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12 Days Tour from Casablanca to North & Desert

12 Days Tour from Casablanca

Casablanca » Chefchaouen » Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech » Essaouira » Casablanca

12 Days Tour from Casablanca

Overview:

Your 12 days tour from Casablanca will begin in the biggest city of this beautiful country. Casablanca holds one of the largest mosques on the planet, called the Hassan II mosque. Before moving to the capital city Rabat you are going to have a chance to visit Hassan Tower and Kasbah of Oudayas. Next, we will drive directly to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco.

On the next morning get up early and explore this lovely small city before heading to Volubilis, Then we will visit Meknes, to have a short glimpse of the big door of MANSOUR and later set off for Fes.  After Fes we will head to the cleanest city in Morocco of Ifrane City.

Merzouga Sahara desert will be the next destination, where you will experience the camel ride over the sand dunes and stay for the night in a luxury camp. Also, we will visit the Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, and the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

While driving, we will pass through Berber villages before arriving in Marrakech. The international city where you will find the famous Jamae Lafna square, Koutoubia mosque and so much more. We will also stop in the coastal town of Essaouira and enjoy the spiritual Gnawa music, at the end of your trip.

The 12 day tour from Casablanca will end in the same place as it´s started. 

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: Welcome to Casablanca

On the first day, we will meet you at the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca and bring you to your hotel, where you can check in and relax. You will have a whole day/afternoon at your disposal in the hotel/riad so you can prepare yourself for this big tour.

Day 2: Casablanca » Rabat » Chefchaouen [341 km]

The next day of our 12 days tour from Casablanca we will start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque. This is the largest mosque in the world and surely represents Moroccan architecture. It is also the only mosque in the world that offers inside tours to non-Muslims. 

Once we had explored Casablanca, we will transfer you via luxury car towards the administrative capital of Morocco, Rabat. Here you will explore the magnificent Kasbah of Oudayas, Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Then we will head to Chefchaouen, the pearl or the blue city like Moroccans call it. 

Here you can walk a bit through these beautiful city streets and enjoy your time. After we will be checking in to your riad.

Day 3: Chefchaouen Sightseeing

We will explore Chefchaouen after you had a delicious breakfast in your Riad. It’s a wonderfully little, charming, clean, and airy town. You will visit the old Medina, the Plaza Uta Hammam, and the Square in the heart of the town. It has steep, narrow cobblestone alleyways, whitewashed walls, blue doors, and windows, and the green surrounding hills as a backdrop. All this made Chefchaouen a wonderful place to enjoy fascinating photographs. 

While you’re in the mountains, you will see the beautiful natural spring water of Ras Elma. You will get a chance to learn more about this city as you explore it. There are many places you’ll want to visit, such as the souk (market). and so many more places. Then we’ll carry you back to your Riad for the night.

Day 4: Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes [260 km]

Following, we will travel to the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. The Romans controlled this town for approximately 200 years, making it one of the Empire’s most remote outposts. 

Along the way, we will pass through the Holy town of Moulay Driss, to reach our next destination which is Mekens City. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the historic imperial cities. The Imperial City which includes gardens, palaces, and the Bab al-Mansour entrance. The old medina and the Bab al-Mansour are the two primary points of attraction in this city. 

In the afternoon we continue toward Fes, staying in a traditional Riad in the city to rest and get ready for the following day.

Day 5: Fes Sightseeing with a local guide

Your 12 days continues. On this day you will spend the entire day exploring the first Moroccan royal metropolis. Your tour guide will take you on a full-day city tour of Fes that includes stops at the oldest university in the world, Al-Qarawiyyin University, and the two medina districts of Fes el Bali and Fes el Jdid. 

Then from the magnificent Bab Boujeloud gate at Fes el Bali, you will go upstairs for a look at the 11th-century dye pots. Discover the Al Attarine Madrasa, go to Fes el Jdid to see the Mellah (Jewish cemetery) and, if you do have time, watch the sunset from the Marinid Tombs.

Day 6: Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Midelt » Ziz Valley » Merzouga Desert [463 km]

Heading up to Ifrane we will enjoy the road and see many incredible places. Driving through the high Atlas mountains, we will pass through several small villages and cities, such as the city of Ifrane. This is one of the cleanest and safest cities in Morocco. It’s called the Switzerland of Morocco because of its similarity to a Swiss alpine resort. 

We will take a tour of the cedar forest in Azrou, which is well-known for its friendly monkeys which you will enjoy playing with and feeding. Before embarking on another exhilarating road trip to the town of Midelt, we will have lunch. 

As we drive south, through a dramatic mountain landscape, we enjoy the beautiful views and scenery that nature has to offer. At Ziz Valley, we will pause to take in the magnificent sight of this vast oasis dotted with palm groves. 

The Sahara desert is only an hour’s drive away, and the camels are already waiting for us there. After a break, you will hike across the towering dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert with a guide and ride camels. Before getting to camp, you’ll see a magnificent sunset over the sand. 

You will be fascinated by the extensive history of Berber music and culture. This strange musical instrument is played by Berbers over a campfire in the darkness and under the stars and you will undoubtedly enjoy this pleasant weather.

Day 7: Merzouga Sightseeing [60 km]

If you want to see one of the most magnificent sunrises in the world, you would need to get up early. Then we will take a long journey through the Sahara desert to explore its various regions. Starting at Merzouga’s central area, which has a large lake, we will travel down an old trade route to the Sahara desert. Here the Tuareg people still live as nomads. We will visit them for tea and learn about their way of life. 

Then, after stopping at a restaurant for lunch, we will proceed to the mining districts, that were exploted by France in the past. We continue to Khamlia town, an African settlement made up of black Berbers with ancestry in Mali and Niger. We will be able to dance and enjoy their music (Gnawa music). Then stop at a stunning oasis on the edge of the sand before wrapping up the day at the hotel.

Day 8: Merzouga Desert » Rissani » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges [271 km]

Rissani will be our next destination. Once we get there, you will have free time to visit the local market. It takes place on 3 special days of the week – Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. 

We continue our journey to Dades Valley via Todra Valley with its mud villages and mountains. Next to Todra Gorges, a narrow vertical passage with vertical cliffs over 300m high rising dramatically on each side. This is very popular destination for climbers. 

Moving on to the Dades Valley where you will visit the mud kasbahs, Even though many kasbahs are currently in ruin, some of them are still occupied by local families. Also, nomads herding their animals might be seen. We will stop at a hotel overlooking the valley.

Day 9: Dades Gorges » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech [330 km]

Rose petals are processed into rosewater or exported to perfume industries in Rose town “Kelâat M’Gouna” which will be our new city to visit. The Festival of Roses is held here every year, in May. There are so many kasbahs there to see, as you drive along Rose Street in Skoura you’ll see them everywhere. The kasbahs in the region are among the best in Morocco, and Skoura itself is a very picturesque town.

Next, we will visit the Ouarzazate “Hollywood of Africa”–with the biggest movie studios in Morocco. You will be amazed by the sights of this city. The famous UNESCO World Heritage site the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. 

After that, we will continue through the Atlas Mountains, heading towards Marrakech via Tizi N Tichka road. It is an exciting passage that will make you feel the atmosphere of the mountain range. 

Few hours drive and we arrive in Marrakech, just on time for your dinner in a Riad.

Day 10: Marrakech Sightseeing with a local guide

On the 10th day of our tour, we will explore Marrakech city. We will make sure that you have seen the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. The Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Gardens, the Ben Youssef Koranic school, and the largest traditional market in Morocco. 

After your lunch, you will be able to go for a walk through Jemaa el Fna and the souk as well to see hundreds of handicrafts. Before heading to the same Riad or hotel for dinner, you can use your free afternoon time to explore other areas of the city on your own.

Day 11: Marrakech » Essaouira [191 km]

Before the 12 days tour from Casablanca ends, we will depart from Marrakech, and head toward Essaouira, the old Portuguese city. On the way, we will pass by Essaouira Argan trees and possibly see goats climbing on them. 

This is an opportunity to learn about the local culture, visit an Argan factory run by women and learn about the process of making Argan Oil. After a few stops, we will finally arrive at the Skalla fortress walls, where we will begin our exploration day. 

Beautiful Thuya wood crafts can be found in Medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Essaouira, popularly referred to as the “City of the Wind,” draws surfers from all over the world. Additionally, it hosts an annual international Gnawa music festival and is incredibly well-known for its Gnawa music. 

Portuguese, Roman, and Phoenician peoples all lived there. Thus, a significant effect may be seen in the architecture. The little town is rich in history. After a full exploration day on this Atlantic coast, we will take you to a local hotel to eat your dinner and spend the night.

Day 12: Essaouira » Casablanca Airport [377 km]

Your 12 days Morocco tour will come to an end in Casablanca. It began in Essaouira and included stops in several Moroccan cities and locations that you will undoubtedly find impressive. For your flight, we will transfer you to the airport in Casablanca. 

Tour Map:

Good To Know:

The 12 days tour from Casablanca doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 12 days tour from Casablanca 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 12 days tour from Casablanca offers a private option, ensuring a personalized and intimate exploration.

The 12 days in Morocco tour start at your Casablanca 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.

Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, captivates with its iconic Hassan II Mosque, a symbol of Islamic heritage. The city’s bustling markets, like the Central Market and Habous Quarter, and the historic film Casablanca add cultural allure. Ricks Cafe, inspired by the movie, and Marco Mall contribute to the modern scene, making this coastal metropolis a compelling blend of tradition, cinema, shopping, and contemporary life.

Here’s a comprehensive list of essentials for your 12 days tour from Casablanca:

  • 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!