8-day Tour from Casablanca
Experience the journey of a lifetime with our 8-day tour from Casablanca, taking you on an incredible adventure through the heart of Morocco. Starting in the bustling metropolis of Casablanca, you’ll explore its iconic Hassan II Mosque and charming streets. Your travels will lead you to the enchanting mountain town of Chefchaouen, renowned for its blue-painted buildings and serene ambiance.
Discover the imperial cities of Meknes and Fes, where UNESCO World Heritage sites transport you back in time through their labyrinthine alleys. The real adventure unfolds as you venture into the desert for a camel ride and an unforgettable night beneath the starry desert sky in a traditional Berber camp. You’ll then journey to the coastal towns of Agadir and Essaouira, relishing the picturesque Atlas coast scenery and uncovering the rich histories of these charming locales.
Your epic journey concludes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where you’ll explore bustling souks, opulent palaces, and lush gardens. This 9-day tour offers a perfect blend of adventure and culture, providing you with an immersive experience of the very best that Morocco has to offer. Don’t miss the opportunity for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure – book your tour today!
- Visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
- Strolling through the charming streets of Chechaouen, the Blue City
- Exploring the imperial cities of Meknes and Fes
- Camel ride in the desert and overnight stay in a Luxury Berber camp
- Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Benhaddou
- Exploring the vibrant souks, palaces, and gardens of Marrakech
- Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C.
- English-speaking driver.
- Night in the desert camp.
- Camel ride.
- Breakfasts & dinners
- Lunches & drinks.
- Entrance fees to monuments if any
Welcome to Casablanca, the starting point of your remarkable Moroccan adventure! Upon your arrival at Casablanca's airport or your chosen accommodation, you will be warmly greeted by your tour guide. Your journey will take you northwards, to the enchanting Chefchaouen, a jewel of Morocco. Along the way, you will traverse the majestic Rif mountains, making a stop in Rabat to explore the remarkable Hassan Tower, an intriguing unfinished minaret that holds its own charm.
Your next destination is Akchour, where you will embark on a 2-3 hour hike, leading you to the captivating Cascades d’Akchour, a series of small pools nestled in a scenic natural setting. As the day progresses, you'll have some free time to wander through the captivating city of Chefchaouen. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Plaza Outa el-Hammam, the main square celebrated for its historic hammams (public baths) that once encircled it.
Enjoy a refreshing mint tea at a local restaurant while savoring the spectacular view that surrounds you. Lose yourself in the narrow, winding, blue-painted streets, capturing romantic and picturesque moments along the way. A visit to the Spanish mosque will provide you with an extraordinary panoramic view of the blue city of Chefchaouen. Finally, you'll retire to your cozy local Riad for a peaceful night's rest with a spectacular view. Your Moroccan journey has just begun!
The second day of your journey will introduce you to two captivating imperial cities: Meknes and Fes. Start your day early, taking advantage of the morning's peaceful streets for some delightful photos. Depart for Fes, but first, you'll make an intriguing stop at the UNESCO-protected Roman Volubilis ruins. Established in the third century BC by the Roman Empire, this ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mauritania is a historical treasure with well-preserved buildings and intricate mosaics, despite its incomplete state.
Your next destination is Meknes, the second imperial city on your itinerary. Make sure to explore the grandeur of the Bab El-Mansour gate. As the day unfolds, continue your journey towards Fes, a city teeming with history and culture. You'll spend a tranquil night at a local Riad, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the charms of Fes.
Today you will spend the day exploring the imperial city of Fes. Fes is made up of two parts, Fes el Bali and Fes el Jdid. Start your journey in Fes el Bali, where you’ll discover the medieval medina. Walk through the streets of the old city and continue to Bab Boujeloud gate, entering the main thoroughfare of Talâa Kebira.
Next, visit Al Attarine Madrasa, which is considered one of the highest achievements of Marinid architecture, due to its rich and harmonious decoration and its efficient use of limited space. Continue on to Al-Qarawiyyin University, a university located in Fez that was founded as a mosque by Fatima al-Fihri in 859 and subsequently became one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the historic Muslim world.
Later in the day, shift to Fes el Jadid to visit the modern city. Climb over the rooftop of the city to enjoy the moment. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Riad.
After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues, this time to the enchanting southern destination of Merzouga. Depart from Fes and make your way to Ifrane, often referred to as the "Little Switzerland of Morocco," for a brief visit to this charming town. From there, your route leads you to the remarkable cedar forests in Azrou, where you'll have the chance to observe Barbary apes and capture beautiful moments on camera. Following this, you'll proceed to Midelt for a well-deserved lunch.
The path then leads you through the Middle Atlas mountains, bringing you to the picturesque Ziz Valley, home to the second-largest palm groves in Morocco. The journey carries on to Erfoud, known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert and renowned for its rich fossil resources. Here, you'll have the opportunity to witness the intricate process of transforming simple fossil rocks into exquisite decorations. As you venture further, you'll reach the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi, a vast sea of sand dunes covering 13.5 square miles (35 square km). Prepare for a unique experience as you ride a private camel for 1-2 hours, reveling in the breathtaking views from the summit of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Upon reaching your luxurious desert camp, a delectable dinner will be served, accompanied by traditional Berber music around the campfire, setting the stage for a memorable night in your private tent.
Rise early and seize the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunrise from the summit of the Erg Chebbi dunes, where the Sahara Desert's mesmerizing beauty is on full display. Engage in some thrilling sandboarding, adding an element of adventure to your desert experience. Following your exhilarating activities, return to your local hotel on a camel's back for a refreshing breakfast and a quick shower.
Continue your journey as you make your way to the Draa Valley and the enchanting Dades Gorges. Your first stop along the way is Rissani, where you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of its traditional market. The desert adventure continues to the Todra Gorges, passing through several picturesque Berber villages.
Upon your arrival at Todra, you'll be able to take a leisurely walk beneath the towering 300-meter-high cliffs, and you might even spot climbers scaling these impressive rock formations. Enjoy some free time to unwind by the cool waters of the shallow Todra River. Your journey then leads you to Dades, where you'll spend a restful night at a local Riad or hotel, providing a comfortable and authentic Moroccan experience.
After a hearty breakfast, we set out on the next leg of our journey to Kalaa Magouna, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the renowned Rose Valley. This region comes to life with a vibrant Rose Festival each May, where locals proudly showcase their rose-derived products. Continue your adventure through the lush palm groves of Skoura, a picturesque oasis.
Next, we arrive in Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "Gateway to the Desert" and famous for its film studios where many iconic movies have been filmed. We'll take you on a tour of these studios, providing a fascinating look behind the scenes of some of your favorite films.
Our journey then takes us to the legendary Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village that holds the esteemed status of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This remarkable site has served as a backdrop for numerous cinematic masterpieces, including "Gladiator," "Alexander," "The Mummy," and even the hit TV series "Game of Thrones."
As the day unfolds, we continue our drive to Marrakech, crossing the breathtaking Tizi-N-Tichka pass that winds through the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we'll make stops for lunch and to capture the beauty of the landscape in memorable photographs. Finally, we'll arrive in Marrakech, where you'll spend the night in a charming Riad, offering a tranquil and authentic Moroccan experience.
After indulging in a delightful breakfast, you'll have the opportunity to explore the mesmerizing Highlights of Marrakesh alongside a knowledgeable local guide. Marrakesh is proudly counted among the four imperial cities of Morocco, and this visit will immerse you in its rich history and culture.
The tour of Marrakesh includes visits to iconic sites, such as the Bahia Palace, a breathtaking testament to Moroccan architecture and design. You'll also discover the Saadian Tombs, a site that holds a wealth of historical and architectural significance. The Ben Youssef Quranic mosque will offer insight into the spiritual heart of the city.
As you meander through the labyrinthine streets, you'll also have the chance to explore the largest traditional souk in all of Morocco. The bustling markets are a sensory delight, filled with vibrant colors, exotic scents, and the hum of daily life.
Take a well-deserved break for lunch in a local eatery near the lively Jemaa El-Fna square. Afterward, your journey continues with visits to the grand Koutoubia mosque, which stands as the largest mosque in Marrakesh, and the enchanting Majorelle Garden, a serene oasis in the heart of the city.
Finally, you'll be transferred to your accommodation where you can unwind and reflect on the wonders of Marrakesh. Feel free to venture out to Jemaa El-Fna square, where you can further explore the vibrant atmosphere and perhaps indulge in some shopping or savor the local cuisine at your own pace