Sleeping in desert camp and riding camels in Sahara
Visit Ait Benhaddou and we may visit film studios in Ouarzazatte
Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)
PROGRAM 6 DAY TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH
DAY 1 : CASABLANCA - CHEFCHAOUEN:
Today we will meet you in your hotel in Casablanca or in the airport and drive to Chefchaouen. In the way, we will make short stops then get to the blue city. Overnight in authentic riad in the medina.( BB)
DAY 2 : FREE DAY TO EXPLORE CHEFCHAOUEN:
Today you will have a free day to walk around and explore the highlights of the blue city. Overnight at the same riad (BB)
DAY 3 : CHEFCHAOUEN - FES:
Today we will meet you at your hotel in Chefchaouen and drive to Fes. After few hours we will get there and have all the afternoon to explore the highlights of Fes. Overnight in a traditional Riad ( dinner and breakfast).
After breakfast we will start travelling 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’ll 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. We will drive through Berber villages to Erfoud, then to Rissani ; the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco and spend the night there. Overnight at our desert camp where you will have your dinner.(well equipped camp).
DAY 5 : SAHARA DESERT – TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY :
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your riad appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and hot shower in a traditional guest house, you’ll leave for Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you’ll have the opportunity to hike along it’s valley. We’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a riad or a guesthouse in the heart of the gorge.(dinner and breakfast).
DAY 6 : DADES VALLEY – AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH – MARRAKECH :
After breakfast, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is named the way of thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Lunch will be at the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony. It is famous as a backdrop for many films, including 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Gladiator'. Our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi ‘n’ tichka pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains where you can stop also to explore the process of making the argan oil at the women s cooperatives before arriving to your accommodation in Marrakech, where the tour ends.
INCLUDED IN 6 DAYS TOUR FROM CASABLANCA
Experienced English speaking driver / guide
Transport in comfortable air conditioned 4x4 vehicle
Pick up and drop off from your hotel
Tips and what's not mentioned
Plane ticket to and from Morocco
Drinks and lunches
1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast
Accommodation in hotel / riad
Guided tour in Fes
Morocco Tours 4x4 offers affordable private Morocco holidays that do not compromise on quality service, reliable transport or comfortable accommodation. We do not provide ‘cheap’ tours but we can provide affordable tours for individuals, couples and small or large groups. We have designed our tours for the mid-level budget traveller but can modify some options for those with a limited budget or for those seeking a more luxurious experience.
Let us know what you are looking for and we will be happy to design a tour that best fits your budget and travel style. Your private Morocco holiday includes travel in an air-conditioned four wheel drive, the services of an English speaking local driver, accommodation and breakfasts and most of dinners. Lunches, drinks and other extras such as entrance fees or tips are not included.
Cost will vary based on:
The season when you travel
The number of people travelling - more travellers, less cost per person.
The number of days you want to be on tour.
We usually provide mid-range accommodation in 3 and 4 star riads and/or hotels, however luxury or budget hotels can also be arranged.
One way or return travel - round trips cost less.
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 25 % deposit. At your request, we will send an invoice with payment details.
Deposits can be paid via direct bank transfer or western union . Receipts will be issued on receipt of the deposit. The balance can be paid in cash (Euro or Dollars or Moroccan Dirham) to the driver on commencement of the tour.
You can pay the balance by credit card or direct bank transfer but this will incur a 4% fee.
Please refer to information about tipping when considering the total cost of your tour.