10 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Casablanca
On this 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca, you will travel with your friends or family as well as our driver in a private 4×4 vehicle or minivan, visiting some of Morocco’s most beautiful natural highlights: Ounila Valley, Kasbahs and Kasurs, Skoura Oasis , Dades Valley and its giants Canyons, Todra Gorge, Petroglyphs, Sahara desert Erg Chebbi, Fes and Chefchaouen.
This 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca is packed with traditional experiences and local interactions, making it ideal for any traveler who wants to truly absorb Morocco’s fascinating history, culture, food, nature and landscape.
Highlights of this 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca:
Days 1 – 10 Morocco:
- Kasbah Telwat, and Kasar of Ait Benhaddou
- Spend a night at Skoura Oasis in one of its tranquil lodges
- Walk through the giant canyons of Dades Valley
- Walk through the Todra Gorge
- Visit the local market in Risani and enjoy the local food ● Visit the traditional irrigation system Khottarat
- Meet local people and learn about their lifestyle
- Learn about desert petroglyphs
- Visit the nomads and learn about their way of life
- Spend a night in an authentic desert tent at Erg Chebbi Dunes
- Watch the sunset while you enjoy sandboarding on the dunes
- Camel rides through the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Spend a night in a guest house overlooking the Dra valley
- Royal cities of Fes and Rabat
- Walk through Chefchaouen’s Blue Lane
- Rabat is the capital of Morocco
Itinerary: Private 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca
Day 1: Marrakech to Skoura
Your private 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca begins in Marrakech where you will meet your driver in the morning, on the first leg of the journey, you will travel through the High Atlas Mountains where you will enjoy the most beautiful scenery of Tzi Tichka Pass which is 2260m above the level sea. reached the height. The drive to the mountains takes about 3-4 hours and you will have the opportunity to enjoy local food on the road and visit Kasbah Telwat, which was the seat of power of the El Glaoui family, thus sometimes called the Palace of Glaoui. .
Drive through the village of Berber and in the afternoon, you can explore the Kasar of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a favorite Hollywood filming location. Later, we drive southeast to Skoura Oasis, where you will spend the night in the middle of palm groves in a quiet lodge with dinner and breakfast.
Day 2: Skoura to Dades Valley
In the morning, after your breakfast, we start our day exploring Kasbah Amerdil which is a historic fortified residence or kasbah (tigremot in Amazigh) in Morocco’s Skorra Oasis. Your journey continues southeast to Dades Valley where you will meet your mountain guide for a tour of Badam Valley, explore the canyon’s impressive rock formations, visit a Berber family and have tea with them and learn about the Berber way of life. Enjoy a picnic lunch in nature. In the late afternoon, we drive to our guest house in the valley where you will spend the night with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges to Desert Camp
Today, after your breakfast, we head towards Todra Ghat, the drive from our departure point takes about 1 30 minutes. Reaching the Todra Valley on the eastern side of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, here you can hike the Todra Gorge, one of the world’s most spectacular gorges and a top destination for hikers and rock climbers. Somewhere in the lunch area. Later, we visit Khatrat, a traditional irrigation system that is over 100 years old.
Drive to Erg Chebbi Dunes where you will find your camels waiting to trek for 1 hour through the orange sand dunes to reach the campsite (ordinary or luxury – depending on your budget). Enjoy sunsets, sandboarding and lounging around the campfire before meals and star-gazing. (Alternatively, ask your driver to take you to the campsite in a 4×4 vehicle).
Day 4: Desert tour 4×4 to Erg Chebbi
Today, we will start driving in the desert to discover everything there is. Meet the nomadic people living in the Sahara desert, find petroglyphs and walk the Kohl Mine. Later, after our lunch, we return to camp in the desert overnight in desert tents with dinner and breakfast.
Day 5: Desert to Fes
Wake up early to admire the desert sunrise, have breakfast, then rejoin your vehicle for the camel-back ride out of the dunes and onto the road to Fes (or you can be collected at camp if you’re traveling by 4×4). . Your route today follows the course of the Jiz River north, through the Tafilalt region (which it irrigates), a region of date palms bordering the Sahara.
This region of historical importance once marked the crossroads of West African caravan routes and is the birthplace of the Alawite dynasty (17th century), which still rules Morocco today. Pass the spectacular Ziz river gorge (at about 1900m) before crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains. North of the mountains, you pass through parts of Morocco’s vast cedar forests (near Azrou), before arriving in Fes in the afternoon. Check into your riad in the medina of Fes with bed and breakfast.
Day 6: Face sightseeing tour with local guide
After breakfast at your riad, our local guide will take you on a journey of discovery to Morocco’s oldest medina, dating back eight centuries. Your tour will include the historical sites of Medina, including Al Qarawein University, the oldest university in the world, the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the Nezzarain Fountain, the famous tannery, as well as the King’s Palace, the Jewish Quarter and the Ceramics Cooperative to see traditional Moroccan crafts. The tour ends in the evening.
Day 7: Face to Chefchaouen
After your breakfast today, your private 10-day desert tour from Marrakech to Casablanca will take you to the north of Morocco to an amazing historical site dating back to 3rd century Roman ruins. Then we continue driving to Chefchaouen. You will explore Chefchaouen at leisure, a small town in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco known for its climate and blue houses. Chefchaouen is a fascinating unique city founded in 1471 by Moors and Jews. The city has an Andalusian character similar to the larger city of Tetouan near the coast. Houses are typically whitewashed in a tradition associated with architectural styles throughout Andalusia in southern Spain. This makes it a wonderful pedestrian medina with beautiful houses tightly packed along narrow winding lanes.
Day 8: Chefchaouen to Tangier
Enjoy the evening at leisure and have time tomorrow morning to explore the city before departing for Tangier. Overnight in Tangier, Medina with bed and breakfast.
Day 9: Tangier to Rabat
In the morning, you will visit the American Legation in Tangier, which is considered a symbol of the historic cultural and diplomatic ties between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco, and America’s longstanding engagement with the wider Islamic world. Later, you can enjoy a walk through the medina and its beautiful streets before heading to Cap Spartel where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. Then the Cave of Hercules.
This 10-day desert tour from Marrakech to Casablanca takes you to Asilah, a city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast south of Tangier. Its old town, or medina, is surrounded by 15th-century walls and gates built by the colonial Portuguese. Enjoy a walk in the medina and have lunch at one of the fishing restaurants there. Later, continue the road towards Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Overnight in Rabat’s medina with bed and breakfast.
Day 10 : Rabat to Casablanca
After your breakfast today, we will drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where we will visit major historical sites, including the Odaya Kasbah, the tomb of Mohammed Five, and Hassan Tower, an incomplete mosque minaret. Then we’ll head to Casablanca to visit the only mosque that allows visitors inside, Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. And here ends your 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca. Your guide will take you to the city hotel or airport where you say your goodbyes.
Included in your 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca
- Private transportation with English speaking driver
- Pick up in Marrakech and drop off in Casablanca
- 8 nights accommodation in a guesthouse with daily breakfast
- 1 night in a desert camp in the erg chebbi dunes
- Camel Trekking (Camels for Everyone)
- desert tent
- Water in the desert, tea
- Transfer to and from camp by 4×4 as an option
- Dinner in Skoura, Dades, Sahara Desert
- Sand boarding
- Baggage service
- Entrance fee to Kasbah and local guide
- Picnic lunch at Badam Valley and Sahara Desert
- Free stop
- Visiting all interesting places on the way
Excluded from your 10-day tour from Marrakech to Casablanca
- Dinner in Fes, Chefchaouen, Tangier and Rabat
- Tips and Donations