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❂ Tour Description: 10 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Casablanca

10-day Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca through the capital of Morocco and its highlights. Discover the beautiful Morocco’s enchanting “Blue City” – Chefchaouen. Delve into the oldest medieval city in the world – Fes. A Journey into the Sahara through a variety of spectacular scenery: Fertile valleys, Grand Canyons, Cedar and pine forests and also barren, rocky landscapes to Merzouga Desert. Moreover, enjoy Camel trekking and spend a night in a traditional nomadic tent under an endless canopy of stars.

Furthermore, marvel at the towering gorge of Todra and stroll through the winding alleys of the UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route. Last but not least, explore the ocher city of MoroccoMarrakech and enjoy a guided tour of the many highlights in just 10 days desert tour in Morocco starting in Casablanca.

❂ Detailed Itinerary: 10 Days in Morocco Starting in Casablanca

1st Day: Arrival in Casablanca Airport (30km)

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met by your personal Driver/Guide and transferred to your accommodation in Casablanca for the 1st night of your 10 days in Morocco tour itinerary. Check in and then spend the balance of the day at leisure to relax.

◈ Overnight: Casablanca

◈ Meals: Breakfast

2nd Day: Casablanca » Rabat » Chefchaouen (340km)

Following breakfast, take a morning tour of the Hassan II Mosque, which has the tallest minaret and is the second largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. After that, depart Casablanca and head towards the former capital of Morocco – Rabat on the Atlantic coast. Start your visit with some of the capital’s highlights, including the impressive walled quarter known as Udayas Kasbah, Hassan Tower, as well as the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.

 Have free time for lunch in a restaurant overlooking the ocean. Later on, continue the journey to the blue city – Chefchaouen. Nestled high in the Rif Mountains, famous for its buildings washed in bright shades of blue, this is undeniably one of the world’s prettiest cities. The town derives from a Berber name chef chaouen which means look at the horns.

 Upon arrival, check into your Riad, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure for individual exploration. Perhaps take a stroll through the ancient medina and its winding alleyways, cobbled plazas and unique doorways or simply sit at a cafe and enjoy the pleasure of time passing by. Alternatively, you might prefer to get out of town and enjoy a hike in the surrounding hills to a former mosque for a great view over the Medina that’s nestled between two mountain peaks and witness sunset.

◈ Overnight: Chefchaouen

◈ Meals: Breakfast

3rd Day: Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes (261km)

Say goodbye to Chefchaouen and make the journey to the fascinating Fes City. Along the way, stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis. This was once a provincial Roman capital, a distant outpost of the empire, and the remains make an undeniably impressive sight. Later-on we move on to the former capital of Morocco – Meknes, also known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. After a leisurely lunch, we travel on to Fes in the afternoon. Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, and its medina is a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights. Pass by Bab Mansour gate, beautifully patterned with zellij mosaics.

◈ Overnight: Fes

◈ Meals: Breakfast

4th Day: Fez Sightseeing Tour

In the mid-morning, go on a half-day guided tour of the old town, known locally as Fes el Bali, a paradise of local handy-made craft work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork. Besides, Fes is one of the world’s great centers of education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Your local guide will share stories of the city’s history as you walk through the twisting streets and epic alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk.

 The tour includes stops at the King’s Palace, the tanneries, Al Qaraouine university and the Attarine Madrasa. As well as a stop at a Mosaic museum to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Lastly, the panoramic view of the Medina where you can see clearly how big this Medina is. By the end of the walk, you’ll be at Bab Boujloud, “Blue Gate” and then you have the afternoon at leisure for individual exploration.

◈ Overnight: Fes

◈ Meals: Breakfast

❖ 5th Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Ziz valley » Erfoud (468km)

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a scenic drive. This will be a long and rewarding touring day however there will be plenty of stops to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape along the way. Giant pine trees, wind past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks and also Cedar Forest – all with views of the High Atlas Mountains in the distance. En route stop in Ifrane, known as the Little Switzerland of Morocco, a charming ski resort. Afterward, continue to Midelt via the Cedar Forest where you enjoy a short walk to see the Barbary macaques and take some photos. After a leisurely lunch, then we head out towards Merzouga Desert via Errachidia. As you approach Erfoud, admire views of the remarkable Ziz Oasis and vast valleys.

Merzouga » Camel trekking » Erg Chebbi Dunes » Desert Camp

Exploring numerous small Berber villages before reaching the most popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150m in height. While here, ride your camel into the Sahara Desert to your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under the starry sky, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.

◈ Overnight: Merzouga Desert

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

6th Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert tour: Khamlia «Gnawa House»

After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp. This morning, explore the small village of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, Camels, …etc. Likewise, some desert reptiles and mammals. Furthermore, en route stop in khamlia village, a traditional house built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay and straw. Enjoy the live Gnawa Music which is played by the locals.

Visit Nomadic Tribes » Desert Oasis

 Set off for a breath-taking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Stopping en route to share tea with some welcoming local families in a Berber tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert.

 After that, drive back to Khamlia village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant, you may like to try Medfouna (also called “Berber pizza”). It’s a traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic people. The Sahara excursion ends in the Oasis of Merzouga, a small patch of vegetation surrounded by desert, then return to your beautifully decorated riad. This afternoon why not walk to Erg chebbi dunes to witness sunset again or try out Quad Bike Tour or even Dune Buggy Ride, it is a wonderful experience that you should not miss.

◈ Overnight: Merzouga village

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

◊ Activities in Merzouga Desert:

Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Quad Biking Tour in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

❖ 7th Day: Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorge » Dades Valley (250km)

In the morning, the desert adventure from Fes to Marrakech continues to Boumalne Dades through Erfoud, which is famous for its fossilized quartzes and fresh dates. While here, there’s a possibility to stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity and perhaps try some dates fresh from the local market. Later-on continues toward the gorge of Todra on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300m to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco that attracts the visitors and the climbers. Moreover, its charm lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west.

 There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the beautiful Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.

◈ Overnight: Boumalne Dades

◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

❖ 8th Day: Dades Valley » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (313km)

This morning we head off along the road of The Rose Valley and a Thousand Kasbahs en route to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of North Africa. Begin with a stop in the Rose valley in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. There will be the opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. Continue on to Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert and also famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows. On arrival, visit the Atlas Studio (Optional), it’s one of the largest studios in the world.

 Thereafter, we hit the road again to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, The living daylights and many more. After a visit to the Kasbah of Ait ben haddou, then drive across the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi N’tichka, continue onwards with marvelous views over the Mountains and also vast valleys to Marrakech where you overnight.

◈ Overnight: Marrakech

◈ Meals: Breakfast

❖ 9th Day: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood of the city. Furthermore, discover Ben Youssef Madrasa, The Palace of the Bahia, The Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures with your Local guide who will bring the magic of the southern pearl of Morocco to life. Afterwards, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, non-Muslims are not allowed in however the famous minaret is a sight to behold.

 Thereafter, head over to the beautiful Majorelle Gardens just a short drive from the koutoubia Mosque. The newly opened Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby is also well worth a visit. The balance of the day is free for you to explore the lively hustle of Jemaa El Fna square, consider a visit to Le Jardin Secret «a traditional medina garden with a magnificent courtyard» or just simply relax at the Riad/Hotel.

◈ Overnight: Marrakech

◈ Meals: Breakfast

❖ 10th Day: Depart Morocco (224km)

Your 10-day Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca with us ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to Casablanca airport will be provided. Should you wish to extend your stay in Morocco please do let us know!

⚑ Road Map of 10-Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca

Gallery of 10-Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca

10 Days Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech's Price Includes:

    • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/airport.
    • 8 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 10 days.
    • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
    • Daily Breakfast and 3 nights dinner.
    • Camel trek & overnight stay in a desert camp (Private Tent).
    • Local expert guide in Fes and Marrakech
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.

10 Days Tour from Casablanca to Sahara Desert's Price Excludes:

    • Lunch, drinks and 6 nights dinner
    • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, Hassan II Mosque,…etc.).
    • Any Private Expenses.

Note About 10 Day Tour of Morocco Highlights

If the above proposed Itinerary: 10-day Morocco tour from Casablanca to Marrakech does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized Morocco Tours starting in Casablanca according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.

Morocco Travel‘s FAQ

Do I need a visa to enter Moroccan kingdom or only with passport?

First, most of the travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. Here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco: 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss ?

Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south (especially the Sahara desert), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga (Sahara desert) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

Is it safe for tourists in Moroccan kingdom?

In the actuality, Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. Furthermore, the solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.
 

What type of adapters do I need?

For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

What can buy in Moroccan kingdom?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns (Gorgeous lighting).
  • Argan oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card?

Absolutely yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. On the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However, take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.

How long does it take to visit Moroccan kingdom?

From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as the desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.

Here is a list of the currencies you can use

Here is a list of the currencies you can use :

Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. Additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines (Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common).

Payment Methods of Morocco 10 Days Travel Itinerary

⮚ How to book a Tour with Us:

To get your booking confirmed for the 10-day Morocco tour from Casablanca, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD, GBP and MAD are both acceptable.


Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?

Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.


Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

238 Reviews ★    Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Perfect Family Trip to Morocco with the Best Tour Company 

Morocco Tabiarte Tours service was excellent and our agent Moha was so helpful from start to finish. he answered all our questions and communicated well throughout the whole trip. Even set up necessary last-minute tasks we needed to get back into the country. We could not have planned this trip without him. We’re really delighted we found this Morocco Private Tour Company. Not only that, but we will definitely come back and use them again in the near future.

Warren 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉December 6th, 2022


 

Wonderful 10 days in Morocco Itinerary Tour from Casablanca!

First, if you are undecided about visiting Morocco, it is amazing, so do it! Second, if you don’t speak Arabic, you want a guide. French can suffice in many instances, but not all. Now, I will say that the slight increase in cost from a group tour to a private 10-day Morocco tour with MTT agency is worth every penny. No waiting for the slow people of the group. No being rushed by people that aren’t interested in the same thing as you. And, no constraints.

If you want to do something that isn’t on the itinerary, just ask. They will let you know the plus and minus of the change you want to make, and you choose if it is worth it. The schedule that they have set up is well-thought-out. There are stops when you need stops and the timing is perfect, not rushed.

The accommodation is top-notch.

Now, the drivers. What else can be said, but truly amazing! They are local, so while you are seeing all the tourist sites, you are also getting a flavor of Moroccan life that only a local can provide. “I was born in that house.” “I went to school in that school.” When you ask a question about Morocco, you get the true Moroccan answer based in life experiences. Our driver was hamid and he was the best! When we first arrived in Morocco, we had some banking complications with getting local currency.

hamid was completely calming and diffused any anxiety we had, which was a lot since we were in a foreign country with no money. The last thing I would say is that on the Camel trek, we were with two other couples that were traveling with MTT also. We had a disagreement because we all thought that it wasn’t just hamid that was amazing, but the other guides were too. Although, Hamid is the best. I wish everyone could enjoy traveling in Morocco as much as we did. If you want to, MTT is the place to start!

Brian ZR 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 December 4th, 2022


 

Fantastic 10 days tour from Casablanca and highly recommended

I had a fantastic time on this 10-day Morocco tour. Our tour guide was Moha, and we couldn’t have been happier. He had a great deal of knowledge about the food and culture and lots of personal stories that really added to the trip. What also made it special was his personal touches. He is truly passionate about what he does, and that makes the experience the best it can be. So thrilled we did this!

Laura 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉November 30th, 2022


 

Superb 10 Days Tour from Casablanca! Great choices of Morocco trips.

It was an exceptional experience! The highly organized and well-coordinated tour. Furthermore, we were able to experience everything we wanted and all that was reflected in the explanation of the trip.

Athina 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Family Traveller 〉 November 15th, 2022


 

Grand 10 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca

We had an absolutely fantastic 10 day Morocco tour itinerary organized by Morocco tabiarte tours. Our driver, Moha was very professional, kind and also polite – He drove us along distances very safely. We started from Casablanca and later went Chefchaouen, down to Fes, and spent the night in the charming camp in Merzouga.

The local tour guides in the major cities were excellent, and our accommodation was top of the top, very hospitable owners. Had a memorable trip, and I’d like to thank the team, really were grateful with us, and I’d definitely recommend them for one of you who’s willing to come visit Morocco. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Andrea 〉 5 out of 5 ★  〉 Group Traveller 〉 November 9th, 2022

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