If you are looking for a city that will allow you to feel like a local and not a tourist, we recommend visiting Casablanca. It is a very good starting point for your trip to Morocco. This city is located in the north of the country, in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains. However, The climate is hot and dry. The main attractions are the old medina, the souks, and the Kasbah. The city has a lot of historical monuments, such as the Hassan II Mosque, the Mohammed V Mosque, the Royal Palace, the Sidi Bousso, the Koutoubia Mosque, and many others. Thus, this city is also known as the “city of mosques”. It is a city of contrasts, with its old medina and modern skyscrapers.
- Stop at the Hassan 2 Mosque in Casablanca
- Visit the Hassan Tower in Rabat
- Meet Barbary Apes in Azrou Cedar forest
- Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
- Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
- Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
- Do Sand Boarding activity
- Hearty dinner and party around the campfire (Berber Drums)
- Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
- Merzouga explore tour & a visit to a nomad family
- Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
- Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
- Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes
- Program Itinerary of the 6 Days Tour from Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca » Rabat » Fes [294 Km]
We will meet up on the first day of our Morocco tour from Casablanca. We’ll stop in Fez, a city built into the side of a mountain. Then we’ll continue north to Marrakesh.
We’ll stop at places of interest, including Volubilis, a World Heritage Site. Gathering in Meknes and continue the route to Fes. Once we reach Fez, in the afternoon, we’ll continue to our hotel and then sleep.
Day 2: Explore Fes City with a Local guide
You’ll enjoy the delicious morning tea, as well as the visit to the city of Fes in Morocco. Fez al-Bali, is a huge city in Morocco with a medieval atmosphere and an amazing historic Fes el-Jdid, the modern and the old Medina, on the French side.
The most popular medieval city in this region is one of the largest open-air medieval sites filled with endless streets and buildings. Here are many things to see in Fes: The Mellah, the Jewish Quarter, the Plaza of the dyers, Fes el Bali, the medieval medina of the city, Fes el Jedid, the new medina of Fes, the Andalusian Mosque, and many more sites.
We will depart for our stop in the evening, and then we’ll move to our Riad to stay overnight.
Day 3: Fes » Azrou » Midelt » Ziz Valley » Merzouga Sahara [469 km]
We will have interesting things in the morning and will continue the day trip into the desert where we will visit various interesting sites before continuing on to Marrakesh, the When you get to the Middle Atlas, there is an opportunity for a short hike.
It’s a charming town that’s totally different than the rest of Morocco. Ifrane is a fascinating place to visit. It’s a colder climate than the rest, and it has a different European architecture. Then we’ll head to Azrou, where you can find many extinct volcanoes, including Jebel Hebri which reaches nearly 2000 meters above.
In addition, we will visit a forest of the oldest in this country full of cedars and very friendly monkeys in Azrou, with the possibility of giving eat. The cottage industry, which is also known as cottage industries, has been a part of many villages in China. And, then, we’ll visit the town to see the sights.
We will continue our tour through the Atlas Mountains from Casablanca to Marrakech, visiting the Kasbah of Tamegroute, to admire the immensity of red rock, the large oases, and the beautiful villages.
In the evening, you’ll arrive in Merzouga where you’ll leave your things in our auberge and take what you need to spend the night in the tent. Depending on the arrival time, we will have tea and rest before we start. The following day, you will begin your great adventure in the desert of Erg Chebbi by seeing large animals like antelope and zebras.
In an hour and a half, after stopping off at the hotel, we will arrive at the campsite where we have spent the whole day. Later, you’ll join us for a night of live music with drums and a campfire to enjoy the immensity of the starry sky.
Day 4: Explore the Merzouga area & Visit a nomad family [45 km]
The next morning you will wake up early to watch the sunrise. We’ll visit a nomad family at noon. Learn how they make pizzas, and bought a Berber pizza if you want.
You will rest for a while, and then we will make a route through the desert. We are going to visit an oasis in the desert, a village of dark skin people, the MeFes mines, and meet the Berber nomads living on the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes. You’ll enjoy a Berber dinner, play music, and stay in a Berber tent.
Day 5: Merzouga Sahara Desert » Rissani » Draa Valley » Ouarzazate [368 km]
If you go for a camel trek back to the Riad, you’ll have the possibility to have a shower in the morning. We are going to continue our trip to Rissani, and stop to observe a large market that brings together many merchants, where there is a wide range of merchandise for sale.
W will continue on this journey towards the Draa Valley where we can see the great nature around this area, stopping to take pictures and remember these precious places. We will reach Ouarzazate in the afternoon, and when we arrive and then sleep.
Day 6: Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech [195 km]
We’ll go through the Kasbah of Taourirt, a World Heritage Site, full of beautiful towers and walls. The Islamic and Jewish religions have a mixed history, as do many other religions.
Then we will visit Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site, which was chosen as one of the best-preserved fortified Kasbahs around Morocco. It’s also known for its historic ruins of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which have been used in various famous movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and The Mummy.
It’s time to check out Telouet, a village in the Atlas Mountains, and stop at the Kasbah in Telouet. It is clear that Kasbah has deteriorated over the past century, but it retains a special charm.
We will take our time traveling through the High Atlas, taking in the sights and breathing the air, offering us both beautiful scenery and fresh air. We will be arriving in Marrakech and heading towards your accommodation this 6 days tour starts from Casablanca to Marrakech.
Good to Know
- We recommend you bring a good pair of walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a light jacket, and a water bottle.
- You should also have a good tent, a sleeping bag, and a pillow.
- If you want to bring your food, you can buy it in the medina’s souks.
- Please ensure that you have enough cash with you, as there are no ATMs in the desert.
- If you want to do any activities such as camel riding or horse riding, you should book it in advance.
- You can also take a bus to the Sahara desert, but it is a long and tiring journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to reach the Sahara Desert?
The distance from Fes to Merzouga is about 522 kilometers. It takes about 5-6 hours to reach the Sahara desert.
Is it safe to travel to Morocco?
Yes, it is very safe to travel to Morocco. You should be aware of pickpockets and crime, but not worry about it.
How long does it take to drive from Fes to Merzouga?
It takes about 10 hours to drive from Fes to Merzouga.