This private Morocco trip takes you into the cultural heart of the North. Start off in the bustling bylanes, riads and souks of Marrakech, where you can explore Arab and Jewish architecture and other landmarks on a guided tour. In Ouarzazate, the Gateway to the Sahara Desert, take a personalized tour of the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou for fantastic shots of one of Hollywood’s favorite landmarks! Next, ride across the sand dunes of the Sahara in Merzouga on the back of a camel. Take time out to become acquainted with the local Berber people and their customs with an expert to explain the intricacies to you.
Your next stop is Midelt, the tiny little trading town famous for its authentic Berber weaves and pleasant climate. Continuing on to Fes, discover its ancient medina, mosques, and art, and 1300 years old heritage on a completely customized excursion. With the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and the holy Moulay Idriss nearby, take a day out to explore these landmarks on a personalized expedition. Next, the blue city of Chefchaoen beckons with its Moroccan and Andalusian flavors and bustling medina. Finally, end your tour at Tangier by the Strait of Gibraltar, exploring its art and culture, and aura of romance that has inspired artists for centuries.
You can customize this private Morocco trip to suit your exact preferences, interests, and pace. Get in touch with us for a seamless and obligation-free itinerary.
Casablanca – the very name conjures up romantic images of a French colonial past, not to mention the wartime classic. Set up by the French as a key commercial port in Morocco, it’s old French legacy is reflected in its handsome Mauresque buildings.
Explore Casablanca on your own Experience the bustle of Casablanca, the gateway to Morocco and its business powerhouse! Navigate the maze-like tumble of alleyways in the Old City district, where authentic tradesmen sell their wares to shoppers, and feel the pulse of the city. Visit the Place Mohamed Central Plaza, home to many of the city’s important official buildings, including the Palace of Justice and the main Bank of Morocco, all sporting the neo-Moorish style of architecture. Explore the Hassan II mosque on the shoreline, which is the second largest mosque in the world. Admire its astonishingly intricate craftsmanship, accentuated by its dramatic location on the tip of the rocky bay. Do a bit of souvenir shopping in the busy central market where you can try your bargaining skills and pick up a pair of Morocco’s famous slippers. Head to Corniche, the beachfront district in the Ain Diab suburb, which is spotted with luxury hotels and restaurants. You can also drive to the seaside city of Mohammedia to stroll through its delightful medina and have a bite to eat at one of the many beachside cafes and restaurants. (Full Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.)
Fes, or Fez, the grandest royal city created by Morocco’s early Muslim rulers in the 9th century, is the country’s cultural capital and spiritual heart.
Explore Fes on your own Experience 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage in the exotic city of Fes! Witness stunning examples of Islamic art and architecture including Medersa Bou Inania and Medersa el-Attarine, Islamic educational institutes exquisitely embellished by master Moroccan artisans. Admire the intricate stucco and tile work in the mosques. Walk through the narrow streets of Fes Bali, the largest surviving medina in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Flanked on either side by bustling souks occupied by tailors, artists, and traders, the medina also houses some spectacular mosques, tanneries, and fountains. Visit the iconic Bab Boujloud or Blue Gate, and have a cup of coffee at a street side cafe. Explore the outdoor markets, the covered bazaar and the tranquil little squares. Head to mellah, the Jewish quarter, where you can learn about Moroccan Jewish life and culture. End the day with souvenir shopping in the vibrant souks of Fes. (Full Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.)
Souks and Streetside Flavors of Fez Tantalize your taste buds with this exciting street food tour that takes you through the vibrant souks and alleyways of Fes in the company of a gastronomic expert. Check out three different food souks where you will find a variety of traditional Moroccan street food such as dried meats, soups, spicy potato cakes, spicy sardines, milawi, Moroccan bread, olives, and puff pastry. Taste many kinds of wild honey at the honey souk as your expert tells you all about its health benefits and importance in Moroccan cuisine as well as in Islamic culture. Catch a glimpse of traditional cooking methods during your visit to a furnatchi or traditional Moroccan stove, which is also used to heat the water for the communal hammam bath. See a 400-year-old furan or communal oven, and a bakery, before you move on to the world of spices and their various uses, all under the able guidance of your expert. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 3 hrs; Shared Activity; Meal Included: Food samples; Fitness Level: Easy;)
Your chauffeur will drive you from Nador to El Hoceima in a private vehicle (duration: 2.5 hrs). Stunning contrasts between the gentle turquoise blue of the Mediterranean Sea and rust-colored arid cliffs towering above it dominate this drive along Morocco's N16 highway.
Tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea is a charming town called El Hoceima that will surprise you with its breathtaking beauty. Its pristine beaches, crisp climate and stunning views create the perfect ambience for a relaxing beach vacation.
Your chauffeur will drive you from El Hoceima to Chefchaouen in a private vehicle (duration: 4.5 hrs). Deserted beaches and charming villages hide alongside Morocco´s spectacular N16 coastal highway daring modernity to arrive. After passing through Targha, a village with a crumbling fort that somehow managed to be of service for the Spanish, pirates and modern-day goats, wave a temporary goodbye to the Mediterranean as you turn south to pass through the valleys of Morocco´s legendary Rif mountains. A mesmerizing journey comes to an end in a magical way as you reach today´s destination- the Blue City of Morocco!
Traditional Moroccan and Andalusian flavors rise from the kitchens of this extremely pretty highland village, painted with dreamy turquoise walls and red-tiled roofs.
Explore Chefchaouen on your own Explore the beautiful town of Chefchaaouen and its many little stories and hidden finds! Known as Morocco’s ‘Blue City,’ Chefchaouen has a rich history dating back to the 1400s, when Moorish and Jewish people fled here to escape the Reconquista of Spain. Stroll at leisure through the quaint streets with their blue walls and stunning mountain scenery. Spend some time in the traditional ‘souks’ or marketplaces of the Old City and Medina where you can appreciate the famous local leather products. Visit the Kasbah Museum and check out its unrivalled collection of artefacts, which tell the story of the region. Admire the 15th century architecture of the Grand Mosque and sample some tasty street food at Plaza Uta el-Hammam. Spa lovers can head to the Lina Riad and Spa to experience the pleasures of a Moroccan hammam. Finally, tuck into some traditional Moroccan favorites such as kefta and tahine at the Aladdin Restaurant. (Half Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.
Manning the Strait of Gibraltar on the Maghreb coast, Tangier has been a prosperous trading port for centuries. Its potent combination of exotic beauty, one-time status as an ‘international zone’ and crossbreed history had lent it a mysterious air of adventure and romance for ages.
Explore the History and Art Scene of Asilah on your own Jump in a car, seize the day and pay a visit to one of Morocco´s best known secrets. With more than 3500 years of history to boast about, the charming coastal town of Asilah will offer you a magic atmosphere you may find as difficult to resist as the many artists who have settled here. Phoenicians, Romans, Umayyad and Abbasid caliphs of Cordoba, Portuguese and the Spanish once also felt attracted to this place and as you roam around Asilah´s magnificent Medina and its countless fortifications you can feel the breath of history camouflaged as a gentle breeze from the Atlantic ocean. (duration: Half Day 4-5 hrs; driving time to Asilah from Tangier: 1 hr; self-exploring activity; no guide; entrance fees not included; fitness level: easy)
Rabat, the charming capital of Morocco, was granted its UNESCO Heritage site status in 2012. Standing at the confluence of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic, it’s an elegant fusion of Islamic heritage and French colonial legacy.
Explore Rabat on your own Witness the historical attractions and museums of Morocco’s capital, Rabat! A haven for history lovers, Rabat is situated right on the Atlantic Ocean, with the Bou Regreg River running to the west, separating it from the sister-city of Sale. Visit the city’s scenic Kasbah District and walk through its tiny neighbourhood of twisting Andalusian-style white-and-blue lanes, within the 11th-century fortress walls. Don’t miss visiting Rue el Jamma, where you’ll find the beautiful Kasbah Mosque. Admire the intricate motifs and designs of the ancient Hassan Tower, which is right next door to the mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Wander through the atmospheric ruins of the 14th-century Merenid citadel-town of Chellah. Explore the Oudaias Museum, housed in the opulent 17th-century lodge built by Moulay Ismail, inside the Andalusian Gardens. Do a spot of souvenir shopping in the Souk es Sebbat and Rue Souka streets. End the day with a delicious Moroccan dinner at one of the restaurants or cafes in the medina. (Full Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.)
You will be transferred from your hotel to Rabat Airport in a private vehicle
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 2,690 /person
Option 2 From $ 3,190 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights.
Meals as indicated
The following train journeys in the highest class available :
Casablanca – Fes
Tangier – Rabat
All activities as listed :
Casablanca: Explore Casablanca on your own
Fes: Explore Fes on your own
Fes: Souks and Streetside Flavors of Fez
Chefchaouen: Explore Chefchaouen on your own
Tangier: Explore the History and Art Scene of Asilah on your own
Rabat: Explore Rabat on your own
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
Fees and taxes
Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines and champagne are not included.
Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
Travel, health and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above