10-Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca - Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert

Duration

10 Days

Group size

Private Tour

Starting location

Casablanca

Ending location

Casablanca

10-Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca Overview:

The itinerary of 10-Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca is customized by our Moroccan travel agency Marrakech Desert Excursions. In this 10 days Morocco tour, you will explore the popular tourist destinations. You will visit the cultural imperial city of Fes on this 10 days Morocco itinerary, which has a lot to offer. Then we’ll travel to the desert of Merzouga, where you will experience a camel ride and enjoy an overnight camping in Berber tents.

After that, we’ll explore the impressive Todgha gorges canyons before spending the night in the Dades gorges. Later, we’ll travel to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a Berber fortress. Finally, we will traverse the High Atlas Mountains to arrive at Marrakech, the red city, where we will visit numerous locations, including the Majorelle Garden and Jemaa El Fna Square.Following a day trip to Essaouira, our 10-day Morocco tour from Casablanca will come to an end.

10 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary Highlights:

Visit Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque.
Discover the Hassan Tower in Rabat.
Touring the blue city or the blue pearl of Chefchaouen.
Discover the Volubilis Roman ruins.
Explore in the imperial cities Fes and Marrakech with a local guide.
Stop in the Azrou Cedar Forest to observe the Barbary Apes.
Views panoramic of the dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga.
Camel Trekking excursion via Erg Chebbi dunes.
Admire the sunset and sunrise in the middle of the Sand dunes.
Tasty food and a campfire gathering  with berber locals ( Berber Drums).
An unforgettable night in Merzouga Desert luxury Camp.
Visiting a nomad family and a desert trip to explore Merzouga suburbs.
Explore Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas Studio by visiting Ouarzazate.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
Amazing views of the Atlas Mountains’ scenery.
Discover the lovely city of Essaouira on a day trip.

Included/Excluded

  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle or Minivan+ fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac or luxury camp (Private tent )
  • Free time to explore sites such as Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,...Etc
  • Local expert guide in the imperial cities
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Lunch during the trip
  • Flights
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Itinerary of 10 Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen

Our driver guide will meet you in Casablanca airport and you will start your 10 day Morocco tour. If your arrival is early enough, we can start with a tour of the Hassan II Mosque, this is one of only two mosques in Morocco that non-Muslims may enter, and it is stunning. Next stop is Rabat; the capital city of Morocco, as we have a long drive it will be a short visit. Chefchaouen; the Blue city is hidden away in the Rif Mountains and will be the first nights’ accommodation location.

Day 2: Explore Chefchaouen and drive to Fes via Volubilis

After breakfast, you have the morning free of your 10-days Morocco Trip to explore this amazing blue medina with its narrow streets, blue painted doors, walls and stairways. There are some hidden artisan workshops too where the woven blankets are made. Chefchaouen is a photographer's dream and it's easy to see why. After lunch, we will depart and drive through lush woodland following the river. We will make a stop to visit the Roman ruins at Volubilis; this 2nd century archaeological site is well worth seeing with its triumphal arch, mosaics and vast artefacts. We continue our journey to reach the mediaeval medina of Fes where you will be staying in a traditional riad.

Day 3: Explore Fes with local guide

Your local Fes Guide will come to your riad in the morning to meet you and explain the program for the day. Partly a driven and mostly a walking tour will take you to see important places and panoramic sights, artisan workshops and the souks of the ancient medina. Each neighbourhood traditionally had a mosque, a fountain, a bakery, hammam, and school. There are some still in wonderful condition that you can visit. You will find the artisan visits very interesting and it gives a great insight into the work undertaken and ancient traditions still used to make the wonderful goods you see for sale in the souks. This of course includes a visit to the tanneries as Morocco is known for its leather goods. In the late afternoon, you return to your riad.

Day 4: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Merzouga

We leave Fes after breakfast and start our journey of 10 days Morocco Itinerary to reach the Sahara desert. The great cedar forests, home to the Barbary Monkeys will be our first stop so you can see these indigenous wild animals. This region is called Little Switzerland because of its alpine architecture and in winter with the snow, it is very picturesque. We travel south and in Midelt we have a lunch break. The scenery changes drastically from forests to mountains, palm groves and gorges and always the river flowing south. Erfoud is the mineral and fossil capital as the region is rich in these finds, there are museums and workshops making them into beautiful and functional items for the home. You will start to see the signs of the desert and the outline of the dunes will appear as we near the town of Merzouga, where you will be staying in a traditional hotel.

Day 5: Explore Merzouga with 4x4 - Camel Trekking and Night in the Desert

Today is the big adventure in the desert. We will use 4x4 vehicles as we can go off-road for a better experience and more fun. We will discover hidden oases, nomads perhaps, enjoy a Gnawa music performance by the Sudanese descendants of slaves who live in a small village called Khamlia, take a trip to Rissani with its colourful souk and try the local delicacy called Medfouna which is a Berber Pizza. In the afternoon, it is time to prepare for the night in the desert. Camels will carry you across the dunes and into the sunset, arriving at your nomadic or luxuy camp for dinner. Under the blanket of stars, you can sit around the campfire while the locals play music and sing songs for you.

Day 6: Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

If you would like to watch as the sun rises over the dunes, one of the camp teams can wake you. It is a beautiful time when the new dawn arrives. You will return to the hotel on the camels and have breakfast; showers are also available if you would like to freshen up. We depart then and continue our 10 days Morocco Desert tour. Today you will be visiting some more amazing places that nature has created for us to discover. Todra Gorge is a 300 metre gorge carved by the waters of the river, a magical place and a favourite of international rock climbers looking for a new route. We travel along the Dades Valley and up into the gorge where we spend the night in a Riad or Hotel.

Day 7: Dades Gorge - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - High Atlas - Marrakech

After breakfast, we depart and take you to see the unique rock formations called the fat monkey fingers. There are also many kasbahs in this region, some are still lived in and many are in decline. Returning to the valley below, you will notice many more kasbahs hidden amongst the fields of fruits and crops. We drive through the Rose Valley too where all the fields are rimmed with pretty pink roses, these are harvested and processed into beauty and culinary products. At the end of this valley, the landscape changes again and the vast desertified scenery surrounds you with distant views of the snow covered peaks. This is also where the largest solar plant is located off to your right. We pass the palm grove of koura and through the cinema capital of Ouarzazate. We will take a detour to visit the UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou, a fortress town still inhabited by a few Berber families. We will have lunch here and you can walk around the streets of the Ksar. We will then continue our journey crossing over the High Atlas Mountains and down to the plains of Marrakech. Here you will spend the night in a traditional riad in the 1000 year old medina.

Day 8: Explore Marrakech with a local guide

After breakfast your Local City Guide will arrive to start your walking tour of this colourful, ancient and historic medina. Marrakech has palaces, museums and quranic schools, it has mosques, bakeries, fountains and hammams in each neighbourhood, there are also many gardens as well as the souks and of course the Jemaa el Fna square. So there is plenty to see and explore. In the afternoon, you are free to explore and perhaps do some shopping.

Day 9: Day trip to Essaouira and back to Marrakech

Today, we change the air and take a day trip to the coastal medina of Essaouira with its extensive beach and surf waves. Here shopping is laid back and gentle. Wander the streets and see some locally made crafts, visit the many galleries, wander along the promenade and visit the fishing port. If you enjoy fish and seafood, the restaurants are plentiful; you can choose your fish and have it cooked to order. This is also a place of music and in years past slaves arriving into this port brought the Gnawa music. Annually there is a world music festival that draws an international following in the evening you will be back in Marrakech.

Day 10: Marrakech - Casablanca Airport

Today you have the airport transfer back to Casablanca and end of our 10 Day Morocco Tour itinerary.

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