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Morocco Tours & Vacations

Morocco mesmerizes. From ancient Roman establishments and traditional markets to the raw desert wilderness, an enchanted world is revealed. Discover the intersection of countless cultures, where civilizations have thrived for millennia, and the palates of their colorful culture continue to flourish. Morocco’s hidden treasures are unearthed with an exciting tour through Zicasso.

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Sample Itineraries

You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel.

Best of Morocco Tour 2020-2021

15 Day Custom Tour

From $3,370

Minarets and fortress towers create an unforgettable skyline. Mountaintops separate lush valleys from desolate desert sands. The sweet ocean scent of the Atlantic blows through labyrinthine streets. Customized for 2020-2021, your handcrafted tour of Morocco introduces you to mouthwatering food and legendary palaces, blossoming marketplaces and enchanting snake charmers. Morocco is an endless adventure filled with remarkable color and unforgettable mystique. Relax in charming renovated mansions and wander along the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to experience the splendor spread across desert and mountains, coastline and gorges.
A Perfect Morocco Family Vacation Package

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,795

The desert landscape draws you in with golden sands and rising dunes. Palaces constructed from clay continue to tower over the expansive flatland. Mountain passes flourish with cedar trees and hints of spices.  This custom tailored vacation will captivate the entire family, telling tales of timeless culture and remote fortresses. Camels leave hoof prints in the soft soil and oases blossom out of the desolate landscape. Your children will marvel at the exotic snake charmers and find life similar to legend brimming inside ancient city walls.
Privately Guided Morocco Tour for Seniors: Culture...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,695

The enchanting culture of Morocco comes to life on your custom tailored Morocco tour for seniors, focusing on the most exciting way to experience the country for those in their golden years. Sand dunes rise like mountains and stretch over the horizon. Columns of a former Roman city rise over the citadel. Snake charmers play their flute-like instrument surrounded by crowds of entertainers. The mountains separate the Sahara from the Atlantic. An eclectic mixture of cultures, from nomadic tribes to French colonialists, has made their mark on the heritage. Wander through elegant palaces and explore twisting paths encircling adobe huts.
Romantic Morocco Tour: Beauty, Indulgence & Luxury...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,020

When you think of a masterpiece it conjures images of pristine artwork or gold-sand beaches. Flawlessness is snowcapped mountains and pristine oceans. Morocco is a treasure trove that encompasses the picturesque world of landscaped perfection and the romantic history that shines like a gem. Take your partner’s hand and experience spirited culture and artistic streets on this custom tailored romantic holiday. Discover hidden niches in ancient neighborhoods. Traverse opulent beaches and towering seaside castles. The picture-perfect landscape awaits and the cities shine like polished jewels.
Luxury Private Tours of Morocco

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,695

The delectable aroma of couscous emanates from the kitchen. Sandstone walls shine red and encircle ancient cities. Valleys filled with date palms and the decadent scent of worldly spices. This handcrafted private luxury tour of Morocco takes you along the path of indigenous North Africans, spanning beyond the trans-Saharan Trail. Wander along illustrious sand dunes and witness the lavish remnants of sultanates’ legacies. Relax in restored mansions and experience traditional tribal sounds in a local village. From countryside to cityscape, you will discover how a wealth of heritage inspired a culture that has enchanted the globe.
VIP Morocco Custom Tour: Exploration in Luxury

9 Day Custom Tour

From $7,195

The gentle rush of waterfalls filters through the cedar forest. Desert dunes create endless waves of golden sand. The call to prayer echoes through the morning sky above the charming lull of the coast. Wake up in a lavish room of an ornate antique mansion that once belonged to Moroccan nobility. Your VIP tour of Morocco is hand tailored to ensure the marvels of luxury accompany you every step of the way. Desert fortresses blend into the mountain foothills and blossomed pink roses shimmer underneath miles of oasis trees. Indulge in your extravagant Moroccan vacation. 
Discovering the Lost Artisans of Morocco Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,695

Morocco embodies a culture of rich traditions with a captivating past. On this 12-day tour, you will discover Morocco with an immersion into its seven timeless cultural crafts, as you meet with master artisans who continue to practice their time-honored yet slowly vanishing traditional arts. From designing your own elaborate kaftan dress under the tutelage of Morocco's leading designer to witnessing an exquisite Moroccan rug being masterfully woven, travelers will experience firsthand an exclusive behind the scenes access of how each of the seven traditional handcrafts is skillfully produced by hand today.
Discover Morocco Tour: Casablanca, Fez, Erfoud &...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,020

The delicate aroma of rosewater wafts around a shop filled with decadent silks. Carpets are woven in an intricate fashion and leaned against the old city walls. Elements of French colonization linger along the parapets of the new marketplace. The vibrant history of an old desert-trading town continues in the shade of the fortress. This 9-day discover Morocco tour of Casablanca, Fez, Erfoud and Ourazazate brings you powerful red walls and terracotta villages, hand-dyed leather goods and layers of rainbow colored spices. The wonders of the country combine to create an unparalleled splendor, unique to Morocco alone.
Grand Highlights of Morocco Tour: Chefchaouen, Marrakech,...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,145

Traveling at a relatively slow pace, this two-week tour showcases a country beyond the preconceptions and a world that must be experienced rather than seen. From blue-washed Chefchaouen to the red city and whitewashed Essaouira, indulge in the experiential highlights of Morocco. Ride a camel to a Sahara Desert retreat, explore the imperial cities, relax in the mountains, and immerse yourself in the local culture.
Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert Tour of Morocco...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,695

Morocco is a world of color filling every aspect of traditional and contemporary life. Mosques are decorated with green tiles and cities shimmer with blue paint under the shade of nearby mountaintops. Blue-Bedouins grace the desert, red walls encircle old cities, and even the spices radiate rich hues. Your tour through the imperial cities and the Sahara Desert is tailored to ensure an unforgettable personalized journey through Morocco. Pink flamingos relax in the cool throes of a desert lake. Golden sand sprawls across the Sahara desert. The marvels of Morocco are endless: situated in the culture, landscape, and enduring colors.  
Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour 2020

13 Day Custom Tour

From $2,920

Jewish culture permeates the globe as seen in artistic influences and cultural traditions. On this customized tour of Morocco, you will have an in-depth exploration of Jewish culture and its history throughout the country’s existence, from the time of the Philistines to contemporary neighborhoods. Historic mellahs stand beside graceful sultanate palaces; fine jewelers display their wares next to vivacious spice vendors. Synagogues now hide behind subtle doorways and, if you’re looking, you can find Stars of David etched above doorframes. In Morocco, find enchantment in a country that celebrates its connection to Jewish heritage.
Morocco Culinary Tour: Cooking with Alia

13 Day Custom Tour

From $2,920

Morocco combines the delicate and the fanciful, the traditional and the modern as expressed in the dishes that encompass an array of cultures. On this customized tour, you will taste the Berber influence in the couscous and delight in the Mediterranean style dishes near the local fish market. Sample European style wines created in the heart of a low-lying valley, and take pleasure in the simple luxuries of a tasty bite. The wonders of Morocco are found in its historic cities, treasured cultures, and the bold flavors of every dish you try.  
The Ultimate Game of Thrones Series Finale Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

From $6,220

Be immersed in the rich fantasy world of Westeros during your epic, 15-day Game of Thrones private tour through Croatia, Spain, and Morocco. History, romance, and intrigue emerge behind the walls of dramatic strongholds and bullrings that double as slave fighting pits. Awe-inspiring marketplaces will create the ambiance of exotic lands, and elegant royal gardens will bring you to the heart of Sunspear. From Tyrion’s moment of honor at the Battle of Blackwater to Cersei’s Walk of Shame, the Seven Kingdoms will come to life as you travel through the captivating filming locations of Croatia, Spain, and Morocco.Exploring Further Did you know the key scenes from Game of Thrones were also filmed in Iceland and Ireland? Further explore the far reaches of the Seven Kingdoms in Iceland and Ireland, where the creators of the hit show captured George R.R. Martin’s vision in the dynamic landscape. You can extend your experience by venturing onto the battleground between the Hound and Brienne of Tarth or follow in the steps of Jon Snow. For more inspiration for an enriching excursion into the depths of additional filming locations, legendary tales, and breathtaking scenery, check out Zicasso's collection of Game of Thrones inspired itineraries. All travel arrangements can be custom-tailored for your perfect Game of Thrones tour.Note: Zicasso and “The Ultimate Game of Thrones Series Finale Tour" are not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by, Home Box Office Inc./BCKORS, LLC./GROK!, LLC./Generator Entertainment/Suction Productions, Inc.
Morocco Cultural Tour: Marrakech, Essaouira & the...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,795

The Atlas Mountains divide Morocco with snow capped peaks and unparalleled panoramas. The Atlantic Ocean laps at gold sand shores and the historic ramparts of an antique Portuguese fortress. This custom tailored Morocco tour shows you the enchanting culture around Marrakesh. Listen to storytellers spin tales of the country’s past. Snake charmers captivate and villagers can trace their histories back beyond the Roman Empire. The wonders of the culture combine with the splendor of the landscape to create the unique world of Morocco.
Morocco Tour for Solo Travelers: Discovery, Culture...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,795

Berber elders tell you the legends of the rolling desert landscape when sitting around a campfire underneath the stars. Lush oases sprout out of rugged, arid scenery as if you had stumbled upon a hidden palm forest. Snake charmers fill the bustling square with jovial music and dance with a winding serpent. Your custom tailored Morocco tour for solo travelers provides you with the majesty of myths, the splendor of the coastline, the wonders of the desert, and the marvels of the mountains. This vacation is designed to provide comforts to the solo traveler with the freedom of unfettered exploration.

Morocco Yoga Retreat and Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,020

You look up into the starry desert sky while stretched in a reclining bound angle pose. You chaturanga with your face pressed close to the sand during a spectacular sunrise. Sip mint tea on a rooftop terrace with a view of the reflective lake and encompassing mountains. Stroll through the embracing streets of an old city perforated with historic shop stalls selling hand woven goods. Your Morocco yoga retreat and tour is hand tailored to fit your yogi lifestyle, whether an amateur or expert. You will refresh your mind, relax your body, and restore the senses during your luxurious yoga retreat.
Grand Tour of Morocco: An In-depth Experience

13 Day Custom Tour

From $2,920

The desert sands undulate across the expanse and ripple beneath the sun. Ocean waves crash against ancient ramparts and mist into the air. Journey into the depths of history and heritage on this custom tailored in-depth tour of Morocco. Bazaars glow with rainbows of color, from layers of spices to billowing silk. Camel trains trudge across golden sand and between towering cliffs. Fields of roses cast pink shadows and delicate fragrance across the valley. The marvels of Morocco run deep, and this is your chance dive in.
Morocco Expedition Tour: Mystique & Wonders

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,245

Snowcapped mountains separate the cool Atlantic Ocean from a sea of desert sand dunes. Vibrant geometric tiles swirl around the walls of historic mosques. Minarets offer an ethereal song for the day. This hand tailored tour of Morocco will take you along the footsteps of shahs and desert pirates, Berber culture and Roman ruins: showing all the wonders Morocco has to offer. When the sun sets over the sand dunes the stars provide almost as much light as the day. Old cities sing with modern life. Morocco is unlike any country in the world, overflowing with unending charm and enchantment.
Grand Tour of Morocco

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,145

Adventurers and explorers traveled the oceans and the deserts to witness the majesty of Morocco. The sand dunes of the Sahara rise like mountains and the High Atlas Mountains sit in the clouds. Ancient fortress walls stand watch over the hills and the coastline. Minarets create an absorbing skyline and spices provide a rainbow of color in the historic, vibrant marketplace. In this 2 week Morocco tour, you will follow in the footsteps of Romans and sultans, discovering the wealth of culture and depths of history that have made Morocco a unique and enchanting destination. 
Casablanca, Marrakech & Essaouira Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,795

Castle ruins sink into the sand as high-tide wraps around the historic ramparts. The whitewashed walls of a coastal city shine brightly against azure water and the surrounding golden sands. Legendary storytellers spin tales enchanting tales of princesses and flying carpets. Experience Old World ambiance in contemporary luxury. Discover snake charmers and camel trains, lavish palaces, and mouth-watering cuisine. Your custom tailored Moroccan tour through Casablanca, Marrakech, and Essaouira shows you the swirling colors of the marketplace and enthusiastic life along the coast. The country’s mystique is endless and always fascinating.
Best of Marrakech, Essaouira & Ouarzazate Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,020

The best stories never end and instead continue off the page. Morocco is a land built from fairytales, set in the landscape at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, pressing against the Atlantic Ocean, and moving across the Sahara Desert. Explore the far reaches of the stories that live in the culture and heritage of the country. Embrace the landscapes and let the rhythm of Marrakech enchant you. This custom tailored tour provides the storybook vacation the entire family will enjoy. When myths and legends come to life, all you need to do is relish the adventure. 
Custom Tour of Spain & Morocco 2020-2021

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,547

From its flamboyant Flamenco dancers to grand Gothic cathedrals and avant-garde architecture, the drama of Spain will captivate you. Explore the theatrical beauty of Spain’s beguiling cities, charming villages, spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches. Experience the vibrant energy and culture of Madrid. Soak up centuries of history in the UNESCO city of Toledo. Admire the lyrical elegance of Andalusia. Escape to exotic Morocco on an all-day getaway! Bask in the Mediterranean sunshine and explore the fantastical works of Gaudí in Barcelona. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the finest local cuisine and stay in luxury accommodations.
Morocco Family Friendly Tour: Casablanca, Rabat, Fez...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,020

You can remember how adventurous the parks and yards outside of your home once looked. You would imagine the hills to be mountains and the grass to be endless fields. A puddle was a vast ocean and your teddy bear was an invading army knocking on the fortress walls. On this 9-day tour of Morocco you no longer have to imagine the mountains and the hills, the oceans and the desert. The fabulous images of the past come to life and you traverse the diverse landscape and inspiring culture with your family by to help you along the adventure.
Morocco Tour of Imperial Cities: A Historical &...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,020

You can hear the spirit of Morocco embodied in the rhythmic streets of Marrakesh. The sounds of the ocean inspire the blissful call to prayer at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Marvel at the Atlas Foothills and lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets of the Medina in Fez. Find the ineffable heritage of Morocco on this 9-day tour that will take you to the edge of wonder and into the luxuries of historic mansions. Experience history and discover the true marvels that create the soul of Morocco.   
Morocco Photo Expedition Tour: Casablanca, Marrakech, Sahara & Atlas Mountains

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,245

Berber families travel along mountainous trails. The sunset casts the desert dunes into a blaze of color. Adobe villages offer insight into historic architecture. Roman ruins rise over mountain plateaus and rose plantations sweep across oases. You have your camera ready to capture the splendor of Morocco on this Morocco photography tour to Casablanca, Marrakech, the Sahara and the Atlas Mountains. Your custom tailored tour is designed with picture perfect moments in mind. Whether an experienced photographer or an amateur photographer wishing to embrace the photogenic world, you will follow your knowledgeable guide through culture and landscape to find the unforgettable beauty of Morocco embraced in every photo.

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Moroccan Food Tour: An Epicurean Delight

9 Day Custom Tour

From$2,020

Aromatic spices swirl around old cities and create conical shaped rainbows filled with paprika and saffron. Grapevines spread across the valley into the horizon as camels turn the soil. Rooftop cafes offer views of the city and the tremendous life below. Morocco is a country of gourmet majesty embracing the best of its contemporary and historic culture. Your handmade Moroccan food tour takes you on an herbaceous and delectable trail from the coastline to the desert plain. Every day is a delightful epicurean discovery showing you the country’s various delicacies that go beyond the kitchen.

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Jewish Heritage Tour of Morocco: Retracing History & Culture

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,245

Morocco is a country with special connections to the Jewish heritage. Synagogues reflect traditional Islamic architecture. The cuisine is imbued with North African spices. Jewish women wear traditional Berber outfits and Jewish neighborhoods are located inside the old walls of the medina. Your custom tailored tour leads you through the exceptional culture of Moroccan Jewry, from the past to the present, in the steps of Maimonides to the halls of the Museum of the Jews, where elements of an elaborate history of Moroccan Judaism comes to life. 

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Morocco

How to Book a Morocco Tour

Morocco is a country of dramatic diversity that acts as a gateway to Africa. Timeless medinas glow with colorful doorways and vibrant homes, and coastal villages hide fairytale forts, while age-old customs blend African and Arab heritage. From sweeping deserts to snow-capped mountain peaks, arranging your perfect combination of destinations and experiences can be a challenge, but Zicasso is here to assist you.

There are three ways to plan and book a trip:

1. Get a customized tour planned and booked by a travel professional. Travel independently on your own schedule.

2. Book a group tour. Join an escorted group tour with a fixed departure date.

3. Plan and book a trip yourself.

Zicasso offers the best solution for a customized tour by matching you with top travel specialists who plan and book the trip for you. Our travel agency division, Marageti, specializes in helping you book an escorted group tour. There is no extra cost to you for either service.

Custom Tours

A customized tour is one that is planned by a travel specialist according to your specific interests, preferences, and schedule. Whether you desire a family-friendly adventure or a romantic getaway, each of the accommodations, activities, and destinations is tailored to your preferences. The knowledge and experience of your travel specialist make a big difference. Zicasso has spent thousands of hours vetting the best travel partners. We act as a referral service, matching you with specialists that best meet your goals and priorities.

Escorted Group Tours

A group tour offers the advantage of convenience at a great value. The schedule is fixed, the itinerary is pre-planned, and a dedicated tour director travels with the group throughout the trip. A group tour can be 30 - 50% less expensive than an equivalent customized tour. Out of the many hundreds of group tours, how do you select the right one for you? Our travel agency division, Marageti, has sales agents who specialize in helping travelers weigh the pros and cons of each group tour. We give you personalized recommendations to find the best tour for you.

Goals and Priorities

What are your goals and priorities for the trip? These should drive your decision for either a customized tour or a fixed departure group tour. We are here to help you make the right decisions to make your dream trip a reality.

Must-See Destinations in Morocco

We have worked alongside our Morocco travel specialists to provide you with recommendations for any trip length. A custom Zicasso tour organizes your time around your needs and desires, but the following suggestions act as great guidelines.

The majority of travelers from the United States spend 10 days in Morocco. 10 days of traveling offers more time to visit the greener Atlantic area, northern Mediterranean section, and the Sahara region. How and where you travel depends on your goals in Morocco. We offer the following examples on where to go, depending on the length of your trip.

7 to 9 Day Trips

If you have between one week to nine days to travel in Morocco, we suggest that you visit Rabat, Fes, Erg Chebbi, Skoura, and Marrakech. Organizing your days will help maximize your time to travel, explore, and discover the essential highlights. Your Zicasso travel specialists can ensure that your trip is organized in the best way possible.

7 Days

Day 1: Rabat

Days 2-4: Fez

Days 5-6: Marrakech

Day 7: Casablanca

8 Days

Day 1: Rabat

Days 2-3: Fez

Day 4: Erg Chebbi (Sahara Desert)

Day 5: Skoura

Days 6-7: Marrakech

Day 8: Casablanca

9 Days

Day 1: Rabat

Days 2-3: Fez

Days 3-4: Erg Chebbi (Sahara Desert)

Day 5: Skoura

Days 6-8: Marrakech

Day 9: Casablanca (Depart)

If you have more time (10-16 Days), we recommend:

If you can spend approximately two weeks in Morocco, we recommend taking time to enjoy the natural scenery of the Rif Mountains. If you have around 14 days, you can also divide your time between the original destinations, plus the High Atlas Mountains, Atlantic coast, and Northern Mediterranean.

All Zicasso tours are customized to your preferences, but below is how we recommend spending your time.

10 Days

Day 1: Rabat

Days 2-3: Fez

Days 4-5: High Atlas Mountains

Day 6: Erg Chebbi (Sahara Desert)

Day 7: Skoura

Days 8-9: Marrakech

Day 10: Casablanca

12 Days

Day 1: Rabat

Days 2-4: Fez

Days 5-6: High Atlas Mountains

Day 7: Erg Chebbi (Sahara Desert)

Day 8: Skoura

Days 9-11: Marrakech

Day 12: Casablanca

14 Days

Day 1: Rabat

Days 2-4: Fez

Days 5-6: High Atlas Mountains

Day 7: Erg Chebbi (Sahara Desert)

Day 8: Skoura

Days 9-11: Marrakech

Days 12-13: Essaouira

Day 14: Casablanca

15 Days

Day 1: Rabat

Days 2-3: Chefchaouen

Days 4-5: Fez

Days 6-7: High Atlas Mountains

Day 8: Erg Chebbi (Sahara Desert)

Day 9: Skoura

Days 10-12: Marrakech

Days 13-14: Essaouira

Day 14: Casablanca

16 days

Day 1: Rabat

Day 2: Tangier

Days 3-4: Chefchaouen

Days 5-6: Fez

Days 7-8: High Atlas Mountains

Day 9: Erg Chebbi (Sahara Desert)

Day 10: Skoura

Days 11-13: Marrakech

Days 14-15: Essaouira

Day 16: Casablanca

How many days is enough to see Morocco?

14 days is a perfect amount of time for a Morocco trip. While spending three weeks would afford you a great balance of sightseeing and relaxation, two weeks still gives you plenty of time to visit the popular highlights, a number of off-the-beaten-path destinations, and still have down time on the coast or for shopping. 14 days also ensures that you have enough time to visit the Sahara.

Essential Experiences for the Best Morocco Vacation

During your Morocco tour, you can wander the cobbled lanes of an ancient Medina or trek to the summit of the nation’s tallest mountain. You can also find excellent beaches, pristine sand dunes, fine wine, colorful towns, and chic art galleries.

Best Way to Experience Marrakech

Marrakech is a marvelous city that acts as the gateway to Moroccan culture. Artisan heritage, mosques, souqs, and Djemaa El Fna square reflect the authentic and preserved heritage of the city. During your Morocco trip, you can enjoy the following essential experiences for your first time in Marrakech.

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours (2-3 days depending on pace)

Djemaa El Fna Square

  • Experience the life of the central square at night when storytellers, food vendors, and jugglers create a vibrant ambiance.

Bahia Palace

  • Witness the grand vision of the Bahia Palace, which boasts intricate details with painted ceilings, marble floors, and stunning salons.

Saadian Tombs

  • Embrace the beauty of the Saadian sultan’s tomb. Carrara marble, honeycombed plasterwork, and pure gold chambers decorate the structure.

Shopping

  • Enjoy the diversity of fashionable boutiques in the contemporary neighborhoods of Marrakech away from the typical shops of the Medina.

Best Way to Experience Fez

Fez is the embodiment of Moroccan tradition. Once a kingdom capital, Fez has traditions that include sub-Saharan trade routes with medieval architecture, active markets, and a warren of narrow alleyways. The following list offers essential experiences when visiting Fez.

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours (2-3 days depending on pace)

Chouara Tannery

  • Traverse the preserved traditions of the tanneries in Fez that date back to the 16th century.

Ben Danan Synagogue

  • Discover the Jewish heritage of Morocco at the 17th-century synagogue known for herringbone green tiles, turquoise pillars, and glowing chandeliers.

Artwork

  • Uncover the fascinating galleries and celebrated artwork in working boutiques and private studios across Fez.

Best Way to Experience Essaouira

Essaouira shines like a beacon on the west coast. The city hosts an ancient fort, contemporary galleries, spice-scented avenues, and palm-lined boulevards. The coastal city acts as the crossroads between cultures and eras. During your Morocco tour, you should have the following essential experiences.

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours (2 days depending on pace)

Portuguese Fort

  • Wander the old Portuguese fort’s Medina to find gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, great seafood, stunning art galleries, and a Bohemian ambiance.

Old Port

  • Explore the active port to find boat-makers, fishing boats, and the vibrant fish auction.

Special Interests & Activities in Morocco

Traveling with Zicasso provides you with exclusive access to many activities, excursions, and tours for a distinctive experience. The following information offers insight into our recommended experiences and can be tailored to focus on your unique interests.

Best Food & Wine Destinations

Its incredible blend of spices, textures, and flavors make Morocco a delight for food and wine enthusiasts. The cuisine is well-known for its seasonal ingredients and diverse customs. The gastronomy is influenced by the Mediterranean, Atlantic, the Atlas Mountains, Middle Eastern, and African traditions. The wine has rich quality, dynamic versatility, and a long history that dates back to the Phoenician and Roman times, resulting in 14 wine regions.

Meknes

Meknes hosts a warren of winding lanes and enchanting shops. It is located less than 40 miles away from its famous neighbor, Fez. As a winegrowing region, Meknes possesses the finest terroir in Morocco. The balanced climate stems from its position of being midway between the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic coast.

Essaouira

As a crossroads between African and European cultures, Essaouira has northern trade winds and an arid, red soil. Many grapes that work well in the region include Grenache Blanc and Viognier, which create wines with distinctive New World styles and flavors.

Zicasso’s Exclusive Access to Morocco Best Wine

Zicasso travel specialists can design private tours and organize exclusive visits for food and wine enthusiasts. You can experience private cooking classes or sample award-winning wines in a vintner’s private garden. You can also learn more about Morocco’s wine history, production, and particular varietals from a local sommelier.

Art & History

Morocco is a county where culture abounds from rich and diverse heritage. Moroccan cities celebrate their art by preserving medinas where modern, contemporary, and antique crafts are displayed. Shoes, silk, carpets, brass lamps, ceramics, and paintings represent only a fraction of the craftsmanship visible around the markets and galleries of the country. Museums showcase the long history of Moroccan art that stems from the Neolithic era, Roman occupation, Muslim heritage, and French colonialism. Art and history derive from nomadic desert cultures and coastal fishing villages to highlight Morocco’s place as a crossroads of Mediterranean and African peoples. Typical art includes Berber designs and Art Deco embellishments.

Must-See Art Museums & Attractions:

  • Discover the captivating work of artisans who carry on the traditions of handmade goods. Their work is displayed in private workshops and in bustling souqs.
  • Compelling art galleries in Morocco’s diverse cities reflect how the national heritage inspires contemporary and modern Moroccan artists.

History

History in Morocco has a record that dates back to the 8th century BC and spans occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and French. The indigenous Berbers inhabited Morocco for over two millennia before the arrival of the Phoenicians. The preserved culture contrasts with later kingdoms and the French nouveau architecture of later cities. Palaces, museum galleries, and the continued culture of the medinas represent the cultural history of Morocco while the mountains, plains, desert dunes, and coastline reveal its natural history. A customizable Zicasso trip will organize custom tours designed around your interests. Specialized guides, such as local artists, archeologists with a PhD, or history professors, will tailor a unique experience to you. We can also organize small-group tours focused on history and led by a certified guide.

Active Tours

Active tours in Morocco immerse you in a different perspective of the landscape by unveiling coastal beauty, rugged mountainscapes, and tremendous vistas. We recommend the following active experiences when visiting Morocco.

Hiking

  • Mt. Toubkal - You can take a guided tour to the summit of Morocco’s tallest mountain.
  • High Atlas Mountains - Trekking and hiking is a popular pastime in the High Atlas. These mountains highlight the natural beauty and offer access to Berber villages.

Mountain Biking

  • High Atlas Mountains - The High Atlas Mountains offer a collection of rugged and dry trails, ancient paths, and lush passes for mountain bikers. The trails also reach secluded Berber villages.

Surfing

  • Oualidia - The west coast town of Oualidia has beautiful waves and is a great place for families to learn how to surf.

Private Excursions and Special Access

Zicasso’s travel specialist partners have unique experience in providing insider access. Each excursion or activity is customized to your specific interests and will often become your most memorable experience to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime. The following list offers some examples but the possibilities are endless.

  • Indulge in a private dinner in Fes with a Sufi scholar and musician.
  • Experience the star-studded sky over the Sahara Desert accompanied by an expert astronomer.

How much is a tour of Morocco?

The starting price of a custom-tailored Morocco trip is approximately $225 per person, per day. For an escorted group tour, the starting price can be approximately $150 per person, per day.

The cost of a Morocco vacation is dependent on several factors, such as the:

  • Length of your trip
  • Season (month) of travel
  • Class of hotel
  • Number of locations/cities you visit
  • Number of guided day tours and activities (e.g., cooking class, wine tasting, etc.)
  • How much you spend on meals, shopping, etc.

A vacation such as this is often the biggest purchase of the year. It will also likely be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. To get the most out of your trip, we highly recommend using an expert travel specialist to plan a customized tour that is tailored to your specific interests and budget. You can also join an escorted group tour so that most travel arrangements are pre-planned for you. This way, you can travel hassle-free and relax while a professional tour director and guide takes care of all logistics and any issues that might arise.

The cost of a tailor-made Morocco tour typically starts at $3,150 per person for a 14-day trip, i.e., at $225 per person, per day during the low or mid-season.

This includes:

  • 4-star hotels (shared twin room)
  • Some guided day tours and activities
  • Transportation, such as airport transfers and domestic flights

A 5-star, tailor-made Morocco tour, where most services are upgraded and extra unique experiences are included, typically starts at $11,200 per person for a 14-day trip, or $800 per person, per day.

Everyone’s priorities, interests, and preferences are different. Submit a trip request on Zicasso, and we will personally match you with an expert trip planner who will help you customize your dream trip or help you select the right group tour while also taking your budget into consideration.

Best Time to Visit Morocco

Updated: January 21, 2020

The best time to visit Morocco is mid-March through mid-May and again from October to November. These months represent the best weather because spring and autumn have mild weather but can also have larger crowds.

February is also a great month to travel to Morocco. February is the low travel season in Morocco. The weather is cold in the Sahara, but it is one of the few times of the year you can experience snow on the mountains. February also sees less tourists for a more authentic travel experience.

The climate in Morocco varies across the country dramatically throughout the year. The summer is a low travel season around cities like Marrakech and Fez but still sees many tourists in the mountains or on the coastline because of the cooler climate. The spring and autumn are considered high season along the plains, foothills, desert, and mountain plateaus. While these seasons can see rain, they have mild weather changes, making it the perfect time for visitors.

How far in advance should I plan a trip to Morocco?

To ensure that you can spend your time wisely and enjoy each moment of your trip, you should plan your Morocco vacation at least 10 months in advance if you plan to travel during the high season (between December and early January due to the holiday season). If you are traveling during spring and fall, you should organize your trip four months in advance. You can also plan up to one to two months in advance during the off season. If price is a concern, the winter months of late January and February will offer the best discounts, but some properties may be closed for the season. The summer is not busy in the cities and the heat in the Sahara results in many of the camps closing for the season.

Modes of Transportation in Morocco

The best way to see Morocco in 10 days is by private car. Trains are not available in Morocco and public transportation is not a reliable way to see the country, especially with a limited number of days. A private car and driver offers a unique perspective on the history, culture, and heritage of Morocco. Not only does a private driver know the best routes between towns and cities, but they also offer cultural insight into the best restaurants, specialized shops, and unique information unknown to other travellers while providing friendly service.

Domestic Flights

Flights do exist between cities in Morocco but are unreliable. A recent carrier started service four to five times a week between Fez and Marrakech, which greatly reduces the travel time between the two cities. Driving between Fez and Marrakech can often take up to 10 hours. Other than flying between Fez and Marrakech, the majority of destinations in Morocco are better reached by car.

Your Zicasso travel partner has expert experience in traveling Morocco to ensure that your logistics are taken care of. Smooth and stress-free transitions across the country include private airport transfers and a private luxury car and driver between destinations.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Morocco

When traveling on a Morocco tour, you must consider safety, travel logistics, and accessibility. The following information covers important travel considerations so that you can have a stress-free travel experience.

Is Morocco Safe for Travel?

Morocco is very safe for travelers. When visiting populated areas known to tourists, petty theft, such as pickpocketing, can occur, but your overall safety is never jeopardized. Popular destinations are often secured by heightened police presence to ensure the safety of travelers and locals. Your four and five-star accommodations have secure properties, and your guides keep in touch with local police offices to remain up to date on any possible safety concerns.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

For Families

Morocco has a very family-focused culture with locals who are excited to share their heritage with children from other countries. Your guides are always family-friendly and can help introduce your children to the culture in an active and engaging way. Considerations you should make when visiting Morocco as a family include:

  • Hospitality is a tenant of Islam and remains important to Moroccan culture.
  • Fez does not allow vehicles in the central Medina district. If young children are tired, you should tell your guide, who will help divide your time when needed.

For Seniors

Seniors must consider that walking on cobblestone streets for long periods of time may affect your time in Morocco. An expert Zicasso specialist will minimize any mobility challenges or stamina considerations by ensuring that your guides organize your tours accordingly in addition to booking appropriate luxury accommodations. A senior traveling in Morocco should also be aware of the heat, especially between mid-May and mid-September. You can also divide your tours throughout the day by taking breaks, such as for lunch. Traveling in small groups through Marageti will also hit the highlights and take care of travel logistics.

For Couples

A travel specialist understands the best destinations and experiences in Morocco for couples to mix activities and romance. Unspeakably romantic properties, thrilling outdoor activities, and private cooking classes create intimate memories for the perfect Morocco vacation. Exclusive tours will also shape your unforgettable experience, such as dinner under the stars in the Sahara.

For Travelers with Disabilities

Your Morocco travel specialist can help any guests with mobility challenges by focusing on alternative arrangements to concerns, such as antique riad or narrow Medina streets. Our experts’ attention to important details will ensure that you can enjoy Morocco’s highlights, natural beauty, and accommodations with ease.

Best Airports to Fly In & Out of Morocco

The best airport to fly in and out of when visiting Morocco is Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport (CMN). The majority of flights from North America and Continental Europe will arrive in Casablanca, but a growing number of flights from specific North American and European cities arrive at Rabat-Salé Airport (RBA).

For most travelers, the most convenient airport to reach in Morocco is Casablanca. The busiest airports in Morocco are:

  • Casablanca (CMN)
  • Rabat (RBA)
  • Marrakech (RAK)

Find the Best Flight

When flying in and out of Morocco, the best options depend on the destinations you wish to see. Your best options for flights to help minimize travel time include flying into Rabat or Tangier and out of Marrakech. As of 2019, Royal Air Maroc and Air Canada offer the most nonstop options to North America. Delta and Air France have flights to Rabat or out of Marrakech when traveling from Paris (CDG).

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights remain a challenge. The majority of airlines use old propeller planes. A flight was recently initiated between Casablanca to Ouarzazate but runs only three to four times a week; however, these flights are often canceled. The new nonstop flights between Marrakech and Fez take 60 minutes, and the airline uses modern Airbus.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Recommendations for the Return Traveler

When returning for another Morocco tour, you can travel into the depths of the cities and countryside beyond the essential destinations of Marrakech, Fez, and the Sahara Desert. The following list offers our recommendations for where you should visit during your return trip.

Chefchaouen

The blue-washed homes of Chefchaouen represent the colorful charm of a mountain village that clings to the raw peaks of the Rif foothills. The Andalusian and Moroccan heritage influences the local character with red-tiled roofs, narrow lanes, and a vibrant souq. The relaxed ambiance spills into the lush hills that represent a world away from the fast-pace of other Moroccan cities.

Taroudant

Taroudant is a city of elegant mystique. The Berber market town shines with red-mud walls and is set beneath the Atlas Mountains’ snow-capped peaks. The public squares fill with vibrant sounds, while the souqs glow with colorful spices and clothing. Whether used as a base for trekking, a stop-over to the coast, or a charming getaway, Taroudant will immerse you in an enchanting heritage near the fertile Oued Souss plain.

Related Morocco Tours by Zicasso

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