9-Day Morocco Tour: Casablanca to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Merzouga Desert

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 9-day journey through the mesmerizing landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco. This all-encompassing tour begins in the vibrant city of Casablanca and takes you through the charming blue city of Chefchaouen, the golden dunes of the Merzouga Desert, and finally the bustling city of Marrakech. Along the way, immerse yourself in the magic of Moroccan culture and history.

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca

Upon your arrival at Casablanca, our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Casablanca
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Novotel Casablanca OR Idou Anfa Hote or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, begin your day with a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital. Visit Mohammed V Square, the Royal Palace, and the Habous District, followed by the residential area of Anfa, the United Nations Square, and an exterior visit to the Hassan II Mosque – the largest mosque in Africa, adorned with exquisite tiling.

Next, continue to Rabat, Morocco’s capital city. Upon arrival, visit the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah. Afterward, proceed to Chefchaouen, also known as the blue city of Morocco. Pass through Ouazzane on the way to the picturesque blue city.

Once in Chefchaouen, take the opportunity to capture stunning panoramic views of the town, characterized by its blue and white-washed houses, tiny balconies, and tiled roofs. Wander through the Medina and explore the charming patios adorned with citrus trees. Visit the main square, Plaza Uta el-Hammam, where you’ll find the impressive 15th-century Grand Mosque.

  • Overnight in Chefchaouen
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4-star hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

After breakfast in the riad, you will begin your drive towards Volubilis, crossing through Ouazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, you will explore the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history.

Next, you will drive to Meknes, a city with a rich 17th-century heritage. Here, you will stop for lunch and discover the historical walls of the medina, Bab el Mansour, and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail’s shrine. Later in the afternoon, you will head to Fes, where you will spend the night. Upon arrival in Fes, you will stay overnight in the riad.

  • Overnight in Fes
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Layla OR Riad Damia OR Palais d’Hotes Suites & Spa Fes or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: Explore Fes With A Local Guide

After a scrumptious breakfast at the riad, you will begin your exploration of the new part of Fes City. You will approach the royal palace, the middle Medina, religious Islamic centers, and universities (the oldest in the world), as well as admire the Nejjarin Fountain. In the afternoon, you will visit the famous souks of Fes, offering an immersive experience of the vibrant atmosphere and local culture.

Next, your journey will lead you to a viewpoint where you can see the entirety of the medina from the south tower, along with the surrounding mosques. On foot, you will navigate Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The labyrinthine streets, structured by guilds of potters, dyers, and more, will present a bustling atmosphere that transports you back in time as if stepping into a medieval town where time had stood still.

After a day filled with adventure, a restful night’s sleep will await you at the riad, with anticipation for more exploration of this captivating city the next day.

  • Overnight in Fes
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Layla OR Riad Damia OR Palais d’Hotes Suites & Spa Fes or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: Fes – Azrou (Ceder Forest) – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert

Today, you will drive to Merzouga Sahara, passing by Midelt, which lies between the mountainous ranges of the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas Mountain range at an altitude of 1,508 meters above sea level. The trip is beautiful, covering places like Azrou, the view of the Barbary monkeys, the magnificent hills of Midelt, Tiz Ntalghamt Pass, and Ziz Gorge. You will have lunch and continue exploring the Ziz Valley until you reach Merzouga.

Your local guides will teach you how to mount and dismount camels and share other handy camel-related safety tips. Then, you will begin exploring the mysterious sand sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Merzouga is a beautiful town in the Sahara Desert, offering an exotic camel experience among the stunning sand dunes, followed by a memorable sunset. The nights here are delightful, with a bonfire that includes delicious dinners. You will spend the night in a Berber tent.

  • Overnight in Merzouga
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Berber tent or similar (Standard quality)

Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

Today, you will visit the following attractions: etc. Instead of the original plan for the sixth day, you will rise early in the morning to witness the most breathtaking sunrise of your life, casting an array of vibrant shadows and colors across the sea of sand dunes. After enjoying breakfast and a refreshing shower, we will return to Merzouga before setting off towards Tinghir and the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, the highest and narrowest gorge in Morocco.

The gorge provides an excellent opportunity for hiking, unwinding by the riverside, or indulging in some local Berber delicacies. Following lunch amid the dramatic scenery of the gorge, you will continue your journey through the picturesque Dades Valley. Your day will culminate with an overnight stay at a charming hotel perched atop the mountain, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

  • Overnight in Dades Valley
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 7: Dades – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech

After breakfast, you will discover Morocco’s rich history and stunning landscapes on a tour through the thousand kasbah road, the Roses Valley, and Skoura Oasis. Visit the filmmaking hub of Ouarzazate and see the world’s largest solar power system, the Noor Power Station. Explore the historic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a famous film set for movies like “Game of Thrones,” “Gladiator,” and “Indiana Jones.” After lunch, you will visit the 18th-century Kasbah Telouate, once a seat of power for the El Glaoui family. Journey over the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi Ntichka pass, taking in breathtaking sights along the way, before arriving in Marrakech. Spend the night in a charming Riad.

  • Overnight in Marrakech
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Aubrac OR Riad Diana or Hotel Les Ambassadeurs or similar (Standard quality)

Day 8: Explore Marrakech With A Local Guide

After breakfast, you will continue your journey in Morocco, with today dedicated to exploring Marrakech, also known as “the red city of Morocco.” We will make sure that you visit the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. This includes the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace.

After lunch at a local restaurant near the famous square, you will stroll through the bustling souks, where you can purchase souvenirs or admire the skillful art of local handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the city on your own and fully immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Marrakech.

  • Overnight in Marrakech
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Aubrac OR Riad Diana or Hotel Les Ambassadeurs or similar (Standard quality)

Day 9: Departure from Marrakech – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Marrakech (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) and will then be transferred to the Marrakech or Casablanca Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Pick you up and transfer you from & to the airport on your arrival and departure day.
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle with English-Speaking Driver.
  • Accommodations in Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech including breakfast only.
  • Accommodations in Merzouga desert camp and Dades gorges with both dinner and breakfast included.
  • Camel trekking activity in the desert (camel for each or 4×4).
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner).
  • Official local guide to explore Fes and Marrakech.
  • All transfers are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Visa to enter Morocco.
  • Dinners in Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech.
  • Lunches and any soft drinks.
  • Monuments entrance.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
  • Any other service not mentioned above.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation

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9-Day Morocco Tour: Casablanca to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Merzouga Desert
9-Day Morocco Tour: Casablanca to Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Merzouga Desert

From: USD 1,580.00

From: USD 1,580.00

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