10 Days from Casablanca: A Journey Through Morocco
If you’re looking for an adventure, Morocco is the perfect destination. Follow our 10-day itinerary starting in Casablanca and discover the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine of this North African country. From the bustling cities to the serene desert, this journey will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Morocco Itinerary 10 Days Tour
The 10 Days from Casablanca itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca and exploring the city.
Your journey through Morocco begins in the bustling city of Casablanca. After arriving at the airport, take some time to explore the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the Hassan II Mosque and the Corniche. You can also indulge in some delicious Moroccan cuisine at one of the city’s many restaurants. Don’t forget to try the famous tagine, a traditional Moroccan dish cooked in a clay pot. After a day of exploring, rest up for the adventures to come.
Day 2: Travel to Rabat and the Blue city of Chefchaouen.
On day 2 of your Moroccan adventure, travel to the capital city of Rabat, located just an hour away from Casablanca. Here, you can explore the historic Kasbah of the Udayas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Hassan Tower, a minaret of an incomplete mosque. After lunch, continue your journey to the picturesque Blue city of Chefchaouen, nestled in the Rif Mountains. Known for its blue-painted buildings and narrow streets, Chefchaouen is a photographer’s paradise. Spend the evening exploring the city and trying some local delicacies.
Day 3: Explore the blue city and head to Fes via Roman's ruins of Volubilis.
On day 3, wake up early to catch the sunrise over the blue city of Chefchaouen. Take a stroll through the narrow streets and alleyways, admiring the blue-painted buildings and colorful markets. After breakfast, depart for Fes, one of Morocco’s most historic cities. On the way, stop at the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the well-preserved mosaics and architecture of this ancient city before continuing on to Fes. Once you arrive in Fes, check into your hotel and spend the evening exploring the city’s vibrant medina and souks.
Day 4: Discover the medina of Fes and its famous tanneries.
Today, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Fes by exploring its medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through the maze-like streets and alleys, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of this bustling city. Don’t miss the famous tanneries, where the leather has been produced using traditional methods for centuries. Watch as workers dye and treat the leather, and learn about the history of this important industry. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city.
Day 5: Travel to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi sand dunes via Ifrane and Midelt.
DAY 6: 4X4 TOUR AROUND THE DUNES - CAMEL TREKKING & OVERNIGHT LUXURY CAMP
Exploring the day around the sand dunes, the morning stop at the Slave’s village of Khamlia and assist at the local Gnaoua music performance, mint tea will be served for everyone. Stop at the Kohl mine near Mephis village.
Lunch at Nomad family place, Local Berber Pizza (Madfouna) will be served. Getting back to the hotel around 2 pm. Free time to use the pool or enjoy the magnificent views and atmosphere.
Later we meet our Camels for a 1-hour trek or 20 min on a 4×4 into the Dunes to reach the Luxury desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Camel for everyone and additional Camels are provided to carry your luggage.
The Camel trekking is usually prior to the sunset, allowing you to enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the Dunes. Once we arrive at the Luxury Desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot mint tea and we spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes, also beside the warmth of the campfire built by the local Touareg, especially for you. Get to enjoy locally cooked meals (special diets are catered for), a drum party, and story swapping.
Overnight in a private Double or triple Luxury tent with toilet and shower in.
Day 7: MERZOUGA - ALNIF - DRAA VALLEY - OUARZAZATE
After a traditional Berber buffet breakfast, We start our journey through the Draa valley and over the Low Atlas Mountains, Until you see the Draa valley, you can’t fully appreciate the amazing feat of Morocco’s existence. Before the Almoravids could conquer territory all the way up to Barcelona, and Saadians could monopolize the sugar trade, first they had to get past unassailable gorges, mud-brick watchtowers, and fiercely autonomous oases. Yet this desert landscape still seems wildly adventurous.
After crossing the Ait Sawen pass over the Low Atlas Mountains, we would reach our Guest House in Ouarzazate, have Dinner, and overnight.
DAY 8: OUARZAZATE – CINEMA STUDIOS – KASBAH OF AIT BENHADDOU – TELOUET - TIZI N TICHKA PASS - MARRAKESH
After Breakfast at Riad, we head to visit the Cinema Studios in Ouarzazate known as ‘Ouallywood’ movie studios. It provides a compelling, fascinating setting for a film set in Tibet, Ancient Rome, Somalia, and Egypt, making for a sufficient summary. Ait Ben Haddou is a great example of one of the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco. If you’ve seen Gladiator, Alexander, or Lawrence of Arabia, the setting for all these movies, might sound familiar.
The Castle is built on the side of the mountain so as to control the most precious good of the area: the river flowing beneath. Its adobe houses intertwine with each other giving place to mysterious passageways and intricate light patterns.
A hide-and-seek paradise, the summit can be reached via a variety of narrow cobbled paths. The views from the granary at the top are breathtaking.
After the visit, we head to Unila Valley to reach Telouet. The beauty of the valley winding down the road is indescribable. Once the principal residence of “Lord of Atlas” Pasha el Glawi.
Telouet housed his courts, stables, mosques, and numerous slaves at the time Pasha was having tea with W. Churchill. He founded the first bus company in Morocco. A visit is highly recommended if you want to admire the splendor of this modern dynasty and the contrast between the abandoned exterior and the lavish interior.
Then, this time embark on the journey back across the High Atlas. The French Foreign Army has paved a route through these mountains. The route zigzags through steep valleys and mountain peaks. Arriving in Marrakech around 6 pm.
DAY 9: MARRAKECH – GUIDED TOUR OF THE CITY :
Full-day sightseeing tour in Marrakech to explore the Medina, souks, monuments, and Gardens. We will provide you with a guided tour of the `Pearl of the South` escorted by your driver and our professional local guide to see all its highlights: The main square of Djemaa El Fna, the constant flow of show biz celebrities owning properties here, its massive foreign residents’ community or its geographical location, Marrakech is smaller, yet much more famous than its counterpart Fes.
There is no other Moroccan city that boasts such a demographic diversity: Arabs, Europeans, and Berbers have always blended with the Touareg populations north of the Sahara and the Black Africans whose ancestors worked at the court of the Sultan in a city always known for being a passage point for caravans coming through its gates from the 4 corners of Africa. Highlights include Bahia Palace, Koranic school Ben Yussef, Souks, Saadian Tombs, the legendary Hotel Mamounia, and the Majorelle Gardens (once the property of a certain Yves Saint Laurent).
Day 10: 10 days from Casablanca ends with an Airport Transfer to Marrakech / Casablanca:
We say goodbye to each other after this amazing adventure, 10 Days Tour from Casablanca.
3 hours journey from Marrakech to Mohamed V Casablanca airport, or 30 min from Medina to Marrakech airport.
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10 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca Highlights:
Casablanca ( Anfa):
1st destination on 10 Days Desert tour from Casablanca
Anfa was a stronghold of pirates in the fifteenth century. It was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1468, who built a city on the same site in 1515, and named it Casabranca (White House), and the modern name is “Casablanca” in Spanish: Casablanca. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the city was neglected, and in 1755 it was exposed to a severe earthquake, which destroyed most of its buildings.
Sultan Sidi Muhammad bin Abdullah reconstructed it in 1770 and opened the door to foreign trade. In the nineteenth century, the European colonizers were interested in it from many aspects, and its commercial importance increased more than that of Tangiers.
Chefchaouen - The Blue City
2nd destination on 10 Days Desert tour from Casablanca
The name Chefchaouen means in the Berber language “mountain horns.” The city was named after the overlooking Mountain peaks. It is the capital of the region and was founded in 1471 by Ali bin Rashid when it served as a fortress for the mujahideen against colonialism. The city has 35,709 inhabitants (2004 census).
The Blue city of Chefchaouen occupies a special position in world tourism, as it is a small town embraced by the Rif mountains in the far north of the Kingdom, and although exploring all of it takes only a few hours, the pleasure of learning its secrets remains alive for a long time. The city has preserved its originality, simplicity, and art, which was saturated with the culture and civilization of the Andalusians and Moors, who settled in it as a safe haven after they were expelled from Andalusia in the fifteenth century.
Roman Ruins of Volubilis
3rd destination on 10 Days tour from Casablanca
Volubilis extends on its borders near Mount Zarhoun. It is bordered to the west by the city of Fez, which is approximately sixty km away, and is close to the city of Meknes by about thirty km.
Its name dates back to Volubilis which is the Al-Oleander flower. There are many civilizations that passed through this city, as the Islamic religion spread in it and was carried out by Islamic countries, as well as the Roman civilizations that remained for long periods in the region, and had a great influence on it until the Idrisid state came and imposed its control over the country.
The city occupies a prominent historical position, where there are many important Roman sites in the Maghreb and North Africa, and historians agreed that its history dates back to the first two centuries AD because of the Roman monuments it contains, such as the public square, the triumphal arch, and the ancient Roman court.
The beginning of this civilization was at the hands of Emperor Caligula, who occupied North Africa after the death of Ptolemy, son of the Berber king Juba II, after which the Roman state laid the foundation stone for their civilization in the entire region.
4th destination on 10 Days tour from Casablanca
This city is characterized by containing many monuments that amaze tourists from all over the world, the greatest of which is the huge Bab al-Mansour famous for its mosaic inscriptions, as well as the Royal Palace, which is distinguished by its antique walls, in addition to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Burima Mosque, as well as Sidi Othman, in addition to The University Palace, which is a famous museum of Moroccan art.
5th destination on 10 Days tour from Casablanca
The founding of the city of Fez dates back to the end of the eighth century AD; Where the city arose on the right bank of Wadi Fez in the Andalusian neighborhood in 789 AD during the advent of Moulay Idris I to Morocco, and in 808 AD Idris II established a new city on the left bank of the valley in the Kairounis neighborhood.
The city of Fez is considered the first capital of Morocco, and is divided into three sections; These are: Fes el-Bali; is the old city of Fez, the new Fez, which was built in the thirteenth century AD, and the new city built by the French during the French colonization of Morocco.
Merzouga Erg Chebbi
6th destination on 10 Days tour from Casablanca
The Sahara Desert is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Morocco, and it can be reached through the eastern town of Merzouga. The Sahara is home to the distinctive Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Tourists can also book a safari, or take a four-wheel drive tour; To spend time there, or in one of the Bedouin villages, in addition to the possibility of enjoying the sunset and sunrise views.
Ouarzazate The Oualy-wood
7th destination on 10 Days tour from Casablanca
The name of the city of Ouarzazate is derived from its quiet nature and its static movement. The word Ouarzazate is of Berber origin and consists of two syllables, the first syllable is “Ouar” meaning without, and the second syllable is “zazate” meaning noise, and among its other names: the door of the desert, Hollywood Africa, and the capital of cinema.
Marrakesh the Red City
8th destination on 10 Days desert tour from Casablanca
Marrakesh or the Red City is one of the cities in Morocco, which is classified as the third-largest city in Morocco in terms of population density, and the fourth-largest city in terms of area. The city is full of shops that attract tourists and is also famous for its beautiful gardens, large mosques, and historical buildings with an ancient Andalusian character.
- Koutoubia Mosque: It is one of the largest mosques in Marrakesh, located in the southwest of the city. Red bricks were used in the construction of this mosque, and the length of the mosque with the minaret is eighty meters and sixty meters in width.
- Ben Youssef Mosque: This mosque is famous for the green stones from which the minaret was built, and it is the oldest mosque in the city. This mosque was built in the twelfth century by the order of Sultan Ali bin Yusuf. It was previously one of the largest mosques in Morocco but is now half the size after being destroyed.
- Marrakesh Museum: This museum is located in the heart of the city in a palace, which has a beautiful Andalusian character full of decorations, built by Mehdi Minbehvi in the nineteenth century, and restored by the Omar Ben Jillon Foundation and turned into a museum, and it now contains the ancient and contemporary monuments of the city.
- Dar Si Sid Museum: Also known as the Museum of Moroccan Arts, it is one of the most important museums that contain ancient jewelry, hand-made carpets, pottery products, and leather works known in the city.
- The Museum of Islamic Arts: It is a large blue building, located in the middle of the Majorelle Gardens, and contains small exhibitions containing various Islamic arts, including jewelry, decorative dishes, and ancient doors.
Handicrafts: The city of Marrakesh is famous for its handicrafts, from the simplest hand-woven fabric and ceramic decoration.
- The city is surrounded by orange, lemon, and olive trees, which are one of the most important components of Moroccan cuisine, in addition to Ras El Hanout spices, which are seven types of spices mixed together to add distinctive flavors to food. The city is famous for its different types of tagines with different vegetables and meat. Moroccan tea is one of the most important drinks offered to Moroccan families, and it is very popular with tourists.