Essential Morocco 9 Days

Start/End :Marrakech / Marrakech

Duration :9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights :Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga - Fes - Meknes - Volubilis - Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech

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DAY 01   MARRAKECH ARRIVAL / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 02   MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 03   AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE / Overnight in Dades Gorge
DAY 04   DADES GORGE – TODRA GORGE – MERZOUGA / Overnight in Merzouga
DAY 05   ZIZ VALLEY – MIDELT– IFRANE – FES / Overnight in Fes
DAY 06   FES GUIDED TOUR / Overnight in Fes
DAY 07   MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – RABAT / Overnight in Rabat
DAY 08   CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 09   MARRAKECH DEPARTURE / Tranfer to departure airport


- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Djemaa el-Fna & souks at Old Medine of Marrakech.
- Visiting Hollywod of Africa, Ouarzazate & World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou Ksar.
- Visiting the Biggest Gorge of Morocco, Todra & Dades. 1001 Kasbahs enroute.
- Overnight stay at Luxury Desert Camp or Kasbah in Erg Chebbi Dunes & Camel Trek.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Meknes Old Medine and Volubilis Ruins.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Medine, Places, Tanneries of Fes City.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Modern Capital and Historic City of Rabat City.
- Visiting the largest mosque of Africa, Hassan II Mosque on Atlantic Ocean.


Upon on arrival in Marrakech, your private driver will welcome you and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. You may visit world famous Jemaa El Fna Square in Old Medine.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech

Today you will visit the red city of Morocco, Marrakech. Your local guide will escort you around 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, beautiful El Bahia Palace, Badii Place, Saadian Tombs and Ben Youssef Madrasa. Then meandering the arms-width streets of the souks to Jemaa El Fna Square, the famous market square in Marrakech’s old quarter complete with storytellers, magicians, food stalls and snake charmers.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech

Today you will leave early from Marrakech to Dades Valley. Your first stop will be at Tizi N Tichka pass (2260m)  to take some memorable photos with amazing scenery. Then you head to the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, UNESCO World Heritage site and the most spectacular Ksar in all of Morocco. Ksar is situated on the old caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech. Ouarzazate – Hollywood of Africa – is a world renowned film making location. From Lawrence of Arabia in the 60’s to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011 – you can visit the Atlas Studios (optional). Then you will visit best preserved Kasbah of Amridil in Skoura Palm Oasis and pass through the Rose Valley (the seasons of roses is in in late May) to reach your hotel in Dades Gorge.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Dades Gorge

After breakfast, you will visit Dades gorges, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley to reach Tineghir with it's beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha , where you go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will head to Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert. Arrive in Merzouga before sunset and then go by dromedary camel 45-60 minutes, at sunset, into the Erg Chebbi Dunes to camp overnight in your luxury bivouac tent at Desert oasis (Total: 4 hours driving)

Overnight at a Desert Camp in Merzouga

You leave Merzouga behind and head towards the Middle Atlas mountains. Ascending over the Atlas Mountains, you will drive along the Ziz Valley with giant palm trees, here is the largest dates producer in Morocco. You will have your lunch at middle of journey in Midelt where is famous with apple production. Descending the Atlas Mountains, Ifrane, a beautiful ski resort, known as “Little Switzerland” and see the cedar woods and barbary apes. (Total: 8 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes

After breakfast your local guide will escort you around the oldest working medina in the world that many refer to as a living museum. Step back into the medival ages in the labyrinth of the medina, which is alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques. Passing donkeys piled high with goods (this is one of the biggest car-free urban zones in the world with 9000 narrow streets) and explore the specialty sections that seperate the souk bazaars. You will start to explore step by step Royal Palace, Blue Gate, Clock Tower, Bou Inania Madrasa, Nejjarine Fountain & Museum of Wooden, Oldest University Al Quaraouiyin and its mosque & library, experience handicraft weavers, Al Attarine Madrasa, Tanneries, Borj Sud, experience of local art Moroccan tiles (zellige) and ceramics, Bodj Nord.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes

After breakfast you drive to Imperial city of Meknes. It offers amazing attaractions to explore the most beautiful gate of Morocco-Bab Mansour, Heri es-Souani (Royal Stables for 12.000 horses), Agdal Reservoir, Old Medina and the Bab el-Khemis via Thursday Gate. Then you will visit breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis, Morocco’s most well preserved & impressive Roman ruins. Your local guide will escort you on a walk around 2000 year old, The Capitoline Temple, Basilica, Roman Baths, Triumphal Arch, Houses & Palaces which adorned with beautiful mosaics. Ancient site gained international acclaim when Martin Scorsese made it a feature location for his film, The Last Temptation of Christ.  Afterwards head to Rabat to explore the attractions of Rabat; picturestic northern wall of the Oudaïa Kasbah, Hassan Tower & Mohamed V Mausoleum, Necropolis of Chellah and Dar al-Makhzen (Royal Palace) is the offical residence of the King. (Total: 3 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Rabat

This morning you will visit Mosque of Hassan II, the largest and elaborately designed mosque in Africa. It is located on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean with 209m tall minaret. Hassan II Mosque is absolutely architectural masterpiece and it has 105.000 worshippers capacity. Walking at famous Corniche of Casablanca. Then you will head to the Marrakech for overnight stay. You will have free afternoon in Marrakech. (Total: 4 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech

Tranfer to departure airport after breakfast.

Dear Guest, we created this itinerary as sample  – all our Morocco Private Tours can be upgraded and customised to fit your need and requirements – please click Send Enquiry at below and write your expectations and requests to Moroccan Odyssey's travel specialist for getting your updated travel program.

Toyota Land Cruiser PRADO or similar car (up to 4 passangers capacity)
Mercedes Benz VITO or VIANO or similar car (up to 6 passangers capacity)
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER or similar car (up to 12 passangers capacity)
included diesel & tolls & parkings with English speaking professional driver

8 breakfasts, 2 dinners

8 nights (in hotel, riad, kasbahs, desert camp) 

Guided walking tour Marrakech
Guided walking tour Ait Benhnaddou
Guided tour in Amridil Kasbah-Skoura
Camel ride at Sahara Desert
Guided walking tour Fes
Guided walking tour Volubilis
Guided walking tour Rabat
Guided tour of Hassan II Mosque
included site entrance fees and local guidings

Personal Expenses
Not listed meals on itinerary and all drinks
Tip to driver, local guides, hotel and restaurant staff
Optional activities

Dear Guests, tour price will vary depend on these criterias;

The number of travellers in the group
The number of days in package
The standard of hotel required (please let us know your prefered accommodation expectations)
Room configuration
Children’s ages if applicable
High / Low season
The activities required
Starting and ending points
Airport Transfers required

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Dear Guest, we prefer to recommend boutique style hotels / riads / kasbahs for your ultimate comfort during your Morocco adventure. We choose elegantly restored riads, authentic kasbah hotels, luxury desert camps, eco-friendly hotels based on the following criteria: Authenticity, cleanliness, professional-hospitable staff, quality/price ratio and value for money.

Please let us know your accommodation expectations, depending on your travel style and budget we will offer the best options.