12-Day Breathtaking Tour from Casablanca to Sahara Desert: A Journey of Discovery

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey

Experience the magic of Morocco on this 12-day tour from Casablanca to the Sahara Desert. Explore the vibrant cities, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural heritage of this captivating country as you journey through its most iconic destinations.

Introduction to the Tour

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey

Discover the beauty and diversity of Morocco on this breathtaking 12-day tour. From the bustling streets of Casablanca to the tranquil blue city of Chefchaouen and the majestic Sahara Desert, this journey promises unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca

Welcome to Casablanca

Your adventure begins in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and economic hub. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with warm Moroccan hospitality and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and unwind after your journey before venturing out to explore the city.

Explore the Corniche

Stroll along the Corniche, Casablanca’s picturesque waterfront promenade, and take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Admire the city’s modern skyline, bustling port, and vibrant beachfront as you soak up the sights and sounds of this dynamic city.

Day 2: Casablanca to Chefchaouen

Journey to the Blue City

Depart Casablanca and make your way to Chefchaouen, the enchanting blue city nestled in the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Enjoy scenic views of the Moroccan countryside as you wind your way through picturesque landscapes and charming villages.

Discover the Charm of Chefchaouen

Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, immerse yourself in the city’s unique atmosphere and distinctive blue-washed architecture. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets, vibrant markets, and historic landmarks of this captivating city as you soak up its rich culture and heritage.

Day 3: Exploring Chefchaouen

Guided Tour of Chefchaouen

Embark on a guided tour of Chefchaouen’s most iconic attractions, including the historic Kasbah, the picturesque Outa El Hammam Square, and the bustling marketplace. Learn about the city’s fascinating history, cultural heritage, and artistic traditions from your knowledgeable guide.

Free Time to Explore

After the tour, enjoy free time to explore Chefchaouen at your own pace. Browse local shops for unique handicrafts and souvenirs, sample delicious Moroccan cuisine at a traditional restaurant, or simply relax and soak up the city’s laid-back vibe.

Day 4: Chefchaouen to Merzouga

Venture to the Sahara Desert

Bid farewell to Chefchaouen as you embark on a scenic journey to the Sahara Desert. Travel through breathtaking landscapes, including rugged mountains, lush valleys, and vast desert plains, as you make your way to the desert town of Merzouga.

Sunset Camel Trek

Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert with a sunset camel trek across the towering sand dunes. Climb aboard your trusty camel and journey into the heart of the desert as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, casting a warm glow across the landscape.

Day 5: Sahara Desert Adventure

Desert Camp Experience

Spend the night under the stars at a traditional Berber desert camp. Enjoy a delicious Moroccan dinner by the campfire, listen to traditional music, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert as you relax under the vast desert sky.

Stargazing in the Sahara

Gaze in awe at the breathtaking beauty of the Sahara Desert at night as you marvel at the countless stars overhead. With minimal light pollution, the desert offers unparalleled stargazing opportunities, allowing you to witness the Milky Way and constellations in all their glory.

Day 6: Merzouga to Ouarzazate

Head to Ouarzazate

Depart Merzouga and make your way to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Sahara.” Along the way, stop to visit the Atlas Film Studios, where numerous blockbuster movies and TV shows have been filmed against the backdrop of Morocco’s stunning landscapes.

Visit the Atlas Film Studios

Take a guided tour of the Atlas Film Studios and discover iconic sets from films such as “Gladiator,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” and “Game of Thrones.” Learn about the history of filmmaking in Morocco and see firsthand the creativity and craftsmanship that goes into bringing movie magic to life.

Day 7: Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Journey to Marrakech

Continue your journey to Marrakech, the vibrant cultural capital of Morocco. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the bustling streets, vibrant markets, and historic landmarks that make Marrakech one of the most iconic cities in the world.

Explore Marrakech’s Highlights

Discover Marrakech’s historic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its maze-like alleyways, bustling souks, and architectural wonders. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, and Jardin Majorelle, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Djemaa el-Fna square.

Day 8: Discovering Marrakech

Marrakech City Tour

Embark on a guided city tour of Marrakech and discover its most iconic attractions, including the bustling souks of the medina, the tranquil oasis of the Menara Gardens, and the opulent interiors of the Saadian Tombs. Learn about Marrakech’s rich history, culture, and traditions from your knowledgeable guide.

Visit Majestic Palaces and Gardens

Explore Marrakech’s majestic palaces and gardens, including the ornate interiors of the Bahia Palace, the lush greenery of the Menara Gardens, and the exotic botanical wonders of the Jardin Majorelle. Marvel at the intricate tilework, tranquil fountains, and vibrant flora that adorn these historic landmarks.

Day 9: Excursion to the Atlas Mountains

Explore the Atlas Mountains

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech with a day trip to the Atlas Mountains, where you’ll discover breathtaking landscapes, traditional Berber villages, and cascading waterfalls. Take a scenic drive through the scenic Ourika Valley and enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys.

Visit Traditional Berber Villages

Explore the charming villages of the Atlas Mountains and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Berber people. Visit local markets, meet friendly villagers, and learn about traditional crafts such as carpet weaving, pottery, and basket making.

Day 10: Explore Marrakech

Free Day to Explore the Red City

Enjoy a free day to explore Marrakech at your own pace. Shop for souvenirs in the bustling markets, relax in a traditional hammam, or indulge in a leisurely stroll through the city’s picturesque gardens. For the more adventurous, optional activities such as hot air balloon rides or quad biking tours are available.

Optional Activities

Choose from a variety of optional activities to enhance your Marrakech experience, including cooking classes, guided tours of local museums, or day trips to nearby attractions such as the Atlas Studios or the Ourika Valley.

Day 11: Return to Casablanca

Farewell to Morocco

Say goodbye to Morocco as you transfer to Casablanca for your departure flight, taking with you memories of an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage of this enchanting country.

Transfer to Casablanca Airport

Transfer to Casablanca Airport for your return flight home, filled with memories of the sights, sounds, and flavors of Morocco that will stay with you long after your journey has ended.

Day 12: Departure from Casablanca

Final Goodbyes

Bid farewell to Morocco as you depart from Casablanca, cherishing the memories of your incredible journey through this breathtakingly beautiful country. Take one last look at the vibrant streets, bustling markets, and historic landmarks before boarding your flight home.