Morocco 12 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech

Day 2:Marrakech Sightseeing:

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have a 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 tomps, the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens. In the afternoon the best option is to explore the medina on your own, approaching the square that in the evening is full of narrators, jugglers, diviners. snake charmers and music. Overnight in standard accommodation.

Day 3:Marrakech High Atlas Mountains Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Ouarzazate Boumalne Dades:

Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 o´clock in the morning, and depart to the High Atlas, subrange of Moroccan Atlas Mountains, going through Tizi N´Tichka pass with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Aït Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy of the Nile.The Jewel and Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” that in berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove, a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley damascenes roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important moussem for Moroccan culture. Finally, we reach the Dades valley where we´ll spend the night. Overnight in standard accommodation.

Day 4:Boumalne Dades Todra Gorges Jorf Erfoud Merzouga:

Departure from your hotel in Dades gorges at 8 AM after a typical Moroccan breakfast. Taking the road of 1000 Kasbahs driving around the colorful Berber villages of Dades valley. 45 km further, you will get to Tineghir. It is famous by it’s beautiful palm groves and Jewish quarter. While arriving Todra gorges (Todgha) its free time to go on trek along the canyons about 300 m high. It’s a preferred place by mountain climbers. Afterwards you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert. Then it’s free time for lunch on the way before you arrive to Erfoud. Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride for 1h30 at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in the bivouac in Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with the camel drivers. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga Sahara desert camp.

Day 5:Merzouga Rissani Ziz Valley Azrou Ifrane Fez:

Very early in the morning we have a “Date with the sunrise”. In the middle of the desert, waking up early is a “must do” to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp. After having breakfast, we return to Merzouga on the camels and we start our trip to the north, through the Tafilalet palm grove, the biggest in the world. You´ll see thousands of palm trees along the 20km of road. This way leads us to the Ziz valley, which river comes down from the high Atlas and feeds the palm grove. Here we make a stop and from this high viewpoint, enjoy a magnificent view of the valley and the town of Aoufous. We make another stop in Midelt, just in the heart of the Atlas where you´ll have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon we continue our way through the Cedar forest where, if we are lucky, we´ll see some monkeys. The next place we´ll visit is the city of Ifrane, situated in the northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas at 1630 meters above the water level. Its broad avenues, its urban development with perfect cleanness, the gardens, the green areas and its architecture make this city look like a Swiss town. Ifrane feels misplaced in Morocco. That's why it´s named the Moroccan Switzerland, and if that´s not enough it has an important ski resort, Michlifen. About 6 pm we arrive at Fez and check in the hotel/riad. Overnight in standard accommodation.

Day 6:Fez sightseeing:

After breakfast you will meet with a local tourist guide to explore Fez, the most ancient and holy of the Imperial cities. Your cultural and historic tour will take you through the 2000 year old living medina. A labyrinth of narrow streets, alive with markets and souks, craftsmen, donkeys and mules transporting their loads. Visit the Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas (Islamic universities), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque. Finish your tour with a visit to Fes Jdid, and the revered Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fes. Overnight in standard accommodation.

Day 7:Fez Chefchaouen:

After Breakfast in your Riad in Fes Today we will travel to the amazing Blue city of chefchaouen,in the way from fes to chefchaouen take 3 hours driver then you will arrive to view of the blue chefchaouen where you take amazing photos then your driver will take your to your accommodation to chick in first then the rest of the day it will be yours free to visit and explore chefchaouen, overnight in the Hotel.

Day 8:Chefchaouen Asilah:

After breakfast in your hotel/riad, we will drive to the city of Asilah through the beautiful landscape. Arriving Asilah, you will have the opportunity to explore the city. Asilah is known for its annual festival for the art as most of the walls of the Medina are painted by various famous artists from all over the world. Your visit includes the Skalla fortress, where you will experience a wonderful view of the Medina and the ocean before we check into your accommodation. Overnight in standard accommodation.

Day 9:Asilah Rabat Casablanca:

Depart to Casablanca and continue your journey up the Atlantic Coast. Your first stop will be in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, you will see the Hassan Towen and the Oudaya Kasbah.Continuing to Casablanca where you will visit the impressive Mosque of Hassan II, built in 1993 by a team of over 6000 craftsmen. Located on the shores of the city it is an imposing edifice and one of the few mosques in Morocco that foreigners are allowed to enter. Overnight in standard accommodation.

Day 10:Casablanca ElJadida Essaouira:

After breakfast in your hotel, we will depart and continue your journey up the Atlantic Coast. Pass through El Jadida, a small port city, formerly controlled by the Portuguese, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards we will reach the seaside town of Essaouira, this UNESCO World Heritage listed city. The windswept fishing port, with broad beaches and ancient walled medina with ramparts built into the cliffs has long been a popular destination. With its relaxed feel, take in the small but lively medina, stroll along the ramparts or beach, or visit the port to see the daily catch. Overnight in standard accommodation.

Day 11:Essaouira Marrakech:

After breakfast in the Riad we depart for Marrakech. A relaxing drive lined with Argan oil cooperatives. Here you will have the opportunity to visit an Argan oil cooperative. Later we will reach Marrakech and check into your hotel/Riad. Overnight in your accommodation.

Day 12:Marrakech transfer to the airport:

Transfer to the airport of Marrakech up to your departure time and this is the end of our services.

Included

Private transportation.

Accomodations for 11 Nights.

Breakfast all Days.

Camel trik in Sahara Desert.

Dinner only in Sahara and Dades Valley.

1Night in Berber Camp in Sahara Desert of Merzouga.

Local Guide in Fes & Marrakech.

Not Included

Dinner x9

Lunch and Drinks

Fee to enter the monuments.