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 tent camp with private deluxe tents with ensuite in Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert
  • 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
  • Sunset desert camel ride* in Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi sand dunes (*option to stay and relax at deluxe 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
em>This heritage tour of Morocco is available as either a Tangier to Marrakech or Marrakech to Tangier travel 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 cultural heritage of the desert Berber nomads. Traveling by a 4-wheel drive vehicle you arrive to your Morocco deluxe camp peacefully located in the eastern wilderness preserved section of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Here can glimpse the past days of the Berber camel caravans joining your sunset camel train ride led by your local Berber guide or you can choose to relax at your Morocco deluxe camp Berber tent camp.  Overnight camping in Berber tents in desert – Morocco deluxe camp.  (Breakfast & Dinner)

۞ Option to overnight in the 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)

2019 & 2020 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 deluxe 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 deluxe 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

 Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours
CE11/11R Departure Dates & Pricing 

2019
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)*AUD$DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)* AUD$
 02 Jan – 15 Jan$4220
 07 Jan – 20 Jan$4181 09 Jan – 22 Jan$4181
 14 Jan – 27 Jan$4181 16 Jan – 29 Jan$4181
 21 Jan – 03 Feb$4181 23 Jan – 05 Feb$4181
 28 Jan – 10 Feb$4181 30 Jan – 12 Feb$4181
 04 Feb – 17 Feb$4181 06 Feb – 19 Feb$4181
 11 Feb – 24 Feb$4181 13 Feb – 26 Feb$4181
 18 Feb – 03 Mar$4181 20 Feb – 05 Mar$4181
 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$4181 15 May – 28 May$4181
 20 May – 02 Jun$4181 22 May – 04 Jun$4181
 27 May – 09 Jun$4181 29 May – 11 Jun$4181
 03 Jun – 16 Jun$4181 05 Jun – 18 Jun$4181
 10 Jun – 23 Jun$4181 12 Jun – 25 Jun$4181
 17 Jun – 30 Jun$4181 19 Jun – 02 Jul$4181
 24 Jun – 07 Jul$4181 26 Jun – 09 Jul$4181
 01 Jul – 14 Jul$4181 03 Jul – 16 Jul$4181
 08 Jul – 21 Jul$4181 10 Jul – 23 Jul$4181
 15 Jul – 29 Jul$4181 17 Jul – 31 Jul$4181
 22 Jul – 04 Aug$4181 24 Jul – 06 Aug$4181
 29 Jul – 11 Aug$4181 31 Jul – 13 Aug$4181
 05 Aug – 18 Aug Ψ$4181 07 Aug – 20 Aug Ψ$4181
 15 Aug – 28 Aug †Ψ$4181 17 Aug – 30 Aug ††Ψ$4181
 26 Aug – 08 Sep$4181 28 Aug – 10 Sep $4181
 02 Sep – 15 Sep$4181 04 Sep – 17 Sep$4181
 09 Sep – 22 Sep$4181 11 Sep – 24 Sep$4181
 16 Sep – 29 Sep$4181 18 Sep – 01 Oct$4181
 23 Sep – 06 Oct$4181 25 Sep – 08 Oct$4181
 30 Sep – 13 Oct$4181 02 Oct – 15 Oct$4181
 07 Oct – 20 Oct$4181 09 Oct – 22 Oct$4181
 14 Oct – 27 Oct$4181 16 Oct – 29 Oct$4181
 21 Oct – 03 Nov$4181 23 Oct – 05 Nov$4181
 27 Oct – 10 Nov$4181 30 Oct – 12 Nov$4181
 04 Nov – 17 Nov$4181 06 Nov – 19 Nov$4181
 11 Nov – 24 Nov$4181 13 Nov – 26 Nov$4181
 18 Nov – 01 Dec$4181 20 Nov – 03 Dec$4181
 25 Nov – 08 Dec$4181 27 Nov – 10 Dec$4181
 02 Dec – 15 Dec$4181 04 Dec – 17 Dec$4181
 09 Dec – 22 Dec$4250 11 Dec – 24 Dec$4250
 16 Dec – 29 Dec$4435 18 Dec – 31 Dec$4435
 23 Dec – 05 Jan ’20$4523 25 Dec – 07 Jan’20$4535
  30 Dec – 12 Jan ’20$4523
2020
CE11
Tangier – Marrakech
CE11R
Marrakech – Tangier
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*AUD$DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)* AUD$
 01 Jan – 14 Jan$4220
 06 Jan – 19 Jan$4181 08 Jan – 21 Jan$4181
 13 Jan – 26 Jan$4181 15 Jan – 28 Jan$4181
 20 Jan – 02 Feb$4181 22 Jan – 04 Feb$4181
 27 Jan – 09 Feb$4181 29 Jan – 11 Feb$4181
 03 Feb – 16 Feb$4181 05 Feb – 18 Feb$4181
 10 Feb – 23 Feb$4181 12 Feb – 25 Feb$4181
 17 Feb – 01 Mar$4181 19 Feb – 03 Mar$4181
 24 Feb – 08 Mar$4181 26 Feb – 10 Mar$4250
 02 Mar – 15 Mar$4250 04 Mar – 17 Mar$4250
 09 Mar – 22 Mar$4250 11 Mar – 24 Mar$4250
 16 Mar – 29 Mar$4250 18 Mar – 31 Mar$4250
 23 Mar – 05 Apr$4250 25 Mar – 07 Apr$4250
 30 Mar – 12 Apr$4250 01 Apr – 14 Apr$4250
 06 Apr – 19 Apr$4250 08 Apr – 21 Apr$4250
 13 Apr – 26 Apr$4250 15 Apr – 28 Apr$4250
 20 Apr – 03 May$4250 22 Apr – 05 May$4250
 27 Apr – 10 May$4250 29 Apr – 12 May$4250
 04 May – 17 May$4250 06 May – 19 May$4250
 11 May – 24 May$4250 13 May – 26 May$4250
 18 May – 31 May$4250 20 May – 02 Jun$4250
 25 May – 07 Jun$4250 27 May – 09 Jun$4250
 01 Jun – 14 Jun$4250 03 Jun – 16 Jun$4250
 08 Jun – 21 Jun$4250 10 Jun – 23 Jun$4250
 15 Jun – 28 Jun$4250 17 Jun – 30 Jun$4250
 22 Jun – 05 Jul$4250 24 Jun – 07 Jul$4250
 29 Jun – 12 Jul$4250 01 Jul – 14 Jul$4250
More 2020 dates availableMore 2020 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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