15 Day Casablanca, Imperial Cities, Essaouira & Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Tour

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This is a desert-inclusive tour and it can be customised should you wish to spend an additional night in the Sahara. To allow even more customisation, we can shorten or extend the tour, if you require. Our extensive ‘Royal Routes into Morocco’ tour will wow you on arrival with a visit to the magnificent Hassan 11 Mosque in Casablanca. Then we will have an overnight stay in the Moroccan royal capital of Rabat where the current king resides.

This tour from Casablanca is a packed yet relaxed road trip, visiting all four of Morocco’s imperial cities: Rabat, Meknes, Marrakech, and Fes. In addition, you will also visit the Andalusian-style mountain town of Chefchaouen, the ‘Blue Pearl’ in Morocco’s non-imperial crown prior to a memorable Erg Chebbi luxury Desert Camp experience and the opportunity to explore the beautiful coastal town of Essaouira.

Atmospheric accommodations, spectacular mountain journeys from North to South and time to experience arguably the most bewitching, exotic and mysterious North African country located so close to Europe, awaits you on this considered tour.


  • Treasure Troves of Moorish architecture
  • Haunting sounds of the call to prayer
  • Chefchaouen, the surprising Moorish town of indigo blue
  • Exotic imperial palaces where sultans once ruled
  • The sensory overload of the medinas & souks throughout Morocco
  • Sunset camel ride in the Sahara Desert
  • Climb to the Summit of a towering desert dune
  • Enjoy sumptuous seafood in Essaouira.
  • Explore the time-forgotten palm oases
  • Cook up a Moroccan storm in a traditional Moroccan tagine.


  • Airport transfers
  • Private Moroccan multi-lingual driver for 14 days
  • Private A/C 4×4 vehicle & fuel
  • Private guide fee at Rabat
  • Private guide fee at Asilah
  • Private guide fee at Fes
  • Private guide fee at Marrakech
  • Private guide fee at Essaouira
  • Camel guide fee
  • Camel trekking
  • Optional sand boarding experience
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • 10 dinners


  • Lunches
  • Dinners on the following days: 3 – 12 –14 –15
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional tagine cooking class
  • Optional Atlas Film Studio fee
  • Optional quad bike experience
  • Optional cooking class in Fes
  • Optional hammam (bath/sauna) in Marrakech
  • Optional wine tasting
  • Personal drinks & snacks
  • Gratuities

Day 1 Arrival Casablanca & To Imperial City Of Rabat.

Welcome, Mrehba!

High Culture & Royal Rabat.

  • We meet with you at Casablanca Airport or your accommodation early in the morning.
  • Be prepared to be wowed into Morocco by your visit to Hassan 11 Mosque Casablanca.
  • Explore the Mosques ornate exterior and views over the Atlantic.
  • Guided tour of the Mosques interior with ocean viewing floor.
  • On arrival in Rabat have lunch in the Royal capital.
  • Meet with private local Guide to explore the Oudaias Kasbah & Gardens.
  • Mint tea in the mosaic-tiled Café Maure with views overlooking the Estuary.
  • We arrive at your accommodation approx late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Rabat Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 2Rabat To Chefchaouen.

Coastal Arts & Crafts & Riff Mountain Drive.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Drive along the beautiful Northern coastline to the Artisan town of Asilah.
  • Meet with your private local Asilah Guide for an introduction to the art-filled Medina.
  • Cameras at the ready for the wonderful views of the Medina and ocean from the Skalla Fortress.
  • Lunch in Asilah.
  • Journey over the foothills of the Rif mountains dotted with whitewashed villages.
  • Spot Chefchaouen in the distance full of Andalusian flair.
  • We arrive in the mountain town of Chefchaouen approx late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Chefchaouen Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 3Chefchaouen

Relax In The Indigo Blue Moorish Town.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation today at a time of your choosing.
  • Spend private time relaxing and exploring on foot this beautiful indigo blue-washed town.
  • Optional guided morning or afternoon mountain hike of the Rif Mountains & National Park.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Chefchaouen Including Breakfast Only.

Day 4Chefchaouen To Imperial City Of Fes

Roman Ruins & Imperial City Hues.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • The journey toward the Imperial City of Fes via the Imperial City of Meknes.
  • Before arriving at Meknes we visit the Roman Ruins of Volubilis.
  • Stand amongst the beautiful open-air mosaics dating from the 3rd century BC.
  • After lunch, a local private Guide will introduce you to some of the major historic sites of Meknes.
  • We arrive in the spiritual centre of Fes approx late afternoon/early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Fes Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 5Day Tour Fes

Tour Of The Most Ancient Imperial City

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Meet with your private local Guide to explore the oldest of the Imperial Cities.
  • Visit the medieval Medina and surrender to its archaic UNESCO charms.
  • Wonder at the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque and University, the oldest in the world.
  • Feel the spirit of Morocco in the Bou Inania Madrasa & Dar Batha Palace.
  • After lunch step back into the 9th century at the outdoor leather tanneries & dye vats.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Fes Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 6Fes To Midelt

Drive Into Nature & Green Cedar Forests.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Experience an optional Moroccan cooking class or traditional Hammam.
  • After lunch, we depart Fes passing through the mountain ski town of Ifrane.
  • Leave the bustle of Fes behind to arrive at the cedar forests of Azrou.
  • Sightings of the native Barbary Monkey in their natural habitat are sure to make you smile.
  • We arrive in the Berber mountain town of Midelt approx late afternoon/early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Midelt Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 7Midelt To Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Luxury Camp

In Anticipation Of The Sahara.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Spectacular drive through the Atlas Mountains and where date palm oases come into view.
  • Lunch of a local speciality, the Berber pizza in the spice market Saharan town of Rissani.
  • After lunch enjoys the short drive to the Saharan village of Merzouga your entry point into Camp.
  • Meet with your camel and Guide for an approx 1hr ride at sunset into the Erg Chebbi Dunes.
  • Optional climb to the top of towering dunes to watch the Sunset over the Sahara.
  • Saharan hospitality at camp, with a campfire, live music and a canopy of stars to sleep under.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Luxury Desert Camp Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 8Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Luxury Camp To Skoura Oasis

Canyons & Gorges & Berber Palm Oases.

  • Greet the day like no other as the sun rises over the Sahara.
  • After breakfast at camp camel trek back to Merzouga before exchanging your camel for the 4×4.
  • Drive through the unique geological landscape to arrive at the mighty red rocked Todra Gorge.
  • Explore the Gorge by foot before having refreshments under the hanging rock.
  • Journey deeper into the Dades Valley to witness the panoramic views and unique rock formations.
  • Lunch on the route in the Dades Valley known as the route of a thousand Kasbahs & Rose Valley.
  • Visit the Berber town of Kalaat Mgouna the rose oil centre of Morocco.
  • We arrive in the beautiful post-Saharan Skoura Palm Oasis approx late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Skoura Oasis Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 9Skoura Oasis To Marrakech

Catch Your Breath High Atlas Mountain Road Trip.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Rock the red-earthed Kasbahs today by visiting the magnificent Kasbah Amahidil.
  • Explore the UNESCO & International film set the location of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Walk through the still inhabited Kasbah for panoramic views.
  • Meet with the local artisans who live and work in the Kasbah.
  • Perhaps purchase some traditional biscuits from a unique women’s co-operative bakery.
  • Optional visit to quality cosmetic and herbal apothecary in International film town of Ouarzazate.
  • Visit the atmospheric & mosaic filled Kasbah Telouet open to the sky.
  • Spectacular Journey through the high Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass.
  • Smoking hot brazier mountain lunch.
  • Stairway to heaven photographic views.
  • We arrive on the pink Imperial city of Marrakech approx late afternoon / early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 101/2 Day Tour Imperial City Of Marrakech

Sultans Palaces & Medina Souks.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation at mid-day.
  • Meet with local private Marrakech Guide to explore your 3rd Imperial city.
  • Take an admirative walk around the Koutoubia Mosque.
  • Cameras at the ready at the ornate Saadian Tombs.
  • Explore the highly decorative nooks & crannies of Ben Youssef Madrasa.
  • Lunch in the iconic Jemaa el fnaa square.
  • Indulge your senses at beautiful Bahia Palace & Sultans Hareem.
  • Wander the atmospheric Medina and Souks.
  • We return to your accommodation approx early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Breakfast Only.

Day 11Day Of Relaxation Marrakech

Creative Cooking & Heavenly Moroccan Scents.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Short drive to the Amal Cooking School & Garden.
  • Relaxing Lunch you have cooked at Amal.
  • Short drive to Yves St Laurent Museum & Majorelle Gardens.
  • Afternoon refreshments in Majorelle courtyard café.
  • Indulge your senses in Le Jardin Secret within the Medina.
  • We return to your accommodation approx late afternoon.
  • Alternatively, today can be organised to suit your preferences.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Breakfast Only.

Day 12Marrakech To Essaouira

Chillaxing & The Coast.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • A journey toward coastal Essaouira watching goat herders on the vast open plains.
  • Visit a rural women’s culinary & cosmetic Argan Oil Co-operative Morocco’s liquid gold.
  • Lunch at a small winery serving quality local food and a restaurant with a view.
  • Optional Wine Tasting.
  • We arrive in must-see Essaouira approx late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Essaouria Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 13Essaouira

Gnaoua Musicians & The Artisan.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation at a time of your choosing.
  • Meet with local private Essaouira Guide for a morning tour of the artisan and laid-back town.
  • You might choose to spend time on the beach and wander the ancient Medina.
  • Lunch today can be the Essaouria way by visiting the fish market.
  • Choose your catch of the day, which will be cooked to order in a nearby rooftop café.
  • Short drive along the coast to Diabet to visit the infamous Jimi Hendrix Shack Café.
  • The musician once lived on this stretch of the Coast.
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day as you wish.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Lunch & Breakfast Only.

Day 14Essaouira To Marrakech

Free As A Sea Bird Today.

  • Today can be determined by your wishes.
  • We meet with you at your accommodation at a time of your choosing.
  • You may wish to spend the morning in Essaouira before departing for Marrakech after lunch.
  • Alternatively depart Essaouira after breakfast
  • Arriving in Marrakech for lunch to spend some free time in the city.
  • 1 Overnight Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 15Airport Transfer To Casablanca Or Marrakech

  • Today’s activities will be determined by your departure flight.
  • Allow 3 hours to arrive at Casablanca Airport plus min 2hrs 30mins before your flight.
  • Allow 45mins to arrive at Menera Airport Marrakech plus 2hrs 30mins before your departure flight.
  • We say our Goodbyes, Bislema!