8 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech

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Duration

8 Days

Start Point

Casablanca

end Point

Casablanca/Marrakech

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 of Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech: Arrival Casablanca to Marrakech.

Welcome to Morocco!

For the first day of this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, your designated driver will come pick you up from the airport or from your accommodation, then start exploring the Casablanca city. Casablanca is known for many things, including the iconic 1942 movie, and the world renowned Hassan II mosque. We will pay a visit to this architectural gem before continuing out journey to Marrakech, the red city. This is where we will be spending the night.

Day 2: Marrakech.

This next day of this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech will be dedicated to exploring the red city Marrakech and uncovering all of its hidden secrets. We will begin our tour at the old medina with its never ending streets, full of life, colors, and culture. Following this, we will pay a visit to the iconic Koutoubia mosque, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia palace, and the Majorelle garden (this list can be modified according to your liking).

In the evening, we will head to the lively Jamaa El Fna square, where you’ll get to see the true vibrant lifestyle of Marrakech city. Finally, we will return to our Riad in the Medina to spend the 2nd night of this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech.  

Day 3: Marrakech to Dades Valley.

The next morning, we will pick you up from the Riad early in the morning, to start traveling through the beaten paths of the Moroccan desert. But before we do that, we will have to cross the high Atlas Mountains range, which will offer us breathtaking views to be remembered forever.

After we drive through the Tizin Tichka Mountain pass, we will get to one of the most interesting monument in the region: the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou is a UNESCO world heritage site, because of its immense historical and cultural value. The Kasbah has actually been used a backdrop for many Hollywood movies such as: Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy.

After some time exploring the Kasbah, we will continue driving to Ouarzazate where we will have lunch then visit the famous Atlas cinema studios museum. Following this, we will leave Ouarzazate then start crossing the road of the thousand Kasbahs and the Skoura palm groves, before finally arriving at the Dades Valley where we will spend the night of this 3rd day of this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. 

Day 4: Dades Valley to Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp.

Today, you will wake up to the clean and fresh air of the Atlas Mountains, which will encourage to take a stroll out through the Dades Gorges. Then, we will start travelling towards the final destination for today, the Merzouga village. Along the way, we will drive by mesmerizing valleys, lush greenery, and small Berber villages where we can stop to rest or take photographs.

Following this, we will reach the villages of Rissani and Erfoud, which are a strong indicator that we’re made it to Morocco’s desert regions. We will take this opportunity to have a mouthwatering traditional lunch before continuing on to the village of Merzouga: the gateway to the Moroccan desert. Situated at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes, Merzouga is the perfect location for us to begin our camel trekking expedition into the desert. The end destination of the camel trek in this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech is a lovely desert camp neatly hidden away between the dunes, where we will spend the night alongside the beats of Berber drums.

Day 5: Erg Chebbi Desert Camp to Agdez.

The next day, we will be woken up by the mesmerizing desert sunrise, after which we will camel trek back to Merzouga. Back at the town, you will be able to enjoy breakfast and a warm shower at our hotel. We will then take on our 4×4 vehicles to start driving across the Anti Atlas Mountains and discover their mesmerizing landscape.

Our first stop will be at the Berber village Nkob, where some scenes of the movie Babel were shot with Brad Pitt. After lunch, we will continue our tour from Casablanca to Marrakech to the Agdez Kasbah found in the nearby Agdez village. We can take a walk inside the Kasbah and stop for refreshments at its rooftop café, before heading back to the village to spend the night. 

Day 6: Agdez to Marrakech.

Today of our tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, we will be leaving the Anti Atlas to return to Marrakech. On our way there, we will make stop at the famous Ouarzazate city, also called “the Hollywood of Morocco”. The city gained this title since it is home to Morocco’s largest cinema studios, which took part in the production of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies. After a visit to the city’s cinema museums, we will have lunch then leave in the direction of the High Atlas Mountains.

We will drive through Tizin Tichka, the 2260 meters high mountain pass, alongside the fascinating landscape of the mountains, before finally arriving at Marrakech in the evening. We will have dinner and spend the night at a traditional Riad.   

Day 7: Marrakech to Essaouira.

For the last full day of our tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, we will go on an exciting excursion to Essaouira city, previously known as Mogador. The road trip will be a complete change of scenery from what we’ve been experiencing earlier on the tour. Instead of Mountains and deserts, we will now enjoy the fresh sea breeze of the Atlantic Ocean, a bustling Old Medina, as well as fresh sea food.

You can take a walk alongside the city ramparts, go for a swim at the beach, or wander around the Old town’s streets. You will have the full day to explore, and by the evening, we will head to a local Riad to spend the last night from this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech.  

Day 8: Airport Transfer Casablanca, Marrakech or Essaouira (Last day of this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech)

For the last day of this tour, you will have free time to explore the city depending on the schedule of your flight. We can drop you off at either the Marrakech Menara airport or the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca which brings this tour from Casablanca to Marrakech to and end.

Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech Includes:

  • Private Moroccan multi-lingual driver
  • Private A/C 4×4 vehicle & fuel
  • Private guide fee
  • Camel trekking ( in desert )
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts

What is Excluded from this Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech:

  • Lunches
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal drinks & snacks
  • Gratuities
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