8-day Desert Trip from Casablanca to Marrakech via Merzouga

Day 1: CASABLANCA / RABAT 

Arrive at the Mohamed V International Airport. Your Morocco Private Driver/Guide will meet and greet you at the airport and then drive to  Casablanca to visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque then we depart towards Rabat (the capital of Morocco).  We will visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, Hassan II tower ,where 4 facades are decorated different from each other,then Mohamed V mausoleum next to the tower and over night in riad kella or similar. Bed & Breakfast (BB)

Day 2: Rabat / Chefchaoen.
 
After breakfast in your riad, we will start our trip  to Chefchaouen via Assilah city  where you will have the opportunity to explore the city. Asilah is known for it annual festival for the art  most of the walls of the Medina are painted by various famous artists from all over the world. Your visit includes the Skalla fortress, where you will experience a wonderful view of the Medina and the ocean after lunch we  will continue over the foothills of the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen. Overnight at Casa Perleta or Riad Assilah. Bed and Breakfast. (BB).
 

Day3: Explore Chefchaoen.


Today you will explore the beautiful city  of  Chefchaouen by your self 
which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town nestled in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. Chefchaouen is a beautiful unique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many parts of Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influence from the Spanish civilisation and Moorish architecture.
 
Day4: Chefchauen / Volobilis / Meknes / Fez
 
After breakfast we will start our trip travelling to Fes via Ouazzan and the Roman site of Volubilis.the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautiful Mosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC.After that we drive to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco where we will have lunch, after that we will visit the  gate of  Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail ,the granary and the Sahrij Souani that was used for irrigation and plantation. Also we will visit Moulay Ismail Mausoleum then we will be in  Fes afternoon . Overnight  at riad Kortoba or Riad Lmakan  or similar. (BB).
 

Day5: Fez / Ifrane / Midelt / Merzouga Desert.

After breakfast in your Riad we will start our private morocco tours to Sahara Desert trough Ifrane (winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village) then we drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains where we will stop at the famous cedar forest  the largest in Morocco where you may well sight Barbarian apes. You’ll notice how the scenery change our way to Midelt where we will have lunch, after that we will continue our trip to Sahara Desert crossing the high atlas mountains and Ziz Valley ,we will be in Erfoud this city its known for Fossils and minerals and we will be in Merzouga afternoon Over night at Riad Nezha or similar (HB).

 

Day6: Explore Merzouga area and Camel ride.


After breakfast in the riad we will start our private journey of the area. We will make the tour of the Dunes where the Rally Paris Dakar pass before , then we  visit the Berber nomads that live in their tent we will have tea with them to see how they live , after that we will drive to Khamliya village "the Gnawa people" originally slaves brought from Sudan to see & to experience their music and lifestyle , Lunch will be in this village if you want to eat Pizza, after that we will drive back to our Hotel to prepare our self and to be ready to take our Camels to spend the night in the Camp.
 

Day7: Merzouga / Todgha Gorges / Dades Valley.

Early in the morning your camel man will wake you up to watch Surise in the Dunes. Afterwards you will go  back by Camels to the Hotel where you will shower and eat breakfast and start our trip towards Dades Valley via small berber village, Lunch will be in Touroug then we will drive to 

Todra Gorges  the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco which is famous for trekking and Climming, after that we will continue to Dades Valley
where you will have the opportunity to see majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight at Babylon or similar (HB).
 
Day8: Dades Valley / Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou  / Marrakech.

After breakfast in your Hotel, we will start  our private morocco tours by travelling through the Dades Valley towards Ouarzazate and  the way of the thousand Kasbahs and Skoura then we will reach Ouarzazate "Hollywood of Africa " where they shoot many big movies like Hidalgo , Sahara etc... after that we will drive to visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah The world heritage site , after lunch we will drive to Marrakech through the high atlas Mountains and we will drop you off at your Riad in Marrakech.

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Desert Trips Morocco

On our recent honeymoon, my wife and I had the good fortune to tour Morocco with Mbarek as our guide. His excellent sense of humor and willingness to answer all our questions made the trip an absolute blast! Whether winding through the hairpin turns of the Atlas or rolling along the dunes, his kindness made the trip one we'll never forget!

John, Washington DC, USA.
Desert Trips Morocco

We went to morocco to visit and this trip was wonderful because Mbarak took care of us along the trip . He showed us a beautiful places that we weren't aware off. He was patient with us and he is a good driver too and he is always smiling and happy that made us felt like we are in our home . We appreciate what he did for us and we recommend him to anyone whom is going to visit morocco to contact this gentleman and ask him to be your driver and guider because he knows how to take care of his customers and you won't be disappointed. He uses his knowledge to navigate the mountains to desert he knows what he is doing and where he goes . we just want to say one more think thank you for your hospitality and your friendship you have been a good help and we will see you again next year thanks again.

Joseph, SanFrancesco, USA.
Desert Trips Morocco

Overall an excellent experience, lovely friendly guides that take the time to give you the best of what they have from hospitality to live Berber music for your entertainment. After having an exquisite meal an drinking hot mint tea while watching the sun go down, you couldn’t ask for a better way to end the day of exploring the wonders of morocco. For an adventurous and relaxing vacation you cant go wrong with Marrakesh safari, to make your trip to Morocco that little bit more 

Dominique, London, United Kingdom
Desert Trips Morocco

Our guide showed me and the group the most amazing sites in Morocco! The amazing desert, a beautiful gorge, old cities and so much more!! I had the most remarkable time and the guide was so good to and with us. I don't think I would have seen the sites I did and went on a caravan if I hadn't called for a tour guide. I definately chose the right one and when I'm back, I will definately use them again. This time with a bunch of friends! This company is a must call if you want to see Morocco like only they can show you. Happy Trails!!

Lorraine, Hamilton, Canada