12 Days Morocco Highlights

12 Days Morocco Highlights

Starting from Casablanca and ending in Marrakech, the tour "Highlights Of Morocco" is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Meknes, Chefchaouen, Fes and 4 other destinations in Morocco. "Highlights Of Morocco" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Popular attractions, closely guarded secrets, the sensational and the cultured; from the cosmopolitan spirit of Casablanca to the mystic mood of Fes, and from the tranquil sands of Erg Chebbi dunes to the frantic, energetic beats of Marrakesh, the Highlights of Morocco twists, twirls and spins you around in experiences that range from the magical to the surreal. If you’re in your 30s to 40s and looking for group travel in Morocco, we say, pack your bags and cash your chips in on this one! 

  • Start Location : Casablanca Morocco
  • Finish Location : Marrakesh Morocco
  • Trip Style : Long Haul, Signature, Solo Travel,
  • Country : Morocco
  • Group Size : 2 to 16

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Inclusions


Accommodations

4 Night twin share hotel1 Desert Camp 6 Nights Riad

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Activities

Hassan II mosque, Rabat Kasbah Des Oudayas, Hassan Tower, Mausoleum Mohammed V, Mausoleum Hassan II, Meknes Walking Tour, Volubilis World Heritage Site, Chefchaouen Walking Tour, Medina Walking Tour, Funduq al-Najjarin, Al-Attarine Mederessa, Marinid Tombs, Midelt Orientation Walk, Hike, Camel Ride, Khamila Village, Dades and Todra Gorges Walking Tour, Skoura Oasis visit, Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led Ksar walk, Marrakesh Cycle Tour, Food Tour.

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Airport Transfer

Arrival & Departure transfer included

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Local Tipping

Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport

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Meals

12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners

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Transportation

Private bus, Private vehicle, Camel

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Itinerary

Day 1
Casablanca
Day 2
Meknes
Day 3
Chefchaouen
Day 4
Fes
Day 5
Fes
Day 6
Midelt
Day 7
Merzouga
Day 8
Tineghir
Day 9
Skoura- Ait Benhaddou
Day 10
Marrakesh
Day 11
Marrakesh
Day 12
Marrakesh

Day 01 Casablanca

Hello and welcome to Casablanca! Upon touchdown at the airport our representative will facilitate your transfer to the hotel. Loosen up and relax until you're meeting with the tour leader at 6 pm. After getting all the inside story of what the tour entails, chomp down on first impressions and some Moroccan fare at your welcome dinner. 

Day 02 Casablanca- Rabat- Meknes

Start the day by delving into the highlights of Casablanca capped by the spectacular Hassan II Mosque riding the edges of ocean waves, encased in intricate carvings, and boasting of the tallest minaret in the world. Head for Rabat thereafter, and lose yourself in the winding alleys of Kasbah des Oudayas marked by blue streaked houses, cobbled pathways, and a fusion of the old order and new. Try some mint tea as you progress along these hidden quarters until you find yourself gazing at the striking 12th century Hassan Tower and indeed its premises strung along with the distinctive mausoleums of Mohammed V and Hassan II. As the day stretches into late afternoon, drive onward to Meknes where you’ll be spending the night.

Day 03 Volubilis-Chefchaouen

Get a load of history today as you slap the soles of your footwear on the cobbled streets of Meknes, stopping occasionally to contemplate upon its highlights that consist of the grand imperial gate or Bab Mansour, the royal granary, and of course the old Medina that meanders its way into the Jewish quarters. Visit the 18th century mausoleum of this city’s founder and then dig even deeper into the past as you make your way to Volubilis, the ancient Roman city now marked by ruins and beautiful mosaics that ornament some of the houses that remain a little less marred than others by time. After flitting between the ruins here, hunker down for a 4 hour-long drive to Chefchaouen.

Day 04 Fes

Spend the morning wandering through the Medina of Chefchaouen, amongst the soft blues and whites that brush the walls and the red tiled roofs off the houses there. Learn more about the Andalusian influences that characterise the area and while your time away at the Plaza Uta El Hamman where the cobbled streets stretch sideways to support cafes, restaurants and souks that display a distinctly Arabic ambience. Take a walk around the old Kasbah and later in the afternoon, head onward towards Fes where a delightful Pastilla dinner awaits you at a local Riad.

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Day 05 Fes

Step into the land of Fes el Bali or the Old City this morning where the true Arabian character spoken of in fables and legends reside – of traders, craftsmen, tanneries, souks, mosques, all meshed together in a hive of activity, and occasionally punctuated by the muezzin’s call to prayer. Caper through the afternoon as you visit some of the most famous sites including a delectable 18th century caravanserai and recall the stories of a medieval past. Uncover more of Fes’ past as well as present and finally round off your tour by visiting the Marinid Tombs under whose gaze the old city lies splayed resplendent.

Day 06 Midelt

Enter a change of scenery, atmosphere and space as you leave the frenzied pulse of Fes and drop anchor at Midelt, a relatively small town squeezed between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges. Almost entirely populated by the Berber people, make the best of an opportunity to interact with them this afternoon as you embark on a soft hike, passing through tiny villages with the Ayachi Mountain keeping a constant vigil on your progress.

Day 07 Sahara Desert Camping (Merzouga)

Spend a lazy morning exploring more of Midelt and if the vastness of the landscape here made an impression on you, there’s more on the cards today as you drive to the Erg Chebbi desert in the afternoon and prepare for that quintessential Moroccan adventure – a camel ride amongst the golden dunes. Watch the sand here move, shift and wear the hourly change of light like an attire and when the day is done, camp in the desert itself, Bedouin style! Note: You will be taking only a daypack with the barest essentials for the camel safari. The rest of your luggage will be kept at a Riad in Merzouga village, and can be collected the next morning.

Day 08 Tineghir

Rise early to catch the sun spreading itself stealthy and crimson on the Erg Chebbi and then make your way to Merzouga village for breakfast. Fortified with some food here at the Riad, trace your way to the Khamila village to learn about the Gnawa tribe and their cultural practices before charting the limestone expanse of the Dades and Todra Gorges, its brick red cliffs – some as high as 150 metres – scrambling to reach the skies! 

Day 09 Skoura- Ait Benhaddou

Strike for Ait Benhaddou this morning and tag along with your tour leader as he/she leads you to the Skoura Oasis peopled by date palm, almond, fig and olive trees that lend a spot of colour to the rust red tone of the region. Take a walk along its most famous Kasbah, the Amridil, which preserves both tradition and day-to-day articles alike employed during the 18th century. Drag yourself away from this treasure trove and then drive to Ait Benhaddou. Continue your process of discovery as you walk along and inside the Ksar (fortified wall), snaking your way through its most iconic sights to finally crest a hill and take in the sensational views of the surrounding areas.

Day 10 Marrakesh

Leaving Ait Benhaddou, drive for an approximate hour and a half to arrive at the gates of a place that epitomises and even fuels the worldview of Morocco. If all the medinas you’ve visited whetted your appetite for more, the one at Marrakesh is a banger! Hold on to your horses though before letting yourself loose on Marrakesh. Tag along with your tour leader for an orientation walk to test the waters, learn the ropes a bit and then discover the place at your own pace. The rest of the day is free but make sure you take recommendations from your tour leader who’ll be happy to oblige.

Day 11 Marrakesh

Grab your bikes this morning and weave your way through the highlights of Marrakesh. Negotiate your way along the mazes of the old Medina and end up at Djemaa El Fna, the main square where humanity occupies centre stage displaying their wares and occupations as numerous as the warp and weft fitted into the designs of hand woven carpets – dancers doing a neat pirouette, contortionists bending their backs, snake charmers thrusting out their wriggly companions with nonchalance and potion sellers vending elixirs of purported empirical formulas. Pedal across to a public bakery and a public bath next; catch some of the city highlights such as the Adgal Gardens, the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque and the Kasbah, and even sneak up on some of the lesser known areas in the vicinity. Take a break at a local café, jump headlong into an enormous hand-me-down goods market and cap it off by a visit to the 17th century mausoleum of Zaouia de Sidi Bel Abbès, the city’s own Sufi saint. The tour doesn’t end here however, follow the food trail after you’re done with the sights, stepping into hidden corners, sampling some of the tastiest Moroccan msemen pancakes and sfenj donuts at this café or chewing on some juicy tanjia on that stall. Get the taste buds crackling over the course of the afternoon and if you’re still up for it, grab a rooftop dinner to close out your Moroccan adventure with a bang!

Day 12 Marrakesh

It’s time now to bid farewell to your Tour leader and new friends but not without a backpack full of memories. Departure transfers are included on the day. Check out time in most hotels is 12 pm. Please confirm with your Tour Leader or the hotel reception.

Our Hotels


Erg Chibbi Camp

Desert Camp Erg Chebbi in Morocco offers an unforgettable experience of the vast and majestic Sahara Desert. Spend a night under the stars in traditional Berber tents, surrounded by towering sand dunes. The camp provides a range of activities, from camel rides and 4x4 desert tours to sand boarding and stargazing. Enjoy traditional music and dance performances while savoring delicious Moroccan cuisine around the campfire. The camp's location offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, with sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away. Experience the peace and tranquility of the desert as you disconnect from the outside world and connect with nature. The hospitality of the local Berber people will leave you with a warm and lasting impression of Moroccan culture.

Odyssee Center

Hotel Odyssee Center is a vibrant and stylish hotel located in the heart of Morocco. With its prime location, it is the perfect base for exploring the city's lively markets, historic landmarks, and cultural experiences. The hotel's spacious and beautifully designed rooms provide a comfortable and luxurious oasis for travelers looking to unwind after a day of adventure. The on-site restaurant offers a delicious fusion of Moroccan and international cuisine, and the bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing drinks. The rooftop terrace provides stunning views of the city and is the perfect place to catch the sunset. The hotel also features a spa and wellness center, offering a range of treatments to rejuvenate and refresh the body and mind. Its friendly staff and warm atmosphere create a welcoming home away from home.

Riad Mama H&K

Riad Mama H&K Hotel in Morocco is a true gem of a hotel that provides a unique and authentic Moroccan experience. The hotel's beautiful architecture and design feature intricate details, traditional Moroccan tiles, and stunning stained glass windows. The rooms are comfortable and cozy, providing guests with a true taste of Moroccan hospitality. The hotel's rooftop terrace offers stunning views of the city, where guests can enjoy a cup of mint tea or indulge in a delicious Moroccan breakfast. The hotel's location in the heart of the Medina provides easy access to the vibrant markets, historic sites, and cultural experiences that Marrakech has to offer. For those looking to relax and unwind, the hotel's spa offers traditional Moroccan treatments, such as hammam and massages. The hotel's restaurant serves up delicious Moroccan cuisine, with a focus on fresh and local ingredients.

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01 Jul 2024
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Reviews

Samuel Clark

I gained a wealth of knowledge during my trip to Morocco, thanks to the well-organized itinerary and attention to detail provided by your organization. Every aspect of the journey was carefully thought out, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the culture and experience the best of Morocco. Our guide was exceptional, ensuring that we not only learned but also had a great time throughout the trip. I appreciate the effort put into creating such a memorable and educational experience.

Liam Roy

This being my first group travel experience, I must say it was a delightful journey. I thoroughly enjoyed the worry-free aspect of traveling with new friends I made on this trip. It was such a relief not having to plan or stress next destination. The presence of our reliable and attentive leader added an extra layer of safety and comfort, which was a big plus. I felt at ease throughout the entire trip, allowing me to fully immerse myself in the adventure and make unforgettable memories. Traveling in a group has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Amelia Nielsen

Overall, One World Adventures' Morocco highlights trip was a fantastic experience. It provided a great opportunity for those who prefer not to travel alone or plan everything themselves. With a knowledgeable and friendly leader like Fatima, we felt at ease and well taken care of throughout the journey. The itinerary was well thought out, allowing us to explore the best of Morocco's culture, history, and natural beauty. Whether you're a solo traveler or prefer the company of a smaller group, this trip offers a safe and enjoyable way to experience the wonders of Morocco.

Alexander Kovač

The trip to Morocco was incredibly well planned, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the local culture and interact with people from different countries. It was a joy to travel together and share the experiences with fellow adventurers. From exploring the vibrant markets to savoring delicious local cuisine, every moment was filled with enriching encounters and memorable interactions. The itinerary provided the perfect balance of sightseeing and cultural immersion. Thanks to excellent planning, we were able to create lasting memories while experiencing the true essence of Morocco.

Charlotte Clark

Morocco, with its diverse landscapes, is a fantastic country to explore, and our 12-day journey took us from the bustling markets and serene desert, and up into the majestic mountains. It was an immersive experience that allowed us to truly understand and appreciate the local culture and way of life, all while indulging in some delicious local cuisine.

Sophia Thompson

This trip with One World Adventures was a true eye-opener for me. With Mohamed as our leader, I was able to discover the cultural beauty and historical significance of Morocco in a way that I never imagined possible. Learning about the land, its people, and its history was incredibly enlightening and educational, and it has truly transformed my perception of this amazing part of the world.

Alexander Martin

The Morocco Highlights trip with One World Adventures is an absolute must-do. You get to see so much of this amazing country - both the popular destinations and hidden gems. And the scenery? Wow, talk about diverse. One of my favorite parts was exploring the villages and meeting all the friendly locals. The accommodations were top-notch - clean, comfy, and even included breakfast. And can I just say how awesome my group was? We all hit it off right away and had a blast together. Big thanks to OWA for such an unforgettable trip - I highly recommend it.

James Lee

If you're looking for an immersive and enthralling experience of Morocco's culture and landscapes, I highly recommend this trip! Although a couple of accommodations weren't up to the mark, the rest of the journey was nothing short of exceptional. Our guide and driver were top-notch, and the food was simply amazing. All in all, it was a fantastic trip, and I'd like to extend a big thank you to the entire team for making it possible.

Kiah Johnson

I feel extremely fortunate to have experienced this wonderful trip. Our guide and driver were excellent, and the food, culture history, accommodations, and city guides could not have been better. In comparison to other tour companies I've used in the past, I think it's unquestionable that this was an amazing experience. Morocco is indescribably beautiful and anyone looking for a marvelous journey should consider this tour without hesitation.

Maya Logan

I've been lucky 'nuff to go on a few One World Adventures Travel trips and it's been a real hoot! The best part by far is the terrific Tour Leaders. They ain't just super smart – they'll bring a new country right to life, plus make everything run like clockwork. What's more, you can be sure every single person in your group will get royal treatment. In short: you'd have to be certifiably bonkers not to book one of these life-changing small group tours from One World Adventure Travel

Paul Collins

Our 12-day Morocco Highlights trip was roaringly remarkable - it provided countless opportunities for making new friends from New Zealand, Canada, and the USA. A total highlight of this epic journey was staying overnight in the Sahara; truly a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience. Exploring Medina never ceases to amaze us...shopping galore. Lastly, we gotta give props to One World Adventures for taking care of our every need and making sure this wonderful trip went off without a hitch.

Mia Smith

I had such an incredible time on the journey! Although two of the accommodation spots weren't quite what I'd hoped for, everything else was amazing. We visited so many fascinating places and the food was really good. What made it even better were the great activities that we did -- they were so well-planned! And, of course, our tour guide Ahmed was a gem. He was hilarious and fun with just enough professionalism thrown in to make me feel taken care of. It truly was an unforgettable experience

Willa Graham

If you want to experience the best of Morocco without having to worry if your food's gonna be good or if you're headed in the right direction, then One World Adventures is THE way to go! We had an amazing time with Amina as our guide. She was so great - she made sure we stopped at cool places that were super chill where we could explore and learn about the culture AND do some shopping - what more could you ask for?! Honestly, it made the whole trip worth it.

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