Our 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech is one of the most popular itineraries for those who wish to explore a great deal of Morocco. This excursion goes from Casablanca to Marrakech. You will have the chance to see the imperial cities of Morocco and spend a night under the stars in the dazzling Sahara desert of Merzouga, in the midst of the renowned Erg Chebbi dunes. Your trip will start in Casablanca and end in Marrakech.
Large valleys, dunes, gorges, mountain passes, cities that blend in with the terrain, fortresses atop the hills, residents, and a great lot more make up the region’s distinctive and exclusive landscape.
8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech
This Morocco tour will take you to visit and explore the Mosque Hassan II, as well as transport you to Rabat, Morocco’s capital, and show you the sights of Fes. Traveling through the Atlas Mountains will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
During the 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, you will do a camel trek and spend the night across the Merzouga Sahara Desert. The Ziz valley, Todgha gorges, Rose valley, Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, and Tizi N’Tichka pass are just a few of the numerous places and landscapes you will encounter. Your final destination in Morocco will be Marrakech. During your Marrakech walking tour, you will explore some of the world’s top historical landmarks, including Jemaa el-Fna Square, El Koutoubia, Saidian Tombs, Menara, and Majorelle Garden.
Today will mark the beginning of our 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech; we will either meet you at the Casablanca airport or your hotel. We will visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, which is commonly regarded as the largest mosque in all of Africa. After that, we travel to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the four imperial towns in the country. We will take a tour of the city's most famous landmarks, including the Hassan Tower, Chellah, and Oudaya Kasbah.
We can take our time eating lunch. After lunch, we will get on the highway and travel directly to Fes, the "spiritual heart of Morocco." In time for dinner and an overnight stay in a typical riad or hotel in the heart of the historic medina, we will arrive in Fes in the late afternoon or early evening.
You will begin your tour of the most historically and culturally significant city in Morocco after breakfast. In Fes, the "spiritual capital of Morocco," the architectural medina will be explored. Our guided tour of Fez includes the Jewish Quarter (Mellah) and the Dar El Makhzen, or Royal Palace, with its stunning mosaic architecture and golden doors. In the eleventh century, the renowned Chaouwara Tanneries, the city's largest leather workshop, were created. The Kairaouine Mosque (the historic institution of Islamic education) and one of the world's oldest universities are inaccessible to non-Muslims; nevertheless, the mosque courtyard can be viewed from the mosque's gates. The Najjarine Marble Fountain and Al-Attarine Madrassa is a religious school with some of the most impressive examples of Islamic architecture. The Bou Inania Medersa is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in Fes.
There will be enough time to have lunch at a local Moroccan restaurant. The mosaics of the Bab Boujloud archway change color from blue on the outside wall to green on the inner wall, allowing you to recognize the sacred color of Islam. Meander around the medina's streets and marketplaces. Later, we'll take you to a vantage position with a beautiful view of the medina of Fes El-Giant Bali. In the same riad in the medina for both dinner and lodging.
After breakfast, we leave Fes and drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. We'll make a halt at Ifrane. We will witness barbarian monkeys near Azrou in the Cedar Forest. Then, we will continue our journey to Midelt for lunch.
In the afternoon, we will drive to the Sahara desert via the Tizi N'talghouma pass, passing by little Berber towns and the picturesque Ziz Valley, which is located near Errachidia. We will next go via Aoufous and Erfoud to Merzouga. In two hours, we will reach Erg-Chebbi, a paradise of sand dunes, where we will have dinner and spend the night in a small hotel or Riad.
After breakfast, we will continue our tour of the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. Merzouga Lake (which is not always full of water) to observe the ducks and flamingos who arrive in the spring to reside in this lake. We will journey to the village of Khmliya, where Gnawa will be performed by musicians. Then, we will continue our off-road journey through the desert until we reach the dark desert behind the Erg-Chebbi sand dunes. Then, we will visit a nomadic Berber family to see their lifestyle. We will then travel to an abandoned settlement where mineral fossils may be discovered.
We will return to Khmliya to dine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will reach the desert camp via a camel trek across the magnificent orange sand dunes. From the middle of the sand dunes, it is possible to observe a spectacular sunset and rejuvenate your spirit. You can have dinner and spend the night in the camp, where music will be played and you can play on the sand dunes beneath an unlimited number of stars.
The following morning, it is best to rise early in order to view the breathtaking sunrise. After breakfast and a shower, return by camel or vehicle to the village of Merzouga and proceed to Rissani. The famous, traditional, and largest market in the region will be explored on foot, with a focus on locally made goods and arts & crafts. Visit Rissani on Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday, while the market is open, for the greatest experience. Later, we travel to Tinghir via the Tafilalt Oasis, where we may observe the oasis' ancient watering system. After arriving in Tinjdad, where we will have time for lunch on our own, we will go to Tinghir to view the Todra valley and wander along the orange cliffs of the Todra Gorge. We will end the day at the lush Boumalne Dades valley. Indulge in a meal and spend the night at a hotel or riad.
After breakfast on the final day of our 8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, we will go to Ouarzazate, Morocco's star-studded treasure. We will visit a world-famous film studio (Atlas Studios) and shoot in the Kasbah Taourirte en route to the historic and beautiful gateway to the Sahara Desert, which has served as the setting for several blockbuster Hollywood films. Then, we go to the next landmark, which is the old kasbah of Ait-Benhaddou. This is the most famous "fortified town" or ksar/Kasbah in Morocco, located in the province of Ouarzazat in the Draa-Tafilalet area of southern Morocco. This ksar, or walled adobe town, is fascinating, to say the least. Numerous cinematic masterpieces have been filmed there, as well as ancient Moroccan buildings.
Following a tour to the Kasbah, we will stop for lunch at a local eatery. We pass through the High Atlas Passes and to reach our final destination, Marrakech, in the afternoon. We will stop along the route to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Atlas Mountains and Tizi N'Tichka pass. Finally, dine and spend the night in a Marrakech riad or hotel.
Day 7 of our 8 days tour from Casablanca will be dedicated entirely to exploring Marrakech. A Marrakech native is available as a tour guide to help you get the most out of your time in the city. We are, after all, in the popular tourist destination, so today's sights and places will be vastly different from yesterday's. A gorgeous and busy city awaits you, so brace yourself.
Bahia Palace, erected by Bahmad Grand Visir of Marrakech, features stunning mosaics and stucco, and is a must-see on every city tour of Marrakech. Saadian Tomb is a royal necropolis that was built in the 17th century and is renowned for its exceptional construction. You're going to have a fantastic time exploring the souks of Marrakech, and you're going to be blown away by the variety of sights, sounds, tastes, and textures that can be found there. The Jacques Majorelle Garden in Marrakech is a one-hectare botanical garden and artist's landscape garden. The tour will conclude in Jamaa Elfana Square. One of the liveliest places in all of Marrakech, complete with snake charmers, monkeys, food vendors, and musicians. At last, relax to your riad or hotel in Marrakech for the night.
Today is determined by your flight schedule. Given the opportunity, you may spend the afternoon exploring less touristy regions of Marrakesh and lunch at a local restaurant. Once you are ready, you will be transferred to the airport in either Marrakech or Casablanca, and your 8 days tour from Casablanca of Morocco will conclude.