Majestic Morocco Tour

Trip overview

This customized tour highlights the kingdom’s most wonderful uniqueness. From stunning landscapes to numerous traces left by previous civilizations, provide an overall image of Morocco’s distinctness.

Take a trip to the spectacular Merzouga desert to witness a magnificent sunrise over the Merzouga Dunes. Morocco’s vivid contrasts and beauty make it a wonderful destination for romance, and legend.

Whatever way you choose to explore Morocco, you will have an unforgettable experience.

  • Arrival and departure

    Casablanca Airport

  • Duration

    15 days (14 nights)

  • Price

    Starting at $2,595/person

The best of the trip

Highlighted experiences

Meknes and Volubilis

Discover the ancient city of Meknes and the Roman ruins at Volubilis

Fez

Explore the narrow streets of Fez’s bustling Medina

Imilchil

Visit Imilchil’s marriage festival

Sahara desert

Enjoy a night in a luxurious camp and ride a camel in the Sahara

Marrakech’s Souqs

Discover real Moroccan antiquities in Marrakech’s Souqs

Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna

Enjoy night life in Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna

Essaouira

Explore the stunning beach of Essaouira

Driver

Travel with an expert private driver

Day 1

Pick up from Casablanca Airport

This personalized tour begins at Casablanca International Airport (Mohamed V). Your tour guide (driver) will welcome you and drive you to your hotel to rest. After your rest, you will enjoy a visit to the coastal Hassan II mosque, which is the world’s third-largest mosque and depicts the world’s highest tower (210m high). It is one of the few mosques where non-Muslims are permitted to enter.

In the evening, you can have dinner at Rick’s Cafe, which has been modeled to look like the bar made popular by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca. It is one of the city’s greatest dining options. Bed and breakfast are included in your hotel stay.

Day 2

Visit to the political capital of Morocco: Rabat

We will depart Casablanca after breakfast and head to Rabat, Morocco’s political capital. You can visit the 12th century Kasbah of Oudaias, which is located in the city’s oldest section. From its cliff-top balconies, the kasbah offers amazing panoramas of the ocean. You will walk through the peaceful pathways and whitewashed buildings constructed by Spanish migrants. The Kasbah’s main door is exquisitely covered with a number of carved arches. There is a restaurant inside the Kasbah so it might be a good spot for some traditional Moroccan food.

We will also visit the oldest mosque in Rabat, Mosque el-Atiqa, it was established in the 12th century and renovated in the 18th. As well as, several art galleries, Andalusian gardens, and a national jewelry museum with a remarkable collection of Roman and Islamic jewels from various parts of Morocco. Next, you will explore the Hassan Tower, Rabat’s most famous landmark. It was built by Sultan Yacoub El-Mansour who died before it was finished.

Day 3

The blue city of Chefchaouen via the Riff Mountains

If you are a social media person, you must have seen countless images of Morocco’s famous blue city, Chefchaouen, also known as »the Blue Pearl of Morocco”.

This charming city is distinct from other Moroccan cities. It is situated in the midst of the Riff Mountains, and its surrounding scenery is magnificent. The city was originally inhabited by Spanish Jews and Moors in the 15th century; this had a significant impact on its architecture; its white washed walls, blue doors, and windows. Pack up your cameras and get ready to shoot some of the most stunningly beautiful pictures ever. Overnight includes bed and breakfast.

Day 4

Drive to the medieval city of Fes via Volubilis and the Imperial City of Meknes

We’ll leave after breakfast for the medieval Roman remains of Volubilis. You’ll start the morning admiring the 2000-year-old ruins decorated in mosaics from the 3rd century BC. We head back to Meknes for lunch.

After lunch, your guide will take you on a tour to visit Meknes’s best attractions such as the majestic Bab Mansour gate, the most magnificent gates in all Moroccan imperial cities, decorated with Moroccan Zellij and inscriptions on the top surface. You will also tour the historic center of Meknes Medina, el-Hedim square, a vast square right in front of Bab El-Mansour gate. It’s an adorable spot to sit and watch musical dances, snake charmers. After a long day exploring Meknes, We drive to Fes. Bed and breakfast are included in your Riad.

Day 5

Fes guided, walking tour with local guide

We dedicate this day to exploring the city of Fes with our local guide, Morocco’s spiritual capital and oldest city. We will admire its narrow alleys and traditional markets, cultural and historical sites such as the famous Al Karaouine University (the world’s oldest university) as well as the spiritual mosque that can host up to 20,000 people in prayer.

Another 14th century Fes monument is Medersa Bou Inania, The greatest of Fes’s religious institutions. It was repaired a few years ago, and the results are stunning and worth contemplating.

Shortly after lunch in a local restaurant, we explore the Tanneries, among the city’s most popular attractions where leather is made we walk to the Royal Palace gate. You’ll take a walk through the Jewish neighborhood “the Mellah” and stop by the pottery cooperative. You will have free time in the afternoon to explore medieval Fes and mingle with the people. Bed and breakfast are included in your Riad.

Day 6

Khenifra via Ifrane, Azrou and the sources Oum Rbia

After breakfast, we leave Morocco’s spiritual capital, Fes, and drive through the breathtaking landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains and their charming Berber villages. Our initial stop will be Ifrane; a town that was founded in the 1930s by the French. It is an elegant and modern and looks a lot like Switzerland because of its red-roofed houses, flourishing flower beds, and exquisite parks, all maintained perfectly clean.

Our journey proceeds deeper into the heart of the Atlas Mountains, towards Azrou, a Berber town with breathtaking views of cedar and pine trees. You may see and feed Barbary Macaque Monkeys that live in Cedar Forest. Have lunch in Azrou.

After lunch, we will drive toThe Oum er-Rbia River, streaming from the Sources Oum er-Rbia.. The river flows for about 600 kilometers before spilling into the Atlantic Ocean in Azemmour town.

We will next drive through the green middle Atlas mountain ranges to Arougou, near Khenifra. Night in your hotel include dinner and breakfast.

Day 7

Traveling to Imilchil – Explore Morocco’s charming wedding town

Following breakfast in Arougou, we drive to Imilchil, a berber village in the heart of atlas mountains. Imilchil is situated at an altitude of 2,200 meters. We will take around 6 hours to arrive there, passing via the cities of Ifrane, Khenifra, and Aghbala. Spend the night in Imilchil.

This region of Morocco isn’t heavily visited by most tourists, with the exception of some tourists looking for adventure from Europe who travel in their SUVs and enjoy this part of Morocco. That’s why; you won’t come across many travel agencies offering this area.

Imilchil area is a charming region famous for its annual September marriage festival. According to the Imilchil Marriage Festival folklore, two young people from rival tribes fell in love. Their family would not let them marry. They grieved severely day and night. Their tears formed two separate lakes, Isli (the groom) and Tislit (the bride). Spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 8

Merzouga desert (Erg Chebbi Dunes) via Amellagou and Ghriss valley

After breakfast in Imilchil and two days of exploring the atlas region, we will travel to Merzouga to admire the magnificent golden dunes of Erg Chebbi.

After we depart Imilchil, we will appreciate the amazing views of the mountains, including the summit of Tizi Ntighorghizine at 3300m. Travel downhill to the towns of Ait Daoud and via the lovely Ghriss valley, enjoying spectacular canyons along the way, until we arrive in Goulmima, where lunch is recommended.

As we leave Goumima, the temperature will keep rising the closer we get to the Sahara desert. We’ll be driving approximately 2 hours from Goumima to the Sahara desert. When we arrive, we will go on camel ride across the dunes to watch the sunset and spend a wonderful night in the Sahara.

Day 9

Travel to Dades Valley through Rissani and Todra Gorge

Today, your camel guy will wake you up early to climb the dunes and find an ideal spot to witness the sun rise over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast in your camp and the magnificent moments you spent in the Sahara desert, we’ll bid farewell to the desert and continue on our adventure.

Today’s journey will take us through Dades Valley. On the way, we’ll stop in Rissani, the birthplace of Morocco’s current ruling royal family, the Alaouite dynasty. You will explore its typical souk in the city center, which is divided into many sections: dates, vegetables, spices, animals, fabric, and crafts. After that, we’ll carry on our drive through green palmeries and Berber towns to the 984-foot (300-meter) Todra Gorge. We will have opportunity to explore the gorge and rest in the refreshing waters of the magnificent Todra River.

After lunch, we’ll continue west to the Dades Valley to check out spectacular sand castles and the incredible rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Spend the night in your riad, which overlooks the gorgeous Dades valley. Dinner, bed and breakfast included.

Day 10

From Dades Valley to Marrakech via Rose Valley and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

We will leave the Dades Valley after breakfast and drive to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. We’ll drive the Thousand Kasbahs route, where you will shoot some of the best images of the tour. You can stop in Kalaat Mgouna, “the Rose City,” and buy rose items like rosewater, rose perfume, lotion, or various other homemade goods that will make your clothes smell lovely.

We continue our journey of discovery by driving through isolated Berber villages to Ouarzazate, known as “the Hollywood of Africa” because of its magnificent surroundings, which attracted many world-class film makers. You can visit the Atlas Film Studio, which is the world’s largest film studio. It featured international films such as Gladiator, Mummy, and Game of Thrones.

Then we’ll drive 15 miles to the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. This site was built in the early 18th century by a Berber chieftain named T-hami El Glaoui.

When your guided tour of the Kasbah is over, we will have lunch and then continue to Marrakech across the 7,415ft high Tizi-n-tichka Pass in the Atlas Mountains. We will arrive at your Marrakech accommodation at around 4-5 p.m. You can finish your day in jamaa El-fna square and enjoy the evening activities. Bed and breakfast are included in your stay.

Day 11

Marrakech guided tour – Explore the best of Marrakech

After breakfast, your local guide will take you on a private tour of Marrakech’s most significant monuments, including the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. Its 225-foot magnificent minaret and can be observed from almost every part of the city. You will also explore wonderful palaces, including the 19th century palace of El Bahia that exhibits Andalusian and Moorish architecture. It includes a trapezoidal garden, a large tiled courtyard, and several antique gems placed inside.

You will also explore the famous Saadian Tombs, which were built in the 16th century by the Saadian Sultan, Ahmed el Mansour. It features magnificent ceilings, wood carvings, exotic marble statues, and brilliant mosaic.

Next, we will visit the Koranic School. Medersa Ben Youssef, biggest Medersa in North Africa. This theological institution originally housed around 900 students for religious studies. It was constructed in the 16th century. It has gorgeous structures due to its Moroccan design, Moorish archways, rectangular courtyard, and exceptional mosaics.

In the afternoon, we will walk the Djemaa El-Fna, Marrakech’s main square and enjoy Snake charmers playing with hissing cobras, henna tattoo artists decorating hands of passers-by, musicians play, and dances. And finally head back to Riad for dinner.

Day 12

Free day in Marrakech

This is your free day to explore Marrakech on your own. You could try a Hammam Spa and Massage or a cooking class with a Moroccan chef.

Your driver will be available by your side anytime you may need help.

Day 13

Marrakech to Essaouira

We will leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive towards the Atlantic coast to the city of Essaouira (previously known as Mogador). Essaouira is a stunning city surrounded with ancient walls, a fishing harbor, and screaming seagulls. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.

We will travel through the land of Argan trees, and if you are lucky, you might see goats on Argan trees eating its fruit. You can visit a women’s co-operative and watch how Argan oil is made. We will explore the city and admire its blue doors, washed walls traditional markets and seafood. It is also referred to as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantics”. Our visit includes

  • Visit the Skala Frtress, an 18th-century seaside ramparts along the shore where artisans carve Thuya wood.
  • Wander through the Medina’s lanes and discover hundreds of handicrafts.
  • Visit to the Jewish headquarter, and enjoy sunset at the beach.
  • Spend the night in your riad overlooking the beach

Day 14

Essaouira – Casablanca

You will have the morning free to explore Essaouira. You can explore the alleyways and markets or go for a walk by the beach.

After lunch, we will drive along the coast. We will stop in the seaside cities of Safi and El Jadida.

We will arrive in Casablanca at around 5. Check in to your hotel in the city center or by the airport if your flight departs early next day.

Day 15

Departure

Today, your driver will drop you off at the Casablanca Airport at your departure time and end of your Morocco 15-days journey.

Price

Tour level for 2 people

Prices per person

  • 3 stars
    $ 3,150
  • 4 stars
    $ 3,710
  • 4 & 5 stars
    $ 4,350
  • 5 stars
    $ 5,350

Tour level for 3-4 people

Prices per person

  • 3 stars
    $ 2,595
  • 4 stars
    $ 3,250
  • 4 & 5 stars
    $ 3,890
  • 5 stars
    $ 4,890

What is included

  • 15 days private transport in an air-conditioned 4x4 or mini-van
  • 14 nights in authentic Moroccan riads
  • All breakfasts and few dinners as per itinerary
  • Multi-lingual driver (guide) for the entire trip
  • Certified local guides in Fes and Marrakech
  • Camel trekking through Erg Chebbi dunes along with an overnight in a Sahara camp

What is not included

  • Lunches
  • Flight tickets
  • Drinks
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Travel insurance