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Find a soothing oasis in this much-photographed blue city in the Rif Mountains. Despite its popularity, it’s a peaceful spot to take in the details of its Andalusian-Arab influences. Stroll through the steep, pebbled alleyways of the Old Medina and central Outa-el-Hammam square, visit the 17th-century kasbah and its gardens, or take in the views of the Tarik-Ben-Ziad Mosque and its highly artfully decorated octagonal minaret.

When you need to give your camera finger a break, get up close with local cuisine as previous kimkim travelers have on a food tour of the medina with a local guide. You can also opt for a full-day food experience, where you’ll start with a traditional breakfast, go shopping in the souk for ingredients for a cooking class, visit a goat cheese cooperative outside the city, and top it off with a traditional dinner with a local family.
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Ultimate Guide to Chefchaouen: Morocco's Blue City
Ultimate Guide to Chefchaouen: Morocco's Blue City

You probably know it from Instagram: the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen are irresistibly photogenic. But nothing can compare to wandering through this hillside town on your own, discovering a medina cast in shades of azure and aquamarine. Use this handy overview to explore this northern Moroccan city.

Essaouira, Morocco
Unique Cultural Experiences in Morocco

Morocco's distinct and authentic culture (unchanged in many ways) is perhaps the primary reason to explore the country. You'll find traditional villages that still live today as they have throughout history. Cities like Casablanca and Chefchaouen lift the veil and let you see the way locals live day-to-day. Visit small towns and Berber villages in the mountains, peruse artisan collectives, and get off the beaten path to discover Morocco's incredible countryside.

Chefchaouen Itineraries

The Blue Streets of Chefchaouen
Fes & Chefchaouen: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers who want to visit Fes and Chefchaouen typically plan a trip for 7 to 8 days that also includes Marrakech, Merzouga, and Ouarzazate. If you're only headed to Fes and Chefchaouen, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in about 4 days. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as 3 days. Read on for the best itineraries including Fes and Chefchaouen and beyond.

Tangier, Morocco
Map of Northern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen & Fes - 4 Days
Northern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen & Fes - 4 Days

Discover Morocco's northern cities on this quick four-day itinerary starting in Tangier. You'll explore medieval medinas of historic Meknes and Fes, roam the blue-painted streets of picturesque Chefchaouen, and discover ancient ruins of the fallen Roman Empire in Volubilis.

View from the Merenid Tombs overlooking Fes
Map of Northern Morocco Loop from Tangier - 4 Days
Northern Morocco Loop from Tangier - 4 Days

This quick 4-day itinerary highlights several cities in northern Morocco: Tangier, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, and Rabat. You'll navigate 11th-century medinas, browse wares in souks and markets, wander pretty blue-washed streets, and explore the well-preserved remains of the once prolific Roman Empire.

Panoramic view of Fes at sunset time, Morocco
Map of Casablanca, Chefchaouen, & Fes - 4 Days
Casablanca, Chefchaouen, & Fes - 4 Days

Enjoy northern Morocco's top cities with this 4-day loop from Casablanca. Wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains before stopping in the Roman town of Volubilis. End your quick trip in the culture capital of Fes as you roam the winding souks of the medina, visit local artisan workshops, or try your hand at a cooking class.

Discover Rabat and the Blue Cities of the North
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Fes, Chefchaouen, & Rabat: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Morocco typically plan a trip for 8 to 10 days when combining Fes, Chefchaouen, and Rabat with Marrakech, and the Moroccan Desert. If you're only headed to Northern Morocco, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 5 to 6 days. Check out our favorite Fes, Chefchaouen, and Rabat trips below.

Blue houses in Chefchaouen
Map of Fes, Casablanca, & Chefchaouen: Best Itinerary Ideas
Fes, Casablanca, & Chefchaouen: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen spend about 6 to 7 days in Morocco, which usually includes some time in Marrakech as well. If you're only headed to Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 5 to 6 days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in 4 days for travelers with limited time. For the best itineraries including Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen, keep reading below.

Spend your last full day exploring the UNESCO-listed Medina of Fes
Map of Spain & Morocco's Ultimate Culture & History Tour - 10 Days
Spain & Morocco's Ultimate Culture & History Tour - 10 Days

Explore six Spanish and Moroccan cities known for culture and history on this exciting 10-day itinerary. Begin the trip in Madrid, where you'll tour art museums and tapas bars, then continue to Seville for UNESCO-listed landmarks and a flamenco show. Enjoy a pair of day trips—one to an olive oil estate and another to the Andalusian city of Córdoba—before catching a ferry to Tangier, Morocco. Continue to the famously picturesque Chefchaouen and the narrow streets of Fes' medina to finish the tour.

Explore Alhambra in Spain
Map of Active Nature Tour in Spain & Morocco - 10 Days
Active Nature Tour in Spain & Morocco - 10 Days

Outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs will love this 10-day tour through southern Spain and northern Morocco. Begin in Granada, where you'll tour the Alhambra, watch flamenco, and explore the Las Alpujarras mountains on an e-bike. Then continue to Málaga for a cliffside hike on the Caminito del Rey before you ferry to Tangier, Morocco. Finish the adventure discovering the Blue City of Chefchaouen and the imperial city of Fes, with its UNESCO-listed medina.

Moroccan sunset over the northern city of Chefchaouen
Map of Moroccan Cities of the North - 5 Days
Moroccan Cities of the North - 5 Days

This 5-day itinerary offers a nice balance of historical and modern cities in northern Morocco. Start and end in modern Casablanca before exploring Rabat and "the blue city" of Chefchaoeun in the Rif mountains. Continue south to Meknes, Roman ruins at Volubilis, and immerse yourself in the culture capital of medieval Fes.

Chefchaouen, the charming "blue city" of northern Morocco
Map of Moroccan Cities of the North - 4 Days
Moroccan Cities of the North - 4 Days

This four-day itinerary focuses on several areas in northern Morocco, from medieval medinas to modern cities. Start in Casablanca and explore imperial Meknes, the cultural capital of Fes, the Roman ruins at Volubilis, and the blue streets of Chefchaouen. 

Sunset over Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco
Map of Northern Morocco's Cities: Tangier to Casablanca - 5 Days
Northern Morocco's Cities: Tangier to Casablanca - 5 Days

This 5-day itinerary highlights Morocco's northern cities, starting in Tangier and finishing in Casablanca. Wander blue streets in Chefchaouen, explore Roman Volubilis and Imperial Meknes. Lose yourself in the medieval medina in Fes, and Visit modern Rabat and Casablanca.

Wander the blue-hued streets of charming Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco
Map of Moroccan Cities of the North - 6 Days
Moroccan Cities of the North - 6 Days

This six-day itinerary offers a nice balance of historical and modern cities in northern Morocco. Start and end in urban Casablanca before exploring Rabat and the "blue city" of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains. Continue south to explore Meknes, the well-preserved Roman ruins at Volubilis, and the cultural capital of medieval Fes.

Intricate carving and mosaics in Fes
Luxury Tour of Northern Morocco - 5 Days

Take a luxurious round trip around northern Morocco, where you'll dive into bustling marketplaces, unwind in finely-appointed riads, and discover the magic of the kingdom's Imperial Cities. This trip plan is a great option if it's your first visit to Morocco or if you're interested in combining time here with another destination. You'll travel through time with visits to ancient ruins, medieval relics, and contemporary hot spots.

Traditional lamps for sale in Fes
Luxury Tour of Northern Morocco - 6 Days

Embark on a luxurious, whirlwind journey around Morocco's captivating north. Thanks to a private driver and expert guides, you can optimize your time without feeling rushed. You'll discover Imperial Cities, ancient ruins, and landmarks dedicated to empires past. Relax in swanky accommodations, including luxury riads, and get pampered in a beautiful traditional hammam in Fes. 

Delicious vegetable Tajine
Luxury Food Tour of Northern Morocco - 8 Days

Spend eight days tasting the delights of Morocco's palette as you sample the flavors of the north. Taste your way through food stalls in the Fes medina, take a cooking class with a culinary master, and go wine tasting in Morocco's unique wine region. You'll enjoy luxe accommodations as you learn about the country's cuisine, traditions, and heart. 

Ceramic decoration of Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca & Chefchaouen: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca & Chefchaouen: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that six days to a week is perfect for a well-paced Morocco trip with stops in Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as five days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Rabat, Essaouira, or Agafay. Keep reading for more inspiring Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen itineraries.

Chellah , Rabat, Morocco
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen & Rabat: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen & Rabat: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Morocco typically plan a trip for about 10 days when combining Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen, and Rabat with Merzouga and Boumalne Dades. If you're only headed to Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen, and Rabat, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in seven to eight days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in five or six days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries, including Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and beyond.

Blue city of Chefchaouen
Map of Highlight Luxury Tour of Morocco - 10 Days
Highlight Luxury Tour of Morocco - 10 Days

This highlights tour checks off Morocco's top cultural and natural sites. Explore medieval architecture in Rabat, wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and see the famous tanneries in Fes. Continue to the Sahara to see the desert city of Ait Benhaddou and spend a peaceful night under the stars, then finish your trip in colorful Marrakech, where vibrant markets, serene gardens, and lively nightlife await.

Explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis
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Cultural Highlights of Northern Morocco - 10 Days

Discover the cultural highlights of northern Morocco on this 10-day trip. Touch down in Casablanca where you'll tour Morocco's largest mosque, Hassan II, before heading to the vibrant port city of Tangier to explore ancient kasbahs, caves, and street food delights. Next, soak up the sights in the photogenic "Blue City" of Chefchaouen, and uncover Fes' Roman ruins, souks, and mosques. The adventure ends in the UNESCO-listed Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Capture honeymoon memories with a private photoshoot in Chefchaouen
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Luxurious Honeymoon in Northern Morocco - 10 Days

Your Moroccan honeymoon should be memorable, indulgent, and extravagant, and this curated 10-day luxury trip delivers all that and more. Weave your romantic journey across the North African nation, starting in Tangier and ending in Rabat. You'll sweep through the most alluring destinations, including the blue city of Chefchaouen and the historic marvels of Meknes and Fes. Stay exclusively at 5-star hotels, savor intimate fine dining moments, and enjoy exclusive experiences reserved just for the two of you.

Marrakech's lively Jemaa el-Fna Square
Map of Moroccan Towns & Imperial Cities - 5 Days
Moroccan Towns & Imperial Cities - 5 Days

Explore Morocco's cities with this 5-day itinerary. Featuring the historic cities of Fes, Meknes, Rabat, and Marrakech, as well as the hillside town of Chefchaouen and the coastal city of Casablanca. You'll walk the streets of medieval medinas, shop souks and bazaars, roam ancient Roman ruins, and marvel at the artistic details of Morocco's finest buildings.

Casablanca, Morocco
Exploring Morocco's Imperial Cities and Natural Landscapes - 11 Days

This all-encompassing tour highlights the best of Morocco, from cultural stops in imperial cities like Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Fes, to natural exploration in desert landscapes. You'll discover Roman ruins, hike in the wild north of Morocco, ride a camel in the Sahara for sunset, visit old kasbahs, and experience a traditional Hammam treatment. End the trip by driving over the magnificent Tizi n'Tichka Pass over the High Atlas Mountains and explore the bustling city of Marrakech.

Trace history through the UNESCO-listed sites of Spain and Morocco—like the Roman ruins of Volubilis
Map of Experience Culture & History in Spain & Morocco - 14 Days
Experience Culture & History in Spain & Morocco - 14 Days

Soak up a spectacular mix of culture and history on this two-week odyssey through Spain and Morocco. See the Old Masters in Madrid's Museo del Prado and step into the past in 2,000-year-old Seville, then cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier. Roman ruins, colorful souks, and some of the country's finest UNESCO-listed wonders await as you check off the Imperial Cities of Meknes, Fes, Rabat, and Marrakesh, as well as Chefchaouen and Casablanca—with a few adventurous day trips in between.

 Variety of leather bags and poufs exposed for sale on a terrace with a tannery view in Fes, Morocco
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas

Eight to 10 days are the most popular trip length for Morocco travelers interested in visiting Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, and Ouarzazate, especially when also including Rabat. If you're not interested in Rabat, a week to eight days is enough for your Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, and Ouarzazate trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as six days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, and Ouarzazate, and beyond.

Close-up of Casablanca's Hassan II mosque
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Chefchaouen & Rabat: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Chefchaouen & Rabat: Best Itinerary Ideas

Eleven days to two weeks are the most popular trip length for Morocco travelers interested in visiting Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Rabat, especially when also including Merzouga, Essaouira, and Ouarzazate. For travelers wanting to visit Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Rabat exclusively, plan 8 to 10 days for a well-paced trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as seven days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and beyond.

Bustling Marrakech by Night
Exploring Morocco's Imperial Cities and Natural Landscapes - 12 Days

Combining culture and outdoor adventure, this 12-day tour features the best of Morocco, starting with the markets and monuments of the imperial cities Casablanca, Fes, and the famous "Blue City", Chefchaouen. Next you'll explore the country's natural side in the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains, sleeping in Bedouin-style tents and high alpine Berber Towns. Experience cultural delights like riding camels at sunset, meandering ancient Roman ruins, visiting old kasbahs, and enjoying traditional Hammam treatments in the bustling city of Marrakech.

Brilliant colors in the markets of Marrakech
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Summer in Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech & Essaouira - 12 Days

With dry heat and lots of sunshine, the summer months are the perfect time to embark on this 12-day Moroccan adventure. Arrive in Casablanca and hit the ground running with a visit to the country's largest mosque, then head to Tangier for seafront views and a tour of the Kasbah. Explore the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen, wander the spice markets of Fes, dive into the sights and sounds of Marrakech, and end your trip in the seaside town of Essaouira for windsurfing and sunset horseback rides along the beach.

Panoramic view over Fes
Map of Imperial Cities of Morocco - 7 Days
Imperial Cities of Morocco - 7 Days

Featuring an exciting mix of culture and history, this complete one-week itinerary covers highlights of Morocco's historic Imperial cities, Meknes, Fes, Rabat, and Marrakesh, with additional time dedicated to Tangier, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. You'll start in Tangier on the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar and work your way south to lively Marrakesh. Morocco's exceptional architecture, ornate artisanship, delicious food, and bustling souks are sure to leave you charmed.

A blue-painted alley in Chefchaouen
Map of Moroccan Cities: Tangier to Marrakech - 6 Days
Moroccan Cities: Tangier to Marrakech - 6 Days

This quick trip takes you through Morocco's best cities. Start in the north in Tangier and work your way south to the blue-painted streets of Chefchaouen, pass Roman ruins in Volubilis, and through the medieval medina in Fes. Carry on the west to Morocco's capital, Rabat, before reaching modern Casablanca and finishing in lively Marrakesh.

Streets of Chefchaouen
Map of Highlights of Morocco from Beach to Desert: Fes, Marrakech, Sahara & More - 7 Days
Highlights of Morocco from Beach to Desert: Fes, Marrakech, Sahara & More - 7 Days

Take a seven-day spin across the sand with this itinerary that will take you from beach to city to desert to back. Visit the arts scene in Asilah, then put your newfound artist's eye to practice photographing the Blue City of Chefchaouen. Follow a guide through the medina of Fes, then trek into the Sahara on camelback before you make it back to the city amid the brightness of Marrakech.

Casablanca's impressive Hassan II Mosque
Map of Moroccan Cities Grand Tour - 8 Days
Moroccan Cities Grand Tour - 8 Days

Dive into Morocco's modern and ancient cities with this eight-day trip starting and ending in the commercial capital of Casablanca. Head north to explore the capital of Rabat, enjoy a sunset over the blue city of Chefchaoeun, step back to Roman times at Volubilis, and visit artisan workshops in the cultural capital of Fes. End in vibrant Marrakesh and discover Africa's busiest square, Jemaa el-Fna.

Decorations of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II in Fes
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Explore Northern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Rabat & Casablanca - 7 Days

This seven-day itinerary takes you through the sprawling cities, markets, and gardens of northern Morocco. Start with a wander through the port city of Tangier and the blue streets of Chefchaouen before heading to Fes, Morocco's cultural capital. Take a tour of the historic medina before heading to Rabat to enjoy its signature white architecture. Make your way to Marrakech with an afternoon stop in Casablanca to end your trip amid its humming streets.

Moroccan Tour
Map of Moroccan Tour: Atlantic Coast, Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert - 13 Days
Moroccan Tour: Atlantic Coast, Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert - 13 Days

On this 13-day trip plan, explore all aspects of Morocco—the coastal city of Essaouria, the imperial city of Few, and the Merzouga area of the Sahara Desert. Beginning and ending in Marrakesh, stroll the bustling square of Jemma El Fna, then visit Hassan Mosque II in Casablanca, with one of the tallest towers in the world. Hike in the scenic Rif Mountains and get lost in the blue-hued city of Chefchaouen. Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine and culture along the way.

Details of the Hassan II Mosque
Imperial Cities Luxury Tour - 9 Days

Soak up Moroccan culture on this trip plan that features unique experiences (think a bespoke hammam experience, desert glamping, and hot air balloon ride) and the best of luxury pampering. You'll stay at five-star hotels and riads, where you can relax after days of private guided tours and hands-on cooking workshops. Wander medieval medinas, visit artisan workshops, and discover picturesque towns, ancient ruins, and incredible food. 

Roof view of the beautiful architecture of Marrakesh, Morocco
Map of Exploring Morocco's Imperial Cities & Natural Landscapes - 13 Days
Exploring Morocco's Imperial Cities & Natural Landscapes - 13 Days

Match Morocco's unique culture with its stunning nature in this country-wide tour that explores the charms of its bustling imperial cities—Casablanca, Fes, Chefchaouen, and Marrakesh—and its rural landscape. Meander the old town medinas, meet local craftsmen, and barter at bazaars before heading out into the Sahara Desert and up into the High Atlas mountains to hike through dense forests and deep river canyons. Continue your adventure by summiting the highest mountain pass, visiting historic Berber towns and Roman ruins, riding camels into the sunset, and relaxing in a traditional Hammam.

A road trip to Morocco shows its vast and varied landscape
Map of Treasures of Morocco: Chefchaouen to Marrakech - 13 Days
Treasures of Morocco: Chefchaouen to Marrakech - 13 Days

From the Atlas Mountains to the red deserts of Merzouga, the landscapes of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator" come alive on this 13-day Moroccan adventure. Get lost in Chefchaouen's blue streets and enter a sea of colors and scents in Fes's Medina. Take a 4WD jaunt through the desert, then hop on a camel to reach your Sahara camp for a night under the stars. Cool off in the surf at Essaouira, and end your trip watching a sunset over Marrakech's mesmerizing Jemaa el-Fnaa Square.

Relax in 5-star accommodations like Fes' Riad Maison Bleue & Spa
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Luxury Morocco Getaway: Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes & Marrakesh - 7 Days

See the highlights of Morocco in style with a weeklong exploration of its cities, culture, and cuisine. This lavish trip starts in Casablanca, winding its way to Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Fes before reaching marvelous Marrakesh—with a full itinerary of 5-star stays and bespoke excursions in between. Savor regional flavors with private food tours and refined dining experiences, take to the skies with a sunrise hot-air balloon flight, and find stillness in the luxuriant rituals of a traditional hammam.

Explore the blue streets of Chefchaouen
Map of Northern Morocco for Families: Tangier, Chefchaouen & Fes - 7 Days
Northern Morocco for Families: Tangier, Chefchaouen & Fes - 7 Days

This family-friendly tour of northern Morocco packs plenty of rich and rewarding activities into a week. Start in Tangier, a coastal city whose bustling souks and medinas are a perfect introduction to Moroccan culture. Continue to Chefchaouen, considered one of the country's most beautiful cities and a great place for kids to explore, thanks to its traffic-free lanes. End with a few days in beautiful Fes, where little ones can try their hand at making the traditional crafts you'll see at every turn in the old city.

Vibrant-colored spices at a Moroccan market
Map of Jewels of Northern Morocco Luxury Tour - 7 Days
Jewels of Northern Morocco Luxury Tour - 7 Days

This lavish journey shines a light on the gems of northern Morocco. Your weeklong exploration starts in modern Casablanca and continues north, pausing in Rabat on the way to ancient Fes. From here, venture into the Rif mountains to see the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen before finishing in coastal Tangier, the gateway between Africa and Europe. Throughout this voyage, soak up the luxury of 5-star hotels and riads while savoring private tours and fine dining experiences.

 Berber wedding In Merzouga desert
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga, Chefchaouen & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga, Chefchaouen & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, nine to 10 days is the perfect time for a Morocco trip, with stops in Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, and Ouarzazate. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in seven or eight days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Rabat, Essaouira, or Tangier. Get inspired with kimkim's Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, and Ouarzazate trip ideas below.

Jemaa el-Fnaa market, Marrakesh
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 8 to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Morocco trip with stops in Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and Ouarzazate. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Casablanca, Essaouira, or Erg Chebbi. Get inspired with the below Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and Ouarzazate trip ideas.

Old city of Essaouira on the coast
Map of Luxury Grand Tour of Morocco - 14 Days
Luxury Grand Tour of Morocco - 14 Days

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.

Soak up vibrant city life in Marrakesh
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City Hopping in Northern Morocco - 14 Days

Enjoy a city-hopping trip across Northern Morocco with this culture-packed 14-day itinerary. Along the way, you'll explore the historic port cities of Tangier and Casablanca for food and history tours, marvel at Chefchaouen's iconic blue-tinged architecture, and wander the souks and Roman ruins of Morocco's cultural capital, Fes. Other tour highlights include a traditional cooking class in Marrakesh and visiting the country's UNESCO-listed capital, Rabat.

Royal Palace in Fez Morocco
Map of A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 7 Days
A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 7 Days

Discover Morocco's highlights with this fast-paced one-week trip beginning in Casablanca and ending in Marrakesh. Visit the four imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakesh. Travel along old caravan routes in the desert and spend the night camping among Saharan dunes and listening to traditional Berber music. Discover old fortified kasbahs and hidden oases before climbing over the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakesh. 

Enjoy the coast in Rabat, capital of Morocco
Map of Morocco Grand Tour from Rabat: Imperial Cities & Coastal Towns - 9 Days
Morocco Grand Tour from Rabat: Imperial Cities & Coastal Towns - 9 Days

Explore Morocco's grand cities and coastal towns with this 9-day itinerary starting in the capital of Rabat. Explore the Rif mountains and wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen. Immerse yourself in centuries of culture in Fes as you wander souks and visit local artisan workshops. Enjoy the evening spectacle at Jemaa el-Fna Square in bustling Marrakech before relaxing along the Atlantic coast in Essaouira.

Marrakech's lively Jemaa el-Fna Square in the early evening
Map of Moroccan Cities Grand Tour - 10 Days
Moroccan Cities Grand Tour - 10 Days

This 10-day trip showcases the main cities and cultural highlights of Morocco. Start in modern Casablanca and Rabat and continue to the Rif Mountains to wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen. Visit Roman ruins and the medina of medieval Fes before finishing in the red city of Marrakech. Take a cooking class, visit local artisan workshops, and relax in a hammam.

Wander the narrow streets of Meknes' medina
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Grand Tour: Casablanca, Meknes, Chefchaouen, Fes, Sahara Desert, Marrakech - 8 Days

Spend eight days on a grand tour of Morocco, which guarantees a taste of the country's iconic landscapes and landmarks. You'll begin in Casablanca to pay homage to its eponymous classic film, then head to Meknes, visiting Roman ruins before staying in Chefchaouen. Get lost in the medinas of Fes and travel across the Atlas mountains to the Sahara. You'll meet the area's nomadic people, dine by the fire as you watch local performers, and sleep overnight in a traditional Bedouin tent before you end your trip in the bustle of Marrakesh.

Green oasis in the Dades Valley
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A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 8 days

This eight-day loop from Casablanca to Marrakesh offers a perfect mix of imperial cities, smaller towns, and unforgettable desert adventures. You'll start in the north with Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Fes before venturing into the desert for a camel ride and night under the stars at a desert camp, as well as exploring old caravan routes, oases, and fortified kasbahs. You'll then cross the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakesh to wander souks and experience the lively Jemma el-Fna square.

Aït Benhaddou
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Moroccan Tour: Chefchaouen, Fes, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, & More - 12 Days

This 12-day Moroccan tour will take through major cities, like Fes and Marrakech, and over the Middle Atlas Mountains to Merzouga–where you’ll ride a camel through the sand dunes and camp in the Sahara Desert. While on the road, you’ll pass through Berber villages. You’ll also stop in the costal town of Essaouira, as well as Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco, before ending your travels in Casablanca.

The coastal city of Al Hoceima, Morocco
Map of Mediterranean Morocco: Tangier, Al Hoceima & Imperial Cities - 15 Days
Mediterranean Morocco: Tangier, Al Hoceima & Imperial Cities - 15 Days

Explore Morocco's Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines with this 15-day itinerary. From Casablanca, head northward along the Atlantic coast, stopping at Spanish colonial sites and Roman ruins of Laracche and Lixus, and the quiet beaches of Asilah. Wander through brightly-painted towns, enjoy the views while hiking the Rif mountains, and relax by the sea in Al Hoceima and Marsdar Bay. Transfer to the imperial city of Fes, tour a winery, and see more of the region's delights before ending your adventure in bustling Marrakech.

 Cross the dramatic dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel
Map of Luxury Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech via the Desert - 8 Days
Luxury Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech via the Desert - 8 Days

This all-encompassing 8-day tour introduces you to the treasures of Morocco in grand style. Starting in Casablanca, you'll loop your way through ancient cities, arid deserts, and high mountain passes, exploring countless cultural highlights and hidden gems in between. Get lost in the magical blue alleys of Chefchaeoun, spend a night amid the sand dunes in a luxury desert camp, and discover the vibrant flavors of Marrakech on a street food tour.

Ride camels in the Sahara Desert with your family
Map of Morocco for Families: Fes, Marrakech & Essaouira - 15 Days
Morocco for Families: Fes, Marrakech & Essaouira - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary offers a blend of fun activities and relaxation, perfect for families. Take photos in the "blue city" of Chefchaouen, taste traditional food with a cooking workshop in Fes, see Barbary apes in the Atlas Mountains, and ride camels in the Sahara Desert. Go shopping in the bustling markets of Marrakech and relax in a traditional hammam before hanging out with the kids on the beaches near Essaouira.

View of Marrakech in the late afternoon
Map of Moroccan Cities & Nature:  Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech & the Sahara - 15 Days
Moroccan Cities & Nature: Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech & the Sahara - 15 Days

Experience Morocco's urban and natural highlights in this 15-day tour. Spend time wandering the maze-like medinas of Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech. Admire the intricate beauty of Arabic architecture as you visit important mosques, historic gates, and other significant landmarks. In between, experience the overpowering beauty of Moroccan nature by camping in the Sahara Desert and hiking to the peak of Mount Toubkal.

End your epic three-week adventure in Marrakesh
Map of Highlights of Spain & Morocco - 21 Days
Highlights of Spain & Morocco - 21 Days

Spend three weeks exploring the culture, history, and landscapes of Spain and Morocco. On this sweeping itinerary, you'll see flamenco in Seville, tour Gaudí's masterpieces in Barcelona, visit Spanish wine country, and tour an Andalusian olive oil estate. Then take the ferry to Morocco to discover the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen, the medieval medina of Fes, the colorful souks of Marrakesh, the massive sand dunes at Erg Chebbi, and so much more.

 Beautiful shot of a staircase leading to an arched door in Chefchaouen
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat, Aït Benhaddou & Todra Gorge: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat, Aït Benhaddou & Todra Gorge: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 11 days are the perfect amount of time for a Morocco trip, with stops in Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat, Aït Benhaddou, and Todra Gorge. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Casablanca, Amizmiz, or Tangier. Get inspired with the below Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Rabat, Aït Benhaddou, and Todra Gorge trip ideas.

Aït Benhaddou Kasbah
Map of A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 9 Days
A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 9 Days

Enjoy cultural experiences and desert adventure on this nine-day circuit of Morocco, beginning in modern Casablanca and ending in Marrakesh. Explore souks, markets, and medieval kasbahs, ride a camel into the Sahara, and sleep under the stars.

Traditional wares await in the bustling souks
Map of Moroccan Cities & the Coast - 9 Days
Moroccan Cities & the Coast - 9 Days

Explore Morocco's imperial cities and Atlantic coast with this 9-day circuit from Casablanca. Start in northern Morocco between Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Fes. Continue further south to bustling Marrakech to explore the "red city" before wrapping up with a relaxing stop in Essaouira. Returning to Casablanca along the Atlantic coast.

Moroccan Cities and the Sahara - 8 Days
Map of Moroccan Cities and the Sahara - 8 Days
Moroccan Cities and the Sahara - 8 Days

Featuring a combination of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 8-day itinerary will bring you to the famous old medina in Fes, a dune sea in the Sahara, and the brilliant blue walkways of Chefchaouen. Enjoy traditional music around a desert campfire, hike in a massive gorge, and get in on the action in Marrakech's busiest square.

Boumalne Dades and the Dades Valley
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Tangier to Casablanca via the Desert - 10 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Tangier to Casablanca via the Desert - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines culture, history, and adventure. Begin in northern Morocco in Tangier and Chefchaouen before working your way south to Fes, through the desert, and over the Atlas mountains to Marrakesh. Finish in the commercial capital of Casablanca with a trip to the Hassan II Mosque.

Ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis near Meknes
Map of Imperial Cities & the Desert - 9 Days
Imperial Cities & the Desert - 9 Days

Explore Morocco's desert and cities with this well-rounded nine-day loop from Casablanca. Wander medieval medinas in Fes and Marrakech, explore the modern cities of Casablanca and Rabat, and adventure along old caravan routes and oases in the desert.

Experience the Sahara by camelback (photo courtesy of Yassine Echcherki)
Map of Grand Morocco Tour: Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakesh & More - 13 Days
Grand Morocco Tour: Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakesh & More - 13 Days

On this 13-day tour of Morocco, you'll explore the country's ancient history and adventure through the desert. In Casablanca, visit the Hassan II Mosque and Hassan Tower—one of the largest in the world—and then explore Chefchaouen, the iconic blue-hued city. Go camping in the Sahara Desert and discover the ruins in Fes. The epicenter of each city is its medina, where you can experience the colorful local cultures up close.

A panoramic view over Fes
Map of Morocco North to South: Cities & Atlas Hiking - 9 Days
Morocco North to South: Cities & Atlas Hiking - 9 Days

A perfect blend of culture and adventure, this 9-day route has you traveling across Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech. Immerse yourself in Chefchaouen, Fes, and Marrakech as your wander souks, markets, and local artisan workshops. Explore the modern cities of Rabat and Casablanca along the Atlantic coast. End your stay hiking between rural villages in the High Atlas foothills where you will share a meal and spend the night with a local family.

Tangier overlooking Merkala Corniche and the Strait of Gibraltar
Map of Northern Morocco: Casablanca to Fes, Sefrou, Chefchaouen & Tangier  - 9 Days
Northern Morocco: Casablanca to Fes, Sefrou, Chefchaouen & Tangier - 9 Days

Focusing on Morocco's north, this nine-day itinerary takes you from Morocco's tallest minaret in Casablanca on the Atlantic coast to the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, and buzzing Fes. You'll visit walled towns in the Middle Atlas mountains and hike to pretty waterfalls outside Chefchaouen's Blue City. The trip culminates with visits to the Rif mountains and the Cave of Hercules before ending in Tangier, a town that bridges Europe and Africa.

Wander the narrow streets of imperial city Meknes' historic medina
Map of Imperial Cities & the Moroccan Desert - 9 Days
Imperial Cities & the Moroccan Desert - 9 Days

Morocco's four imperial cities have seen ruling dynasties rise and fall through its storied history. With this nine-day loop from Casablanca, you'll tick them all off, exploring the rich cultural heritage, architectural wonders, and historical landmarks. Wander medieval medinas in Fes and Marrakesh, explore the capital of Rabat, seek Roman history in Volubilis, trek through Meknes, and adventure along old caravan routes into the Sahara desert.

Tizi n'Tichka pass over the Atlas mountain range
Map of Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 10 Days
Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary features a perfect mix of culture, history, adventure, and relaxation. Explore imperial cities, mountain villages, desert landscapes, and coastal ramparts. Begin in northern Morocco in Tangier and Chefchaouen before working your way south to Fes, through the desert, and over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech and Essaouira.

Boumalne Dades and the Dades Valley, Morocco
Map of Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour - 10 Days
Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour - 10 Days

Discover the best of Morocco with this 10-day loop, featuring the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech, as well as several days in the desert. You'll navigate the streets of ancient medinas, ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, explore mud-brick cities in desert towns, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains.

The Dades Valley, Morocco
Map of Casablanca to Marrakesh: Imperial Cities, Hiking & the Desert - 10 Days
Casablanca to Marrakesh: Imperial Cities, Hiking & the Desert - 10 Days

Explore Morocco's Imperial Cities, mountains, and desert with this balanced 10-day trip starting in Casablanca and ending in Marrakesh. Wander medieval medinas in Fes and Marrakesh, explore the modern cities of Casablanca and Rabat, and adventure along old caravan routes in the desert. Spend a day hiking in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains before ending the trip in Marrakesh.

Panoramic view over Fes
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Desert & the Coast - 11 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Desert & the Coast - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day trip from Casablanca to explore imperial cities, wander medieval medinas, follow old desert caravan routes, and relax along the Atlantic coast. Learn to cook tagine, spend a night listening to traditional music by a desert campfire, or go kitesurfing in the Atlantic.

Marrakech's Le Jardin Secret is a delight to wander and take a respite
Map of Luxury Morocco: Imperial Cities, Sahara Desert & Atlantic Coast - 15 Days
Luxury Morocco: Imperial Cities, Sahara Desert & Atlantic Coast - 15 Days

Travel in style and the best of what Morocco offers on this epic 15-day trip around the country. Enjoy luxurious touches, excursions, and amenities throughout your adventure: wine tasting, glamping in the Sahara, and a hot air balloon ride over Marrakech. You'll also stay in unique accommodations like elegant riads and your personal kasbah. 

A view over Fes' Chouara Tannery
Map of Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour - 11 Days
Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour - 11 Days

Discover imperial cities and desert landscapes on this 11-day circuit starting in Casablanca. Experience culture and history in historic Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech as you navigate their ancient medinas. You'll ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, explore mud-brick cities, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains.

Cape Spartel lighthouse at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, near Tangier
Map of Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 11 Days
Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 11 Days

This complete 11-day itinerary takes you from Tangier—the gateway between Europe and Africa—to buzzing Marrakech, through some of Morocco's most stunning landscapes. You'll visit three imperial cities along with the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the desert towns of Erfoud, Merzouga, and Rissani, and the mud-brick ksar of Aït Benhaddou. Ride a camel over the Erg Chebbi dunes, explore hidden oases along ancient caravan routes, and wander medinas and souks along the way.

The iconic Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech
Morocco: Luxury Imperial Cities - 10 Days

Spend ten days touring the Imperial Cities of Morroco while relaxing in the lap of luxury. In addition to having a private driver take you around the country and give you insider tips, you'll enjoy private guided tours, cooling classes and incredible experiences like a night of desert glamping and a sunrise hot air balloon. After a day of adventure and exploration, sink into comfort in five-star, richly appointed riads.   

Beauty and colors of Morocco
Map of  A Taste of Morocco in Autumn: Casablanca to Marrakech - 10 Days
A Taste of Morocco in Autumn: Casablanca to Marrakech - 10 Days

Witness the magnificent beauty of Morocco in autumn when you journey from the imperial city of Fes into the desert dunes of the Sahara, over windy roads of the Atlas mountains, and into colorful Marrakech. This 10-day trip mixes culture, adventure, and history into one unbeatable itinerary. While the summer months can be ferociously hot and the winters rainy, autumn is the perfect time to explore Morroco's ancient cities, hike through the mountains, and ride camels in the desert.

  Minarets of Fes seen throuth Bab Bou Jeloud Gate
Map of Imperial Cities, Desert Grand Tour & Hiking in the Atlas - 13 Days
Imperial Cities, Desert Grand Tour & Hiking in the Atlas - 13 Days

This 13-day grand tour is the perfect blend of culture and adventure. Start in the coastal city of Casablanca and wander the medieval medinas of Fes and Marrakesh. Spend a few days exploring desert towns, oases, and old kasbahs, finish with two days of hiking in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, spending an evening with a local Berber family.

Set out on a treasure hunt through medinas and souks
Map of Family-Friendly Morocco: Tangier to Marrakesh via Fes & Chefchaouen - 10 Days
Family-Friendly Morocco: Tangier to Marrakesh via Fes & Chefchaouen - 10 Days

Get ready for 10 days of family fun exploring Morocco's ancient cities and dramatic landscapes. Start in the coastal city of Tangier and travel to bustling Marrakesh via culture-rich Fes and the blue city of Chefchaouen. Along the way, delight your senses and keep the little ones entertained with plenty of exciting excursions and hands-on workshops—like a flavorful food tour, camel rides on the beach, a hot air balloon trip over the desert, and mosaic and henna-making lessons.

Take the kids on a camel ride on this memorable Moroccan adventure
Map of Morocco Family Adventure: Marrakesh to Casablanca - 10 Days
Morocco Family Adventure: Marrakesh to Casablanca - 10 Days

For an experience that will immerse your family in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Morocco, all at an entertaining, kid-friendly pace, look no further than this 10-day itinerary. While your private guide transports you from Marrakesh to Casablanca via Morocco's most stunning desert stop-offs, you and the kids will see the sights, cook and eat with the locals, shop the souks, and explore the medinas. Take a sunrise hot balloon ride, surf the sands, and make this a trip to remember!

Wind your way through the blue alleys of Chefchaouen on a private photography tour
Map of Royal Morocco: A Luxury Journey - 10 Days
Royal Morocco: A Luxury Journey - 10 Days

Experience the best of Morocco with this fast-paced luxury itinerary that squeezes the top destinations and sights into 10 days. Tick off all four imperial cities—Rabat, Fes, Meknes, and Marrakesh; journey into the Rif mountains to visit the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen; stay in a luxury Sahara Desert camp; and cross over the High Atlas mountains. You'll do it all like royalty with exclusive tours, private transfers, and 4.5-and 5-star stays.

A view inside the labyrinth of souks in Marrakech
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Casablanca to Marrakech - 12 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Casablanca to Marrakech - 12 Days

This complete 12-day tour covers Morocco' best, from cultural stops in historic cities to desert exploration in the Sahara and surrounding desert. Explore medieval medinas, lively souks, ancient ruins, and old kasbahs. You'll trek along long-forgotten caravan routes, ride a camel over colossal sand dunes, and cool off in an oasis at the bottom of a gorge.

Ride camels through the Saharan sand dunes
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Casablanca to the Atlantic Coast - 14 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Casablanca to the Atlantic Coast - 14 Days

Experience Morocco's cities and desert wonders on this two-week grand tour. Start in the north, where you'll visit Casablanca and the capital Rabat, then marvel at Chefchaouen's iconic blue-tinged architecture. Continue to the country's cultural capital, Fes, before following ancient caravan routes into the Sahara Desert, where you'll camp among shifting dunes and explore oasis towns. Finish on the coast, winding through Marrakesh's souks and relaxing in the seaside town of Essaouira.

The Merenid Tombs overlook the imperial city of Fes
Map of Imperial Cities, Desert Grand Tour & Hiking in the Atlas - 12 Days
Imperial Cities, Desert Grand Tour & Hiking in the Atlas - 12 Days

Explore Morocco's cities and desert on this 12-day grand tour. Begin and end in modern Casablanca and travel around to the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakesh, as well as the hillside town of Chefchaouen. You'll trek into the Sahara, camp under the stars, visit desert towns and kasbahs, and hike the Atlas mountains foothills.

The Best of Morocco
Map of Best of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 11 Days
Best of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 11 Days

From the blue medina of Chefchoauen to the red dunes of the Sahara, this colorful, 11-day journey through Morocco has it all. The trip begins in Casablanca, home to one of the tallest mosque towers in the world, and then takes you to Fez, with its ancient, well-preserved square and unique tanneries. Enjoy camping under the stars in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, and take in the lively culture in Marrakesh.

Grand Moroccan Tour
Map of Grand Moroccan Tour - 13 Days
Grand Moroccan Tour - 13 Days

This 13-day tour covers a wide range sites and experiences that, together, provide a well-rounded view of Morocco. The tour begins with the imperial cities of the northern area (Casablanca, Rabat, Tanger, Fez, and Meknes), and also includes the charming blue-painted town of Chefchaouen. The trip continues toward the Merzouga area of the Sahara, with the classic Erg Chebbi sand dunes all around. Then, stop in vibrant Marrakech and experience its lively square before heading back to Casablanca to depart.

Chefchaouen Village
Map of Morocco's Hidden Gems  - 11 Days
Morocco's Hidden Gems - 11 Days

See the best of Morocco on this compact voyage that takes you off-the-beaten-path from south to north. Feel the energy emulating from Marrakesh as you discover its souks. Head inland to the Atlas mountains for peace and serenity. Descend from the mountains to the coast of Essaouira to discover its laid-back vibe. Follow the coast up to Tangier, the gateway between Europe and Africa. Be amazed by the stunning blue city of Chefchaouen before finishing your trip in Rabat, the country's capital.

Essaouira's Skala de Kasbah and old fishing port
Map of Morocco Highlights from North to South - 12 Days
Morocco Highlights from North to South - 12 Days

Discover imperial cities and desert adventures with this 12-day circuit from Tangier in the north to Essaouira in the south. Experience the culture and history of  Meknes, Fes, and Marrakesh as you navigate narrow and winding streets in ancient medinas, shop artisanal wares in animated souks, and admire the intricate tile work of historic mosques. Explore the desert as you ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, delve into mud-brick fortressed cities, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains.

Springtime in Morocco's "Rose Valley"
Map of Spring Tour of Morocco: Cities, Deserts, Valleys & Roses - 13 Days
Spring Tour of Morocco: Cities, Deserts, Valleys & Roses - 13 Days

Discover the beauty of Morocco in spring on this guided tour that takes you from urban cities to the vast dunes of the desert. Start in the busy hub of Tangier, where you'll explore the sights and sounds of the kasbah and stroll the Corniche de Tanger. Then, it's off to the city of Fes for bustling souks and a visit to the Marinid Tombs. Sleep in Bedouin tents under the night skies of Merzouga, experience the fragrant rose fields of the Dadès Valley, and hike the rugged peaks of Toubkal National Park before concluding your trip in the vibrant city of Marrakesh.

Spend the night in a desert camp in Erg Chebbi
Map of Morocco North to South Adventure - 13 Days
Morocco North to South Adventure - 13 Days

This 13-day adventure takes you through the heart of Morocco as you wind your way from its northern to southern shores. See the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen, discover the imperial city of Rabat, get lost in the souks of Fes, and sleep in Bedouin tents under the stars of the Erg Chebbi desert. After crossing the oases and rose fields of the Dadès Valley, take a food tour in vibrant Marrakesh before ending your trip with water sports and beach time in the surf town of Essaouira.

Panoramic view over Fes
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Mountains, and Desert - 14 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Mountains, and Desert - 14 Days

Enjoy culture, history, adventure and relaxation on this 2-week Morocco grand tour. Explore the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Casablanca. Venture into the desert a few days exploring kasbahs, caravan routes, and the Saharan dunes. Cross up and over the high atlas mountains and spend a couple days hiking between small villages, spending the night with a local family. End your trip by relaxing in Essaouira before continuing along the coast back to Casablanca.

Look out towards the Atlantic from Cap Spartel Lighthouse
Map of Moroccan Cities from Coast to Coast - 14 Days
Moroccan Cities from Coast to Coast - 14 Days

Travel from the Atlantic Coast to the Strait of Gibraltar on this two-week tour of Morocco's famous cities. Hop between ancient hubs like Marrakesh, Fes, and Tangier, as well as photogenic, blue-hued Chefchaouen and Essaouira with its nearby Caves of Hercules. Along the way, you'll explore Roman ruins and mosques, wander maze-like souks, drive through the striking Atlas mountains, and take a Moroccan cooking class.

Taourirt Kasbah, Ouarzazate
Map of Morocco's Cities, Coast, Mountains & the Desert - 14 Days
Morocco's Cities, Coast, Mountains & the Desert - 14 Days

From Casablanca to Essaouira and all the imperial cities, Roman ruins, and Sahara excursions in between, this two-week adventure offers an excellent introduction to Morocco. You'll explore and get lost in historic medinas, ride camels to a desert camp, hike in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, and visit with locals to learn their customs. In Marrakesh, learn to cook like a Mar'rakshis, cool off in the impressive Todra Gorge, and try kiteboarding in hippie Essaouria.

The Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco
Map of Morocco in Luxury: Casablanca Round Trip - 14 Days
Morocco in Luxury: Casablanca Round Trip - 14 Days

With this itinerary, you'll relax in luxury accommodations and dine at some of Morocco's finest restaurants. Wander through the photogenic "blue city" of Chefchaouen, explore fascinating historic sites, and tour a Moroccan winery before heading on an adventure through the Sahara. Then, travel to Marrakech to enjoy a medina tour, hot air balloon ride, and trip to a traditional hammam (bath) before wrapping up your journey back in Casablanca.

View of the coastal city of Essaouira
Map of Jewish Heritage & Historic Morocco - 14 Days
Jewish Heritage & Historic Morocco - 14 Days

On this two-week-long adventure, get a full tour of Morocco's highlights while discovering the country's Jewish heritage. Start off in Casablanca, then wander through the picturesque "Blue City" of Chefchaouen and explore Fes' medieval medina. Afterward, head deep into the Sahara Desert, where you'll ride a camel and camp under the stars. Cap off your journey with a visit to Essaouira and several of Morocco's scenic coastal towns before returning to Casablanca.

Meet Chefcahouen residents as you navigate the blue-hued streets with the kids
Map of  Morocco Family Discovery Tour - 14 Days
Morocco Family Discovery Tour - 14 Days

Discover the wonders of Morocco on this two-week family tour. Your journey begins in the port city of Tangier, where you'll ride camels on the beach and explore the mythical caves of Hercules. Then, it's off to historic Fes for cultural tours and traditional crafts workshops. Kayak on Lake Bin El Ouidane, see playful monkeys at the majestic Ouzoud Waterfalls, and finish your adventure with traditional Moroccan cooking classes and a hot-air balloon ride over Marrakesh.

Spend two nights under desert skies in a luxury camp near Merzouga
Map of Moroccan Splendor: Luxury City, Desert, Coast & Mountains Tour - 14 Days
Moroccan Splendor: Luxury City, Desert, Coast & Mountains Tour - 14 Days

Experience the many sides of Morocco with this luxury 14-day tour that encompasses the coast, desert, mountains, and cities. Start in Tangier and Chefchaouen, then unearth history in Fes and Meknes. Journey to the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert, and pause at Berber mountain villages before your descent to buzzing Marrakesh. Chase thrills with private horseback riding, hot-air balloon flights, and camel rides, and indulge yourself with fine dining, spa experiences, and stunning 5-star stays.

Discover the medieval Aït Benhaddou's kasbah
Map of Moroccan Journey of Contrasts: Luxury South to North Tour - 14 Days
Moroccan Journey of Contrasts: Luxury South to North Tour - 14 Days

This two-week lap of luxury across Morocco includes exclusive 5-star hotels and retreats and two nights beneath the starlit skies of the Sahara Desert. Delve into history with private guides painting the full story in Marrakesh, Fes, Chefchaouen, Tangier, and Casablanca. Sample the finest modern Moroccan cuisine, and unlock culinary secrets so you can recreate local flavors. Best of all, there's time for rejuvenating hammam spa treatments so you return home truly refreshed.

Start your two-week grand tour in Rabat, with a private tour of its Royal Palace and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Map of The Grand Moroccan Journey: Luxury Unveiled on a Classic Tour - 14 Days
The Grand Moroccan Journey: Luxury Unveiled on a Classic Tour - 14 Days

This classic 14-day luxury itinerary showcases the best of Morocco, from the sun-kissed coastline to the towering Atlas mountains to the undulating dunes of the Sahara Desert. Over two weeks, you'll stay in beautiful 5-star riads, palace hotels, and luxury desert camps, ticking off the four imperial cities while immersing yourself in Morocco's rich history and enchanting landscapes.

Dive into the treasures of Meknes, one of Morocco's lesser-visited imperial cities
Map of Palatial Wonders: A Luxury Voyage through Morocco's Imperial Cities - 14 Days
Palatial Wonders: A Luxury Voyage through Morocco's Imperial Cities - 14 Days

Embrace Morocco's rich heritage with this luxurious itinerary that ticks off the four imperial cities while staying in opulent 4-and 5-star palace hotels and riads. Deepen your understanding with private walking tours in each city, and savor distinct regional cuisines with fine dining experiences. Experience a fusion of culture, food, and adventure as you cross desert dunes by camel, take to the skies in a hot-air balloon, melt away stress in a luxury hammam, and witness the raucous energy of a local rug auction.

Casablanca's Hassan II Mosque has the world's second-tallest minaret
Map of Highlights of Morocco: Casablanca to Essaouira - 15 Days
Highlights of Morocco: Casablanca to Essaouira - 15 Days

On this 15-day itinerary, you'll explore Morocco from top to bottom. Fly into Casablanca and transfer to Rabat, then wander through the photogenic "Blue City" of Chefchaouen. Continue to historic Fes before heading on an adventure through the Sahara. After a four-day desert safari that will take you through remote villages and oases, you'll be off to Marrakech. Finish your trip with a guided tour of the seaside town of Essaouira before returning to Casablanca.

Old synagogue in Ouarzazate, Morocco
Map of Jewish Heritage & Historic Morocco - 15 Days
Jewish Heritage & Historic Morocco - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary takes you on a journey back in time to discover Morocco's history and its unique Jewish heritage. Visit Casablanca's Museum of Moroccan Judaism and the Bayt Dakira cultural center in Essaouira, the only Jewish museums in the Arab world. Explore Morocco's culture and history as you wander through medieval medinas in Fes and Marrakech, see the country's best-preserved Roman ruins at Volubilis, and take a trip to the historically-Jewish city of Sefrou.

Fes, Morocco
Map of Morocco's Imperial Cities: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 15 Days
Morocco's Imperial Cities: Casablanca to Marrakesh - 15 Days

Beginning and ending in Casablanca, this fifteen-day tour guides you through Morocco's most storied and spectacular cities. Travel to the blue streets of Chefchaouen, visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, and take in the magnificence of Fes, the country's oldest imperial city. Wind down in Marrakesh, where you'll learn to bake delicious Moroccan bread, soar across the desert in a hot-air balloon, and enjoy the ultimate spa experience at a traditional hammam.

Other popular travel destinations in Morocco
Marrakesh · Fes · Moroccan Desert · Casablanca · Merzouga · Rabat · Essaouira · Ouarzazate · Aït Benhaddou · Atlas Mountains · Boumalne Dades · Tangier · Meknes · Todra Gorge · Imlil · Zagora · Asilah · Taroudant · Skoura · Agadir · Bin El Ouidane · Agdz · Kalaat M'Gouna · Draa Valley