14 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech
Our 14 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech, Explores the most important imperial cities of the country: Marrakech, Fez, and Rabat, as well as the most relevant natural spaces that will move your soul. Visit the beautiful Blue pearl of Chefchaouen in Morocco northern and the cyclopean Hassan II mosque of Casablanca and its main attractions and monuments.
Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech
It’s the first day of the 14 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech. You will be greeted upon your arrival at Marrakech airport. Then, we will be escorted to your hotel. you can have some free time to explore the city and its charming night.
Day 2 : Marrakech City Tour
Explore the famous city of Marrakech, the ‘southern pearl of Morocco, and the second oldest Imperial city which has for centuries been an important stop for traders and travelers. Your tour will include the Menara Gardens, the famous Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, and Saadian tombs.
Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, with its 77m high minaret dominating the center of Marrakech. Continue to one of the center attractions of Marrakech; Djemaa el-Fna, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site which is one of the main cultural spaces in Marrakech. Relax at one of the many cafes surrounding the square to take in all the sights. Continue on and explore the varied and colorful souks.
Day 3: Marrakech – Essaouira:
Leaving Marrakech for the seaside town of Essaouira. A relaxing drive lined with argan oil cooperatives will take you to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city.
The windswept fishing port, with broad beaches and an ancient walled medina with ramparts built into the cliffs, has long been a popular destination. With its relaxed feel, take in the small but lively medina, stroll along the ramparts or beach, or visit the port to see the daily catch.
The Gnaouas Music Festival is held in Essaouira in June. Overnight in Essaouira, at the local riad. The first night of our 14 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech outside Marrakech.
Day 4: Essaouira – Safi – Oualidia
After breakfast you will be driven to Oualidia. Stop in Safi, a previously Portuguese-occupied town. Famous as the center of sardine exports, Safi is perhaps most well-known for its pottery.
Arrive and relax in Oualidia, a small seaside village with a protected lagoon, estuary, and the wild Atlantic Ocean all right on your doorstep.
Walking, birdwatching (Oualidia is at the center of Morocco’s richest bird habitat, particularly in Spring and Autumn), fishing, swimming, kayaking, kite surfing, and surfing are just some of the activities you can enjoy in Oualidia. Overnight in Oualidia.
Day 5: Oualidia- El Jadida – Casablanca
Depart Oualidia for Rabat and continue your journey up the Atlantic Coast. Pass through El Jadida, a small port city, formerly controlled by the Portuguese, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site; and stop in Casablanca to visit Mohammed V square and the impressive mosque of Hassan II.
Explore the Imperial City of Rabat, including the Mechouar (the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the majestic Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, and the Oudaya Kasbah, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offering fabulous views, as well as home to Moroccan artisan galleries. Overnight in Rabat.
Day 6: Rabat – Asilah – Tangier:
Continuing our 14 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech. Depart rabat for tangier along the stunning coastal road. Visit Asilah, a beautiful coastal town with whitewashed houses, blue walls and doors, and many murals. Tangier, the gateway to Africa from Europe, has always been an international melting pot.
Take a tour of Tangier and explore the bustling medina, and city surroundings, and enjoy the stunning vista where the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans meet. Overnight in Tangier.
Day 7: Tangier – Chefchaouen:
After breakfast at the riad, we’ll go to
Chefchaouen, passing through the green valleys of the Rif Mountains.
Chefchaouen is famous for its vivid blue-rinsed houses and is very popular for both tourists and Moroccans, particularly in the hot summer months.
Explore Chefchaouen, with its winding lanes and narrow alleys which are home to numerous souks offering cuisine and artisan works, such as woolen items, intricate embroidery, and goat’s cheese; all native to the North and not found anywhere else in Morocco.
Relax in the square, visit a local farm, or hike in nearby parks. Night in Chefchaouen.
Day 8: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes:
After your breakfast in the riad, our authentic journey will start with a scenic drive that will take us from high in the Rif Mountains through the fertile agricultural hills to the Roman Ruins at Volubilis, an open-air museum.
Volubilis is not as spectacular as the Roman sites on the Mediterranean rim but it is still a relaxed way of envisaging an important part of Moroccan history.
We will shift our way to Meknes, the fourth of Morocco’s imperial cities and the 17th-century heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina. After the launch, we take a glimpse of Bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail’s shrine.
after the visit to Meknes, we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night.
Day 9 : Fes City Tour:
After breakfast, you will start visiting the country’s spiritual capital and our oldest city (FES) .by walking on its crowded souks, epic alleyways, and historical monuments. First the great Royal Palace gate between the new Fes and the old one.
Afterward, we’ll start visiting all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the Tanneries, and the Attarine museum.
After lunch, you’ll see the best area to stay in Fes (Fes El Bali) a UNESCO World Heritage site, this is the most exotic and old area in the city, with its alleyways, and epic Moroccan monuments such as Babb Boujloud (the medina’s main gate). Fes el Bali is a great Souk of local handy-made craft with colorful Moroccan styles, leather-work, and metalwork,… In the afternoon, we’ll visit the new city for a drink. Overnight in Riad.
Day 10: Fes – Ifrane – Erfoud – Merzouga:
After breakfast, we will embark on a picturesque journey over the Moyen Atlas towards Ifrane, through hills covered in forests of cork oak and giant cedar, home of a few Barbary apes.
Crossing beautiful and tranquil passes over both the Middle and High Atlas ranges we will catch a first glimpse of the south’s incredible architecture. Lunch in Midelt approached through a bleak plain of scrub and desert.
The dramatic peaks of the High Atlas, rising behind the town, provide a spectacular background. Crossing Tizi-n-Talremt (Pass of the She-Camel), we will descend into a desert plain along the Ziz valley.
We will then head south to Erfoud and Rissani, a huge oasis containing over six million palm trees, edged by many ksour (fortified villages).
Continuing along a striking route that marks the transition to the desert, we will travel to your amazing Kasbah hotel at the edge of the golden sand dunes, relax beside the swimming pool, and at night you will meet a desert blues band live show.
Day 11: Merzouga – Nomad families – Khamlia Village -Erg Chebbi:
Wake to a desert sunrise and then return to the Hotel by camel. You will then have a chance to freshen up with a shower and enjoy breakfast.
After breakfast, relax for an hour or two, then go on a 4 WD off-road tour around the dunes via the oasis of Merzouga, the nomadic depository, Khamlia village to visit the Gnawa dark skin people’s village, originally slaves brought from black Africa, to listen to their spiritual music, then continue to meet desert nomads in their tents, and discover a new sense of life.
Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, you’ll leave for Rissani. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Timbuktu in Mali. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables, and clothes.
After lunch pizza in Rissani, we drive back to our Kasbah, we will be greeted with a glass of tea, we have time to relax, then we get ready to ride camels into the pink sands of Morocco’s highest dunes.
We will have time to wander the dunes before sunset. Dinner is served, followed by traditional music, and the night is in a nomad tent.
Day 12: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
Leaving the desert, we move on to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is called Morocco’s Grand Canyon.
There’s time to explore the gorge today, from its plunging depths to dizzying heights. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. We move on to the stunning Dades for the night.
Day 13: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will drive through the villages of this charming area, passing fields cultivated by the Berber women, with the peaks of the High Atlas as a fitting backdrop.
Our journey will then continue toward Ouarzazate, going off-road along the piste to visit Berber nomads in their caves and partake in a glass of tea with them. From here, we will continue through the Valley of the Roses, famous for its Rose Festival in May, and past the kasbahs of Skoura.
After a visit to the cinematographic museum of Ouarzazate, “Hollywood of Morocco”, we will cross the riverbed to visit Ait Benhaddou. You will have the chance to explore some of the ruined buildings and climb to the top of the hill where the Agadir (grain store) offers spectacular views down over the village and the surrounding countryside.
We’ll get overnight at our local riad in Marrakech.
Day 14: Marrakech – Airport Transfer
Transfer to Marrakech airport for your departure flight. End of our 14 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech.
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