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the best Morocco in two weeks Itinerary

The Best Morocco Tours in two weeks Itinerary

The Best Morocco Tours in two weeks Itinerary

Morocco in two weeks. That is the ambitious objective of this circuit. The end result is a very comprehensive itinerary where we visit the major national landmarks and you have time for everything: cultural visits to monuments, tours of the most unique nature in Morocco, water activities in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and camel rides through the desert. of the Sahara,

meeting with local people to learn about their traditional way of life… Without a doubt, the best option for those who want to take advantage of their vacations is to plan a total route through this fascinating country.

the best Morocco in two weeks Itinerary

Some of the charms that await you on this 14-day trip to Morocco

Great cities and monuments in Morocco welcome visitors like you with open arms. Some places are even UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And this circuit integrates them into its program, configuring a very rich proposal at an artistic and cultural level. We are talking about the cities Tetouan, Meknes, Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, and Essaouira, and protected monuments such as Ait Ben Haddou or the Roman archaeological site of Volubilis. In addition, in this circuit of Morocco in two weeks we add localities and spaces of interest that, although they do not have that distinction, have the capacity to surprise and seduce any visitor. This is the case of Asilah, Cheafchaouen, Ouarzazate, and Rissani, or kasbahs like Taourirt. For all these reasons, lovers of history, architecture, and art, in general, will enjoy this circuit in a special way.

Discover Morocco on a 14-day trip from Tangier

Beyond the beauty of the cities and monuments, in this tour of Morocco in two weeks you will enjoy the most beautiful natural spaces in the country, which will allow you to discover that its landscape variety is much wider than what is usually imagined. Of course, the Sahara desert occupies a prominent place, which is made up of hamadas, oases, and fine sand dunes, as you will see in Erg Chebbi. But Morocco also has green areas of great wealth, such as the Ifrane National Park, in the Middle Atlas, full of cedars and Barbary monkeys. In the High Atlas, you will observe the high mountain environment that reigns here, with snowy peaks for a good part of the year. The Atlantic Ocean will give you a triple hug, in Asilah, Rabat, and in Essaouira. And in the interior plains, you will observe a great wealth of crops controlled by man, highlighting the argan forests.

In addition, a trip to Morocco in two weeks cannot forget about folk traditions. For this reason, our program will make you establish contact with local people to learn about their culture and ways of life: artisans in the historic medinas, semi-nomadic peoples of the desert, cooperatives that produce argan oil, or Gnawa music groups. And gastronomy, of course, will be the icing on the cake of this circuit that will allow you to fully savor a welcoming country where it is impossible to get bored.

Itinerary of this circuit of Morocco in two weeks

This circuit, which takes you to discover Morocco in two weeks, starts in Tangier and ends in Marrakech. This is the detailed description of each of the 14 days that make up the tour.

Day 1: Tangier – Asilah

As soon as you arrive in Morocco, the staff of our agency will be waiting for you at the terminal. Our Spanish-speaking driver will pick you up with a private vehicle, either at the city airport or at the port, if you choose a ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.

Once on board the vehicle, we will head toward the coastal city of Asilah. Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, this small town is one of the most pleasant surprises of this tour of Morocco in two weeks: its clean walled medina, with houses painted in white and blue, offers a picturesque and welcoming image for any visitor.

In addition, it is a very dynamic town on a cultural level, with different art festivals throughout the year. Walking by the sea is a highly recommended experience for this first day on the route, and so is tasting its traditional fish-based dishes in the surroundings of the port and in the medina. The riad where you will spend the first night is located precisely in its historic center.

Summary of the day

  • Arrival in Tangier and pick up at the port or airport by our English-speaking staff
  • Road trip by private vehicle to Asilah
  • Free visit to Asilah
  • Night in riad in Asilah

Day 2: Asilah – Tangier – Tetouan – Chaouen

On this second day, we travel to the interior of the country, although we will return to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on other days of this circuit that runs through Morocco in two weeks. After breakfast in the Asilah riad, we will travel to Tetouan, a city that preserves a medina recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. We will visit it freely if the available time allows it, we will know the most historical and monumental side of the center, as well as the Spanish influence that can still be seen in its streets since in the 20th century it was the capital of the Spanish Protectorate of Morocco.

Later, this day’s route will reach Chaouen, also known as Chefchaouen or ‘the blue city’ due to the predominant color in its medina. It is undoubtedly a hallmark of this town, which has a lot of charm thanks to its narrow and steep streets, full of traditional establishments. It’s set at the foot of the Rif Mountains adds to its distinctiveness and makes it easier for overlooks to emerge from which to take in expansive views of the region and the town itself.
You will be able to discover all this on this day in a free way since tonight’s accommodation will be in the medina.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Asilah
  • Road trip and visit to Tetouan, if the schedule of the program allows it
  • Trip to Chaouen and free time
  • Night in riad in Chefchaouen

Day 3: Chefchaouen

Despite its small size, Chaouen is a city with a lot to see, which is why it is worth staying here for a whole day. That will happen this day, the third of our tour of Morocco in two weeks, which will begin with the corresponding breakfast in the riad of the medina.

A route through Chaouen can include a visit to the city’s kasbah, where there is currently an ethnographic museum. Uta el Hamman Square is also a good place to spend a pleasant time, as are other picturesque corners of the medina, such as its different historic gates: Bab El Mahrouk, Bab El Hammar, or Bab El Onsar. And of course, this is a great time to shop in its traditional establishments, where local artisans sell their own works in leather, sheep’s wool, wood, or ceramics.

And after a day of walking, visiting and shopping, you will rest for the night in the same riad in the medina.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Chefchaouen
  • Free visit of Chefchaouen
  • Night in riad in Chefchaouen

Day 4: Chefchaouen – Rabat

On this two-week tour of Morocco, the contrasts are continuous. And you will see this on this fourth day, in which we will leave a small town located in the Rif mountains (Chaouen) to reach one of the main cities of the country: Rabat, it’s capital. Therefore, after breakfast, we will undertake a journey of about 250 km by road until we reach it.

In Rabat, which forms the same urban conglomerate with neighboring Salé, you will have the opportunity to discover surprising monuments that earned it the title of World Heritage by Unesco. For example, the Oudayas Kasbah, with pleasant views of the sea. Or the Hassan Tower, built by order of the Almohad sultan Yacoub Al-Mansur in the 12th century, and, precisely for this reason, it bears a great resemblance to the Giralda in Seville. The mausoleum of Mohamed V, king of the independence of Morocco, is another imposing monument and is much loved by local citizens. You will also be able to see first-hand the heartbeat of a city of the importance of Rabat, which also has its own beach, souks with lively activity, a pleasant Ville Nouvelle in an Arabic-art deco style, and an interesting range of museums.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Chefchaouen
  • Road trip to Rabat
  • Free day in Rabat
  • Night in riad in Rabat

Day 5: Rabat – Volubilis – visit Meknes – Fes

Of the 14 days that make up this tour of Morocco in two weeks, the fifth is one of the most interesting on a historical-artistic level. It will begin with the corresponding breakfast in the Rabat riad and, after that, we will start our road trip with notable stops.

The first one will be in the ruins of Volubilis: this archaeological complex is one of the best from the Carthaginian and Roman times in all of North Africa, to the fact that it was a significant city in the Mauritania Tingitana province. As we pass by the ruins that are still in place, like the arches of Caracalla and the columns of the Temple of Jupiter, it will be simple to comprehend this. Magnificent mosaics have also been preserved, as well as other elements dating back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, although there is also evidence of previous remains from the Carthaginian period.

After immersing ourselves in the most ancient past of Morocco, we will return to the road, this time to visit another city that preserves a great monumental heritage: Meknes. Named capital during the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail at the end of the 17th century, you can still see buildings and structures from that time, such as the gates of the medina wall, among which Bab Mansur stands out. You can also go to the mausoleum of the aforementioned sultan, who was one of his era’s most significant leaders.

After visiting Meknes, we will head to the next and last destination of the day: Fez. Due to its religious and cultural importance, it is worth dedicating a full day to this city, considered “Imperial” for having been the capital in the past, like three others doing this route through Morocco in two weeks (Rabat, Meknes, and Marrakech). Therefore, when you arrive in Fes you will have free time to get in touch with the city and you will spend the night in a riad in the medina, with your sights set on the next day’s guided tour.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in riad in Rabat
  • Trip and visit the archaeological site of Volubilis
  • Meknes tour and visit
  • Arrival in Fes and free time
  • Night in a riad in the medina of Fes

Day 6: Fes

After a delicious breakfast at the riad in Fes, you will meet our official local guide for a personalized tour of the city. With this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to discover in depth the historic medina, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco for its beauty and importance.

On this tour, the most symbolic places will not be missing, such as the Karaouine mosque, which houses one of the oldest universities in the world. The medersas or Koranic schools of Fes are not only referents of thought for all of Islam, but are also first-class monuments, which is why it is possible to visit some, such as Bou Inania. And in the medina or its surroundings, there are places of extraordinary interest, such as the Mellah or Jewish Quarter, close to the Royal Palace, the official residence from which you can admire its golden bronze doors. Or the tanners’ district, Nejjarine Square, and numerous other beautiful nooks.

In the afternoon, which is free, you will be able to expand your discovery of Fes by visiting places that were left pending in the morning, entering museums, or even shopping in its prestigious craft shops. And at the end of the day, you will repeat the night rest in the riad of the medina.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Fes
  • Visit with an official local guide in Fes
  • Free afternoon
  • Night in a riad in Fes

Day 7: Fes – Ifrane – Monkey Forest – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert

On the seventh day of this tour of Morocco in two weeks, we return to the road to continue discovering the great attractions of the country. And we will do it after having breakfast in the riad of the medina of Fes. Our vehicle will head towards the far south, which we will reach at the end of the day.

The first stop will be in the Middle Atlas Mountains, which are home to natural spaces and towns of enormous interest. That is the case of Ifrane, nicknamed the ‘Moroccan Switzerland’: here, at more than 1,700 meters above sea level, rainfall is abundant, especially in winter in the form of snow. For this reason, its buildings have gabled roofs, which gives it a very different image from the rest of the country.

Very close to Ifrane and neighboring Azrou is the Cedros National Park, also known as the Monkey Forest. It receives these two names because the cedar is the majority tree in it, covering the entire landscape in green, and also because it is the natural habitat of the Barbary macaque, an endangered species and very characteristic of Morocco.

After viewing this distinctive protected area, we will cross the Middle Atlas and make our way toward the southern, parched region. To do this, we will visit the Ziz Valley, which takes us directly to Erfoud: this small city is famous for its important fossils and for its great production of marble.

The village of Merzouga, which gives its name to one of the Sahara desert’s most breathtaking sections, is waiting for us a little farther south. For this reason, we will get out of the vehicle to get on the backs of dromedaries and explore the nearby dunes of Erg Chebbi. Our tent camp is located in them, where we will receive a welcome Berber tea and where dinner will be served. And in one of those traditional tents, under an imposing starry sky, you will sleep at night, feeling the overwhelming peace of the desert.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Fes
  • Road trip by:
  • Ifrane
  • Forest of the Monkeys or National Park of the Cedars
  • Ziz Valley
  • Erfoud
  • Arrival in Merzouga and excursion in dromedary to the dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Dinner and night in the camp in the middle of the desert

Day 8: Desert – Khamlia – Nomads – Erg Chebbi Dunes

On the eighth day, it is worth getting up early, as one of the most exciting experiences of this circuit in Morocco awaits us in two weeks: seeing the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes. With the lights of dawn still in our memory, we will have breakfast in the tent camp.

Later we will return to Merzouga and, from there, we will go to the town of Khamlia, better known as the ‘town of blacks’ because its inhabitants mostly have this color of skin. Their most distant relatives were transported here as slaves from Sudan, which is why. At present, they retain some features inherent to their traditional culture, such as percussion rhythms. We will see this in the performance of Gnawa music that we will attend: a show that is worth witnessing for being listed as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.

After living this experience of great ethnographic and human value, we will return to our 4×4 to travel tracks of the mythical Paris-Dakar rally, which will take us through khol mines and remains of French and Berber settlements in the desert. This route will have a prominent stop at a panoramic point from which you can admire the immensity of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Shortly after we will make contact with a population of desert nomads in the process of settling down. But despite this, they maintain a traditional and unique way of life that we will discover in situ after having the obligatory tea.

To conclude the day, we will return to the tent camp where there will be time to rest, have dinner, enjoy the beauty of the starry sky, and sleep in the unique lodging in the middle of the desert that is made up of tents.

Summary of the day

  • Contemplation of the sunrise in the dunes of Merzouga Desert
  • Breakfast at the tent camp
  • 4×4 route through:
  • Khamlia, with a performance of Gnawa music
  • Paris-Dakar rally tracks
  • Visit a nomadic population of the desert
  • Dinner and night in the camp in Merzouga Desert

Day 9: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate

On the ninth day of the circuit, we will depart from the Erg Chebbi dunes but continue on to other crucial locations for visitors to Morocco who will be there in two weeks. For this, we will have breakfast in the tent camp and we will return to our dromedaries to return to Merzouga. During the morning there will also be time for a refreshing shower (in the camp or in a hotel in Merzouga, depending on the contracted package).

Back on the road, we will stop in the nearby city of Rissani, which preserves a beautiful historical medina and scenes that are hard to forget, such as its traditional market and its donkey parking lot. The route will continue to the Todra Gorge, a spectacular rocky gorge with walls some 200 meters high at some points. Therefore, it is a famous place among climbers, but also for all travelers in general.

After admiring this singular canyon, on foot and from the road, we will continue through the Dades Valley, the Valley of the Roses, and the Route of the Thousand Kasbah, named after the numerous Berber fortresses that mark this route dotted with palm groves.

Finally, we will arrive at Ouarzazate, known as the ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ thanks to its famous film studios, which we can visit if there is time and if it is agreed upon by the expedition. The primary attraction of this city is the kasbah of Taourirt, an adobe castle that served as the home of the ruthless Pasha of Marrakech and Lord of the Atlas. The decorative richness that is preserved in some interior spaces will make us understand this.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in the camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Camel excursion back to Merzouga
  • Road route through:
  • Rissani
  • Todra Gorges
  • Dades Valley, Valley of the Roses, and Route of the Thousand Kasbahs
  • Arrival in Ouarzazate and exploration of the Taourirt kasbah
  • Dinner and night in the hotel in Ouarzazate

Day 10: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After charging energy with a rich breakfast at the hotel in Ouarzazate, we will travel about 25 km to the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. It is one of the highlights of this route through Morocco in two weeks, and it is not by chance that it was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

It is a walled town that still preserves the original appearance that the Berber population gave it centuries ago when it was a strategic place on the desert caravan routes between Marrakech and Timbuktu. And in more recent times, it continues to be used as a set for filming series and movies, some as famous as Game of Thrones or Lawrence of Arabia.

We will return to the road after viewing this magnificent structure so that we can travel across the Tizi n’Tichka pass, which is more than 2,200 meters above sea level, to cross the High Atlas. The small towns that settle on the slopes of these mountains and the panoramic views that surround the journey will offer us an unforgettable vision of this mountain range, whose peaks remain snow-capped for a good part of the year.

We will arrive in Marrakech, also known as the Red City, which is one of the most popular tourist sites in the nation, in the late afternoon. For the moment, you will enjoy free time to get in touch with your rhythm of life and at night you will rest in a riad in the medina,
fairly near the locations you and our guide will be visiting the next day.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast at a hotel in Ouarzazate
  • Visit of the ksar Ait Ben Haddou
  • Passage the High Atlas mountains of Tizi n’Tichka
  • Arrival in Marrakech and free time
  • Night in a riad in Marrakech

Day 11: Marrakech

Marrakech is home to some of the most famous monuments and tourist spots in the country. And for this reason, it cannot be missing from the program of this circuit through Morocco in two weeks. To discover and understand them, you will have the services of an official local guide, whom you will meet after having breakfast in the riad.

Our guide will design a walking route through the historic medina, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Monuments as symbolic as the Koutoubia Mosque (exterior), the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, or the Ben Youssef medersa can be included in the itinerary.

You will surely pass through the Jemaa el-Fna Square, also declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity. In their stalls, you can make purchases during the free afternoon, or in other neighborhoods of artisans distributed throughout the medina. You can also take the opportunity to visit museums such as the Marrakech Museum or perhaps visit other places outside the medina, such as the Majorelle Gardens or the modern Gueliz neighborhood. At the end of the day, you will again spend the night in a charming riad.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Marrakech
  • City tour with a local guide
  • Free afternoon
  • Night in a riad in Marrakech

Day 12: Marrakech – Essaouira

One of the advantages of this two-week tour of Morocco is that there will still be time for a new getaway to the sea, heading to Essaouira. It will be on this twelfth day, after having breakfast in the riad in the medina of Marrakech.

The road route is barely 190 km, crossing argan forests at certain points. In fact, we will be able to stop at a local cooperative to discover how argan oil is produced using traditional means. A task to which many people dedicate themselves and which has been declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.

Upon arrival in Essaouira, the city will quickly win you over with its unique beauty. Former Portuguese citadel, it still preserves some of its most famous military structures, such as the maritime fortress, chosen to film scenes from Game of Thrones. Its port and its historic medina were also declared a World Heritage Site, preserving picturesque corners and a lively life for the enjoyment of any traveler.

After the visit to Essaouira, which you will organize freely in the afternoon, you will rest in a riad in the heart of the city.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Marrakech
  • Road trip to Essaouira
  • Optional visit to an argan oil cooperative
  • Free visit to Essaouira
  • Night in riad in Essaouira

Day 13: Essaouira

A two-week holiday in Morocco leaves enough time for a free day in which to carry out different types of activities. And nothing better than doing it in Essaouira on this penultimate day, as an epilogue to the trip. After having breakfast in the riad of the medina, you will have many options at your fingertips to enjoy the day, thanks to the privileged location of this city on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

If you like water sports, you can do entertaining activities such as kite surfing, windsurfing, or jet skis. Some companies and professionals also offer horseback riding on the beach, something that can also be done on a dromedary or even on quads.

You can also dedicate the day to shopping in local artisan establishments or calmly tasting the typical dishes of the local gastronomy, mainly fish. And if the option chosen is simply tranquility, you can treat yourself to a swim on the city’s or its surrounding beaches. Whatever the option, you can organize it without haste, since you will again spend the night in a riad in the center of Essaouira.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Essaouira
  • Free day for activities in the city or its surroundings
  • Night in riad in Essaouira

Day 14: Essaouira – Marrakech Airport

Our experience of touring Morocco in two weeks comes to an end on this day: after the last breakfast in the riad of Essaouira, the driver will pick you up in a private vehicle to carry out the direct transfer from this city to the Marrakech International Airport, to which we will arrive in just two and a half hours. Already in the terminal, we will say goodbye with affectionate thanks for the trust placed and wishes for a future reunion in this country.

Summary of the day

  • Breakfast in a riad in Essaouira
  • Transfer to Marrakech International Airport in a private vehicle
  • End of services

Additional information:

We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
All Sahara tours include camel rides to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with a bonfire and Berber music.
In addition to first-class services, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Services included in this tour of Morocco in 2 weeks

  • Our Included:
  • Accommodations during the tour
  • Breakfast
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • English or Spanish-speaking driver
  • pick up and drop off at your accommodations
  • Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Entry Fees
  • Lunch

 

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