Absolute Morocco - 15 days

Our most thorough tour of Morocco, with free days built in to relax or experience even more.  Main sights include the best of the North: Casablanca, Rabat and Chefchaouen, to Volubilis, Meknes and Fes in the Middle Atlas, and then journeying to the South to experience the Sahara Desert, Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Finish your tour by heading west to the Atlantic coast to visit Essaouira, El Jadida and return to Casablanca.

Day 1: Casablanca

Arrival in Casablanca, where you will be met by your driver. It is the largest city and economic capital of Morocco and home to the impressive Hassan II mosque.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen

Make your way to Rabat, the political capital of Morocco situated on the Atlantic Coast. Journey north through forests and hills to the fertile Rif Mountains.

Day 3: Chefchaouen

Calm and serene blue walls against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is a charming town to explore.

Day 4: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

Venture towards the Middle Atlas Mountains. Visit Roman ruins in Volubilis and discover Moulay Ismail’s legacy in Meknes. Continue to Fes: Morocco’s religious, spiritual, intellectual and cultural center.

Day 5: Fes

Guided tour of Fes, including Fes el Jedid and the mellah, southern ramparts and Fes el Bali with its centuries-old medina.

Day 6: Fes

Enjoy a free day in Fes!

Day 7: Fes – Erfoud

Today’s drive takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains, cedar forests and the Ziz Valley.

Day 8: Erfoud – Sahara Desert (Merzouga)

Erfoud is the area’s starting point for many Sahara treks. Camels, golden sand dunes, a spectacular sunset and a night under the stars await!

Day 9: Sahara Desert (Merzouga) – Boumalne Dades

Journey to Boumalne Dades via the Dades Valley, filled with ksour, palm trees, gorges and Berber villages.

Day 10: Boumalne Dades – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Discover Ouarzazate, Morocco’s Hollywood. Follow the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to the “Red City” of Marrakech.

Day 11: Marrakech

Guided tour of Marrakech. Former imperial capital of Morocco, Marrakech is at the crossroads of the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

Day 12: Marrakech

Enjoy a free day in Marrakech!

Day 13: Marrakech – Essaouira

Get an early start for Essaouira, home of Gnawa music and a former hotspot for hippies.

Day 14: Essaouira – El Jadida – Casablanca

Drive along the beautiful coastline en route to El Jadida, former Portuguese colony.

Arrive in Casablanca in the early evening.

Day 15: Casablanca

Transfer to airport.

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