Morocco’s climate and landscapes are diverse. And by diverse, I mean we went snowboarding in the Atlas Mountains and camel-riding in the Sahara desert – all in one day!
Luckily, it’s really easy to get around Morocco. Here’s how to see it all in 10 days!
We took a taxi directly from Tangier Airport to Chefchaouen, which was a two-hour drive.
We arrived in the blue city by night, so we went straight to bed in order to get up early the next morning.
Chefchaouen was the one place we were dying to visit in Morocco.
It’s a mountain village painted in 100 shades of blue – every corner was a different shade to the rest.
We would have loved to spend an extra day here, so we’d suggest you add some extra time in your itinerary.
We took a four-hour bus ride from Chefchaouen to Fez. This beautiful route passes through the countryside, so, instead of cities, you'll get to see a different side to Morocco.
We promise you won’t get bored in Fez; There’s so much to do in and around the city.
It has one of North Africa's oldest medinas, and it’s a surprisingly non-touristy city as it's not on most travelers’ itineraries (for shame!).
Merzouga is a town on the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. From here, we had a 45-minute drive to the camp where we would be staying for the night.
We think it’s best to do a three-day tour from Fez to Marrakesh.
It’s a five-hour drive from Fez to Merzouga, where you’ll pass through beautiful landscapes and the snow-covered Atlas Mountains.
We woke up very early after our first night glamping, where we listened to music under the stars and ate delicious food.
We each hopped on a camel, and reached the top of the dunes in time for sunrise over the Sahara Desert.
After breakfast, we were back in the car again, heading to Boumalne Dades, where we’d spend the night before continuing our journey to Marrakesh.
We stopped off to see many sights on our way to Boumalne Dades.
On the last day of our tour, we visited Ait Benhaddou, one of the highest points in the snow-covered Atlas Mountains.
By the end of the day, we arrived in Marrakech, ready to dip into the pool at our riad and chill out.
Marrakech was a great city to end our trip through Morocco.
We wandered around the Medina, bought some souvenirs, stayed in the beautiful riads, and admired all the incredible architecture.
After our last delicious Moroccan breakfast, it was time to fly home from Marrakesh International airport. Our trip was over!
Looking back, our 10-day route started in Chefchaouen, but you can easily do this the other way around.
We'd also recommend extending the itinerary to 12 days, instead of 10, as it would have been nice to have an extra day in Chefchaouen and in the Sahara.
In our experience, Morocco was a completely safe country to travel in. For women traveling solo, here are a few specific safety tips.
In general, people are really friendly, and they will let you know if they don’t want you to take a picture with them in it.
Always respect the local culture, dress appropriately for your surroundings, and at night, try to stay in the city center (medina) and don't walk alone.
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