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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Ouarzazate
Also known as the “Gate to the Desert,” Ourzazate sits at an altitude of more than 3,700 feet (1128 m) between the High Atlas and the Anti-Atlas. You may recognize its scenery even before you arrive, as it’s a popular filming location and has been featured in Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Tour the film studios that make their home here, or use it as a starting point for overnight treks into the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert. The neighboring fortified town of Aït Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also worth a day trip to its nested residential castles (also known as tighremts). 

Previous kimkim travelers have trekked from Ourzazate to the picturesque village of Tagdilte and up to spots like the summit of Jebel Kouaouch, the Tassigdelt Plateau, the Berber village of Boulouze, and through the Afourar gorges to the Bab N`Ali sandstone blocks. Opt for a different trek out to the popular Valley of the Roses, including a transfer to Qelaat Mgouna, the capital of the valley. A different excursion could take you to the Fint Oasis roughly an hour away, where a small village sits in palm-lined oasis in the middle of the desert and you’re more likely to spot a donkey than a car.
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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.

The scenic city of Ouarzazate
Best Things to Do in Ouarzazate

Known as the "Hollywood of Morocco," you may recognize the town and scenery of Ouarzazate from movies like The Mummy and Gladiator. Enjoy touring the studios that made these films possible while admiring the town's unique architecture and towering Kasbah. Then, explore Ouarzazate's surroundings with activities like biking along the scenic Fint Oasis. You can also take part in unique experiences, such as attending an embroidery workshop at a artist's cooperative or joining the locals for the annual Amazigh New Year!

Ouarzazate Itineraries

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 5-day itinerary highlights the best of Morocco, including Fes, the Desert, and Marrakech. 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 Marrakech.

Venture to the Sahara Desert
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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.

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

Essaouira's ancient city walls along its harbor
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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.

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

Discover Morocco's highlights with this fast-paced 7-day trip beginning in Casablanca and ending in Marrakech. Visit the 4 imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech. 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 Marrakech. 

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

This all-encompassing 7-day 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 Marrakech. 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 Marrakech.

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

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

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.

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

This eight-day loop from Casablanca to Marrakech offers a perfect mix of imperial cities, smaller towns, and unforgettable desert adventures. You will 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 will then cross the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakech to wander souks and experience lively Jemma el-Fna square.

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

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

The 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. 

A camel caravan across the Sahara
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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.

Aït Benhaddou Kasbah
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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 Marrakech. Explore souks, markets, and medieval kasbahs, ride a camel into the Sahara and sleep under the stars.

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 Marrakech. Finish in the commercial capital of Casablanca with a trip to the breathtaking 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.

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

The Dades Valley, Morocco
Map of Casablanca to Marrakech: Imperial Cities, Hiking & the Desert - 10 Days
Casablanca to Marrakech: 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 Marrakech. Wander medieval medinas in Fes and Marrakech, 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 Marrakech.

Ancient Berber kasbah near Ouarzazate city
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Desert & the Coast - 10 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Cities, Desert & the Coast - 10 Days

Enjoy this 10-day loop that begins and ends in Casablanca. Explore imperial cities and wander medieval medinas, follow old desert caravan routes and relax along the Atlantic coast. Learn to cook tajine, spend a night listening to traditional music by campfire, and go kitesurfing in the Atlantic.

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.

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

Marrakech's Le Jardin Secret is a delight to wander and take a respite
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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. 

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.

Moroccan Tour
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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Fes, Morocco
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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 breads, soar across the desert in a hot air balloon, and enjoy the ultimate spa experience at a traditional hammam.

The Sqala du Port, a square defensive tower in Essaouira
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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.

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.

Tizi n'Tichka pass over the Atlas mountain range
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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.

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

Discover the beauty of Morocco with this exciting 5-day itinerary. Begin and end in Marrakech, visiting the rocky peaks of the High Atlas mountains and the colossal sand dunes of the Sahara. You'll wander medieval medinas and souks, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs and desert towns.

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.

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.

Discover the desert of Morocco
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Marrakech, 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 Marrakech, 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 eating fresh seafood by the Atlantic in charming Essaouira.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Grand Moroccan Tour
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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.

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.

A view over Fes' Chouara Tannery
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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.

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.

Roof view of the beautiful architecture of Marrakesh, Morocco
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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.

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.

  Minarets of Fes seen throuth Bab Bou Jeloud Gate
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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.

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