12 Days Tour from Casablanca

Discover the beauty, heritage, and culture of Morocco during this exciting 12-day tour from Casablanca. Our well-versed guides will lead you on an odyssey across lively urban hubs like Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech while also traversing gorgeous natural vistas in the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert. You’ll relish authentic Moroccan fare, meander through timeworn medinas, explore famous sights like Hassan II Mosque and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and even ride camels amid the desert sands. With cozy lodging, transport, and an agenda tailored to highlight Morocco’s gems, our 12-day Casablanca Tour is an unforgettable exploit you won’t regret. Come along for the adventure of a lifetime!

12 Days Tour from Casablanca itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Cosmopolitan Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco! Upon your arrival at Casablanca’s international airport, your friendly local guide will greet you and whisk you away on your 12 day Morocco tour itinerary. As Morocco’s largest city and economic capital, Casablanca mixes its modern facade with Old World charm. We will start with a visit to the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country, located on the Atlantic coast.

Then it’s time for lunch at one of Casablanca’s best local restaurants to sample authentic Moroccan cuisine. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the city center and walk along the Corniche, the beach promenade with scenic ocean views. The day ends with an overnight stay at your comfortable hotel in Casablanca.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat the capital - Chefchaouen

After a moroccan traditional delicious breakfast at the hotel, we’ll hit the road, traveling up the coastline from Casablanca to Rabat, one of Morocco’s historic imperial cities and the modern capital located in the northwest. In Rabat, we’ll take in top sites like the towering Hassan Tower, the ornate Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the walled Kasbah of the Oudaias.

After free time for lunch on your own, we’ll continue our journey inland through Ouazzane to reach the dramatically beautiful Blue Pearl of Morocco – Chefchaouen. Nestled in the Rif Mountains, this town is famous for its vivid blue-washed buildings and winding alleys. Overnight in Chefchaouen and enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner at our guesthouse.

Day 3: Exploring the Blue City of Chefchaouen

After breakfast at our guesthouse, our full day will be devoted to taking in the unique beauty and culture of Chefchaouen’s enchanting Medina. Also called Chaouen by locals and meaning “horns” in Berber, referring to the town’s location between mountain peaks. We’ll wander photogenic narrow lanes and staircases lined with blue-painted walls, doors, buildings – the striking shades of blue contrasting with the old town’s whitewashed accents. After free time for lunch at one of the many tasty local cafes, we’ll hike up to the Spanish Mosque for panoramic views over the city and Rif Mountains. Tonight we’ll enjoy another tasty Moroccan meal at our accommodations in the blue city.

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Volubilis Ruins - Meknes - Fes

After a leisurely morning wandering Chefchaouen’s photogenic blue streets, we’ll drive inland to Volubilis to explore Morocco’s largest and best-preserved Roman ruins. At this UNESCO-listed site, we’ll see many incredibly well-preserved mosaics, carved stone, pillars, and arches dating back to AD 40. Next is Meknes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities where grand gates like Bab Al-Mansour and impressive historic sights like Sahrij Souani bassin and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum still stand. We’ll stretch our legs in vast warehouses of the Heri es-Souani granary before hitting the road again for Fes. Overnight in a traditional riad in Fes.

Day 5: Guided Tour Sightseeing Fes

Fes is one of Morocco’s imperial cities and cultural capitals, with a remarkably well-preserved old Medina. On this full-day tour, we will explore the highlights of Fes with a knowledgeable local guide.

We’ll start at the impressive Royal Palace gate before entering the medieval Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Inside this atmospheric labyrinth of alleyways, we’ll visit the Blue Gate entrance, the Medrasa Bou Inania theological college, the Nejjarine Fountain, and the colorful tanneries. We’ll also see the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, founded in the 9th century and considered the oldest continuously operating university in the world.

After soaking in the sights and sounds of the Medina, we’ll visit the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. In the afternoon, we’ll drive up to a viewpoint for panoramic views over the Medina and greater Fes area before returning to our riad.

6 th day: Fes - Ifrane- Cedar forest - Midelt - Ziz Valley- Merzouga Sahara

Today on our 12 day tour from Casablanca, we embark on a scenic drive from Fes south to the Sahara Desert. Our first stop is Ifrane, a mountain town nicknamed “Morocco’s Switzerland” for its alpine-style homes and cold climate. We’ll also visit the Cedar Forest to see native Barbary macaques. Feel free to feed these charismatic monkeys as you wander among the cedars.

Continuing south, we’ll stop in Midelt for lunch before driving through the Ziz Valley over the Tizi-n-Tilghman pass. We’ll pause frequently to admire the stunning vistas along the way.

In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at the golden sand dunes of Merzouga.

Here you can ride a camel into the Erg Chebbi dunes. We’ll stop atop a high dune to watch the sunset before continuing to our Berber camp for the night. After a traditional dinner, enjoy Berber drum music and dancing under the starry desert sky.

Day 7: Explore Merzouga region - Nomads - Khamlia - Merzouga lake- Erg Chebbi- Palm grove

Prepare for an early start to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the desert sands. After a leisurely breakfast, saddle up on the camels once more to make your way back to Merzouga. Your driver will be ready to take you on a full day 4×4 excursion of the fascinating Merzouga area.

You’ll begin with an off-road adventure to an ancient cosmetics mine where minerals like galena and malachite were extracted to make traditional eyeliner. Next, we’ll visit a nomadic Berber family and experience their hospitality over a customary cup of mint tea. Discover their fascinating way of life in hand-woven goat hair tents.

Our journey continues to the village of Khamlia, home to communities originally from Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Here we’ll be treated to a rousing performance of Gnaoua music and dancing. After feasting on a scrumptious Berber lunch, we’ll take a peaceful stroll through a palm oasis before driving to the Merzouga lake. Nicknamed the flamingo lake, we may catch a glimpse of these elegant pink birds in their natural habitat. As the sun begins to set, we’ll return to our Merzouga hotel for dinner and a good night’s rest.

Day 8: Merzouga Sahara - Rissani- Erfoud- Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

After a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to the desert and head to Rissani, an important historic trading post and former capital of the Tafilalet region. Its bustling souk is abuzz with activity every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. From fossils and carpets to spices and traditional wares, you’ll find every local handicraft imaginable.

Next, we will be heading to Erfoud. Here, we have the opportunity to visit a workshop that specializes in creating stunning fossils and marble pieces using traditional craftsmanship. As we continue on our journey, we will pass through the charming oasis towns of Touroug and Tinjdad before finally reaching the breathtaking Todra Gorges. These incredible canyons have been carved out by the mighty Todra River for centuries, resulting in magnificent red limestone cliffs that attract rock climbers from all over the world.

After time to explore the gorges and a tasty lunch, we travel the Dades Valley route to marvel at the bizarre rock formations resembling “monkey fingers”. We’ll pause at a scenic viewpoint high above the valley to soak in the grand views of the rugged Atlas Mountain . Our tour concludes in the valley with dinner and accommodation overlooking the remarkable rock formations.

Day 9: Dades Valley- Rose Valley - Palm groves of Skoura - Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddouu Kasbah- Telouet - High Atlas Mountains- Marrakech

After fueling up on a delicious breakfast, we embark on a journey through some of Morocco’s most scenic landscapes. Our first stop is the Rose Valley, a bloom with rows of pink roses. Here locals make rose-infused goodies to sample and shop for. Weaving through lush palm groves in Skoura, we will arrive next in Ouarzazate – home of the famous movie studios where epic films like Gladiator were filmed.

Continuing on, we will reach the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This ancient fortified Kasbah village with its striking mudbrick architecture has hosted productions like Game of Thrones. Crossing the rugged High Atlas Mountains on winding roads, with photo stops offering majestic mountain vistas, we culminate our eventful road trip in magical Marrakech – where we will check into a lovely Riad.

Day 10: Guided Tour Sightseeing Marrakech

After a hearty breakfast, a knowledgeable local guide will lead you through Marrakech’s imperial landmarks. As one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Marrakech overflows with history. We’ll walk the halls of Bahia Palace, gaze at the Saadian royal tombs, admire the intricate details of Ben Youssef Mosque, and meander through aromatic souks brimming with traditional wears. Around midday, we’ll take a lunch break in Marrakech’s beating heart – Jamaa El Fna Square.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit Koutoubia Mosque, whose towering minaret dominates the cityscape, and escape the crowds by wandering through the colorful botanical oasis of Majorelle Garden. Before returning to your riad, you’ll have free time to further soak up Marrakech’s alluring energy.

Day 11: Coastal Essaouira with Argan Pit Stops

After breakfast, we’ll drive west towards the breezy Atlantic coast, stopping along the way to spot goats in argan trees and take in sweeping coastal panoramas. We’ll arrive in Essaouira, a laid back seaside town dotted with cannons overlooking its mighty ramparts and bustling fishing harbor. We will explore the port, walk atop the ancient fortifications, and get lost in the winding medina. Afterwards, we’ll check into our Essaouira hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Scenic Coastal Return to Casablanca

On our final day of 12 day tour from Casablanca, we’ll retrace our route back northeast towards Casablanca, with several photo-worthy stops planned along Morocco’s dramatically rugged Atlantic coastline. Once in the cosmopolitan city, we’ll make our way to the airport and bid farewell, capping off an incredible 12-day tour across this captivating North African kingdom.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Marrakech best known for?

Marrakech is best known for its old medina quarter and lively Djemaa el-Fna square with street performers, vendors, and aromatic food stalls. It’s an exotic red city that blends Moroccan traditions with its history as a trading crossroads.

Why is Marrakech red?

Marrakech earned its nickname as the “Red City” from the terracotta hue of many buildings and walls. The color comes from pigment in the sandstone often used to construct medina structures. It gives the city a distinct and beautiful reddish tone.

Is Marrakech safe?

Yes, Marrakech is generally a safe city to visit and you can walk around its busy streets without having to worry.

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