highlights of morocco in 15 days
If you want to hit Morocco’s highlights, this is your adventure. Wander through kasbahs, spice markets and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate this amazing adventure as you camp under the stars among some of the world's biggest sand dunes.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 Casablanca
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Tangier/Chefchaouen (1B)
Stop in Tangier for a guided tour of the medina, continue on to Chefchaouen for the evening.
Day 3 Chefchaouen (1B)
Options to hike in the Rif Mountains, explore the town, take a traditional hammam or visit a local weavers' cooperative.
Day 4 Meknes/Volubilis/Fes (1B)
Guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes and the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fes.
Days 5 Fes (1B)
Explore the bustling streets of Fes with a local guide and visit one of the ancient tanneries dating back thousands of years.
Day 6 Merzouga (1B,1D)
Today is a full travel day across the unique landscape of Morocco to get to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Days 7 Merzouga/Desert camp (1B,1D)
In the morning explore the sand dunes by foot or opt to take a 4x4 safari. In the late afternoon enjoy a camel ride to overnight in a desert camp.
Day 8 Todra Gorge (1B)
Walk through local village farmlands and explore Todra Gorge.
Day 9 Aït Ben Haddou (1B)
Visit the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to participate in a tagine cooking class for insight on Moroccan cuisine.
Day 10 High Atlas Mountains (1B,1D)Enjoy a walk to the village of Armed, at the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Let a mule carry the bags up to this mountain hideaway and hike alongside. Enjoy views of Mt Toubkal from the mountain gîte before a home-cooked dinner.
Days 11-12 Essaouira (2B)
Walk back to Imlil and transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira. Afternoon is free for exploration.
Days 13-14 Marrakech (2B)
Transfer to Marrakech, guided medina visit with certified city guide upon arrival. Opt to visit to Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers. Day 14 is a free day to explore. Don't leave Marrakech without dining at one of the many bustling food stalls in the square.
Day 15 Marrakech (1B)
Depart at any time.
Travel Style — Classic
Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Physical Grading — 2
There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.