Morocco Tours: Tour 11 – Cities of Gold & Spice Caravan Tour of Morocco (14 days/13 nights)

Tour 11: Cities of Gold & Spice Caravan Tour of Morocco (14 days/13 nights)

This Morocco tours ‘ itinerary showcases the exotic  trade capitals and staging posts along the trade routes of the old trans-Sahara merchant camel caravans as they made their way between through Western African to Europe and the East carrying gold, spices, salt and other exotic riches. Explore the souks and markets of Marrakech, Fez and, follow the trade routes through Morocco’s Sahara Desert staying overnight in a deluxe desert camp in the heart of the Soaring Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Enjoy this Morocco tours ‘ itinerary by choosing to join one of our deluxe Cultural Experience group tours of Morocco or choose to take this itinerary as a custom private tour of Morocco.

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PROGRAM INCLUSIONS

  • 12 nights’ accommodation in riads, kasbahs & hotels
  • 1 night camping in deluxe Berber nomad tent camp with private ensuite in Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert oasis camp
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • Full-day city tour of Fez with English speaking licensed professional local Fez guide
  • Full-day city tour of Marrakech with English speaking licensed professional local Marrakech guide
  • Camel ride in Sahara Desert to Erg Chebbi desert camp
  • Entrance fees for included sightseeing
  • Airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned private professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide


MOROCCO TOUR 11 ITINERARY

Day 1: Tangier

Begin your Morocco holidays in the ancient city of Tangier, an important port town in the days of the camel caravans. You are met on arrival to Tangier by your Berber Treasures Morocco Tours driver guide and transferred to your Tangier accommodation.  Overnight in Tangier riad or hotel.

Day 2: TangierTetouanChefchaouen©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2011

This Berber Treasures Morocco Tours ‘ itinerary immerses you into the sights, sounds and history of Morocco tracing some of the old camel caravan routes and towns.   Reminders of Tangier’s stategic importance for more than a millenia are seen throughout the city.  Absorb the sights as your orientation of Tangier tours the historic city’s principal sights.  Then heading south via UNESCO world heritage Tetouan you make your way into the Rif Mountains as you travel to Chefchaouen – the beautiful blue town of Morocco.  Overnight in Chefchaouen riad.

Day 3: ChefchaouenVolubilisMeknesFez

This morning your Morocco tours ’ first destination is the ancient Roman town of Volubilis, a UNESCO world heritage site.  Explore the ancient Roman buildings and enjoy the marvellous mosaics. before making your way to your Morocco tours first Moroccan imperial city, the UNESCO  world heritage Meknes.  Discover the sights including Bab el Mansour and Agdal Basin.  Continuing on your Morocco holidays travel to Fez – one of the great medieval trade capitals of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.  Here you stay in one of the lovely Fez riads.  Overnight in Fez riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 4: Fez©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013

Full-day heritage tour of Fez, with your expert local Fez travel guide.  Your Fez tours ’  highlights include the historical monuments, bazaars and souks of the UNESCO world heritage old walled medina’s 14th century Madrasa Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque and old merchant fondouks from the days of the camel caravans,  the ancient leather tanneries, Royal Palace Dar el Makhzen, Bab Dekakene and the Mellah – the old Moroccan Jewish heritage quarter.   Overnight in Fez riad.  (Breakfast)

 Day 4: FesMiddle Atlas MountainsMideltErfoudMerzouga

Today your Berber Treasures Morocco Tours ‘ itinerary traces the path followed by the old camel caravans as they transported exotic riches from the Sahara Desert and West Africa to Fez, Tangier, Europe and the East.  You travel to Morocco ’s Middle Atlas Mountain towns of Ifrane and Azrou, continue south through Midelt, cross the High Atlas Mountains, follow the Ziz River through the Ziz Gorge and into the Sahara Desert of Morocco to Merzouga, a small desert Berber village situated at the foot of the spectacular Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert sand dunes.  Overnight in Merzouga area kasbah. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5: Camel Ride & Deluxe Erg Chebbi Desert Oasis Camp

©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013Visit the Merzouga oasis and village area the home territory of the Berber nomad “blue men”.  In the late afternoon your Morocco holidays immerse you in the past when you join your camel train ride led by your local Berber guide into the peacefully secluded section of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to your deluxe Berber nomad tent camp.  Overnight camping in Berber nomads’ tents in desert – deluxe camp.  (Breakfast & Dinner)

۞ Option to take a 4-wheel drive vehicle into the camp (in substitution for the the camel ride) or to overnight in Merzouga Kasbah

Day 6: MerzougaN’KobZagora

Your exploration of the Moroccan Sahara Desert passes the ruins of Sijilmasa, the great independent city state from the days of the trans-Saharan camel caravan trade, as you head further south.  Travel to Morocco s desert heart passing small desert oasis villages including N’Kob at the foot of the Jbel Saghro Mountains into the lush D’raa oasis and arrive to the old desert caravan oasis staging post town of Zagora, famously, 52 days by camel caravan to Timbuktu.  Overnight in Zagora/Amazraou area riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 7: Zagora – Tamgroute – D’raa ValleyOuarzazate©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013

This morning your Morocco tours ‘ exploration of the past travels to Tamgroute, renowned for its ceramics and its library filled ancient illuminated medieval manuscripts.  Your Morocco tours ‘ route then travels through the extensive D’raa Valley to the oasis town of  Ouarzazate, strategically located on the crossroads of old desert caravan routes.  Overnight in Ouarzazate kasbah.  (Breakfast)

Day 8: OuarzazateDades Gorge – Skoura – Ouarzazate

Your Morocco holidays ‘ day excursion travels along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs through the Roses Valley to where the High Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert merge.  Here you enter the striking Dades Gorge with its Berber kasbahs, fig and almond orchards and unique rock formations.  On the return journey your Morocco holidays ‘ excursion investigates the charming oasis kasbah village of Skoura.  Overnight in Ouarzazate kasbah.  (Breakfast)

Day 9: OuarzazateAit Benhaddou – Teloute – High Atlas Mountains©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013

Following the old merchant camel caravan trade routes your holidays in Morocco travel to the spectacular UNESCO world heritage designated kasbah village of Ait Benhaddou and then through the Ounila Valley into the soaring High Atlas Mountains.  Your route through the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco travel s past old medieval merchant settlements and through Telouet.  Cross the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass.  Tonight you stay in one of the scenically situated Berber Villages of the beautiful High Atlas Mountains.  Overnight in High Atlas Mountains riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 10: High Atlas MountainsEssaouira

Leaving the High Atlas Mountains your Morocco tours ‘ itinerary takes you west to the UNESCO world heritage Atlantic coast town of Essaouira – a famous trade port in the days of the trans-Saharan camel caravan trade.   Overnight in Essaouira riad(Breakfast)

© Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2011Day 11: EssaouiraMarrakech

The final destination on your Morocco tours ‘ itinerary is the Jewel of the South – the old imperial city of Marrakech.   Arriving to Marrakech you step back in time to the days when the trans-Saharan camel caravans brought goods from all over world to the exotic markets and souks of Marrakech.  You can truly soak up this marvellous city staying in the heart of the old medina in one of the atmospheric Marrakech riads.   Overnight in Marrakech riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 12: Marrakech© Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2012

Full-day city tour of Marrakech with your expert local Marrakech travel guide.  Your heritage tour of Marrakech immerses  you in the sights, sounds and smells of the UNESCO world heritage old walled medina, La Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Yossef Madrasa, the Saadian tombs, Djemaa El-Fna Plaza with its magicians, story tellers and snake charmers and Marrakech’s famous souks.  Overnight in Marrakech riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 13: Marrakech

Transfer to Marrakech Airport where this tour of Morocco ends and you start dreaming of your next Morocco holidays.  (Breakfast)

2018 & 2019 DEPARTURES & PRICING

Berber Treasures Morocco Private Tours of Morocco:

  • Departures every day on our private tours of Morocco
  • Luxury to budget accommodation options available
  • Lots of fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Deluxe Erg Chebbi desert camp with private ensuited tents
  • Your personal chauffeured professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Private chauffeured airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day
  • Variations to the itinerary permitted – or choose a personalised tailor made Morocco tours itinerary
  • No minimum numbers
  • Lots of optional activities and inclusions available

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The price of your private tour of Morocco depends on the standard and type of accommodation you seek, the itinerary you choose, the number of people travelling and the time of year you are planning to travel to Morocco.

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours:

This Morocco tours ‘ itinerary is available as one of our Deluxe Cultural Experience small group tours of Morocco and you can choose bewteen two directions of travel Tangier to Marrakech on CE11 or travel Marrakech to Tangier on CE11R.  Ask us for itinerary details – departure dates and pricing below.

  • Deluxe Cultural Experience group tour of Morocco
  • Average 4 **** star accommodation
  • Fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Deluxe desert camp with private ensuited tents
  • Small groups only
  • Our deluxe Morocco group tours are guaranteed to operate
  • Regular departures
  • Private professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Complimentary group airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day at scheduled time
  • Lots of optional activities, inclusions and private airport transfers available

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CE11/11R Departure Dates & Pricing 

2018
MOROCCO GROUP TOUR CE11/CE11R

CITIES OF GOLD & SPICE CARAVAN TOUR OF MOROCCO
(14 days/13 nights)
CE11
Tangier – Marrakech
(Mon – Sun)
[Casablanca finish option]
CE11R
Marrakech – Tangier
(Wed – Tue)
[Casablanca finish option]
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*
 01 Jan – 14 Jan$4250 03 Jan – 16 Jan$4250
 08 Jan – 21 Jan$4019 10 Jan – 23 Jan$4019
 15 Jan – 28 Jan$4019 17 Jan – 30 Jan$4019
 22 Jan – 04 Feb$4019 24 Jan – 06 Feb$4019
 29 Jan – 11 Feb$4019 31 Jan – 13 Feb$4019
 05 Feb – 18 Feb$4019 07 Feb – 20 Feb$4019
 12 Feb – 25 Feb$4019 14 Feb – 27 Feb$4019
 19 Feb – 04 Mar$4019 21 Feb – 06 Mar$4019
 26 Feb – 11 Mar$4099 28 Feb – 13 Mar$4099
 05 Mar – 18 Mar$4099 07 Mar – 20 Mar$4099
 12 Mar – 25 Mar$4099 14 Mar – 26 Mar$4099
 19 Mar – 01 Apr$4099 21 Mar – 03 Apr$4099
 26 Mar – 08 Apr$4099 28 Mar – 10 Apr$4099
 02 Apr – 15 Apr$4099 04 Apr – 17 Apr$4099
 09 Apr – 22 Apr$4099 11 Apr – 24 Apr$4099
 16 Apr – 29 Apr$4099 18 Apr – 01 May$4099
 23 Apr – 06 May$4099 25 Apr – 08 May$4099
 30 Apr – 13 May$4099 02 May – 15 May$4099
 07 May – 20 May$4099 09 May – 22 May$4099
 14 May – 27 May ‡$3974 16 May – 29 May ‡$3974
 21 May – 03 Jun ‡$3974 23 May – 05 Jun ‡$3974
 28 May – 10 Jun ‡$3974 30 May – 12 Jun ‡$3974
 04 Jun – 17 Jun ‡$3974 06 Jun – 19 Jun ‡$3974
 11 Jun – 24 Jun ‡$3974 13 Jun – 26 Jun ‡$3974
 18 Jun – 01 Jul ‡$3974 20 Jun – 03 Jul ‡$3974
 25 Jun – 08 Jul ‡$3974 27 Jun – 10 Jul ‡$3974
 02 Jul – 15 Jul ‡$3974 04 Jul – 17 Jul ‡$3974
 09 Jul – 22 Jul ‡$3974 11 Jul – 24 Jul ‡$3974
 16 Jul – 29 Jul ‡$3974 18 Jul – 31 Jul ‡$3974
 23 Jul – 05 Aug ‡$3974 25 Jul – 07 Aug ‡$3974
 30 Jul – 12 Aug ‡$3974 01 Aug – 14 Aug ‡$3974
 06 Aug – 19 Aug ‡$3974 08 Aug – 21 Aug ‡Ψ$3974
 15 Aug – 28 Sep †Ψ$4099 18 Aug – 31 Sep ††Ψ$4099
 27 Aug – 09 Sep$4099 29 Aug – 11 Sep $4099
 03 Sep – 16 Sep$4099 05 Sep – 18 Sep$4099
 10 Sep – 23 Sep$4099 12 Sep – 25 Sep$4099
 17 Sep – 30 Sep$4099 19 Sep – 02 Oct$4099
 24 Sep – 07 Oct$4099 26 Sep – 09 Oct$4099
 01 Oct – 14 Oct$4099 03 Oct – 16 Oct$4099
 08 Oct – 21 Oct$4099 10 Oct – 23 Oct$4099
 15 Oct – 28 Oct$4099 17 Oct – 30 Oct$4099
 22 Oct – 04 Nov$4099 24 Oct – 06 Nov$4099
 29 Oct – 11 Nov$4099 31 Oct – 13 Nov$4099
 05 Nov – 18 Nov$4099 07 Nov – 20 Nov$4099
 12 Nov – 25 Nov$4099 14 Nov – 27 Nov$4099
 19 Nov – 02 Dec$4099 21 Nov – 04 Dec$4099
 26 Nov – 09 Dec$4099 28 Nov – 11 Dec$4099
 03 Dec – 16 Dec$4099 05 Dec – 18 Dec$4099
 10 Dec – 23 Dec$4220 12 Dec – 25 Dec$4220
 17 Dec – 30 Dec$4435 19 Dec – 01 Jan’19$4435
 24 Dec – 06 Jan ’19$4523 26 Dec – 08 Jan’19$4535
  31 Dec – 13 Jan ’19$4523
2019
CE11
Tangier – Marrakech
CE11R
Marrakech – Tangier
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*
 02 Jan – 15 Jan$4435
 07 Jan – 20 Jan$4099 09 Jan – 22 Jan$4099
 14 Jan – 27 Jan$4099 16 Jan – 29 Jan$4099
 21 Jan – 03 Feb$4099 23 Jan – 05 Feb$4099
 28 Jan – 10 Feb$4099 30 Jan – 12 Feb$4099
 04 Feb – 17 Feb$409 06 Feb – 19 Feb$4099
 11 Feb – 24 Feb$4099 13 Feb – 26 Feb$4099
 18 Feb – 03 Mar$4099 20 Feb – 05 Mar$4099
 25 Feb – 10 Mar$4181 27 Feb – 12 Mar$4181
 04 Mar – 17 Mar$4181 06 Mar – 19 Mar$4181
 11 Mar – 24 Mar$4181 13 Mar – 26 Mar$4181
 18 Mar – 31 Mar$4181 20 Mar – 02 Apr$4181
 25 Mar – 07 Apr$4181 27 Mar – 09 Apr$4181
 01 Apr – 14 Apr$4181 03 Apr – 16 Apr$4181
 08 Apr – 21 Apr$4181 10 Apr – 23 Apr$4181
 15 Apr – 28 Apr$4181 17 Apr – 30 Apr$4181
 22 Apr – 05 May$4181 24 Apr – 07 May$4181
 29 Apr – 12 May$4181 01 May – 14 May$4181
 06 May – 19 May$4181 08 May – 21 May$4181
 13 May – 26 May ‡$4056 15 May – 28 May ‡$4056
 20 May – 02 Jun ‡$4056 22 May – 04 Jun ‡$4056
 27 May – 09 Jun ‡$4056 29 May – 11 Jun ‡$4056
 03 Jun – 16 Jun ‡$4056 05 Jun – 18 Jun ‡$4056
 10 Jun – 23 Jun ‡$4056 12 Jun – 25 Jun ‡$4056
More 2019 dates available

* A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Please ask for details. 
†  Wed – Tue Departure
†† Sat – Fri Departure
‡ This departure includes the standard camp in place of the deluxe camp
Ψ Operates during Feast of the Sheep (estimated feast date – TBC)

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