10 Day Tour From Casablanca

10 Day Tour From Casablanca 1

Itinerary Program

–Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes

Begin your tour in Casablanca, Morocco’s commercial capital and largest city. 

Visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque. 

Travel to Rabat, where you will spend the afternoon visiting the sights of the Mechouar  (the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the majestic Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offering fabulous views, as well as being home to Moroccan artisan galleries. 

Overnight in Meknes. 

–Day 2 : Meknes – Volubilis – Chefchaouen

After breakfast we will visit Meknes, one of Morocco’s Imperial cities. 

Here you will visit the medina, which is surrounded by a triple thickness of 40 km long walls preserving one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco; the Royal Stables of the Alaouite Sultan Moulay Ismail, and the Jewish Quarter.

 We will continue through the fertile agricultural hills to the Roman Ruins at Volubilis, an open air museum and world heritage site.  Volubilis is a relaxed way of envisaging an important part of Moroccan history.

After your visit to Volubilis, we will drive directly to Chefchaouen the “Blue City” of Morocco just south of the Mediterranean coastline.

Overnight Chefchaouen. 

–Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Fes

Today you will enjoy a day trip Chefchaouen. Explore the white and blue washed walls of the Medina or chill out around the main square and visit the Place Mohammed Park which has wonderful views of the Rif Mountains. 

Make sure you try the local goats’ cheese, famous in the region and take some time to look at the artisanal woolen products or enjoy a walk in the surrounding countryside.

Whatever you choose, Chefchaouen is perfect for a relaxed day of sightseeing.  Depart  for Fes to arrive by sunset.

Overnight in Fes. 

–Day 4 : Guided Tour of Fes 

A private tour guide will help you to explore Fes, the most ancient and holy of the Imperial cities. 

Your cultural and historic tour will take you through the 2000 year old living medina; a labyrinth of narrow lanes alive with markets and souks, craftsmen, donkeys and mules transporting their loads. 

Visit the Attarineand Bou Anania Medersas (Islamic universities), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque. 

Finish your tour with a visit to Fes Jdid, and the revered Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fes. 

Overnight in Fes. 

–Day 5 :  Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Erfoud -  Merzouga

Depart  from Fes for Merzouga. 

Watch the landscape change as your journey takes you through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountains, passing through Ifrane, a well-known ski resort town created in 1929, and  Azrou, an important  center for Berber artisans.

Relax over lunch in Midelt.

Continue to Erfoud, via Errachidia, and the Ziz  valley dotted with palm trees, fortified villages, and Berber farming communities.

Arrive in Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi  region of the Sahara desert, and take a camel ride to begin your Moroccan desert adventure!  

Watch the sunset over the majestic Sahara dunes, and spend the night in an oasis in a desert camp.

Overnight in the desert oasis. 

–Day 6 : Merzouga - Berber Nomad Families – Black Desert – Desert Mountains – Merzouga

Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes.  

After breakfast, we return from the desert to drive and explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as Hassi Labied, Merdani , Khamlia, and M’fis .

On our way to Khamlia, we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes.  You may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals along the way.

We will visit the village of the Khamlia, originally home to slaves from Sudan, and experience their music and culture.

Our next stop will be the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border.  You will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks before continuing on to reach the panorama near Yasmina lac where you will be amazed with the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake (if there’s water in springtime).

Not far away there is the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos.

You may also want to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. 

After, we will return to Merzouga to spend the night in hotel near the dunes.

Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes.  

–Day 7 : Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Ouarzazate

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, we depart to Ouarzazate via the stunning valleys and gorges of Todra.  

Stopping for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt with another photo stop near the Atlas Film Studios Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, used for more films than any other location in Morocco; including, Lawrence of Arabia, The Gladiator and Game of Thrones.

 Overnight in Ouarzazate. 

–Day 8 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Today you will continue to Marrakech, via the stunning Tichka Pass (2260 m) which offers dramatic panoramic views in the heart of the Atlas Mountain chain. 

Overnight in Marrakech. 

–Day 9 : Marrakech Guided Tour

Today is devoted to exploring the famous city of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city which has for centuries been an important stop for traders and travelers. 

 Your tour will include the Menera Gardens, the famous Jardin Majorelle, the Bahia Palace and the Saadian tombs.  

Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, with its 77 m high minaret dominating the center of Marrakech. 

In the afternoon, visit Djemaa El Fna Square, the center square of the medina, which comes alive at night with local storytellers, musicians, entertainers, snake charmers and the scent of delicious food being grilled over hot coals.  

 Overnight in Marrakech.

Day 10 : Marrakech

 Transfer to the airport.