12 Day Casablanca Merzouga Desert Tour
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
Reception at the airport, visit of the Hassan II mosque, after continuation to Rabat, visit of the administrative and political capital, dinner and overnight stay at the riad.
Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Fez
After breakfast, departure for Fez, via Moulay Idriss, holy city and visit of the Roman ruins of Volubilis, lunch in Meknes, Visit of the monuments of Meknes, arrival in Fez. Dinner and overnight stay at the riad.
Day 3: Fez – Historical visit
After breakfast, the day will be devoted to the discovery of Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities and medinas, founded by Idriss II, center of influence of the Arab-Muslim culture: The Mosque of the Andalusians, the tanneries, the district of potters, the Medina, lunch in a palace in the Medina, afternoon continuation of the visit: the Hispano-Moorish buildings, the Medersas, the Nejjjarine square, dinner and overnight at the riad.
Day 4: Fez – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Dunes of Merzouga
Wake up early in the morning and breakfast, departure for Midelt through the Middle Atlas, stop in Midelt for lunch, continuation to Erfoud along the Ziz valley through a series of successive fortified villages whose architecture announces that of the pre-Saharan oasis, arrival at the dunes of Merzouga, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Merzouga – Erg chebbi – Merzouga
After breakfast, you will make the grand tour of the dunes through: the oases of Merzouga, the nomadic depot, the village of Khamlia, the mines of MIFISS, to meet the Berber nomads, the oasis Tisserdmin. Return to the hostel around 3 pm for the departure of your caravan on camels to watch the sunset in the dunes (about an hour and a half of camels, you will spend the night in nomad tents in the dunes to enjoy the silence of the desert with a sky full of stars, Dinner and night in the bivouac.
Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Todgha Gorges
After sunrise return to the hotel for breakfast and shower, then departure to Tineghir via Rissani, Erfoud, Tinejdad, arrival at Todgha Gorge, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Todgha Gorge – Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, departure for Ouarzazate via Kelâa M’Gouna, the city where the Rose Festival is held every year. Lunch and continuation to Ouarzazate through the Dades Valley, the valley of roses, stop at Skoura for the visit of the kasbah Ameridil, then continuation to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the riad.
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben haddou – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Visit the city of Ouarzazate, which has become a very famous film center, stop en route to visit the Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou Continuation to Marrakech, arrival in Marrakech in late afternoon.
Day 9: Marrakech – Cultural visit
After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to the visit of Marrakech; In the morning, visit of the Koutoubia, the Saadian tombs, the Menara garden and the Bahia Palace. Return to the hotel for lunch, in the afternoon, visit of the souks, the old Medina and the Jmaa El Fna square, In the evening, dinner and show in a Moroccan restaurant.
Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira
After breakfast, departure for Essaouira, on arrival, fish lunch, in the afternoon, visit of the city and the alleys of the medina of Essaouira, ancient Portuguese fortification famous for its handicrafts; silver jewelry and wood marquetry of Thuya. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day11: Essaouira – El Jadida – Casablanca
Breakfast and departure for Casablanca via El Jadida with lunch in El Oualidia, Continuation on El Jadida along the Atlantic coast. Arrival in Casablanca. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Casablanca – Airport Med V
After breakfast, transfer to Mohamed V airport of Casablanca.
Tour by vehicle 4 × 4 / minbus
Driver / Guide
10 nights at the hotel including breakfast and dinner
Camel ride in the desert
1 night in the desert camp