Experience the essence of Morocco by exploring its most popular cities on this 9 Days Tour From Marrakech to the Sahara desert. beginning in Marrakech and leading you to the enchanting destinations of Casablanca, Rabat, and Chefchaouen, celebrated for its iconic blue-painted walls. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Roman Volubilis and the imperial cities of Meknes and Fes. The tour then guides you to the captivating Sahara Desert, offering a memorable camel ride and a night in a luxurious desert camp.
Traverse through the picturesque Todra Gorges, Dades Valley, and the cinematic Ait Ben Haddou, concluding this extraordinary adventure in the lively city of Marrakech. Choose to unwind in Essaouira or embark on a direct departure from Marrakech.
Start your 9-day North and Desert Tour from Marrakech by meeting your tour guide in Marrakech. Head towards Casablanca, the commercial capital city. Your first stop is the Hassan II Mosque, the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Capture beautiful moments by the Atlantic Ocean.
Continue your journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat, the first imperial city on your itinerary. With an urban population exceeding 1,100,000, explore the Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque commissioned by Abu Youssef Yaqub al-Mansur, the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate. Next, visit The Kasbah of the Udayas, a citadel situated at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Rabat.
After a delightful breakfast at your luxury Riad, head north to Chefchaouen. En route, pass through the Rif mountains, with an optional stop at Akchour for a 2-3 hours hiking experience near the Cascades d’Akchour. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Plaza Outa el-Hammam, the main square surrounded by hammams. Savor mint tea at a local restaurant, taking in the spectacular views of the blue-painted walls. Return to your Riad later in the day and relish the sunset.
Today’s adventure takes you to two imperial cities, Meknes and Fes. Begin early with a visit to the UNESCO-protected Roman Volubilis ruins. Explore the incomplete but intriguing structures from the third century BC. Proceed to Meknes, your second imperial city, and visit notable landmarks like Bab El-Mansour, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Royal Stables. Conclude the day by heading to Fes for an overnight stay.
Discover Fes, the oldest of the four imperial cities in Morocco, on a half-day guided tour. Explore the ancient medina founded over 1000 years ago, including the bustling souks. Visit Talaa Kebira and the Al-Attarine Madrasa, a historic school near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque. Transition to the new city and visit el Mellah place. Enjoy a sunset from the city’s rooftop before returning to your Riad.
Embark on an early journey southeast to Merzouga. Pass through Ifrane, known as the “Little Switzerland of Morocco,” and explore the Cedar forest of Azrou. Lunch in Midelt, followed by a drive through Ziz valley. Notice the shift to Saharan landscapes upon reaching Erfoud, known for fossils. Change to a camel for a private desert excursion with an experienced guide. Enjoy the best sand dunes, a stunning sunset, and a night in a luxury desert camp.
Catch the sunrise atop Erg Chebbi dunes before trying sandboarding. Ride a camel back to your hotel for breakfast. Depart for Draa valley, Dades gorges, and stop at Rissani’s traditional market. Continue to Todra Gorges, walk along the 300m rocks, and relax by the Todra River. Head to Dades for an overnight stay in a local Riad/Hotel.
Return to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara. Visit the Kasbah and the atlas film studio. Explore Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Travel through the High Atlas Mountains, stop at 2260 meters for mint tea, and arrive in Marrakech. Spend the night in a Riad.
Discover Marrakech, the Red City, with your guide. Visit Jemaa El-Fna square, Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, El Badi Palace, and Jardin Majorelle. Conclude your day at Ben Youssef Madrasa.
Option 1: Transfer to the airport based on your flight schedule.
Option 2: Day trip to Essaouira. Visit argan shops, explore Essaouira’s UNESCO-protected medina, Skala Kasbah, and enjoy seafood. Return to Marrakech for drop-off, concluding your 9-day desert tour.
8 Nights: 7 nights at Hotel OR Riad – 1 night at luxury desert Camp – (3 to 5 Stars)
8 Breakfasts – 2 Dinners (in Merzouga and Dades Gorges)
Private vehicle, walking, and hiking (opt).
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