Morocco 15 days In Depth ~ Includes Air!


Morocco 15 days In Depth ~ Includes Air!

  Sep 8, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023 ( 15 Days 15 Nights )
The Price :   $3,950.00
Start Location:   Casablanca
Spots Remaining  12/12
Travel Date :  2023-09-08 - 2023-09-23

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Experience the enchanting beauty of Morocco with our expertly curated tour! Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the country as you explore stunning cities, ancient landmarks, and diverse landscapes. Our knowledgeable guides and luxurious accommodations ensure an unforgettable experience. Witness breathtaking sunsets over golden sand dunes, explore historic medinas, witness wildlife in the Cedar Forest, and taste the world’s finest saffron in Taliouine. Book now to embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Morocco!





Morocco Tour Itinerary

Note that each day except our first day includes an English-speaking guide to teach you the culture, customs, and history of everything we’ll see.

Day 1, Friday Sept 8: Depart
We depart the US for an overnight flight to Casablanca!

Day 2, Saturday Sept 9: Arrival in Casablanca
Upon arrival in Casablanca we will meet our private guide and minibus, with us the entire week. After transferring to our hotel and checking in, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this fabled city and its bazaars. We’ll visit the Hassan ll Mosque and walk along the corniche in the evening before heading to Rick’s Cafe for drinks followed by a welcome dinner.

Casablanca | Facts, History, & Map | Britannica

Day 3, Sunday Sept 10: Chefchaouen, Morocco
After breakfast we will drive the short distance to magical – and blue! – Chefchaouen, a town hugged by the RIF mountains, where you’ll experience a warm embrace and feel like you’re reaching out to grab the stars. Spend a treasured night here exploring, contemplating, and being entranced by the day-to-day bustle, the smell of incense, cedar wood, and mountain air. This quaint village offers unique crafts like wool garments, blankets, and woven rugs. Take the stairs higher into the mountain, and discover parts of Chaouen only the locals see.

Chefchaouen's Culture and Beauty: Discover the Magic of Morocco's Blue City  - Travel Talk

Day 4, Monday Sept 11: Travel to Fez
After breakfast, today we arrived in the Imperial city of Fez. The rest of the day will be yours to explore on your own or as a group. We then reconvene in the evening for a group dinner.
Day 5, Tuesday Sept 12: Fez
Soon after breakfast, we set out for a full day of sightseeing with a “born” in Fez private guide to explore the Medina (a UNESCO world heritage site.) Keep an eye out for well over 50 public water fountains, some simple basins and others with intricate arabesque and geometrical patterned tiling, such as the 18th century Nejjarine fountain. They are usually situated beside a Mosque or hammam and were endowed by wealthy residents.
You will visit Medersa Bou Inania (a restored theological college), with its elaborate tiles and carvings and massive brass entrance doors. Next, the tanneries on the banks of the Oued Fez, followed by La Madrassa Attarine, the University of Al Karaouine (considered to be the oldest university in the world),and Bab Bou Jeloud, an ornate city gate and the entrance to the old city of Fez. Around mid-day will will stop for an authentic Moroccan lunch. Enjoy your evening with some shopping. Or perhaps we’ll find a rooftop to relax and breathe in the smells of herbs and spices.
The inside guide to Fez, Morocco's historic second city | National  Geographic
Day 6, Wednesday Sept 13: Midelt
Today we discover Midelt, a charming Moroccan town nestled in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Experience the stunning natural landscapes, traditional Berber architecture, and delicious local cuisine. Come and explore this hidden gem of Morocco and immerse yourself in its warmth and hospitality. The drive towards Midelt, has breathtaking views of the High Atlas, and is considered to be the epicentre for apple trees. Be prepared to perhaps experience your first mirage. During the heat of summer, the heat can be so intense that in the distance the Middle Atlas can appear in a haze, as a mirage.

Midelt travel - Lonely Planet | Morocco, Africa

Day 7, Thursday Sept 14: On the Road to Merzouga
Wake up to another delightful breakfast and set out to IFRANE, the town the French built in the 1930’s. They wanted to create an Alps like town setting amidst the cedar forests and they succeeded. You will approach this town which feels more like Switzerland than Morocco, with its many imported trees such as; lilac, chestnut, linden and flower filled squares, cobble-stoned sidewalks, and cooler climate. Of course the stone lion, at the entrance to the town, has many stories of lore connected to it, however the truth lies somewhere in between. Everything from an Italian soldier who was imprisoned nearby and carved it for his release, or, it was carved to commemorate the last wild Atlas lion, which was sadly shot near here in the 1920’s. You can take an educated guess, he is so regal
Now you will make your way to the monkey and cedar forests of Azrou. The souq of Azrou is especially unique, as all the local villagers come down from the mountains to sell and trade their goods. It’s not for tourist trappings but a regular day of shopping for them. The Azrou Barbary Macaques are elusive, yet lamentably they do gather at certain places to be fed, which is not good for them, and causes them many health issues. So we would suggest enjoying them from a distance, always being mindful of our impact on all wildlife and the environment.
The drive towards MIDELT has breathtaking views of the High Atlas, and is considered to be the epicentre for apple trees. Be prepared to perhaps experience your first mirage. During the heat of summer, the heat can be so intense that in the distance the Middle Atlas can appear in a haze, as a mirage.
ER-RACHIDIA was established as a military base for the French Foreign Legion. So many images come to mind with their crisp white caps and green and red epaulettes. There is still a large Moroccan military garrison base here, keeping an eye on the border with Algeria.
Now for the desert of ERG CHEBBI, MERZOUGA.
Who can approach the desert and the mind doesn’t wander to the most exotic thoughts. The peace and serenity of the trek towards the camp cannot be duplicated. Merzouga itself is a small town, approximately 50 km from the Algerian border. You will be greeted by our friends who prepare a lovely greeting and take you to your luxury carpeted Berber tent with private facilities. Settle in for the most unforgettable night of your lives, a sunset over the dunes and a lavish candlelit dinner of traditional Amazigh Tajine. As the evening progresses, you will be entertained by a group of musicians around a bonfire under a sky of stars.
The Moroccan drivers help each other in ways we wouldn’t be accustomed to in the west. They work together by signals and hand gestures to pass slow traffic and have developed a code system to advise oncoming traffic about police stops. It’s amazing to watch, works beautifully and gives a sense of camaraderie on the road. Relieves the stress and is very cool !!Now for the desert of Erg Chebbi, Merzouga.
MERZOUGA LUXURY DESERT CAMPS - Updated 2023 Prices & Campground Reviews (Erg  Chebbi, Morocco)
Day 8, Friday Sept 15: Dades Valley
Welcome to Dades Valley, an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Morocco. This stunning valley is nestled between the High Atlas Mountains and the Jebel Saghro range, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. This part of your journey takes you through perhaps the most quintessential Morocco. This long route takes you from Er-Rachidia to Ouarzazate which is well traveled and beautiful. You will be seeing so many landmarks and breathtaking vistas along the way. You will pass the Valley of Roses, the Route of Kasbah’s, such as Kasbah Telouet (once owned by the infamous autocrat Pasha Glaoui), and cross the famous Tizi-N-Tichka pass at an elevation of 2,260 metres (7,415 feet).
Visit The Dades Valley on a trip to Morocco | Audley Travel
Day 9, Saturday Sept 16: Dades Valley
You have 2 unforgettable nights snug into the High Atlas Mountain range. This will be unlike anything you have ever experienced, the views, the air, the people.The valley is known for its dramatic rock formations, lush palm groves, and traditional Berber villages. It’s the perfect destination for hiking enthusiasts, with numerous trails winding through the valley and its surrounding peaks. You can also discover the local culture and hospitality of the Berber people, with their unique architecture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality. Come and experience the beauty and serenity of Dades Valley, a true gem of Morocco.
Day 10, Sunday Sept 17: Taroudant
Welcome to Taroudant, a hidden gem in southern Morocco! Known as “Little Marrakech,” Taroudant offers a unique blend of traditional Moroccan culture and modern amenities. Surrounded by a red-earth wall that dates back to the 16th century, the city is home to vibrant souks, stunning riads, and beautiful gardens. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture by trying traditional Berber cuisine, exploring the ancient medina, or visiting the nearby Argan oil cooperatives. For outdoor enthusiasts, Taroudant offers hiking and biking trails in the nearby Atlas Mountains, as well as opportunities for horseback riding and golfing. Don’t miss the chance to experience the warmth and beauty of Taroudant, one of Morocco’s best-kept secrets!

Resorts in Taroudant from $81/night - KAYAK

Day 11, Monday Sept 18: Essaouira
Essaouira is a relaxed and bohemian town on the west coast of Morocco, known for its windy coastal weather and vibrant arts scene. Visitors can explore the walled Medina, stroll along the beach, try out kitesurfing or horseback riding, and enjoy the local cuisine and art galleries. The town’s laid-back atmosphere and funky restaurants make it a great place to unwind and get lost in the souks.

Essaouira walking tour (self-guided) | Explore Essaouira

Day 12, Tuesday Sept 18: Imlil
Welcome to Imlil, a picturesque village nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. This charming village offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and traditional Berber architecture. Imlil is a haven for hikers and nature lovers, with numerous trails winding through the mountains and valleys. You can also experience the local Berber culture, cuisine, and hospitality by visiting the village’s markets, guesthouses, and cafes. Don’t miss the chance to explore this hidden gem of Morocco and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and warmth of Imlil.

Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting Imlil, Morocco.

Day 12-14 : Marrakech
You will need 3 days to take it all in. The list is long but your first stop should be DJEMAA-EL-FNA square. In 2001, the square was named a Unesco World Heritage Site in a special classification, “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. The reason for this particular moniker is because the Moroccans were very concerned about its survivability. This square is known for its storytellers, musicians and performers and they were afraid to lose that. As such, an advocate was found for this cultural treasure.
You will visit all the landmarks that include the following: Koutoubia Mosque, Mouassine Fountain, Funduqs, Souq des Teinturiers (dyers’ quarter), Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs and Le Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden) with its Moorish and Art Deco influences, filled with bamboo groves and cacti gardens. We can add a good scrubbing at a Hammam or perhaps a cooking class. Just let us know.

22 best things to do in Marrakech, Morocco | Planet of Hotels

Day 15 : Departure.




 Morocco Accommodations

Riad Chez Hafid House

Looking for a unique and authentic Moroccan experience? Look no further than Chez Hafid House! Our charming guesthouse offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Located in the heart of the ancient city of Fes, Chez Hafid House is just steps away from the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions.

Chez Hafid House in Imlil, Morocco - reviews, prices | Planet of Hotels

Riad Assilah, Chefchaouen

Nestled in the heart of the charming coastal town of Assilah, Riad Assilah is the perfect place to experience the beauty and tranquility of Morocco’s northern coast. This exquisite guesthouse features beautifully designed rooms and suites, a refreshing outdoor pool, and a peaceful courtyard where you can relax and unwind.

Hotel Riad Assilah Chaouen, Chefchaouen, Morocco -

Merzouga Dunes Luxury Camps 

Escape to a world of luxury and serenity with Merzouga Dunes Luxury Camp, located in the heart of the breathtaking Erg Chebbi dunes. Our campsite offers an unforgettable desert experience, with spacious and stylishly furnished tents that offer all the comforts of a five-star hotel.

Merzouga Luxury Desert Camps Rooms: Pictures & Reviews - Tripadvisor

EcoBio Riad

EcoBio Riad is the perfect place for travelers who want to experience the unique charm of Morocco while staying in an eco-friendly and sustainable environment. Our beautifully restored Riad, located in the heart of Marrakech, offers a luxurious and authentic Moroccan experience with a strong commitment to sustainability. From our locally-sourced and organic cuisine to our use of renewable energy, EcoBio Riad is the ideal destination for travelers who care about the environment and want to make a positive impact during their travels. Book your stay with us today and discover the perfect blend of comfort, luxury, and sustainability in the heart of Marrakech.

Ecobio Riad : Hôtels Google



What’s included in your trip

  • Pick by private mini bus from the Casablanca International Airport
  • A government certified private guide escorting the group for the entire tour
  • Countless stops along the way for lunch, picnics, landmarks, waterfalls, palm oasis, petroglyph fossils of Erfoud museum/store, towns and villages, souks, markets and bazaars, photo taking, fresh fruit stands, and all the other sights mentioned on our tours
  • 13 nights stay in (standard, above standard and deluxe) accommodations
  • 1 night stay in a luxury tent with a private washroom in Merzouga
  • Dinners in Midelt, Merzouga, Dades Valley, Taroudant and Imlil, consisting of delicious traditional Amazigh meals
  • All breakfasts, which include a variety of fresh fruit, homemade jams, Moroccan pancakes and breads, tajine eggs
  • 4×4 for luggage transport in the desert
  • Camel trek to the desert camp
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunset and sunrise over the dunes of Morocco
  • Night of Amazigh musicians playing instruments in the desert around a huge campfire, under the stars
  • Traditional lunch with an Amazigh family in the Dades Valley
  • Lovely 1 to 2 hour privately guided walk along the river Oued and its orchards
  • Private local tour guides in Fez and Marrakech
  • Entrance fees for The Majorelle Garden and museum, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs and the Koutoubia Palace
  • Drop off at the Menara Airport of Marrakech

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  • Dinners consisting of delicious traditional Amazigh meals.

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  • Trip Leader/CSR: Dianna Germany

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