After breakfast, you’ll depart from your hotel in the Dades valley and begin the drive to Ouarzazate. The first part of the journey takes you through the Dades gorge, with its towering cliffs and winding roads. You’ll then head into the Rose valley, where you can see the amazing colors of the rocks and the many different types of roses that grow in this region.
As you approach Ouarzazate, you’ll see the huge Atlas Studios, which have been used for many famous films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. You’ll also visit the Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive fortified villages in Morocco.
After lunch, you’ll begin the journey over the Tizi N’Tichka Pass, the highest road in Morocco. The views from the top are simply breathtaking and you’ll have plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the scenery.
Finally, you’ll then descend into the beautiful Ourika valley before arriving in Marrakech, where your tour comes to an end.
You can also book the short day trip from Marrakech if you want to discover the Best of Morocco.
If you’re looking for a well-rounded Morocco experience, an 8 Days Desert Tour From Casablanca is the perfect option for you. This itinerary includes visits to the imperial cities, beautiful valleys, and stunning gorges also provides travelers with plenty of opportunities to see beautiful architecture, and stunning scenery, and experience the vibrant culture that makes Morocco so special.
The tour also includes a visit to the Sahara Desert trip, which is a unique experience that is not to be missed so Book your trip now and enjoy your 8 days with Great Desert Tours.
|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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