Step into a blue town of cobblestone and intrigue during this exciting 12-day Morocco trip. Feel the silence of the Saharan sand dunes, ride a camel to a desert town, and explore an old Roman city. You can also visit famous movie locations and listen to traditional storytellers weave their way through historical narratives. All of these experiences will be part of your journey.
Chefchaouen – Arrive in the Blue Town
Chefchaouen will immediately take your breath away. Oddly, it is not the blue so much as it is the location. The old town is perched on a mountain slope. Vehicles cannot enter through the narrow town gate, and they certainly would not be able to navigate the steep streets. This inaccessible location is part of the city’s charm, and your guide will help carry your luggage into the old town. Your hotel will be in the heart of old Chefchaouen in a converted 15th-century building with a private balcony. Although it is a two-hour drive from Fes-Sais Airport, starting in Chefchaouen is a great way to overcome jet lag or travel fatigue.
Chefchaouen – Relaxing Day in the Town
Chefchaouen – Mountain Market and Cooking Class
Fes – From the Romans to the Souks
Fes – Discovering the Best of Fes
Erg Chebbi – The Atlas Mountains and the Sahara
Erg Chebbi – On the Sand Dunes
Todra Gorge – Camel Caravan
Ait Benhaddou – Stunning Movie Locations
Marrakech – Djemaa El-Fna
Marrakech – Full-Day Tour
Marrakech – Departure
- Immerse yourself in Morocco’s blue pearl and spend your first several days in the charming town of Chefchaouen
- Travel through the Sahara Desert on a camel and be enveloped by the wilderness
- Feel the energy and enchantment of Fes, which is an enormous walled city that is full of souks and iconic sites
- Explore Morocco’s movie-set locations and stop in Ouarzazate before a night in Ait Benhaddou
- Discover why Marrakech is such a unique destination as you navigate through the snake charmers and storytellers of Djemaa El-Fna square
- Piece together different histories as you visit Roman Volubilis and the trading town of Rissani
- Travel through the Atlas Mountains to find remarkable panoramas and river canyons
- Learn how to cook Rif Mountain cuisine with a market and cooking class in Chefchaouen
Morocco tends to conjure images of souks, medinas, mosques, and bustling streets of traders, but these images are just one side to Morocco. There is so much more to this landscape that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the high mountains and the Sahara Desert. One day, you will be surrounded by the colors of busy city souks, and the next day, you can be standing on a rugged mountain pass. Some evenings will be spent listening to storytellers and snake charmers, and others will be spent gazing at the desert stars. Morocco is a country with an incredible range of experiences, and you will begin with Chefchaouen, which is also known as the blue pearl.
Chefchaouen is entirely pedestrianized and ideal for overcoming any travel fatigue. You can explore at your leisure, and there is something that will capture your heart around every corner. Next, you will visit a market and cook with a local chef. You will then leave Chefchaouen to see the highlights of Morocco, starting with Roman cities of Volubilis and Meknes.
You will then spend a couple of nights in Fes. With its energy and never-ending procession of local sights, the world’s largest walled city is Morocco’s most iconic experience. You will then cross the Middle Atlas, and your driver will lead you to the desert. Camels will take you further into the dunes. Your evening journey will be an impressive sunrise and sunset ride the following day. Your experience will be complemented by your boutique camp, where you can casually watch the desert go through its impressive color changes.
The following day, you will leave the sand but stay in the desert with a stop in Rissani. You will then continue Todra Gorge before exploring a slightly fictional world. Ouarzazate is the small city at the heart of Morocco’s movie industry, and you will be amazed by how many international blockbusters have been shot nearby. You will stay in Ait Benhaddou the next day, which was the setting for Gladiator. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lastly, Marrakech will complete your tour.
$3,511 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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