Grand Tour of Morocco

Best time to go: September - May
Best for: Longer Journeys, Historical, Repeat Visitors, First Time Visitor

Our Grand Tour of Morocco is a comprehensive private tour of Morocco that brings together the sights and sounds of this fantastic destination and the chance to discover more than the well-trodden paths around Marrakech. Furthermore, you’ll be staying in lovely boutique hotels and riads. 

You begin in Casablanca, Morocco’s most cosmopolitan city. You’ll spend a night here, also dipping into the Medina and seeing a little of the town.

Without a doubt, having the same driver throughout your time in Morocco is a massive advantage. You first drive to Fez, taking about 3.5 hours of driving, yet you can stop at Volubilis, a Roman town that contains some superbly preserved mosaics. You also visit Meknes, which was once the heart of the Moroccan sultanate. 

Fez is one of the oldest medinas globally, steeped in history and less discovered than Marrakech. Stay in a beautifully restored riad in the heart of this ancient city.

Firstly, drive south through dramatic scenery as you cross the Atlas Mountains and then arrive into the desert. Afterwards, arrive at Erg Chebbi, which offers superb desert scenery, with some dunes rising to 800 feet. After freshening up at your private desert camp, ride into the Saharan sunset on the back of a camel. Afterwards, you will return to a hearty evening meal under the stars before retiring to your tent for the night.

You will then drive west towards Skoura via the palm plantations of Tinerhir and the sheer cliffs of Todra Gorge. We suggest spending two nights in the boutique Jardin De Skoura, or you may wish to opt for the deluxe Dar Ahlem nearby. 

You will pass Ait Benhaddou on the road to Marrakech, unquestionably one of the more impressive Kasbahs in Morocco. The route takes you over the Atlas Mountains, where you will stay for two nights at the Kasbah Bab Ourika. Spend your second day on a leisurely walk through Berber villages and visiting a local home for a mint tea.

We then suggest driving to Essaouira, located on the Atlantic Coast and a chance to see this side of Morocco. The artsy town is certainly worth exploring, with its pocket-book souk. 

You then drive to Marrakech, where you will spend three nights in Dar Zemora. The city itself is a maze of souks, sights and sounds and the best policy is to explore on foot and see where you end up! Explore the busy souks, mosques and palaces for a few days and feel the buzz of the city, particularly the Djemaa el Fna which comes alive at night with acrobats, snake handlers and storytellers.

Our Grand Tour of Morocco can also be adapted to include stays in Rabat, Tangiers and Chefchaouen should you have more time to spend in Morocco. 

Guide Pricing

Starting At

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  • £2550
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • If you want a comprehensive, longer tour of Morocco then our Grand Tour of Morocco will be perfect for you
    • Have your own car and driver with you throughout your tour
    • Stay in lovely boutique hotels, riads and camps throughout
    • Have your own private guides to give you a lovely, immersive experience of Morocco
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1 Casablanca Four Seasons Casablanca
    Day 2-3 Fez Riad Fes
    Day 4 Merzouga Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp
    Day 5-6 Skoura Les Jardins De Skoura
    Day 7-8 Ourika Valley Kasbah Bab Ourika
    Day 9-10 Essaouira Dar Maya
    Day 11-13 Marrakech Dar Zemora
    Day 14 Farewell Fly Home

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 2-3
    Riad Fes in Fez, Morocco

    Riad Fes

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Riad Fes is the most arguably Fez’s most iconic, upmarket riad. Grand, traditional, yet chic and luxurious, Riad Fes seems to blend old and new, trendy and stylish with effortless ease.   

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    Day 5-6
    Les Jardins De Skoura - Pool

    Les Jardins De Skoura

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Les Jardins De Skoura is a beautiful boutique bolthole located in the pretty village of Skoura, about 45 minutes from Ouarzazate. You generally stop here for a couple of nights on the way back from a stay in the Sahara Desert.  

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    Day 9-10
    Day Maya

    Dar Maya

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Dar Maya is a boutique Riad located in Essaouira in Morocco. It is a chic and sophisticated option, blending contemporary style with Moroccan craftsmanship.  

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    Day 11-13
    Pool - Dar Zemora

    Customise Your Itinerary

    We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

    Add Chefchaouen

    If you want to add another mountain experience in Morocco, then Chefchaouen will be perfect. It generally fits in between Casablanca and Fez. We would suggest about two nights here, so you can explore the Medina. We can also arrange a series of day treks in the local area.

    Add Rabat & Tangiers

    We can include both Rabat and Tangiers in your itinerary. You would firstly visit Rabat, before continuing onto Tangiers before heading south to Fez. We would suggest this would add three to four nights onto the itinerary. Chefchaouen (above), would fit in between Tangiers and Fez.

    Zagora and Draa Valley

    Zagora is an equally impressive section of the Sahara Desert, and you could potentially link Merzouga and Zagora. The adventurous way is to link them is along the Dakar Rally route - all over the sand and stopping for a fly-camp midway. You could drive south from Skoura, but you would need to stop back in Ouarzazate on your return journey. Adding Zagora would take about three to four extra nights.

    Further Itinerary Suggestions

    A Desert Adventure in Morocco – Souks to the Sahara

    Casablanca - Erg Chigaga - Zagora - Skoura - Ourika - Marrakech  

    There is something impossibly romantic in delving into the great dunes of the Saharan Desert. Nights under canvas, sunsets and camel rides; experiences that undoubtedly make you feel like you have escaped.

    11 days from £1760 p. p.

    Trekking Holiday in the Atlas Mountains

    Marrakech - Ouiigane Valley - Ait Aissa - Imlil - Ourika Valley - Oumnass  

    A trekking holiday in the Atlas Mountains allows you to walk through timeless Moroccan Berber villages and along dramatic scenic valleys overlooked by the towering peaks. You’ll be staying in the best possible lodges and boutique hotels.

    10 days from £1650 p. p.

    Marrakech, Atlas and Atlantic Coast

    Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Medina - Atlantic Coast  

    Explore the bustling souks of Marrakech, the breathtaking scenic beauty and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains and the sleepy fishing town of Essaouira. In short, this brief taste of Morocco is an ideal first visit to this vibrant country. 

    10 days from £1795 p. p.

    Fez, Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

    Fez - Marrakech - Atlas Mountains  

    Fez and Marrakech are undeniably Morocco’s most iconic and evocative cities, packed with all the magical charm that makes Morocco so mesmerising. This itinerary allows you an immersive experience of both, and additionally, some gentle R&R in the mountains to conclude your trip.

    9 days from £1895 p. p.

    Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

    Marrakech Medina - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Palmeraie  

    Combine the bustling souks of colourful Marrakech before experiencing the timeless Berber culture and stunning views in the High Atlas Mountains. 

    8 days from £1228 p. p.

    A long weekend in Marrakech

    Marrakech  

    Marrakech makes for a beautiful long weekend from any European city. With five days, you will have plenty of time to both explore and relax. The weather is perfect in the winter, and you can also immerse yourself in a fascinating culture.

    6 days from £1095 p. p.