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11 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca

11 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca

11 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca


The 11 days desert tour from Casablanca, traversing through Morocco captivating landscapes and cultural treasures. From the vibrant streets of Casablanca to the blue hues of Chefchaouen, and the ancient wonders of Volubilis and Fes, immerse yourself in the rich history and hospitality of Moroccan life. Experience the nomadic Berber lifestyle in Merzouga, witness the breathtaking gorges of Todra and Dades, and explore the cinematic allure of Ouarzazate before venturing to the vibrant city of Marrakech.

Continue your journey to the coastal charm of Essaouira, savoring its serene beauty, before bidding farewell in Casablanca. With memories of bustling markets, desert sands, and coastal breezes, this tour offers an unforgettable exploration of Morocco diverse landscapes and cultural heritage. Book your trip today!


Day 1: Welcome to Casablanca Airport

Upon your arrival at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, you will receive a warm welcome from your driver/guide who will accompany you to your hotel in the city. Rest and relax overnight in the comfort of your hotel, preparing for the adventures that await on your 11 days desert tour from Casablanca.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen

At 8:00 AM, your exploration of Casablanca, the “white” city where culture and economy converge, begins with a visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque, a symbol of architectural grandeur. Afterward, immerse yourself in the city’s charm with sightseeing at other notable landmarks.

Following your time in Casablanca, we’ll journey to the capital city of Rabat, situated along the picturesque Atlantic Ocean. Our tour commences with visits to the historic sites of Bad Challah, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and one of the main gates of the royal palace, as well as the Oudaya Kasbah. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant before continuing our drive to the enchanting “blue city” of Chefchaouen.

En route to Chefchaouen, we’ll pass through quaint small towns, making occasional stops to admire the scenery. Arriving in Chefchaouen early in the evening, take advantage of the time to stroll through the charming blue alleys of the medina, capturing picturesque moments and savoring the local cuisine. Rest and rejuvenate overnight in a hotel, ready to continue your adventure on the 11 days desert tour from Casablanca.

Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fes

In the morning, at 9 AM, our journey continues as we depart for Fes. Before reaching Fes, we’ll make a stop at the historic site of Volubilis, where you’ll go on a guided tour to unravel the ancient mysteries of this archaeological treasure.

Following our exploration of Volubilis, we’ll proceed to Meknes, often referred to as “the Moroccan Versailles”, a city steeped in grandeur and historical significance under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail. Delve into the majestic ambiance of Meknes with visits to iconic landmarks such as the Bab-El-Mansour Gate, the exquisite gate of Bad Mansour, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Sahrij, and the Jewish quarter. After a fulfilling day of sightseeing, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant nestled within the old medina of Fes.

Upon completion of lunch, we’ll resume our journey to Fes, where we’ll spend the night in a traditional riad nestled within the medina, immersing ourselves in the enchanting ambiance of this historic city. Rest and recharge, as tomorrow promises more adventures on your 11 days desert tour from Casablanca.

Day 4: Exploring Fes with a Local Guide

After breakfast, immerse yourself in the allure of Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, by wandering through its labyrinthine alleys and charming streets. Discover the mystique of Fes’ medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as we embark on a guided tour of its historic landmarks.

Our exploration begins with a visit to the Royal Palace gate, followed by a journey through the Jewish quarter and the first Mellah ever constructed in Morocco during the 14th century. Dive deeper into Fes’ rich heritage as we explore cultural gems such as the esteemed Al Karaouine University, renowned as the oldest university in the world, and the fascinating Tanneries.

Following a sumptuous lunch at a traditional Moroccan restaurant, we’ll venture to a tiles cooperative to witness the intricate craftsmanship of local artisans. Cap off your day with a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Fes Medina, offering a glimpse into the city’s vibrant tapestry of colors and culture. Retreat to the comfort of your riad for a restful overnight stay, reflecting on the enchanting experiences of the day.

Day 5: Fes – Ilfrane – Azrou – Midelt – Merzouga Desert

In the early morning, go on a scenic journey through the Middle Atlas via Ifrane, often referred to as the “Moroccan Switzerland,” and Azrou. Pause at the cedar forest to marvel at the majestic Cedre Gouraud Tree and catch a glimpse of Barbary apes amidst the tranquil surroundings. As we venture further south, witness nomadic communities living amidst the rugged terrain and volcanic rocks, offering a glimpse into their traditional way of life.

Our journey continues to Midelt, where you’ll relish a delightful lunch amidst picturesque landscapes. Traverse the breathtaking Tizi N’Talghomt Pass, situated at an elevation of 1907 meters, and marvel at the panoramic vistas that unfold before you. Pass through the awe-inspiring Ziz Gorge and tunnel, before reaching the azure waters of Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil near Errachidia.

As we proceed towards Erfoud, pause to admire the panoramic view of Aoufous palm trees lining the banks of the Ziz River. Our journey culminates in Merzouga, a captivating village considered one of the gateways to the Sahara. Arriving in the afternoon, settle into your riad for a relaxing evening, filled with delectable dinner and a comfortable overnight stay, as you prepare for the adventures that await in the desert on your 11 days Morocco desert tour from Casablanca.

Day 6: Explore Merzouga area

After indulging in a hearty breakfast at the hotel, go on an immersive exploration of the area, beginning with a visit to the nomadic tribes residing in their traditional goat-hair tents. Gain fascinating insights into desert life as you learn about their customs and traditions firsthand.

Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Gnaoua people, descendants of slaves from Sudan, as you listen to their captivating music and delve into their unique way of life. Depending on the season, you may also have the opportunity to visit the picturesque Lake of Merzouga, home to a diverse bird population including majestic flamingos.

In the afternoon, prepare for an unforgettable camel trek through the mesmerizing landscapes of Erg Chebbi, renowned for its towering sand dunes stretching 20 kilometers in length and 5 kilometers in width, making it the highest dunes in North Africa. Arriving at a Berber camp nestled amidst the oasis, settle into the cozy Berber tents equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay amidst the desert wilderness.

As the sun dips below the horizon, savor a delectable nomadic Berber dinner under the starlit sky, accompanied by the rhythmic beats of traditional Berber drums. It will be an enchanting night filled with unforgettable experiences, creating memories to last a lifetime on your 11 days tour from Casablanca.

Day 7: Merzouga Desert – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges

Rise early to witness the spectacular sunrise atop the Sahara desert dunes, a breathtaking moment to kickstart your day. After indulging in a delicious breakfast, bid farewell to the desert as you embark on a camel ride back to the hotel.

Our journey continues towards Tinghir, passing through the enchanting landscapes of Erfoud and Tinejdad. Pause for a delightful lunch break before venturing forth to Todra Gorges via Tinghir. Along the way, be captivated by the diverse terrain, from the vast expanse of the desert to the awe-inspiring mountains, verdant valleys, and swaying palm trees.

Take ample opportunities to pause for photographs and soak in the splendor of the landscape. Upon reaching Todra Gorges, marvel at the majestic canyon views as you embark on a scenic hike. Conclude the day’s adventures in the serene ambiance of the Dades Valley, where you will enjoy a hearty dinner and retreat to your hotel for a restful night’s sleep, filled with memories of the day’s discoveries on your 11 days desert tour from Casablanca.

Day 8: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech

Following breakfast, our journey leads us through the captivating Dades Valley towards Kelaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. Traverse the famed route of the thousand Kasbahs, offering a plethora of opportunities for stunning photographs. En route, we’ll explore the picturesque Roses Valley and the quaint Skoura village, before arriving at Ouarzazate, renowned as the “Hollywood of Africa.”

Indulge in a delectable lunch at the iconic Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest of its kind in Morocco and a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. After immersing ourselves in its rich history, our adventure continues through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka pass, soaring to an altitude of 2260 meters over the High Atlas Mountains. Pause to admire the awe-inspiring scenery and pay a visit to an argan oil cooperative, before finally arriving in Marrakech late in the afternoon.

Retreat to the comfort of your riad for an overnight stay, reflecting on the day’s discoveries and eagerly anticipating the adventures that lie ahead on your 11 days tour from Casablanca.

Day 9: Exploring Marrakech with a Local Guide

Following a delightful breakfast in the riad, go on an exploration of Marrakech, often referred to as the “red city of Morocco.” Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, discover the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the historic Saadian tombs, the magnificent Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi, and the revered Ben Youssef Coranique school.

Savor a delectable lunch at a charming restaurant near the bustling square, before delving into the verdant oasis of Marrakech. Spend the afternoon wandering through the enchanting gardens at Majorelle, admiring the tranquil surroundings of the Menara gardens, and marveling at the majestic Koutoubia tower.

As evening descends, retreat to the comfort of your riad, where you’ll spend the night, relishing the memories of the day’s explorations and eagerly anticipating the adventures that await on your 11 days desert tour from Casablanca.

Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira

This morning, following a delightful breakfast, we bid farewell to Marrakech, fondly known as “the red city,” and set our sights on Essaouira, the captivating old Portuguese city. With its crenelated walls and charming houses adorned in white and blue, Essaouira is affectionately hailed as the “Bride of the Atlantic.”

En route, immerse yourself in the fascinating process of Argan oil production with a visit to an Argan factory operated by women. Upon arrival in Essaouira, explore the bustling port of this coastal gem, known for its vibrant atmosphere and bustling maritime activities. Indulge in a delectable seafood lunch amidst the quaint streets of the medina.

The afternoon unfolds at your leisure, offering ample opportunity for personal exploration. Whether you choose to unwind on the pristine beaches or take a refreshing swim in the azure waters, the day is yours to enjoy as you please. Conclude the day with a delightful evening meal and retreat to the comforts of a traditional Riad, where you’ll spend the night, reflecting on the day’s adventures on your 11 days desert tour from Casablanca.

Day 11: Transfer from Essaouira to Casablanca Airport

As your journey draws to a close, we’ll arrange for a comfortable transfer to Casablanca airport, ensuring a seamless departure according to your schedule. With cherished memories of the diverse landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and warm hospitality encountered throughout your 11 days Morocco tour from Casablanca, bid farewell to Morocco with a heart filled with gratitude and a spirit enriched by the wonders of this enchanting destination. Until we meet again, safe travels!


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up & drop you off at Casablanca airport.
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation & breakfast in Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech & Essaouira.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation, dinner & breakfast in Merzouga & Dades Valley (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • 1 night accommodation in desert camp.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Local guide in Fez & Marrakech.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).
  • Sand boards ( available in the camp without charge).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
    Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Dinners in Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech & Essaouira.
  • Drinks at the meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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