Morocco Culture and Heritage Tour 11 Days
Morocco Culture and Heritage Tour 11 Days
Morocco Culture and Heritage Tour from Marrakech 11 Days, Explore beautiful, historic cities, impressive mountains, the Chefchaouen Blue city, the magical Sahara desert, and discover most of Morocco!
Want to experience most of what Morocco has to offer? Wander through the vibrant cities, explore historic ruins, hike through the impressive High Atlas Mountains, sleep in the overwhelming desert under the stars, and enjoy the calming sea?
This whole 11 days tour in Morocco fused with Moroccan hospitality, lively colors, and scents will give you some cherished memories you won’t forget! In 15 days, we will reveal all of that and more!
Morocco Culture and Heritage Tour Highlights:
- A 11-day fully organized trip that covers most of Morocco
- Stay at the immense desert camp, including a camel ride
- Visit impressive UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah, Ait Benhaddou
- A short walking through the majestic Gorges and experience some mountain life
- Visit the old film location of Ouarzazate
Please contact us directly to discuss your wishes and preferred date
The Morocco Culture and Heritage Trip will take you to the highlights of Morocco. From the impressive cities to the gorgeous High Atlas Mountains, the Sahara desert. You will experience it all! We will start in Marrakech with a guided city tour of the red city, Casablanca, and visit the famous Hassan II mosque. Visit spiritual Fes with its immense pedestrian center and old souks, ride on a camel through the Sahara Desert. At night you can count the stars. Explore the impressive Todra Gorge. We wander through UNESCO world heritage Ait Benhaddou (also known from the series Game of Thrones) and enjoy free walking through the blue city Chefchaouen. This itinerary is completed with wandering through the Atlantic and Mediterranean in Tangier, delicious Moroccan food, and Moroccan hospitality. Cities, desert, and beach: Morocco Around will be a trip to remember!
10 Day Trip in Morocco Itinerary:
Day 1: Arriving at Casablanca
Arrival in Casablanca, you will be picked up from the airport and assisted by our guide and a professional driver. He will transfer you to your hotel/accommodation. Were you can rest and accommodate.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier
At 8 AM, meet your driver at your hotel after breakfast; we will start the visit to the beautiful city of Casablanca. On this visit, you will visit the Mosque of Hassan II (not including the visit inside, volunteer). After the visit we will leave for Rabat, the first imperial city that we will explore and visit in this tour, Rabat, the actual capital of Morocco, In this city, you will see the great facade of the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of the Oudaya. Later, after lunch, we will continue our journey to Tangier, the gate of Morocco, including a stop in the old Portuguese capital, Asilah. Once in Tangier, we will check in to the hotel where you will stay. Overnight and Dinner in Tangier.
Day 3: Tangier – Chefchaouen
After breakfast, we will visit the extraordinary home of artists and the coastal city of Tangier, including; the Cap Spartel and the Heracles caves. After exploring Tangier, we will continue our journey through the Rif Mountains to reach the city of Chefchaouen, known for its Blue/white houses and blue doors. We will explore its old Medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square “outa Lahmam” is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the Kasbah (built back in the 18th century), a central mosque, and cafes with authentic menus. The busy market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare. Overnight and Dinner in Chefchaouen.
Day 4: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez
After breakfast, you can stay more time enjoying the blue city and take some photos of your tour. And then, we will leave through the mountain villages of the Jbala region. After about 3 hours drive, we will reach Meknes, another imperial city, known for its huge walls and beautiful unique gates, the city tour of Meknes, will include: The Royal stables, The Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, and the visit to Bab Al Mansour Gate. After exploring Meknes, our journey will continue to Volubilis, a world heritage site and the old Roman capital; we will explore the ruins with a local guide to witness the traces of the Roman civilization in north Africa. Afterward, we will drive south to reach the majestic city of Fez, one of the four so-called imperial cities next to Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat. The city of Fez is considered the religious and cultural center of the country and is an essential stop for all tours through Morocco. Check in to a charming riad or hotel for an overnight and dinner.
Day 5: Fes Guided City Tour
After breakfast, meet your driver and guide, for an explorative journey of Fes, a full day dedicated exclusively to visiting the city of Fez, that will start with a visit to the beautiful doors of the Royal Palace of Fes, then enjoy a panoramic view from the old Kasbah to enjoy the old medina of Fes from above mountains that surround this beautiful city. Later, we will visit the great door of Bab Boujloud, where you will start the Medina tour to visit the main monuments of Fes including; the Medersas, and take a walk through the different neighborhoods of the area, such as the wood workshop and the leather tannery. When this visit is over, you will have free time before driving back to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 6: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Merzouga Desert Dunes
Today, we will head to the great desert land and Sahara dunes, Departure to Merzouga via Ifran is also known as the Switzerland of Morocco, the forest of Azrou where we stop to enjoy watching the monkeys/Barbary apes climb the cedar trees and then continue via the Middle Atlas mountains to reach the city of Midelte; where we will stop to have lunch, then continue driving enjoying the changing of desert sceneries and landscapes, continue via the Ziz valley and its gorges to arrive at Merzouga, once in Merzouga desert, you can relax and enjoy a mint tea, before starting a new desert adventure on camels, you will start a camel trek for 1 hour and a half through the huge dunes to watch the sunset and sleep under a nomadic tent at the large dunes of Erg Chebbi. dinner and accommodation in desert camp.
Day 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley -Ouarzazate
If you can wake up early to attend a lifetime sunrise over the dunes and ride camels back to the village with the dromedaries to take a comforting hot shower (optional: if you book luxury desert camp, then, you will have breakfast, and shower at the camp). Then, meet your driver again for a new day in southern Morocco, and leave towards the Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is also called Morocco’s Grand Canyon. There you will have enough time to explore the gorge, from its plunging depths to dizzying heights. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to that flows through it giving life to a huge variety of colorful fruit, nut trees, and extraordinary red rock formations. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant, and then, continue our journey through the valley of The Dades Valley and Rose Valley ”Valleys of Thousand Kasbah” that takes us through the Skora oases with its authentic 17-century kasbahs, and then, continue to Ouarzazat. Overnight and Dinner in Ouarzazate.
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
Breakfast at your accommodation, then, head to visit the old house of the PashaLaglaoui, the Pasha of Marrakech, and the Kasbah Taourirt maybe this will be the first world heritage Kasbah that you will visit. Later, we will drive to explore one of the wonders of southern Morocco; the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a large fortified village, declared as world heritage by UNESCO since 1987 and a site that still attracts movies makers and directors from all over the world. Once the visit is made, we will stop for lunch in a local restaurant before heading to Marrakech, through the High Atlas Mountains and the beautiful landscapes of Tichka pass(2260M high road). Arrival at the city of Marrakech where we will spend the night. Overnight and Dinner in Marrakech.
Day 9: Marrakech Guided Tour
Meet your guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel for an explorative guided city tour of Marrakech, a journey full of heritage, culture, and history. Explore the red city, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravid Sultan Youssef Ben Tachafine, Marrakesh becomes the capital of the Kingdom; it is enriched with great constructions before knowing, under the Alawites, a more secondary role. Called “the Red City” or “the Pearl of the South”, Marrakech is a fascinating city. It enchants visitors with its contrasting colors: ocher earth color of its homes, green of the palm grove, and white snow-capped mountains of the Atlas, as well as its remarkable world heritage monuments and huge shady gardens. Berbers and Arabs meet there, the nomads and mountaineers converge there, the goods are overflowing, and the craftsmanship shines there, below palaces, casinos, hotels, and gulfs; which make it an essential complement to a stay of great quality. Marrakech is indeed the capital of southern Morocco! Visit the main monuments of the city: the gardens of Majorelle, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Badia Palace, the souks, and the medina. Then, enjoy a cup of mint tea on a terrace overlooking the live square and the beaten heart of Marrakech; JemaaLafna Square where your Marrakech city tour will end.
Day 10: Airport Transfer Marrakech
After breakfast and depending on your flight time we will drive to Casablanca or Marrakech airport to reach your return flight.
Casablanca International Airport
Please arrive by 07:45 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM
Approximately 5:30 PM