9 Days Private Tour From Casablanca Via Sahara Desert

Duration
9 Days / 8 Nights
From
Casablanca
Departure
Everyday
Time
8:00am

Highlights

  • Learn about the historial Moroccan culture
  • Discover the kingdom palaces and museums
  • Admire the high Atlas mountains and Berber villages
  • Visit the Kasbahs of Aït Ben Haddou
  • Experience the camel trek at the sunset and spend the night in the luxury camp
  • Historical tour through the moroccan imperial cities

What you can expect

The 9 days private tour from Casablanca via Sahara desert keep you visit the most historical sites in Marrakech and Fes. See the high Atlas mountains and explore the berber villages. Explore the Aït ben Haddou Kasbahs. Experience the camel ride at the heart of the sand dunes of  Merzouga and spend the magical night under the stars in the Luxury tent at Erg Chebbi Sahara. Enjoy the panoramic view on the sea coast of Tangier and Get into the charming blue city of Chefchaouen fascinated by its colors.

Detailed Program

Day

Path: CASABLANCA AIRPORT WELCOMING - RABAT

We will welcome you outside at the main entrance of the Casablanca airport with a sign on behalf your name, then drive to Rabat if your flight lands late.

If your flight land earlier, we start a visit of main spots in Casablanca such as the Hassan II Mosque and experience the coastal “Cornish” seaside. Afterwards, depart to Rabat, the capital of Morocco! and spend the night at your Riad.

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Path: RABAT – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – FES

After breakfast we propose the historical guided visit to: Kingdom Palace, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Hassan Mosque, a wonder of the medieval Moorish world with its great minaret left unfinished when its founder died in 1199 the Chellah necropolis and Oudaya Kasbah.

Continuing to the imperial city of Meknes, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modeled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV. Guided visit of the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Arrive in Fez and spend the night in the Riad.

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Path: FEZ GUIDED CITY TOUR

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, founded in 790 A.D. Seeming to exist somewhere between the Middle Ages and today, the Soul of Morocco stimulates the senses with its visual details, haunting sounds and rich aromas. Guided visit of medieval Medina, Karaouine University, Medersa Attarine, Kingdom Palace, Ben Denane synagogue, souks.

3

Path: FEZ – MIDELT

We start our journey over the Middle Atlas. Along the way the scenery becomes very alpine, nowhere more so that the picturesque town of Ifrane – the so called coldest town in Africa! This beautiful location is often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort. Along the way we also start to see our first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the mountains and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.

Look out for the inquisitive resident Barbary Macaque monkeys as we pass through the cedar forests on our way to Midelt – the Apple capital of Morocco! Arriving late afternoon the remainder of the day is free to relax by the pool or take part in an optional walk in the local orchards.

4

Path: MIDELT – MERZOUGA – CAMEL TREK IN THE SAHARA

Today we enjoy a scenic drive towards the Sahara. Stopping for a tasty Moroccan lunch before arriving into Merzouga. Climbing aboard the camels for an incredible trek into the Sahara desert to watch a beautiful sunset and spend the night at our remote luxury camp, nestled amongst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy the local dinner with Berber music and an amazing night camping in the Sahara.

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Path: ERG CHEBBI – TODRA GORGE – DADES GORGE

Departing early, we ride back on camels disembarking for a truly stunning sunrise. After freshening up and breakfast in Merzouga Camp we’re back on the road heading Todra and Dades Gorges. Todra Gorge is surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 1000ft and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’s time to explore the gorge before we continue on to scenic Dades Gorge, where we spend the night.

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Path: TODRA GORGE – KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Then the roses valley and Skoura village. Continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Lunch is at the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. After touring this UNESCO matrimonial historical site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi ‘n’ tichka pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains. We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive views.
We will arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

7

Path: MARRAKECH GUIDED CITY TOUR

Discover Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. Your official guide will meet you at your Riad to start the visit of most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including  the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadiens tombs and the Bahia Palace. After having lunch at a restaurant in the new city  you will visit the Majorelle. Late afternoon you will have some free time to look around by yourself the other parts of the city.

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Path: AIRPORT TRANSFER

According to your flight departure either to Casablanca or Marrakech airport.

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PS:

If the program of this desert tour doesn't satisfy yours needs, Morocco Holiday Packages Agency offers you the possibility to customize it.
You only have to send us a quote request with all information about what you want to experience.

What is included

  • Pick up & Drop off at the Airports
  • Private transport with A/C vehicle
  • English speaking guide-driver
  • Free time to explore sites like Aït Ben Haddou kasbah, walks, photo stops, etc ...
  • 8 nights in Hotels / Kasbahs / Riads with bathroom - A/C, breakfast
  • Dinners in: Midelt, Erg Chebbi, Ouarzazate (possibility of vegetarian menu)
  • One night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga in camp with dinner and breakfast (Private tent)
  • 2 hours camel ride for seeing the sunset and sunrise
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fees of stay

What is NOT included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities

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