Embark on an unforgettable 15-day tour of Morocco, starting from Casablanca and venturing deep into the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. This highly sought-after Marrakech desert tour departs daily, offering an enriching experience for travelers who are eager to immerse themselves in the diverse beauty of this remarkable country. From the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen to the mystical and spiritual city of Fez, this itinerary is carefully crafted to captivate your senses.
Throughout the journey, prepare to be amazed as the landscape transforms before your eyes. Starting with the lush and fertile Haouz planes of Marrakech, you will traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, venture through oases and valleys, and finally arrive at the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga. Each leg of the trip presents a new and captivating scenery that will leave you in awe.
The tour is designed to ensure that you never experience a dull moment. Whether you’re driving through picturesque landscapes or exploring the desert wonders of Merzouga, every moment promises excitement and adventure. The sights you will encounter are beyond your wildest dreams, and you won’t want to miss capturing them with your camera.
Get ready to embark on this extraordinary journey, where you’ll discover the hidden treasures of Morocco and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Commence your adventure in Casablanca, the bustling commercial capital of Morocco. Upon arrival at Mohammed V Airport, immerse yourself in the city’s charm by embarking on a day trip to Ain Diab’s scenic seaside Cornish. Marvel at the grandeur of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the world’s second-largest religious edifice, which welcomes visitors of all faiths. Rest and rejuvenate with an overnight stay at a hotel in Casablanca.
After a refreshing breakfast, journey to Rabat, the political and administrative capital of Morocco. Explore the enchanting Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan Tower, and Chellah Necropolis, immersing yourself in the city’s rich history. Later, venture towards Chefchaouen, known as the “Blue City” for its picturesque white and indigo-washed buildings. Travel through the scenic Rif Mountains, passing by Kenitra and Wazzan, before settling into a guest house or hotel in Chefchaouen for the night.
Indulge in a day of discovery as you explore the captivating streets of Chefchaouen. Lose yourself in the narrow, winding alleys lined with charming white and blue buildings. Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of the old town at Place Uta el-Hamman, visit the Grand Mosque, and admire the Fondouk and Kasbah. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting the Medina’s vibrant weaving workshops renowned for crafting woolen Jellabas. Retire for the night at a comfortable hotel or guest house in Chefchaouen.
Embark on a journey filled with historical wonders as you leave Chefchaouen after breakfast. Traverse the Rif Mountains and arrive at the ancient Roman city of Volubilis, where you can marvel at its Basilica, mosaic of Diana and the Bathing Nymphs, and Triumphal Arch. Continue to Meknes, renowned for its architectural splendors, including the majestic Bab Mansour el-Aleuj gate and the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Afterward, make your way to Fes, where you’ll spend the night at a hotel or a traditional Riad.
Dive deep into the cultural treasures of Fes as you embark on a guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Start your day at the Royal Palace gate, traversing the narrow streets of the medina to discover the Jewish Quarter and the Tanneries. Explore architectural marvels like the Bou Inania Medersa and the Karaouiyine Mosque. Immerse yourself in the local craftsmanship by visiting the ceramics cooperative, where traditional Moroccan crafts come to life. In the afternoon, experience the modern side of Fes by visiting the new city and enjoying a panoramic view of the Medina. Retire for the night at your hotel, enriched by the day’s discoveries.
After a fulfilling breakfast, venture through the heart of the Middle Atlas region. Admire the beauty of Ifrane, often referred to as “Little Switzerland” due to its resemblance to a Swiss Alpine resort. Continue to Azrou, a vibrant market town known for its Berber carpets. Explore the sprawling Cedar Forest, home to Barbary apes. Ascend the Atlas Mountains, catching glimpses of nomadic shepherds along the way, before reaching your accommodation in Midelt. Spend the night in a cozy hotel or guest house.
Embark on a picturesque drive through the captivating Ziz Valley, en route to the enchanting Sahara Desert. Pass through Erfoud, renowned for its annual date festival. Upon reaching Merzouga, savor a refreshing cup of mint tea and immerse yourself in the local culture by joining a Berber family for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a mesmerizing camel ride across the sand dunes, leading to a serene Bedouin camp. Experience the tranquility and vastness of the desert as you spend the night in a comfortable tent.
Awake to a breathtaking desert sunrise, an awe-inspiring spectacle. Return to your hotel on a camel, enjoying breakfast and a refreshing shower. Venture to the Potential Lake, teeming with diverse birdlife. Visit the village of Khamlia, where the music and traditions of the Gnaoua people will captivate you. Explore the black Hamada desert and engage with nomadic communities while sipping mint tea. Indulge in a relaxing overnight stay at a hotel, reflecting on the wonders of the desert.
After breakfast, set off for Erfoud, known as the “fossil town.” Browse the local stalls offering crystals, semi-precious stones, and fascinating fossils. Visit the Usine de Marmara workshop, open to visitors. Continue your journey through the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, a narrow corridor with towering cliffs. Marvel at the impressive rock formations known as “monkey toes” and discover intriguing mud Kasbahs in the Dades Valley. Retire for the night in a charming riad or hotel, surrounded by the beauty of the valley.
Embark on an off-road adventure, exploring the region between the Dades Valley and the Valley of Roses. Encounter local nomads, gaining insight into their unique way of life in caves and tents. In El-Kelaa M’Gouna, witness the fascinating process of extracting rose petals used in rosewater and exported for the perfume industry. If timing permits, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Rose Festival held in May. Journey from El-Kelaa M’Gouna to Skoura, where a stunning palm grove and magnificent Kasbahs await. Visit the impressive Amerhidil Kasbah before reaching Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Africa.” Explore the remarkable Taourirt Kasbah and the renowned Atlas Film Studios. Spend a night in a Kasbah or traditional riad, enveloped in the city’s rich heritage.
After breakfast, embark on a captivating journey to the legendary Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, one of Morocco’s most celebrated architectural marvels and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Traverse the Atlas Mountains, ascending the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass for breathtaking views of the mesmerizing landscape and traditional Berber villages. Arrive in Essaouira, a coastal gem known for its captivating ramparts and vibrant Medina. Immerse yourself in the local arts and crafts scene, with Thuya woodwork being a highlight. Indulge in fresh local seafood for lunch, stroll through the main square, and enjoy the golden sandy beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Rest and unwind at a riad or guesthouse in Essaouira.
Explore the cultural treasures of Essaouira after a delightful breakfast. Visit the historic Skala ramparts, offering panoramic views of the city and the sea. Discover the Mellah, the former Jewish quarter, and wander through the enchanting Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the intricate objects carved from local Thuya wood, showcasing the city’s craftsmanship. In the afternoon, take leisurely walks around the Main Square and Medina, savor a refreshing mint tea at a local café, and relish the serene atmosphere of the Atlantic-facing sandy beach. Enjoy a restful overnight stay at your riad or guesthouse.
After breakfast in Essaouira, depart for Marrakech. Along the way, witness the abundance of Argan trees, significant both economically and ecologically to the region. Observe local goats perched on the trees, nibbling on the fruit and leaves—a unique sight to behold. Visit the Women’s Co-operative of Argan Oil to learn about the various applications of this valuable oil, from cosmetics to medicinal use. Enjoy lunch in the new city of Marrakech before checking in to a riad within the historic Medina. In the afternoon, explore the vibrant Jemaa el Fna square, alive with fortune tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, and musicians. Spend the night in a riad at the heart of the captivating old Medina.
Embark on a guided tour of Marrakech’s historic sites with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, the bustling Jemaa el Fna square, and the vibrant souks of the Medina. Delight in the exquisite beauty of the Bahia Palace and explore the ancient Saadian Tombs. Discover the architectural wonders of the Ben Youssef Medersa and take in the serene ambiance of the Majorelle and Menara gardens. Savor a delicious dinner at a local restaurant and retire for the night at your riad, cherishing the memories of Marrakech.
Depending on your flight time, indulge in some final moments of shopping before being escorted to the airport for your departure. Reflect on the remarkable experiences and cultural wonders of Morocco as you bid farewell to this enchanting country.
The fee includes the following for the whole tour:
Where appropriate, the fee also includes:
During the tour, you will need to pay for Lunches. Drinks. Tips.
We are flexible and all the tours can be modified to suit your specific needs and interests. If you have a different route in mind please let us know and we will offer a tour tailored to your specific requirements.
Please contact us by e-mail or telephone as detailed on the page. We will then be able to discuss and agree on an itinerary that suits you. When you wish to confirm the booking a 20% deposit will be required at least two weeks before the start of your tour.