5 Day tour from Casablanca to Sahara Desert
DAY 1: CASABLANCA – MEKNES – FES
The first thing we will do as soon as you land in Casablanca, is pick you up from the airport. We will then take some time to visit the city’s main historical monuments such as the Hassan II mosque. Next, we will leave towards the country’s capital, Rabat city, and again enjoy a small guided tour. When we leave Rabat, our next destination would be Meknes city, known as the Ismaili capital, which we will reach after visiting the archeological town of Volubilis. Finally, we will end our day by getting to Fes city where we will spend the night.
DAY 2: FES TO AZROU – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA
This next morning, we will start by exploring the old part of Fes (old Medina) with the help of a local guide. Our little tour will also include some interesting attractions such as the Royal palace gates or El Mellah quarter. After this, we will be leaving Fes and heading to the Middle Atlas Mountains, visiting the towns of Ifrane and Azrou. We will then reach Midelt city, considered the heart of the Middle Atlas, where we will have lunch before continuing our journey. The journey will take us through the beautiful desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani before finally arriving at Merzouga, the gateway to the Erg Chebbi desert. This is where we will get to enjoy the magnificent desert scenery while riding on the back of camels through the sunset. The camel ride will take us to the hidden desert camp where we will have tasty traditional dishes for dinner, then spend the night.
DAY 3: ERG CHEBBI DESERT EXCURSION AND VISIT KHAMLIA
For this next day of our tour, we will have a blast exploring Merzouga’s surroundings and learning more about the desert culture. First we will take a small tour through the dunes in a 4x4 vehicle, leading us to the historical Khamlia village. The reason why Khamlia is so important to the area is because the village is home to the masters of Gnaoua music. After this, we will visit one of the nomad families living in the desert to learn more about their culture and lifestyle. In the afternoon, you will get an opportunity to roam through Erg Chebbi’s dunes on a quad or a buggy, which will be an unforgettable experience. Finally, we will end our day by heading to our desert camp, where you can enjoy some live Berber music played by locals, then sleep in traditional nomad tents.
DAY 4: MERZOUGA TRAVEL TO TODGHA GORGE – DADES VALLEY
We will have breakfast in Merzouga then leave towards the famous Todra gorges, which is a hiking spot that attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. After lunch, we will drive to the valley of Dades and explore the area called “the road of the thousand Kasbahs” before heading to the Riad where we will spend the night.
DAY 5: DADES TO ROSE VALLEY – SKOURA – AIT BBENHADDOU AND END OF TRIP IN MARRAKECH
For the last day for our tour, we will drive through the road of the thousand Kasbahs once more, leading to Kalaat Mgouna and the city of Ouarzazate. After this, we will explore the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is famous for being the backdrop of many historical movies. The Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is also a UNESCO world heritage site. To end our tour, we will drive through the beautiful High Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech city, our last destination.
Included In this tour:
- Private A/C comfortable Vehicle.
- Experienced English/Spanish speaking driver.
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
- Accommodation with breakfast.
- Camel trekking and night in the camp (Desert tours)
- Visit B
Not Included In this tour:
- Entrance fees to monuments, studios