Desert tour from Marrakech- 9 days

Feel the Moroccan contrasts with this desert tour from Marrakech full of activities and attractions. By the mean of this desert trip you will explore this beautiful country. you will visit many amazing places.

Desert tour from Marrakech program :

Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech

Your driver will be at your reception to transfer you to your hotel or riad.

Overnight and dinner in the hotel or riad.

Day 2: Guided tour of Marrakech, the red city

The City Sightseeing Tour includes the following key sites, depending on you choice if a half day or full day city tour. We will visit Souks(markets), Jewish Quarter, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Minaret and Gardens, Saadian Tombs, Medersa Ben Youssef(Koranic school), apothecary (Berber pharmacy for spices, herbs and oils) and the Majorelle Gardens with a beautiful museum of Amazigh (Berber) costumes and jewelry. If you prefer the first option(hald day tour), free half day to enjoy the night in Jamaa el Fna square. Accommodation in the Riad.

Day 3: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades gorges

At 8 am we will meet you at your Riad or hotel and we will drive crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2,260m above sea level) the highest mountain pass in Morocco. We will make a stop to enjoy stunning landscapes and to take a cup of coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice while enjoying magnificent views of the mountains and Berber villages. Then we will continue the way to reach the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Upon arrival, a guided tour of Ait Benhaddou wich is a World Heritage Site.

Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most spectacular ksours (fortified villages) in Morocco. This famous kasbah was used as a filmset for more than 20 international movies). After that we will continue the way passing through the city of Ouarzazate known as Hollywood of Africa thanks to its cinema studios. Then we will continue driving through the Valley of the Roses and Palm Grove of Skoura and following the valley of the thousand Kasbahs to reach the Dades gorges where we spend this night of our desert tour from Marrakech.

Dinner and accommodation in a charming traditional hotel.

Day 4:Dades Gorges– Todra gorges– Merzouga

The morning after breakfast, departure to the desert of Merzouga) through the Todra Gorges, where you can take a walk to explore these magnificent and narrow gorges where vertiginous pink ocher cliffs frame a crystal clear and cool river. Then we will continue driving to Erfoud through the palm grove of Touroug where we will make a stop for lunch break.

After that we will continue to arrive at the city of Erfoud. This beautiful city is known for its palm groves and also for beeing the capital of fossils and fossilized marble. We will visit a local fossils workshop to give you an idea about how plates of fossils and fossilized marble are transformed into real objects of art.

After the visit we will continue the path to reach the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi. An incredibly beautiful expanse of undulating dunes. These dunes are also known as the Dunes of Merzouga. Dinner and overnight at the Auberge (desert inn).

Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Nomad family – desert tour

We will start the activity of this day of our desert tour from Marrakech by a visit of the village of Khamlia. This village is famous for its Gnawa music originally from the great African Sahara. We will also visit some deserted mines and we will share a mint tea with Berber nomad family in an oasis of palm trees. After that we will drive through the black desert (Hamada) following the path of the DAKAR Rally.

Then we will go to Rissani where you can walk through the most authentic and traditional souk in Morocco and the largest in the south of Morocco. In this Souk you will find a lot of kind of crafts, food and animals. Market days are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. After that we will make a stop to taste madfouna (Berber stuffed pizza) in a local family house.

Afetr lunch break we will return to the dunes of Merzouga. At the end of the afternoon, camel ride to access to the sahara desert camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi dunes to spend the night in a berber nomadic tent under sky full of thousands of stars and under the sweetness of the rythms of local music and around campfire. It will be a great opportunity to take beautiful photos of the spectacular sunset from the heart of moroccan desert and also to explore the secrets of the Sahara and its limitless horizons.

Day 6: Merzouga – Ziz valley – Azrou – Ifrane – Fez

We will get up early the morning to see the magical sunrise. The color of dunes and the shape of the shadows are combined in an incredible sight. After breakfast we will start the itinerary of this journey towards the Ziz Valley with its panoramic views of palm groves and gorges.

We will make a stop to take beautiful pictures of wild monkeys that live in the cedar forests of Azrou and to take lunch. Then we will contiue to arrive at Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco thanks to the european typology of its houses) where we will stop to take a cup of coffee, tea or juice. After that we continue the way to reach the spiritual city of Fez.

We will spend the night in a Riad in the old Medina of Fez.

Day 7: Guided tour of spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco

After breakfast, we will start the activity of this journey of the Desert tour from Marrakech- 9 days. This day is dedicated to explore the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco Fez through a guided tour.

Our visit will include,if time permits, Medersa (koranic school) Attarin and Bou-Inania, Quaraouiyine Mosque, the oldest university in the world that founded by Fatima Al Fihria in the 9th century AD, the Nejjarine Fountain and Museum, Bab Boujloud, the blue and green door, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II.

We will also visit the Chouwara Tanneries that give the feeling of having stepped back in time and the water clock dating from the 14th century. Afterwards we will visit Souks and Traditional Ceramics and Merenid Tombs.

Free afternoon to relax or enjoy the streets of the old medina. Accommodation for the night in a Riad in the old Medina.

Day 8: Fez – Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat

After breakfast, we wil take the road direction to the Roman ruins of Volubilis with free time to walk or to take a guided tour of this famous geoligical site. After that we continue the way to reach Meknes and to explore the highlights of this ancient imperial city. At lunch time, we will make a stop to taste local dishes in a restaurant.

Then we will drive on the highway to arrive at the capital of Morocco Rabat. Upon arrival, we will visit the key sites that include the Kasbah Oudayas, Hassan Tower and the Chellah necropolis. We will spend the night in a Riad in the Medina of Rabat.

Day 9: Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech

Breakfast at the Riad and then transfer to Marrakech by highway with the option of detouring to visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. We will spend the night in a Riad in Marrakech.

The end of our services for the desert tour from Marrakech- 9days

IncludedNot included
* Private 4X4 vehicle with air conditioner .
* Fuel for whole the trip.
* Guide – conductor.
* Overnights with dinner and breakfast.
* Camel trekking, night in the desert camp and local guide.
* Drinks.
* Lunches.
* Entrance to monuments / visits.
* Tips.
* Flight ticket.

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