8 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM CASABLANCA
8 Days Tour from Casablanca to the wild Desert Erg Chigaga. You can spend a good time in the imperial city of Marrakech before embarking on a journey to discover the natural beauty of historically authentic desert areas and rural communities in the south of Morocco.
This 8 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca is private & suitable for adventurous travelers.
8 days tour from casablanca ITINERARY
DAY 1 : CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH
Pick up at 9 am from your accommodation in Casablanca or ( Flight arrival time) from the Mohamed V airport. According to your arrival time, we can get to visit Hassan 2 mosque & Rick’s Cafe. 3 hours drive on a motorway to Marrakech. Check in your Riad and will go to visit the Yves Saint Laurent Garden Majorelle and nice drive through the Marrakech Palm Grove.
Overnight in Riad in the Medina.
DAY 2 : MARRAKECH MEDINA & NEW TOWN GUIDED TOUR
Full-day sightseeing tour in Marrakech to explore the Medina, souks, monuments, and Gardens. We will provide you with a guided tour of the `Pearl of the South` escorted by your driver and our professional local guide to see all its highlights:
The main square of Djemaa El Fna, the constant flow of show biz celebrities owning properties here, its massive foreign residents’ community or its geographical location, Marrakech is smaller, yet much more famous than its counterpart Fes. There is no other Moroccan city that boasts such a demographic diversity: Arabs, Europeans, and Berbers have always blended with the Touareg populations north of Sahara and the Black Africans whose ancestors worked at the court of the Sultan in a city always known for being a passage point for caravans coming through its gates from the 4 corners of Africa.
Highlights include Bahia Palace, Koranic school Ben Yussef, Souks, Saadian Tombs, the legendary Hotel Mamounia, or the Majorelle Gardens (once the property of a certain Yves Saint Laurent).
DAY 3 : MARRAKECH - KASBAH TELOUET - KASBAH AIT BENHADDOU :
The adventure that starts today takes you over the 2260 meters (7500 feet) – high Tizi n’Tichka pass, which is the highest pass-road in Africa. You will zig-zag through a desolate terrain of hairpin bends, but the breathtaking views make it worthwhile. Have your camera ready so we will show you the best spots.
For those who want to explore the beaten road, Telouet creates an impressive stop on the back road to Ait Benhaddou. It is said that the ruins of the slave village still remain, but they do, and True itself is rapidly collapsing. The next agenda is Ait Benhaddou. A walled city with traditional buildings made of mud and thatched roof, you can feel the eerie history as you walk down the shaded streets between the crumbling walls. Of particular interest is its former grandeur.
Overnight in Kasbah hotel.
DAY 4 : AIT BENHADDOU - OUARZAZATE - DRAA VALLEY - ZAGORA
After breakfast, we start our jounrey toward Zagora Desert. First stop will be the city of Ouarzazate, you will visit the Kasbah of Taourirte and Atlas Cinema Studios at your choice. We cross the Low Atlas Mountains via the Ait Saouen pass, such a beautiful rocky mountains with water formation. We will stop for picture oppotunities. We continue driving along the green Draa Valley contrasted with the rocky arid background.
Overnight in Zagora Palm grove.
DAY 5 : ZAGORA - TAMEGROUTE - MHAMID - OFF-ROAD - WILD DESERT OF ERF CHIGAGA
In the morning we visit Zagora Palmerie & Saharan artisan silversmiths. Then drive 30 min and stop for the unique Tamegroute artisan pottery with outdoor earth kilns. Guided visit to the still inhabited Tamegroute Kasbah & the underground library. The journey on a tarmac road ends at the Saharan village of M’hamid. You begin the next part of your journey off-road, traveling into Morocco’s wildest Sahara region – Erg Chigaga.
Infinitely rippling like a vast sea of sand, Erg Chigaga’s dramatic 300-meter-high dunes are tuned to fully absorb the desert experience. Other than the footsteps of trekking through the dunes, it rarely interferes with silence (it’s not as easy as your guide thinks). Learn about life in Morocco’s most rugged desert, a family of Amazighs nomads who live here.
1 Overnight in a Luxury Desert Camp in Half Board.
DAY 6 : ERG CHIGAGA - FOUM ZGUID:
Good morning in such a beautiful and unique atmosphere. You’ve got an optional climb of towering dunes to watch the sunrise over the Desert, Sand Boarding Down the Dunes, walking around the dune area, or simply relaxing at the Desert camp. Lunch at the Camp. 90km Desert dune & off-road drive to exit the Sahara toward Foum Zguid via different direction than yesterday. The drive in the Sahara also follows part of the old Dakar rally route. Photos & refreshment stops as you like. Arrive Foum Zguid approx late afternoon.
Overnight & Full board day.
DAY 7 : FOUM ZGUID - MARRAKESH:
We will meet you at your accommodation after breakfast. We will drive to The Berber Carpet making town Tazenakht. Break & visit then we continue crossing the High Atlas Mountains. Stop for lunch; brazier mountain lunch in the High Atlas Mountains. Photos & refreshment stops as you like. Arrive in Marrakech approx late afternoon. Overnight in Riad in the Medina.
DAY 8 : End of 8 Days from Casablanca / MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA :
We say goodbye to each other after this amazing adventure, 8 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca.
3 hours journey from Marrakech to Mohamed V Casablanca airport, or 30 min from the Medina to Marrakech airport.
We hope you enjoyed your 8 Days Desert Tour fro Casablanca with us!
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