Historical Morocco Tour Highlights
Historical Morocco Tour from coast through deserts and moutains
Departure/Arrival Location: Casablanca
Tour Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
Transport: Luxury 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser, Camel Ride
Max Travelers: 4 per vehicle.
Food & Accommodation: Both provided to suit budget. Includes 1x nights in Nomadic tents in the desert, and stays in kasbahs.
Historical Morocco Tour Itinerary
Unlike many of our other Morocco tours, our historical tour journey begins in Casablanca and ends in Marrakech, allowing us to take you through the optimal route through this beautiful country full of stories, myths and ancient wonders.
This tour also allows you take in the scale and variety of what the Moroccan landscapes have to offer, from coastal Casablanca, through valleys and gorges, across the Sahara on camel-back and up from the foothills into the mighty Atlas Mountains.
Day 1: Casablanca → Rabat
The tour begins when tour friendly driver and guide meets you at Casablanca airport in one of our luxury 4×4 vehicles, and whisks you into the heart of this beautiful city, allowing you your first glimpses of this beautiful country.
Providing it is a day when it is permissible to visit, you will can then travel to the magnificent and huge Hassan II mosque before continuing to Rabat where you can experience an evening in the heart of Medina country, sleeping in a riad in Sale (like a family run hotel) just over the river.
Day 2: Rabat → Meknes
After waking and enjoying a delicious breakfast we will travel back to Rabat where you can visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed and the Hassan Tower, the Andulusian styled Kasbah Oudaya its gardens, before saying goodbye to this stunning blue and white coastal city and travelling to Meknes.
Here you will find the Bab Mansour – the ancient doorway and easily one of the most famous features in the country. Other activities in Meknes can include a visit to the Moulay Ismail mausoleum and the granaries before retiring to your riad or hotel.
Day 3: Meknes → Volubilis → Fes
By day 3 of your tour of historical Morocco, you will be well aquainted with the country and begining to feel like it is yours to explore – you are so very welcome here.
Day 3’s itinerary sees us enjoy breakfast before leaving the hotel and travelling to the Roman ruins at Volubilis – a beautiful spot which not only displays the ancient and multi-cultural history of Morcco but also rewards visitors with stunning valley views, or travel to the holy Muslim site of Moulay Idriss.
Note: Sadly, please understand that non-Muslims are not permitted entry into the mausoleum itself. We ask that you please respect this deeply cultural and religious decision but invite you to enjoy the main square and all that it has to offer.
The final leg of day 3 takes us into the heart of the amazing city of Fes.
Day 4: Fes
After 3 days and so much to see, we feel our guests are ready to welcome a day of exploring the city of Fes rather than taking a big journey, and with so much to see and do there’s not chance for bordom.
Because Fes is one of the four “Imperial Cities”, it is rich with history. In the Old Fes section of the city you can find the Bau Inania Medersa, the Medina and the Kairaouine Mosque – all stunning examples of Moroccan historical craftsmanship. Later, we recommend a visit to the more modern side of town (Fes El Jdid) where you can find the Museum of Moroccan Arts.
Day 5: Fes → Midelt → Errachidia → Rissani
After the relatively relaxing day touring Fes it’s time to hit the road to adventure again by travelling to Midelt via Azrou.
Barbary Apes (actually monkeys) can often be seen on this route in the forests before you reach Midelt itself next to the Avachi mountain.
Day 5 features a mountainous and visually striking journey through the middle Atlas mountains through the pass of Tizi-n-Talremt and Ziz valley, giving you as our guests and amazing sense of accomplishment as you move through the variety of beautiful terrains.
Then a little fossil hunting at Errachidia and Erfoud before reaching Rassani where you will stay in a Kasbah recently constructed in the traditional style.
Day 6: Rissani → Merzouga/Erg Chebbi Dunes
Still just two-thirds into this epic tour of historical Morocco and it’s time to depart to the sands of the Sahara and the Erg Chebbi Dunes, but not before visiting the Rassani market and donkey park if you so wish.
A camel ride will take you into the dunes to watch the sunset of the Sahara before dinner and music in the nomadic tents. While we love every element of this tour, this is a night guests never forget.
Day 7: Merzouga → Tinghir/Todgha → Dades Gorges
Out of the desert before heading to Tinghir, and the Todgha and Dades gorges, providing huge contrasts in landscapes and really showing you some of the best of what Morocco has to offer before you relax in your hotel, which may seem weird after having slept in the dunes of the Sahara just 1 night before!
Day 8: Dades Gorges → Ouarzazate
Our return to a more recognizable civilization begins with the journey to Ouarzazate – the gateway to the Sahara, although we often like to keep civilization waiting with an off-road journey to visit some of the Berber villages nearby before reaching Ouarzazate via the Valley of the Roses.
Day 9: Ait Ben Haddou → Telouet → Marrakesh
Some might say we save the best til last with a visit to Ait Ben Haddou – a stunning Kasbah and one of the most famous sights in all of Morocco, accessed via the stepping stones over a river.
Finally, a trip to Telouet and a journey over the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka and down into the busy heart of Marrakesh where we hope to leave you with memories that will last you a lifetime.
Camel Rides, Ancient Kashbahs, Desert Dunes and more
Our longest package tour of Morocco, this historical journey allows our guests to access some of the most important and valuable sites in the whole of this country, providing huge variety in both landscape and experience.
Food and accommodation along the way is always customisable, so let us know about your preferences before hand and we can usually make most things happen for you.
Don’t forget to pack a camera and charge your phone – this is a journey you will want to take many pictures of!
Historical Morroco Tour FAQs
How many stops are on this tour?
There are 17 major planned stops on this tour of Morocco, however some (such as your day in Fes) may involved several short journeys around the city.
The great thing about Morocco Sunny Days is, if you want to stop somewhere else (or even skip a location) then just ask!
What kind of food is available on the historical Morocco tour?
We’ll be moving through so many different cities and locations that you’ll be able to indulge in almost any type of food you wish, with traditional Moroccan foods such as tagines being among the most popular.
We can usually accommodate most food allergies, intolerences and preferences providing we are informed beforehand.
How many people can go on the Historical Morocco tour?
With Morocco Sunny Days we can comfortably bring 4 people per vehicle on this tour, however this is no strict limit on how many vehicles we can bring.
Generally though, we recommend no more than 2 or 3 vehicles on this trip, simply to keep the sense of personal wonder in the desert section as you are temporarily cut adrift from the mayhem of modern life.
Is the camel ride compulsory?
No! Almost every element of your tour can be customised to your liking, so if you don’t wish to ride the camels then alternative arrangements can be made.
We would like to take this opportunity to state that we take our responsibilities towards animal welfare seriously, and only use camel riding companies that can be trusted to do the same.
What is the highlight of the trip?
Almost all of our guests experience a moment on this 9 day journey that uniquely speaks to their soul, whether it be a quiet moment in Ait Ben Haddou, a journey round a beautiful mosque or a side-street in ancient Fes.
We honestly can’t pick a favorite moment, but Ait Ben Haddou, Erg Chebbi and Rabat are often stand-out moments for our guests.
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Part of how we do this is we take extra pride in making almost every element of your tour customizable to your liking, from the food and accommodation through to the route and itinerary itself.
Just get in touch to find out how we can help you build your perfect Moroccan tour.
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