12 Day Tour From Marrakech Via Merzouga Desert

12 Day Tour From Marrakech Via Merzouga Desert

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech – transfer to hotel

Our driver will pick you up at the airport and you will relax while exploring the main square, Jemaa el Fnaa and the souks.

2 Day 2: Full Day Marrakech Tour

Today will be a private guided tour of Marrakech Medina with an official Marrakech guide (optional). You will see the famous Koutoubia mosque, the medina and its souks and discover more secrets of Marrakech: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, Bahia Saadien palace and Majorelle gardens, Riad in the medina at night.

3 Day 3: Marrakech – Essaouira

Departure from Marrakech for the coastal town of Essaouira. An easy walk full of argan oil co-ops will take you to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This weather-beaten fishing port, with its wide beaches and ancient medina walls built into the cliffs, has long been a popular destination. In a relaxed atmosphere, enter the small but lively medina, stroll along the river banks or beaches, or visit the port to see the daily catches. The Gnaouas Music Festival is held in Essaouira in June. Overnight in Essaouira.


After breakfast, head for Rabat to continue your tour of the Atlantic coast. Pass through El Jadida, a small port town formerly controlled by the Portuguese and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site; then stop in Casablanca to visit Plaza Mohammed V and the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Explore the imperial city of Rabat, including the Mechouar (walls and ramparts surrounding the Royal Palace), the majestic Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah Oudaya with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the homeland. at the Gallery of Moroccan Craftsmanship. Night in a hotel or riad in Rabat.

5 Day 5: Rabat – Tangier – Rif Mountains – Chefchaouen (Blue City)

Depart for Tangier, through the green valleys of the Rif Mountains to the charming mountain town of Chefchaouen or Berber chauvinist. Known for its bright blue painted houses, Chefchaouen is popular with tourists and Moroccans, especially during the hot summer months. Explore Chefchaouen, where winding alleys and narrow alleys are home to many souks offering gourmet cuisine and art, such as woolen goods, intricate embroidery and goat cheese; all from the North, in You won’t find it anywhere else in Morocco. Relax in the square, visit a local farm or take a walk in the nearby park. Night in a hostel in Fuchaouen.


After breakfast at the riad, our real journey begins with a scenic drive from the heights of the Rif Mountains through fertile agricultural hills to the Berber Roman ruins of Volubilis, a museum. Volubilis isn’t quite as spectacular as the Berber-Roman ruins along the Mediterranean coast, but it’s still an easy way to take in an important part of Morocco’s history. We’ll head to Meknes, Morocco’s fourth largest imperial city and a 17th century heritage site, where we’ll have lunch and stroll around the historic medina wall. After the introduction, we visited the city gate of Mansour and visited the shrine of Moulay Ismail. After visiting Meknes, we will head directly to the city of Fez where you will spend the night.

7 Day 7: Full day to explore Fez

After breakfast, you will visit the ancient imperial city of Fez accompanied by a local guide. It is considered the Mecca of the West and the Athena of Africa. It is the largest city in the country after Casablanca, with a population of around 1 million. The city was the former capital and one of the four imperial cities of the country. Fez consists of three distinct parts, Fez el Bali is the oldest part, surrounded by the Great Wall with over 9000 narrow and allied streets. Fez-Jdid or New Fes, seat of the Jewish quarter Mellah and the Ville Nouvelle, the most recent part of Fez created during the French occupation. Fes el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina is the largest in the world. Between the narrow streets and the allies, lies the oldest university in the world; Al-Karaouine University, founded in 859 AD. The university is still in operation today.


After breakfast departure from Fez for the Todra Gorges, cross Ifrane to the cedar forest of Azrou. lie in. It will be a great opportunity to take photos of the Moroccan wilderness. Lunch in the small Berber village of Zaida. We continue through the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the landscapes of Medilt, to the wealthy town of Erfoud, where we will feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, before continuing to Merzouga. We will spend the night in a hotel/riad in Merzouga.

9 DAY 9: MERZOUGA – BERBER FAMILY – BLACK DESERT – MERZOUGA (Camel ride and night in the Sahara)

After breakfast at the hotel, we start to explore the region visiting the village of Khamlia, originally from enslaved Sudan. Experience music and lifestyle. We can also visit the thread houses of the Berber nomads, where many Berber handicrafts are available at a lower price than in the big cities. In the afternoon, under the guidance of an experienced camel driver, you will ride a camel to explore the mysterious sand sea of ​​Erg-Chebi. Here you will spend your first night under the stars or, if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in your overnight tent. Dinner Bed & Breakfast

10 Day 10: Merzouga – Irfurt – Turug – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley.

Wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise atop the Sahara sand dunes, followed by breakfast. After these wonderful moments, you return to your hotel by camel. We headed towards Tineghir via Erfoud and Tinejdad. Take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue towards the Todra gorges via Tineghir. Stop along the way to take photos and enjoy the view. Arrive in the Todra Gorge and enjoy stunning views of the canyons as you hike. Then we will drive to Boumalne Dades and stop to admire the panoramic view of the Dades Valley.

11 Day 11: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

After breakfast at the hotel this morning we leave for Ouarzazate via Skoura. Stop for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt, then stop near the Atlas Cinema Studio to take photos. You will then visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and have lunch at a local restaurant in the city. In the afternoon, we cross the High Atlas mountains crossing the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 meters above sea level) to Marrakech.

12 Day 12: Marrakech – Airport

Transfer from the hotel to the airport to conclude the 12-day circuit departing from Marrakech.


Included in the tour:

  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation (hotel or riad)
  • Transportation between cities and destinations
  • Breakfast
  • Local guide for Marrakech city tour
  • Guided tour of Fez city
  • Entry fees to historical sites and monuments
  • Berber family visit
  • Night in a hotel/riad in Merzouga

Not Included in the tour:

  • Flight tickets
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs and gifts
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
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