Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in Morocco? Embark on the Majestic Morocco Tour from Casablanca, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the imperial cities, Sahara Desert, Skoura, Dades Valley, and the coastal town of Essaouira. This 15-day private tour offers an immersive experience in Moroccan culture, history, and natural beauty. With expert guides and a tailor-made itinerary, Stylia Tours ensures that you’ll have an enriching and personalized travel experience. Get ready to be captivated by the Moorish architecture, ancient ruins, vibrant souks, and stunning landscapes of Morocco.
Trip Highlights: Unforgettable Experiences Await
- Explore the Imperial City of Rabat and marvel at its historical sites.
- Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Meknes, once the capital of Morocco, and visit the famous Bab Mansour gate.
- Step back in time at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the well-preserved mosaics and ancient structures.
- Embark on a desert adventure in Merzouga, where you’ll witness stunning sunsets and sunrises over the vast Sahara Desert.
- Experience the thrill of camel trekking through the dunes and spend a night in a luxury desert camp, enjoying traditional music and stargazing.
- Discover the lush Skoura Palm Groves and visit the iconic Kasbah Amridil, an architectural gem surrounded by date palm trees.
- Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley, with its towering cliffs and breathtaking gorges.
- Visit the “Hollywood of Morocco,” Ouarzazate, and explore the famous Atlas Studios, where numerous movies and TV shows have been filmed.
- Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Marrakech, exploring its bustling medina, iconic landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque, and the lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square.
- Indulge in the coastal charm of Essaouira, strolling along its picturesque harbor, exploring the medina’s narrow streets, and enjoying the fresh seafood.
- Day 1: Casablanca Arrival and Transfer to Rabat: Unveiling the Treasures of the Capital
- Day 2: Rabat to Fez via Volubilis and Meknes: A Journey Through Time
- Day 3-4: Exploring the Treasures of Fez: A Glimpse into the Past
- Day 5: Fez to Merzouga Sahara Desert: An Epic Desert Adventure
- Day 6: Merzouga to Skoura: Oasis of Tranquility
- Day 7: Discovering the Valley of Roses and Boumalne Dades: A Scenic Paradise
- Day 8: Skoura to Marrakesh: From Serenity to Vibrant Energy
- Day 9-10: Unveiling the Charms of Marrakesh: A City of Endless Surprises
- Day 11: Marrakesh to Essaouira: Coastal Serenity and Seaside Delights
- Day 12: Full Day in Essaouira: Relaxation and Exploration
- Day 13: Essaouira to Safi: A Glimpse of Moroccan Pottery
- Day 14: Safi to Casablanca: Journey Back to the Starting Point
- Day 15: Departure from Casablanca: Farewell to Majestic Morocco
Tailor-Made Itinerary: Your Moroccan Dream, Our Expertise
At Stylia Tours, we understand that every traveler has their own preferences and interests. That’s why our Majestic Morocco Tour is fully customizable. Whether you want to focus on cultural exploration, adventure activities, or a combination of both, our expert team will work closely with you to design an itinerary that suits your desires. We can accommodate special requests, dietary needs, and provide local guides who are knowledgeable about the specific aspects of Morocco you wish to explore.
Day 1: Casablanca Arrival
As you step foot in Casablanca, the economic and cultural hub of Morocco, prepare to be mesmerized by the wonders that await you. Our first stop is the remarkable Hassan II Mosque, a true architectural gem nestled along the shores of the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Standing tall and proud, this mosque is not only one of the largest in the world but also a symbol of Morocco’s rich heritage. Take a moment to marvel at the intricate details, admire the exquisite craftsmanship, and soak in the panoramic views of the azure ocean.
Afterward, we will continue our journey to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and home to the Royal Family. In Rabat, we will explore the fascinating Hassan Tower, a monument of great historical significance. Built during the Almohad Dynasty, this tower serves as a minaret for the unfinished mosque and Mausoleum of Mohamed V. Despite its incomplete state, the red sandstone tower stands tall at 145 feet, surrounded by approximately 200 columns. Let’s immerse ourselves in the rich history and spend a memorable night in Rabat.
Day 2: Rabat to Fez via Volubilis and Meknes
Today, get ready for an enchanting historical expedition as we travel from Rabat to Fez, passing through the captivating Roman Ruins of Volubilis and the charming city of Meknes.
Our journey starts with a guided exploration of Rabat’s majestic Imperial Sites, where we will delve into the grandeur of historical landmarks. Let’s soak in the enchanting allure of the Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah, adorned with picturesque beauty, and marvel at the magnificence of the iconic Hassan Tower. We will also discover the Royal Palace, be charmed by the exquisite gardens, and explore the profound Necropolis at Chellah.
As we bid farewell to Rabat and head towards Fez, let’s treat ourselves to a delightful breakfast before embarking on our journey to Meknes. Known for its smaller medina compared to Fez, Meknes offers us the luxury of unhurried exploration, away from the bustling crowds. With our skilled driver as our guide, we will traverse the Ville Impériale region, immersing ourselves in splendid gardens, palaces, the awe-inspiring Bab al-Mansour gate, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the esteemed Royal Stables.
Continuing on our path, we will arrive at Moulay Idriss, a town steeped in history and resembling a majestic sitting camel when observed from a distance. This ancient town, established in 789 by Moulay Idriss I, holds the distinction of being the oldest in Morocco. It was here that the foundation of the Idrisid dynasty was laid, as Moulay Idriss I sought refuge from religious and tribal conflicts in Mecca. Take a moment to appreciate the town’s unique round minaret. We’ll enjoy a self-guided lunch, with recommendations graciously provided by our driver.
Our next stop takes us to Volubilis, a mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage Site that proudly preserves Morocco’s Roman ruins. This fascinating place allows us to explore the sprawling complex with the assistance of a knowledgeable guide. Let’s wander through the grand merchant homes, marvel at their intricate heating systems hidden beneath, and be awestruck by the opulent temples and vibrant mosaics that have withstood the test of time.
Finally, our day culminates in Fez, one of Morocco’s esteemed imperial cities. Here, you can unwind, soak in the leisurely ambiance, and immerse yourself in the city’s captivating allure at your own pace.
Day 3: Exploring Fez - The Imperial City
Today, we embark on a guided tour of Fez, the oldest operational medina and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prepare to be transported back in time as we visit the 14th Century Palace Gates of the King, the Jewish Mellah, and the Ibn Danan Jewish Synagogue, where we’ll uncover Fez’s rich Jewish history. Let’s explore the vibrant Dyers souk, witness the ancient Tannery, visit the Weavers Cooperative, and pay our respects at the Mausoleum. Our journey continues with visits to the renowned University of Al-Karaouine, Zaouia Moulay Idriss, and Nejarine Square. To end the day on a high note, we’ll indulge in an unforgettable shopping experience in the bustling souks of Fez. Rest well tonight, cherishing the memories we’ve made.
Day 4: Unveiling Fez's Hidden Gems
On our fourth day, we have the opportunity to uncover Fez’s hidden gems and immerse ourselves further in its rich cultural heritage. Our first stop is the Batha Museum, housed in a magnificent 19th-century palace. Here, we’ll marvel at a collection of traditional Moroccan arts and crafts, including intricately carved wood, zellij, and local pottery. Let’s wander through the Andalusian-style gardens and capture a stunning panoramic photo of the city from the mellah. Our journey continues with a visit to a Ceramics and Tile Collective, where we’ll witness the craftsmanship of local artisans as they shape clay and create intricate mosaics. To relax and rejuvenate, let’s embrace the grandeur of Jnan Sbil (Bou Jeloud Gardens) and find solace by the central fountains or the serene lake. We’ll spend the night in Fez, cherishing the experiences of our remarkable journey.
Day 5: Fez to Midelt
On our fifth day, we embark on a picturesque journey from Fez to Midelt, venturing into the majestic High Atlas mountains. As we leave Fez in the morning, we traverse through the enchanting landscapes, gradually ascending into the heart of the mountains. Our first stop is the charming town of Ifrane, affectionately known as “Moroccan Switzerland,” where chalet-style architecture reminiscent of the Alps awaits us. Here, we can soak in the mountainous scenery and take a leisurely stroll through the European-style Park La Prairie.
Continuing our drive, we reach the village of Azrou, a hidden gem brimming with natural wonders. As we pass through the Col du Zad Pass at an impressive elevation of 7,146 feet (2,178 m), we are treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and expansive cedar forests. Keep an eye out for the playful Barbary macaque monkeys, gracefully socializing amidst the treetops. Our journey further unfolds as we weave through traditional Berber villages, catching glimpses of the Moulouya River and its lush fruit orchards.
Around mid-day, we arrive in Midelt, a town embraced by the High Atlas mountains and adorned with abundant orchards. Interestingly, Midelt is known as the “Apple City,” as it was the first producer of apples in the entire country. After checking into our accommodation, we have the opportunity to savor a delicious lunch, immersing ourselves in the flavors of the region. Here, amidst the captivating beauty of Midelt, we spend the night, cherishing the experiences and memories of our extraordinary journey through Fez’s hidden gems and the natural wonders of Morocco.
Day 6: Midelt to Merzouga
On Day 6 of our extraordinary journey, we embark on a captivating expedition from Midelt to the enchanting town of Merzouga, nestled in the heart of the Sahara Desert. The four-hour drive unravels the raw beauty of Morocco’s southern regions, taking us through the awe-inspiring Ziz Valley and offering a memorable stop at the majestic Todra Gorge. As we approach Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara, a breathtaking sight awaits us—the iconic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi emerge on the horizon.
Just beyond the borders of Merzouga, we find our sanctuary in luxurious Bedouin-style tent accommodations. Here, amidst the tranquility of the desert, we commence our unforgettable adventure with an exhilarating camel ride through the mesmerizing dunes, immersing ourselves in the captivating colors of the sunset. The ethereal beauty of the desert embraces us, transporting us to a realm of wonder.
As the night falls over the Sahara, we gather for a sumptuous dinner, sharing stories and forging connections around the warmth of the campfire. The soulful melodies of local Berber musicians fill the air, infusing the desert night with an enchanting atmosphere that will forever linger in our hearts. This extraordinary experience immersed in the ethereal beauty of the desert is a testament to the magic and allure of Merzouga.
Day 7: Desert Adventures Around Erg Chebbi
On our seventh day, we embark on exhilarating desert adventures around Erg Chebbi. We offer a truly remarkable experience, starting with witnessing the spectacular Sahara sunrise, followed by an adrenaline-pumping 4WD ride over the mesmerizing dunes. Our guests have the opportunity to engage with local nomads, immersing themselves in spiritual healing music and embracing the rich cultural traditions of Morocco.
In the afternoon, you have the choice between an exciting sandboarding experience or a thrilling quad ATV tour. Whichever option you select, it promises to be an adventure of a lifetime. As the day progresses, climb a majestic dune to witness a breathtaking sunset, painting the desert sky with vibrant hues.
To end the day on a high note, indulge in a delightful dinner accompanied by traditional Berber music. Gather around the campfire under the vast, starry desert sky, creating a truly magical atmosphere. These experiences in the enchanting Erg Chebbi desert are bound to leave an indelible mark on your memory.
Day 8: Merzouga Boumalne Dades
Day 8: Merzouga to Boumalne Dades
After having breakfast, meet your driver and embark on an exhilarating road trip from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades. This scenic journey will take you through the Dadès Valley of Tinghir Province, renowned for its stunning landscapes. Enjoy breathtaking views of river gorges, mountains, and desert plains adorned with ancient towns and kasbahs. The trip lasts approximately 4.5 hours, during which you will have the opportunity to make stops and admire the mesmerizing desert plains, majestic mountains, and vast plateaus.
Day 9: Boumalne Dades to Marrakesh via Aït Benhaddou
Journey from Boumalne Dades to Marrakesh, Discovering Cultural Gems Along the Way
Begin your day with a six-hour drive from Boumalne Dades to the vibrant city of Marrakesh. As you travel, make stops to explore historic and cultural landmarks. Pass through the captivating “Valley of the Roses” and, if you are fortunate to be here in May, witness the renowned rose festival. Admire the crafts made from the delicate flowers sold by vendors along the roadside.
Continue to the picturesque town of Ouarzazat, known for its mud-brick architecture and notable appearances in films such as “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones.” Explore the vibrant souks and kasbahs, and do not miss the opportunity to visit the scenic mellah, the Jewish quarter.
Reach Aït Benhaddou, a medieval village with Morocco’s most famous kasbah. Take time to wander the old town’s narrow alleyways and hike up to the old granary for panoramic views. Afterward, drive through the plains and arrive in Marrakesh, where you will check into your hotel and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.