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Morocco Itinerary 14 days (Grand Morocco Tour)

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Duration

14 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Overview

Morocco itinerary 14 Days includes all of Morocco’s top attractions. It mixes between authenticity and modernity and between culture and discovery. There is nothing to miss in your 14 days in Morocco.

The tour begins in Casablanca and ends in Casablanca or Marrakech, depending on your flight details.

This tour includes all the imperial cities of Morocco, the desert, Chefchaouen, Agadir, and Essaouira. Also, It is organized in such a way that allows you to see all the places while maintaining the comfort of traveling.

In 14 days, you will not only discover the heart of Morocco, but also live the experience. We will take you to the heart of the desert to discover how the nomads live, you will stay and learn about their norms and rituals. You will also eat their food and camp with them.

In addition, you will see the fauna as well as the modernity of Morocco. You will visit cities inspired by European civilization and others that have kept the charm of its glorified past, you will see the contradictions of the country manifested in the disparity between the chic districts of the cities and the humble impoverished towns of the mountain. All this forms what is called Morocco.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meet locals and experience the real Morocco
  • Ride camels and camp in the Desert
  • Feed wild monkeys and take exotic pictures
  • Wander in the old medina of Fez, Marrakech, & Chefchaouen
  • Visit UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou
  • Explore the Hollywood of Africa (cinema studio)

Itinerary

Day 1: Casablanca city tour
Day 1: Casablanca city tour

The first day of your Morocco itinerary 14 days will be personalized according to your arrival time. If you arrived in the morning, you will enjoy Casablanca with our driver.

You will visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa. It will be a good opportunity for you to see the skillful work of Moroccan artisans which reveals the richness and beauty of their crafts.

The mosque was built between 1987-1993 and all Moroccans participated in raising funds to build it. Currently, it is one of the most visited attractions in Morocco.

Day2: Day trip from Rabat to Chefchaouen
Day2: Day trip from Rabat to Chefchaouen

In the second day, we will visit an imperial city of Morocco, Rabat. We will visit the magnificent Kasbah des Oudayas, the Hassan tower with its unfinished minaret, the mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan 2 as well as the necropolis of Chellah.

After lunch, we will drive to Chefchaouen via the town of Ouazzan. We will cross the breathtaking landscapes of the fertile coastal plains. Then, we continue our route through the foothills of the Rif mountains before reaching the beautiful pearl town of Morocco, Chefchaouen.

Once in the Rif mountains, you will see a wonderful gate to a wide valley full of blue buildings, you will identify Chefchaouen. Then, get ready to rest in a pretty Andalusian-style Riad in the heart of the old medina. You will have a good dinner accompanied by an aromatic glass of red wine.

Day 3: Chefchaouen exploration
Day 3: Chefchaouen exploration

After having breakfast with a panoramic view from the terrace of your Riad, you will meet the Maroc Travel guide. Then you will discover the city on foot. The guide will tell you a lot about Moroccan culture and the history of the blue city.

You start your exploration with the Kasbah of Chefchaouen which was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail at the beginning of the 18th century. You will be surprised by the beautiful view of the gardens surrounded by the Kasbah and the ethnographic museum which includes ancient weapons, musical instruments and photographs of the old town.

After that, you can visit Plaza Uta el-Hammam square. The square is lined with cafes and restaurants, all serving similar dishes. It's a peaceful place to relax and watch the world go by, especially after a long day of exploring.

Day 4: trip from Chefchaouen to Meknes-fez
Day 4: trip from Chefchaouen to Meknes-fez

After breakfast in the city of the riff, Chefchaouen, we will begin our adventure to Meknes where we will visit one of the best preserved ancient sites in Morocco, Volubilis. A city that once served as the capital of the Kingdom of Mauretania, and later as one of the southernmost cities of the Roman Empire. The ruins of the lost city offer a fascinating glimpse reminiscent of lost times.

After visiting Volubilis, the next historical monument to see is Sahrij Swani's granary. Sahrij Souani was built in the 17th century by Sultan Moulay Ismael and was used to store provisions for the army. After that we will see the royal palace and the Moulay Ismail mausoleum. We will enter the Medina through the larger Bab Mansour gates, which were built in 1732, passing through Saht Lhdim Square (a smaller version of Jemaa el-Fnaa).

In Meknes, you will see many historical monuments which bear witness to its rich and fruitful past. The visit will be with our guide in Meknes and he will tell you a lot more about the history behind the city and the monuments. In the evening, we will head to Fez.

Overnight at your Riad and your 14 day Morocco itinerary will continue tomorrow

Day 5: Fez city tour
Day 5: Fez city tour

After having breakfast in your Riad, you start your tour with a local guide by visiting the gate of the royal palace (seven gates). Then you move to Bab Boujloud, which is a large old gate to the medina. There, you will have a magnificent view of the famous monument of the district: the minaret of the Medersa Bou Inania, which is located just after the Bab Boujloud gate.

Within its walls, the wandering streets divide into two distinct neighborhoods separated by a meandering river. You integrate deeply into Al Quaraouiyine University which is located in the heart of the medina.

Al Quaraouiyine University was built in 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri and it is considered to be the oldest university in the world. Entrance to the mosque is not allowed for non-Muslims, but you can visit the library and get a glimpse of the impressive handcrafted tiling dating from the 9th century.

As you stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, prepare to admire the high walls and colorful shops of the chaotic but charming souks. If the adventures of Aladdin inspire you, get ready to experience one.

In addition, you visit the tanneries which are the most emblematic place of Fez and the oldest tannery in the world. Craftsmen still operate as they did in medieval times. Here the men make the leather in a massive tannery surrounded by houses and shops.

Fez is rich in monuments and traditional places; therefore, it is worth spending the whole day.

Day 6: a trip from Fez to Ifran, Ziz Valley, and the Sahara Desert
Day 6: a trip from Fez to Ifran, Ziz Valley, and the Sahara Desert

On the sixth day of your 14-day Morocco itinerary, you leave Fez and cross the Middle Atlas Mountains. You will stop at Ifran, a charming, small and clean town known as the “Switzerland of Morocco” because of its resemblance to a Swiss alpine resort.

You continue south passing through the largest cedar forest in North Africa and home to barbarian monks, you will have the opportunity to take photos and feed the monks too.

After lunch in Midelt, you head south via the Talghomt pass, praising the beautiful sites and landscapes that nature offers you. You reach the Ziz Valley region where you will stop for an exciting panoramic view of the oases filled with tall palm trees. In about an hour you will reach the Sahara Desert where you will find camels waiting for you.

After a break, you will enjoy a camel trek accompanied by the Sahara Desert guide. you cross the high dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert and admire a majestic sunset at the top of a high dune; after that, you continue your adventure by settling in the heart of the desert.

Overnight in a Berber camp enjoying Berber food and music

Day 7: Tour of The Dunes, visiting Nomad Families in Merzouga desert
Day 7: Tour of The Dunes, visiting Nomad Families in Merzouga desert

without a doubt, one of the best entertaining activities in the Sahara Desert is to watch the sunrise. It’s a wonderful spectacle that you don’t want to miss. you will be amazed at the color changes that the dunes take on as the sun rises on the horizon. It could be the most beautiful sunrise of your life.

After sunrise, you get a traditional Moroccan breakfast at your camp. Then we start a camel trekking tour to return to our hotel in Merzouga. After that, we will start our tour of the Sahara Desert by visiting Merzouga Lake (Dayet Sriji) which is home to exotic birds.

Then we drive deep to integrate into the heart of the desert to enjoy the magical view of the dunes. In addition, we will head to Khamlia, known as the "Village of the Blacks" to experience the life of nomads who still live with their animals a traditional life.

The population of the “Village des Noirs” is made up of 334 inhabitants. They are a mixture of Berber and Gnawa. The Gnawa are from sub-Saharan Africa and they were brought to Morocco during the time of slavery. The people are warm, generous and sympathetic. In their traditions, music is sacred and has significant value. We will be their guest and we stay for a cup of tea and listen to their music.

The Morocco itinerary 14 days also includes a visit to the Paris Dakar Rally race location. then we arrive at the mines of Mifis formerly exploited by France. We will have lunch in the village tasting a traditional tagine or couscous. Next, we visit the impressive oases at the edge of the sand dunes before ending our day at the hotel.

Day 8: Day trip from Merzouga to Dades Valley
Day 8: Day trip from Merzouga to Dades Valley

After a traditional breakfast in your hotel, we leave the wonderful desert and continue our route to the town of Rissani. if our visit collides with the day markets, which are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, we will take the opportunity and see another charming traditional souk. You can find inexpensive traditional items that interest you.

After that we will head to Erfoud which is a fossil city. Here you will see stalls selling crystals and gems as well as fossils. Workshops using Marmar are open to visitors and contain a lot of rare products that you might like. We then continue our route in Morocco towards the Dades valley, crossing Berber villages like Millab, Tinjdad, Toroug to finally reach the Todra valley.

The Todra Valley is a green valley surrounded by clay villages and mountains. Driving around 30 minutes south, we arrive at the Todgha Gorges; which are a series of limestone river canyons and are recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons. They are a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts.

We will have lunch in town. Then we continue our tour to the Dades Valley where you will not only see a fascinating rock formation known locally as 'monk's fingers' but also beautiful mud kasbahs. Night in a hotel overlooking the valley.

Day 9: Dades valley itinerary to Taroudant
Day 9: Dades valley itinerary to Taroudant

On day 9 of our itinerary in Morocco, we will leave the Dades valley towards Taroudant via the Rose valley and Ouarzazate. We start our visit seeing the sneaky road and the Dades gorges with its impressive rock formation.

We take the direction of Boutghrar, a privileged place where nature and colors come together. After that, we head to Kalaat M’Gouna, a traditional place where locals collect over 400 tons of rose petals which are processed into rose water, creams and perfumes in local cooperatives. A festival is organized there every May.

passing through the Skoura valley with more than 700,000 date palms which stand out as an important enclave of greenery with kasbahs scattered throughout the oasis and its surroundings. We stop to visit the 17th century Amridil Kasbah, then we drive through the oases of Skoura towards Ouarzazate.

We will visit the biggest Oscar film studios in Ouarzazate. The Morocco Travel guide will take you to visit the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. In addition, you will drink a cup of tea with the natives.

Visiting Ait Benhaddou is a unique experience. Walking through its narrow valleys makes you feel like you are living in the lost ages.

After visiting the Kasbah, you will continue our journey to the west where we will enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Atlas Mountains. We cross many small Berber villages of Taznakht where we will stop.

If your trip to Morocco collides with the harvest season, you will have the chance to see locals in their fields cultivating the fields.

Later, we take the road to Taroudant. You will discover its earthworks and cross its narrow streets. Night in a riad.

Day 10: a trip from Taroudant to Agadir and Essaouira
Day 10: a trip from Taroudant to Agadir and Essaouira

After breakfast in your Riad, we will leave Taroudant and enjoy our trip to Essaouira via Agadir which is one of the best tourist attractions in Morocco.

The city was destroyed and then rebuilt in an earthquake in 1960. It is the most modern city in the country, but it still retains a sense of its past.

We will stop in Agadir and visit the city before having lunch. Then we will visit some interesting places before continuing our route to Essaouira. We cross the coastal road which offers a beautiful view. The Agadir region is popular for argan plants. On our way, we can see herds of goats climbing trees in search of nuts and argan leaves. After several stops along the way, we will reach Essaouira; a beautiful city known as "the jewel of the Atlantic". Night in a riad inside the old town.

Day 11: Essaouira Tour
Day 11: Essaouira Tour

While surfing in the city of Essaouira with the Morocco Travel guide, you will discover the richness of the city. You will start by visiting the coastal ramparts; beautiful and imposing pieces of history which give the city a majestic charm. Not only are the ramparts rich in history, with cannons still intact, they also offer the best location for seaside sites.

Then, stroll through the narrow alleys of the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fine arts and crafts, including items carved from local Thuja wood. Moroccan lunch, freshly bought fish "made to order". Essaouira also known as the “City of the Wind”, it attracts surfers from different parts of the world.

Essaouira was occupied by the Romans, the Phoenicians and the Portuguese. Thus, there is a great influence noticed in its architecture. It is a small town with a lot of history. There is an annual festival of "Gnaoua music" where many musicians from Africa and the world come to perform. It takes place the second week of June.

In the afternoon, you will have free time to stroll around the main square of the medina. Then you will have mint tea in one of its cafes. Night in a riad inside the medina.

Day 12: Essaouira tour to Marrakesh
Day 12: Essaouira tour to Marrakesh

After breakfast in your Riad, we will go to Marrakech. On the way, you will be surprised by the sight of goats climbing the argan trees in search of argan nuts. As the region is well known by the argan tree, we will take the opportunity to visit the women's argan oil cooperatives, where they can teach us a lot about the benefits of the argan tree; from cooking and cosmetics to medicines.

On the way, the Morocco Travel driver will stop several times at hot spots for you to take photos. On your arrival in Marrakech, it will check in at your riad in the old medina.

After lunch, we suggest you visit a traditional hammam. For those of you who don't know what a Moroccan hammam is, imagine this: lots of nudity, a soapy rub, hot steam, a mildly aggressive exfoliation, and an enthusiastic massage. Therefore, visiting a steam room involves getting undressed and immersing yourself in an experience such as a visit to the sauna, an exfoliating massage, and a dip in an icy swimming pool. If you are visiting Marrakech, visiting a hammam should be high on your to-do list.

At night you have free time. You can either stay in your Riad to relax or visit the most popular place in the world, Jamaa El-fna. In Jamaa Lafna, you can see strange things like snake charmers, musicians, fortune tellers, and acrobats.

Day 13: Marrakech guided tour
Day 13: Marrakech guided tour

Your 14-day Morocco itinerary today takes you to the city of Marrakech. However, one of the best things to do in Marrakech is to wake up early. Your visit to Marrakech will last forever. It is a city of charm and beauty.

Your Marrakech tour will begin after breakfast. Then you move with a local guide to visit the Koutoubia minaret. Then you will see the Majorelle garden, in addition, the Saadian tombs which manifest the monument of the Saadian dynasty, and the Bahia palace with its beautiful oriental architecture which dates back to 1866.

After having lunch in one of the typical restaurants of the city, you will have time to discover the old medina. Visiting this medina means being able to discover the essence of Morocco and being at the crossroads between past and future.

The ancient beauty of the city is still intact, with the scent of fresh mint, the tastiest spices and the sound of snake charmers and the bustle of its impressive traditional souks, the largest in all of Morocco. The city of Marrakech is all of this and more; the capital of the south and the epicenter of tourism and crafts.

Right in the center of the medina, you will find the Djemaa-El Fna square. A place of magical and exotic culture. Tourists used to get lost and it is very common. All the alleys of the Medina lead to the Djemma el-Fna square. It is a very busy place, sometimes overwhelming for those who visit it for the first time. But it is a magical place and without a doubt it is difficult to stop only for a short time. The square was recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Day 14: Ends of Morocco itinerary 14 days

This is where your private Morocco itinerary 14 days ends. Therefore, on this day, we will transfer you to the airport, whether in Casablanca or Marrakech.

Our driver will check in and we hope you enjoyed our company.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels & accommodations
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4×4/minibus vehicle
  • Personal driver/guide
  • Fuel & parking
  • Local guides
  • Pick up and drop off from Airport/Hotel/Riad
  • 3 dinners in the desert
  • Breakfasts
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver

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14 Days

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