Casablanca, Merzouga and Marrakech 8D

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.


Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Casablanca-Beni Mellal-Bin El Ouidane lake

    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.

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Dinner,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Dar l'eau vive --
  • Day 2 : Bin El Ouidane Lake-Tagleft-Imilchil-Agoudal

    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.

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Auberge Afoud --
  • Day 3 : Agoudal to Akhiam Cave and Tamozargute

     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.

     

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Auberge Afoud --
  • Day 4 : Agoudal-Ait Hani-Amellagou-Erfoud- Merzouga

    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.

     

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast, dinner,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Sahara stars camp --
  • Day 5 : Merzouga-Rissani-Todra gorge-Dades gorge

    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.

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast, dinner,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Babylon Dades or similar --
  • Day 6 : Dades gorge-Skoura-Ouarzazte-Ait Benhaddou-tichka pass-Marrakech

    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.

     

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Riad Hart Essour or similar --
  • Day 7 : Marrakech sightseeing

    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 

    desert tour mealsMeals included : Breakfast,
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation :
    • Riad Hart Essoura --
  • Day 8 : Marrakech to Casablanca airport

    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.

    desert tour mealsMeals included : No meals included.
    desert tour accommodationAccomodation : No Accomodation.

Included

  • 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

Not Included
  • Dinners in Marrakech
  • Lunchs
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to optional visits