9 Days desert tour from Marrakech

Day1: Arrival

Transfer to your accommodation

Day 2: Marrakech – Telouat – Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

After breakfast in your riad, you will leave Marrakech travelling towards Ouarzazate via Tizi n Tichka pass, along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas. There will be breaks for photos, then we will take an off Road to Telouet to visit its wonderful Kasbah called Glaoui. After you visit the Kasbah, you will have opportunity to walk by the beautiful villages on the Atlas hills and crops. Then, we will continue our drive to Ait ben Haddou  Kasbah; which is marked as world heritage site by UNISCO. After lunch by the kasbah, we will continue our way to Ouarzazate”or “Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes have attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ. Then we will visit Kasbah Taourirt, another Kasbah of Glaoui family who served as the governor of Ouarzazate, before check in to your Riad or Hotel.

Day 3: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Rose valley – Dades Valley – Toudra Gorges

After Breakfast, we will travel to Toudra Gorges via the palm groove of Skoura. But, before arriving the gorges, we will cross through the Roses valley where we will stop for photos, and then we will continue to visit the Dades Gorges. That is a splendid place to see the panorama of the Dades canyons. Then, we will descend back via Dades valley to Tinghir, a much renovated town located at the foot of the Anti Atlas mountains before reaching the Toudgha gorges in the afternoon. After checking in the hotel, you will go on an hour hike inside the gorges to observe the great cliff overlooking the deep Tinghir valley. Back to the hotel for diner and overnight.

Day 04: Todra gorge – Rissani – Merzouga

After breakfast, We will drive to Merzouga passing through a number of towns and villages including Tinejdad, Touroug, Erfoud and Rissani. Before reaching Erfoud, you will see the ancient irrigation system locally called ” Khettarat”. Continuing to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, The Dunes of Merzouga. We now switch from our vehicle to camels, where you will be taken on a camel ride around the sand dunes, enjoying the sunset  before arriving at the Berber camp. Dinner then entertainment show on drums then over night in a traditional  and well furnished tent.

Day 5: Merzouga and its Wonders

Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute,  you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast you will start our explorative journey by visiting The African village of Khamlia, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music performed by professional locals. After lunch, we will continue our explorative journey by visiting nomads in their nomadic tents, before heading back to our hotel for the overnight.

Day 6: Merzouga – Errachidia – Midelt

After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll leave for Midelt via Rissani, where you will stop to visit the local Souk (market). After that we continue through the vast Ziz valley that contains millions of palm trees all the way till Errachidia. After lunch, we drive on crossing the Ziz gorges and then middle Atlas Mountains with its beautiful views. We Stop at Tizi n Talghomt pass for photos then continue to Midelt. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7: Midelt – Azrou – Ifran – Fes 

After breakfast we will head to Fes crossing the cedar forest of Azrou; the largest one in Morocco; stopping for photos with the Barbary monkeys. Then, continue to visit Ifrane referred as “small Switzrland of Morocco” because of its European shape of buildings.After lunch, we arrive in Fes by afternoon, and we start visiting its main monuments and historical sites; like Medersa Bouaananiya, Karaouiyine University, labeled the oldest Arabic university. once we finish our visit we check in the riad.

Day 8: Fes – Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech

After breakfast we will head to Marrakech via High way passing by Rabat and Casablanca, arrival and overnight in a Riad or a Hotel.

Day 9: Transfer to the airport

See you off in the airport, wishing you a safe flight.