Trip Details

Casablanca to Marrakech: Desert Adventure Tour

8 Days
  • 4 star Hotels
  • Breakfasts plus 3 Dinners.
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Fully guided
  • English, Spanish and French
  • 8
  • 80

Overview

Perfect for travelers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Tour the dunes from atop a camel for an authentic way to experience the Sahara, explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fes and Marrakech, all allowing you to discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

Trip Highlights

  • Set off by camel to the desert camp and meet locals.
  • Savour Moroccan mint tea and indulge in Berber cuisine.
  • Head to Ouarzazate town, the 'gateway to the Sahara’.
  • You’ll marvel at historical monuments and beautiful landscapes such as Roses Valley, Skoura, Boumalene Dades and El Kelaa des M’Gouna.
  • We’ll pass through many Berber villages and together we’ll explore Todra Gorges and Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of High Atlas Mountains

Itinerary

Your guide will greet you at Casablanca Airport to take you to your hotel and help get you settled in.

Please note that this tour does not spend any time in Casablanca. You may wish to come a day early in order to explore Casablanca, and take some time to see its medina, beachfront, and classic examples of Art Deco architecture. Be sure to also visit the spectacular Hassan II Mosque. Entrance is only permitted via guided tours, which operate from Saturday to Thursday at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 15:00, and on Fridays at 9:00, 10:00, and 15:00. These times are subject to change (particularly around Ramadan)

Start at around 8am and drive through the rolling hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Take a guided tour of the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards continue to Fès, one of Morocco's most interesting, cultural cities. Take some free time to explore upon arrival. Opt to experience a traditional hammam and get to know the locals or just soak up the atmosphere.

Today we will spend the day in Fes to explore its amazing Medina dates back to early 9th Century with a history local guide. The city is divided into 3 major parts: old Fes, New Fes and Ville nouvelle built by the French occupation. During our tour we will pass by lots of handy craft products made locally.

After the tour you can choose to relax at the hotel or enjoy a dinner with entertainment in one of the traditional restaurant in the Medina on your own cost.

Start today for a drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach the edge of the Sahara. Settle into your hotel on the edge of the dunes and enjoy a warm welcome with mint tea. In the late afternoon, take a camel ride deep into the dunes to watch the sunset. Learn to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to photos. This evening, indulge in a traditional dinner then gather around a campfire under the stars near to your hotel. Listen to stories about life in this region and, perhaps, some traditional music on the drums.

Rise early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, we drive through a stone desert to the stunning Todra Gorge. Wedged between massive cliff walls, the gorge is filled with a green oasis of palm trees. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Amazigh (also known as Berber) delicacies.

Travel along the “Route of 1000 Kasbahs” to the thriving town of Ouarzazate for a lunch stop. This town is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many films have been shot over the years, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah, where we spend the night in a hotel.

The journey to Marrakech includes breath-taking views throughout the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). Arrive in Marrakech in time for lunch with the rest of the day free to wander the city.

Your driver will take you to the airport for fond farewells to Morocco and it's people

Cost Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Guide English speaking driver
  • Private Vehicle
  • Camel ride

Cost Excludes

  • Lunches
  • Diners in Casablanca, Fes &Marrakech
  • Drinks
  • Historical landmarks entrance fees
  • Tips

FAQs

Is Morocco a Safe Destination?

Morocco has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and, compared to the US and Europe, is considered a very safe destination. Moroccan people are known for their hospitality and they will make you feel very welcomed, for more information on the topic contact us and we’ll provide you with some personal single-traveler experiences.

Is There any Dress Code for Women Visiting Morocco?

No. You may wear whatever you feel comfortable in, we only have one exception on tours of the Mosque like Hassan II. To enter you would need to dress conservatively as you would in a church (no shorts, tanks tops, etc.).

As in any country you should use direction with your attire if you want to avoid unwanted attention.

What currencies can I exchange in Morocco?

US Dollars, Sterling and Euros are readily exchangeable. We recommend you take a mixture of cash and credit cards. Scottish bank notes and Australian dollar travellers cheques and cash are NOT normally accepted in Morocco.

The form of the meeting at the airport, where?

With accurate information on the schedule of your arrival, our guide and our driver await you at the customs exit at the airport, with a sign with your name and first name. It’s always easy, this appointment. In case of concern, you can contact us by phone with our contact information noted in our emails. We are always at your disposal 24 hours a day

Can we pay the balance by check?

Travel checks are not accepted in Morocco only Cash and credit cards are accepted

From €1590
/ Person
  • 4 star Hotels
  • Breakfasts plus 3 Dinners.
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Fully guided
  • English, Spanish and French
  • 8
  • 80