casablanca tour to Merzouga

5-day Casablanca tour to Merzouga

Morocco Sahara trip from Casablanca

5-day Casablanca tour to Merzouga

5-day Casablanca tour to Merzouga – Morocco desert tour from Casablanca – Sahara tour from Casablanca 5 days – Erg Chebbi desert tour from Casablanca – Erg Chebbi excursion from Casablanca

Explore South Morocco and Erg Chebbi from Casablanca! This 5-day Morocco tour is great to visit the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Also enjoy many visits on the way from Casablanca to the desert! And a very original night in a Merzouga camp!

1st day of the Casablanca tour to Merzouga : night in Aït Ben Haddou

The first day of your 5-day Casablanca tour to Merzouga begins in the morning. You take the road towards Marrakech. After about 2:30 hours of driving, a short break in the pink city over tea or coffee.

Then you head to the Atlas Mountains. The road winds through the Moroccan High Atlas mountains and Berber villages. You pass through the Tizi’n’Tichka pass which rises to an altitude of more than 2000m. We take breaks for panoramic views and a visit to the Kasbah of Telouet.

In the afternoon, arrival in the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou. The Ksar is located near Ouarzazate. Its Kasbah is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On site, you enjoy a visit with a local guide before spending a night in a traditional riad.

2nd day: From the Valley of Roses to the Todra Gorges

On the next day of the Casablanca tour to Merzouga, after breakfast, head to the desert! You will make great discoveries during this 2nd day of the Casablanca desert trip. The day’s program is rich in visits:

  • you leave Aït Ben Haddou towards Ouarzazate,
  • stop to see the city’s Kasbah,
  • visit of the movie studios,
  • discovery of the Skoura Oasis,
  • crossing the Rose Valley,
  • visit to the Dades Gorges,
  • arrival at the Todra Gorges and overnight stay in a small charming riad.

3rd day of the Casablanca to Merzouga tour – the dunes of Erg Chebbi

On the 3rd day of this Erg Chebbi desert tour from Casablanca, you finally arrive in the Moroccan desert!

After the Todra Gorges, you continue towards Erfoud, also called “the capital of dates” in Morocco. You are no longer very far from the Sahara… The landscapes of the high dunes of Erg Chebbi appear on the horizon. You go for a camel ride for the sunset. The landscapes are breathtaking. The desert reveals itself to infinity…

Arrival by camel at the Merzouga camp. You then enjoy an evening with music. And a very appreciated experience: night in a tent in Erg Chebbi dunes. Taste the nomadic lifestyle!

4th day: From Erg Chebbi to Ouarzazate via N’Kob and Agdz

After breakfast, it’s time to head back. This 4th day of the Casablanca Sahara tour is dedicated to the journey between the Merzouga desert and Ouarzazate. You pass through the town of Rissani, before continuing towards Alnif and Tazzarine. Enjoy the lovely arid landscapes as far as N’Kob where you stop to immortalize the palm grove which extends as far as the eye can see.

After this break, the journey continues to Agdz, a small charming village in the Drâa Valley. You advance via the Anti Atlas mountains to Ouarzazate to spend the night. The town of Ouarzazate is a very quiet town in South Morocco with traditional architecture. You are quickly transported into an exotic setting.

5th day Casablanca to Erg Chebbi desert trip : the return

This 5-day Casablanca tour to Merzouga excursion continues. After a night in Ouarzazate, we go up the road to the High Atlas mountains. Arriving in Marrakech around noon allows you to enjoy lunch on site. After this break in the pink city, head to Casablanca. You arrive at your destination late in the afternoon. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

For a Merzouga desert tour from Casablanca via Fez and the imperial cities, consult our program here.

  • The distance between Casablanca and Merzouga is long, so we recommend a minimum 5-day tour.

    For an even more comfortable tour, this program can be extended over 7 days.
    An additional night can be planned in the desert. And also a night in Marrakech, which allows you to visit the pink city.

    For a personalized Casablanca desert tour, contact us.
  • Activities in the Merzouga desert

    - enjoy a camel ride for the sunset in Erg Chebbi,

    - try sandsurfing,

    - take a quad tour in Merzouga,

    - enjoy an experience for two thanks to a buggy ride.

    A Casablanca tour to Merzouga with 2 nights in the desert is good to do a half-day or a day of camel trekking in the Sahara. Or to go visit the nomads who live in the desert and have tea with them.

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  • Morocco Sahara desert camp in Merzouga

    You can spend the night in a traditional camp or in a luxury Erg Chebbi camp.
  • Please note: this Merzouga desert tour from Casablanca can have the city of Marrakech as a return point.

    In this case, the tour can be of 4 days.
  • Best time to do this desert tour from Casablanca

    All year except summer months (June to August).
  • If you have more time during your Morocco holidays, a 7-day Casablanca to Merzouga tour with a visit to Fez, Meknes, Rabat is available.

    This is a Casablanca desert and imperial cities tour. It is a journey rich in discoveries and visits.
  • Tailor-made desert tour from Casablanca

    Transport can be done by 4x4 or minibus if it is a small group.

    We take into account your wishes regarding travel arrangements and we are here to advise you.

    Our team is available in order to offer you an authentic, adapted and tailor-made experience.


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