The 10 days in Morocco itinerary from Fes. In this grand tour of 10 days / 9 nights tour you will visit so many amazing sites. Firstly, you will have a guided tour in Fes, visit the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane, and the cedars forest. Then drive along the amazing Ziz river. After that we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you can ride camels, spend the night in a luxury camp in the middle of the desert. And also enjoy magical sunset and sunrise in the Sahara. As well as 4×4 journey exploring the Sahara desert. In addition to that you will visit Rissani traditional market and Erfoud the fossils town. Then visit the Todra gorges, Dades gorges and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
Cross the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Marrakech and Essaouira Sightseeing. Furthermore, visit Casablanca the largest city and Rabat the capital of Morocco. Then Meknes one of the imperial cities, the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the blue city Chefchaouen. Finally, the tour ends in Tangier.
The 10 days in Morocco itinerary starts with a pick from the airport or your accommodation in Fes. Then we dedicate the day to explore the Highlights of Fes with a local guide. The city 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, that is listed as a World Heritage Site by the 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, the Tanneries. And finally the Quaraouin mosque and university, the oldest university in the world. After that we leave the Medina to visit the Jewish quarter also known as “the Mellah”. In the afternoon, we drive to an ancient fortress for panoramic view of the Medina and the city of Fes. Finally, return to your Riad.
After a warm breakfast, we drive south through Imouzzer to visit Ifrane. The city is famous for its low temperature, snow and the alpine-style architecture houses -No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. Then we continue to 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 a 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 between the traditional tents of nomads, and the luxury a hotel has. Where you can enjoy the Berber drums music, while dancing around the campfire, under vast open sky of stars. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Wake up early in the morning is a must do, in order 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 dedicate the day to explore the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sand dunes, wild lake, mines, fossils areas to fabulous oases. Which are ideal places for so many outdoor activities.
Firstly, we start our journey in Merzouga, by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine. Then we pay the nomads a visit, in their handmade woven tent. Learn how they live while drinking a Berber tea. Our next destination is the Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music, and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan and Niger. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. After that we take a stroll in a palm trees grove. Then drive a few kilometres to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called flamingos lake. Dinner and overnight In a hotel.
After breakfast, we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani 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 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.
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, 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 Marrakesh. Driving through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, and the High Atlas Mountains. Stops will be made for lunch, and to take pictures at interesting spots. Overnight stay in a Riad in Marrakech.
After a warm breakfast, we will be exploring the Highlights of Marrakech with a local guide. The city is considered one of the four imperial cities in Morocco. The visit includes : the Bahia Palace , Saadian Tombs, the Ben Youssef Quranic mosque. And a stroll in the largest traditional souk in Morocco. Free time for lunch near the Jemaa El-Fna square. Later on you visit the Koutoubia mosque the largest in Marrakech, and the Majorelle garden. Finally, transfer to your accommodation .Feel free to wander in Jemaa El-Fna on your own.
After breakfast, we drive west to Essaouira city. On the way we will make stops to see the Argan trees goats, and also for panoramic views. We reach the Essaouira city, formerly Mogador, one of the important coastal cities in Morocco. The city is famous for the diversity of seafood, beautiful beach and surfing sport. We will visit the fishing port, the ancient ramparts with cannons, and also the old Medina. Finally, transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Essaouira.
After breakfast, the 10 days in morocco itinerary continues to Casablanca. We depart from Essaouira and drive along the coastline to reach Casablanca city the economical center of Morocco. Where we will visit the Hassan II mosque the largest mosque in Morocco, and also the Casablanca Cornish. Free time for lunch. Then drive to Rabat the capital of Morocco. Overnight stay in Rabat.
After breakfast, we explore Rabat one of the imperial cities in Morocco, and the current capital. It is located northwest of Morocco, on the Atlantic coast. You will visit the Highlights of the city including : the Hassan tower, The Mausoleum of Mohammed V and also The Kasbah of Oudaya. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon 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 blue. Overnight stay in a hotel
In the last day of your 10 days in morocco itinerary -depending on you flight time- you can have a free time to stroll in the beautiful alleyways of the blue city. Then we drive through the Rif mountains to reach Tangier. Finally, we drop you off at the airport. End of the tour.
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Incredible experience! We toured Morocco in 10 days from Fes. Everything was very well organized and coordinated. An experience totally recommended. The night under the stars and the awakening with the dawn with a total silence was a pleasant experience. To emphasize the attention of the professionals who have attended us, especially Hamid, who has always been concerned about us. Thank you very much. We recommend without a doubt Moroccan-Tour and we hope to repeat on another occasion.