The following Itineraries are sample tour options from Rabat:

Rabat City Guide Tour

City Guide Tours include the following key sites, time permitting, based on a half or full day tour:

  • Chellah Necropolis, a park and archaeological site on the ancient Roman town of Sala
  • Kings Palace constructed on the site of an 18 century palace
  • Kasbah of Oudayas, named after the tribe sent here to defend the city against the Andalusians
  • Tour Hassan, minaret of an incomplete mosque circa 1195-1199
  • Mausoleum of Mohamed V who saved Moroccan Jews from Vichy regime during WWII
Rabat Short Tours

Rabat  with Chefchaouen and Fes (3-4-5days).  Transfer from Rabat to the ‘blue town’ of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains with time to explore this relaxed and friendly small town painted in hues of blue.  Move on to Fes with time to stretch your legs and walk around the Roman ruins of Volubilis and/or hill-top town of Moulay Idriss.  Enjoy a full day in Fes, including a walking City Guide Tour of the medina, and perhaps include a Moroccan Cookery Lesson or Tasting Tour.  Return to Rabat via Meknes.

Rabat with Marrakech and High Atlas (3-4-5days).  Transfer from Rabat to the High Atlas skirting the City of Marrakech.  Spend a day in the mountains with the option of 1day hike in Toubkal National Park or 2day hike to overnight in a mountain lodge.  Transfer to Marrakech and spend a full day exploring the sites of the medina with a City Guide.  Return along the motorway to Rabat or transfer via Essaouira with a night in this charming coastal town and fishing port.

Rabat Imperial Cities Tour

A minimum of 8 days is recommend for a tour that includes the Imperial Cities.  Options for adding in an extra day or days to slow down the pace, spend more time in one location or extend the range include:  

  • the ‘blue town’ of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains
  • a Moroccan Cookery Lesson and/or spa hammam in Fes or Marrakech
  • the High Atlas and perhaps a hike in Toubkal National Park
  • the coastal town of Essaouira
  • an extra day in Marrakech to relax  at the end of your trip

Day 1 – Arrive Rabat.  Arrive Rabat airport and transfer to your accommodation for the night.  Overnight in Rabat – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 2 – Rabat City Guide Tour.  Rabat to Fes.  City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Rabat and transfer to Fes.  Overnight in Fes – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 3 – Fes City Guide Tour.  Walking City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Fes.  Overnight in Fes – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 4 – Fes Day Trip .  Day trip to Meknes, Moulay Idriss and the Roman ruins of Volubilis.  Overnight in Fes – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 5 – Fes to Marrakech Transfer.  Transfer either along the motorway or across the countryside, passing through Ifrane, Azrou, Khenifra and Beni Mellal to Marrakech with the option of a detour to see the Ouzoud waterfalls.  Overnight in Marrakech – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 6 – Marrakech City Guide Tour.  Walking City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Marrakech.  Overnight in Marrakech – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 7 – Marrakech.  Free day in Marrakech to relax, Moroccan Cookery Lesson and/or Spa Hammam, or Day Trip to lunch in the High Atlas.  Transfer back to Rabat in the afternoon or, for best use of time, fly out of Marrakech.  Overnight in Rabat – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 8 – Depart Rabat.  Transfer to Rabat Airport and depart

Rabat Imperial Cities Desert Tour

A minimum of 10days is recommend for a tour that includes the Imperial Cities, Atlas mountains and camel trekking to overnight in a desert camp in Erg Chebbi.  Options for adding in an extra day or days to slow down the pace, spend more time in one location or extend the range include:   

  • an extra day in the desert to explore with your driver
  • an extra day in Skoura Palm Grove to relax 
  • a day’s hike with a Mountain Guide to explore the landscape on foot
  • a Moroccan Cookery Lesson and/or spa hammam in Fes or Marrakech
  • an extra day in Marrakech to relax at the end of your trip
  • a night in the High Atlas and perhaps a hike in Toubkal National Park
  • a day trip or night in the coastal town of Essaouira

Day 1 – Arrive Rabat.  Arrive Rabat airport and transfer to your accommodation for the night.  Overnight in Rabat – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 2 – Rabat City Guide Tour.  Rabat to Chefchaouen.  City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Rabat and transfer to Chefchaouen.  Overnight in Chefchaouen – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 3 – Chefchaouen to Fes.  Free morning to explore this relaxed and friendly small medina painted in hues of blue.  Lunch in the central square and afternoon transfer to Fes.  Overnight in Fes – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 4 –Fes City Guide Tour.  Walking City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Fes.  Overnight in Fes – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 5 – Fes Day Trip.  Day trip to Meknes, Moulay Idriss and Roman ruins of Volubilis.  Overnight in Fes – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 6 – Fes to Erg Chebbi.  Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi.  Transfer across the Middle Atlas to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea that lie close to the Berber villages of Merzouga, Khamlia and Hassilabed.  Along the route pass through Ifrane, Azrou, cedar forests of the Middle Atlas where Barbary Macaques live, Midelt, Ziz valley gorge, Erfoud and Rissani.  Arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi and camel trek in the dunes for sunset.  Overnight in Erg Chebbi – Desert Camp of choice

Day 7 – Erg Chebbi Dunes to Skoura Palm Grove.  Wake early to watch the sunrise and, if you overnight in the deep camp, camel trek back to the dune line.  After breakfast transfer to Skoura Palm Grove with a detour to see Todra Gorge that is said to be the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco.  Along the route pass through Boumalne Dades and the area ‘Rose Valley’ where highly fragrant roses blossom in the hedgerows during April and May.  Overnight in Skoura – a small hotel with pool in the palm grove

Day 8 – Skoura Palm Grove to Marrakech.  Transfer through the administration town of Ouarzazate and head north to visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco’s most spectacular fortified villages (ksour) – walk through the village to the top for 360degree views.  Continue along Ounila Valley, and over Tizi-n-Telouet, to visit Kasbah of el Glaoui in the Berber village of Telouet.  From Telouet cross the highest Atlas road pass of Tizi-n-Tichka, with far-reaching views, to reach Marrakech late afternoon/early evening.  Overnight in Marrakech – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 9 – Marrakech City Guide Tour.  Walking City Guide Tour of the highlights of Marrakech. Transfer back to Rabat or, for best use of  time, fly out of Marrakech.  Overnight in Rabat – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 10 – Depart Rabat.  Transfer to Rabat Airport and depart

Rabat Camel Trekking Tour

It is a day’s drive from Rabat to the Desert and, whilst physically possible in four full days, you will spend many hours sitting in a vehicle.  We recommend a minimum of 5days or longer to slow down the pace.

Day 1 – Arrive Rabat.  Rabat to Fes.  Arrive Rabat airport and drive direct to Fes.  With an early arrival there is time to see Fes in the afternoon.  Overnight in Fes – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 2 – Fes to Erg Chebbi.  Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi .  Transfer across the Middle Atlas to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea that lie close to the Berber villages of Merzouga, Khamlia and Hassilabed.  Along the route pass through Ifrane, Azrou, cedar forests of the Middle Atlas where Barbary Macaques live, Midelt, Ziz valley gorge, Erfoud and Rissani.  Arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi and camel trek in the dunes for sunset.  Overnight in Erg Chebbi – Desert Camp of choice

Day 3 – Erg Chebbi Dunes to Skoura Palm Grove .  Wake early to watch the sunrise and, if you overnight in the deep camp, camel trek back to the dune line.  After breakfast transfer to Skoura Palm Grove with a detour to see Todra Gorge  said to be the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco.  Along the route pass through Boumalne Dades and the area ‘Rose Valley’ where highly fragrant roses blossom in the hedgerows during April and May.  Overnight in Skoura – a small hotel with pool in the palm grove

Day4 – Skoura Palm Grove to Marrakech.  Transfer through the administration town of Ouarzazate and head north to visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco’s most spectacular fortified villages (ksour) – walk through the village to the top for 360degree views.  Continue along Ounila Valley, and over Tizi-n-Telouet, to visit Kasbah of el Glaoui in the Berber village of Telouet.  From Telouet cross the highest Atlas road pass of Tizi-n-Tichka, with far-reaching views, to reach Marrakech late afternoon/early evening.  Overnight in Marrakech – a riad inside the medina (old walled city)

Day 5 – Depart Rabat.  Transfer to Rabat Airport and depart.  This only works with an afternoon or evening departure – or fly out of Marrakech