Holy Week in Morocco

Embark on a transformative journey this Holy Week and experience the mystical allure of Morocco. As you traverse this captivating North African country during this sacred time, prepare to be immersed in a blend of spiritual traditions, ancient rituals, and breathtaking landscapes that will ignite your soul.

Begin your Holy Week trip in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where the air is filled with a palpable sense of spirituality. Explore the intricate architecture of the Koutoubia Mosque, and witness the faithful engaging in prayers and contemplation. Lose yourself in the bustling souks, where the aroma of exotic spices and the vibrant colors of textiles awaken your senses. As the sun sets over the horizon, head to the historic medina and witness the captivating spectacle of Gnawa music and dance, a mesmerizing spiritual tradition that has its roots in West Africa.

Journey to the spiritual heart of Morocco as you make your way to Fes, the ancient imperial city renowned for its labyrinthine medina. Step back in time as you wander through narrow alleys lined with ornate mosques, majestic palaces, and vibrant markets. Visit the world’s oldest functioning university, Al-Qarawiyyin, and witness the deep connection between religion and education that has shaped Morocco’s intellectual heritage.

For a truly transformative experience, venture into the majestic Atlas Mountains and discover the hidden Berber villages nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes. Engage in spiritual hikes, guided by local Berber guides who will share their wisdom and connect you to the natural wonders surrounding you. Take a moment to reflect and find solace in the serene beauty of the mountains, allowing the tranquil surroundings to deepen your spiritual journey.

No trip to Morocco is complete without a visit to the Sahara Desert, and during Holy Week, the experience takes on a profound meaning. As you ride camels across the golden dunes, immerse yourself in the vastness and silence of the desert, finding solace and connection to something greater than yourself. Spend an unforgettable night under a blanket of stars, engaging in introspection and embracing the silence that allows for deep spiritual contemplation.

As Holy Week culminates, return to the vibrant city of Marrakech, where you can witness the captivating Moroccan traditions surrounding the celebration of Easter. Explore the historic Christian quarter, known as the “European Village,” and discover the beautifully adorned churches where worshippers come together to commemorate this sacred time.

Throughout your Holy Week journey in Morocco, you will be enveloped in a tapestry of spirituality, cultural richness, and natural beauty. Allow yourself to be captivated by the profound traditions and sacred rituals that permeate the air, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.

Join us for this extraordinary pilgrimage through Morocco, where spirituality and cultural immersion intertwine, creating a transformative Holy Week experience unlike any other. Let the enchantment of Morocco guide you towards self-reflection, connection, and spiritual renewal.

We recommend this circuit to spend Holy Week in Morocco

Day 1 – Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

You are private, the tour begins with a view of the Atlas Mountains as we meander through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, made famous on the big screen by movies like Gladiator and the famous HBO series Game of Thrones. We will then continue to Ouarzazate to visit Atlas Film Studios and a Kasbah located in the city and then to the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Roses Festival. Then, we will go to Dades Gorges where we will spend this night.

Day 2 – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert

Here we will continue our tour and visit the Todra Valley, a colorful and narrow canyon famous for lovers of the outdoors. We will then drive through the Ziz Valley to reach Erfoud, an oasis city known as the gate to the Sahara desert and renowned for its unique fossils. There we can visit a local factory that produces handicrafts and house decorations made from fossils, there is also a local shop where you can buy items such as souvenirs. From there we will continue to Rissani where we will visit the local souk and then drive into the desert to reach Merzouga. Arriving at a checkpoint, we leave the vehicle and begin our camel ride through the desert dunes, accompanied by experienced guides, arriving at the Merzouga desert camp, where we will spend the night in Berbere tents. This spectacular night will become unforgettable with a unique and traditional Berber dinner under starlight topped by tribal music around a desert campfire.

Day 3 – Merzouga desert – Gnawa de Khamlia – Merzouga

This day will be dedicated to exploring the desert of Merzouga. You will have the chance to “do your own thing”, with the option to either trek a camel or explore via the comfort of a 4×4. We will also visit the village of Khamlia, famous for its traditional music. We simply cannot miss the opportunity to appreciate the sunset behind the dunes of the bewildering Sahara desert. Night on a local road.

Day 4 – Merzouga – Midelt – ifran – Fes

After an early start to watch the desert sunrise, we will ride the camel back to a nearby local hotel where you will have a chance to freshen up. After breakfast, at the hotel, we will drive through Rissani and Erfoud until we reach Midelt in the Atlas Mountains. There, we can stop for lunch before driving to Fez, where we will spend the night in a local hotel.

Day 5 – Fes – Chefchaouen

We will start the day exploring the oldest city in Morocco, meandering through its alleys and narrow streets. Fes consists of three well differentiated parts; Fes el Bali (UNESCO World Heritage Site) being the oldest of the three with more than 9,000 narrow streets and alleys fortified by a large wall, Fes-Jdid “new Fez” (home of the Jewish quarter) and the “Ville Nouvelle”, the newest sector of Fez created during the French occupation. Later in the day, we will head to Chefchaoune, where we will spend the night.

Day 6 – Chefchaouen – Marrakech

Today we visit the main attractions and monuments of Chefchaouen, before heading to your hotel in Marrakech.

Day 7 – Marrakech – Transfer to the airport

Today it depends on your flight and we will transfer you to the airport where our service will end.


– Private trip, there will be no more people with you.
– Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport or wherever you want.
– Transportation during the trip in an all-terrain vehicle with AC.
– Fuel
– Tent camp (Includes dinner and breakfast)
– Camel excursion (one per person).

Does not include

– Flights
– Midday meals
– Beverages
– Tickets to kasbah
– Tips and what is not in the program