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10 Days Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca

10 Days Tour from Marrakech

Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes » Meknes » Rabat » Casablanca

10 Days Tour from Marrakech

Overview:

The 10 days tour from Marrakech features classical and historical Moroccan sites. The old medinas, which are ancient towns, along with the UNESCO Heritage Sites, such as famous squares and monuments in the Kingdom. 

In addition to historical sites, we will pass by and enjoy many classical Moroccan landscapes. The Sahara desert, Atlas Mountains, palm groves, and agricultural areas which include valleys with olive trees and wineries. It’s worth mentioning that the Sahara desert will be one of the highlights of the tour because of its mystical unworldly environment. We will show you beautiful desert landscapes with golden rolling dunes, a spectacle you have not seen before.  

In this 10 days tour from Marrakech, we have compiled a route of all the places that are most appreciated by visitors. The classic Morocco tour is a guided tour, which begins in Marrakech and ends in Casablanca. The trip includes scenic road trips, off-road desert drives, mind-blowing landscapes, and traditional Moroccan villages. Additionally, it features getting acquainted with Berber culture, Bedouin camping, desert camel rides, hikes, and visiting kasbahs. 

By the end of the tour, you will feel that you’ve experienced all that classical Moroccan sites have to offer. Seeing classical features such as old medinas, wild landscapes like the Sahara, and ancient archeological sites, this tour includes all you must see during the visit to Morocco. 

Highlights:

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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 » Ait Ben Haddou [182 km]

Our best 10 days tour from Marrakech starts early in the morning. After breakfast, we will pick you up from your riad or hotel and set off in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle towards Ait Ben Haddou village. The drive offers a scenic view of the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. We will be making several stops along the way to enable you to take pictures of these snowcapped peaks. You will be in love with the breathtaking landscape along Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m in attitude). 

At Ait Ben Haddou, we will visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is one of the most popular kasbahs in the country. This fortified red-earthen village is one of the most impressive historic landmarks in Morocco. The village is about 1200 years old, and most of the structures built centuries ago are still intact to this day. Roaming the beaten passageways of this historical kasbah feels like walking in the medieval world. Its authentic vibe of the past is why the city has been featured in many Hollywood. Movies such as Gladiator, Sahara, and the Game of Thrones TV series. We will get to take pictures and learn more about the local tribes in the region. 

At lunch, you will experience the local cuisine, eating at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will take a tour of the Kasbah of Tamdaght, 6 km from Ait Ben Haddou. In the evening hours, we will climb the fortress of Ait Ben Haddou to experience a magical sunset there. Our driver will take you to your riad or hotel for the night.

Day 2: Ouarzazate Sightseeing

Rising early will let us witness and capture the images of the spectacular sunrise at Ait Ben Haddou. After breakfast, we will be on a scenic journey toward Ouarzazate. Approaching the city, the climate becomes more desertlike, paving the way for an amazing desert landscape. On our way are several Berber villages we will be stopping at. Unlike the village of Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate offers a vast range of attractions. The Atlas Film Studio is located in this town and we will make a stop there to take photos and learn about the films made there. After finishing taking the pictures, we headed downtown to explore the city. 

Ouarzazate is popular because of its incredible Old World features, including the architecture of the city. This is why it has been the shooting location for many popular movies. Movies like Black Hawk Down, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy, and the Game of Thrones series among others. We will also go to the Kasbah of Tifoultout and finish with a visit to the Ouarzazate’s Main Square. The square is home to a host of shops and restaurants selling local food and produce. It is also a good place for viewing the sunset. 

In the evening, our guide will take you to the hotel or riad for the night. Here the second day of our 10 days Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech comes to an end.

Day 3: Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Erfoud » Merzouga Desert [396 km]

After breakfast, we will take a road drive towards Todra Gorge. The scenic road passes through Kalaat M’Gouna, Boumalne, and Tanghir route to Todra Gorges. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by massive canyons that are about 400 meters deep. We will walk around the Todra Valley and tour the major oases found alongside it. You will have fun hiking the Todra River gorge. The site is a perfect spot for photographing as well. 

We will be having our lunch at a restaurant serving local cuisine. After that we head on a road trip towards Merzouga, where camels will be waiting for us. You will enjoy one of the best desert camel rides in Morocco, about an hour and thirty minutes to Berber camp. We will climb the giant dunes of Erg Chabbi among others. You will see a beautiful sunset over the dunes. 

The night will be spent at a Berber nomad camp, where traditional food will be served. You will be entertained by classical Berber music and dancing around the campfire.

Day 4: Exploring Merzouga [60 km]

We will wake up early in the morning to experience the magical view of the sunrise on top of the dunes in the Merzouga desert. Our tour guide will wake you up to ensure you don’t miss the desert sunrise! You need to bring a camera if you want to capture this moment. 

A camel ride will take you back to the Merzouga. An air-conditioned 4×4 off-road vehicle is at your service for a ride to Hassilabied and Khamlia villages. We will meet nomads camps in the desert on the way. We will also have an opportunity to get acquainted with live Gnawa music by the Gnawa tribe. The off-road trip will head deeper into the Sahara to Lake Dayte Sarje, to several oases near the dunes. We will see black volcanic rocks there. Then we stop by Rissani, exploring its 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 [271 km]

Our 10-day tour from Marrakech continues in order to see other beautiful attractions. After breakfast, we have a long road trip ahead of us: more than 470 km from Merzouga to Midelt. There are several stops along the way to see the most popular attractions. 

One of the popular cities on the way to Midelt is Erfoud. It is referred to as the fossil city of Morocco due to its rich fossil deposits. So, we will visit a local craft workshop to see how the fossil is extracted from bedrock. The city also boasts many restaurants where you can have a bite of local food. Other places we will visit are Erfoud, Aoufous, the Ziz Valley, and Errachidia. 

You will get a chance to visit Berber villages along the way, and take pictures. Then the oasis of Aoufous. It is another must-see place. The panoramic views of the oasis are part of what makes it so popular. 

By the afternoon we should be at Midelt. We will be exploring Midelt 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. In the evening, we will get to relax in the view of the sunset in Midelt.

Day 6: Midelt » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes [204 km]

Early breakfast at your riad/hotel and we will set off toward the city of Fes. Several popular tourist spots are on the route. We will pass through such significant towns as Zaida and Timahdte before arriving at a cedar forest near Azrou. This forest is known for its amiable Barbary macaque monkeys. We will be making a longer stop here to enjoy forest fruits and berries and play with the monkeys. 

From Azrou, we will take a spectacular road drive to Ifrane. The city is also known as Moroccan Switzerland because of its clean environment. It has been recognized as the second cleanest city in the world. You will detect the change in the environment immediately after entering the city. The first settlement of the area was in the 16th century. We will see both the recent and older parts of Ifrane. 

Next is a drive to the city of Fes. We will have a stroll in the medieval town before going to the riad or hotel for the night.

Day 7: Fes Sightseeing with a local guide

In the morning, we will pick you up from your riad or hotel and set off to explore the city of Fes. Fes is the oldest of the four imperial cities of Morocco. For over 1200 years since it was founded, the city has remained untouched. Therefore, its ancient features are still intact. A stroll on the streets of Fes is like living in the ancient world. Walking the streets truly feels like being in medieval Morocco. 

Our first visit will be to the two medina quarters where we will marvel at the centuries-old streets. Fes el Bali is one of the popular medinas in Fes and the largest intact medina in the world. From here, you can see a breathtaking sight of the minaret of the famous Medersa Bou Inania. We will visit Medersa el-Attarine before going to lunch. 

In the afternoon we will see more sites, including the medieval Quaraouiyine Mosque built in AD 857. Its prayer hall can hold up to 20,000 worshipers and the mosque hosts the world’s oldest library. In the library’s collection is a Qur’an from the 9th century. We will visit the old Mellah (Jewish Quarter) in Fes el Jedid as well as the site of the Royal Palace right next to it. Other attractions of the day are Bab Bou Jeloud, Chouara Tannery, and the Ibn Danan synagogue.

Day 8: Fes » Meknes [64 km]

If you love photography and want to capture the empty streets of Fes’ Medina, waking up early in the morning is important. Then you will witness a spectacular sunrise above Fes. After breakfast, there will be more of the modern and medieval Fes to explore. The Bou Jeloud Gardens and Jnan Sbil Park, Ville Nouvelle, including striking fountains, shopping locations, mosques, and cultural venues. The different architecture of the Ville Nouvelle will blow your mind away. 

After lunchtime, we’ll be on an exciting road trip to Meknes. The imperial city of Meknes has much in common with Fes when it comes to blending ancient and modern qualities of civilization. Among the major attractions of the city are the Imperial City and the bustling medina of locals. As the city’s roots stretch back to the 9th century, there are a lot of historical attractions like centuries-old ruins to explore. Meknes has vibrant souks which we will also explore during the day. In the evening, our driver will take you back to your Riad or hotel.

Day 9: Meknes » Rabat [156 km]

We will spend the entire morning exploring 2,000-year-old Roman ruins and other ancient sites at Volubilis. Having origins going back 5000 years, Volubilis has fascinating things to teach about history and the Roman Empire. With its architecture and other features, it is one of the most striking places to visit en route to Meknes. If you want to capture the sight of the temple remains and other ancient ruins don’t forget to bring your camera. 

We will return to Meknes for lunch before taking a road drive to the Imperial City of Rabat. Along the way, we will pass several towns, including Khemisset, Tiflet, Ait Malek, Sidi Allal el Bahraoli, and Sale. Quick stops for taking pictures are provided. Every one of these towns has something unique to offer. Many tribal villages can also be found along the way. The route is hilly, forming a spectacular mountainous landscape. It is really an amazing road trip. We will spend the night in Rabat.

Day 10: Rabat Sightseeing

Breakfast in the morning, then our driver will pick you up from your riad or hotel and we will set off to tour Rabat. Being one of the imperial cities, it has a beautiful mix of modern and ancient qualities. Founded in the 12th century, Rabat remains a gem for tourists coming to Morocco. 

We will start with Oudaias Kasbah situated at the oldest mosque in the city. We get to walk the beaten streets of the medieval medina and see the nearby attractions. On to the ancient settlement of Chellah and then having lunch at local cafés. 

In the afternoon we will visit the iconic Hassan Tower, a minaret left half-finished, and other remnants of what was once to be the world’s largest mosque. We will also go to the medina of Rabat before heading over to the Ville Nouvelle or the new city. 

Ville Nouvelle, as its name would suggest, offers a wealth of French architecture. We will make sure not to forget the vibrant souks of Rabat before taking our last road trip, heading to Casablanca. This is where the classic Morocco tour ends. The road trip traverses fantastic landscapes and provides a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Sea. Our driver will drop you off at your location Riad/hotel. 

Here our 10 days tour from Marrakech comes to an end.

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Good To Know:

The 10 days tour from Marrakech doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 10 days 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 are happy to include them in the itinerary. 

Also, if you are 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 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 Casablanca 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.

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 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!