9 Days from Marrakech via Merzouga desert to Casablanca
9 Days from Marrakech via Merzouga desert to Casablanca
Shared & private 9 Days desert trip from Marrakech to Casablanca
Enjoy this long tour that will take 9 Days From Marrakech Via Merzouga Desert To Casablanca to discover many beautiful places, our trips will start from Marrakech towards Sahara desert south of Morocco and we will end in the biggest city in Morocco which is Casablanca, We will discover the Atlas Mountains with its the Beautiful traditional buildings, then visit the Old Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou that has an old history, it’s Unesco world heritage, we will see The fantastic two valleys, Roses valley, and Dades valley then the Todra Gorge, Ride Camels in Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi to see beautiful sunset and you will spend great night with sky full of stars in Desert camp( Berber tents), visit the nomads people and their daily life in Desert, enjoy Khamliya with Gnawa Music, visit Fez, it is a charming city for its visitors, as it is an ancient city surrounded by hills and forests, which made it one of the most beautiful places in the region there, and it enjoys the original Moroccan architecture that was untouched by any modern architectural intervention, in addition to the narrow streets the city is characterized by mosaic art and arched entrances Beautiful ironworks, as well as a rich historical legacy, as it is possible to visit medieval Roman ruins, in addition to the ruins of an empire dating back to the third century. We will see the blue city of Chefchaouen, we will drive through The cities of the Rif Mountains and back to Casablanca.
9 Days From Marrakech via Merzouga desert to Casablanca
+ Duration: 9 Days & 8 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Casablanca
9 Days From Marrakech via Merzouga desert to Casablanca Highlights
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka pass
+ Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou
+ Drive to Dades Gorges
+ Visit The Todgha Gorges and drive across Erfoud To Desert
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp
+ drive through the Ziz valley To Fes
+ Enjoy the blue city of Chefchaouen
+ Visit Tanger city
+ Spend a great night in Asilah
+ Explore Morocco’s Capital Rabat and Hassan tower
+ Visit Casablanca/ Hassan 2 Mosque
What’s the best time to travel to Morocco?
actually, Morocco is perfect for travel all year. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is The spring season that runs from March to May it is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco so that this period is characterized by moderate and beautiful weather, and Morocco knows calm rains and warm weather and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, in this period you can visit all the cities of Morocco from the north To the south, especially in the month of May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend the holiday. in the summer the weather is very hot in the Desert of Morocco, so you will want warm weather here on the Atlantic coast.
What Gifts and Memories can you return from morocco?
As soon as you start walking in Morocco, you will think about which souvenir to buy for yourself or for the people you love. The worry, believe it, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some tips to help you.
Handcrafted terracotta pottery
Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handcrafted pottery items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their food in tagines, on terracotta braziers, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can only be served in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagines-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often more affordable, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.
Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers.
Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers usually wear them, You will be offered djellabas-Trousers-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without patterns. You’ll notice that the style differs from region to region. The gandouras would be a better option: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is elegant, comfortable, and light. Don’t forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. Typical Moroccan slippers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.
what is the currency of Morocco?
The official currency in circulation, which is used in the Kingdom of Morocco, is the currency of the Moroccan dirham, and it can be abbreviated as (MAD), and it is also the currency that is circulated in the Western Sahara region, and one dirham is made of one hundred divisions of the denomination of sub-denomination of sub The responsibility for the issuance and circulation of the currency in Morocco with its different classes and varieties (paper and metal) by the Moroccan Central Bank, and given the Moroccan currency price against the dollar, the US dollar is equivalent to the value of 9.6560 of the dirham for one dirham, according to the exchange rate for the dirham Two thousand and nineteen.
are the lunches included in Our private Tour?
the lunches don’t include in all our tours, There will be plenty of cafes on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Please feel free to choose on your own, or follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish.
Is it safe to travel to Morocco?
yes, Morocco is one of the safest countries in the world, you won’t afraid about anything Morocco will make you happy.
what kind of clothes are in Morocco?
Moroccan traditional dress is the group of traditional and popular garments that Moroccans have preserved and still preserved for centuries, as it is evident that they cling to various traditional garments, especially in weddings and religious occasions, whether old or young, male or female. There is no doubt that the traditional costume is an integral part of the heritage, and heritage is one of the essential elements for the construction of civilization, it is necessary for the development of civilization, as the traditional costume is a tool for defining nations and a symbol for their distinctiveness and uniqueness and is the best witness to the degree of their awareness and the diversity of successive civilizations.
Can I customize my trip?
yes, you can do it, Contact us and tell us where will you start and end, Our team will help you with your request.
What are popular dishes in Morocco?
The Kingdom of Morocco, like other countries in the region, is characterized by many of its popular dishes or those that were the product of pollination of some civilizations whose name has long been associated with the Kingdom’s name. In this report, we will know the most prominent of these dishes that Moroccans excelled in cooking.
Couscous … the food that is not missing from the table
Morocco is famous for its barbarian couscous food, which dates back to the time of BC. Couscous is divided into two types in the kingdom: couscous with vegetables or “seven vegetables” as Moroccans like to call it, while the second type is couscous “with raisins” or “with enough” depending on the region, and is considered Couscous is the main dish on Friday, and you can only find it on the lunch table.
“Tangia” .. Marrakech food
No one can visit the city of “Marrakech” unless it is eaten from the “Tangia” dish of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. This dish, which the city of “Red City” is famous for, consists of veal, ghee, olive oil, and free saffron filaments, in addition to spices. Moroccan and water.
It is the most famous traditional Moroccan dish besides couscous, which comes from the Arab Maghreb and especially Morocco, and this dish is also very common in Algeria and Tunisia, but according to many studies it is of Berber origin.
10 Days Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca
Itinerary 9 Days tour from Marrakech to Casablanca via Merzouga
Day 1: arrival in Marrakesh
Arriving in Marrakesh Transfer to your accommodation from the airport depending on your arrival.
Day 2: Marrakesh – Ait Ben Haddou Ouarzazate.
After breakfast in your riad, you will leave Marrakesh traveling towards Ouarzazate via Tizi n Tichka pass, along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas. There will be breaks for photos. Then, we will take an off-road to Telouet to visit its wonderful Kasbah called Glaoui. After you visit the Kasbah, you will have the opportunity to walk through the beautiful villages on the Atlas hills and crops. Then, we will continue our drive to Ait ben Haddou Kasbah. The fortress is marked as a world heritage site by UNESCO. After lunch by the kasbah, we will continue our way to Ouarzazate” or “Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes have many world-class movie producers. Here, you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies , such as The Mummy, Gladiator, and The Last Temptation of Christ. Then, we will visit Kasbah Taourirt, another Kasbah of the Glaoui.
Day 3: Ouarzazate - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Sahara desert.
after Breakfast, we will travel to Todra Gorges via the palm grove of Skoura. However, before the gorges, we will cross through the Roses valley. Then, we will continue to visit the Dades Valley. Then, via Dades valley to Tinghir, a much-renovated town located at the foot of the Anti Atlas Mountains before reaching the Todra gorges. After lunch, we will drive to Merzouga passing through a number of towns and villages including Tinejdad, Touroug, Erfoud. Before reaching Erfoud, you will see the ancient irrigation system locally called “Khettarat”. Later, we will continue to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi. Next, we now switch from our vehicle to camels. Here, you will be taken on a camel ride around the sand dunes. After that, we will enjoy the sunset before arriving at the Berber camp. Dinner then entertainment show on drums then overnight in Sahara Camp.
Day 4: Sahara desert - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifran - Fes.
After breakfast, we will leave via Rissani, where you will stop to visit the local Souk (market). After that, we continue through the vast Ziz valley that contains millions of palm trees all the way to Errachidia. Further, we drive on crossing the Ziz gorges and then the Middle Atlas Mountains with their beautiful views. Thereafter, we will stop in Midelt for lunch. After lunch, we will head to Fes crossing the cedar forest of Azrou. Clearly, the largest one in Morocco; stopping for photos with the Barbary monkeys. Then continue to visit Ifrane referred to as the “small Switzerland of Morocco” because of its European shape of buildings; we arrive in Fes by afternoon. Finally, check in the riad.
Day 5: Visit Fes.
After breakfast in your riad, you will begin to explore Morocco’s oldest city, strolling through its alleys and small streets. Our tour begins with a visit to the gate of the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter, the first Mellah built in Morocco, built in the 14th century. We will make sure that you visit all the sites of cultural and historical interest, including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the world, the Tanneries, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tile cooperative and then experience a magnificent panoramic view of the entire medina of Fez. Night at the hotel/riad.
Day 6: Fes - Meknes - Volubilis - Chefchaouan.
Firstly, we left early after breakfast for Meknes; we have a magnificent view of the medina. Afterward, the visit begins with a visit to the ramparts with monumental gates dating back to the 17th century Berdaine Bab, Bab Khemis. From then on, we continued exploring the city through the stables (street), the barns (HERI), and the stud farm. Then a stop is required at the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, which was for a long time the only mosque that non-Muslims could visit in Morocco. Then depart for the famous Bab Mansour El in the vast place of Lui. Later we will continue to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Next, we’ll spend some time exploring the 2,000-year-old ruins and getting acquainted with life during the Roman Empire. Finally, we will go to the blue city, overnight in Chefchaouen.
Day 7: Chefchaouan – Tetouan - Tangier.
After breakfast, you can take free time to walk around the blue city on your own until 12.30 PM. Moreover, we will pass by Tetouan city with its houses view on the hills. Furthermore, we will pass by the mountains of the Rif with the green sight of its green trees, overnight in Tanger.
Day 8: Tangier – Asilah – Rabat - Casablanca.
After breakfast, the day was dedicated to visiting Tanger city. Firstly, you’ll go on both a bus and a walking sightseeing tour. Next, you’ll visit Cap Spartel, the impressive Palace of the sultan, the Necropolis, the caves of Hercules. Here, you’ll have free time to visit Asilah its color and aroma-filled streets and pick up a souvenir. After that, we will drive you to Rabat. Then, we visit the Kasbah of the day as erected by a terrible tribe of predators in the twelfth century. Further, we visit Hassan 2 tower, where 4 facades are decorated differently from each other, three in shades of pink and one in gray because of the sea breeze, you will discover the mausoleum next to the tower. Next, we reach Casablanca in the late afternoon. Finally, diner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 9: Casablanca - Marrakesh After breakfast.
Firstly, we will visit Casablanca where we have a guided tour around the impressive Hassan II Mosque and transfer to Marrakesh depending on your flight. The end of the 9 Days From Marrakech Merzouga Desert Tour.
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9 days from Marrakech to Casablanca Reviews
Franc D wrote a review (April 2020)
9 days desert tour from Marrakech to Casablanca
I traveled with another friend to Morocco at the beginning, and we did not know what to do but I discovered the agency of Marrakesh Tour company and it was an unforgettable experience, everything is well organized, I recommend traveling through this agency, and we visited many beautiful places such as Ait Ben Haddou El Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Taourirt Kasbah, we visited the best oasis of art and the beautiful valley. This 9 days desert trip from Marrakech was an unforgettable adventure
Ana wrote a review (April. 2020)
9 days tour from Marrakech to Casablanca via Merzouga desert
It has been a journey that has certainly exceeded all of our expectations. Guided by Hassan, with his fun conversations, he discovered a magical Morocco, from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, and passing through the Atlas mountains, we have been learning a little more about its culture, religion, customs, …
Between crazy and funny anecdotes lived together with Hassan, we have lived 9 days trip to Merzouga desert from Marrakech.
Without a doubt, we will repeat to discover new corners and take our little ones to the great desert adventure so that they can make sandboards with us and that Hassan explains to them at night that so magical sky that can only be seen between the dunes.
Hassan !! Now you can prepare to put up with our 5 children.
Alexandra wrote a review (Jan. 2019)
9 days Marrakech to Casablanca
It was like a story. We went to Morocco to rest from the pressures of the city. We went without knowing what to do, to adventure. Upon arriving in Marrakech, we informed ourselves that we can visit it. We met Hassan the guide from there, he helped us a lot, showing places that you wouldn’t normally think of. the best of our Tour was 10 days from Marrakech to Casablanca, it was magical to see how the culture and traditions of that places, we were spent a great night in the hotel Of Ouarzazate, we discovered the beautiful Sahara desert and some Imperial cities, We loved it. 9 Days Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca.