Berber Villages, The blue city od Chefchaouen, Kasbahs, Gorges, Ziz Valley, Camel trekking, Night in Sahara Desert & more...
13 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakesh via the Sahara desert
Morocco is known for it’s beautiful features and such as Camel trekking along the Atlantic coastline, Atlas Mountains, the rich culture of both Arabic and Berber cultures and wonderful & crowded souks of Marrakech, Fes and Ouarzazate. A less renowned place is the attractive Atlantic coastline (The Location of this 13 day trip: Camel trekking along the Atlantic coastline). Our calm one-week tour tracks coastal trails to the beautiful city of Essaouira. Along the way of your Marrakech camel trekking, you will pass by a real fishing townships, The Argan tree, abandoned sandy beaches and rocky cliff tops. As an invariable attendant, you will have the grand sea sights and the growl of the deafening Atlantic waves. The Camel trekking along the Atlantic coastline trip is headed by one of our most experienced and professional local guides, aided by the camp and cooking teams. Convoy of camels will carry our baggage. However, Our journey will be Conclude with soothing free time in both the city of Essaouira and the magic city of Marrakech.
Day 1 : Arrival in Casablanca airport
Our staffs will pick-up you from Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport and transfers to your accommodation.
Day 2 : Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen
After breakfasts visit Hassan II Mosque, the Corniche, Mohammed V place, than departure to Rabat which is Moroccan capital, arrival here we will have a historical guided visit to see: Kingdom Palace, Mausoleum of Mohammed V. After drive to Chefchaouen via the beautiful mountains till we get to chefchaouan or its called the Blue City it is one of the stunning villages in the feet of rif mountains chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend your night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of the nature, overnight in Hotel.
Day 3 : Exploring Chefchaouen
After breakfast, we do tour of the city Chefchaouen (The Blue City), a small city situated in the Rif Mountains. The city dates back to 1471. The cities name derives from a Berber name Chef Chaouen which means look at the horns. Chefchaouen is a quaint place to hike and relax. You will walk inside the old city of Chefchaouen and visit Rass El Ma (The Head if the water). Ras El Ma is the source of water that is used by the city for irrigation and laundry. This is a public area where local woman wash clothing and blankets. When you finish your tour you will settle down in your Riad or Hotel for the night.
Day 4 : Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez
After breakfast, we will drive to cross the Rif Mountains and into the Middle Atlas Mountains to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis the most important archaeological site in Morocco. After continuation to Fes via Meknes it was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail then you will continue your tours to Fe, check into your accommodation.
Day 5 : Fez guided tours
All day devoted for visiting Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. Here we will have our local guide in the medieval Medina you will be visiting the famous tanneries and the Karaouine mosque. After lunch, in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll visit the Merenid tombs and experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Check into your Accommodation.
Day 6 : Fez - Azrou - Ziz valley - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi
Our Staff will meet you up depends on where you are: Hotel / Riad, drive south-eastward through the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas, passing by Moroccan Switzerland” IFRAN”, a charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft centre specialized in the work of cedar wood. After the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) you arrive in Midelt for lunch. Afternoon you will drive to Erfoud via Errachidia the 1000 Palms of Ziz valley dotted with palm trees. Continuation to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, passing from the the road of Paris Dakar, the workshop of fossils, Tent of Berber Nomad who living in the solitude of the Sahara, after continuation to our hotel located near of the big dunes, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 7 : Merzouga - Erg Chebbi - Camel trekking
After breakfast you’ll start the largest tour of the dunes through couple of Berber villages, you’ll stop in Khamlia village it’s a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals. Set off to another sights you’ll «live like a nomad” experience the simple life through visiting them in their tent. Here, in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco, enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and golden shifting dunes. Arrive the stunning accommodation and spend the 2nd night in the lodge in a berber tent, and you will be playing drums with camel men after dinner, overnight in berber camp.
Wake up early to see the spectacle sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. after breakfast and shower. We will start another way to Ouarzazate via the huge palm grove of Tafilalet through Rissani, you will stop in Erfoud: famous for its fossilized marbles where you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils. Continue to Todra Gorges where you will have lunch it’s an ideal place for walking and exploring in your own, After drive to Ouarzazat through Dades valley and the town of roses, Kelaa Mgouna we continue Through the Road of Thousand-Kasbah passing Skoura palm grove until we arrive to Ouarzazate named “Hollywood of Morocco” After visit the town of Ouarzazate: the Kasbah of Taourirt and cinema studio, then check into your accommodation.
Day 9 : Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
In Morning after breakfast we head to Aït Benhaddou, a ‘fortified city’, situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and boasts some beautiful examples of Kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. After stop for lunch then continue to Marrakech over one the highest mountain passes of the Atlas, Tizi N'Tichka (2260 meters). We will rest and drink Moroccan Tea also known as Berber Whisky. After continuous to Marrakech check into your accommodation.
Day 10 : Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast you will explore the city of Marrakech. The name Marrakech originates from the Amazigh (Berber) words MUR (n) AKUSH which means Land of God. Marrakech lies at the foothills of the breathtaking Atlas Mountains. You will visit some of the most fascinating sites of Marrakech, starting with the Tombs of Saadians, Palais Bahia, Garden Majorelle, the Kotoubia Mosque, and ending the day in the square of Jamaa Lafna and the Souks. The square of Jamaa Lafna is overflowing with shops, crafts, entertainment and a host of restaurants.
Day 11 : Day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls and return to Marrakech
In the morning after breakfast will start our day from Marrakech via the most beautiful sites of the Middle Atlas. It’s about 180 km from Marrakech and at1500m altitude, it’s a small village famous for its waterfalls 100m which is the biggest in our country and in the northern Africa, also you will have a chance to walk up to stunts required and then up the 600 steps to reach niche restaurants on the banks via the Monkeys on the surrounding trees. Where you will enjoy your day trip and have lunch in the place. Back in the evening and drop off at your accommodation in Marrakesh.
Day 12 : Day trip to Essaouira and return to Marrakech
Take a full-day tour to Essaouira from Marrakech. Spend time in a laid-back fishing town. Leaving Marrakech at 8:00, you will travel through the vast breathtaking Moroccan landscape, peppered with a few scattered villages, camels, sheep, and goats grazing in the meadows. Enter the charming blue and white town of Essaouira, also known as Wind City of Africa, excellent for wind surfing and sailing. You will visit many fascinating sites, including the sea port where the seamen uncover the catch of the day. Stroll the sandy beach that stretches way to the south. The laid-back atmosphere of this town, the dramatic ramparts and the sandy beach has together created an attraction for artisans and hippies for years. Then you will back to Marrakech for the evening.
Day 13 : Marrakech - Casablanca - Transfer to Airport
According to your flight’s departure time. End of our tours.
NOTE! If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you’re looking for contact us and we will prepare a trip that suits your own needs and requirements.
What's included in this tour:
All vehicle transfers in 4WD or minivan with fuel.
Experienced English-speaking driver (guide).
Pick-up from your accommodation in Casablanca and drop-off in your accommodation.