Within these 10 days in Morocco travel itinerary: Explore all the main major cities from Morocco’s economic city Casablanca, Capital of Morocco – Rabat, Imperial city of Meknes, the cultural Fes city to the Red Pearl of Morocco, Marrakech. 10 days tour from Casablanca Scenic Drives: Travelling Morocco is all about the senses. Moreover, take in the ever-changing scenery of the Tizi N’tichka Pass and High & Middle Atlas Mountains landscape, Cedar forest near Azrou, Ziz valley, Sahara desert, Tinghir canyon and Dades gorge. Lastly, travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and Palm groves.
Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, meet your Private English-speaking driver and then the 10 days morocco tour starts with a short visit to the magnificent Hassan II Grand Mosque, rising 210 meters into the air, the Seventh-largest mosque in the world is covered in ornate traditional tile work. Afterwards, we depart the Morocco’s economic city for your hotel in Morocco’s charming capital – Rabat for the night.
After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of Rabat by heading over to Udayas kasbah, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan tower, as well as the ancient necropolis site of Chellah. After lunch and some free time, we continue to Chefchaouen in the heart of the Rif Mountains.
The rest of the day is yours to wander round the Plaza Uta el-Hammam in the heart of the Medina, and its charming blue and white-washed buildings and also the busy souk, a mix of Moroccan traditional, or perhaps try some local street food in the main square in the heart of the Medina and climb one of Rif mountains to witness a wonderful sunset from a mountain top with excellent views of the surrounding landscape.
This morning after breakfast, we make our way to Fes through Volubilis and Meknes. Fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Plenty of time to take a stroll in the remains of the Roman and the Berber cultures that once occupied it. After exploring, the journey continue on to the holy town of Moulay Idriss, Meknes is one of Morocco’s lesser-visited. It was built by Moulay Ismail and was conceived to be the ‘Versailles of Morocco’. View the famed gate of Bab El Mansour, and the Jewish Quarter. After lunch at your convenience, set out towards fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world.
This morning, you’ll meet your local guide at the hotel and then begin the city tour of Morocco’s spiritual capital, Fes. Start by visiting the bronze doors of the Royal Palace nearby the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. Then continue to an amazing panoramic view of the Medina from one of the hills surrounding the city. Thereafter, walk into the Medina to visit Attarine and Bou Inania Madrasas and the center of Koranic studies. Learn the fascinating history of the city, which was founded in the 9th century. In addition to that, visit one of the pungent leather tanneries that Fes is famous for and see the giant dye pits, as well as the bustling Souks, Ess-Seffarine and El-Nejjarine squares and lastly the potteries.
On the other hand, Fes is home to the world’s oldest university, once the capital of the kingdom before 1912. After lunch at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is at leisure. You’ve the option to return to your hotel or wander more in the endless alleyways of the world’s largest Medina.
Departing early, we have a long journey of approximately 9 hours, however there will be frequent stops and wonderful scenery along the way. Additionally, we travel over the magnificent Middle Atlas Mountains, down through Cedar forest near Azrou city, full of Barbary Macaque monkeys, jagged rock faces, and tiny Berber villages as you cross the Middle atlas mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara desert. Along the way, view glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic tribes, travelling across the mountains and also often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
After lunch in Midelt, hit the road again for the Majestic Merzouga desert through the picturesque Ziz Valley. Thereafter, continue on the journey through Erfoud, well-known for its fossil and marble products. Upon arrival at Merzouga, check-in hotel on the edge of the Erg chebbi dunes.
After breakfast, take a tour around the Erg chebbi dunes by 4-wheel drive vehicle through the charming landscapes on the edge of the Sahara desert dunes. Afterwards, stop at Khamlia village, enjoy some Gnawa music. Next, share a cup of tea with a nomadic Berber family in their tents. Thereafter, drive back on the same road to Merzouga center. Enjoy a Berber pizza for lunch in a traditional local restaurant. In the late afternoon, set off by camel for an incredible hour trek into the Erg chebbi dunes to witness a marvelous sunset and also spend the night at a Berber camp. Dinner around campfire with Berber’s musical entertainment.
Enjoy an early morning sunrise from a dune top of Erg chebbi. After freshening up and breakfast, ride camels back to Merzouga center as your driver/guide awaits there. Then set off to Todgha Canyon in Tinghir. On the other hand, it’s one of Morocco’s popular natural sights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west over the towering vertical limestone cliffs that reach heights of 987ft. Other than that, it’s carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains.
Plenty of time to stroll in this stunning gorge. After lunch at your convenience, then continue south-west to the city of Ouarzazate via the Rose’s valley in Kelaat M’gouna and the Skoura palm groves. Travel Along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs. Moreover, it’s famed for being a prime filming location for many Hollywood TV shows and Blockbusters, there’s an opportunity to view the World’s largest film studio. On arrival, check-in and free time to relax. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
On the eighth day of 10 day morocco tour, we’ll set out in the morning to one of the jewels of morocco, Ait ben haddou kasbah. Before departing Ouarzazate, you have the chance to visit the Atlas studios, home of some of the world’s most loved films and also series like James Bond, The Living Daylights and more lately Game of Thrones.
Upon arrival at the incredible ancient fortified Kasbah, in actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco: Lawrence of Arabia, Babel, gladiator and much more. After lunch and plenty of time to wander this famous kasbah, hit the road for Marrakech over the pass of Tizi N’Tichka. Check-into the hotel, overnight stay in Marrakech.
After breakfast, meet your local expert in the hotel. Explore the delights of Marrakech on a full day city tour. Begin with the intricately decorated Bahia palace, intended to be the greatest palace of its time, when it was built in the late 19th century. Next stop, the Saadian Tombs, a historic royal necropolis. Thereafter, take a walk back to view the Grand Mosque of Koutoubia, with its minaret dominating the Marrakech skyline.
After lunch and some free time, continue on to the beautiful Garden of Majorelle, which was designed by the French Artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. Lastly, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby is also well worth a visit. Afterwards, return to Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, where you can take a moment to watch the dancers, snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats. The rest of the day is at leisure, you may like to wander more around the Medina walls, discover the tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and also the lively souk (Market).
Our spectacular 10 days in Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca ends today after hotel check out. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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It was a fantastic trip. Being in Morocco, Blue city and Sahara desert gave us a great taste of parts of Morocco. We were located close to a bunch of our tours. The accommodation was super nice, and the staffs were so kind and friendly to help us anytime including our driver/ guide who accompanied us throughout the tour.