Best 12 Days Tour From Marrakech to Desert

Program Details

Day 1 :Arrival To Marrakech - Transfert to the Hotel

 The 12 days Marrakech sahara desert tour will start when Our driver pick you up at the airport and you’ll have the day to relax while exploring the main square Jemaa el Fnaa and the souks. Imperial Cities and camel trek Overnight.

day 2 : Full Day To Visit Marrakech

Today will have an optional private Guided Tour of Marrakech Medina with an official guide from Marrakech. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina, and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian the Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens, a night at a Riad/hotel in the Medina.

Day 3 : Marrakech - Essaouira - El Jadida

After breakfast, we will continue our trip to Essaouira and visit the city. Nicknamed “the pearl of the Atlantic”, it is famous for the ancient port, the colorful boats of the fishermen, and the long beach of fine sand, and fascinates tourists for the beauty of its walls, inside which they develop, in the maze of streets, the old city, the Medina and the Jewish quarter.


In the afternoon, departure for El Jadida along the road that runs along the Atlantic Ocean with stops at Oualidia and El Jadida, a charming and elegant town that preserves the alleys and bastions of an old Portuguese medina. Depending on the time of arrival, a visit to the fortified city, the ancient city of Mazagan, and the chance to discover the Portuguese cistern. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : El jadida - Casablanca - Rabat

Breakfast at the hotel and drive for a visit of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, the tour begins with a panoramic tour of the Central Market, before moving on to the Habous district, the Royal Palace, 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.


In the afternoon, departure for Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco, where there will be a visit to 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.

Return to hotel, dinner, and overnight.

day 5 : Rabat - Rif Mountains - Chefchaouen

Depart to Tangier for the enchanting mountain village of Chefchaouen, passing through the green valleys of the Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen is famous for its vivid blue-rinsed houses and is very popular for both tourists and Moroccans, particularly in the hot summer months. Explore Chefchaouen, with its winding lanes and narrow alleys which are home to numerous souks offering cuisine and artisan works, such as woolen items, intricate embroidery, and goats cheese; all native to the North and not found anywhere else in Morocco. Relax in the square, visit a local farm, or hike in nearby parks.

day 6 : Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

After your breakfast in the riad/hotel, our authentic journey will start a scenic drive that will take us from high in the Rif Mountains through the fertile agricultural hills to the Roman Ruins at Volubilis, an open-air museum. Volubilis is not as spectacular as the Roman sites on the Mediterranean rim but it is still a relaxed way of envisaging an important part of Moroccan history. We will shift our way to Meknes, the fourth of Morocco’s imperial cities and the 17th-century heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina. After launch, we take a glimpse of Bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail’s shrine . after the visit of Meknes we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night.


day 7 : A Full Day To Explore Fes

After breakfast, a day awaits you entirely dedicated to visiting the holy city, a visit to the medieval Medina, Medersa Attarine and Bou Anania (teaching school of the Qur’an and classical subjects), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the exterior of the Karaouyne mosque is planned.

In the afternoon, a continuation of the visit of the famous souks, where the craftsmen still work according to the ancient local traditions, and of Fes el-Jdid, reign of the merchants of Berber carpets, of snake charmers and street shows. Return to hotel, dinner, and overnight.

day 8 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

After breakfast Leaving Fez and going to Todra Gorges, passing through Ifrane to arrive in the cedar forests of azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be a good opportunity to take photos of the wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village of Zaida. We continue the way through the atlas mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt and arrive at the small town of Rich, Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet and then continue to Merzouga. we will spend the night in a hotel in Merzouga.

day 9 : Merzouga - Berber Families - Black Desert - Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara)

After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll start your explorative journey of the area, visiting the village of the Khamlia, originally slaves from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there is the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the Berber nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. In the afternoon you will ride camels, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Dinner Bed and Breakfast.

day 10 : Merzouga - Erfoud - Jerf - Todra Gorges - Dades

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad. Have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir.

 Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrive at Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to Boumalne Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley.


day 11 : Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Overnight

Today will have an optional private Guided Tour of Marrakech Medina with an official guide from Marrakech. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina, and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian the Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens, a night at a Riad/hotel in the Medina.

day 12 : Marrakech - Airport

Transfert from the hotel to the airport to end our trip.

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