Tour Overview

With an expert local guide by your side, uncover the Imperial Cities, Roman ruins, dramatic landscapes and coastal delights of Morocco on a 15 day group tour. With plenty of guided sightseeing by day, comfortable accommodation by night, some included meals and key sights such as the charming blue city of Chefchaouen, rural Midelt and delightful Essaouira on the Atlantic – this tour has got Morocco covered.

Highlights

  • Marrakech – Stroll through UNESCO-listed Medina and discover mosques, palaces and souks (explored independently)
  • Midelt - Immerse yourself in the Berber way of life with a visit to a Berber family home
  • Casablanca - Enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit the incredible Hassan II mosque
  • Rabat - Explore Morocco's lively capital
  • Meknes - Wander through this Imperial City
  • Chefchaouen – Uncover the beautiful blue city nestled in the Rif mountains
  • Volubilis – Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins
  • Fes – Take a leisurely tour through the world’s oldest medieval city
  • The Sahara Desert - Sleep beneath the stars in the Sahara
  • The Atlas Mountains - Admire the natural beauty of the mountains
  • Todra Gorge – Admire Morocco’s towering Grand Canyon
  • Ouarzazate - Roam the city, home to Morocco's film industry
  • Ait Benhaddou - Discover the UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah city
  • Essaouira - Enjoy some free time in this ancient medina with its wind-swept beaches and charming cafes

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Marrakech

Location: Marrakech

Saturday. Welcome to Morocco! You'll be met at Marrakech Airport and transferred to your hotel. Be sure to arrive in time for our welcome meeting and dinner at 18:00.

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Location: Casablanca

Marrakech - Casablanca. Today we travel up to Casablanca. Made famous by Humphrey Bogart in the film 'Casablanca'. We then have the option of visiting the stunning Hassan II mosque, which has the tallest minaret and the third largest mosque in the world, it can hold 25,000 worshippers at any one time.

icon Day 3: Meknes

Location: Meknes

Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes. This morning we drive to Rabat, Morocco's capital city to visit Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan tower, and the Royal Palace. After lunch we will move on to the third of our Imperial cities Meknes to enjoy some free time.

icon Day 4: Chefchaouen

Location: Chefchaouen

Meknes - Chefchaouen. After breakfast, we’ll embark on a tour of the Roman ruins at Volubilis, the largest ancient site of Morocco. UNESCO-listed, the site dates back to AD40 and once ruled the entire Roman province of Mauritania. We’ll then head on to Chefchaouen for a guided tour this afternoon. High up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen boasts a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the Kasbah (built back in the 18th century), central mosque and cafes with authentic menus. The busy market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare.

icon Day 5-6: Fes

Location: Fes

Chefchaouen - Fes. Enjoy some free time in Chefchaouen this morning - relax at the hotel or spend your time exploring this beautiful city. We travel on to Fes in the afternoon. Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, and its medina is a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights. To navigate, follow one of the five, themed tourist circuits. There are plenty of mosques and palaces to visit, but be aware that only Muslims can enter Mosques in Morocco.

On day 6 we embark on a fully guided tour of the city of Fes. Explore the tanneries, souks, potteries, and the Medina, and learn the fascinating history of the city. We’ll later return to the hotel to get ready for an optional night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town.

icon Day 7: Midelt

Location: Midelt

Fes - Midelt. This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas to stop at Midelt. This is a beautiful alpine area. Surrounded by huge pine trees and a tranquil mountain setting, this is a great spot to cool down and relax after the hustle and bustle of Fes. We will enjoy a small hike in the afternoon and a visit to a local Berber family home where we catch a glimpse of their way of life before returning to our hotel for the evening in this mountain location.

icon Day 8: Erg Chebbi

Location: Erg Chebbi

Midelt - Erg Chebbi. Today we embark on a scenic drive followed by a tasty an optional Moroccan lunch and an afternoon relaxing and swimming. Then we head out towards the Erg Chebbi dunes located near the remote frontier town of Merzouga. The dunes are renowned for their incredible height and size. In parts the vast sand pile reaches skyward to heights of 150 metres! Transferring to our camels we trek into the Sahara for a night at our Berber Camp. Tonight enjoy a local meal, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars.

icon Day 9: Todra Gorge

Location: Todra Gorge

Erg Chebbi - Todra Gorge. Leaving the desert, we move on to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is also called Morocco’s Grand Canyon. We will have an early lunch at the village co-operative where you can see and buy authentic, Berber, handmade rugs, kilims and carpets. The afternoon can be spent exploring the Gorge, walking through the palmerie or if you’re feeling adventurous, there is the option to rock climb.

icon Day 10: Ait Benhaddou

Location: Ait Benhaddou

Todra Gorge - Ait Benhaddou. Leaving the impressive Todra Gorge we continue our journey to Ait Benhaddou, stopping en route in Ouarzazate for lunch and the opportunity to tour its famous film studio (book/pay locally). After lunch we tour the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where Lawrence of Arabia was once filmed.

icon Day 11-12: Essaouira

Location: Essaouira

Ait Benhaddou - Essaouira. Today’s drive offers panoramic views as we traverse the high Atlas Mountains on our way to Essaouira. A colourful old city and fishing village is located within 15th century Portuguese fortifications. Just outside the town great beaches and an Atlantic surf beckon.

Relax on the beach or alternatively explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. Any city gate leads to the Medina, so you’re unlikely to get lost. The beach is in front of the Medina and there are plenty of cafés with terraces, both ideal for relaxing for a few hours. Blue doors and window frames abound as do the artists shops – buy a carpet or Thuya wood carving or sit on the beach sipping a mint tea as the sun sets, an antidote to the bustle of the Imperial Cities. During our time here there’s the option to take part in horse trekking or quad biking or a cooking class.

icon Day 13-14: Marrakech

Location: Marrakech

Essaouira - Marrakech - breakfast. We take a supratours public bus from Essaouira back to Marrakech this morning, to explore the last of Morocco’s four Imperial cities we visit on this tour. Marrakech set against the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Its great pride and landmark is the Koutoubia Tower, sister to the Tower of Hassan in Rabat and the Giralda Tower in Seville. It is said that after the third of these was completed, the sultan had the eyes of his architect put out, lest he should build another more beautiful tower elsewhere. No visit to the city is complete without a visit to the city’s UNESCO-listed medina and Djemaa-el-Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. An optional guided tour of Marrakech is offered with a local payment of 100 Dirhams, alternatively you can explore the city yourself or relax by the pool.

icon Day 15: Marrakech

Location: Marrakech

Marrakech. Our tour concludes after breakfast and hotel check out this morning, should you wish to extend your stay in Morocco please do let us know!

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    3 star hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 6 dinners inclusive of a Berber camp dinner (2021 inclusions: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners inclusive of a Berber camp dinner)
  • 13 nights 3 star hotels and 1 night camping at a Berber camp in the Sahara
  • Guided sightseeing - Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Rabat and Ait Benhaddou
  • Camel trek into the mesmerising Sahara Desert
  • Entrance fees for all included sites (excl Hassan II Mosque - budget 120DH)
  • Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
  • Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle, public bus Essaouira to Marrakech day 13
  • Specialist local guides at some sites
  • Arrival transfer from Marrakech Airport on day 1
  • All road taxes and tolls


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-Tip for your tour leader. We recommend you allow USD$2-3 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

Age Policy

Min 5yrs family toursMin 12yrs teen toursMin 15yrs on standard tours if accompanied by adult 
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Reviews

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Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
The local guides were excellent and gave us a good insight into Morocco old and new. The tour includes virtually all the interesting places to see in Morocco. Nice to ....more The local guides were excellent and gave us a good insight into Morocco old and new.

The tour includes virtually all the interesting places to see in Morocco.

Nice to have some time to relax on the coast near the end of the tour.

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William Mortimer

26-Jul-2017

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
Fabulous! It is truly 'on the go' as we were constantly doing things and the people, country, and culture were amazing. Our guide, Mohamed, and our driver, Jamail, ....more Fabulous! It is truly 'on the go' as we were constantly doing things and the people, country, and culture were amazing.

Our guide, Mohamed, and our driver, Jamail, were top notch, extremely friendly, funny, helpful, and informative.

I would highly recommend Mohamed for any groups going forward (if people can request their guides) and he, along with the tour group who all got along well with each other, made the trip truly special.

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Robert Tolfree

24-Oct-2014

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
Younis has been one of the best guides I have had on group tours. He was approachable, knowledgeable and patient with all members on the group. I think he has ....more Younis has been one of the best guides I have had on group tours.

He was approachable, knowledgeable and patient with all members on the group.

I think he has developed his skills well as a tour guide and it shows in how he deals with any problems arising and their resolution.

During the tour, Younis was proactive in arranging the groups activities and any additional activities.

Of one point of concern, with some of the restaurants we attended en route to locations (possibly nothing could be done) however some of the restaurants were a bit below average and maybe a new selection could be made.

Overall I was very happy with the tour, the guide and the driver.

I have recommended the tour to others.

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Stuart Bulloch

12-Aug-2015

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
Excellent tour. A real insight into the different sides of Morocco and good value for money. Younes was enthusiastic and friendly and was a great tour leader - always happy to ....more Excellent tour.

A real insight into the different sides of Morocco and good value for money.

Younes was enthusiastic and friendly and was a great tour leader - always happy to answer questions and had a flexible approach.

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Jennifer Chatwin

04-Feb-2019

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
Younes was possibly the best tour guide I have travelled with on the many trips booked through OTG - he was absolutely fantastic! Younes was possibly the best tour guide I have travelled with on the many trips booked through OTG - he was absolutely fantastic! ;
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Simon Hill

19-Sep-2016

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
I chose this tour based on itinerary as it goes to Chefchouen and Essaouira as well as desert and imperial cities. Morocco is an amazing country and I enjoyed very ....more I chose this tour based on itinerary as it goes to Chefchouen and Essaouira as well as desert and imperial cities.

Morocco is an amazing country and I enjoyed very much visiting it.

The only bad part of this trip is the hotels - very frugal and not really 3 stars - I could have spent a little bit more and stayed in real 4 star hotels.

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Elizabeth Rodrigues

20-Apr-2018

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
Great tour with an excellent guide .. would recommend to all. Great tour with an excellent guide .

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would recommend to all.

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Judith Hadfield

23-Jan-2018

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
I would rate this tour 10 out of 10. I was a bit wary when I first read info regarding what to pack, etc, but it was all for ....more I would rate this tour 10 out of 10.

I was a bit wary when I first read info regarding what to pack, etc, but it was all for nothing.

The co-ordination of the tour by our tour guide, Mohamed, was absolutely fabulous and he went far above and beyond anything that was expected of him.

well done.

And our driver Brahim was also great, extremely safe and efficient.

the content of the tour was extremely comprehensive and interesting and Mohamed and local guides didn't just take us to places where they would get commission from the shops, as with many other tours I have been on.

they took us to the places we wanted to go.

the hotels were mostly fine.

some needed a bit of attention, and some staff could do with hospitality etiquette, but in general all the hotels were good and very well placed close to the tourist areas.

I can very highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing Morocco in its fullness and shopping up a storm.

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LESLEY TAYLOR

11-May-2015

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
Completed your Camel Souks & Kashabs tour which was totally amazing. Mohammed (tour guide) and Brahim (driver) were very professional and well organized. Thanks to OTG as well for an ....more Completed your Camel Souks & Kashabs tour which was totally amazing.

Mohammed (tour guide) and Brahim (driver) were very professional and well organized.

Thanks to OTG as well for an amazing product! Will recommend this tour!✈️; ....less
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Elizabeth Erasmus

05-Aug-2015

Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days
GUIDE: Mohammed was the most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable guide I have ever used. in many aspects he went way above what required of him. I don't ....more GUIDE: Mohammed was the most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable guide I have ever used.

in many aspects he went way above what required of him.

I don't think anyone on our tour could possibly find any fault with him in any way.

thankyou Mohammed TOUR: The tour was a very comprehensive tour with well placed hotels, although some of them did need a bit more attention to detail and service, ( Rabat especially).

Chefchauoen ( Riad Madrid ), Essaouira ( Lala Mira?) and Todra Gorge (Hotel Amazir) were especially good.

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Lesley Taylor

16-Apr-2015

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