Highlights of Morocco

Echoes of History: Discovering Morocco's Cultural Essence

Highlights of Morocco

per person
9.7 Superb

Begin your Moroccan highlights tour in Casablanca. This city blends the modern and traditional. Next, go to the blue city of Chefchaouen. It’s nestled in the Rif Mountains, offering peaceful beauty and a step back in time. Your journey continues to Fez. This historic city has ancient medinas that buzz with life. Then, venture into the vast Sahara Desert for an exciting desert experience. After that, explore the earthen fortress of Aït Benhaddou. Finally, visit Marrakech. This city dazzles with its markets, palaces, and gardens. This tour, made by your local Moroccan travel agency, covers the best of Morocco. It blends cultural treasures with natural wonders.

  • Dress Code
    In Morocco, choose lightweight and modest attire for comfort and cultural respect. Women should consider clothing that covers shoulders and knees, while men can opt for long trousers and shirts. Pack versatile pieces for Morocco's varied landscapes, including sturdy walking shoes. Dressing modestly helps you blend in and respect local traditions.
  • Included
    Accommodations
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    English Speaking Driver-Guide
    Entrance Fees
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Personal Expenses
    Tips
    Travel Insurance
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Fly to Casablanca
  • As soon as you land at Casablanca airport, you'll be greeted with a warm welcome by our friendly team, ready to kick-start your Moroccan adventure.
  • Before you set off on the scenic drive to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, there's a chance to wander through Casablanca. Here, you can take in some of the city's famous sights—like the impressive Hassan II Mosque and the bustling Habous Quarter.
  • Then, as we journey through the stunning landscapes of Morocco, you'll see a tapestry of views from your window, setting the perfect stage for your arrival in the picturesque town of Chefchaouen. With its blue-washed buildings and mountainous backdrop, it's a place that feels like stepping into a storybook.
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The Bluest Skies and the Oldest Walls
  • Take a leisurely guided walk through Chefchaouen, where every corner is draped in hues of blue. It’s a peaceful start with our Morocco travel agency, guiding you through this dreamlike city's cobbled alleys and market squares.
  • Venture to the UNESCO-listed Volubilis and stand amidst Roman ruins. Explore the time-worn streets lined with ancient mosaics that tell tales of a bygone era.
  • Continue to the sacred town of Moulay Idriss for a unique lunch experience at the Scorpion House. Enjoy traditional flavors with a view that overlooks the rolling green hills of this spiritual site.
  • Delve into the historical depths of Meknes. Walk through its impressive Bab Mansour gates, an architectural marvel, and witness the legacy of Moroccan dynasties.
  • Your journey culminates in the age-old city of Fez. Navigate the maze-like medina, a sensory explosion of sights and sounds, intricate mosaics, and the majestic architecture of royal palaces.
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Immerse Yourself in Fez
  • Start your exploration of Fez, a cornerstone of any Morocco travel experience, by immersing yourself in the city's authentic charms. The vibrant heart of Morocco opens its doors to you.
  • Venture into Fez's heritage with a local guide from our Morocco travel agency. Begin at the iconic Bou Inania Madrasa, marveling at its detailed Islamic architecture, then make your way to the historic Al Attarine Madrasa, another testament to the city’s rich academic and spiritual past.
  • Wander through the ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to uncover hidden gems like the Nejjarine Fountain and the mesmerizing Chouara Tannery. Each step through this labyrinthine city reveals layers of history and vibrant culture.
  • Discover Fez’s rich tapestry of life by visiting the Royal Palace and soaking in the serene beauty of the Jnan Sbil Gardens. These landmarks add depth to your Morocco travel experience, showcasing the blend of tradition and nature.
  • Conclude your day with a traditional dinner hosted by a local family. This intimate experience allows you to savor authentic Moroccan dishes while engaging in heartfelt conversations, offering a unique glimpse into the local way of life, making your journey through Fez truly unforgettable.
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The Call of The Desert
  • Your Morocco journey takes an adventurous turn as you traverse from Fez to the beautiful Merzouga Desert, journeying through the Atlas Mountains.
  • Along the way, discover charming towns like Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco" for its alpine-style architecture and nearby forests. Marvel at the lush Ziz Valley, an oasis of palm trees and greenery amidst the arid landscape.
  • As you approach Merzouga, prepare to be awestruck by the vast expanse of Sahara Desert sand dunes. The shifting sands and changing colors of the desert at different times of the day offer a spectacle unlike any other.
  • The highlight of your Morocco travel experience awaits with a camel trek to a traditional Berber camp. Settle in for an unforgettable night under the stars, surrounded by the silence and majesty of the Sahara Desert. This unique adventure offers a deep connection to the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Morocco.
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Desert Dreams
  • Start your Sahara Desert adventure with a local guide, taking you through the heart of the desert's majestic dunes.
  • Choose a jeep or ATV tour for a thrilling ride across the sands, offering unique perspectives of the vast landscape.
  • Meet nomadic tribes and share a moment over traditional mint tea, learning about their way of life directly from the source.
  • Try Medfouna, known as Berber pizza, a delicious local treat that's a must-try during your visit.
  • End your day with a stunning desert sunset, followed by music around the campfire, creating unforgettable memories under the stars.
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Kasbahs, Oasis & Canyons
  • Begin your today's trip in Rissani, where you'll step into a world of traditional markets and historical treasures, setting the tone for an exploration steeped in culture.
  • Continue to Tinghir and marvel at the towering cliffs of the Todra Gorge, capturing the region' natural beauty.
  • Venture into the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, where ancient fortresses dot the landscape, each telling its own story of Morocco's past.
  • Dive into the essence of the Dadès Valley during the Rose Festival, exploring the fragrant industry that flourishes in this colorful oasis.
  • Conclude your adventure at Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Village. This iconic site offers a mesmerizing glimpse into Morocco's rich history, surrounded by stunning landscapes that have captured the imagination of filmmakers and travelers alike.
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To the Red City
  • Begin your journey from the ancient village of Aït Benhaddou, making your way to the vibrant city of Marrakesh. The route takes you through the majestic High Atlas mountains, offering breathtaking views and a fresh perspective of Morocco’s diverse landscapes.
  • Midway, pause in the small town of Taddert. Here, you can visit an olive-oil cooperative to learn about the traditional methods of oil extraction. Enjoy sampling the fresh, aromatic olive oil, a staple of Moroccan cuisine, and perhaps take a bottle home as a savory souvenir.
  • Your journey culminates in the bustling Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakesh. As evening falls, the square comes alive with an eclectic mix of musicians, dancers, and storytellers, against a backdrop of food stalls offering delicious Moroccan treats. It’s an immersive experience, capturing the essence of Moroccan culture and hospitality.
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Unveiling Marrakech
  • Take a step into the vibrant heart of Marrakesh with a guided tour through the historic "Red City." Marvel at the rich history and stunning architecture as you navigate through its bustling streets and alleys. Learn fascinating details about its past and how it became today's city from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Your journey includes a visit to the Majorelle Gardens, the Souks, the magnificent Bahia Palace, where you'll be captivated by the intricate designs and the tranquil beauty of its courtyard. Next, stand in awe of the Koutoubia Mosque, an iconic symbol of Marrakesh, towering over the city with its impressive minaret.
  • Dive deeper into the essence of Marrakesh as you wander through the gates of the Medina. Here, the vibrant souks (markets) await, filled with an array of goods from spices to beautifully crafted babouche slippers. Navigate the narrow lanes lined with fondouks, historic merchant inns, discovering hidden treasures and the rich culture embedded in every corner.
  • Make sure to explore the top souks, where the air is fragrant with the scent of exotic spices, and the colorful displays of babouche slippers catch your eye. Each souk offers a unique shopping experience, allowing you to take a piece of Marrakesh home with you.
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The End of Your Moroccan Adventure
  • It's time to head to the airport for your departure. Say goodbye to the enchanting sights and sounds of Morocco.
  • As you prepare for your departure, our local travel agency team wishes you a heartfelt goodbye.
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Tours Reviews
  • Raquel R
    Morroco, an Unforgettable Gift of a Lifetime

    Morocco was at the top of our travel list, and our experience exceeded expectations, thanks to Abdel and his team at Original Travels. Abdel provided excellent support throughout the trip, making planning enjoyable with his knowledge and attentive service. Our driver-guide, Soukaina, was fantastic, introducing us to Moroccan culture, food, and music while ensuring our comfort and safety. Highlights included dinner with a local family and nights at a Berber camp. Exploring the Atlas mountains was awe-inspiring, and adventures in Marrakech, including a food tour, added to our unforgettable journey.

  • Darryl X
    Incredible experience!

    The entire trip was great. Definitely couldn’t have explored this much of Morocco by ourselves. Morocco is quite simply beautiful with an abundance of culture.

    Our driver/guide who drove us around the country for 11 days, Tariq, was the best. He made the trip even better!

    I would highly recommend.

  • Lynn C
    Magical Morocco!

    Thank you, Tariq, and Original Travels for an amazing trip to magical Morocco!

    Our driver, Tariq, was with us for the full 15 days of our trip. Tariq was timely with drop offs and pick ups and was always available when needed. He was an incredible and safe driver who expertly navigated the roads and easily handled driving for long hours.

    Tariq was accommodating to anything we requested – stopping for pictures (olive trees, ha ha!), washroom breaks, etc.

    He was very charismatic and had a great sense of humor. Thank you again, Tariq, and hopefully we will “see you tomorrow”!

  • Jackie N
    The most amazing travel agency to visit such a wonderful country

    Our trip isn’t even over yet, but I couldn’t wait to give Original travels 5 stars or even 6 if I could. From planning to execution, they have taken care of every detail. They helped us arrange everything to meet the needs of both parents and teenagers, with wonderful guides and activities. And our driver Yasser has been the most wonderful companion. I will certainly recommend them to anyone planning a trip to beautiful Morocco!

  • Anupam C
    Incredible Experience - Morocco Trip

    One of best trips and great experience we had with Abdel and his team. He assigned us one of best drivers Samir..who took care of us in the entire trip and enriched our knowledge with Berber culture. We came across Ahned in Sahara desert trip who memrized us with African music..taught us about the Moroccon Culture and Abdullah in Makkaresh was one best guide who walked us around the city but never force us to buy anything..his knowledge was detailed and next to none..Once again would like to thank Samir to be flexible as per our schedule giving us ample time to move from one city to another..i would definitely recommend Original Travels

  • Kelly M
    Best way to experience Morocco

    Original travels took what would be a very complex trip to plan yourself and made it simple! They helped our family arrange all the hotels, main attractions, local guides, and logistics/a driver from place to place. They have some starter itineraries that you can customize as you discuss, and they were very flexible and accommodating during the planning process and the trip. Very responsive communications throughout the trip as well. It all made for a truly relaxing time in Morocco!

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