From the bustling markets of Marrakech to the serene landscapes of the Sahara Desert, Morocco offers a diverse array of experiences for every traveler. But how should you structure your 14-day adventure? Let us help you structure a wonderful adventure.
To help you make the most of your journey, we’ve crafted a comprehensive itinerary that captures the essence of Morocco’s vibrant culture, fascinating history, and breathtaking natural beauty.
At Desert Luxury Camp, we love nothing more than sharing the wonders of our home country with locals and visitors from around the world. Situated in the Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga dunes, southeast of Marrakesh, our desert retreats offer travelers a luxury experience.
We will make your desert retreat unforgettable with our signature Moroccan hospitality, range of high-quality accommodations, entertainment options, and delicious local cuisine. If you’d like to learn more about a possible desert retreat, please get in touch with our friendly team.
Keep reading to discover our 14-day itinerary for an authentic Moroccan vacation.
Day 1-3: Marrakech — The Gateway to Morocco
Begin your Moroccan adventure in Marrakech, a city known for its vibrant atmosphere and captivating blend of ancient and modern wonders.
Explore the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where narrow alleys lead to hidden treasures such as the famous Djemaa el-Fna square, where snake charmers, street performers, and vibrant market stalls come alive in the evenings.
Day 4-5: Fes — A Journey into Morocco’s Past
Next, head to Fes, one of the oldest imperial cities in Morocco. To travel from Marrakech to Fes, the most convenient option is to take a domestic flight from Marrakech Menara Airport to Fes Saïss Airport.
Alternatively, you can also take an overnight train or hire a private driver for a scenic journey through Morocco’s diverse landscapes.
Step back in time as you wander through the labyrinthine streets of the Medina, with its ancient mosques, madrasas, and tanneries. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the University of Al Quaraouiyine, the world’s oldest operating university, founded in the 9th century.
Day 6-8: Chefchaouen — The Blue Gem of Morocco
From Fes, venture to the picturesque Chefchaouen. To reach Chefchaouen, you can take a local bus or hire a private taxi from Fes. The journey takes approximately four hours and offers stunning views of the Rif Mountains. Once in Chefchaouen, you can easily explore on foot.
Renowned for its striking blue-washed streets, Chefchaouen is nestled amidst the Rif Mountains and is a tranquil oasis offering a serene escape. Take leisurely strolls through the charming alleyways, browse local handicrafts, and savor traditional Moroccan cuisine in the cozy cafés.
Day 9-11: Sahara Desert — A Night Among the Dunes
No visit to Morocco is complete without a journey to the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. To travel from Chefchaouen to the Sahara Desert, the most common route is to travel south to the town of Merzouga.
You can take a combination of local buses and shared taxis to reach Merzouga. Once in Merzouga, Desert Luxury Camp will arrange transportation to take you into the Sahara Desert to your choice of Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga.
For an experience to remember, consider staying in one of our Dome Tents. Aside from featuring private amenities including air-conditioning and hot/cold running water, these tents offer unparalleled views of the desert by night and beautiful starscapes.
Day 12-13: Essaouira — Coastal Charms and Seaside Bliss
Continue your adventure along Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the captivating city of Essaouira. To travel from the Sahara Desert to Essaouira, you can take a combination of shared taxis and local buses.
The journey takes approximately eight hours, offering a chance to enjoy the changing landscapes. Alternatively, you can hire a private driver for a more comfortable and direct transfer.
Known for its picturesque blue and white architecture, ancient medina, and vibrant fishing port, Essaouira offers a refreshing change of pace. Spend your days exploring the vibrant souks, indulging in fresh seafood, or simply unwinding on the golden beaches.
Day 14: Casablanca — A Glimpse of Modern Morocco
Conclude your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca. To travel from Essaouira to Casablanca, the most convenient option is to take a direct bus or hire a private taxi for a three to four-hour journey.
You can also opt to take a domestic flight from Essaouira-Mogador Airport to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport.
Visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, which beautifully blends traditional Moroccan architecture with modern design. Take a stroll along the vibrant Corniche, lined with restaurants, cafes, and breathtaking ocean views.
While it’s impossible to cover all of Morocco’s charms within a 14-day vacation, we hope this brief snapshot has given you an idea of the wonders that await you. From bustling cities and souqs to seaside retreats, Morocco offers visitors many landscapes to enjoy.
If you would like to join us amongst the desert dunes and see one of the country’s unmissable experiences, get in touch with our local team. An experience in Morocco’s desert is like no other: you have to see it to believe it. We look forward to welcoming you to its splendor.