13 days / 12 nights
Experience the magic of Morocco and its ancient history, culture, cuisine, music, arts & crafts on this 13 day tour through the four imperial cities of Marrakech, Fes, Meknes and Rabat, the charming blue village of Chefchaouen, the stunning and unforgettable Atlas mountains and Sahara desert, and the historical ruins of Volubilis.
Day one : Arrival in Marrakech
Day two : Marrakech
Day three : Marrakech
Day four : Marrakech to Skoura via Ait Ben Haddou (5 hour drive excluding stops)
7:30 AM : Breakfast at your hotel in Marrakech
8:00 AM : Check out from your hotel in Marrakech
8:30 AM : Drive to Ait Ben Haddou over the Atlas Mountains
12:00 PM : Lunch at Ait Ben Haddou
1:00 PM : Tour of Ait-Ben-Haddou
4:00 PM : Drive to Skoura
5:30 PM : Check in to your hotel in Skoura
Day five : Skoura to Erg Chebbi Desert Camp via Todra Gorge (6 hour drive excluding stops)
7:30 AM : Breakfast at your hotel in Skoura
8:00 AM : Check out of your hotel in Skoura
8:15 AM : Drive to Todra Gorge through the beautiful Valley du Dades
10:00 AM : Visit Todra Gorge
10:30 AM : Continue driving to the Sahara Desert Camp at Erg Chebbi
3:00 PM : Arrive in Erg Chebbi and Check-in to the Desert Camp
3:30 PM : Camel Safari, Sahara Desert
Day six : Sahara Desert Camp to Fez via Middle Atlas Mountains (8 hour drive excluding stops)
7:30 AM : Breakfast at the Desert Camp
8:00 AM : Check out of the Desert Camp
8:15 AM : Drive from Erg Chebbi to Midelt through the Middle Atlas Mountains
12:30 PM : Lunch at Midelt
1:30 PM : Continue the drive to Fez
5:00 PM : Arrive in Fez and check in to your hotel
Day seven : Fez
Day eight : Fez to Chefchaouen via Meknes & Volubilis (5 hour drive excluding stops)
7:30 AM : Breakfast at your hotel in Fez
8:00 AM : Check out and departure for Volubilis
9:30 AM : Tour of Volubilis
10:30 AM : Drive to Meknes
11:00 AM : Tour of Meknes
1:00 PM : Lunch at Meknes
2:00 PM : Continue drive to Chefchaouen
5:30 PM : Check in to your hotel in Chefchaouen
Day nine : Chefchaouen
8:00 AM : Breakfast at your hotel in Chefchaouen
9:00 AM : Half Day Tour of Chefchaouen
12:30 PM : Lunch & free exploration of Chefchaouen
Day ten : Chefchaouen to Casablanca (5 hour drive excluding stops)
7:30 AM : Breakfast at your hotel in Chefchaouen
8:00 AM : Check out and departure for Casablanca
1:00 PM : Check in to your hotel in Casablanca
1:30 PM : Lunch in Casablanca
2:30 PM : Free afternoon in Casablanca
Day : Casablanca to Marrakech (3 hour drive excluding stops)
8:00 AM : Breakfast at your hotel in Casablanca
8:00 AM : Check out of your hotel
8:30 AM : Half Day Tour of Casablanca
12:00 PM : Lunch in Casablanca
1:00 PM : Departure for Marrakech
4:00 PM : Check in to your hotel in Marrakech
5:00 PM : Free evening in Marrakech
Day : Day with Berbers in the Atlas Mountains
8:00 AM : Breakfast at your hotel in Marrakech
9:00 AM : Day with the Berbers in the Atlas Mountains
4:00 PM : Return to your hotel in Marrakech
5:00 PM : Free evening in Marrakech
Day : Departure from Marrakech
Key sights to see
Founded in 1070, Marrakech is the second of Morocco’s four imperial cities. It is famous for its colorful souks, Moorish architecture, intimate gardens, boutique hotels, mouth-watering cuisine, and many architectural jewels. The central medina quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the world famous Plaza Jamaa El Fna is typically buzzing with activity.
Skoura is fertile oasis with immense palm groves in the Ouarzazate province. Historically, it was the first stop on the 1000 kasbahs road between Ouarzazate and Tafilalet. Here, touareg traders offloaded their caravans laden with gold and spice after a two-month journey across the Sahara. Today, traders still throng the souks to sell their produce.
Located on the edge of the Sahara desert, Merzouga serves as the gateway to the famous Erg Chebbi sand dunes that shimmer in glowing hues of gold and red. The spectacular desert landscapes, a carpet of stars at night, and the warmth of the traditional Berber villages, make Merzouga and Erg Chebbi an unforgettable destination.
Founded in the 8th-9th century CE, Fez is the oldest of the four imperial cities of Morocco. The city has several architectural jewels including the two old medina quarters and the Royal Palace. It is also famous for the Choura tannery, one of the oldest tanneries in the world, dating back to the 11th century.
Chefchaouen, which translates to “blue pearl,” is an artsy village, known for its blue houses and alleyways. The village has a somewhat ethereal and magical atmosphere and is the perfect place to relax at the great restaurants and traditional hotels (riads), walk around, explore, and take incredible photographs.
Located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Casablanca is the country’s largest city and busiest port. The city is most famous for the King Hassan Mosque, the largest functioning mosque in Africa, and the 1945 romantic film called Casablanca, starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart.
The three ranges of the Atlas mountains in Morocco separate the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline from the Sahara Desert. The most visited range, the High Atlas, is the highest mountain range in Africa, and home to Mount Tobkal, which is nearly 14,000 feet high.
Exciting and memorable things to do
Great places to stay
Since opening in 1946, La Maison Arabe has achieved a legendary status in Marrakech. Ideally situated in the medina, the hotel includes 32 rooms and suites, most with private terraces and fireplaces, 3 restaurants, a piano bar, a world-famous cooking school as well as a new spa including a traditional hammam.
Located in the heart of the Skoura palm grove, Ksar El Kebbaba comes to life in the middle of lush greenness and under the branches of an olive tree that is more than three centuries old. A boutique inn, the Ksar features 13 comfortable rooms and suites, and two ‘riads’ with two bedrooms.
Located in the iconic sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert near Merzouga, the Sahara Majestic Luxury camp offers 360 degree views of the desert, luxury private tents, and multiple activities like camel safaris, ATV/quad rides on the dunes, sandboarding and traditional music and dinner by a campfire.
Situated in the heart of Chefchaouen, with a view of the mountains and the Medina from its rooftop terrace, Lina Riad & Spa has elegantly decorated suites, an on-site spa featuring an indoor pool, a hammam and a hot tub, and a dining area that serves both traditional Moroccan cuisine and a continental breakfast.
Centrally located, 2000 feet away from Casablanca’s old medina and markets and just 1.9 miles from the Hassan II mosque, the Hyatt Regency is a luxury hotel that offers a 24/7 fitness center and spa, a steam, sauna and massage room, two squash courts, fine dining with live music shows, and rooms with great views.
- Airport pick up in Marrakech
- Private transportation with driver throughout Morocco
- 12 nights accommodation (total price may vary based on choice of hotels)
- Entrance fees to all monuments, museums etc.
- Select meals
- 4x4 vehicle in Merzouga
- All local taxes
- Flights to and from Morocco
- Personal Meals & Beverages