15 days morocco trip from Marrakech to Casablanca via Atlantic ocean and Sahara desert

Embark on a Moroccan adventure starting in Marrakech with guided tours and immersion in the vibrant city. Journey onward to the coastal charm of Essaouira, followed by exploration of Agadir. Traverse through historic sites like Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate, leading to the tranquil Dades Valley and Tafraout Sidi Ali. Venture deep into the Sahara with off-road trips to Merzouga dunes, enjoying desert camps and camel trekking. Discover cultural gems in Fes, the blue allure of Chefchaouen, and the grandeur of Rabat before concluding the journey in Casablanca.

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Day 1: Arrival and Introduction to Marrakech

Marrakech is the start of your Moroccan adventure. As you exit the busy airport, this old city’s vitality hits you. A swift pick-up service ensures a smooth transition from travel chaos to your peaceful hotel. Your hotel combines Moroccan beauty and contemporary luxury in Medina, Marrakech’s cultural and historical core. The air is filled with exotic fragrances and distant music as you walk through Medina’s tiny, twisting lanes to your hotel, an exciting opening to Marrakech’s sensory feast. After settling up, you may relax and enjoy the city’s distinct atmosphere. Leisurely exploring of the area may be possible depending on your arrival time. A short walk away, Jemaa el-Fnaa Square showcases Marrakech’s bustling street life. The heartbeat of Marrakech is evident among snake charmers, storytellers, and vendors. As dusk sets, the city’s cadence alters, the air cools, and the heavens darken, creating a peaceful atmosphere. This first day is about settling into Marrakech and preparing for the exciting voyage ahead. You may dine at a local restaurant, sample Moroccan cuisine, or relax at your hotel. Your Moroccan vacation has just started, and Marrakech promises an incredible experience.

Jemaa el-Fna Marrakech Morocco
Jemaa el-Fna Marrakech

Day 2 : Full day Exploring Marrakech with local guide

The second day of your exquisite Moroccan experience will take you deep into the heart of Marrakech, where you will be led by a local expert who will bring the city’s lively culture and rich history to life for you. During this full-day excursion, you will be taken on a voyage through time and via your senses as you make your way through the twisting lanes of the Medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is saturated with hidden treasures. There are a number of famous monuments that you will see, such as the Koutoubia Mosque, which is known for its high minaret, and the Bahia Palace, which is considered to be a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture. Not only that, but the trip will also take you to the exquisite Majorelle Garden, which is a haven of peaceful beauty. As you make your way through the crowded souks, the air will be filled with the scent of spices, and you will hear the sounds of local artists at work. This comprehensive experience in Marrakech will not only familiarize you with the historical importance of the city, but it will also provide you with a view into the everyday lives of the people who live there, meaning that your day in the Red City will be one that you will never forget.

Souks of Marrakech
Jemaa el-Fna Marrakech Kouchy

Day 3 : Marrakech to Essaouira

This day represents a pleasant transition from the interior attractions of Marrakech to the coastline appeal of Essaouira, which you will experience on the third day of your enthralling Moroccan tour. Starting from Marrakech, you will go on a trip across a variety of landscapes, during which you will see the Moroccan countryside gradually give way to the Atlantic coast, which is a really pleasant experience. When you arrive at Essaouira, a port city that is both scenic and ancient, you will be given the opportunity to have a lovely meal. This lunch will provide you with the chance to experience the local cuisine, which is renowned for its fresh seafood and its rich flavors. Following lunch, you will begin your journey of Essaouira, which will be led by a local expert who will reveal the city’s diverse cultural fabric and extensive range of historical sites. During this excursion, you will get the opportunity to take a leisurely walk around the lively medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The many architectural styles of Portuguese, French, and Berber architecture combine to create a visually stunning feast. Over the course of your excursion, you will stroll along the picturesque Skala de la Ville, which is an old seaside rampart that provides breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. A fantastic contrast can be found between the bustling activity of Marrakech and the laid-back attitude of Essaouira, which is characterized by its creative tradition, which can be seen in the various galleries and studios throughout the city. Not only will spending the day in this tranquil seaside city give you with a revitalizing experience, but it will also help you develop a greater understanding for the many cultural landscapes that Morocco has to offer.

Jardin Majorelle Marakech

Day 4 : Essaouira to Agadir

Your journey across Morocco will continue with the fourth day, during which you will have the opportunity to freely explore the captivating city of Essaouira. This is the ideal chance for you to go at your own speed while immersing yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of the city. You could decide to take a leisurely stroll along the beach, taking in the tranquil atmosphere of the sea, or you might opt to explore through the lanes of the medina, which are like a labyrinth, finding secret cafés and stores selling handcrafted goods. Additionally, this is the perfect moment to dig deeper into the culture of the area, either by interacting with hospitable artists or by enjoying classic Moroccan sweets in a cozy café. Your drive will continue southward to Agadir, a contemporary city that is well-known for its stunning beaches and lively urban life, after you have had a meal that is typical of the region. The trip itself provides a picturesque transition from the ancient attraction of Essaouira to the modern allure of Agadir, showing the different physical and cultural landscapes of Morocco. Essaouira is known for its beauty and cultural heritage. Agadir is a city that offers a more contemporary element of Moroccan culture, merging traditional Moroccan history with modern lifestyle. When you arrive in Agadir, you will sense the difference in speed and style that came with your arrival. While you are in Agadir, you have the option of either going out and visiting the lively waterfront area or just unwinding at your hotel and getting ready for the exciting experiences that are waiting for you in this active city.

Sunset in Agadir

Day 5: Agadir city to Ouarzazate via AitBen Haddou

In the fifth day of your journey in Morocco, you will immerse yourself in a diverse array of activities, beginning with an excursion to Agadir in the morning. This bustling city, which was resurrected with a modern spirit following the earthquake that occurred in 1960, provides a one-of-a-kind combination of contemporary and traditional Moroccan ways of life. It is possible that you will spend your morning in Agadir going to the lively Souk El Had, which is the main market in the city. Here, you will be able to look at a wide variety of products, ranging from spices to handcrafted items. An additional location that should not be missed is the Agadir Kasbah, which is situated on a hilltop and provides breathtaking views of the city and the Atlantic coast. This old castle is a powerful reminder of the prosperous history of Agadir. Immediately after lunch, you will set off on a trip that will take you to Ouarzazate, a city that is well-known for being known as the “Gateway to the Sahara.” You are going to make a stop at the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, while you are traveling. This historic walled settlement, with its mud houses and dramatic surroundings, has served as the scene for a number of films and is a prime example of the earthen clay architecture that is characteristic of Morocco. Exploring Ait Ben Haddou will take you back in time and provide you with insights into the traditional way of living in the Sahara. There is no doubt that the trip to Ouarzazate, which involves traveling through a variety of landscapes and seeing a historical monument that is really exceptional, will unquestionably be the most memorable part of your Moroccan excursion. After arriving in Ouarzazate, a city that is well-known for its film legacy, you will have the opportunity to unwind and contemplate a day that was filled with several cultural and historical discoveries.

Beach and sky of Agadir
Mosquee Ouarzazate

Day 6 : Ouarzazate to Dades Valley

You will be introduced to the cinematic appeal of Ouarzazate on the sixth day of your trip of Morocco. Ouarzazate is sometimes referred to as the “Hollywood of Africa.” The first step in your investigation of this location is to pay a visit to the renowned Atlas Film Studios, which is one of the biggest movie studios in the world. In addition to providing a fascinating look into the world of filmmaking, this studio has served as the setting for a number of well-known films and television series. It is situated against the breathtaking scenery of Morocco. The trip continues in the direction of the gorgeous Dades Valley once you have had the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cinematic delights of Ouarzazate. In the course of your journey, you will go via Boutghrar, a typical Berber community that is well-known for its genuine allure and breathtaking surroundings. This route offers a striking contrast to the early portion of your day, as it allows you to shift from the glitz and glitter of movie sets to the natural and rural beauty of Morocco. During this particular segment of the voyage, you will get the chance to see caverns that are inhabited by nomads, which is a unique feature. A unique glimpse into an old way of life that is still practiced in this region of the globe may be gained via the exploration of these cave houses. Having the opportunity to interact with nomads is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience that enables one to comprehend and appreciate the uncomplicated and tenacious nature of their everyday lives. You will find yourself surrounded by natural beauty that is strikingly different from the urban and cinematic vistas of Ouarzazate as you make your way to the Dades Valley, which is famous for its dramatic scenery and the spectacular Dades Gorge. The evening may be spent taking in the serene and gorgeous backdrop of the valley, which will help you get ready for more experiences in the heart of Morocco.

Nature ouarzazate
book tour, guide

Day 7 : Dades Valley to Tafraout Sidi Ali

On Day 7 of your magical Moroccan trip, you explore the Dades Valley, known for its spectacular scenery and distinctive geology. The morning will allow you to explore the valley, maybe visiting lesser-known but as beautiful spots where the region’s natural beauty comes through. With its winding paths and steep cliffs, the Dades Gorge provides stunning vistas and photos. After this adventure, you go to the distant and enchanting Tafraout Sidi Ali in Errachidia, near the Moroccan-Algerian border. You’ll stop at peaceful Alnif on this journey. Alnif, known for its fossils and tranquil desert scenery, leads to the wide desert ahead. As you approach Tafraout Sidi Ali, the Moroccan desert’s harsh beauty emerges. Traveling through unspoiled landscapes gives you a deep feeling of peace and seclusion. Final stop: a desert motel near Tafraout Sidi Ali. In this unique lodging experience, you may relax in the desert under the stars. Comfort and a genuine desert atmosphere make the hotel the ideal spot to relax and reflect on the day. After a day of various and educational adventures, your stay here will be tranquil and enjoyable in the desert.

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Reverse side of Sahara desert

Day 8 : Tafraout Sidi Ali to Merzouga dunes

Your off-road trip to the Merzouga dunes on Day 8 of your Moroccan vacation will be thrilling. This journey offers a true taste of the desert’s harsh splendor via lonely and unspoiled regions. Start your trip at Ramlia, a remote community that shows desert life. Ramlia’s tranquility and simplicity contrast with Morocco’s busy cities and tourist hotspots, providing a distinct perspective on the country’s rich culture. Next, visit Oubahlou, an abandoned settlement. This uninhabited site’s ruins convey a quiet narrative of a once-inhabited location, adding intrigue to your desert journey. Picnics among acacia trees are a simple yet significant lunch experience. This dinner against the vast desert will provide you a break and a tranquil chance to interact with nature. Visit the stunning Merzouga dunes to end the day. In a desert tent amid Erg Chebbi’s towering dunes, you’ll sleep. An evening beneath the stars and the Sahara’s calm allow you to completely enjoy the desert. With the Sahara as your background, the desert camp is a cozy and genuine place to rest and reflect on the day’s experiences. This Merzouga dunes night will be one of the highlights of your Moroccan vacation.

sleep nd watch Sun in sahara desert
Calm in Sahara Desert

Day 9 : Full Day Exploring Sahara Desert , Khamlia village

Day 9 of your Moroccan tour takes you deep into the Sahara Desert’s culture, food, and magnificent views. Unique activities bring you closer to the desert and its people throughout the day. Visit local nomadic households to start the day. This personal contact offers a unique glimpse into nomadic existence, which is simple and in tune with nature. Discover their desert cultures, traditions, and everyday struggles. This contact involves seeing, connecting, and comprehending a lifestyle quite distinct from metropolitan life. A nearby eatery will serve Berber pizza for lunch. This regional speciality provides a delicious taste of Berber cuisine. Flavors are a great way to experience local culture. Your afternoon travel brings you to Khamlia, noted for its Gnaoua music, a mesmerizing and rhythmic element of the region’s culture. Cultural and musical experiences in Khamlia enhance your awareness of Morocco’s unique culture. The day ends with a camel trip, a classic Sahara experience. This sunset journey gives a unique and calm picture of the desert with the dunes shifting hues. The camel ride’s slow speed lets you appreciate the Sahara’s splendor and expanse. Your day ends with another night in the desert tent beneath the Saharan stars. This peaceful evening in the desert camp allows you to reflect on the day’s varied experiences and the Sahara’s timeless beauty, ending a day of cultural immersion and natural magnificence.

Good vibes in sahara desert
Desert Camp by Night Lampe

Day 10 : Merzouga Dunes to Fes city

Day 10 of your Moroccan vacation takes you from the peaceful dunes of Merzouga to Fes, via some of Morocco’s most beautiful scenery. This day explores Morocco’s cultural and geographical diversity. Today, you leave Merzouga dunes and the Sahara’s calm. Morocco’s diverse landscapes are shown in the Ziz Valley. With its lush palm trees and historic kasbahs, the Ziz Valley cuts a green ribbon across the dry desert. The arid and rich river basins of Morocco are contrasted during this lovely journey across the region. As you go toward Fes, you’ll pass through Ifrane, the “Switzerland of Morocco.” The cedar woodlands and alpine architecture of this lovely village make it famous. A visit to the cedar woods lets you witness the famed Barbary macaques in their native environment, a unique wildlife experience. The day ends at Fes, one of Morocco’s most significant cultural and historical towns. Labyrinthine passageways and a thriving cultural scene take visitors back in time in Fes’ medieval medina. A stay in a typical riad in Fes’ Medina lets you experience its history. Traditional Moroccan homes, now boutique hotels, with magnificent internal courtyards and elaborate decor, providing a unique and genuine stay. Spending the night in Fes’ Medina allows you to explore the city’s rich history, architecture, and handmade crafts, making it an appropriate and memorable finale to a day of beautiful beauty and cultural depth.

Desert Camp in Merzouga sand dunes
Mosquee in Fes city

Day 11 :Full Day exploring Fes medina

Fes, a Moroccan cultural jewel, is your Moroccan destination on Day 11. A local expert will lead you through Fes’ rich history, architecture, and craft traditions, making it one of Morocco’s most intriguing towns. Fes el-Bali Medina is your starting point. One of the world’s biggest urban pedestrian zones, this UNESCO World Heritage site has tiny, meandering lanes with colorful souks, medieval madrasas, and secret courtyards. Visit the Bou Inania Madrasa to see Islamic art and architecture at its finest. You may see centuries-old leather-dying at the Chouara Tannery as you wander the Medina. Seeing the bright dye pits and craftspeople at work is unforgettable. Your tour will also take you to Al-Qarawiyyin University and Mosque, one of the world’s oldest continually operating institutions established in 859 AD. This educational and spiritual center has shaped the city’s history. You’ll also want to see Fes’s Mellah, the Jewish district with its unique architecture and rich history. Fes’ food reflects its ethnic richness, and you may try local specialties at a Medina restaurant. Your day in Fes will deepen your awareness and admiration of Morocco’s complex past and dynamic present via historical insights, architectural marvels, and cultural immersion. Fes’s atmosphere will endure long after the day ends, making it a highlight of your Moroccan vacation.

Maryam Tours Remparts Fes
Bab Rcif Fes

Day 12 : Fes. To Chefchaouen

On Day 12 of your Moroccan tour, you travel from Fes’ ancient charm to Chefchaouen, Morocco’s Blue Pearl. This day takes you from Fes’ busy alleyways to a delightful Moroccan town’s peaceful and colorful streets. Moroccan landscapes change from inner towns to the Rif Mountains on the way to Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen’s blue-washed buildings against the green hills are relaxing and beautiful as you approach. Arriving in Chefchaouen in the evening, you may explore this whimsical town as it becomes enchanted. Blue-painted homes and streets have been a 15th-century tradition in the town. Each small alley and path in the medina offers a different hue of blue and a shooting opportunity. The town’s laid-back vibe and creative vibe contrast with bigger cities. Chefchaouen is noted for its history and culture as well as its lovely streets. The Kasbah, a medina stronghold with a garden and modest museum, is open to visitors. Plaza Uta el-Hammam is a great place to relax, drink Moroccan mint tea, and absorb in the local culture. Chefchaouen’s blue town charm is seen on a peaceful evening. The town’s picturesque beauty and tranquility make Chefchaouen a great spot to relax and enjoy life.

chefchaoun from the other side

Day 13. : Chefchaouen to Rabat

Day 13 of your Moroccan tour gives you the opportunity to explore Chefchaouen’s tranquility. This extra time at the Blue Pearl lets you relax and uncover the town’s hidden gems. A dawn stroll through Chefchaouen’s azure streets is fun. You may explore the medina at your own speed, enjoying the blue house walls. The town’s ethereal charm is best photographed in the mild dawn light. Visit local businesses offering wool clothes and weaved blankets, which are distinctive to this area. After relaxing in Chefchaouen, go to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Moroccan cities are different, like Chefchaouen is tranquil and lovely while Rabat is busy and cosmopolitan. Rabat perfectly mixes history and contemporary. The ocean vistas and breezy ambiance of Rabat, a seaside city, are delightful. The Hassan Tower and the exquisite Mausoleum of Mohammed V may be seen upon arrival or the next day. Your day ends with the unique experience of staying in Rabat, a city that, despite being the political capital, maintains a relaxed and approachable atmosphere. Rabat is a fascinating Moroccan destination due to its history and modern culture.

Restaurant Chefchaoun city

Day 14 : Rabat to Casablanca

Day 14 of your Moroccan trip explores Rabat, the capital, with its distinctive combination of history and modernity. A local guide will show you the sights of this less-visited but culturally rich city before taking you to Casablanca, a cosmopolitan metropolis. Rabat’s historical and cultural landmarks may be on your itinerary. The magnificent Hassan Tower symbolizes the city’s Almohad heritage. This Hassan Mosque minaret is magnificent despite being unfinished. The Moroccan monarch and his two sons are buried at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, a contemporary Alaouite dynasty masterpiece. Another important site is the Kasbah of the Udayas near the Bou Regreg river mouth. This stronghold has blue and white walls and stunning Atlantic Ocean views. With its small alleyways and Andalusian-style gardens, the Kasbah offers a tranquil city respite. Rabat has a thriving cultural environment, including the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, which displays Moroccan art, and the Chellah, a historic Roman and Islamic monument with peaceful ruins and beautiful gardens. Travel to Casablanca, Morocco’s main city and business center, in the afternoon. Rabat’s old-world elegance and Casablanca’s frenetic modernism contrast strikingly. Visit Casablanca to see its unique combination of Moorish architecture and European art deco, representing its colonial heritage and modernity. Spend your evening in Casablanca exploring its notable sites, such as the Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, located on the Atlantic Ocean. This day explores Morocco’s history in Rabat and its current side in Casablanca, giving a complete and interesting view of the nation.

Hassan tower
Blue ocean and Sky Casablanca

Day 15 : Casablanca and Transfer to airport

Day 15, the last day of your enthralling Moroccan experience, is suited to your flight schedule and allows you to visit Casablanca, Morocco’s dynamic and cosmopolitan economic core, before your departure. You may explore Casablanca’s landmarks if time permits. The exquisite Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s biggest, is a must-see. Its elaborate architecture, Atlantic coast location, and majesty make it a spectacular sight. Another popular destination is the Corniche, a magnificent Atlantic coastal promenade for strolling with ocean views. This neighborhood has several cafés and restaurants where you may have a last Moroccan meal or mint tea. The Habous Quarter, with its French colonial and Moroccan architecture, offers a look into the city’s past. The Royal Palace of Casablanca and the vibrant Central Market are also nearby, where you may buy last-minute gifts. If you have time, you might also visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, which covers Morocco’s Jewish community’s history and traditions, or wander around the city center to see the mix of contemporary and art deco buildings. Your Moroccan vacation ends with a Casablanca airport transportation. This last journey lets you think on the rich tapestry of experiences, from the Sahara’s calm dunes to Morocco’s medieval towns’ busy streets. Our services are ending, but we hope you have made lasting memories, learned more about Morocco’s culture and history, and want to return to this beautiful and unique nation. Safe travels!

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Mosquee Hassan2 Interface Blue Sky
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