8 days from Marrakech to Sahara desert and Essaouira

Duration

8 days

Max People

15

Suitable for

All ages

Pickup

Airport

Description
Included/Excluded
Tour Plan

Overview

During this 8 days Tour from Marrakech, you will explore the Marrakech with its bustling old city called medina and visit its beautiful gardens and the daily city life.

You will escape from the busy life in Marrakech to the authentic souther Morocco with its majestic landascapes that ranges from Mountains, gorges, palm date valleys to Sahara dunes.

Polish the Trip with some relaxing time along the coast and refresh up you memories at the coastal town of Essaouira.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a guided tour of Morocco and target Marrakech attractions with an informative local tour guides. Target beautiful architecture, taste yummy food and roam in the medina…
  • Travel over the high Atlas Mountains and learn about Berber life in villages.
  • Traverse the captivating Draa valley and learn about life in valleys and oases of palm groves.
  • The journey includes an unforgettable camel ride and a night at a desert camp in Erg Chebbi, providing a unique and memorable encounter with the Sahara Desert.
  • Visit Essaouira and change the busy life of Marrakech with Essaouira slow vibes.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport in 4×4 or minivan + Fuel.
  • Driver / Guide.
  • Accommodation during the tour.
  • Dinners and Breakfast.
  • Desert Camel trekking and night in the Sahara camp.
  • Lunches during the tour.
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Day 01 Marrakech airport – hotel in Marrakech

Meet at Marrakech airport and transfer to the hotel. Check into the hotel. First contact with the red city: Marrakech. Take a wander in its mysterious and vibrant Jamaa el Fna Sqaure and Souk: market area.

Rest and be ready for your South Morocco adventure!

Day 02 Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Tizi N’ntichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Pick up and departure from your Riad/Hotel around 08h00. We drive to Ouarzazate via high Atlas Mountains. In the itinerary we include several stops for panoramic pictures and enchanting views of Berber villages. The road will lead us through twisty curves and green Moroccan Cactus fruit. We visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is declared a world heritage patrimony by the UNESCO, and which offered the nicest scenes for more than twenty movies such as the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and much more.

Travel to Ouarzazate. Visit Atlas Studio for cinema. Check into the hotel.

Day 03 Ouarzazate – Agdez – Draa Valley – Alinf – Rissani – Erg Chebbi

After breakfast at the hotel you’ll be departing to Merzouga desert called Erg Chebb. Transfer to Agdez along the the anti-Atlas Mountains.

Join the Draa valley with its date palm trees with a stop for panoramic pictures.

The journey will take you via the towns of Nekoub and Tazarine with a stop for lunch.

Transfer to Merzouga from where you’ll change the 4×4 with friendly camels. The camel trek start 1h30 before sunset allowing to grab good photos and enjoy an ocean of sandy dunes called Erg Chebbi.

Arrive to the camp with a welcoming tea and check into your tent. Dinner and time for some local music, then start gazing! Amzing view of stars at night! Have a peaceful night.

Day 04 Merzouga – Erfoud – Todgha Gorges – Dades valley

Good moring from Sahara! Wake up for sunrise pictures. Optional! And take breakfast. Later on, Travel via Erfoud to the town of Tinghir.

In Tinghir we drive to Todgha Gorges. It’s the highest cliffs in the southern Morocco and a good place for experienced mountaineers. We walk between the gorges where the river of Todgha flows to irrigate the palm groves and the farmers’ plantations. After some fresh walk in Todgha gorges we head the valley of Dades.

We pass the town of Boumalne to join the ncice valley of Dades. It is a green valley with many trees inside a semi desert area.

Enjoy the rock formation and contarsts. Check into the hotel in Dades valley.

Day 05 Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Skoura– Tizi N’tichka – Marrakech

Breakfast and check out from the hotel. We drive back along the valley of Dades to the town of Boumalne to join the main road to Ouarzazate. The road in this part of Morocco is called the road of thousand Kasbah.

With a stop in Kalaa Mgouna or the town of roses where rose water is extracted by farmers, we head to the oasis of Skoura.

After visiting Amredil Kasbah, we countinue via Ouarzazate and enjoying the vigh of the high Atlas Mountains back to Marrakech. Check into the hotel.

Day 06 Marrakech city Tour

Today is dedicated to the exploration of Marrakech, a city rich in history and culture. Your journey through the city’s historical gems begins with a visit to Lmnara, an exquisite pool surrounded by blooming flowers. Guided by our expert guide, you’ll be taken to explore impressive landmarks including the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, which shares a resemblance with the Giralda tower in Seville, Spain. The Saadian Tombs showcase Moorish architecture at its pinnacle, while the Bahia Palace and Madrassa Ibn Youssef provide further insights into the city’s grandeur.

A delicious lunch awaits you at a local restaurant, allowing you to savor Moroccan flavors. As evening approaches, the rhythmic beats of drums beckon you to Jamaa el Fna, the main city square. The square transforms into a vibrant festival atmosphere, featuring snake charmers, Berber and Gnoua musicians, and captivating storytellers illuminated by lamplight and engulfed in the scent of smoke. Food stalls offer an array of culinary delights, from fresh salads to fried fish, kebabs, and even unique offerings like boiled snails or sheep’s head. Conclude your day with a glass of sweet cinnamon tea, embracing the vibrant energy and diverse experiences of Marrakech.

Day 07 Day trip to Essaouira Or More of Marrakech

Take a day trip to Essaouira.  Change the bustling life of Marrakech with the peaceful Essaouira vibes!

Enjoy the wind city of Essaouira: take a wander in the medina and enjoying the fishing port..take a walk along the beach…Come back to your hotel in Marrakech.

You may want to have a free and relaxing day in Marrakech to spend at your own pace. Then it is possible.

Day 08 Airport Transfer

Breakfast and free time in Marrakech.

At the appropriate time, we collect you and transfer you to Marrakech airport. Far well

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