8 Days Casablanca Desert Trip


Explore the enchanting beauty of Morocco on an 8-Day Casablanca to Marrakech Tour, passing through iconic destinations. Begin your adventure in Casablanca, the modern metropolis known for its stunning architecture. Journey to Fes, the city of history and culture, where you’ll wander through the mesmerizing medina. Then, venture into the Sahara Desert, where endless dunes and starry nights await. Continue to Ouarzazate, a gateway to the desert and a film enthusiast’s haven. Finally, end your trip in Marrakech, the vibrant and exotic city that will captivate your senses with its bustling souks and historic landmarks. This unforgettable tour offers a diverse and immersive experience of Morocco’s rich heritage and breathtaking landscapes.


ARRIVAL : Casablanca

Included in 8-Day Casablanca to Marrakech Tour

  • Private A/C Vehicle + fuel
  • Camel Trekking
  • Accommodations with Dinner and Breakfast included
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver

Not included in 8-Day Casablanca to Marrakech Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch meals & Drink

8-Day Casablanca to Marrakech Tour


Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes

Your Moroccan adventure begins with your arrival at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca. Upon landing, you’ll embark on an exciting journey:

  1. Casablanca: Your first stop is the vibrant city of Casablanca, where you’ll visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques globally, showcasing stunning architecture and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

  2. Rabat: Your exploration continues as you drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, you’ll discover historical gems like the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the charming Oudayas Kasbah, which offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

  3. Meknes: Next, you’ll travel to Meknes, one of Morocco’s ancient imperial cities. Take a break to savor some Moroccan coffee and explore the bustling square and lively Medina (Lahdim), immersing yourself in local culture and traditions.

  4. Dinner in Meknes: Your day ends with a delightful dinner at your riad in Meknes, providing a taste of Moroccan cuisine and a chance to unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of your accommodation.

This part of your 8-Day Casablanca to Marrakech Tour offers a rich blend of history, culture, and gastronomy as you delve into the heart of Morocco’s diverse cities and landscapes.


Meknes – Volubilis – Moulay Idiss Zarhoun – Fes

Your exploration of Meknes and the surrounding areas promises a day filled with history and cultural immersion:

  1. Meknes Sightseeing: Spend your morning in Meknes discovering its imperial heritage. Highlights include the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the iconic Bab Mansour gate, and the ingenious Sahrij Souani, a massive granary and water reservoir.

  2. Lunch: After a morning of exploration, savor a delicious lunch in Meknes, tasting Moroccan cuisine at its finest.

  3. Volubilis: Continue your journey to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the best-preserved ancient Roman city in Morocco. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins, intricate mosaics, and the historical significance of this archaeological gem.

  4. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun: As you drive through Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of this holy Islamic town. Learn about its significance as a pilgrimage site for Moroccan faithful who visit the tomb of Moulay Idriss, a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed, especially during the annual August pilgrimage.

  5. Fes: Your day culminates with a journey to Fes, one of Morocco’s most iconic cities. As you arrive, prepare to be enchanted by the ancient medina, vibrant markets, and the rich history that awaits.

  6. Dinner in Fes: Finally, you’ll end your day with a delightful dinner at your riad within the enchanting Fes medina. This immersive experience will provide a taste of Fes’ unique culture and hospitality.

This day offers a blend of ancient history, Roman ruins, religious significance, and the timeless allure of Fes, all while indulging in Moroccan flavors and traditions.


Fes sightseeing – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt.

Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage City of Fes is a day of cultural immersion and natural beauty:

  1. Medina of Fes: Your day begins with a deep dive into the medieval medina of Fes. Explore the intricate architecture and history of the Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, which were once religious schools. Wander through the narrow, labyrinthine streets, soaking in the atmosphere of this ancient city.

  2. Nejjarine Fountain: Visit the Nejjarine Fountain, an exquisite example of Moroccan craftsmanship. Admire the intricate tilework and carvings that adorn this historic landmark.

  3. Moulay Idriss Mausoleum: Pay your respects at the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, a sacred site in Fes where the founder of the city’s first Islamic dynasty is buried. Learn about the spiritual significance of this location.

  4. Karaouine Mosque: Discover the Karaouine Mosque, one of the world’s oldest universities and a symbol of Fes’ rich cultural and religious heritage. Take in the grandeur of its architecture and the sense of history that surrounds it.

  5. Afternoon Journey: In the afternoon, depart from Fes and travel via Azrou, a picturesque town in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Here, you might encounter Barbary apes in the lush forest, a unique and memorable experience.

  6. Midelt: Finally, reach your destination for the day, Midelt, known as the “apple capital” of Morocco. It’s nestled at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain, offering breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere. Check into your hotel and relax as you soak in the beauty of the surroundings.

This day combines the rich cultural heritage of Fes with the natural beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains, providing a well-rounded and memorable Moroccan experience.


Midelt – Valley Ziz – Merzouga

Your journey from Midelt to Merzouga promises a day of scenic beauty and a magical desert experience:

  1. Tizi-n-Talremt Pass: Depart from Midelt at 9 o’clock and begin your adventure by crossing the Tizi-n-Talremt pass. Take in the stunning views as you ascend through the mountain pass.

  2. Ziz Valley: Descend into the Ziz Valley, renowned for its lush palm groves and the extensive oasis that lines its path. The juxtaposition of the desert landscape and the vibrant greenery is captivating.

  3. Ksars and Villages: As you continue your journey, you’ll encounter numerous ksars, small villages characterized by individual houses. These settlements offer a glimpse into the local way of life and traditional architecture.

  4. Er Rachidia and Erfoud: Pass through Er Rachidia and Erfoud, with Erfoud being famous for its annual date festival and its association with fossils. These towns provide a unique insight into regional culture.

  5. Arrival in Merzouga: Reach Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Here, you’ll meet your camel guide and embark on a camel ride into the dunes, leading you to the bivouac camp.

  6. Sunset and Night in the Desert: Enjoy a 1.5-hour camel trek into the heart of the desert, capturing the mesmerizing sunset along the way. When you arrive at the camp, climb the high dunes to witness the magical desert sunset. The clear night sky will reveal a dazzling display of stars.

  7. Campfire Dinner: Gather around a campfire for a delightful dinner, immersing yourself in the nomadic desert experience.

  8. Luxury Camp: Spend the night in a luxury desert camp, complete with hot showers and a bathroom inside your own tent. The comforts of the camp contrast beautifully with the vastness of the Sahara.

This day offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a memorable desert experience, making it a highlight of your Moroccan adventure.


Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley

The day begins with a desert sunrise and a refreshing hot shower and breakfast at your Desert camp in Merzouga. Here’s how the day unfolds:

  1. Camel Ride Back to Merzouga: After breakfast, you’ll hop on camels for a memorable ride back to Merzouga. This peaceful journey allows you to soak in the tranquility of the desert one last time.

  2. Rissani: Depart from Merzouga and head to Rissani. In this historic town, you’ll have the opportunity to explore its bustling souk, the largest market in the area. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and perhaps pick up some souvenirs.

  3. Tinghir and Todra Gorges: Continue your journey to Tinghir, a picturesque town known for its stunning landscapes. Visit the Todra Gorges, the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. Marvel at the towering cliffs and the beauty of the natural surroundings.

  4. Lunch in the Gorges: Enjoy a delicious lunch amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Todra Gorges, savoring Moroccan cuisine in the heart of this natural wonder.

  5. Dades Valley: Next, drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll encounter the awe-inspiring sand castles and the fascinating rock formations known as “monkey toes.” The landscape here is truly otherworldly.

  6. Overnight Accommodation: Your day ends with a stay in a stylish hotel overlooking the Dades Valley. Relax and unwind as you take in the panoramic views of this remarkable terrain.

This day offers a diverse blend of cultural exploration, natural wonders, and comfortable accommodation, ensuring that your Moroccan journey continues to be a captivating experience.


Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Your journey from the Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate offers a day filled with scenic beauty and cultural exploration:

  1. Departure from Dades Valley: After breakfast, depart from the Dades Valley, setting out on your road trip adventure.

  2. Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs: As you drive through this route, you’ll pass through the stunning Dades Valley, often referred to as the “Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.” Admire the line of kasbahs that dot the landscape, showcasing the rich history of the region.

  3. Kalaa Mgouna – The Rose City: Make a stop just before Skoura at Kalaa Mgouna, known as the Rose City. Here, you have the opportunity to purchase local rosewater products, a specialty of the area.

  4. Ouarzazate – “Hollywood of Africa”: Continue your journey to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the “Hollywood of Africa” due to its role as a filming location for many movies and TV series. Explore the city and its unique charm.

  5. Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: After about 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate, stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most captivating red earth castles along the ancient road of the Kasbahs. Explore its labyrinthine streets and learn about its historical significance.

  6. Lunch by the Kasbah: Enjoy a delightful lunch against the backdrop of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.

  7. Tizi-in-Tichka Pass: Continue your journey to Marrakech through the scenic Tizi-in-Tichka pass, which takes you over the High Atlas Mountains. Marvel at the snow-capped peaks and the timeless landscapes, including Berber villages.

  8. Arrival in Marrakech: Arrive in Marrakech, the vibrant and exotic city that’s a feast for the senses. Check into your hotel or riad for a comfortable night’s stay.

This day showcases the diverse landscapes of Morocco, from the rose-filled valleys to ancient kasbahs and the majestic High Atlas Mountains, all culminating in the bustling atmosphere of Marrakech.



Exploring the vibrant city of Marrakech is a day filled with history, culture, and vibrant markets:

  1. Menara Garden: Start your day with a visit to the Menara Garden, known for its serene atmosphere and a picturesque pavilion overlooking a large reflecting pool. Enjoy the tranquility of this historic site.

  2. Saadian Tombs: Explore the Saadian Tombs, a hidden treasure of Marrakech that was rediscovered in 1917. Admire the intricate tilework and architecture of these burial chambers.

  3. Bahia Palace: Visit the Bahia Palace, a stunning example of Moroccan architecture and design. Wander through the intricately decorated rooms, courtyards, and lush gardens.

  4. Koutoubia Minaret: Marvel at the Koutoubia Minaret, an iconic landmark of Marrakech. Although non-Muslims are not permitted to enter, you can appreciate its impressive architecture from the outside.

  5. Majorelle Gardens: Explore the Majorelle Gardens, originally created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle. These vibrant gardens are now home to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, a testament to Marrakech’s cultural significance.

  6. Djemaa El Fna Square: In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Djemaa El Fna square, the heart of Marrakech. Witness street performers, food stalls, and a bustling market. The square and its surroundings come alive with colors and sounds.

  7. Souks and Handicraft Quarters: Stroll through the surrounding souks and handicraft quarters, where you can shop for unique Moroccan handicrafts, textiles, spices, and more. Don’t forget to haggle for the best deals!

  8. Evening at Your Riad: In the evening, check into your riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of your accommodation as you reflect on your day of exploration.

Marrakech, the “pearl of the south,” offers a captivating blend of history, art, and vibrant street life, making it a must-visit destination on your Moroccan journey.


Marrakech – Casablanca

The final day of your Moroccan adventure concludes with a transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport for your return flight. Your 8-Day Casablanca Desert Trip through the diverse and enchanting landscapes, cities, and culture of Morocco has come to an end. We hope you’ve had a memorable and enriching experience exploring this fascinating country. Safe travels, and until next time!