Embark on an unforgettable 16-day journey from Casablanca to the mesmerizing Merzouga dunes and vibrant Marrakech. This captivating tour will take you deep into the heart of South Morocco, where you’ll discover the enchanting oases adorned with date palm trees and majestic fortified Kasbahs. Feel the magic of camel trekking through the breathtaking Sahara Dunes in Merzouga. Delight in exploring the magnificent Todra and Dades Gorges. And not to forget, immerse yourself in the beauty of Marrakech and the charm of Essaouira.
Welcome to your incredible 16-day Morocco tour! As you arrive at Casablanca airport, our friendly team will be there to meet and greet you. We’ll then transfer you to your hotel, where you can relax and rejuvenate for the rest of the day.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before embarking on an exciting city tour of Casablanca. We’ll take you to explore the magnificent Hassan 2 Mosque, the picturesque Corniche Ain Diab, the charming Habous Quarter, and the bustling city squares. After this delightful tour, we’ll transfer you to Rabat.
In Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco, you’ll be enchanted by its modernity, spaciousness, and lovely gardens. Your visit here will include iconic landmarks such as the majestic Hassan Tower, the impressive façades of the royal palace, and the historic Oudaya Kasbah.
After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, we’ll embark on a scenic journey to Chefchaouen. As we pass through Ouazzan and the mesmerizing Rif Mountains, you’ll be captivated by the stunning landscapes that surround you. Upon reaching Chefchaouen, we’ll check you into your comfortable hotel.
In the afternoon, you’ll have some free time to explore this enchanting city. Chefchaouen is famous for its beautiful blue-washed houses, creating a picturesque and unique atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming medina, where you’ll encounter friendly locals in the bustling Souk, selling an array of goods brought from the countryside.
The evening is yours to enjoy as you please. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Chefchaouen, and perhaps indulge in some delicious local cuisine. After an eventful day, you’ll rest and spend the night at a lovely Riad in the heart of the medina.
After savoring a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we’ll embark on an enriching journey to Meknes. Along the way, we will make a captivating stop at the remarkable archeological site of Volubilis, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore ancient Roman ruins.
Upon reaching Meknes, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, you’ll discover its fascinating dual character. The city is divided into two sections: the historic medina and the modern French town. Meknes served as the capital of Sultan Moulay Ismail during the 17th century, and the imposing high walls that surround the medina stand as a testament to its defensive fortifications against potential invaders.
During our guided visit of Meknes, you’ll have the chance to admire the grand Moulay Ismail mausoleum, as well as the impressive basin Swani and the historic Jewish cemetery. Additionally, we’ll explore the old stores that once held cultivated cereals from the nearby lands.
Subsequently, we’ll proceed to Fes, where you’ll check into your comfortable hotel.
Welcome to Fez, the first Moroccan imperial city, brimming with a treasure trove of attractions and renowned as the spiritual heart of Morocco. Fez boasts the prestigious Karaouiyin University, one of the oldest in the world, adding to its historical significance.
To truly make the most of your Fez experience, hiring a knowledgeable local guide is a must. Our journey commences with a visit to the royal palace, where you’ll marvel at the intricate ceramics and poetic artistry displayed in handcrafted artifacts.
Next, your expert guide will lead you through the mesmerizing Tanneries, where the art of leatherwork unfolds before your eyes. Prepare to be enchanted by the labyrinthine alleys of the old quarter, a vibrant hub of activity.
As you meander through the bustling streets of the Medina, you’ll witness merchants tending to their shops, immersing you in the authentic atmosphere of this historical city.
After an enriching and active day of exploration, we’ll safely escort you back to your hotel, where you can reflect on the incredible wonders you’ve encountered in Fez.
After a delightful breakfast, our journey commences towards Erfoud. Along the way, we’ll have the opportunity to pass through the enchanting Azrou Cedar forest, where we’ll pause to capture some endearing moments with the playful monkeys that call this place home. Our next stop will be in Ifrane, a charming town known for its picturesque beauty, where we’ll have the chance to take some captivating pictures.
As we continue our adventure, we’ll traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, marveling at the breathtaking vistas they offer. The scenic route will lead us through the mesmerizing valley of Ziz, with its idyllic landscapes and the lush Tafilalet oasis adorned with graceful palm trees.
Our journey takes us further through the palm groves, passing by the city of Erfoud, before finally reaching the quaint town of Merzouga. Here, we’ll check into our comfortable hotel, ready to embrace the magic and allure of the Sahara desert that awaits us.
Today’s itinerary reconciles with Fez Merzouga long distance. Time will be devoted to explore around ERG Chebbi. We tour the Sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi that stretches in the Sahara desert across 30 km long and 10 km width. It is a gift from nature, and it inspires locals and guests alike. Sunrise and sunset are among the highlights.
In the same day, we meet nomad families who take care of their animals. They live in nomad tents and they depend on grazing to win a living. We head to Rissani to visit the local market and to explore examples of ancient villages. Nearby Merzouga we listen to Gnawa music. At the afternoon you ride your camel to the Bivouac where night will be spent and dinner is served on the place. You enjoy the view of the sand dunes and the serenity of the desert. Sleep well!
Welcome to the exhilarating first half of your 2-week Morocco tour, where the adventures have already begun! Today, we embark on a journey to the charming town of Ramlia. Our route leads us along unpaved roads, crossing dried rivers and rocky terrains adorned with fascinating fossils waiting to be discovered. As we traverse this rugged landscape, be prepared to be captivated by the breathtaking desert views that unfold before us.
Under the comforting shade of an acacia tree, we pause for a delightful picnic lunch, savoring the flavors of the Moroccan cuisine amidst the enchanting desert ambiance. Our path leads us to the quaint African village of Ramlia, where we are warmly welcomed into the home of a Berber family. Sharing a cup of traditional tea with them, we immerse ourselves in their rich culture and ancient traditions. A visit to the little palm tree oasis awaits us, where locals cultivate bountiful vegetables and where friendly faces from the countryside greet us with genuine warmth.
As the day concludes, we transfer to a local guesthouse, where you will find comfort and rest in the heart of this charming desert camp.
Today’s adventure takes us on an exhilarating journey from Boumalne Dades, as we traverse the off-road terrain, crossing the dried riverbed of Oued Ghris and arriving at the picturesque village of Sidi Ali. Our path leads us onward through the captivating landscapes, passing through the enchanting town of Alnif before arriving at the renowned Tinghir, known for its awe-inspiring Todgha Gorges.
Prepare to be amazed by the majestic cliffs soaring up to 300 meters high, while the crystal-clear river flows gracefully through this natural wonder. The surrounding palm groves add a touch of lushness to the scene, creating a unique and breathtaking view. Along the way to the gorges, we encounter the ancient Ksar, a fascinating structure that holds a glimpse of the past and is still partially inhabited by locals, adding to the charm of our journey.
A delectable lunch awaits us before we continue our adventure along the famed Road of Thousand Kasbahs, winding through the picturesque Dades Valley. Each corner reveals new marvels, as we witness the beauty of the valley and its fascinating Kasbahs, a testament to the rich history and culture of this region. Finally, we arrive at Boumalne Dades, where our cozy hotel awaits, providing comfort and relaxation after an eventful day of exploration.
Embark on an unforgettable journey to Ouarzazate, taking the renowned Road of Thousand Kasbahs and passing by charming Kelaa Mgouna & Skoura village, adorned with its lush palm groves. Ouarzazate awaits with its tranquil atmosphere and wide, spacious streets. As a renowned hub for the film industry, it proudly showcases its connection with cinema. Nestled between majestic mountains and the captivating Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate offers a unique blend of landscapes. Don’t miss the chance to explore Atlas Studio and the impressive Kasbah Taourirt before settling into your comfortable hotel for a delightful stay.
After a delightful breakfast, our adventure continues with a visit to the captivating Taourirt Kasbah. Next, we make our way to the enchanting Ait Ben Haddou village, home to Morocco’s most impressive Kasbah, which has served as the backdrop for numerous iconic films in the UNESCO-protected site. Lunch will be a delightful affair before we embark on the rest of our journey to vibrant Marrakech, traversing the majestic High Atlas Mountains along the way. Prepare for breathtaking scenery and unforgettable moments!
Today is dedicated to exploring the vibrant red city of Marrakech. We’ll start our local visit with a leisurely stroll through the serene Majorelle Gardens, a true oasis of tranquility.
Next, we’ll delve into the historical charm of Marrakech by visiting iconic landmarks such as the splendid Bahia Palace and the grand Koutoubia Mosque.
Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere as we meander through the labyrinthine Souk, where merchants and bazaars offer a colorful array of goods.
The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Take a leisurely walk and soak in the lively atmosphere of Djemaa el Fna main square, where an exciting spectacle awaits you with musicians, acrobats, storytellers, water sellers, and the enticing aroma of barbecue and fresh orange juice.
The evening is free, giving you the opportunity to savor a delightful dinner of your choice. Enjoy the enchanting allure of Marrakech, a city that never ceases to amaze!
Experience the perfect blend of mystery and relaxation as our 16-day Morocco tour combines the enchanting allure of Marrakech with the laid-back coastal vibes of Essaouira. In the afternoon, we’ll transfer you to Essaouira, a picturesque town overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean, just a 3-hour drive away.
Embrace the windswept charm of Essaouira, often referred to as the “windy city,” and explore its rich historical heritage. This coastal gem provides a refreshing change of pace from the bustling atmosphere of Marrakech.
Spend your time leisurely strolling through the charming Medina, absorbing its authentic atmosphere. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor a delectable fish dish at the vibrant port, where the catch of the day is always served fresh.
Today is your chance to enjoy a free and easy day at the captivating city of Essaouira. Feel free to explore this coastal gem at your own pace, immersing yourself in its unique blend of history, culture, and laid-back vibes.
You can take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque beaches, where the Atlantic waves meet the golden shores. Experience the refreshing sea breeze and take in the stunning views of the azure waters.
Wander through the charming streets of the Medina, where local artisans display their masterpieces, from colorful textiles to handcrafted jewelry. Don’t forget to sample some delicious seafood dishes at the lively harbor.
For those seeking adventure, you can try windsurfing or kitesurfing, taking advantage of Essaouira’s reputation as a windsurfing paradise.
Alternatively, simply unwind at a cozy café, sipping on traditional Moroccan mint tea and watching the world go by.
After enjoying a delightful breakfast at the hotel, your journey continues as you head towards El Jadida, a charming coastal city located approximately 4 hours away from Essaouira. This scenic drive takes you along the mesmerizing coastal road, passing through the picturesque town of Safi.
As you reach Safi, you will join the highway that leads you directly to El Jadida. Upon arrival, you will check in at your hotel and then embark on a visit to the impressive Portuguese citadel. This historical landmark holds fascinating tales of ancient times and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
After exploring the fortress, you will have the opportunity to wander through the vibrant medina of El Jadida. The bustling alleys are a treasure trove of local merchants and artisans, offering an array of goods and crafts that showcase the city’s rich culture and heritage.
Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, interact with friendly locals, and soak in the unique charm of El Jadida’s medina. Immerse yourself in the authentic experiences this city has to offer, making your visit a truly memorable one.
At the designated time, we will be at your riad to ensure a smooth and comfortable transfer to Casablanca airport. Our team will assist you with your luggage and ensure that all your travel arrangements are in order.
As you bid farewell to Morocco, we hope that the memories of your 16-day adventure from Casablanca to the Sahara and back, exploring imperial cities, desert dunes, and enchanting towns, will stay with you for a lifetime.