8 Days Sahara Desert tour from Casablanca

1 Day: Casablanca » Rabat

 Arrival in Casablanca and a short tour of the commercial capital of Morocco (including the visit from outside the Hassan II Mosque), then departure to Rabat and check-in at the hotel.

Visit of the Kasbah Odaya (old town), whose stone and lime buildings are adorned with large dark wood doors decorated with nails, the Hassan Tower, which dominates the panorama with its stone inlays; Mohammed V Mausoleum, which houses the onyx tomb of the last king and the bastions of Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace.

2 Day: Rabat » Meknes » Volubilis » Fes

This morning we will leave Rabat to direct us to Meknes, flanking the woods of Mamora. Arrival in Meknes and visit of the historical city. To 27 km from Meknes the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis are met, where we will visit the marvelous archaeological rests of the Roman epoch. Follow the visit of the holy city of Moulay Idriss and we will continue for Fes..

3 Day: Fes - Guided Visit of the Medina

Guided visit of the Medina of Fes, the most ancient of the imperial cities, founded in the 808 what before political, religious and cultural capital of the Country. We begin the visit through the Golden Door of the Royal Palace; immediately later, from a taller point of observation, we can admire the boundaries of surrounded that englobe the unbelievable and ancient Medina of Fez, where later we will take a walk to experiment the thousand feelings afoot that the Medina arouses in every visitor. We will discover mosques and mederse (the ancient Koranic universities), caravanserais and religious places, thin to reach the district of the conciatoris. Leisure time to have lunch (the lunch is not included) and we will continue visiting the district of the artisans, which they have learned their art from the Spanish andalusis, moving then the knowledge to Morocco and maintaining intact this art still to our days; for this reason Fez deserves the title of “the artisans’ city”.

4 Day:Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Midelt » Ziz Valley » Erfoud » Merzouga Dunes

Departing from Fes, we will direct in direction of the Middle Atlas, where we will effect a first stop into Ifrane, known as the “African Switzerland.” The following place is Azrou, “the rock”, village Berber known for its craftsmanship, its carpets and the sculptures in wood; later we will continue for Midelt. The tour will proceed for Tizi Talghemt (also says the “neck of the cammella”), sets to 1907 meters altitude: the relief is impressive, the mountain is completely “naked.” In the afternoon we will arrive to Errachidia and we will continue along the green palmetis of the Valley of the Ziz, thin to reach the palmentis of Erfoud. Our road we will continue until to reach the stately dunes of thin sand of the erg Chebbi, near Merzouga. With the dromedaries we will enter the desert of dunes and to contemplate an unforgettable sunset. Will be a special night, will sleep among the dunes under a typical berber tent! We can taste a good berber supper, accompanied by the music of the drums, under a sky never seen before. Accomodation in a tent camp in the desert.

5 Day: Fes » Erg-Chebbi » Merzouga » Todra Gorges » Dades Valley

If you like to wake up soon, you can attend the sunrise from the tall of a dune; later we will come back – with the dromedaries – in hotel for the breakfast and to take a relaxing shower. At this point, will be arrived the moment to leave the desert and we will direct there to Rissani, where we will visit the market, known in particolar way for the exchange of donkeys. It’s a unique place, where the people of the desert hasten for buying and to bring their commodities to sell; it is a very curious visit, interesting. After we will move there to Erfoud where we will visit the laboratories of the fossils, inside which rocks are worked, formed ago over 380 million years. We will continue to reach the impressive Todra Gorges, place preferred by the climbers and by the lovers of the trekking. We will continue along the Dades Valley and the “way of the 1000 kashba”, and we will enter inside the Valley of the Rose, where creams, soaps and the famous water of roses are produced. We will have lunch in a restaurant typical of the zone, in the village of Boutghrar; after lunch we will continue the trip along the Dades Valley and here we will also spend the night in your hôtel.

6 Day: Valle del Dades » Skoura » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Hadou » Marrakech

After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate, where we can contemplate the Kasbah Taourirt, in other times residence of the Pachà of Marrakech. The Kasbah has been built with the typical architecture that foresees the “towers merlate.” To 30 km from Ouarzazate we will meet the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, crossing a mini-footstep, accompanied by a beautiful landscape characterized by straw constructions and little village in the mountain. We will visit the Kasbah of Telouet and we will have lunch on the place. In the afternoon we will take back our walk crossing different villages Berbers of mountain, thin to arrive to the Atlas. Our adventure we will continue through the cordillera of the Atlas and the Tizi’n Tichka (2260 mt of altitude). In the late afternoon we will reach Marrakech.

7 Day: Marrakech - Guided visit of the Medina

After breakfast, guided visit of the Medina, accompanied by a local guide; we will discover the gardens, the graves saadite (what they guard the rests of the founders of the city), the Bahia Palace (residence of the old Visir), the Mosque of the Koutobia with his splendid minaret and, obviously, the unbelievable Djemma El-Fnà Square, that is a fabulous market during the day and for the night it turns into a magic show. 

8 Day: Marrakech » Casablanca Airport Mohamed V

It is time to go back.

Transfer to the Airport of Casablanca depending on the departure time of your flight.