10 Days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech
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Highlights of our tour:
Take a 10 days tour from Casablanca across the Merzouga Sahara desert. Your one-of-a-kind itinerary for seeing all of Morocco’s major sites. The famed four Moroccan royal cities of Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, and Rabat will be visited on this journey. You will also pass through the High, Middle, and Anti Atlas mountains. Not to add that you will see the centerpiece of all Morocco excursions, the Erg Chebbi desert. There, you will ride camels and spend the night beneath the stars with Berber natives. Finally, you will take a different route to Marrakech, going via Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Skoura, and many more places.
As previously said, our staff customizes this tour based on the tastes and demands of our previous clients. If this trip schedule does not meet your requirements, please contact us and we will happily assist you in planning the finest tour to meet your requirements.
Day 1: Casablanca to Rabat
Hello and welcome to Morocco! The first day of our 10 days tour from Casablanca begins with a pick-up from your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, we would make a stop in Casablanca to see the Hassan 2 mosque, the city’s primary attraction. If we arrive late, we will travel immediately to Rabat, Morocco’s capital.
As you can see, the plan for today is dependent on your flight information. So it will be organized once we know when you will arrive. Contact us today to schedule your trip and let us plan it for you!
Day 2: Rabat to Chefchaouen
The second day of our 10 days tour from Casablanca. Today, we’ll spend some time in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, and see its key attractions. We would, for example, pay a visit to the Hassan Tower, a minaret that was designed to be the world’s largest and tallest. The plan, however, did not come to fruition since its creator, Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur died. We would next proceed to the fortified Kasbah of Udayas, a Moroccan world heritage site. We could go find the Chellah if we had more time. It was initially inhabited by Phoenicians before becoming a Roman site.
Following our visit to Rabat, we will drive to one of our tour’s key locations. Chefchaouen, often known as Morocco’s blue gem, is located in the northern Rif highlands. There are two primary stories behind the blue hue that covers the majority of the city’s walls, doorways, and streets. The first, and most prevalent, is that the Jews who used to reside there used to paint their houses Blue in order to be closer to heaven and god. Because the hue signifies the sky, which is closer to God to them. Second, some claim that the ancient residents of the city painted it that way to keep insects away. Above all, this custom is still alive and well, with modern residents painting their walls blue nearly every year.
When we arrive, you will have the opportunity to explore the city and learn about its key attractions. We may highlight the Utath-Lhmam plaza, the Kasbah mosque, and the historic souks here. Furthermore, the whole city is an attraction in and of itself, with several photo opportunities.
Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes
Following breakfast in Chefchaouen. We’d spend extra time in the city taking photographs and exploring locations we hadn’t seen the day before. We’ll continue on our journey to Meknes. First, we’ll head to Volubilis to see the Roman remains. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco was originally the capital of the Mauritanian Kingdom.
We will next drive to Meknes, another royal city in Morocco. Sultan Moulay Ismail constructed it. He performed a fantastic work in the city, surrounding it with great walls that are still standing and describing the city’s rich history. To begin, when we arrived in Meknes, we would begin our tour by visiting Qara jail. People claim that this work of art travels underground throughout Meknes, and some even claim that it reaches Fes. After that, we’d go explore Lhdim Square. Then we’ll go to Bab Mansour, one of the world’s most magnificent gates. Following that, we’d go to Shrij and Lhri Souani. The first is a lake, while the second is a storage area for seeds and food.
Finally, we will go to Fes in the evening and spend the night there.
Day 4: Full day in Fes
The fourth day of our 10 tour days from Casablanca will be spent entirely in Fes. Of course, it is preferable to engage a local guide for a more in-depth investigation. That is why we included it as a special offer on our trip.
Fes, as previously said, is a historical and important city in Morocco. It is one of the oldest in the country and served as the country’s capital for almost 400 years. With this in mind, you realize it has a lot to offer. Clearly, with our trip, you will explore the city’s key attractions. Beginning with the world’s oldest university, which was founded by a woman. You will also visit the Chouara tannery, where you can learn about the traditional method of producing leather goods. As a result, anticipate the location to be a little stinky.
You will also visit the King’s Palace, one of the most well-equipped of the king’s 12 palaces in Morocco. It features seven gold-plated gates, making it a one-of-a-kind location to explore, learn about, and photograph. Not to mention seeing the Bab Boujloud or Boujeloud gate. Previously, this gate was exclusively utilized by those who wanted to depart and was unavailable to those who wanted to enter.
Lunch, dinner and the night will all take place in Fes.
Day 5: Fes to Merzouga desert
Finally, the high point of the 10 days desert tour from Casablanca. After breakfast, we’ll set off on our journey to the Erg Chebbi desert. Ifrane is the first stop on the journey. Ifrane, located in the Middle Atlas Mountains, has one of the greatest atmospheres and climates in Morocco. Because of its weather, landscapes, and construction methods, it is known as Morocco’s “Little Switzerland.” We’ll take a short tour around town to see the Atlas Lion statue and learn about the city.
We will stop at the Azrou cedar grove, which is not far from Ifrane, later in the tour. We would spend some time here relaxing, wandering, and feeding the Barbary macaque. Then we’ll hit the road again, passing through Zaida (where we typically stop for lunch), Midelt, Errachidia, and Erfoud.
Merzouga is the last destination. You’ll ride a camel across the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend the night in a Berber tent. A lovely evening that begins with a traditional dinner and concludes with Berber instruments beneath the stars.
Day 6: Full day in Merzouga
The sixth days of our 10 days tour from Casablanca is noteworthy. Today, we’ll take the 4×4 and explore the desert environs. Of course, there is another option that you may want to consider: exploring the desert on camels. However, if you book the camel package, you won’t be able to see as many sites as you would with the 4×4 plan.
In general, the exploration tour begins with a drive to the Berber Nomads from the camp. You will learn about the basic existence of these people, who still live in tents with goats, sheep, and camels. We shall next travel to Mifiss’s kohl mine. Following that, we would travel to the panoramic location of Galb-Nass to enjoy the views of the dunes and capture unusual photographs. Next, we’ll visit a tiny town named Khamlia to learn about another way of living. The Gnaoua are a group of tribes who migrated to Morocco from countries such as Mali, Gabon, and Niger. Despite becoming Berbers, they maintain several distinctive customs that distinguish them. With this tour, you will learn about and see them, as well as listen to and dance to their music.
If time allows, you will also visit the Moroccan National Auto Museum and Oases in Hassi Labied. Finally, you will have the option of sleeping in a hotel or riding camels back to the Berber camp for another night.
Day 7: Merzouga to Gorges Dades
The seventh day of our 10 days tour from Casablnaca includes a visit to Gorges Dades. If you’ve decided to stay the night at the camp, you may get up early and enjoy the dawn before taking a shower and eating breakfast.
We’ll take the route to Rissani. The Tafilalt region’s capital and the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty. We’ll take a break here and wander around the main attractions, including as the traditional souk and the donkey park. After that, we’ll travel back through Tinjedad and Tinghir. In this one, we’ll head to the Todra Canyons. These canyons are fascinating since they are roughly 300 meters apart and separated by a river. There are some little stores if you wish to buy a memento. Finally, we’ll make our way to today’s final destination, Gorges Dades, where we’ll spend the night.
Day 8: Gorges Dades to Marrakech
We will travel to Marrakech on the seventh day of our 10 days tour from Casablanca. However, before we get there, we’ll pass through a number of unique and interesting locations. The first is Ouarzazate, Morocco’s, and Africa’s Ouallywood. We’ll stop here to learn about the city that has been and continues to be a popular destination for filmmakers and directors from all over the world. Second, there is the well-known Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, which is unquestionably a work of beauty. As a result, it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco.
We will travel to Marrakech on the seventh day of our 10 days desert tour from Casablanca. However, before we get there, we’ll pass through a number of unique and interesting locations. The first is Ouarzazate, Morocco’s, and Africa’s Ouallywood. We’ll stop here to learn about the city that has been and continues to be a popular destination for filmmakers and directors from all over the world. Second, there is the well-known Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, which is unquestionably a work of beauty. As a result, it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco.
Day 9: Full day in Marrakech
Marrakech, often known as the Red City because to its red sandstone walls, is Morocco’s tourism center. With millions of tourists visiting each year, Marrakech has risen to prominence throughout the country. It is one of the four imperial cities and was built in 1070 by the Almoravids. There is a lot of information about the city that you might be interested in learning about. As a consequence, our travel agency includes a local guide to help you get the most out of your trip.
In general, you will get the opportunity to visit the city and learn about its key attractions. You will, for example, begin by seeing the gardens of Menara, Majorelle, and the Secret Garden. Then, go to the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, and Mellah Quarters. After that, in the evening, you may visit the Koutoubia Mosque and the Jamaa El-Fna Square, Marrakech’s throbbing heart.
Day 10: Transfer to the Airport
The last day of our 10 days tour from Casablanca is determined by your travel information. As previously said, you can conclude this journey in either Marrakech or Casablanca. We would spend more time exploring other sights in Marrakech if you flew in the evening. However, if you want to conclude the journey in Casablanca, we must travel the High Road.
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Unique Desert Tour has tailored the best 10 days tour in Morocco from Casablanca. It allows you to explore the key attractions in the nation that anyone might fit during a 10-day trip. The following is a synopsis of the locations you will visit.
Casablanca, the starting point of our 10 days tour
Casablanca is one of Morocco’s major cities and is well worth a visit. This wonderful Moroccan city became famous across the world thanks to the film Casablanca, but there is much more to see. Despite retaining its culture and heritage, the city is highly contemporary and multicultural.
In addition to these new structures, we can observe several classic buildings in the city’s Art Deco style. The margin or surroundings is one of the places to visit, with dozens of bars and restaurants to enjoy the scenery or even the beach. But, without a question, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques. It was erected partially on the water, and its 200-meter-tall minaret can be seen from afar.
The crimson city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marrakech is a Moroccan city that attracts more tourists due to its abundance of monuments.
One of the biggest attractions is Djemaa el-Fna Square. Visitors can discover traditional snake charmers and history tellers there. For individuals who enjoy strolling around the local shops of the places they visit. It’s worth exploring the souks (traditional markets/fairs) and the wide range of handicrafts on offer. With a little luck, you might be able to discover artisans working on their goods during your visit.
When it comes buying items ranging from wrought iron to textiles, don’t forget to use your bargaining skills to get a decent deal.
The Bahia Palace, the Madrassa Ben Youssef (ancient Koranic school), Majorelle, Menara, hidden gardens, and the Saadian Tombs are all must-sees for architecture and history buffs. Overall, Marrakech has a lot to offer and deserves to be explored.
Fes, Morocco’s oldest imperial city, is the birthplace of the world’s earliest and oldest university. Because it is the best-preserved mosque in the Islamic world. It is the ideal location for learning more about this culture. A visit to the oldest and most historic section of town is a highly interesting experience, as it allows you to see numerous ancient streets and open-air markets, for example. The Royal Palace is one of the must-see attractions in Fes. Although entry is not permitted, it is worthwhile to admire the exterior with its massive bronze doors and brilliant ceramic tiles.
The Chouara Tannery is another must-see attraction. It is a room full of tanks containing liquids colored by natural ingredients (such as saffron), where the leathers are dyed. The appearance is lovely, but be prepared for the unpleasant odor of leather processing!
Although its main attraction is the most traditional aspect of Islamic culture, the city also includes a fresh and modern section that is worth seeing. The so-called Blue Door serves as a dividing line between the two halves of the city. Several restaurants and motels may be found in this area.
Fez, like Marrakech, has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ait Benhaddou is a walled hamlet on the High Atlas Mountains’ tip, positioned between the historic road from Marrakech to the Sahara. It is another another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco, and it provides a look into the Moroccans’ rich past. Ait Benhaddou is fortified with massive walls and turrets.
Currently, the area is sparsely populated, with only approximately eight households remaining. The majority of the people have relocated to a neighbouring, more contemporary community. The location has already served as the scene for the recording of numerous cinema masterpieces, such as the film “Gladiator,” due to its unusual appearance caused by the building using mud bricks.
Chefchaouen, often known as “Blue City,” is a tiny town characterized by white wall structures with blue doors and decorations. The color contrasts appear to brighten the city in blue and violet tones, creating a stunning background for a great photo session.
Because the streets are so tiny, driving around the city is impossible. The walking tour, on the other hand, is worthwhile not only to appreciate the city but also to explore the numerous handcraft businesses.
Depending on the time of year, it is usual to see laundresses washing their clothes in stone washers along the waterfall that flows down from the Rif mountains (stone tanks for washing clothes).
The castle, which is located in the center square, and the mosque, which is the only octagonal structure in the world, are two must-see tourist sites in Chefchaouen.
Todra’s gorges are huge canyons just 25 kilometers from Tinghir.
The entrance road is already a showpiece since it offers stunning scenery along the route, including views of a gigantic palm tree. Every year, tourists from all over the world visit the area in search of adventures such as climbing and hiking, in addition to walks through the gorges and relaxing baths in the region’s watercourses.
The Atlas Mountains are the country’s primary mountains and provide possibilities to escape the chaos of the big cities. During your 10 days tour from Casablanca, you will have the opportunity to see these stunning mountains and landscapes. First, on our journey to the desert, we will cross through the Middle Atlas, stopping at Ifrane. Second, on our route back to Marrakech and Casablanca, we will pass the Anti and High Atlas mountains. We will drive across the Tizi Ntichka Pass in the High Atlas, which is the only way to get to Marrakech from the desert. Across the High Atlas.
It is essential to organize your visit because the entrance road is sometimes closed. Visitors visiting the Atlas Mountains have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to encounter the Berbers, the ancient inhabitants of Africa before the Arabs arrived.
Rabat is Morocco’s capital and the country’s second-largest city. Second only to Casablanca, which is not very important in terms of tourism.
It’s split into two entirely separate parts. On one side, there is a highly contemporary huge metropolis with tall skyscrapers, where you can even ride the modern metro. On the other hand, there is a more traditional historical section enclosed by walls that is still well kept and where you may discover typical Moroccan marketplaces. The Hassan Tower is one of the most important places to see in Rabat. The Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Morocco’s first sovereign ruler, is located in the courtyard of its mosque. It is a very important location for Moroccans and is well worth a visit.
There is also the Chellah (the archaeological site that contains the remnants of a Roman city and a medieval necropolis) and the Rabat Cathedral. Rabat also boasts an excellent selection of beaches, and it is usual to see people wandering about the city on surfboards.
Merzouga, the Highlight of our Casablanca 10 days tour
Merzouga is the name of a tiny city located near the Erg Chebbi golden dunes. The true meaning of this name is unknown. Some attribute it to the Merzoug family and the old Nomad family who originally settled in the desert area. Others claim it is derived from the Arabic term Merzouqa, which means “rich and prosperous land.”
The Erg Chebbi Dunes are located in Morocco’s Sahara Desert and are a must-see visit on every Morocco vacation. Although the vastness of the sand provides the impression of seclusion, entrance to the dunes is simple. A fascinating fact is that people who want to get the complete experience of the location might choose to stay in a tent in the desert itself rather than in one of the nearby hostels or motels.
For those looking for a bit more excitement, the 4×4 trips are a wonderful choice! You may also hire a quad or a buggy and cross the dunes with a local guide.