Best of Marrakech

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Marrakesh
The colorful oasis city of Marrakesh offers up an old town tangle of bazaars with oriental lamps, woven carpets, and scents of spices, alongside Moorish riads and palm trees against colorful surroundings. Make your way through the alleys of the medina, where carpets, ceramics, parchment lamps, and huge spice stalls in all colors are stored up to the roof in the narrow, winding alleyways characterized by stairs and vaults. Visit Djemaa el Fna, the central market square. You’ll find many food stalls lining its edges by day, and at night it fills with snake charmers, artists, fire-eaters, acrobats, hawkers, herb dealers, trained monkeys, cooks, and musicians. Or find a quiet corner in the historic botanical garden of Jardin Majorelle.

Prior kimkim travelers have followed local guides on a food tour through the medina, tasting different local dishes including the famous Marrakechi Tangia. You can also pay a visit to the ANIMA Gardens, André Hellers's colorful garden of art. A day trip to the Agafay Desert can include a glamping experience and camel ride, or visit Safran for a garden tour and saffron tea.
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Marrakesh Essentials

A traditional street in Marrakesh's medina
How Many Days to Spend in Marrakesh

Marrakesh is Morocco's fourth-largest city and one of the country's major tourist spots. To see it, ideally, you'll want to allocate at least two to three days, although those with less time to spare can still enjoy the experience. Travelers who choose to stay for longer will have the opportunity to get to know the city and see it at a more relaxed pace. Read on for advice on how long to stay in Marrakesh.

View of the High Atlas
Getting Off the Beaten Path in Marrakech

There’s more to Marrakech than the circus-like hullabaloo of Jemma el-Fna, persistent hawkers, and the donkey-dodging craziness of the souks. Beyond the walls of the medina (and sometimes even within them), you can find serene escapes that feel a million miles away from the city din – from the wave-lashed Atlantic coast to hidden gardens, galleries and High Atlas valleys.

Morocco's traditional hammams offer relaxing treatments within stunning, distinctive historic buildings
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Morocco

Morocco can offer newlyweds one of the most unique honeymoon experiences on earth, thanks to this country's distinct culture that sets it apart from any other destination in Africa or Europe. Take your pick from beautiful ancient cities, 1550 mi/2500 km of coast, lonesome mountains and storybook desert. Stroll the streets where one of the world's most romantic movies, Casablanca, was set, let things get steamy in historic hammams, discover an entire valley dedicated to cultivating roses, soak up the 300 days of annual sunshine on the beach or roam the highest dunes of the Sahara by camel. Here are the most romantic destinations in Morocco, and the best things to do in each.

Bustling Jemaa el Fna Square at Dusk
Ultimate Guide to Marrakech: Excitement & Style in a Major Moroccan Hub

Morocco's "Red City" captivates travelers from all over the world with its ornate palaces and gardens, sky-high minarets, spice-filled souks, and plazas alive with snake charmers and acrobats. Read on for advice and itinerary inspiration to make the most of a visit to dazzling Marrakech.

An inner courtyard at La Sultana, one of Marrakech's most luxurious sleeps (Photo courtesy of La Sultana)
The 7 Best Luxury Riads in Marrakesh

A stay in a riad will likely be one of your most memorable experiences in Marrakesh. Push open the heavy wooden door, and you enter a world far removed from the hubbub outside; one where you can rest in the shade of an orange tree, dip into a lantern-lit pool, or peer across the minarets of the historic city from the roof terrace, mint tea in hand.

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.

Marrakech
Top 5 Day Trips from Marrakech

Vibrant Marrakech is perfectly situated between some of Morocco's most stunning sights, all well within reach for a memorable day trip. Whether you want to explore the Atlas Mountains, sunbathe on the Atlantic coast, or immerse yourself in traditional Berber culture, we've got plenty of ideas for one-day excursions from the city.

Spices in the souks of Marrakech
What to Eat in Marrakech (and Where to Eat It)

Butter-soft lamb, spicy, aromatic tagines, syrupy sweets stuffed with almond paste and drizzled with orange flower water: Marrakech cuisine is at once highly nuanced and deeply satisfying. Read on to find out how to dig in to the most authentic flavours and where.

Explore the Desert
Top Desert Excursions in Morocco

The Moroccan Desert is one of the highlights of the country. From sleeping under the stars in a Bedouin-style desert camp to sunset camel rides, there are many ways to explore the towering dunes of Morocco! Go horseback riding, conquer sandy peaks, visit nomadic communities, listen to traditional music next to a flickering campfire, or let an e-bike help you navigate the hills. From dawn to dusk, the Moroccan desert is a truly unique experience.

Explore Morocco with the Entire Family
Top Family Experiences in Morocco

Morocco is an exciting destination for families, with endless excursions in nature, days at the beach, cultural activities, and more! Kids and parents alike love wandering the bustling medinas, searching for spice towers and wooden keepsakes, or spending the day walking through the Atlas Mountains and chatting with local families. Embrace experiences for all ages by riding horses or camels through the desert, discovering waterfalls and natural pools, and tasting delicious Moroccan cuisine.

Delicious and World-Famous Moroccan Cuisine
Top Culinary Experiences in Morocco

Moroccan gastronomy is known worldwide as one of the most delicious and flavorful cuisines! With influences from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Moroccan cuisine is a unique blend of colorful ingredients and cultural techniques. Experience it for yourself with cooking classes, authentic dinners with local families, wine tastings, and food tours. Taste traditional sweets, learn the secrets behind the perfect tagine, and explore the customs behind a Moroccan meal.

Bustling Marrakech at Dusk
Best Things to Do in Marrakech

Marrakech is a colorful, lively oasis surrounded by serene desert and mountainous landscapes. A bustling old town offers artisan shops, street vendors, art galleries, museums, historical monuments, lush gardens, and more! Discover Moroccan cuisine with cooking classes, relax in a traditional hammam spa, or explore the city's expansive palm-tree grove. Get a unique perspective of the city with a hot air balloon ride and mingle with the locals to truly understand Marrakech's charm.

Marrakesh Itineraries

Treat your senses as you tour the souks and medinas of Morocco
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Discover the Highlights of Morocco & Southern Spain - 10 Days

Pack your appetite for this cultural and culinary odyssey through the highlights of Morocco and Spain. It begins in the Imperial City of Marrakesh, where you'll sniff out the best spices at local souks and dine with Berber villagers in the Atlas mountains. Then jet off to Spain's Andalusia region to hike, bike, visit fortresses, and taste delicious tapas and specialty foods in stunning cities like Málaga, Granada, and Seville.

The Kasbah of the Udayas fortress in Rabat in Morocco.
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A Taste of Morocco: Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou, & Essaouira - 5 Days

Perfect for travelers who want to learn about the history, cuisine, and culture of Morocco in one quick trip, this 5-day itinerary is focused on the busy city of Marrakech with quick trips to the Altas Mountains and the seaside city of Essaouira. You'll sample the dynamic flavors of Moroccan tagine, browse aisles of spices and textiles in markets, tour historic Medinas, and pamper yourself with a traditional spa experience in a hammam.

City of Imlil in the Atlas Mountains
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Luxury Marrakech & Atlas Mountains - 7 Days

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. 

A Berber woman in the mountains of Morocco
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Volunteering in Morocco: Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains - 6 Days

On this brisk six-day excursion through Morocco, you'll not only visit highlights like the bazaars of Marrakesh and the villages of the Atlas mountains, but you'll do so while volunteering. Working with NGOs and non-profits throughout this trip is a great way to give back while also enjoying the adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa's most exotic, diverse, and culturally distinct countries.

Medina entrance tower and old city walls in Essaouira, Morocco
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Explore Marrakech, Atlas Hiking & the Coast - 5 Days

A perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this quick 5-day itinerary features highlights of the imperial city of Marrakech, hiking in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, and relaxing in the coastal town of Essaouira. You'll roam exotic souks in ancient medinas, share a meal with a local Berber family, and explore centuries-old seafront fortifications.

Tour Marrakesh's historic medina
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Morocco Imperial Cities Tour - 7 Days

Visit Morocco's Imperial cities in this packed one-week tour. Start in Rabat, Morocco's capital, to see 12th-century architecture, then continue to Fes to explore the world's largest urban car-free zone. See the tanneries, the world's oldest university, and the medieval Jewish quarter, then head to Marrakesh to round out your trip with ornate palaces, bustling Jemaa El-Fna market, and a half-day cooking class.

The verdant foothills of the High Atlas mountains
Exploring Around Marrakech, Hiking & the Coast - 8 Days

A perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 8-day itinerary features highlights of the imperial city of Marrakech, hiking in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, and relaxing in the coastal town of Essaouira. You'll roam exotic souks in ancient medinas, learn about traditional cuisine and share a meal with a local Berber family, and explore centuries-old seafront fortifications.

Kids riding camels in Agadir
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Family Discovery Tour of Morocco: Agadir & Marrakesh - 7 Days

With outdoor activities, ancient culture, and exciting excursions, this week-long Moroccan adventure will delight the whole family. The vibrant cities of Agadir and Marrakesh are your starting point as you explore the surrounding desert and mountain landscapes, sample local food, and learn more about Moroccan culture. Kids will love playing in a real desert oasis, riding a donkey, navigating colorful souks and medinas, and being immersed in nature and creativity along the way.

Essaouira
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Magic in Morocco: Casablanca, Marrakesh, Agafay & Essaouira - 15 Days

Whether you're an adventurer, foodie, or just looking for some relaxation, this fifteen-day tour of Morocco offers something for everyone. Begin in Casablanca, where you'll walk the streets of the medina and the lively Boulevard de la Corniche. Then, it's off to Marrakesh, with day trips to the stunning Ouzoud waterfalls and treks through the Atlas mountains. Head into the Agafay Desert for camel rides and a night under the stars, then end your adventure on the coast among the sweeping beaches of Essaouira.

Typical intricate Moroccan tile artwork; a fountain in Rabat, near the Hassan Tower and Mohamed V Mausoleum
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A Taste of Morocco: Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains & Desert Glamping - 5 Days

This five-day Moroccan journey combines the best of buzzing Marrakesh with the quiet of the High Atlas mountains and the Agafay desert. Start in the city with a culinary tour, traditional hammam spa, and guided tour before heading out to the breathtaking Atlas mountains. Explore Berber villages, hike peaceful mountain valleys, and join a local family for lunch. Ride camels and ATVs in the rugged Agafay desert, and spend the night under the starlit sky.

Ride across the desert dunes by camel
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Family Trip to Morocco: Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay - 7 Days

Discover the best of Morocco on this family-friendly highlights tour that whisks you from dazzling Marrakesh to the peaks of the Atlas mountains and an unforgettable night beneath the stars in the Agafay Desert. Along the way, you'll cook Moroccan cuisine with the family, create your own mosaics, and take a hot air balloon ride over Marrakesh. As you and the kids ride camels across the desert sands and experience Berber hospitality firsthand, you'll come away with memories to last a lifetime.

Take to the Essaouira coast with the kids and have fun riding camels by the ocean
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Souks & Sand in Morocco: Family Trip to Marrakesh & Essaouira - 7 Days

This week-long family trip to Morocco takes in the colorful souks of Marrakesh before whisking you beachside to the relaxed, seaside town of Essaouira. Search for giant water lilies in the whimsical Majorelle Gardens, watch the sunset over the rooftops of Jemaa el-Fna square, and sharpen your tastebuds with an exquisite food tour. Finish up riding camels along Essaouira's gorgeous sandy beach and dining on fresh seafood.

Venture across the dunes to a luxury desert camp in Erg Chigaga
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Moroccan Luxury Odyssey: Marrakesh to Erg Chigaga Desert - 7 Days

If you've always wanted to explore the Sahara Desert, this lavish Moroccan odyssey takes you there. Your weeklong luxury journey begins and ends in Marrakesh, where you'll explore the "Red City" before starting a circuit to the mesmerizing Erg Chigaga desert dunes. Along the way, you'll traverse dramatic landscapes, cross the High Atlas mountains, experience Berber culture, and visit Zagora, Ouarzazate, and Aït Benhaddou.

Small villages dot the foothills of the Atlas Mountains
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Marrakech, Grand Desert Tour & Hiking in the Atlas Mountains - 7 Days

Discover the grandeur of Morocco with this seven-day itinerary. Spend the night under the stars in a Bedouin-style tent, traipse through narrow passageways in ancient kasbahs, and hike the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. You'll ride a camel, swim in an oasis, share a meal with a Berber family, and wander exotic souks and bazaars.

Small villages dot the foothills of the Atlas Mountains
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Moroccan Desert & Hiking in the Atlas Mountains - 8 Days

This 8-day trip mixes culture and adventure in Marrakech, the desert, and High Atlas mountains. Start and end in Marrakech and explore the historic medina's souks, timeworn tombs, old madrasas, and secret gardens. Pass over the High Atlas mountains into Morocco's desert and discover medieval kasbahs, caravan routes, and the Saharan dunes. Finish with a two-day hike through small villages in the Atlas foothills, enjoying a meal and overnight with a local family.

Essaouira, Morocco
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Marrakech, Grand Tour of the Desert & Essaouira - 8 Days

A perfect combination of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 8-day itinerary covers the imperial city of Marrakech and crosses the High Atlas Mountains into the desert. Explore desert towns, camp in the Sahara, and relax in the coastal town of Essaouira.

Merzouga in the Sahara Desert in Morocco
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Southern Morocco Luxury Tour - 8 Days

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.

Stay at Morocco's first ecolodge near Agadir
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Morocco with Purpose: Marrakesh, Agadir & Essaouira - 9 Days

This nine-day tour of Morocco promotes a more sustainable style of travel, immersing you in your surroundings while limiting your environmental footprint. Start in energetic Marrakesh to see the city via bicycle and visit a nonprofit that serves underprivileged women. Then, it's off to the beach town of Agadir for a stay at the country's first ecolodge. End on the coast of Essaouira, with nights under the stars in Berber tents and a chance to help local organizations that support youth and women.

Tizi n'Tichka pass over the Atlas mountain range
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Marrakech, Grand Tour of the Desert, Hiking & the Coast - 8 Days

Discover Morocco's diverse beauty with this 8-day itinerary. Begining and ending in the vibrant imperial city of Marrakech, you'll spend the night under the stars in a Bedouin-style tent, traipse through narrow alleyways in medieval kasbahs, hike the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and wander the charming coastal city of Essaouira.

The desert city of Tinghir and neighboring oasis
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Marrakesh & Grand Tour of the Sahara Desert - 5 Days

Discover the beauty of Morocco with this exciting five-day itinerary. Begin and end in Marrakesh, visiting the rocky peaks of the High Atlas mountains and the colossal dunes of the Sahara. You'll wander medieval medinas and souks, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.

The sun sets over the Ouarzazate River and Aït Benhaddou
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A Taste of Morocco: Fes, Sahara Desert & Marrakech - 5 Days

This whirlwind five-day itinerary highlights the best of Morocco, including Fes, the Desert, and Marrakesh. Start in the imperial city of Fes and make your way south, traversing the Middle Atlas mountain range into the Sahara Desert. Cross up and over the High Atlas mountains before ending your trip in bustling Marrakesh.

Discover the desert of Morocco, Boumalne Dades Valley
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Marrakech & Grand Tour of the Sahara Desert - 6 Days

Discover the beauty of Morocco with this 6-day itinerary focused on Marrakech and the desert. Begin in bustling Marrakech and explore the medina's souks, fondouks, madrasas, palaces, and secret gardens. Cross over the High Atlas mountains and explore the vast landscapes and sand dunes of the Sahara. You'll wander medieval markets, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.

Marrakech's lively Jemaa el-Fna Square
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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.

A tempting display at a souk in Marrakech
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Moroccan Cities: Casablanca, Rabat, Fes & Marrakech - 6 Days

Discover Morroco's historic and modern cities on this 6-day tour of the country's urban centers. You'll get a sense of Morocco's evolution across the centuries, from its Roman ruins in Volubilis to its modern commercial capital, Casablanca. You'll also visit  the seaside splendor of Rabat — which showcases the influence of French-colonial heritage — as well as the exquisite Imperial City of Meknes. Finally, you'll immerse yourself in Marrakech, the "Red City," where you'll be welcomed with fantastic cuisine, a bustling Medina, and gorgeous architecture.

Jemaa el-Fnaa square and market place at dusk
Explore Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains & Essaouira - 6 Days

A perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this six-day itinerary features highlights of the imperial city of Marrakesh, including hiking in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains and relaxing in the coastal town of Essaouira. You'll roam exotic souks in ancient medinas, learn about traditional cuisine, and share a meal with a local Berber family. Explore centuries-old seafront fortifications and visit an argan tree cooperative where you can learn all about oil extraction while watching the goats graze up in the branches.

Jamaa el Fna Square in Marrakesh
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Marrakesh to Casablanca: Agafay Desert & Atlantic Coast - 6 Days

This tour is perfect for the traveler who's short on time and looking for a taste of Morocco and its hidden gems. You'll enjoy a guided tour of Marrakesh and watch its famed Jamaa El Fna Square come to life at dusk, then ride a camel through the stunning sand dunes of the Agafay Desert, where you'll spend the night in a traditional tent. As you make your way to Casablanca, you'll stop at an argan oil collective, enjoy fresh, delicious seafood on the coast, and visit the gorgeous Essaouira, all at a relaxed pace.

Discover the deserts and kasbahs of Morocco
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Marrakesh, Grand Desert Tour, Hiking & the Coast - 10 Days

Featuring a combination of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 10-day itinerary will have you discover the Imperial City of Marrakesh, explore the Sahara and surrounding desert towns, hike the Atlas mountains, and relax along the coast. Enjoy traditional music around a desert campfire, spend a night with a local Berber family, and hike between small villages in the Atlas foothills. Finish the trip by eating fresh seafood by the Atlantic in charming Essaouira.

Tizi n'Tichka Pass over the Atlas Mountains
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Southern Morocco: Marrakech, Sahara & the Atlas Mountains - 9 Days

Enjoy culture, history, adventure, and relaxation on this nine-day Morocco tour. Explore Marrakech before venturing into the desert a few days exploring kasbahs, caravan routes, and the Saharan dunes. Cross up and over the High Atlas Mountains, hike between small villages, and spend a night with a local family.

A panoramic view over Fes
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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.

Take in the setting sun over Morocco's Ouarzazate
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South Morocco Adventure: Marrakesh to Merzouga - 9 Days

In nine days, you'll cover some ground from the imperial city of Marrakesh to the sand sea of Erg Chebbi just beyond Merzouga. In between, drive over the High Atlas to visit an Argan Oil Cooperative and break bread with a Berber family in the foothills of the Dadès Valley before riding a camel to your desert camp in Erg Chebbi. Smell roses in Kelâat M'Gouna, listen to music at the Gnawa house in Khamleya, tour movie sets and see filming location in Ouarzazate, and discover souks, palaces, and gardens in Marrakesh.

Essaouira's charming waterfront
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Morocco Summer Adventure: Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Desert Glamping & the Coast - 9 Days

A visit to Morocco in summer offers plenty of opportunities for sunbathing on beaches, exploring windswept deserts, and relaxing in shaded gardens. On this laid-back, nine-day trip, you'll see some of Marrakech's most scenic sights, enjoy an easy hike in the Atlas mountains, ride a camel through the Agafay Desert, and cool off in coastal Essaouira—making for the perfect summer break.

Explore Aït Bouguemez Valley on foot, meeting with locals and learning about traditional ways of life
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Unspoiled Morocco: Hike Aït Begoumez & Dadès Valley - 9 Days

Taking a relaxed pace, this nine-day trip has you exploring lesser-visited regions of Morocco and culturally immersing yourself in the locals' way of life. You'll first take to the winding alleyways of Marrakesh, then head northeast to see the Ouzoud Waterfalls before crossing the Middle Atlas mountains to reach Aït Bouguemez. You'll hike to important shrines, farm with Atlas locals, and break bread with Berber families, ending your trip exploring desert towns like Boumalne Dades, Aït Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate.

Panoramic view over Fes
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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
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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.

Old fortifications in Essaouira
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Marrakech, Desert Tour & Essaouira - 7 Days

Combine culture, desert adventures, and seaside relaxation with this 7-day trip from Marrakech. Wander Marrakech's medina, exploring its souks and fondouks. Cross the High Atlas mountains and explore Morocco's desert, filled with fortified kasbahs and old caravan routes. Relax in Essaouira as you enjoy fresh seafood and watch the sunset over the seaside ramparts.

Blue city of Chefchaouen
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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.

Boumalne Dades and the Dades Valley, Morocco
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Moroccan Highlights: Fes, the Sahara Desert, & Marrakech - 6 Days

This fast-paced 6-day trip highlights the best of Morocco, including Fes, the desert, and Marrakech. Start in medieval Fes and work your way south. Traverse the Middle Atlas mountain range into the Sahara Desert, crossing back through the High Atlas mountains, and finishing in bustling Marrakech.

The Dades Valley, Morocco
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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.

Casablanca's impressive Hassan II Mosque
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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.

Town of Boumalne Dades in the Dades Valley
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Morocco Grand Tour: Cultural Cities, Sahara Desert & Atlas Hiking - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary offers a great mix of culture and outdoor adventure. Start in Casablanca and explore imperial cities and medieval medinas, ride across dunes and spend a night by a campfire listening to traditional music. Follow old caravan routes through hidden oases and hike through small villages dotting the hillsides in the Atlas mountains. Share a meal with local families and enjoy the evening spectacle of Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech.

Enter the Rissani kasbah and find the donkey "parking lot"
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Imperial Cities, Moroccan Deserts & Hiking the Atlas Mountains - 12 Days

This 12-day grand tour is a perfect mix of culture and adventure. Start in Casablanca and wander the medinas of Fes and Marrakesh. Explore desert towns, oases, and old kasbahs, ending with two days of hiking in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, spending an evening with a local family.

Essaouira's ancient city walls along its harbor
Map of Marrakech, Quick Desert Tour & Essaouira - 8 Days
Marrakech, Quick Desert Tour & Essaouira - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary starts in Marrakech and combines culture, adventure, and relaxation. Wander Marrakech's souks and fondouks, discover the ornate mosques and madrasas, and experience lively Jemaa el-Fna Square. Cross the High Atlas mountains and spend a few days exploring Morocco's desert, filled with fortified villages and old caravan routes through hidden oases, before ending your stay in the seaside town of Essaouira.

Experience the remote beauty of the Agafay Desert from a luxury camp
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Lavish Moroccan Adventure: Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains, Agafay Desert & Essaouira - 7 Days

This luxury journey across Morocco squeezes cityscapes, mountain vistas, desert horizons, and coastal charm into a single week. Beginning and ending in Marrakesh, you'll traverse the rugged beauty of the High Atlas mountains, stay at a luxury desert camp in the Agafay Desert, and ride a horse across the pristine beaches of Essaouira. This fast-paced itinerary ensures every moment is an adventure with 5-star comforts.

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.   

Snow-capped peaks over Marrakech, Morocco
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Winter Adventure in Southern Morocco - 10 Days

This 10-day guided tour takes you through southern Morocco and the wonders of the desert during the (slightly) cooler winter months. Your adventure begins in the colorful city of Marrakech, where you'll stroll the medina and take a food tour of Moroccan cuisine. Then, it's off to Essaouira to see argan oil in production and tree-climbing goats! Visit Berber nomads and spend a night in the desert, before closing your tour with an invigorating spa day at a traditional hammam.

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

  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.

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!

Explore the winding streets of Fes
Map of Family Fun in Morocco: Fes to Marrakesh via the Atlas Mountains - 10 Days
Family Fun in Morocco: Fes to Marrakesh via the Atlas Mountains - 10 Days

This 10-day guided tour introduces the whole family to Morocco's cities, deserts, and mountains—with plenty of fun, interactive activities along the way. Start in the historic city of Fes, where you'll learn the art of henna and have a traditional dinner with a local family. Then, it's off to Lake Bin El Ouidane for river rafting and kayak adventures. See the wonders of the "Red City" of Marrakesh on foot or by bike, take in the Atlas mountains via hot air balloon, and ride camels across the dunes of the Agafay Desert.

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.

Start your Moroccan adventure visiting the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
Map of Morocco City, Coast & Desert Adventure for Families - 10 Days
Morocco City, Coast & Desert Adventure for Families - 10 Days

Adventurous kids will find fun at every turn on this perfectly-planned 10-day Moroccan tour. Set out from Casablanca for coastal Essaouira, where treasure hunts, horseback riding, and plenty of beach time await. Continue to Marrakesh to get lost in winding souks, cycle through lush gardens, and whip up a perfect tajine in a family cooking class. The best is saved for last as you transfer to a desert camp in Agafay for camel rides and dining around a campfire under the stars.

Kick off your trip at the opulent Amanjena Resort in El Jadida
Map of Moroccan Sun, Sand & Souks: Luxury Tour of Coastal Towns & Marrakesh - 7 Days
Moroccan Sun, Sand & Souks: Luxury Tour of Coastal Towns & Marrakesh - 7 Days

Escape to the sun-kissed shores, golden sands, and vibrant souks of El Jadida, Essaouira, and Marrakesh with this luxurious seven-day Moroccan retreat. Indulge in the extravagance of 5-star hotels, join exhilarating adventures, and savor fine dining and street food. Discover the perfect mix of relaxation and thrills as you bask in the rays of some of Morocco's most captivating destinations.

Experience the quiet of the barren Agafay Desert at a luxury camp
Map of Morocco Luxury Escape: Marrakesh, Imlil, Agafay & Essaouira - 10 Days
Morocco Luxury Escape: Marrakesh, Imlil, Agafay & Essaouira - 10 Days

Luxury knows no bounds with this opulent 10-day Moroccan escapade. This curated journey embraces the buzz of Marrakesh before winding through the High Atlas to Imlil. Embrace the peace of the mountains before descending to the surreal Agafay Desert. Finally, escape to the coast at Essaouira, where fresh sea breezes and a cooking class await. Throughout the voyage, you'll stay at 5-star hotels and riads and enjoy exclusive tours, workshops, and experiences.

Get off the beaten path to explore ancient kasbahs and palm groves near Zagora
Map of Luxury Adventure in Southern Morocco - 10 Days
Luxury Adventure in Southern Morocco - 10 Days

See the best of the Sahara Desert and High Atlas mountains in style with this 10-day Moroccan itinerary that starts and ends in Marrakesh. On the journey from the "Red City" to the vast sand dunes and back, you'll meet the local Berber people and local artisans, ride bikes and camels, and sandboard or quad bike at Erg Chebbi. After each day, you'll return to a luxurious sanctuary at top-rated riads, hotels, and kasbahs.

 Moroccan mint tea set on the table in the Agafay desert, Marrakesh
Map of Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Five to eight days is a great length for a Morocco trip, with stops in Marrakesh, Imlil, and Agafay. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in four days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favored itinerary extensions include Essaouira or Fes. Get inspired with kimkim's Marrakesh, Imlil, and Agafay trip ideas below.

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh
Map of Marrakesh, Fes & Casablanca: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes & Casablanca: Best Itinerary Ideas

Six to seven days is the most popular trip length for Morocco travelers interested in visiting Marrakesh, Fes, and Casablanca, especially when also including Chefchaouen. If you're not interested in Chefchaouen, six to seven days is enough for your Marrakesh, Fes, and Casablanca trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in five days for travelers with limited time. Check out kimkim's favorite Marrakesh, Fes, and Casablanca trips below.

 View of the harbour of Rabat, Morocco
Map of Marrakesh, Fes & Rabat: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes & Rabat: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Morocco typically plan a trip for about 10 days when combining Marrakesh, Fes, and Rabat with Merzouga, Chefchaouen, and Boumalne Dades. For travelers wanting to visit Marrakesh, Fes, and Rabat exclusively, plan five to eight days for a well-paced trip. Check out our favorite Marrakesh, Fes, and Rabat trips below.

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.

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.

Visit the Hassan II Mosque, with one of the tallest minarets in the world
Map of Explore Morocco: Imperial Cities to Berber Villages - 11 Days
Explore Morocco: Imperial Cities to Berber Villages - 11 Days

On this 11-day tour of Morocco, you'll begin and end your travels in Casablanca, home to the famous Hassan II Mosque. Your trip takes you through all four imperial cities–Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakesh. Take in daily life in each town at the lively medinas. You'll also have the opportunity to observe Moroccan life among the farms in the Berber villages on this well-rounded Moroccan journey.

Morocco
Map of Morocco Eco-Tour: Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert - 12 Days
Morocco Eco-Tour: Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert - 12 Days

On this sustainable 12-day eco-tour through Morocco, you'll travel the country while staying in locally-owned riads in Marrakesh and eco-camps in the snow-capped Atlas mountains. Besides visiting incredible locales, you'll also participate in cultural exchanges, craft workshops, and partner with local NGOs focusing on everything from women's education to community development.

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. 

A desert oases in the Draa Valley, Morocco
Map of Grand Tour of Morocco: Imperial Cities & the Sahara Desert - 7 Days
Grand Tour of Morocco: Imperial Cities & the Sahara Desert - 7 Days

This all-encompassing one-week tour highlights the best of Morocco, from cultural stops in imperial cities to natural exploration in desert landscapes. Begin in modern Casablanca and end in bustling Marrakesh. You'll discover Roman ruins, ride a camel into the Sahara, visit old kasbahs, cool off in an oasis, and explore the thriving historic cities of Meknes, Fes, and 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.

 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.

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.

Agadir Beach
Map of Morocco Coast to Desert Adventure - 12 Days
Morocco Coast to Desert Adventure - 12 Days

Discover Morocco from coast to desert on this well-rounded trip that starts and ends in ever-vibrant Marrakesh. After the souks of the Red City, head to Essaouira, where you can enjoy the sea breezes and laid-back atmosphere. Pass the beautiful beaches of Agadir to reach Taroudant, then set off into the Sahara, where you'll sleep under the stars and live like a nomad in the Erg Chigaga dunes, learn pottery-making in Zagora, and explore the enchanting villages of Ouarzazate and Aït Benhaddou.

Explore Morocco with the kids
Map of Morocco Family Adventure from Fes to Marrakesh via the Desert - 12 Days
Morocco Family Adventure from Fes to Marrakesh via the Desert - 12 Days

For a trip that allows your family a genuine chance to connect with another culture, this 12-day Moroccan trip is ideal. Starting in Fes, you'll ride, cook, camp, and soar through cities, villages, and deserts, journeying over the Atlas mountains and through the Sahara to Marrakesh. The kid-friendly activities and pace ensure this will be a trip to remember for even the littlest family members.

Jemma el-Fna Square comes alive at night in Marrakech
Map of Moroccan Cities: Casablanca, Fes, Rabat & Marrakech - 5 Days
Moroccan Cities: Casablanca, Fes, Rabat & Marrakech - 5 Days

Sample Morocco's most popular cities, including Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, and Marrakech on this 5-day trip starting in Casablanca and ending in Marrakech. Venture back in time as you explore the medieval medina of Fes. Spend a night in the capital city of Rabat before finishing in vibrant Marrakech. Leave charmed having experienced Morocco's exceptional architecture, ornate artisanship, delicious food, and bustling souks.

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.

Palm trees line the fortified walls in Taroudant
Map of Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Essaouira - 9 Days
Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Essaouira - 9 Days

On this nine-day itinerary, starting in Marrakech, go off the beaten path to explore Morocco's culture and landscapes. Cross the Atlas Mountains and enjoy an off-road adventure to discover Ouzoud and the country's tallest waterfalls before riding a camel to your desert camp near Zagora. Next is Taroudant, a fortified town with excellent souks that are easier to navigate than those in bigger cities, ending your stay in the laidback coastal city of Essaouira.

Camels in the Sahara Desert
Map of Morocco's Imperial Cities & the Sahara Desert - 13 Days
Morocco's Imperial Cities & the Sahara Desert - 13 Days

Immerse yourself in Moroccan history and culture, and adventure in nature, the mountains, and the famed Sahara Desert on this 13-day trip. Begin and end your journey in Casablanca, where you can explore the world-renowned Hassan II Mosque. Venture into the spiritual capital of Fez and explore its different quarters. A journey into the Erg Chebbi Dunes is a trip highlight, as is Marrakesh and its bustling square. The trip concludes with coastal views and tours of Essaouira and its heritage.

Old entrance door at the Royal palace in Fes, Morocco
Luxury Tour of Northern Morocco - 7 Days

Buckle up for a luxurious week-long trip around Morocco's iconic Imperial Cities. Your private driver will usher you through from Casablanca to Fes and Marrakech, with incredible stops along the way. Connect to culture and history with a curated spa experience at a hammam and guided tours of UNESCO Heritage Sites, then unwind in swanky riads and five-star hotels.

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.

Visit southern Morocco's Youssef Ibn Tachfin reservoir and dam
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Mysteries of Southern Morocco: A Journey From City to Desert - 13 Days

This 13-day guided tour takes you deep into the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco. Start in historic Marrakesh, where you'll barter for goods at traditional souks and walk through the greenery of the Marjorelle Gardens. Then, it's off to the beaches of Essaouira and Agadir for some sun and surf. Hike to the old fortress of Agadir Tasguent, ride camels under desert skies and brush up on your nomadic skills in Erg Chigaga, and tour real-life movie sets in Ouarzazate.

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.

 Souk in Ouarzazate, Morocco
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas

Eight to 10 days is the most popular trip length for Morocco travelers interested in visiting Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, and Ouarzazate, especially when also including Chefchaouen and Rabat. For travelers wanting to visit Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, and Ouarzazate exclusively, plan five to seven days for a well-paced trip. Read on for the best itineraries, including Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, and beyond.

Sleep in Bedouin-style tents in the Sahara
Map of Marrakesh, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou & Boumalne Dades: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou & Boumalne Dades: Best Itinerary Ideas

Five to seven days is a great length for a Morocco trip, with stops in Marrakesh, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou, and Boumalne Dades. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favored itinerary extensions include Essaouira, Amizmiz, or Imlil. Get inspired with kimkim's Marrakesh, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou, and Boumalne Dades trip ideas below.

Chefchaouen is known for its striking, blue-washed buildings
Map of Explore the Cultural Gems of Spain & Morocco - 21 Days
Explore the Cultural Gems of Spain & Morocco - 21 Days

Check off an impressive number of cultural highlights in Spain and Morocco during this epic three-week tour. Start in Barcelona and enjoy the city's food, wine, and architecture before you travel south to Andalusia, with stops in Granada and Seville. After a few days in Madrid, touch down in Marrakesh for a night of street food. Then it's off to Essaouira, Rabat, Fes, and the various shades of blue in Chefchaouen. Finish your adventure in Casablanca with a memorable dinner at where else: Rick's Cafe.

Colorful boats beached in Essaouira, on Morocco's Atlantic coast
Map of Coasts of Spain & Morocco: Mediterranean & Atlantic Getaway - 21 Days
Coasts of Spain & Morocco: Mediterranean & Atlantic Getaway - 21 Days

Go beyond a simple vacation as you uncover Spain and Morocco's culture, history, and coastlines. This three-week sojourn kicks off in Barcelona, a global destination for foodies and holidaymakers, and continues with beach time and off-road adventures in Menorca. After hitting the highlights in Seville and Valencia, you'll travel next door to Morocco for epic outings along the coast and in the bazaars of Marrakesh.

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.

Shop for local ingredients in the Moroccan souks, like this one in Fes
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Discover the Flavors of Spain & Morocco - 14 Days

Combine hands-on cooking classes, tapas tours, and street food safaris during this two-week culinary journey through Spain and Morocco. Your gastronomic adventure starts in Barcelona, where you'll squeeze in pintxos in Bilbao and flamenco in Seville before ferrying to Morocco. From Tangier, make your way to exotic medinas and souks in cities like Fes, Rabat, Marrakesh, and Essaouira for a tasty trip of a lifetime.

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.

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.

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.

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.

See desert towns such as Ouarzazate, known as the door of the desert
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South Morocco Adventure: Marrakesh to Essaouira, Imlil, Skoura & Erg Chigaga - 14 Days

Discover southern Morocco's deserts, mountains, and coastline on this two-week tour that starts and ends in buzzing Marrakesh. You'll journey into the Atlas mountains to meet Berber locals and hike the Imlil Valley before descending into the Sahara Desert. Ride a camel into the vast Erg Chigaga dunes, where you'll camp under the stars and spend a day with the region's nomads, then head to the coastal city of Essaouira for seaside relaxation and a Moroccan cooking class.

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.

Spending six nights along the Moroccan west coast, there's plenty of time to play on the beach
Map of Family Adventure in Morocco: Mountains, Souks, Kasbahs & Beaches - 14 Days
Family Adventure in Morocco: Mountains, Souks, Kasbahs & Beaches - 14 Days

Two weeks in Morocco gives enough scope to explore the country's highlights while allowing plenty of downtime with the kids. Starting in Casablanca, visit the towering Hassan II Mosque before transferring beachside to the seaside town of Essaouira. Savor sunsets, seafood, and camel rides on the beach, then spend a day in the Souss Massa National Park. Finish in style as you get ready for your close-up in the movie town of Ouarzazate before a whistlestop tour of Marrakesh's treasures.

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.

Bring the kids along on this family-forward Moroccan tour
Map of Morocco Grand Tour for Families - 14 Days
Morocco Grand Tour for Families - 14 Days

See the top highlights of Morocco on this immersive 14-day family tour. Start in historic Casablanca to explore the twisting alleys of its medina alongside fresh sea air. Then, it's off to Fes for dinner with a local family, henna parties, and mosaic workshops. Hunt for fossils in Midelt, ride camels across desert landscapes and learn to surf the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Your trip concludes in Marrakesh, where you'll learn about (and taste!) Moroccan cuisine with family cooking classes and a fun foodie tour.

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

Settle into your Azalaï Desert Camp in the hollow of the Chigaga dunes
Map of Desert Elegance: The Luxury of Morocco's Southern Landscapes - 14 Days
Desert Elegance: The Luxury of Morocco's Southern Landscapes - 14 Days

Opulence and adventure intertwine on this luxury 14-day Moroccan tour. Start in Marrakesh, then journey out to the palm-lined oases and rolling dunes of the desert before going to the Atlantic coast. Ignite your sense of adventure with private hot-air balloon flights, camel rides, cycling tours, kitesurfing lessons, and private cultural tours. Along the way, you'll indulge in fine dining, intimate village lunches, hammam spa experiences, and stays at exquisite 4- and 5-star riads and resorts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Views over an ancient berber kasbah near Aït Benhaddou
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Desert & the Coast - 10 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Desert & the Coast - 10 Days

Make the most of 10 days in Morocco with this whirlwind trip that begins and ends in Casablanca. Explore the ancient Imperial City of Fes and its medieval medina, then follow old desert caravan routes and ride a camel through shifting dunes to spend the night in a Sahara camp. Get lost in the heady spice markets and souks of Marrakesh, and transfer to the coast to cool off in laid-back Essaouira.

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.

Spend the night in a tent in the Sahara
Map of Southern Morocco Nature & Culture: Marrakesh, Boumalne Dades, Essaouira & More - 10 Days
Southern Morocco Nature & Culture: Marrakesh, Boumalne Dades, Essaouira & More - 10 Days

Hit the sands of the Sahara and the shores of Tifnit Beach with this 10-day itinerary through some of southern Morocco's highlights. Hear the hum of the city in Marrakesh before you head into the desert on a camel trek, including a night in a tent under the stars. Then get refreshed on Tifnit Beach and in the artsy coastal city of Essaouira before you head home.

View of the High Atlas mountains
Map of Morocco's Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert - 11 Days
Morocco's Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert - 11 Days

Enjoy Morocco's backroads on a loop that takes you from Marrakesh to the Sahara Desert and back again. Travel from Marrakesh to Aït Bouguemez, the gateway of the High Atlas mountains. Gain an understanding of Berber culture as you volunteer in a local village in the region. Move through the Sahara by camel before teaching little kids English. Listen to Gnawa, a traditional healing music, as you watch the sunset over the desert. Finish your trip in the vibrant city of Marrakesh.

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.

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.

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.

Sunset over the historic coastal town of Essaouira
Map of Sea Breezes & Coastal Luxury in Morocco - 10 Days
Sea Breezes & Coastal Luxury in Morocco - 10 Days

Discover Morocco's coastal allure with this exclusive 10-day luxury itinerary. Begin in Tangier, the gateway between Africa and Europe, and sweep your way south via the seafront gems of Rabat, Oualidia, and Essaouira. Find sanctuary at 5-star hotels and riads, savor the best Moroccan cuisine with fine dining experiences, and get to know each destination with exclusive tours before your trip ends in Marrakesh.

The Sqala du Port, a square defensive tower in Essaouira
Map of South Morocco Adventure: Marrakech to Essaouira - 15 Days
South Morocco Adventure: Marrakech to Essaouira - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary takes you on an exciting adventure through the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Fly into Marrakech and explore its gardens and spice markets before heading to the High Atlas for hiking and great views. Then cross into the desert to wander through kasbahs and oases. Loop back toward the coast to check out the artsy, breezy town of Essaouira before finishing off with a hammam experience and food tour back in Marrakech.

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.

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.

Camel Caravan near Merzouga
Marrakech to Casablanca: Sahara Desert & Fes - 6 Days

This adventure-packed trip showcases Morocco's highlights, including Marrakech, Casablanca, Fes, and the desert. Start in Marrakech for colorful markets and architecture, then head inland to explore kasbahs and sleep under the stars in a desert camp amid the Sahara dunes. Visit Fes' narrow streets and the medieval medina before ending the trip in Casablanca to see the Hassan II Mosque and the world's tallest minaret.

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.

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.

Trek to waterfalls in the Ourika Valley outside of Marrakesh
Map of Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities to the Atlas Mountains & the Coast - 13 Days
Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities to the Atlas Mountains & the Coast - 13 Days

From vibrant imperial cities to scenic rural countryside, this tour travels to Fes, Marrakesh, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca to discover historic medinas and souks and delight in guided walking and food tours. Take an authentic cooking class, visit ancient sites, and experience a traditional hammam where any stress will melt away. Trade bustling city life for the tranquility of the Atlas mountains to enjoy Berber villages, lunch with a local family, and visits to Portuguese fortified cities and Roman ruins.

The Ourika River just outside of Marrakesh makes for a popular day trip
Map of Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities, Atlas Mountains & the Coast - 12 Days
Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities, Atlas Mountains & the Coast - 12 Days

Combining imperial cities with the rural countryside, this round-trip tour travels to Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, and Casablanca in search of bustling medinas and souks, plus walking and food tours, cooking classes, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. You'll visit the Atlas Mountains and see charming Berber villages, have lunch with a local family, and discover the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

Casablanca, Morocco
Map of Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities to the Atlas Mountains and the Coast- 11 Days
Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities to the Atlas Mountains and the Coast- 11 Days

This tour combines the bustle of vibrant imperial cities with tranquil rural retreats, starting and ending in the coastal city of Casablanca. Travel to the cities of Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech in search of buzzy medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis.

Ride camels and spend the night in a Bedouin camp in Morocco's desert
Map of Nature & Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 21 Days
Nature & Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 21 Days

Hike, bike, and adventure your way through the heart of Spain and Morocco on this active three-week itinerary. In the former, you'll learn the royal history of Madrid on sightseeing tours and head south to see the best of Andalusia, from the cities of Seville, Granada, and Málaga to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and pristine national parks. Then experience Morocco's rich culture as you travel from the coast to the mountains to the Sahara while visiting historic medinas, souks, and kasbahs along the way.

Take a memorable sunset camel ride in the sand dunes of Merzouga
Map of Culture & Outdoor Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 14 Days
Culture & Outdoor Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 14 Days

This exciting two-week itinerary through Spain and Morocco is filled with unique cultural experiences and outdoor adventures. Begin in Barcelona, exploring the city and the gorgeous Costa Brava coastline, then travel to Madrid to see the Spanish capital and its nearby wine region. From here, cross the border to Morocco, where you'll visit Marrakesh, Merzouga, and Fes, enjoying historic medinas, a camel ride in the desert, an evening under the stars in a traditional Berber camp, and so much more.

 Ait Benhaddou
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou & Todra Gorge: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou & Todra Gorge: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that six to eight days are perfect for a well-paced Morocco trip with stops in Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou, and Todra Gorge. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Chefchaouen or Rabat. Keep reading for more inspiring Marrakesh, Fes, Merzouga, Aït Benhaddou, and Todra Gorge itineraries.

 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.

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.

Atlas Film Studios, Ouarzazate
Map of Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas
Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga & Ouarzazate: Best Itinerary Ideas

Nine to 10 days is the most popular trip length for Morocco travelers interested in visiting Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga, and Ouarzazate, especially when also including Chefchaouen. If you're only headed to Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga, and Ouarzazate, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in seven to eight days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in six days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries, including Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, and beyond.

Stay a night in the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou after you complete your desert adventures
Map of Grand Tour of Morocco : Cities, Desert & Mountains - 16 Days
Grand Tour of Morocco : Cities, Desert & Mountains - 16 Days

Travel between cities, deserts, mountains, and oases on this exciting 16-day itinerary through Morocco. Start with a tour of the world's second-largest mosque in Casablanca, then transfer to the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen. Next, walk through the tiny streets of historic Fes Medina, and stay overnight in a Bedouin-style camp under the desert skies. Finish with a hot-air balloon ride in Marrakesh, a seaside stroll in Essaouira, and a scenic drive back to Casablanca for one last meal at Rick's Cafe.

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.

Experience Morocco's mountains, dunes, and beaches on this guided tour
Map of Southern Morocco Adventure: Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains & Atlantic Ocean - 16 Days
Southern Morocco Adventure: Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains & Atlantic Ocean - 16 Days

Let a private driver take you through the epic landscapes of southern Morocco on this 16-day tour. Starting and ending in the "Red City" of Marrakesh, you'll trek through the picturesque Toubkal National Park and wander the winding alleys of Aït Benhaddou. Then, ride a camel to a luxury camp in the Sahara and sip mint tea with villagers before heading to the palm trees of Zagora. Soak in the sunny beaches of Essaouira and end with a traditional hammam experience back in Marrakesh before departing.

Look for Spain in the distance from Morocco's Mediterranean coast
Map of Coastal Morocco Tour: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic - 16 Days
Coastal Morocco Tour: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic - 16 Days

Spend 16 days exploring the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Morocco, with plenty of stops in between. Start in the famous city of Casablanca and the gorgeous whitewashed city of Asilah. Then, transfer to Tangier, stopping at the northernmost point in Africa at Cape Spartel. From here, wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen, soak up the beaches of Al Hoceima, and relax in a traditional hammam in Fes. You'll also tour the Medina of Marrakesh and end your trip on a high note in a hot-air balloon.

Venture to the Sahara Desert
Map of Fes to Casablanca: Sahara Desert & Atlantic Coast - 12 Days
Fes to Casablanca: Sahara Desert & Atlantic Coast - 12 Days

This 12-day tour of Morocco is filled with adventure, history, and culture. Begin in Fes, and learn about crafts and artisans. Then, trek into the Sahara Desert by camel, and experience the sand dunes and camping under the stars. Next is a trip to Ouarzazate to visit movie sets in "Moroccan Hollywood," followed by Marrakech, where the Jemaa el Fna is bursting with culture. End the trip with some coastal exploration in the town of Essaouira before departing from Casablanca.

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

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.

In port at Essaouira
Map of Highlights of Morocco: Fes, Atlas Mountains, Dades Valley, Marrakech & Essaouira - 14 Days
Highlights of Morocco: Fes, Atlas Mountains, Dades Valley, Marrakech & Essaouira - 14 Days

See some of Morocco's best sights on this two-week itinerary. You'll wander the streets of artsy seaside Asilah, then head to the sandier seas of the Atlas Mountains and Erg Chebi with a camel trek and desert camping. Follow expert guides through the bustling markets of Fes and Marrakech, and wrap up your trip in the bohemian enclave of Essaouira before you depart.

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.

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.

Explore one of Morocco's oldest cities: Tétouan
Map of Ultimate Morocco: Imperial Cities, Mountains, Deserts & Coast - 13 Days
Ultimate Morocco: Imperial Cities, Mountains, Deserts & Coast - 13 Days

Experience the best of Morocco on this well-rounded, 13-day journey that loops from the coast to the desert and back again. Be enchanted by Chefchaouen's blue-washed walls before visiting the preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis. Get lost in the intricate alleyways and souks of Fes, then travel through the Middle Atlas mountains before traversing the Sahara by camel. Soak up the rhythms of vibrant Marrakesh and finish your trip on the coast in laid-back Essaouira.

Brave the cliffside walkways of the Caminito del Rey
Map of Nature & Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 14 Days
Nature & Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 14 Days

Why choose a typical two-week vacation when you can opt for a grand adventure in Spain and Morocco? Dive into the culture as you gobble up tapas in Madrid, traverse cliffside walkways on the Caminito del Rey, and enjoy a sunset cruise in Málaga. Then, in Morocco, explore the souks of Tangier, the tanneries at Fes, ride camels across the Sahara, and marvel at Aït Benhaddou, the country's most impressive ksar.

 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.

Finish your trip in Marrakesh where you can pick up spices to take home
Map of Culinary Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 21 Days
Culinary Adventure in Spain & Morocco - 21 Days

If your goal is to experience some of the deepest culinary flavors in the world, you can't go wrong with a three-week trip to Spain and Morocco. In the former, you'll revel in the small-bites culture of San Sebastián, enjoy flamenco music in Seville, and sample world-class olive oils in Andalusia. Then ferry to Morocco, where you'll take cooking classes, explore exotic food stalls, ride a camel through the desert, and tour highlight cities like Fes and Marrakesh.

Finish the trip in Marrakesh where you'll have three days to see the sights
Map of Adventures in Spain & Morocco - 16 Days
Adventures in Spain & Morocco - 16 Days

Travel through both Spain and Morocco on this fast-paced 16-day tour. Start with a tapas tour in Madrid before you hike the cliffside trails of Caminito del Rey and cruise around Málaga at sunset. Then, ferry across to the Moroccan port of Tangier and head to the Sahara Desert for camel rides and sandboarding. Finally, head to Marrakesh by way of several fortified cities, where you'll tour the Old Medina, experience a hammam, and learn how to make Moroccan recipes during a cooking class.

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.

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.

Walk through the Jewish Quarters, or Mellahs, of Moroccan cities like Essaouira
Map of Morocco's History & Jewish Heritage Tour -16 Days
Morocco's History & Jewish Heritage Tour -16 Days

Immerse yourself in the history of Morocco, including its extensive Jewish heritage, during this 16-day trip. Start by touring the Jewish and Muslim religious sites of Casablanca, then transfer to Morocco's "Blue City," Chefchaouen. From here, head to Fes to explore the beautiful Medina and Mellah (Jewish quarter) before spending a night camping in the Sahara. In Marrakesh, relax in a traditional hammam and then finish in the city of Essaouira, famous for its seaside promenade and Jewish roots.

Wander the narrow streets of Meknes' medina
Map of Grand Tour: Casablanca, Meknes, Chefchaouen, Fes, Sahara Desert, Marrakech - 8 Days
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
Map of A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 8 days
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
Map of Moroccan Tour: Chefchaouen, Fes, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, & More - 12 Days
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.

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.

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.

The iconic Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech
Luxury Grand Tour: Casablanca Round Trip - 14 Days

Souks, kasbahs, mountains, and deserts await on this luxurious trip plan that loops you around the country. You'll see Morocco's highlights, relax in deluxe accommodations, and will learn about the culture through unique experiences. Soak in a traditional hammam, take private tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, enjoy sunrise yoga and cooking classes, and meet local artisans as they create in their workshops. 

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.

A camel caravan across the Sahara
Map of Casablanca Round Trip: Luxury Escape to the Sahara - 13 Days
Casablanca Round Trip: Luxury Escape to the Sahara - 13 Days

Escape to the Sahara on this 13-day trip that takes you around Morocco in style. Enjoy private tours of medieval medinas and bustling marketplaces, then unwind in five-star accommodations. Your luxury riads in Fes and Marrakech are the perfect places to relax and go for a scrub at the in-house hammams. You'll ride on camelback to a glamorous Sahara camp and enjoy a music-filled dinner before retiring under the stars.

Trek across the desert near Merzouga
Luxury Escape to the Sahara - 11 Days

Adventure your way through Morocco like royalty on this eleven-day trip that pampers you in luxury as you explore centuries-old medinas and breathtaking natural wonders. Glamp in the Sahara, stay at your own private kasbah on an ancient trading route, and cool off at exquisitely appointed riads that will be your oasis from city life. Connect with locals, learn about traditions, and enjoy the glamour of the Moroccan royal treatment. 

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca Round Trip: Luxury Escape to the Sahara - 12 Days

Take a luxurious round trip around Morocco, transported by private car, and see the best of the country's cities and unforgettable landscapes in style. Enjoy glam treatment throughout, with excursions like an overnight stay at a glitzy camp in the Sahara, private hot air balloon rides, and elegant accommodations in 5-star riads, ksars, and kasbahs.

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.

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.

 Get off the beaten path in the Dadès Valley in the High Atlas
Map of Morocco Mountain & Desert Adventure: Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakesh & More - 10 Days
Morocco Mountain & Desert Adventure: Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakesh & More - 10 Days

Adventure into the rugged landscapes of the Sahara Desert and the High Atlas mountains on this 10-day Moroccan itinerary. After wandering the medinas of Fes, you'll embark on a camel trek into the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Traverse the Dadès Valley, take in impressive gorges and lofty peaks via hikes and guided tours, and visit some of Morocco's highest waterfalls at Ouzoud before wrapping it up amid the bustle of vibrant Marrakesh.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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