CasablancaRabatTangier ChefchaouenFes Sahara DesertMarrakech Essaouira

The ultimate Morocco trip that showcases the country’s captivating history, culture and landscapes. From Casablanca, you explore imperial cities (Rabat, Meknes, Fes), Roman ruins and ancient sanctuaries before crossing the mountains to join a camel trek into the Sahara Desert. From here, you continue through the ochre-washed canyons, gorges and citadels of Morocco’s “Road of 1000 Kasbahs” to reach the heights of the High Atlas Mountains. Finally, you drop into the colour and spice of Marrakech before finishing your trip at the relaxed coastal resort of Essaouira.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Explore Berber Culture in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Learn to cook a traditional Moroccan meal in Fes.
  • Discover Marrakech, taking in the sights and sounds of its UNESCO-listed medina.
  • Take a camel ride to watch the sunset in the Sahara.

What’s included

  • Completely private tours for all activities included
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and add hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$6500 – $10,000+ pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Casablanca

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Day 2


Today, explore the port city of Casablanca, the country’s cosmopolitan and commercial heart city. Here, you can choose different ways to discover the rich cultural heritage of Casablanca with a walking tour of the Old Medina, perhaps where you could stroll through the winding alleys of this historic neighbourhood, have the chance to explore traditional souks, ancient mosques, and historic buildings. See the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, The largest mosque in Africa, with its beautiful Moorish architecture.

Day 3


Rabat is a city full of rich history and culture. You can explore iconic landmarks like the stunning Chellah Necropolis and the imposing Hassan Tower, discover hidden gems like the charming Andalusian Gardens, or learn about the traditions and customs that shape this unique city. There is a chance to explore the ancient walls of the Medina, the historic fortification dates to the 12th century, made of sandstone and reinforced with bastions, gates, and towers, then wander around the Kasbah des Oudaias, known for its narrow streets, white and blue walls, tiny houses, and flower-filled courtyards. The Kasbah has several landmarks, including a mosque and a museum.

Day 4-5

Tangier and Tetouan

Over the next few days, explore the coastal city of Tangier, which dominates the north of Morocco and is the gateway to Europe. Here you can visit the colourful markets, gardens and the famous Kasbah located at the highest point of the Medina and was the former Sultan’s Palace. Or choose to stroll down through the narrow streets of the medina to the Jewish Quarter, where you can see the old Jewish Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery.

Another great option is a day trip to Tetouan, Small Jerusalem. Uncover the country’s history when you visit the Jewish quarters and the Moorish synagogue. Learn about local life and culture and walk through the modern town to see landmarks such as the Royal Palace, mosques, palm-fringed squares, and Spanish-style buildings.

Tangier Morocco
Chefchaouen Morocco
Day 6-7


Chefchaouen (the blue city due to its blue-rinsed houses and buildings); was founded in 1471 by Moorish exiles from Spain led by Moulay Ali Ben Mouss. You could journey through time, visiting the cobbled medina. Appreciate striking blue-and-white homes, and visit the 18th-century kasbah, with its tower, garden, and museum. See the endless options for the central mosque, mellah, the former Jewish quarter, and the energetic Utta El Hamam main square.

Day 8

Meknes & Volubilis

An amazing option between Chefchaouen and Fez for any history buff would be a tour of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco’s Imperial Cities. The impressive monuments here are splendid and were built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, to rival the court of his contemporary Louis XIV of France. During your visit, you’ll marvel at the monumental Bab Mansour gateway – considered one of the finest of the great gates of Morocco. Later, continue to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to Morocco’s largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins. With its grand arches, basilicas and capitols, the Volubilis is dotted with examples of superb Roman architecture.

Meknes Morocco
Day 9-10


Exploring Fez, the cultural heart of Morocco, is an unforgettable experience for any holiday in Morocco. Your tour can be tailored to your experiences, from a journey through the lanes, alleys and souks comprising the labyrinth of the city’s old quarter. Or maybe you would like to delve into the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site and visit Nejjarine Square, with its exquisite fountain created with mosaics and detailed tilework. No visit to Fez would be complete without the sights and smells of the tanneries that will reveal how the country’s highly esteemed leather is dyed.
There is a chance to learn more about how the beautiful Zellij tiles are created and designed or about the manufacturing and history of the famous tagines (earthenware pots in which traditional meals are cooked). You could also take a cooking class, use the tagines for yourself, and be introduced to the fascinating world of Moroccan cooking as an experienced chef coaches you to learn the basics of Moroccan cuisine. Use exotic herbs and spices to create dishes such as Tagine of chicken in preserved lemon sauce or a lamb with almonds and prunes, and then enjoy your creations for lunch.

Day 11


Leave Fes behind you, travelling towards Ifrane, nicknamed the “Switzerland of Morocco”. Here, you can take a tour or just a panoramic drive through the Middle and Higher Atlas Mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, where you may see Barbarian apes. Afterwards, you’ll travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt, known for its apple production and archaeological significance.

Midelt Morocco
Day 12

Sahara Desert

This morning, travel to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley, dotted with palm trees, is the source for the yearly date festival. Erfoud, the city, is situated at the gates of Tafilalet. It is known by the name of “Gate of Sahara Desert”. Many films were shot in this area, including “Prince of Persia” & “The Mummy”. Take an optional tour of the region or head straight into the desert by 4X4 over the beautiful dunes of the Sahara Desert to reach your campsite. Why not take a camel ride across the dunes for a breathtaking sunset? Or stay at camp before your traditional dinner is served while local musicians entertain you.

Day 13-14


The possibilities are endless on your drive, from the desert and palm trees to flowers and orchards of the valleys.
One of the most beautiful routes of Morocco, called “The 1000 Kasbahs Valley”, is up to Tinghir and is a popular option. Tinghir is a former military outpost built on terraces above a magnificent palm grove and gateway to the breathtaking Todra Gorge with its 300 m high cliffs before your eyes as you travel further west.
Or you could opt to travel along the “The Valley of the Roses”. Roses were said to be carried here centuries ago by a Berber merchant from Damascus and will be in bloom in April and May.
Maybe explore the old and new of Morocco from the Studios where many blockbusters have been filmed to the Kasbahs of old.

Midelt Morocco
Day 15-17


If Fes is the cultural heart of Morocco. In that case, Marrakesh is the tourist epicentre, an imperial city that resonates across North Africa and evokes Morocco’s mystery and charm. Marrakech has so much to explore, from the old Medina to the more modern Nouvelle Ville. We can include options such as visiting landmarks such as Bahia Palace, Jardin Majorelle, Koutoubia Mosque, and Jemaa el-Fnaa or you have the choice of including to explore the many galleries or museums with an experienced curator or even learn about the unique blending of spices on a cooking class.
Another popular option is to leave the busy city behind you and see the Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Gardens). Designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle, this garden is a tropical utopia featuring hundreds of plants, tranquil lily-covered pools, and colossal sculptural cacti. At its heart is Majorelle’s cobalt blue-painted studio, now a museum. Wander through this peaceful haven before visiting the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The renowned fashion designer first visited Marrakech in the 60s, and the museum is dedicated to his fashion and the country that inspired him.

Day 18-19


Famously called “Mogador”, one of the loveliest Atlantic coastal towns, famous for its laid-back atmosphere and long sandy beach. Essaouira is a rich source of argan oil, a favourite for its cosmetic and culinary uses. En route to the Atlantic Coast, there is an option to stop at a women’s cooperative to learn how argan oil is produced.
Maybe explore the old and new of Morocco from the Studios where many blockbusters have been filmed to the Kasbahs of old.

Midelt Morocco
El Jadida Morocco
Day 20

El Jadida

Travel to El Jadida through Safi. You can choose to visit the Kasbah of Safi, which now houses the National Museum of Ceramics. Or take a leisurely Walk on El Jadida’s weathered ramparts with your guide, taking in the Portuguese style of the winding streets. And if you want to do it yourself, find a café on the shore for a seafood lunch and people watch.

Day 21

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $6500 – $10,000+ per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Morocco is a diverse country with a varied climate and weather. In general, the summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild and wet. The coastal regions tend to have cooler temperatures than the interior of the country, and the mountains in the north have cooler temperatures year-round. Rainfall is generally light throughout the year, and snow is rare at lower elevations.

Add on’s

This Grand Tour Morocco itinerary has many add-on holiday options; for example, you could head to the Atlantic coastal city of Agadir, where you can learn to surf or simply relax on the beach. Or, if you want to get away from it all, head further south to Dakhla; this small part of paradise, lost between the waters of the Atlantic and the sands of the Sahara, gives you a complete change of scenery. Kilometres of beaches expand from one side of the town to the other.

Morocco makes a magical add-on to your European holiday, especially from countries such as Spain, France or Portugal, all of which have direct flights. Morocco is also easily accessed by the main flight hubs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, making city stopovers easy to arrange.

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