10 days in Morocco - Casablanca to Merzouga desert tour

Key Features
Tour Name: 10 Days Casablanca to Merzouga
Tour Type: Private Grand Tour
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Departure: Daily
Availability: Everyday
Starting Point: Casablanca
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Fes, Azrou, Ifrane, Merzouga, Tinghir, Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate, Marrakech.
Key attractions: Hassan II Mosque, Oudaya Kasbah, Blue City Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Bab El-Mansour, The Medina of Fes, Bab Boujloud, Sahara Desert of Merzouga, Camel ride in desert & the view of sunset, sunrise, Spend night in a desert Camp, Dades Gorges, Todra Gorges, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Kasbah Amridil in Skoura.
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10 days in Morocco itinerary - From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert Tour

10 days in Morocco itinerary - From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert Tour

How you will spend these 10 days in Morocco?

Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 10 days in Morocco, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of 10-day Morocco itinerary from Casablanca to Merzouga

10 days desert tour from Casablanca to Merzouga and Chefchaouen is designed to spend 9 nights in Morocco. With these ten days in Morocco's itinerary, you'll explore the top Moroccan cities and discover the imperial cities of Morocco (Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Marrakech), and beautiful places such as the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi. Our trip is available with a local English-speaking driver and guide. The tour will start from Casablanca then we'll pass through Rabat the current capital of Morocco to reach the blue city Chefchaouen, after visiting and exploring the main attractions of Rabat. Later on, you'll discover the blue city of Chefchaouen. The itinerary will take you to Fes imperial city, along the way, we'll visit Volubilis, which is the Oldest Roman post south of Morocco, where you can witness the glory of the Roman Empire and enjoy the beautiful mosaic in the ruined mansions. Then cross Meknes city, we'll take a stroll in its El Hedim square and Medina. We'll be sightseeing all the interesting places in the city including Mausoleum Moulay Ismail, Sahrij Souani, and Bab El Mansour which is the biggest gate in Morocco. You will have a full-day to roam in the main attractions of Fes. Then in Merzouga, you will have the experience of a camel trekking trip over Erg Chebbi dunes and night in the desert camp. By leaving Merzouga to Marrakech you'll explore in your way Todra gorges, Dades gorges, Roses valley, and so many amazing Berber villages in your road. There are many stops in the itinerary to document your trip by taking pictures of the splendid panoramic nature sceneries and in every interesting spot. The end of the tour will be in Marrakech or Casablanca.
You'll not have time to see the whole country in just 10 days, but this itinerary includes, the most beautiful areas, cities, and attractions worth visiting.


Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Arrival to Casablanca - Transfer from the airport to your accommodation

Upon your arrival to Casablanca, you'll meet our professional driver/guide in the airport who will pick you up and show you what surrounded Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. Explore the city of Casablanca depends on the time of your arrival. During the first day of our Casablanca to Merzouga 10 days, we'll visit the vital places and monuments that contribute widely to the beauty and both cultural and historical importance of Casablanca city. The first thing to see in Casablanca is the Mosque of Hassan II, one of the biggest and most beautiful mosques in the world, while it’s gorgeously positioned right by the shore of the Atlantic ocean, making it the most beautiful mosque in Africa because of its prestigious interior decorated with the finest Moroccan mosaic. You'll be amazed at the stunning decoration and the magnificent architecture. In your private tour, we'll also take you to discover the Habous market and Quartier, explore the Corniche Coastal of Casablanca, then drive to a restaurant to get a tempting fresh sea-food dish for lunch. You'll spend your first night in a hotel or riad in Casablanca.

Driving distance Approximately 20 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 00 hr 35 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Casablanca.
Meals Breakfast
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen

After breakfast at your accommodation in Casablanca, we'll drive towards Chefchaouen. The itinerary of today will take you to visit some interesting sites in Rabat such as "Royal Palace", "the Hassan Tower", and "the Mausoleum of Mohamed V". Also, you'll visit the main places on your road. Then, we continue our journey to Chefchaouen. Overnight at Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen.

Driving distance Approximately 340 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 56 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.
Meals Breakfast
Day 3: Full-day trip to explore Chefchaouen, Sightseeing tour

Today is dedicated to visiting Chefchaouen's important sightseeing. After your breakfast at your accommodation, you can explore the gorgeous town of Chefchaouen, the most famous touristic attractions in Morocco. Chefchaouen's most striking feature is the blue paint that is coloring the walls of the Medina in different shapes of blue. Once you've entered the Medina of Chefchaouen you should start climbing to "Ras El Maa Waterfall" which is a very famous water source on the top of a mountain, from which you can see most of the city and discover its mountainous terrain. On your way to the top, you'll come across the following monuments and symbolic buildings like Place "Outa El Hamam" which is a square surrounded by cafes and restaurants, a peaceful place to relax. In the square, you'll see the "Kasbah" which dates back to the 18th century, a heavily restored walled fortress that now has a lovely garden on Chefchaouen. However, your tour is incomplete if you don't visit the "Grand Spanish Mosque", which was built in the 15th century. Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.
Meals Breakfast
Day 4: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

After breakfast at your accommodation in Chefchaouen, the journey starts toward Fes by leaving Chefchaouen. Today the itinerary goes through Ouazzane. Along the way, we'll visit Volubilis, which is the Oldest Roman post south of Morocco, where you can witness the glory of the Roman Empire and enjoy the beautiful mosaic in the ruined mansions. Then cross Meknes city, we'll take a stroll in its El Hedim square and Medina. We'll be sightseeing all the interesting places in the city including Mausoleum Moulay Ismail, Sahrij Souani, and Bab El Mansour which is the biggest gate in Morocco, lunch will be in Meknes. Later on, we'll carry on our trip to the imperial city of Fes where you'll spend the night at a hotel or Riad.

Driving distance Approximately 262 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 26 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Fes.
Meals Breakfast
Day 5: Full-day trip to explore the city of Fes

Today is dedicated to visiting Fez's important sightseeing and monuments, the oldest cultural and spiritual city in the world. The city was founded in 790 A.C by Moulay Idriss II. Accompanied by a local guide. Fez has very interesting sites and monuments and sites including Al-Qarawiyyin University (the first established university in the world), Bou Inania Madrasa (theological colleges), the Jewish District (Millah), plazas, neighborhood Andaulisians, and potters, museums, Souks (traditional markets), the amazing Tanneries, and Bab Boujloud. Lunch will be at a typical Moroccan restaurant in the old Medina. Fez is also the artisan capital of Morocco. Your full-day trip of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. After the tour, we drive you back to your riad or hotel. Overnight stay in Fes.

Driving distance Approximately 20 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 00 hr 35 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Fes.
Meals Breakfast
Day 6: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga Desert

After breakfast at your accommodation in Fes, we leave Fes heading southeast, through the city of Ifrane (Switzerland of Morocco), and Cedar Forest in Azrou the largest woodland in Morocco where apes live our second stop will be hereafter Ifrane. Afterward, we'll stop in Midelt for having lunch. Our itinerary will continue to cross Tizi N'Taghamt and along the magnificent Ziz valley then you'll have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. Later on, we continue the journey to the desert of Merzouga. Overnight in Hotel or Riad in Merzouga.

Driving distance Approximately 463 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 7 hr 23 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 7: Merzouga - Sahara Desert sightseeing - Camel ride - Desert camp

Today is devoted to exploring the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and the village surrounded. After breakfast, at your accommodation, the journey starts by visiting the nomads that still live-in Berber tents in the middle of the Sahara desert; see how they are living and drink a cup of tea with them. Afterward, we'll visit the small village of Khamilia where the Gnaoua people, you'll have firsthand experience with their music and lifestyle. The lunch will be with these black peoples. Later on, we go back to Merzouga, where we'll leave the car, and take the experience of camel trekking over the high sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. You'll see the beautiful view of the sunset on top of a high dune, then we'll back to your desert camp where you are going to spend your night. After a delicious dinner, time to listen to Berber music played by local nomads under stars, and if you love dancing you can dance on the tones of barbarian music.

Driving distance Approximately 86 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 01 hr 09 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 8: Merzouga Desert - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

Before returning to your accommodation in Merzouga, you'll wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise over the amazing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, and cast various shadows and colors over the sea of sand dunes. Then, you'll take a camel ride back to your accommodation in Merzouga, you'll have the opportunity to take a shower and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then we head to Rissani to visit its traditional market considered to be the largest in the whole of Southern Morocco. After that, we'll leave for spectacular Todra gorges which is the highest and the narrow gorge in Morocco, and stroll in its magnificent canyon, the lunch will be in a restaurant overlooking the valley. After lunch, we'll continue our day by heading to Dades Valley, where you'll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". The night will be spent at a hotel or Riad overlooking the amazing Dades valley.

Driving distance Approximately 274 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 25 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Dades Gorges.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 9: Dades Gorges - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

Today, we'll leave Dades gorges towards Marrakech. However, before you head over to Marrakech, you'll explore the best of Dades valley. Then You'll be travelling through the road of Thousand Kasbahs and have a break to visit Kalaat M'Gouna (Valley of Roses) in this amazing place, you'll be able to purchase the products of rose, every year a rose festival is held in May. We continue the way to visit Amridil Kasbah in Skoura. Then you are going to visit the Ouarzazate cinema's studio, where famous movies were shot. It called Atlas Studio or Hollywood of Africa. Visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a rest point for caravans in the past, and the scene for filming many international movies nowadays. The lunch will be in a restaurant overlooking the Kasbah. Finally, we continue to travel through Tizi N'Tichka to Marrakech, it offers impressive views of valleys, mountains, and many Berber villages nearby. By the evening we'll arrive in Marrakech. Overnight stay at Hotel or Riad in Marrakech.

Driving distance Approximately 332 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 37 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Day 10: Marrakesh Sightseeing - Full-day trip in Marrakech

Today's devoted to visiting Marrakech (called Morocco Red City). The journey begins after having breakfast at your accommodation. It's nicknamed the Red City because of the color of its great walls. The journey of visiting Marrakech includes the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Gardens, and the Souks. In Marrakech, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the square of Jamma El-Fna. In this large square, visitors see attend dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, and snake charmers perform to entertain. To get the tour finished our driver will take you to the airport or to your chosen accommodation. End of our services: 10 days tour from Casablanca to Merzouga via Chefchaouen and Desert.
We hope that you enjoyed our company.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Meals Breakfast

Note:

Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.


Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.


What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • 8 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.


Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.



Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.


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