Are you looking for an adventure in Morocco that takes you through the vast desert, stunning mountains, and picturesque coastline? Look no further than this 11-day itinerary that covers the best of Morocco’s natural beauty, culture, and history.
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
After arriving at the airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Casablanca, the commercial and economic capital of Morocco. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city at your leisure.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
After breakfast you will head to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where you’ll visit the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Kasbah of the Udayas. After lunch, you’ll drive to the blue city of Chefchaouen, nestled in the Rif Mountains.
Day 3: Chefchaouen – Fes
In the morning you’ll have some free time to explore Chefchaouen’s charming streets and blue-painted buildings. Afterward, you’ll drive to Fes, one of Morocco’s oldest and most fascinating cities. You’ll check into your riad in the heart of the medina and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the city.
Day 4: Fes Sightseeing Tour
Today you will explore Fes a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local guide. You’ll visit the medina’s narrow alleys, historic mosques, and famous tanneries. You’ll also have the chance to shop for souvenirs and handicrafts in the bustling souks.
Day 5: Fes – Merzouga
After breakfast you’ll drive to Merzouga, a small town on the edge of the Sahara desert. Along the way, you’ll pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains and stop at Ifrane, a charming alpine-style town, and the cedar forest of Azrou, home to Barbary apes.
Day 6: Merzouga Desert – Camel Trek and Overnight in Berber Tent
In the morning you’ll have the chance to explore the Merzouga area, including a visit to the Gnawa people to experience their music and lifestyle. You’ll then head to the sand-sea of Merzouga, where you’ll embark on a camel trek with an experienced guide to a Berber camp in the desert. You’ll enjoy a traditional dinner and spend the night in a Berber tent under the stars.
Day 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
After an early morning sunrise over the desert you’ll trek back to Merzouga and continue your journey through the Todra Gorges, known for their towering rock walls and crystal-clear river. After lunch, you’ll drive through the Dades Valley, with its majestic sand castles and unusual rock formations.
Day 8: Dades Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast you’ll drive through the Dades Valley, known for its “thousand Kasbahs,” and stop at the rose city of Kalaat Mgouna to purchase rosewater. You’ll continue to Skoura, where you’ll see the beautiful palm groves, before heading to Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” for its many film studios.
9th Day : Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Tizi n’Tichka Pass – Marrakech
We leave the riad after an early breakfast and go to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will see the famed Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Great movies like Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz, etc. have all been filmed on this magnificent set.
Following touring the kasbah, we’ll travel to Marrakech to view Tizi Ntichka Port, our nation’s highest peak at 2.260 meters. Towards the end of the afternoon, we’ll check into your riad inside the Medina and take in the stunning scenery from the overlooks along the road. We’ll also stop to take pictures of the Berber settlements. riad overnight stay.
10th : Day trip to Essaouira
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira. Getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. Walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. This “City of the Wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – 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. Lunch will be free in the medina or in the port. In the afternoon you will travel back to Marrakech. Overnight at riad.
11st Day : full free day in Marrakech
Enjoy a free day in Marrakech exploring the city’s historical and cultural sites. Visit the Koutoubia Menaret, Saadian tombs, Palace of Bahia, and Ben Youssef Coranic School. Wander through the medina alleys, admiring local artisans, and end the morning at Jamaa El Fna Square. Have lunch nearby and spend the afternoon at Majorelle gardens and Gueliz, the new city of Marrakech. In the evening, witness the entertainment at the square before returning to your riad for overnight accommodation.
12nd Day : Marrakech – Casablanca Airport
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca airport for your flight back home. End of service .