THE ULTIMATE 10 DAY MOROCCO ITINERARY!
Morocco is the thrill of a hidden alley, the richness of the Sahara desert, the salty ocean breeze and the mazes of souks inside ancient medina’s!
I have been to Morocco on two separate occasions and have put together this 10 Day Morocco Itinerary based around my trip with Travel Talk Tours.
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10 DAYS IN MOROCCO OVERVIEW
Here is an overview of the 10 Day Travel Talk Morocco Tour:
Marrakech – Day 1
Essaouira – Day 2
Casablanca – Day 3
Rabat – Day 4
Chefchaouen – Day 5
Fes – Day 6 & 7
Sahara Desert – Day 8 & 9
Marrakech – Day 10
10 DAYS MOROCCO ITINERARY
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WHAT’S INCLUDED ON THE 10 DAY TOUR OF MOROCCO
Below is a list of what is included in the Morocco Itinerary with Travel Talk Tours:
- Accommodation: 4-star hotels, desert camp (Bedouin tents)
- Airport Transfer: Airport to hotel (day 1) & return airport shuttle (Day 14)
- Meals: 9 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 2 dinners
- Transportation: Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus, camel & 4×4 Jeep
- Tour Guide: Experienced English-speaking guide
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WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED ON THE 10 DAYS IN MOROCCO
Below is a list of what is not included in the Morocco Itinerary with Travel Talk Tours:
- Any flights
- Travel insurance
- Meals not stated in the itinerary
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips & gestures
- Visa fees
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary
Sahara Desert – Morocco 10 days
MOROCCO ITINERARY – DAY 1:
ARRIVAL TO MARRAKECH
I arrived at Marrakech International Airport for the beginning of my 10 days in Morocco and a driver from Travel Talk was conveniently awaiting my arrival. From Marrakech Airport, we drove for twenty minutes to the city and checked into the hotel.
Here I met the other tour members and our guide, Abdul, for a group briefing of the Morocco Itinerary which included in-depth details of what we would be getting up to over the next ten days in Morocco.
After the tour briefing, we headed off on foot to a traditional restaurant in the Marrakech medina for dinner where we all had the chance to get to know each other a little better.
Marrakech Square – Morocco Itinerary 10 Days
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 2:
MARRAKECH & ESSAOUIRA
We started the morning early to explore the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs and Koutoubia Mosque in the heart of Marrakech.
My favorite spot was the Bahia Palace which plays home to unique courtyards, ornate archways and stained glass windows reflecting a rainbow of colors on the inside walls.
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From Marrakech, we jumped on the tour bus to make the three-hour journey to our next destination on the Morocco itinerary, Essaouira, stopping halfway between the two cities for lunch at a local restaurant.
Essaouira is one of Morocco’s most popular and laid-back beachside towns on the south-west coast of North Africa.
After checking into the hotel in Essaouira, we had a few hours of free time which we spent exploring this bright and breezy coastal town including Essaouira Beach, Essaouira Medina and Essaouira Port.
That night we all met up again as a group and headed to a local restaurant inside the medina for some Moroccan cuisine and tea.
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Sunset in Essaouira – 10 Day Morocco Itinerary
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 3:
On day three of the 10 day Morocco itinerary, we had an early rise to make the six-hour bus journey to Casablanca.
We made several stops along the way for bathrooms breaks, much-needed coffee, expansive viewpoints and to see the unique tree goats!
We eventually arrived in Casablanca around 1pm and headed straight to one of the beachside restaurants for lunch.
I didn’t get the chance to visit Casablanca on my first trip to Morocco in 2017, so I was very excited to see it this time around on the Travel Talk Morocco Tour.
We visited a number of standout attractions in Casablanca including the enormous Hassan II Mosque (the largest mosque in all of Africa), the United Nations Square and a stroll through the old medina.
The French colonial legacy can also be seen in the Mauresque architecture throughout the city.
Casablanca was one of my favorite locations we visited during our 10 day tour of Morocco!
Hassan II Mosque – Morocco Itinerary
Hassan II Mosque – Morocco Itinerary
Interesting tree goats! – 10 Days Morocco
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 4:
RABAT & CHEFCHAOUEN
The next stop on the 10 days Morocco Itinerary is Rabat, the country’s capital city. Rabat is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on Morocco’s western coastline and the Bouregreg River runs right through the region.
The morning started with a short visit to the King’s Royal Palace at sunrise, followed by the Hassan II Tower, Chella Ruins, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Kasbah Royal Fort.
King’s Royal Palace – Morocco in 10 Days
Kasbah Royal Fort – Morocco Itinerary
Continuing on the Morocco itinerary from Rabat to Chefchaouen, which is approximately a four-hour drive passing over the Middle Atlas Mountains.
Chefchaouen is located in the northern region of the country among the Rif Mountains and it’s one of the best places to visit in Morocco!
Chefchaouen, also known as the Blue City or the Blue Pearl, is filled with striking blue-washed houses and buildings which is said to symbolise the sky and heavens, serving as a reminder for one to lead a spiritual life.
I personally felt as though I was on cloud 9 and enjoyed getting lost in the maze of twisting alleyways lined with flower pots, native handicrafts, wool garments and colorful woven blankets!
Before the day was out we hiked for fifteen minutes to Bouzaafar Mosque on the outskirts of the city. This Spanish mosque offers the best panoramic views over Chefchaouen making it the most popular spot to watch the sunset over the blue-rinsed mountain city! The loud sounds of prayer echo through the air, bellowing from the speakers mounted on the tall minarets.
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Streets of Chefchaouen – Morocco Itinerary
Morocco Itinerary Squad – Morocco In 10 days
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 5:
CHEFCHAOUEN & FES
Another early morning rise to explore more of the Blue City in day 5 of the Morocco itinerary!
My friends and I hiked to the Bouzaafar Mosque again for sunrise and then headed back into the twisting alleyways to take photos before the crowds of tourists filled the streets.
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Handicraft market in Chefchaouen – Morocco Itinerary
Blue stairs in Chefchaouen – Morocco Itinerary
Jumping back on the tour bus, we left Chefchaouen at around 2 pm and continued the Morocco itinerary adventure onwards to Fes which is a 3.5-hour drive to the third-largest city in Morocco.
The tour bus dropped us off at the hotel in Fes to freshen up before heading out to a traditional Hammam dinner and show.
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 6:
Day 6 of the 10 day Morocco itinerary was spent exploring the ancient walled-city of Fes. It is said that Fes is the cultural capital of Morocco and more than 150,000 people live within the confined spaces of the Medina.
I am not a huge fan of cities, though Fes is like no other city I have been to. A city where hand-pulled carts and donkeys are the only means of transportation inside the Medina and the buzzing daily commerce inside the medieval walls will give you a very authentic experience and a taste of the real Moroccan culture.
The sites we visited in Fes on the Travel Talk Morocco Tour were the Royal Palace, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Najjarine Square, spices market and the world-famous Tannery of Fes.
Fes Tannery – Itinerary Morocco
Local markets inside Fes Medina – Morocco Itinerary
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 7 & 8:
SAHARA DESERT & MERZOUGA
The Travel Talk Morocco Tour continued to Merzouga in the Sahara Desert which is an eight-hour journey from Fes.
The drive through the High Atlas Mountains is nothing short of spectacular and unlike any other landscape I have ever seen. I am positive you’ll enjoy this part of the ride on the Morocco itinerary.
We arrived in Merzouga at around 4pm and after a quick freshen up, everyone was hoisted up on to a camel’s back! The camel train made tracks through the red dunes for one-hour before arriving at the desert camp.
We dropped our bags off in the rugged tents and ran up the nearest dunes to catch the sunset. This is one of those moments where I took a few seconds to appreciate where I was – standing on top of the highest dune in the Sahara Desert watching a sunset that I will never forget!
After watching the sunset in the Sahara, we gathered around the fire in the middle of the camp and we gobbled down a three-course traditional Moroccan meal while the local guides performed on their djembe drums!
It was a very magical night spent under the dancing stars, surrounded by the great Sahara Desert dunes!
Sahara Desert – 10 Days Morocco
The Sahara Desert – 10 Days Morocco Itinerary
Day 8 of the 10 day Morocco itinerary, we were up at the crack of dawn to take a sunrise camel trek back to the village of Merzouga which lies on the edge of the Sahara Desert.
Here we were each allocated another rugged tent to sleep in for the night that is situated right next to a hotel.
After stuffing our faces at the buffet breakfast, the Jeeps were geared up and ready to take us all back into the Sahara Desert for the ultimate 4×4 adventure in the sand dunes!
We also stopped by a small nomad village on the edge of the desert to get an insight into the way of life these people live in the Sahara.
In the afternoon we had free time to do whatever we wanted, so my friends and I headed back out into the dunes on foot to take photos and enjoy another unforgettable sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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4×4 Jeep Safari – Morocco Itinerary
Travel Talk Morocco Squad! – Ten days in Morocco
The Sahara Desert – Morocco Itinerary
Sunset in the Sahara Desert – Morocco Itinerary
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 9:
Day 9 of the 10 Day Morocco Itinerary is a travel day from the Sahara Desert back to Marrakech. The drive takes approximately twelve-hours, stopping at several viewpoints along the way offering panoramic views of the surrounding Atlas Mountains!
We arrived back to Marrakech, checked-in to the hotel and then headed into the city for the evening to explore the madness of the Medina!
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Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech – Morocco Itinerary
Spices in the Marrakech Medina – Morocco Travel Itinerary
Marrakech Medina – 10 days in Morocco
MOROCCO ITINERARY DAY 10:
DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKECH
Unfortunately, it was time to say our goodbye’s to the Travel Talk Tours squad and continue our travels to the next destination!
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BEST TIME TO VISIT MOROCCO
The best time to visit Morocco is between March to May and September to November when the weather is not too hot and not too cold.
Also, during these months you can expect to see fewer tourists in the more popular cities of Morocco such as Marrakech and Chefchaouen.
HOW TO GET TO MOROCCO
Arriving by plane is the easiest and most convenient way to begin your adventures in Morocco.
I flew to Morocco with Royal Air Maroc which is the country’s largest and most reputable airline that offers daily flights, excellent customer service and all-around comfortable experience.
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Visitors to Morocco can spend up to 90-days on a tourist visa which is free of charge. The only requirement is that your passport has to be valid for a period of 6-months before its expiry.
MOROCCO ITINERARY – THINGS TO KNOW
The currency in Morocco is Dirham (MAD) and the exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 10 MAD.
Purchasing a sim card in Morocco is very cheap and simple. You can do this at the airport on arrival or find a phone store close to your accommodation. For approximately $10 USD, you can get a local sim card that comes with 10GB of data.
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LONELY PLANET – MOROCCO
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WHAT TO PACK FOR MOROCCO
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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MOROCCO ITINERARY – FINAL THOUGHTS
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