Looking for a 15-day tour starting in Casablanca to discover Morocco? Check out this fantastic 2-week plan to visit Morocco’s most stunning locations. You will meet our team in Casablanca at the airport or your hotel to begin the journey. We will see Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, the Moroccan desert, Marrakech, Essaouira, and all the lovely places in between on our two-week private trip. You will learn about the culture and some of Morocco’s most significant historical monuments throughout this tour, including Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified Kasbah made of mud bricks that is situated in the Atlas Mountains. It displays a breathtaking illustration of Moroccan architecture.
Discover one of the world’s oldest medieval cities, Fes’ Medina. Get lost in its lively atmosphere as you meander through its winding streets. Walk around the markets or souks of the cities, which are congested areas with a wide variety of stores. Additionally, a must-do in Morocco is to ride a camel! It’s not only entertaining, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to observe the desert environment. With this 15-day tour from Casablanca, you can explore Morocco’s breathtaking scenery from north to south.
Itinerary : Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga (desert), Todra gorges, Dades valley, Ouarzazate, Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, Atlas Mountains, Marrakech
Starting City: Casablanca
Ending City: Marrakech / Casablanca
Night Staying: 15 days/ 14 nights tour from Casablanca
1 night in Casablanca
2 nights in Chefchaouen
2 nights in Fez
2 nights in the desert
1 night in Dades valley
1 night in Ouarzazate
3 nights in Marrakech
1 night in Essaouira
Last night in Marrakech or Casablanca (It depends on departure)
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Reach the airport in Casablanca. After checking in at your hotel and settling in, we'll take a quick tour of Casablanca, the most cosmopolitan city in Morocco and the country's commercial center. One of the biggest mosques in the world, the Hassan II Mosque, will be our next stop.
After breakfast at your accommodation, travel toward Rabat, Morocco's capital and one of the continent's imperial capitals. The majority of the city's attractions will be covered by us. Old Medina, Shalla, Hassan Tower, and Oudaya. We'll travel to Chefchaouen following the lunch break (the blue city). It is one of the world's most attractive and appealing towns. You'll have some alone time. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
After breakfast, we'll stroll around its calm streets, where life moves slowly and hasn't altered much over the ages, and take in the city's view from the observation deck atop the mountain. You'll have time to go shopping and take autonomous stroll. After that, we'll travel to the Akchour waterfall to take in the breathtaking mountain scenery. We'll visit the Spanish mosque in the afternoon and take in the breathtaking sunset there in the evening. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
Check out after breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Chefchaouen, which takes around 3 hours, to Volubilis. We'll go to the Volubilis ruins, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and were built in 400 BC. It is one of the most well-preserved Roman-era structures in North Africa. The remains are spread out over a vast region among lovely green fields. It has grand palaces, administrative buildings, and mosaic-adorned bathrooms. The next stop is one of the imperial cities, Meknes. Before moving on to Fez for the night, we will take a brief city tour and a lunch break.
We'll go touring in the Kingdom's center of culture and religion. When you visit the former capital of the Kingdom of the Sultans from the Merinid and Alaouite dynasties, you will experience the enchanted atmosphere of a medieval oriental city, stroll through the winding, narrow streets of the ancient Medina, and become familiar with the numerous historical and architectural monuments that adorned it. The majority of these structures are superb illustrations of Moorish architecture. The Bu Inanya mosque, the madrassas (Muslim universities), Nejarin Square, and the fountain will all be on your itinerary. Your current location is the handicraft district, where leather and ceramic artisans practice the techniques passed down from their great-grandfathers and grandfathers, whose trade secrets have been carefully passed down down the generations. The still-existing Jewish neighborhood will be our next stop. It demonstrates how the two communities—Muslims and Jews—coexist.
The journey to the desert will begin today. After breakfast, we check out and drive to Merzouga. It is one of the longer drives—roughly a 7-hour one—but we will enjoy the trip because of the varied scenery. We'll stop in Ifrane along the route because it boasts a European-style environment and climate, parks with lakes and chalets, a ski resort, and a lot of snow in the winter, earning it the moniker "Moroccan Switzerland." On our way to Azrou from Ifrane, we will have the opportunity to see the magnificent Atlas cedars and feed the wild monkeys. The monkeys are sociable and enjoy being fed by humans. Stop for lunch in Midelt. Our route will next pass through the Ziz River's gorge and valley, and as we get closer to Er-Rashidia, the scenery will turn desert-like. Overnight will be in Merzouga.
After finishing your breakfast at the hotel, we'll meet the 4x4 driver to go on an expedition across the dunes. We'll then have tea with some nomads in the desert to see how they make a living there. We'll visit Khamilia later to take in Gnaoua's performance. Upon arriving in the tiny settlement of Merzouga at the base of the white sand dunes, Afternoon camel rides will take us to the camp in the desert, where there are cozy beds, private bathrooms, and showers. We'll eat a Moroccan dinner, play drums by the fire, and listen to Berber music in the desert at night. In addition, enjoy the stars in the clear sky. Overnight in the camp.
We will rise early to witness the dawn over the magnificent and serene sand dunes. You'll remember this incident as one of your most vivid memories of Morocco! We will return to Merzouga's village after breakfast and go on to Dades. We will travel by Rissani along the way, where you may visit "The Fossil Factory" and examine the numerous fossils that this area is so abundant in. We will pause for a panoramic photograph approximately three hours later not far from the charming town of Tinghir, which is situated in the heart of a sizable palm oasis. The renowned Todra Gorge will be our next stop. Here, we'll take a stroll and eat lunch at a nearby restaurant. Our tour will continue through the wonderful village of Dades. Overnight in Dades.
We'll take a little drive to the Dades gorges after breakfast before continuing on to Ouarzazat. We'll drive by Mgouna, the annual site of the rose festival. To go to the oasis of Skura, we'll keep traveling. A number of rivers cut through this rich palm oasis. Nestled among date palms and a desert terrain are villages and fields brimming with olive trees, fig trees, and pomegranate trees. We are permitted to take a tour of the valley and explore Kasbah Amridil, a fortified kasbah in the Skoura oasis. It is among Morocco's most stunning kasbahs. Transfer to Ouarzazate, which can be reached by car in 30 minutes from Skura. This city is frequently referred to as the "Hollywood of Morocco" because it served as the backdrop for numerous historical films. One of the city's historical sites is the Kasbah Taurirt. After visiting the Kasbah, we can go to the Cinema Museum and the Atlas film studio. Overnight in Ouarzazate.
Then, after a brief journey, we will arrive at Ait Ben Hadou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is popular with tourists because it served as the location for filming Game of Thrones. After our hour-long tour, we'll travel to Marrakesh through the highest point in the Atlas Mountains, Tizi n-Tishka (2260 m) (3.5-4 hours excluding stops). Stock up on warm clothing because we'll be stopping for photos along the way. One of Morocco's most beautiful routes, it offers vistas of historic kasbah ruins and verdant river valleys with adobe communities. After that, we'll proceed to Marrakech.. We can have some rest in the hotel, you can have time on your own.
The entire day will be spent to exploring Marrakesh, the "Pearl of the South," after breakfast at the hotel. The city acquired a significant number of museums and architectural landmarks as a result of its status as one of the Kingdom's capitals under the rule of the three Moroccan sultanate rulers. The city's monuments are all works of art. The Koutoubia Mosque, the Manara Pavilion surrounded by olive groves, the tombs of the Saadian sultans, the Bahia Palace, El Badii Palace, and the Majorelle Gardens are just a few of the sites that will be the focus of the morning's exploration. You will visit the most vibrant market in Morocco and the well-known Jemaa El Fna plaza after lunch. This is a true outdoor theater where you can see snake charmers, healers, sorcerers, fruit vendors, and traders of rare spices.
We have a few choices, including taking a day excursion to the Ozoud waterfall, one of the tallest in North Africa, where we can take in the scenery and the unspoiled ecology of the area. The second choice is to prepare ready for a mountainous adventure. We'll go on a hiking excursion in the Imlil highlands. We will have a local guide there to help us make the most of our tour and explore the village. The Imlil waterfall hike, one of the simpler ones in the area close to the waterfall, can be done after visiting the museum in the Toubkal National Park.
Hotel breakfast is available. Before leaving for our next destination, Essaouira, which is three hours from Marrakesh, we have free time in Marrakesh. The "snow-white medina" of the city, which is encircled by a fortress wall and situated on the Atlantic Ocean's beach, will be the subject of our sightseeing tour once we get there. Artists from all over the world come to Essaouira to stay and take in the wonderful atmosphere of old Mogador, which was once the biggest commercial port and a hub for pirate activity. The walls, the fishing harbor, and the medina are what have kept the city's appeal up to this day. Overnight will be in Essaouira
After breakfast, you will have some free time to explore Essaouira on your own. You can go for a walk, take pictures, relax in a cafe, or go shopping. Then we'll head back to Casablanca or Marrakech. Depending on when your flight leaves.
Before being transferred to the airport for your journey back to your country, you will have some free time.