Enjoy the Marrakech to Sahara desert in 9 days, begin and end in Marrakech, pass through Atlas mountains, explore the four imperial cities, experience camel trekking at Erg Chebbi dunes including a night in the Sahara.
Meet your tour guide in Marrakech for the 9 days north and desert tour from Marrakech. leave Marrakech towards Casablanca, the commercial capital city. Your first visit will be Hassan II Mosque, the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. take lovely pictures in the Atlantic ocean.
Continue to the capital of Morocco. Rabat is your first imperial city. It is the seventh city in the country with an urban population of about more than 1,100,000. Visit Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat, It was commissioned by Abu Youssef Yaqub al-Mansur, the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate.
Leave to The Kasbah of the Udayas a kasbah (citadel) in Rabat, Morocco. It is located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river. your first night will be in Rabat.
After a fantastic breakfast at your luxury Riad, you are going to head to the north of Morocco, Chefchaouen passing through several Rif mountains, before Chefchaouen, you can visit Akchour for 2-3 hours hiking in the small pools to enjoy the Cascades d’Akchour.
In the afternoon, take your free time to do your own things as you choose. Explore Plaza Outa el-Hammam, the main square named for the number of hammams (public baths) which used to encircle it. take mint tea in a local restaurant and enjoy the spectacular view. Lose yourself in narrow blue painted walls. take every fantastic, romantic photo. later on the day back to your Riad and enjoy the sunset view.
Today you will be able to visit two imperial cities (Meknes, Fes). wake up early morning for taking pictures in the streets with fewer people than it was before, leave for Fes, Stop along the way at UNESCO protected Roman Volubilis ruins, The capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mauritania was Established in the third century BC, made by the Roman Empire an important venue, scheduled with buildings and exquisite effects. The building is incomplete but it is still interesting to discover.
Continue toward Meknes, your second imperial city. be sure to visit the gate of Bab El-Mansour, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Royal Stables. Later on, the day leaves for Fes city for the next day tour exploring Fes city. Overnight.
Fes city is the oldest of the four imperial cities in Morocco; it may be the one that is worth exploring while you are visiting Morocco. meet your guide for a half-day tour to explore the whole city, Starting from the medina, the oldest medina in Morocco founded over 1000 years ago. roll in souks, The city is made in two parts: Fes el Bali and Fes el-Jadid. Talaa Kebira “the Great Slope/Climb”) is one of the longest and most important streets in Fes el-Bali. Next visit the stunning Al-Attarine Madrasa is a madrasa (school) in Fes, Morocco, near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque. It was built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said (1310-1331).
Leaving the old city toward the new one, Visit el Mellah place. enjoy the fantastic sunset from the rooftop of the city. back to your Riad.
Start early to head to the southeast of Morocco. Merzouga, pass-through Ifrane known as the little Switzerland of Morocco. a quick explore to the city before continuing to Cedar forest of Azrou. meet Berber apes and take lovely pictures. Along the road, you will pass via Tizi n’Talremt little Atlas mountains. Lunch will be in Midelt. Continue over Ziz valley, stop at the second-largest palm grove in Morocco.
From here you will note the change in the atmosphere and landscape, becoming such Saharan. Arrive in Erfoud the gate to the Sahara desert. It is also known for its fossils, visiting local workshops to know how they convert fossils into decoration. Continue to Erg Chebbi, change your 4×4 car to a single private camel ride (one camel per person). Join a unique excursion around the desert by camels with an experienced camel guide.
He will provide you with a few tips. enjoy the best sand dunes and a beautiful sunset view. heading to the luxury desert camp, a delicious dinner will be served to you. join participants of the Sahara music before spending one night in a tent under stars.
Wake early to catch the sunrise at the top of Erg Chebbi dunes, before trying your skills on sand boarding at the Sahara desert. Ride a camel and back to your local hotel for breakfast and a quick shower. leave for Draa valley and Dades gorges, your first stop will be at Rissani, roll on its traditional market. Continue the desert trip to Todra Gorges via several Berber villages.
Once you get to Todra you will be able to walk along the way under 300m rocks, you may have the chance to see climbers climb rocks. Take free time to relax in front of the cool water of the shallow Todra River. Leave to Dades and spend the night in a local Riad/Hotel
Today you will go back to Marrakech, your first started point. After making the road to Ouarzazate the gate to the Sahara desert (if you choose Marrakech to Merzouga tour), visit the Kasbah and the popular atlas film studio where many famous films were filmed out there (to enter: price 3 Euro per person). Continue toward the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou. The Kasbah is a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, it is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. You will have free time to explore the whole area of ait Benhaddou and take lovely photos. Lunch will be there.
Travel through the High Atlas Mountains, Make a stop at 2260 meters for a glass of mint tea. you will notice a dramatic change in the atmosphere and landscape. Soon you will be a part of the noise and clamor of the final imperial city, Marrakech. Once you arrive, spend the night in a Riad.
Spend your day exploring the Red city nicknamed because of its surrounded red walls. Your tour guide will pick you up at Jemaa El-Fna square. Orient yourself in the old medina and visit local traditional markets.
Take the road back to the north to Koutoubia Mosque with its gardens, which is the largest mosque in the city. The first mosque was built in 1148 by Almohad Sultan Abdelmoumen. leaving for the area home to the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and El Badi Palace. Next, visit Jardin Majorelle, it is a garden and artists. It was created by the French Orientalist artist. end your day by visiting Ben Youssef Madrasa, which is an Islamic madrasa (college).
Depending on your flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
You will have a day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira. begin your day tour toward Essaouira. Along the way, stop at argan shops to explore how they make original argan oil. On the way, you may see goats climb argan trees. arrive in Essaouira join the small group tour to discover the city, lose yourself at UNESCO-protected medina. visit attraction sites such as Skala Kasbah, Treat yourself to seafood, watch the blue boats…, end the day by watching a colorful sunset with seagulls. Back to Marrakech drop off at your accommodation, end of private 9 days desert tours from Marrakech.June, 2023
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