Morocco Tour Cultural Crossroads of Morocco
Morocco Tour Highlights
- Discover the cultural diversity of Arabs, Berbers and Jews, with a French twist
- Explore the bustling souks of ancient Fes, Rabat and Marrakech
- Enjoy scenic drives across the stunning Atlas Mountains dotted with Berber villages
- Relax in the charming town of Essaouira
Travel to Morocco and truly meet the diverse people who make this country so exotic. Our Morocco tour includes all the highlights of Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca with visits to several Berber villages and a culminates in the relaxing coast town of Essaouira. The medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, as an example of a late-18th century fortified town.
Like many North African towns, Marrakech (aka “the Red City”) is divided into two distinct parts, the Gueliz (the modern French-built city) and the Medina (the Old City). During the tour of Marrakech we visit historical monuments, the Jewish quarter, and the bustling labyrinth of souks, as well as the festive main plaza called Jamaâ El Fna Square where we enjoy local open-air entertainment.
We explore both Islamic and Jewish cultural sites including mellah of Marrakech (Jewish Quarter), the picturesque ancient Jewish city of Sefrou which pre-dates Fes by a thousand years.
Mingle with the indigenous Berbers in the 14th century village of Bhalil, where the nomadic people lived in caves while searching for herbs.
An excursion to the green valley of the Ourika River with small red adobe Berber villages hanging on the slopes will enchant you.
We cross the pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), the highest road pass in Morocco and visit the UNESCO Site of Ait Ben Haddou, a well-preserved Kasbah that has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters.
The drives offer spectacular and diverse landscapes across the cedar forests and picturesque scenery of the Middle Atlas Mountains, the Ziz Gorge, the impressive sand dunes of the Sahara Desert and the beautiful Valley of 1000 Kasbahs.
Local man resting in the Rabat medina