Overview of Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert
Find the best of Morocco desert on this Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert. Pass by numerous attractions including the Atlas Mountains, the Ziz Oasis, the Dades Valley, and the Kasbahs of Skoura. Spend your nights in a desert camp and neighborhood housing as you clear your path through the Sahara desert with your little gathering.
Itinerary Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert
DAY 1: Casablanca => Rabat => Meknes => Fes
=> We will pick you up from the airport to explore the monuments of Casablanca such as the Hassan II Mosque.
The Hassan II Mosque is the largest on the African continent and this magnificent structure can hold up to 105,000 worshippers. The mosque was built for the king’s 60th birthday, an engineering feat as well as a controversial use of public money. We will take a tour inside the mosque, which is deliberately floating above the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in honor of the Holy Qur’an which states that “God’s throne was above water”.
=> After that, you will continue to reach Rabat, “the capital of Morocco”. Start by car through the beautifully tiled entrance to the Royal Palace, followed by a stop at Bab Rawah, or the city’s “wind gate,” so named because it has been exposed to the Atlantic winds since its construction in 1197. Visit the Hassan Tower, part of an unfinished mosque begun by Khalifa in the century twelveth. In the incredibly well-preserved Kasbah of the Udayas, explore the castle and take a stroll through the French colonial Andalusian gardens. End the day at Chellah, the cemetery, and ruins of an ancient Roman outpost. The balance of the day is at leisure.
=> After that, head to Fez. Visit Meknes and see the beautifully decorated gate of Bab Mansour, with zellige mosaics. if the time permits, stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Volubilis, the once bustling city and African administrative center of the Roman Empire. The site also contains remnants of the Berber civilization that captured the city from Rome in 270 AD. This evening, you are the guests of the local Fez family for dinner on the first day of Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert distance 5 days.
DAY 2: Full day exploring old medina of Fes
=> Explore the sprawling city of Fez on foot this morning. This is said to be the largest car-free metropolitan area in the world; Don’t get distracted by the traffic, you will surely agree that a stroll here is a feast for the senses. You will enter through Bab Boujloud or the “Blue Gate” and visit the famous Bouanania School. After that, you will have the opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan rugs. Next, stop by Chouara Tannery to see how the leather is cut and dyed using traditional techniques. At the Carpenters Museum, browse through the wooden arts and crafts collection, then watch copper craftsmen at work in Saffarin Square. The tour ends outside the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, the oldest continuously operating university in the world, founded in AD 859. After lunch in town, your guide will lead you through the Jewish Quarter, or Mellah, which was built in 1438. By the end of the walk, you’ll be at the King’s Palace. Enjoy dinner at the hotel later this evening in the second day of of Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert.
DAY 3: Fes => Cross Middle Atlas Mountains => Experience Rissani => Sahara Camp
=> Today, experience an exciting adventure in the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Start by stopping in Ifrane, a Moroccan ski resort. Next, climb up the scenic paths through pine groves and giant cedar trees. At midday, it crosses the 6,000-foot pass and continues west toward the Sahara Desert. After that stop for lunch at Midelt Village. As you approach Erfoud, enjoy the wonderful views of the Ziz Strait and vast valleys.
=> Continue your way to Tafillet and explore the small town of Rissani on the edge of the desert. On the way, stop by a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity popular in the area. Then wander through its lively market and visit a 17th-century palace. Next, pass the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the Ziz River, once a bustling Berber town and medieval trading depot. You will stop to visit a local bakery shop, where you will see and taste ancient gastronomy. After lunch at the hotel, you travel to the Sahara Desert, stopping on your way to share tea with some welcoming locals in a Berber tent. Later, settle in your Sahara camp, sand dunes rise and fall around you, and feel the adventurous spirit of ancient explorers. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a short camel ride. Watch the amazing sunset while listening to traditional music under a canopy of stars. Overnight: Sahara Tented Camp in the third day of of Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert.
DAY 4: Explore Desert Merzouga => Todra Gorge => Toudgha => Travel to Ouarzazate
=> Wake up to the silence of the desert this morning as the natural beauty of Morocco continues to amaze you. After breakfast, leave the camp and make your way to the beautiful oasis of Tinghir for lunch. The real attraction here is the stunning Todra Gorge, a deep valley bestowed by the Todra River over thousands of years. There will be plenty of time to marvel at this sight before continuing to the Dades Valley, where the roses are in bloom in spring. The locals are making good use of the prolific flowers by producing rose water here. Dinner tonight at your hotel in Ouarzazate in the fourth of Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert.
DAY 5: Explore Desert Ouarzazate => Visit Ait Benhaddou => Travel to Marrakesh
=> After breakfast at the hotel, take some time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, a palace – or fortified city – along a former caravan route. This is the real Morocco: a village that seems to rise from the sand. Its dusty desert canes and maze-like warriors are sure to captivate you. Next, make your way to the charming city of Marrakesh. Dinner tonight at your Raid. Overnight: Marrakech. End our services of Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert.
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What Is Included? of Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert
=> Pickup you at the airport Casablanca, and Drop off at your Raid in Marrakech
=> Private or shared Transport by an A/C vehicle
=> Fuel included
=> English-speaking driver during the tour
=> Free time to explore the village
=> Half-board accommodations in selected hotels or Raids (dinners and breakfasts are included)
=> Overnight in Berber camp (dinners and breakfasts are included)
=> You can stop everywhere to take photos
=> Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
=> Camel Per person
Not Included of a Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert
=> Lunches and Drinks
=> Airfare travel
=> Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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All that You Need to Know about the Desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga
takeoff and return are planned from your lodging or riad in Marrakech, assuming you are remaining inside the Medina in a point that can’t be reached through transport, the get will occur at the nearest point; it is extremely insightful to reconfirm the specific get time and point basically the day preceding the tour “3 days Desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga”, maybe by having your inn staff contact the neighborhood provider (contacts in the voucher/affirmation that is shipped off you subsequent to booking) and afterward have them make sense of you obviously where to meet.
Two evenings/3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga; takeoff on the first day around 7 with return on the third day between late evening and afternoon.
English, French, Spanish and Italian talking guides.
minimal expense imparted visit to different explorers, the vehicle happens by minibus or bigger transport with 17 seats relying upon the quantity of members. The neighborhood provider is Marrakech Travel Service; prompt affirmation at season of booking, you can book regardless of whether you are traveling solo. At the hour of the update of this article, one further choice was presented: on the third day as opposed to getting back to Marrakech it is feasible to take a common gathering move by taxi to Fez, clearly there is an enhancement.
incorporates transport, help from a driver/guide all through the excursion in addition to camel guides in the desert, convenience for 2 evenings in extremely straightforward lodgings/inns/tents, half board (breakfast and dinner) and two camel rides. Snacks, drinks, manual for Ait Ben Haddou (costs a couple of euros) and tips are excluded.
There could be no other visit that brings you into the desert, the genuine one, spending less, neither in Morocco nor in some other country in North Africa or the Arabian Peninsula.
it might happen that you have a private room/tent however consider that occasionally you should impart the convenience to different members; for snacks you don’t have a lot of decision, they are given in traveler eateries situated in disengaged areas, frequently with a decent menu and more costly than Moroccan norms; both the lodging at Dadés/Tinghir and the camp in the desert are extremely basic; put into account the compulsory stops in trinket/cover/craftsmanship shops, nobody compels you to purchase everything except you would likely have saved them.
when you are in the desert you presumably won’t wash; the vehicles utilized don’t necessarily have working cooling, or more all no cooling in the Erg Chebbi tents; most importantly make sure to constantly assess what you get with the exceptionally low cost you pay, in some cases a few analysts forget about it.
in the event that you are traveling solo or in a couple, you will acknowledge basic convenience and don’t have any desire to pass up on the chance to take a brief trip ‘3 days tour Morocco’ and see the extraordinary rises of the Sahara desert for an exceptionally minimal price.
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Desert trip Marrakech 3 days to Merzouga FAQ
Desert tripMarrakech 3 days to Merzouga distance is 8 hr 49 min (563.8 km) via N9 and N10. Nonetheless, it will be parted in two on the in with a night in Dades Valley. Returning, you will go through the day heading to Marrakech.
Indeed, they are. Your room in Dades Valley Hotel or Guest house will have private ensuite washrooms.
It is approximately 1 hour for nightfall and one more hour for dawn the next day. Time relies upon season, Day light saving time, and dusk/dawn time.
Imagine a scenario You can. a 4×4 will be proposed to move you from Merzouga hotel to Erg Chebbi desert camp for an additional an expense of 30 Euros ( Included in extravagance tent choice )
There will be a couple of sand sheets accessible at the camp administrator’s cabin to use at relaxation ( Availability not ensured ). You can request one to take to the camp with you. They are for nothing
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