This itinerary offers a comprehensive tour of Morocco’s highlights and can be customized to fit your schedule, ranging from seven to twelve days or more. It is currently one of our most popular trips. If you prefer to start and end your journey in Marrakech, we also have a reverse itinerary available. Regardless of your starting point, the itinerary covers the must-see attractions of the entire country, including the Imperial Cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech, as well as the mesmerizing Sahara Desert.
The outlined itinerary (below) spans ten days and can be booked immediately for any desired dates. However, we are also happy to tailor the itinerary to your specific needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have!
Upon your arrival, we will greet you at Casablanca Airport and drive you directly to Fes. Enjoy the scenic journey, passing through the fertile agricultural lands between Rabat and Meknes. Once you arrive in Fes, you will be taken to your riad where you’ll spend the night and enjoy a traditional dinner.
After breakfast at your riad, embark on an exploration of Fes, the oldest city in Morocco. Wander through its alleys and small streets, beginning with a visit to the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish quarter, the historic Mellah, which dates back to the 16th century. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical sites, including the renowned Al Karaouine University, the oldest in the region, the tanneries, the Attarine Museum, and the Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, visit the tiles cooperative and enjoy a panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes.
In the morning, enjoy free time to explore Fes at your leisure. In the afternoon, depart from Fes and head towards Midelt. Along the way, marvel at the stunning landscapes of the Middle and Higher Atlas Mountains. Make a stop at Azrou, a Berber village nestled within the largest cedar forest in Morocco, and if you are lucky, meet some of the famously cute Barbary monkeys. Continuing your journey, traverse the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas until you reach Midelt—check in at the luxurious Hotel Taddarte for overnight accommodation.
After breakfast at the hotel, set out on a scenic drive to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. Marvel at the Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, offering breathtaking views of the High Atlas plateau. Notice how the landscape gradually transforms, revealing hints of the desert as you approach Errachidia. Enjoy lunch and experience Berber hospitality in Errachidia before continuing your journey through the lush Ziz Valley, with panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon, where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before embarking on a camel ride to the desert camp. Enjoy an unforgettable night in the camp with Berber music and the desert sport of sandboarding.
Awake early in the morning to witness a stunning sunrise over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga, marvel at the unique beauty of the dunes as the light changes throughout the day. After breakfast at the riad, depart for Rissani, Tinghir, and the Todra Gorges, Morocco’s highest and narrowest gorges. Enjoy lunch in the heart of a gorge before driving through the Dades Valley, renowned for its majestic sand castles and incredible rock formations known as “monkey toes.” Spend the night in a luxurious hotel overlooking the Dades Valley.
After breakfast, continue your journey through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate along the route, known as “The Way of the Thousand Kasbahs”. This route provides numerous opportunities to capture some fantastic photographs, showcasing the valley’s abundance of roses and the cinematic nature of the city of Ouarzazate. Explore the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui during the early 20th century. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a wonder of eco architecture. Next, cross the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy panoramic views and glimpses of charming Berber villages until you reach Marrakech.
After breakfast at the riad, delve into the wonders of Marrakech, often referred to as “the red city of Morocco.” Visit the most significant historical and cultural sites, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the square, then wander through the vibrant souks to admire and purchase a vast array of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you have free time to explore other parts of the city at your own pace.
This day offers you the flexibility to enjoy a variety of activities. You may choose to participate in a cooking class to learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine or to simply relax and take it easy.
After breakfast, we will arrange for your transfer to the airport, bidding you farewell as you conclude what we hope was a memorable journey through Morocco.