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9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech


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Overview of 9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

Explore the magic of Morocco on our 9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech. Traverse the Atlas Mountains, visit the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, and delve into the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. Sleep under the stars in a desert camp, ride camels through golden dunes, and savor authentic Moroccan cuisine. From the vibrant streets of Marrakech to the tranquility of the desert, each day promises a new adventure. Let our expert guides lead you through the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture, ensuring an unforgettable journey filled with captivating landscapes and cultural gems. Join us for an immersive experience that captures the essence of Morocco in just 9 days.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech
  • Day 2: Exploring Marrakech with local guide
  • Day 3: Marrakech- Ait ben haddou- Dades Valley
  • Day 4: Dades valley- Sahara Desert Merzouga
  • Day 5: Merzouga- Khamlia- Rissani- Erg chebbi dunes
  • Day 6: Merzouga- Erfoud- Ifran-Fes
  • Day 7: Exploring Fes with local guide
  • Day 8: Fes- volubilis- Meknes- rabat- Casablanca
  • Day 9: Casablanca and Transfer airport

The highlights of the 9-day desert tour from Marrakech to Casablanca via the Sahara Desert and Fes include:

  • Marrakech: Explore the medina, souks, and landmarks like Koutoubia Mosque.
  • Ait Benhaddou: Visit the UNESCO site with historic earthen architecture.
  • Ouarzazate: Discover the cinematic city and film studios.
  • Dades Valley: Journey through dramatic landscapes and kasbahs.
  • Todra Gorge: Marvel at towering cliffs and narrow canyons.
  • Merzouga Desert & Erg Chebbi Dunes: Experience camel rides and Berber camps under the stars, and Enjoy sandboarding and camel trekking.
  • Nomadic Encounters: Meet Berber nomads for cultural insights.
  • Fes: Explore the ancient medina and artisan workshops.
  • Volubilis: Wander Roman ruins near Meknes.
  • Meknes: Discover grand architecture and historic sites.
  • Rabat: Explore the capital’s landmarks and gardens.
  • Casablanca: Experience the vibrant city and iconic mosque.

Itinerary of 9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

The 9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech begins at Marrakech airport. Our personnel will greet you, including the driver and our multilingual guide, and you will be transported to your hotel to rest. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to visit Jemaa el Fna Square, where there are some entertainment to see, including snake-charmers, narrators, and dancers…

The whole second day of the excursion will be dedicated to a guided tour of Marrakech. This city is Morocco’s most popular tourist attraction and one of the greatest in the world, the Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace will all be included in the tour. Lunch will be supplied at a nearby eatery. Following that, you will be taken on a tour of Marrakech’s vibrant Souk, the day will end with a sunset view of Jemaa El Fna square, followed by a dinner with an entertainment show at a prominent restaurant, and a night spent at the hotel/ Riad.

The third day of our 9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech will begin at your Marrakech hotel. We’ll travel via the Atlas Mountains ‘Tizi-N-Tichka’ to reach the famed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of Morocco’s most picturesque communities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Following that, the tour will proceed to Ouarzazate, where legendary films such as The Mummy, Gladiator, and Kingdom of Heaven were filmed, among others. We’ll stop for lunch in this city before continuing on to Dades valley. Our night will be spent at a lovely Riad in Dades, with supper and breakfast included. We’ll drive through the Valley of Roses at Kellat M’Gouna, which hosts an annual rose festival, on our way from Ouarzazate to Dades Valley.

We will continue our journey to Todra gorges “Todgha gorges” through Tinghir after breakfast in Dades valley. Stopping for a few shots and savoring the scenery of the Canyons. By the afternoon, we’ll arrive in Tinejdad, where you’ll have lunch, before continuing on to Erfoud, where we’ll stop by the Fossil craft studio, a well-known apparel and accessory business. Then we’ll head to Merzouga Erg Chebbi. After a brief break in Merzouga, you will be taken on a camel ride and a desert trek across the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi to a traditional camp (Nomad, Berber tents) where you will spend the second night. This is an excellent opportunity to see the Sahara dawn and sunset. The night will be animated by drums music.

Early in the morning, around sunrise, to catch the grandeur of the desert sunrise. To go back to your accommodation, you’ll be able to ride camels. We will visit Gnaoua village Khamlia after breakfast, where we will be delighted by local famous music instruments performed by the Gnaoua band. We will pay a visit to nomad families and then drive to Rissani to observe the region’s largest “souk” traditional market. Residents from the neighboring areas go to this metropolis to purchase for their daily necessities. Madfouna, Tajines, and a glass of Mint Tea in Rissani after lunch… Madfouna, a famous town supper. We’ll say as we head back to Merzouga, where we’ll spend the night.

We’ll go for a stroll in the sand dunes early in the morning to see the sunrise near the Algerian border, which is about 31 miles away. We’ll return to the hotel on camelback, where breakfast will be provided, the journey to Fes continues through Rissani and Ziz valleys, with a lunch halt at Midelt apple hamlet, the route continues through the Middle Atlas Mountains and Cedar Forest, passing via Ifran City, which was created in the 1930s by the French colonies. By the afternoon, we’ll be in Fez, where we’ll have supper and spend the night.

This day will be spent seeing the highlights of Fes, Morocco’s old imperial capital, with the help of a native guide. The journey begins at the Royal Palace entrance and continues through the Medina’s narrow lanes to the Jewish Quarter and Tanneries. This trip showcases the region’s cultural and historical landmarks, including the well-known Al Quaraouine University. We’ll take you to witness how traditional Moroccan crafts are manufactured at a pottery cooperative. In the afternoon, we’ll drive you to the new city or new Fez to enjoy a panoramic view of the Medina from a high vantage point.

Breakfast will be served at our Fes hotel/riad. We’ll visit the Volublis Roman-Berber Ruins. Volublis (Berber: Walili) is a partially excavated Berber and Roman city in Morocco, located near Mekenes and often regarded as the Kingdom of Mauretania’s old capital. It dates back to the third century BC. The trip continues to Meknes, which is associated with Moulay Ismail, the famous sultan of the Alouita dynasty. We’ll visit two well-known structures and locations: the Bab Mansour Gate and the square el Hedim. Lunch will be served in Rabat, the capital, the first stop will be the Kasbah of Udayas “Oudaias,” a very old spot in Rabat with a must-see view of the river “Bu Regrag” on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Hassan Tower”Tour Hassan” and mausoleum is the next site in Rabat, it’s an incomplete mosque erected by “Al Mohads” commander Yacoub Al-Mansour, the route will lead to Casablanca after Rabat.

After breakfast, and depending on your departure time, a driver from Morocco Travel 4x4 will pick you up from your Casablanca hotel to take you on a tour of the city’s ancient history. You’ll be able to see some of the city’s most prominent attractions, including the Hassan II Mosque, United Nations Place, and the Coastal Seaside “Corniche”…

Please Note: The 9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech serves as a proposed route and can be fully customized to suit your preferences. Should this suggested itinerary not meet your needs, we encourage you to reach out. We’re here to craft a unique itinerary that aligns with your desires and the duration of your stay, offering bespoke tours throughout Morocco tailored just for you.

Pricing is structured based on the number of participants; the larger the group, the lower the cost per person. This is because transportation costs are shared among the group, reducing the individual expense. Additionally, the choice of accommodation influences the overall cost. For a precise quotation, please get in touch with us.

Gallery of the 9-day desert tour from Marrakech to Casablanca via the Sahara Desert and Fes

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