Essential Morocco

from $808/per person

Discover all the gems of Morocco on the Essential Morocco tour, now including the gorgeous Blue City! Travel in comfort while spending less time on the road. Discover amazing towns of Morocco together with expert and local guides. Have a taste of the real local culture and lifestyle whilst exploring imperial cities, movie-like Kasbahs and bustling markets. Soak in charming local villages, fancy gardens and palaces. Meet the amazing mix of diverse cultures on this Morocco tour. Spend a night at a lovely oasis town in the Sahara Desert, the crown jewel of the authentic Moroccan experience.

9 Day
Starts in / Ends in
Marrakech / Marrakech
Departs on
Hotel Rating
4 Star

Sight Visited

  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Ait Ben Haddou

    Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, established in 757, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 1987.Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

  • Bahia Palace
    Bahia Palace

    The name itself meaning “brilliance”, Bahia Palace was built to be the greatest palace of its time in the 19th century with the essence of Islamic - Moroccan style.

  • Casablanca

    The largest city of Morocco stands impressively on the coast of the Atlantic. This major city has a huge beautiful port and countless activities and venues to enjoy.

  • Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen is known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its old town.

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Fes

    Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital.’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina.

  • Marrakech

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Merzouga

    Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m high.

  • Ouarzazate

    The “door of the desert”, Ourzazate is located just in the north of the Sahara desert. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers who built the famous Kasbahs.

  • Rabat

    The capital of Morocco, is the second largest city and lies on the coast of beautiful Atlantic as well. The city was awarded second place in “Top Travel Destinations” of 2013.


Day 1: Marrakech
Welcome to Morocco! Keep your eyes peeled at Morocco airport for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Marrakech or go out for an optional group dinner and mingle with fellow travellers.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: -
Day 2: Marrakech, Casablanca
Start the day with a city tour of beautiful Marrakech. It is where the Arab city culture meets the Berber culture of the desert and mountain villages. Here, the sub-Saharan traders would trade their wares with European merchants, who would then bring them to Europe. You'll discover the key sites of bustling Marrakech such as Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace & Dar Si Said Museum. Late in the afternoon, depart for Casablanca resting by the ocean.
  • Included Activities: Marrakech City Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen
Start off with a guided Casablanca tour of the gigantic Hassan II Mosque, the largest in all Africa. Continue to impressive highlights including the United Nations Square, Anfa Residential Quarter. Board the bus and continue along the charming coastline to Rabat. The beautiful capital of Morocco is set in a rich, amber-colored landscape, blending ancient history and modern Moroccan culture. The guided walking tour will unfold the beauty of the imperial town as you visit key sites as the Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins and more! At the end of the extensive city tour, make your way to Chefchaouen, the Blue City for the night.
  • Included Activities: City tours of Casablanca and Rabat
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Chefchaouen, Fes
Explore the blue-city, Chefchaouen in full! Prepare your cameras and wander the narrow streets of the breathtaking blue-washed mountain village. Roam the old medina, Outa el-Hammam Square, visit waterfall of Ras el-Maa and the Spanish Mosque presenting an astounding view of Chefchaouen. In the afternoon, drive on to the cultural heart of Morocco, Fes. The second largest city in the country is best known for its labyrinth of souks and leather tanneries - the smell will not be forgotten!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Chefchaouen, Trekking in the mountains
  • Optional Activities: Traditional Hammam
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Fes
Wear your walking shoes and embark on a cultural journey through the imperial city of Fes. Get to discover all the highlights on an intensive tour with your local guide covering Bab Bouloud Gate, Bou Inania Madrasa, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, Spices Market, Terina Madrasa, the surroundings of Karaouine Medina, Mellah (Jewish Quarter), and of course the famous Tannery! While nightlife is scarce, cafes stay open late and there's ample opportunity to enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine. Rest up well, you're heading inland tomorrow!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Fes
  • Optional Activities: Dinner with Folklore Show
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Fes, Erfoud
Prepare for a taste of the Sahara! Drive to Erfoud, an oasis town in the Saharan desert, try to catch the sunset and take a mental picture to last forever. A unique experience to cherish for a lifetime.
  • Optional Activities: 4x4 Jeep Safari
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Erfoud, Ourzazate, Aid Ben Haddou
After breakfast depart for Ouarzazate and visit the Berber village Ait Ben Haddou. The site is well known for its stunning Kasbah used in many wold-famous Hollywood films, a perfect example of traditional Moroccan fortress towns. Stop at a local Berber house and meet the locals over some traditional Moroccan tea.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Ait Ben Haddou and Ourzazate, Berber House visit
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Aid Ben Haddou, Marrakech
Hop on for a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains and have a panoramic photo stop at the Tichka mountain pass. In the evening you will reach the fascinating Marrakech. Wear your haggling hats as you discover Djemaa el-Fna Square and brace for the mayhem! Marking the entrance to the huge bazaar, the area is packed with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and folk dancers.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Djemaa el-Fna
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Marrakech
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals: Breakfast
Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:


4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From the airport to TravelTalk hotel on day 1 and return shuttle on the last day of the tour.


8 breakfasts


Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus


Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary



Hotel La Kasbah is a 5-minute walk from the fortified city of Aït Benhaddou. It has an outdoor pool with a terrace offering panoramic views of the Kasbah.



The charming Pickalbatros Royal Mirage Fes Hotel rests in a prime location with easy access to the commercial centre and residential area in the vibrant heart of Fes, one of the most beautiful cities in exotic Morocco.



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At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2018. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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I am so glad I booked this tour as it was a last minute plan! Morocco is an amazing country and our tour guide Youssef made sure we make the most of it! I highly recommend it! 🙂

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