Majestic Morocco (2023)

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Casablanca, Marrakesh, Dades, Erfoud, Fez and Rabat

Spiced with North African culture and a soupçon of French flavor, Morocco captivates with its old-world traditions and magnificent landscapes. Our escorted Morocco tour from the U.S. encompasses must-see destinations like Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat. And, if you like, a noble camel will take you on an unforgettable ride during a full-day Sahara Desert excursion. (Cue theme song from Lawrence of Arabia!) You’ll also have time to savor the country’s delightful customs, like the ritual of Moroccan tea, and delectable cuisine—couscous, tagine and pastilla. From ocean to oasis, mountains to mosques and souks to UNESCO World Heritage sites, majestic Morocco will charm you with its vibrant contrasts and warm Mediterranean lifestyle. 5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

For 2024 departures, see our 12-day Majestic Morocco tour!

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 15 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

2023 Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night in Casablanca
  • 3 nights in Marrakesh
  • 1 night in Boumalne Dades
  • 2 nights in Erfoud
  • 2 nights in Fez
  • 1 night in Rabat

Tour Highlights

  • Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca)
  • Marrakesh city tour with Bahia Palace and Dar El Bacho Museum
  • Koutoubia Minaret (Marrakesh)
  • Jemaa el-Fna (Old City Medina Quarter) (Marrakesh)
  • Essaouira Medina
  • Ait Ben Haddou
  • Todra Palmeraie Gorge (Erfoud)
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Erg Chebbi Desert Excursion by 4x4 vehicles
  • Camel Ride in the Dunes
  • Fez Medina tour with lunch at traditional Riad
  • Attarine Medersas (Coranic school)
  • Royal Palace (Rabat)

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Morocco ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 18 meals: 10 full buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Director throughout

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

In Dades, the accommodation is a riad. Riads are traditional multi-story Moroccan homes that have been converted into hotels. Riads do not have elevators and will require the use of stairs. In the Sahara, there is uneven and bumpy terrain. You may choose to opt out of the camel ride in the desert and stay in a restaurant or enjoy free time at the pool.

There are two long days of driving with sightseeing along the way.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

2023 Tour Itinerary

For our 2024 tour itinerary, please see our 12-day Majestic Morocco tour.


Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca

Day 2: Casablanca/Marrakesh

Day 3: Marrakesh

Day 4: Marrakesh

Day 5: Marrakesh/Boumalne Dades

Day 6: Boumalne Dades/Erfoud

Day 7: Sahara Desert Experience

Day 8: Erfoud/Fez

Day 9: Fez

Day 10: Rabat

Day 11: Depart Rabat

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Bennounas Farm Full-Day Excursion & Retreat

Majorelle Gardens & Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Farm to Table Cooking Class at the Bennounas Farm



Great tour with excellent guide, nice traveling companions, safe and excellent driver, very nice hotel accommodations with beautiful pools (always a plus for me) and all at a good price.


The tour was comprehensive covering the entire country and all the important cities. The group was small and we stayed in quality hotels that other tour companies were staying . The price we paid was about half of what the other tours cost and we got a great experience. We would definitely travel with SmarTours again

Carole M

This was not as well organized as previous Smartour trips I have taken.


THIS WAS OUR SIXTH TRIP WITH SMARTOURS. All of our guides have been outstanding. They made each vacation memorable. We had an dynamic guide Aziz who was extremely knowledgeable. Great itinerary. I highly recommend Smartours.

April S

The tour and our guide Aziz was fantastic. We also had other local guides that gave indepth information about the cities we visited.


This trip was amazing, Aziz, our tour guide made this a very memorable experience. The itinerary was superb, just the right amount of time spent in each location. Our group was 22 people, just the right size and very compatible.

Bonnie R

Loved the SmarTours Magic Moroccan adventure. We learned so much about the country, its history, culture, products, religion, people, etc. Our group of 22 got along well, and Aziz kept us moving and on track. More taxing than expected, and the weather generally uncooperative, all in all we had a fabulous time, and I would recommend this tour.

Margaret t

Morocco is a beautiful country, and there was so much to see! Really enjoyed the sights ranging from seaside into the Sahara

Brian E

another excellent SmartTours trip.

Robert R

The trip was very nice, informative, well organized, the guide was top notch. A larger bus would have been nice; we were a little cramped. Our hotels were very well run; personnel went out of their way to make us comfortable. Included meals were tasty, and vegetarian dishes were available for those who asked. This trip involved lots of walking, up and down many uneven steps, often in narrow passageways. Travelers should be in good health to enjoy the many benefits of this wonderful tour.

Marvin L

I highly recommend this tour to get a good sampling of the range of Moroccan geography, it’s people and it’s history!


We had a wonderful time touring Morocco with our exceptional guide, Mohamed (10/25/22). It's a diverse, colorful and interesting country.

Susi T

What a fantastic trip! It was very well organized and we got got to see so many different places and cultures without it being rushed. I loved the choice of hotels, beautiful and not so affordable if I booked them myself.

Drs. L

Smart Tours select the best guides to navigate through the history and culture of a country. So many other travelers will miss knowledge, opportunities for growth, and the eradication of myths for not pursuing Smart Tour advantages. We have no regrets for selecting Smart Tours as our guiding light in other countries.
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