9 Day Morocco Tour from Casablanca. During these 9 days / 8 nights, you will visit so many fantastic places. It will be a private tour with a private driver speaking English. The trip starts with a pick up from the airport or your hotel in Casablanca. Tour in Casablanca, then Rabat the capital of Morocco, Chefchaouen the blue pearl, and also the Roman ruins of Volubilis. As well as visiting Meknes the Ismaili capital, Fes the cultural city and the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane. Then we drive south visiting the cedars forest, Midelt, drive along the amazing Ziz valley, and stop at Erfoud the fossils town and Rissani traditional market.
And most importantly the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you can ride camels, and spend the night in a luxury camp in the middle of the desert. Enjoy magical sunset and sunrise in the Sahara. Thereafter, walk in the magnificent Todra/Todgha and Dades gorges. Visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Cross the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Then roam Marrakech with a local guide. Finally the tour ends in Casablanca.
The 9 day morocco tour itinerary starts by picking you up from the airport or your accommodation in Casablanca. The city is considered the economical center and the largest city in Morocco. We will visit the Hassan II mosque the largest mosque in Morocco. It is located on the west coast of the city on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Free time for lunch. Then we explore the city, visit the amazing Cornish of Casablanca, stop at Rick’s Cafe and Mohamed V square ( Pigeons Square ). ( Depending on your arrival time, you might have to postpone some stops to the next day )
Overnight stay in a hotel.
After breakfast, we drive along the coastline to Rabat. The city is one of the imperial cities in Morocco, and the current capital. You will visit : The Hassan tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Finally The Kasbah of Oudaya. Free time for lunch. Then we head north through Ouazzane and the Rif Mountains, to reach the Blue city of Chefchaouen . The city is famous for its buildings and alleyways painted in white / blue.
Overnight stay in a Riad.
After breakfast, feel free to wander in the beautiful alleyways of the blue city Chefchaouen. Then we drive to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. It is well preserved, as it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It has many beautiful mosaics scattered here and there along with ancient pillars and archways. After strolling in the ruins, drive 30 km to visit the city of Meknes. The city is known as the Ismaili capital and one of the imperial city in Morocco. In which we visit : Bab Al-Mansour, Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stable, the granary and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we head to Fes.
Overnight stay in a Riad.
After breakfast, we will be exploring the Highlights of the city with a local guide. Fes is considered one of the imperial cities, as well as the cultural and religious center of Morocco.
Meet up with the local guide, start the day by visiting the Royal Palace gate, then drive through the Jewish quarter also known as “the Mellah”. And continue to an ancient fortress for panoramic view of the Medina and the city of Fes.
Then enter the 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 with a local guide ( Walking Tour ),visiting The Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, the Tanneries. And finally the Quaraouin mosque and university, the oldest university in the world.
Finally Meet up with your driver in the afternoon and return to your Riad. Free Afternoon
After 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 the tour continues to cedars forest, where the Barbary macaques live, also known as Barbary ape. 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 vast sand dunes 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.
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. 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. We then drive through the palm groves of Skoura. Later, we reach Ouarzazate, also known as the gate to the desert. We will visit the Atlas 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. A 20min hike to the Kasbah 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 Marrakesh.
After breakfast, You will be exploring the Highlights of Marrakesh The Red City 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/Market in Morocco. Free time for lunch near the Jemaa El-Fna square. Later on you visit the Koutoubia mosque the largest in Marrakesh, and the Majorelle garden.
Finally, transfer to your accommodation .Feel free to wander in Jemaa El-Fna on your own.
On the last day of the tour, and depending on your flight time, you might have free time in Marrakesh. Then we drive north to Casablanca airport. End of Your 9 Day Trip
It is Possible to End the Tour in Marrakech, Shorten or Extend your Tour.
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Our private tour Guides Rachid & Aziz are truly exceptional. They are not only professional but also very welcoming and genuine, making us feel at home. They took care everything in our entire 9 days private trip from Casablanca wholeheartedly -that made a huge difference when we were in a foreign country. In addition, their great knowledge of Moroccan history and culture , and love for their homeland and tribes, really made the trip special!
The entire Moroccan tours team was also great. The travel notes were clear giving us transparency before booking. Also great selection of hotel/Riad, restaurant and local guide for the tour. We had such a great memories in Morocco- the exotic cultures, the art and crafts, the breathtaking sunrise in sahara, the camel ride, the delicious Tajines and so on. A truly must see destination!
The tour guide, Ismail and the driver Hicham were both kind and I am so glad that I was able to visit and explore so many cities with them. Best part of the tour was to go to the Sahara desert and do the camel riding 🙂
Visiting cities like Chefchaouen, Rabat, Fes and Marrakech were also amazing!
Highly recommend going on a trip with Moroccan Tours, since they plan and take you around everywhere, and it was so much easier to get to places when you have someone to go with you and to be picked up/dropped off!