Cultural Basecamp

Morocco Eclectic Itinerary

Casablanca, Morocco

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Our Morocco Eclectic Itinerary is one the most popular Morocco holidays currently available. This route can also be done in the opposite direction, which is a good idea if you are starting and ending your trip in Marrakesh. All the details are available on our Eclectic Morocco in Reverse itinerary. This particular trip covers the highlights of the entire country including the Imperial Cities (Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakesh), along with the Sahara Desert. The itinerary outlined here is a 10-day trip that can be booked immediately for any dates you may wish. We can also tailor this itinerary to your needs. It is recommended to have 7 to 12 days to complete a route such as this one.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Casablanca Arrival

Upon arriving into the Casablanca Airport (CMN), you'll be picked up and taken to your hotel for the evening. If you arrive into Casablanca early in the day, it can be a good idea to head to the capital city of Rabat. Another option is to simply combine today and tomorrow so that you continue onward to Fez.

Overnight: Le Royal Mansour Méridien

Day 2 - Casablanca - Fez

Today, you'll travel through Rabat and onward to Meknes, one of Morocco's lesser-visited Imperial Cities. Located here is one of Morocco's most impressive gateways, Bab Mansour. In Meknes, you can opt for a cooking workshop or a private guided visit if you'd like. Thirty minutes away from Meknes are the Roman Ruins of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss, which sits perched overlooking the ruins. You'll arrive in Fez in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Riad Laaroussa (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 3 - Fez

In Fez, you will be able to explore the UNESCO protected Fez Medina with a private guide.

Overnight: Riad Laaroussa (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Day 4 - Fez - Erfoud

You will depart around 9am and head for Ifrane before continuing onward through Midelt and onto Erfoud for the night. After a relaxing night in the hotel, you'll be fully rested for the next day's Sahara adventure.

Overnight: Xaluca Erfoud (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 5 - Ziz Valley - Sahara Desert

In the morning, our guide will take you to visit his small village in the Ziz (Tafilalet) Valley, Morocco's largest date-producing region. Before lunch at his family's home, you can enjoy a short walk through the date palms and farms. Following, it's off to Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi region of the Sahara Desert. Prepare for a memorable night under the stars and sleeping in a Bedouin-style tent.

Overnight: Kasbah Tombouctou (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 6 - Rissani - Dades Valley

This morning, you'll be able to rise with the sunset to grab some photos before hopping back onto the camels for the short ride back to the hotel. You'll then head through Rissani, before continuing on the road to Tinjedad for lunch. En route to Skoura, you can choose to drive up into either the Todra Gorge or Dades Valley. Tonight, you'll be staying in the Skoura palm grove, known as the Valley of Kasbahs. If you would rather not go to Skoura, a stay in the Dades Valley is always a sublime option.

Overnight: Xaluca Dades (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 7 - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakesh

After leaving Skoura, you can visit Ouarzazate and the Taorirt Kasbah once owned by the Glaouis family. You will also be stopping at the UNESCO world heritage site at Ait Ben Haddou. Then, you'll head over the Tiz n Tichka pass, which goes over the High Atlas Mountains and to Marrakesh.

Overnight: Riad Siwan (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 8 - Marrakesh

In Marrakesh, today will be devoted to a private guided visit (with lunch) of the Marrakesh Medina.

Overnight: Riad Siwan (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Day 9 - Marrakesh - Casablanca

Depending upon your flight time tomorrow, you can stay in Marrakesh or travel to Casablanca this afternoon.

Overnight: Riad Siwan (Breakfast included)

Day 10 - Casablanca Departure

You'll be departing Morocco today, so we hope you had a super journey. We certainly take you beyond the destination!

Accommodation Information

Le Royal Mansour Méridien

With stunning views of Casablanca’s harbor and the Hassan II mosque, Le Royal Mansour Méridien is set in the heart of the economic capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. Once a French colonial centre, Casablanca was a strategic port during World War II and continues to be an area rich in art, history, and culture.

The hotel’s many amenities include meeting facilities, banquet halls, a fitness center, a spa, and La Douira restaurant, which serves classic Moroccan cuisine. Some of Casablanca’s best sites are in close proximity to the hotel, including the Place des Nations Unies, New Medina, the winding streets of the Old Medina, and the Central Market.

Riad Laaroussa

A gorgeous riad in the heart of the Fez medina. Riad Laaroussa offers you a haven of peace and a team whose care and attention will make your stay unique.

Xaluca Erfoud

Kasbah Hotel Xaluca is located in Erfoud, a city known as "the Door to the Desert". The Kasbah is listed as unique in Morocco due to its distinctive characteristics. It was built with adobes, the traditional Moroccan building bricks, and it is a great place to relax and enjoy the moment.

Xaluca Erfoud offers 134 spacious rooms decorated with regional materials, as well as 8 bungalows. It combines tradition with modern amenities, where installations are adapted to the stringiest standards. It is a fantastic place, situated among the dunes and palms, where you will be able to enjoy unique emotions.

Kasbah Tombouctou

Kasbah Hotel Tombouctou has become the most prestigious establishment in the Erg Chebi Desert. Its majestic structure and its privileged location make Kasbah Hotel Tomboctou a compulsory stop for any traveler in the south of Morocco.

Kasbah Hotel Tomboctou offers 72 rooms that, in keeping with the essence of traditional construction, have been designed with natural materials, warm colors, and walls covered with "tadalaket" a typical Moroccan lime plaster coating.

Xaluca Dades

At an altitude of 1612m, surrounded by majestic mountains at the very spine of the Atlas range, whose impressive ravines sketch out to the winds in the sky, the Xaluca Dades Hotel, enjoys a panoramic view of the Dades Valley, sprinkled with friendly Berber villages and snowy peaks.

Hotel Xaluca Dades offers 110 beautifully designed, welcoming rooms, exquisitely decorated with materials from different African countries. It is a true paradise in the middle of the mountains.

Riad Siwan

Riad Siwan is as ravishing as Moroccan buildings get: loyal to its North African roots, yet with stylish contemporary furnishings at every turn. Ornately carved columns tower in the courtyard, and there’s a sun-drenched and spacious terrace on the roof. Inside, impeccable service awaits.

Location

Region: Africa - North, West and Central

Address:
Casablanca
Morocco

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Day Tours Day Tours

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

General Information

Price Includes

  • All accommodation as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast
  • All other meals as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Professional Englishspeaking guide during tours
  • All transport as mentioned
  • Full support before, during & after your trip

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Taxes and fees
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature