10 days desert tour from Marrakech


10 days

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10-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech - Overview:

Begin an unforgettable 10 day desert tour from Marrakech. Explore historic cities, Roman ruins, and majestic landscapes. Experience the vibrant culture of Fez, the tranquility of the Sahara Desert, and the stunning beauty of Todra Gorge. Discover iconic landmarks like Hassan II Mosque and Ait Benhaddou. Indulge in traditional cuisine, camel rides, and desert camping under the stars. Conclude your journey with lasting memories of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

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  • Transportation (4×4 SUV or minibus with air-conditioning)
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel/riad overnight stays
  • Breakfast & Dinner (except for breakfast on first day and dinner on last day)
  • Local city guides where applicable
  • Camel trekking at Erg Chebbi
  • Accommodation in traditional nomad tent
  • Turbans for protection from sun and sand
  • Sandboarding in The Dunes
  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Admittance fees (for optional attractions such as museums and mosques)

Tour Plan

10 days desert tour from Marrakech Your driver will pick you up at the airport and bring you to a local riad. A half day excursion to the stunning Ourika Valley to see traditional berber villages is available for those arriving early. If arriving in the evening, you can take some time to explore the famous city square near the riad before settling in to sleep.

This day we’ll have a tour by a local guide. We’ll explore tombs, palaces, and the famous souks. Many different options are available so let your guide know what interests you, whether its architecture, lush gardens or shopping.

The next morning of th 10 days desert tour from Marrakech, we’ll set out early to travel to Casablanca where we’ll visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque. After lunch we head to the capital, Rabat, where we will visit the mausoleum of Mohammed V and Kasbah des Oudaias. Spend the night in Rabat in a local riad or hotel.

Today we’ll make a stop at Volubilis, Morocco’s largest and best preserved Roman ruins. We will also travel through Meknes, the third Imperial city. From here it is a short drive to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities. Spend the night in Fez at a charming riad.

Today in the vibrant atmosphere of Fez we have a full day tour with a local guide. We will visit the Medersa Bou Inania, the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and the Andalusian and the Quaraoiyin mosques.

We visit the Nejjarine Museum Square with its fountain from the 18th century. Fez’s medina is a maze of more than 9000 small narrow cobbled streets. We’ll spend a second night at the riad in Fez.

10 days desert tour from Marrakech today Heading out early in a southeast direction we will make a brief stop in Ifrane, the Lion City before continuing in the Middle Atlas mountains with the cedar forests of Midelt. After lunch and possibly a visit with the wild monkeys, we will approach the deep south at Errachidia, witnessing panoramic views of gorges and oases zigzagging through the earth. Finally, we’ll arrive in the desert where we can relax with a cup of tea at Merzouga. Your camel guide will soon greet you and lead you and your camel caravan deep into the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi until you arrive at our desert camp. In the evening we have dinner around a campfire, and sleep in traditional wool tents; a true wilderness experience with our 10 days desert tour from Marrakech

starting right from your hotel in the heart of Merzouga. Begin your journey by exploring the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes, where endless golden sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Hop on a camel for a scenic ride through the Sahara Desert, experiencing the magical solitude of the vast landscape. Immerse yourself in the rich Berber culture with a visit to a traditional nomadic family, where warm hospitality and authentic cuisine await. As the day unfolds, witness the breathtaking sunset over the dunes, casting hues of orange and pink across the desert sky. Conclude your adventure with a hearty dinner under the stars, accompanied by traditional music that echoes through the tranquil desert night. The Merzouga Tour promises a day of discovery, cultural immersion, and the chance to create lasting memories in the heart of Morocco's desert jewel.

Wake up early to see a spectacular desert sunrise if you like and then hop back onto the camels to return to Merzouga village where a breakfast will be waiting for you.

If you like, there is time for a quick shower in Merzouga before we head out again. Today we will pass through the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge and then finally to the Dades Valley with its famous “monkey fingers” rock formation. We will spend the night at Dades.

After breakfast, we’ll continue to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the  Sahara and now famous in Hollywood as the backdrop for many blockbuster films. We will drive along the river in the Ounila valley, known for its kasbahs, to visit the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This is the ancient caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Next, we’ll pass through the famous Tizi n’Tichka pass and then down to the plains arriving in Marrakech in the late afternoon, where we’ll spend the last night at a local riad.

10 days desert tour from Marrakech After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport in time for your returning flight or to a location of your choice in Marrakech if you wish to stay longer.

If you did not do a short excursion to the Ourika valley on the first day of your tour, it is possible to do the tour this day if your flight is departing late in the evening and the end of our 10 days desert tour from Marrakech  services.

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