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13-Day Morocco Tour from Marrakech: See the Highlights!

JXFQ+C37, Bd Mohamed VI, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Activity provided by Travel Gateway DMC

13 days (approx.) - English

Travel Gateway DMC

Highlights of Morocco Tour from Marrakech is a comprehensive journey through some of the country’s most iconic destinations. Starting and ends in Marrakech through the imperial cities of Morocco, Desert, Essaouira & Ouzoud waterfalls.

Highlights
  • Comprehensive journey through some of Morocco’s most iconic destinations
  • Visit to the historic medina and the American Legation Museum in Tangier
  • Visit to the charming mountain town of Chefchaouen
  • Visit to the Royal Palace and the Hassan Tower in Rabat
  • Visit to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and the medieval city of Fez
Description

Introduction

Highlights of Morocco Tour from Marrakech is a comprehensive journey through some of the country’s most iconic destinations. Starting in Marrakech through Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. The tour will continue to Tangier, a city steeped in history and culture, with a visit to the historic medina and the American Legation Museum. You will then visit the charming mountain town of Chefchaouen, known for its blue-painted buildings and stunning views. Next, the tour will take you to Rabat, the political capital of Morocco, where you will visit the Royal Palace and the Hassan Tower. After Rabat, the tour will continue to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and finally to the medieval city of Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its intricate architecture and rich history. Additionally, this tour takes you on a journey through the country’s most iconic destinations, including Merzouga Desert, Dades Valley, Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Essaouira as well as Ouzoud waterfalls and ends in Marrakech.

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech. Transfer to hotel

Arrive in Marrakech, a vibrant and colourful city in Morocco known for its bustling souks, historic palaces, and traditional gardens. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel 

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Labranda Rose Marrakech 4* (or similar)  
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast 

 

Day 2: Marrakech

A full day tour of Marrakech would include a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech and one of the most important landmarks in the city. The mosque is also known for its minaret, which is the tallest in the city. After visiting the mosque, the tour would take you to the Saadian Tombs, a historic site that contains the graves of members of the Saadian dynasty, who ruled Morocco in the 16th and 17th centuries. The tombs were discovered in 1917 and are known for their intricate decoration and beautiful tilework. Then a visit to the Bahia Palace, a 19th century palace that was built for a wealthy Moroccan nobleman. The palace is known for its intricate tilework and beautiful gardens. The tour would also include a visit to the souks, traditional Moroccan markets where you can find everything from spices and textiles to pottery and jewellery.  After a short lunch break, continue to the Jardin Majorelle, a garden designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. The garden is known for its exotic plants, fountains, and blue-painted buildings. Finally, the tour would take you to the Menara gardens, a large public park that was built in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu’min. The garden is known for its large pond, olive groves, and beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains. Overnight Stay in Marrakech

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Labranda Rose Marrakech 4* (or similar)  
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast 
  • Activities included:
  • Guided Tour of Marrakech
  • Additional Notes:
  • Saadian Tomb Entry Fee (7 Euro per person)
  • Bahia Palace Entry Fee (7 Euro per person)
  • Majorelle Garden Entry Fee (15 Euro per person)

 

Day 3: Casablanca

Experience the beauty of Morocco on a tour that takes you from the vibrant city of Marrakech to the coastal metropolis of Casablanca. Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will embark on a guided tour of the city. You’ll visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture. You will also visit the city’s most important landmarks. The tour will also include a visit to the Habous quarter, a charming neighborhood known for its traditional architecture and lively souks. You will also see the United Nations Square, the Central Market, and the Mohammad V Avenue, the most important street of the city centre. 

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Melliber Casablanca 4* (or similar) 
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided tour of Casablanca (14h)

 

Day 4: Casablanca to Tangier by TGV (High Speed Train)

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Casablanca at 08h and take you the train station to board the high speed train to Tangier (2h10). On your arrival, our local guide and driver in Tangier will be waiting for you outside the train station with a sign showing your full name. You will be able to discover the narrow streets, the Kasbah and the Cap Spartel, which offers a panoramic view of the city and the Mediterranean sea. You will also visit the American Legation, which is the first American public property outside the United States, and the Museum of Moroccan Arts, which showcases traditional Moroccan art and crafts. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to see the Grand Socco, a central square of the city, where you can see the locals doing their daily activities. The tour also includes a visit to the Caves of Hercules, which are believed to be the caves where the mythical figure Hercules rested during his journey. This tour is perfect for history and culture enthusiasts, as it offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of Tangier. Overnight stay in Tangier

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Andalucia Tangier 4* (or similar) 
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided Tour of Tangier

 

Day 5: Tangier to Chefchaouen

At 9h we drive to Chefchaouen, one of Morocco’s most picturesque towns. Known for its blue and white painted buildings, Chefchaouen is a popular destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat, hikers and photographers. The tour will take you through the medina, where you will be able to discover the narrow streets and explore the monuments and landmarks such as the Kasbah, the Great Mosque and the Spanish Mosque. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to see traditional crafts being made at the local souks, such as pottery, weaving and traditional clothing. The tour also includes a visit to the viewpoint of the city, which offers a panoramic view of the town and the Rif mountains. Chefchaouen is a great destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse in the peaceful and charming atmosphere of the town. in late afternoon, we head back to Rabat. Overnight stay in Rabat

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Onomo Terminus Rabat 4* (or similar) 
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided Tour of Chefchaouen 

 

Day 6: Rabat to Fez Via Volubilis

The tour from Rabat and Volubilis is a unique opportunity to explore two of Morocco’s most historic and fascinating sites. The tour begins in the capital city of Rabat at 09h am, where you will visit the Royal Palace, the Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. These landmarks offer a glimpse into the city’s rich cultural heritage and its role as a political and cultural center of Morocco. After exploring Rabat, the tour will take you to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, which date back to the 3rd century BC. Volubilis is one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa and offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s history. Visitors can explore the remains of an ancient city, including the Capitoline Temple, the Basilica, and the houses of the wealthy citizens. Overnight stay in Fez

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Royal Mirage Fes 4* (or similar) 
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided tour of Rabat 
  • Guided tour of Roman Ruins of Volubilis
  • Additional Notes:
  • Volubilis Entry Fee (7 Euro per person)

 

Day 7: Fez

Fez City Tour is a comprehensive exploration of one of Morocco’s most historic and cultural cities. The tour will take you through the ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will be able to discover the narrow streets and explore the monuments and landmarks such as the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Dar Batha Museum, and the Bou Jeloud Gardens. The tour also includes a visit to the Royal Palace, which is also a great place to learn about the history of Morocco. Furthermore, visitors will have the opportunity to see traditional crafts being made at the local souks, such as pottery and leather goods. This tour is perfect for history and culture enthusiasts, as it offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of Fez. Overnight stay in Fez.

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Royal Mirage Fes 4* (or similar)
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided tour of Fez

 

Day 8: Merzouga Desert

Traveling from Fez to Merzouga is a journey that takes you from the medieval city of Fez to the desert landscape of Merzouga, passing through the beautiful Middle Atlas Mountains and Ziz Valley, where you can see traditional Berber villages and stunning landscapes. Once in Merzouga, you will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of camel trekking and spend the night in a traditional desert camp. You will cross the dunes and admire the sunset and the colors in perpetual evolution. After a traditional dinner with Berber rhythms, you will spend the night under the stars in a nomad tent in the middle of the desert. 

  • Accommodation:
  • Private Luxury Tent (Merzouga Desert Camp) 
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Activities included:
  • Camel Ride

 

Day 9: Dades Valley & Todra Gorge

You will wake up early to watch the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes (optional), before continuing on to Ouarzazate via Dades Valley. The Dades Valley is known for its stunning rock formations, known as “monkey toes”, and traditional Berber villages. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the valley’s kasbahs, palmeries, and traditional Berber houses, and learn about the local culture and way of life. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Dades Gorges and Todra Gorges, which offer spectacular views and great hiking opportunities. After a short lunch break, the tour continues to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Desert”. In Ouarzazate, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the the Atlas Film Studios, where many famous movies have been filmed.

  • Accommodation:
  • Kasbah Stay 
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Activities included:
  • Visit Kasbah Taourirt
  • Visit Atlas Film Studio
  • Additional Notes:
  • Kasbah Taourirt Entry Fee (2 Euro per person)
  • Atlas Film Studio Entry Fee (8 Euro per person)

 

Day 10: Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

Ouarzazate to Marrakech is a scenic drive through the beautiful Atlas Mountains of Morocco. One of the highlights of this trip is a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. One of the must-see stops on this journey is the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. This fortress-like village is one of the best-preserved kasbahs in Morocco and has been used as a location for many famous movies and TV shows, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones. After spending some time exploring the Kasbah and taking in the views, the trip continues to Marrakech, a vibrant and historic city often referred to as the “Pearl of the South”.

  • Accommodation:
  • Kasbah Stay 
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast 
  • Activities included:
  • Guided Tour of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

 

Day 11: Essaouira

After breakfast, you will have the chance to discover the relaxed, bohemian seaside resort of Essaouira on a full-day tour from Marrakech. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech, cross Morocco by air-conditioned vehicle en route to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy views of the arid landscape, stopping at an argan oil co-operative to learn how this healthful oil is produced from the nuts of the argan trees. Upon arrival at Essaouira, UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the 16th-century ramparts of Essaouria, with astonishing views of the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Tour Essaouira’s most important monuments, such as the old fish market and seaport. Watch silver craftsmen and wood carvers at work in the old medina, where the labyrinth of streets is lined with heavy wooden doors and whitewashed houses. Overnight stay in Marrakech.

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Labranda Rose Marrakech 4*
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast 
  • Activities included:
  • Day trip to Essaouira

 

Day 12: Ouzoud Waterfalls

Ouzoud Waterfalls, located about 170 km from Marrakech, is a popular day trip destination known for its stunning cascading waterfalls and scenic surroundings. Visitors can hike to the top of the falls, swim in the pools, or relax in one of the nearby cafes. The trip usually involves a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, followed by a visit to the local Berber village, where visitors can learn about the local culture and try traditional cuisine. The entire trip lasts around 10 hours and is a great way to escape the bustling city of Marrakech for a day of natural beauty and adventure.

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Labranda Rose Marrakech 4*
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast 
  • Activities included:
  • Day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls

 

Day 13: Marrakech – End of our Tours

Your last day in Marrakech, we will arrange the airport transfer according to your flight departure. End of our services.

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast 
  • Optional Extras
  • Agafay Quad, Camel & Dinner

 

 

START

  • Marrakech

FINISH

  • Marrakech

INCLUSIONS

  • 4* Hotels on Bed & Breakfast Basis

  • Kasbah Stay in Boulmane Dades (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Merzouga Desert Private Tent on HB basis (Dinner & Breakfast) 
  • Professional Local Guides 
  • Transportation in a comfortable A/C Minibus 
  • Guaranteed Departure

EXCLUSIONS

  • Monuments Entrance fee
  • Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in MarrakechTransfer to hotel | Day 2 Marrakech City Tour | Day 3 Casablanca | Day 4 Casablanca to Tangier by TGV (High Speed Train) | Day 5 Tangier | Day 6 Rabat to Fez Via Volubilis | Day 7 Fez City Tour | Day 8 Merzouga Desert | Day 9 Dades Valley & Todra Gorge | Day 10 Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Kasbah Ait Benhaddou | Day 11 Essaouira | Day 12 Ouzoud Waterfalls | Day 13 Marrakech – End of our Tours

Starting Location
JXFQ+C37, Bd Mohamed VI, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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