This two-week itinerary checks off Morocco's top urban and natural landmarks. See medieval architecture in the capital of Rabat, walk the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and tour 9th-century Al Quaraouiyine University in Fes. Continue to the Sahara for a night of glamping, visit the desert citadel of Ait Benhaddou, and explore colorful Marrakech markets and ornate palaces before ending in the quiet coastal city of Essaouira.
Acting almost like a sanctuary, the Majorelle Gardens surrounds visitors with exotic plant species, like bamboo, lilies, and palms, plus fountains and pools. You'll find over 300 types of plants derived from five different continents. After strolling through the idyllic setting, enjoy a refreshing drink in the charming coffee shop.
Within the gardens, you'll find the famous bright blue and yellow house. Now a museum, this building was once the home of the French Orientalist artist Jacques Marojelle. The house itself was designed by the French architect, Paul Sinoir, in the style of a Cubist villa. Today, you'll find the Berber Museum and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum inside.
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Explore Marrakech and the surrounding Atlas Mountains in this week-long itinerary. Spend four days exploring ornate palaces, winding medina alleys, and the vibrant Jemaa El-Fna market. Continue into the High Atlas Mountains to visit ancient Berber villages, breath crisp mountain air, and relax at the luxurious Kasbah Tamadot.
Exploring the highlights of Southern Morocco on this adventure-packed trip. Spend your first night in the Sahara, then visit the famed Ait Benhaddou and explore the dunes of Erg Lihoudi with a comfortable night in a luxury camp. Continue to Marrakech to visit ornate palaces, the serene Majorelle Gardens, and vibrant city markets. Finish your trip in the charming coastal city of Essaouira, where 18th-century artist studios and quiet coastal charm await.