Morocco | Morocco in Depth

12 days | 11 nights

small group




10 Passengers

$ 1599

Amazing Experience

Morocco is a gateway to Africa, and a country of dizzying diversity. Here you’ll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts – and warm hospitality

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers
1 night in Casablanca at Hotel Campanile Casablanca Centre Ville or similar
1 night in Chefchaouen at Dar Echchaouen or similar
2 nights in Fes at Hotel Atlas Saiss Fès or similar
1 night in Erfoud at Kasbah Hotel Chergui or similar
2 nights in Merzouga at Madu Camp or similar
1 night in Dades at Hotel Riad Bahammou or similar
3 nights in Marrakesh at Kech Boutique Hôtel & Spa, Standard Room, or similar
24 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 11 dinners
Guided tour of Volubilis
Guided tour of Fes
Khamlia Excursion including Berber lunch
Sunrise & sunset camel ride
Visit Taourirt Kasbah
Guided tour of Marrakech
Escorted national guide
Monuments and historical sites entrance fees as per the itinerary

Services NOT included

Entrance fee to Hassan II Grand Mosque
Optional tours
Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
Others meals which are not specified in the itinerary
Tipping for guide/driver


Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1: Arrival - Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V Airport, our representative will meet you to start the visit of the economic capital of Morocco. Before reaching your hotel, you will have the opportunity to see the central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Square, the residential area of Anfa, and the exterior of the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Note: We recommend an early arrival in Casablanca on this day. Otherwise, today’s activities will be scheduled the following day.

You will reach your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight in Casablanca

Meals: D

| Overnight in Casablanca
|  Dinner

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen

Breakfast at the hotel. Continuation to Rabat the Administrative capital of the country for a brief tour that includes the Oudaya Kasbah, the Mohamed V mausoleum, the Hassan Tower. Optional lunch in Rabat then continue to Chefchaouen via Rif mountains. This is relatively a small and easily navigable town. Enjoy a brief orientation of the small, blue-washed town before settling into your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Chefchaouen
|  Breakfast

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Volubilis & Meknes - Fes

After breakfast, you will head to visit Volubilis, the Roman capital of Morocco built over two thousand years ago when this part of the country was a Roman province. Discovering the Roman part of Moroccan history, you will admire one of the most beautiful collections of mosaics that have never been moved from their original site since their discovery in the early 20th Century. Later, off to Meknes: a medieval city rebuilt by the king, Moulay Ismail, in the 17th century to become his capital. Being one of the Imperial cities of Morocco, Meknes offers the visit of various monuments: the granary and the stables built by the soldiers of Moulay Ismail next to a huge reservoir; the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and its harmonious Moorish design; Bab El Mansour gate, the most beautiful in North Africa and an amazing combination of tile work. In the late afternoon, drive to Fes to reach your hotel for dinner and overnight.

| Overnight in Fez
|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Fes (City Tour)

Fes is the oldest royal city in Morocco. Founded in the 9th century, it is said to be the most complete medieval city of the Arab world as it has preserved all its medieval aspects and way of life.
We will start our full-day visit to Fes with a tour of the ramparts for a generous introduction to the history and the culture of the city. Fes will stimulate all your senses as you go for your guided tour inside Fes El Bali (old Fes) across food and spice markets, handicraft quarters, auction markets, and colorful souks. Visit the medieval children’s schools and meet the school teacher and the pupils, enter artisan workshops and discover the secrets of their ancestral arts, visit the public bakeries and pastry makers in the residential quarters and see their historical fountains, mosques and sanctuaries. The highlight of this morning visit will be inside the 14th century Medersa (theological school) for its most intricate architecture, and around the Karaouine Mosque which was once the oldest university in the world, founded in 857 AD by a lady from Fes. Your day of sightseeing also includes visits to the Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain with elaborate tile-work mosaics. In the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Palace of the late 19th century where King Hassan I lived. This palace is now a museum of Fes traditional arts.

Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

| Overnight in Fes
|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud

This morning, we will depart to Fes. Passing through many amazing cities and villages, the first is Ifrane, nicknamed “Morocco’s Switzerland,” is a charming ski town populated by European-style chalets. Continue on to Midelt, which serves as the commercial center of a large agricultural hinterland. You will have some free time in Midelt, before you continue your journey through the dramatic Ziz Gorge to arrive in Erfoud. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

| Overnight in Erfoud
|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Erfoud - Khamlia - Merzouga

After breakfast, a 4×4 vehicle will be waiting for you to continue your adventure by heading towards the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the largest dunes in the Sahara-desert. En route, visit the villages in the surrounding area for a closer contact with the Berber culture, before arrival to Rissani, visit of camel milk cooperative, then continue to Rissani and visit one of the best traditional markets in Sahara, “a place where they sell just donkeys and other markets for ships, goats, and cows. Stop at El Khamlia village for lunch. Continue to the African village or “Gnawa village”. Finally, we will head towards Merzouga, the heart of the desert, and serf the sandy sea on a powerful 4 WD Land Rover. Dinner will be served at the desert camp.

| Overnight in Merzouga
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Merzouga

Early camel ride for 40 min toward one of the high dunes to witness a spectacular sunrise where you can hang out for a couple of hours before you return for breakfast and a day at leisure in the desert. Dinner will be served at the desert camp.

| Overnight in Merzouga
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Merzouga - Tinghir - Dades

Today, we will head to Tinghir and Todra Gorges – the highest & the narrowest gorges in Morocco. Situated on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Todra Gorge is recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons. Here, both the Todra and Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons on their final 25-mile stretch through the mountains, leaving behind this series of reliefs and etches in the rock. The Todra is the name of the last 600 meters (just under 2,000 feet) of the canyons. In places, this gorge measures just 33 feet across, but the cliffs are more than 500 feet tall on either side. The river has since dried up, leaving only the imagination to picture the powerful natural forces that once carved this region. The gorge, though in a remote, is popular for its hiking paths and a well-maintained dirt road for visitors to share with mules and other pack animals. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

| Overnight in Dades
|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Dades - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

After breakfast, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley with its majestic sand castles and incredible rock formations known as “monkey toes”. The route through Dades Valley is also known as the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs. You’ll catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oases and hundreds of ancient fortifications. The sand-colored walls of the Kasbah may all start to look the same but each holds a special historical treasure within and offer innumerable opportunities for remarkable photos. Continue to Skoura, a quiet little village speckled with palm tree groves, Skoura is surrounded by acres of palm groves (les palmaraie), which are a paradise of palm and olive trees dotted with Kasbahs and small villages. This is where we find Kasbah Amridil that stands out from the rest. Originally built in the 17th century, it is one of Morocco’s most iconic living museums that has withstood the test of time.

We will continue our drive to Ouarzazate to visit Taourir Kasbahs, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. After the French left in 1953, the movie business flourished in Ouarzazate. The guide will propose an optional visit to the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes are filmed. You might recognize the sand-colored houses of this impressive Ksar “fortified city” when you see the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou, the iconic landscape immortalized in such films as, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Alexander. Ait Ben Haddou is a massive fortification made up of six Kasbahs all protected by UNESCO. You can spend time in its maze of winding streets until reaching a fortified granary at the top which provides an amazing view of the valley. Leaving Ait Ben Haddou, we will continue crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz In Tichka to reach Marrakech. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

| Overnight in Marrakech
|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Marrakech

Today’s tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. We then visit the Mausoleum and Bahia Palace which both host intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship. The next stop is at the Tiskiwin Museum (Maison Tiskiwin), which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts. It was founded by a Dutch anthropologist, exhibiting artifacts from different towns and regions along the ancient trade route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. Then we will head to the lively souks and bazaars in Marrakech’s famous medina. Home to many different types of traders these narrow and winding streets are bustling with activity and full of sights sounds and smells uniquely Moroccan. Today’s tour ends at the lively Djemaa El Fna Square which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers, and street musicians performing at every turn. Following your visit, return to your hotel to freshen up and get ready for dinner in a local restaurant. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

| Overnight in Marrackech
|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Marrakech

Day at leisure. You may sign up for a cooking class or a full-day farm retreat at an additional cost as well.

| Overnight in Marrakech
|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Marrakech - Departure

After breakfast, we will assist you at the airport for your return flight.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Marrakesh Menara Airport for your departing flight.

|  Breakfast