Explore Morocco with our 15-day tour starting in Tangier. This comprehensive journey takes you from the vibrant city of Tangier in the north to Marrakech and back. These cities are well connected through Fes and the Sahara Desert.
This tour is perfect for those seeking an all-inclusive 15-day Moroccan experience. We cover the country’s top tourist destinations, and most of your needs are taken care of.
Discover the hidden treasures of Morocco, including the enchanting medinas of Chaouen and Essaouira, known for their magical charm. You’ll also visit Merzouga, the desert gem of Morocco.
In addition to these gems, our Morocco tour includes visits to Fez, an important imperial city and the intellectual capital of the country. You’ll also explore Marrakech, the picturesque “Red City,” and various other fascinating destinations and sites.
Here is a list of the highlights you can expect to experience on the 15 Days Morocco Tour from Tangier:
Day 1: Tangier – Asilah [46 km]
Begin your exciting 15-day Moroccan adventure with a warm welcome in Tangier. Known as “the door of Africa,” Tangier is a city that exudes mystery and vibrancy. Spend part of the morning exploring its intriguing streets and absorbing its unique atmosphere. The highlight of the day is a visit to the Caves of Hercules, a site steeped in legend and history. According to mythology, this is where the legendary figure Hercules rested after completing his epic 12 labors. These caves, with their entrance facing the Atlantic Ocean, become submerged during high tides, offering visitors a captivating natural spectacle. The interior of the caves provides breathtaking views that are sure to leave you in awe.
After this memorable experience, your journey continues as you head to the picturesque town of Asilah. Nestled along the tranquil coastline, Asilah is renowned for its small medina adorned with charming blue houses and vibrant artwork. It’s undeniably one of the most enchanting destinations in northern Morocco. You’ll be delighted by the cozy accommodations awaiting you in a charming hotel, setting the perfect tone for your Moroccan exploration.
Day 2: Asilah – Rabat [210 km]
As the sun rises, savor a delicious breakfast before embarking on the next leg of your journey towards Rabat. Known as the “City of Gardens,” Rabat serves as Morocco’s administrative capital. This city beautifully combines the old and the new, offering a dynamic blend of ancient and modern culture. Surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of colorful hillsides and mountains, Rabat is characterized by its elegant gardens, luxury shops, and vibrant markets. You’ll have ample free time to explore Rabat’s treasures, taking in the rich tapestry of its history and culture. Your evening will be spent in another charming hotel, providing a comfortable retreat after a day of exploration.
Day 3: Rabat – Casablanca [235 km]
Your Moroccan adventure continues as you follow the scenic route along the Atlantic coast to Casablanca, the nation’s economic hub. Casablanca boasts a wealth of attractions, including the famous Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s tallest religious structures that welcomes non-Muslim tourists. Explore the city’s modern architecture, bustling shops, and enchanting gardens. At the end of your day, unwind in a charming hotel, reflecting on the experiences that Casablanca has to offer.
Day 4: Casablanca – Essaouira [370 km]
Embark on a picturesque coastal journey as you make your way to the coastal gem of Essaouira. Situated along the Atlantic shores, Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that retains an authentic charm reminiscent of a bygone era. Wander through its historic medina, where time seems to have stood still, and savor the serene beauty of the Mediterranean’s westernmost fortification. The bay of Essaouira, caressed by the waves of the Mogador Islands, is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Your night will be spent in a charming Riad, immersing you in the unique ambiance of this coastal town.
Day 5: Essaouira – Marrakech [191 km]
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your charming Essaouira Riad and take your time exploring the town’s hidden treasures. Later, set off for the vibrant city of Marrakech, where you’ll be transferred to your welcoming Riad. The day is yours to explore Marrakech at your own pace, experiencing its bustling markets, historic sites, and lively streets.
Day 6: Marrakech Sightseeing with a Local Guide
Today is dedicated to immersing yourself in the cultural wonders of Marrakech, one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. Home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Marrakech beckons with its rich history and vibrant atmosphere. Your local guide will lead you through the city’s distinct neighborhoods, from the modern districts of Guéliz and Hivernage to the ancient Mellah (Jewish quarter). A highlight of your visit is Jemaa el Fna square, a bustling open-air space where jugglers, musicians, fakirs, and snake charmers captivate your senses. Marrakech promises to awaken your senses with its captivating sounds, aromas, flavors, and colors. As the day unfolds, return to your charming Riad for a comfortable night’s rest.
Day 7: Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Marrakech [160 km]
Your 15-day Moroccan journey continues with an exhilarating day trip to the famous Ouzoud Waterfalls, located amidst the grandeur of the Atlas Mountains in the Azilal province. These falls, standing at an impressive 110 meters in height, are widely regarded as the most beautiful in all of Morocco and North Africa. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes painted in a myriad of colors, Ouzoud Waterfalls are truly a natural wonder.
In the afternoon, prepare to be enchanted by the playful monkeys inhabiting the area, as they frolic and entertain visitors, occasionally trying to share a bite to eat. Your return to Marrakech promises a restful night at your charming hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades Valley [326 km]
After a satisfying breakfast, your journey leads you to Ait Benhaddou, taking you through the stunning High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Along the way, you’ll pass by Berber nomadic villages nestled in the rugged terrain, offering spectacular vistas that will leave you breathless. Your route includes a stop at the Kasbah of Telouet, one of the best-preserved in the region. Spend time exploring this historic treasure before continuing along a scenic track that leads to the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
This iconic Kasbah has graced the silver screen in more than twenty films, including the renowned “Babel.” Your journey then takes you through Ouarzazate and into the picturesque Dades Valley, where the “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs” begins. Your evening awaits in the Dades Valley, where you’ll savor dinner at a charming hotel.
Day 9: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga [270 km]
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Todra Gorges. Here, you’ll embark on a delightful walk through the towering canyon walls, which reach heights of over 200 meters. Your journey continues through the Tafilalet palm grove, leading you to your accommodation at the base of the desert dunes in Merzouga.
As you arrive at your desert oasis, you can explore the fine sands of Erg Chebbi, relax amid the breathtaking desert landscape, and fully immerse yourself in this mesmerizing environment. In the evening, indulge in a delectable Moroccan meal before retiring to your charming hotel room.
Day 10: Merzouga – Tour around the Erg Chebbi – Merzouga [45 km]
Wake up to a hearty Moroccan breakfast and prepare to embark on a 4×4 adventure around the Erg Chebbi dunes. This desert region is characterized by its vast expanses of sand, offering numerous stops to explore its unique attractions. Discover how local nomadic families thrive in this harsh environment and encounter picturesque oases that seem to emerge from nowhere. Your journey will take you to small desert villages and palm groves, showcasing the incredible diversity of the Moroccan landscape.
Don’t miss a visit to the village of Khamlia, home to the welcoming people of Mali. They’ll treat you to a captivating Gnawa music concert while you enjoy a delightful cup of tea. Later in the day, your friendly dromedaries await you for an enchanting camel trek lasting an hour and a half. Traverse the undulating dunes until you reach the heart of the desert, where you’ll witness a breathtaking sunset surrounded by the grandeur of the Great Dune. As evening falls, you’ll be treated to the rhythmic melodies of drums, a sumptuous Moroccan dinner, and soothing tea. Fall asleep beneath a star-studded sky in a charming nomadic tent, a truly unforgettable experience.
Day 11: Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley – Midelt [334 km]
Wake early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara, a spectacle that never fails to captivate. Once again, your trusty dromedaries await you, offering a unique opportunity to explore the desert surroundings before returning to your accommodation.
After breakfast and a refreshing shower, your journey takes you to the town of Rissani, where you’ll encounter the most authentic and traditional souk in Morocco. It’s also the largest in the southern part of the country, where a vibrant trade in handicrafts, food, and animals unfolds. Continue your adventure through Erfoud, renowned for its fossil work, and traverse the impressive Ziz Valley, adorned with over 18,000 palm trees, before reaching Midelt. Your evening promises a delightful dinner at a charming hotel.
Day 12: Midelt – Meknes – Fez [204 km]
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out for Meknes, a city steeped in history. Here, you’ll explore the famous Roman ruins of Volubilis, offering a glimpse into Morocco’s rich past. Continue your journey to Fez, where you’ll have the rest of the day to delve into the city’s vibrant culture and heritage. Your charming accommodations provide a welcoming haven for your stay.
Day 13: Fez Sightseeing with a Local Guide
Spend an entire day exploring the wonders of Fez, another of Morocco’s four imperial cities. Fez is often considered the religious and cultural heart of the country. The city’s university, renowned for its Arabic and Islamic studies, attracts students from across Morocco. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods, from the modern area to the historic Fès el-Jdid within the city walls.
As you wander through Fez’s labyrinthine streets, you’ll be transported to ancient worlds where artisans, craftsmen, and donkey-laden merchants coexist with curious tourists. The city is famous for its tanneries, where you can witness the traditional craft of leather dyeing that gives the leather its vibrant colors. Your charming Riad provides a cozy retreat after a day of cultural exploration.
Day 14: Fez – Chefchaouen [213 km]
Begin your day early as you journey to the captivating town of Chefchaouen. Nestled against the slopes of the Tisouka and Megou mountains in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen enchants with its tranquil atmosphere and unique character. The town’s name, “Chefchaouen” in Berber, translates to “look at the horns,” a reference to the twin peaks that frame the village.
This charming town is known for its minimal car traffic, inviting you to breathe in the clean, fresh air and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. Your evening accommodations are nestled in a charming Riad, where you can unwind and absorb the serene ambiance.
Day 15: Chefchaouen – Tangier [112 km]
As your incredible 15-day Morocco tour comes to a close, you’ll embark on a return journey to Tangier. Upon reaching Tangier, you’ll be transferred to the port for your farewell. This marks the end of your memorable adventure, leaving you with cherished memories of Morocco’s diverse landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality.