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Imperial Cities, Desert Tour from Casablanca 10 days

Embark on a 10-day Morocco desert tour from Casablanca, a journey that promises an immersive experience in authentic Moroccan culture. This adventure seamlessly blends the enchanting Sahara Desert with the grandeur of the four Imperial cities: Marrakech, Rabat, Fes, and Meknes.

Begin your Moroccan odyssey with a visit to the magnificent Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, setting the tone for an unforgettable trip. Explore the captivating attractions of Rabat, including the iconic Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the bustling Medina, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic city.

Continue your exploration in the Imperial cities, where the rich oriental charm awaits. Discover the ancient medina of Fes, with its labyrinthine streets, Royal Palace, madrassahs, and traditional leather tanneries. In Marrakech, embark on a walking tour through its bustling souks, vibrant gardens, and majestic palaces, culminating in the lively atmosphere of Djemaa El Fna square.

Venture into the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, where an unforgettable camel ride awaits, offering panoramic views of the mesmerizing desert landscape. Dance to the rhythmic beats of Berber music around a campfire, immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco. Retreat to your private tent in a luxury desert camp near the majestic dunes, where you can unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures.

Experience a glimpse of nomadic life with a full-day camel trek in the highest Sahara Desert dunes, or opt for a half-day 4×4 tour to Khamlia village for a cultural immersion. Alternatively, indulge in relaxation at the camp, soaking in the tranquility of the desert surroundings.

Throughout your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with local communities and experience Moroccan hospitality firsthand. Stay in charming riads and authentic guesthouses, and explore iconic Kasbahs like Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet, and Amredhil. Marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Dades Valley and Toudgha Gorges, and enjoy scenic drives through the majestic Atlas Mountains.

With its blend of cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable experiences, this Morocco desert tour promises to be an enriching and unforgettable adventure.

Map for your 10 Day Imperial Cities and Desert Tour from Casablanca

 

Desert Tour from Casablanca 10 days

  • Price includes:
    • Transport in a private air-conditioned comfortable  4×4 van and fuel
    • Pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel or riad and transfer from and to the airport
    • Experienced local English-speaking Berber and nomad driver/guide
    • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites with private bathroom
    • The night in a luxury camp in Erg Chebbi with private toilet and shower, lamps, traditional handcrafted  furnishings
    • Dinners and breakfasts
    • Camel rides with a guide, and free sandboarding, if desired – just ask the camp staff
    • Option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
    • Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
    • Berber drumming and music
    • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou, the Ounila Valley, for walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
    • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
    • Entrance fees (except in Casablanca, Rabat, Fes and Marrakech)
    • Local guides in the relevant places
    • Tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert

Desert Tour from Casablanca 10 days

  • Flight
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Desert Tour from Casablanca 10 days

*The Price Per person

2 Persons

1645 € *

3 Persons

1765 € *

4 Persons

1545 € *

5 Persons or more

1490 € *

Good to know about the desert tour from Casablanca:

  • This desert tours from Casablanca package can be tailed to fit your areas of interest
  • Visiting the Hassan II mosque is not possible on Friday or religious holidays
  • Activities such as quad-biking, day trips, cooking classes in Fes or Marrakech can be added to this tour
  • If you want to go to Essaouira, please visit Imperial Cities, Desert, Atlantic, Casablanca Morocco Tours
  • It is possible to choose to start and/or end this Morocco tour from Marrakech instead
  • You can choose to go to the camp either on camelback or by 4×4 (then you go for a camel ride)
  • You can always consult your driver about skipping some places to spend more time elsewhere
  • You can ask us if others are interested in sharing the tour, or in case of an early booking, let us know that you are interested in this yourselves
  • We require a 30% deposit of the total price to book the car, while the balance is payable to us in the office in Ouarzazate
  • We accept payment through PayPal, bank transfers in Europe, by credit card, or cash (USD, Euro, GBP or MAD)
  • There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old, whilst we do not charge children under 5
  • Morocco desert tours from Casablanca 10 days prices are liable to fluctuation according to the current exchange rate
  • Our prices are subject to an increase over the Christmas and New Year period
  • Also, due to globally increased fuel prices, you may receive a higher quotation in our correspondence during other seasons

Desert Tour from Casablanca 10 days

  1. 1

    Casablanca to Rabat

    Upon your arrival at the airport, we'll greet you warmly and embark on a journey into the heart of Casablanca, offering you the first glimpses of the captivating Moroccan countryside. Our first stop is the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, a true marvel of architectural splendor. Admire the intricate tile work, showcasing the finest craftsmanship, as you explore the largest mosque in Africa. Please note that visits are not available on Fridays or religious holidays, and you may need to queue for tickets, with the tour lasting approximately an hour.

    After soaking in the grandeur of the mosque, our journey continues to the charming capital city of Rabat. Here, you'll be welcomed into a traditional riad where you'll spend the night. With some free time on your hands, take the opportunity to wander through the winding streets of the medina, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic city.

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    Rabat to Chefchaouen

    After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you'll embark on a captivating private guided tour of Rabat, a bustling political hub that seamlessly blends the old with the new. Traverse wide, tree-lined boulevards in the modern town before delving into the narrow, lively alleys of the ancient medina. The day is yours to explore the rich tapestry of history and culture that Rabat has to offer.

    Marvel at the iconic landmarks such as the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, each telling a story of Morocco's storied past. Explore the imposing Kasbah Oudaias, which once stood guard against marauding pirates at the city's entrance, and wander through the ancient necropolis of Chellah, where echoes of the Roman City of Sala Colonia still linger.

    In the afternoon, we'll set out on a scenic drive to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, passing through Kénitra and Wazzan amidst the picturesque Rif Mountains and charming villages.

    Once in Chefchaouen, you'll be treated to a day tour of this mesmerizing gem nestled at the foot of the Rif Mountains. Wander through the labyrinthine streets of the medina, adorned with vibrant blue hues that lend an air of tranquility to this captivating village. Explore the Spanish-style square brimming with quirky arts and crafts stores, rooftop restaurants, and cozy cafes, soaking in the unique ambiance that defines Chefchaouen.

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    Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez

    Bright and early, fuel up with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a journey to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, steeped in over 2000 years of history. Delve into the rich tapestry of the past as you wander among the well-preserved remnants of this once-thriving civilization.

    After immersing yourself in the allure of Volubilis, savor a leisurely lunch in Moulay Idriss, a village revered as one of the holiest in Morocco. Let the tranquil atmosphere and sacred surroundings envelop you as you indulge in a delicious meal.

    Next, our skilled driver will whisk you away to the enchanting city of Meknes, renowned for its formidable 16 miles of protective walls that have stood the test of time. Explore the majestic Moulay Ismail Mosque, a testament to the city's rich architectural heritage, and marvel at the grandeur of the former royal stables and granaries, each bearing witness to Meknes' illustrious past.

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    Fez Guided City Tour

    Today holds the promise of a captivating journey through Fez, the venerable Imperial City steeped in centuries of history and tradition. Begin your exploration with a full-day sightseeing tour, delving into the labyrinthine streets of Fes El Bali, the ancient heart of the city. Here, time seems to stand still as you wander through the narrow alleys adorned with ornate architecture and bustling markets.

    Discover the enchanting Bou Inania Medersa, a stunning example of Moroccan craftsmanship, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling souks, where the air is filled with the aroma of exotic spices and the vibrant colors of artisanal wares.

    Pay homage to the sacred Kairaouine Mosque, its majestic courtyard a testament to the city's spiritual heritage, and capture the essence of Fez through your lens.

    In the afternoon, venture into the newer precincts of Fes El Jdid, where modernity meets tradition in a harmonious blend. Explore the Museum of Moroccan Arts, a treasure trove of cultural artifacts and historical relics, before retiring to the serene ambience of your riad for a restful evening.

    Savor a delectable dinner infused with the flavors of Morocco, a fitting finale to a day filled with discovery and wonder. As night falls, surrender to the embrace of your hotel in Fes, where dreams of the day's adventures await.

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    Fez to Merzouga

    Embark on an unforgettable journey from Fez, setting out at 8 o’clock to traverse the diverse landscapes of Morocco. As we venture past Ifrane, renowned for its unique sloping-roof houses designed to withstand the yearly snowfall, you'll marvel at this distinctive architectural marvel.

    Continuing our odyssey, we venture into the Middle Atlas, where the oak and cedar forests near Azrou reveal a sanctuary for Barbary apes. Witnessing these majestic creatures amidst the natural splendor of the Berber landscape is a truly enchanting experience.

    Our journey southward leads us through the picturesque town of Midelt, known as the "apple capital" of Morocco, nestled at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. Here, we pause for a delightful lunch, savoring the flavors of local cuisine amidst the scenic beauty of our surroundings.

    Traversing the Tizi-n-Talghemt pass, aptly named the "she-camel" pass, we descend into the verdant oasis of the Ziz Valley. Palm trees line the horizon, offering a picturesque backdrop to our onward journey.

    Passing through Er Rachidia and Erfoud, renowned for their mineral wealth and vibrant cultural heritage, we eventually arrive at the legendary Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. A camel ride awaits, offering an immersive experience amidst the majestic sands of the Sahara Desert.

    As the sun begins to set, casting a golden glow over the dunes, we embark on a mesmerizing journey to explore the wonders of the desert. From the rhythmic beats of Gnawa musicians in Khamlia to the ancient ruins of Sijilmassa, each moment unveils a new facet of this mystical landscape.

    After a traditional lunch of local delicacies, we return to the dunes for an unforgettable evening under the stars. Dinner is served in our luxury camp, where king-sized beds and private bathrooms ensure a comfortable retreat amidst the tranquility of the desert.

    As night falls, the desert sky comes alive with a celestial display, offering a glimpse into the timeless beauty of the Sahara. With the soothing strains of Berber music serenading our senses, we surrender to the enchantment of the desert, embracing the silence and serenity of this extraordinary landscape.

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    Merzouga to Dades Gorges

    Rise with the sun to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the desert sunrise, as the golden hues of the dunes come alive in the morning light. After indulging in a hearty breakfast at the camp, we embark on the next leg of our journey towards Tinghir and the majestic Toudgha Gorges.

    En route, we encounter the intricate water channels known as "khettarat," a marvel of ancient irrigation engineering. Descending into these channels, you'll marvel at the ingenious design that sustains life in the arid desert landscape, preventing evaporation and ensuring the efficient distribution of water to the surrounding fields and gardens.

    As we venture deeper into the gorge and valley, you'll have the opportunity to explore beyond the confines of the rugged terrain, immersing yourself in the tranquility of village life and the lush greenery of the surrounding fields.

    Continuing our journey, we arrive at the awe-inspiring Dades Valley, a geological marvel shaped by millions of years of sedimentation and tectonic activity. Once submerged beneath the sea, this ancient landscape has been transformed into a labyrinth of towering rock formations and winding gorges, offering a glimpse into the earth's tumultuous history.

    Tonight, we retire to the comfort of a hotel or kasbah, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures amidst the timeless beauty of the Moroccan landscape.

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    Dades to Ouarzazate

    After enjoying a delicious breakfast, our journey continues with a visit to the captivating Dades Gorges, where we embark on a leisurely stroll to soak in the rugged beauty of the natural landscape. Marvel at the towering rock formations and the winding path carved by the Dades River over millennia.

    Next, we veer off the beaten path, venturing along the rugged Boutarar piste to encounter Berber nomads in their traditional caves. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to gain insight into the nomadic way of life, as you witness firsthand the challenges and rewards of living in harmony with the desert landscape. Share a cup of refreshing tea with our gracious hosts, and learn about their time-honored traditions of goat herding and family life.

    Continuing our journey, we traverse the picturesque Valley of the Roses, renowned for its annual Rose Festival held in May. Discover the secret behind Morocco's prized cosmetics and toiletry items, derived from the fragrant roses that flourish in this fertile valley.

    Our next stop is the oasis town of Skoura, home to the majestic Kasbah Amredhil. Step back in time as you explore this beautifully restored kasbah, constructed entirely from adobe—a traditional building material known for its natural insulation properties. Gain insight into the daily life of the inhabitants as you wander through the labyrinthine corridors and courtyards of this architectural gem.

    As the day draws to a close, we arrive in Ouarzazate, where you'll spend the night in a cozy guest house. Relax and unwind as you reflect on the day's adventures amidst the serene beauty of the Moroccan countryside

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    Ouarzazate to Marrakech

    After breakfast, the route goes on to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of Morocco’s seven World Heritage sites, and the backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters. It is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and some of the buildings date back to the 17th century. From here you drive along the beautiful and awe-inspiring, winding Ounila Valley, full of surprises at the colours of the rock and soil and Berber villages and gardens.

    We continue to Telouet set right in the midst of the mountains. It was once the seat of the last Pasha of Marrakech, El Glaoui, from where the highest pass in Africa, Tizi-n-Tichka was controlled. Each addition to the building now stands in ruins exposed to the wind and the rain after it was abandoned and plundered when Thami El Glaoui, left the country following the departure of the French in 1956. Wait to be pleasantly surprised by the traditional interior decoration as you reach the farthest end of the Kasbah.

    At the end of the afternoon, having crossed the Tichka pass, we arrive in Marrakech.

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    Marrakech Sightseeing Tour

    Marrakech, with its vibrant energy and rich cultural heritage, offers a plethora of captivating sights and experiences for visitors to explore. At the heart of the city lies Djemma El Fna, a bustling square brimming with activity. Here, you'll find an array of stalls offering freshly squeezed juices, dried fruits, and nuts, while women adorned in intricate henna designs create beautiful works of art. Delight in the mesmerizing performances of snake charmers and storytellers, immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of this iconic landmark.

    During your time in Marrakech, you'll have the opportunity to visit a variety of captivating attractions, each offering a unique glimpse into the city's rich history and culture. Wander through the serene oasis of the Majorelle Gardens, once owned by the renowned fashion designer Yves St Laurent, and marvel at the vibrant hues of its iconic blue structures. Explore the grandeur of the Koutoubia Mosque, an architectural masterpiece that has stood as a symbol of Marrakech for centuries.

    Discover the splendor of the El Bahia Palace, aptly named "the palace of the beautiful," and stroll through its enchanting gardens nestled within. Step back in time as you explore the historic Ben Youssef Medersa, once a bustling center of Islamic learning, and admire its exquisite Moorish architecture.

    Pay homage to Morocco's rich heritage at the Saadian Tombs, where ornately decorated mausoleums house the remains of past rulers. Explore the vibrant Jewish souk in the Mellah, a bustling marketplace offering a myriad of treasures waiting to be discovered.

    For a truly immersive cultural experience, consider participating in a cooking class to learn the art of Moroccan cuisine. Indulge your senses as you master traditional recipes and techniques under the guidance of expert chefs, adding a delightful culinary dimension to your Marrakech adventure.

    After a day of exploration and discovery, return to the comfort of your riad, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures amidst the tranquil ambiance of Marrakech.

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    Marrakech to Casablanca

    Transfer from your riad to Casablanca airport in time for the check-in before your flight. Your wonderful desert Tour from Casablanca adventure ends as your driver escorts you to the airport.

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