Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco
FROM: R40,500 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: The ultimate Moroccan adventure! Wander through the souks of Fes and Marrakech, soak up the sun on the beach in Essaouira and explore Casablanca, Chefchaouen and the capital, Rabat. Enjoy 14 colourful days of culture, beaches and bustling bazaars!

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Trip Highlights

Marrakech - UNESCO-listed Place Djemaa el Fna, souks and Koutoubia Mosque
Casablanca - The largest city in Morocco
Hercules Caves
Tangiers and the Mediterranean Coast
Fez - The oldest medieval city in the world
Rabat - Imperial City
Chefchaouen – 'The blue city' overlooked by the Goat Horns Mountains
Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast


Breakfast daily
Guided sightseeing of Fes and Marrakech
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 14 (Marrakech Airport)
13 nights SUPERIOR hotels and riads. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Services of a licensed English speaking tour guide at all included sites
Driver, all transfers and transportation in private modern A/C tourism vehicles
All road taxes and tolls

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Magical Marrakech

Arrive Marrakech and transfer to your centrally located hotel or riad where you will be briefed about your holiday. This evening, consider heading to Djemaa el Fna - the cities UNESCO listed bustling medina. Best seen at night, this central square is an absolute feast for the senses, overflowing with stalls, fortune tellers, snake charmers and musicians. It's like stepping into another world!
Overnight: Marrakech

Day 2

Medieval souks & ancient medinas

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, taking in all of the main attractions including the palace and Koutoubia Mosque. This afternoon, is free for you to wander around the bustling souks or simply relax.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 3

New Marrakech

Spend the day at leisure in Marrakech. Perhaps visit the Jardin Majorelle or maybe take a caleche ride out into the new town to see the Gueliz District and the Mohamed VI Avenue with its luxury cafes and theatre.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Coastal Essaouira

Marrakech - Essaouira. Leaving this morning, we drive for the 2.5 hours across the plains surrounding Marrakech to the argan orchards and scrub maquis-type vegetation around Essaouira. The colourful fishing town of Essaouira is perfect for some beachside fun and relaxation. Spend the afternoon exploring the charming medina or simply lazing on the beach.
Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast

Days 5-6


The coming two days are spent at leisure. Relax by the beach or discover the old medina and the ramparts of the town. We recommend the tasty sea food restaurants around the harbour for a spot of evening dining in beautiful surroundings.
Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 7

Charming Casablanca

Essaouira - Casablanca. This morning you'll be transferred to Casablanca, along the Atlantic coast passing long beaches, small fishing villages, Safi and Al Jadida. Upon arrival in Casablanca there is a chance to see the Hassan II Mosque and explore the city in the evening.
Overnight: Casablanca  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Ancient medina in Rabat

Casablanca - Rabat. The sightseeing continues today as we take the short journey to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and the second largest city after Casablanca. Spend the afternoon exploring this peaceful city and the ancient medina, with it's pretty white and stone washed buildings.
Overnight: Rabat  |  Breakfast

Day 9

The Hercules Caves

Rabat - Tangiers. Travelling up the coast this morning, the road goes past some of the newer developments along the coastline, and veers inland through the forests of Eucalyptus. En route to Tangier we visit the famous Hercules Caves which are dug into a cliff. According to legend Hercules rested in these caves after having dug the straights between Europe and Africa with his club! The Hercules Caves were used for shelter by Neolithic man and in the 20th century they became the setting for sumptuous parties by Tangiers jet setting crowd. The caves offer splendid views over the ocean.
Overnight: Tangier  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Photgraphic Chefchaouen

Tangiers - Chefchaouen. Spend the morning in Tangiers, exploring the souks and beaches. In the afternoon, we head off along the Mediterranean Coast to Chefchaouen, the “blue” city in the Rif Mountains - a haven of tranquillity and peace and a photographers dream setting. Chefchaouen is a beautiful blue door and white walled medina that was originally a Berber post.
Overnight: Chefchaouen  |  Breakfast

Day 11

UNESCO listed Fes

Chefchaouen - Fes. This morning we take the road through the mountains, to UNESCO listed Fes - the world's oldest medieval city. Enjoy a guided tour around the fascinating old city, visiting the ancient medina, tanneries, palaces, gardens and bustling souks.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Day at leisure in Fes

Spend a day at leisure in Fes exploring the souks and sights of the city. There are plenty of mosques and palaces to visit and looking down on the old quarter from the surrounding hills is quite an experience.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Djemaa el Fna by night

Fes - Marrakech. This morning we depart Fes and transfer back to Marrakech, arriving late this afternoon. Time for some last minute souvenir shopping in the bustling souks!
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 14


Your holiday concludes after breakfast and included onward departure transfer to the airport.

Should you wish to further explore Marrakech or any of Morocco's other cities or sights, please enquire so we can arrange the perfect holiday for you.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

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Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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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.

Dellarosa Hotel Suites & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a short walk from the medina, Dellarosa Hotel Suites & Spa tastefully blends modern architecture with Moroccan authenticity. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and excellent en suite facilities. The hotel also has a restaurant Organza serving up a delicious array of Moroccan and International dishes as well as a bar for a tasty beverage or two. Those looking for some pampering should head to the onsite spa and wellness centre.

Hotel Cote Ocean Mogador, Essaouira

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Perfectly located on the beach of Essaouira, with wonderful sea views. This hotel is just a 10 minute walk from the Othello Garden and offers a private beach area, onsite restaurant, sun terrace, outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Car rental and bike hire is available for those that would like to get out and explore this picturesque area. The rooms feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV and a private bathroom. Sea view rooms are available, please enquire.

Hotel Club Val D’Anfa , Casablanca

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located between the sea and Anfa mount, Hotel Club Val d’Anfa is in one of the most prestigious residential districts of Casablanca. Combining warm colours, ceramic tiles and fine wood, the interior decor was inspired by Amazigh art. The attractive guest rooms contain all the modern amenities needed for your stay and face either the sea, hotel gardens or the Casablanca Corniche. Boasting three restaurants, two bars, a fitness centre, spa and pool - there's certainly plenty to keep guests entertained.

Riad Dar el Kebira, Rabat

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Riad

Dar El Kebira is a splendid Riad beautifully designed around two courtyards with fountains. It offers the charm of a guest house and the comfort of a luxury hotel. The restaurant is decorated with Moroccan divans and a monumental fireplace with ancient Moroccan pottery.

Le Dawliz, Tangier

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Le Dawliz Hotel offers beautiful and comfortable rooms. Some rooms enjoy a panoramic view over the sea and the Tanger's kasbah. The Le Dawliz Hotel is located in the city centre of Tanger, within walking distance from the beach, the harbour and the golf course.

Dar el Moualim, Chefchaouen

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Dar el Moualim was built in three phases, with an original ground floor, the first floor was built approximately 50 years ago and the second floor was added in the year 2007. The air-conditioned studios and apartments have satellite TV and a seating area. Some feature locally handcrafted furniture and ceramics. The house is located in the “Al-andalus” area, five minutes from Uta Hammam Square and close to one of the entrances to the medina, Bab El Souk.

Riad Al Bartal, Fes

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Riad

Riad al Bartal, which means the house of Fez, is a beautiful, tranquil riad inspired by the architecture of Arabia and Andalusia. The stunning courtyard and the striking, spacious rooms decorated in typical Moroccan style all provide guests with the ultimate sense of calm. Materials such as marble, mosaic and cedar wood add to the charm of the property. In keeping with its appearance, guests can enjoy fine Moroccan cuisine prepared with seasonal produce on the flower-filled terrace. The riad is just one block from the main entrance of the medina.

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 13
Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes
Click to play videoBeautiful sky over the famous Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech
The walled city of Essaouira sitting on the edge of the water
Purple sky behind the city of Casablanca
White washed buildings sitting along the waterfront in Tangier
Click to play videoMulti-coloured tanneries in Fes
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