Marrakech is an excellent choice for vacations and holidays, a beautiful destination that will absolutely surprise any traveller by the charm of its old Medina, its Souks and legendary Jamaa el Fna square, the prestigious Moroccan restaurants the very chic malls and luxury stores for shopping.
The history of this imperial city dates back several centuries, it has always been an important crossroads for the desert caravans thanks to its position that combines the north of the country with the Sahara regions. Marrakech is the perfect departure point to organise the best tours and excursions in Morocco.
When you visit Marrakech, you will definitely want to spend one or two days outside the city during your vacation. Other travellers prefer to join multi-days excursions and tours to discover the most important cities and destinations in Morocco.
The most popular excursions in Marrakech are organized to Ourika Valley, Ouzoud Waterfalls, the city of Esaouira-Mogador, Ouarzazate and the desert. At the same time, almost all local travel agencies propose a wide range of tour packages in Morocco, the most recommended tours are the Imperial Cities Tours and the Desert Tours.
In this article, we invite you to discover exceptional tours from Marrakech, more pleasant and less known by tourists:
The coastal Cities Tour 6 Days / 5 Nights
1st Day: Marrakech – Essaouira
Early departure from Marrakech to Essaouira, a beautiful, calm and charming Moroccan city, known for its cedar wood crafts, its ramparts and its famous portuguese port “Mogador”. We will spend the first day to discover and visit Essaouira, starting from The Medina or “the old town”, passing through the souks and the port before having a relaxing break on the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
2nd day: Essaouira – Agadir
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Agadir through the most beautiful coastal road in Morocco, with amazing and beautiful ocean views along the way. We will enjoy a first stop in Sidi Kaouki beach, then we will continue to the picturesque village and famous beach «Taghazoute».
Upon arrival to Agadir City, we will visit the Kasbah Agadir Ouffela that offers a panoramic view on the port and the beach. Then we will start our city tour by a short walk on the coast of the sea, we also will visit the bird valley, then the arts and traditions museum where you will discover pottery, carpets and old Berber jewellery. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
3rd Day: Agadir – Sidi Ifni
After breakfast, we will continue our tour to Sidi Ifni via Tiznit, a short visit to Sidi Ifni and its beautiful white beach. Free time – Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
4th day: Sidi Ifni – Tafraoute
During this day we will visit the beautiful village of Tafraoute known by Argan oil production, an expensive and precious natural oil used in gastronomy and cosmetics industry, this oil is available exclusively in certain regions in Morocco.
Then we will visit the wonderful Ameln Valley where you will be invited to join fiew minutes walking tour to appreciate the beauty of views and landscape. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
5th day: Tafraoute – Taroudante
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Taroudante via Chtouka Ait Baha, Visit of The old Medina, the ramparts and the Souks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
6th day: Taroudante – Marrakech
Early departure to Marrakech via the Tizi N’Test pass. On the way we will have a short break in Tinmel where you can visit to the mosque before continuation to Marrakech.
Sea and Desert Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights
1st day: Marrakech – Essaouira
Early departure from Marrakech at 08h00 am, direction Essaouira. A first stop on the road to visit a cooperative of Argan oil. Then continuation to Essaouira.
Upon arrival, a city tour in the Medina, the Souks and the charming little port. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
2nd day: Essaouira – Agadir
After Breakfast, departure to Agadir, throught one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the kingdom. Impressive views and landscapes on the way between the famous village of Imssouane and the small port of Taghazoute.
We will start our visit to Agadir from the Kasbah Ouffela to enjoy panoramic views on the city, the beach and the Marina. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
3rd Day: Agadir – Tiznit – Kerdous – Tafraout
After breakfast at the hotel, departure to the beautiful city of Tiznit, well known for its silver jewellery and ochre ramparts. A short city tour to visit the Mechouar, silver and handycraft shops then continuation to Kerdous through a pass having the same name. On the way, a very beautiful succession of Berber villages and valleys to Tafraout. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
4th day: Tafraout – Aït Baha – Taroudante
Early departure from Tafraout to Ait Baha through a beautiful mountain road that has completely preserved its authenticity with amazing vast forests of Argan trees.
Upon arrival to Ameln Valley, we will visit the Kasbah of Tizourgan in the village of Oumestnat, then continuation to Taroudante, where we have a city tour to visit the old Medina and ramparts. Free time – Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
5th day: Taroudant – Aoulouz – Taliouine – Tazrenakht – Agdz
Through the road that connects Taroudante to Taliouine, you will appreciate the amazing valleys and vast fields of Argan and Almond trees, before arriving to Taliouine, the capital of Safran in Morocco. Visit of a Saffron cooperative then continuation to Tazenakht, a visit of a local carpet cooperative and continuation to Agdz via the Tizi n’Bouchkoum pass. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
6th day: Agdz – Draa Valley – M’Hamid
A morning walking tour in the palm grove of Mezguita and a visit of kasbah Tamnougalt before heading back to Tamdakht through the splendid Draa valley. Zagora and Draa Valley are well known for the beautiful oasis, the authentic old kasbahs and for more especially, the production of dates and Moroccan Henna.
After Zagora, we will stop at the pottery town of Tamgroute where you will visit a Koranic library and an underground city. Continuation to M’Hamid el Ghezlane to join a camel ride in the dunes, then dinner and overnight in bivouac.
7th day: M’Hamid – Agdz – Ouarzazate
On the way back to Tamgrout, we will first visit an underground city and a coranic library. Then, we take the way back to the Draa valley via Agdz and continue the excursion towards Ouarzazate through the Tizi Tiniffift pass. Visit of Taourirt kasbah and a film studio, then dinner and overnight at the hotel.
8th day: Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will go back to Marrakech via the legendary kasbah of Ait ben Haddou where very famous movies have been shot like the Mommy, Gladiator, 7 days in Tebet, Babel… This fascinating old village is classified as a world heritage site. End of our Sea & Desert Tour.
Casa, Rabat & Fez City Tour 3 Days / 2 Nights
1st day: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
Early departure from Marrakech Arrival in Casablanca, our visit will begin at the famous Hassan Mosque 2, then we will have a city tour to see the local souks, the old medina, the new town and the ramparts. Lunch in a Local Moroccan Restaurant then we will go to the cathedral of Notre Dame de Lourdes. Continuation to Habous District, the sea coast Ain Diab and the largest shopping center ‘Morocco Mall’.
At the end of the city tour, departure to Rabat. Dinner and night in hotel.
2nd day: Rabat – Fez
Our visit will start with the Kasbah of Les Oudayas, a sumptuous military building built in the 12th that fascinates all visitors with its lights and tranquility. At 2 kilometers from the city center, we will discover the Roman and medieval ruins of Chellah, then we will go to see Hassan Mosque, the most famous monument in the city.
At few steps from Hassan Mosque, we will visit the mausoleum of Mohamed V, grandfather of King Mohamed VI, and finally, we will have a walking tour in the medina of Rabat in order to have more information about the culture and lifestyle of locals. Departure to Fez.
3rd Day: Fez – Marrakech
We will start our Fez city tour by visiting the old medina throught the gate ‘Bab Boujloud’, then we will visit some old institutes like Bou Inania and Medrasa El-Attarine.
After that, we will visit Al-Qarawiyyin University, the oldest university in the world, then Enejjarin museums dedicated to wood, and finally we will leave the old medina, for a visit to the Marinid tombs and Jnan Sabil.
At the end of our excursion we will have lunch in a typical Moroccan Restaurant, then we will go back to Marrakech where our tour will end.