20-Day Tour From Casablanca to Marrakech
Embark on an extraordinary 20-day journey through Morocco, a country where ancient traditions blend harmoniously with modern life, and breathtaking landscapes beckon at every turn. This immersive tour takes you from the bustling streets of Casablanca to the vibrant markets of Marrakech, with captivating stops in between. Wander through historic cities, meander along the blue streets of Chefchaouen, venture into the Sahara Desert, and experience the coastal charm of Essaouira. Morocco’s rich history, diverse landscapes, and warm hospitality will leave you enchanted.
Tour detail :
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Your exciting Moroccan adventure begins as you touch down at Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. After a long journey, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your guide and chauffeured to your comfortable hotel in the heart of this vibrant coastal city. Take this time to rest, relax, and recover from your travels. Casablanca is a bustling metropolis that offers a blend of modernity and tradition, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore it in the days ahead.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat
Start your day with a delicious Moroccan breakfast at the hotel. Your journey continues as you leave Casablanca behind and head to Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. On the way, you’ll pass by picturesque landscapes and charming villages, giving you a taste of the country’s diverse beauty. Upon arrival in Rabat, you’ll check into your accommodation and have the opportunity to explore the city’s historical landmarks, including the splendid Royal Palace and the impressive Hassan Tower, both steeped in rich history and culture.
Day 3: Rabat – Asilah – Tangier
After a delightful breakfast in Rabat, it’s time to hit the road again. Today’s adventure takes you to the enchanting coastal town of Asilah, famous for its pristine white-washed walls and a thriving arts scene. Stroll through the town’s charming streets adorned with vibrant murals and immerse yourself in its relaxed atmosphere. In the afternoon, you’ll continue your journey to Tangier, where you’ll spend the night. Tangier’s unique blend of cultures and stunning seaside vistas are sure to captivate your senses.
Day 4: Tangier – Chefchaouen
Bid farewell to Tangier and embark on a scenic drive to Chefchaouen, often referred to as the “Blue Pearl” of Morocco. This picturesque town is renowned for its striking blue-painted buildings, creating a dreamlike atmosphere that’s perfect for leisurely exploration. As you arrive in Chefchaouen, you’ll be greeted by the inviting aroma of Moroccan cuisine wafting from the local restaurants. Spend the evening wandering the enchanting blue streets and savoring the local flavors.
Day 5: A day to visit Chefchaouen
Today is dedicated to uncovering the hidden gems of Chefchaouen. Start your day with a visit to the historic Kasbah, a fortification dating back to the 18th century. Take a hike to the Spanish Mosque, perched on a hilltop, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the town and surrounding landscapes. Explore the vibrant markets, indulge in some shopping, and taste local delicacies at a charming cafe. Your second night in Chefchaouen promises more enchantment.
Day 6: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes
Leaving Chefchaouen behind, you’ll journey towards Meknes, one of Morocco’s lesser-known imperial cities. Marvel at the intricate architecture of Bab Mansour, one of the grandest gates in Morocco, and visit the Royal Stables, a testament to the country’s equestrian history. Your next stop is the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, where you can explore remarkably preserved mosaics and immerse yourself in history. In the evening, you’ll reach Fes, the spiritual heart of Morocco, where you’ll rest for the night.
Day 7: Day to visit Fes
Fes is a city steeped in history and tradition, and today you’ll delve into its rich cultural heritage. Wander through the UNESCO-listed Medina, a maze of narrow streets, bustling souks, and historic buildings. Visit the Bou Inania Madrasa, an architectural masterpiece, and admire the intricate tilework and craftsmanship. As the day unfolds, you’ll have the chance to discover the secrets of the tanneries, a unique Moroccan industry. Your night in Fes promises a glimpse into the soul of this ancient city.
Day 8: Fes – Azrou – Ifrane – Medilt
After breakfast in Fes, your journey takes you through the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains. As you drive, make a stop in Azrou to explore the tranquil cedar forest and encounter the resident Barbary macaques. Continue to Ifrane, a charming town often referred to as “Little Switzerland” due to its European architecture and clean streets. Finally, you’ll reach Medilt, a small town nestled among the mountains, where you’ll spend the night.
Day 9: Medilt – Rissani – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes
Today marks a highlight of your trip as you venture into the Sahara Desert. Depart from Medilt and head towards Rissani, a desert town known for its traditional markets and strong desert culture. From Rissani, your journey continues to Merzouga, the gateway to the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Upon your arrival, you’ll exchange your vehicle for a camel ride, a quintessential desert experience. Traverse the golden dunes as the sun sets, casting a magical glow over the vast desert landscape. You’ll spend the night in a comfortable desert camp, where you can savor a traditional Moroccan dinner under a star-studded desert sky.
Day 10: Merzouga – Nomad Families – Abandoned Villages – Merzouga
Awaken to the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert as the sun rises over the dunes. Today, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore the nomadic way of life. Visit nomad families who have lived in the desert for generations, gaining insights into their traditions and customs. Explore abandoned villages, their adobe structures whispering tales of a bygone era. Return to Merzouga, where you’ll spend another night under the vast desert canopy.
Day 11: Merzouga – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Dades – Roses Valley – Ouarzazate
Bid farewell to the Sahara and embark on a journey through breathtaking desert landscapes. Your first stop is Tenghir, a town nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Explore the dramatic Todra Gorges, where towering rock walls create a natural wonder. Continue your journey through the Dades Valley, famous for its striking rock formations. As you venture deeper into the Valley of Roses, you’ll discover the fragrant rose gardens, a captivating sight when in bloom. Finally, reach Ouarzazate, a city known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” due to its role in the film industry. Spend the night in this unique and cinematic city.
Day 12: Ouarzazate – Taroudant
Your adventure continues as you depart from Ouarzazate and head towards Taroudant. This lesser-known gem is often called “Little Marrakech” for its bustling souks and red-earthed walls. Explore the city’s historic medina, fortified ramparts, and vibrant markets. Taroudant offers a more relaxed atmosphere compared to its larger counterparts, allowing you to immerse yourself in its authentic Moroccan culture. Spend the night in Taroudant.
Day 13: Taroudant – Sidi Ifni
Today’s journey takes you southward to Sidi Ifni, a coastal town known for its Spanish influence and picturesque landscapes. Explore the historic Spanish architecture, take a stroll along the beautiful beaches, and soak in the refreshing ocean breeze. Sidi Ifni offers a serene escape from the bustling cities you’ve explored so far. Spend the night in this charming coastal haven.
Day 14: Sidi Ifni – Agadir – Taghazout
Leave Sidi Ifni behind and make your way to Agadir, a modern coastal city known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. Take some time to explore the city or enjoy a leisurely walk along the seaside promenade. In the afternoon, continue to Taghazout, a laid-back fishing village that has become a popular destination for surfers and beach lovers. Spend the night in Taghazout, where you can unwind by the ocean.
Day 15: Taghazout – Essaouira
After breakfast, set off for Essaouira, a coastal gem that has attracted artists, musicians, and travelers for centuries. Explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its iconic blue and white buildings, stroll along the historic ramparts, and enjoy fresh seafood at the bustling harbor. Essaouira’s relaxed atmosphere and artistic vibe make it a perfect place to unwind. Spend the night in this charming coastal town.
Day 16: Day to Visit Essaouira
Today, you have a full day to immerse yourself in the unique charm of Essaouira. You can visit local art galleries, shop for traditional handicrafts, and take a relaxing walk along the beach. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste some of the best seafood in Morocco at one of the local restaurants. Essaouira’s vibrant culture and relaxed ambiance are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Day 17: Essaouira – Marrakech
Bid farewell to Essaouira and head to the vibrant city of Marrakech. As you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the city’s bustling medina, historic palaces, and lively markets. Check in to your accommodation and spend the evening exploring the bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, where street performers, vendors, and food stalls come to life after dark.
Day 18: Full Day to Visit Marrakech
Marrakech is a city of endless discoveries, and today, you’ll have the entire day to explore its wonders. Visit the stunning Bahia Palace, the historic Saadian Tombs, and the Koutoubia Mosque with its iconic minaret. Explore the vibrant souks, where you can shop for spices, textiles, and handicrafts. In the afternoon, escape the bustling streets by visiting the serene Majorelle Garden, a botanical oasis of calm and beauty. Marrakech’s intoxicating blend of tradition and modernity will leave you enchanted.
Day 19: Day Trip to Ouzoud
Today, you’ll embark on a day trip to the breathtaking Ouzoud Waterfalls. Nestled in the Atlas Mountains, these cascading falls are a natural wonder to behold. Take a scenic hike to get up close to the falls, enjoy a picnic by the water, and perhaps even spot some local Barbary macaques. This refreshing excursion provides a contrast to the bustling cities and serene deserts you’ve experienced on your journey.
Day 20: Marrakech – Airport
Your unforgettable Moroccan adventure comes to an end today. After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Marrakech Menara Airport for your departure flight. As you board your plane, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you’ve gathered during your 20-day journey through this captivating and diverse country. Morocco’s rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality have left an indelible mark on your heart, and you’ll leave with a piece of its magic forever. Safe travels!