Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech 12 days

Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech 12 days

Day 1: Arrive at the airport of Marrakech:
Once you arrive at Marrakech airport, we will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in the heart of the red city.

Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech 12 days

Day 2: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat:
After breakfast, we will get ready to start our private tour from Marrakech towards Rabat “Morocco’s capital and one of the Imperial cities”. Our first stop will be at Casablanca, the largest city and the economic capital of Morocco. Here we will visit Hassan’s 2 mosque which is the 3rd biggest mosque in the world. This mosque is the only mosque open for Non-Muslims. Afterward, we leave Casablanca for Rabat. Once we arrive, we visit the main historical landmarks such as Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower, and Mohammed V mausoleum. Then continue to check-in for our hotel. Overnight in Rabat.

Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech 12 days

Day 3: Rabat – Chefchaouen:
Once we finish our breakfast, we will get ready for our 3rd private day tour, then depart from Rabat to Chefchaouen. Driving via some villages and small towns like Ouazzan…
As soon as you arrive at Chefchaouen, we will go on a guided visit to discover the blue and white alleys and stairs of this pearl which was found in the 14th century when it was first built by Berbers. It was also a defense town against the Spanish/ Portuguese troops. The town is very characterized by its blue-washed walls. After our visit, you can have some free time to explore the city on your own.

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Day 4: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez:
Once you have your breakfast, we will start our private tour 4th day by driving from Chefchaouen to Fez. During our journey, we will visit the imperial city of “Meknes”, and the Roman ruins of Volubilis UNESCO world heritage where we can have a visit and learn about its historical mosaics secrets. This site was built during the 3rd century BC by the Berber dynasty before the Roman occupation. A local guide here is suggested for a better understanding of the site. Later on, 45 km south-east in Meknes. In Meknes, we will visit the Bab Mansour gateway, a water basin, and a horse stable. Afterward, we continue to Fez overnight.

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Day 05: Fez guided sightseeing:
After breakfast in your Riad, our local guide will meet you at the reception to start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. You will visit the most historical monuments in the medina: The Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter (the first Mellah ever built in Morocco). We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interests including the famous Al Qaraouine University; the oldest in the region (if not in the universe), the Tanneries… After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Back to the hotel.

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Day 06: Fez- Ifran- Midelt- ziz valley- Merzouga:
After you have your breakfast, we pick you up driving south-east direction to the Sahara Desert. Our drive will take us crossing Middle Atlas Mountains via Morocco’s Swiss town “Ifran” where we will have a coffee pause. Subsequently, we continue our journey by Cedar Forest where frequently find Barbary macaques. We continue to drive along villages all the way to Midelt where to have lunch before we cross the High Atlas Mountains to Ziz Valley where we stop for a panoramic view of the valley; to contemplate the contrast and the beauty of colors. Afterward, we head off to Merzouga across Erfoud. Arrive at the hotel. Overnight in Merzouga.

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Day 07: Sahara area and camel trekking trip:
Today will be spent all-around the desert area. Time for a camel trek and spend overnight in a desert camp. After having breakfast, we pick you up from the hotel to start our desert adventure. You will have a unique opportunity to visit the Gnaoua village “black people” originated from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso… They will play music with their authentic instruments. After spending a worthy moment with Gnaoua, we drive around Sahara discovering what are its secrets, how people live, nomads (we will have a cup of tea with a nomad family)… Afterward, we go back to the hotel for a camel trekking desert adventure through sand dunes. The camel trek takes about 1h:30min to get to the desert camp. Sleep under tents.

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Day 08: Merzouga- Todra Gorges- Dades Valley:
You wake up early to join and enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the dunes. This probably might be one of the coolest sunrises ever in your life. So, this would be a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the desert. After doing so, we take you to the hotel on 4×4 to leave the desert and continue the trip to Dades. Our journey will take us via Rissani where to visit the oldest market in the region. Then, we move on to Todra Gorges which attracts lots of tourists over the year. After doing so, we continue to Dades overnight.

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Day 09: Dades Valley- Ouarzazate- Ait Benhadou Kasbah- Marrakech:
We leave Dades Valley passing across Kalaat M’gouna and Ouarzazate. Within the road, we will see numerous abandoned Kasbahs that were dwelt by large or famous families in the past. Rose Valley is a stop that we stop in too. We continue our way through Ouarzazate “African Hollywood”. Hence, we continue towards the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the well-preserved Kasbah in Morocco, and the favorite chosen spot for universal movie makers. After lunch, we wander this UNESCO World Heritage, and then we continue our trip via the panoramic view of Tizi nTichka pass to get into Marrakech.

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Day 10: Marrakech guided sightseeing:
After breakfast in the riad, the official guide of the medina will meet you at the lobby and start your journey sightseeing of Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. Marrakesh was founded during the XII century by the Almoravidian dynasty. We will ensure on visiting the most important sites with historical and cultural importance. You will have a great chance to visit Saadiyin Tombs, Koutoubia mosque (externe). Moreover, our guide will lead you to see Bahia Palace, The covered market of the Medina “Bazzar”, and then you go to join the famous square “Jamaa El Fna” of the medina where you will see and discover the fascinating serpents magician, “funny seminars” where some professional or humorous people tell fabulous and nice jokes, riddles… after lunch, we take you back to your hotel or leave you in the square. Free time yourselves.

Day 11: Marrakech- Essaouira Day Trip:
In the morning we meet you at the reception going on a very fantastic nice day trip discovering the sceneries of “Mogador” Essaouira. Along the road, you will see a lot of argan trees before we stop in women’s argan cooperative “OPTIONAL”. We continue to Essaouira. As we arrive, we give you free time to explore the town yourselves as it is small. During this day trip, you will explore the old fortified fishing port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. This Morocco-Portuguese town is the favorite of wind and kite surfers due to the shallow waters. Essaouira is typical of many small fortified Moroccan townships. In the past it was considered to be one of the most essential ports in Morocco, and still in certain manners. Essaouira is a world heritage city. Back to Marrakech.

Day 12: Transfer to the airport:
According to what time your flight is, we pick you up from the hotel to the airport.

Trip includes:
– Airport Arrival pick up
– English speaking driver
– 4×4 with Luxury interior and AC
– Guided visit to Ait Benhaddou
– Accommodation “Bed, Dinner, Breakfast”
– Camel trekking “1 Camel P/P”
– 1 Night in Luxury Desert Camp
– Visit Nomad family in the Sahara desert
– Airport Departure pick up “Only if your departure is next day”.

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