The Ultimate Cultural Morocco Tour

Highlights

  • Sleep under the stars in a Berber desert camp in the Sahara
  • Discover authentic Moroccan cuisine with beautiful home-cooked meals
  • Explore countless markets, Medinas and seek out hidden gems with your local guides
  • Road trip over hair-raising mountain passes, past crumbling fortresses, and through oasis valleys
  • Get to know authentic Moroccan culture truly intimately as you live like a local for 2 weeks
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What you'll do

Overview

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From the gateway to Africa to the distant reaches of the Sahara, the soaring Atlas mountains to the sleepy Atlantic coast, atmospheric abandoned fortresses to buzzing Medinas, this tour take you to everything you could wish to see in Morocco, and to places you didn't even know existed. You'll also get under the skin of rich, ancient cultures, discover incredible authentic cuisine, and discover the local Morocco.

 

Tour Summary

Day 1-2  Tangier

Day 3 Chefchouen<...Read All

Arrival Day

Welcome to Morocco!

Whether you arrive by plane or by ferry, you will find your host holding a card with your name, waiting to drive you to your hotel to settle in before you start your journey.

 

 

 

Acommodation

Stay in a boutique Riad in Tangier

Welcome to the Gateway of Africa

You will start your in Tangier, named after the goddess Tinge, the lover of Hercules, who mythically pulled Europe apart from Africa to form the Straits of Gibraltar.

A dramatic drive takes you through La Montagne over a pine-covered headland to Cap Spartel Lighthouse, you will continue to Grottes d’Hercule where you’ll see the much-photographed view from within the mythical dwelling cave of Hercules, which resembles a map of Africa.

Then it’s back to the Medina, where...Read All

Sapphire Towns and Rugged Mountains

Leaving the famously decadent Tangier you will start your journey inland into the Rif Mountains.

That distinctly European influence continues in Chefchaouen with its bright blue, Andalusian-tiled Medina, and the grand red-hued Kasbah over looking the main square of Outa Hmam.

Chefchaouen is a city perched beneath the shimmering peaks of the Rif Mountains, and the “Blue Town” has a mystical blue-washed Medina, the prettiest and the smallest in the country.

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The Ancient Capital of Science

Today, you’ll travel from Chefchaouen to Ouazzane, and will pass through what remains of the Rif Mountains on stunning, sweeping mountain roads.

Heading further south you’ll pass through more oak, pine woods and olive groves to the Imperial city of Fes. This city is quintessentially Moroccan,  and its ancient Medina is the largest in the world.

 

 

Accommodation

A boutique Riad in Fes

Explore the Oldest Medina in the World

Today, your guide will show you the very best sites and local gems in Fes.

Your private guide was born and bred in Fes, and will give you the opportunity to discover this ancient city of scholars and artisans, as well as the largest Medina in the world.

The ancient city of Fez houses within its walls a unique collection of monuments  showcasing the rich history and traditions of the Moroccan people. One of these monuments is Fondouk el Nejjarine, an 18th century roadside inn no...Read All

The Road to the Sahara

you will have an early-morning start today leaving the amazing Medina of Fes, with all its mysteries and secrets hidden in its 9000 alleyways, and head southeast towards Merzouga and the gateway to the Sahara desert.

En route, you will pass by the cedar forests of Ifran, the “Switzerland of Morocco”, where you could easily be mistaken for being in the Alps. If you’re lucky, you’ll come across the Barbary Macaques on your way to Midelt, where you’ll stop fo...Read All

Glorious Sunrises and Berber Lifestyles

This morning, you’ll wake up to witness one of the most memorable sunrises of your life, as the sun gently rises above the dunes.

Enjoy an early breakfast, then after an hour riding on camelback out of the desert, you will depart in your vehicle heading towards  Erfoud to see the million-year-old fossils that the area is famous for.

Then it’s onward to Tinjdad where you’ll stop at a local Berber culture museum so that you can get to know more about this fascinating ra...Read All

Hollywood of Africa and Saffron

You’ll start today by shadowing the high Atlas Mountains as you head west, bringing you to Ouarzazate via the ‘valley of roses and daggers’.

While you’re in Ouarzazate, you might like to explore the Taourirt Kasbah. From here, head past Ouarzazate to Ait Benhadou, the 11th-century UNESCO-protected site that has formed the backdrop for Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, Gladiator, Game of Thrones and many others.

The next stop is i...Read All

The Miniature Marrakech

From Taliouine, continue all the way to Marrakech via Taroudant, a smaller town that has echoes of Marrakech, but is a little sleepier, and calmer.

Pause here where you have some time out to stroll and explore on foot in the Medina, wandering its red-mud ramparts and its atmospheric old Kasbah.

Jump back in your vehicle and wind through North African’s highest mountain range and along the Tizi n’Test mountain pass, at an elevation of 2.101m above the sea level, it is one...Read All

Exploring the City of Marrakech

Today, spend time with your private, Marrakech local guide as you explore the stunning city, the bustling Medina and many little hidden gems you would never find yourself.

Start exploring the Red City from its oldest quarter as you dive into the Medina’s narrow lanes that lead to incredible mosaics, tombs and religious monuments decked out in marble.

Dsicover Bahia and El-Badii Palace and Saadien’s Tombs, then afterwards, your guide will pick you up to visit and explore the ...Read All

Goats in Trees and Hendrix's Hometown

After breakfast at the Riad, you’ll be picked up by your driver/guide to begin your three-hour drive to Essaouira. If you’re lucky you’ll have the chance to see the bizarre phenomenon of the tree-climbing goats en route.

You’ll have plenty of time to explore the town that was Jimi Hendrix’s home, today, and you’re free to roam in the city that is a haven for backpackers and Gnawa musicians.

Start your visit with a visit to the ramparts, a series of forts ...Read All

From El-Jadida to Casablanca

In the morning you’ll head north to the 15-century fortified city of El-Jadida. Nicknamed “the Deauville of Morocco”, its Portuguese fortified ramparts, and system of defences surrounding the Medina and advancing out to sea evoke the city’s past history.

A UNESCO world heritage site, its an ancient coastal town with impressive Portuguese architecture.

From here you will drive to Casablanca and spend the evening discoverng some of the city’s sights such as t...Read All

The Return Leg

If time didn’t allow you to visit Casablanca’s sights yesterday, then this morning is the perfect chance to do so.

After you’ve finished exploring Casablanca you’ll set off for Rabat, Morocco’s political and administrative capital.

In this charming city you will have the opportunity to explore the monumental Hassan tower, where the pillared stumps of its mosque are all that remains from the earthquake of 1755 and the nearby Mausoleum of the royal family. You ca...Read All

Departure Day

Today is not goodbye, it is merely “take care and see you soon” for another adventure.

Your guide will drop you off directly at the airport when you have checked out of your Riad, and your Moroccan adventure will come to an end.

What's included

Included

  • English speaking professional driver/tour guide
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Accommodation for 13 nights with Breakfast
  • City Guide: Marrakech and Fes Medina guided tour
  • Private Transportation: Minivan or Minibus, camel
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with wifi
  • Visit to women's cooperatives
  • Camel ride in the desert
  • Two lunches included will be home-cooked with local families
Your local host

Aziz

My name is Aziz (meaning, the Dearest one). Our business was created to bring people together, to authentically connect you, not only to Morocco’s incredible destinations, but to the heartbeat that lies beneath. I want you to come away with an eye for the beauty of its natural environment and the hopes and challenges of our people. I want you to touch and feel good quality workmanship and to taste the Ras El Hanout in our tagines. I would like you to build authentic connections and know that your visit matters.

My name is Aziz (meaning, the Dearest one). Our business was created to bring people together, to authentically connect you, not only to Morocco’s incredible destinations, but to the heartbeat that lies beneath. I want you to come away with an eye for the beauty of its natural environment and the hopes and challenges of our people. I want you to touch and feel good quality workmanship and to taste the Ras El Hanout in our tagines. I would like you to build authentic connections and know that your visit matters.

Location

The tour begins in Tangier, where you will be picked up directly from the airport and taken to your riad accommodation.

From here, you will travel south towards Fes, then further until you reach Merzouga, in the Sahara and close to the border with Algeria. Then, you’ll head west as far as Taroudant, before turning northwards to Marrakech.

From Marrakech you’ll set off for the coast, and once at Essaouira, head up the coast through Casablanca, and finally returning to Tangier.

All transport and accommodation is provided for you, so you can simply relax and soak up every second of the most memorable two weeks of your life.

Tangier Chefchouen Fes Merzouga Dades Taliouine Marrakech Essouira Casablanca Tangier

FAQs

Which airports in Morocco shall I fly into and out of ?

Your tour starts and ends in Tangier.

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