Best of Morocco Tour 11 days

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11 days itinerary
Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Volubilis, Midelt, Erfoud, Merzouga, Todra Gorges, Rose Valley, Skoura, Ouarzazate, Marrakech
Cultural Exploration, Historical Discovery, Adventure, Culinary Delight

Historical Sites

Visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, explore ancient medinas, and see UNESCO sites like Ait Ben Haddou and the historic city of Fes, showcasing Morocco's architectural heritage.

Cultural Immersion

Engage with vibrant Berber villages, explore the souks of Marrakech and Fes, and learn traditional crafts, including pottery and zellij tilework, directly from local artisans.

Culinary Exploration

Taste Moroccan specialties such as Madfouna, and experience dining at iconic venues like Rick's Café in Casablanca for authentic Moroccan cuisine.


Traverse diverse landscapes, from the Atlas Mountains and lush forests to the Sahara Desert, with 4x4 rides and camel treks.

Marrakech Highlights

Discover Marrakech's medina, Majorelle Garden, and the bustling Jamaa El Fna Square, capturing the city's vibrant atmosphere.

Community Engagement

Participate in village visits, traditional cooking classes, and weaving workshops, promoting genuine connections with local communities and understanding of Berber culture.

Judith Reynolds

Morocco Travel Expert

Are you ready for a Moroccan adventure tailored just for you?

Contact me today, and together, we'll craft a hassle-free, unforgettable journey exclusively for you.

Arrival in Casablanca

Welcome to Casablanca, the vibrant economic heart of Morocco. Your trip with Zayan begins with the warmest of welcomes, as your personal driver – knowledgeable and friendly – greets you at the airport.

You'll be promptly transferred to your hotel in Casablanca, a haven of comfort and elegance.

If you arrive early, seize the opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque, a marvel of architecture that showcases Moroccan craftsmanship.

Should you arrive later, rest assured—the mosque visit will be thoughtfully rescheduled for the next morning.

Casablanca, Rabat & Arrival in Fes

Today begins with a leisurely breakfast, setting the stage for your journey to Fes, accompanied by your personal driver.

The day includes a stop in Rabat to explore its regal landmarks, such as Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Discover the Kasbah of the Udayas and the Royal Palace, followed by an immersion in the lively old town.

After lunch, your journey leads to Fes, the historical heart of Moroccan arts and culture. Spend the night in your riad, surrounded by the echoes of historical elegance and the comforts of modern luxury.

Fes: A Treasure Trove of Cultural Wonders

Start your day in Fes's walled medina, a maze alive with spice aromas and artisanal sounds, reflecting Moroccan tradition. With your local guide, explore hidden corners that reveal Fes's character.

Visit the Foundouk Nejjarine, a caravanserai-turned-museum showcasing woodcraft, and the Bou Inania Madrasa, highlighting Merinid design from 1358.

At the renowned Tannery, observe artisans crafting leather goods, a generations-old practice. Continue to an atelier where master craftsmen create Zellij tiles, embodying Morocco's artistic heritage.

Wander the souk market, a vibrant mix of colors, scents, and sounds, then explore a traditional “Fʼrnatchiˮ, a bakery that also warms the nearby hammam, highlighting Moroccan ingenuity.

End your day at your boutique guest house, a peaceful retreat.

Meknes Majesty & Volubilis Ruins

Today, explore Meknes, the 'Versailles of Morocco,' with your local guide. Visit the 18th-century Heri es Souani, admiring the preserved granaries and stables from Sultan Moulay Ismail's era.

Your cultural journey takes you to the Dar Jamai Music Museum, exhibiting traditional Moroccan music and instruments, each telling stories from diverse Moroccan communities.

Stroll through Lahdim Square and the iconic Bab Mansour gate with your guide, where each cobblestone tells tales of the past.

Continue to explore Volubilis, where captivating Roman ruins, adorned with exquisite mosaics and vibrant tiles, bring Roman mythology to life.

After exploring history, unwind at your boutique guest house, followed by dinner at a local architectural marvel, offering a typical Moroccan meal accompanied by traditional live music, concluding a day of cultural discovery.

Ifrane, Ziz Valley & Erfoud

Today's long drive from Fes to Erfoud showcases Morocco's varied landscapes, starting with Ifrane, the "Switzerland of Morocco", known for its alpine-style architecture and tranquil mountain ambiance.

Journey through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Cedar Forest, home to Barbary macaques.

Witness the "Atlas Guardians", mountain dogs that watch over their territories, and stop in Midelt for lunch, famous for its fossils.

Descend into the Ziz Valley, with its lush palm groves, before reaching Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara.

End your day at a Kasbah-style hotel, combining traditional architecture with modern comforts, and enjoy a traditional dinner.

Erfoud to Rissani & Sahara Adventure

Start your day in Erfoud, famous for its ancient fossils. After a leisurely breakfast at your kasbah hotel, head to Rissani to explore its lively market and iconic Ksars, and visit Moulay Ali Cherif's tomb to learn about the Alawite dynasty.

Enjoy lunch with Madfouna - a pizza-like Berber delicacy- and Gnaoua music for an authentic atmosphere.

In the afternoon, take a thrilling 4x4 ride to Merzouga, then experience the Sahara with a spectacular sunset camel trek.

Arrive at your deluxe Berber tents, where nomadic charm meets modern comfort. Enjoy dinner under the starlit sky, a serene and memorable culinary experience. The night is further enhanced with live Saharan music around the campfire, adding to the magic of the desert.

Guests opting out of the camel trek can take a 4x4 directly to the camp for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

From Sahara Sunrise to the Skoura Oasis

Experience a picturesque Sahara sunrise before breakfast at your camp, then a 4x4 drive back to Erfoud.

Continue to Skoura Oasis, with stops to explore the ancient Khattarat irrigation system and the Berber culture at Oasis Museum Khorbat.

Enjoy a delightful lunch amidst the breathtaking scenery of Todra Canyons, followed by a scenic journey through Kalaat M'gouna, known as the Town of Roses.

The day's travels ends in the Skoura Oasis, a UNESCO-protected palmeraie (palm grove).

In this lush paradise, check into a charming restored kasbah-style hotel, an oasis of tranquility amidst the rustling palm leaves and sweet scent of orange blossoms. Time to relax and rejuvenate.

From Skoura Oasis to Marrakech via Ouarzazate

Start with a traditional Berber bread-making session after breakfast, then travel to Ouarzazate to visit the 19th-century Taourirt Kasbah.

Continue to the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, renowned for its earthen clay architecture and cinematic fame.

After lunch, cross the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, where you'll settle into your sumptuous guest house, a haven of luxury and elegance.

Explore the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square, experiencing its lively atmosphere from a café terrace with tea for a panoramic view of the action.

Unveiling the Authentic Soul of Marrakech

Start your Marrakech day with a hearty breakfast, then meet your local guide in the riad lobby, ready to reveal the city's cultural treasures.

First, visit the Yves Saint Laurent Moroccan Gardens, a lush oasis where art and nature merge, demonstrating the designer's deep affection for the city.

Next, visit Bahia Palace, built by Si Moussa, the Sultan's former slave turned Grand Vizier. This architectural gem showcases ornate rooms and courtyards, reflecting sultanic luxury and history.

Visit the Saadian Tombs, built in 1557, a royal burial ground for Saadian sultans that also includes grave of a Jewish adviser, highlighting Morocco's diverse history and the architectural splendor of the era.

Explore Jamaa el-Fna Square, the city's vibrant hub with storytellers, entertainers, and artisans, then navigate the Medina's bustling souks, immersed in the scents of spices and merchant calls, for a true sense of Marrakech's lively trade culture.

After soaking in the day's experiences, relax at your guest house before enjoying a gastronomic feast at a renowned local restaurant, complete with live music, candle-laden dancers, and belly dancers for a memorable evening of Moroccan culture.

Culinary Inspiration in Marrakech & Journey to Casablanca

Today engage in a cooking class within a non-profit's tranquil courtyard. This workshop not only enhances your culinary skills but also supports local women by promoting their independence in the culinary arts.

After lunch, head to Casablanca and check into your hotel, preparing for a nostalgic and elegant evening. Dine at the iconic Rickʼs Café, inspired by the classic film, as you reflect on your Moroccan journey's rich experiences.

Homeward Journey

Today, your personal driver ensures a smooth transfer to the airport for your departure.

Though your journey with Zayan ends at the airport, the memories, stories and connections you've made will continue to resonate for a long time.

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Judith Reynolds

Morocco Travel Expert

Are you ready for a Moroccan adventure tailored just for you?

Contact me today, and together, we'll craft a hassle-free, unforgettable journey exclusively for you.

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Judith Reynolds

Morocco Travel Expert

Are you ready for a Moroccan adventure tailored just for you?

Contact me today, and together, we'll craft a hassle-free, unforgettable journey exclusively for you.

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