14 Days In Morocco From Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca
Today marks the beginning of your two-week adventure in Morocco. You have been eagerly anticipating this day, and your driver will be waiting for you outside the terminal building in Casablanca to take you to your accommodations for the night.
As we specialize in tailor-made tours, customized to your unique requirements, we have left the plan for today flexible and will finalize it according to your preferences when you book. If you arrive early in the day, we can arrange to explore the medina in Casablanca and, if time permits, catch a tour of the majestic Hassan II Mosque.
Day 2: Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Chefchaouen
After breakfast, depart from Casablanca and head north to Rabat, the capital city. Spend a few hours exploring the city’s highlights, including the Chellah, Mohamed V Mausoleum, Hassan II tower, and Kasbah of Udayas.
Next, continue to Meknes, one of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, and visit the Royal Palace and stables. Enjoy lunch in the Medina and sample some camel meat if you’re feeling adventurous. After lunch, head to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, where you’ll have a local guide to show you around.
After exploring the ruins, sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful scenery as you travel through the Rif Mountains to your final destination, Chefchaouen.
Day 3: Fes
After your morning stroll to the river to observe the local women in the Rif Mountains tending to their tasks, take a leisurely stroll through the blue-hued medina and admire the vibrant colors and fascinating sights. Witness a weaver at work, meander through the labyrinthine alleys, and savor an espresso in the bustling main square before departing for Fes in your transportation.
Day 4: Fes City Tour
Today, you will have a local guide to take you on a full-day tour of the city and its surroundings. Your first stop will be at the Royal Palace where you can admire the intricately carved brass gates. From there, explore the Jewish quarter and wander through the bustling streets of the Medina. You will witness demonstrations by weavers, carpet knotting, brass hammering, and tile and pottery making.
One of the highlights of your tour will be the famous tanneries, a UNESCO site famous for its natural dyeing methods that date back centuries. Take a break for lunch before returning to your riad, where you can unwind and reflect on the incredible sights and sounds you experienced.
In the afternoon, you will have some free time to indulge in a traditional hammam, do some shopping, or just relax at a rooftop café and savor the Moroccan ambiance.
Day 5: Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissini – Merzouga – Sahara
Today marks the beginning of your journey to the Sahara Desert as you leave the city of Fes and travel towards the south of Morocco. Throughout the journey, you will experience an incredible change in the landscape, reflecting the vast difference between the north and south of Morocco. Passing through Ifrane, famously known as the « Switzerland of Morocco, » and the third cleanest city in the world, you’ll notice the home of the best university in Morocco, Al Akhawayn.
As you travel through the cedar forest and a national park, keep your eyes open for a chance to see Barbary apes (Macaque) and Berber horses. The beautiful pastures and nomad houses will give way to increasingly high mountain peaks and deep valleys. At lunchtime, you’ll arrive at Midelt, famous for its vast collection of fossils before continuing on through the Atlas Mountains.
Travelling along the Ziz Valley, you’ll see the Tafilalt Oasis, the largest palm grove in Morocco, before heading into the flatter and stonier plains leading up to the desert. After stopping for tea, you’ll board your camels and embark on a trek into the desert where you’ll spend the evening at a campsite. Dinner will be prepared for you by the nomads as you enjoy the serenity and calmness of the Sahara Desert.
Day 6: Erfoud – Tinjedad – Tinghir – Todgha Gorge
Today, you will depart from your Sahara desert camp and embark on a stunning journey through the renowned « Valley of 1,000 Kasbahs ». This route is lined with thousands of kasbahs, some in ruins and others still standing. As you head towards Tinejdad through Erfoud, known as the date capital of Morocco, you will notice that the landscape remains very dry. You will also pass by ancient irrigation systems known as « khettaras ».
The Todgha Gorge is an awe-inspiring trench created by gigantic rock walls that run through the High Atlas Mountains. The gorge offers a breathtaking and easily accessible hiking trail with many opportunities to stop and take photos along its well-maintained dirt track. During the drive, you will encounter thick palm groves and traditional Berber villages. Whichever direction you choose to start your journey, the route leading to the Todgha Gorge should be taken slowly to fully appreciate its remarkable beauty.
Upon arrival at the gorge, you will have the opportunity to explore it. In recent years, the Todra Gorge has gained popularity among serious climbers due to its rock formations ranging from 25 to 300 meters and over 150 routes to explore.
Day 7: Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou
Your first stop today will be at Dades Gorge where you can take photos of this impressive mountain crevice. Afterwards, you will head to the bustling town of Ouarzazate for lunch. Known as the « Gateway to the Sahara, » Ouarzazate is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many famous movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator were filmed. The city also has a rich historical significance and is the largest in southern Morocco.
Next, you will visit the stunning Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best examples of a working kasbah. The kasbah is still home to 5 or 6 Berber families, and you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient city, wandering its streets and enjoying views of the arid riverbed and the stunning vistas from atop.
You will spend the night in a local riad and can admire the kasbah from your rooftop breakfast spot the next morning.
Day 8: High Atlas Mountains – Tizi n Tichka – Ouirgane Valley
Today’s journey will take you on a stunning drive up and over the majestic High Atlas Mountains, offering breathtaking views of the rugged landscape. You will reach the highest point of the pass, Tizi n’ Tichka, at an altitude of 2260 meters, before descending through winding roads to the verdant valley of Ouirgane, which is located about 90 minutes away from Marrakech.
You will be staying at a charming Berber hotel that features a pool and dining facilities. You can either choose to take a hike in the nearby valley or simply unwind by the pool. Don’t forget to admire the magnificent views from the rooftop terrace, which overlooks the valley teeming with natural beauty.
Day 9: Ouirgane
Take a relaxing break in the Ouirgane Valley today. You have the option to explore the beautiful surroundings by going on a hike with a local guide. Choose from a morning, afternoon or full-day hike and take in the stunning views. If you prefer a more leisurely day, you can relax by the pool or enjoy the hotel’s dining facilities. A picnic lunch can be arranged for you or you can visit a nearby Berber village for a freshly prepared lunch. The choice is yours!
Day 10: Essaouira
Today, you will travel west from Marrakech to the charming Portuguese fishing village of Essaouira. Instead of stopping in Marrakech, you’ll head straight to Essaouira.
Once there, you can enjoy the peaceful medina, filled with local artists and musicians. Take a tour of the working fishing port and select your lunch straight off the boat, to be grilled nearby. You can also take a long stroll along the beautiful beach. Be sure to catch the sunset, which is a highlight for both locals and tourists.
Day 11: Essaouira
This morning, take advantage of a local guide and explore the medina. Discover the history and culture of this charming and relaxed little village while walking along the ramparts. Take a break and indulge in a pastry and coffee or browse the medina for unique, locally-made products. Meet with local artists and listen to musicians playing in the town square.
Day 12: Marrakech
After a relaxing morning in Essaouira, you will travel to Marrakech for the final leg of your Moroccan journey.
Once you arrive and check in at your chosen riad or hotel, join us for a delicious dinner at one of the famous food stalls in the lively square. Savor the flavors of locally sourced and traditional Moroccan cuisine while taking in the bustling atmosphere around you.
After dinner, take a stroll around the square to experience the vibrant chaos and activity that makes this city so unique. This evening promises to be a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience.
Day 13: Marrakech
This morning, embark on a guided tour of the historical and cultural landmarks of Marrakech. Explore the Mellah, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and the vibrant souks. Gain insight into the growth of Marrakech throughout the centuries and experience the world-renowned medina.
After the tour, enjoy a leisurely lunch in the square. In the afternoon, you have the freedom to choose from various activities such as visiting the enchanting YSL Gardens at Jardin Majorelle, indulging in a traditional hammam experience, or shopping for souvenirs. Whatever you choose, your time in Marrakech is sure to be unforgettable.
Day 14: Casablanca
On the final day of your trip, we will arrange transportation to either the Marrakech or Casablanca airport for your departure flight. We hope you have had a wonderful time exploring the diverse and beautiful country of Morocco and that you will return again one day.
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