12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca Overview:

This 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca is one of long best tours in Morocco, a Morocco tour with a blend of culture, nature, and adventure. We lead the 12 tour from Casablanca to the imperial cities of Morocco crossing the mountains of the Atlas towards the great Sahara desert. In the last few days, we stop to discover the most tourist city in Morocco, Marrakech city with its most fabulous sights.

The 12 Days from Casablanca Morocco tour itinerary also allow having some moments in the Atlantic ocean with a  Marrakech day tour to Essaouira city. You will get the opportunity to experience imperial towns, historical monuments, the natural sceneries of the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara desert, the Berber culture, camel rides, and more.

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12 Days Tour Itinerary Casablanca to Marrakech Morocco infos:

+ Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting Location: Casablanca
+ Ending Location: Marrakech

12 Days Morocco Itinerary from Casablanca Tour Highlight:

Highlights of 12 Days from Casablanca to Marrakech Morocco Tour Itinerary:

  • Explore the spectacular Hassan II mosque and Hassan Tower in Rabat.
  • Discover the ancient ruins of the Roman empire Volubilis.
  • Stroll around and meet locals of the unique town of Chefchaouen.
  • Discover Fes’s rich history and architecture with a local guide.
  • Meet the Barbary Apes in Cedar Forest Azrou.
  • You will have an exploratory trip to each of the imperial cities.
  • Ride a camel in the desert and sleep in a tent under the stars Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore the heritage village and Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dades and Ziz valleys and the impressive gorges of Todra.
  • Experience camel riding over the golden dunes of Merzouga.
  • Spend a night in the heart of the Sahara desert.
  • Explore the old medinas of Marrakech and Fes with their rich history and architecture.
  • Visit Marrakech’s historic medina and Jemaa el Fna with a local guide.
  • View and walk on the Atlantic coast of Essaouira.

Private 12 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca

On the first day of the 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech, at the agreed time we will wait for you at the airport of Casablanca to transfer you to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation. 

  • Driving Distance: Approximately 31.9 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 00 hr 36 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Casablanca.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen

After breakfast, we start the second day of the 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca, by visiting this economic city of Casablanca, it is a mixture of sites, feelings, and culture; outside the Medina, it seems like a European city, and beautiful city. Visit the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest in the world, a magnificent building with spectacular views over the sea, then visit this city such as the Boulevard de la Corniche, the Park of the United Nations, and the Mohamed V square.

We will continue to the city of Rabat; protected by several walls, the medina of Rabat reflects the soul of the ancient city, with its splendid carpets, the artisans of metalwork, and the many craftsmen who exercise their art under the gaze of the passers-by. We will be able to visit the Royal Palace, the Oudaya Kasbah, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, and the Hassan Tower. Drive via the Rif Mountains towards Chefchaouen. You will spend the night at Riad in Chefchaouen. Dinner and accommodation.

  • Driving Distance: Approximately 340 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 4 hr 56 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

You will begin your trip to the Blue Pearl Chefchaouen after breakfast in a Riad in the deep of the blue city. We will depart Chefchaouen for Fes, the best royal city. The route today for the 12 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca Itinerary includes a stop at Ouazzane. We’ll stop at Volubilis, and start the exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage site, the Roman ruins of Morocco, to see the remains and walk at the mosaic floors.

The next stop is Meknes city, where we will visit the largest gate in all of Morocco (Bab El Mansour) as well as visit and see the Mausoleum of the Sultan Moulay Ismail, Qara prison, and the Sahrij Souani. Lunch will be in a local restaurant close to “the square of Hedim”, where you will also have the chance to explore. After lunch, we’ll go back to Fes and check into the Riad for the night.

  • Driving distance: 261 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 4 hr 22 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Fes.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Full-Day Trip to explore Fes

On this day of the 12 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca Itinerary, you will have a Fes Guided Tour with an expert guide. You will meet the local guide at your riad to begin visiting Fes city. The Fes full-day tour begins with a visit to the old Medina, one of the biggest Medinas in the world. We’re going to see spices, Berber carpets, and other handicrafts. We’ll go to a few mosques, such as Al-Karaouine University, the world’s first university (built-in 859), and the Mosque of Andalusia.

We will next go to the city’s origins, exploring places like the Nejjarine Fountain, madrassas (Koranic schools), the Batha (Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts), and the tanneries and souks, such as the blue and green ceramic-filled Souk Attarine Bab Boujloud. The entrance to the Royal Palace is another destination. Your Morocco full-day tour of Fes begins with a visit to the city’s renowned ceramics workshop, and it concludes with breathtaking views across the city’s historic Medina. Stay in a riad in the Fes Medina for the night. 

  • Driving distance: 20.8 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 00 hr 35 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Fes.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Fes – Medelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes.

Leaving Fes today, we’ll pass through Ifrane on our way to the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we’ll spend the better part of the morning marveling at the region’s natural beauty. Go to Cedar Forest, where you will experience the independence of barbarian apes. After that, we’ll have time for lunch in Medelt, a city well-known for its fossils.

 We’ll keep going until we’ve crossed Tizi N’Tlghmt and are driving through the beautiful views of the Ziz Valley, at which point we’ll pull over so you can take in the scenery. We’ll keep on our way to the Merzouga desert later. Your accommodation will be at the hotel in the Sahara desert for the night.

  • Driving distance: 463 kilometers.
  • Estimated driving duration: 7 hr 26 min (without traffic).
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Merzouga hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 6: Merzouga Tour – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga desert camp.

After breakfast in your hotel in the desert, we start our Merzouga desert tour on a 4×4 by visiting the Sahara desert locals who still live in Berber tents and sipping tea with them. We’ll then visit Khamilia, a “Gnawa” to listen to the enjoyable music, to witness their music and culture. Lunch there. Enjoy scenic landscapes as you pass by Berber villages and beautiful views in the desert. Later, you’ll ride camels into the desert.

Enjoy the breathtaking sunset over the dunes of Merzouga and spend the night in a desert camp, experiencing Berber hospitality and enjoying a starry night. Watch the sun sinks below the horizon. Enjoy the night at the Sahara desert camp. After a fantastic supper, listen to Berber nomads perform music beneath the stars and dance to barbaric music. This day of the 12 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca Itinerary is finished.

  • Driving distance: 86 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 01 hr 09 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Merzouga.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

On this day of the 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech, wake up earlier as you can so as not to miss the stunning view, and the captivating sunrise over the dunes. Then after a gastronomic breakfast in the Berber desert camp. You will ride back to the village of Merzouga for meeting your driver. Continue your journey towards the Dades Valley. We’ll travel to Rissani after a shower and breakfast at the tent. It is an ancient city famed for its traditional souk.

We’ll leave the vast desert and go to Rissani, a former Saharan caravan station, where we can explore the region’s biggest traditional souk on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Stop in Erfoud: a fossil town. After driving via Jorf, Tinjdad, Ait Aissa Ou Brahim, and Todra Valley, a lush valley surrounded by mud settlements and mountains, we proceed to Dades Valley. 
After lunch, we’ll visit Dades Valley to witness the stunning sand castles, “monkey toes” rock formations, and exquisite mud kasbahs. Stay in a valley-view hotel or riad. Overnight at a riad in Dades Valley.

  • Driving distance: 271 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 4 hr 14 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Dades Gorges.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Dades Gorges - Boutaghrar - Kalaat M'Gouna - Skoura - Ouarzazate

Leaving Dades Valley today after breakfast, we’ll travel via Boutaghrar, Roses Valley, and Skoura oases on our 12-Day Tour from Casablanca Morocco Itinerary to the city Ouarzazate. We leave the main road and go to Boutaghrar, where we’ll find a trail that ultimately leads to a community of cave-dwelling nomads. The next stop is at Klat M’Gouna, where the Casablanca tour for 12 days will continue. Each year in April, the town has a festival.

Then we travel to the oases of Skoura, where some of the most stunning kasbahs in all of Morocco can be found, including the Kasbah of Amridil, which dates back to the 17th century. Then go out for lunch and explore the city. Then we get on the road and head for Ouarzazate through the Skoura oases. Overnight in a hotel in Ouarzazate.

  • Driving distance: 146 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 2 hr 55 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Hddou - Tizi N'Tishka - Essaouira

After breakfast on this day of the 12 Days Morocco Tour from Casablanca Itinerary, we go to the Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco’s most famous and photographed Kasbah. The best Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator were filmed there. The Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, Morocco’s highest at 2260m (7417ft), crosses the Atlas Mountains. The countryside and Berber communities are stunning. We arrive at Essaouira late afternoon and stay in a riad or hostel.

  • Driving distance: 294 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 4 hr 21 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Essaouira.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Guided Tour of Essaouira - Marrakech

After breakfast on this day of the 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca. We’ll explore this charming town of Essaouira. Vauban-inspired French architects strengthened it. Skalla fortress ramparts will start our Essaouira day trip. Walk through Medina’s narrow alleys, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see local Souk wood crafts. We’ll pause for lunch in Essaouira’s harbor (fresh seafood only). Essaouira’s excellent environment keeps winters mild and summers cool.

We’ll be leaving Essaouira in the morning and heading towards Marrakech (the gem of the South), and as this is Argan tree country, we may see many goats up in the trees munching on Argan nuts and leaves. We may also go to an Argan oil women’s cooperative. After that, you’ll go to a riad for the night.

  • Driving distance: 185 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 2 hr 46 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Marrakech.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Marrakech City Tour

After breakfast, you’ll meet our Marrakech local guide and begin your exploration of this vibrant city. You will learn about the most historically significant monuments. As a result, the Marrakech city day trip includes Ben Youssef Madrasa, Morocco’s biggest Islamic school with Moorish architecture. It also features the Bahia Palace, a historical palace with mosaic walls built in the 19th century by Minister Ahmed Ben Mousa.

The following attractions are the Jewish Quarter, Saadian Tambo, and the Koutoubia Mosque. After that, you’re free to unwind at your hotel or go out into the bustling Jamaa El-Fna Square, where dancers and snake charmers await. After that, you’ll go to a riad not far from Jamaa El-Fna Square for the night. 

  • Driving distance: 18 kilometers
  • Estimated driving duration: 46 min (without traffic)
  • Accommodation: Overnight stay in Marrakech.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Marrakech - Airport

As we reach the final day of our 12 Days Morocco tour beginning in Casablanca, our driver will take you to either the airport in Marrakech or the airport in Casablanca. The end of our services for the 12-day Morocco tour that started in Casablanca and ended in Marrakech through the desert.
We hope that your time spent with us was enjoyable.

  • Driving distance: Transfer to the Airport
  • Estimated driving duration: 120 km
  • Meals: Breakfast

If the itinerary of the 12-Day Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech, that we offer does not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.

What to Bring for 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary Casablanca to Marrakech?

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Umbrella.
  • Valid passport for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Morocco

Additional info of 12 Days Casablanca Morocco Desert Tour Itinerary:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at the time of booking if required.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
  • It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Quad & Buggy driving in dunes are not included in the price but is possible to add them as an extra.

Know Before You Go for 12 Days Tour Morocco Itinerary from Casablanca:

  • How to book?  Send us a booking demand through our booking structure, and we will reply within 12 hours, in case you don’t get noticed by us, you should check your trash inbox or resend us a text message / call us.
  • How to pay for the tour?  To confirm the 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary Casablanca to Marrakech or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in Dollars or equivalent in Euros or dirhams.
  • Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal?  Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.
  • Cancelation Policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 15 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

Tips for the 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary Casablanca to Marrakech:

Here are some tips to make the most of your 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca to Marrakech:

  • Pack appropriately: Be sure to pack comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for desert conditions. Layers are recommended as temperatures can vary throughout the day. Don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Stay hydrated: The desert climate can be dry, so it’s important to drink plenty of water throughout the tour. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and stay hydrated to ensure your well-being.
  • Bring a camera: The landscapes and experiences on this tour are incredibly picturesque. Don’t forget to bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning scenery, camel rides, and memorable moments along the way.
  • Embrace the local culture: Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Interact with the Berber people, learn about their traditions, and try local dishes. Engaging with the local community will enhance your experience and create meaningful connections.
  • Be prepared for long drives: The tour involves driving long distances between destinations. Bring entertainment like books, music, or podcasts to keep yourself entertained during the drives. Additionally, make sure to bring any necessary medications or travel essentials for a comfortable journey.
  • Follow your guide’s advice: Your Morocco tour guide will have extensive knowledge of the region and its attractions. Listen to their recommendations, follow their instructions, and ask questions to make the most of your experience.
  • Enjoy the sunrise and sunset: The desert is renowned for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Take the time to witness these magical moments and capture the beauty of the changing colors over the dunes.
  • Disconnect and embrace the experience: While there may be limited connectivity in some areas, take this opportunity to disconnect from technology and fully immerse yourself in the experience.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the desert, connect with fellow travelers, and create lasting memories.
  • Remember to check the weather and local conditions before your trip and communicate any specific dietary or health requirements to your tour operator in advance.

Best Place to Visit in the 12 Days Tour Itinerary Morocco from Casablanca:

During the 12 Days Morocco Tour Itinerary from Casablanca, there are several outstanding places to visit that showcase the beauty and diversity of Morocco. Here are some of the best places to include in your itinerary:

  • Ait Ben Haddou: This UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-visit. Explore the well-preserved mud-brick kasbah and wander through the narrow streets to get a glimpse of Morocco’s rich history and architectural marvels.
  • Merzouga Desert: This is the highlight of the tour. Venture into the mesmerizing Sahara Desert, ride camels over the golden dunes, and witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. Spending a night in a desert camp under a starlit sky is an unforgettable experience.
  • Dades Gorges: Admire the impressive rock formations and rugged cliffs of the Dades Gorges. The scenic beauty of this region, with its winding roads and dramatic landscapes, offers great photo opportunities.
  • Todra Gorges: Visit the Todra Gorges, a stunning canyon carved by the Todra River. Marvel at the towering rock walls and enjoy a leisurely walk through the gorge, appreciating its natural beauty.
  • Fes: While not part of the desert tour itself, Fes is the final destination and a must-visit city in Morocco. Explore the UNESCO-listed Fes Medina, the ancient heart of the city, with its labyrinthine streets, historical landmarks, and vibrant markets.
  • These destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from historical and architectural wonders to natural beauty and cultural immersion. Including these places in your 10 Days Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech ensures a well-rounded exploration of the region’s top attractions.

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