9 days trip from Rabat to desert

Duration

9 days

Max People

30

Suitable for

All ages

Pickup

Airport

Description
Included/Excluded
Tour Plan

Overview

Embark on a captivating 9-day journey from Rabat to the enchanting Sahara desert. Our adventure begins as we explore the cultural gems of Meknes and Fes, immersing ourselves in the rich Moroccan heritage. The highlight of the trip awaits us in the breathtaking Moroccan Sahara, where we discover the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Get ready to be awed by the stunning palm groves, magnificent kasbahs, and serene oases that adorn our path. Our adventure concludes with a visit to the vibrant city of Marrakech, a true feast for the senses. Join us on this unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

Tour Highlights

  • Begin the 9-day journey by exploring the cultural gems of Meknes and Fes, immersing yourself in the rich heritage of Morocco.
  • Experience the highlight of the trip in the Moroccan Sahara, specifically the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.
  • Be awed by the breathtaking scenery along the journey, including stunning palm groves and magnificent kasbahs that contribute to the enchantment of the route.
  • Discover serene oases along the way, adding a touch of tranquility to the adventure as you traverse the picturesque landscapes.
  • Conclude the journey with a visit to the vibrant city of Marrakech, a true feast for the senses, and wrap up this unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

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 Rabat – Meknes – Fez

Welcome to Rabat! We’ll meet you at your hotel or the airport to start your exciting 9-day journey. Rabat, a modern city with spacious gardens, will charm you with its pleasant atmosphere.

Our tour of Rabat includes must-visit landmarks like the iconic Hassan Tower, the elegant royal palace façades, and the historic Udaya Fortress.

Next, we’ll head to Meknes, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, alongside Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech. In Meknes, we’ll explore the 17th-century Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the impressive royal stables, and the stunning Bab Mansour gate. After a delicious lunch, we’ll proceed to the captivating site of Volubilis, Roman ruins that bear witness to their historical presence in Northern Morocco. A guided visit will bring this ancient city to life.

Our journey continues to Fes, where we’ll check into our comfortable hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 02 Fez city tour

Get ready to immerse yourself in the spiritual capital of Morocco, Fes! Today’s itinerary is divided into two captivating parts.

First, we’ll start with a car ride to capture some spectacular pictures of the Royal Palace’s main gate, offering panoramic views of the entire medina. We’ll also visit the ceramics quarter, where you’ll witness the craftsmanship of handmade pottery and intricate items.

Next, the second part of the tour entails a delightful walking adventure through the medina’s enchanting alleys, where you’ll feel transported back in time to centuries ago. Experience the vibrant life in the bustling streets, with talented craftsmen passionately practicing their traditional crafts.

After an enriching and active day, we’ll take you to your cozy Riad for a restful overnight stay.

Day 03 Fez – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on an exciting journey to Merzouga. Along the way, we’ll pass through charming Berber towns, each offering its own unique beauty. First, we’ll stop at Imouzzèr, a quaint town overlooking the picturesque Sais plains. Next up is Ifrane, a lovely summer resort nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you can capture some memorable monkey pictures amidst the scenic Azrou Cedar forest.

After a delightful lunch in Midelt, we continue our adventure through the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the enchanting valley of Ziz. Along the way, you’ll pass through the charming towns of Errachidia and Erfoud, each with its own distinct charm.

Finally, we’ll reach our destination, Merzouga, a place of mystical beauty and the gateway to the mesmerizing Sahara desert. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as we immerse ourselves in the magic of Merzouga and its iconic Erg Chebbi dunes.

Day 04 Merzouga

Today’s itinerary promises an exciting adventure as we explore the wonders of Merzouga and its captivating suburbs. We’ll begin our day by touring the magnificent Sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi, which stretch across an impressive 30 km in length and 10 km in width, creating a mesmerizing landscape in the Sahara desert.

Next, we’ll switch from our comfortable minibus to sturdy 4WD vehicles, accommodating four people each, for an off-road expedition in the morning. During this thrilling journey, we’ll have the opportunity to meet friendly nomad families tending to their beloved sheep and camels amidst the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes. We’ll also explore an abandoned mine of cobalt and Baritines, unearthing the fascinating history of this region.

As we approach Merzouga, the rhythmic beats of Gnawa music will enchant us, filling the air with its captivating melody. Back at the hotel, a delicious lunch awaits, providing a moment of relaxation before the highlight of our day – camel trekking!

Riding our camels, we’ll embark on a picturesque journey to the tented camp, where we’ll spend an unforgettable overnight stay. As night falls, the Berber music performed by our team will resonate under the enchanting starry sky, creating an ambiance of pure magic. Rest well, as tomorrow brings more thrilling experiences on this unforgettable Morocco tour!

Day 05 Merzouga-Todgha gorges- Boumalne Dades

Capture stunning photographs as you awaken before sunrise. After a hearty breakfast, our journey takes us to the breathtaking Dades Gorges. En route, we’ll make a delightful stop at Rissani to explore the vibrant local market, immersing ourselves in the lively atmosphere.

Continuing on, Erfoud awaits with its fascinating small factories dedicated to the preparation of fossils, a unique sight to behold. Our adventure then leads us to the enchanting Todgha Gorges, where we’ll indulge in a delicious lunch. Here, we’ll take the time to meander through the majestic cliffs of Todgha, alongside the serene Todgha River, offering a refreshing escape from the Sahara desert’s warmth into the cool embrace of the Atlas Mountains.

Our journey progresses to the charming Dades Gorges, passing through the picturesque Boumalne. As the day draws to a close, we’ll unwind and enjoy a delectable dinner at our cozy hotel, where we’ll spend a restful night. Experience the best of Morocco’s natural wonders on this unforgettable tour!

Day 06 Dades valley – Kelaa Mgouna – Ouarzazate

Embark on a leisurely drive to immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the Dades Valley. Be captivated by the enchanting Valley of Roses, where the Assif Mgoun gracefully flows down from the majestic High Atlas Mountains.

Next, we’ll transport you to Skoura, a charming village renowned for its lush palm groves and the fascinating Kasbah Ameridil. Take all the time you need to explore the intricacies of the Kasbah before we head to Ouarzazate. Upon arrival, check-in to your comfortable hotel.

With the rest of the day at your disposal, feel free to wander around Ouarzazate and discover the hidden treasures it holds. Uncover the secrets of this intriguing city and revel in its unique charm.

Day 07 Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Indulge in a delicious breakfast before embarking on a fascinating journey to Ait Benhaddou Village. Here, you’ll explore the renowned Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has served as a captivating backdrop for numerous iconic movies like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cinematic allure of this ancient fortress.

After a delightful lunch, our adventure continues as we drive towards Marrakech, passing through the scenic Tichka Pass at an elevation of 2260 meters. The breathtaking views and winding roads make for an unforgettable experience. As the sun starts to set, we arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakech.

Check into your comfortable hotel and savor the anticipation of exploring the bustling streets and cultural wonders that Marrakech has to offer. Get ready to immerse yourself in the exotic charm of this enchanting city!

Day 08 Marrakech sightseeing

Get ready for an unforgettable day dedicated to exploring the wonders of Marrakech! Our historical visit will begin at the Menara Garden, where you’ll be captivated by a magnificent pool surrounded by vibrant flowers, setting the tone for a day of beauty and culture.

Next, prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking Koutoubia Mosque, often referred to as the twin tower of Giralda in Seville, Spain. Its architectural splendor is a testament to the rich Moorish heritage of the city.

We’ll then continue our journey to the Saadian Tombs, showcasing the perfection of Moorish architecture in all its glory. The Bahia Palace, with its ornate interiors and tranquil gardens, will transport you to an era of opulence and grandeur.

Our exploration doesn’t end there! A visit to Madrassa Ibn Youssef will take you back in time to the days of profound learning and wisdom.

For a delightful break, our guide will lead you to a local restaurant for a scrumptious lunch, giving you the chance to savor the flavors of Marrakech.

As the sun sets, the vibrant rhythms of evening drums will call you to the famous Djemaa El Fna square. A true spectacle awaits, with snake charmers, talented Berber and Gnoua musicians, and captivating storytellers creating a festival atmosphere. The illuminated square, shrouded in the smoke of exotic aromas, is a true feast for the senses.

The food stalls offer an array of mouthwatering delights, from fresh salads to savory soups, fried fish and chips, delectable chicken and beef kebabs, and even adventurous delicacies like boiled snails or sheep’s head. A glass of sweet cinnamon tea is the perfect way to conclude this unforgettable day in Marrakech.

Day 09 Marrakech – Casablanca airport/Rabat Airport

After a delightful breakfast, we’ll ensure you reach Casablanca or Rabat airport on time for your flight home. Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey back! Until we meet again!

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