5 days trip from Casablanca to the Sahara desert. On the first day you will be able to visit Rabat and spend the night in a riad in the Medina of Fez. Next day you will travel to the Sahara Desert and overnight in the middle of the desert with high golden dunes. After that you will be travelling towards the dades valley and visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage. Next stop is Marrakech where our adventure ends.
Day 1: Travelling from Casablanca to Fez
Once you arrive at Casablanca Airport, you will be picked up by our team and we’ll go to Fes via Volubilis and Rabat. In Rabat, we’ll see the Oudaya Kasbah as well as the Hassan II tower. In Meknes, another amazing imperial city in Morocco known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, we will see the Sahrij Souani Bassin, the popular gate Bab Mansour and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, our quest continues to Volubilis, the Roman ruins which were built 25 BC before we continue to Fes. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad
Day 2: Discovering Fez
After breakfast at your Riad we’ll begin exploring the oldest Medina in Morocco by walking through its small streets. You will visit the Royal Palace gates, the Jewish headquarters and Mellah, built in the 16th century. We’ll ensure that you will visit most of the important spots with national and historic interest like the popular Al Qaraouine Madrasa – the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, we’ll experience a wonderful panoramic view over the total Medina of Fes. During this day, we will also visit the new area “La Ville nouvelle”.
Day 3: Travelling direction to the Sahara Desert
On this 3rd day, we’ll leave Fes going towards Merzouga via Midelt and the Ziz valley. Today you’ll travel via the village of Ifrane, a beautiful mountain village, called “the Switzerland of Morocco”. During this trip we’ll see glimpses of the Greater Atlas mountains and the Center Atlas ending at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the popular forest – the biggest in Morocco – where you could see some Barbary apes. Our journey continues to Midelt along the spectacular hills of the Atlas. We’ll be travelling through the interesting Tiz Ntalghamt and move along with the Ziz Gorge with views of the High Atlas and discover how the landscape changes to reveal ideas of the desert as we approach the town of Errachidia. This is our lunch stop and we will have the chance to witness some Berber hospitality before we go off over the luxuriant Ziz Valley with beautiful views enroute. Late in the afternoon we arrive in Merzouga by passing through Erfoud and Rissani. Before you check in at your Riad, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of great tea. Than we take a camel trek to the desert camp where we spend the night and enjoy the sunset from the top of the dunes
Day 4: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley.
We will wake you up early in the morning to watch what properly could be your life’s best dawn. Afterwards we’ll camel-trek back to the community of Merzouga admiring the unique beauty of the stunning Erg Chebbi sand dunes and see the color change while the sun climbs up the sky. After breakfast you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorge – the best, most narrow gorge in Morocco. After lunch we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll view the grand kasbahs and the remarkable rock formations called “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.
Day 5: Dades Valley – Marrakech
After breakfast within the resort we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Ouarzazate and Kalaat Mgouna. The course through Dades Valley is charactarized by its thousand Kasbahs – offering numerous opportunities to take your very best photographs of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna in the valley of the roses to get some products made from roses, like rosewater. We continue to the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – the greatest Kasbah in Morocco. The Kasbah was developed by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last berber chieftains throughout the 20th century. It’s now a house of many Glaoui people and classified by the UNESCO World Heritage since 1987. Our trip will continue through the stunning Tizi n’tichka pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at our hotel in Marrakech.