8 Day Morocco Desert Tour From Casablanca

8 Day Morocco Desert Tour From Casablanca

8 Day Morocco Itinerary From Casablanca

8 Day Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca

Set off on an incredible 8-day Moroccan tour from Casablanca. Over the course of 8 days and 7 nights, you'll immerse yourself in a tapestry of captivating destinations. Your adventure commences with a tour of Casablanca, followed by a visit to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen.

You'll also explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, the Ismaili capital of Meknes, the cultural hub of Fes, and the Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane. As you venture south, you'll encounter the cedar forests, the picturesque town of Midelt, the breathtaking Ziz valley, and the vibrant traditional market of Rissani.

The journey continues to Erfoud, known for its fossils, and culminates in the mesmerizing Merzouga Sahara Desert, where you'll ride camels, experience awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets, and luxuriate in a desert camp. You'll then explore the spellbinding Todra and Dades valley, visit the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and traverse the High Atlas Mountains before concluding your adventure in Marrakech.

Morocco Itinerary: 8 Days Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca

Your 8 day morocco desert tour begins with a pick-up from the airport, port, or your accommodation in Casablanca. Casablanca, Morocco's economic center and largest city, boasts the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, perched on the west coast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the city, wander along the Casablanca Corniche, and settle into your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen

After breakfast, follow the coastline to Rabat, the current capital of Morocco. Explore the city's highlights, including the Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Kasbah of Oudaya. Continue north to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains. Overnight in a hotel amid the city's azure charm.

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

Savor breakfast, then immerse yourself in Chefchaouen's charming blue alleyways. Next, journey to the well-preserved ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the intricate mosaics, pillars, and archways. Drive 30 km to Meknes, an imperial city, where you'll visit Bab Al-Mansour, Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Head to Fes for an overnight stay in a Riad.

Day 4: Guided Tour of Fes

After breakfast, set out to explore Fes with a local guide. Fes is an imperial city and the cultural and religious heart of Morocco. Begin your tour with the Royal Palace gate, then delve into the well-preserved medieval Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit the Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud), enter the Medina to explore the Medrasa Bouanania, Najjarine fountain, Tanneries, and the Quaraouin mosque and university, the world's oldest. Leave the Medina to visit the Jewish quarter, "the Mellah," and enjoy panoramic views from an ancient fortress before returning to your Riad.

Day 5: Fes - Ifrane - Cedar Forest - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga Sahara

Following breakfast, travel south via Imouzzer to the Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture. Explore the city's charm before continuing to the cedar forests inhabited by Barbary macaques. Feed these fascinating creatures and wander through the forest. Head to Midelt for lunch and then journey through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and along the Ziz valley to reach the Merzouga Sahara Desert. The adventure begins here, as you switch to camels for a journey into the sandy desert. Watch the sunset atop a high dune before reaching your desert camp. The camp combines traditional nomadic tents with luxurious amenities. Enjoy Berber drum music, campfires, and stargazing. Dinner and overnight in the luxury camp.

Day 6: Merzouga Sahara - Rissani - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

Rise early to witness a breathtaking desert sunrise, followed by breakfast. Ride camels back to Merzouga, where your driver awaits. Depart for Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet, known for its bustling souk. Continue to Erfoud, renowned for its fossilized marble workshops. Journey through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves before arriving at the Todra Gorges, a stunning canyon favored by rock climbers.

Explore the gorges, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and proceed to the Dades Valley. Along the way, marvel at the "monkey fingers" rock formation and capture scenic vistas. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 7: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Skoura Palm Groves - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast, continue your journey to Kalaa Magouna, known for its annual Rose Festival in May. Discover a variety of rose products, from perfumes and rosewater to oils and cosmetics. Drive through the Skoura palm groves and reach Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the desert. Visit film studios known for famous movie productions.

Depart for the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in numerous films and TV series. Continue to Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains, with lunch stops and photo opportunities. Arrive in Marrakech for an overnight stay in a Riad.

Day 8: Marrakech - Casablanca

On your final day on our 8 day Morocco Desert Tour, journey north to Casablanca airport with stops for panoramic views. Transfer to the airport to conclude your Moroccan desert itinerary.

8 Day Morocco Desert Tour Information:


  • Airport transfers
  • Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C
  • English/Spanish speaking driver
  • Accommodations for the Overnights
  • Camel ride


  • Lunches & drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments (if applicable)


Please be aware that the proposed "8 Day Morocco Desert Tour From Casablanca" itinerary is simply a suggestion. If it doesn't align with your preferences or the duration of your stay, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
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