10 Day Morocco Itinerary
Ten Days in Morocco Tour Plan
Welcome to a 10-day journey through the enchanting and diverse country of Morocco.
This 10 day itinerary will take you on a journey through some of the country’s most breathtaking sights, including UNESCO World Heritage sites, ancient ruins, and traditional Berber villages. You will experience the rich culture and history of Morocco, from exploring the souks in Marrakech to visiting the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque and the Royal Palace in Fez.
Get ready to be captivated by the stunning landscapes, vibrant colors, and friendly locals that make Morocco one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world. Whether you are an adventure-seeker or a lover of history and culture, this 10-day tour of Morocco has something for everyone.
Day 1: Arrival In Marrakesh
Your private driver waits to pick you up from the airport and whisk you to your hotel in air-conditioned comfort.
After arriving at your hotel and checking in, join your private guide to explore Jemaa el-Fna. Here history will come alive as they share stories of past kings, poets, warriors, and traders who flocked here hundreds of years ago. From merchants selling goods to snake charmers mesmerizing spectators – step inside this sprawling bazaar that takes center stage in Marrakech’s arts scene.
Your guide will share the history and significance of the souks, including the traditional practices and bargaining etiquette, as well as the cultural significance of the various goods on sale. Stroll through the colorful stalls and absorb the vibrant energy of the markets, haggling with vendors for the best prices.
One of the highlights of the tour is the visit to the famous spice market, where you’ll discover a variety of exotic spices and herbs and learn about their uses in Moroccan cuisine. Visit the vibrant textiles markets, where you’ll find a range of handmade textiles, from traditional rugs and blankets to intricate hand-embroidered dresses and accessories.
Evening Meal In Marrakesh
Those wishing to sample traditional Moroccan food will be met with a wide variety of culinary options served in local cafes and restaurants. Dishes such as tagine, couscous, and pastilla are commonly served, while beverage choices like mint tea or sharbat are served alongside brochettes.
Breads bursting with spices like cumin and saffron complement these dishes to create delicious meals that offer a refreshing take on traditional flavors.
Day 2: Bahia Palace - Majorelle Garden - Saadian Tombs
Bahia Palace Tour
The Bahia Palace is a magnificent showcase of Moroccan architecture, renowned as one of Morocco’s finest palaces.
Experience the opulence of Morocco’s imperial past on a private morning tour with a guide, who will lead you through the palace’s sprawling gardens and intricate interiors.
Discover the palace’s history, mosaics, carvings, ornate doors, tile work, wood carvings, furnishings, and courtyards with fountains and stonework. Admire the zellige tiles, carved stucco, and colorful details of Moroccan architecture in the palace’s various rooms and halls.
A private tour of Majorelle Garden offers a unique and intimate experience in one of Morocco’s most famous gardens.
With a personal guide, you’ll explore the lush greenery, vibrant colors, and tranquil ambiance of the garden, designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. Your guide will share the history and significance of the garden, including its design and use of vibrant blue, a signature color inspired by Majorelle’s travels in Morocco.
Stroll through the lush tropical plants, palm trees, and bougainvillea and admire the serene water features, such as the lily pond and cascading fountains. Observe the intricate details of the garden’s Islamic-style architecture, including the use of arches, tiles, and carved stonework. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Islamic Art, located within the garden, showcasing a collection of traditional Moroccan textiles, ceramics, and jewelry.
The morning light provides an ideal backdrop for exploring the garden, allowing you to fully appreciate its beauty and tranquility. With a private tour, you’ll have a personalized experience that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the Majorelle Gardens’ charm and elegance.
A private tour of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakech offers an intimate and exclusive experience in one of Morocco’s most historic sites. With a personal guide, you’ll delve into the rich history of the Saadian dynasty, which ruled Morocco from the 16th to the 17th century. The tombs, hidden for centuries, were rediscovered in 1917 and are now a popular attraction for visitors to Marrakech.
Your guide will lead you through the intricately decorated halls and chambers of the tombs, showcasing the ornate carvings, elegant tile work, and intricate stucco decorations. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Saadian dynasty and the individuals buried in the tombs, including rulers, soldiers, and other prominent figures of the time.
One of the highlights of the tour is the Royal Chamber, featuring the ornate tomb of Ahmed el Mansour, one of Morocco’s most powerful rulers. Admire the intricate details of the carvings and decorations, including intricate arches, carved stone, and detailed stucco work.
Evening Experience in Marrakesh
Our tour specialists will work with you to decide if you want to immerse in a classic Moroccan bath and spa session at a city hammam or witness a captivating belly dance performance at a local traditional club.
Day 3: High Atlas Mountains & Berber Village
Driving to the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakech is an unforgettable experience, offering a unique glimpse into the stunning beauty and rich culture of Morocco. The High Atlas Mountains are a range of towering peaks that stretch across Morocco, offering breathtaking views and a chance to explore the traditional Berber villages that dot the landscape.
The drive from Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains is approximately an hour and a half and offers stunning views of the stunning landscape. Along the way, you’ll see traditional Berber villages, fields of crops, and stunning mountain vistas. As you approach the mountains, you’ll start to see the traditional terraced fields, dotted with small homes, and livestock grazing in the fields.
Berber Village Of Imlil
One of the highlights of the trip is a visit to the traditional Berber village of Imlil, located at the foot of the highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal. Imlil is a small, traditional Berber village known for its beautiful mountain scenery, rich cultural heritage, and stunning natural beauty.
In Imlil, you’ll have the chance to experience traditional Berber life firsthand, meet local people, explore the village and its surrounding countryside, and learn about the cultural and historical significance of the area. Your guide will introduce you to the traditional Berber homes, built from mud brick and stone, and the vibrant local market, where you can buy traditional goods and enjoy the local food.
One of the highlights of a visit to Imlil is a trek to the nearby mountain villages, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape and a chance to explore the remote mountain villages. Along the way, you’ll see local farmers tending to their fields, children playing in the streets, and other traditional scenes of rural life in Morocco.
The trek to the mountain villages is a challenging but rewarding experience and offers an unforgettable opportunity to connect with the people and the land of Morocco. You’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide who will share their knowledge of the area and its cultural significance, making the experience even more meaningful.
As you explore the traditional Berber village of Imlil and the surrounding countryside, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Morocco’s rich culture and history. From the vibrant local markets to the stunning mountain scenery, the trip to the High Atlas Mountains and Imlil is an experience that will stay with you long after you’ve returned home.
Day 4: Explore The Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
Day 4 of your itinerary will take you to explore the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, one of Morocco’s most famous and iconic landmarks. Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been used as a location for numerous Hollywood movies, making it a must-visit destination for both history and film buffs.
Located just outside of Ouarzazate, the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is a stunning example of traditional Moroccan architecture, with its mud brick walls, intricate carvings, and beautiful gardens. The Kasbah has been inhabited for over 1000 years and has been well-preserved, offering a glimpse into the traditional way of life in Morocco’s past.
Upon arriving at the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, you’ll be greeted by the stunning views of the surrounding landscape, dotted with palm trees and mountains in the distance. Your guide will lead you through the Kasbah, pointing out the intricate details of the mud brick walls and explaining the history of the site and its significance to Morocco’s cultural heritage.
One of the highlights of your visit to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is a chance to explore the traditional homes and buildings that make up the site. The Kasbah is home to a number of traditional homes, each with its own unique architecture and design. You’ll have the chance to wander through the narrow alleyways and admire the intricate details of the buildings, including their intricate wood carvings, intricate mosaics, and ornate doorways.
Day 5: Ouarzazate
On day 5 of your tour, you’ll also have the chance to visit Ouarzazate, one of Morocco’s most historic cities. Ouarzazate is a city of contrasts, with traditional mud brick buildings and homes mixed with modern infrastructure and attractions. Your guide will lead you through the city, highlighting the key sites and attractions, including the famous film studios and the historic Kasbah Taourirt.
Ouarzazate is also known for its stunning natural beauty, with its rolling hills and stunning mountain vistas. During your time in the city, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside, visit local markets, and take in stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Day 6: Arrival At Sahara Desert & Camel Ride Adventure
On Day 6 of your itinerary, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Morocco’s desert regions. Your journey will take you through the stunning Todra Gorge and on to the town of Merzouga, where you’ll embark on a camel trek and spend the night in a traditional desert camp.
The Todra Gorge is one of Morocco’s most stunning natural wonders, with its towering cliffs, narrow canyons, and crystal-clear streams. Your drive through the gorge will be an unforgettable experience, with breathtaking views at every turn. Your guide will point out the key landmarks and attractions, including the famous rock formations, waterfalls, and local villages.
Sahara Desert Camel Ride & Overnight Stay
Upon reaching Merzouga, you’ll have the chance to explore the town and its surroundings before embarking on your camel trek into the heart of the desert. Your journey will take you across the rolling sand dunes, with the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes as your backdrop. The camels will be your trusty steeds, and your guide will lead the way, sharing stories and information about the region’s history and culture.
Your destination for the night is a traditional desert camp, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience life in the heart of the Sahara Desert. The camp will be equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including comfortable beds, running water, and a dining area. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars, with a traditional music performance to complete the experience.
Spending a night in the desert is an unforgettable experience, and you’ll have the chance to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Sahara Desert after dark. With its endless stretches of sand dunes, starry skies, and peaceful silence, the desert is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature.
Day 7: Mountain Village Of Midelt & Ancient Roman Ruins Of Volubilis
On Day 7 of your itinerary, you’ll be visiting the town of Midelt, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, and finally arriving in Fez, one of Morocco’s most historic and culturally rich cities.
Midelt is a charming and scenic town located in the Atlas Mountains, known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Your drive to Midelt will take you through the mountains, passing by scenic views and local villages, offering a glimpse into the daily life of the region’s Berber population. Once you arrive in Midelt, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the town, visit local markets, and sample the region’s delicious cuisine.
Roman Ruins of Volubilis
After exploring Midelt, your journey will take you to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Volubilis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco’s most important archaeological sites, offering a fascinating glimpse into the country’s rich history and cultural heritage. The ruins are well-preserved and provide a unique window into the daily life of the Roman Empire, with many of the buildings and mosaics still intact.
Your guide will take you on a tour of the site, pointing out the key landmarks and attractions, including the impressive archways, bathhouses, and stunning mosaics. You’ll learn about the history of the city and the Roman Empire and have the opportunity to take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Finally, your journey will take you to Fez, one of Morocco’s most historic and culturally rich cities. Fez is known for its intricate medieval architecture, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant street markets. Your arrival in Fez will mark the start of a new adventure as you explore the city’s winding streets, ancient medinas, and world-renowned cultural attractions.
Day 8: Explore The Historical & Cultural Highlights Of Fez
During your stay in Fez, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the city’s most important historical and cultural landmarks, including the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque and the Royal Palace. These two sites are among the city’s most famous attractions and provide a fascinating glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Morocco.
The Al Quaraouiyine Mosque is one of the oldest and most revered mosques in the world, having been founded in the 9th century. This stunning mosque is considered one of the most important religious and cultural landmarks in Morocco and has played a central role in the country’s cultural, religious, and intellectual life for over a thousand years. Your visit to the mosque will be a highlight of your time in Fez, offering a chance to learn about the history of this ancient and revered institution.
The Royal Palace of Fez is another must-visit destination during your time in the city. This magnificent palace is a symbol of Morocco’s rich cultural heritage and provides a fascinating glimpse into the country’s imperial past. Your guide will take you on a tour of the palace, pointing out the key landmarks and attractions, including the stunning courtyards, ornate mosaics, and intricate carvings. You’ll also learn about the history of the palace, including its origins and the families who have lived there over the years.
In addition to visiting these two iconic landmarks, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the city’s bustling medinas, taking in the vibrant sights and sounds of Morocco’s largest cultural and commercial center. The medinas of Fez are a labyrinth of narrow, winding streets and bustling souks, offering an endless array of shops, cafes, and local markets. This is an ideal place to find unique souvenirs, sample delicious local cuisine, and experience the vibrant energy of this historic city.
Another must-visit destination during your time in Fez is the famous tanneries, where the city’s renowned leather goods are produced. Here you’ll see the traditional methods used to produce leather and learn about the city’s long history of leather production. You’ll also have the chance to purchase locally-made leather goods, including handbags, wallets, and jackets.
Day 9: The Capital, Rabat
Located on the Atlantic coast, Rabat is the perfect destination for travelers who are looking to explore the rich heritage of Morocco while also experiencing its modernity. One of the must-visit attractions in Rabat is the Hassan Tower, which is an imposing minaret that was once part of a grand mosque. The mosque was never completed, and the tower remains a testament to the grand ambitions of the Almohad dynasty, which ruled Morocco in the 12th century.
Visitors to the Hassan Tower can marvel at its size and intricate design, with the tower standing over 44 meters tall. From the top of the tower, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city, including the Royal Palace, the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Atlantic Ocean. The tower is an important historical site, and visitors will gain a deeper appreciation for Morocco’s rich cultural heritage by visiting it.
The Oudaya Kasbah is another must-visit attraction in Rabat. This historic fortification is located on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by lush gardens and historic buildings. The Kasbah is a popular destination for travelers, and it is easy to see why. With its stunning views of the ocean, beautiful gardens, and historic buildings, the Oudaya Kasbah is the perfect place to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Rabat.
Visitors to the Oudaya Kasbah can take a stroll through the gardens and admire the vibrant colors of the flowers and plants. They can also visit the historic buildings and learn about the history of the Kasbah, which was once a royal palace and a military fortress. The Kasbah has been carefully preserved, and visitors can admire the intricate details of the architecture and the ornate carvings and embellishments.
In addition to the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah, visitors to Rabat can also explore the Royal Palace, which is located in the heart of the city. The Royal Palace is a stunning building that is home to the King of Morocco and is considered one of the most important cultural and historical sites in the country. Visitors to the Royal Palace can admire the grand architecture, learn about the history of the palace, and see some of the beautiful artwork and furnishings that are on display.
Day 10: Casablanca
Just an hour away from Rabat with your private driver in our luxury air-conditioned vehicle, your final day on our itinerary will be spent in Casablanca.
Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and a major economic hub, known for its modern architecture, thriving business sector, and vibrant atmosphere. A guided tour of Casablanca offers a fascinating insight into this city’s rich history and cultural heritage.
The tour begins at the iconic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. This magnificent structure, built on the Atlantic coast, boasts stunning architecture and intricate details, including intricate tile work, carved stone, and intricate stonework. Your guide will provide a fascinating overview of the mosque’s history, including its construction and the role it plays in Morocco’s spiritual and cultural life.
Next, you will visit the Royal Palace of Casablanca, the former residence of the King of Morocco. This grand and impressive building, surrounded by lush gardens and fountains, offers a glimpse into the opulence and elegance of Morocco’s imperial past. Your guide will share the history of the palace, including its origins and the families who have lived there over the years.
After visiting the Royal Palace, you will take a stroll through the city’s charming old medina, where you will get a taste of daily life in Casablanca. Here you can see the bustling markets, traditional crafts, and street food stalls and get a sense of the city’s rich cultural heritage.
One of the highlights of your tour is a visit to the Central Market, a bustling hub of activity and commerce. Your guide will show you around the market, pointing out some of the city’s most famous landmarks and providing insights into local customs and traditions.
Finally, you will visit the United Nations Square, a bustling public square surrounded by beautiful gardens and impressive architecture. This is a great place to take a break and relax, enjoying the sights and sounds of the city as you soak up the atmosphere.
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From the bustling city of Marrakesh to the peaceful desert, our 10-day tour of Morocco itinerary delivers highlights this incredible country has to offer. From visiting the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah to exploring the historical and cultural highlights of Fez, this itinerary is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.
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