12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech

12-Day Tour from Marrakech: The Ultimate Morocco Adventure

Join our 12-day desert tour from Marrakech and explore the best of Morocco, from the bustling medinas of Marrakech and Fes to the majestic dunes of the Sahara Desert.

And here’s the best part – we’re offering an exclusive discount for this unforgettable journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Morocco. Book your 12-day escape today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

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12-Day Tour from Marrakech Overview

Embark on an extraordinary Marrakech desert tour in 12 days. This captivating itinerary will guide you through the country’s most renowned and sought-after destinations. You’ll traverse the northern reaches, venturing to Tangier and Chefchaouen, where the charming blue streets await. Then, delve into the enchanting landscapes of the southern and western regions, setting your sights on the captivating Merzouga desert. Finally, return to the vibrant embrace of Marrakech, the “Red City.”

With an array of spellbinding experiences awaiting you, this comprehensive itinerary ensures you encounter the heart and soul of Morocco. Prepare to immerse yourself in the colors, culture, and natural wonders that define this captivating nation. Say goodbye to passive travel and embark on an active exploration of Morocco’s treasures.

12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech Itinerary

Day 1: Pick-up from the airport

Upon your arrival, our dedicated driver will be ready to greet you at the airport, marking the commencement of your 12-day tour from Marrakech. The first day unfolds at your leisure, allowing you to meander through the vibrant streets of Jemaa el Fnaa and the bustling nearby souks, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Marrakech. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace, savoring the sensory delights and cultural richness that this city offers. This is more than just a tour; it’s an opportunity to craft your Moroccan adventure according to your preferences.

Day 2: Marrakech guided tour

In the morning, you can leisurely prepare for your private Guided Tour of the Medina in Marrakech with a local expert. You’ll explore the renowned Koutubia Mosque, delve into the Medina and its vibrant souks, and uncover the hidden gems of Marrakech, such as the Ali Ben Youssef Koranic School, the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens, and more. Your day will be filled with cultural richness and historical wonders. In the evening, you’ll retreat to a charming Medina riad to spend the night.

Day 3: Marrakech to Essaouira (Goats on trees)

Leaving Marrakech, your next destination is the coastal resort of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. The journey is both scenic and educational, as you’ll pass by argan oil cooperatives and have the opportunity to witness the famous Argan tree-climbing goats. Essaouira, known for its windswept fishing harbor, boasts expansive beaches, an ancient walled medina, and fortifications integrated into the cliffs.

Embrace the serene atmosphere as you explore the lively yet compact medina, take leisurely walks along the beach and ramparts, or visit the bustling port to observe the day’s fresh catch. If your visit coincides, you may even enjoy the Gnaouas Music Festival held every June. You’ll spend the night in the enchanting city of Essaouira, a perfect blend of history, culture, and coastal beauty.

Day 4: Essaouira to Rabat

Following breakfast, your 12-day tour from Marrakech continues with a scenic route along the Atlantic coast. You’ll travel through El Jadida, once under Portuguese dominion and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Casablanca, visit Mohammed V Square and the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, a true architectural marvel.

The tour then proceeds to the Imperial City of Rabat, where you’ll explore notable landmarks including the Mechouar (the Royal Palace’s ramparts and walls), the splendid Mohammed V Mausoleum, the historic Hassan Tower, and the picturesque Oudaya Kasbah, perched by the Atlantic Ocean, offering breathtaking vistas and hosting Moroccan artisan galleries. The day culminates with an overnight stay in a comfortable Rabat hotel or riad, enriched with cultural experiences and architectural wonders.

Day 5: Rabat to Chefchaouen

Journey through the lush valleys of the Rif Mountains as you travel from Tangier to the picturesque mountain enclave of Chefchaouen, also known as Shawen in Berber. Chefchaouen is celebrated for its distinctive blue-washed houses, making it a cherished destination among both tourists and Moroccans, especially during the scorching summer season.

Stroll through Chefchaouen’s labyrinthine streets and slender alleyways, teeming with vibrant souks offering delectable local cuisine and exquisite handicrafts such as intricate embroidery, woolen goods, and unique goat cheese, all originating from the North of Morocco and found nowhere else in the country.

You can unwind in the town square, pay a visit to a nearby farm, or embark on a hiking adventure in one of the neighboring nature reserves. Conclude the day with a comfortable overnight stay in the enchanting surroundings of Chefchaouen, a city where culture and natural beauty harmoniously coexist.

Day 6: Chefchaouen to Fes

Following your morning repast in the riad, your authentic journey commences with a picturesque drive that traverses the lofty Rif Mountains before descending into the verdant, agriculturally rich hills. You’ll journey to the Berber Roman Ruins at Volubilis, an open-air museum that vividly reflects a significant chapter of Moroccan history. While not as spectacular as the Berber Roman sites along the Mediterranean rim, Volubilis offers a serene opportunity to envision Morocco’s ancient past.

From there, our path leads us to Meknes, the fourth of Morocco’s imperial cities, steeped in 17th-century heritage. We pause for a delightful lunch and explore the medina’s historic colossal walls. Following our midday meal, we encounter the grandeur of Bab el Mansour and bask in the lively ambiance of Lhdim Square. Our journey continues with a visit to Meknes before a direct drive to the enchanting city of Fes, where you will spend the night, immersing yourself in its timeless allure.

Day 7: Fes guided tour

On the seventh day of your 12-day desert tour from Marrakech, you’ll explore the ancient imperial city of Fes, once revered as the Mecca of the West and the Athena of Africa. With a population of approximately 1 million, it holds the distinction of being Morocco’s second-largest city, surpassed only by Casablanca. Fes, an erstwhile capital and one of the country’s four imperial cities, comprises three distinct sections. Fes el Bali, the oldest part, is enclosed by formidable walls and boasts over 9,000 narrow streets and alleys. Fez-Jdid, often referred to as “the new Fes,” is home to the Jewish enclave of Mellah and the most recent addition, Ville Nouvelle, which was established during the French occupation.

Of particular note, Fes el Bali has earned UNESCO World Heritage status, featuring the world’s largest medina. Nestled within its labyrinthine lanes lies the University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859 and renowned as the world’s oldest operating university. This historic institution continues to shape young minds in its intimate quarters, a testament to its enduring legacy.

Day 8: Fes to Merzouga

Following breakfast, we departed from Fes and embarked on a journey that led us through Ifrane and into the cedar forests of Azrou, where you’ll encounter wild monkeys, providing a splendid opportunity to capture Morocco’s untamed landscapes through your lens. Our lunch break was enjoyed in Zaida, a charming Berber village, after which we continued our ascent through the Atlas Mountains, savoring the breathtaking panoramas of Medilt.

Our route unfurled towards the quaint town of Rich and eventually Erfoud, marking the commencement of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. From there, our path led us onward to the enchanting destination of Merzouga. Here, we found respite and shelter for the night in a hotel or riad, nestled amid the mesmerizing landscapes of this desert town.

Day 9: Merzouga desert tour

Today, as part of your 12-day desert tour from Marrakech, we delve into the heart of the desert. Our journey commences with a visit to the village of Khamlia, home to the descendants of Sudanese slaves. Here, you’ll gain insights into their way of life and enjoy their mesmerizing music.

Exploration continues as we may venture to Berber Nomad tents, offering an opportunity to acquire Berber crafts at favorable prices compared to urban centers. In the afternoon, the thrill of your adventure peaks as you mount a camel, guided by an experienced camel handler, for an unforgettable journey across the enigmatic Erg-Chebbi sand sea.

For the night, you have a choice – sleep beneath the celestial canopy of stars or opt for the comfort of a traditional Berber nomad tent. Whichever you prefer, an authentic desert experience awaits, complete with a tent for rest and a delectable dinner under the vast desert sky. This enchanting night includes both dinner and breakfast.

Day 10: Merzouga to Boumalne Dades

As the 12-day tour from Marrakech unfolds, on the tenth day, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the mesmerizing spectacle of a Sahara Desert sunrise from the pinnacle of a dune. Following this, a hearty breakfast awaits you. Then, you’ll gracefully journey back to the hotel atop your trusty camel.

Our route leads us to Tineghir, guiding you through the captivating landscapes of Erfoud and Tinejdad, where we’ll pause for a delightful lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll continue onward, traversing the path to Tineghir, where the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges await. Along the way, we’ll make stops to capture photographs and immerse ourselves in the breathtaking scenery.

Once we arrive at Todra Gorges, prepare to be enthralled by the stunning canyons as you embark on a leisurely hike. Our journey then proceeds to Boumalne-Dades, where a pause is made to admire the panoramic vista of Dades Valley from a lofty vantage point.

Day 11: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech

Following a delightful breakfast at your hotel, our journey continues, carrying us to Ouarzazate through Skoura. Along the way, prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring sights of the Kasbah of Taourirt. A second photo stop beckons, providing the perfect opportunity to immortalize the Atlas Film Studios in your memories.

Our adventure then leads us to the mesmerizing Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, an architectural gem nestled in a charming village where you’ll relish a delectable lunch at a local restaurant.

Afterward, we commence our return to Marrakech, embarking on a remarkable journey that traverses the lofty Tizi N’tichka pass, traversing the high Atlas Mountains, where we’ll reach an elevation of 2260 meters. The vistas along this route are nothing short of breathtaking.

Day 12: Transfer to the Airport

Your memorable journey through Morocco culminates with a seamless transfer from your Riad to the airport. The choice to be dropped at the airport is yours to make. It marks the conclusion of our enriching Morocco itinerary, a 12-day tour from Marrakech that has unveiled the captivating beauty, culture, and history of this remarkable land. We trust that your adventures have left you with indelible memories and a profound connection to the splendors of Morocco. Until we meet again on another extraordinary journey, farewell and safe travels!

12-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech Reviews

The Best Trip

If you are planning a trip to Morocco, be sure to include a stop at the city of Chefchaouen on your itinerary. We stayed there for two days and found the locals to be warm and welcoming. The view of the city, with its blue and white buildings, is breathtaking. In addition, the camel ride we had in Merzouga to watch the sunset was another highlight of our excursion. We are grateful to the agency of Touring in Morocco for their assistance in guiding us.
Elena M
May 2023

Just Unforgettable!

Aziz was an excellent tour guide, and his driving was quite smooth. We started our trip in Marrakech, and he took us all across Morocco. We were finally able to fulfill a lifelong dream when we went on a camel ride, and we also had a great time on the safari excursion that took us up the dunes of Chebbi while it was raining. Youssef was a kind guy, and he was the one who booked our tour. We met him in the desert, and he was really helpful. Even though we felt the vacation was too short, it was still a wonderful experience overall, and we have no complaints about the service.
Mike D
September 2022

12-Day tour from Marrakech

I had always wanted to go to Morocco and ride a camel there. As a result, my brother and I decided to schedule a tour with this company, beginning in Marrakech. During our trip, we went to several other cities, including Chefchaouen, Fes, and Casablanca, as well as other cities whose names I cannot recall. We stayed in Merzouga with Mohamed, who was both our driver and our guide; during our time there, we went camel trekking as we had always wanted to, and we also experienced Berber tents and a safari tour in a car. Mohamed drove us back to Marrakech and kindly dropped us off at the airport; the tour was really well arranged, and we would definitely recommend it to other people.
Jenna C
November 2023

Stunning Views

Join our 12-day travel from Marrakech to see the Atlas Mountains, the Merzouga desert, and some of Morocco’s most visited attractions.

Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off

With our 12-day desert tour from Marrakech, you may select any meeting spot that works for you and we will pick you up from there. However, we will make certain that you have an unforgettable vacation. Finally, after the trip is over, we will drop you off at whatever location you want.

Professional Driver/Guide

Touring in Morocco offers a staff of highly skilled drivers and guides. In general, they are all Moroccans who would be delighted to assist you and share their country’s beauty with you.

Photography Locations

If you like taking photographs, a 12-day tour from Marrakech is for you. We will take you to several unique locations that will undoubtedly wow you with their beauty.

Any Questions?

You can simply use our phone number to contact us via Whatsapp or use our booking request.

Accepted Payments

To confirm your booking with us, we require a deposit to secure the reservation (the amount depends on the tour and number of passengers). The rest of the payment is paid in cash (preferably in EUR) when you meet your driver here in Morocco.

12-Day Tour from Marrakech Destinations' Overview

12-Day Trip from Marrakech via Casablanca

The country’s biggest city, Casablanca, is in the central-western part of the country, near the Atlantic Ocean. It is in the Casablanca Settat area and has a past that goes back to the 7th century. There are a lot of interesting things to see and do in this lively place, which will make your tour, adventure, journey, trip, or plan truly unique.

The Hassan II Mosque is a famous symbol in this economically important city. It is the second-largest mosque in Africa and the seventh-largest mosque in the world. One thing that makes it stand out is that it welcomes guests no matter what religion they follow.

Because it is on the coast, Casablanca has one of the biggest cornices in all of Morocco. This makes it a great spot to walk around and enjoy the beautiful views. There are also a lot of restaurants and bars that cater to tourists.

In short, Casablanca is famous for the Hassan II Mosque, which is the only mosque in the city that is open to people who are not Muslim. It is the second-largest mosque in Africa and the seventh-largest mosque in the world. It’s a must-see for tourists because of its huge crown and friendly restaurants.

Rabat: A Moroccan Gem of History and Culture

As one of Morocco’s four royal towns, Rabat, which is now the country’s capital, has a special place in history. As of now, it is the seventh biggest city in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra area. It has also been important in history since the 12th century when the Almohad rulers found it out. If you join our 12-day tour of Morocco that starts in Marrakech, you’ll have the chance to see many interesting places.

The most famous of these is the Hassan Tour Mosque, which is also known as the Writing Tower. The tall spire in this mosque is 44 meters high, which is very amazing. It was first planned by Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, who wanted it to be the largest mosque tower in the world. He loved big plans, but sadly he died in 1199 before they could come true.

Rabat is also known for the Kasbah of Udayas, an old castle site near the Bou Regreg River that is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As you look around the city, you shouldn’t miss this historical gem.

Discover Tangier: A Highlight of Your 12-Day Tour from Marrakech

The city of Tangier is in the northern part of Morocco. It is near where the Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans meet. People often call it the gateway to Africa and Morocco. Tangier is also the capital city of both the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima and Tangier Asilah regions, so there are lots of cool things to see there.

The Hercules Cave on Cape Spartel is a cool place to visit in this area. It has been open to the public since 1920 in this form. There are two ways to get into this cave: one on land and one facing the water. It looks like Africa because of the way the sea opens up.

Tangier, like many other places in Morocco, has an old area called a medina. That’s where the American Legation Museum is. It’s the first building in the U.S. government that is not in the U.S.

As was already said, Tangier is a great place for shooters to take beautiful pictures because it is in a unique spot between the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas.

Exploring Chefchaouen with the 12-Day Tour of Marrakech

Chefchaouen is famously called the “Blue City” of Morocco. You can visit it on any of our Morocco tours or our 12-day desert trip from Marrakech. There are many things to do and see in this place for tourists to enjoy.

The kasbah museum, which was the city’s first building, is in the Wetat Lhmam square, which is in the middle of Chefchaouen. From this page, you can look through many Chefchaouen art displays, historic photos, and interesting facts about the city’s history.

Ras El Ma is another interesting place to visit. It is a beautiful place with a river where you can see waterfalls that start at Akchour’s cascades. You’ll also see people from the area offering a wide range of goods, such as traditional clothes and tasty food from the area.

In addition to the beautiful blue facade of the city, Chefchaouen’s mountains are a great place to go hiking, especially at sunrise or sunset. The mountains offer a wide view of the city, making it a great spot for nature lovers who want to take in the beautiful scenery.

Fes: with our 12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech

Fes is a place with a lot of cultural history that draws people all year long. It was formed by the Idrisid Dynasty in 789 and is now one of Morocco’s four royal towns. It was Morocco’s first capital city. There are many interesting things to see and do in the city:

  1. The old part of Fes, called Fes el Bali, is famous for its history and is where most of the city’s famous site are located. One of the main ways to get into this magical world is through the large blue gate.
  2. Fatima al Fihri started the University Karaouiyn in 859. It is the oldest university in the world that is still in use. This respected building used to be a mosque where people learned the Quran. It is now a well-known place to learn and is closely watched by UNESCO.
  3. For people who love hikes, climbing up two Borjes in Fes gives them a chance to see the medina from a high place and enjoy stunning sunrises or sunsets.
  4. If you like being outside, the peaceful park near the king’s house is just outside the old medina. It is called Jenan Sbil and is a peaceful place to get away from the busy streets of the medina. Both locals and tourists can relax and recharge there.
  5. Two of the 12 royal houses that the King of Morocco owns are in Fes. One of these houses was built in the 1960s and has seven gates that lead to the main door.
  6. Chouara, one of Fes’s most famous leatherworking areas, is known for making high-quality leather things. It has been around since the 1100s, and even though it was fixed up in 2006, the unique staircases still have a medieval feel to them.

Ifrane: Morocco's Little Switzerland

Ifrane is known as the cleanest city in Morocco. During our 12-day tour of Morocco that starts in Marrakech, we will stop for a short time to take pictures next to the Atlas Lion figure. This city has an interesting past. It was once a French settlement, and the current city dates back to 1928 when it was built. Ifrane also gets a lot of local tourists in the winter, when heavy snow brings snowboarders.

Al-Akhawayn, one of Morocco’s most famous and expensive colleges, is in Ifrane. It was founded by King Dhahir and opened by King Hassan II. The university’s name, which means “two brothers,” comes from the fact that King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia gave money to build it.

The Atlas Lion figure is an important symbol that we see on our tours of Morocco. It was made by a German prisoner during the time when France ruled Morocco. The Atlas Forest no longer has this lion, but it has become a sign of the city.

Because it is high up, Ifrane is used as a training place by the Moroccan Atlas Lion team, who can take advantage of good weather to practice.

There are also 12 royal houses in Ifrane. King Mohamed 6 owns one of them, which faces Al Akhaweyn University and gives the city a royal feel.

Errachidia and Ziz Valley with 12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech

The main source of water for the Sahara is the Hassan Addakhil Dam in Errachidia. This dam is named for the founder of the Alaouite family, Al Hassan Ad Dakhil. But this dam’s water has to go through a recycle process before it can be used. It’s important to note that tourists who like sparkling water might not like the recycled water.

The Oued of Ziz is a lush valley close to the Errachidia dam that is great for farming. It is the second-largest date-producing area, after the Daraa valley near Zagora, because date palm trees are the main crop.

During our 12-day tour that starts in Marrakech, we’ll stop for a short time in Ait Chaker, where you can get a great view of the area. There is a great chance to enjoy the scenery and take some photos that you will remember.

Erfoud: with our 12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech

The city of Erfoud is close to the Ziz Valley or River. It is known for the Dates Fruits Festival and mineral fossils. This area is known for growing dates, which is why it is called the “Capital of Dates.” People come from all over the world to Erfoud every October for a three-day date event. There are many things to do at the event, including a big parade. One of the most interesting things is the building of a hall where dates and other goods from the area are sold.

The thing that really sets Erfoud apart is its connection to fossils. The nearby mountains are where these fossils are found. They are then taken to companies and used to make different things. Things like tables, ashtrays, cups, ammonites, and more are in this group. Mineral fossils found in Erfoud show off the city’s unique natural history and skill.

Rissani: with our 12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech

The Touaregs visit Rissani often because it is an important trade hub where they buy and sell things like salt, makeup, and other things. Rissani is the main city of Tafilalet. It is in the province of Errachidia.

Touaregs used to go on long, hard trips. It took them 52 days to cross the vast Sahara from places in Africa like Tombouctou. Camels pulled by these people would come to Rissani to trade, which helped one of the biggest and best souqs in the area grow. Rissani has a lot of interesting things to do for tourists.

The famous souk, which is held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, is one of the main draws. Donkeys and sheep are brought there to be bought and sold. It’s a great chance to see this busy market and trade or buy these animals.

Rissani is also famous for its unique pitta bread, called Madfouna, which comes in several delicious types, such as almond, sausage, and veggie.

The tomb of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founder of the Alaouite family, is a major attraction in Rissani. A lot of people come here to honor Moulay Ali Cherif and ask for gifts because they think he is close to God and can pray for them. Animal sacrifices, like chickens, are an important part of their ceremonies because they show their love and ask for benefits.

The Alaouite kingdom started in Rissani, which makes it an important historical site because it was their home during that time.

Merzouga to be the best 12-Day Tour From Marrakech Destination

Most people love to visit Merzouga, which is in the province of Errachidia and in the Daraa Tafilalet area. About 50 km away is the border with Algeria, where this small city is located.

Many people visit Merzouga to see the amazing Erg Sand Dunes, which rise up to 500 feet (152 meters) high. A lot of tourists come to these hills to do different things. The most popular is camel riding on the sand dunes, which is a must-do in this area. A lot of people combine this trip with a night of glamping in Berber tents, which gives them a look at how the nomads who live nearby live.

In line with this wandering experience, tourists often visit the local families who live in tents. Morocco’s main places where nomads live are the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. As you head east from Merzouga and cross the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, you’ll see these people living in traditional tents. It’s a one-of-a-kind chance to see how they live, from cooking to getting around and more.

Quad riding on the sand dunes and sandboarding are two other exciting things to do. The best times to do these are usually in the winter when the sand is dry and easy to slide on.

The Srij Lake is about 5 km west of Merzouga. It is where many flamingos gather before taking off on their trips. Also, camel groups come to this area when they don’t have to work because it has the best and healthiest places to graze.

Todgha and Dades Gorges: Morocco's Stunning Canyon Adventures

Our 12-day tour from Marrakech gives you the chance to see the beautiful “Grand Canyons.” We’ll start our trip from Tinghir and go into the Atlas Mountains along the beautiful Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. An amazing scenery with rocks up to 300 meters high and a river running through them can be found in the Todgha Valley, which is about 20 kilometers from the center of Tinghir. The rocks are now a beautiful natural wonder because the water has cut through them. A lot of people come to this area to hike and spend their days relaxing in the cool shade.

Morocco has a lot of canyons, but most of our custom tours of Morocco include a stop at the beautiful Todgha Gorges’ great gorges. The Dades Gorges are 80 kilometers long and are very similar to the Todgha gorges in how they were formed geologically. You can see a rock creation that looks like the toes or fingers of a monkey here. You may also know Tissdrine Curves, which is where Cadillac used to advertise its cars.

Visitng the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou with the Marrakech Desert Tour 12 Days

There are a lot of Kasbahs in Morocco, but the one at Ait Benhaddou is the most popular with tourists. On your way to the bridge that leads to the Kasbah, you’ll see a sign that says “Ksar of Ait Benhaddou.” You should usually write “Kasbah” on it because a Ksar and a Kasbah are not the same thing. The roofs of the Kasbah are made of Kasab, which means bamboo and is where the name comes from. A Ksar, on the other hand, is not built the same way as a Kasbah.

This Kasbah is in the province of Ouarzazate and is in the Ounila Valley. It is the entrance to the Sahara. As part of UNESCO’s program to protect world heritage sites, it has been named a World Heritage Site.

Our 12-day tour of Morocco that starts in Marrakech includes a stop at this Kasbah, where tourists are free to roam around. In the 11th century, the Kasbah was an important trading place for Berber Touaregs. They used it to trade coal, salt, and other things. In front of the Kasbah is the Oued El Maleh river. “Maleh” means “salty,” which refers to the salt trade that used to happen here.

Another famous thing about the Kasbah is that it has been used in many movies. A notable part of the British-American drama movie “The Gladiator” was shot here. Also, a famous scene from the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed here, which makes it even more popular with tourists.

The top of the Kasbah has a beautiful view, and there is a small room where goods were kept so they could be traded with other groups. This adds to the historical importance of this amazing site.

Marrakech Magic: with our 12-day tour from Marrakech

Without a doubt, Marrakech is one of the most famous tourist spots in Morocco. It has a lot of history and interesting things to see. It was built in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, who was a cousin of the Almoravid king. At that time, it was the capital of Morocco and is now known as one of the four royal towns. The biggest cities in Morocco are Casablanca, Tangier, and Rabat. The fourth biggest city is Marrakech. There are also other names for the city, such as “the red city,” which is probably because the ground is red and the king liked that color at the time.

Furthermore, Marrakech is the regional center of Marrakesh Safi and provides a wide range of activities and sights, including

Jamaa El Fna Square:

The beautiful Jamaa El Fna square in Marrakech is a hub of activity that feels like the center spaces in many Moroccan towns. Snake charmers, street artists, and Halqa, a traditional way of telling stories in a group of people, can all be found here. There are also a lot of people selling different things in the square. For example, South African refugees are selling watches, clothes, and cell phones. There are also many restaurants and bars in the square, all with beautiful views and lively atmospheres.

While Marrakech has many churches, the Koutoubia Mosque, which is also called the Kutubiyya Mosque, is the biggest and most well-known. Its name comes from the area around it that used to be famous for selling books. The mosque was built by the Almohad ruler Abd al Mu’min ibn Ali in 1147. It has a very tall spire that is about 77 meters high. The tower looks a lot like the Hassan Tower in Rabat and the Giralda Mosque in Seville.

Majorelle Garden:

About 900,000 people visit the Majorelle Garden every year, making it one of the most popular places to visit in Marrakech. The name of the park honors the French artist Jacques Majorelle, who worked on it for almost forty years. The garden was bought and kept up by the French fashion designers Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé after he died. They later let the public use it. A ticket is needed to get in, and they usually cost around 70DH. Some IDs can get you a discount, though.

Menara Garden:

The twelfth-century Almohad leader Abd al Mu’min ibn Ali built the Menara Garden, which means “lighthouse” even though it doesn’t have a real one. This park is a peaceful place to get away from the heat of the city and a lovely place for people to enjoy.

Related Tours

If you can’t take the 12-day tour through the desert from Marrakech, there are other Morocco tours available from other cities like Casablanca, Fes, Agadir, Marrakech, and Tangier. You can find all the tours on our website. We will make sure your tour is perfect for you, and we can change it according to your needs. You can choose from different tours that will be a perfect fit for you.

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