Minaret tower in the Fez City
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A Taste of Morocco

MR12: 13 Days Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen - Meknes - Fez - Merzouga Desert - Ouarzazate - Marrakech - Essaouira - Marrakech

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized

Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car

Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice

Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
We are delighted to welcome you to Morocco! After your flight lands at the Mohammed V international airport, our local representative will meet you outside the customs before transferring you to the hotel for checking in. If we still have time left, we will start your Morocco holiday packages with must-see attractions in Casablanca, such as the Hassan II Mosque and Square of Mohammed V. The world's third largest mosque, Hassan II Mosque, lies beside the Atlantic Ocean, and offers tourists a stunning sea view as well as exquisite interior. The Square of Mohammed V boasts vast doves and plateaus, and is quite popular among both locals and travelers.

Accommodation: Overnight in Casablanca

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen
After breakfast, today's Morocco holidays deals begin with a drive to Rabat, the administrative capital and imperial city of Morocco. Upon arrival, visit the Mohammed V mausoleum, whose luxurious interior is fully ornamented by intricate carving patterns and mosaics.

Then, we move onwards to the nearby Hassan Tower to see the remainder of the stone columns and afterwards proceed to the Oudayas Kasbahs, a castle complex close to the Atlantic Ocean. As you ascend along the roads, let your eyes soak in the beautiful white and blue painted street walls while standing atop this Kasbah, you shall be met with a stunning panoramic view of the ocean and the nearby fortress. Later in the afternoon, we will drive to the blue city Chefchaouen for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Chefchaouen

Day 3: Chefchaouen
This full-day excursion of the romantic Chefchaouen will lead you first to the old medina, an impressive village painted blue. Of course, take some beautiful photos to record this fantastic view. If you are lucky enough, you may encounter cute cats walking through the narrow alleys. Then we visit to the local souks, followed by a tour at the Kasbah.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Chefchaouen

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez
The itinerary for your Morocco vacation packages will start with a visit to Fez by air-conditioned minibus. On the way, we will stopover at the Ruins of Volubilis, one of the best preserved Roman relics in the area. Meknes, one of Morocco's four imperial cities will be our next stop where you will be guided around Bab Mansour, Morocco's longest old city wall which spans 25 km (16 mi). After touring Hari Souani, we will visit the old medina before moving on to Fez. Once in the city, check into a nice hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Fez

Day 5: Fez
On day five of your private Morocco family holiday package, we will guide you to explore Fez in depth. First we come to Morocco's oldest medina, established in 790 BC. After entering the famous Bab Bou Jelous, walk through the narrow maze alleys, and pass bustling shops selling spices, fruits, handicrafts and local commodities. For many visitors, it is a good opportunity to observe the daily life of locals and experience their excessive zeal. Afterwards, we proceed to the world first university, El Qaraouiyine University, followed by a sightseeing of Nejjarine fountain. The rest of the day is free for discovering Fez on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Fez

  • Scenery of the old Medina in Fez at sunset
    Scenery of the old Medina in Fez at sunset
Day 6: Fez - Erfoud - Merzouga
After a big breakfast, we leave for the Sahara Desert, first passing through the Middle Atlas Mountains, and stopping to see Barbarian apes at cedar forest in Azrou. We will go to Midelt known for its apples and minerals before traveling through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud. Finally, we will arrive at the small desert town Merzouga, the gateway of the Sahara Desert, and stay there overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Merzouga

Day 7: Sahara Merzouga Desert
Today's Morocco holiday packages is scheduled to explore the Sahara Merzouga Desert in a 4*4 vehicle. First, we visit the Khamlia village and chat with local Gnawa people to know more about traditional music and later, we meet a local Nomad family to learn about how they live in Merzouga desert.

Drive to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand dunes in Morocco and embark on a camel trek deep into the Sahara Merzouga desert. Do not miss the spectacular scenery of sand dunes and desert sunset. The camel-ride will eventually lead us to the Merzouga desert camp, where you will experience an authentic Berber dinner, camp fire and Berber music all while watching the charming starry skies above. We will spend the night in a Berber tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Sahara desert camp

  • Tents over sand dunes in Sahara Desert of Merzouga
    Tents over sand dunes in Sahara Desert of Merzouga
  • A gril riding a camel in Sahara Desert
    A gril riding a camel in Sahara Desert
Day 8: Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley
Catch the desert sunrise in the early morning. Then we camel-trek back to Merzouga village for breakfast and a shower before driving onwards via the Tinghir oasis to Todra Gorge, Morocco's highest and narrowest gorge. Then your private Morocco holiday deals continues travelling through the Dades Valley where you will stay overnight at a well-reputed hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Dades Valley

Day 9: Dades Valley - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
After breakfast, set off for Ouarzazate along the famous Road of the Thousand Kasbahs. Along the road, we will stop at the Rose Valley, Kallat Mgouna, where you can buy some rose derivatives. In Ouarzazate, you will get to see the famous movie studios and local Kasbahs. Later on head to Ait Ben Haddou, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and finally check into a famous hotel in the Kasbah.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Ait Ben Haddou

Day 10: Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
The morning escursion of Ait Benhaddou allows you to immerse yourself in earthen clay architecture. Many famous Hollywood films have been filmed here including the Mummy and the Gladiator. When setting out for Marrakech, we will cross the Tizi N'tichka pass and drive through the High Atlas Mountains. The picturesque scenery however will make the long drive worthwhile. After reaching the red city, Marrakech, check into your hotel where we will end today's Morocco vacation package.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

Day 11: Marrakech
Today's itinerary is dedicated to exploring the sights of Marrakech, another imperial city. Your first visit is the Majorelle Garden, aka YSL Garden, which provides enchanting scenes of cactus, colorful painted houses, delicate fountains, and the YSL memorial museum. Later, move onwards to see the central landmark, the Koutoubia Mosque, which exhibits an exquisite design - although the mosque is closed to non-Muslims.

Afterwards, visit the nearby Saadian Tombs followed by the Bahia Palace both of which showcase the noble life of Royal families. Following these tours, you will get to explore the fabulous Djamma-el-Fna square and join the bustling market. The remainder of the day is free for you to look around Marrakech.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

  • Courtyard of El Bahia Palace in Marrakech
    Courtyard of El Bahia Palace in Marrakech
  • A bird's-eye view of the old medina in Marrakech
    A bird's-eye view of the old medina in Marrakech
Day 12: Marrakech - Essaouira - Marrakech
In the morning, start your private Morocco family holiday to the coastal city, Essaouira. At first glance, you will encounter a well-preserved fortress and later you will be shown around the Jewish district known as the old medina. You will also have time to walk along the soft sand beaches while enjoying the sea breeze. At the end of the day, you will be driven back to Marrakech, and dropped off at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

Day 13: Departure from Marrakech
Today, your private Morocco family holiday package will come to an end. After checking out, you will be transferred to the airport and seen off. We wish you spend a pleasat homeward flight!

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Casablanca and out Marrakech.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Morocco Visa Fee.
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