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.

This heritage tour of Morocco travel itinerary is available as either:

۞ CE11T:  Tangier to Marrakech (see below) or
۞ CE11M: Marrakech to Tangier (operates in the reverse direction – ask us for details).

Pre & post tour itinerary extensions available — ask us for details 

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  • 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 (optional Merzouga kasbah stay)
  • 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


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)


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

EMAIL US now for pricing information, further details and to book your private tour of Morocco.

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 CE11T or travel Marrakech to Tangier on CE11M.  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 


(14 days/13 nights)
Tangier – Marrakech
(Mon – Sun)
[Casablanca finish option]
Marrakech – Tangier
(Fri – Thu)
[Casablanca finish option]
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*AUD$DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)* AUD$
  04 Dec – 17 Dec$4611  01 Dec – 14 Dec$4611
  11 Dec – 24 Dec$4611  08 Dec – 21 Dec$4611
  18 Dec – 31 Dec$4611  15 Dec – 28 Dec$4611
  25 Dec – 07 Dec ’24$4611  22 Dec – 04 Jan ‘24$4611
  29 Dec – 11 Jan ‘24$4611
Tangier – Marrakech
Marrakech – Tangier
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*AUD$DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)* AUD$
  01 Jan – 14 Jan$4611  05 Jan – 18 Jan$4611
  08 Jan – 21 Jan$4611  12 Jan – 25 Jan$4611
  15 Jan – 28 Jan$4611  19 Jan – 01 Feb$4611
  22 Jan – 04 Feb$4611  26 Jan – 08 Feb$4611
  29 Jan – 11 Feb$4611  02 Feb – 15 Feb$4611
  05 Feb – 18 Feb$4611  09 Feb – 22 Feb$4611
  12 Feb – 25 Feb$4611  16 Feb – 29 Feb$4611
  19 Feb – 03 Mar$4611  23 Feb – 07 Mar$4611
  26 Feb – 10 Mar$4611  01 Mar – 14 Mar$4611
  04 Mar – 17 Mar$4611  08 Mar – 21 Mar$4611
  11 Mar – 24 Mar$4611  15 Mar – 28 Mar$4611
  18 Mar – 31 Mar$4611  22 Mar – 04 Apr$4611
  25 Mar – 07 Apr$4611  29 Mar – 11 Apr$4611
  01 Apr – 14 Apr$4611  05 Apr – 18 Apr$4611
  08 Apr – 21 Apr$4611  12 Apr – 25 Apr$4611
  15 Apr – 28 Apr$4611  19 Apr – 02 May$4611
  22 Apr – 05 May$4611  26 Apr – 09 May$4611
  29 Apr – 12 May$4611  03 May – 16 May$4611
  06 May – 19 May$4611  10 May – 23 May$4611
  13 May – 26 May$4611  17 May – 30 May$4611
  20 May – 02 Jun$4611  24 May – 06 Jun$4611
  27 May – 09 Jun$4611  31 May – 13 Jun$4611
  03 Jun – 16 Jun$4611  05 Jun – 18 Jun †Ψ$4611
  10 Jun – 23 Jun Ψ$4611  14 Jun – 27 Jun Ψ$4611
  24 Jun – 07 Jul$4611  28 Jun – 11 Jul$4611
  01 Jul – 14 Jul$4611  05 Jul – 18 Jul$4611
  08 Jul – 21 Jul$4611  12 Jul – 25 Jul$4611
  15 Jul – 28 Jul$4611  19 Jul – 01 Aug$4611
  22 Jul – 04 Aug$4611  26 Jul – 08 Aug$4611
  29 Jul – 11 Aug$4611  02 Aug – 15 Aug$4611
  05 Aug –  18 Aug$4611  09 Aug – 22 Aug$4611
  12 Aug –  25 Aug$4611  16 Aug – 29 Aug$4611
  19 Aug – 01 Sep$4611  23 Aug – 05 Sep$4611
  26 Aug – 18 Sep$4611  30 Aug – 12 Sep$4611
  02 Sep – 15 Sep$4611  06 Sep – 19 Sep$4611
  09 Sep – 22 Sep$4611  13 Sep – 26 Sep$4611
  16 Sep – 29 Sep$4611  20 Sep – 03 Oct$4611
  23 Sep – 06 Oct$4611  27 Sep – 10 Oct$4611
  30 Sep – 13 Oct$4611  04 Oct – 17 Oct$4611
  07 Oct – 20 Oct$4611  11 Oct – 24 Oct$4611
  14 Oct – 27 Oct$4611  18 Oct – 31 Oct$4611
  21 Oct  – 03 Nov$4611  25 Oct – 07 Nov$4611
  28 Oct – 10 Nov$4611  01 Nov – 14 Nov$4611
  04 Nov – 17 Nov$4611  08 Nov – 21 Nov$4611
  11 Nov – 24 Nov$4611  15 Nov – 28 Nov$4611
  18 Nov – 01 Dec$4611  22 Nov – 05 Dec$4611
  23 Nov – 08 Dec$4611  29 Nov – 12 Dec$4611
2024 dates available2024 dates available

* A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Solo clients always receive their own room. Please ask for details. 
†     Wed – Tue Departure
Ψ Operates during Feast of the Sheep (estimated feast date – TBC)

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