10 days tour from marrakech to desert
Program details :
Day 1 : Arrival Marrakech
10 days desert tour from Marrakech Arrival at Marrakech airport. Our guide will take you to your accommodation next to Jamaa el Fna Square.
Accommodation in Riad/hotel recommended by Family Morocco Tour
Day 2 : Marrakesh – High atlas – Kasbah telouet – Kasbah ait ben haddou - Ouarzazate
Departure from Marrakech to Todgha Gorge, we will cross from Tizi N’tichka Mountains (High Atlas, the highest mountain of Morocco at 2260 meters), we will visit the Kasbah of Talouet, with lunch on our way. After Our Visiting to Todgha gorge, we will be in the early afternoon at the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou. Located 30 km from Ouarzazate, Aït Ben Haddou is an ancient UNESCO-listed Berber Kasba that has kept its original architecture. Arrival in Ouarzazate with dinner and overnight in riad.
Day 3 : Ouarzazate – Skoura oasis – rose valley – Dades gorges – Toudra Gorges
In the morning we will visit the Kasbah of Taurirt in Ouarzazate with a chance to discover it there, after that we will leave to Skoura, where there is an ancient Kasbah (Amridil) surrounded by Berber villages still inhabited by locals in a charming oasis. then we will leave to the valley of roses and visit the Kasbah Tizzarouine, a crossroads between the gorges and the valley of the Dadès, also known as the “valley of a thousand kasbahs”.
We will head towards the Todgha gorges passing through the Dades gorges (whereby taking a short path on the unpaved road). Heading west (towards Ouarzazate), we will arrive at Tinghir, dominated by an imposing kasbah, Tinghir is the ideal starting point to visit the Todra Gorges, arrival in the afternoon to the gorge our dinner and overnight will be in a typical riad to the Todgha gorge.
Day 4 : Toudra oasis – Erfoud – Merzouga – Camel trek
In the morning and after breakfast we will continue our 10 days desert tour from Marrakech, to the gorges (1h of gear), and we will leave for the dunes of stopping in an archaeological area where there are many prehistoric fossils, we will take our lunch in Rissani (there will explore one of older souks in Africa), a typical Berber village in Merzouga with an ancient Kasbah. Afternoon arrival in Merzouga to see a magical sunset with dromedary back.
- Your dinner and overnight in Merzouga in a nomadic bivouac in Erg Chebi, evening with traditional Sahara music there in the desert.
Day 5 : Merzouga wonders – Rissani – Ziz valley – Cedar forest - Fes
You should get early wake up to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the erg Chebbi dunes, The return will be on camels or on the car ( as you prefer ) to Merzouga desert village, after breakfast we will drive in the direction of Fes, we will pass by Errachidia and we will stop at a traditional spa (Moulay Ali Sherif) and continue our road to Fes passing through Midlet and the cedar forest inhabited by monkeys, crossing the plateau of the middle atlas characterized by beautiful Berber villages. Along the way, we will visit the mountain town of Ifrane, known as “Switzerland of Morocco”. Arrival in the evening in Fes.
Day 6 : Guided city tour of Fes – Meknes – Volubilis
Fes sightseeing tour, the day will be dedicated to the visit of the city of Fes, which includes the Medieval Medina, the ancient Mederse, the El Qaraouiyyin Mosque, and the sumptuous Nejjarine fountain. Departure from Fes to visit Meknés (there will be a stop at the Roman Ruins of Volubilis and the sacred city of Moulay Idriss I, the burial city of the founder of Islam in Morocco, arrival in Meknes founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail, where we will visit the historical monuments of Morocco like the Bab Mansour gate, Hari Souani, and the old medina). Overnight stay in Meknés riad.
Day 7 : Meknes – Rabat - Casablanca
This seven day will start after the breakfast from the hotel/riad, departure for Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco, there we will visit the Royal Palace “Mechouar”, to the Kasbah of Oudaya with its gardens, home to the oldest mosque in the city, to the splendid Mausoleum of Mohammed V decorated excellent by local artisans and the Tower of Hassan, an incomplete minaret of a mosque also never completed.
In the afternoon, departure for Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco
The Mohamed V Square and the residential district of Anfa and the Hassan II Grand Mosque (which can be visited from the inside). Largest religious building in the Islamic world after Mecca.
day 8 : Casablanca - El jadida – Essaouira
Our depart will be from Casablanca towards Essaouira, passing through many cities like El Jadida, Safi, with its splendid coast of pink cliffs overlooking the sea.
In the early afternoon, we will be in Essaouira, a charming little seaside town, in the ancient Portuguese city of Mogador, there we will visit the fish market, the medina and the beach of Sidi Kauki, known as the paradise of surfers, it’s a great surfer place. The dinner and overnight in a riad in Essaouira
day 9 : Essaouira – Argan forest - Marrakech
In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the beautiful beach of Sidi Kauki near Essaouira, a surfer’s paradise after our discovery of that magic places we will return to Marrakech with a stop in Argana cooperative, a place of production of argan oil. Arrive in Marrakech and check in to your hotel or Riad.
day 10 : Marrakech - Airport
After breakfast and the scheduled time, we will take you to the airport for your flight back.
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