8 Days Morocco Itinerary from Casablanca

8 Days

Overview

Take this incredible 8-day adventure with our Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca. In this carefully crafted journey, spanning 8 days and 7 nights, you will have the opportunity to explore a plethora of captivating destinations. Our tour begins in the vibrant city of Casablanca, followed by a visit to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. From there, we venture to the famous blue city of Chefchaouen, immersing ourselves in its mesmerizing charm.

Prepare to be transported back in time as we explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our journey continues to Meknes, the Ismaili capital, and then on to Fes, the cultural hub of Morocco. We will also have the chance to visit the picturesque town of Ifrane, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Morocco.”

Heading south, we will explore the majestic cedar forests and the enchanting town of Midelt. Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking beauty 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 magical Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Experience the thrill of camel riding and spend an unforgettable night in a luxury desert camp, where you can witness the captivating sunset and sunrise over the vast dunes of the Sahara.

We will continue our journey to explore the magnificent Todra and Dades gorges, marveling at the towering cliffs and dramatic landscapes. Next, we visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning architecture and historical significance.

As we cross the 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 and immerse ourselves in its rich history and vibrant culture with the guidance of a local expert.

With unforgettable memories and a deeper understanding of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and cultural heritage, our 8-day tour comes to a close in Casablanca. Join us on this remarkable journey and let us show you the best of Morocco in just 8 incredible days

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 begin the excursion by picking you up from the Casablanca airport, port, or hotel. The city is considered Morocco's economic center and largest metropolis. First, we will go to the Hassan II Mosque, Morocco's largest mosque. It is situated on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the city's west shore. Lunch is on the house. Then we explore the city and pay a visit to Casablanca's famous Cornish. Stay in a hotel for the night.

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.

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 journey to Kalaa Magouna after breakfast to view the Rose Valley. In May, there is a Rose Festival. Where locals sell rose items such as perfumes, rose water, oil, and cosmetics. We then drive through Skoura's palm groves. Later, we arrive in Ouarzazate, commonly known as the Desert Gate. We'll go to the studios where renowned movies were made.

We depart for Ait Ben Haddou's famed Kasbah. A fortified settlement designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in numerous films, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, and others. And TV shows like Game of Thrones. Then we proceed to Marrakech. Driving via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, as well as the High Atlas Mountains. Stops will be made for lunch and photographing fascinating locations. Finally, we arrive in Marrakech and spend the night in a Riad.

On the final day, 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
  • 7 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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8 Days Morocco Itinerary from Casablanca

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