8 days from Casablanca to Marrakech via Sahara desert

Welcome to an unforgettable journey through the vibrant tapestry of Morocco! Over the course of eight enriching days, you’ll traverse bustling cities, ancient medinas, and breathtaking landscapes, immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of this captivating country.

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Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca

Upon your arrival in Casablanca, the economic heart of Morocco, you’ll settle into your accommodation and rest from your journey. Once refreshed, take the evening to explore the local area. A must-see is the Hassan II Mosque, an architectural marvel and one of the largest mosques in the world, beautifully perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The rest of your evening can be spent enjoying Moroccan cuisine at a local restaurant or strolling along the Corniche.

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Mosquee Hassan 2 Casablanca

Day 2: Casablanca to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis

Your second day begins with an early departure to Fes. En route, you’ll stop at Meknes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities, known for its magnificent gates and historical significance. Afterward, you’ll visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, where you can marvel at well-preserved mosaics and columns. By evening, you’ll arrive in Fes, the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco. Check into your accommodation and rest up for the next day’s adventures.

Take tour inside Hassan 2 Casablanca
Riad D'or Meknes

Day 3: Explore Fes with Local Guide

The third day is dedicated to exploring Fes with a local guide. Wander through the maze-like streets of the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you’ll encounter centuries-old schools, markets, and mosques. Visit the famous Al Quaraouiyine University, one of the oldest in the world, and see the vibrant tanneries. The day provides a deep dive into the rich tapestry of Moroccan history and culture.

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Maryam Tours Remparts Fes

Day 4: Fes to Sahara Desert via Middle Atlas

On day four, you’ll depart Fes and head towards the majestic Sahara Desert. The journey takes you through the scenic Middle Atlas mountains, with stops in Ifrane, known as “Morocco’s Switzerland,” and Azrou, an authentic Berber village. By evening, you’ll arrive at the desert’s edge, where you’ll embark on a camel trek to your desert camp. Spend the night under the stars in the serene vastness of the Sahara.

Mosquee in Fes city
Awesome place Blue Sky Atlas

Day 5: Sahara Desert to Dades Valley via Todra

Awake early to catch a breathtaking Sahara sunrise. After breakfast, you’ll head towards the Dades Valley, known for its stunning landscapes and unique rock formations. Along the way, visit the Todra Gorge, a towering canyon that’s a favorite among climbers and photographers. By evening, you’ll reach the Dades Valley, where you’ll spend the night surrounded by dramatic natural beauty.

Good vibes in sahara desert
Gorges du Todra au Maroc

Day 6: Dades Valley to Marrakech via High Atlas Mountains

Departing Dades Valley, day six takes you over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka pass, offering panoramic views and a glimpse into traditional Berber village life. This scenic route brings you to Marrakech, known as the “Red City” for its distinctive architecture. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax after the day’s journey.

Aventure on way of Dades
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Day 7: Explore Marrakech

Dedicate your seventh day to exploring the vibrant city of Marrakech. A local guide will show you the most iconic sights: the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace, each telling a part of Marrakech’s story. No visit is complete without experiencing the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, a bustling hub of culture, food, and entertainment. Wander the souks, sampling local delicacies and shopping for handicrafts.

El Koutbia Marrakech Date palms fountain
Jemaa el-Fna Marrakech Kouchy

Day 8: Free Time and Departure

On your final day, enjoy some free time in Marrakech. Depending on your departure time, you might visit the Majorelle Garden, explore more of the Medina, or simply relax at a café. Finally, you’ll depart from Marrakech, taking with you the sights, sounds, and memories of a truly Moroccan adventure.

Souks of Marrakech
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