Visit Morocco to explore medinas, markets, dunes, an oasis, and the beautiful seaside of Essaouira

With its rich culture, hands-on history, elegant hotels and riads, and iconic landscapes like the dunes of the Sahara, it's easy to see why Morocco is a draw for travelers seeking a truly immersive experience.   

On this luxury trip to Morocco, you'll visit the country's most intriguing regions. This itinerary is suitable for those who are more active and adventurous, but also has a history focus with time built in for local shopping and a bit of relaxation. You'll have a private driver and vehicle throughout, and at each location will enjoy welcoming yet refined luxury accommodations. This 12-day itinerary is perfect for those who want to experience several distinct regions of Morocco, with a focus on excellent guiding, and splendid hotels.

Perfect Morocco: Souks, Sahara & Sea: 12 days / 11 nights

DAYS 1, 2 & 3:

Arrive in Casablanca, transfer to Fez, Riad Fez

DAY 4:

Drive to the Sahara, Merzouga Luxury Camp

DAYS 5 & 6:

Drive to Skoura, Dar Ahlam

DAYS 7, 8 & 9:

Drive to Marrakech, Villa des Orangers

DAYS 10 & 11:

Drive to Essaouria, Heure Bleue Palais

DAY 12:

Return to Marrakech, depart

Perfect Morocco: Souks, Sahara & Sea trip highlights

  • This 12-day itinerary begins with your arrival in Casablanca, where you will set out to see what is widely known as the city's top highlight, Hassan II Mosque, the second-largest mosque in Africa. From here, continue to Fez.
  • While in Fez you'll have lots of time to visit Morocco's local artisans, such as at a pottery cooperative or textile weaver, to understand how the beautiful pieces are created. A local guide will help you explore things to do in Morocco's capital: the bustling medina, important historic sites, authentic restaurants, and beautiful mosques.
  • Drive eight hours to Erg Chebbi and ride camelback into your luxurious tented desert camp. Listen to traditional music as you dine beneath a starry Saraha night sky.
  • In the early morning light, explore the dunes on foot and then drive to Skoura, with stops at the Dades and Todgha Valleys. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, excellent service, and diverse activities at the fully inclusive Dar Ahlam. Your guide will explain how agriculture in the oasis is possible, and take you to one of the nearby historic Kasbahs.
  • The drive today has spectacular scenery as you wind through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. In the "Red City," you will spend your days exploring the bustling Medina, palaces, and mosques. Enjoy wandering the beautiful Jardin Majorelle, perhaps enjoy a trip to the Berber, try a cooking class, or take a day trip to the mountains for a hike.
  • Drive to the coast, through the Argan Region, for your final two nights in Morocco at the seaside town of Essaouira, with its charming harbor, approachable medina, and wide sandy beach. This is the perfect spot to try local seafood, partake in a classic hamam, or just explore on your own.
  • Return to Marrakech, where you will depart.


$10,750 - $12,650 per person sharing for travel in 2024

Perfect Morocco: Souks, Sahara & Sea on a map

Riad Fes

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Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp

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Dar Ahlam

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La Villa des Orangers

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Heure Bleue Palais

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