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11 days tour from Marrakech

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Duration

11 days 10 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Overview

Discover the magic of Morocco on this 11 days tour from Marrakech to Casablanca. Marvel at the towering Atlas Mountains, explore ancient Medinas, wander through lush oases, and learn about the country’s fascinating culture and history. Plus, enjoy plenty of free time to relax on the beach, go shopping, or just soak up the sun.

This tour will take you on a memorable journey, taking you from the busy streets of red city to the majestic splendor of the Atlas Mountains. You’ll see some of the most well-known locations in the nation, like the Majorelle Gardens, Ben Youssef Mosque, and Djemaa el-Fna Square. You’ll also get to enjoy some of the best food, shopping, and entertainment the nation has to offer along the route. This tour is the ideal way to see this African land, whether you want a restful vacation or an action-packed trip.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and interesting places in this country. You’ll visit Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Fes, and Chefchaouen,  as well as Marrakech and Casablanca. Soak up the sun on the beach, wander through ancient medinas, explore lush oases, and learn about the country’s fascinating culture and history—all while enjoying plenty of free time to relax and explore on your own.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech
  • Day 2: Exploring Marrakech
  • Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Boumaln Dades
  • Day 4: Boumaln Dades, Todra Gorges, Merzouga Desert
  • Day 5: Exploring the desert
  • Day 6: Desert, Azrou, Ifrane, & Fes
  • Day 7: Exploring Fes
  • Day 8: Fes, Volubilis, Meknes, and Chefchaouen
  • Day 9: Exploring Chefchaouen
  • Day 10: Chefchaouen, Rabat, Casablanca
  • Day 11: End of the 11-day tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech

Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech

Greetings from Morocco! When you arrive in Marrakech, your expert will be there to meet you and drive you to your inviting Riad.

The vibrant oasis city of Marrakech provides a maze of old town bazaars filled with Moorish riads, palm trees, and woven carpets that smell of spices and oriental lanterns. Make your way through the Medina's tiny, winding alleyways, which are characterized by steps and vaults. Here, woven carpets, pottery, parchment lamps, and enormous spice stalls in all hues are stored to the roof.

The Kotubia mosque, souks, and palaces are all included in the your tour in Marrakech. You will travel to the city's newest neighbourhood, Gueliz, and we might possibly visit the Menara gardens.

You will have dinner and breakfast while staying the night in a hotel in Marrakech.

Day 2: Exploring Marrakech

Day 2: Exploring Marrakech

After breakfast, you will experience this city on this full-day sightseeing tour. Get immersed in the past while taking in the art and culture of this magnificent walled-in pink city.

Take photos of the stunning Koutoubia mosque, which features a large square tower and gleaming copper globes. You can take a stroll through the busy streets and view mosques, local bakeries, historic inns, and wooden fountains. Next, you will travel to Ben Youssef Madrassa, one of Africa's greatest theological institutions, to see its magnificent Moorish architecture.

In the Bahia Palace's beautiful suites and vast pleasure gardens, you may relive the weather of a wonderful time. Your second day trip will come to an end at the bustling Jamaa El Fana plaza, which is a popular gathering spot for musicians, storytellers, snake charmers, and performers with performing monkeys. Dinner and the second night will be spent at the hotel or Riad.

Day 3: Marrakech, Ait Ben-Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades Valley

Day 3: Marrakech, Ait Ben-Haddou, Ouarzazate,  and Dades Valley

After breakfast, you'll travel through the Atlas Mountains, stopping at Tizi-Ntichka for its panoramic views and nomadic villages, before arriving at Ait ben Haddou Kasbah.

Here, you'll visit the ancient Kasbah that was destroyed by natural disasters like rain and wind; in its heyday, it could accommodate about 50 families and their chieftain. The movies that were filmed at this Kasbah have made it famous. After we finish our tour, you'll eat lunch in a traditional restaurant where all the tourists congregate, the Ait ben Haddou restaurant. After you finish your meal, you'll continue on to Ouarzazate, where your tour will take you to Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas Studio, which houses props from movies like The Mummy and Gladiator.

You will continue on your journey to Boumaln Dades by passing through little villages made of clay and stone, the Rose Valley, which is well-known for its roses, and all the agricultural communities in that region.

It will take you around 40 minutes to get at your Riad or hotel in Boumaln Dades. You'll travel the route via many clay homes and the Dades Valley on the way to our Riad, where you'll spend the night even if tomorrow is coming.

Day 4: Dades Valley, Todra Gorge and Merzouga

Day 4: Dades Valley, Todra Gorge and Merzouga

The fourth day of your 11 days tour from Marrakech will begin with a delicious breakfast. After finishing breakfast, you'll depart for Tinghir city's Todra gorge. Tinghir often spelled Tinerhir, is a city in the Drâa-Tafilalet area of southeast Morocco, north of the Little Atlas and south of the High Atlas. It serves as the provincial capital of Tinghir. Its name initially referred to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, but it has come to apply to the entire oasis, including nearby communities.

When you explore the city, you depart for the Sahara desert Erg Chebbi. However, before you get there, you will stop in Toroge, another small city in the province of Draa-Tafilalet, for lunch. Your meal will be at a local favourite restaurant. You'll continue to Erfoud City, the final city before the Sahara Desert, after lunch. You'll head straight there because you'll find the camel and the guide waiting to take you through the sand dunes to the luxurious camp. You'll first let you see the sunset from the top of the dunes before and takes you to the camp, where you'll spend the night.

Day 5: Exploring Sahara Desert

Day 5: Exploring Sahara Desert

In order to see the stunning sunrise in the middle of the desert, you must get up early in the morning. Availability for breakfast. After that, you will ride camels back to Merzouga, where the driver is waiting. We set aside the day to investigate the Merzouga region. There are so many amazing places in the area, including sand dunes, a wild lake, mines, fossil locations, and magnificent oasis. which are perfect locations for a wide range of outdoor activities.

In Merzouga, you begin your tour by travelling off-road to a former eyeliner mine. Then, while inside their custom-made woven tent, we pay the nomads for a visit. While sipping a cup of Berber tea, discover their way of life. Your next stop is the village of Khamlia, where you may take in performances of Gnaoua dancing and music. The majority of its residents are from sub-Saharan nations including Mali, Sudan, and Niger.

Lunch will be served here. We then go through a grove of palm trees. Then travel a short distance to witness Merzouga's wild lake, also known as Flamingo Lake. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 6: Merzouga Azrou, Ifrane and Fes

Day 6: Merzouga Azrou, Ifrane and Fes

We'll wake you up early in the morning so you can see one of the most memorable sunrises in the entire world. Then, when you return to Merzouga, you'll take in the distinct splendour of the magnificent Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

You will travel to Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you will stop to see the Barbarian apes in the cedar forest of Azrou, after having breakfast and taking a shower in the local guest house. You will drive through Errachidia, over the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved via the volcanic rock, and the pass of Tizi N'Talghamt to Midelt on the way.

After that, you will travel on to Ifrane, often known as the French Village or the Switzerland of Morocco, where you will stop for a photo opportunity or a drink before continuing on to your Fes lodging for the night.

Day 7: Exploring Fes

Day 7: Exploring Fes

Morocco's Fes is a city renowned for its extensive historical and cultural legacy. Numerous historical buildings may be found there, including the mediaeval Fes el Bali, which is one of the largest car-free urban zones in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will see the city's numerous palaces, mosques, and madrasas as well as its renowned tanneries and traditional markets after breakfast.

The city is renowned for its traditional crafts as well, particularly its leather, textiles, and pottery products. By staying in a riad, a typical Moroccan home with a courtyard, or by enrolling in a cooking class to learn how to prepare typical Moroccan cuisine, you can also get a taste of the traditional Moroccan way of life. Stay the night at a hotel.

Day 8: Fes, Volubilis, Meknas, and Chefchaouen

Day 8: Fes, Volubilis, Meknas, and  Chefchaouen

You will go to Morocco's far-different north after breakfast in order to explore its culture and way of life. we will continue to Volubilis, a world heritage site that houses the Roman ruins. We'll continue travelling to Meknes in the afternoon.

Meknes, also known as the Ismailite capital, was founded in the 17th century by Sultan Moulay Ismail, the architect of Morocco's second imperial city.

The blue city of Chefchaouen is located at the base of the Rif mountains, which are known locally as the "horns" of Chefchaouen due to their distinctive shape. As a modest stronghold, Moulay Ali Ben Moussa, a direct grandson of the prophet Mohammed, erected it in 1471. Chefchaouen was occupied by the Spanish and freed in 1956. Its traditional structures have earned it the nickname "blue city." We will love strolling through the Medina's white- and blue-washed walls and the markets that include some distinctive local goods.

Day 9: Exploring Chefchaouen

Day 9: Exploring Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, sometimes known as the "blue city," is a stunning town with cobalt-colored streets that is nestled in the Rif Mountains. It was founded in 1471 when Jewish and Moorish settlers fled hither to escape the Reconquista of Spain. The town is both historically significant and aesthetically pleasing. There is a lot to see and do in this historic and charming town; read our guide to learn more.

You will start your adventure at the bottom of the twisting steps leading up into the Old Town, or the medina, after breakfast. Every keyhole, arch, and stonewall in the winding, labyrinthine streets is painted azure, cerulean, or powder blue. There are times when it is difficult to tell the walls from the horizon when there is a clear, brilliant sky overhead. The town's Jewish refugees introduced this vivid blue tint in the 1930s.

After a delicious lunch, you will visit significance mosques in Moroccan culture, it is not surprising that the Grand Mosque of Chefchaouen is frequently the focus of sightseeing trips here. Its distinctive octagonal minaret and the five times daily call to prayer create a positive ambiance across the community. The mosque, one of the most significant structures in town and with a history dating back to the 15th century, is solely accessible to Muslims.

If you appreciate taking pictures, you will be in awe of this magnificent city. The area was acclaimed by many photographers as one of the most beautiful sites they had ever seen. It is known as the "pearl" of Morocco. It won't be a mistake to include Chefchaouen in your 11 days tour from Marrakech.

Day 10: Chefchaouen, Rabat, Casablanca

Day 10: Chefchaouen, Rabat, Casablanca

After breakfast, You will come across the Hassan Tower when you arrive in Rabat; it was built in the 12th century. You will also explore Kasbah Ordains the 11th-century fortress built in the Andalusian style, offering a breathtaking view of Salé and the Atlantic Ocean.

You'll eat lunch first before heading to Casablanca, the commercial centre of Morocco. Your first stop will be Hassan 2, the second-largest mosque in the world and one of the finest examples of Moroccan architecture.

After that, you'll go see Hassan 2 at Place Mohamed V, where the old government buildings once stood. You'll spend the night in Casablanca.

Day 11: Casablanca, Airport

Day 11: Casablanca, Airport

Your 11-day tour will end here in Casablanca. We enjoy it when a tour goes according to plan, but this is one of the aspects of our job that we detest the most.

After 11 days of co-travel, we start to get along, share our experiences, and reveal more about ourselves. It's true that saying goodbye has never been simple.

Planning for the final day is based on the specifics of your flight. After checking in, the driver picks you up and drives you to the airport, where you board your flight to Morocco with a wealth of stories to share.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels and accommodation
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
  • Multilingual driver English/Spanish/Italian/French
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • Local guides
  • Fuel & parking
  • 3 dinners in the desert
  • Breakfasts
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

N° of Days

11 days

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