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9 Days Nature tour itinerary for morocco: Discover Traces Of Berber, Arabian & European Cultural Influences

Aït Benhaddou, Atlas Mountains, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Dadès Gorges, Erfoud, Fez, Ifrane, Marrakech, Meknes, Merzouga, Midelt, Ouarzazate, Todgha Gorge, Ziz Valley

Nature Tour
Sightseeing Tour
Desert Tour
Discover traces of Berber, Arabian & European cultural influences



Explore this North African country from a different lens at varied Moroccan valleys and towns. Walk in Medina quarters and souks full of ceramics & jewelry, see sunset atop sand dunes, listen to Gnawa music, do camel rides, and visit Kasbahs villages, Saadian tombs and Majorelle gardens.  

DAY 01

Casablanca - Chefchaouen

  • Be greeted at the airport and drive to Casablanca and then continue to Chefchaouen.

  • In Casablanca, you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Morocco and enjoy the views of the coastal “Cornish” seaside.

  • Afterwards, we will drive to Chefchaouen via the Rif Mountains and Wazzan.

  • Reach Chefchaouen in the afternoon.

DAY 02

Chefchaouen- Meknes- Volubis- Fes

  • Today, you will have some hours to explore Chefchaouen .

  • Drive to Volubilis, where you will discover the Roman ruins here and learn about the archaeological site of Moroccan history.

  • After the visit of the ruins, we will continue our way to Meknes city, which is one of the four imperial cities in Morocco and see it's Medina area which is a UNESCO world heritage site. There will be a stop for lunch en route.

  • See the historical huge walls of the Medina, Bab El Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail’s shrine.

  • Drive directly to the city of Fes, where you will spend the night.

DAY 03

Fes sightseeing

  • After breakfast, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco and walk in its alleys. Here our visit will include seeing the Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish Quarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, Al Qaraouien University (the oldest in the world), the Tanneries, the Attarine Museum and Moulay Idriss mausoleum.

  • After lunch, you will visit a tiles cooperative and then enjoy panoramic views over the whole Medina area of Fes atop a tower.

DAY 04

Fes- Ifrane- Midelt- Ziz valley- Merzouga

  • Get picked up from your riad/ hotel at 8:00 am and then drive towards Ifrane (known as the Switzerland town of Morocco) through the Middle Atlas Mountains.

  • Afterwards, we will drive to the biggest cedar forest in Africa to see the Barbarian Apes (monkeys). Travelling through the Tizi N Talghamt pass to Midelt along the magnificent Ziz Gorges, you will see views of the Middle-Atlas Mountains and the changing scenery, from time to time.

  • After lunch, continue the journey through the Ziz Valley to reach Merzouga. After a glass of mint tea, you will cross sand dunes by camels with stops to enjoy the magic sunset from the top of a dune in a peaceful atmosphere before you arrive at the camp where you will spend a lovely night under a starry sky. Dinner and night stay will be at the camp.

DAY 05

Merzouga sightseeing

  • After waking up to enjoy the sunrise atop a sand dune nearby the camp, you will ride back on camels to a hotel for breakfast and shower.

  • Visit an oasis area which is irrigated with an underground irrigation system. 

  • Leave to Rissani to visit the biggest local market there in the south-east of Morocco.

  • Continue with visiting nomads here and sharing a cup of tea with them.

  • Afterwards, you will have a special lunch in Khamlia village -  Berber Pizza and then visit the Gnawa people wherein you will listen to their Gnaoua Music.

  • Return to the hotel and enjoy your free time.

DAY 06

Merzouga– Todgha gorges– Dades valley

  • After breakfast, we will drive toward Erfoud, which is the capital of fossils, where you will have the chance to discover different fossils and minerals that are founded in that area, especially ammonites, trilobites and starfishes.

  • In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir, which was considered the capital of Moroccan Jewish.

  • Enjoy views of the Todgha gorges and do walks inside the cliffs here that are of 300 m high.

  • Finally, we will head to the Dades Valley. 

DAY 07

Dades valley- Ouarzazate- Ait BenHaddou-Marrakech

  • After breakfast, we will head towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate taking the road of a thousand kasbahs. The first stop will be at Rose’s town which is Kelaat Mgouna, where an annual festival takes place every May.

  • Then, drive to Ouarzazate which is the “Hollywood of Africa” where a lot of international films have been shot such as Gladiator, The Mummy, Kingdom of Heaven in the largest and famous village of Kasbahs in Morocco - Ait Benhaddou village.

  • After visiting, we will cross the High Atlas mountains, the highest mountains in Africa with an altitude of 4,167 m. On the way,  there will be stops to see Berber villages. 

  • Spend the night at Marrakech.

DAY 08

Marrakech sightseeing

  • Enjoy a private guided tour of Marrakech Medina area with a local tour guide. You will see the famous mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina quarter, the souks, Ben Youssef madrassa, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace and the Majorelle gardens.

  • Spend the night at a riad in the Medina quarter.

DAY 09

transfer to the airport

  • Get transferred to the airport in Marrakech today. The tour ends.

  • 600 EUR Per Adult
  • Tour in 4x4 vehicle/minibus with A/C.

  • Driver.

  • Moroccan tour guide.

  • Fuel.

  • Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included).

  • Camel trekking & night in the desert.

  • Camel per person.

  • Flights.

  • Lunch.

  • Drinks.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Price: it will be changed depending on the number of travelers and the hotel category.

Aït Benhaddou, Atlas Mountains, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Dadès Gorges, Erfoud, Fez, Ifrane, Marrakech, Meknes, Merzouga, Midelt, Ouarzazate, Todgha Gorge, Ziz Valley

Nature Tour
Sightseeing Tour
Desert Tour

Contributed By

Hamid Amchayd

starting from


EUR 600
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.