Description: 14 DAYS MOROCCO TRIP FROM MARRAKECH
Consider taking a 14 days tour through Morocco on the Kasbah Trail, departing from Marrakech, for an authentic cultural experience and an opportunity to interact with locals in far-off villages. This journey offers a combination of breathtaking scenery and fascinating history, providing a glimpse into the heart of Morocco.
Embarking from the vibrant red city of Marrakech, our 14 days tour from Marrakech will lead you through the Dades valley before crossing the High Atlas mountains, showcasing stunning landscapes and traditional Berber communities. As you travel further south, you will reach the famed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which is widely recognized as the most celebrated, filmed, and photographed Kasbah in all of Morocco
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14 Days Morocco itinerary from Marrakech
DAY 1 : Arrival to Marrakech » Transfert to your accommodation
Upon reaching Marrakech, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel or Riad. Take some time to unwind and get comfortable. Spend the night in Marrakech.
DAY 2 : Marrakech guided sightseeing tour with a local guide
On the 2d day of your 14 days tour from Marrakech, you’ll embark on guided tour of Marrakech, renowned as the “southern pearl” of Morocco and the second-oldest Imperial city, which has served as a crucial stopping point for traders and travelers for centuries. Your itinerary will feature the Menara Gardens, the renowned Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, and Saadian tombs.
Make your way to the Koutoubia Mosque, whose towering 77-meter-high minaret dominates the heart of Marrakech. From there, proceed to one of Marrakech’s key cultural landmarks, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Djemaa el-Fna. Take a break and enjoy the scenery from one of the many cafes surrounding the square. Then, continue to explore the diverse and vibrant souks. Spend the night in Marrakech.
DAY 3 : Marrakech » Essaouira [176 km]
Depart from Marrakech and head towards Essaouira, a picturesque seaside town designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the leisurely drive, you’ll pass by argan oil cooperatives.
This charming fishing port is known for its sprawling beaches and ancient walled medina with ramparts that are integrated into the cliffs. With a relaxed atmosphere, you can explore the small yet bustling medina, take a stroll along the beach or ramparts, or visit the port to witness the daily catch.
In June, Essaouira hosts the Gnaouas Music Festival. Spend the night at a local Riad in Essaouira, marking the beginning of our 14 days Moroccan adventure outside Marrakech.
DAY 4 : Essaouira » Safi » Oualidia [190 km]
Set off from Essaouira to reach Oualidia, with a stop in Safi en route. Safi was formerly occupied by the Portuguese and is renowned for its sardine exports and pottery.
Upon arrival in Oualidia, a tranquil seaside village boasting a protected lagoon, estuary, and access to the untamed Atlantic Ocean, take some time to unwind.
Oualidia is a haven for outdoor activities, such as walking, birdwatching (especially in Spring and Autumn as it lies in the center of Morocco’s most abundant bird habitat), fishing, swimming, kayaking, kite surfing, and surfing. Spend the night in Oualidia.
DAY 5 : Oualidia » El Jadida » Casablanca » Rabat [303 km]
Begin your 14 days tour from Marrakech up the Atlantic Coast by leaving Oualidia and heading towards Rabat. En route, you’ll pass through El Jadida, a charming port city that was formerly governed by the Portuguese and is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll also make a stop in Casablanca to see Mohammed V Square and the impressive Hassan II Mosque.
In Rabat, an Imperial City, you’ll explore the Mechouar, which encompasses the walls and ramparts surrounding the Royal Palace, as well as the grand Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, and the Oudaya Kasbah. The latter overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers stunning views, in addition to being home to Moroccan artisan galleries. Spend the night in Rabat.
DAY 6 : Rabat » Asilah » Tangier [253 km]
As we continue our 14 days Moroccan tour from Marrakech, depart from Rabat and travel along the breathtaking coastal road towards Tangier. Along the way, stop by Asilah, a stunning coastal town adorned with whitewashed houses, blue walls and doors, and numerous murals.
Tangier has always been a melting pot of cultures and serves as the gateway to Africa from Europe. Take a tour of the city, exploring the vibrant medina and its surrounding areas, and admire the magnificent view where the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans converge. Spend the night in Tangier.
DAY 7 : Tangier » Chefchaouen [112 km]
On the 7th day of your 14 days tour from Marrakech we’ll leave Tangier and journey towards the charming mountain village of Chefchaouen, passing through the lush green valleys of the Rif Mountains.
Chefchaouen is renowned for its vibrant blue-washed houses and is a popular destination for both Moroccan locals and tourists, particularly during the hot summer months.
Explore the winding lanes and narrow alleys of Chefchaouen, where you’ll find various souks offering delicious cuisine and unique artisan works such as woolen items, intricate embroidery, and goat’s cheese. These specialties are native to the North and cannot be found anywhere else in Morocco.
Take it easy in the main square, visit a local farm, or go for a hike in the nearby parks. Spend the night in Chefchaouen.
DAY 8 : Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes [266 km]
After enjoying breakfast at the riad, our tour will commence with a picturesque drive from the high altitude of the Rif Mountains down to the fertile agricultural hills, culminating at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, an open-air museum that provides a relaxed and informative view of Morocco’s rich history.
Although not as grand as some of the Roman sites along the Mediterranean coast, Volubilis is still an impressive testament to the country’s past.
Next, we’ll proceed to Meknes, the fourth imperial city of Morocco, and a 17th-century treasure trove of heritage. Here, we’ll stop for lunch and explore the historic walls of the medina. Following lunch, we’ll take in the sights of Bab el Mansour and visit Moulay Ismail’s shrine.
After our visit to Meknes, we’ll head straight to Fes for an overnight stay.
DAY 9 : Fes sightseeing escorted by an official local guide
Today’s itinerary includes a guided city tour of Fes, where you can fully immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the world’s oldest and largest medieval city. The medina is a vibrant labyrinth, so to help you navigate, we will follow one of the five themed tourist circuits. We will visit several stunning mosques and palaces, but please note that only Muslims are allowed to enter mosques in Morocco.
Our tour will take us to see the famous dye-pits, tanneries, and restaurants. Later in the evening, you have the option of dining at a restaurant in town while enjoying traditional Moroccan entertainment.
DAY 10 : Fes » Ifrane » Azrou » Ziz Gorges » Erfoud » Merzouga [470 km]
After our morning meal, we will commence a charming excursion through the Moyen Atlas towards Ifrane, passing through hills that are blanketed in cork oak and giant cedar forests and serve as a habitat for a small number of Barbary apes.
Our journey will take us over serene and stunning passes across the Middle and High Atlas ranges, granting us a first glimpse of the remarkable architecture of the south. As we approach Midelt, we will traverse a desolate plain of desert and scrub before stopping for lunch.
The town of Midelt is nestled against the backdrop of the dramatic peaks of the High Atlas, which offer a breathtaking view. We will then descend into a desert plain through the Ziz valley, crossing the Tizi-n-Talremt (Pass of the She-Camel).
Our journey will lead us south towards Erfoud and Rissani, where we will encounter a vast oasis that is home to more than six million palm trees and surrounded by fortified villages known as ksour.
Finally, we will continue our journey along a remarkable route that marks the transition to the desert, until we reach your stunning Kasbah hotel on the edge of the golden sand dunes. You will have time to relax beside the swimming pool and enjoy a live desert blues band show in the evening.
DAY 11 : Merzouga » Visit Nomad families & Other sites in Erg Chebbi [40 km]
Experience a picturesque desert sunrise and then return to the hotel on a camel. Once back, take a refreshing shower and enjoy a delightful breakfast.
After breakfast, take an hour or two to unwind, and then embark on a thrilling 4 WD off-road tour around the dunes, passing through the Merzouga oasis, Khamlia village to visit the Gnawa village of dark-skinned people who were originally slaves brought from black Africa. Here, you can listen to their spiritual music, meet desert nomads in their tents and discover a new way of life.
Nearby, you’ll find the Merzouga lake, which is home to various bird species. Afterward, we’ll head to Rissani, formerly known as Sijilmassa, where the salt caravans from Timbuktu in Mali used to meet. Here, we’ll explore the souk, which offers a variety of items such as spices, vegetables, and clothing.
After having lunch with pizza in Rissani, we’ll drive back to our Kasbah, where we’ll be welcomed with a refreshing glass of tea. Take some time to relax before getting ready for a camel ride into the pink sands of Morocco’s highest dunes.
We’ll have ample time to explore the dunes before sunset, and then enjoy a delectable dinner followed by traditional music. Spend the night in a nomad tent under the stars.
DAY 12 : Merzouga » Todra Gorges » Dades Valley [322 km]
Moving away from the desert, our next destination is Todra Gorge, which is often referred to as Morocco’s Grand Canyon due to its towering limestone cliffs on all sides, reaching up to 1000ft in height. Today, we will have ample time to explore the gorge from both its deep depths and high elevations. What makes Todra Gorge enchanting is its kaleidoscope of colors, which shift as the sun travels from east to west. Afterward, we will journey to the beautiful Dades for an overnight stay.
DAY 13 : Dades » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech [326 km]
After breakfast, we will embark on a picturesque drive through the charming villages of the area, where you can witness Berber women tending to cultivated fields against the backdrop of the majestic High Atlas peaks.
Next, we will take an off-road piste to visit Berber nomads in their caves, where you can enjoy a refreshing glass of tea with them. Continuing on, we will journey through the renowned Valley of the Roses, known for its annual Rose Festival in May, and pass by the impressive kasbahs of Skoura.
Our itinerary also includes a visit to the cinematographic museum of Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco”. We will cross the riverbed to explore Ait Benhaddou, where you can climb up to the top of the hill and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside from the Agadir (grain store). You can also experience the local way of life by visiting one of the houses and sharing a cup of mint tea with the residents.
Later in the afternoon, we will drive north across the High Atlas mountains via the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m), a road constructed by the Foreign Legion in 1936. The descent will take us past Berber villages to the plain surrounding the enchanting city of Marrakech.
Marrakech, founded in the 11th century, is a city steeped in Arabian Nights-like ambiance with its alleyways, souks, stalls, and markets. The iconic Koutoubia Minaret is a striking feature of the city’s skyline, and its elegant architecture is sure to captivate your attention. Adventure awaits the curious traveler in this remarkable city.
DAY 14 : Marrakech at leisure – Transfer to the airport
We aim to make the most of our time today by exploring the vibrant souks of Marrakech to find some souvenirs for our friends. After that, we will head to the Marrakech Menara airport to catch your departure flight, marking the end of our unforgettable 14 days tour across Morocco from Marrakech
14-Day Marrakech Desert Trips
ask us about additional options like riding dunebuggys or quads in the desert or visiting Merzouga Lake, home of the wild flamingos.
Vegetarian food options are available.
Your private luxury tent will have electricity, beds, and a private bathroom with a shower. If you would like a Royal tent (larger and with air conditioning), please contact us.
The camel ride is 1.5 hours.
What do I need to bring in this 14 days Moroccan tour ?
Wear long pants for the camel trek.
You will bring one small overnight bag on the camel trek to the camp.
Bring a bottle of water with you for the camel trek.
Got any other questions about your 14-day Moroccan desert tour? Contact us.
TOUR MAP: 14 Days Tour From Marrakech
During the 14-day tour, participants will cover a distance of 2458 km
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