12 Days Tour from Marrakech
Experience the beauty, culture, and history of Morocco with our 12 Days Tour from Marrakech! Our expert guides will take you on a journey through the bustling cities of Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech while also exploring the stunning natural landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. You'll have the chance to taste traditional Moroccan cuisine, wander through ancient medinas, visit historic landmarks such as Hassan II Mosque and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and even ride camels in the desert! With comfortable accommodations, transportation, and an itinerary designed to showcase the best of Morocco, our 12 Days Tour from Marrakech is an unforgettable adventure that you won't want to miss.
12 Days Tour from Marrakech Itinarary
Day 1 : Marrakech Airport Transfer and Accommodation
Upon your arrival at Marrakech Airport, your tour driver will be waiting to transport you directly to your accommodation in Marrakech, ensuring a hassle-free start to your trip and allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey at your accommodation. Sit back, soak in the surroundings, and get ready to experience an unforgettable tour. Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Day 2 : Marrakech Walking Tour
After breakfast, our local guide will take on a full visit of Marrakech, uncovering the red city's hidden gems and cultural treasures. A knowledgeable local guide will lead us to explore the UNESCO-listed Medina, a maze of narrow alleyways brimming with colorful markets, traditional riads, and architectural wonders.
As we venture through the bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, explore the lively atmosphere, with snake charmers, street performers, and storytellers captivating passersby. Discover the intricate beauty of the Bahia Palace, adorned with stunning courtyards and intricate tilework, reflecting the opulence of Moroccan architecture. Stroll through the aromatic spice markets and browse the vibrant souks, where skilled artisans display their handmade crafts, from leather goods to ceramics and traditional textiles. Engage your senses as you admire the vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and exquisite craftsmanship. Afterward, you will have free time and spend the night in Marrakech.
Day 3 : Marrakech - Boumalne Dades
Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech. We start by crossing the High Atlas Mountains, passing many charming Berber villages en route, and ascending to the highest peak of Tickha, where there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the stunning and picturesque views of the High Atlas Mountains range.
We will visit the Telouet Kasbah, built in the 18th century. This magnificent stronghold was the residence of the influential Glaoui family, who played a significant role in Moroccan politics. We will also visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a famous 17th-century fortress classified by UNESCO, to preserve and protect this renowned site. Over the years, its fame built on its appearances in films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and Prince of Persia.
You will have lunch at a restaurant near the Kasbah. The journey takes you past Skoura town, through the Valley of Roses towards Kalaat Megouna, and finally, entering Boumalne Dades, where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 : Boumalne Dades - Merzouga
After breakfast, our journey will be scenic toward the picturesque Todra Gorge in Tinghir. The awe-inspiring views of the gorge and its flowing river make it a sought-after destination for hikers. As you continue your journey, you'll pass through the desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani, each offering unique glimpses into the local culture and heritage.
As the drive concludes at the edge of the desert, prepare for an extraordinary experience as you mount your camels or hop into the 4WD vehicle, venturing into the beautiful pink sands of Morocco's highest dunes. Take your time to wander and explore the dunes before settling down to witness the captivating sunset. As the evening sets in, indulge in a delectable Moroccan cuisine dinner and enjoy the melodic tunes of traditional live music around the campfire. Engage in conversations with locals, embrace the rhythmic beats through drumming lessons, or bask in the tranquil ambiance of the desert. You will spend the night in cozy Berber tents, surrounded by the serene silence of the desert. Marvel at the breathtaking sight of the Milky Way stretching across the pitch-black night sky, and if luck permits, you may even catch a glimpse of shooting stars, adding a touch of magic to your desert experience.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Fes
We start our journey to Fes, leading us through Errachidia and the breathtaking Ziz Valley with its difficult passage. Along the way, we pass Midelt, a bustling commercial center surrounded by a vast agricultural landscape. The journey also takes us through the Cedar forests, renowned for being a habitat for the unique sub-population of Barbary macaques known as Macaca Sylvanus.
Our next stop is Ifrane, famous for its alpine-style architecture, nearby ski slopes, and pristine forests. As we continue our journey, you will be captivated by the iconic lion statue. By early evening, we will reach your accommodation in Fez.
Day 6 : Fes Walking Tour
After breakfast, a guided tour to explore the rich historical heritage of Fes City. Our itinerary includes visiting iconic historical sites, such as Madrasa El Bouinania, renowned for its stunning Marinid architecture and contribution to Moroccan history. Additionally, we will tour the El Quaraoiyin mosque and University, which holds the title of the world's oldest continuously operating higher educational institution, as recognized by UNESCO and Guinness World Records. Other highlights of our tour include a stop at the pottery village, Nejjarine Square, the South Tower, and the king's residence. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore on your own. Overnight stay in Fes.
Day 7 : Fes – Meknes – Volubilis – Chefchaoun
After breakfast, we set off on a drive to the charming city of Chefchaouen. Along the way, we stop at Meknes, renowned for its illustrious imperial history and architectural remnants. One of the main highlights is the Bab Mansour gate, famous for its impressive arches and exquisite mosaic tiling. We also visit the excavated ancient city of Volubilis, once the capital of the Mauretanian kingdom, where you can explore its rich historical heritage.
Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, you'll be captivated by the enchanting sight of the blue-washed buildings that adorn its old town. You'll have some free time to explore the charming streets of Chefchaouen at your own pace. The city is famous for its picturesque main square, Place Outa el Hammam, where you can relax and soak in the ambiance. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the red-walled Kasbah, a 15th-century fortress with a fascinating dungeon, the nearby Ethnographic Museum, and the distinctive octagonal minaret. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, shop for unique handicrafts, or enjoy the serene atmosphere of this remarkable city.
Day 8 : Excursion to Akchour Waterfalls
On this day, we will have an excursion to Akchour Waterfalls, known for its natural beauty and cascading waterfalls. As we hike along scenic trails, surrounded by lush greenery and rugged terrain, you'll be captivated by the mesmerizing sights and sounds of the cascading waterfalls that await us. Feel the refreshing mist on your face as you stand in awe of nature's power and beauty. Take in the tranquility of the surroundings, listen to the soothing sound of rushing water, and breathe in the fresh mountain air. During the excursion, there will be opportunities to relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere. Take a dip in the crystal-clear pools beneath the waterfalls, or find a peaceful spot to sit and appreciate the natural wonders surrounding you. Our knowledgeable guide will be there to provide insights into the area's local flora, fauna, and cultural significance. We will drive back to Chefchaouen for the overnight stay.
Day 9 : Chefchaouen – Visit of Tangier
After breakfast, we continue the tour to Tangier. Free time to explore its whitewashed hillside medina is home to the Dar el Makhzen, a palace of the Sultans that's now a museum of Moroccan artifacts. The American Legation Museum, also in the medina, documents early diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Morocco in an 1821 Moorish-style former consulate. We will drive you to visit Hercules caves which are in the shape of the African continent, a cavern where Hercules allegedly rested during his labor with an opening in the form of the African continent, as well as the 1000ft site above sea level at the entrance of the strait of Gibraltar. The visit also includes the Kasbah Museum, which used to be the house of the former sultan's palace of Dar El Makhzen from prehistoric times to the 19th century enjoying the charming Andalusian Garden. Overnight stay in Tangier.
Day 10 : Tangier - Asilah - Rabat – Casablanca
Departure from Tangier to Casablanca via Asilah & Rabat. The visit includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site Oudaya, and Hassan Tower, a minaret of an incomplete mosque that built by the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate in 1195, along with Mohammed V mausoleum that has the tombs of three kings (Mohammad V, Hassan II, and Prince Abdallah). The drive takes you to Casablanca to visit Mohammad V square, an Airy square built in 1916 amid French Colonial buildings, with a statue & pigeon-covered fountain. And Hassan II Mosque was completed in 1993, designed by Michel Pinseau, and built by Bouygues. The mosque is considered the second-largest in Africa after the Algiers grand mosque and 7th in the world. The mosque also has the world's second-tallest minaret at 210 meters. Overnight stay in Casablanca.
Day 11 : Casablanca – Essaouira
We'll travel along the Atlantic coastline to Essaouira. Upon arrival in Essaouira, known for its bohemian atmosphere and artistic heritage, you'll have the opportunity to explore the medina, stroll along the vibrant port, and in relaxed coastal vibes. Discover the town's ancient fortifications, wander through labyrinthine streets filled with colorful shops, and indulge in the freshest seafood at local eateries. Overnight stay in Essaouira.
Day 12 : Essaouira – Marrakech
On This day, we will explore the coastal wind Essaouira which attracts plenty of windsurfers between April and November. It is also well known for its fortified medina, art galleries, and boutique, or watch the fishing nets and traditional boats constructed in the hugely atmospheric port. The city also has a vibrant cultural mix. We drive back to Marrakech by early evening. Overnight stay in Marrakech.