Morocco itinerary 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Merzouga desert

Desert Merzouga Tours offers Morocco itinerary 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Merzouga desert
Morocco itinerary 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech overview:

 Our Morocco itinerary 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech will give you the opportunity to discover the historical city of Fez and the impressive Middle and High Atlas Mountains, Ifrane “a small Moroccan Switzerland” known for its alpine-style architecture and, the Cedar forest in Azrou where wild monkeys are living and in the Ziz valley the second longest river in the country without forgetting Camel Trekking experience and overnight in the desert camp. including Sunset and Sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi. On our Morocco itinerary 6 days trip from Casablanca to Marrakech in Morocco you will visit the traditional weekly market of Rissani, the beautiful Todra Valley and Todra Gorge, the Dades Valley and Kasbah Taourirt, the film studios in Ouarzazate, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou as well as the high Atlas Mountains where we will make several stops to admire its panoramic views and authentic small Berber villages … before arriving in Marrakech.

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6 Days & 5 Nights


Accommondation in Casablanca


Marrakech airport or accommodation


08:00 AM


Private tour



Morocco itinerary 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech summary:

  • 1st:  Casablanca >> Rabat >> Meknes >> Roman ruins (volubilis) >> Fes [295 Km].
  • 2nd: Fes discovery tour [15 Km].
  • 3rd: Fes >> Ifrane >> Cedar forest >> Ziz Valley >> Erfoud >> Merzouga desert [465 Km].
  • 4th: Merzouga >> Tour Around Erg Chabbi >> Merzouga [20 Km].
  • 5th: Merzouga desert >> Rissani >> Todra Gorges >> Dades Valley  [259 Km].
  • 6th: Dades Valley >> Ouarzazate >> Ait Ben Haddou kasbah >> High Atlas mountains >> Marrakech [331 Km]
Morocco itinerary 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech highlights:

Morocco itinerary 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech itinerary:

  • Day 1: Travel from Casablanca to Fes via Roman ruins (Volubilis), and Meknes:

   On the first day of our Morocco itinerary 6 Days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech, after a great breakfast at your accommodation, we will head to Fez, making a stop in Meknes, a city under the Middle Atlas Mountains. We will stop at places of interest such as the Roman ruins (Volubilis), a World Heritage Site, among others. Lunch in Meknes and continuation of the route to Fez. Once in Fez, in the afternoon, we will arrive at the place of accommodation, where you will have dinner and sleep.

  • Day 2: Fes Sightseeing Tour:

   After breakfast, the day will be specially dedicated to the visit of Fez. This magnificent city is divided into three zones: Fès el-Bali, the old part. Fès el-Jdid, the old and modern Medina, the French side. People who visit this city are completely captivated by the fact that it is one of the largest medieval sites full of endless streets. There are many things to visit here: The Mellah, the Dyers’ Square, the Jewish Quarter, Fes el Bali, Fes el Jedid, the medieval medina of the city, the Andalusian Mosque,  the new medina of Fes, and many more sites. At the end of the sightseeing tour, we will transfer to the riad where you will have dinner and spend the night.

  • Day 3: From Fes to Merzouga desert via Ifrane, Cedar Forest, and Erfoud:

   In the morning after breakfast at 8:00 am departure to Erg Chebbi dunes, you will have a stop in Ifrane, the Swiss Moroccan style town, and through the cedar forest, where you will have time to see the Barbery monkeys climbing the trees, around noon we will arrive in Midelt, the capital of apples and lunch in a local restaurant. Then we continue through the middle Atlas mountains and through the Ziz valley to admire the immensity of red gorges, large oasis dresses, and the beautiful villages and adobe kasbahs., you will arrive in Erfoud with countless “Kud kud of mud”, Erfoud is the place where the festival of dates is celebrated in October every year and is well known for Marbre and fossils. In the afternoon we will reach the impressive desert of Erg Chebbi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Merzouga.

  • Day 4: Merzouga sightseeing tour and Camel ride:

   The next day after breakfast at the hotel we will start our 4×4 tour in the desert of Merzouga to explore different interesting sites around the dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will visit the oasis of Hassi Labied to see its ancient irrigation channel and land agriculture, head south to the temporary lake Dayt Sriji (if there is water) continue to the village of Khamlia if you are interested in listening to the Gnawa music of the dark-skinned people who were brought to Morocco as immigrants more than hundred years ago and who were working as slaves…. .. then we continue to the M’ifis mines apart from tourism the desert of Merzouga is also famous for minerals and fossils. then we will have the opportunity to visit a nomadic Berber family who still lives in their tent in the middle of the Sahara we will have a glass of mint tea with them and learn about life in the desert … we will make several stops at different scenic views to enjoy the landscape and take photos of the sights.

   After lunch, in a local restaurant, we return to the village. From here we start the camel ride for about an hour and a half to reach their nomadic Berber tents. During the excursion we will stop in the middle of the dunes to watch the sunset, try sandboarding if that is an activity that interests you, take pictures, and enjoy the scenery … after sunset, we continue to the camp where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea, delicious dinner, music party around the fire, admire a starry sky and sleep in a Berber tent in the desert of Merzouga.

  • Day 5: From Merzouga to Dades valley via Rissani, Todra Canyons, and gorges:

   Today, as you are already in the desert it is worth getting up early in the morning to see the sunrise near the camp. After these lovely moments, you will have breakfast and a shower at the camp. Then you will ride camels or transfer by 4×4 to the original starting location where you will meet your driver and continue your 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech through the Sahara visiting the weekly market of Rissani if it is one of the market days (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday) passing through small Berber villages like Touroug, Tinjdad, and Tinghir where we will stop to admire its beautiful Todra valley full of palm trees and vegetation. Continue to the Togra Gorge located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, a famous place for climbers and free time to walk through its high canyons… Free time for lunch. Then in the afternoon, we will travel to Boumalne Dades to reach the Dades Valley, have dinner, and overnight at the hotel/riad.

  • Day 6: Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, and High Atlas mountains:

   Today is the last day of our route from Casablanca to Marrakech, our journey continues in the direction of Marrakech via Kalaat M’gouna the valley of roses, and the palm grove of Skoura. We will visit Kasbah Taourirt and the film studios in Ouarzazate (optional) then we will head to Ait Benhaddou where we will visit its famous and oldest Kasbah (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986). Famous movies have been filmed in this spectacular place, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penelope Cruz… etc. Free time for lunch. Then we continue our journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the highest road pass of Morocco called Tizi N’tichka at 2260 meters above sea level which offers breathtaking views of valleys, mountains, and many Berber villages. Arrival in the afternoon/evening in Marrakech, transfer to your hotel, and end of our 6 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech.

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Testimonials & Reviews
Caspar H

Wonderful experience with lovely people

Based on TripAdvisor evaluations, we booked this firm for a private 6-day tour beginning in Casablanca and ending in Marrakech. Our driver, Lhoucine, met us at the start of our tour in a luxury minivan. He was a terrific driver who spoke excellent English and made our tour a success. Our tour guide was fantastic and knowledgeable, and he made sure we knew everything there was to know about Morocco and made us feel extremely protected. Breakfast and dinner were both included. Our guide and driver brought us anywhere we wanted to go and stopped wherever we wanted to snap pictures, and they answered all of our questions.

The camel trek to the dunes and staying in a tent in a luxury camp was an incredible experience. Our accommodations during the vacation were great, including an outstanding riad in Fes, a luxury camp in Merzouga, and a fantastic hotel in Dades Valley:
We had a great vacation and would suggest it to anyone who wants to explore Morocco. Thank you so much to Lhoucine, our driver, and Hamid, our guide, as well as Hassan, our email contact, who arranged the best tour ever for us and made sure everything went smoothly.


Experience of a lifetime!

Morocco has been on my bucket list for a long time, and we eventually made it there. We wanted to see so many things in so few days, but Hassan was really helpful in customizing the tour while making sure we didn’t get too tired. He was very professional, responded quickly, and kept us up to date on accommodation bookings.

All of the hotels/riads chosen were lovely, but my favorite was the riad in Fes, which was a calm sanctuary tucked away from the bustling streets of the Medina. The camel ride and stay in a desert camp at Merzouga were also highlights of the tour.

Our driver, Hamid, was fantastic; he always had a smile on his face and went above and beyond to make our vacation unforgettable. Nothing was too hard for him. He was always on time for pick-up and drop-off, and he taught us so much about Bedouin life.

This was one of our favorite vacations, and I definitely suggest Desert Merzouga Tours. We intend to return to the nation, and this tour business is without a doubt our first choice.

Cecilia G

Best experience ever

My mother and I prefer to travel on our own, without guides or tours, but after doing some research on Morocco, we felt it would be much preferable to have someone take us to all of the interesting sights, as our primary concern was communication and safety. We are now certain that we made the best decision. These guys were incredible, going above and beyond to ensure that everything was great for us. They were always attentive to all of our requirements and requests, even when we didn’t ask them. All of the riads were fantastic; we’re sure they chose each one with great care because we were greeted by really kind people and in places with superb construction. The vehicle we used was quite comfy and spacious. I had some difficulty with the highly curving roads in Morocco, and our guides were really attentive to me, traveling slow and stopping frequently so that I could handle it better. The night in the desert was incredible, with the sunset, sunrise, and starry sky at night… really, wow!!! And the locals in all of the tiny communities were wonderful! Thank you so much for everything, Lhoucine and Hamid! We are extremely grateful to have met you! Our trip to Morocco exceeded our expectations, and we are confident that it was due in large part to your services. We will certainly suggest you to others. We look forward to seeing you again someday!

Frequently asked questions

1. What kinds of vehicles are in use?
This is an excellent question! The vehicle we use is determined by the number of passengers in your group. We typically use Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Ford 8 seater van, Mercedes Benz sprinter minibus, and other comfy vehicles.

2. How early should I reserve the tour?
Because the early bird gets the worm, it’s best to book as soon as you know the dates.

3.  How do I pay for the trip?
To confirm any tour, we require a small deposit to be made to our PayPal account. The remainder of the payment is in cash and should be made to our guide on the first day in Euros or Dollars, or the equivalent in Dirhams.

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