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12 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech

12 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech

Marrakech » Essaouira » El Jadida » Casablanca » Rabat » Tangier » Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Ziz Valley » Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech

12 Days Morocco Tour from Marrakech

Overview:

Our best 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech unveils the enchanting coastal beauty of Essaouira. Traverse coastal paths on a camel trekking adventure in Merzouga, past quaint fishing villages, argan tree groves, and tranquil beaches set against dramatic cliffs. The thundering roar of the Atlantic Ocean accompanies you, providing stunning sea views. Led by skilled local guides and supported by our camping and cooking teams, your camel caravan will transport your luggage.

The trip culminates with quiet moments in both Chefchaouen and Marrakech. Explore the bustling markets showcasing diverse handicrafts and local delights. Experience traditional Moroccan riads and residences, adding an authentic touch to your wonderful trip.

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Additional information:

  1. We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  2. All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
  3. In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  4. Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Tour Plan:

Day 1: Welcome to Marrakech

When you arrive at the airport, our dedicated driver will be there to welcome you. You will have a day to relax and acclimate while discovering the lively Jemaa el-Fna main square and exploring Marrakech bustling souks.

Day 2: Marrakech Sightseeing with a Local Guide

Today offers an optional private guided tour of Marrakech with an official guide. Visit Medina’s famous Koutoubia Mosque and its vibrant souks. Explore more by stopping at the Ali Ben Youssef Qur’anic School, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens. Spend the night in a charming riad inside the Medina.

Day 3: Marrakech » Essaouira [191 km]

Leave Marrakech behind and head towards the sleepy seaside town of Essaouira. During your trip, you will pass argan oil cooperatives, a testament to the region’s unique products. This UNESCO World Heritage site features a windswept fishing port, sprawling beaches, and an ancient walled city intricately set within cliffs. The city’s charm has made it a favorite with visitors since time immemorial. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere as you explore the bustling Old Town, take a leisurely walk along the picturesque ramparts or the beach, and perhaps venture down to the harbor to witness the day’s fresh catch. Essaouira also hosts the vibrant Gnaoua Music Festival in June. Relax at night in Essaouira.

Day 4: Essaouira » El Jadida » Casablanca » Rabat [457 km]

After breakfast, drive to Rabat and continue your journey along the scenic Atlantic coast. New Traverse, a former port controlled by the Portuguese, is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in Casablanca to experience Mohammed V Square and the Hassan II Grand Mosque. Explore Rabat, the imperial city, and discover the Mechouar (Royal Palace Walls), the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum, the historic Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of the Udayas with its ocean views and craft fairs. Enjoy the night in your hotel or riad in Rabat.

Day 5: Rabat » Tangier » Chefchaouen [254 km]

Head towards the charming mountain village of Chefchaouen from Tangier, a journey that leads you through the green valleys of the Rif Mountains. Known as Chefchaouen or Chaouen in the Berber language, this village is known for its distinctive blue-colored houses. It is a favorite destination for both tourists and locals, especially during the hot summer season. Get into the allure of Chefchaouen, its labyrinthine streets and narrow lanes hosting a plethora of busy souks. Here, you can enjoy local delicacies and browse artisanal treasures such as intricate embroidery, fine woolen goods, and unique goat cheese – all characteristic of this northern region of Morocco. You can spend your free time in the central square, explore further by visiting a local farm, or go on a hike through the nearby parks. Spend the night in Chefchaouen, a haven of calm in blue.

Day 6: Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes [263 km]

After breakfast at your riad, our Morocco trip begins with a scenic drive from the Rif Mountains to the Berber Roman ruins at Volubilis, an open-air museum. Although not as grand as the Mediterranean sites, Volubilis offers an insight into the history of Morocco. We continue to Meknes, the fourth imperial city, for lunch and an exploration of the ancient city walls. We will take a look at Bab El Mansour and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. After that, we head to Fes, where you will spend the night, immersing yourself in its rich historical atmosphere at the beautiful riad in Fes.

Day 7: Fes Sightseeing with a Local Guide

After a delicious breakfast at your riad, you will explore Fes, the ancient imperial city, accompanied by a local guide. Once considered the Mecca of the West and the Athens of Africa, it is the second largest city in Morocco, with a population of around one million. Fes consists of three distinct sections: Fes el-Bali, the oldest part surrounded by a massive wall, with more than 9,000 narrow streets and alleys; New Fes or New Fes, which includes the Mellah, the Jewish Quarter; and Ville Nouvelle, the newest part, created during the French occupation. Fes El-Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, It houses the largest city in the world and houses the oldest university, Al-Qarawiyyin, which was founded in 859 AD and is still operating today.

Day 8 : Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Ziz Valley » Merzouga Desert [477 km]

Our 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech start at 8:30 Am from your riad, our first stop at Ifrane the Switzerland of Morocco. Our journey takes us into the cedar forests of Azrou, home to wild monkeys, providing a unique Moroccan wildlife photo opportunity. Lunch in the small Berber village of Zaida. Continuing through the Atlas Mountains, we will enjoy the landscape of Midelt before reaching Reach and Erfoud, where the Tafilalet desert oasis begins. The road leads to Merzouga, where we will spend the night in a hotel or riad, capturing the essence of this desert city

Day 9: Merzouga Sightseeing [60 km]

After your delicious breakfast, we begin our exploration with a visit to Al Khamlia, a village originally inhabited by Sudanese slaves, known for their unique music and way of life. A trip to the Bedouin Berber Wire House provides the opportunity to purchase local handicrafts at bargain prices. Later in the day, your experienced camel guide will lead you on a camel trek to venture into the murky sandy sea of ​​Erg Chebbi. Spend the night under the stars, or in a traditional Berber Bedouin tent if you prefer. Dinner is served in the tent, and you will spend the night in the tranquility of the desert. Enjoy the magic of the desert with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 10: Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorges » Dades Gorges [271 km]

Wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise from the top of the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert before enjoying a delicious breakfast. The journey continues as you ride your camel back to the hotel. Head to Tinerhir, passing through Erfoud and Tinjdad, with a lunch break on the way. The afternoon will take you to the Todra Gorge via Tinerhir, where you will stop for pictures and stunning views. Explore the magnificent Todra Gorges on foot. Next, head to Boumalne Dades, stopping for a panoramic view of the stunning landscape of the Dades Gorge.

Day 11: Dades Gorges » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech [330 km]

After breakfast at the hotel, we set off for Ouarzazate via Skoura. We will pause for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt and another photo opportunity near Atlas Film Studios. After that, we will visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants in the village. In the afternoon, our trip will start to Marrakesh, passing through the High Atlas Mountains, passing through the Tizi Ntishka pass, reaching an altitude of 2260 meters.

Day 12: Marrakech Airport

Your 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech ends with a transfer from your hotel/riad to the airport. We hope your trip with us will be exceptional and unforgettable. We look forward to seeing you of a big welcoming you again in the future. Safe trips!

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Good To Know:

The 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we are happy to include them in the itinerary. 

Also, if you are not familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you as well as help you to make your decisions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The trip costs vary based on the number of passengers and the chosen lodging type. You have the option to upgrade hotels and Sahara camps from standard to luxury. For detailed pricing information, kindly refer to the designated section.

Our exclusive 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech offers a private option, ensuring a personalized and intimate exploration.

The 12 days in Morocco tour start at your Marrakech hotel/riad, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience. The journey concludes at a hotel or the Marrakech airport for added flexibility and convenience.

For your utmost comfort, we deploy a fleet of vehicles, featuring the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX and Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for larger groups. This choice enhances your overall travel experience.

The camel ride that spans approximately one hour, allowing you to savor the journey as you make your way to the camp.

Certainly! If camels aren’t your preferred mode of transportation, a 4×4 car is available for your convenience, providing seamless transfers to and from the camp at no additional cost. Kindly inform us of your preference at the time of booking so that we can tailor the experience to suit your needs.

Rest assured, the tents are exclusively private. The standard camp offers communal bathrooms, while the luxury camp boasts private tents with ensuite bathrooms for a more lavish experience.

Yes, the luxury desert camp is thoughtfully equipped with electricity sourced from solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable environment during your stay.

Yes, you can! Numerous ATV rental companies in Merzouga offer quality quad bikes and dunes buggies in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you in arranging this, and you can directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. The cost is typically 50 Euros per quad per hour.

Marrakech is renowned for its lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square, bustling souks, and iconic Koutoubia Mosque. The city’s charm extends to the tranquil Majorelle Garden, historic Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs. Traditional riads offer an authentic stay, while the aromatic spice markets and exquisite cuisine delight visitors. Additionally, Marrakech serves as a gateway to the breathtaking Atlas Mountains for outdoor exploration.

Here’s a comprehensive list of essentials for your 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf or Hat
  • Long jeans (comfortable for camel trek)
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Rugged sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • Small backpack for essentials
  • Wallet to secure valuables like phone and cards.

Reviews:

Gabriele
Gabriele
2023-09-22
Excellent experience in Morocco During the last months, I’ve been visiting Morocco quite often with groups. The experience, organisation, structures, activities as well as the support provided before, during and after the trip let us have an amazing experience. Drivers are always so skilled, professional and kind: worth-mentioning is especially Mustafa, with whom I travelled twice. Hope to see you soon again!
Sergio B
Sergio B
2023-09-10
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Sunny4Sun
Sunny4Sun
2023-09-09
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
2023-09-06
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Diana
Diana
2023-07-09
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
2023-04-08
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
andreschilesan
andreschilesan
2023-01-10
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Maria
Maria
2022-12-16
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at bestmoroccotravel.com And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
2022-09-22
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
2022-06-12
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!