We recommend this authentic grand 9 nights / 10 days Morocco desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fes, and Chefchaouen to every guest visitor who wants to discover around Morocco countryside. Including the best attractions, and things to do and see which Morocco explorators must not miss; while they travel to this amazing country; such as Merzouga desert camel trekking experience, The 4 Fes, Marrakech, Rabat, and Meknes imperial cities explorations. And a visit to Chefchaouen blue city and Ait benHddou Kasbah.and much more Moroccan outdoor activities…
Day 1 – From Casablanca to Chefchaouen
Our experienced tour guide will meet you at your place of choice; to start our grand 10 days Morocco desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fes traveling to Chefchaouen via Rabat the capital of Morocco. Were you will visit the Mausoleum, the Hassan tower and the oudaya Kasbah. Head to Chaouen through Rif mountains and small villages along the way. Arrive in Chefchaouen gates for overnight at a Riad in the Medina.
Day 2 – Experience Chefchaouen blue pearl of Morocco
Welcome to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco. It’s famous for all the houses and shops painted different shades of blue. A magical place to get lost in! Also it is a peaceful city attracts all types of travelers from around the world. You will spend a full day experiencing Chefchaouen as you please. Stroll the blue narrow alleys for yourself. Since the Medina is easy to explore and navigate. So you could visit it’s amazing attractions and things to see and do; with chance to take lovely pictures and shop around for souvenirs that you will take with you to treasure forever. Chefchaouen is a preferred location to photographers. Spend ovenight at the same accommodation.
Day 3 – From Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes
After breakfast we will countinue amazing 10 days Morocco desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fes; leaving Chefchaouen towards Volubilis a Roman ruins archeological site, the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225BC; also is a Morroccan UNESCO world heritage site. Head to Idriss Zerhoun a holy town with its panoramic landscapes before we go on to Meknes imperial city; where you will you will visit the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail; the granary and the Sahrij Souani used for irrigation and plantation. In the afternoon we will travel to Fes and overnight in a Riad or a hotel.
Day 4 – Explore imperial Fes city tour sightseeing Fes imperail city
After breakfast, you will start exploring Fes city sightseeing tour, the cultural capital of Morocco; walking with our Fes local guide in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by the Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including; the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region and the Tanneries. After lunch, you will visit the ceramic factory and take in a panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes. In the afternoon, you will visit the new Fes city. Overnight accommodation is in the same Riad.
Day 5 – From Fes to Merzouga desert via Atlas Mountains cedar forests
Today we will travel to Merzouga desert Sahara, leaving Fes towards Ifrane; referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. And then to Azrou a Berber town in the middle of the famous cedar forests – the largest in Morocco – where you may see Barbary apes monkeys. Then continue to Midelt the capital of apples for luch; followed by the snake road of the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and over the Ziz valley; you will notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Stopping for panoramic views along the way. Arriving in Merzouga at late afternoon you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea; before you check in to your hotel in Merzouga village for overnight stay.
Day 6 – Experience Merzouga desert camel trekking
After breakfast, we will go on a tour around Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Take the advantage to discover the region of Merzouga Sahara; beging our journey by a visit to Khamlia; the village is known as the black people. The hospitably welcomed with tea while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. After that, we will continue towards the panoramic view of the golden sand dunes. And experience Berber nomad’s lifestyle as they are living under Berber tents; and take care of herds of cattle, goats and camels in the middle of nowhere.
Head back to Merzouga; where our camels waiting to take us; on a camel trekking experience to the heart of Erg Chebbi golden sand dunes; while enjoying spectacular views from the back of your camel, take beautiful photos. Once we arrive in at our desert camp, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea; and free time for sandboarding and climbing the dunes. A traditional dinner will be served follwed by Berber music under a starry night. Have sweet dreams while enjoying the silence of the Sahara.
Day 7 – From Merzouga Sahara to Dades valley via Todra gorges-Boumalne Dades valley
Today we will leave the amazing Merzouga desert after a great off road adventure and nomad experiences; that you will treasure forever. After our desert camp hosts will wake you up to watch amazing sunrise; in the middle of nowhere before you have breakfast. After that you will ride your camels back to Merzouga village. Where your friendly tour guide awaiting you to continue our great 10 days Morocco desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fes; and Chefchaouen traveling to Boumalne Dades valley via Risani Tafilalet. Have opportunity shopping like locals in its authentic Souk (market).
Then head towards Tinghir and Todra Gorge, for a walk along the canyons of about 300m high; a preferred place of mountain climbers. Then continue following the road along the picturesque valleys towards Dades valley. Arriving at the afternoon; bed and dinner will be in a hotel or a traditional Raid in Boumalne Dades gorges.
Day 8 – From Boumalne Dades valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate Ait BenHaddou Kasbah village
After we breakfast; Our journey will drive us towards Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Morocco). We will follow the Dades valley through El Kelaa Magona; known as Valley of the Roses and the road of a 1000 Kasbahs (Berber fortress). We will stop to see Kasbah Taourirte in Ouarzazate; before we continue our day trip to Ait Benhadou Kasbah and village. We will have time for lunch to explore the famous protected UNESCO world heritage site; which is the nest of many movies such as; the Gladiator, Lawrance of Arabia and much more. We will drive via Tizi N Tichka pass while enjoying the panoramic view of small Berber villages along the way. We will arrive to spend overnight in a Riad or hotel in Marrakech Medina.
Day 9 – Full day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech
Today; we will travel to Essaouira the pearl of to the atlantic coast of Morocco; for full day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech. Enjoy a drive of around 3 hours towards the Atlantic Coastal pearl of Mogador. There is a lot of things see and do along the way; such as a visit to women’s cooperative where Argan oil and cosmetic products are produced. Continue our journey to reach Essaouira; where you will explore the ancient Medina ‘Mogador’; a name given by the Portuguese. Its charm is undeniable with its white washed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats; all enclosed by ancient red walls of the Portuguese colonial age.
The town is surrounded by a clean sandy beach. While, it is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood depends on your tastes for lunch. In the afternoon, we will travel back to Marrakech and overnight in the same accomodation Riad or hotel.
Day 10 – From Marrakech imperial city to Casablanca
After breakfast; Our Marrakech local guide will meet you to walk explore the beauty of Marrakech imperial city; on a half day walking guided day tour of the famous medina in Morocco. Firstly, explore the maze of colorful Souk (market), see the impressive Koutoubia Mosque with its high minaret; learn about Morocco’s history of education and scholars at the Ben Youssef Medersa, Saadian Tombs; and enjoy the opulence of the stunning Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Gardens. Experience the excitement and energy of the street performers at Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna square including Morocco’s legendary storytellers.