Highlights of Morocco
Morocco is a beautiful and diverse country. In one day you will be able to ride a camel in the Sahara and snowboard in the Atlas Mountains. It is a large country and easy to travel although, the distance can be quite long.
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With only 10 days in Morocco, you won’t be able to explore all the hidden treasures of the country. Even though it’s smaller than the state of Texas, Morocco is a bit hard to explore. The medieval medinas, designed like a giant human-size labyrinth, would get you lost in no time and require days to be properly enjoyed. Hiking the Atlas mountains would take you weeks and don’t even let us start with the Sahara desert.
This 10-day Morocco itinerary, however, is enough to scratch the surface of the country. Enough to teach you more about the local culture, amaze you with some of the best architecture on the globe, guide you through one-of-a-kind places and leave you stargazing in the Sahara desert.
Tangier to Chefchaouen
Arrive in Tangier and meet your transfer. From Tangier, it’s a 2-hour drive by taxi to Chefchaouen.
Enjoy a whole day of wander around the blue streets of Chefchaouen. The whole town is the attraction here. The tiny mountain settlement keeps on gaining more and more popularity due to the baby-blue color of its medina. Get up early to avoid the crowds and take amazing photos.
Chefchaouen to Fez
After breakfast, leave for Fez. You should arrive sometime in the afternoon and have enough time to check one or two of the smaller highlights (the Blue Gate and Rainbow Street for example).
A full day in the old capital of Morocco. Fez is famous for its craftsmanship and leather products. Start with the Chouara tannery and make your way to one of the madrasas and the Royal Palace. Probably the most beautiful madrasa in Morocco, Al Attarine Madrasa is a must-see spot in Fes.
The Chouara Tannery may sound nasty, but it’s also an incredible sight, rare to be seen anywhere else in the world. Seeing the tanneries is possible only from one of the leather shops around them which may lead to annoying experience with the owner who would either try to sell you something overpriced or would ask for a large tip.
Fez to Merzouga
It’s about time to head down south to the highlight of your journey – the Sahara Desert. Morocco is one of the best places to go and explore the dunes of Sahara. You can learn sandboarding, go for a 4×4 exploration tour or take a camel ride and camp under the million desert stars. No matter what you do there, Sahara will be the highlight of your journey.
The first day of the tours is traveling through the beautiful Atlas mountains, seeing a cedar forest full of Barbary Apes, and ending the day with camel ride at sunset and camping under the stars.
Camels and Gorges
This day will start early with a camel ride back to Merzouga. After breakfast, you’ll start the journey to Marrakesh. Stops at the Rissani Market and explore the Todra Gorge. You spend the night at the nearby Dadès valley.
Travel to Marrakech
Continue the travel to Marrakech with a stop at the UNESCO recognized kasbah – Ait Benhaddou. After a guided tour of the town and lunch, the journey continues through the high Atlas Mountains with various stops for photos.
You’ll arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon/evening.
Known as The Red City, Marrakech is the most famous city in Morocco. The place certainly has its charm and there is a ton of history and mysticism behind its walls. Just as you can’t visit Rome and not see the Colosseum, you can’t visit Morocco and skip Marrakech.
You can visit all the highlights in the city in two days. The old part of the city is a giant pink labyrinth that will have you lost more than once.
The Djemaa el-Fna square is the most emblematic place in Marrakech. Being also an entry point to the medina, during the day, this legendary square serves as a stage to snake charmers, fortune tellers, henna artists, and monkey tamers (avoid those). When the sun comes down, Djemaa el-Fna comes to life and transforms into the biggest restaurant you’ve ever seen. One of the masterpieces of Moroccan architecture, the Bahia Palace, and its gardens are among the most popular attraction in Marrakech.
Depending on your departure details, you may have time to visit local museums and gardens or simply sit down on the terrace of the riad and enjoy the mint tea.
This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +91 98226 66560 and we will start creating your perfect trip.