10-day Morocco Desert Trip From Casablanca
This 10-day Morocco Desert Trip From Casablanca is an ideal way to experience Moroccan culture in its purest form. It combines the magnificent and mystical Sahara Desert with the imperial capitals of Marrakech, Rabat, Fes, and Meknes.
Throughout the voyage, you will meet locals and stay in gorgeous riads and traditional guesthouses. You will visit the three most well-known Kasbahs in Morocco: Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet, and Amredhil. The awe-inspiring Dades Valley and the Toudgha Gorges are excellent places to extend your legs. The vistas while traveling through the Atlas Mountains are unparalleled!
Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca:
10-day Morocco Desert Trip From Casablanca from Casablanca Airport today. Your driver/guide will greet you and accompany you to your accommodation (depending on time of arrival). overnight staying in Hotel.
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fes:
This morning, we may see the tourist attractions in Casablanca that we couldn’t see on Day 1. After lunch, we’ll drive to Meknes, an ancient imperial city surrounded by one of Morocco’s most important wine districts. We will travel to the ancient Roman remains of Volubilis after a quick halt in Meknes. You will have the opportunity to explore the ruins and mosaics on your own or with the assistance of a local guide for a more immersive experience. Next, we’ll go to Fes and spend the night in a riad/hotel.
Day 3: Exploring Fes:
Today will be spent exploring Fes, Morocco’s spiritual capital. This will include excursions to the Medieval Medina, the Nejjarine Fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque (external visits only). You will be given the option of having lunch at a traditional restaurant in Medina, followed by a late afternoon excursion to the souks and Fes Jdid (New Fes) before being taken to your accommodation.
Day 4: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Rissani - Merzouga:
Today, after breakfast, we’ll drive to Ifrane. Ifrane is renowned as ‘the Switzerland of Morocco’. We will proceed to Midelt before passing across the Ziz Valley to Erfoud. Erfoud is well-known for its fossil products. It is also possible to stop and learn more about the location and fossils. From Erfoud, we travel to Rissani, an old market town, to visit its souk. The adventure concludes tonight at Merzouga, where we rest in a motel on the outskirts of the desert dunes.
Day 5: Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert & Camel Trekking:
After breakfast today, we’ll drive to a checkpoint in the Merzouga desert. Upon arrival there, we’ll trade in our 4×4 for camels (optional). Then lead by an experienced camel guide, and explore the region of Erg Chebbi. It’ll take around 90 minutes to reach the campsite. Once there, we’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset over the dunes. Then after dark, This night will be spent in traditional Berber tents under the desert sky.
Day 6: Merzouga Rissani Market Erfoud Todra Gorges Dades Gorges:
Today we will watch the sunrise in the Merzouga desert before riding camels back to the settlement. Following breakfast and a quick wash, we go to Rissani, then to the Tinghir and Todra gorges. It is Morocco’s tallest and narrowest canyon. Following lunch in the gorge, we’ll travel through the Dades Valley, stopping to see the rock formations known as monkey toes. We spend the night at Dades Valley and have supper and breakfast.
Day 7: Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - High Atlas - Marrakech:
Today our private Moroccan trip continues traveling towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate, nicknamed “the Hollywood of Africa”. We may go to a local film studio and a kasbah while we are here. Afterward, we travel to Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco’s biggest Kasbah and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We proceed over the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, where we stay in a traditional riad.
Day 8: Exploring Marrakech:
We will tour Marrakech, Morocco’s “red city,” after breakfast. We will go to the most essential places. The guided tour of Marrakech includes stops at the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, and the Bahia Palace. We will conduct a free presentation in the afternoon. This night, we stayed in a typical riad in the medina.
Day 9: Marrakech - Casablanca :
This morning, you may buy souvenirs (optional) and enjoy the last moments of your Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours before we drive by Settat to Casablanca for the final night of your Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours. Breakfast and at the hotel.
Day 10: Casablanca airport :
We will take you to the airport where the tour of the 10-day Morocco Desert Trip From Casablanca end.
Going into the Sahara Desert was a truly amazing experience! Riding camels into the desert and seeing the sand dunes is something that I will never forget! When we reached camp, Hassan was there to great us and poured us a cup of tea and brought us some snacks. We had a lot of great conversation with him but were unable to set him up with one of our daughters 😉 The camp was clean with a comfortable bed and a full bathroom!!! Very luxurious!!! The next morning, we had breakfast and then we rode ATVs in the dessert which was an indescribably fun experience. We never had to worry about our luggage, it was waiting for us in our tents when we got to the camp, and it was waiting for us at the van when we rode the ATVs out of the desert. Hassan and his team made this vacation 100% stress free and fun!
The only thing that I wish we would have done differently is I would have spent an extra night or two in the desert instead of just one.
Thanks for the great memories!!!
Dreams Tours!!! We couldn't
expect anything better. We came
across one of the posts of the
camp while looking for things to do
in Morocco. We contacted Hassan
with some questions and here he
offered to plan our whole trip from
picking us up from the airport to
dropping us off. Best decision we
could have made. Our driver Abdul
was amazing. Kept us safe, very
knowledgeable, helped arranged
the best tour guides, and very
responsive to our needs. Big thank
you to Abdul!!!
Our time in the Sahara Desert was
the best experience, we will never
forget thanks to Hassan! After our
camel ride to the camp he
personally greeted us with mint
tea and snacks. During our dinner
he sat with us at the table. We
loved that personal touch. He
made us feel at home. We wished
that we had another night at the
camp so that we could have more
Historically we never go back to
the same place twice, but this is
definitely an experience we would
Good To Know:
Before You Travel:
You have the option between standard and superior accommodations.
The 10-day Morocco Desert Trip begins at 8:00 a.m., and you will be picked up from your Marrakech hotel. Please contact us if you would like us to come pick you up from a particular location (airport, bus/train station, etc.).
- From mid-November to the start of March, the weather is chilly at night and mild during the day (Day26°C/Night0°C).
- During the summer (from mid-June to mid-September), both the daytime and nighttime temperatures are warm (Day45°C/Night30°C).
- For the remainder of the year, daytime and nighttime temperatures are nearly identical (between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius).