This 10 day Morocco Desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech is surely going to be the best trip you have taken so far. The tour includes all the best attractions in Morocco.
Firstly, Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and has a beautiful coastal setting. Culture vultures will enjoy exploring the Hassan II Mosque, while those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere can stroll through the Old Medina or visit one of the city’s many parks.
Furthermore, from Casablanca, it is a short drive to Rabat, the country’s capital. Rabat is home to a number of impressive historical sites, including the 12th-century Tower of Hassan. The ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis is something to behold. Chefchaouen is another must-see stop on any trip to Morocco. This picturesque town is known for its brightly-coloured buildings and laid-back atmosphere.
Then, Fes is the next stop on our itinerary. This bustling city is home to the world’s largest medieval university and a number of impressive mosques. After exploring Fes, we head south to Ifrane, a charming mountain town that is popular with winter sports enthusiasts.
Moreover, our journey then takes us to Merzouga, where we will spend a day exploring the breath-taking Sahara Desert. We will then travel north to Todra Gorges, where we can take in the stunning scenery from one of the many hike trails.
Nearby, Dades Valley is our next destination and here we can admire the unique rock formations known as ‘monkey fingers’. Ouarzazate is next on our list and this city is home to a number of Hollywood studios. Further, our penultimate stop is Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has been used as a filming location for movies such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
Finally, our trip ends in Marrakech, where we can explore the bustling markets or relax in one of the city’s many gardens.
Departure & Return Location
Casablanca to Marrakech
8 in the morning
Hotels & accommodations
Comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
2 dinners in the desert and all breakfasts
Flight tickets & visa
Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
Tips to guide and driver
What to Expect
In this tour, you will :
Ride camels and camp in the Desert of Merzouga
Hang out in Marrakech and visit Jamaa El Fna
Explore exotic markets and souks of Morocco
Wander in the blue-washed city of Chefchaouen
Discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, Meknes
Hang out in the oldest surviving city in the world, Fez
Day 1Welcome to CASABLANCA
First, the driver will pick you up from your hotel or the airport and you are off to explore Casablanca. It is one of the largest cities in Morocco and is also the country’s economic and business center. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean, so you can enjoy the city’s beaches. Casablanca is also home to many historical and cultural sites, such as the Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Africa.
As well as, Casablanca is a popular tourist destination for many reasons. You will visit the city’s beaches, as they offer the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. We will then head towards the Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Africa. In addition, Casablanca is a great place to shop, as it is home to many traditional Moroccan markets. So you can enjoy shopping and bargaining with the locals. You will also visit the United States Square.
Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Casablanca.
Day 2Casablanca, Rabat and Chefchaouen
Today, you will continue your 10 Days Morocco Desert tour from Casablanca to Rabat.
Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, is located on the country’s Atlantic coast. The city has a long and rich history, dating back to the 12th century when it was founded by the Almohads. Since then, Rabat has been a key political and economic center in Morocco. Today, the city is home to a number of important government buildings and institutions, as well as a number of tourist attractions.
First, you will visit the Rabat’s Old Town, or Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations. The Medina is home to a number of historic monuments, including the Tower of Hassan, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the ruins of the old city walls. Then, you will head towards the other popular tourist spots in Rabat include the Hassan Tower, the Royal Palace, and the Kasbah of the Udayas. It is also home to a number of museums and galleries.
Finally, After lunch in Rabat, you leave for Chefchaouen. Its a 4 hour drive to Chefchaouen. You will arrive there in the evening. The driver will drop you off at the hotel.
Day 3Chefchaouen City Tour
Alongside, this whole day is to explore the Blue City Chefchaouen. This small city, nestled in the Rif Mountains, is renowned for its blue-washed buildings and stunning scenery.
After breakfast, you set out on your own to discover this beautiful city. There are plenty of things to see and do, from exploring the Old Medina to hiking in the surrounding mountains. And of course, no visit to Chefchaouen would be complete without sampling the local cuisine and purchasing some souvenirs from the many markets and shops.
After that, you can visit the old Medina and discover the old Kasbah that was built by Moulay Ismail. Be sure to have your camera with you so you don’t miss a chance to capture the amazing scenes.
Once, the sunset, the city comes to life. The streets are filled with people and the air is alive with the sound of music and laughter. Walking up the path to the abandoned Spanish Mosque, you can take in views of the city and the mountains. The mosque is a beautiful sight, lit up by the setting sun. It is a peaceful place, away from the noise and bustle of the city. The stars come out, and the city seems like a different place. It is a magical place, and you can’t help but feel that anything is possible.
Dinner and overnight stay at Chefchaouen.
Another journey of your 10 Days Morocco Desert tour ends here, but what comes next, is better!
Day 4Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes and Fes
Firstly, after having breakfast, you leave for Fes. Our first stop on the way is Volubilis. It is an ancient Roman city located in Morocco. The site is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destinations.
Then, the city was an important stop for traders travelling between Rome and the eastern provinces. It was also a center for the production of olive oil and wine.
Furthermore, Volubilis is a popular tourist destination for its well-preserved Roman ruins. The city is home to the oldest known triumphal arch in North Africa, as well as several temples and public baths.
Then, you continue and make a stop at Meknes. It is a city in Morocco that is often overlooked by tourists. However, we take the time to visit Meknes. It is a city full of history and culture.
Also, the city is home to a number of historical sites, including the Medresa Bou Inania, which is a 14th century Islamic school, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, which is the tomb of one of Morocco’s most famous rulers.
Later on, you drive to Fes. Dinner and overnight stay in Fes. This marks the end of 4th day.
Day 5Exploring Fes
Besides, Fes is one of the oldest and most well-preserved medieval cities in the world. Founded in the 9th century, it has served as Morocco’s capital at various points throughout history. Today, it is a major tourist destination for those interested in architecture, history, and culture.
On this side, after having breakfast, you continue your 10 days Morocco Desert tour to discover this amazing city. The city is divided into two parts : First, the newer, French-built Ville Nouvelle (New Town). Second, the older, called Medina. The Medina is further divided into quarters, each with its own unique character. The most well-known quarter is the ancient Jewish quarter of Fes el-Bali, which is home to the city’s oldest synagogue.
What is more, after visiting Medina, we head towards the leather tanneries in Fes. The city’s Tanneries Quarter is one of the most atmospheric places in the Medina, where workers can be seen toiling over huge vats of dye. You should be sure to bargaining when purchasing anything in the marketplaces, as prices are often inflated for tourists.
Day 6 : Fes, Ifran, Ziz Valley and Merzouga Desert
Your 10 days Morocco Desert tour from Casablanca will take you today to the Desert.
After having breakfast, we leave Fes. We make a short stop at Ifrane.
Moreover, Ifrane is a small town located in the central part of Morocco. The town is situated in the middle of a beautiful forest and offers stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Its a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is also a nice park in the center of town where you can take a stroll or have a picnic.
You pass through the stunning Ziz Valley and Cedar Forests of Azrou. Then as you begin to reach the Sahara Desert, the landscapes change dramatically. It really is a sight to behold.
After that, arriving at the Merzouga Desert, you will be welcomed by a hot cup of Tea. Your camel will be waiting. The camel ride offers a unique way to experience the desert landscape. The camels are specially trained to carry riders and their belongings, and they can travel for long distances without tiring.
Summary, you will explore the Erg Chebbi dunes here. The sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi reaches up to 150m high and extends over 22km from east to west. The area around the erg is inhabited by nomadic Berbers, who have been living here for centuries. The area’s natural beauty and unique landscape make it a popular spot for photography and desert camping.
Dinner and overnight stay in a camp as you stargaze the sky.
Day 7 : Merzouga Desert, Todra Gorges and Boumalne Dades
You must wake up early in the morning to experience the beauty of sunrise. The desert sun slowly rises above the horizon, casting a beautiful orange hue in the sky. The light gradually grows stronger, shining down on the sandy landscape. The heat of the day begins to build, but it is still relatively cool at this early hour. The landscape is virtually silent, with only the sound of a few birds chirping in the distance. As the sun continues to rise, the shadows grow shorter and shorter. Soon, the entire desert is bathed in light.
Now, you return to the village of Merzouga where you will have breakfast and then leave for Todra Gorges. There is a stop at Erfoud, where you can explore the Fossil Mining. Be sure to try the local dates! The town is known for its delicious dates, which are grown in the nearby palm groves. You can find them fresh at the market, or dried and packaged at many of the local shops.
Then, we arrive at Todra Gorges. They are located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. They are a popular spot, as they offer stunning views and plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring. The gorges themselves are formed by the Todra River, which has carved out a deep canyon over time.
Finally, we continue for a 2 hour drive to Dades Valley along the Dades River. Dinner and overnight stay at Boumalne Dades.
Day 8 : Dades Valley, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech
Today, after your breakfast, you leave for Ouarzazate. It is a city in the south of Morocco, located at the edge of the Sahara Desert. It is famous for its movie studios and as a gateway to the Sahara.
What is more, in the 1950s and 1960s, Ouarzazate became a hub for the Moroccan film industry, and many famous movies were filmed here, including Lawrence of Arabia and The Mummy.
On this side, the studio has a wide variety of sets and locations that can be used for filming, including an authentic Moroccan village, an ancient Roman city, and a traditional Arabic market. There are also a number of large sound stages that can be used for shoots that require indoor scenes..
Then, you head towards Ait Benhaddou. It is a ksar, or fortified city, in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is located on a hill along the Ounila River and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The ksar was once an important stop on the caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech and is known for its earthen architecture and crenellated walls.
Ait Benhaddou has been inhabited by a number of different peoples over the centuries, including the Berbers, Arabs, and Jews. The earthen architecture of the ksar is characteristic of traditional Moroccan architecture and has been well preserved.
In the background the ksar includes a number of important historical sites, such as the Great Mosque, which was built in the 12th century, and the Tomb of Mohammed V, which is the final resting place of the Moroccan king who died in 1961. Ait Benhaddou is also home to a number of traditional Moroccan craftsmen who still practice their trades in the ksar.
After lunch, you depart for Marrakech. Arriving there in the evening, you will check in your hotel.
Another journey of your 10 days tour ends here! tomorow you will be discovering Marrakech!
Day 9 : Exploring Marrakech
On the whole, you will spend the whole day exploring Marrakech. After having breakfast, you will visit the following tourist spots including the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the Saadian Tombs.
To begin with, Marrakech is a great place to shop for souvenirs and experience traditional Moroccan culture. You can enjoy shopping and bargaining here.
Also, Marrakech is known for its Medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also take a stroll in Majorelle Gardens.
At the same time, if you’re looking to experience Moroccan culture, history, and architecture, then Marrakech is the city for you. From the Medina to the Majorelle Gardens, there’s plenty to see and do in this vibrant city.
Finally, dinner at the hotel. You can opt to rest or go out at night as well to explore this vibrant city. At night, this city has a changed face.
Day 10 : End of 10 days tour from Casablanca
Well, this last day is dedicated to see off each other. After spending 10 days together, you all will have developed a special bond with each other.
In either case, when we travel with someone, we are inevitably brought closer to them. We spend hour after hour in close quarters, getting to know every little quirk and mannerism. We develop inside jokes and shared memories. In short, we create a unique bond that is unlike any other. And, when it comes time to say goodbye, we find that it is not nearly as easy as it should be.
Thankfully, though, these bonds are never truly broken. No matter how much time passes, we will always have a special connection with each other.
After all, the driver will drop you off at the airport according to your flight details and this marks the end of your 10 days Morocco Desert tour from Casablanca. You leave Morocco with a lot of memories and stories to tell.