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12 days desert tour from casablanca to Imperial cities


12 days desert tour from casablanca to marrakech


This is a 12-day Morocco wasteland tour from Casablanca with the intention to take you to Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Ifran, Arfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, and Essaouira before ending in Casablanca. You’ll explore the bustling markets and landmarks of Casablanca, visit the blue-washed city of Chefchaouen and the historic Roman ruins of Volubilis, and venture into the imperial metropolis of Fes and the mountain resort town of Ifran. You’ll additionally enjoy a camel trip and spend a night time in a traditional desert camp within the lovely Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Finally, you’ll explore Ouarzazate, Marrakech, and Essaouira before returning to Casablanca.


Itinerary of 12 days desert trips from casablanca to Imperial cities

On the first day of your 12 days morocco desert tour from casablanca, we are able to pick you up both from the airport, the port or your lodging in Casablanca. Casablanca, the most important town and monetary centre of Morocco, is our first destination.

Our first prevent is the Hassan Mosque II, the most important mosque in Morocco, located at the western shore of the town on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards, we will have some loose time to have lunch earlier than exploring the city and taking a stroll alongside Casablanca’s exceptional Corniche. The night time could be spent in a resort.

On the second day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca. After breakfast, you will drive to Rabat via the coastal road. Rabat is one of the royal cities of Morocco and the present capital, located in the northwest of the country.

During the drive, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the main sights of the Moroccan capital, such as the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Kasbah of Oudaya.

After a lunch break at leisure, we will continue north through Ouazzane to the Blue City of Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains. This famous city is known for its white and blue painted buildings and alleys. You will spend the night in a hotel.

On the 3rd day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca. After breakfast we will explore Chefchaouen, the blue city. It is also known as Achaoun, which means horns in Berber.

The city is located in the Rif Mountains in the northwest of Morocco. It is famous for its buildings and alleys painted in white and blue. First we will walk in the charming old medina. It has many beautiful authentic blue doors and whitewashed walls.

Time at leisure for lunch. In the afternoon you can walk to the Spanish mosque. The mosque is located on a hill from which you will have a spectacular view of the entire blue city. Finally, you will return to your hotel. Overnight stay in the same hotel.

On the 4th day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca. You will take an excursion to Volubilis, passing through picturesque Rifish villages. Upon arrival, explore the Roman ruins before continuing to the Ismaili city of Meknes.

Here you will have the opportunity to visit the old medina, the tomb of Moulay Ismail, the old underground prison and the Mellah, a Jewish quarter where locals sell their products. Later we will continue our journey to Fes, where we will spend the night in a hotel with breakfast.

On the 5th day of your 12 days Morocco desert tour from Casablanca. After a delicious Moroccan breakfast, embark on a guided tour of the historic and famous old city of Fes led by a local guide.

Be enchanted by the vibrant colours, sights, and sounds of the city as you explore the alleys of the Fes Medina, an authentic and traditional part of the city that lives to the rhythm of history.

During the tour you will visit various old schools such as Attarine, Bounania and the Madrasa Bou Inania, an Islamic educational institution.

You will also see the Royal Palace, the old Jewish quarter, the fountains, the Andalusian style palaces, the mausoleums of Sidi Ahmed Tijani and Moulay Idriss II and al-Qarawiyyin University, the oldest university in the world founded by Fatima bint Muhammad al-Fihriyya.

You will also visit many themed souks and numerous handicraft workshops, including the famous tanners’ quarter, the weavers’ quarter and the carpenters to observe the ancient craftsmanship. You will enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant in the heart of the medina of Fes.

You will also visit other sights, including the historic Borj Nord fortress, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the old medina of Fes. You will spend the night in a hotel, breakfast included.

On the 6th day of your 12 days desert tour from Casablanca. fastr breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your riad by our driver to begin your journey. You’ll drive to the charming town of Ifrane, located in the forests of the Atlas Mountains and also known as the “Switzerland of North Africa” Here you’ll stop to take a photo with the lion statue and learn about its significance.

Your journey continues through the vast cedar forests, where you’ll pause to rest and take a few photos of the monkeys and lush greenery around you. Afterwards, you’ll drive to Midelt, the apple capital, known for its valuable minerals such as vanadinites and tourmalines.

During lunch, you can enjoy the local cuisine. The route then takes you to the Sahara Desert, passing spectacular sites such as the Tizi n Tlghmt and the Ziz Valley, the longest valley in Morocco with thousands of palm trees. You’ll also pass through Erfoud, the capital of dates and fossils.

After 43 km you’ll reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga. You’ll spend the first night in a cozy hotel on the dunes’ edges with breathtaking views. The second night will be in a Berber desert camp, where you’ll have an authentic overnight experience.

On the 7th day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca. After breakfast, join a 4X4 car safari to discover the treasures of the Sahara Desert. In the huge dunes, you will drive through the road of RALLY DAKAR to shake your adrenaline.

Then you will visit a nomadic family and have tea with them. After that, you will be taken to Khamliya village. Khamliya village is a small village near the center of Merzouga.

This village is mainly inhabited by people with black skin color who were brought as slaves during slavery. It is also considered the base and foundation of Gnaoua music.

In this village you will be able to enjoy the Gnaoua music. After that, you will visit the lake of Srij. This lake is a seasonal lake. It is located on the edge of the golden dunes of Merzouga.

It is a stopover for the birds migrating from Europe to South Africa. At noon we will have lunch in one of the local restaurants and try Berber pizza. After lunch you will have free time.

Before sunset you will be taken to a camel park from where you will start your camel ride to the oasis camp in the middle of the desert. On the way to the camp, you will stop amidst the large dunes to watch the sunset before finishing your caravan to your camp.

In this camp you will experience an authentic nomadic night. This camp is equipped with all the amenities you will need. Delicious freshly prepared local food will be served.

After dinner you will dance, sing and riddle with the nomads under the stars. (Dinner and breakfast)

On the 8 day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca. We want to get up early to see the beautiful sunrise, take some photos and have breakfast.

Then we’ll ride our camels back to the hotel, take a shower and head to Bomalne Dades via Rissani, the capital of dates, and Erfoud, the capital of marble and fossils.

On the way we make a few photo stops, including at the Toudgha Gorge, where we have lunch, rest and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the ancient Berber villages made of clay that overlook the valley.

We also take a walk under a 300m high gorge. Finally, we continue our journey towards Boumalne Dades.

On the 9th Day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca to marrakech.After breakfast, we’ll continue our journey towards Kalaa Magouna, where we’ll explore the enchanting Rose Valley.

Every year in May, the locals celebrate a rose festival where they showcase their rose-based products such as perfumes, rose water, oil and cosmetics.

From there we drive through the palm groves of Skoura before arriving in Ouarzazate, where we visit the famous film studios that have served as the backdrop for many famous movies.

Our next stop is the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village declared a World Heritage Site at UNESCO. This impressive structure has also been featured in numerous films, including Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy, as well as TV series such as Game of Thrones.

We’ll then make our way to Marrakech, driving over the breathtaking Tizi-N-Tichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains. During the drive we stop for lunch and take photos at various viewpoints. Finally, we spend the night in a traditional riad in Marrakech

The 10th day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca to marrakech. Before breakfast, kick off your adventure with the help of a local guide as you explore the historic Medina of Marrakech.

Along the way, you’ll visit several notable sites including the Menara, Majorelle Gardens, Koutoubia Garden, Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Dar Si Said Museum, Bahia Palace, and the vibrant Jamaa El Fna square and souks.

After a fulfilling day of sightseeing, retire to your accommodation for the night with breakfast included.

On the 11th of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca to marrakech. After breakfast, we will embark on a 175 km drive of about 3 hours from Marrakech to the Atlantic coast to Mogador, also known as Essaouira.

During the excursion, we will drive through the argan forest where you can watch goats climbing the trees. Upon arrival, we will spend the day exploring this beautiful coastal town, including the old fortified fishing port, which is a popular destination for wind and kite surfers due to its shallow waters.

Essaouira was once a favorite spot for famous musicians Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. You will have the opportunity to visit the main sights of the city, including a combination of Berber Portuguese architecture, French urban design, art galleries and lively markets.

We will also enjoy lunch at one of the seafood restaurants, followed by an overnight stay with breakfast at your chosen accommodation.

On the last day of your 12 days desert tour from casablanca. we will leave Essaouira and follow the coast, stopping at various points to enjoy picturesque views. The itinerary also includes a visit to El Jadida, a city of 372,438 inhabitants.

The Portuguese built the Mazagan bastion in 1506 to protect their ships along the West African coast, and it soon became the largest commercial center in the country.

Our journey ends at Casablanca airport, marking the end of the tour. Today we continue our journey to Casablanca.

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The Morocco itinerary tours 12 days desert tour from casablanca to marrakech.  mentioned earlier are merely a few recommendations and instances of what we can arrange.

If the plan you desire is not mentioned in our tours or is listed, but you want it to encompass other cities, locations, or activities that are not included, simply inform us about your interests, desired destinations, and preferences, and we will suggest a personalized tour for you that suits your budget.

In case this tour of Morocco doesn’t meet your requirements, please get in touch with us, and we will customize the trip according to your specifications.
The price of the tour depends on the number of people participating; the more people participating, the lower the cost per person.

Since transportation costs are constant, the total cost is divided among the participants.

In addition, the price may be affected by the quality of accommodation. Please contact us for an exact quote.