9 days tour from Marrakech via Sahara desert

 

Tour from Marrakech

 

Itinerary

Overview:

Join us in our look for knowledge. Moroccan Imperial Cities by strolling through the narrow streets of Marrakech and Fes & Rabat Spectacular views of Atlas Mountant & Rif Mountains and enjoying the colorful souks/markets, experience Moroccan culture and traditions on a 9 days tour from Marrakech via Sahara desert, During the tour, you will visit the desert and Sahara dunes, ride camels, visit world heritage Kasbahs, and enjoy Moroccan warmth and delicious Moroccan cuisine.

highlights of 9 days tour from Marrakech:

-Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes
-Explore Marrakech & Fes with a local guide
-Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
-Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
-Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
-Watch Sunset & sunrise over the sand dunes
-Do Sand Boarding activity
-Hearty dinner and party around a campfire (Berber Drums)
-Merzouga explore tour & visit a nomad family
-Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
-Meet Barbary Apes in Azrou Cedar forest
-Spectacular views of the Rif Mountains landscapes

DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – TICHKA PASS – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE

In the morning, we leave Marrakech towards Ouarzazate. “the Marrakech To Chefchaouen Tour Via Merzouga” will go through the High Atlas Mountains and the fascinating Tizi N’Tichka pass which is 2260 over the Atlas Mountains. During this day, you will have the chance to stop for taking pictures and enjoying the offered views.

Then, we will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage where many Hollywood moves were filmed such as Gladiator and The Mummy. After exploring this stunning site and having village Ait Ben Haddou village, we continue our journey to Ouarzazate. Overnight at a hotel or Riad in Ouarzazate.

DAY 2 : OUARZAZATE – BOUTAGHRAR NOMAD CAVES – BOUMALNE DADES

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave Ouarzazate and drive to the Valley of Roses. On the way, we will stop to visit Skoura’s palm groves and Kasbah Ameridil. The Valley of Roses is located in Kalaa M’Gouna and famous for the Festival of Roses that is held yearly in March. Then, we drive to visit nomads’ families in Boutaghrar. After lunch, the day continues to Dades Gorge where you will see the wonderful views and the amazing Rock formation The Monkey Toes. Overnight is at a traditional Berber house (dinner/breakfast).

DAY 3 : BOUMALNE DADES – TODRA GORGES – MERZOUGA(CAMEL TREK)

Our Marrakech To Chefchaouen Tour begins with driving to Tinghir. Afterwards, we head to visit Todra Valley where you will enjoy walking through high and narrow cliffs. It is one of the places that rock-climbers prefer. After having lunch in Todra, we make our way to Merzouga. After sipping a Moroccan mint tea, you will experience a camel trek to Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Overnight and dinner will be at a Berber tent.

DAY 4 : EXPLORING MERZOUGA & VISIT NOMAD FAMILY

The program of today will be to explore the desert and its surrounding areas. Our driver will be at your service. After going off-roading to explore Merzouga and crossing Paris-Dakar Rally’s track, we will visit Tissardmin and enjoy a visit to locals and observe how they extract fossils.

Then, we visit nomad, who still take tents as a home, and share a glass of Moroccan mint tea. Khamlia village is our next place. This village is ancient and cultural. You will have a chance to listen to Gnawa Music style. For lunch, you will try Berber Pizza (Medfouna). Then, we visit the lake of Merzouga. After that, you will be back to the hotel in Mezouga. Overnight and breakfast at the hotel.

DAY 5 : MERZOUGA – ZIZ VALLEY – CEDAR FOREST – FES

In the morning, you will witness the amazing view of the sunrise over the high sand duns of Erg Chebbi. Then, we we drive to Fes city. During this journey, we will travel via the majestic Tafilalet palm groves and the stunning Ziz Valley. We will take a break for having lunch in Midelt.

Afterwards, we continue to Fes through the Middle Atlas Mountains where you will visit Cedar Forest woodland and drive via Ifrane city. It is a lovely town that is also known as Switzerland of Morocco for its beauty. Arriving Fes will be in early evening.

DAY 6: EXPLORING FES

Today on the Marrakech To Chefchaouen Tour will be entirely dedicated to explore the first Imperial city in Morocco. Fes is also an intellectual and spiritual center of Morocco that was founded in the 9th century. Our visit begins with visiting Fes El Bali (the Medina). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our journey’s program includes also visiting Al_Qarawiyyin Mosque/University (the first founded university in the world according to several scholars and UNESCO), the interesting Tanneries, Mellah Quarter, The Nejarine Fountain, Maderasa Bouanania and more. The day continues with taking a walk through the cultural Souks in the old Medina.

DAY 7: FES – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – CHEFCHAOUEN

On the 7th day, we will leave Fes and drive towards northern Morocco to visit The Blue City (Chefchaouen). Today’s program also includes visiting Meknes city. It is one of the historical and Imperial cities that Morocco offers. In Meknes, we will visit some sites such as Palais Dar El Makhzen, the giant gate Bab Mansour, Square Lahdim and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.

After lunch in Meknes, we continue to visit the Roman Empire ruins Volubilis which is only 30mins away from Meknes. After a short visit to this historical and archeological site, we continue our journey with driving to Chefchouen traveling through the fascinating Rif Mountains. Overnight at a hotel/Riad in Chefchouen.

DAY 8: EXPLORING CHEFCHAOUEN

Today, we will explore Chefchaouen. This lovely city is strongly affected by the Spanish style and offers many places to visit including the Medina where you can enjoy walking through its blue streets and along the numerous amazing crafts stores, roof-top restaurants, and cafes. It is a city to fall in love with thanks to its beauty and surrounding Rif Mountains.

DAY 9: CHEFCHAOUEN – TANGIER

After breakfast, we continue to explore the North by driving to Tangier city via the impressive Rif Mountains. In Tangier, we will visit Hercules Cave. Then, we transfer you to the port. The 9 days tour from Marrakech comes to an end.

What Is Included in 9 days tour from Marrakech:

  • Transport in AC vehicle Minibus or 4×4
  • English-speaking driver/guide during the tour.
  • Spending one night in a nomad desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with a Private Tent
  • Camel Trekking in Merzouga Dunes
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Nights at the hotel (dinner and breakfast).
  • Camel Trek in the desert.
  • One night stay in the desert camp.

Not Included in the tour:

  • Lunches
  • drinks
  • flights

NOTE: 

If this 9 days tour from Marrakech we propose does not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements

 

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