the Best Sahara Desert Tour 12 days, Cultural Tour, Coast, and Desert In 12 days, the coast and desert from Casablanca is an important tourist circuit intended for people who are looking to discover the culture, the right way, and a pleasant process. for the deep way in Morocco. The Atlas Mountains, with small towns, beautiful coastal towns and the vast Sahara desert, and the old Medina of the city of the emperors. Morocco has several levels of research. Its long history has seen Berbers, Roman invasions, Muslim conquests, and European rule, all of which left behind architecture, culture, and ways of life.


Here are some potential highlights for a Sahara Desert Tour 12 days in Morocco

  • Explore Morocco’s capital (Rabat) and its cultural sites
  • Explore the 4 imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakech, Meknes, Rabat and Fez
  • Visit the old fortified medina of Meknes and its beautiful gates
  • See the Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Walk the streets of Casablanca and discover its main attractions
  • Visit the Hassan II Grand Mosque in Casablanca
  • Explore the beautiful Atlantic coast of Essaouira and Casablanca
  • Explore the old Portuguese city of Essaouira Mogador &
  • having a Moroccan fish lunch at the old port
  • Ride a camel across the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable experience
  • Sleep and enjoy a special night in a bivouac in the desert
  • Visit and explore UNESCO World Heritage Kasbahs
  • Discover the Berber culture and lifestyle of the Berbers of Morocco
  • Wander the labyrinthine souks of Marrakech and Fez with your guide
  • Enjoy beautiful views of valleys and palm trees on our desert drive

I’d be happy to help you plan a Best Sahara Desert Tour 12 days from Casablanca! Here is a brief itinerary idea:

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat

Day 2: Rabat – Chefchaouen

Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fez

Day 4: Exploring Fez – Guided city tour

Day 5: Fez – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga

Day 6: Continue exploring the Sahara Desert and visit the dunes of Merzouga.

Day 7: Drive to Fes and visit the medina, the oldest in Morocco.

Day 8: Exlporing day in Fes.

Day 9: Marrakech Sightseeing.

Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira.

Day 11: Ouzoud waterfalls excursion.

Day 12: Marrakech – Transfer to the Airport

This itinerary includes a mix of cultural and outdoor activities and allows you to see a variety of different regions in Morocco. It can be customized based on your interests and preferences. Let me know if you have any questions!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFrom the Marrakech end in Casablanca
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 8:15 am for a prompt departure at 8:30 am.
ARRIVED TIMEAt approximately 18:30 pm.


Pick up from and back to your accommodation
Transport in comfortable A/C vehicle
Professional speaking driver / guide
Accommodation in Hotels / riads
Dinners and breakfasts
Camel ride in Sahara desert
A night in Merzouga desert camp


Lunches and drinks
Plane tickets to and from Morocco
What is not included in program
Travel insurance



Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your accommodation and we will visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and the only one that allows non-Muslims to enter. Then we will explore the Cornish coast where we will have lunch. Then we will leave for Rabat, the political capital of Morocco, where we will spend the night in a riad in the middle of the Medina of Rabat.


Day 2: Rabat - Chefchaouen

After breakfast, we will visit the Hassan Tower in Rabat, one of the first unfinished mosques in Morocco, and then start the journey to Chefchaouen, a beautiful city with its blue houses. , we explore the great park called Utta el-Hammam, you will have free time to wander the blue streets of the city and explore it yourself before entering.


Day 3 of Sahara Desert Tour: Exploring Fez - Guided city tour

After your breakfast at the riad, our journey begins in Volubilis, passing Ouazzane and other villages of the Rif. In Volubilis, we will visit the Roman ruins and learn about this archaeological site and its history. Then we will go to Meknes, a city with a heritage of the 17th century. We will stop here for lunch and stay in front of the great historical wall of the Medina, Bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit to the house saint of Moulay Ismail. Later, we will drive to Fez where we will spend the night in a Riad.


Day 4: Fez - Azrou - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga.

After breakfast at your home, a full-day tour with a local guide begins with an exploration of the oldest imperial city in Morocco. He is famous for teaching Arabic and Islam. Interesting places to visit are the gates of the Royal Palace, Tanneries, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, Al Qaraouine University, Attarine Museum, and Jewish headquarters. It is the first Mellah built in Morocco. After lunch, we can go to tile work together. We assure you that you will have a wonderful panoramic view of the city of Fez before going to your Riad in the evening.


Day 5: Fez - Azrou - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga

After breakfast, we will continue our journey and drive to Ifrane, which is called the Switzerland of Morocco. We stop in a cedar forest near the town of Azrou where we can see and feed wild animals. Then we will pass through the Ziz valley passing some Berber villages to Erfoud, then we will arrive in Merzouga in the evening where we will spend the night in a local hotel.


Day 6: Excursion to Merzouga desert

After a Moroccan breakfast, we will start our 4×4 trip to the port of Erg Chebbi, Among the many stops that await you, you will discover how and where the local nomadic families the living, wild beast that is not in the middle of nowhere. Amazing desert landscape with small villages, and palm trees. This stop is inevitable because we are passing through the village of Khamlia where the Mali people live, they will play beautiful Gnawa music, while we enjoy delicious tea. Return to the hotel and get ready for a different kind of adventure, riding a camel for 45 minutes from the center of the sand dunes where the desert park is located. Along the way, you will stop to enjoy the beautiful sunset, and the camel guides will help you take wonderful photos. After dinner in the garden, sit around the fireplace and enjoy Berber music played by drummers.


Day 7: Merzouga - Rissani Market - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

Early in the morning, we make sure you wake up early, so you can watch and enjoy the desert sunrise over the sand dunes. Later, we will return to the hotel by camel where we will have breakfast and shower. Then we start a beautiful day visiting the town of Rissani and its ancient monuments such as the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the third great-grandfather of Moulay Cherif, the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. So we take the direction of Tinghir where we will explore the Todgha River. In the afternoon, we will go to Dades Valley where we will spend the night.


Day 8: Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

We drive from Dades Valley to the Valley of Roses where we can check out some rose product factories (depending on your preference). Then we go to Skoura and continue to Ouarzazate which is called the Hollywood of Africa. We have lunch at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. It is the largest Kasbah in Morocco and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, we cross the High Atlas mountains to reach Marrakech in the afternoon. Go to your Riad in Marrakech.


Day 9: Marrakech Sightseeing.

After breakfast in the morning, you will meet your local guide who will take you on a tour of the old city of Marrakech, including Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, and Koutoubia Mosque. After having a nice lunch on the terrace of a local restaurant, you will walk around the local market. In the afternoon you are free to relax or explore other areas on your own. You spend the night at your local hotel with dinner and breakfast.


Day 10: Marrakech - Essaouira.

Best Sahara Desert Tour 12 days takes you on a Day trip to Essaouira-Atlantic Coast and the Old Fortress, From Marrakech, it is a leisurely drive to the Atlantic coast and the former Portuguese stronghold of Essaouira. Despite the increase in the number of visitors over the years, this city is still one of Morocco’s best-kept secrets. In Essaouira, we will have a good lunch and continue to Marrakech and drop you off at your accommodation.


Day 11: Ouzoud waterfalls excursion.

The Ouzoud waterfall is the largest waterfall in Morocco, with a height of 110 meters, and the second after Victoria in Africa. On this tour, you will see monkeys living in an environment where they form a big family. Fewer activities in the summer as locals like to go to the lake for a picnic or camping. There is a short walk through the olive grove that takes 40 minutes to walk around the place so you can take many pictures from different positions. Lunch will be in the water’s eye a combination of Moroccan food and landscape. Free time before returning to Marrakech.


Day 12: Marrakech - Transfer to the Airport.

Today you have free time to visit Marrakech on your own, depending on your flight, then we transfer you to the airport 2 hours before the flight time. The end of Best Sahara Desert Tour 12 days

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