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  • 12 Days/ 11 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 2183 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: 12 Days in Morocco itinerary from Casablanca

12 Days Tour from Casablanca

Experience the magic of Morocco on this 12-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. This thoughtfully crafted itinerary immerses you in the country’s vibrant culture, dramatic landscapes, and timeless traditions. Marvel at imperial Rabat, wander the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen, and get lost in the ancient maze of Fes. Traverse the vast Sahara Desert, gaze at the towering Todra Gorge, and explore the ancient kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Savor flavorful cuisine in lively markets bursting with local crafts. From the Sahara desert to mountains, imperial cities to ancient Medinas, this comprehensive 12 days in Morocco itinerary highlights the country’s most captivating sights for an unforgettable journey through this diverse and welcoming land.

What to Expect in 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary

12 Day Morocco tour from Casablanca
  • Marvel at the grandeur of imperial Rabat and maze-like Fes medina, a UNESCO site
  • Wander the blue-washed streets of charming Chefchaouen
  • Trek the soaring Todra Gorge and gaze at its towering rock formations
  • Camel trek under starry skies in the vast Sahara Desert
  • Explore the ancient kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, straight out of a movie set
  • Visit Marrakech's historic palaces, lively souks and Jemaa el-Fnaa square
  • Enjoy Essaouira's coastal allure with picturesque beaches and a historic Medina
  • Savor authentic cuisine and shop lively souks bursting with local crafts

Detailed Itinerary: 12 Days in Morocco tour from Casablanca

Morocco 12 Day Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival at Casablanca Airport (30-minute drive)

Welcome to Morocco! Upon landing at Casablanca Airport, your dedicated Driver/Guide will greet you and escort you to your lodging in Casablanca, for the first night of your 12 day tour in Morocco. Complete the check-in process and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to unwind.

√ Overnight: Casablanca

2nd Day: Casablanca » Rabat » Chefchaouen (6-hour drive)

After having breakfast, embark on a morning tour of the Hassan II Mosque, which stands as the second-largest operational mosque in Africa and ranks as the seventh largest globally. Following this, depart from Casablanca and make your way to the capital of Morocco – Rabat, situated along the Atlantic coast. Initiate your exploration with key attractions in the capital, including the impressive walled quarter, Udayas Kasbah, the Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.

Take advantage of free time to savor your lunch at one of the magnificent restaurants with views of the ocean. Later, continue your journey to Chefchaouen, known as the blue city, perched high in the Rif Mountains. Renowned for its buildings adorned in vibrant blue hues, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities globally. Moreover, the city derives its name, Chefchaouen, from the Berber term “chef chaouen”, which translates to “look at the horns”.

Upon reaching Chefchaouen, check in to your Riad, and then indulge in a leisurely afternoon for personal exploration. Consider taking a leisurely stroll through the ancient Medina with its winding alleyways, cobbled plazas, and unique doorways. Alternatively, relax at a café, savoring the passage of time. Besides, if you prefer a more active pursuit, venture outside the city for a hike in the surrounding hills to reach a former mosque, offering a breathtaking view of the Medina nestled between two mountain peaks, and witness a stunning sunset.

√ Overnight: Chefchaouen

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

3rd Day: Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fez (4.5-hour drive)

Bid farewell to Chefchaouen and embark on a captivating journey to the intriguing Fez Medina. En route, stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis, once a provincial Roman capital that served as a remote outpost of the empire. Additionally, the remnants of Volubilis present an undeniably impressive spectacle. Continuing our expedition, we head towards Meknes, the former capital of Morocco, often referred to as the Versailles of Morocco due to its grandiose structures and intricate monuments. Following a relaxed lunch, our journey continues to Fes in the afternoon. Furthermore, Fes stands as the world’s oldest and largest medieval city, and its Medina offers a captivating blend of fragrances, sounds, and sights.

√ Overnight: Fez

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

4th Day: Fez Sightseeing Tour (25-minute drive + 4-hour walking tour)

In the mid-morning, go on a guided half-day tour of the ancient Medina, locally referred to as Fes el Bali. Moreover, this area serves as a haven for locally crafted goods, showcasing vibrant Moroccan styles in handmade crafts such as leather work and metalwork. Furthermore, Fes holds a prominent status as a global hub for education and culture, encompassing both Islamic and Jewish influences. Your knowledgeable local guide will narrate tales of the city’s rich history as you navigate through the labyrinthine streets, passing laden donkeys and delving into specialized sections within the souk.

Highlights of the tour include visits to the King’s Palace, the tanneries, Al Qaraouine University, and the Attarine Madrasa. Additionally, there will be a visit to a Mosaic museum to gain insights into this distinctive regional craft. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the Medina, offering a clear perspective on its vast expanse. Finally, upon reaching Bab Boujloud, also known as the “Blue Gate”, the afternoon is yours to explore independently.

√ Overnight: Fes

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

5th Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Ziz valley » Merzouga Desert (7-hour drive)

Embark on a scenic journey over the Middle Atlas Mountains today, with plenty of stops to appreciate the changing Moroccan landscape. Firstly, pass through Ifrane, known as the Little Switzerland, and then continue to Midelt via the Cedar Forest. Enjoy a brief walk to observe Barbary macaques, followed by a delightful lunch. Afterward, continue your expedition to the Merzouga Desert via Errachidia, all the while admiring the beauty of the Ziz Oasis.

Upon reaching your destination, the iconic Erg Chebbi Dunes, engage in a camel trek that allows you to truly experience the essence of desert life. Furthermore, take in the breathtaking views of the sunset and relish a delectable dinner accompanied by live Berber music. Finally, conclude this remarkable desert adventure by spending a magical night under the starry sky—an unforgettable experience that encapsulates the wonders of the Moroccan desert.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

6th Day: Merzouga Desert Expedition (2.5-hour drive)

Experience the beauty of Merzouga after an enchanting sunrise at your camp. Explore undiscovered sites on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert, beginning with a visit to the Gnawa tribe in the village of Khamlia. Moreover, immerse yourself in the captivating Gnawa Music, a traditional Moroccan practice rooted in sub-Saharan regions. Besides, keep an eye out for wildlife, such as the Fennec fox, along the way.

Afterward, embark on a journey to the Galb Nass Mountains for a breathtaking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes. Witness Morocco’s nomadic Berbers traversing the desert, often dwelling in makeshift tents. During the journey, make a stop to share a cup of tea with a nomadic Berber family in their handwoven tents amid the serene Sahara Desert.

Later on, return to Khamlia village for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor Berber pizza. Conclude the Sahara excursion in the Oasis of Merzouga, a green enclave amidst the desert, before returning to your exquisitely adorned riad.

In the afternoon, consider strolling to Erg Chebbi dunes for another sunset spectacle, or opt for a thrilling Quad Bike Tour or Dune Buggy Ride—an unmissable and delightful experience!

√ Overnight: Merzouga

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

7th Day: Merzouga » Erfoud » Todra Gorge » Dades Gorge (4-hour drive)

After breakfast, set off towards Dades gorge via Erfoud, renowned for fossilized quartz and fresh dates. Stop to visit the fossil factory to delve into this unique craft and savor some fresh dates from the local market. After that, continue the journey to Todra Gorge on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, a breathtaking natural wonder in Morocco. Witness the mesmerizing transformation of the gorge’s colors as the sun traverses the sky, creating a captivating spectacle for both visitors and climbers alike.

Take a moment to fully appreciate this awe-inspiring sight before continuing your journey to the picturesque Dades Gorge. The area is renowned for its unparalleled scenery, featuring sprawling green valleys and wind-carved rock formations. Additionally, your hotel offers a charming pool and terrace overlooking the valley, providing an ideal setting to relax and soak in the mesmerizing views.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

8th Day: Dades Canyon » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (6-hour drive)

This morning, our journey begins along the scenic Rose Valley and the Thousand Kasbahs road towards Ouarzazate, often referred to as the Hollywood of North Africa. Our first stop is in the Rose Valley at Kalaat M’gouna, where blooming roses paint the landscape in spring. Explore local rose products crafted by the skilled residents.

Moving on to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert and renowned for hosting Hollywood blockbusters and popular TV shows, visit the Atlas Studio (optional), one of the world’s largest film studios. Later on, we continue our adventure to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a remarkably preserved medieval village, famed for its appearances in blockbuster films like Gladiator and The Living Daylights.

Following an exploration of the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, our journey takes us on a scenic drive across the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Ascending the Tizi N’tichka pass, revel in the breathtaking vistas of the mountains and expansive valleys. Furthermore, we press on towards our ultimate destination, Marrakech, where you’ll spend the night amidst the vibrant atmosphere of this historic city.

√ Overnight: Marrakech

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

9th Day: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour (25-minute drive + 4-hour walking tour)

Following your morning meal, delve into a guided tour of Marrakech’s lively Medina. Explore the bustling souks, which serve as the heartbeat of the city. Moreover, your local guide will reveal hidden gems such as Ben Youssef Madrasa, The Palace of the Bahia, and The Saadian Tombs, effectively bringing the enchantment of Morocco’s southern pearl to life.

Later on, the journey unfolds at the grand Koutoubia Mosque. Here, non-Muslims are not allowed in, however the famous minaret is a sight to behold. Furthermore, the exploration continues with a visit to the exquisite Majorelle Garden, a short drive from Koutoubia Mosque. Adjacent to it lies the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, adding an extra layer of cultural richness to your experience.

Afterward, the remainder of the day is yours to savor. Wander through the lively Jemaa El Fna square, and perhaps consider visiting Le Jardin Secret, a traditional Medina garden with a splendid courtyard. Alternatively, unwind at the Riad/Hotel, soaking in the atmosphere of this captivating Moroccan city.

√ Overnight: Marrakech

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

10th Day: Marrakech » Essaouira (3-hour drive)

Departing from the magical city of Marrakech, your adventure carries on towards the coastal gem of Essaouira, where its enchanting allure is impossible to ignore. Surrounded by stone ramparts, this charming town reveals whitewashed residences adorned with vibrant blue shutters, alongside art galleries and wood workshops.

Upon reaching Essaouira, you can choose to unwind on the beach or, if you prefer, embark on an exploration of the UNESCO-listed Medina. This historic area boasts diverse souks and woodcraft ateliers that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region. While in Essaouira, seize the opportunity to engage in activities such as horse trekking or quad biking, adding an extra layer of excitement to your stay. Whether you are captivated by the historical charm or seeking adventurous pursuits, Essaouira offers a perfect blend for an unforgettable experience.

√ Overnight: Essaouira

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

11th Day: Essaouira » Casablanca (4-hour drive)

Feel free to venture out this morning and delve deeper into your surroundings. Consider indulging in a freshly prepared dish featuring the day’s catch at the port, perusing the enticing market stalls for local handicrafts, or simply savoring a final coffee in the square to absorb the relaxed atmosphere of this Moroccan town with a European coastal influence. Later in the day, make your way back to Casablanca for the night.

√ Overnight: Casablanca

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

12th Day: Depart Morocco (30-minute drive)

Your 12 days 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!

√ Included Meals: Breakfast

Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 12 Days in Morocco Tour itinerary from Casablanca. If it doesn’t quite match what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all about creating a tour that fits your preferences and specific duration.

Our tours from Casablanca cover all of Morocco, and here’s the deal: the more friends you bring along, the lower the cost per person. We split the fixed transportation fee among everyone, and the overall price also depends on your choice of accommodation, varying with options such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.

For the exact cost and all the details, contact us. We’re here to make your trip just right for you.

12 Days Desert tour from Casablanca Price

12 Days in Morocco itinerary
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Price Excludes
  • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 12 Days in Morocco.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 10-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Daily breakfast & 3 nights dinner.
  • Camel trek and Sand-boarding.
  • Local Expert Guide in Fes & Marrakech.
  • Free time to wander through canyons, explore kasbahs, take photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks & 8 nights dinner.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Hassan II Mosque, Attarine Madrasa, …etc.).
  • Tips for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is 12 days enough for Morocco?

Yes, 12 days can provide a fulfilling experience in Morocco. This timeframe allows you to explore key destinations like Marrakech, Fes, and Chefchaouen, experience the Sahara Desert, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history. However, the ideal duration depends on your travel preferences and the specific areas you wish to visit.

How long is enough in Morocco?

Two weeks is a recommended duration to experience a diverse range of attractions in Morocco. This timeframe allows you to visit iconic cities like Casablanca, Rabat, Blue City, Fes, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Sahara Desert. Wander through historic Medinas, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and cuisine. However, keep in mind that the ideal duration can vary based on personal preferences and the specific regions you plan to explore.

Is it safe to travel in Morocco?

Morocco is generally safe for tourists. However, it’s important to exercise usual precautions, such as avoiding poorly lit areas at night and keeping an eye on your belongings. Additionally, be cautious of scams and follow local advice. Despite these precautions, the country is known for its hospitality, and most visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.

How do I book a tour?

Booking a tour with us is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

A) Reach Out: Start by emailing us to express your interest and inquire about availability.

B) Reservation Confirmation: Upon reaching out, we’ll guide you through the reservation process. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your spot.

2. Is a deposit required, and how much is it?

Yes, indeed, a deposit is typically required to confirm your booking. Furthermore, the amount varies based on the specific tour package you choose. Importantly, this initial payment is crucial, as it not only secures your spot but also enables us to make all necessary arrangements for your upcoming adventure.

3. What payment methods are available for the deposit?

We strive to make the deposit process as convenient as possible. Additionally, you can make your deposit through various methods, with debit card payments via PayPal being one of the options. This flexibility ensures that you can choose the method that suits you best.

4. When is the balance payment due and how?

The balance payment for your tour is typically due either before the start of your trip or upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including bank transfers, making it convenient for you to settle the balance. If you ever have questions or need assistance with the balance payment, our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

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Good to Know

Currency

MAD, د.م. (Dirham)

Plugs and Adapters

As a traveler from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you will need an adapter for Type C and Type E connectors.

Visa

Are you planning an international trip and wondering about the complexities of visa applications? Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a visa application service, but we can provide you with valuable insights into understanding whether you need one or not. The visa application process can be intricate, but fear not; we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the basics.

Do I Need a Visa?

The necessity for a visa depends on your nationality and your intended travel destination. Let’s break it down for you:

1. Check Your Nationality

Firstly, identify your home country and its visa agreements with the country you plan to visit. If there is no existing visa agreement, you will likely need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

2. Understand Visa Requirements by Country

Here’s a quick guide for citizens of specific countries:

a. US Citizens

Great news for Americans! US citizens typically don’t need a visa for many destinations. Nevertheless, always double-check the specific requirements for your chosen location.

b. UK Citizens

Likewise, citizens of the United Kingdom usually enjoy visa-free travel to most countries. Confirm the details based on your intended destination.

c. Australian Citizens

Australians often have the privilege of visa-free travel to various places. Before you pack, verify the visa requirements for your chosen destination.

d. New Zealand Citizens

If you’re a citizen of New Zealand, you likely won’t need a visa for many destinations. Still, it’s wise to check the specific requirements for your intended travel spot.

Special Note: Morocco

Good news for those planning a trip to Morocco! Citizens of most countries, including the ones mentioned above, typically don’t require a visa for Morocco. It’s a visa-free destination for many travelers.

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Florence

Couple Traveller

This 12-day trip to Morocco was an absolute dream come true! From the vibrant streets of Casablanca to the enchanting blue hues of Chefchaouen, every moment was a captivating experience. The highlight for us was the Sahara desert excursion, where we rode camels into the mesmerizing dunes and slept under the stars. Fes, Marrakech, and Essaouira each offered a unique blend of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. The itinerary was well-planned, and our guides & driver were knowledgeable and friendly. A truly magical journey that left us with unforgettable memories.

21 January 2024

Elsie

Family Traveller

Our 12-day tour of Morocco with this Morocco travel agency was nothing short of spectacular. The diverse range of experiences, from exploring The imperial cities to camel trekking in the Sahara desert, showcased the beauty and richness of this country. The attention to detail in planning was evident, making the trip seamless and enjoyable. The local guides provided insights that added a cultural layer to the adventure. The Hotels and luxury desert camp were comfortable, and the overall service was exceptional. If you’re looking for a well-organized and enriching Private tour of Morocco, this agency is the way to go!

18 January 2024

Mikael

Group Traveller

We had an incredible 12-day private tour of Morocco with MTT. I have taken two trips with MTT and have been extremely satisfied both times. The tours were well-organized, professionally guided, and budget-friendly. I was impressed by the quality of the hotels, and our tour guide and driver were fantastic – so knowledgeable and provided a wonderful tour. I could not have researched and booked a more extensive and unique tour on my own. Not only that, but I’m very much looking forward to booking another tour with MTT next year.

29 November 2023

Jason

Group Traveller

Our Morocco Travel Holiday was truly amazing. During our 12-day excursion from Casablanca, we visited most of the imperial cities including Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech, and spent a night camping in the Merzouga desert. Every moment was enjoyable. The hotels/riads were super comfortable, cozy, and spotless. The guides in Fes and Marrakech were very knowledgeable and helpful. Moreover, camping overnight in the Sahara Desert was phenomenal and a highlight of the tour.

What really made our tour exceptional was having Moha as our guide and Ibrahim as our driver. They were patient, friendly, and generous, always making sure everyone was comfortable and well taken care of throughout the trip. I would highly recommend touring with them as your guide and driver. Overall, I’m happy to continue booking with Morocco Tabiarte Tours and want to thank everyone involved for their hard work in making this an amazing holiday.

17 November 2023
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