12 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech
In our 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech perfect for those looking for all-inclusive Morocco tours, as you visit the main tourist destinations in the country and, as you can see below, most of the services are covered.
It is very popular because you visit many of the country’s jewels, such as Chaouen and Essaouira, known for their charming medinas, which make them destinations with a lot of magic and a special charm. You can also visit Merzouga, the pearl of the Moroccan desert. On this 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech, we will visit Fez, one of the most important imperial cities, known as the intellectual capital of the country.
Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech:
The first day of our 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech, Arrival at Marrakech airport. Our driver will take you to your charming riad near the Jemaa el Fna square.
Day 2: Marrakech guided sightseeing tour:
Breakfast. Our accredited local guide will pick us up from our accommodation to take us on a tour of Marrakech, known among other things as the Red City and which contains places such as the Majorelle Gardens, the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque, the Tombs of Saadies and the Bahia Palace. Many of these will be visited. We will have lunch in a classic restaurant near Jmaa El-Fna Square and in the afternoon we will have free time to visit the beautiful and famous medina. Accommodation and breakfast at the riad.
Day 3: Marrakech – Essaouira:
Departure from Marrakech to the seaside town of Essaouira. A relaxing drive lined with argan oil cooperatives will take you to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This windswept fishing port, with wide beaches and an ancient medina with ramparts built into the cliffs, has been popular for centuries. With its relaxed atmosphere, enjoy the small but lively medina, stroll along the ramparts or the beach, or visit the port to watch the daily fishing. In June the Gnaouas Music Festival is held in Essaouira. Accommodation in a Riad.
Day 4: Essaouira – Casablanca – Rabat:
We will continue our itinerary along the Atlantic coast. Pass through El Jadida, a small port city, formerly dominated by the Portuguese, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and stop in Casablanca to visit Mohammed V Square and the magnificent Hassan II Mosque. Explore the Imperial City of Rabat, including the Mechouar (the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the imposing Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah Oudaya, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers fantastic views, and houses galleries of the country’s artisans.
Day 5: Rabat – Chefchaouen:
We leave for Chefchaouen, crossing the green valleys of the Rif Mountains. Chaouen is famous for its bright blue houses and is very popular with tourists and Moroccans alike, especially in the hot summer months. Wander through Chefchaouen, with its winding lanes and narrow alleys that are home to numerous souks offering gastronomic and handicraft products, such as wool goods, intricate embroidery and goat cheese; all indigenous to the North and not found elsewhere in Morocco. Relax in the square, visit a local farm or go hiking in the nearby parks.
Day 6: Chefchaouen – Fes:
After breakfast at the hotel, our authentic 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech begins with a scenic drive from the top of the Rif Mountains through the fertile cultivated hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, an open-air museum. Volubilis is not as impressive as the Roman sites in the Mediterranean, but it is still a relaxing way to learn about a very important part of this country’s history. We will set off for Meknes, the 4th of Morocco’s imperial cities and a 17th century heritage site, where we will stop for lunch and wander around the historic and grand walls of the medina. Then, we will visit Bab el Mansour and the shrine of Moulay Ismail. After the visit to Meknes, we will drive directly to the city of Fez, where we will sleep in a Riad.
Day 7: Fes City Tour:
You will have time to stroll around and get to know its different neighborhoods, the new area or Fez el-Jdid, where the Mellah (Jewish quarter) is located, the Ville Nouvelle (New City) to the northwest of the city and, of course, Bali, the old area, within the city walls.
You can stroll through its streets and feel transported to past worlds where potters, blacksmiths, craftsmen and donkeys loaded with goods from various origins coexist with tourists who pass through its labyrinthine streets.
In addition, famous for the souk of the tanners, you can be part of the craft process of medieval roots by which they get those bright colors to the leather. Accommodation in a charming Riad.
Day 8: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga desert:
After breakfast, we’ll set off towards the Erg Chebbi desert. The first destination along the way is Ifrane. Located in the Middle Atlas Mountains, Ifrane offers one of the best environments and has one of the best climates. It is called the Little Switzerland of Morocco, due to its climate, landscapes and building forms. We’ll take a short walk through the city to discover the statue of the Atlas lion, as well as the city.
Later in the tour and not far from Ifrane, we’ll make a stop in the cedar forest of Azrou. This place is home to monkeys and Berber monkeys. You’ll have the opportunity to feed them and take some photos. After lunch, possibly in Midelt, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains to reach the Errachidia dam, the main source of drinking water for the surrounding regions.
We will then continue on our way to reach the Ziz Valley, which is home to many impressive and wonderful palm groves. It offers a unique and magnificent panoramic view from the top.
Our next destination will be the town of Erfoud. It is known for its Magdol dates and mineral fossils. We’ll make a quick stop if you’re interested in tasting the Magdol date fruit, and another to visit a museum of mineral fossils. At the end of the day, we’ll arrive in the Sahara desert of Merzouga and take you to your accommodation to rest.
Day 9: Merzouga desert – Khamlia – Nomadic families – Merzouga:
On the sixth day of our 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech, we will explore the desert of Merzouga, the highlight of all our tours in Morocco. It’s a beautiful city in the south-east of the country. To begin with, we’ll go to a small town called Khamlia. There we will meet the Gnaoua and enjoy their unique music performed with drums and castanets.
Next, we’ll visit an old mine in the M’FIS region that was exploited at the time of French colonization. It was here that the French obtained kohl and salt. We’ll also have the chance to visit one of the nomadic families who live in an old hut. We’ll get to know them and experience their way of life. Then we’ll head to Lake Srij. This is the place where people graze their camels and where different types of migratory birds such as ducks and flamingos live.
In the late afternoon we will visit the Hassi Labied Oasis and enjoy its tranquillity and beauty. At the end of the day, you will take a camel ride through the heart of the dunes. Your camels will be waiting for you near the dunes. Depending on the weather, you can make a quick stop to watch the sunset. At the end, we will arrive at the camp and spend an unforgettable night.
Day 10: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
The seventh day of our trip is an excursion to the dades Gorges. If you’ve chosen to spend the night in the camp, you can wake up early, watch the sunrise, shower and have breakfast.
We set off for Rissani. The capital of the Tafilalt region and the starting point of the Alawite dynasty. Here we’ll stop for a while and visit the main sites, such as the traditional souk and the donkey park. Then we’ll drive back and pass Tinjedad and Tinghir. In the latter, we’ll visit the Todra canyons. What makes these canyons incredible is that they are about 300 meters long and separated by a river. You can also find small stores if you want to buy a souvenir. Finally, we’ll head to today’s last destination, the Dades Valley, where we’ll spend the night.
Day 11: Dades – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
On the eighth day of our tour, we will travel to Marrakech. But before that, we’ll pass many different and special places. First of all, the Ouallywood of Morocco and Africa, Ouarzazate. Here we will stop to get to know the city that has been and continues to be a destination for filmmakers and directors from all over the world. Secondly, the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, which is undoubtedly a work of art. For this reason, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco.
Thirdly, we will pass along the road of the 100 Kasbahs, where we will stop at the Valley of the Roses, Skoura and the Kasbah of Amridil. Finally, we’ll pass through the Tizi Ntichka pass, which is around 200 km long. We’ll certainly make a few stops along the way to relax. For example, we’ll stop at the highest point on the road at around 2260m.
We’ll arrive in Marrakech, check in, spend the night and get ready to wander around the city.
Day 12: Marrakech Airport
After breakfast, depending on your flight details, we will spend more time discovering other places in Marrakech. Transfer to the airport and end of our 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech.
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