Morocco Connect Fes, Chefchaouen and Sahara Desert 9 Days From Casablanca 

 

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%Bespoke Morocco Desert Tours %Morocco Desert Tours From Marrakech
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%Bespoke Morocco Desert Tours %Morocco Desert Tours From Marrakech
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Overview : 

In this 8-day journey that starts from Casablanca and ends in Marrakech, you will experience the diversity of morocco. beginning with the best imperial cities of Casablanca, Rabat, Morocco’s capital. wandering through the streets Bleu Town Chefchaouen and the medina of fez, discovering impressive places with historical and cultural interest. Journey along the spectacular landscapes of high and middle Atlas Mountains passing by largest cedar forest and great canyons of todra and dades gorges. Visit the nomads in the desert and see their way of life, enjoy a camel riding through the golden sand dunes of erg chebbi and spend a night in a campsite located in the middle of nowhere.

Highlights : 

● Guided Tour in one of the fascinating medinas in Morocco, Fes El Bali ● Hassan 2 Mosque in Casablanca 

● Chefchaouen Bleu Town in the Rif Mountains 

● Guided Tour in Red City Marrakech 

● Camel Trekking through the golden sand dunes of erg chebbi 

● Spend a night at 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

Itinerary Details :

1st Day: Casablanca Arrival 

Upon your arrival at Casablanca airport, a member of our team will greet you, and transfer to your hotel in the center of Casablanca. Welcome dinner, Bed & Breakfast. 

2nd Day : Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen 

Today after your breakfast, we’ll visit the Hassan second Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. Then we’ll leave for Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where we’ll explore the main historical sites including the Oudaya Kasbah, the Mausoleum of Mohammed five and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque. have lunch, then we drive towards Chefchaouen, Overnight in the hotel including bed and breakfast. 

3rd Day : Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes El Bali 

After breakfast in the Riad your authentic journey will start towards Volubilis crossing Wazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis you will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archaeological site of Moroccan history. After the visit of the ruins you will shift our way to Meknes, the seventeenth century heritage site where you will stop for lunch and hang around the medina and Bab el Mansour. Then, we will drive you to Fes, where you will spend the night. 

4th Day : Fes Guided Tour in Medina 

After breakfast in the Riad, you will start exploring Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and little streets. Your visit will start by entering through the Royal Palace gate, and continuing with the Jewish quarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco which dates back to the sixteenth century. We will ensure that you visit all cultural and historical sites including the

famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. 

5th 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. 

6th Day : Desert Camp, 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. 

7th 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. 

8th Day : Marrakech Guided Tour 

Today we’ll have a guided tour of Marrakech. You will explore the main attractions and monuments of the city including the famous Jamma el Fna square, Koutoubia mosque, the

souks, palaces, and museums. We’ll also explore parts of the city belonging to MarrakechJdid “New Marrakech”, such as Gueliz, The Menara Gardens, and Majorelle. 

9th Day : Transfer to the airport at your flight time. 

Package Include :

● 4×4 vehicle with driver Speaking English for 9 days, with collection in in airport and drop off at airoport 

● 7 nights guest-house accommodation, each with breakfast and evening meal ● 1 Night at desert tented accommodation with breakfast and evening meal ● Guided Tour in Fes Medina 

● Guided Tour in Marrakech 

● Camel Riding To reach Camp 1 hour Trekking ( Camel for each ) 

● Water for the entire Trip

Package NOT Include :

  • Lunches
  • Beverages
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tips and Gratuities

Duration :

Day 1 : 1 Hour Driving | Day 2 : 5 Hours Driving | Day 3 : 3h30mins Driving | Day 4 : Walking Tour | Day 5 : 6 Hours Driving | Day 6 : 4 Hours Driving | Day 7 : 6 Hours Driving | Day 8 : Walking Tour and Light Drive | Day 9 : Light Drive

Frequently Asked Questions :

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. 

Is it Worth Visiting Casablanca ? 

half a day is enough in Casablanca to visit Hassan II Mosque, visit the ART DECO buildings in the city center and Ain Diab Corniche. While in Casablanca, it is worth taking a lunch or dinner at Rick’s Cafe.

Can non-muslims enter Hassan 2 mosque ? 

The Mosque of Hassan II is mainly open for Muslims during the 5 prayers and Friday special prayer. However, non-Muslims can visit Hassan II Mosque during scheduled guided tours outside prayer times. 

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. 

Can I Book Hotels in Casablanca, Chefchaouen and Fes by myself ? 

There is an overwhelming choice of Hotels and guest houses in the Medinas of Fez and Chefchaouen . Should you prefer a different one, you just let us know, whether you prefer to book them directly or you want us to do it for you. 

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. 

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. 

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