Are you a first-time traveler who’s looking forward to exploring the diverse Moroccan culture and lifestyle? If yes, then you’re at the right place! The Best of Morocco is our most popular tour package, which is specifically designed for the first-time travelers. Imagine 11 days of going through the classic routes of Morocco filled with delightful escapades, along with your handpicked English-speaking driver to keep you company. Uncover the hidden delights as you travel through the heart of morocco and dive into its remarkable landscapes that are more than just enchanting! Not only will we take you from Casablanca to Fez, to the Sahara and Marrakech, but we will make sure to make this trip one of the most memorable experiences that you’ll relish for the rest of your lives!
To get started, all you have to do is send us a message or let a native travel expert call you. If you’re planning your trip already, we suggest you to go through our best of Morocco itinerary that is given below. The best part about this incredible excursion? It’s completely customizable! All you have to do is select the cities you want to start and end your trip in (with the length of the stay in each city), your preferred hotels, activities you’d like to carry out, destinations you want to visit and let us take you on a magical journey to Morocco!
The tour will begin from Casablanca - the largest city of morocco. If you arrive early, you can go for sightseeing in Rabat and visit the Hassan II Mosque, which is famous for its Minaret (tallest in the globe). If you arrive late, you may have to rest the night in the beautiful city of Casablanca and visit Rabat the next day.
If you didn’t get the opportunity to explore the intriguing marvels of Rabat on Day 1, you can do that in the morning before traveling towards Meknes, which is one of Morocco’s less explored treasures. Built by ten thousands of slaves on the orders of the tyrannical ruler Moulay Ismail, Meknes is known to be the ‘Versailles of Morocco’. The city is overlooked by many travelers but if you decide to take a tour guide with you, you’ll find many attractions, namely Heri es Souani, the place where Sultan Moulay Ismail tamed his 12,000 horses, along with his peaceful tomb that he had constructed during his control to ensure it would add to the glory and grandeur of his imperial city. You will also get a chance to see the Bab Mansour, which is said to be one of the country’s most remarkable gates!
Your next stopover will be Volubilis. One of the most secluded outposts of the Roman Empire, this city is the perfect place to explore the Roman ruins and its archaeological wonders. Once a flourishing provincial city, it only takes a bit of imagination to perceive the street bustling with toga-clad governors and scurrying peasants.
You will be spending the night in Fez, which is the historic center of Arts and Sciences in Morocco.
If you want to connect with the heart and soul of Morrocco, Fez is the place to go! More than just a funky hat with a twirl, Fez is a mysterious box of fun and exotic delights for those travelling on this incredible best of Morocco journey. Unraveling the city’s charms in its nine thousand roads and alleyways would take more than just a lifetime, but luckily, your local tour guide will show you the city’s beautiful attractions – including the tanneries, the Fondouk Nejjarine, and the diverse craft souks – in just one day! Other attractions in this mesmerizing city include the Batha Museum, the King’s Palace and Jewish Quarter, and the Pottery Complex.
The tour will last for about 8 hours, with lots of sightseeing and story-telling.
Day 4 will start off with a lengthy drive accompanied by mesmerizing views. You’ll depart from Fez at 7 AM (tentative) and head towards Ifrane – a city established when the French Protectorate was an administrative center and is now used a delightful retreat from the scorching summer heat! The next stop will be Cedar Forest, but on the way you’ll visit Ziz Valley and Erfoud town – the biggest manufacturer of dates in Morocco. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the breath-taking beauty of nature and witness 283 different types of palm trees, along with the most delectable and pricey ones – Mejhoul!
The highlight of this day will be an appetizing lunch with the Zayan Travel’s native coordinator, Rachid, and his family. Rachid lives in a conventional Kasbah, which he shares with his family. You must be wondering what’s unique about this lunch? Well, whatever you’ll eat here, most of the ingredients used in it will be straight from Rachid’s beautiful garden. If you have children accompanying you, then this is likely to be the highlight of their trip, as they’ll get to see and play with the family’s goats, chickens, and donkeys while you can stroll through the beautiful date palms and farms that enclose this tiny village. Afterward, you’ll be heading towards Erfoud before the night falls.
This morning you will have some spare time on your hands before you depart for Merzouga and make your way into the mesmerizing golden ridges of the Saharan Desert. You will get an opportunity to pack a small bag for your overnight trip before picking your ‘vessel of the desert’ (your chosen camel), who will take you through the stunning sandy trails. After an hour long journey, you’ll get a chance to witness the spectacular view as the sun sets over the gorgeous Saharan dunes.
You’ll be spending the night in an amazing Bedouin style pavilion complete with cribs, sheets, blankets and proper western bathroom facilities. The area inside is covered with lush Moroccan carpets, giving off a nomadic vibe! You can opt for the deluxe tents as well, where each tent has its own facilities such as a A/C, steaming shower, a sink, and western toilets. Whatever you choose, spending the night right under the starts will truly be a magnificent experience!
On Day 6, you will wake up to the beaming sun, as it starts illuminating the sky with its magnificent rays. Don’t forget to capture some snapshots before you head back to Erfoud, because you’ll surely want to cherish this picturesque view!
On your way back, you’ll have a chance to view the local villages closely before you take a stopover to witness the scenic rock monsters – sheer stone cliffs at Todra Gorge. Lunch will be served here. After this, you will resume your journey and move through the scenic Dades valley where you’ll see another spectacular rock formation, known as the Monkey Paws. You will then continue your drive towards Skoura Oasis, known to be the “Valley of Kasbahs”.
After Skoura, you’ll visit Ouarzazate, which is home to the Taourirt Kasbah (a foretress of the Glaoui family who once governed the south side of Morocco).
You will then travel to one of the most well-preserved Kasbahs throughout the Atlas region, Ait Ben Haddou, which is also a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful Kasbah was used as a background in many historical films, including The Last Temptation of Christ, the Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator; so don’t be surprised if it seems somewhat familiar!
You’ll also get a chance to visit the mighty Telouet, a less frequently visited Kasbah, which was once an opulent and influential throne of the Gloaui family. This stopover will take one hour approximately. Here, you will have a unique lunch experience, where you eat with a native (and once popular artist) performing for you.
The next attraction will be the Tizi n Tichka passage. Although people say that it has 340 bends but in actuality, there are only 2, left and right, which have been repeated a countless number of times. After passing through the Tiz n’Tichka passage found in the High Atlas Mountains, you’ll reach your last stop for the day, i.e., Marrakech.
Your best of Morocco journey will continue with a guided tour on Day 8, to uncover the beautiful mysteries of the Marrakech Medina. Wandering on the narrow pathways of the city along with your expert guide, you will experience the centuries-old Marrakech as your guide tells you about the history of some of the city’s magnificent monuments (and their not-so-magnificent pasts). Tale-telling will surely be the highlight of this day.
You can find out more about the historic city in our Marrakech Travel Guide, which will greatly help you in exploring the treasures this roman city has to offer.
Depending upon the time of your flight the day after, you can either choose to remain in Marrakech or move to Casablanca in the afternoon to unwind and prepare for your retreat the next day.
Time to say goodbye to Morocco! We truly hope you had an incredible trip with our lovely team and made some amazing memories along the way!
Zayan Travel is a fantastic Moroccan tour company. Younes organized our 11 days trip including: transport, riads, restaurants, camel Safari and tours, with timely and friendly email communication.
Since the start the finish, we were treated with absolute professionalism by local Moroccan experts who know their country well. We enthusiastically recommend them if you want to have a wonderful time in Morocco.
Zayan Travel is wonderful to deal with, always prompt and professional. I found them based on TripAdvisor reviews and I am sure will be using him for years to come! Incredibly reliable
Zayan Travel hit a home run. We traveled around Morocco with their expert guidance for 11 Days. Casablanca, Rabat, Blue City, Fes region, Marrakech and the Sahara. They ensured we experienced the local hospitality, the best sites including those off the beaten track, and savored the Moroccan culinary. Our Riads were all carefully selected and our comfort was paramount always. Many thanks to Younes Farhat and Rachid. Your care and knowledge are beatable.
This our first visit to Morocco and we made trip arrangements with Zayan Travel and we were very pleased. Younes our guide was knowledgeable and a great since of humor. Highly recommend Zayan to everyone
We were lucky to have Hassan as our private tour guide on our recent 11-day trip to Morocco. Hassan is the best tour guide and driver you will ever have. He treated us as family not clients. The tour itself coved the best sights in Morocco. Moroccan Food was fabulous. You cannot find a better tour to Morocco than this. We will be back next year
A friend and I travelled to Morocco for the first time. Younes Was recommended by a mutual friend and we were put in touch with Younes, the owner. He assisted us in planning our 11-day trip methodically, offered us luxury Mercedes and arranged the best guides and boutique hotels in Morocco.
I highly recommend keeping his number in your contacts for a reliable tour company in Morocco!
We traveled with Zayan Travel last April, I can't recommend this tour company enough! Younes and Majid were professional, on time and very reliable. It made our 9 day trip to Morocco a stress-free experience.
Younes represented all the positive qualities a private tour guide is expected to be: knowledgeable, warm and funny. Our vacation trip with him was an amazingly positive experience
Our family booked a private tour to Morocco thru Younes who customized it for our family of 12 (with 2 kids 5 and 11) around Imperial Cities: Marrakech, Fes, Rabat and Meknes. From preparation until the end everything worked perfectly. Special thanks to our guide Rachid who worked tirelessly and made us feel so special.
Fantastic trip to Morocco. We took a private tour to with Zayan .Hicham the guide was warm, intelligent, and charming. Morocco is amazing. For my family Hicham became an instant friend and part of the Moroccan experience and part of the family. It is so worth it to take your private tour to Morocco with Zayan Travel. Ask for Hicham he is a true Gentleman.