6 DAYS TOUR FROM CASABLANCA
Brief Itinerary of Casablanca Desert Tours via Desert
*We explore Fes on this Casablanca Desert Tours via Desert
*We experience Sahara desert in Merzouga
*Experience Camel ride in desert
*Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trekking
*Visit Ait Benhaddou and film studios in Ouarzazatte
*We explore Marrakech
DAY 1 : CASABLANCA – FES :
DAY 2 : EXPLORING FES :
This day is dedicated to explore the spiritual city of Morocco Fes. Most of the day will be in discovering the Old Medina of Fes, which is a maze that never ends. First, start by visiting the royal palace with its big arched seven doors. Next to it, there is Mellah ﹙the Jewish Quarter﹚. After that, you will stroll in narrow alleys, discovering the historical sights, such as AL-QUARRAOUINE University, which is the oldest one in the world. Then, explore the Chouara Tannery, the dramatic area of tanning leather. In addition, to some local artisanal places, such as Seffarine and Attarine. After lunch, in one of the local traditional restaurant in Boujloud ﹙the main entrance to the old city﹚, you will go outside the old town to watch a spectacular view of the whole city. Finally, you will come back to the same riad you slept in the other night.
DAY 3 : FES – AZROU – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA :
After breakfast, we will travel through the Middle Atlas cities starting by Immouzer. Then, we will stop at Ifrane, known as the little Switzerland. Next, we will head to the Cedar Forest near Azrou, in the first place, to discover the way of life of the Barbarian Apes. Also, the place offers beautiful chances of taking memorable pictures. After that, we will continue Casablanca Desert Tours via Desert, to Midelt. We can take break and have a delicious Moroccan lunch in one of the traditional restaurants. Passing through Tizi Ntalghamt, to the spectacular Ziz valley, situated in a volcanic rock where you will enjoy the panoramic views of the landscape. Then, we will pass through Efroud the fossils city and Rissani. Arrive to Merzouga village, in which you will dine and spend the night in one of the local riads.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA AREA – THE CAMEL TREK AND OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP :
Next morning, you will explore the Moroccan desert and visit local people in their nomadic tents. Then, we will visit Khamlia village, which is known for its rituals of Gnawa music, and the people there are originated from the Sudan. Then, we will go to the desert, in which you will discover the traditional way of life in the desert. People who live in nomadic berber tents, furthermore, you will enjoy with them a special berber pizza meal called Medfouna. Later, you will visit Rissani, a fortified place surrounded by 360 castles. They also have a traditional open market for selling products, if you like we can help you to buy some artisanal products so as to save them as souvenirs. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Merzouga, we will ride our camels for an 1h to the heart of the desert, reaching the high dune of Erg-chebbi to watch the spectacular sunset. Finally, we will ride back the camels with our experienced camel man. Dinner will be in berber tents in the desert, in addition you will spend the night there under the magical sky.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY :
Next morning, you will wake up a little bit early to watch the unforgettable sun rise .Then, you will trek back to Merzouga with your experienced camel man. After a refreshing shower an a delicious breakfast continue your Casablanca Desert Tours via Desert. We will go Todra gorges passing by Tinghir. Significantly, Todra gorge is the narrowest and the highest canyon in Morocco. After indulging yourself in this amazing valley and taking lunch, we will discover another unique one called Dades gorges. Namely, the valley contains some breathtaking sand castles, and unique rock called “the monkey toes”. Overnight will be in the valley in a traditional riad.
DAY 6 : DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE –AIT BEN HADDOU –
Next day, we will leave the Dades gorges to Kalaat Mgouna. On the way, you will glimpse many kasbahs that offer a big opportunity of taking the best shots. Then, we will stop at Kalaat Mgouna, known as the rose valley. If you want, you can purchase the famous rosewater bottles known for their health benefits. Our next stop will be in Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, in which mant movies were filmed their, such as, the Gladiator. Finally, you will pass through the highest pass in the Atlas mountains known as Tizi n’tichka Pass. The road offers many beautiful landscapes. If we have time, we can stop at some berber villages to see the way of making argan oil. In the late afternoon, you will arrive to Marrakech, where you will be transferred to your accommodation. Hence end of Casablanca Desert Tours via Desert.
*Pick up and drop off from your hotel
*Transport in comfortable air conditioned vehicle
*Experienced bilingual speaking driver / guide
*Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)
*Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents
*1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast
*Drinks and lunches
*Plane ticket to and from Morocco
*Tips and what’s not mentioned