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13 days in Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca

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Explore Morocco: 13-Day Casablanca Tour Itinerary & Tips
  • 13 Days/ 12 Nights
  • Private Vehicle
  • Distance: 2285 KM
  • Guided Tours
  • Half Board
  • Accommodation

Tour Description: Morocco Itinerary in 13 Days Tour from Casablanca

13 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca

Discover the rich history, cultural wonders, and natural beauty of Morocco in 13 Days Tour Itinerary. From the bustling streets of Casablanca to Rabat’s iconic landmarks. Then, delve into the captivating coastal charm of Asilah, Tangier, and Chefchaouen‘s iconic blue city. Furthermore, explore Fes’ ancient Medina before venturing into the vast Merzouga Desert for a camel trek at sunset and a night under the stars.

Moreover, wander past ancient kasbahs, through dramatic gorges, and cinematic landscapes in the Atlas Mountains and Ouarzazate. Additionally, uncover the UNESCO site of Ait Ben Haddou for an authentic glimpse into Morocco’s history. Next, visit the lively city of Marrakech, which features the bustling Jemaa el-Fna square, ornate palaces, and lush gardens. Concluding the tour, experience the coastal charm of Essaouira, a picturesque town renowned for its laid-back atmosphere and historic ramparts.

What to Expect in 13 Days in Morocco Starting in Casablanca

13 Day Morocco Grand Tour
  • Discover modern metropolises like Casablanca and Rabat
  • Visit Tangier's labyrinthine city & its stunning coastal scenery
  • Stroll along the atmospheric streets of Chefchaouen with its blue-washed houses
  • Marvel at the well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Uncover Fez's medieval Medina, tanneries, and artisan quarters
  • Trek by camel to a night in the Sahara Desert under a starry sky
  • Hike through breathtaking Atlas Mountain gorges and lush valleys
  • Be awestruck by Ait Benhaddou, an iconic ancient kasbah
  • Explore Marrakech's Medina, exotic souks and Jemaa el-Fna square
  • Relax in beachside Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast

Detailed Itinerary: 13 Days Morocco Private Tour from Casablanca

13 Days in Morocco Trip itinerary

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

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met by your Driver/Guide and transferred to your accommodation in Casablanca for the 1st night of your 13 days in Morocco Tour itinerary. Check in and then spend the balance of the day at leisure to relax.

√ Overnight: Casablanca


2nd Day: Casablanca » Rabat » Asilah (3.5-hour drive)

After a delightful breakfast, embark on an enchanting morning tour of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque. This stunning architectural masterpiece is the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Moreover, marvel at the grandeur of this cultural and religious landmark.

Next, depart Casablanca and journey toward Rabat, Morocco’s capital nestled on the Atlantic coast. Begin exploring the capital’s key highlights, including the imposing Udayas Kasbah, the historic Hassan Tower, and lastly the stately Mausoleum of Mohammed V.

Take some time to savor lunch at one of the splendid restaurants overlooking the ocean. Then continue to Asilah, a picturesque coastal town graced with vibrant murals, a thriving arts scene, and the annual Moussem Culturel International d’Asilah festival. Upon arrival, check into your hotel before immersing yourself in the charming Medina.

As evening falls, venture just outside town to discover pristine beaches and inviting cafés with terraces, perfect for relaxation. Spend the rest of the evening soaking in Asilah’s unique atmosphere at your leisure.

√ Overnight: Asilah

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


3rd Day: Asilah » Tangier » Rif Mountains » Chefchaouen (3-hour drive)

This morning, embark on a journey to Tangier, a captivating coastal Moroccan city where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean—a gateway between Africa and Europe. Upon arrival, take an orientation tour of Tangier to explore landmarks like Cape Spartel and the Cave of Hercules.

Later, our adventure continues to the picturesque blue city of Chefchaouen, perched high in the Rif Mountains. Famed for its buildings awash in vibrant shades of blue, Chefchaouen is undoubtedly one of the world’s most visually stunning cities. The town’s name, Chefchaouen, comes from the Berber phrase “Chef Chaouen” meaning “look at the horns”.

Reaching Chefchaouen, check into your Riad and have the remainder of the day free to explore at your leisure. Consider a leisurely stroll through the ancient Medina, wandering its maze of alleys, cobblestone plazas, and distinctive doorways. Or sit back and relax at a local café, letting time pass by. For a more active option, escape town on a hike into the surrounding hills, leading to a former mosque with breathtaking views over the Medina, nestled between two mountain peaks. Do not miss the chance to witness the sunset from this spectacular vantage point.

√ Overnight: Chefchaouen

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


4th Day: Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes (4.5-hour drive)

Bid farewell to Chefchaouen and head towards the captivating city of Fes. Along the way, stop to visit Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once a provincial Roman capital. Its ancient ruins offer an awe-inspiring glimpse into the empire’s far-reaching influence.

Next, we arrive in Meknes, which is known as the Versailles of Morocco and The former capital. Its magnificent buildings and monuments showcase the city’s rich architectural heritage. After a relaxing lunch, visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Qara Prison, and Royal Stables, then continue towards Fes in the afternoon.

The oldest and largest medieval city in the world, Fes awaits with its spellbinding Medina—a feast for the senses. Immerse yourself in the winding alleys, discovering Morocco’s essence. This unforgettable ancient city is a treasure trove of cultural and historical gems.

√ Overnight: Fes

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


5th Day: Fes Sightseeing Tour (25-minute drive + 4-hour walking tour)

In the late morning, embark on a captivating half-day guided tour of Fes el Bali, the enchanting old city of Fes. This vibrant area is a treasure trove of locally crafted goods, with Moroccan styles showcased in handmade crafts, leather-work, and metalwork. As one of the world’s eminent centers of education and culture, Fes encompasses both Islamic and Jewish influences. Your knowledgeable local guide will regale you with tales of the city’s rich history as you traverse the winding streets and alleyways, encountering donkeys laden with goods and delving into the specialized souks.

The tour includes visits to prominent landmarks like the King’s Palace, the tanneries, Al Qaraouine University, and the Attarine Madrasa. You’ll also immerse yourself in the artistry of mosaic making at a dedicated museum, gaining insights into this unique regional craft. Conclude the tour with a panoramic view of the Medina, providing a clear perspective on the grandeur of this historic city.

By the end of the walk, you’ll be at Bab Boujloud, “Blue Gate” and then the rest of the day is yours to explore leisurely and independently, wandering Fes el Bali’s charm at your own pace. Absorb the local atmosphere, revisit favorite sites, or discover hidden gems tucked away in the vibrant corners. This free time offers a chance to engage with the culture and relish the beauty of Fes on your terms.

√ Overnight: Fes

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


6th Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Ziz Valley » Merzouga desert (7-hour drive)

Embark on a scenic morning drive to begin a rewarding, day-long tour of the ever-changing Moroccan landscape. As you wind through the terrain, marvel at towering pine trees, traverse olive groves, and witness shepherds tending their flocks. The journey takes you through the magnificent Cedar Forest, offering stunning views of the distant High Atlas Mountains.

Stop in the charming ski resort town of Ifrane, often called the Little Switzerland of Morocco, for its Alpine-style architecture, to take in its picturesque scenery. Then, continue through the Cedar Forest to Midelt, pausing for a brief walk to see Barbary macaques and take memorable photos. After a relaxed lunch, head towards the Merzouga Desert, passing through Errachidia. Along the way to Erfoud, take in the magnificent views of the Ziz Oasis and expansive valleys.

Explore charming Berber villages and immerse yourself in local culture before reaching the iconic Erg Chebbi dunes. Some of these majestic formations tower 150 meters high, creating one of the world’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Once here, ride your camel into the Sahara Desert to your secluded camp nestled within the dunes. In this enchanting oasis far from the modern world, discover authentic desert life. Don’t miss the breathtaking sunset over the dunes. Afterward, enjoy a delightful dinner with live Berber music around a campfire. Spend an unforgettable night under the starry sky, absorbing the beauty of the desert and making lasting memories of this extraordinary adventure.

√ Overnight: Merzouga Desert Camp

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


7th Day: Take an exploration of Merzouga: visit Dar Gnawa » Nomadic tribe » Desert Oasis (2.5-hour drive)

Following a truly breathtaking sunrise, take a moment to freshen up and enjoy breakfast in your camp. The day’s expedition begins with discovering unexplored sites around Merzouga, located on the fringes of the Sahara Desert. Pay a visit to the Gnawa tribe in the small village of Khamlia, where you can delight in the live performance of Gnawa Music—an ancient tradition rooted in sub-Saharan regions and practiced throughout Morocco. Along the way, keep an eye out for wild animals such as the Fennec fox.

Embark on a journey to the Galb Nass Mountains for a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Here, you’ll also catch your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers, traversing the desert and often setting up makeshift tents as they journey to their next destination.

Continue your adventure by visiting nomadic tribes and experiencing the tranquility of the Sahara Desert as you stop to share tea with welcoming local families in their handwoven tents. Drive back to Khamlia village, where you can savor lunch in a local restaurant. Consider trying Medfouna, also known as “Berber pizza”.

End your desert excursion at the small but beautiful Oasis of Merzouga before returning to your ornately decorated riad. In the afternoon, explore the Erg Chebbi dunes on foot to witness another stunning sunset. Alternatively, indulge in the thrill of a Quad Bike Tour or a Dune Buggy Ride—a remarkable experience not to be missed in this captivating desert landscape.

√ Overnight: Merzouga

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


8th Day: Merzouga Desert » Erfoud » Todra Gorge » Dades Gorge (4-hour drive)

Leave behind the dunes of Merzouga and head toward Dades Gorge, passing through Erfoud. Erfoud is known for its date festival and fossil mining. Stop to visit a local collective to learn more about the process and meet some local artisans.

Later, continue to Todra Gorge, a 984-foot (300 m) canyon carved by the Todra River through towering red limestone cliffs. Take a leisurely walk through the gorge and cool off in the shallow river below.

Afterward, set off toward Dades Gorge along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Have your camera ready to photograph the ancient mud-brick forts, once built to defend local tribes.

Dades Gorge offers spectacular scenery – lush green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations sculpted by the wind. Your hotel overlooks the valley and has a delightful terrace and pool to relax in while soaking up the ethereal views.

√ Overnight: Dades Gorge

√ Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner


9th Day: Dades Canyon » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (6-hour drive)

After enjoying breakfast, depart from Dades Gorge towards Ouarzazate. Your journey begins with a stop in the Rose Valley in Kalaat M’gouna, known for its abundant rose blooms in spring. Take the opportunity to explore and witness the variety of rose products crafted by the locals. Continue your journey to Ouarzazate, a popular desert hub and filming location for various movies such as “Game of Thrones”, “Gladiator”, and “American Sniper”. Optionally, join a studio tour to learn more about the film industry’s use of the nearby landscapes.

Following your time in Ouarzazate, head to Morocco’s iconic Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site believed to date back to the 11th century. It played a crucial role along the trans-Saharan trade route connecting Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, and the southern desert. Walk its narrow streets up to the Granary for panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Next, cross the breathtaking Tizi N’Tichka Pass (2,260 m), stopping to enjoy panoramic views of the mountain range and the winding road below. Descend from the tranquil mountains into the lively city of Marrakesh. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation and spend a leisurely afternoon.

As evening falls, Jemaa el-Fna Square comes alive with musicians, performers, snake charmers, games, and food stalls. Wander through at your own pace, soaking in the sights and sounds. Consider grabbing dinner and mint tea at a café overlooking the vibrant square.

√ Overnight: Marrakech

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


10th Day: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour (25-minute drive + 4-hour walking tour)

After breakfast at your riad, meet your expert local guide for a half-day tour that will provide insightful glimpses into the rich history and culture of the Medina. Your journey begins just west of the iconic Koutoubia Mosque and its tranquil gardens.

Next, marvel at the architectural beauty of the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an Islamic school steeped in centuries of history. Then, wander through the expansive courtyard and sunken gardens of the 17th-century El Badi Palace. Lastly, admire the intricate woodwork and painted ceilings of the 19th-century Bahia Palace. Reflect on times past at the 500-year-old Saadian Tombs burial site.

Afterward, make your way to the beautiful Majorelle Gardens, an oasis of subtropical plants and palm trees. Likewise, consider visiting the nearby Yves Saint Laurent Museum, showcasing the iconic designer’s legacy.

Spend the remainder of the day immersed in the vibrant energy of Jemaa El Fna square. Or opt to discover Le Jardin Secret, a hidden gem of a traditional Medina garden. Afterward, take a leisurely break at your riad or hotel, enjoying the tranquility.

√ Overnight: Marrakech

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


11th Day: Marrakech » Essaouira (3-hour drive)

Leaving the incredible Marrakech, continue your journey to the coastal town of Essaouira. Its charm is undeniable: within the stone ramparts, you’ll find whitewashed houses with bright blue shutters, art galleries, and wood workshops. Besides, the scenic route passes through rolling plains and endemic argan land, where you may see goats in trees grazing on argan nuts. Along the way, there’s an opportunity to visit the women’s cooperative for argan oil, where they extract the renowned oil known for its culinary, cosmetic, and medical properties.

Upon arriving in laid-back Essaouira, a peaceful contrast to bustling Marrakech, spend the afternoon exploring as you wish. Furthermore, stroll along the 18th-century seafront ramparts known as Skala de la Kasbah, lined with old brass cannons overlooking the Atlantic. Wander through the UNESCO-protected Medina before walking the windswept beach. For those seeking more adventure, there are options to engage in horse trekking or quad biking during your stay. Whether you prefer relaxing on the beach, wandering the lively Medina, or trying outdoor thrills, Essaouira promises a delightful experience to complement your Moroccan journey.

√ Overnight: Essaouira

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


12th Day: Essaouira » Casablanca (4-hour drive)

This morning, feel free to explore more of the town before departing. You could savor the catch of the day at the lively port, browse the colorful handicrafts at the market stalls, or sip one last coffee in the square and immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe of this charming Moroccan coastal town with European flair. This afternoon, drive back to Casablanca, where you’ll spend the night.

√ Overnight: Casablanca

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


13th Day: Transfer to Casablanca's Airport (30-minute drive)

After checking out of your hotel, your 13-day Morocco tour from Casablanca with us ends today. We will provide an included departure transfer to the Casablanca airport. If you would like to extend your stay to 14 days in Morocco, please let us know.

√ Included Meals: Breakfast


Important Note

What you see here is just a suggested plan for your 13 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.

13 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca Cost

Morocco in 13-Day Tour
Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout 13 Days in Morocco itinerary.
  • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
  • 11-night stay in carefully selected Hotel/Riad.
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe desert camp (Private Tent).
  • Camel trek & Sand-boarding.
  • Daily Breakfast and 3 nights dinner.
  • Local expert guide in Fes and Marrakech.
  • Leisure time to stroll through gorges, explore kasbahs, capture photos, and more.
  • Lunches, drinks and 9 Nights dinner.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Hassan II Mosque, Bahia Palace…etc.)
  • Gratuities for your tour guide & driver (the amount is at your discretion).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a 13 days tour from Casablanca cost?

The budget for an 13 days tour from Casablanca can vary based on your travel style and preferences. On average, you can expect to spend between €1300 and €1,800 per person for a moderate budget, which includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and some sightseeing.

  • Accommodation: €8o-€150 per night.
  • Meals: €20-€50 per meal.
  • Transportation: €5-€150 per trip.
  • Sightseeing: €7-€15 per site.

How many days in Casablanca is enough?

1 to 2 days is generally sufficient to explore the key attractions in Casablanca. Besides, this timeframe allows you to visit iconic sites such as the Hassan II Mosque, explore the bustling markets, and experience the unique blend of modern and traditional Moroccan culture. However, bear in mind that the ideal duration may vary based on personal preferences and travel goals. View entire post: How many days in Casablanca is enough?

What is the best time to visit Morocco?

The ideal time to visit Morocco depends on your personal preferences and desired experience, but spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) offer pleasant weather for most travelers. During these moderate seasons, you can comfortably explore the cities of Marrakech, Fes, and Casablanca as well as the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert landscapes. Summer (June-August) brings hot inland temperatures, while winter (December-February) can be cooler with potential snow in the mountains. Ultimately, your tolerance for heat, cold, and interest in seasonal activities will determine when you should visit this diverse country.

Is it safe to travel to Morocco?

Morocco is widely regarded as a safe travel destination, drawing millions of visitors annually to its rich cultural heritage, varied landscapes, and also historic sites. However, as with any place, basic precautions are advised for a safe and enjoyable visit. Be attentive to your belongings, remain aware of your surroundings, and follow local guidance. It’s also wise to check for the latest travel advisories beforehand. With sensible precautions, Morocco offers tourists a hospitable and secure environment to explore.

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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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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Jessica

Family Traveller

Our 13-day tour of Morocco with Morocco Tabiarte Tours was an unforgettable adventure beyond comparison, filled with exceptional service and personalized experiences. Our knowledgeable guide Moha tailored each day’s activities and selected local guides to perfectly match our interests and schedule, allowing us to explore the country in depth.

From the alluring blue city of Chefchaouen to the labyrinthine alleys of Fez, the bustling souks of Marrakech to a magical camel ride under starry desert skies, each destination was brought to life. Timely transfers, charming accommodations with breakfast, and Moha’s friendly guidance made our journey smooth and enjoyable. We’ve returned with incredible memories and photos, eagerly recommending MTT to others seeking their own extraordinary Moroccan adventure.

24 December 2023

Roberto

Group Traveller

This exceptional 13-day luxury tour of Morocco by Morocco Tabiarte Tours exceeded our expectations at every turn. Our guide Moha and driver were consummate professionals, treating us with kindness and ensuring punctuality throughout the journey. From enchanting cities like Casablanca, Tangier, Chefchaouen and Fes, to the sweeping Sahara Desert and vibrant Marrakech, we savored every moment.

The hotels were superb, the itinerary comprehensive. It was a relaxing yet inspiring tour, leaving us with cherished memories. We highly recommend MTT and offer profound thanks to Moha for crafting an unforgettable Moroccan vacation.

8 December 2023

Michael

Family Traveller

We enjoyed an unforgettable 13-day family holiday in Morocco thanks to MTT’s outstanding service. Moha impressed us with his quick and thoughtful responses to all our questions and concerns. Our guide and driver Brahim expertly navigated us through a smooth, worry-free journey. With no waiting or hassles, MTT made our Morocco private tour extraordinary from start to finish. I cannot recommend this company highly enough and look forward to traveling with them again soon.

1 December 2023
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