Heritage Morocco: A 14-Day Journey from Imperial Cities to the Sahara Desert

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Heritage Morocco: A 14-Day Journey from Imperial Cities to the Sahara Desert

Embark on a 14-day expedition through Morocco, exploring the splendor of Imperial Cities and the enchanting Sahara Desert. The Heritage Morocco Tour promises a blend of rich cultural encounters, historical sites, and the mesmerizing landscapes that define this diverse country. Travel in comfort aboard a 4×4 or Mini-bus with AC, weaving through roads, cities, the Atlas mountains, and captivating desert trails.

 

Day 1: Mohamed V Airport - Casablanca City Center

Your adventure begins as you touch down at Mohamed V Airport. A warm welcome awaits you, and we’ll transfer you to your accommodation in the heart of Casablanca city center.

Day 2: Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque - Rabat

Explore the architectural marvels of Casablanca, including the iconic Hassan II Mosque. Depart for Rabat, where you’ll visit the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Tower. Enjoy an overnight stay in Rabat.

Day 3: Rabat - Chefchaouen City Tour

Set forth to Chefchaouen after breakfast, arriving midday to immerse yourself in the charm of its blue and white-washed medina. This unique city, influenced by Spanish civilization, offers an opportunity to meet locals and explore its captivating streets. Your night will be spent in a local hotel.

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

Journey through history as you visit Volubilis’ Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss’ holy town. The tour continues to Meknes, where the ancient Medina, El Hdim square, and Bab El Mansour showcase Morocco’s cultural tapestry. The night is spent in your comfortable accommodation.

Day 5: Exploring Fes – Ifrane – Azrou - Midelt

A guided tour through Fes reveals the beauty of its medina and famous souks. Witness traditional crafts at the tannery and ceramics cooperative before heading to Midelt through the scenic Middle Atlas region. Pause at Ifrane and the cedar forests of Azrou, where monkeys may greet you. Your night awaits in Midelt.

Day 6: Midelt - Ziz Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga

Depart for Merzouga, tracing the Ziz River through the valley and stopping at the majestic Ziz Gorges. As you approach Merzouga, the landscape unfolds, preparing you for an unforgettable camel trek to a wild oasis. Spend the night under the stars, surrounded by the magic of the Sahara.

Day 7: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi - Merzouga

The day begins with breakfast in the riad, followed by a journey through Merzouga’s oases, Khamlia village, Mifiss mines, and encounters with nomadic Berbers. Return to your accommodation for relaxation and a stunning sunset over the dunes, complemented by a delightful dinner.

Day 8: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate

Discover the desert’s hidden gems, including Rissani, Todra Gorges, and the rose-scented haven of Klaa Mgouna. Traverse the road of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, where dinner and a comfortable night’s rest await.

Day 9: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben haddou - Taznakhte - Taleouin - Taroudante

Before heading to Taroudante, explore the Kasbah Taourirt and the iconic Ait Ben-haddou. Discover the traditional Berber village of Taznakhte and the saffron-rich Taleouin. Your night concludes in Taroudante.

Day 10: Taroudante - Agadir - Essaouira

Depart Taroudante after breakfast, exploring Agadir before reaching the coastal city of Essaouira. Stroll through its charming streets and enjoy a beachside walk before dinner and a night’s rest.

Day 11: Essaouira - Chechaoua - Marrakech

Discover the former Mogador with a visit to its unique Medina. Enjoy the sights, including the bronze cannons and artisan workshops. Lunch precedes a scenic road trip to Marrakech, where dinner and relaxation await.

Day 12: Exploring Marrakech Medina

A guided tour takes you through the labyrinth of Marrakech’s narrow streets, famous souks, and its most beautiful palaces and monuments. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and cultural richness of this enchanting city.

Day 13: Day Trip to Ourika Valley - Sitti Fatma Waterfalls

Escape to the Ourika Valley, surrounded by the Atlas Mountains, picturesque Berber villages, and vibrant souks. Experience the serene ambiance and visit the famous Waterfalls of Sitti Fatma before returning to Marrakech.

Day 14: Marrakech - Casablanca

Savor a leisurely morning for shopping or relaxation in Marrakech before departing in the afternoon for Casablanca, arriving by 4 pm. Bid farewell to the captivating journey through Heritage Morocco.

Tour Included:

Pick up and drop off in Casablanca airport
13 days private and exclusive services of a 4×4 or Minivan with AC
13 days services of an English-speaking driver/guide
11 nights en-suite accommodation
1 night under a nomadic tent
Camel ride to the desert camp
Sand-boarding in the dunes
12 breakfasts
12 dinners

Not included:

Drinks
Lunches
Entrance/Activity Fees and tips

Embark on a Heritage Morocco Tour for an immersive experience that weaves together history, culture, and the breathtaking landscapes of this captivating nation.

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