Top Morocco Heritage Grand Tour From Marrakech In 12 Days

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The whole history of Morocco is inscribed on the walls of the four cities of the circuit of the imperial cities: Marrakech and the Jemaa El Fna Square, Fez and the Nejjarine Fountain, Meknes and Bab El Mansour, Rabat and the Mohammed V Mausoleum, but also Volubilis and Casablanca with the Hassan II Mosque, all classified as World Heritage by Unesco. Wandering the labyrinthine Souks/Markets of Marrakesh or Fez, your senses are awakened by the sound of trade’s people at work, the smell of orange blossom and the kaleidoscope of rugs, scarves and leather in tanneries. The Atlas Mountains, dotted with tiny villages and the big dunes of the desert Sahara.

DESTINATIONImperial Cities, Desert, Coast, Kasbahs & North
DEPARTURE LOCATION                         Marrakech
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 08:45 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:00 PM
DRESS CODECasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and sun glaces
Hotel pickup and drop-off serviceFuel included
Transport by an air-conditioned vehicleProfessional driver/guide during the tour
Bottled water during the tourHalf-board accommodations in selected hotels and Riads
Official guide during the guided city tours of the imperial citiesLocal guide in Ait ben haddou Kasbah
Camel ride (one camel each)Overnight in desert camp dinner included
Entrance feesPersonal expenses
Tips and gratuitiesLunch and drinks
Anything not mentioned in the program


  • Discover the authentic Berber culture and traditions
  • Explore the 4 imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakech , Rabat, Meknes and Fes
  • Visit of the World Heritage sites: Essaouira, El Jadida, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou kasbah.
  • Discover the secrets of Moroccan traditional cuisine during the tour
  • Go through the palm groves and explore the green valleys
  • Visit the blue pearl of Chefchaouen
  • Explore the desert of Morocco and the great south
  • Explore the beautiful coasts and beaches of Morocco: Essaouira, El jadida, Casablanca and Tangier
  • Spent an night in desert camp and ride camel over the big dunes of Merzouga


Day 1: Arrive At Marrakech

Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.


Day 2: Marrakech – Casablanca

After breakfast your guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation to start an explorative journey of Marrakech, the city tour of Marrakech includes: stop in front of the Koutoubia, representative building of the art of the Almohades, visit of the museum of Marrakech (ceramics, pottery, jewels), Palace of the Bahia, masterpiece of the Moroccan architecture with its gardens and its patios Saadian tombs where you will be impressed by the beauty of the decoration and crossing the Djemaa El Fna square, a tourist attraction. Visit the Majorelle garden (botanical garden of the French painter Jacques Majorelle). After lunch, we will drive to Casablanca. Arrival and overnight in Hotel.


Day 3: Casablanca – Rabat (about 80 km)

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and the economic capital. During the city tour of Casablanca we will visit the main attractive sites: Mohamed V Square, Arab League Park, stop in front of the Hassan II Grand Mosque (optional visit except religious holidays: 120 MAD to be paid on the spot), walk on the ledge/Cornish where restaurants follow one another, hotels, shops and cafe terraces.

Departure for Rabat, political and administrative capital, on the Atlantic coast. The city tour of Rabat includest: visit of Mechouar, entrance of the Royal Palace, Chellah (13th century merinid necropolis), mausoleum Mohamed V (white marble pavilion crowned with green tiles), Hassan tower (12th century) and kasbah of Oudayas (first royal residence ) with its Hispano-Moorish style gardens.


Day 4: Rabat – Assilah – Tangier (about 150 km)

After breakfast in your hotel in Rabat we will drive through the highway to visit Tangier, crossroads of Europe and Africa, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. In Tangier we will explore the old town and visit the old Kasbah settled in the top of hill with a panoramic view over the Mideterranian Sea, visit to Cape Spartel and the caves of Hercules.


Day 5: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen

After breakfast in tangier we will head to Chefchaouen the pearl of the north and one of the best destinations in Morocco, the blue city founded in the late 15th century became a best destination for tourists around the world, once in the city you will have free time to explore the small town by your own pace, the Kasbah, the outa lahmam square and walking tour in the blue washed streets of the city. dinner and accommodation in Hotel or Riad.


Day 6: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

Departure for Meknes and visit of the majestic Bob Mansour door, the medina, the old stables and granaries, and the Koranic school Bou Inania. In the afternoon, drive to Moulay Idriss, the small holy city, with the mausoleum of the very important national saint. Finally, visit the ruins of Volubilis, ancient Roman capital of the African province “Mauretania Tinguitana”, known for its mosaics very well preserved, its remains of oil mills and its baths. In the evening, arrival in Fez.


Day 7: Fez Guided City Tour

Pearl of the Arab world, Fez is the spiritual, intellectual and cultural capital of Morocco. Day dedicated to the visit of this prestigious city. In the morning, Fez el Bali with the medina and its souks, zaouïa of Moulay Idriss, madrassah Bouanania, Nejjarine place with its beautiful fountain, Nejjarine museum of arts and crafts of the wood, crafts workshops Fassi.

Lunch then Fez el Jedid: mellah, entrance to the Royal Palace, complex of potters and tower walls; panorama of the city from the Merinid tombs (14th century). Overnight in Hotel or Riad in Fes.


Day 8: Fes – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga

Via Azrou, with its cedar forest; where we will stop to meet the Barbary apes, and the Zad pass (2,178 m) in the Middle Atlas, departure for Midelt at the foot of Jebel El Ayachi where we will stop to have lunch in a local restaurant. Then continue crossing the High Atlas with the parade of N’Zala and the Gorges du Ziz towards Errachidia. Along the way, you will appreciate the beauty and diversity of the landscapes. Arrival to Merzouga, exchange the car with camel for a new adventure and for an overnight in desert camp.


Day 9: Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate

Drive from sahara dunes to Ouarzazate through the Rissnai and Erfoud, The 1,000 kasbah road runs from Skoura to Dades valley; it is dotted with fortified earthen sets with beautiful ocher colors. Departure for the large palm grove Skoura whose inhabitants of many villages live from agriculture.

Arrival at Kelaa M’Gouna, known for its “Rose Festival” which takes place in May. Crossing the Dades river towards Tinerhir before reaching the Todra Gorge, massive fault of 250 m high at the bottom of which flows a river with crystal clear waters. Back to Boumalne du Dades, then Ouarzazate for another night.


Day 10: Ouarzazate – ait ben haddou Kasbah – Marrakech

After breakfast we will drive to ksar ait ben haddou, a fortified palace and a world heritage site where many international movies were shot (Gladiator, the Lawrence of Arabia, mommy, games of throne….). Continue to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas by the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2,260 m above sea level) and arrival in Marrakech. Top tourist spot, Marrakech is the third largest city in Morocco and second imperial city after Fes. Overnight in Selected hotel or Riad.

Optional: Fantasia dinner show.


Day 11: Day Trip To Essaouira

Your driver will meet you at your hotel in Marrakech at 8 am for a day trip to Essaouira; Essaouira is a small town 175 km from Marrakech to the east and Agadir to the south, it is also famous by Mogador.

Essaouira is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Thus Essaouira is known by its cultural and historical heritage, calm, tranquility, Essaouira is also renowned for surfing, thanks to the powerful winds that blow constantly in the bay.

During this trip to Essaouira, you can go for walks on the port, souks and carpentry workshops devoted to cedar and cedar wood and why not swim in the Atlantic.


Day 12: Marrakech Departure

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for return flight.


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