Morocco desert trip from Casablanca via Chefchaouen overview :
Morocco desert trip from Casablanca via the blue city of Chefchaouen is a great adventure allowing travellers to experience a true camel trek over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga Sahara desert. Although the 6 days desert trip from Casablanca takes you in a cultural tour to discover the most of the Moroccan imperial cities such as : Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Volubilis and Marrakech. Book your family desert trip from Casablanca and experience your own overnight camel trek adventure.
Morocco desert trip from Casablanca via Chefchaouen highlights :
Explore the medina of Chefchaouen.
Explore the medina of Fes.
Visit Monuments in Rabat and Meknes.
Visit the Roman ruins in Volubilis.
Camel trekking across the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga sahara desert.
Overnight in a Berber desert camp.
Visit the amazing cedar forest and wild monkeys in Azrou.
Explore Ziz Valley.
Morocco desert trip from Casablanca through Chefchaouen program :
Casablanca to Chefchaouen through Rabat
Morocco desert trip from Casablanca to Marrakech will start with a short visit in Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the world. Afterwards, we drive to Rabat, the political and capital of Morocco, and also a recent declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.Whatever we will visit and explore the most attractive places like: the Hassan Tower, the Great Mosque (rebuilt in the 19th century); the Mohammed V Mausoleum, the tomb of the late king and the Oudayas Kasbah. After lunch in a local restaurant in the city , we drive toward Chefchaouen admiring amazing landscapes provided by the Rif Mountains. Overnight in a Riad/hotel in Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen to Fez via Volubilis (Roman Ruins)
The second day of Sahara desert tours from Casablanca starts by a free visit of The Blue city of Chefchaouen : you will have like one hour and a half walking around to take pictures and enjoy seeing the attractive blue streets. You will visit the fortress, Plaza Uta Hammam and the Medina then drive to Fes though the Roman Ruins of volubilis. The journey will take like 5 Hours including stops to see the places, breaks for lunch and toilets. First, you will stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis which was inhabited during the Neolithic period and was occupied by the Carthaginians and then by the Romans, developing a thriving oil trade around 40 BC. And this historical place you will have a local guide to discover the house of Orpheus, the house of Dionysus others. Lunch will be in a local restaurant then drive straight to Fes . Overnight in a riad in the old Medina.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TOUR OF FES WITH A LOCAL GUIDE:
The whole day will be devoted to explore Fez, the oldest imperial city of the country, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century. You will start with the royal palace with its ‘tightly closed doors, eggshell façade and pine-green Saracen tiles then the Mellah (Jewish quarter), the blue gate and after that you will go to the Fes El Bali (the old medina).you will start with the Andalous Quarter to see the Andalusian Mosque which was built in the 9 th century then the Karouyiene Mosque which was built in 857 .Afterwards you will go to the tanneries to see where leather like jackets ,bags are made also to see the process by which animal skins are rendered supple and rot-proff. After lunch,in a traditional Moroccan restaurant, you will meet the driver somewhere outside the Medina to drive around the Medina for seeing the stunning panoramic views of the Medina from uphill. Than drop off back to the riad.
Fes to Sahara Desert via Ifrane, Middle Atlas Forest and Merzouga
After breakfast we leave Fes toward Merzouga Sahara desert by crossing the plains of Saiss towards the Cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains past Ifran and Azrou to Midelt, where you will stop for lunch. Carry on crossing Ziz River driving past thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and fortified Kasbahs to Erfoud, then to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, where you will ride camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert. Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.
Sahara Desert to the Dades Valley via Tinjdad and Todgha Gorge
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, than you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you will have shower and meet your guide.
The road trip will feature one beautiful scene after including the stunning oasis of Tinghir where you will be able to take a walk along Todgha river bank visiting Berber villages and learning about the life style of the local inhabitants before you visit the magnificent Todgha Canyons and have lunch on the spot.
In the afternoon, drive along the Kasbah road to Dades Valley where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the fortified Kasbahs before you arrive to your hotel in Dades Gorges.
Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the High Atlas Mountains
After breakfast, drive along the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Mgouna where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the Rose water cooperatives and learn how the locals prepare rose scented perfumes based on distilled rose water.
We continue to Ouarzazate by Skoura oasis famous for its date palm trees, then to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou where you will have lunch before a visit of the Kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site, that has been used as a set for various Hollywood movies, fashion and commercial shooting.
In the afternoon, we begin our road trip through the Atlas Mountains past Tizi Ntichka Pass passing by various Berber villages with houses built with stones and mud. You immediately notice that life here never changed centuries ago !! and most of the locals are shepherds. We arrive to Marrakech late afternoon .