11 days in Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca, Explore the north and south of Morocco, Discover the charming Sahara Desert.
Tour Description :
This fabulous private 11 Days/ 10 Nights Morocco tour from Casablanca back to Casablanca. Our expert team will take you on an adventure to explore the most beautiful places of Morocco include Imperial cities, Hassan II mosque, the capital city Rabat with its great sightseeing, the blue city chefchaouen, the cultural center fes via Volubilis The most important archaeological site in Morocco, Cedar forest and Ifrane the Switzerland, drink tea with Berber nomad in the tent, Camel trekking crossing the golden sand dunes to the desert camp, centuries kasbahs, gorges, high Atlas Mountains, and Marrakech with its famous square and Medina and then Essaouira with its charming seaside and lovely wind.
Detailed Itinerary :
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca airport
The driver/guide will pick you up from Mohammed V airport or any other airport in Casablanca, and then drive you to the city center. (It depends on your arrival time) we start a tour of Casablanca town’s sites, first we visit Hassan II Mosque, The Corniche, then transfer you to your hotel for the first night of 11 days Morocco itinerary from Casablanca.
After breakfast, we’ll leave Casablanca and head to Rabat, which is the Moroccans capital. As soon as we get to Rabat, we’ll visit its sights such as: Udayas kasbah, Challah kasbah, Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V… etc. Thereafter, we head to Chefchaouen via the attractive mountains. On our way we’ll make short stops to take some unique pictures of diverse landscapes, and different small villages till we get to Chefchaouen, or it’s called the Blue City, it’s one of the most stunning regions at the feet of Rif mountains. However, chefchaouen Medina has also a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, as well roof-top restaurants and cafés where you’ll spend your night in a peaceful and nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature. Overnight stay in a hotel/riad
After breakfast in your hotel, we’ll head to cross the Rif mountains and into the middle Atlas Mountains to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Within a few hours of driving, you will get to Volubilis, the well-preserved Roman Empire dating to 225 BC, where you’ll see the most important archaeological site and attractive mosaic in Morocco dating back to 3rd century. Later on, we drive towards fes via Meknes which was the capital of Morocco under the reign of moulay Ismail. After lunch break, we continue our trip to fes, overnight stay in a hotel/riad
After breakfast, you will start the city tour with your local guide who will lead you into Medina (city), the oldest Fes city by walking on its crowded souks (markets), epic alleyways and historical monuments. First the great Royal Palace gate between the new and the old fes. Then experience the wonderful panoramic view of the old city. Afterwards we’ll start visiting all the sites with cultural, and historical interest including the famous such as “Al Qaraouine university, The Tanneries, and the Attarine museum “.
After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll see the best area to stay in fes (Fes El Bali) a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the most exotic and old section in the city, with its alleyways, and epic Moroccan’s monuments such as Bab boujloud (the Medina’s main gate). Fes el Bali is a paradise of local handy-made craft work with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, metalwork, …etc. So here the fes city tour ends, and the local guide accompanies you back to your accommodation.
In the morning, after breakfast, we start our Morocco desert tour. Driving through the middle atlas and the cedar woods of azrou. Passing by Moroccan Switzerland «Ifrane». It’s a charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedar wood. Stopping at the cedar forest taking some pictures then continuing to Zaida, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach Errachidia city.
Once we finish lunch in Midelt, we drive along the spectacular Ziz valley, seeing the panoramic views along the way. Continuation to the Erg Chebbi dunes. Passing from the road of Paris Dakar, tent of Berber nomad who lives in the solitude of the Sahara. As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels. There is an hour time for you to experience camel riding, and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis, where is the luxurious tent that you’ll stay there overnight, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located.
Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside, or sleeping under the beautiful starry sky outside the tent at Merzouga desert dunes, that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.
After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we will drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in the Erg chebbi desert. On the road to the desert villages (Ex: khamlia, Merdani, Mifis), we might meet some locals with different desert animals (Ex: Goats, Camels, Fennec, … etc.), as well some desert reptiles and mammals. First and foremost, stop is in the khamlia village in a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals. At a later time, set off to another sight in some mountains near the dunes for a panoramic view of the sand dunes and also from where you can start seeing the border between Morocco and Algeria.
We’ll go on towards the old Berber villages and some nomadic families, where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea while enjoying the silence of the desert. Later we drive back to Khamlia village where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (Berber nomad pizza). After lunch, we continue to visit Yasmina Lake, which will be the last spot. Then drive to our hotel next to the golden sand dunes.
In the morning, after breakfast, we will depart to Dades gorge on different roads and views. Our first stop will be in Erfoud city which is famous for its fossilized quartzes where you’ll tour the workshop production of marble fossils. Afterwards we continue the road to the next spot which is Todra Gorge near the town of tinghir. It’s one of the premier climbing destinations in Morocco with high walls offering hundreds of routes of sport which attracts the visitors and the climbers. Lunch break might be in Tinejdad or till here. Later we continue driving towards the Dades gorge, then check into your accommodation
On the eighth day of our 11 days Morocco itinerary from Casablanca to Essaouira, we’ll drive a bit further to the Dades gorge. Passing through a spectacular sight made of mountains formed like monkey-fingers. Then set off to see the panoramic view of Dades gorge road. Few minutes later, we drive back through the same way to join the road to Ouarzazate via the rose valley «Kalaat M’gouna».
Push along through the road of thousands of kasbahs. Passing by Skoura palm grove until we arrive at Ouarzazate named “Africa Hollywood “. After a visit of atlas studio (Optional), we’ll drive straight to Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah «castle», it’s world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986, Many films have been shot here such as the kingdom of heaven, Babel, Gladiator… etc. Lunch break might be near the kasbah. Last but not least, we do a visit around the kasbah. Then we continue our journey, crossing the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi N’tichka and many Berber villages nearby. We will arrive at Marrakesh in the evening then drop you off at your accommodation.
Today, after breakfast, you’ll start the city tour with your local guide exploring Marrakesh (the red city of Morocco). The guide ensures that you’ll see the most important spots with historical and cultural interests including the Bahia palace, Saadian tombs, Ben youssef Koranic school, as well as the largest traditional souk in Morocco. After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant near the main square, you’ll visit the koutoubia mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakesh. Then head to Majorelle Garden for a visit. By the way, you’ll have free time to walk, and explore many more things about Marrakesh, and also its citizens’ lifestyle on your own. Check into your accommodation.
After breakfast in your riad, we’ll depart for Essaouira. On our 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. A few stops later, we’ll continue our trip to Essaouira stopping by the route to take pictures of the souss region, and Goats climbing up the argan trees, before checking into your accommodation. After dinner, you’ll enjoy walking in this beautiful seaside town and feeling its lovely wind and waves.
Day 11: Transfer to airport in Casablanca
Today, depending on your departure time, we’ll drive you to the airport for your flight time. Eventually, end of 11 days Morocco tour from Casablanca.
If our 11 days Morocco tour itinerary from Casablanca does not match what you’re looking for, contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco 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 we’ll plan the itinerary according to your interests. Our Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to answer any questions, give you detailed quotes about tours, and advice about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply having questions, we’re here to help.
Morocco travel’s FAQ
First of all, most of 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 :
For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. In addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.
Morocco tour’s Payment Methods
How to book a Tour with Us:
To ensure your 11 days tour from Casablanca, a small 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 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 up the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before the tour.
More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re gonna hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.
294 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
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 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 trip 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 men, riding on the camels while singing songs. i will definitely recommend my friends to join this tour. Thank you Moha and Youssef!
Megan Lin / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 29 January 2020
My Dad and I were so glad about all the details Morocco Tabiarte Tours provided. We had a peace of mind the whole 11 days morocco tour itinerary with knowing all was taken care of. Furthermore, we were very pleased with the hotels/riads, driver and all the locations we visited. Also, a huge thank you to our tour guides for making this trip fabulous. This was a dream come true for my dad and I. we both want to thank so much the company for making it happen for us. We will be recommending this agency to all of our friends and family for sure. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Linda / 5 out of 5 / Family Traveller / 14 November 2019