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13 Days around Morocco From Casablanca

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Duration

12 Days 12 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Welcome to the 13 Days around Morocco from Casablanca, a journey that showcases Morocco’s diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Over 13 days, you’ll explore the lively streets of Casablanca, uncover the historical gems of Rabat, immerse yourself in the blue hues of Chefchaouen, and wander through the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Experience the bustling souks of Fes, marvel at the vast Sahara Desert, and cross the stunning High Atlas Mountains.

Discover the secrets of Marrakech’s medina, relax on Essaouira’s golden beaches, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of its port. Throughout your trip, enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine, shop in colorful souks, and engage in unique cultural experiences.

Our goal is to give you an unforgettable Moroccan adventure, balancing exploration and relaxation. Our skilled guides and drivers ensure your comfort and safety, letting you savor each moment at your own pace.

Whether you’re an adventurer, culture enthusiast, food lover, or history buff, this 13 Days around Morocco is designed to meet your interests and provide a deep understanding of Morocco’s landscapes and heritage. From your arrival in Casablanca to your farewell in Marrakech, this journey will create lasting memories. Start on this incredible 13 Days around Morocco and make every day a new chapter in your story of discovery.

Highlights

  • Discover the imperial cities of Marrakech, Meknes, Fes, and Rabat
  • Visit the Atlas Mountains and stay overnight in a Berber Lodge
  • Ride camels in the desert and enjoy the stunning dunes
  • Spend a night in a luxurious desert camp, singing and dancing with Amazigh people
  • Feed and photograph the Barbary apes in Azrou’s forest
  • Explore famous Kasbahs like Ait Benhaddou and Taourirt
  • Visit Hollywood film locations in Morocco
  • Experience traditional villages, vibrant souks, and many artisans

Itinerary

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Day 1: Casablanca Airport Transfer

Our adventure begins when you arrive in the vibrant city of Casablanca. Upon landing at the airport, our friendly team will greet you and take you to your hotel.  Casablanca, Morocco's economic hub, is known for its blend of modernity and traditional charm. If you arrive early, we can arrange an optional city tour to explore some of Casablanca's top attractions. You might visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, with its impressive architecture and oceanside setting. The bustling Corniche area, with its beaches and cafes, and the historic Habous Quarter, known for its traditional Moroccan architecture and souks, are also worth a visit.  We understand that after a long flight, you might feel tired, so we keep this day flexible to cater to your needs. Relax at your hotel, take a leisurely stroll through the city, or simply unwind as you prepare for the exciting journey ahead. This introductory day ensures you start your Moroccan adventure at your own pace, setting the tone for an unforgettable 13 Days Around Morocco.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Asilah

From Casablanca, travel to Rabat, where you can explore the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Kasbah of the Udayas before continuing your journey along the scenic Atlantic coast to the charming town of Asilah. Upon arrival, wander through the picturesque medina with its vibrant murals and whitewashed buildings, and take in the views from the old ramparts. End your day with a delicious seafood dinner at a seaside restaurant and an overnight stay in a local guesthouse in Asilah.

Day 3: Asilah - Tangier - Chafchaouen

Today, after breakfast in Asilah, head to Tangier, a city with a rich blend of cultures and histories. Visit the bustling Medina, the vibrant Kasbah, and the stunning Cape Spartel where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. After exploring Tangier, continue your journey through the scenic Rif Mountains to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen. Spend the afternoon wandering through Chefchaouen's narrow, blue-painted streets, exploring its charming souks, and relaxing in the serene squares. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in a traditional riad in Chefchaouen.

Day 4: Explore the Blue City

Your journey with Excursion Morocco Tours takes you to Chefchaouen, the "Blue Pearl" of Morocco. Nestled in the Rif Mountains, this town is a haven of blue-painted buildings and cobblestone streets, offering a unique and enchanting experience. Begin with The Blue Medina, a maze of streets where each house displays a distinct shade of blue, perfect for photography enthusiasts. Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the lively heart of Chefchaouen, is surrounded by charming cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, ideal for relaxing and soaking up the local atmosphere. Next, visit the Kasbah Museum to explore Chefchaouen’s history and culture, and climb the Kasbah’s tower for a panoramic view of the blue medina. Outside the medina, discover Ras El-Ma, a neighborhood known for its natural spring and small waterfalls, offering a tranquil glimpse into daily life. For breathtaking views, hike to the Spanish Mosque to watch the sunset. Don’t miss the local markets, where you can buy handicrafts, textiles, spices, and produce while engaging in the local bargaining tradition. For a quieter spot, relax at Outa el Hammam Square. Chefchaouen invites you to immerse yourself in its vibrant blues, rich culture, and serene beauty, making every moment a memorable part of your Moroccan adventure.

Day 5: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

On our 13 Days Around Morocco tour from Casablanca, you’ll journey from the enchanting town of Chefchaouen to the vibrant city of Fes, with captivating stops along the way. Your first stop is at Volubilis, an ancient Roman city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Roaming among its well-preserved ruins, you’ll encounter remnants of temples, basilicas, triumphal arches, and Roman houses adorned with intricate mosaics. Volubilis is one of the most impressive Roman archaeological sites in North Africa, offering a fascinating glimpse into the region’s ancient past. Next, you’ll arrive in Meknes, where the magnificent Bab Mansour awaits. This grand gate serves as one of the primary entrances to the old city of Meknes and is a stunning example of Moroccan architecture. Its intricate tilework and calligraphy make it a true masterpiece. Nearby, you’ll visit Lahdim Square, a bustling hub of activity surrounded by cafes, shops, and the main market (souk), where you can immerse yourself in local culture and find an array of Moroccan handicrafts and spices. Exploring further, you’ll visit Heri es-Souani, also known as the Granaries of Moulay Ismail. This site showcases massive underground grain stores and stables, highlighting the impressive engineering feats of Sultan Moulay Ismail. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is another significant stop, serving as the final resting place of the powerful sultan. Its interior is beautifully decorated and considered a sacred place, offering travelers a moment of reflection and reverence. Finally, as the day turns into evening, you’ll conclude your journey in Fes, where you’ll spend the night. This itinerary, from Meknes to Volubilis and then to Fes, provides a rich tapestry of historical and cultural experiences for travelers on this 13-day tour from Casablanca.

Day 6: Fes Walking Tour With local Guide

Today, on your 13 Days Around Morocco from Casablanca, you’ll explore the captivating city of Fes, immersing yourself in its rich history, vibrant culture, and bustling atmosphere. Your day kicks off with a visit to Fes el-Bali, the Old Medina, a UNESCO-listed site and one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas. Navigate through its maze of narrow streets teeming with bustling markets, ancient mosques, and traditional riads, where the air is filled with the aroma of spices and the sounds of artisans at work. Highlights include the iconic Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, dating back to the 9th century, and the exquisite Bou Inania Madrasa, renowned for its intricate Islamic architecture. Continue your journey through Fes el-Bali, passing through the monumental Bab Bou Jeloud gate adorned with striking mosaic tilework. Explore the Dar Batha Museum to discover a wealth of Moroccan arts and crafts, including ceramics, textiles, and woodwork. For panoramic views of the city, hike up to the Merenid Tombs for breathtaking vistas. Lastly, delve into the artistry of Moroccan ceramics at a local pottery factory, where artisans showcase traditional techniques and designs. Fes offers a captivating blend of history, art, and culture, inviting you to immerse yourself in the essence of Morocco on this unforgettable journey.

Day 7: Fes - Ifrane - Arzt - Midelt - Errachiria - Merzouga

Today, you'll start your journey around 8:00 AM, traveling to Merzouga via Ifrane, Azrou, and Midelt. Your first stop is in Ifrane, known for its beautiful scenery, where you'll have the chance to take some stunning photos. Next, you'll head to the Cedar Forest of Azrou, where you can watch wild monkeys, feed them, and capture memorable moments. After visiting Azrou, you'll continue to Midelt for lunch. Post-lunch, the journey takes you through the breathtaking Ziz Gorges, showcasing magnificent geological formations. You'll pass through Errachidia, a major city in the southeast, and then on to Rissani. Along the way, enjoy the panoramic views of the Ziz Valley before arriving in Merzouga. Upon arrival in Merzouga, another adventure begins. If you've never ridden a camel before, this is your chance. Accompanied by a camel guide, you'll trek into the heart of the Sahara Desert for about an hour. Enjoy the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes during your ride and witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Sahara. You’ll spend the night at a luxurious camp in the heart of the Merzouga desert. Under the starry sky, enjoy a delicious dinner followed by traditional Berber songs and dances. This night in the desert will be a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 8: Merzouga - Erfoud - Todgha orge - Ouarzazate

We start on another captivating day of your 13 Days Around Morocco, starting with a visit to Rissani's vibrant market and Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif. Traverse the Valley of Roses and Skoura Oasis, then explore the majestic Todgha Gorge and charming town of Tinerhir. Journey through the Dades Valley, admiring its ancient kasbahs and dramatic gorges, before ending your day in Ouarzazate. Discover the Taourirt Kasbah and immerse yourself in the city's bustling souks, brimming with local treasures.

Day 9: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

After breakfast, you will visit one of the country's most iconic destinations: the village of Ait Ben Haddou. Known for its stunning architecture, Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood films, including "Gladiator," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "The Mummy." Situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech, this picturesque village lies on a hill along the Ouarzazate River, making it one of Morocco's top tourist attractions. You'll have the chance to explore the village and its impressive Kasbahs, soaking in the rich history and beautiful landscapes. In the afternoon, you'll travel to Marrakech via the famous Tizi N’tichka pass, a scenic and winding road through the High Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, you'll settle into your hotel in Marrakech for an overnight stay, ready to explore the vibrant city the next day.

Day 10: Marrakech city Tour

Experience the vibrant energy and rich history of Marrakech on a captivating walking tour. Explore the bustling streets of the medina, where ancient alleyways lead to hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the Bahia Palace and the intricate details of the Saadian Tombs. Stroll through the lively souks, where the air is filled with the scent of exotic spices and the vibrant colors of textiles and crafts. Visit the iconic Koutoubia Mosque and enjoy panoramic views of the city from its minaret. Finally, immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where snake charmers, storytellers, and musicians entertain crowds late into the night.

Day 11: Marrakech to Essaouira

Travel from Marrakech to Essaouira and discover the coastal charm of this picturesque city. Departing from Marrakech, embark on a scenic journey through the Moroccan countryside, passing by olive groves, argan trees, and traditional villages along the way. Upon arrival in Essaouira, explore the ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its whitewashed buildings, blue shutters, and bustling markets.  Stroll along the historic ramparts and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Relax on the golden sands of Essaouira beach, where you can unwind and soak up the coastal breeze. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the port, where local fishermen bring in their daily catch and colorful boats line the harbor. With its laid-back vibe and unique blend of Berber, Arab, and Portuguese influences, Essaouira offers a captivating contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

Day 12: Essaouira to Marrakech

Today you will travel from Essaouira to Marrakech with ease and comfort on a convenient transfer service.

Day 13: Airport Transfer (Marrakech or Casablanca)

Heading home from Marrakech or Casablanca? Let us handle your departure with ease. Our airport transfer service ensures a seamless journey from your accommodation to the airport, allowing you to relax and enjoy your final moments in Morocco. Our professional drivers will pick you up at your desired location and transport you to the airport in comfort and style. Say goodbye to the hassle of arranging transportation and focus on making the most of your last moments in this beautiful country. Book your departure transfer with us and travel with peace of mind.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodations in hotels
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel, parking, and all related car fees
  • Personal driver
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • local guides Chafchaouen - Fes - Marrakech
  • Lux camp experience in the desert
  • Camel trekking
  • All Breakfasts
  • 2 dinners in the desert, Ouarzazate
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Durations

13 Days

Tour's Location

Casablanca

FAQs

How is the accommodation arranged during the tour?

Throughout the journey, you'll stay in carefully selected hotels and riads that blend comfort with local charm. Accommodations are based on double occupancy, with single supplements available upon request. Enjoy authentic Moroccan hospitality and modern amenities in every location.

How are payments and reservations handled?

To secure your reservation, a deposit is required upon booking, with the balance due before the tour begins. Payments can be made securely online, and our team is available to assist with any questions or concerns regarding reservations or payment methods.

What cultural experiences can I expect during the 13 Days around Morocco?

Prepare to immerse yourself in Moroccan culture through visits to bustling souks, interaction with local artisans, and engaging in traditional activities such as mint tea ceremonies and cooking classes. Our goal is to provide authentic cultural encounters that enrich your understanding of Morocco's heritage.

How can I book the 13 Days around Morocco from Casablanca tour?
Booking is easy! Simply visit our website or contact our friendly customer service team to inquire about availability, request a detailed itinerary, and secure your reservation. We're here to assist you in planning your unforgettable Moroccan adventure from start to finish.

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