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10 DAY MOROCCO ITINERARY

Casablanca, Morocco

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overview : 10 DAY MOROCCO ITINERARY

Experience the best of Morocco in 10 day Morocco itinerary, starting from Casablanca and ending in Marrakech. This itinerary offers 9 nights in Morocco and covers top destinations including imperial cities (Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Marrakech), as well as the stunning Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi.

Our 10 day Morocco itinerary includes a local English-speaking driver and guide. The journey kicks off in Casablanca and then proceeds through Rabat, the current capital of Morocco, before reaching the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen. After exploring the main attractions of Rabat, you'll immerse yourself in the unique charm of Chefchaouen.

Continuing the 10 day Morocco itinerary from Casablanca, you'll visit the imperial city of Fes. Along the way, a stop at Volubilis allows you to witness the Roman Empire's legacy with its impressive ruins and beautiful mosaics. You'll then journey through Meknes, where you can take a leisurely stroll in El Hedim Square and the Medina.

In Meknes, you'll explore key landmarks like the Mausoleum Moulay Ismail, Sahrij Souani, and Bab El Mansour, the largest gate in Morocco. A full day in Fes provides ample time to discover the city's main attractions. In Merzouga, you'll have the unforgettable experience of a camel trekking adventure across the Erg Chebbi dunes, followed by a night in a desert camp.

As you travel from Merzouga to Marrakech, your route includes stops at Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges, Roses Valley, and numerous charming Berber villages. Throughout the journey, there will be plenty of opportunities to capture the breathtaking natural landscapes and other interesting sights with photographs. The 10 day Morocco itinerary from Casablanca concludes in Marrakech or can return to Casablanca.

While 10 days in Morocco won't allow you to explore the entire country, this itinerary covers the most beautiful regions, cities, and attractions that are well worth visiting.


HIGHLIGHTS: 10 DAY MOROCCO ITINERARY

  • Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
  • Take a leisurely walk through the awe-inspiring Dades gorges.
  • Experience camel riding in the Merzouga desert.
  • Spend a night in a desert camp beneath the starry sky.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunset and sunrise over the dunes.
  • Sleep under the stars in the Sahara Desert, surrounded by towering sand dunes.
  • Embark on a walk in Morocco's Grand Canyon, the Todra Gorge, amid stunning rock formations.
  • Drive through the lush palm groves of Ziz Valley.
  • Discover the charming town of Chefchaouen and its mountainous surroundings.
  • Enjoy the rhythms of local drum music around a campfire.
  • Travel through the palm groves of Draa Valley.
  • Choose between an English or Spanish-speaking guide for your tour.
  • Hike from a remote Berber community into the awe-inspiring High Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore the vibrant souks and lively atmosphere of Fes, an imperial city.
  • Marvel at the picturesque mountain scenery of the Atlas Mountains, North Africa's highest range.
  • Discover the vibrant Red City of Marrakech, with its bustling medina and lively Djemma El-Fna Square.
  • Step back in time and witness the grandeur of the Roman Empire in Volubilis, where beautiful mosaics adorn ruined mansions.

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual driver
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided
  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts.
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Overnight stay at a desert camp.
  • Dinner in both Merzouga Desert & Dades Valley.
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 10 DAY MOROCCO ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca ~ Transfer from the airport to your lodging.

Upon your arrival at Casablanca, a skilled driver/guide will be ready at the airport to transfer you to your chosen lodging. Depending on your arrival time, the initial day of our 10 day Morocco itinerary provides a chance to discover Casablanca.

We will commence our journey by visiting significant landmarks and historical sites that significantly enrich the cultural tapestry of Casablanca. Our inaugural visit will be to the Hassan II Mosque, renowned as one of the world's largest and most exquisite mosques. It boasts a unique location by the Atlantic Ocean, distinguishing it as Africa's most splendid mosque. Inside, you'll be captivated by the intricate Moroccan mosaic décor and remarkable architectural details.

Throughout your private tour, we'll also lead you through the vibrant Habous market and Quartier, offering an immersive experience in the local way of life. You'll have the opportunity to explore the picturesque Corniche Coastal area of Casablanca before indulging in a delightful seafood meal at a local restaurant. Your initial night will be spent in a cozy hotel or riad in Casablanca.

Day 2: Casablanca ~ Rabat ~ Chefchaouen

On the second day of our 10 day Morocco itinerary, you'll enjoy breakfast at your Casablanca accommodation. Afterward, we'll begin our drive to Chefchaouen. During the day, we'll explore interesting sites in Rabat, including the "Royal Palace," "the Hassan Tower," and "the Mausoleum of Mohamed V." As we travel, you'll also have opportunities to visit other noteworthy places. Later, we'll continue our journey to Chefchaouen, where you'll spend the night at a riad or hotel.

Day 3: Trip to Chefchaouen for a full day to see the sights, Sightseeing tour

On the third day of our 10 days in Morocco, we'll dedicate our time to discovering the wonderful sights of Chefchaouen. Following breakfast at your accommodation, you'll have the chance to explore this captivating town, widely celebrated as one of Morocco's top tourist destinations.

Chefchaouen is particularly known for its Medina, where the walls are adorned in various shades of blue, creating a visually stunning experience. Upon entering the Medina, consider beginning your day by trekking to the "Ras El Maa Waterfall," a famous mountainous water source that offers breathtaking views of the city and its rugged terrain.

During your ascent, you'll come across several noteworthy landmarks and iconic buildings. Among them is the tranquil "Outa El Hamam Square," surrounded by charming cafes and restaurants, providing a serene spot to unwind. Inside the square, you'll also find the "Kasbah," a well-preserved walled fortress dating back to the 18th century, now housing a delightful garden.

To complete your exploration of Chefchaouen, a visit to the "Grand Spanish Mosque," constructed in the 15th century, is a must. After a day of discovery, you'll spend the night in Chefchaouen.

Day 4: Chefchaouen ~ Volubilis ~ Meknes ~ Fes

On the fourth day of our 10 day Morocco itinerary, the adventure begins after you've had breakfast at your lodging in Chefchaouen. We'll set off towards Fes, departing from Chefchaouen. Today's route will take us through Ouazzane. Along the way, we'll make a stop at Volubilis, the oldest Roman settlement in southern Morocco. Here, you can witness the grandeur of the Roman Empire and admire the exquisite mosaics in the ancient mansions.

Continuing our journey, we'll pass through the city of Meknes, where we'll take a leisurely stroll in El Hedim square and the Medina. We'll explore various captivating sites in the city, including the Mausoleum Moulay Ismail, Sahrij Souani, and Bab El Mansour, which is the largest gate in Morocco. Lunch will be enjoyed in Meknes. Afterward, we'll continue our voyage to the imperial city of Fes, where you'll spend the night at a hotel or riad.

Day 5: Explore the city of Fes for a full day

On the fifth day of your 10 day Morocco itinerary, your focus will be on exploring the significant sights and historical landmarks of Fez, the world's oldest cultural and spiritual city, founded in 790 A.C by Moulay Idriss II. You'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide who will help you uncover the city's rich heritage.

Fez boasts a wealth of fascinating sites and monuments, including Al-Qarawiyyin University (the world's first established university), Bou Inania Madrasa (theological colleges), the Jewish District (Millah), various plazas, Andalusian neighborhoods, pottery workshops, museums, traditional markets (Souks), the incredible Tanneries, and Bab Boujloud, one of the city's famous gates. Lunch will be served at a typical Moroccan restaurant within the old Medina.

Fez is renowned as the artisan capital of Morocco, and your full-day excursion includes a brief visit to a renowned ceramic factory. Subsequently, you'll have the chance to take in a magnificent panoramic view of the entire Fez Medina. Following the tour, we'll provide transportation to return you to your riad or hotel in Fez, where you'll stay for the night.

Day 6: Fes ~ Ifrane ~ Azrou ~ Midelt ~ Erfoud ~ Merzouga Desert

On the sixth day of your 10 days in Morocco, following breakfast at your Fes accommodation, we embark on a journey southeastward. Our route takes us through the captivating city of Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco." We'll also pass through the Cedar Forest in Azrou, the largest woodland in Morocco and home to a population of apes. This marks our second stop after Ifrane.

Subsequently, we'll make a stop in Midelt to enjoy a lunch break. Our journey continues as we traverse the Tizi N'Taghamt pass, offering breathtaking views. We'll then follow the magnificent Ziz Valley, with a pause to take in a panoramic view of this stunning landscape. Later, we'll press on toward the Merzouga desert, where you'll spend the night in a hotel or riad.

Day 7: Merzouga ~ Sahara Desert exploration ~ Camel ride ~ Desert camp

On the seventh day of our 10 day Morocco itinerary, we dedicate our time to exploring the enchanting sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and the surrounding village. After enjoying breakfast at your accommodation, our adventure begins with a visit to the nomadic communities that still reside in traditional Berber tents amidst the vast Sahara desert. Here, you'll have the opportunity to observe their way of life and share a cup of tea with them.

Subsequently, we'll explore the quaint village of Khamilia, home to the Gnaoua people. Here, you'll gain firsthand insight into their unique music and lifestyle. Lunch will be enjoyed in the company of these welcoming residents.

Later in the day, we'll return to Merzouga, where we'll leave our vehicle behind and embark on a camel trekking experience across the towering sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. You'll be treated to a spectacular view of the sunset from atop one of these lofty dunes. Following this mesmerizing experience, we'll head back to your desert camp, where you'll spend the night.

As the evening unfolds, you'll savor a delectable dinner and have the chance to listen to Berber music performed by local nomads beneath the starlit desert sky. And if you're inclined to dance, you can join in the rhythmic tunes of their music.

Day 8: Merzouga Desert ~ Erfoud ~ Todra Gorges ~ Dades Gorges

On the eighth day of our 10 days in Morocco, you'll start your day early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. The rising sun will cast a stunning array of shadows and colors across the expanse of sandy terrain. Following this magical moment, you'll enjoy a camel ride back to your lodging in Merzouga. Here, you'll have the opportunity to freshen up with a shower and savor a delightful breakfast.

We'll then set off for Rissani, where we'll explore its traditional market, renowned as the largest in all of Southern Morocco. From there, our journey continues to the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges, the highest and narrowest gorge in Morocco. Here, you'll take a leisurely stroll through the magnificent canyon, and lunch will be served at a restaurant offering scenic views of the valley.

After lunch, we'll proceed to the Dades Valley, where you'll encounter the majestic sandcastle-like formations and the fascinating rock structures known as "monkey toes." Your evening will be spent at a hotel or riad overlooking the stunning Dades Valley.

Day 9: Dades Gorges ~ Skoura ~ Ouarzazate ~ Ait Benhaddou ~ Marrakech

On the ninth day of our 10 day Morocco itinerary, our journey takes us from Dades Gorges to Marrakech. However, before reaching Marrakech, you'll have the opportunity to explore the highlights of the Dades Valley. As we travel along the "Road of Thousand Kasbahs," we'll make a stop to visit Kalaat M'Gouna, also known as the Valley of Roses. In this enchanting place, you can shop for rose-based products, and if you visit in May, you can partake in the annual Rose Festival.

Continuing our route, we'll visit the Amridil Kasbah in Skoura, followed by a visit to the Ouarzazate cinema studios, known as Atlas Studio or the Hollywood of Africa, where numerous famous movies were filmed. Our journey also takes us to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a historical rest point for caravans and a popular location for international film productions today. Lunch will be served at a restaurant with a view overlooking the Kasbah.

Finally, we'll continue our journey, passing through the Tizi N'Tichka pass on our way to Marrakech. This route offers captivating views of valleys, mountains, and the nearby Berber villages. By evening, we'll reach Marrakech, where you'll spend the night at a hotel or riad.

Day 10: Sightseeing in Marrakesh—A full-day trip in Marrakesh

On the final day of our 10 days in Morocco, we'll dedicate our time to exploring Marrakech, often referred to as the "Morocco Red City." Our day begins with a hearty breakfast at your accommodation. This city earned its nickname, the Red City, due to the color of its impressive city walls.

Your exploration of Marrakech will encompass several significant landmarks, including the Menara Gardens, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Gardens, and the bustling Souks. While in Marrakech, you'll also have the opportunity to visit Jemaa El-Fnaa Square. This expansive square is a lively hub where visitors can witness captivating performances by dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, and even snake charmers.

To conclude our 10 day Morocco itinerary from Casablanca, our driver will provide transportation to either the airport or your chosen accommodation in Marrakech. This marks the end of our services and your memorable journey through Morocco, spanning from Casablanca to Marrakech via the desert.

Tour Map : 10 DAY MOROCCO ITINERARY

Questions & Answers

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or scarf
  • Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • First aid kit
  • Small backpack for carrying essentials
  • Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver. Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal? While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour. Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer? Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees. Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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