Experience our 10 Days tour from Casablanca
- We explore Fes – most important cultural city in Morocco
- Experience Sahara desert in Merzouga
- Camel ride in desert
- We explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)
- Visit Ait Benhaddou and film studios in Ouarzazate
- We explore Marrakech
PROGRAM 10 DAYS TOUR FROM CASABLANCA
DAY 1 : CASABLANCA – RABAT :
Arrive at Casablanca airport, where we will meet you and start 10 days tour from Casablanca. First drive to Casablanca then to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. In Casablanca you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest one outside of Mecca and experience the coastal Cornish seaside. Afterwards, we will leave to Rabat. Here you will see the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah, before you check in to your riad in the Medina. Finally, overnight at riad – bed and breakfast. (BB)
DAY 2 : RABAT – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – FES :
After breakfast in your riad, you will start traveling to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco. In fact it is known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco. There you will see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin. Moreover Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then after lunch, your journey continues to the Roman city of Volubilis, where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside we will pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Then you’ll get to Fes at the end of the afternoon and check into your riad in the Medina. Finally overnight at riad (BB).
DAY 3 : EXPLORING FES:
Breakfast in your riad, then start your 10 days tour from Casablanca an explorative journey of the Medina where you will visit the many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. In the first place, Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Hence your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries.
Then after lunch you will also view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”. There you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. In addition, your tour of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Finally, in the afternoon we will visit the new city for a drink. Overnight accommodation at your riad (BB).
DAY 4 : FES – AZROU – MIDLET – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA :
After breakfast in your riad, you will leave towards the southeast following the Caravan roads to Merzouga. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Then stopping at the Cedar forest, the largest one in Morocco, over the Middle Atlas Mountains– where you may well sight Barbarian apes. Then after lunch in Midelt, you will continue through the large open high desert, and notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Er Rachidia. Afterwards, your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the Tafilalet date palm grove, famous for date cultivation. This area is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Finally, you’ll arrive at Merzouga at the end of the afternoon – to be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad . Half-Board.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA AREA AND THE CAMEL TREK :
So after breakfast in the riad you will start an explorative journey of the area. So on this 10 days tour from Casablanca, you’ll visit the Gnawa people – originally slaves brought from Sudan -to experience their music and lifestyle. You may also visit the souk in Rissani , a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Tombuctou in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. Back to the village of Merzouga for some rest, in the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand-sea of Merzouga. Then overnight will be at our desert camp (HB), where you will enjoy your 10 days tour from Casablanca.
DAY 6 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY :
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise in you life. You will trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. Then after breakfast and shower in your riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges . Since they are the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Finally overnight accommodation will be in a fancy guesthouse overlooking the Dades valley. (HB).
DAY 7 : DADES VALLEY – AIT BEN HADDOU – TIZI N’TICHKA PASS – MARRAKECH:
After breakfast , we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue your 10 days tour from Casablanca Sahara Tours, to Marrakech via the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century. Now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people. Afterwards your 10 days tour from Casablanca, will continue through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech. Finally, overnight at the riad in the medina (BB).
DAY 8 : EXPLORING MARRAKECH :
After breakfast in the riad, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Marrakech “the Red City of Morocco”. So, your guide will ensure that you see all the sites with historical and cultural interest, including the Koutoubia Minaret; the Saadian tombs; the beautiful Palace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. Finally, end the morning by walking through the medina alleys -getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their crafts before arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. Then lunch at a restaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle gardens, and have a short tour at Gueliz -the new city of Marrakech. After dinner you will have the option to walk through the square entertained by magicians, story-tellers, tooth-pullers and food sellers. Finally, overnight accommodation will be in your riad (BB).
DAY 9 : DAY TRIP TO ESSAOUIRA :
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira. Enjoy your 10 days tour from Casablanca, getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. In the first place, you’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans. In additition walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. This “City of the Wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. In fact Essaouira knew many civilizations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture. However, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls. It is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”.
You will also visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Hence lunch will be done the Moroccan way – fresh fish “cooked in order” at the fish market. Finally, in the afternoon you will travel back to Marrakech. Overnight at your riad (BB), end of 10 days tour from Casablanca for that day.
DAY 10 : MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA AIRPORT :
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca/Marrakech airport for your flight back home. Your 10 days tour from Casablanca end at the airport.
Things to Do in Morocco to Enjoy Your 10 Days Tour From Casablanca:
To tell you the truth, you don’t need a reason to visit Morocco simply the name of the nation should be enough to make you want to go to one of the most magnificent places on the planet just by saying it. If you still need convincing, here are ten reasons to visit Morocco and enjoy our 10 Days Tour From Casablanca.
Learn about its culture and how close it is to Spain.
Although it may not appear so, Morocco’s proximity to Spain makes it a perfect location for people who want to visit the country and learn about a culture that is distinct from that of Spain. Morocco is only a few hours away, making it an ideal vacation destination.
Taste the cuisine of the area.
Morocco’s food, if there is one item that cannot be overlooked, is its cuisine. This can be done in an endless number of ways. For example, on the Jemaa el-Fna plaza in Marrakech which is for sure included in this 10 Days Tour From Casablanca, one may drink orange juice, buy a handful of nuts from a market stall, relax on a balcony, and eat a fantastic tagine. These are all trip memories, simply a sampling of what this country’s food has to offer. Oh, I almost forgot about the local breakfasts and pastries… I could talk to you for hours on one of the world’s most comprehensive cuisines.
Recognize the scope of bias in this nation.
Morocco, as is so frequently the case, is a nation against which we hold numerous preconceptions, some of which are more well-founded than others. Traveling to the nation in issue is the greatest approach to strengthen or erase these preconceptions. There, I guarantee you, your perspective will shift completely: what you thought was magnificent will become even more so. Places that you thought would just surprise you will exceed your wildest expectations. What you believe will test your nerves will almost certainly do so more than once. Morocco is a nation to be experienced with all five senses as you’ll notice in this 10 Days Tour From Casablanca.
Visit Marrakech’s Jemaa el-Fna and the other medinas.
The medinas and souks are sites that may be found in all Moroccan towns, including Marrakech, Agadir, Ouarzazate, and Tangier, some of these cities we’ll visit for sure in our 10 Days Tour From Casablanca program. Nothing beats these nooks for learning about the country’s reality, seeing its culture, conversing with locals, tasting the cuisine, and, at the same time, experiencing personally those small everyday details that sometimes go unnoticed when we visit the most touristy areas. There is no question that spending a few hours in a souk will surprise you. Now, if you’re in Marrakech, you should take it slowly since the city is more tourist-oriented, it’s lot more congested, and the salespeople are pretty engrossing.
Go Shopping in the old souks of the old cities and Medinas.
Shopping is real, but it is not everything. I’d even go so far as to argue that this component of a vacation should be considered secondary, but what would Morocco be without its stores and souks? What if we didn’t stop in one of these locations, armed with patience and prepared to sit for many minutes over a mint tea or haggle as if our lives relied on getting this lovely tea service that has pleased our hearts? Shopping and haggling for sure is one of the activities that will make your 10 Days Tour From Casablanca more special.
Spend one (or more) nights in the desert.
Spending a night or more in the desert is a great incentive to visit Morocco. What you can’t do in many nations, you can accomplish in Morocco by purchasing a spot on a tour that passes through one of the most touristy cities, or by travelling there directly and booking lodging once we are at the desert’s doorstep. Can you picture lying among the sand dunes under a blanket of stars? It is doable, and it is lot easier in Morocco than you may expect, its for sure an activity that you can’t miss in our 10 Days Tour From Casablanca.
Follow the roads to the kasbahs.
The route of the kasbahs is a journey that leaves no one indifferent – the kasbahs are miniature citadels made in adobe that embody Berber culture and dot the stunning landscapes of Morocco’s Great South.
The most notable kasbah is At-Ben-Haddou, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Entering this ksar and meandering through its adobe streets will provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience.
The Kasbah of Taourirt, which is regarded to be the best maintained in the country, is another must-see along this 10 Days Tour From Casablanca.
Stroll around Essaouira’s alleyways.
Marrakech is also one of Morocco’s most prominent and touristy towns. This is not to say that we should overlook Essaouira, a little beach town nearby that has evolved into one of the Maghreb’s most interesting and surprising destinations and one of the most important stops of our special 10 Days Tour From Casablanca. A one-of-a-kind retreat from Marrakech’s effervescence and commotion, where you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity and warmth of the Moroccan people.
Immerse yourself in Chefchaouen’s unfathomable blues.
Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen, which is the name the Berbers gave it when they created it, is surely a corner of Morocco that is near to Spain, picturesque, and lovely. The vibrant and distinctive blue with which the homes of the medina are painted has earned this city the moniker “the blue city.” Isn’t it exciting to go find out what it is?
Cross the country from top to bottom, from one end to the other.
And now you know why you should visit Morocco: to traverse the nation from beginning to end, from top to bottom, since it is the finest way to learn about one of the world’s most astonishing and wonderful countries. You’re not going to be astonished by him since he’s so near, are you? Morocco is like that; it’s a wonderful place that offers you a one-of-a-kind gift: tell us all about it.
Please care that some of the places on this list will not be included in our 10 Days Tour From Casablanca, so please read well the 10 Days Tour From Casablanca program to know the places that are included in the 10 Days Tour From Casablanca special excursion.