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12-Day Tour Of Morocco's Imperial Cities, The Sahara Desert And Atlas Mountains
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    History, Sightseeing, Desert

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Morocco is home to snow-capped Atlas Mountain, endless sands, medieval towns and exquisite architecture that chronicle the bye-gone era. Come, discover the mysteries and walk through the medieval towns, which are changing daily, just like the ever-changing landscape. 

  • Explore Casablanca and Chefchaouen
  • Discover the rich history of the region of Fez-Meknes
  • View and walk around the ancient ruins of the Roman empire, Volubilis
  • View and enjoy the Middle and High Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy the natural landscapes of the road to the Sahara desert
  • Spend the night in the desert
  • Explore the desert region
  • Visit Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou
  • Learn about the history and architecture of Marrakech
  • Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat expand_more
    • Meet the guide at the airport.

    • Departure for the visit to the Hassan II Mosque.

    • After continuation to Rabat to visit the administrative and political capital. 

    Dinner and overnight.

  • Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen expand_more
    • After breakfast, depart to Fez via Moulay Idriss -the holy city and visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. 

    • Have lunch or visit Volubilis Meknes, known as “The Versailles of Morocco”. 

    • Visit the monuments of Meknes. 

    • Arrival in Fez. 

    Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

  • Day 3: Fez – Historical Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast, the day is dedicated to the discovery of Fez, the oldest imperial city and Medina, founded by Idriss II, the radiation center of the Arab-Muslim culture.

    • See the Mosque of the Andalusians, Tanneries, District Potters, and Medina.

    • Have lunch in a palace in Medina. 

    • In the afternoon, we continue to visit the Hispano-Moorish buildings and Medersas Nejjarine.

  • Day 4: Fez – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes expand_more
    • Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. 

    • Starting from Midelt, go through the Middle Atlas. 

    • Stop for lunch. 

    • Continuation to Erfoud along the Ziz valley by a successive series of fortified villages whose architecture announcement that pre-Saharan oases. 

    • Check the dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), housing the Kasbah or in a nomad tent.

  • Day 5: Merzouga – Erg chebbi – Merzouga expand_more
    • After breakfast, you make the grand tour through the dunes: 2 oases of Merzouga-the wandering deposit, the village of Khamlia (village of the blacks), mines MIFISS the desert plateau to meet the Berber nomads the oasis Tisserdmin. 

    • Back at the hostel, around 15 hours for the start of your caravan camels to attend the sunset in the dunes (about one thirty camels). 

    • You will spend the night under nomad tents in the dunes to enjoy the silence of the desert sky full of stars. 

    Dinner and overnight in a private tent.

  • Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges expand_more
    • After sunrise, go back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower.

    • Then depart to Tineghir via Rissani, Erfoud, Tinejdad arrival at Todra Gorge. 

    Dinner and overnight.

  • Day 7: Gorge Todgha – Boumalne Dades – Valley of Roses – Skoura – Ouarzazate expand_more
    • After breakfast, depart to Ouarzazate via Kelâa Gouna city, where the festival of roses takes place every year. 

    • Lunch and continuation to Ouarzazate through the Dades Valley, the Valley of Roses, Skoura stop in to visit the Kasbah Ameridil.

    • Then continue to Ouarzazate. 

    Dinner and overnight at the riad.

  • Day 8: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Marrakech expand_more
    • Visit the city of Ouarzazate founded in 1928, which became a very cinematographic center known. 

    • Stop en route to visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou Continuation to Marrakech. 

    • Arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

  • Day 9: Marrakech – Cultural Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to the visit of Marrakech, “The Pearl of the South”, founded in the eleventh century.

    • In the morning, visit the Koutoubia, the Saadian Tombs, the Menara Garden and the Bahia Palace. 

    • Back to the hotel for lunch. 

    • In the afternoon, visit the souks of the old Medina and Jemaa El Fna.

    • Have dinner in a Moroccan restaurant.

  • Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira expand_more
    • After breakfast, depart to Essaouira. 

    • Upon arrival, have fish in lunch.

    • In the afternoon, the city tour and rules of the Medina of Essaouira, formerly known for its handicrafts, Portuguese fortification, silver jewellery and inlaid wood of Thuja. 

    Dinner and overnight.

  • Day 11: Essaouira – El Jadida – Casablanca expand_more
    • Breakfast and departure to Casablanca via El Jadida El Oualidia with breakfast (possibility of eating fish specialities). 

    • Continuation to El Jadida is along the Atlantic coast. 

    • Arrival in Casablanca. 

    Dinner and overnight.

  • Day 12: Casablanca – Airoport Med V expand_more
    • After breakfast, transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V Airport. 

What's Included
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel/airport
  • An air-conditioned 4×4 Landcruiser or a spacious minivan in case of a group
  • English-speaking driver
  • Camel rides & overnight in a private nomad traditional tent
  • No forced shopping stops
  • Dinners in Merzouga, Dades valley and Ouarzazate
What's Excluded
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel Insurance
What to bring

Depending on the season:

  • Trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts.
  • Underwear and socks
  • A light jumper
  • A light jacket – we love these TOG24 hooded down jackets that pack down small
  • Swimwear
  • Sunhat
Know before you go
  • Many Moroccans don't want you to take their photos.
  • Non-Muslims aren't allowed in most mosques in Morocco.
  • It can be freezing in the winter in Morocco.
  • Trains in Morocco are reliable and affordable.
  • Government-run tourist attractions in Morocco are a great value.
Meeting Point

Mohammed V International Airport, Rte de Nouasseur, Casablanca, Morocco

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 4 EUR 1300 Per Person

This is a private tour

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EUR 1300 / person

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