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10 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech to Tangier

10 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech

Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert » Erfoud » Ziz Valley » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes » Meknes » Volubilis » Chefchaouen » Tangier

10 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech

Overview:

This 10 days Morocco tour from Marrakech is put together to help you discover Morocco’s enchanting beauty. In general, featuring a perfect mix of Moroccan culture, desert adventures, popular attractions, and relaxation, this is a tour that gives you a lifetime experience of Morocco. We have included more than twelve cities both in the northern and southern parts of the country. The trip features activities for having a memorable time like scenic road trips, desert tours, off-road driving, luxury desert camping, camel rides, hikes, and visiting Kasbah, just to mention a few.  

First, we start out with the variant Marrakech which is called Red City because of its appearance. Next, we continue our travel towards the majestic Atlas Mountains and relax at Todra Gorge while grossing our way to the Sahara desert. As a matter of fact, this part of the drive is particularly interesting because you can admire how the high mountainous landscape is changing into a desert-like environment. Afterward leaving the desert behind, we will cross the cedar forested part of the country and then the beautiful rolling hills of the Moroccan agricultural district with olive trees and wineries. Finally, we are on our way to the northern part of the country where the climate gets a bit cooler and the scenery switches between valleys and mountains. In general, this tour is the best way to see many different parts of Morocco and learn about life in different Moroccan regions. 

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Additional information:

  1. We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  2. All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
  3. In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  4. Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Tour Plan:

Day 1: Marrakech » Tizi n’Tichka » Ait Ben Haddou [181 km]

In the morning at 8:30 we will start our first day of our best 10 days Morocco tour from Marrakech, Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel/riad in Marrakech in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. We will start our tour driving out from Marrakech, our very first site being Ait Ben Haddou. The road offers breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. We will be making several stops on the way to enable you to take in the beauty of the snowcapped peaks and the magnificent landscape along the Tizi n’Tichka pass. At the site, we will visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, one of the most popular kasbahs in Morocco. This fortified village of earthen clay structures is an impressive historic landmark. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

In the village, we can learn about pre-Saharan building techniques, although none of the houses are older than the 17th century. Roaming the old trodden passageways of this desert kasbah feels like being in another time. After lunch, we will tour the Kasbah of Tamdaght, a little less than 4 miles (6 km) from Ait-Ben Haddou. In the evening, we will climb the fortress of Ait Ben Haddou to get a magical view of the sunset. Our guide will then take you to your accommodation for the night.

Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate 

If you are interested in capturing a spectacular sunrise at Ait Ben Haddou, be prepared to rise early. After breakfast, we will drive towards Ouarzazate. Closer to the city, the climate becomes more desertlike offering up a splendid desert landscape. There are also several Berber villages on our way, and we will stop by to see them. 

Unlike Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate offers a more diverse range of attractions. We will first stop by the Atlas Film Studios, before heading downtown to explore the town. Ouarzazate is loved because of its incredible old-world features, and it’s one of the reasons the location has been popular with Hollywood filmmakers. 

We will visit the Kasbahs of Tifoultoute and Taourirt. From there we will go sightseeing in Ouarzazate main square. The square is lined with restaurants and cafés selling local food. It is also a good site for viewing the sunset. In the evening our guide will take you back to your hotel or riad for the night.

Day 3: Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Erfoud » Merzouga Desert [368 km]

After breakfast, we will continue on our 10 days Morocco tour from Marrakech. We will be heading to Todra Gorges. The scenic road passes through Kalaat M’Gouna, Boumalne Dades, and Tinghir. At the gorge, you will be welcomed by the massive canyons about 1,300 ft (400 m) deep. We will walk around the valley and tour major oases in the vicinity. You will have fun hiking the Todra Gorges and marveling at this natural wonder. 

After Todra Gorge, we will continue towards the oasis town of Erfoud. The town has many quality restaurants and cafés, so, we will have our selection of great places to choose from for lunch. You will get to enjoy the traditional cuisine of the local people. Erfoud is a city known for its rich fossil deposits and we will visit a craft workshop to see how they extract the fossil from bedrock. 

A desert road trip to Merzouga comes next. You will hop on one of the best camel rides in Morocco. It is a ride of about an hour and thirty minutes to Berber camp where we will be staying. You will climb the giant dunes of Erg Chebbi’s sea of sand and enjoy a tranquil sunset over the dunes. The night will be spent at a Berber camp in the desert, with traditional food served and Berber music played.

Day 4: Exploring Merzouga Desert [60 km]

We will wake up early in the morning to experience the magical sunrise on top of the dunes in the Merzouga desert. Set the alarm so that you don’t miss the spectacle. A camel ride will take us back to Merzouga where our driver will be waiting to take us on a drive heading deeper into the desert. 

We will freshen up and be on our way into the Erg Chebbi dunes. We will visit Hassilabied, Khamlia, and other villages in the area. Meet the nomads camping in the desert and have an opportunity to enjoy live Gnawa music by the Gnawa tribe. 

The trip will pass deeper into the desert where we will see Lake Dayte Sarje and several oases at the dunes. Then we make a stop at Rissani to explore its famous souks and bazaars for the best part of the afternoon. In the evening, we will drive you back to your riad or hotel in Merzouga.

Day 5: Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt [263 km]

After breakfast, prepare for a long road trip from Merzouga to Midelt. Several stops will be made along the way to enable you to see some of the popular attractions. Major sites we come across are Aoufous, Ziz Valley, Errachidia, and Er-Rich on the way to Midelt. There will be opportunities to take in the beautiful countryside as well as interact with the local tribes, including the Berbers. The oasis of Aoufous in the area is another must-see place. 

By the afternoon we will have reached Midelt. We will be exploring the city for the remaining part of the day. Some of the key attractions to visit are Aguelmous, Eglise de Midelt, Notre Dame de l’Atlas monastery, and the spectacular Gorges d’Aouli. We will also stop by the Berber villages to explore local life. The evening will be spent watching the sun go down in Midelt.

Day 6: Midelt » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes [212 km]

After breakfast, we will set off toward Fes. There are several spots on the way where we will stop to take in the scenery. Some of the popular places include the town of Zaida and Timahdte, before arriving at the cedar forest near Azrou. This forest is known for its affable Barbary monkeys. We will stop here for a while for us to enjoy forest fruits and berries, and to play with the monkeys. 

From Azrou, we will be on our way to Ifrane. The city is also referred to as Moroccan Switzerland because of its clean environment. Ifrane is a contemporary city that looks more like belonging to a European continent than Africa. You will feel the striking contrast in architecture and urban structure immediately. Its climate is rather cool, with snowy winters and moderate summers. We will go to the town to see. 

A visit to this town cannot be complete without seeing the stone lion monument at a city park. In the evening, we will take another scenic road trip to the city of Fes. We will have walks in the medieval town before returing to the hotel for the night.

Day 7: Fes Sightseeing with a local guide

In the morning, our tour guide will pick you up at your accommodation and we have the whole day to explore the city. It’s been over 1200 years since Fes was founded and thus it offers a lot of historical features and content. A stroll on the streets truly feels like being in medieval Morocco. We will first head to the two medina quarters, walking on the centuries-old streets. Fes el-Bali is one of the popular medinas in town and it is also the largest intact medina in the world. From here, you can see the breathtaking sight of the minaret of the famous Medersa Bou Inania. 

After medinas, we will visit Medersa el- el-Attarine before heading to lunch. In the afternoon we will sightsee more of the town, including the Quaraouiyine Mosque built in AD 857. Its prayer hall can hold up to 20,000 worshipers. The oldest library in the world is in this mosque, and its collection, there is a Qur’an dating from the 9th century. 

We will then visit the old mullah (Jewish Quarter) in Fes el-Jedid as well as the site of the Royal Palace right next to it. Other attractions of the day include Bab Bou Jeloud, Chouara Tannery, and Ibn Danan synagogue.

Day 8: Fes » Meknes [64 km]

If you want to capture something special, rise early to the empty streets of Fes. The Medina is a perfect site for early morning photography. You will also have the chance to capture a spectacular sunrise over the city. After breakfast, we have more of Fes to explore. We will head to the Bou Jeloud Gardens and Jnan Sbil Park. From there we will head to Ville Nouvelle, which is home to many attractions, including striking fountains, shopping locations, mosques, and cultural venues. The dramatic contrast in architecture as we enter Ville Nouvelle will blow your mind away. 

After lunchtime, we will be on an exciting road trip to Meknes. The imperial city of Meknes has a lot in common with Fes when it comes to blending old and modern qualities. Among the major attractions of this city is the bustling medina of locals. With the town’s roots stretching back to the 9th century, there are a lot of historical attractions for us to sightsee. We will also pay a visit to Meknes’ vibrant souks. In the evening our driver will take you to your riad or hotel.

Day 9: Meknes » Volubilis » Chefchaouen [196 km] 

We will get up early in the morning to enjoy a beautiful sunrise. If you have a thing for photography, you will be able to capture the ghost streets of Meknes since they will be empty early in the morning. After breakfast, we will take a thrilling ride to the excavated town of Volubilis. 

We will spend the entire morning exploring the well-preserved Roman ruins, architecture, mosaics, art, and other ancient features at the archaeological site. With roots in the 3rd century BCE, Volubilis has many fascinating things to teach about history, especially about the Roman Empire. History buffs will love this site, and it has something to offer everyone. 

In the evening, we will continue on our tour towards the Blue Pearl, or Chefchaouen. It’s a specular road drive characterized by a powerful mountainous landscape. We will stay in Chafchaouen for the night.

Day 10: Exploring Chefchaouen » Tangier [112 km]

Waking up to find yourself in the beautiful Chefchaouen is a magical feeling. We’ll have breakfast and then start exploring the town. Chefchaouen is a city with history and a very unique place in the whole world. It has retained its look since the 15th century, hence providing a mind-blowing atmosphere. We will visit the major attractions, including the old town and historical medina, also known as the Blue Town. 

The architecture and the blue-washed houses make it a photographer’s paradise. We will take strolls on the streets before leaving for the souks. We will visit Plaza Outa el-Hamman, which is lined with local traditional restaurants and cafés, and have lunch here. Afterward, we will sightsee more attractions, including the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque, Ras el-Ma, souks, and bazaars, and we will go on a scenic hike in the Rif Mountains. 

In the evening, we will take the last road trip of our South to North Morocco Tour towards the coastal city of Tangier. The drive offers breathtaking vistas of the hilly landscape all around us. At Tangier our driver will drop you off at your location riad/hotel, marking the end of a memorable South to North Morocco Tour.

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Good To Know:

The 10 days Morocco tour from Marrakech doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, The 10 days Morocco tour from Marrakech can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we’re happy to include them in the itinerary.

Also, if you’re not familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you as well as help you to make your decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The trip costs vary based on the number of passengers and the chosen lodging type. You have the option to upgrade hotels and Sahara camps from standard to luxury. For detailed pricing information, kindly refer to the designated section.

Our exclusive 10 days Morocco tour from Marrakech offers a private option, ensuring a personalized and intimate exploration.

The 10 days in Morocco tour start at your Marrakech hotel/riad, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience. The journey concludes at a hotel or the Tangier airport for added flexibility and convenience.

For your utmost comfort, we deploy a fleet of vehicles, featuring the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX and Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for larger groups. This choice enhances your overall travel experience.

The camel ride that spans approximately one hour, allowing you to savor the journey as you make your way to the camp.

Rest assured, the tents are exclusively private. The standard camp offers communal bathrooms, while the luxury camp boasts private tents with ensuite bathrooms for a more lavish experience.

Certainly! If camels aren’t your preferred mode of transportation, a 4×4 car is available for your convenience, providing seamless transfers to and from the camp at no additional cost. Kindly inform us of your preference at the time of booking so that we can tailor the experience to suit your needs.

Rest assured, the tents are exclusively private. The standard camp offers communal bathrooms, while the luxury camp boasts private tents with ensuite bathrooms for a more lavish experience.

Yes, the luxury desert camp is thoughtfully equipped with electricity sourced from solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable environment during your stay.

Yes, you can! Numerous ATV rental companies in Merzouga offer quality quad bikes and dunes buggies in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you in arranging this, and you can directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. The cost is typically 50 Euros per quad per hour.

Marrakech is renowned for its lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square, bustling souks, and iconic Koutoubia Mosque. The city’s charm extends to the tranquil Majorelle Garden, historic Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs. Traditional riads offer an authentic stay, while the aromatic spice markets and exquisite cuisine delight visitors. Additionally, Marrakech serves as a gateway to the breathtaking Atlas Mountains for outdoor exploration.

Here’s a comprehensive list of essentials for your 10 days Morocco tour from Marrakech:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf or Hat
  • Long jeans (comfortable for camel trek)
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Rugged sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • Small backpack for essentials
  • Wallet to secure valuables like phone and cards.

Reviews:

Gabriele
Gabriele
2023-09-22
Excellent experience in Morocco During the last months, I’ve been visiting Morocco quite often with groups. The experience, organisation, structures, activities as well as the support provided before, during and after the trip let us have an amazing experience. Drivers are always so skilled, professional and kind: worth-mentioning is especially Mustafa, with whom I travelled twice. Hope to see you soon again!
Sergio B
Sergio B
2023-09-10
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Sunny4Sun
Sunny4Sun
2023-09-09
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
2023-09-06
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Diana
Diana
2023-07-09
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
2023-04-08
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
andreschilesan
andreschilesan
2023-01-10
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Maria
Maria
2022-12-16
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at bestmoroccotravel.com And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
2022-09-22
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
2022-06-12
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!