10 Days Morocco Itinerary from Casablanca

10 Days

Overview

Enjoy our fantastic 10-day adventure with our Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca. Over the course of these 10 days and 9 nights, you will have the opportunity to explore a plethora of fabulous destinations. Our journey begins in the vibrant city of Casablanca, followed by a visit to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. From there, we venture to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, known for its picturesque streets and captivating ambiance.

Immerse yourself in history as we explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our journey continues to Meknes, the Ismaili capital, and then on to Fes, the cultural heart of Morocco. Discover the unique charm of Ifrane, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” with its alpine architecture and stunning landscapes.

Heading south, we delve into the majestic beauty of the cedar forests and the captivating town of Midelt. Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking vistas of the Ziz Valley and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the traditional market in Rissani.

One of the highlights of our tour is a visit to Erfoud, known as the fossils town, and the mesmerizing Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Experience the thrill of camel riding and spend a magical night in a luxury desert camp, where you can witness the awe-inspiring sunset and sunrise over the vast dunes of the Sahara.

We will then venture into the magnificent Todra and Dades gorges, with their towering cliffs and breathtaking landscapes. Next, we visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its historical significance and stunning architecture.

As we cross the majestic High Atlas Mountains, be prepared to be mesmerized by the scenic beauty of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Our adventure concludes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where we will wander through its bustling souks, explore its stunning palaces, and delve into its rich history and vibrant culture with the guidance of a knowledgeable local guide.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Casablanca, known for its modern architecture and bustling markets
  • Discover the capital city of Morocco, Rabat, and visit its historical landmarks, including the Royal Palace, the Kasbah of the Udayas, and the ancient Roman ruins of Chellah.
  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting blue streets of Chefchaouen. Wander through the picturesque alleys, adorned with vibrant blue-painted buildings, and soak in the bohemian atmosphere of this unique city.
  • Step back in time at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the well-preserved archaeological site and marvel at the intricate mosaics and grand structures.
  • Experience the cultural capital of Morocco, Fes, known for its medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Get lost in the labyrinthine streets, visit the famous tanneries, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local markets.
  • Embark on an unforgettable desert adventure in Merzouga. Ride camels over the golden sand dunes of the Sahara, witness a breathtaking sunset, and spend a magical night in a luxury desert camp.
  • Marvel at the stunning natural landscapes of the Todra and Dades Gorges. Walk along the towering cliffs, admire the rugged beauty
  • Visit the iconic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular filming location for movies and TV shows
  • Discover Marrakech, the red city and its vibrant atmpsohere

Itinerary

We start the tour by picking you up from Casablanca's airport, port, or hotel. Morocco's economic center and largest metropolis, the city is considered. First, we'll visit Morocco's greatest mosque, the Hassan II Mosque. It is located on the city's west side, on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Lunch is complimentary. Then we explore the city, including a stop at Casablanca's famed Cornish. Spend the night in a hotel.

After breakfast, we drive along the coast to Rabat, one of Morocco's imperial cities and the current capital. Then you'll see the city's features, such as the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Kasbah of Oudaya. Lunch is on the house. In the afternoon, we travel north through Ouazzane to the Rif Mountains' Blue City of Chefchaouen. The city is well-known for its white blue houses and lanes. Stay in a hotel for the night.

Following breakfast, feel free to meander in the beautiful alleyways of the blue city Chefchaouen. Then we travel to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. It is well preserved, as it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It has many gorgeous mosaics scattered here and there along with ancient pillars and archways. After strolling in the ruins, we travel 30 km to visit the city of Meknes. The city is renowned as the Ismaili capital and one of the imperial cities in Morocco. In which we visit : Bab Al-Mansour, Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stable, the granary and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we head to Fes. Overnight sojourn in a Riad.

We commence our Fes adventure by visiting the grand Royal Palace gate, a magnificent entrance that sets the stage for the city's regal charm. From there, we delve into the heart of the city, the medieval Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its architectural splendor and cultural significance.

As we step through the iconic Blue gate, known as Bab Boujloud, we enter a maze of narrow alleys brimming with history and heritage. Our guide will lead us through the Medina, unveiling its hidden treasures and showcasing its well-preserved beauty. Highlights include a visit to the remarkable Medrasa Bouanania, an architectural gem that once served as a theological college, and the picturesque Najjarine fountain.

We continue our journey through the Medina, immersing ourselves in the vibrant colors and aromas of the Tanneries, where traditional leatherwork is still practiced. Our exploration culminates with a visit to the revered Quaraouin mosque and university, considered the oldest university in the world, steeped in centuries of intellectual and spiritual wisdom.

Leaving the Medina, we venture to the Jewish quarter, also known as "the Mellah," where we gain insights into the rich Jewish heritage that has shaped the city's cultural tapestry. Afterward, we make our way to an ancient fortress that offers panoramic views of the Medina and the sprawling city of Fes, providing a breathtaking perspective of this captivating landscape.

As the afternoon unfolds, we conclude our memorable day by returning to the comfort of your Riad, reflecting on the beauty and history we have experienced.

We leave Imouzzer after a hearty breakfast to visit Ifrane. The city is noted for its low temperatures, snow, and alpine-style architecture houses; no wonder it is known as Morocco's Switzerland. Then we go to the cedar forest, which is home to the Barbary macaques. While exploring the jungle, feel free to feed them. Later, we'll go to Midelt, where we'll have some free time for lunch. We then drive to Merzouga over the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and the Ziz valley. Stops for panoramic views will be made along the trip.

We arrive in the afternoon to the Merzouga Sahara desert. Then you ride camels across the arid desert. You will pause on top of a high dune to watch the sunset. Finally, you make your way to the desert camp. The camp is a cross between traditional nomad tents and the elegance of a hotel. Where you can listen to Berber drum music while dancing around a campfire beneath a starry sky. Dinner and sleeping at the camp.

Getting up early in the morning is essential if you want to see the lovely sunrise in the midst of the desert. Breakfast is optional. Then you return to Merzouga on camels, where the driver awaits. The sixth day of your 10-day Morocco trip is dedicated to seeing the Merzouga area. There are other wonderful features in the region, including sand dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossil places, and spectacular oasis. Which are perfect locations for a variety of outdoor sports.

To begin our tour in Merzouga, we drive off-road to an old eyeliner mine. Then we pay a visit to the nomads in their handwoven tent. Learn about their way of life while sipping a cup of Berber tea. The Khamlia village is our next stop, where you will experience Gnaoua music and dance performances. Its residents come from Sub-Saharan African nations such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Lunch at a restaurant is optional. After that, we go for a walk in a palm tree forest. Then travel a few kilometers to witness Merzouga's wild lake, commonly known as Flamingo Lake. Dinner and an overnight stay In a hotel room.

Get up early in the morning to admire the gorgeous dawn. In the midst of nowhere. After breakfast, you return on camels to Merzouga, where your driver awaits. We leave the desert to visit Rissani, Tafilalet's old capital. Rissani is still an important trading hub in the region, with a bustling souk on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

After a tour around Rissani Souk, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the fossilized marble workshops. Then we travel through the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad to reach the Todra Gorges. The Todra River has formed a huge canyon through the mountains, resulting in a steep red cliff-sided canyon. These gorges are perfect for rock climbers. Feel free to roam through the gorges and take in the scenery. Lunch at a restaurant is optional. Then we proceed to the Dades valley, passing via Boumalne Dades. Stopping at the "monkey fingers" rock formation is unavoidable. And on a peak with a view of the Dades valley. Finally, dinner and a motel stay

We continue our drive to Kalaa Magouna after breakfast to see the Rose Valley. There is a Rose Festival in May. Locals offer rose-related products such as fragrances, rose water, oil, and cosmetics. We then travel through the palm orchards of Skoura. We eventually arrive at Ouarzazate, often known as the Desert Gate. We'll see the studios where famous films were created.

We make our way to Ait Ben Haddou's famous Kasbah. A fortified village that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kasbah has also featured in a number of films, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and others. As well as TV series like Game of Thrones. Then we'll go to Marrakech. Driving via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. There will be stops for lunch and photography interesting sights. Finally, we arrive in Marrakech and stay in a Riad.

After indulging in a delightful breakfast, we embark on an enchanting exploration of Marrakesh, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. As one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, Marrakesh is steeped in history and brimming with cultural treasures.

Our journey begins with a visit to the magnificent Bahia Palace, a dazzling display of Moroccan architecture and design. Marvel at the intricate details, vibrant tiles, and lush gardens that adorn this opulent palace, offering a glimpse into the lives of Moroccan royalty.

Next, we venture to the Saadian Tombs, a hidden gem that was rediscovered in the early 20th century. Explore the intricately decorated burial chambers and admire the exquisite craftsmanship that has stood the test of time.

Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere as we visit the Ben Youssef Quranic Mosque, a place of worship and contemplation. Witness the devotion of the faithful and admire the architectural beauty that graces this sacred site.

Prepare to be dazzled as we meander through the bustling labyrinth of the largest traditional souk in Morocco. Lose yourself in a sensory experience, as vibrant colors, enticing aromas, and the sounds of bargaining create a captivating ambiance. Take your time to browse the myriad of stalls and perhaps find a unique souvenir to cherish.

After enjoying some free time for lunch near the iconic Jemaa El-Fna square, where street performers and food stalls create a lively atmosphere, our journey continues. We visit the renowned Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakesh, known for its impressive minaret that dominates the city's skyline.

Our final stop takes us to the serene oasis of the Majorelle Garden, a botanical masterpiece created by French painter Jacques Majorelle. Admire the vibrant blue buildings, lush flora, and tranquil atmosphere that make this garden a true haven amidst the bustling city.

As the day draws to a close, we transfer you back to your accommodation, where you can unwind and reflect on the incredible sights and experiences of the day. For those seeking more adventure, feel free to explore the lively Jemaa El-Fna square on your own, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the city.

The last day of trip is here, we will drive north to Casablanca airport, stopping for breathtaking views along the way. Then we'll take you to the airport. The 8-day Morocco tour has come to an end

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Dinner and breakfast
  • transportation
  • 9 nights at Hotels/Riads
  • Make stop everywhere
  • Camel ride
  • English speaking driver

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

FAQs

Is the tour suitable for all ages?

Yes, the tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, please note that certain activities, such as camel riding in the desert, may have age restrictions or physical requirements.

What is the accommodation like during the tour?

Accommodation varies throughout the tour and includes a mix of comfortable hotels, riads (traditional Moroccan houses), and a luxury desert camp in Merzouga. Each accommodation provides a unique and authentic experience.

Are meals included in the tour?

Yes, daily breakfast is included in the tour package. Some lunches and dinners may also be included, depending on the specific itinerary. However, please check with the tour operator for detailed information regarding meals

Is transportation included?

Yes, transportation is provided throughout the tour in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. You will have a knowledgeable driver/guide who will accompany you during the journey.

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10 Days Morocco Itinerary from Casablanca

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