Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert trip highlights:


Morocco has never-ending list of things to do and see. That’s why it is highly considered as one of the top destination which attract tourists from all over the world. This Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert trip itinerary showcases the best of Morocco and is ideally suited to those seeking to go on a “journey” through the country’s stunningly-varied landscapes. It’s a journey that requires you to have a thirst for discovery. The trip offers cultural experiences, uncover the best of Morocco’s natural environment, from the Sahara Desert to the High Atlas and Middle Atlas Mountains, the Imperial and coastal cities, and much more unique wanderlust and attractions.

Tour itinerary maps:

Main attractions of the trip:

  • Drive through high and middle Atlas mountains
  • Discover Essaouira Mogador
  • Walk on the beach of Sidi Kaouki and Taghazout.
  • Visit Agadir coastal city
  • Discover Berber villages along the way.
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
  • Visit Taourirt Kasbah Ouarzazate.
  • Merzouga desert camel ride.
  • Enjoy overnight at a desert camp.
  • Visit Ifrane the Switzerland of Morocco.
  • Explore Fes imperial city
  • Discover Chefchouen blue pearl of Morocco.
  • Visit Rabat imperial city.
  • Visit Hassan 2 mosque in Casablanca.
  • Explore Marrakech imperial city.

Private Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert trip itinerary details:

  • Day 1 – Travel from Marrakech to Essaouira Mogador

Our tour guide we will meet at your accommodation, to start Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert, driving to Essaouira the pearl of to the atlantic coast of Morocco, unlike Marrakech imperial city, it has a small Medina that you can explore by your own, or hire a local guide if you want to learn more about its history. On the way you will visit women’s cooperative of Argan oil, take pictures of goats climbing Argan trees. Continue on to Essaouira to explore the ancient Medina Mogador; its charm is undeniable with its clean alleys, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats; all enclosed by ancient red walls of the Portuguese colonial age with giant cannons still in place. The town faces a group of rocky islands and is surrounded by a clean sandy beach. Also, it is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood depends on your tastes. Overnight at Riad in Mogador Medina.

  • Day 2 – From Essaouira to Agadir via Sidi Kaouki and Taghazout beaches

After breakfast, you will leave Essaouira traveling to Agadir. During the drive there is a variety of amazing landscapes. Begin your journey with a visit to Sidi Kaouki beach another beautiful and quiet village just 30km South of Essaouira. After that, you will enjoy a drive through Argan trees forests, and herds of goats climb into those trees to feed. Arrive at Taghazout beach; its calm, quiet atmosphere and weather make it as one of the best surfing and beach lovers destination in Morocco. Continue on to Agadirvisit some of its amazing things to do and see in this coastal Moroccan city; including a drive alongside the world’s biggest Sardine harbor, visit to the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella hilltop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Overnight at Agadir.

  • Day 3 – Travel from Agadir to Ouarzazate Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

Today, we will leave Atlantic Ocean coastlines, traveling to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah via Taroudant and Taliouine Safran city, continuing our journey to Taznakht before we reach out Ait Benhaddou Kasbah famous UNESCO world heritage site was inscribed in 1987, a fortified village where more than 15 movies including Gladiator and the Lawrence of Arabia were filmed. Then we head to Ouarzazate town known as the Hollywood of Morocco and Africa. Where you will spend overnight and have time to visit Atlas Films Studios and Taourirt Kasbah, and other famous monuments in Ouarzazate.

  • Day 4 – Travel from Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert via Dades valley and Todra gorges

Departure in the morning from your accommodation in Ouarzazate city known as the gate to Morocco desert Sahara; traveling to Merzouga desert driving along the route of the 1000 Kasbahs; we cross the palm grove of Skoura to visit Amridil Kasbah; then continue to the valley of roses and Boumalne Dades village, Stops to take beautiful photos on the way; continuation to the Todra Gorges, free time to explore its canyons of about 300m high. Afterwards we drive through Berber villages to reach Erfoud city; famous by production of marble and fossils in Morocco. And Rissani where you will have chance to experience its tradtional Souk Market. Continue on to spend overnight at your accommodation in Merzouga desert dunes.

  • Day 5 – Experience Merzouga desert Sahara camel trekking

After breakfast your tour guide will take you to discover small Berber villages around Erg Chbbi sand dunes. Begin by a visit to Khamlia village known as the black people. The hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. After that we will head to enjoy the panoramic view of Merzouga sand dunes; and experience nomad’s daily life as they are living under tents and taking care of herds of goats and camels. Head back to Merzouga village for lunch and have some free time to rest and relax, before you go on camel trekking adventure. On the way to the desert camp you will have opportunity to take lovely photos of an amazing sunset from the top Erg Chebbi Sand dunes. Upon arrival there you will have free time to climb and walk on the sand dunes around the camp. At evening you will be served a Moroccan traditional dinner, and enjoy Berber folk music, dancing around the campfire. Feel and live the magical silence of Morocco desert Sahara under the starry and moonlit sky. Your desert dream become true and enjoyed.

  • Day 6 – Travel from Merzouga desert to Fes imperial city

Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desertAn early wake up recommended to attend and enjoy lovely sunrise over Erg Chebbi golden sand dunes. After breakfast, you will ride camels back to your Riad or hotel in Merzouga. Where your friendly tour guide awaiting you to continue the 6th journey of your magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert, leaving the authenticity of Morocco desert Sahara after a great off road adventure and nomad experiences; Traveling to Fes through the middle Atlas mountains with its small Berber villages along the road. First photo stop to admire the panoramic view of palm trees over Ziz Valley. After that; you will continue towards the famous Cedar forest; home to the wild Barbary apes (monkeys), and Ifrane the Switzerland town in Morocco. Head to Fes city overnight there at a Riad in the Medina.

  • Day 7 – Sightseeing day tour to explore and visit Fes imperial city

Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desertToday after breakfast you meet our Fes local guide and go exploring; the Jewish quarter of the medieval era, the fancy gate of the Royal Palace, the Ramparts, visit the ceramics, the first imperial city still standing Fes Elbali (old) is the largest in Morocco and one of UNESCO’s world heritage site. Its palaces, mosques, Madrasas, Zaouias; and fountains; are among the most beautiful things to see and do in Fes to explore. Navigate inside the big labyrinth is another experience taking you far away centuries back in time, to discover the unchanging Fes for 12 centuries it remains the same authenticity in building style and the major activities, people are doing the same heritage of their grandparents. Overnight at Fes Medina.

  • Day 8 – Travel from Fes to Chefchaouen Morocco blue city via Volubilis ruins

From Fes traveling to  Chefchaouen the blue pearl  of Morocco via Meknes where we will stop to see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour; the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum and the Sahrij Swani; then head to Volubilis Roman ruins a UNESCO world heritage sites in Morocco. You will have a time to visit this archaeological site; to learn more about the Roman Empire dating to 225 BC in Morocco. Continue your Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert, traveling to Chefchaouen Medina through Rif Mountains. Have free time to discover this amazing small town for your own since it’s easy to navigate. Then overnight at Riad situated in the heart of the blue Medina of Chefchaouen. 

  • Day 9 – Explore Chefchaouen travel to Rabat imperial city

Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desertAfter having your breakfast; you will have more time in the morning to explore other attractions that you did not explored the last day. The blue city of Morocco is a beautiful unique city, with its white washed and blue doors and windows. It can be a nice change to the hustle and bustle of the cities of Marrakech, Rabat, and Fez. After that; you will travel to Rabat imperial city the official administrative capital of Moroccan; it’s overlooks the ocean. Where you will visit the Mausoleum of the previous kings Mohammed V and Hassan II.  see the Hassan tower which dated back to the 12 century. Have some free time walking in the corniche. Overnight at Rabat Medina.

  • Day 10 – Travel from Rabat to Marrrakech via Casablanca

Today, we will travel from Rabat to Marrakech, After having more time to walk in the Kasbah Oudaya and visit the site of Chellah. Drive to Casablanca where you will visit the famous Hassan 2 mosque; it is the largest mosque in Africa, and the 3th largest in the world. Walk in the corniche and visit Mohammed V Square, designed by architect Joseph Marrast, is a worthy representative of Moroccan Art Deco architecture. Head towards Marrakech imperial city. Overnight at a Riad in Marrakech Medina.

  • Day 11 – Discover Marrakech imperial city sightseeing day tour

Our Marrakech local guide will help you to explore the beauty of Marrakech imperial city; on a guided day tour of the famous Medina in Morocco. Firstly, explore the maze of colorful Souk (Market), see the impressive Koutoubia Mosque with its high minaret. Visit Saadian Tombs, the stunning Bahia Palace, and the Majorelle Gardens. Afternoon you will enjoy free time to experience the excitement and energy of the alleys of Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna square including Morocco’s legendary storytellers. Or relax in one of Marrakech’s many luxurious Hammams (spa). Or do what you had decided to do and see in Marrakech before your vacation to Morocco. Overnight stay at Riad or hotel in Marrakech.

  • Day 12 – Drop off at the Menara Airport in Marrakech

Today, depends on your flight hour; we will drop you off at Menara airport in Marrakech. Lets say farewell, and we will have great joy in knowing that we were able to provide you with such unforgettable  Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert camel trekking, with a suitcase full of wonderful memories and experiences could be treasured forlife and shared with your family and friends.

What’s included in private tour price:
  • Pick up and drop off at / from your hotel, Riad, airport or any other desired location.
  • Private transport in a comfortable and air conditioned vehicle.
  • Overnight stay at a hotel or Riad
  • Experienced and friendly tour guide / driver.
  • Camel trekking in Merzouga desert Sahara.
  • Overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
  • Sandboarding in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
What’s excluded in private tour price:
  • Ferry tickets.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
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