The city of Rabat is one of Morocco's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites
FROM: CAD $1,945 pp
Camels, Souks & Kasbahs from Casa - 14 days map

Discover the highlights of Morocco on a 14 day group tour starting from Casablanca. Wander through the souks of Fes and Marrakech, soak up the sun on the Atlantic coast of Essaouira and explore the blue city of Chefchaouen and the capital, Rabat. Enjoy 14 colourful days of culture, beaches and bustling bazaars!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Marrakech - Explore Morocco's most famous city independently, or join an optional guided tour to see Djemaa el Fna and the medina
Rabat - See highlights of the Moroccan capital on a guided tour, including Hassan Tower and the Royal Palace
Fes - Delve into the oldest medieval city in the world with an included tour and free time to check out some of the old dye pits and tanneries
Sahara Desert - Ride a camel amongst the stunning dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend a night under the stars in our Berber camp
Ait Benhaddou - Stroll through the winding alleys of this UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah, which has starred in many famous movies
Casablanca - Begin your trip in the beautiful coastal city of Casablanca
Chefchaouen - Spend a night at the Blue City in the Rif Mountains and enjoy a guided tour of the many highlights
Midelt - Soak up the pristine alpine surroundings, enjoy a hike in the Middle Atlas Mountains and visit a Berber home
Todra Gorge - Marvel at the towering gorge, which is more than 1,000-feet high in places and changes colour as the sun moves across the sky
Essaouira - Relax with two free days to explore this quaint fishing city, home to a beautiful medina and beachside cafes

Included

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners inclusive of a Berber camp dinner
Guided sightseeing - Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Rabat and Ait Benhaddou
Entrance fees for all included sites
Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle, public bus Essaouira to Marrakech day 12
Arrival transfer from Casablanca Airport on day 1
12 nights 2-4 star hotels and 1 night camping at a Berber camp in the Sahara
Camel trek into the Sahara Desert
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
Specialist local guides at some sites

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: USD$65-75pp, paid in USD or local currency
Tip for your tour leader. We recommend you allow USD$4-5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Please Note: For departures in 2025 there are some itinerary changes. Please see the trip notes for more information

Day 1

Casablanca

Sunday. Welcome to Morocco! You'll be met at Casablanca Airport and transferred to your hotel. Be sure to arrive in time for our welcome meeting at 18:00. We are joining the group that departed yesterday from Marrakech and will enjoy dinner together before spending the first night at our hotel.
Overnight: Casablanca  |  Dinner

Day 2

Rabat & Meknes

Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes. This morning we drive to Rabat, Morocco's capital city to visit Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan tower, and the Royal Palace. After lunch we will move on to the third of our Imperial cities Meknes to enjoy some free time.

Journey Time: Approx 1.5 hours Please note: Day 2 will have variations for 2025 departures. Please refer to the trip notes under 'Before you go' for more detailed information.
Overnight: Meknes  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Chefchaouen

Meknes - Chefchaouen. After breakfast, we’ll embark on a tour of the Roman ruins at Volubilis, the largest ancient site of Morocco. UNESCO-listed, the site dates back to AD40 and once ruled the entire Roman province of Mauritania. We’ll then head on to Chefchaouen for a guided tour this afternoon. High up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen boasts a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the Kasbah (built back in the 18th century), central mosque and cafes with authentic menus. The busy market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare.

Please note: Day 3 will have variations for 2025 departures. Please refer to the trip notes under 'Before you go' for more detailed information.
Overnight: Chefchaouen  |  Breakfast

Days 4-5

Fes

Chefchaouen - Fes. Enjoy some free time in Chefchaouen this morning - relax at the hotel or spend your time exploring this beautiful city. We travel on to Fes in the afternoon. Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, and its medina is a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights. To navigate, follow one of the five, themed tourist circuits. There are plenty of mosques and palaces to visit, but be aware that only Muslims can enter Mosques in Morocco. On day 5 we embark on a fully guided tour of the city of Fes. Explore the tanneries, souks, potteries, and the Medina, and learn the fascinating history of the city. We’ll later return to the hotel to get ready for an optional night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town.

Please note: Days 4 & 5 will have variations for 2025 departures. Please refer to the trip notes under 'Before you go' for more detailed information.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 6

Midelt

Fes - Midelt. This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas to stop at Midelt. This is a beautiful alpine area. Surrounded by huge pine trees and a tranquil mountain setting, this is a great spot to cool down and relax after the hustle and bustle of Fes. We will enjoy a small hike in the afternoon and a visit to a local Berber family home where we catch a glimpse of their way of life before returning to our hotel for the evening in this mountain location.
Overnight: Midelt   |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Sahara Berber Camp

Midelt - Erg Chebbi. Today we embark on a scenic drive followed by a tasty an Moroccan lunch and an afternoon relaxing and swimming. Then we head out towards the Erg Chebbi dunes located near the remote frontier town of Merzouga. The dunes are renowned for their incredible height and size. In parts the vast sand pile reaches skyward to heights of 150 metres! Transferring to our camels we trek into the Sahara for a night at our Berber Camp. Tonight enjoy a local meal, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars.
Overnight: Merzouga  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Todra Gorge

Erg Chebbi - Todra Gorge. Leaving the desert, we move on to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is also called Morocco’s Grand Canyon. We will have an early lunch at the village co-operative where you can see and buy authentic, Berber, handmade rugs, kilims and carpets. The afternoon can be spent exploring the Gorge, walking through the palmerie or if you’re feeling adventurous, there is the option to rock climb.
Overnight: Todra Gorge  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Ait Benhaddou

Todra Gorge - Ait Benhaddou. Leaving the impressive Todra Gorge we continue our journey to Ait Benhaddou, stopping en route in Ouarzazate for lunch and the opportunity to tour its famous film studio (book/pay locally). After lunch we tour the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where Lawrence of Arabia was once filmed.
Overnight: Ait Benhaddou  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 10-11

Essaouira

Ait Benhaddou - Essaouira. Today’s drive offers panoramic views as we traverse the high Atlas Mountains on our way to Essaouira. A colourful old city and fishing village is located within 15th century Portuguese fortifications. Just outside the town great beaches and an Atlantic surf beckon. Relax on the beach or alternatively explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. Any city gate leads to the Medina, so you’re unlikely to get lost. The beach is in front of the Medina and there are plenty of cafés with terraces, both ideal for relaxing for a few hours. Blue doors and window frames abound as do the artists shops – buy a carpet or Thuya wood carving or sit on the beach sipping a mint tea as the sun sets, an antidote to the bustle of the Imperial Cities. During our time here there’s the option to take part in horse trekking or quad biking or a cooking class.
Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 12-13

Djemaa el Fna

Essaouira - Marrakech. We take a supratours public bus from Essaouira back to Marrakech this morning, to explore the last of Morocco’s four Imperial cities we visit on this tour. Marrakech set against the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Its great pride and landmark is the Koutoubia Tower, sister to the Tower of Hassan in Rabat and the Giralda Tower in Seville. It is said that after the third of these was completed, the sultan had the eyes of his architect put out, lest he should build another more beautiful tower elsewhere. No visit to the city is complete without a visit to the city’s UNESCO-listed medina and Djemaa-el-Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. An optional guided tour of Marrakech is offered with a local payment of 200 Dirhams, alternatively you can explore the city yourself or relax by the pool.

Please note: Days 12 & 13 will have variations for 2025 departures. Please refer to the trip notes under 'Before you go' for more detailed information.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 14

Marrakech

Marrakech. Our tour concludes after breakfast and hotel check out this morning, should you wish to extend your stay in Morocco please do let us know!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers wanting the privacy of a single room.

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This is a special departure which coincides with the Geminids Meteor Shower. For details please see The Geminids Meteor Shower tour.
Geminids Meteor Shower
Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,485
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,485
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,485
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,485
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,485
08 Dec - 21 Dec This is a special departure which coincides with the Geminids Meteor Shower. For details please see The Geminids Meteor Shower tour.
This is a special departure which coincides with the Geminids Meteor Shower. For details please see The Geminids Meteor Shower tour.
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,065
CAD $2,595
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $1,945
CAD $2,535
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725
CAD $2,135
CAD $2,725

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Casablanca
CAD $135
CAD $185
Post Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
CAD $135
CAD $185

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Diwan , Casablanca

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located close to the city centre, Hotel Diwan is a contemporary hotel just a short walk from the main train station. The modern guest rooms are air conditioned with flat screen TVs and en suite facilities. The onsite restaurant offers a buffet breakfast every morning as well as an array of international cuisine in the evenings for dinner. The hotel also has an on site gym, spa and complimentary wi-fi is available.

Hotel Akouas, Meknes

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Akouas is a comfortable and modern hotel, with traditional Moroccan architecture and comfortable rooms.

Hotel Madrid, Chefchaouen

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Hotel Madrid offers a fantastic location in the centre of Chefchaouen, just 300 metres from the blue streets of the old town and a short stroll from the bustling Place Outa el Hammam and Kasbah. Its standout feature is its traditional décor, with the hotel’s Moroccan lounges and guestrooms all painted in bright colours and patterns, giving the property a very authentic feel. Some of the rooms also feature four-poster beds and the patio is a great spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Hotel Arena , Fes

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Boasting a garden, outdoor pool and mountain views, Hotel Arena offers a great location for visiting the Royal Palace and the bustling medina of Fes. Each of the rooms is fitted with a balcony allowing for city or pool views, alongside modern amenities such as air conditioning and WiFi. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the onsite restaurant and take advantage of the hotel’s spa facilities. Alongside a sauna and massage treatments, guests can unwind with a traditional hammam steam bath complete with a facial scrub and body masks.

Desert Camp, Merzouga

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Standard Camp

Set amongst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, the Berber camp is designed with a traditional Moroccan theme. The permanent tents include multiple beds and electricity (after night fall) Camping out in the desert is a wonderful experience, due to the lack of light pollution, the stars come out in abundance and really are a sight to behold.

Kasbah Amazir, Todra Gorge

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Nestled in a small oasis surrounded by palm trees, the traditional-style Kasbah Amazir is the perfect haven for those looking to relax. Guestrooms feature Berber carpets and bamboo furniture, with some also offering a private terrace. Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or take a stroll in the gardens. For those looking to fill their holiday with a spot of adrenaline, hikes and climbs can be arranged nearby. After a long day you can enjoy a drink and traditional Moroccan dishes in the on-site restaurant.

La Rose Du Sable, Ait Benhaddou

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

La Rose Du Sable is a Kasbah-style property located within minutes of the fortified town of Air Benhaddou. Each traditionally decorated guestroom is ensuite and boasts spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Guests can relax by the pool or on the Berber lounge terrace, while enjoying delicious local specialties such as tagine and couscous.

Hotel Miramar, Essaouira

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Enjoying an enviable location just a 15-minute walk from the beach and some of the city’s key sights, Hotel Miramar combines comfort with local convenience. Each of the 45 guest rooms’ benefit from a separate sitting area, room service and satellite television, there’s also free WiFi throughout the property. After a day of sightseeing guests can unwind in the on-site spa, which offers a variety of treatments or visit the pool.

El Andalous Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 10 minutes from the airport, the El Andalous Hotel and Spa offers a welcome respite from the hubub of the city. Evoking the golden age of Arab-Andalusian culture; exotic and romantically rich. Guest rooms are well furnished with excellent en suite facilites as well as private balconies. The hotel pool is great place to relax by and enjoy a tasty beverage or two. The medina is just a 20 minute walk from here or a cab can get you there in a few minutes!

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Casablanca
Ends
Marrakech
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
2-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 5
Countries
Minimum Age
15 Yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
No
Purple sky behind the city of Casablanca
Click to play videoAncient gate in Meknes
The blue painted houses of Chefchaouen's medina
Click to play videoMulti-coloured tanneries in Fes
Shadows of camels on the sand in Merzouga
Click to play videoThe rocky sides of the cliffs in Todra Gorge
Click to play videoSand coloured kasbah in Ait Benhaddou
The walled city of Essaouira sitting on the edge of the water
Click to play videoBeautiful sky over the famous Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech
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