9 Days tour from Casablanca

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure with our 9-day tour from Casablanca. This all-inclusive trip will take you on an exploration of the diverse wonders of Morocco. From the vibrant markets of Marrakech to the ancient attractions of Fez and the captivating Sahara Desert, you will witness the incredible beauty of this country.

Experience the richness of Morocco’s culture and landscapes as you explore its bustling cities, ancient sites, and breathtaking natural beauty. The tour will conclude back in Casablanca, leaving you with a profound appreciation for this remarkable place.

9 Days Tour from Casablanca Highlights:

Program Itinerary of the 9 days Tour from Casablanca

Day 1: Casablanca- Rabat- Meknes - Fes

Welcome to Casablanca! Meet your tour guide at the airport or your hotel. We will then head to Fes, with a stop in Rabat. On our way, we will also visit Meknes, another imperial city. In the evening, we will reach Fes, where we will have dinner and stay at a local Riad.

Day 2: Fes Sightseeing Tour

Today you will spend the day exploring the oldest city in Morocco, so this is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself deep in it and learn about it well.

You will discover fascinating historical sites and heritage landmarks, strolling through the narrow streets of the old medina. Your friendly local guide will be with you throughout the tour and sharing interesting facts about this holy town.

Highlights include: the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish quarter, the first Mellah built in Morocco, the renowned AI Qaraouine University (the oldest in the world), the tanneries, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum.

After a delicious lunch, we will visit a traditional cooperative, where you can witness local crafts being made. Finally, enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Fes Medina. Rest and relax at your hotel or riad.

Day 3: Fès - Ifrane- Azrou - Ziz Valley - Merzouga

Begin your day with breakfast and a southward journey towards Merzouga in Morocco. First, we’ll make a quick visit to Ifrane, often called “Little Switzerland,” before venturing into the enchanting cedar forests of Azrou.

Take in the beautiful sights of barbary apes and capture memorable photographs. Afterward, we’ll stop in Midelt for lunch and then proceed through the captivating Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the breathtaking Ziz Valley, renowned for having the second-largest palm trees in Morocco.

Next, we’ll reach Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert, known for its remarkable fossils. Discover the art of transforming ordinary fossil rock into exquisite decorations. We’ll also make a stop in Rissani before finally arriving in Merzouga during the afternoon. Enjoy an overnight stay in an authentic riad or hotel.

Day 4: Explore Merzouga area - Erg Chebbi - Camel Trek and Night at desert camp

Today is the highlight of our 9 day Morocco trip from Casablanca. After breakfast, we’ll start our 4×4 excursion. The tour explores various sites around Erg Chebbi dunes, including a visit to the Hassi Labied oasis and a potential stop at the seasonal Sriji lake.

The tour also includes a visit to Khamlia village, where you can listen to Gnawa music performed by the descendants of former slaves. The M’ifis mines, known for their minerals and fossils, are also part of the excursion. There is also an opportunity to visit a nomad Berber family and have tea with them.

After lunch at a local restaurant, be ready to take your private camel to the Berber camp in Merzouga. The camel ride takes around 1-1.5 hours, with a break on top of the dunes to witness the sunset and try sandboarding.

Upon your luxury desert camp, you will be welcomed with tea and have time to relax until dinner. You will be entertained with Traditional Berber drumming music around the campfire before spending the night in a private tent.

Day 5: Merzouga Desert - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley

Start your day early to witness the breathtaking sunrise atop the Erg Chebbi dunes. Afterward, enjoy a camel ride back to your campsite for breakfast and a refreshing shower. From there, you have the option to return to the starting point on camelback or opt for a 4WD transfer.

Once you meet your driver, continue your journey towards the Draa valley and Dades gorges. Your first stop is in Rissani, where you can explore the traditional market and immerse yourself in the local culture. Carry on with your desert adventure, passing through various Berber villages en route to Todra Gorges.

Upon reaching Todra, take a leisurely walk along the pathway nestled between towering 300m rock walls. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of climbers scaling the rocks. Take some time to relax by the shallow Todra River and enjoy the tranquility it offers.

Next, head to Dades valley and marvel at the incredible sand castles and unique rock formations called “monkey toes”. Spend the night in a Riad or hotel overlooking the scenic views of the Dades Valley.

Day 6: Dades valley - Ouarzazate -Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on the journey to Marrakech. Our first stop is the enchanting Rose Valley of Kalaat Mgouna, followed by a visit to Ouarzazate, famously known for its Atlas Movie Studios.

Next, we will discover the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, renowned for its appearances in notable films like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Enjoy a satisfying lunch before continuing our route through the breathtaking Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260) that traverses the majestic High Atlas Mountains.

Take a moment at the highest point to marvel at the awe-inspiring views. Before reaching Marrakech, we will also visit a place where argan oil is produced. Finally, we will arrive at our accommodation in the vibrant city of Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech Sightseeing City Tour

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the riad, and get ready to uncover the captivating sights of Marrakech, known as the “red city.” Immerse yourself in its rich history and culture as you visit iconic landmarks such as Majorella Gardens, Koutoubia Tower, Saadian Tombs, and Bahia Palace.

Savor a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant before embarking on a journey through the vibrant souks, where you’ll be surrounded by a myriad of handmade crafts. In the afternoon, enjoy some leisure time to explore different parts of the city at your own pace.

Day 8: Free day in Marrakech

On the 8th day of the private 9 days tour from Casablanca, you can choose between an exciting day trip to Essaouira or a laid-back day exploring Marrakech at your own pace.

Day 9: Airport transfer

On the final day of your 9-day tour from Casablanca, we will arrange a convenient transfer for you directly to the airport.

9 Days Tour from Casablanca Includes and Excludes

9 Days Tour on the Map

Let's Talk More About The Key Locations on Your Itinerary for This 9-day Tour From Casablanca

Casablanca city (large city in morocco)

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, known for its eclectic culinary scene, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and interesting architecture influenced by Moorish and French Art Deco styles. There are several attractions to explore in Casablanca, including the famous Hassan II Mosque, the historic medina, the scenic Corniche, and the popular Morocco Mall.

Rabat

As the country’s capital, Rabat has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions and experiences. In fact it is considered to be Morocco’s second most important city mainly because of its tourism industry and the presence of foreign embassies.

What makes Rabat so enticing for tourists are its wide avenues, beautiful Kasbahs, majestic minarets, and lush green spaces. Among the must-see attractions are the Royal Palace and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V. Aside from them, there are other historical attractions that add to its appeal.

Meknes

With the title of Imperial City and a UNESCO-designated old medina, Meknes can rival with Fez, Marrakesh, and Rabat. This captivating city, situated on a hilltop, has something for every curious visitor, including magnificent gates, fascinating museums, and impressive mausoleums.

Meknes is divided into two distinct areas: the old medina and the new ville nouvelle. Despite being less than three miles apart, these areas exude different atmospheres.

The medina is where you’ll find the city’s historic landmarks and a romantic ambiance that is highly sought after. On the other hand, the ville nouvelle boasts modern houses, cars, and well-known fast-food chains.

Fes/Fez

Fes or Fez, up to you, is one of Morocco’s oldest and most renowned cities that still retains much of the traditional culture that has defined it. The city is often referred to as the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco, as it is home to the world’s oldest university, the University of Al Quaraouiyine.

Fes is famous for its ancient car-free medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can wander through narrow alleys and discover beautiful historic buildings, traditional markets, and intricate handicrafts.

Ifrane

Often referred to as “Little Switzerland” due to its European-inspired architecture and snow-covered landscape during the winter months. The city was constructed by the French during their control over Morocco as a hill station.

Its architecture and landscaping were inspired by the French Alpine villages, with imported plants and trees to create a European atmosphere. The name “Ifrane” originates from the Amazigh language Tamazight, meaning caves.

Merzouga ( Desert town)

For a long time, this dusty town, without much in the way of roads or infrastructure, is one of the few places that draw adventure travelers to explore the massive Erg Chebbi Dunes, where towering peaks of rusty gold sand cast dramatic silhouettes over the landscape.

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate is a city in the south east of Morocco and is commonly referred to as the “Door of the Desert.” It is known for its stunning landscapes and for being a popular destination for film productions. The city is home to the Atlas Studios, where many renowned movies and TV shows have been filmed, including “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones.”

When you arrive, you will see big black statues and plane that was in the movie “Jewel of the Nile”. There is also a big Colosseum from the movie “Gladiator”. The museum is also interesting to visit.

Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou is a historic ksar (fortified village) located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a magnificent example of Moroccan earthen architecture. The mudbrick buildings, narrow streets, and defensive walls give the village a unique and enchanting charm.

Ait Ben Haddou has been a sought-after filming location for many Hollywood movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Gladiator.” Visitors can explore the ancient streets, climb the fortress walls, and soak up the breathtaking views of the surrounding desert landscape.

Marrakech (Red City)

Marrakech is a vibrant city that perfectly embodies the rich cultural heritage and lively atmosphere of Morocco. It is a fascinating blend of ancient traditions and modern influences.

The city is famous for its bustling medina, where narrow winding streets are filled with vibrant souks, offering a variety of handicrafts, textiles, spices, and traditional Moroccan cuisine. Marrakech is also home to stunning palaces and gardens, such as the Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is 9 Days in Morocco Enough?

Nine days in Morocco is a decent amount of time to cover the main attractions in the northern cities and desert region.

How long is the Train from Casablanca to Fes Morocco?

The train journey from Casablanca to Fes takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Is Merzouga the Sahara Desert?

Merzouga is a little village on the edge of the Sahara desert set between the sand dunes. With a taste of traditional Berber life, this secluded village entices tourists seeking an immersive desert experience.

How do I get to Merzouga desert?

There are several ways to get to Merzouga. You can rent a car, buy bus tickets, or buy a ready-made tour from Marrakech (most convenient). Once you arrive in Merzouga Village, a staff member from the desert campsite you have reserved will greet you and give you a lift in a 4×4 truck.

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