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Are you wild about colour?

This full-on group tour, starting in Tangier and finishing in Marrakech,

will prioritise colour saturation – in accommodation,

meal venues and cities visited.


14 days/13 nights

Colour Saturation Tour of Morocco

April 2026

There is no question that one of the first things

that come to mind when anyone mentions Morocco, is colour

– whether it is the colours

woven into the weft and warp of its carpets,

the myriad shades of greens through to deep purple as you walk past the olive stand,

or the endless terracotta tones of the dunes in the Sahara –

it is all about colour and light, tones and texture.

Come join us for a colour saturation tour

of Morocco in 2026.

(Note this is after Ramadan. Also, Good Friday is on April 3 in 2026 with Easter Monday on April 6).

BOOKINGS CLOSE August 1, 2025

(or when tour is full -whichever is earlier)


Since this map was prepared we have adjusted the itinerary slightly to give you an extra day to unwind at Erfoud on Day 9, instead of visiting Agdz, which on reflection did not add to the palette of Morocco beyond what you will have experienced already.

Both the colour and the light in Morocco have a particular depth and saturation that some will insist is unique – Matisse and friends certainly found that when they put paint to paper or to canvas and to this day, artists, photographers, filmmakers and travellers continue to be inspired by both the light and the colour that a journey through Morocco provides, in quantities as plentiful as the glasses of mint tea you will be offered. So, let’s take a colour-strewn amble through a Moroccan itinerary punctuated by shades of blue, and green, saffron and ochre.

Colour in Morocco Tour Concept 2025

A Gnaoua musician at Essaouira, sewing small seashells as decoration onto the hats the musicians traditionally wear.


Tangier & Asilah

DAY 1- April 14, 2026: Tangier (Tuesday)

MEALS: Dinner (D)

Pickup from Tangier airport or train station if you caught the bullet train from Casablanca. Stay at La Maison Blanche or equivalent. Share a welcome dinner in one of Tangier’s fabulous private gardens.


DAY 2 – April 15, 2026: Tangier > Asilah (Wednesday)

MEALS: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) & D

Colour highlights today: The coastal architecture of Tangier and its smaller neighbour Asilah, has a simple clarity and brightness possibly more reminiscent of a Greek island than the earthy tones of the desert, usually expected of Morocco.

After breakfast, enjoy some interior design shopping with Pauline, our local interior designer and editor of an interior design magazine published out of the UK. You’ll begin in Tangier and later in the afternoon drive onto Asilah. On the way, stop for a delicious lunch of organic ingredients on a permaculture farm. Trust us, your interior design options are better value for money here, than at other places in Morocco. Pauline will help you with shipping too.

Stay at colourful Dar Ambrosia, or equivalent.




DAY 3 – April 16, 2026: Chefchaouen (Thursday)


Colour highlights today: Today we visit the famous blue city, Chefchaouen – leaving the blues of the coastal waters, driving through lush green countryside abounding with a myriad of colourful spring flowers.

Glorious spring wildflowers in northern Morocco.

After breakfast, having soaked up the slightly more familiar coastal colours, it is time to head for the Rif. You’ll follow the road winding up and into the mountains, discovering  landscapes framed by the grey-green olive groves and stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch. Chefchaouen is of course the unrivalled City of Blue, firmly on the Moroccan bucket-list because of its single-mindedly blue medina and winding streets in a mesmerising mix of every shade of blue. On a rare quiet day, it has an intensity that gives it an almost surreal atmosphere.

There are several theories on offer as to why blue was the chosen hue of this relatively remote mountain village, but whatever the reason, it is now simply because it IS the Blue city, the colour defines it, that makes it irresistibly instagrammable and has ensured it place of honour on the Moroccan colour route.

Stay at quirky Dar Laman Two, or equivalent.

Inner courtyard at Chefchaouen.


DAY 4 – April 17, 2026: Chefchaouen (Friday)


After breakfast, you’ll have a morning tour of the city’s medina. Please note Friday is a holy day and Chefchaouen is very religious so it is likely that many shops will be closed. This however may mean that tourist crowds and instagrammers are fewer, which can only be a good thing. We have further information about points of interest in Chefchaouen in “Client Resources” and under the “Morocco Insider” tab on our website.

The afternoon and evening are free so you can continue sightseeing or return to the dar for a leisurely break.


Ouazzane & Fez

DAY 5 – April 18, 2026: Ouazzane > Volubilis > Fez (Saturday)

MEALS: B, L, light dinner.

Colour highlights today: Shifting from blue to green, we head south to Ouazzane with its medina daubed in the greenest green imaginable. Then onto Fez, a city of multiple colours and patterns.

Breakfast first, then to Ouazzane (about 1.5 hours from Chefchaouen) sitting in the middle of rolling hills and olive groves. This is a place to sample olive oil and possibly ramp up your winter wardrobe with some locally woven djellabas (loose-fitting hooded caftans). You’ll stop there (or nearby) for a morning tea or coffee, and then later for a special sit-down lunch at a farm near Volubilis – a Roman settlement dating back to the 3rd century BC. Fez is a further 90 minutes away where the accommodation (TBA) will feature colourful mosaics.



DAY 6 – April 19, 2026: Fez (Sunday)


Colour highlights today: Fez is a city of accents rather than a single colour. It is an artist’s palette full of interesting patterns, from the dyers’ souk to the zellige mosaics crafted in its workshops to the copper beaten into shape to make the dappled lighting shift beautifully from dusk to dawn. 

Copper artisan, Fez medina

Enjoy breakfast, then take the morning tour of the medina and experience first-hand the painter’s palette of colours that the city provides. The beauty of the Al-Attarine Madrasa will be one pit-stop for sure.

In the afternoon we will visit the cave-home town of Bhalil, starting with lunch with Latifa in her cave home, followed by a short walk around the town with one of the locals.

Threads left by the ladies of Bhalil who make djellaba buttons.


We return to Fez where the evening is free.



DAY 7 – April 20, 2026: Rabat (Monday)


Colour highlights today: Morocco’s capital offers magnificent examples of golden hues across impressive historical sites

After breakfast today, you’ll drive to Rabat (about 3.5 hours from Fez) and drop off your things at the accommodation  – Dar Rabiaa with its beautiful green and pink colour scheme (or equivalent). Then, in the afternoon, we will do some sightseeing together of this Imperial City with an ancient history.

Dinner tonight is likely to be at Villa Mandarine, which is definitely open on Mondays, about a 30-minute drive from the Rabat medina.


Casablanca & Flight to Erfoud

DAY 8 – April 21, 2026: Rabat > Casablanca > Erfoud (Tuesday)


Colour highlights today: Depending on availability the giant Royal Red Prawns at the seafood lunch today.


The Chebakia is a pastry of Morocan origin.

After a leisurely breakfast and a later start, you’ll travel down the azure coast to Casablanca where you’ll enjoy lunch at the vibrant seafood market. In the afternoon you will have a guided tour of the King Hassan Mosque. 

In the afternoon you’re invited to a local home for a simple traditional dinner before taking a flight to Erfoud in Morocco’s south, arriving very late in the evening at your accommodation – La Rose du Desert (or equivalent).


DAY 9 – April 22, 2026: Erfoud rest day with optional activities extra to the tour (Wednesday)


Colour highlights today: The khaki, ochre, burnt orange, sand and taupes of the south.

Spices for sale in a local souk at Erfoud

Today is a rest day.

However if you want to do a guided, local, souk tour with tastings of honey and date varieties, followed by a cooking class with Saffa of ingredients purchased in the morning, let us know. You can also pre-order and purchase colourful ground spices from Saffa that she washes and grinds herself, to flavour tea as well as food. Spices, are best bought from a trusted homemaker like Saffa instead of at the souks, because of the care she takes to ensure her spices are free of impurities. Souk merchants selling ground spices by weight, are not so concerned to remove impurities, as this would decrease the weight. In the past our clients have found that Australian Customs has no objection to spices from Morocco, if ground.

This tasting, shopping and cooking experience would probably take up a good part of the day.

Or for the ladies, you could have a hammam at the local public hammam, for which we can arrange someone to provide you with a basket of the products required and to accompany you throughout the process and translate for you. It will take up your afternoon. We will drop you off and pick-you up there as well as introduce you to the lady who is to assist you (whose English is very good). We find this is popular with our clients.

Alternatively you could spend the day lounging around the pool in the date palm garden of the auberge, or unwind in your own way.

There is an interesting fossil workshop, museum and sales showroom about a 5 minute walk from the auberge, for anyone interested in a brief diversion today.

If you need to get money from an ATM or want to visit a modern pharmacy, Otman (your host) can  help you too.

Colourful teapot holders drying at our auberge at Erfoud

For those interested in either the cooking or the hammam experience, the price per person is AUS $200.00 including cooking ingredients or hammam products, payable at the time of the balance of the tour fee, as set out at the conclusion of this itinerary.


Baker at Rissani

Erfoud to Rissani and Merzouga 

DAY 10 – April 23, 2026: Erfoud > Rissani > Dunes (Thursday)


Colour highlights today: At first glance, both the landscape and the colour palette become harsher, devoid of colour and undeniably barren. On a second (or maybe a third) glance, you can start to appreciate the ancient earthen tones and textures that have been a part of the caravan route travelled by merchants and camels for centuries, trading salt, gold, leathergoods, jewellery and strange objects from faraway lands, along the way.

After breakfast, you’ll travel south through Erfoud’s earthen kasbahs and ksars which merge magnificently into the landscape from which they are constructed. The palm groves on the edge of Erfoud provide a welcome olive-green respite, punctuated by the burnt orange of the dates, framed by the earthen walls of the surrounding village. 

Today, you’ll travel about 60km to Merzouga, via Rissani (and the markets, ksars and mausoleum there, time permitting).

Façade patterns at the Mausoleum at Rissani.

Stained glass windows at the mausoleum at Rissani for the first sultan of the ruling Alouite dynasty.

You will probably have lunch in Rissani or Khamlia, a village of descendants of slaves – an opportunity to enjoy a Berber pizza, perhaps.

The route towards Merzouga culminates in the waves of the Dunes of the Sahara Desert in all its shades of brown to ochre, saffron to gold, interspersed with dashes of indigo blue of the Tuareg turbans. Later in the day, amidst the dunes or alongside them, you will see your surrounds shift into a deeper gold, softening with the sunset, before merging into a velvet backdrop for the star-spangled desert sky that night. 

Tuareg blue and spice dunes at Rissani markets.

You will stay overnight at Sandfis(c)h Camp – luxury tent accommodation in the Dunes –having arrived by either camel or 4WD and enjoy the stars, the campfire, the music and the mysticism of the desert and its changing colours.

The ever changing colour of the Dunes. Photo taken near Sandfis(c)h camp.

Todra Gorge & the Roses Valley

DAY 11 – April 24, 2026: Todra Gorge > Valley of the Roses (Friday)


Colour highlights today: Picasso Berber’s carpets, and maybe if you are lucky, the pink of the damask roses in the Roses Valley.

Following breakfast you will visit the Todra Gorge, a series of limestone river canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Take a leisurely walk through a community garden for about 30 minutes with some explanations from a local along the way and you’ll arrive at a local village for a visit to Picasso Berber, the seller of lovely carpets. No pressure to purchase – it is up to you. The experience is pleasant and the choices are both interesting and colourful.

In the Roses Valley even the taxis are pink.

Then, onto the Boumalne Dades with its adobe houses, ochre kasbahs and brilliantly coloured cliffs, and the famous Valley of the Roses.  

Traditionally, April and May are rose-harvesting season and the pink petals will add a new colour to your travel palette and perfume to your senses. Be warned though, that blooming time can fluctuate and you might be there either a tad early, or a tad late, for it.

Stay overnight in the Roses Valley, possible at Bab el Atlas (or equivalent).

The High Atlas Mountains & Marrakech

DAY 12 – April 25, 2026: High Atlas Mountains > Marrakech (Saturday)


Colour highlights today: Expect to see harsh rocky outcrops, white peaks on high, and contrasting verdant greens and browns of the oasis in the valley. Also, another mosaic-laden riad at Marrakech.

This mountainous landscape stands at the gateway to the Sahara that you have now experienced. It is about 4.5 hours drive (excluding stops) from the Roses Valley to Marrakech, your next overnight stop, and the green slowly shifts to shades of brown until you reach what is commonly referred to as the Red City. As you approach the walled medina, you’ll see the distinctive red sandstone runs through the ancient walls and into the newer buildings beyond – a striking contrast with the lush green of its cultivated gardens and palm trees. The red ochre tones of the city walls, contrasts with the deepest blue (known as Majorelle Blue) that has also come to be inextricably tied to Marrakech and its famous Majorelle Garden of lush botanicals.

Please note Le Jardin Majorelle is not part of this itinerary. If you wish to visit it, please purchase your tickets online for the afternoon of Day 13 below and going there and back will be via tuk-tuk at an additional cost to the tour fee.

Stay at Riad Spice (or equivalent) and dine in this evening.


DAY 13 – April 26, 2026: Marrakech (Sunday)


Colour highlights today: The red city, the Majorelle blue and botanical colours of the gardens, the colourful markets, all provide a plethora of photo opportunities.

Le Jardin Majorelle – there is a QR code for you to translate the French and Arabic signage into English on your phone.

After breakfast, there will be a morning tour of the medina.  Look for hand-crafted goods and textiles, sample more of the exotic and colourful food, enjoy a mint tea or jus d’avocat (avocado smoothie). The afternoon is free so there’s time to see more of the Red City’s sights, maybe have a drink at La Mamounia so you can also enjoy their lovely garden as well as a sunset for which Marrakech is famous. Or simply relax a bit before rendezvous-ing in the courtyard of our riad for a colourful farewell dinner together.

DAY 14 – April 27, 2026: Marrakech(Tuesday)


After breakfast (if you are not leaving too early) drop off at Marrakech airport or train station.


Lamps for sale made from animal hide. If treated, Customs should have no objection.

Life in Morocco remains intrinsically linked to the land – wandering through a market, produce will in general be local and seasonal.

You will be offered grilled sardines along the coast

and medfouna in the desert

and the traditional cooking pots which can be bought at the side of the road

come directly from the earth in all its terracotta glory.

The colours you will discover on this Moroccan itinerary

equally reflect the landscape – with whites and blues along the coast

shifting into greens and browns as you move inland and culminating

in the golden crown of the sands of the Sahara  – but as with everything in life,

it is often the little things, the details which if you take time to slow  down

and simply enjoy the journey with eyes wide open, below the first bold brushstroke you will see a myriad of details that make the palette

and your journey a richer experience.

Colorful handmade leather slippers (babouches) on a market in Marrakech, Morocco

PLEASE NOTE that quoted prices do not include lunches and dinners where not specifically included, drinks (including bottled water), airfares to, from and within Morocco, some tips and any personal expenses, or anything else not specifically included in the itinerary. We now include venue entry fees to minimise itinerary disruption.  We can explain more about this at the time of your enquiry, upon request.

Dyes for sale

Your diary checklist


Make a 50% deposit to confirm your inclusion in the tour. First in first served.

Fully refundable if tour does not proceed.

AIMT Trust Account – BSB:032-097 – Account number: 441414 – Westpac Bank

Insert your surname and contact us for a payment reference number.

January 31, 2026: Deadline for bookings to close and tour confirmation, unless we have reached maximum numbers before then.
January 31, 2026: Deadline to refund all deposits via EFT if tour is not confirmed, subject to provision of your bank account details at least 3 business days prior.


February 28, 2026:

 Balance of tour fee for confirmed tour to be received by AIMTours and access to Client-only resources given.


Note all prices are shown in Australian dollars unless specified otherwise.

Colour Saturation in Morocco tour

April 14 – 27


Twin or double share

per person 

Single occupancy
TOTAL $9,450.00 $12,950.00
Souk visit and cooking class OR hammam experience  $200 each $200 each


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Remember, you can do this as a private tour anytime

however, prices may need to adjust upward

depending on group numbers and dates.


CONSIDER combining this group tour with one of the others we have on offer.

Or, you could arrange for a private tour

to see other places of interest before or after.

Think about making the most of your time here.






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