- Tours From Casablanca
- Ait Benhaddou
- Erg Chebbi
After this outstanding 10 days Morocco tour from Casablanca, you will just return with great memories of Casablanca, the King Hassan II mosque overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat, Morocco’s capital, Chefchouen (the “blue city”), Fes, riding camels into the Sahara Desert, spending a life-enriching night in an upscale tent compound entertained by Berber musicians and concluding your Moroccan adventure in a Marrakech.
Above all, you experience the unique, vibrant street life of historic medinas in Rabat, Marrakesh, Asilah and Chefchaouen.
10 days Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech – Morocco tour itinerary
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This Desert tour itinerary takes you from Casablanca to Marrakech, covering all the must-see sights in between. The tour is packed with culture, history, and beautiful scenery.
- Day 1: Casablanca airport
- Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
- Day 3: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Fes
- Day 4: Fes sightseeing
- Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
- Day 6: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge
- Day 7: Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas mountains – Marrakech
- Day 8: Marrakech – Essaouira (day trip)
- Day 9: Marrakech
- Day 10: Transfer to Casablanca airport
Day 1: Casablanca airport
Welcome to Casablanca! This charming city is the perfect place to start your Moroccan adventure.
At first our driver will pick you up from the airport and start your journey to the economic Capital of Morocco.
Since this beautiful city is the largest in the country therefore has a lot to offer tourists. There are plenty of things to see and do, so you’ll definitely want to spend at least a day here.
Our driver will take you to some must-see sights include the Hassan II Mosque, which is one of the largest in the world, and the Casablanca Cathedral.
On the way, there are also plenty of great shops and restaurants to explore. If you’re looking for a unique experience, be sure to check out the Medina, which is the old city center. This is a great place to find souvenirs and try traditional Moroccan food.
After spending a joyful day in Casablanca you will be dropped to your Hotel where you can relax and make checklist of adventures you want to have in these 10 days.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
After that stop to the Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan Tower. However the tower is the minaret of an incomplete mosque that was constructed in 1195 AD. It was intended to be the largest minaret in the world, but the mosque was never completed.
From there, we’ll head to the Chellah fortress to catch sight of Roman remains and the intricate necropolis of 14th Century Merinid Dynasty.
After that, we’ll visit the Museum of History and Mediterranean Civilization and then the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The latter is a magnificent structure of neo-Moorish architecture.
Day 3: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Fes
After your breakfast, you will have some time in the morning to explore Chefchaouen. You can walk to cafés, restaurants, and even the small waterfall Ras el-Maa. This will offer you plenty of great photo opportunities. Its walls are covered in different shades of blue. Chefchaouen has a rich history; the city was founded in 1471 and has been under the control of a number of different political powers. Because of this, many languages are spoken in the streets, including French, Spanish, and Arabic. You will travel south via Ouazzane towards the imperial city of Meknes.
On the way, you will travel back to the 3rd century by visiting attractive roman city and one of the most important archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage listed site in the kingdom that is ruins of Volubilis pronounce as Walili in Arabic language.
Then you will transfer via hilly farmland until arrive to the most well-preserved imperial city Meknes to explore the city’s many highlights, including the Bab Mansour Gate, the Royal Stables, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and get the chance to stop there to capture these historical sites in your camera.
Besides, Meknes is a city located in the north-central part of Morocco the city has been greatly impacted by the Moorish style of architecture and is now the fifth largest city in the kingdom. The economy of Meknes is based mainly on agriculture, olives, and wine.
After lunch, you’ll continue on to Fes to see its famous religious sites and the massive medina i.e. old city, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site now.
You then drop to the hotel where you have some time to relax.
Day 4: Fes sightseeing
Today, you’ll be exploring the Old Medina of Fes – one of the largest walled cities in the world. Your local guide will take you on a walking tour, explaining the culture and history of this fascinating place. You’ll visit Islamic shrines and former theological institutions, the Nejjarine Museum, the King’s Palace, and workshops for various crafts and goods.
Fes is a city full of superlatives. Not only is its medieval city the largest car-free urban area in the world, but it is also home to the oldest existing, continually operating educational institution on the planet. You’ll get to experience the medina’s diversity as you wind your way through the labyrinthine passageways to explore the souqs (markets).
Afterward, you will visit the centuries-old tanneries and walking among crumbling ruins. Our driver will take you to see Fes from above to see the ramparts, with the Borj Sud overlook, a visit to the Bou Inania Medersa, and a demonstration at the workshops for pottery and zellige tile mosaic outside the city. You’ll be spending the night in a Riad, with breakfast included.
Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
Be ready on time as our driver will pick you at 8:30 am from Riad in Fes. You’ll start the day by taking a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, before arriving in Ifrane, so be sure to have your camera ready! This small town is known for its beautiful architecture and its cool, mountain air and also known as the Switzerland of Morocco.
From Ifrane, you’ll continue travel through this National Park on your way to Midlet.
On the way to Midelt, you will meet a troupe of Barbary Macaques at the sideways waiting for the travelers to feed them.
On drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains you will see the native Atlas cedar forest trees that are used cover the roofs and screens of many palaces and the nearby mosques.
After a scrumptious traditional lunch in Midelt, you continue towards the south covering the multi-hued expanses of the Eastern High Atlas mountains. You eventually reach the desert region, following the palm-filled valley of the Ziz to Arfoud.
As you arrive in Merzouga, you’ll be mesmerized by the captivating desert dunes of Erg Chebbi. After checking into your hotel, you’ll be ready to embark on a camel trek to enjoy the sunset.
As you ride on the back of your dromedary, you’ll feel like you’re royalty as you continue to the desert camp for an overnight stay in a traditional nomad tent. You’ll be welcomed with some mint tea before sitting down to a delicious dinner.
As you enjoy the evening by the fire under the stars, you’ll be entertained by Berber musicians playing Djembe drums. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!
Day 6:Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge
If you’re looking for an unforgettable Sahara desert experience, wake up early for a camel excursion to see the sunrise over the Erg dunes. It’s possibly the best moment of the Sahara desert!
Then begin your travel tour of Tafilalet oasis, Morocco’s largest (120,000 date-bearing palms), with a visit to the ruins of Sijilmassa in Rissani, Africa’s 2nd largest city in the 10th century.
Then turn West through typical desert scenery and the volcanic mountain where you will stop to admire a millennium-old network of underground aqueducts, and then continue the journey to Tinjdad.
After that, you will visit the unique Berber Museum and enjoy lunch there. Continue West to market center Tinghir for a walk through its adobe kasbah above the oasis.
Finally, we’ll drive you up to the Todgha Gorge, which is known as Morocco’s “Grand Canyon.” The journey towards the southeast of Morocco is a beautiful one, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it.
Then continue to Dades Valley, South’s most picturesque region, with its varied orchards and odd rock formations. You’ll also find the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills here.
Spend the night in the heart of Rose valley, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and breakfast. This is a perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of Morocco.
Day 7: Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas mountains – Marrakech
After the breakfast you will first visit the Kasbah El Kalaa Mgouna. It’s a beautiful palm oasis, and the surrounding countryside is dotted with small villages passing through the Skoura palm oasis until you will arrive to the South’s largest onhabited kasbah Amridil which is also featured on the note of Morocco’s 50-Dirham. By passing it you will witness the traditional lifestyle in this ancient settlement.
After that, the drive will take you to Ouarzazate passing the international filming center enroute to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait benhaddou Kasbah, a hillside assembly of several multi-storied adobe granaries. This setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Jewel of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator.
Next, after having the lunch you will visit the village of Telouate which is nested outside the valley of Onilla. Further you will enter to the Kasbah Telouate which was once captured by Pasha Tehami Glaoui in his reign. Thus it’s the frequently visited tourist site due to its historical value though you can feel the luxuries of Pasha by visiting it and walk through the Harem area and look at Andalusian style of decorating. However, most of the older part has been destructed Kasbah but still you see the abandoned areas.
In the afternoon, you’ll head north to the Tizi-n’Tichka pass. This spectacular road crosses the High Atlas mountains, offering stunning views of the deep valleys and adobe villages below. You’ll be amazed by the natural beauty of this region, and the journey is sure to be an unforgettable experience
Then drop you off at your accommodation once you reached Marrakech.
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Day 8: Marrakech – Essaouira (day trip)
After breakfast at your riad, you’ll be picked up and driven to Essaouira, This beautiful coastal town is known for its strong winds and stunning beaches. You’ll be spending the day exploring the town, visiting the markets, and relaxing on the beach, you’ll be charmed by the blue and white buildings, the sandy beaches, and the relaxed atmosphere.
The city’s favorable microclimate ensures a mild winter and cool summer, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beach. And what a beach it is! The water is a beautiful turquoise, and the sand is soft and white. And of course, the view of the Purpuraires Islands is simply breathtaking.
In the afternoon, take a camel ride on the beach or relax with a cup of mint tea. As the sun sets, watch the kite surfers take to the waves and then you will be taken back to the city.
There’s plenty to see and do in Essaouira. Stroll the ramparts of the 18th century fortress, explore the medina, and visit the souks (markets). Be sure to try the fresh seafood – it’s some of the best in Morocco!
As you walk through the streets, you can see the evidence of the city’s artistic history. The buildings adorned with intricate carvings, and the shops filled with beautiful handmade crafts. Also you can see some of the artisans at work, crafting their wares with skilled precision.
You will have incredible time exploring Essaouira. This city is truly a paradise for artists, and we feel so lucky to have experienced it firsthand.
In the evening, you will return to Marrakech and be dropped off at your accommodation.
Day 9: Marrakech
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set out for our final day of exploring Marrakech. Our first stop will be the magnificent Bahia Palace. Built in the late 19th century, this palace is a stunning example of Moroccan architecture, with its intricate tilework and carved stonework.
Next, we’ll visit the Saadian Tombs, the final resting place of the Saadian dynasty. These tombs are beautifully decorated with cedarwood and stucco, and the burial chambers are adorned with stunning Islamic calligraphy.
After lunch, we’ll explore the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where we’ll see snake charmers, acrobats, and storytellers. We’ll also have some time to do some shopping in the square’s many stalls before returning to our hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to Casablanca airport
On the last of this trip you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport in Casablanca, where you’ll catch your flight back home.
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|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Casablanca – Casablanca|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
|WEAR||Baggy trousers for camel trekking, Warm clothing for evenings and nights in winter, sunblock, lip balm, UV safe sunglasses, Sneakers, small bag with a water bottle and torch|
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