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Highlights of our tour:
Our 4 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech gives you the opportunity to see many sites and monuments in Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, and views that will undoubtedly make you fall in love, as well as go on a camel ride in the Merzouga Sahara Desert’s Erg Chebbi dunes. Take in the sights of the Dades Valley and the Todra Gorges.
This 4 day desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech includes camel trekking and night camping at a desert camp, in which you will discover the most wonderful sights, the starry sky of your overnight to the distant Berber villages made of adobe that crown the hills of the road to Dades gorges and Marrakech, all of which will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat - Fes
The 4 day desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech will begin with a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, Morocco’s commercial capital, during which we will explore the outside of the Hassan II Great Mosque, one of the Islamic world’s most important landmarks, followed by a short walk down the corniche… Depending on the time, we’ll visit various attractions.
Travel to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. We will visit the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower in Rabat.
We will embark for Fes late in the afternoon, passing through Meknes and possibly stopping to view Bab Mansour, which was created at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail and is renowned as “the Moroccan Versailles,” before continuing to Fes and checking into your hotel.
Day 2: Fes - Midelt - Azrou - Merzouga
We’ll take you up from your hotel after breakfast and travel to Ifrane, a Moroccan – Swiss-style village. From there, we’ll proceed to Azrou, where we’ll stop in Morocco’s largest cedar forest in the Middle Atlas Mountains.
The Barbary Apes may be seen here. After lunch, we’ll continue to Merzouga through Midelt, with a halt at the panoramic vista of Ziz Valley. We’ll arrive in Merzouga Sahara desert late in the day and begin our camel ride to the Erg Chebbi dunes.
You’ll spend the night in our desert camp, where you’ll have your meal. The camp is completely prepared, and the Berber people provide wonderful cuisine, music, and singing.
Day 3: Merzouga - Ziz valley - Todgha Gorges - Boumalne Dades
Continuing our 4 days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, we recommend waking up early this morning to witness the sunrise, followed by breakfast and a shower at the camp. Then we’ll travel to the Tinghir and Todra Canyons, Morocco’s tallest and narrowest gorges.
We’ll continue to Dades Valley after lunch and drive via Dades Gorge, where you’ll witness beautiful castles and incredible rock formations. Staying at the hotel for dinner and the night.
Day 4: Boumalne Dades - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
After breakfast, we proceed to Ouarzazate through the Dades Valley. The route through the Dades Valley is known as the Way of the Thousand Kasbahs, and it offers several picture possibilities.
Before arriving in Ouarzazate, we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas Film Studios in Kalaat Mgouna, often known as the “Pink City” or “City of Roses.” Head to Marrakech through Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
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Casablanca, the starting point of our 4 days tour
Palm trees line the vast roads, there are magnificent beaches, and a lively metropolis. Doesn’t it seem like a tropical getaway when you say it like that? The city combines modernism with Muslim and Arabic heritages in its oldest districts, while the rest of the city has many colonial vestiges. The Hassan II Mosque, the world’s second-largest mosque, is the major attraction.
The city blends historic and contemporary elements to provide tourists with a memorable experience. You’ll find bright colors, exotic aromas, carriage excursions, and many architectural treasures in one area of Marrakech.
Wide roads, fancy stores, and joyful locations may be found in the opposite section. The Majorelle Garden and the Koutoubia Mosque are two tourist attractions in Marrakech. Aside from Jamaa El Fna’s lovely square. It is Morocco’s largest square, and it continues an old Moroccan practice of bringing people together. There are many various things to see there, such as snake charmers and monkey shows.
This location, which has a history of almost thirteen centuries, is another tourist attraction. The architecture is striking, and there are several attractions to choose from, including a large and renowned medina and the lovely madrassas (Islamic schools). Not to mention Al Qarawiyin University, which was founded by Fatima Al Fihri in 859 and is the world’s oldest university.
Between Merzouga and Marrakech is the Ouallywood of Morocco and Africa, or the entrance to the desert as its locals call it. Its name comes from the Berber language and means “quiet place.” It boasts an international airport and one of the world’s largest solar energy facilities, making it a highly significant location in the Southeast.
Many Atlas studios in Ouarzazate are where many directors from across the world come to shoot movies or seasons of TV shows. Using the fifth season of Prison Break and portions of the third season of Game of Thrones as examples.
Ait Benhaddou’s castle is known across the world for its distinctive clay construction. It was erected by Thami El Glaoui, popularly known as the Lord of the Atlas, one of Morocco’s wealthiest Bashas. Since 1987, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was once the primary stopping point for camel caravans on their way to Tombouctou.
There are no people living in the village nowadays. There are a few households that reside on the other bank of the river, facing the Ksar. Furthermore, in recent years, it has only been utilized by visitors and for the filming of movies and television shows. We might cite the American-British drama film “The Gladiator” in this context.
Merzouga, the highlight of our 4 days tour from Casablanca
Without a doubt, the highlight of all Morocco visits. Merzouga hamlet is located in the southeast of Morocco, beside the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. The residents of the region have two distinct legends behind the name. To begin with, some claim that the name is derived from an old Merzoug family who once resided in the region. Others, on the other hand, claim that the village’s name refers to a wealthy area, which in Arabic is known as Marzouka.
The sand dunes of Erg Chebbi have a unique tale of how they came to be here. It is said that there used to be a tribe in the area where the dunes are now. They were enjoying a prosperous and happy life. They started fighting with food one day after digging in. God punished them by sending a massive storm and covering them with the sand dunes you see today. However, while this story remains a legend, some people, particularly the elderly, continue to believe it.
The Erg Chebbi dunes’ primary hub is the town of Merzouga. It provides some of the greatest activities available, such as taking a discovery trip and exploring the area. You may also ride camels through the beautiful sand dunes.