14 Days Trip From Marrakesh


Enjoy a great 14-day journey from Marrakesh, a city that pulsates with the vibrant energy of Morocco. This immersive adventure unfolds like a tapestry, weaving together the rich cultural heritage, mesmerizing landscapes, and the warm hospitality of the region. Begin your odyssey in Marrakesh, where the bustling souks and the historic medina beckon with their exotic allure. Traverse the Atlas Mountains, discovering ancient Berber villages and breathtaking panoramas.

Continue to the Sahara Desert, where golden dunes stretch as far as the eye can see, offering a chance to ride camels and camp under a blanket of stars. Explore the ancient kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou, and wander through the winding alleys of Fes, a city steeped in medieval mystique. Conclude this remarkable sojourn with the coastal charm of Essaouira, where the Atlantic breeze carries a sense of tranquility. This 14-day trip promises an enchanting blend of history, nature, and cultural immersion, leaving indelible memories of Morocco’s diverse beauty.

Day 1: Marrakesh – Demnate – Ouzoud

  • Depart from Marrakesh and head towards Ouzoud.
  • En route, pass through Demnate and visit the stunning Ouzoud Waterfalls.

Day 2: Ouzoud – Beni Mellal – Khénifra – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

  • Continue the journey through Beni Mellal, Khénifra, Azrou, and Ifrane.
  • Arrive in Fes, exploring the diverse landscapes along the way.

Day 3: Fez: Cultural Exploration

  • Spend the day exploring the cultural and historical landmarks of Fes.

Day 4: Fez – Meknes – Chefchaouen

  • Depart from Fes and visit Meknes.
  • Continue to the picturesque blue city of Chefchaouen.

Day 5: Chefchaouen – Tétouan – Tangier

  • Explore Chefchaouen in the morning.
  • Journey to Tangier via Tétouan.

Day 6: Tangier – Asilah – Larache – Rabat

  • Explore Tangier, then proceed to Asilah and Larache.
  • Continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco.

Day 7: Rabat – Casablanca – El Jadida – Oualidia

  • Visit Rabat’s historical sites.
  • Head to Casablanca, El Jadida, and Oualidia, known for its coastal beauty.

Day 8: Oualidia – Safi – Essaouira

  • Explore Oualidia in the morning.
  • Continue the journey to Safi and reach Essaouira in the afternoon.

Day 9: Essaouira – Taroudant

  • Explore Essaouira’s coastal charm.
  • Journey to Taroudant, known for its red-colored walls.

Day 10: Taroudant – Aoulouz – Taliouine – Taznakhte – Ouarzazate

  • Depart from Taroudant and pass through Aoulouz, Taliouine, and Taznakhte.
  • Reach Ouarzazate by the evening.

Day 11: Ouarzazate – Zagora

  • Explore Ouarzazate’s attractions.
  • Journey to Zagora, known as the gateway to the Sahara.

Day 12: Zagora – Nekob – Tazzarine – Alnif – Erfoud – Merzouga

  • Drive through Nekob, Tazzarine, Alnif, and Erfoud.
  • Reach Merzouga, the gateway to the Erg Chebbi dunes.

Day 13: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tineghir – Boumalen Dadès

  • Explore Merzouga and its surroundings.
  • Head to Boumalen Dadès via Erfoud and Tineghir.

Day 14: Boumalen Dadès – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

  • Drive back to Marrakesh, passing through Ouarzazate.
  • Arrive in Marrakesh, completing your 14-day journey.

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Day 1: Marrakesh – Demnate – Ouzoud

Start on a captivating journey from Marrakesh, the bustling heart of Morocco, as you set forth towards the picturesque town of Demnate, adorned with expansive olive fields. Your early morning departure unveils the stunning natural wonders of the Imi N’Ifri natural bridge, where a pause for refreshing mint tea allows you to soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of green valleys and captivating landscapes.

Continuing your odyssey, the road leads to the renowned Ouzoud waterfalls, a majestic cascade plummeting 110 meters in height. These falls, among Morocco’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, offer a spectacle of red cliffs, fragrant oleander, and the possibility of encountering local Barbary apes. For bird enthusiasts, the waterfalls promise a delightful experience. Whether visited in spring, summer, autumn, or winter, the charm of Ouzoud remains timeless.

Indulge in a delectable lunch with an unrivaled view of the waterfalls from terrace vantage points. A leisurely stroll takes you to the summit, revealing small, tirelessly active mills against the backdrop of cascading waters. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay in Ouzoud, immersing yourself in the tranquility of this enchanting Moroccan haven.

Distance Covered: 186 Km 

Day 2: Ouzoud – Beni Mellal – Khénifra – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

Rise to a new day in Ouzoud, fueled by a hearty breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating journey to Fez. Your path winds through the Middle Atlas Mountains, unveiling a tapestry of diverse landscapes. Traverse Beni-Mellal, a burgeoning agricultural market and commercial hub nestled at an altitude of 625 meters. This city, characterized by rapid growth, sets the stage for the scenic wonders that lie ahead.

As you continue your expedition, be mesmerized by the ever-changing panorama—limestone plateaus, cascading rivers, volcanic peaks, and the mysterious allure of cedar and oak tree forests. Witness the grandeur of Khénifra, a captivating destination nestled amid nature’s splendors.

The journey unfolds further, revealing the enchanting towns of Azrou and Ifrane, each with its unique charm. Azrou, surrounded by thick cedar forests, invites you to explore its rich tapestry of culture and nature, while Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” captivates with its European-style architecture and pristine surroundings.

As the day concludes, find solace in the imperial city of Fez, where the echoes of history and culture resonate through its ancient medina and historic landmarks. Delight in a sumptuous dinner and retreat for the night, anticipating the adventures that await in this captivating city.

Distance Covered: 350 Km

Day 3: Fez: Cultural Exploration

Emerge into a day of cultural immersion in Fez, the venerable Imperial City, renowned for its profound spiritual and educational impact on Moroccan culture. Following a delectable breakfast, your journey unfolds with a dedicated exploration of the medieval Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in history and tradition.

Wander through the labyrinthine alleys, where time seems to stand still, and discover the architectural marvels that narrate the city’s rich past. The day invites you to delve into the vibrant tapestry of Fez’s famous Souks, where skilled craftsmen uphold age-old oriental traditions, creating a sensory feast of colors, textures, and scents.

Indulge in a leisurely lunch at a Moroccan traditional restaurant, savoring the flavors that characterize the region’s culinary heritage. Post the gastronomic interlude, your cultural odyssey resumes in the afternoon, offering further insights into the city’s treasures.

As the sun sets, retreat to your hotel, reflecting on the day’s discoveries. Enjoy a delightful dinner, the perfect culmination to a day filled with the essence of Fez’s cultural richness.

Day 4: Fez – Meknes – Chefchaouen

A great start a good day of exploration after a hearty breakfast, as your guide leads you through the historical wonders of Meknes, a jewel among Morocco’s Imperial Cities. Once chosen by Sultan Moulay Ismail as his capital, Meknes boasts an illustrious past that unfolds before your eyes. Wander through the attics stables of Moulay Ismail, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Place El Hdim, and stand in awe before the iconic Bab Mansour, renowned as the most famous door in North Africa.

A delightful lunch awaits in Meknes, offering a culinary interlude amid the city’s imperial splendor. Post-lunch, set forth on a journey to Volubilis, home to the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. Explore the ancient remnants of this archaeological treasure, discovering the birthplace of Moulay Idriss, the visionary behind the first Muslim dynasty. A fascinating hour amidst the 2000-year-old ruins provides a vivid glimpse into life during the Roman Empire.

Continue your adventure towards Chefchaouen, an enchanting town nestled in the Rif Mountains, adorned in captivating hues of blue. As the day concludes, savor a delightful dinner, and unwind in the unique ambiance of Chefchaouen, one of the most beautiful small towns in the region.

Distance Covered: 240 Km

Day 5: Chefchaouen – Tétouan – Tangier

As the sun rises, indulge in a delicious breakfast before delving into the enchanting “blue city” of Chefchaouen, a picturesque Berber stronghold nestled high in the Rif Mountains. Founded in 1471 by Moorish exiles from Spain, Chefchaouen captivates with its blue-glazed houses, a tradition stemming from the town’s former Jewish population. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this heavenly oasis, exploring the main square adorned with the 18th-century Kasbah, a central mosque, and authentic cafes serving local delights.

After bidding farewell to Chefchaouen, your journey continues to Tangier via Tetouan, known as the “white pigeon” city and a haven for Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. Discover the charm of Tetouan, affectionately referred to as “The daughter of Granada,” as you explore the bustling Guersa Kebira square and the captivating Medina, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the superb Royal Palace, a splendid example of Hispano-Moresque architecture.

As the day unfolds, your adventure concludes in Tangier, a city brimming with history and allure. Enjoy a delightful dinner and settle in for an overnight stay, savoring the memories of Chefchaouen and Tetouan.

Distance Covered: 130 Km

Day 6: Tangier – Asilah – Larache – Rabat

Awaken to a new day in Tangier, the mythical city that has cast its enchantment on countless artists. After a delightful breakfast, embark on a captivating tour of Tangier, beginning with the iconic Grand and Petit Socco, the bustling squares that pulse with the city’s vibrant energy. Ascend the hills to explore the Kasbah, a historic fortress offering panoramic views of the harbor and adorned with steep, winding streets filled with bustling shops. Visit Dar El Makhzen, a former palace transformed into the Museum of Moroccan Art, showcasing remarkable architecture and cultural treasures.

Stroll along the coastline to reach the picturesque Spartel Cape, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea converge in a breathtaking panorama. Explore the mysterious caves of Hercules, adding a touch of wonder to your Tangier experience.

Depart Tangier and head towards Asilah, a long-standing Spanish enclave that has transformed into a haven for artists, adorned with galleries and the captivating Old Portuguese walled city dating back to the fifteenth century. Continue your journey to Larache, a city steeped in character with its medina of narrow streets leading to the sea. Discover the charm of Moulay Bousselham, a village with a founder’s namesake, featuring a lovely small port and proximity to one of Morocco’s prominent ornithological sites.

Your day concludes in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. Enjoy a delightful dinner and settle in for an overnight stay, reflecting on the diverse landscapes and cultural gems encountered throughout the day.

Distance Covered: 278 Km

Day 7: Rabat - Casablanca – El Jadida – Oualidia

After a nourishing breakfast, immerse yourself in the regal atmosphere of Rabat, the kingdom’s capital, where history echoes through ancient ruins and monuments. Begin your exploration at Chellah, the remnants of an ancient Roman city, and delve into the 13th-century treasures of the Almohad dynasty, exemplified by the Chellah necropolis and the ambitious Hassan Tower—a testament to Yacub El Mansour’s vision for one of the grandest mosques in the Muslim world.

Venture into the Oudayas Kasbah, a historic quarter with its own tales to tell, and pay homage to Morocco’s independence at the Mausoleum of the late King Mohamed V—a masterpiece of Moroccan architectural art. The modernity of Rabat unfolds, showcasing a garden city with the Royal Palace, embassies, parliament, and ministries.

Depart for Casablanca, the bustling economic capital and the second-largest city in Africa. An orientation tour unveils the grandeur of the Hassan II Mosque, the world’s second-largest mosque, standing as a beacon of architectural magnificence. Continue your journey to El Jadida, a Portuguese town honored by UNESCO, where a short visit reveals the traces of 16th-century Portuguese occupation in the famous citadel.

Lunch beckons in El Jadida, a culinary interlude that complements your exploration of this historical town. Post-lunch, your journey continues to Oualidia, a coastal gem known for its scenic beauty. Savor a delightful dinner and retreat for an overnight stay, enveloped in the tranquil charm of Oualidia.

Distance Covered: 270 Km

Day 8: Oualidia – Safi – Essaouira

As the morning unfolds, indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on a brief exploration of the charming fishing village of Oualidia. This unique destination captivates with its unparalleled diversity of landscapes, historical remnants, and cultural heritage—an exquisite gem nestled on the world stage.

The journey continues towards Essaouira via Safi, a city with a rich maritime history dating back to Roman times, where the aroma of sardines has permeated the air for centuries. Known as Asfi in ancient times, Safi’s significance grew under the Almohads, who fortified the town, transforming it into an intellectual and spiritual hub. Today, Safi stands open to the world, welcoming visitors with its rich history and vibrant culture.

Pause for a delectable lunch in Safi, savoring the flavors of Moroccan cuisine amidst the city’s historical ambiance. Post-lunch, resume your journey to Essaouira, a coastal haven with a distinctive charm that has attracted artists, writers, and travelers for centuries. As the day concludes, relish a delightful dinner and settle in for an overnight stay in Essaouira, where the echoes of history resonate through the captivating medina and the rhythmic sounds of the Atlantic Ocean.

Distance Covered: 190 Km

Day 9: Essaouira – Taroudant

We start our journey of discovery after a leisurely breakfast, as the day unfolds in Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its late 18th-century fortified medina—a North African masterpiece. Wander through the charming streets and alleys of the medina, where the echoes of history resonate through the craftsmanship of local artisans. Witness the intricate art of cabinet making and ‘Thuya’ wood-carving, traditions deeply rooted in Essaouira’s cultural fabric for centuries.

This coastal town enjoys a unique micro-climate, drawing summer visitors seeking respite from inland towns like Marrakech. Essaouira’s allure extends beyond its historical significance, attracting numerous artists, painters, and musicians who contribute to the town’s vibrant cultural scene. Experience the harmony of classical music during the “Les Alizés” Festival in April and the rhythmic beats of the Gnaoua Festival in mid-June, a celebration that echoes the spirit of jazz and captivates a youthful audience.

Bid farewell to Essaouira and set forth on a picturesque journey to Taroudant, the old capital of the Souss and a quintessential Moroccan city. Explore the ramparts, peruse the vibrant souks, and marvel at the craftsmanship of Berber pottery. Taroudant beckons with a complete change of scenery, renowned for its jewelry souk and the exquisite craftsmanship of copper, leather, and carved stone. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay in the captivating city of Taroudant.

Distance Covered: 250 Km


Day 10: Taroudant – Aoulouz – Taliouine – Taznakhte – Ouarzazate

After Breakfast we will start mesmerizing journey, traversing the Anti Atlas Mountains, where the landscape transforms from semi-deserts to uniquely shaped mountains. Admire the ever-changing scenery as you make your way through this captivating terrain. Your first stop is the oasis town of Taliouine, renowned as the Saffron capital, where vibrant fields of the precious spice paint the landscape. Pause to immerse yourself in the aromatic ambiance and perhaps acquire a taste of this precious spice.

Continuing your odyssey, the journey takes you to Taznakht, a Berber town celebrated for its exquisite handmade carpets. Delight in the intricate craftsmanship of these traditional Berber creations, a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the region. Lunch in Taznakht allows you to savor local flavors and refuel for the adventures ahead.

Your route then leads to Ouarzazate, a town situated in the heart of an arid plateau, creating a striking contrast with the nearby High Atlas slopes and vegetation. Positioned at a crossroads connecting the main routes to the Draa, Dades, and Souss Valleys, Ouarzazate beckons with its unique geography and cultural significance. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay, immersing yourself in the distinctive charm of Ouarzazate.

Distance Covered: 310 Km

Day 11: Ouarzazate – Zagora

After breakfast our destination will be Agdez, traversing the scenic Tizi-n-Tinfifite Mountain pass (1660m). Pause for a rejuvenating glass of tea or coffee in Agdez, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The route then leads through the Draa Valley, offering a splendid panorama of lush gardens, oases, and ancient Kasbahs nestled between the Draa River and the mountains.

Make a stop at Kasbah Tamnougalte for a delightful tea or coffee break. This historic Kasbah, the oldest in the Draa Valley, still partly inhabited, invites you to explore its rich history and architecture. Wander through the labyrinthine corridors and absorb the tales that echo through its ancient walls.

After lunch, the journey continues to Zagora, the largest oasis in the Draa Valley, renowned for its bountiful date palms. Venture further to Tamegroute, where a visit to the Koranic library and local potteries unfolds the cultural heritage of the region. Marvel at the vibrant green pottery produced by skilled artisans, a distinctive feature of the southern landscapes.

Conclude your day in Zagora with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay, immersed in the serene ambiance of the Draa Valley.

Distance Covered: 140 Km

Day 12: Zagora – Nekob – Tazzarine – Alnif – Erfoud – Merzouga

After a satisfying breakfast, embark on an unforgettable journey from Zagora to Merzouga, traversing unique desert landscapes adorned with picturesque oases. This route, once a bustling path for one of the largest caravans, invites you to explore the beauty and history that unfolds along the way.

Pause for a delightful lunch in a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region before continuing your odyssey towards the mesmerizing dunes of Merzouga. As you approach the Sahara, the scenery transforms into a captivating panorama of solitude, immensity, and the profound silence of the desert.

Arriving in Merzouga, you are greeted by the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, a sight that evokes awe and wonder. Experience the true essence of the Sahara with a camel trek into the heart of the desert, where the vastness of the landscape and the brilliance of the starry sky create a magical ambiance. Witness the breathtaking sunset over the dunes, each grain of sand painted in hues that change with the shifting light.

As night falls, revel in the unique experience of spending the night under the starry Saharan sky, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the desert. The dunes of Erg Chebbi, with heights reaching over 150 meters, stand as living sculptures, their colors transforming with the intensity of light—an awe-inspiring spectacle and a testament to the enduring allure of the Sahara.

Distance Covered: 320 Km

Day 13: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tineghir – Boumalen Dadès

Start scenic journey from Merzouga to Boumalen Dadès, weaving through captivating landscapes and cultural treasures. As you depart, pass through Erfoud, a town surrounded by the enchanting beauty of the desert. Travel along the Ziz Valley, adorned with tamarisks and palm trees, offering a picturesque view of the palm grove.

Arrive in Tinerhir, where the Ziz Valley unfolds its charm, inviting you to explore the palm grove and venture into the heart of the Todra Gorges. Follow the carriage road to the end of the canyon, surrounded by impressively high and narrow walls that create a dramatic and awe-inspiring natural spectacle.

Pause for a delightful lunch amidst the enchanting scenery of the Toudra Gorges, savoring the flavors of the region. Your journey then continues to Boumalen Dadès, traversing the Dadès Valley on the famed 1001 Kasbahs road. Admire the oasis-dotted landscapes, each revealing the rich tapestry of Morocco’s cultural heritage.

As the day concludes, relish a delightful dinner and retreat for an overnight stay in Boumalen Dadès, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Dadès Valley.

Distance Covered: 360 Km

Day 14: Boumalen Dadès – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

As you savor your breakfast, prepare for the final leg of your journey from Boumalen Dadès to the vibrant city of Marrakech. Traverse the captivating landscapes and relish the ever-changing scenery as you make your way to Ouarzazate, a town that serves as the unofficial capital of the southern region of Morocco.

Ouarzazate, nestled at the foothills of the High Atlas, holds a storied history as a Foreign Legion outpost in the southern Kasbah region. Renowned for its cinematic appeal, the town has played a prominent role as a backdrop in epic films such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Babel, and many others. Explore the restored Taourirt Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing ochre adobe buildings that offer a glimpse into the rich history of the region.

Wander through the village surrounding the kasbah, witnessing the craftsmanship of the local artisans who create carpets, furniture, reed baskets, pottery, jewelry, and traditional Berber daggers. Immerse yourself in the living treasure of the village, where several hundred inhabitants contribute to the preservation of Morocco’s cultural heritage.

As you bid farewell to Ouarzazate, continue your journey to Marrakech, the vibrant and historic city that awaits with its bustling markets, vibrant medina, and rich cultural tapestry. Reflect on the memories of your 14-day odyssey through the diverse landscapes and cultural wonders of Morocco.

Distance Covered: 204 Km