Casablanca, Merzouga and Marrakech 8D

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Tour Overview

The 8D trip of Casablanca, Merzouga and Marrakech will permit you to learn about the lifestyle, traditions, and culture of the Berbers of real deeper Morocco with the departure from the largest Moroccan city Casablanca towards the high Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert. Moreover, The scenery is so beautiful and changes from one area to another and from valley to another. Also, you will be surprised by the hospitality of the Amazigh people.

Tour Itinerary

Pick up from the airport or your Hotel in Casablanca direction Bini Mellal by the highway, once we get there we will have a break to stretch our legs and to have some food. Later, we continue our way to Bin El Ouidane Lake through Afourar and the Atlas Mountains. Overnight in a nice guest house beside the lake.

After breakfast we continue to Imilchil is a small Berber village that lies at the heart of the high Atlas. It is a village well-known in Morocco for its traditional Berber weddings. The story says that the young lovers Tislit and Isli drowned themselves in two neighboring lakes since they were unable to marry due to their quarreling tribal families and did not want to live apart. However, the folklore also has it that their tears filled the lakes. But a mountain stood between their lakes, dividing them even in death, preventing their spirits from uniting in the hereafter. After visiting the two lak ewe will stop for lunch in Imilchil then we continue to Agoudal via Assif Melloul Valley to reach Agouda. Overnight in authentic Auberge with dinner and breakfast.

 after traditional breakfast we will prepare to start our day to visit Akhiam Cave,  located 7 kilometers from Agoudal, in the direction of the Dades valley, the Akhiam cave remains preserved by the great tourist flows, it can be reached on foot, by bicycle, by car or by donkey, all choices are available, late we continue the Nomade village call Tamozrgute, lunch in Auberge la grautte and visit the area then back to Agoudal for the 2nd night.

 

In the morning around 9 a.m., we will start the journey to the Sahara desert, Merzouga. First w will drive through the high Atlas Mountains and enjoy driving through some Berber villages and on the way you will see Berber families with their cattle .you will stop for photos and breaks, possible tea with nomads in the gorges between Ait Hani and Amellagou, later we will stop for a picnic beside the river.

After lunch, you will drive to Merzouga through Goulmima and Erfoud. A date festival is held every October in this town and it is also known as fossils we can stop in one of the workshops to see how they tile the fossils. And after that, we will admire the golden sand dunes and ride the camels to spend the night in a luxury tent in the middle of the dunes. Overnight in the camp.

 

After breakfast and shower to dust off, we will drive from Merzouga to Rissani, Erfoud and Tinghir, where we will stop for lunch and a short walk in Todra gorges and its magnificent palm-groves and old ruins blinding perfectly with the scenery. In the afternoon, we will continue to Boumalen Dades and take the detour to the north through the curvy road of the Dades gorges, stop for a couple pictures at the monkey feet, a rock formation that looks like fingers (probably formed from lava thousands of years ago), then continue to see the infamous gorges at the top portrayed in many travel flyers as one of the most beautiful pieces of roads before heading back to our hotel at the foothills of the gorges, where we will enjoy a nice dinner and occasionally a musical play with the staff and other clients before going to bed.

This morning, after breakfast in the hotel, We depart to Ouarzazate via Skoura . Stopping for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios. After that you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the Afternoon we will drive to Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas, passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Drop off in Marrakech.

 

Join one of our licensed local tour guides and discover the Red city of Marrakech through an enlightening full-day private tour. Immerse yourself into this magnificent walled red city's history, art, and culture. Your guided tour of Marrakech includes the main historical points of interest, such as the gorgeous Saadian Tombs, El Badi Place, and the 12th-century Koutoubia mosque. Other exciting places not to miss are the artisan quarters, where the artisans are producing traditional wares using time-honored methods, and the main square of Jamaa El Fna, You can also add the Menara and Majorelle gardens 

After Breakfat In Marrakech and at your Leisure, we will drive to Casablanca where we can visit the Hassan II Mosque and explore the city, Later on, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

Tour Inclusions

  • Comfortable transportation with A/C
  • English-speaking driver
  • Overnight in Bin el Ouidane: nice hotel
  • two overnight in Agoudal: Auberge Afoud
  • Guide and Lunch in Agoudal
  • Overnight in Merzouga: Luxury camp
  • Overnight in Dades: nice hotel
  • Two Overnight in Marrakech: nice Riad
  • Official guide for Marrakech sightseeing
  • Private rooms/tents with en-suite bathrooms and showers
  • Flexible stops and breaks
  • Lots of optional attractions to choose from

  • Dinners in Marrakech
  • Lunchs
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to optional visits

Accommodation options:

On private tours, you can choose the category of your accommodations, On shared tours, it is always Silver option

    Day 1 :
    • SILVER
      • L'Eau Vive
      • Hotel Chems
    • GOLD
      • Widian suite & Spa
    Day 2 :
    • SILVER
      • Auberge Afoud
      • Auberge Ibrahim
      • Auberge Agoudal
    Day 3 :
    • SILVER
      • Auberge Afoud
      • Auberge Ibrahim
      • Auberge Agoudal
    Day 4 :
    • GOLD
      • Sahara stars Camp
    Day 5 :
    • SILVER
      • Dar blues
      • Jnan Tiouira
      • Ksar Sultan
    • GOLD
      • Xaluca Dades
      • Chez pierre
    Day 6 :
    • DIAMOND
      • Palais Salman
      • Royal Mansour Marrakech
      • Four Seasons Resort
    • SILVER
      • Riad Hart Essoura
      • Riad El Rimal
    • GOLD
      • Riad Kser Anika
      • Art Place Ryad
      • La Maison Arabe
    Day 7 :
    • DIAMOND
      • Palais Salman
      • Royal Mansour Marrakech
      • Four Seasons Resort
    • SILVER
      • Riad Hart Essoura
      • Riad El Rimal
    • GOLD
      • Riad Kser Anika
      • Art Place Ryad
      • La Maison Arabe

Private vs Shared options

Certainty :

With a private tour, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with certainty – your tour is confirmed, and the departure is guaranteed right from the start. Unlike shared tours, which require a minimum number of participants (usually half the seats) before being confirmed, so if you create a new shared tour, it will require other people to join you and meet the minum required before your tour is confirmed. private tours give you the assurance of a confirmed adventure tailored just for you.
If you join an already confirmed group tour, then you have the same certainty of departure as a private tour.

Flexibility :

Flexibility is another key advantage of private tours. When you choose a private tour, you get to customize your experience. Spend more time at your favorite attractions, explore hidden gems, and shape the itinerary to match your unique interests. In contrast, shared tours follow a more structured format, needing alignment with the entire group, which can limit the freedom to explore at your own pace in some occasions.

Accommodations :

While you can choose your accommodation category on a Private tour (Silver, Gold, Diamonad) whenever available, the category is fixed for group tours and will always be Silver options, this is to make sure the tour organization is more efficient and the group won't be staying in separate and distant places which create confusion and wastes precious tour time, It also makes handling emergency cases easier.

8pax vs 16pax Groups :

We have 2 kinds of group tours, small (8 people) and large (16 people), the latter is more economical however requires 8 people to join to be confirmed, while the first only requires 4 to depart.

You can inquire about any of the options to get more in-depth details specific to your needs

Important notice (Valid for private option only):

The tour can be reversed, shortened, extended or altered in any way to suite your specific needs and schedule ! Don't hesitate to contact us and ask for other combinations

Frequently Asked Questions

With the rise in interest in vegan and vegetarian food, all our partners are now accommodating this need and offer completely vegan and vegetarian meals. However, this needs to be communicated in advance, either when booking or when meeting your driver for early preparation purposes.

A frequent and definitely good question, if you are not well-prepared, you might not enjoy your time fully in the desert due to the extreme weather conditions. Deserts get super hot in summer, in Morocco, August is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching 50 °C—122ºF, you can literally cook eggs on the asphalt (great for a TikTok clip). With this said, if you can't take that much heat, please avoid visiting the deserts during July and August. If you are okay with this kind of temperatures; it is still highly recommended to come prepared with good sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide hat, light but covering pieces of clothing and some insect repellent, you can also purchase all these items in Morocco. And let's not forget winter days, starry nights are freezing. The mountainous parts of the roads are usually snowy, but all our vehicles are equipped with A/C for that matter, so make sure to bring warm clothes if you take this tour during December-January.

Arriving at the edge of the dunes, there is a meeting point where camels from different camps in the area are waiting for us, we will get out of the car, put on a scarf if you have one (the cameleer or your driver can help you properly install it) and then you will be introduced to your camel. Once your caravane is ready and onboard, you can take pictures or stories to memorize the moment, then take off and travel on the golden sands to see the sunset on high dune before continuing to the camp. Next morning, you can take the camels again on your way back to the meeting point or take a 4x4 . If a member doesn't want or cannot take the camel ride, the camp is accessible by 4x4 vehicle and it will get you there.

This once was a hustle indeed but no more, all camps nowadays have dedicated 4x4 vehicles that can transport your luggage from your tour car to the camp directly, so you don't have to carry anything during the camel ride. However, we highly recommend you only pack the things you will need for the desert night and transport it to the camp, while leaving the rest of the luggage with your driver.

Yes, you will have your own private hotel rooms and camp tents in all our tours, you can choose between different combinations of twin/triple/quadruple (separate beds) or double (single large bed) rooms and tents depending on your number and preferences but you will never share them with other travelers. All rooms/tents are equipped with private bathrooms and showers with hot water.

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