BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH

The best 12-day Morocco tour from Marrakech to Marrakech begins and concludes in Marrakech. The tour focuses on the most fascinating tourist destinations. 

The tour begins in Marrakech and travels into the High Atlas Mountains. It visits the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the Ouarzazate Cinema Studio, and spends the night in the Dades Valley.

Following that, you will visit Toudra Gorges and get the opportunity to spend two days in the desert of Merzouga. You will go on a camel journey with a unique day to explore desert locations. 

You will also travel over the Middle Atlas Mountains to the imperial city of Meknes and the UNESCO site of Volubilis before arriving in Casablanca. The BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH ends in Marrakech or Casablanca, depending on the time of your flights.

Itinerary for BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH

 Day 1: Marrakech, Arrival

Once at the airport in Marrakech, guests are quickly taken to the hotels of their choice in the vibrant city. After the trip, a long period of free time is provided so that visitors may relax, choose their accommodations, and become used to Marrakech’s distinct ambiance. 

This time offers a great chance to unwind and acclimate, making it easier to make the move into the rich cultural tapestry that this fascinating Moroccan location has to offer. This first period prepares you for an engaging and unforgettable stay in Marrakech, whether you want to spend it relaxing or exploring the city’s rich history.

Day 2: Marrakech guided tour

Start your second day of your BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH off well with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, which will set the stage for an exciting day of seeing the energetic city of Marrakech. Take a fascinating tour of the city’s cultural center, beginning with a stop in the well-known Jemaa el-Fna plaza, where street artists, musicians, and brightly colored vendors decorate the vibrant environment. After lunch, take some time to stroll through the Majorelle Gardens, a magical haven created by French painter Jacques Majorelle.

Next up is the Bahia Palace, which provides an insight into the rich past and customs of Moroccan architecture. After that, a tour of the well-known Koutoubia Mosque offers a deep insight into the spiritual legacy of the city. Free time in the afternoon allows you to explore the medina’s tiny lanes and busy souks, fully immersing yourself in the vibrant native way of life. As the day draws to an end, head back to the hotel and consider all of the interesting and rewarding things that Marrakech has so kindly provided.

Day 3: Marrakech, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and Dades Valley:

On the first day of our BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH, a driver will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning and then depart Marrakech in the direction of Dades Gorge. ascending the high Atlas Mountain range through the Tizi-in-Tichka pass (2260 m), with stops along the way for panoramic vistas and once-in-a-lifetime photos of Berber communities and their stunning surroundings.

The Kasbah of Ait Ben-Haddou, a UNESCO-protected world heritage site and location for numerous worldwide motion pictures, including Game of Thrones and Gladiator, will be our destination by the afternoon. It is one of Morocco’s most renowned and historic places.

We go to Ouarzazate to visit the Atlas Film studio after eating lunch at one of the local eateries in the Kasbah, where a number of well-known films, including Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, Kingdom of Heaven, Asterix & Obelix, Mission Cleopatra, etc., were filmed. Take a quick stroll around Morocco’s most spectacular fortification, the Kasbah of Taourirt.

After that, we take a path via the Skoura Valley, also known as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs and Roses Valley,” which is well-known for its rose water and artisanal distillation facilities, to get to the Dades Gorges. We will arrive at Dades Valley in the late afternoon, and you will stay overnight there in a hotel.

Day 4: Dades Gorge, Todra Gorges, Arfod, and Merzouga

You will now have time to explore the stunning Dades Valley after breakfast in the morning before we keep driving to the Sahara Desert. We’ll travel through the Dades Valley, a verdant haven dotted with farmers and palm trees. Toudgha Gorges, the renowned canyons that rise about 300 meters above the ground, will be the first stop in Tinghir.

It is regarded as a well-liked location for rock climbers, and Moroccan families take picnics by the river there. Before we carry on our journey, you will have the chance to stroll along the canal and snap some pictures. For lunch, the pit stop will be in Tinjdad. We’ll continue on to Jorf village, where you can explore the subsurface irrigation system after that.

Then to the fossil-rich city of Arfod. The Merzouga Desert will be our next stop after that. Along the way, you will pass by the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes, which are the tallest dunes in North Africa. You are never able to stop marveling at their sudden ascent from the arid floor. You will ride your camel across the tall Erg-Chebbi dunes once you’ve reached the desert.

On top of a tall dune, you will witness a breathtaking sunset. Before you go to the desert camp, you’ll have time to view the sunset and take pictures. After a great dinner, local nomads will perform Berber music for your enjoyment under a bright sky. At the camp, there will be an overnight stay.

Day 5: Today Will Be Dedicated To Discovering The Desert

During the third days of our BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH The largest dune system in Morocco’s desert, the Erg Chebbi, will be the subject of our exploration today. Following breakfast, we’ll travel to Khamlia village, where you can enjoy a dance performance and Gnawa music (traditional African music).

After that, we’ll proceed across the hamada (black desert) in the direction of the settlement, where we’ll stay with Berber nomad families in their tents. along with sharing tea. Drive further into the desert to find more seawater fossils embedded in arid rock. Then return to your hotel.

You will ride your camel and cross the tall Erg-Chebbi dunes after relaxing at the hotel. On top of a tall dune, you will witness a breathtaking sunset. Before getting to the desert camp, you will have time to take pictures and enjoy the sunset. After a fantastic dinner, local nomads will delight you by playing Berber music beneath a starry sky. Camping will be done overnight.

Day 6: Merzouga, Rissani Market, Midelt and Fes Medina

You should get up early today to appreciate the splendor of the desert sunrise. You will saddle your camel back to Merzouga after breakfast. where you will meet and depart for Fes with our driver. The Rissani market will be the first destination, where locals may purchase and sell produce, livestock, and ethnic clothes.

You’ll get the opportunity to visit the neighborhood here. We will then travel to Erfoud, which is well-known for its fossilized marbles. Before going to Ziz Valley, where we’ll stop to snap pictures of its panoramic views, we’ll stop at the cooperative fossils. Midelt will have lunch on time.

We’ll travel on to Azrou later to photograph the untamed monkeys that live in the Cedarwoods jungle. travel to Fes via Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco). Our driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Fes Medina.

Day 7: A Full Day of Discovering Fes Medina With A Local Guide

Your BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH Today will be devoted to learning about Morocco’s spiritual capital with a native guide. You will meet your local guide after breakfast and begin your tour of the old medina from the outside. admiring the magnificent vista of Medina from the Merenid tombs.

Continue your exploration of the neighborhood after visiting the city’s most significant locations by admiring the city’s beautiful fountains, the mosaic Nejjarine Fountain, and touring the Medersas (Korean schools), which date back to the 13th century.

taking in the blue ceramics of the Bab Boujloud entryway, the Jewish Quarter’s Mellah,” which dates back to the 14th century, the Royal Palace Gate, and famous mosques including the Quaraouiyine Mosque, erected by Fatima el Fihri in 859, and the Andalusian Mosque, which dates back to 860.

After that, you’ll wander through the winding lanes, dotted with intricately woven Berber rugs and a variety of other Moroccan arts and crafts. You’ll also see traditional Moroccan crafts at the ceramics cooperative, large tanneries in Chouara, and the Medersa Seffarin, where metal and other ornately decorated architectural masterworks are made. Stay the night at your riad.

Day 8: Fes – Chefchaouen

After a filling breakfast at the hotel, start a new chapter in your life by checking out and traveling through beautiful scenery towards Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen, the well-known “blue city,” is waiting with its own beauty, nestled in the gorgeous Rif Mountains. Enjoy the freedom to explore this fascinating location at your own speed after you arrive. Admire the whitewashed cottages, meander through the charming alleyways decorated in blue hues, and take in the peaceful ambiance that is unique to Chefchaouen.

You can fully immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of this extraordinary city thanks to the lovely combination of cobblestone walkways and blue tones that offers an ideal environment for a leisurely tour. Saunter along the streets with blue cobblestones and admire the unique architecture and abundance of culture that make Chefchaouen a location you won’t soon forget.

Day 9: Chefchaouen – Casablanca

Start your journey to Casablanca, the contemporary Moroccan metropolis, by finishing the check-out process and having a filling breakfast at the hotel. Your first destination is the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, an outstanding example of architecture and a representation of the magnificence of the nation. With the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, this landmark’s exquisite details and astounding scale are sure to amaze.

After touring the mosque, take some free time to stroll around Casablanca’s colorful streets and discover its varied neighborhoods and bustling markets. Take in the vibrant atmosphere of this multicultural city, where modern living and tradition coexist harmoniously. Whether strolling through the markets or immersing yourself in the local culture, Casablanca offers a captivating blend of history and modernity. Before wrapping up your day’s activities in this alluring Moroccan location, take advantage of the freedom to explore the city’s distinct charm.

Day 10: Casablanca City Tour

Take a thorough tour that invites you to dive into the city’s rich tapestry of tradition and modernity and embark on an enthralling exploration of Casablanca. Start your trip by seeing the well-known Hassan II Mosque, a tribute to Morocco’s cultural legacy and a marvel of contemporary architecture. Admire this magnificent building’s exquisite details and overwhelming grandeur against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the interesting way that tradition and modernity interact as you stroll around Casablanca. See the city’s dynamic landscape, where modern buildings blend in with historic landmarks.

Discover the vibrant marketplaces and residential areas that highlight Moroccan culture and offer an insight into the fascinating juxtaposition between traditional ways of life and the fast-paced urban lifestyle. This tour promises to be enlightening and to provide a sophisticated understanding of Casablanca’s distinct identity, which is shaped by the well-balanced fusion of modern flair and tradition.

Day 11: Casablanca to Marrakesh:

This morning, after breakfast, you will visit Rabat, Morocco’s capital. You’ll see Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque, which is near the Atlantic Ocean. At the mosque, you may view spectacular examples of Moroccan Islamic architecture, handcrafted tiles, and intricate plaster carving.

You are welcome to meander around the Corniche and gaze out at the Atlantic Ocean before we depart for Marrakech. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore Marrakesh and Djeema el Fna Square, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the square, you can see painters, water vendors, snake charmers, and storytellers. Also, visit Morocco’s largest traditional souk, which has long been a haven for woodworkers, metalsmiths, and spice traders. Overnight in the hotel or Riad

Day 12: Marrakech Airport:

Depending on your departure time, our driver will transport you to the airport today. This concludes our services for the BEST 12-DAY MOROCCO TOUR FROM MARRAKECH.

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What are the reasons for choosing to book the Marrakech Desert Tour for a duration of 12 days?

This itinerary of an 12-day trip from Marrakech has been specifically curated for the enthusiastic traveler seeking to delve into the cultural and geographical wonders of the Kasbahs, Berber settlements, Atlas Mountains, oasis, and Sahara desert in the region of Merzouga. This trip is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in the visual and auditory aspects of Morocco within a limited timeframe. The Marrakech desert trip, spanning 12 days, is designed for the adventurous traveler who is comfortable with extended periods of driving.

How will you spend these 12 days on tour in Morocco?

Morocco Days Tour Company offers a suggested schedule for a 12-day tour in Morocco. This day-by-day plan is intended to provide you with an overview of how you will spend your time throughout the tour. The proposed trip schedule has the flexibility to be modified in order to align with the preferences of the individual, allowing for a customized experience tailored to their specific requirements.

Please If the itineraries we offer do not meet your needs, please contact us. and tell us about your ideas, and one of our experts will contact you to help you create a one-of-a-kind trip.

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

It is highly advisable to secure your bags with TSA-approved suitcase locks. Additionally, it is recommended to personally carry expensive items while onboard the aircraft. A significant number of our excursions include many relocations of our operational center; hence, we strongly advise minimizing the weight of your belongings while packing. It is essential to acknowledge that there may not consistently be an individual accessible to provide assistance in transporting one’s belongings. Consequently, it is advisable to limit the amount of luggage to a manageable load that can be carried alone.

  • To respect the culture of the destination
  • Travelers should dress modestly and avoid tank tops, low cut shirts, and short shorts.
  • Headscarves are optional.
  • Hiking clothing and shoes (may become muddy).
  • Bathing suit.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • A lightweight jacket/windbreaker (Essaouira is windy).
  • Bring a thick jacket (Note: The High Atlas Mountains may be chilly from November to March).
  • Be prepared for frigid winter nights.
  • Power adapter for 220v, 50 Hz (rounded two-prong outlets).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.
  • Prepare a first-aid pack containing lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, muscle cream, Imodium pills for moderate diarrhoea, and any other prescription medications.
Travel Documents
  • A valid passport, together with accompanying photocopies
  • The provision of travel insurance, together with the inclusion of photocopies
  • Airline tickets, accompanied by photocopies
  • Are there any entrance permits or immunization certificates that are required?
  • In terms of payment methods, individuals have the option to use credit cards, debit cards, or cash.
  • Specifically, credit cards from MasterCard and Visa are often used.
  • The most often used payment methods are American Express and Maestro cards.
  • The use of the product in Morocco presents challenges.
  • The aforementioned document, which has been printed,

It is recommended to get sufficient insurance coverage prior to the scheduled departure date as a precautionary measure against unanticipated events. The scope of coverage should include potential issues such as damage or loss of luggage, aircraft delays or cancellations, and other related matters.

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Payment may be made in Moroccan Dirham (MAD), and for the sake of convenience, we also accept US dollars (USD) and euros (EUR) as alternative payment currencies. It is important to acknowledge that exchange rates may be applicable, and the consumer will be responsible for any expenses associated with currency translation. If the customer has a preference for paying in either USD or EUR, we kindly request that they notify us throughout the booking procedure. Subsequently, we will provide them with the relevant exchange rates for their payment.

Mohamed Nogot

Mohamed Nogot is the founder and owner of Morocco Days, providing exceptional travel experiences and tours for those who crave adventure. With over a decade of experience in the tourism industry, Mohamed's passion for travel and exploring the hidden gems of Morocco has led him to establish a company that offers personalized and tailored tours, ensuring that every traveler has an unforgettable experience. Morocco Days allows guests to immerse themselves in the local culture, explore some of the country's most breathtaking landscapes, and indulge in traditional cuisine. Mohamed's focus on eco-tourism and sustainable travel creates an opportunity for travelers to give back while improving the lives of local communities. When you join a Morocco Days tour, you're not just a guest; you become part of a family that's passionate about showcasing the beauty of Morocco. Mohamed and his team of professionals strive to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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