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9 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

  • 9 Days
  • AVAILABILE
  • Min Age : 9+
  • Max People : +1 Up

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert Via the Road of the thousand Kasbah, uncovering the allure of southern Morocco. Delve into picturesque gorges and lush palm groves, and venture deep into the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where a magical night at a desert camp awaits, complete with a camel ride experience.

Discover the beauty of Morocco with this 9 days / 8 nights itinerary focused on Marrakech and the desert. Begin in bustling Marrakech and explore the medina's souks, fondouks, madrasas, palaces, and secret gardens. Cross over the High Atlas mountains and explore the vast landscapes and sand dunes of the Sahara. You'll wander medieval markets, marvel at palaces and mosques, and explore ancient kasbahs.

Tour Highlights

  • Delve into picturesque gorges and lush palm groves, experiencing the natural beauty and diversity that characterizes southern Morocco.

  • Venture deep into the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where a magical night at a desert camp awaits, accompanied by an enchanting camel ride experience under the starry desert sky./li>

  • Traverse the captivating Draa Valley, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and cultural richness that define this region.

  • Indulge in an excursion to the charming coastal town of Essaouira, known for its serene beaches, historic medina, and vibrant atmosphere.

  • The journey includes an unforgettable camel ride and a night at a desert camp in Erg Chebbi, providing a unique and memorable encounter with the Sahara Desert.

Included/Excluded :

  • All Accommodations As Mentioned In The Itinerary
  • Private Air Conditioned Luxury Mini-Van / Toyota 4x4 at Disposal
  • Private English-speaking Driver / Tour Guide Throughout Your Journey
  • Water
  • Daily Breakfast
  • City Guides & Entrance Fees in Marrakech and Fez
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Itinerary :

 Upon your arrival at Marrakech airport, you’ll be warmly welcomed and greeted. A seamless transfer to your hotel / Riad will follow, allowing you to settle in comfortably.

Your first encounter with Marrakech, famously known as the “Red City,” promises to be vibrant and engaging. Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues and lively atmosphere of the historic city center.

Afterward, you will have the opportunity to unwind and explore at your own pace, making the most of your leisure time. The remainder of the day will be spent in the comfort of your hotel, allowing you to rejuvenate and prepare for the adventures ahead. 

After breakfast in the Riad, you will start exploring Marrakech Medina. Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadien tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badii; and the Ben Youssef Coranique School. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle Gardens; and the Koutoubia Tower. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to walk around the ‘Square of Jemaa El Fna’ full of magicians, storytellers, snake charmers, and food sellers 

 After breakfast in your Riad, we will pick you up and depart for Ouarzazat through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains. 

You will get to the Famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest one in Morocco, built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Ethami, in the late 19th century. The Kasbah is recognized as a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, now a house of many Glaoui family members. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue to the Dades Valley via Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Your first stop will be at the famous village of Kalaa M'gouna, known for its roses and rose products. Since this is the road of the thousands Kasbahs you'll have plenty of opportunities to take some of the most beautiful pictures of your trip. Today you will be staying at a hotel overlooking the Dades Valley 

 On this day, and early in the morning, you leave for Merzouga via the Todra Gorge and Rissani. After the town of Tinghir, you get to the Todra Gorges, the narrowest and the highest in the region. Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Lunch in a restaurant under the 200m high red cliffs.  Hundreds of rock climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport here. Continue your trip to Erfoud "The Fossil Area"  through the open black desert to the village of Merzouga where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea. 

      After breakfast in the Riad / Hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. After that, we will drive into a desert area where you will have the opportunity to meet the nomad families still living in Berber tents and explore their way of life. Today our lunch will be a local meal (Berber pizza). You may also visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town that was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctoo in Mali. Here you will see men hooded and women veiled. The final stop will be at the camel place where we are going to ride them and spend an overnight in the Nomadic Luxury Tent and enjoy the company of a band playing Berber music under the stars in the heart of the Sahara Desert.

 

on this Day, your Camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch one of the top-rating sunrises that will be embedded in your mind. 

After breakfast at the Camp, you’ll leave for Fes through the Ziz Valley after you make a short stop at the city of Erfoud known for its fossils. then the Ziz Gorges provide a rocky passage and the Oued Ziz brings to Tafilalt oases. Passing by Errachidia (you’ll have lunch and enjoy Berber Hospitality beyond borders), Our trip continues alongside the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest inhabited by endangered Barbary Apes. 

The next stop will be in a beautiful modern Berber Village in the high Atlas Mountains called Ifrane Known as The Small Switzerland of Morocco, In the late afternoon you will Arrive at FES “The Cultural and Spiritual Capital of Morocco” 

 After your breakfast in your Riad, you will start an explorative journey of the cultural capital of Morocco with a private local guide, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by the Royal Palace; the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco and the southern Tower, We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Quaraouine University, the oldest in the region, and the Tanneries. After lunch, you will visit the ceramic factory and have a panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes 

on this day, and after having your breakfast at the Riad, you will leave for Rabat " the Main Capital and the Administrative City of Morocco".

your first stop will be at the Ancient Roman Empire of Volubilis, the well-preserved Roman Empire dating back to 225BC, where some mosaics are still in very good shape, continue towards Rabat where you will visit the Hassan Tower dated back to the 12th Century and a Unisco's world heritage site, Mohammed V Mausoleum built by Hassan II for honoring his father as the father of the independence. overnight in the heart of the Medina

Depending on where you will fly from we will ensure to transfer you to Casablanca's / Marrakech Airport where our Tour Ends, as we will make sure to drop you off hours before your flight time departure 

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