14 days Morocco tour from Marrakech
14 days Morocco tour from Marrakech to Imperial Cities & North From Marrakech, Explore the most important imperial cities of the country: Marrakech, Fez, and Rabat, as well as the most relevant natural spaces that will move your souls. 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 in Marrakech:
The first day of our 14 days Morocco tour from Marrakech. arrival at Marrakech airport, we will meet you at the airport.. You will then be transferred to your hotel. You will have free time to explore the city and its enchanting night.
Day 2 : Visit Marrakech:
Explore the famous city of Marrakech, the “pearl of southern Morocco” and the second oldest imperial city, an important stop for traders and travelers for centuries. During the tour you will see the Menara Gardens, the famous Majorelle Garden, the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs.
You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, with its 77-meter-high minaret, which dominates downtown Marrakech. Next, you will head to one of Marrakech’s main attractions, the Djemaa el Fna, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Marrakech’s main cultural attractions. Take a break at one of the many cafes surrounding the square and enjoy the view. Afterwards, you will visit the various colorful souks.
Day 3: Marrakech – Essaouira:
Depart Marrakech for the coastal town of Essaouira. A leisurely drive past argan oil cooperatives will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage city.
A windy fishing port with wide beaches and an ancient medina with fortress walls overlooking the sea has long been a popular tourist destination. The relaxed atmosphere of the small but lively medina encourages walks along the city walls or along the beach, while the port is a great place to observe daily fishing.
In June Essaouira hosts the Gnaouas music festival. Overnight stay in Essaouira, in one of the local riads. First overnight stay of our 14-day circular Morocco trip from Marrakech outside Marrakech.
Day 4: Essaouira – Safi – Oualidia:
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Oualidia. Stop in Safi, an ancient city occupied by the Portuguese. Known as an export center for sardines, Safi is perhaps best known for its ceramics.
Arrive and relax in Oualidia, a small coastal village with a secluded lagoon, an estuary and the wild Atlantic Ocean right on your doorstep.
Hiking, birdwatching (Oualidia is at the center of Morocco’s richest bird habitat, especially in spring and fall), fishing, swimming, kayaking, kitesurfing, and surfing are just some of the activities to enjoy in Oualidia. Overnight stay in Oualidia.
Day 5: Oualidia – El Jadida – Casablanca.
Leave Oualidia in the direction of Rabat and continue traveling along the Atlantic coast. You will pass through El Jadida, a small port city once under Portuguese rule and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Casablanca, visit Mohammed V Square and the imposing Hassan II Mosque.
Explore the imperial city of Rabat, including the Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the royal palace), the majestic Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Hassan’s Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudaya, which offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and houses Moroccan art galleries. Overnight stay in Rabat.
Day 6: Rabat – Asilah – Tangier:
Continuation of our 14 days Morocco tour from Marrakech. Depart Rabat for Tangier along the breathtaking coastal road. Visit Asilah, a beautiful coastal town with whitewashed houses, blue walls and doors, and many murals. Tangier, gateway to Africa from Europe, has always been an international melting pot.
Stroll around Tangier, explore the city’s bustling medina and neighborhoods, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the meeting of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight stay in Tangier.
Day 7: Tangier – Chefchaouen:
After breakfast in the riad, transfer to.
Chefchaouen, situated in the green valleys of the Rif mountains.
Known for its bright blue colored houses, Chefchaouen is very popular with tourists and Moroccans, especially during the hot summer months.
Explore Chefchaouen with its winding, narrow streets, where you will find numerous souks selling culinary specialties and handicrafts such as wool, artistic embroidery, and goat cheese, which come from the north and are found nowhere else in Morocco.
Relax at the market, visit a local farm, or hike in nearby parks. Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.
Day 8: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes:
It takes us from the Rif Mountains through the fertile agricultural hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, an open-air museum.
Volubilis is not as impressive as the Roman monuments of the Mediterranean coast, but it is still a relaxing way to explore an important part of Moroccan history.
We continue to Meknes, Morocco’s fourth royal city from the 17th century, where we have lunch and walk through the huge historic walls of the medina. We then visit Bab el Mansour and the tomb of Moulay Ismail.
After visiting Meknes, we drive directly to the city of Fes, where we spend the night.
Day 9 : Fes guided tour:
After breakfast, we start our exploration of the country’s spiritual capital and oldest city (Fes) by walking through crowded souks, picturesque alleys and historical monuments. First, we will see the great gateway of the Royal Palace between New and Old Fes.
Then we will visit all the cultural and historical sites, such as the famous Al-Qaraouine University, the tanneries and the Attarine Museum.
After lunch, we will visit the best part of Fès (Fes el Bali), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the city’s most exotic and oldest district with its alleys and iconic Moroccan monuments such as Babb Boujloud (the main gate of the medina). Fes el Bali is a magnificent souk with local handicrafts in colourful Moroccan style, leather goods and metalwork…. In the afternoon, we will visit the new city. Overnight in a riad.
Day 10: Fes – Ifrane – Erfoud – Merzouga:
After breakfast, we set off on a scenic drive through the Moyen Atlas towards Ifrane, through hills covered with cork oak and giant cedar forests, home to several species of barbarian macaques.
We cross beautiful and quiet passes through the Middle and High Atlases and see for the first time the incredible architecture of the South. Lunch at Midelt, which we approach through a barren plain of scrub and desert.
Behind the town, the dramatic peaks of the High Atlas form an impressive backdrop. After crossing the Tizi-n-Talremt (camel pass) we descend to the desert plain along the Ziz valley.
We then head south to Erfoud and Rissan, a vast oasis of over six million palm trees surrounded by numerous xuras (fortified villages).
Following an impressive route into the desert, we drive to your magnificent Kasbah Hotel on the edge of golden sand dunes, where you can relax by the pool and enjoy a live performance by the desert blues band in the evening.
Day 11 : Merzouga – nomadic families – Erg Chebbi :
Waking up with the sunrise in the desert, riding a camel back to the hotel. There you will have the opportunity to freshen up with a shower and have breakfast.
After breakfast you can rest for an hour or two and then go on an off-road tour through the dunes, past the Merzouga oasis, the nomadic camp, the village of Hamlia to visit the village of the dark-skinned Gnawa, who were originally slaves brought from sub-Saharan Africa, listen to their spiritual music, and then continue to meet the desert nomads in their tents and discover a new meaning of life.
Nearby is Lake Merzouga with its bird populations. Next, you will travel to Rissani. This town used to be called Sijilmassa and was the meeting point for salt caravans from Timbuktu to Mali. You will stroll through a bazaar selling spices, vegetables and clothing.
After a pizza lunch in Rissani, we return to our kasbah. We will be welcomed with a glass of tea, given time to rest and then prepared for a camel ride on the pink sand of Morocco’s highest dunes.
There is still time for a walk through the dunes before the sun sets. After dinner accompanied by traditional music, we will spend the night in a nomad tent.
Day 12: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley :
We leave the desert behind and head for the Todra Gorge. These 1000-foot-long gorges are surrounded on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and are known as the Grand Canyon of Morocco.
Today, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the gorges, from their depths to their dizzying heights. The charm of the Todra lies in its changing colors, as the sun moves slowly from east to west. We spend the night in the magnificent Dades Valley.
Day 13: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
After breakfast, we drive through the villages of this enchanting region, past fields cultivated by Berber women, with the peaks of the High Atlas in the background.
Our journey continues to Ouarzazate, where we visit Berber nomads in their caves along the highway and have tea with them. From here, we drive through the Rose Valley, famous for its Rose Festival in May, and past the Skoura kasbah.
After a visit to Ouarzazate’s film museum, the “Moroccan Hollywood”, we cross the riverbed to visit Aït Benhaddou. You’ll have a chance to see some of the ruined buildings and climb to the top of the hill where the Agadir (granary) stands, offering spectacular views of the village and surrounding landscape.
We stayed in a riad in Marrakech.
Day 14: Marrakech – Transfer to the airport:
Transfer to Marrakech airport for departure. End of 14 days Morocco tour from Marrakech.
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