Tour of 9 days in Morocco from Casablanca: trip through the Imperial Cities and the desert of Morocco

Morocco tour in 9 days from Casablanca: Imperial cities & the desert

The 9-day trip from Casablanca to Morocco includes visits to the Imperial Cities, the Sahara desert, and the north. The tour offers a mix of culture and nature with professional guides. It covers historical monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and natural wonders like the Sahara desert and the Atlas Mountains.


Explore Casablanca’s magnificent Hassan II Mosque, then head to Rabat to see the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of the Udayas. Visit the Blue Pearl of Chefchaouen and the ancient Medina of Fes. Experience the desert magic in Merzouga, visit nomad families, and explore the dramatic landscapes of Dades and Todgha Gorges. Conclude your journey with a guided tour of Marrakech.

Detailed Itinerary

The trip lasts for 9 days and 8 nights, starting in Casablanca and ending in Marrakech. Below is the day-by-day plan for the trip. If you have any questions or need more details, feel free to ask.

Day 1: From Casablanca to Rabat

Our services will begin at the airport terminal in the city, where you will find our driver waiting for you in a private vehicle to take you to the city center. If you are already in Casablanca, we will pick you up from your hotel. Our first stop will be the Hassan II Mosque, one of the tallest mosques in the Islamic world. The mosque’s tower stands almost 200 meters tall and welcomes non-believers to explore its interior. Afterward, we’ll take a lunch break.

Our next destination is Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of its Imperial Cities. We will travel for about an hour to get there. Rabat is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its remarkable structures, including the Hassan Tower from the 12th century in Almohad style and the Kasbah of the Oudayas. You can enjoy stunning views of the city and Salé, divided by the Bu Regreg River. You can visit Mohamed V’s Mausoleum, the souk in the Medina, and Mohamed VI Museum of Modern Art. Spend the night in a Riad in the Medina.

Summary of the first day

Day 2: From Rabat to Chaouen

We will start the day with breakfast at the riad in Rabat, then head to Chaouen, a charming town surrounded by the Rif Mountains. The town’s Medina has narrow, steep, and winding streets painted in light blue, giving it a unique charm. We will explore the Medina, visit the kasbah, known for its textile productions, and then relax at our riad in the historic center.

Summary of the second day

Day 3: From Chaouen to Fes

We’ll begin the day with a tasty breakfast at the riad in Chaouen. We’ll then head to Fes, passing through the gorgeous Rif mountains and forests Along the way. Once we arrive in Fes, a local guide will take you on a walking tour of the medina’s historic center. You’ll get to visit important landmarks like the Karaouine Mosque and University, which is one of the oldest in the world, as well as the Bou Inania and Cherratine Madrasahs, the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the Tanners’ Quarter, and the Mellah (Jewish quarter) or the Royal Palace, featuring the impressive Golden Gates. Finally, we’ll spend the night at the riad.

Summary of the third day

Day 4: From Fes to Merzouga Desert via Ifrane and Monkey Forest

We will begin our journey to the Sahara Desert today, leaving Fes after breakfast. Our first stop will be Ifrane, known as the “Moroccan Switzerland” due to its mountainous setting and Alpine-style architecture. We’ll visit Cedar Forest and meet Barbary macaques there. We will stop for lunch and take pictures. Next, we will drive through the Ziz Valley, the Oasis of palm groves. Our next destination is Erfoud, a town famous for its dinosaur fossils.

Finally, we’ll arrive at Merzouga, the southernmost point of our trip. In Merzouga, we’ll switch to dromedaries to explore the Erg Chebbi dunes and see a fascinating sunset. After a two-hour ride, we’ll arrive at our luxury camp in the desert, where we’ll have Berber tea and dinner. We will end our day with music and dance around the fire, enjoying the starry desert sky for a magical night in the Sahara.

Summary of the fourth day

Day 5: Merzouga Desert - Khamlia - Nomads

We will wake up early in the desert to catch the beautiful sunrise. Then, we’ll ride camels to Merzouga, and our driver will take us on a tour of the Sahara region. Along the way, we’ll visit the Khamlia village to enjoy a traditional Gnawa music performance, an essential aspect of local culture. We’ll also see the Mifiss mines and Tissardmine Oasis, where we can learn about Kohl, a historical product of the area. Later, we’ll have lunch and meet some of the Berber people who live in the region to learn about their way of life. Finally, we’ll return to Merzouga and spend the night in a hotel near the erg Chebbi dunes.

Summary of the fifth day

Day 6: From Merzouga Desert to Ouarzazate Via Rissani & Todra Gorges

On the sixth day, we will wake up early in the desert to see the sunrise, and after breakfast, we’ll ride camels to Merzouga. After that, we will leave the Erg Chebbi dunes and visit Rissani’s medina. This small city is known as the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty and the first imperial city of Morocco. We’ll explore its vibrant streets and then drive through various communities, including the Dades Valley, the Valley of the Roses, Thousand Kasbahs Road, and Todra Gorges. The Todra Gorges, a stunning canyon, is popular with climbers and travelers. We will take a break for lunch and snap some pictures before continuing to our final destination, Ouarzazate. Finally, we will stay overnight in the city of Ouarzazate.

Summary of the sixth day

Day 7: From Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou

After having breakfast, we will drive to our first destination, the Kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate. The Kasbah still retains much of its original interior decorations. Following that, we will visit the famous film studios of Ouarzazate, often referred to as the Hollywood of Morocco. After that, we will head to the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village famous among Game of Thrones fans for its appearance in the third season.

This village was once a stop for caravan routes connecting Marrakech and Timbuktu and is now a World Heritage Site. We will stop here for lunch and take some photos. After that, we will drive through the High Atlas, which has an altitude of 2,260 meters. We will have the opportunity to see beautiful Berber villages. We will reach Marrakech in the afternoon and stay overnight at a riad.

Summary of the seventh day

Day 8: Marrakech

We begin our day with a guided tour of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also known as the “Red City” because of the color of its famous monuments that have a rich history and many popular attractions. During the tour, we’ll visit renowned landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque. The mosque’s minaret is particularly famous and has inspired similar structures. We’ll also discover the Saadian Tombs, Ben Youssef Madrasa, and the Bahia Palace.

In addition, we’ll explore the Medina’s souks, artisanal neighborhoods, and the bustling Jemaa el-Fna Square, recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In the afternoon, you can explore cultural sites such as El Badi Palace, Majorelle Gardens, Menara Gardens, and Marrakech Museum. Finally, we will return to our accommodation in Marrakech.

Summary of the eighth day

Day 9: Marrakech - Airport

On the last day of your 9-day tour in Morocco, you will have breakfast at your riad in Marrakech. After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport. If you have extra time before your flight, you can go shopping or take a final walk in Marrakech. Our driver will arrive on time to take you to the airport, and our services will end. We hope you enjoyed your tour and look forward to seeing you again soon for another incredible adventure in Morocco.

Summary of the ninth day

9 days tour in Morocco starting from Casablanca includes the following Activities:

9 days tour in Morocco from Casablanca: excludes the following Activities:

Price and Booking: 9 days tour in Morocco

Our 9-day tour in Morocco starts at €1073 per person in a private 4×4. Please note that the final cost may vary depending on a few aspects, such as the number of people traveling, the type of accommodation you choose, and when you plan to travel. The more people you have in your group, the lower the cost per person. Our tour is available daily, so you can enjoy this unforgettable adventure whenever you want. Book now to explore Morocco’s timeless wonders in an immersive and affordable way.

Explore Morocco: 9-Day Tour in Morocco Map

Enjoy a 9-day journey through Morocco, starting in Casablanca and exploring enchanting cities and landscapes. Visit the Hassan II Mosque, explore Chefchaouen, discover Fes, venture into the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, visit Khamlia, Rissani, Todra Gorges, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and conclude your adventure in Marrakech.

Gallery: 9 days in Morocco from Casablanca

Explore the beauty and culture of Morocco through these highlights from a 9-day trip. From the impressive Hassan Tower in Rabat to the peaceful scenery of Todra Gorges, discover bustling markets, ancient kasbahs, and stunning desert sunsets. These images capture the timeless charm and boundless wonders of Morocco.

Transportation Method:

During our tours, we provide transportation using a 4×4 vehicle that can navigate different terrains, ensuring a comfortable and safe journey for all participants. This vehicle also allows us to explore off-the-beaten-path locations. Accompanying the group are experienced and multilingual drivers who provide guidance and commentary. Additionally, we offer a Ford 8 seater van, a Mercedes Benz sprinter minibus that can seat eight to seventeen passengers, and other comfortable automobiles.

What to Bring:

We recommend packing comfortable clothing suitable for warm and cooler weather, as temperatures can vary throughout the day and between different regions of Morocco. It’s also advisable to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and sturdy walking shoes for city tours and desert excursions. Don’t forget your camera to capture the unforgettable moments of your journey!

Meals Included:

The tour package covers breakfast and dinner. In desert regions, there are limited options. We offer both meals. However, in big cities, we provide only breakfast, allowing you to try different restaurants outside your accommodation and enjoy the city atmosphere. Breakfast is provided at the accommodation, whether it’s a hotel, riad, or desert camp. These meals feature authentic Moroccan cuisine, giving participants a taste of the local flavors and culinary traditions. Please note that lunches are not included in the tour package, allowing you to explore nearby dining options during the day.

Accommodation Type:

We take the highest care in selecting comfortable and serene hotels and Riads for each part of the tour. Whether you prefer standard or luxury accommodations, we make every lodging option meet your expectations. Please don’t worry- if the riads and hotels we mentioned are unavailable, we will provide you with accommodations of a similar standard and charm. These accommodations will offer the same comfort level and hospitality throughout your journey.

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Additional Costs:

Our tour package covers most essentials but does not include international flights, travel insurance, meals, optional activities, and personal expenses. We aim to provide transparent pricing, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Suitability for all ages and fitness levels

While the tour involves some walking and outdoor activities, it is generally suitable for participants of all ages and fitness levels. However, certain activities, such as camel treks in the desert or walking tours of historic sites, may require moderate physical exertion. If you have any specific concerns or mobility issues, please inform us in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Booking and Reservation Process:

Get in touch with us via email, WhatsApp, or our social media channels. Let us know the number of travelers, your accommodation preference – standard or luxury, and the date of the tour if you have a specific one in mind. If you don’t have a plan yet, we’ll help you create one from scratch. Just provide us with any other details you’d like to include in your itinerary. We look forward to hearing from you! Please note that we only require a 10% deposit to confirm your booking.

Why Choose Us

We only require a 10% deposit to secure your reservation. We offer a variety of extra activities, such as buggy rides, quad biking, and romantic dinners in the desert to enhance your adventure. Also, we specialize in creating memorable celebrations for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Moreover, we understand the importance of catering to diverse dietary needs. We proudly provide vegan and vegetarian options. Choose us for your Moroccan adventure and experience it for yourself.


The care we received from Omar in Fes and Mustapha at the airport was excellent. Our private trip to Morocco with a fantastic driver allowed us to learn about the daily lives of the Berbers and the towns we visited. Despite the cold weather in the Hamas, the riad Ben Brahim was a great discovery with a cheerful caretaker, Larbi. Thank you all for making the trip enjoyable for us.


Vacations In Morocco

I traveled across Morocco with my partner. Our driver, Ahmed, was fantastic. He was accommodating, helpful, and provided us with great insights into the local culture. I highly recommend him for a similar trip.


Vacations In Morocco

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