11 days in Morocco Travel itinerary 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. 11-Day Private tour from Casablanca: 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 & dades 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. Explore Morocco’s most famous city and enjoy a guided tour of the many highlights – Marrakesh. Last but not least, stroll the inviting Medina in seaside Essaouira, with its various souks, whitewashed houses with bright blue shutters, art galleries, wood workshops and beautiful beachside cafés.
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 11 days in Morocco Travel itinerary. Check in and then spend the balance of the day at leisure to relax.
◈ Overnight: Casablanca
Following breakfast, take a morning tour of the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. After that, depart Casablanca and head towards the 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.
Free time to enjoy your lunch in one of the spectacular restaurants 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 and then 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
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
In the mid-morning, go on a half-day guided tour of the old city, 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
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.
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
After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp, then start to discover unexplored sites of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Begin with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in a small village of Khamlia, enjoy the live Gnawa Music, traditionally practiced throughout Morocco and originating from the sub-Saharan regions. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, …etc.
Set off for a breathtaking 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 a cup of tea with some welcoming Berber families in their handwoven 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”), is 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 out!
◈ Overnight: Merzouga village
◈ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
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 from all over the world. 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
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 lunch and 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
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. Afterward, 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. After that, leaving the incredible Marrakech behind and drive towards the beautiful coastal city of Essaouira. Its charm is undeniable: within the stone ramparts, you’ll find whitewashed houses with bright blue shutters, art galleries and wood workshops. Along the way since this is the land of Argan culture, there’s an opportunity to visit the women’s cooperative for argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties.
As you approach Essaouira, admire views of the remarkable Souss district and Goats climbing argan trees. On arrival, relax on the beach or alternatively start to explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. During your time here there’s the option to take part in horse trekking or quad biking.
◈ Overnight: Essaouira
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Toda’s morning is free for you to explore further. Maybe grab a freshly-cooked plate of the day’s catch at the port, or why not pick up some local handicrafts at the eye-catching market stalls, or just enjoy a final coffee in the square to soak up the easy-going rhythm of this Moroccan town with a European seaside twist. In the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech for the night.
◈ Overnight: Marrakech
◈ Meals: Breakfast
Your Morocco Itinerary 11 days Private tour 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!
⟐ Meals: Breakfast
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To get your booking confirmed for the 11 days tour from Casablanca, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the remaining balance is to be settled in cash, upon meeting your driver at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.
Kindly note that we do not accept credit card payments due to excessive fees and security risks. While we prefer cash for the remaining balance, we can make exceptions in certain cases for PayPal payments. However, please note that a 5% fee will be added to cover additional transaction charges. If you opt for this method, it is advisable to arrange payment prior to your trip to Morocco.
In the event of cancellation more than a month before the tour’s start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, rest assured that we will credit the deposit towards any future trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours, allowing you to choose an alternative date that suits you.
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We joined 11 days private tour with Morocco Tabiarte Tours. It turned out to be a wonderful choice we’ve made! Our driver Youssef is a nice guy and professional driver. He is always patient and polite. The tour organizer Moha is a responsible young man. He cares about us even before our departure. The Moroccan travel itinerary he made for us is great. Besides, He listened to our needs every day, and also tried his best to meet our needs.
We are happy to have chosen this Morocco Holiday with MTT Agency & love our amazing memories in this beautiful country, Morocco, especially our days in the Sahara Desert! We won’t forget dancing and playing drums with the camel guides, riding on the camels while singing songs. i will definitely recommend my friends to join this Morocco Tour Package. Thank you, Moha and Youssef!
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◈ Travelling to Morocco‘s FAQ
For a basic exploration of Casablanca’s main highlights, one day is sufficient. However, if you want a more in-depth experience, consider spending two days in the city.
In Morocco, you will need Type C and Type E adapters. Type C plugs have two round pins and are similar to the Europe plug. On the other hand, Type E plugs have two round pins with an additional grounding pin. If your country uses a different plug type, you will need an adapter. Consider getting a universal travel adapter that supports Type C and Type E plugs. In addition, it’s important to note that the standard voltage in Morocco is 220-240 volts, with a frequency of 50 Hz.
In Morocco, the official currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Moreover, it is the widely accepted currency for most transactions within the country. Although larger hotels and tourist establishments may accept other foreign currencies such Euro, USD, GBP and CAD, it is generally recommended to use Moroccan Dirhams for most purchases. To acquire Moroccan Dirhams, you can exchange your currency at banks, exchange offices, or ATMs conveniently located throughout the country. It is advisable to have some local currency on hand, especially for smaller establishments or places that may not accept foreign currencies.
Morocco is a diverse and culturally rich country with many fascinating destinations to explore. Here are some of the best places to visit in Morocco:
These destinations showcase the diverse cultural, historical, and also natural wonders of Morocco.
For most nationalities, a valid passport is sufficient to enter Morocco for tourism or business purposes. Additionally, Morocco allows visa-free entry for citizens of many countries. These countries include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, most European Union countries, and Asian countries, among others.
However, it’s important to note that visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality, the purpose and duration of your stay, and any bilateral agreements between Morocco and your country. In addition, some nationalities may require a visa to enter Morocco, whereas others may be eligible for visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival.
Here’s an expanded list of items to buy in Morocco
In addition, these items exemplify the rich cultural and natural heritage of Morocco, making them ideal souvenirs or gifts for yourself or loved ones. So, immerse yourself in the vibrant markets and delight in uncovering these distinctive treasures during your visit to Morocco.
To ensure utmost convenience during your trip to Morocco, it is highly recommended to have a combination of cash and credit cards at hand. While credit cards are generally accepted in larger establishments like hotels, upscale restaurants, and major stores, it is important to acknowledge that cash remains the preferred payment method in many instances, particularly in smaller shops, local markets, and rural areas. By carrying both cash and cards, you can effortlessly navigate various transactions and enjoy the flexibility of payment options throughout your entire stay in Morocco.
The duration of a visit to Morocco can vary depending on your preferences, but a recommended minimum is around 7 to 10 days for a comprehensive trip. However, shorter trips of 3 to 5 days can still be enjoyable, focusing on one or two cities or regions. The longer you can allocate, the more you can explore and experience the diverse attractions Morocco has to offer. Ultimately, the duration depends on your goals and available time.
When preparing for your trip to Morocco, it is advisable to pack comfortable clothing that is suitable for warm daytime temperatures and cooler evenings. Essential items to include are sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a scarf for protection against desert winds, comfortable walking shoes, and a small backpack for personal belongings. Additionally, bringing a camera is recommended to capture the breathtaking landscapes and create lasting memories of your journey.
Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. Moreover, you enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. Additionally, with exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.