15-Day Morocco Tour - Magic of Morocco

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North TO South Route, Morocco

Starts and Ends In : Marrakesh

Duration  :  15 Days / 14 Nights

  • EARLY BIRD SIGN UP : $2,299 USD per person (double occupancy) – SOLD OUT

Price : USD 2,499 USD per person (double occupancy), Single supplement- $350

Deposit : Remaining balance Due upon arrival

OPTIONAL Pre-tour : 10-day  tour from September 16th-25th, 2023  @ $1350 USD (per person, double occupancy).

This small-group tour (10 or less) is coordinated by Leslie Smith of Leslie’s Heart Travel in partnership with local family Moroccan tour company.

With us you get very personalized service – like you are traveling with friends. I work with local Moroccans who have a deep love for their country. I pay them a living wage for their services. As your personal tour coordinator, I ensure everything goes smoothly. I have over 5 years of traveling and living part time in Morocco.

You will be in safe hands and will be taken care of by professional local guides and drivers, while you discover the real beauty of Morocco, its culture, history and traditions during your holiday stay.


You will begin in the north to discover Casablanca, Chefchaouen (the blue city) Fes, then going south to discover the magic of the Sahara Desert and smaller traditional town of the southern region. We will return to Marrakech by driving over the famous High Atlas Mountains past traditional Berber villages. We will return to Marrakech by driving over the famous High Atlas Mountains past traditional Berber villages. 

We will have the opportunity to overnight at two different parts of the alluring Sahara Desert. Erg Chebibi near the town of Merzouga and later at the more remote Erg Chigaga. 

Before heading back to Marrakech for departure, we will spend some time in Essaouira, a beautiful, relaxing port town.

OPTIONAL Pre-tour: 10-day  – September 16-25, 2023 – $1350 USD (per person, double occupancy). Marrakesh,Tagounite, Sahara Desert Camp at Erg Chigaga, Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, Essaouira.
OPTIONAL Pre-Tour: Wellness Yoga Retreat – September 25-28, 2023 – $450 Additional

We will be in the coastal town of Essaouira the day before the tour ends in Marrakesh. If you would like to extend 4 day/3 night in Essaouira for a Wellness Yoga Retreat, (5-7 people) please ask and we will provide you with details.



Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. No events planned. Just rest and prepare for the adventure to come as we explore the Magic of Morocco. We can arrange optional dinner for you at Rick’s Cafe (modeled after the cafe in the movie “Casablanca”.) Overnight in Casablanca. 

After breakfast in your hotel, you can take a tour of Hassan II Mosque, the only mosque in Morocco that allows non-Muslims to enter. The mosque sits at the edge of the city with the Atlantic Ocean as its beautiful backdrop. It is the second largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s second tallest. 1 hr. tour to see the inside of the mosque (optional $12). After the tour we will continue onto Rabat (1 hr) and overnight there. In Rabat we will see the Oudayas Kasbah and Hassan Tower.

After breakfast we will drive to Chefchaouen, the blue city, located in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco, is known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of the old town. 

You can stroll (on your own) in the blue alleyways, where leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. Optional activities can be arranged if desired (not included in tour price.) In the main square of Place Outa el Hammam is the red-walked Kasbah, a 15-century fortress and dungeon, Chefchaouen Ethnographic Museum and the octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque. Overnight in Chefchaouen. 

After breakfast in your riad, we will drive to Fez. In the afternoon, you meet your local guide and the exploration of Fes begins. You will visit the Royal Palace, founded back to the foundation of the new Fes. Then on to Mellah, the Jewish quarter, where you see a 17th-century synagogue. Also, The University of al-Qarawiyyin, founded as a mosque, then became one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the historic Muslim world.  As well as Chouara Tannery, the largest and oldest at the oldest Medina quarter of the city, surrounded by leather shops with terraces from where you look down onto the pits. Overnight in Fes

After breakfast we will drive to Boulaajoul. Along the way we will see the cedar forest in the middle Atlas Mountains and the town of Ifrane. 

On this day, after breakfast at your riad, we will make our way to Merzouga for your first overnight of the trip in the Sahara Desert at Erg Chebibi. You can ride a camel (optional)   Overnight at desert camp 

After breakfast in the desert, we will drive to the city of Zagora where we will have lunch. Then continue south on our way to our Riad in Tagounite.

During our time at Dar Talmoudi, we will take in the local culture of southern Morocco.  We have the opportunity to participate in a cooking class, enjoy local music, henna art, visit a pottery cooperative, koran library, local school or other community activity, volunteer projects, go fishing or swimming. Overnight at Riad Dar Talmoudi. 

Setting out for our overnight in the Sahara Desert, we will go by 4×4 on a desert safari stopping to have tea or lunch with a family that is still living the nomadic life. We will see the place where Moroccan traders used to meet others to make the long and dangerous route to Timbuktu an ancient major trading center for gold and salt. Lunch is provided along the way.

After arriving at our desert camp at Erg Chigaga, the largest dunes in Morocco. Just before sunset we will take our own camel caravan into the dunes for a memorable ride and photos.

Later we will be served a delicious dinner. After dinner, we can gather under the night sky and enjoy a campfire with traditional music. The camp has well-equipped tents or earthen rooms with a regular bed with comfortable mattress and separate bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets. Overnight Sahara Desert Camp

We will make our way across a different part of the Sahara through Lake Iriki National Park.  The lake nowadays is mostly dry. It was a favorite place of the southern gazelles.  It was established to protect the biodiversity, flora and fauna across 123,000 hectares of south-eastern Morocco. We will also stop at a Berber womans’ carpet co-op to see a demonstration and learn how the carpets are madeOvernight: Dar Isselday.

Transfers to airport in Marrakech for departure. If you would like to extend your trip, please let us know and we can assist with arrangements.

You may have a leisurely day at this beautiful seaside town. Optional activity are available: ride camels or horses on the beach, experience a hammam (Moroccan spa).

After breakfast at the riad, we drive to Marrakech. After lunch in Marrakech, we will stroll through the narrow streets of the old Medina *old city, and visit the colourful Souks/markets. Our local guide will lead us on a tour of Marrakesh including the souks (market place), Jemaa el Fna Square, Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace and Koutoubia mosque. Overnight in Marrakech.

Transfers to airport in Marrakech for drop off. If you would like to extend your trip, please let us know and we can assist with arrangements.

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