Atlantic Coast & Desert Dunes

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8 Day Casablanca & Erg Chebbi Desert Tour

8 Day Casablanca & Erg Chebbi Desert Tour

Casablanca

This private tour is suited to travellers who wish to have a ‘taster’ experience of an Imperial City, the Atlantic Moroccan Coastline, the Kasbah lined Dades Valley and the most accessible and therefore popular Erg Chebbi Dune sets at Merzouga. It offers you ‘bite-sized’ experiences of Morocco’s rich regional and cultural diversity. 

Description

This is a Desert Inclusive Tour and can be customised should you wish to extend your stay. You can also extend your Desert stay to two nights comprising one night in a Desert Hotel on arrival with additional exploration of the Sahara and activities the following day and one night at Desert Camp. Our compact one week ‘Sparkling Atlantic Coast & Dazzling Desert Dunes’ offers you an active, fast-paced insight into many varied regional landscapes including the most visited of the Moroccan Dune sets, accessed by journeying through the Kasbah filled Dades Valley.

You visit iconic sites in Casablanca and Marrakech before departing on a Desert tour into the more commercialised and therefore busy of the dune regions, particularly during peak Spring, Autumn and Winter holiday periods.

You travel through an incredible Kasbah lined geological area to reach the iconic Todra Gorge and ‘monkey fingers’ rock formations of the Dades Valley before accessing the Sahara directly from the Saharan town of Merzouga.

You later exchange the ochre sands and towering dunes of the Desert for remote mountain Berber villages and palm-filled oases routes, for the white sands at the coastal medieval port town of Essaouira.

Atmospheric accommodations, rich and impressive geological landscapes, unique Moroccan city culture and time to experience a relaxed and atmospheric artisan port town on the Atlantic shoreline, await you on this considered tour.

Highlights

  • Hassan 11 Mosque Casablanca.

  • Iconic Sites Of Pink Imperial City Marrakech.

  • On Top Of The World Mountain Scenery.

  • Mighty Clay Sandcastle Kasbahs.

  • Multi International Film Location Settings.

  • Morocco’s Rose Oil Producing Dades Valley.

  • Todra Gorge A Slice Of Moroccan Rock.

  • Camel Ride Aside Towering Dunes.

  • Walking In Date Palm Oases.

  • Fresh Seafood In Medieval Essaouira.

Included

  • Services of Morhara Throughout.
  • Private Moroccan Multi Lingual Driver 8 Days.
  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle & Fuel.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Private Guide Fee Marrakech.
  • Private Guide Fee Essaouira.
  • Camel Guide fee.
  • Camel Treks.
  • Optional Informal Sand Boarding.
  • All Accommodations.
  • All Breakfasts.
  • 5 Dinners.

Excluded

  • Flights.
  • Lunches.
  • Dinner Day 2/7.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Personal Drinks & Snacks.
  • Gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Casablanca To Marrakech.

Relaxed Introduction to Morocco, Casablanca & Marrakech.

  • Welcome, Mrehba!
  • We meet with you at Casablanca Airport or your accommodation early morning.
  • After a refreshment or breakfast tour the ornate interior and exterior of Hassan 11 Mosque.
  • Lunch on Corniche with Atlantic Ocean View.
  • Alternatively, have lunch at ‘Ricks café’ a post-Casablanca movie creation.
  • Transfer from Casablanca to Marrakech.
  • Arrive Marrakech approx late afternoon / early evening.
  • Today will be determined by your arrival arrangements.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 2: Marrakech.

Full Day Guided Historic & Cultural City Tour.

  • We meet with you at you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Meet with private local Marrakech Guide.
  • Admirative walk around Koutoubia Mosque.
  • Tour of Bahia Palace home of the Sultans Hareem.
  • Visit decorative Ben Youseff Madrasa.
  • Visit the vast ruins of El Badi Palace & mosaiced Saadian Tombs.
  • Lunch in the Medina or iconic Jemaa el Fnaa square.
  • Visit an Aladdin’s cave of souks within the Medina.
  • We haven’t included dinner tonight should you wish to visit a city restaurant.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Breakfast Only.

 

Day 3: Marrakech To Dades Valley.

High Atlas Mountain & Kasbah Road Trip.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass.
  • Tichka Pass is the highest mountain pass in North Africa.
  • Optional Visit to rural Argan Oil Co-operative.
  • Visit remote kasbah Telouet.
  • Exploration of UNESCO Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Traditional lunch in atmospheric Ait ben Haddou area.
  • Beautiful drive through Dades Valley & Berber villages.
  • Visit Kelaa M’gouna, the ‘Rose Town’.
  • The town famous for producing Moroccan rose oil.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive Boumaine ed-Dades approx late afternoon / early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Boumaine du-Dades Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 4: Dades Valley To Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp.

Glowing Red Gorges, Saharan Villages & Into The Desert You Go.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Short walking tour of Todra Gorge, one of the most spectacular in the world.
  • Lunch of a Saharan pizza, a local speciality in the spice market town of Rissani.
  • A short journey from Rissani into the Saharan town of Merzouga.
  • Meet with your camel & camel Guide.
  • Approx 1hr Camel ride into Luxury Desert Camp for Sunset.
  • An optional climb of towering dunes to watch the spectacular sunset over the Sahara.
  • An optional climb of dunes to watch the sunrise over the Sahara.
  • Star-filled night, campfires, traditional dinner, live Saharan music & hospitality.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 5: Erg Chebbi Desert Camp To Agdz.

Spectacular Post Sahara & Remote Mountain Berber Village Drive.

  • Optional Informal Sand Boarding.
  • We depart the Desert Camp with an approx 1hr Camel ride to Merzouga.
  • Transfer into our 4x4 for a different mountain route out of the Sahara.
  • Journey along the stunning Anti-Atlas Mountain range.
  • Visit the remote village of Nqob.
  • Brad Pitt was filmed in scenes here for the film ‘Babel’.
  • Lunch in Nqob.
  • Alternatively at Kasbah in Berber Carpet town of Agdz.
  • Walking tour of Agdz Kasbah with panoramic views.
  • Refreshments from the Kasbahs rooftop café.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive Agdz approx mid / late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Agdz Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 6: Agdz To Marrakech.

The Home Of The International Film Industry In Morocco.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • An optional visit to the ‘Atlas Film Studios’.
  • Optional visit to Herbal & Spice Emporium Ouarzazate.
  • Photography stop at the sprawling Kasbah Taouririt.
  • Brazier Mountain Lunch In High Atlas Mountains.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive Marrakech approx late afternoon / early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 7: Marrakech To Essaouira.

Desert & Mountains No More Now It’s The Sight & Sound Of The Sea.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • A complete change of scene today.
  • Arrive Essaouira approx mid-day.
  • Visit a fish market to choose your catch of the day lunch.
  • We have your lunch cooked for you in a local restaurant/café.
  • Meet with local Private Guide for an afternoon tour of Essaouira.
  • Visit the relaxed medieval Medina and souks.
  • Alternatively, after lunch, you may prefer to spend free time on the beach.
  • We haven’t included dinner tonight should you wish to visit a local restaurant.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Essaouira Including Breakfast Only.

 

Day 8: Airport Transfer Casablanca, Marrakech or Essaouira

  • Today will be determined by your departure flight or onward journey.
  • Allow 6 hrs to arrive at Casablanca Airport plus min 2hrs 30mins before your departure flight.
  • Allow 45mins to arrive at Menera Airport Marrakech plus min 2hrs 30mins before your flight.
  • Allow 45mins to arrive at Essaouira Airport plus min 2hrs 30mins before your flight.
  • We say our Goodbyes, Bislema!

 

 

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Additional Drop-off points

Dades Valley, Chebbi Camp, Agdz, Essaouira

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Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Start Point: Casablanca

End Point: Marrakech

Optional End Points: Casablanca, Essaouira

Summary Information

3 Nights Marrakech, 1 Night Dades Valley, 1 Night Chebbi Camp, 1 Night Agdz, 1 Night Essaouira,

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