7 day tour

morocco heritage tours

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6 nights

7 days

peace of mind

well-being

no risk

flexibility

Day 1: Marrakech Exploration

At around 9am in the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a full day of exploring Marrakech’s highlights and attractions. Begin your historical discovery of Marrakech, a city that seamlessly blends modern life and development with a rich history, featuring important buildings, sites, and artifacts. Your morning tour includes visits to the Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, the Saadian Tombs, the El Badi and El Bahia Palaces, and Dar Si Said, which houses the Museum of Moroccan Arts.

For lunch, we suggest visiting La Grande Café de la Poste in Gueliz (not booked or included).

In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Majorelle Garden and YSL Museum. The Majorelle Garden, created over 40 years by French painter Jacques Majorelle, is a luxurious oasis that incorporates plants from five continents. The vibrant blue villa, designed by architect Paul Sinoir, now serves as a museum. The garden is open to the public and is also home to the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, which features North African textiles from Yves Saint-Laurent’s personal collection, as well as ceramics, jewelry, and paintings by Majorelle. You’ll also visit the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum located adjacent to the gardens.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Overnight: Marrakech

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Day 2: Skoura via Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

In the morning, you will be met by your English-speaking driver at your hotel and depart for Skoura. Your journey will take you through Ait Benhaddou, one of the best-preserved Kasbahs in the Atlas region, earning it a UNESCO listing. From this vantage point, enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding palmerie and beyond. Continue to Ouarzazate, known as Morocco’s own ‘Hollywood,’ and explore the impressive Kasbah Taourirt.

Skoura, often referred to as the ‘valley of a thousand kasbahs,’ is a fertile oasis lined with extensive palm groves that offer stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and arid landscapes. It is famous for rose cultivation, with palm groves dating back to the 12th century when they were laid out by the Almohad sultan Yacoub EL-Mansour. The oasis takes its name from the original inhabitants, the Berbers of the Haskourene tribe.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Transfer Duration: Approximately 6 hours, subject to stops.
Overnight: Skoura
Accommodation: L’Ma Lodge
Room Category: Double room with Half Board (HB)
Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Sahara Desert via Todra Gorges

After breakfast, leave Skoura for the Sahara Desert. Your first stop will be at the Todra Gorges, a significant highlight in the southern region. This massive fault in the plateau separates the High Atlas from the Jebel Sarhro.

In the afternoon, you will reach Erg Chebbi, one of Morocco’s two vast sea-like expanses of sand dunes, marking your entry into the authentic Sahara Desert. Some dunes in this area rise above 245 meters, offering a magical experience with the colors of the rising and setting sun over the dunes. Here, you will meet your nomadic guide for an overnight glamping experience.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Pick-up from: L’Ma Lodge
Travel Duration: Approximately 6 hours, depending on stops.
Overnight: Sahara Desert
Accommodation: Desert Luxury Camp
Room Category: Double Tent
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Return to Atlas Mountains from Skoura

After a leisurely breakfast, you will commence your journey through the desert and across the Atlas Mountains, with numerous stops for photos, exploration, and a lunch break along the way. The journey continues towards Imlil.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Transfer Duration: Approximately 9 hours, depending on stops.
Pick-up from: Desert Luxury Camp
Overnight: Imlil
Accommodation: Kasbah Toubkal
Room Category: Deluxe Room with Half Board (HB)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Hiking and Village Visit in High Atlas Mountains

Today, you will embark on a steady hike through juniper forests, offering stunning views of the Berber dwellings of Imlil, the Tamatert Pass, and the Tacheddirt Pass. As you traverse the picturesque valley of olive groves, the rapidly changing vegetation creates vibrant strips of cultivation near water sources. A freshly prepared picnic lunch will be provided for you. The journey takes you along a network of scenic paths through the villages of Tizi Oussem and Ait Aissa, before returning to Imlil.

Activity: Hiking in High Atlas Mountains, including a Berber village visit and picnic lunch.
Pick-up Time: 10:00 am
Overnight: Imlil
Accommodation: Kasbah Toubkal
Room Category: Deluxe Room with Half Board (HB)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch as part of the cooking class

Day 6: Ourigane Valley cycle tour and return to Marrakech

At 11:00, your private chauffeur will greet you. You will be driven to the Ourigane Valley, specifically to the Eucalyptus Pavilion. After your arrival, your guide will join you for an e-bike tour of the tranquil Ourigane Valley, which is fringed by traditional Berber villages. You’ll have the opportunity to explore less-traveled paths and descend through stunning gorges with vibrant, red earth. Afterward, you will return to meet your driver, who will then escort you back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Day 7: home

Wake up in your hotel and head for home.

WE WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY.

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9 day tour

morocco heritage tours

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8 nights

9 days

peace of mind

well-being

no risk

flexibility

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival, after passing through immigration and customs, your representative will meet you at the exit hall with a sign displaying your name. In the early evening, your driver will collect you from your hotel and take you on a tour of a few places around the medina.

Marrakech, the fourth-largest city in Morocco, is renowned for its culture, souks, and landmarks. Jemaa el-Fnaa, one of North Africa’s most famous squares, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Overnight: Marrakech
Accommodation: Riad 2 Ciel Marrakech
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

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Day 2: Day Trip to Imlil

The day begins with an excursion from Marrakech to Imlil, departing by car at around 9 am. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and leads south through the Moulay Brahim Gorges, past the Asni weekly market held every Saturday, and finally to Imlil.

Imlil, at 1740 meters, is situated in the upper foothills of the Western High Atlas Mountains. It serves as a major trailhead with streams and paths leading in all directions. You’ll leave the vehicle to enjoy a refreshing glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide. The guide will take you on a culinary journey, where you’ll learn to create an authentic Moroccan menu and bake fresh Moroccan bread. This cooking experience aims to satisfy your taste buds, fill your stomach, and introduce you to the world of Moroccan cuisine.

After the cooking class, you’ll return to Imlil and then head back to Marrakech.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Overnight: Marrakech
Accommodation: Riad 2 Ciel Marrakech
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch (part of cooking class)

Day 3: Transfer to Dades Gorges via Tizi N’Tichka

Your day begins with a pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech. You’ll drive over the spectacular Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass, traveling through many Berber villages, riverside oases, and kasbahs that dot the barren hillsides. En route, you have the option to visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios or go for a hike. Your journey takes you to the Dades Gorge, where you can opt for another hike or relax at your hotel. You’ll spend the night in Dades.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Transfer Duration: Approximately 7 hours, depending on stops.
Overnight: Dades Gorge
Accommodation: Dar Essyaha or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Merzouga via Todra Gorges

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge. The gorge is a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising 300 meters in a narrow valley with palm trees and Berber villages. You’ll have the opportunity to go for a hike and explore the palm grove. After lunch, you’ll continue further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to gather supplies for your desert adventure. You’ll then drive to a kasbah to pick up your camels. At sunset, you’ll ride a camel for about an hour and a half to reach a Berber camp, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and spend the night under the stars or in tents in the desert.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Transfer Duration: Approximately 6 hours, depending on stops.
Overnight: Merzouga
Accommodation: Luxury Camp in Palais des Dunes
Room Category: Luxury Tents on Half Board
Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Day 5: Transfer back to Ait Ben Haddou

You’ll wake up to a desert sunrise and return to the kasbah on camelback. After freshening up and enjoying breakfast, you’ll leave the desert for a drive to Ait Benhaddou. This ancient fortified city features countless kasbahs and has served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood movies. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the buildings with your guide. You’ll spend the night in a hotel near Ait Benhaddou.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Transfer Duration: Approximately 5 to 6 hours, depending on stops.
Overnight: Ait Ben Haddou
Accommodation: Riad Maktoub or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Day 6: Transfer back to Marrakech

Travel along the Ounilla Valley to the Telouet Kasbah, a historic kasbah that was once a crucial stop for traders. Explore the kasbah, and after lunch, return over the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakech.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver for timing.
Overnight: Marrakech
Accommodation: Riad 2 Ciel Marrakech
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Free Day

Today is your free day to explore Marrakech or participate in any activity of your choice.

Overnight: Marrakech
Accommodation: Riad 2 Ciel Marrakech
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Departure

Your Moroccan adventure comes to an end. Today, you bid farewell, and we hope to see you again in the future. We trust that we’ve made your Moroccan journey unforgettable.

Pick-up Time: Please coordinate with your driver.

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15 day tour

morocco heritage tours

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14 nights

15 days

peace of mind

well-being

no risk

flexibility

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech

Today, you will fly to Morocco and be greeted at the airport. Your driver will transfer you to your hotel in Marrakech. After checking in at your hotel, you can unwind by the pool or explore the medina.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Airport
Overnight: Marrakech
Accommodation: Riad Khabia or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Marrakech Historical Tour, Majorelle Gardens & YSL Museum

This morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a full-day exploration of Marrakech’s highlights and attractions.

Historical Tour in Marrakech: Discover the historical treasures of Marrakech, including the Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, the Saadian Tombs, the El Badi and El Bahia Palaces, and Dar Si Said, home to the Museum of Moroccan Arts.

Guided Tour of Majorelle Garden and YSL Museum: In the afternoon, visit Les Jardin Majorelle. These luxurious gardens, originally created by French painter Jacques Majorelle, feature a stunning collection of plants from around the world. Adjacent to the gardens is the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum, housing North African textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and paintings.

Overnight: Marrakech
Accommodation: Riad Khabia or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca

After breakfast in Marrakech, you will travel to Casablanca. There, you can explore attractions like the souks, Hassan II Mosque (Africa’s largest functioning mosque), and The Corniche, a beachside boardwalk with nightclubs, swimming pools, restaurants, and more.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Overnight: Casablanca
Accommodation: Melliber Casablanca Hotel & Appart Hotel or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Transfer from Casablanca to Fes via Rabat

After breakfast in Casablanca, the journey continues to Rabat, Morocco’s capital city. Explore attractions like the Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan Tower, the Royal Palace, and Chellah. After lunch, head to Fes, another Imperial City, and spend the evening there.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Overnight: Fes
Accommodation: Riad Anis or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & dinner at a local restaurant

Day 5: Explore Fes

After breakfast, explore the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city with your guide. Visit traditional markets, the Royal Palace, the ancient University of Karaouine, the mosque and Madrassa of Karaouine, and the tomb of the city founder, Moulay Idriss II. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Medina restaurant and visit attractions like the Najarine fountain, the old harem Garden, the Batha Museum, and the Fes tanneries.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Overnight: Fes
Accommodation: Riad Anis or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Day Trip to Volubilis and Meknes

After breakfast, head to explore Volubilis and its Roman ruins. Continue to Meknes, an Imperial City with a medina surrounded by ramparts. Explore attractions like the famous Mansour Gate.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Overnight: Fes
Accommodation: Riad Anise or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & dinner with a local family

Day 7: Transfer to Sahara Desert via Ifrane and Ziz Valley

Travel through scenic landscapes to the Sahara Desert. Enjoy views of cedar forests, visit the Barbary Apes in Ifrane, and explore Midelt. Have a Moroccan BBQ lunch near Midelt and continue to the Ziz Valley. Finally, arrive in Merzouga at the edge of the Sahara Desert and witness the magical sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Fes
Overnight: Merzouga
Accommodation: Merzouga luxury camp or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Camping in Merzouga

Spend the morning at your leisure, and in the evening, head to the camp for your overnight glamping experience.

Overnight: Merzouga
Accommodation: Sunrise Sahara Camp
Room Category: Luxury Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Transfer from Merzouga to Dades Gorges

Wake up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes before heading back to Merzouga. From there, journey to Dades Gorges, stopping at the Todra Gorges, a significant natural wonder in the region.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Merzouga
Overnight: Dades Gorges
Accommodation: Riad Rihana or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Transfer from Dades to Ouarzazate

Today’s journey takes you through the Valley Of A Thousand Kasbahs to Kelaa M’gouna. Continue to Ouarzazate, a renowned filming location. Optionally, take a movie studio tour to learn about the area’s film history. Finally, visit Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO-protected site and Morocco’s most famous kasbah.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Dades Gorges
Overnight: Ouarzazate
Accommodation:
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11: Transfer from Ouarzazate to Taroudant via Taznakht & Taliouin

After breakfast, head to Taznakhte, a town known for Berber carpet weaving. Continue to Taliouine, a village famous for saffron production. Learn about saffron and distinguish real saffron from fake. Then, head to Taroudant, where you’ll spend the night.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Ouarzazate
Overnight: Taroudant
Accommodation: Riad Maryam or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Transfer from Taroudant to Essaouira

Explore Taroudant, often called “The Little Marrakesh,” with its stunning Medina and massive ramparts. Visit Argane gloves in Souss River Valley and the Paradise Valley. Continue your journey to Essaouira, where you will explore the town, Scala the kasbah, the Medina, and the seafront with its fresh fish restaurants.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Taroudant
Overnight: Essaouira
Accommodation: Riad Raoud Rayhane or Similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Free Day in Essaouira

Enjoy a free day to spend your time as you please and engage in various activities.

Overnight: Essaouira
Accommodation: Riad Raoud Rayhane or Similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Essaouira to Sidi Kaouki and Back to Marrakech

After breakfast, you will head to Sidi Kaouki, a beautiful beach located 25 km south of Essaouira. Spend the day there and enjoy the beach, and return to Marrakech.

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Essaouira
Overnight: Marrakech
Accommodation: Riad Khabia or similar
Room Category: Based on your preferences
Meals: Breakfast & picnic lunch

Day 15: Departure

Your Moroccan adventure comes to an end. Say farewell, and until next time. We hope your Moroccan journey was unforgettable and created cherished memories.

WE WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY!

Pick-up Time: Coordinate with your driver
Pick-up from: Riad Khabia

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11 day tour

morocco heritage tours

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10 nights

11 days

peace of mind

well-being

no risk

flexibility

Day 1: Rabat

Fly to Morocco and be welcomed by our English-speaking driver at Casablanca Airport. Visit Casablanca’s largest mosque, the Hassan II Mosque, one of Africa’s largest and the world’s seventh-largest functioning mosque. Enjoy The Corniche, a beachside boardwalk with nightclubs, swimming pools, restaurants, hotels, and surfers. Then, head to Rabat for an overnight stay.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 1 hour, subject to stops
  • Overnight: Rabat
  • Accommodation: Hotel Le Diwan Rabat – Mgallery or similar
  • Room Category: Junior Suite on Bed and Breakfast (BB) basis
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 2: Transfer to Chefchaouen via Rabat

After breakfast, explore Rabat’s key attractions, including the Hassan Tower, Roman and Islamic ruins, Kasbah Des Oudaias, and Andalusian Gardens. Journey through the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, known as ‘The Blue City.’ Explore the medina and visit the kasbah and the abandoned Spanish Mosque.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Overnight: Chefchaouen
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 4 hours, subject to stops
  • Accommodation: Lina Ryad & Spa or similar
  • Room Category: Family Suite on BB basis
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Transfer to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes

After a leisurely breakfast, head to Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital. Along the way, explore Volubilis and its Roman ruins and continue to Meknes, an imperial city with a medina encircled by ramparts, featuring the famous Mansour Gate.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Overnight: Fes
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 4 hours, subject to stops
  • Accommodation: Riad Salam Fes or similar
  • Room Category: Family Suite on BB basis
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Explore Fes

After breakfast, explore the world’s oldest living city with a guide. Visit traditional markets, the Royal Palace, the ancient University of Karaouine, and the tomb of the city’s founder, Moulay Idriss II. Enjoy lunch at a renowned Medina restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Najarine fountain, the old harem garden, the Batha Museum, and get a panoramic view of the city.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Overnight: Fes
  • Accommodation: Riad Salam Fes or similar
  • Room Category: Family Suite on BB basis
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Transfer to Sahara Desert via Ifrane and Ziz Valley

Travel through the Sahara Desert, passing through cedar forests and visiting Ifrane, known as Morocco’s ‘Switzerland.’ Enjoy picturesque Midelt and savor a Moroccan BBQ near Midelt. Continue to the Ziz Valley, offering excellent photo opportunities. Arrive in Merzouga and experience the true Sahara Desert at Erg Chebbi, a sea of sand dunes.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Pick-up from: Fes
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 8 hours, subject to stops
  • Overnight: Merzouga
  • Accommodation: Sunrise Sahara Camp
  • Room Category: Luxury Tents
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6 & 7: Merzouga

Enjoy leisure time for camel rides, sandboarding, quad biking, or buggy rides. These two days are for relaxation and exploration in the desert.

  • Overnight: Merzouga
  • Accommodation: Sunrise Sahara Camp
  • Room Category: Luxury Tents
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 8: Transfer from Merzouga to Skoura

Today, journey through Boumalne Dades and the Valley Of A Thousand Kasbahs to reach Kela’a M’gouna. Explore the Todra Gorges, a remarkable natural feature. Head to Skoura, known as the valley of 1000 kasbahs, famous for its palm groves and rose cultivation.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Pick-up from: Merzouga
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 6 hours, subject to stops
  • Overnight: Skoura
  • Accommodation: Sawadi Ecolodge or similar
  • Room Category: Family Suite
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 9: Transfer from Skoura to Marrakech

Head to Ouarzazate, a renowned film location, and explore the Musée du Cinema. Visit Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO-protected kasbah, and then travel to Marrakech, one of Morocco’s most famous cities. Pass through the High Atlas via the Tizi n’Tichka pass for stunning views.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Pick-up from: Skoura
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 6 hours, subject to stops
  • Overnight: Marrakech
  • Accommodation: Riad Dar Al Farah or similar
  • Room Category: Family Suite on BB basis
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 10: Marrakech Historical Tour, Majorelle Gardens & YSL Museum

Embark on a historical tour of Marrakech, visiting the Koutoubia Minaret, Saadian Tombs, El Badi and El Bahia Palaces, and Dar Si Said. Explore the Majorelle Garden, once owned by Yves Saint-Laurent, and the adjacent YSL Museum.

  • Pick-up time: Coordinate with your driver
  • Overnight: Marrakech
  • Accommodation: Riad Dar Al Farah or similar
  • Room Category: Family Suite on BB basis
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 11: Free Day in Marrakech

Enjoy a day at your leisure with activities of your choice.

  • Overnight: Marrakech
  • Accommodation: Riad Dar Al Farah or similar
  • Room Category: Family Suite on BB basis
  • Meals: Breakfast
Departure

Your Moroccan adventure concludes. We hope you’ve had an unforgettable journey. Safe travels!

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Complimentary, private transfer takes you to and from your local departure airport.

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