1st day : Arrival to Casablanca
8-Day Morocco Tour Itinerary From Casablanca - We pick you up at the Casablanca airport, port, or place of lodging to begin the journey. The city is regarded as Morocco's largest and most important commercial hub. The greatest mosque in Morocco, the Hassan II mosque, will be our first stop. It is situated on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the city's west shore. Lunchtime free time. Next, we take a tour of the city and pay a visit to Casablanca's magnificent Cornish. Spend the night in a hotel.
2nd day : Casablanca – Rabat the capital – Chefchaouen
After breakfast, we drive along the coastline to Rabat. The city is one of the imperial cities in Morocco, and the current capital. You will visit: The Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and Finally The Kasbah of Oudaya. Free time for lunch. Then we head north through Ouazzane, to reach the Blue city of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains. The city is famous for its buildings and alleyways painted in white and blue. Overnight stay in a hotel.
3rd day : Chefchaouen- the Roman ruins of Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After breakfast, feel free to wander in the beautiful alleyways of the blue city of Chefchaouen. Then we drive to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. It is well preserved, as it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has many beautiful mosaics scattered here and there along with ancient pillars and archways. After strolling in the ruins, we drive 30 km to visit the city of Meknes. The city is known as the Ismaili capital and one of the imperial cities in Morocco. We visit Bab Al-Mansour, Sahrij Souani Basin, the Royal stable, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we head to Fes. Overnight stay in a Riad.
4th day: Guided tour sightseeing Fes
After breakfast, we will be exploring the Highlights of the city with a local guide. Fes is considered one of the imperial cities, besides being the cultural and religious center of Morocco.
Firstly, we start the day by visiting the Royal Palace gate. Then the well-preserved medieval Medina, which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit the Blue Gate or Bab Boujloud, the entrance of the old Medina. You will enter the Medina to visit The Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, and the Tanneries. And finally the Quaraouin mosque and university, the oldest university in the world. After that, we leave Medina to visit the Jewish quarter also known as “the Mellah”. In the afternoon, we drive to an ancient fortress for a panoramic view of the Medina and the city of Fes. Finally, return to your Riad.
5th day: Fes – Ifrane – Cedars forest- Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga Sahara
After a warm breakfast, we drive south through Imouzzer to visit Ifrane. The city is famous for its low temperature, snow, and also the alpine-style architecture houses -No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. Then we continue to the cedars forest, where the Barbary macaques live. Feel free to feed them, while wandering in the forest. Later, we continue to Midelt, where we will have free time for lunch. Then we drive to Merzouga through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and along the Ziz valley. Stops will be made along the way for panoramic views.
In the afternoon, we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Then you switch to camels and cross the sandy desert. You will make a stop on top of a high dune to enjoy the sunset. Finally, you continue to the desert camp. The camp is a combination of the traditional tents of nomads and the luxury of a hotel. Where you can enjoy the Berber drums music, while dancing around the campfire, under the vast open sky of stars. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
6th day: Merzouga Sahara – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Wake up early in the morning to contemplate the beautiful sunrise In the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast, then you return on camels to Merzouga where the driver awaits. We leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani is still a major trading center in the region, with a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
After a stroll in Rissani Souk, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble. Then we drive through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves, to reach the Todra Gorges. The course of the Todra River has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains -making a high red cliff-sided canyon. These gorges are an ideal place for rock climbers. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then we continue to the Dades valley, through Boumalne Dades. Inevitable stops at the “monkey fingers” rock formation. And on a spot atop a mountain overlooking the Dades Valley. Finally, dinner and overnight in a hotel.
7th day: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah- Telouet – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After breakfast, we continue our trip to Kalaa Magouna, to visit the Rose Valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May. Where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, and oil, to cosmetic products. We then drive through the palm groves of Skoura. Later, we reach Ouarzazate, also known as the gate of the desert. We will visit the studios, in which famous movies were shot.
We depart to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A fortified village recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in many movies including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy…etc. And TV series including Game Of Thrones. Then we continue to Marrakech. Driving through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, and also the spectacular High Atlas Mountains. Stops will be made for lunch, and to take pictures at interesting spots. Finally, we reach Marrakech and overnight stay in a Riad.
8th day: Marrakech – Casablanca
On the last day, we drive north to Casablanca airport, we will make stops for panoramic views. Then transfer you to the airport. End of the 8-Day Morocco Tour Itinerary From Casablanca.