12 Days Morocco Trip To Marrakech

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12 Days 11 Nights

12 Days from Casablanca to Casablanca Imperial & desert tours

Introduction :

12 day tour of morocco. Visit Rabat, chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga sahara desert and as well Marrakesh and Essaouira, the tour ends at Casablanca.

Tour Description :

This gorgeous 12 Days / 11 Nights imperial & Desert tour start from Casablanca to Casablanca. Our expert team will take you on an adventure to explore the most beautiful places of Morocco include Imperial cities. Like Hassan II mosque, the capital city Rabat with its great sightseeing. As well the blue city chefchaouen, the cultural center fes via Volubilis The most important archaeological site in Morocco, Cedar forest and Ifrane the Switzerland, have tea with Berber nomad in the tent, Camel trekking crossing the golden sand dunes to the desert camp, ancient kasbahs, Grand Canyons, high Atlas Mountains. Also Marrakech with its famous square and Medina and then Essaouira with its charming seaside and lovely wind. 

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01 : Arrival in Casablanca airport 

The driver/guide will pick you up from Casablanca Mohammed V airport or any other airport. Then drive you to Casablanca city center. ( it depends on your arrival time ), we start visiting Casablanca town sites. First we visit Hassan II mosque, The Corniche. After those visits, we transfer you to your hotel for the first night of a 12 day tour of Morocco. 

Day 02 : Casablanca > Rabat > Chefchaouen

After breakfast, we’ll leave Casablanca and head to Rabat which is the Moroccans capital. As soon as we get to Rabat we visit its sites such as : Udaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V… etc. Thereafter we drive to Chefchaouen via the attractive mountains. On our way we 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. However, it’s one of the most stunning regions in the feet of Rif mountains. Chefchaouen Medina has also a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, as well roof-top restaurants and cafes 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 

Day 03 : Exploring Chefchaouen 

On the third day of our journey after breakfast, we make a tour of the city chefchaouen ( the blue city ), a pretty small town situated in the Rif mountains. The city dates back to 1471. The city derives from a Berber name chef & chaouen which means look at the horns. Chefchaouen is a quaint place to hike, relax and take pictures.

You’ll walk the Medina ( old city ) of chefchaouen and visit Rass El Ma ( the head of the water ) Rass El Ma is the source of water that is used by the city for irrigation and laundry. This is the public area where the local women washes clothes and blankets. At noon you have the option to walk up the stairs to the white spanish mosque, located in the surrounding of chefchaouen. It’s about a 30-45 minutes hike from the old city, it’s the best place to be to benefit from the view and take photos of the sunset on the Medina. Later you return on the same way to the old Medina for the night. 

Day 04 : Chefchaouen > Volubilis > Meknes > Fes 

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 will see the most important archaeological site and attractive mosaic in Morocco dating back to 3rd century. Therefore 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

Day 05 : Fes City Tour with Local guide 

After breakfast, you will start the city tour with your local guide who will lead you into the 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 ), an UNESCO world heritage site. this is the most exotic and old section in the city, with its alleyways, and epic Maroccan 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.

Day 06 : Fes > Ifrane > Michlifen > Errachidia > Ziz valley > Merzouga Erg Chebbi

In the morning after breakfast, we start our desert tour driving through the middle atlas and the cedar woods of azrou, passing by Moroccan Switzerland «Ifrane», 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 via 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 trekking and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will 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 spectacular starry sky outside of the tent at Merzouga desert dune that will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.

Day 07 : Merzouga 4×4 tour > Gnaoua house > Visit Nomadic tribes 

After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you’ll have to go back to your camp for breakfast and shower before the largest tour starts. Today we drive around the desert to discover unexplored places in Erg chebbi desert. On our way to the desert villages ( Ex : khamlia, Merdani, Mifis), we might meet some locals with different desert animals ( Ex : Goats, Camels, Foxes,… etc). As well some desert reptiles and mammals. The first stop is at 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.

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 see The beginning of the border between Morocco and Algeria. Afterwards we push along towards the old berber villages, and some nomad families where we will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of mint tea, while enjoying the silence of the desert. Last and not least 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 erg chebbi dunes.

Day 08 : Merzouga > Erfoud > Tinejdad > Todra gorge > Dades Canyon

In the morning after breakfast, we will depart to Dades gorge on different road and views. Our first stop will be in Erfoud city which famous for its fossilized quartzes where you will tour the workshop production of marble fossils. Afterwards we continue the our way 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. After that we continue driving towards the Dades gorge then check into your accommodation.

Day 09 : Dades gorge > Roses valley > Ait Ben Haddou > High Atlas Mountains > Marrakesh 

On the nine day of our 12 day tour of morocco, 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. After that, we head back through the same way to join the road to Ouarzazate via The rose valley «Kalaat M’gouna». Go on through the road of thousands of kasbahs. Passing by Skoura palm grove until we arrive at Ouarzazate named ” Africa Hollywood “

After a visit to atlas studio (Optional), we’ll drive straight to Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah «castle». Besides it’s a 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. Therefore 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. 

Day 10 : Marrakesh Guided Tour 

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, Sadian tombs, Ben youssef Koranic school, as well as the largest traditional souk in Morocco. Lunch will be in a typical Moroccans restaurant near the main square, you’ll visit the koutoubia mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakesh. Then head to Majorelle garden for a visit. Thereafter you’ll have free time to walk, and explore many more things about Marrakesh and its citizens lifestyle on your own. Check into your accommodation. 

Day 11 : Marrakesh > Tree-climbing goats > Essaouira 

After breakfast in your riad, we’ll depart to Essaouira. On the road 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. After a few stops to take photographs, we’ll continue our trip to Essaouira. Stopping by the route to take photos for the souss region and Goats climbing in the argan trees, before checking into your accommodation. After dinner you’ll enjoy walking in this beautiful seaside town and feel its lovely wind and waves.

Day 12 : Transfer to airport in Casablanca 

Today, depending on your departure time, we’ll drive you to the airport for your flight time. End of our 12 day tour of Morocco.

Price Includes in 12 day tour of morocco tour from Casablanca

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport.
  • 10 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
  • Tour in air conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group.
  • Fuel.
  • Breakfast.
  • 3 Nights dinner.
  • An English speaking driver.
  • Camel trek & overnight stay in a private traditional nomad tent.
  • Local guide in fes and Marrakech
  • No forced shopping stops during the tour.

Price Excludes in 12 day tour of morocco tour from Casablanca

  • lunch and drinks.
  • 8 Nights dinner.
  • Entrance fees to monuments ( Ex: atlas studio,...etc ).
  • Any Private Expenses.

Note about 12 day tour of morocco tour from Casablanca

If our 12 day tour of Morocco does not match what you’re looking for, contact us. We provide customized desert and imperial 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 an advice about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or simply have questions, we’re here to help.

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12 day tour of morocco from Casablanca


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Yuyun Lee

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Finest tour with MTT

Moha was very responsive to our journey planning with budgeted cost. Based on the review from trip advisor, i chose to have 12 days journey with Morocco Tabiarte tours.

After 12 days journey, I think we make a right choice. The driver Ahmed and tour guides are very care about our safety, shared a lot of information and history to us about Morocco and bring us to the place what we want to go, even we sometimes have sudden change or spend too long to take good pictures, they still able to handle those little things and arrive accommodation before sunset, so that we can take a good rest for tomorrow journey.

It is wonderful to stay in luxury camp in Sahara for the camel drive in sunset and sunrise. In night, you will see a beautiful sky with full of stars, dance and sing with camp fire.

We were happy to stay in Morocco for this 12 days Journey, but we could see and experience the typical places and things in Morocco.

I will recommend this travel agency for your coming journey in Morocco. Read More Reviews

24 August 2019