5 Days Casablanca Desert Tour and Fez Guided Tour
5 Days Casablanca Desert Tour and Fez Guided Tour Drives you through the imperial cities of morocco, have a private guided tour in the medina of fes (UNESCO WOLRD HERITAGE).
Drive south through the middle Atlas Mountains and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Take your camels through the towering dunes of erg chebbi, watch the sunset over the horizon and spend an unforgettable night in the middle of the desert in a nomadic berber camp.
Highlights; 5 Days Casablanca Desert Tour With Imperial Cities
● Guided Tour in one of the fascinating medinas in Morocco, Fes El Bali
● Camel Trekking through the golden sand dunes of erg Chebbi
● Spend a night at a desert camp with Berber ambiance.
● Walk through traditional irrigation system canals underground
● Walk through the Todra Valley and Dades Valley
● Visit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou UNESCOs World Heritage
● Drive through the famous road of Tizi N Tichka
1st Day : Casablanca, Fes
Today is the start of your 5 days in Morocco From Casablanca to Fes. We will meet you in the airport or hotel in Casablanca to start our day exploring one of the fascinating sights ‘Hassan 2 Mosque’ which gives an insight of the Islamic architecture, then we drive to Fez. Overnight in authentic riad in the medina including Bed and Breakfast.
2nd Day : Fez Guided Tour in Old Medina
After your breakfast , You will have your local guide who will unlock the hidden gems of Fez and make you get deeper and deeper in Fez old medina , you will discover the famous Souks of Fes – its narrow cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques and towering green-glazed minarets.
You will visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Fes. The tour will include a visit to the tannery and the ceramics cooperatives to see the traditional Moroccan handicrafts. Overnight in a Riad including bed and breakfast
3rd Day : Fes, Middle Atlas Mountains, Ziz Valley, Desert Camp
After breakfast we will start traveling south to Merzouga desert via Midelt and Errachidia. Your first stop will be at Ifrane city, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”, and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas Mountains.
Stopping at the famous cedar forest – the largest one in Morocco – where you will have the opportunity to see the Barbarian apes. You will notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Er Rachidia city. After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the spectacular Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way.
Later on, arrive at our destination where you will ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the sand dunes and spend the night there. Overnight at our desert camp where you will have your dinner. (well-equipped camp including dinner and breakfast.
4th Day : Desert Camp, Traditional Irrigation system, Todra Valley, Dades Valley
Wake early to admire the desert sunrise, take breakfast, then transfer out of the dunes by camel-back to rejoin your vehicle to take the road to Fes (or if you are traveling by 4×4, you can be collected at the camp.
Then we will start our journey driving to the Dades Valley via the Todgha Valley and Gorges where we will stop for pictures of the kasbahs built by jews. You’ll have a chance to walk through the stunning Todgha Gorges before carrying on to the Dades Valley. Overnight in Dades valley including dinner and breakfast.
5th Day : Dades Valley, Rose Valley, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll drive to Marrakech via the Dades Valley again, with its dramatic rock formations and ancient kasbahs, and then on to the Rose Valley, known for its damask roses that are harvested in April.
Continuing on our journey, we’ll head to Ouarzazate, known as African Hollywood, where you can see the Taourirt kasbah and tour the movie studios. We’ll then continue on to a UNESCO Heritage site, the Ait ben Haddou Ksar, the largest ksar in Morocco where movies like The Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and The Jewel of the Nile were filmed.
Then we carry on to Marrakech through the Tichka Pass, one of the highest mountains in Morocco. Arriving in Marrakech by the afternoon.end of the trip at your accommodation.
Are you curious about the nightlife of Casablanca? Visit our blog post on Things to do in Casablanca at night.
Package Include in Casablanca Desert Tour and Fez Guided Tour:
- 4×4 vehicle with driver Speaking English for 4 days, with collection in Fes and drop off in
- 1 nights guest-house accommodation, each with breakfast and evening meal
- 1 Night at desert tented accommodation with breakfast and evening meal
- Camel Riding To reach Camp 1 hour Trekking ( Camel for each )
- Water for the entire Trip
NOT Include in 5 Days Tour From Casablanca:
- Entrance Fees
- Tips and Gratuities
Driving Duration of Desert Trip From Casablanca:
Day 1 : 3 Hours Driving | Day 2 : Walking Tour in Medina | Day 3 : 5 Hours Driving | Day 4 : 4 Hours Driving | Day 5 : 6 Hours Driving
FAQs: Casablanca Desert Tour and Fez Guided Tour
How Far is the Sahara Desert from Casablanca ?
The distance between Casablanca and the Sahara Desert, Merzouga, is 667.8 kms. But we will reduce the drive by staying in Fes city.
How Long is the Camel Ride across the desert ?
It is roughly a 1 hour camel riding across the golden of erg chebbi, watching sunset then descending to your desert camp for an unforgettable night.
What is Kind of Accommodation in this trip ?
The accommodations will be charming guesthouses in ouarzazate and dades valley. It is a traditional Moroccan house well decorated and equipped for a comfortable stay.
How is the desert camp in Merzouga ?
What is absolutely amazing is that each tent is equipped with a private hot shower room and a flushable toilet. The idea of having such a comfortable space in the Sahara desert is simply incredible. This camping site arose with the aim of offering luxury experiences
Where do we leave our luggage for the camel ride ?
You will take only what you need with you during the camel ride and for the rest of the luggage, it will be transferred by the car to the campsite.
Is this a private tour or shared tour ?
All our tours are private desert tours that are expertly designed by our Moroccan natives guides. What to pack for this desert trip in Morocco ?
Our phone numbers per our Contact Page.
Tissues, wet-wipes, small towel;
A small, sealable plastic bag to protect phones and camera from desert dust; Sun protection (cream, hat, sunglasses, scarf for the neck);
Trekking sandals (with socks) or trainers for the desert – we advise against walking boots; Canvas walking shoes or canvas boots for the mountains (for the foothills, even trainers) – we advise against heavy leather walking boots;
A fleece or jacket for the desert evenings – bear in mind with the heat of the sun in the daytime, it will feel cold at night by comparison (December – February particularly so) – however, a campfire is always lit;
Comfortable, loose clothing in the day, especially for the driving days in the car – pack clothing that you can layer easily and don’t mind getting a bit dusty (unless you plan to visit very upmarket restaurants/hotel bars you won’t need to dress formally in the cities);
Wifi and Staying Connected during your desert trip?
You can expect to find wifi at the guest houses we use on the tours.
There is no wifi service in the Sahara desert. If you have an urgent need to stay connected you should buy a SIM card from network operator Orange. You should be able to find an Orange outlet in the Marrakech medina on Boulevard Mohamed V, or near the Place Ferblantiers. Alternatively at the Almazar shopping center which is out of town.
Where Do We Meet and What Time ?
Start : we will collect you from your accommodation at 8:00am
End : you will be dropped back at your own accommodation .
Is there electricity in the desert camp ?
Your Sahara desert camp in Merzouga has electric outlets in the restaurant, as well as in your tents. However, the camp’s electric generators shut down around midnight.
What is food like on this desert trip ?
The food will be variety and will include all of Tajine, Couscous, Kebab, Lamb Ribs, Berber Pizza…etc
Which Languages are spoken in Morocco?
Moroccans speak many languages like Arabic, French, Spanish, English e.t.c. Most they speak Arabic also known as Berber almost 60-80%. Visit our complete blog post on languages of Morocco.
Can we hire quad biking in Merzouga ?
Yes you can. There are plenty of ATV rental companies in Merzouga who supply good quality quad bikes and dunes buggies to try in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you with that, and you directly pay the supplier in the area. They cost 50 Euros per quad per hour.