A minimum of 12 days is recommend for a tour that includes the World Heritage Sites of Morocco. You may prefer to focus on a few of the sites and, to reduce the amount of travelling or days, skip the rest. 

This sample tour starts in Casablanca and ends in Marrakech but can be adjusted to match your arrival/departure ports.

Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Day 1 – Arrive Casablanca. Casablanca to Rabat.  Arrive Casablanca airport and drive downtown to visit the Hassan II Mosque. Transfer to Rabat.  Overnight in a Riad in Rabat Medina.

Day 2 – Rabat City Guide Tour. Rabat to Chefchaouen.  City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Rabat and transfer to Chefchaouen.  Overnight in a Riad in Chefchaouen Medina.

Day 3 – Chefchaouen and Tetouan.  Free morning to explore this relaxed and friendly small medina that is painted in hues of blue.  Afternoon trip to Tetouan.  Overnight in a Riad in Chefchaouen Medina.

Day 4 –Chefchaouen to Fes.  Transfer to Fes via the Roman ruins of Volubilis and Meknes.  Overnight in a Riad in Fes Medina.

Day 5 – Fes City Guide Tour.  Walking City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Fes.  Overnight in a Riad in Fes Medina.

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 – a Desert Camp under the stars

Day 7 – Erg Chebbi Dunes to Skoura Palm Grove.  Wake early to watch the sunrise and, if you overnight under the stars 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 Palm Grove.

Day 8 – Skoura Palm Grove to Marrakech.  Transfer through the administration town of Ouarzazate and head north to visit the UNESCO 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 a Riad in Marrakech Medina.

Day 9 – Marrakech City Guide Tour.  Walking City Guide Tour to include the highlights of Marrakech.  Overnight in a Riad in Marrakech Medina.

Day 10 – Marrakech to Essaouira.  Transfer to the coastal town and fishing port of Essaouira.  Time to explore the medina.  Overnight in a Riad in Essaouira Medina.

Day 11 – Essaouira to El Jadida.  Transfer north to the coastal town of El Jadida.  Time to explore the town.  Overnight in El Jadida.

Day 12 – El Jadida to Casablanca.  Transfer to Casablanca Airport and depart