Sahara trekking

Morocco small Group sightseeing Tours

Start Casablanca
Finish Casablanca
Days 11
Theme Sightseeing
From $1885 USD
Group Min 4
Group Max 25
Morocco cities, Mountains and Sahara Tour

Visiting Morocco is to encounter a fascinating journey that will forever change your travel perspectives. With its diverse natural beauty and the intricate collage of ancient history and architecture, not to forget a natural setting unique to this land, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert, Morocco is the ideal catalyst for adventure and cultural Morocco tours.

This Morocco active hiking small group tour is the ultimate introduction to breathtaking vistas from the natural God’s offering to man-made small villages and antic metropolis not to forget trekking small villages out of this world. Travel in a small group conducted by very knowledgeable native guides exploring the historic sightseeing of royal cities, hiking the Atlas Mountains of varied ranges, and of course trekking the most dramatic desert on earth namely the Sahara desert.

As you land in Casablanca for this Morocco hiking tour and expedition, you will be transferred directly to Rabat, across the great farming plains. The next stop will be hiking in the Blue City of Chefchaouen then, of course, sightseeing the ancient city of Fez. From Fez, your Morocco hiking journey will take you towards the peaks of the evergreen Middle Atlas Mountains exploring nature and transhumant life of Berber Nomads.

From these exquisite Morocco vistas natural sightseeing, you will reach higher snow-capped peaks in the High Atlas Mountains which eventually lead to the expanse of the Sahara Desert through the valley of Ziz belt of lush oases. Merzouga dunes are over 800 feet to climb on foot or camel trekking, considered to be the highest in the region. Throughout your MOrocco adventure journey, you will explore the major historic Imperial Cities, Berber villages, and kasbahs. You will also stop at day markets to explore the natural setting of Moroccan daily life in fields, souks, and Berber villages. In this Morocco adventure sightseeing tour, you will cover basically all aspects of Morocco landscapes, from the low land to the ancient imperial cities, the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara desert to end up your adventure hiking journey in the enticing palm groves of Marrakech. Book this tour early for 2021 and earn a discount of 10% per person. If our group Morocco hiking expeditions are not fitting with your schedule, or you prefer independent travel to Morocco then call on us to personalize a special private customized Morocco hiking tour just for you. Check our active tours to Morocco for 2021 and 2022.

An Adventure as lovely as it gets

  • This cultural discovery Tour in Morocco is to explore the natural and human realm of sightseeing this enticing destination. You will visit off the road best landscapes vistas unique to the Atlas Mountains hiking and Sahara desert trekking. Enjoy lunch in a Berber village or simply a picknick in the cedar forest or a palm grove of an isolated oasis in the middle of nowhere. This small group sightseeing tour opens opportunities for travelers to immerse in the culture by having access to places out of reach to other tour operators. Our Morocco Cities, mountains and Sahara sightseeing Tour offers an experience to treasure for a lifetime by exploring best sights of mountain passes and cliff-hanging villages, Saharan oases, world largest palm groves, tribal markets, historic cities with diverse styles of unique architecture, private homes, and a world of transhumance Morocco has to offer.

  • Besides walking in narrow streets of Medieval Fez, Rabat, and Marrakech with your local guide visiting monuments, Mosques, Medersas, guilds, and workshops out of this world, souks and markets will add to your sightseeing discovery a colorful palette hard to compare to anything you have ever seen. An adventure experience not to be missed is to spend a night over the dunes of Merzouga to enjoy the vastness, stillness and incomparable starry nights under these African skies in the Sahara Desert. Or simply have a mint tea gathering under a real nomadic tent with these Berber shepherds oblivious to the world beyond their valleys. Taste the simple when it suddenly becomes sophisticated, an authentic meal with a family is worth a thousand taste. Enjoy baked fresh bread and a meal cooked before your eyes as you are the guest of honor in a private home or a boutique guesthouse. Discover the true and genuine Moroccan hospitality in tribal fashion. This Cultural sightseeing tour is handpicked for you.

A year around tour roaster works for you?

  • While on this wonderful Morocco tour, you do not have to worry about your meals. We have handpicked for you the most authentic and safe eateries for your daily 3 meals. The lodging places are most accommodating places in our imperial cities and Sahara cultural tour. Buying extra food is available in big cities and we will point that to you to have your own supply for your extra food like power bars and beer/wine etc. We have taken care of bottled water in meals included throughout this cultural tour.

  • If you have any preference or food request, please let us know or ask our tour leader to liaise with the various guardians of the accommodation that we stayed in for basic provisions. Vegans and vegetarians are most welcome. Let’s not forget that Moroccan cuisine is a gourmet feast for all tastes. It is world known as a well balanced and healthy cuisine. Cooking classes are also offered to you in fez and Marrakech with most accredited renowned chefs and even in private homes.

  • Best cost and best services guaranteed compare with all other tour planners in Morocco. All hand-picked, top notch guides to give the best Morocco sightseeing tour experience.

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Itinerary

Once you land at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, your guide will meet you at your arrival gate to take you immediately to check-in to your hotel in Rabat, the Capital of Morocco. Relax and acclimate for the rest of your morning.

You will spend your afternoon with your local guide discovering the sightseeing delights of historical landmarks of Rabat. You will not miss a stroll in the souks of Rabat with visits to Meshouar King’s Palace, the Chellah Necropolis, Mohamed V mausoleum and of course the Moorish citadel of Oudaya Kasbah, a remnant of Muslim Spain. Your guide will introduce you to the importance of this guild on the textile role in the Moroccan society. Finally, you will return to the hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

After breakfast we will hit the road toward the Rif Mountains to have a flavor on the Mediterranean environment of Northern Morocco. Chefchaouen is a jewel nestled on the Peaks of Mount Alam. This is by far one of the most authentic and beautiful white towns in the Mediterranean. A local guide will give you a historic and monumental tour of the bleu city. After lunch, we will proceed to Fez visiting on the way the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun and the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

Our final destination today will be the fascinating city of Fez. You will visit the sights on the outside of the ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). Dinner and accommodation will be at your riad.

Meet with your local guide after breakfast then start your walking tour of the 9th century Old Medina tour. Fez is an ancient Islamic City that stimulates the senses with its unsurpassed sophistication in arts and crafts, history and architecture, learning and creativity. IT is hands down endured ancient of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city in the Islamic world. Fez is a world heritage by all means.

Time spent in this city is most rewarding as it reveals much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled exploratory experience to everyone who is here to visit Fez. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide in Fes will take you on a historic discovery of the median and its satellites starting at the King’s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.

You will end your walk at an Arab café terrace with a view that reflects the extraordinary encounters of your discovery today. Traditional mint tea with typical Moroccan cookies is offered to you. Return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

Today is devoted to exploring the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains natural sites and Berber villages. From the evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplar laced with flowing streams in altitude lower than 7000 ft to the stark high peaks of over 12000 ft.

We sometimes go off the road to explore some natural life and landscapes or nomadic encampment to break the routine of the driving through also to give you time to reflect on the beauty of these mountains and their dwellers.

Our lunch will be at the Midelt the only real town in these ranges and to leave the green mountains to encounter the reality of the largest desert on earth namely the Sahara. You will then continue your quest towards Erfoud, one of the most delightful southern regions consisting of a dry, red belt of the desert with punctuated by green valleys and some breathtaking oases. Visit the gorges of Ziz and some of the oases and natural sites before you reach the magnificent palm groves of Erfoud.

Once in Erfoud we will meet our camels' Caravan and ride to our camp over the dunes of Merzouga. Tents are pitched for you to enjoy a night under the African Skies. Under an ethereal Milky Way setting camping under the starry African skies, you will enjoy this encounter of man and nature at its best.

At dawn, we will take you hiking the high dunes to meet the first ray of a heavenly sunrise from the heart of the Sahara desert. This is an experience that should not be missed. After breakfast in camp, you will travel west toward the Valley of Todra, which lies right between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. You will begin hiking the valley of Todra. You will reach in few kilometers the narrowest canyons of Todra. We will break for lunch and then continue exploring the desert Kasbah and valleys. In the afternoon we will reach the Dadès Valley, traveling through El Kelaâ De Mgouna and Boumalne Dades to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations of these Valleys. mild hiking will be devoted to exploring the marvels of Todra Gorges. you will also make visits to Rosewater distillery and natural cosmetic products in this region. Indulge yourself with a Berber Tagine lunch at the family-owned restaurant Kasbah with the best natural view on the Atlas Mountains. is known for. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel in Ouarzazate Oasis.

Start your day discovering the ceremonial route to Marrakesh, visiting the legendary Kasbah of Aït-Benhaddou, a renowned architectural marvel classified as UNESCO world heritage. Your day trip will lead you to the highest pass in Morocco, the Taddart and Tizi Tishka pass, at an altitude of 11,000 feet where we will stop for lunch before reaching the best man-made oasis of Marrakech.

Marrakech is what we call in Morocco the city of pleasure for both visitors and locals, where southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods to market and find a variety of divertissement. To visitors, the city is a feast for the senses with its mud red buildings contrasted by vivid green of palm groves and lush gardens, set down at the foot of snow-capped towering mountains. After an introductory visit to the bustling Jemaa El Fna square, you will conclude your day retreating to your comfortable hotel.

Your local guide in Marrakech will take you today on a historic tour of the city featuring the Menara, a medieval water reservoir surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. He will introduce to the intricate history of Marrakech established as the best manmade oasis on earth.

Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadian Dynasty Mausoleum, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best, the Bahia Palace then the colorful Souks in the old section of Marrakech. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

A mild hike will be offered for you at this magnificent Valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Ourika Valley is where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Jewish shrines. After lunch, you will visit the Berber Museum of Arts and Crafts to learn about Berber dwellers of these mountains and their products before you discover their workshops and sophisticated, hand-made products. You will return to Marrakech for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will begin your day by traveling to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history. With fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians and spent centuries as a Portuguese enclave.

Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small, authentic Berber town. Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the rugged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South. Enjoy your guided tour of Essaouira, another bleu city.

You will travel to Casablanca in the morning. Lunch will be on the road. In the afternoon, you will visit the high lights of the city Downtown colonial Casablanca and its Art Deco architecture, the Corniche resort area and of course its great mosque Hassan II as the second-largest mosque on earth. then retreat to your hotel for a farewell dinner.

In the morning, your driver will meet you at your hotel to assist you with your luggage and transport you to Mohamed V Airport. Your driver will assist you with your check-in and bid you farewell.

Inclusions

  • 10 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotels and Riads
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guides and tour leader
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Sahara Experience over the dunes of Merzouga
  • Casablanca: Hotel Oum Palace Spa, 1 night
  • Rabat: Hotel Oudaya, 1 night
  • Fez: Hotel L’Escale, 2 nights
  • Erfoud: Kasbah Leila, 2 nights
  • Ouarzazate: Hotel Tishka Salaam, 1 night
  • Marrakesh: Hotel El Andalous, 3 nights
  • Essaouira: Hotel Riad el Madina, 1 night