The itineraries below are examples of trip choices departing from Casablanca. Each itinerary may be tailored to your specific needs:

  • Casablanca Imperial Cities Tour
  • Casablanca Imperial Cities Desert Tour
  • Casablanca Camel Trekking Tour

Casablanca Imperial Cities Tour

A visit of the Imperial Cities should last at least eight days. To slow down the pace, spend more time in one area, or broaden the range, consider adding an extra day or days: 

Chefchaouen, sometimes known as the “blue town,” is located in the Rif Mountains.
a Moroccan cooking class and/or a visit to a spa hammam in Fes or Marrakech in the High Atlas; Perhaps a trek in the Toubkal National Park near Essaouira.
an additional day in Marrakech at the conclusion of your vacation to rest

Day 1 – Arrive at Casablanca.  Casablanca to Rabat.  When you arrive at Casablanca airport, you have the option of driving downtown to see Hassan II Mosque. Make your way to Rabat. Spend the night in the Medina of Rabat.

Day 2 – Rabat City Guide Tour.  Rabat to Fes.  Transfer to Fes after a city guide tour of Rabat’s attractions. Spend the night in the Medina of Fes.

Day 3 – Fes City Guide Tour.  The attractions of Fes will be covered on a walking city guide tour. Spend the night in the Medina of Fes.

Day 4 – Fes Day Trip.  Day excursion to Meknes, Moulay Idriss, and Volubilis’ Roman remains. Spend the night in the Medina of Fes.

Day 5 – Fes to Marrakech Transfer.  Transfer via the road or cross-country through Ifrane, Azrou, Khenifra, and Beni Mellal, with a stop at the Ouzoud waterfalls as an alternative. Spend the night in the Medina of Marrakech.

Day 6 – Marrakech City Guide Tour.  The attractions of Marrakech will be covered on this walking city guide tour. Spend the night in the Medina of Marrakech.

Day 7 – Marrakech.  Free day in Marrakech for relaxation, Moroccan Cookery Lesson and/or Spa Hammam, or High Atlas Day Trip for lunch. Spend the night in the Medina of Marrakech.

Day 8 – Depart Marrakech.  back to Marrakech Airport for departure flight .

Casablanca Imperial Cities Desert Tour

For a journey that covers the Imperial Cities, Atlas Mountains, and Erg Chebbi’s sand dunes, a minimum of 10 days is advised. To slow down the pace, spend more time in one area, or broaden the range, consider adding an extra day or days:

  • an extra day in the desert to explore with your driver
  • an extra day in Skoura Palm Grove to relax 
  • a day’s hike with a Mountain Guide to explore the landscape on foot
  • a Moroccan Cookery Lesson and/or spa hammam in Fes or Marrakech
  • an extra day in Marrakech to relax  at the end of your trip
  • night in the High Atlas; perhaps a hike in Toubkal National Park
  • a day trip or night in the coastal town of Essaouira

Day 1 – Arrive at Casablanca.  Casablanca to Rabat.  When you arrive at Casablanca airport, you have the option of driving downtown to see Hassan II Mosque. Make your way to Rabat. Spend the night in the Medina of Rabat.

Day 2 – Rabat City Guide Tour.  Rabat to Chefchaouen.  Transfer to Chefchaouen after a city guide tour of Rabat’s attractions. Chefchaouen Medina (overnight)

Day 3 – Chefchaouen to Fes.  Free morning to explore this laid-back and welcoming little medina decorated in blue colors. Lunch in the center plaza followed by a transfer to Fes in the afternoon. Spend the night in the Medina of Fes.

Day 4 –Fes City Guide Tour.  The attractions of Fes will be covered on a walking city guide tour. Spend the night in the Medina of Fes.

Day 5 – Fes Day Trip.  Day excursion to Meknes, Moulay Idriss, and Volubilis’ Roman remains. Spend the night in the Medina of Fes.

Day 6 – Fes to Erg Chebbi.  Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi.  Transfer to the Erg Chebbi sand sea dunes, which are near to the Berber settlements of Merzouga, Khamlia, and Hassilabed, over the Middle Atlas. Pass via Ifrane, Azrou, the Middle Atlas cedar woods, which are home to Barbary Macaques, Midelt, the Ziz Valley Gorge, Erfoud, and Rissani. Arrive at the Erg Chebbi’s edge and go on a sunset camel trek across the sand dunes. Under the stars, spend the night at Erg Chebbi, a desert camp.

Day 7 – Erg Chebbi Dunes to Skoura Palm Grove.  The camel walks back to the dune line if you sleep in the deep camp and get up early to witness the dawn. After breakfast, drive to Skoura Palm Grove, stopping along the way to view Todra Canyon, Morocco’s tallest oasis valley gorge. The path passes through Boumalne Dades and the ‘Rose Valley’ region, where fragrant roses bloom in the hedgerows throughout April and May, culminating in a Rose Festival to commemorate the harvest. Skoura Palm Grove is where you’ll spend the night.

Day 8 – Skoura Palm Grove to Marrakech.  Transfer north via Ouarzazate, Morocco’s administrative capital, to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s most beautiful walled towns (ksour) — stroll through the village to the summit for 360-degree views. Continue down the Ounila Valley, through Tizi-n-Telouet, reaching the Kasbah of el Glaoui in Telouet, a Berber settlement. To get to Marrakech late afternoon/early evening, travel from Telouet to Tizi-n-Tichka, the highest Atlas road pass with far-reaching vistas. Spend the night in the Medina of Marrakech.

Day 9 – Marrakech City Guide Tour.  Walking City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Marrakech.  Overnight in Marrakech Medina

Day 10 – Depart Marrakech.  Transfer to Marrakech Airport and depart

Casablanca Camel Trekking Tour

It takes around 12 hours to travel from Casablanca to the desert, and while it is theoretically feasible to complete the journey in four days, you would spend the whole time in a car. You may add an extra day or days to slow down the pace, spend more time in one area, or broaden the range by adding an extra day or days:  

  • a full day in Marrakech with a City Guide Tour
  • an extra day in the desert to explore with your driver
  • an extra day in Skoura Palm Grove to relax 

Day 1 – Arrive Casablanca.  Casablanca to Fes.  Arrive in Casablanca and fly to Fes. It is possible to view Fes in the afternoon if you arrive early. In the Medina of Fes, you’ll spend the night.

Day 2 – Fes to Erg Chebbi.  Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi.  Transfer over the Middle Atlas to the Erg Chebbi sand sea dunes, which are near to Merzouga, Khamlia, and Hassilabed, Berber settlements. Pass via Ifrane, Azrou, the Middle Atlas cedar trees, where Barbary Macaques reside, Midelt, the Ziz Valley Gorge, Erfoud, and Rissani. Arrive at the Erg Chebbi’s edge for a sunset camel journey across the dunes. Overnight in Erg Chebbi, a desert camp where you may sleep beneath the stars.

Day 3 – Erg Chebbi Dunes to Skoura Palm Grove.  Comel walk back to the dune line after seeing the sunrise if you slept beneath the stars in the deep camp. After breakfast, drive to Skoura Palm Grove, stopping along the way to view Todra Canyon, Morocco’s tallest oasis valley gorge. The path passes through Boumalne Dades and the ‘Rose Valley’ region, where fragrant roses bloom in the hedgerows throughout April and May, culminating in a Rose Festival to commemorate the harvest. Skoura Palm Grove is where you’ll spend the night.

Day4 – Skoura Palm Grove to Marrakech.  Transfer north via Ouarzazate, Morocco’s administrative capital, to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s most beautiful walled towns (ksour) — stroll through the village to the summit for 360-degree views. Continue down the Ounila Valley, through Tizi-n-Telouet, reaching the Kasbah of el Glaoui in Telouet, a Berber settlement. To get to Marrakech late afternoon/early evening, travel from Telouet to Tizi-n-Tichka, the highest Atlas road pass with far-reaching vistas. Spend the night in the Medina of Marrakech.

Day 5 – Depart Casablanca.  Transfer to Casablanca Airport and depart, or take the Royal Air Maroc aircraft to Casablanca (30 minutes) to save time.

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