10 Days Desert Trips From Marrakech

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Marrakech

ARRIVAL : Marrakech

What's included in the 10-day tour from Marrakech:

  •  Private A/C Vehicle + fuel
  •  Camel Trekking
  •  English/French/Spanish speaking driver/Guide.
  •  Sightseeing tour in Marrakech & Fes with a local guide.
  •  1 night at the hotel in Ouarzazate ( dinner&Breakfast).
  •  1 night at the hotel in Merzouga ( dinner&Breakfast).
  •  The hotels nights plus breakfasts for 6 nights are included.
  •  1 night in comfortable upgraded tents in the Sahara (Dinner&Breakfast)

What's Not includes in the 10-day tour from Marrakech :

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches & drinks
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Dinners in Marrakech, Essaouira, and Fez
 

DESCRIPTION

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day From Marrakech To Desert Trip journey through the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, from the vibrant city of Marrakech to the breathtaking Sahara Desert and the historic city of Fes. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, ancient traditions, and stunning natural beauty of this diverse country as you explore bustling markets, ride camels over golden dunes, and wander through the labyrinthine streets of Fes, all while savoring delicious Moroccan cuisine and experiencing the warmth of local hospitality

The 10 Days Morocco Tour From Marrakech To Fes via Merzouga desert :

DAY 1

Marrakech Airport pick up

  • We will welcome you at Marrakech Airport and check into your accommodation.
DAY 2

Marrakesh - Ait ben Haddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate

After breakfast, you’ll start your 10-day tour from Marrakech Fes via Merzouga desert  with a 5 hours driving over the High Atlas Mountains to the hollywood of Morocco Ouarzazate. We will travel through the dramatic landscape of the Atlas Mountains passing through the Berber village local market of Taddert and over the 2260 meters high Tizi-in-Tichka pass. We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate.
The kasbah is one of the most intriguing sand castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs and is a UNESCO world heritage site. After having the lunch at the Kasbah, We continue on our way to Ouarzazate.
We will stop to visit the Taourirt kasbah former home of the famous Pasha Glaoui. The painted ceilings, arches, beautiful small windows with wrought iron works and woodwork have helped make it another UNESCO site.

In the afternoon, enjoy a visit of the Atlas Corporation Studio, a well known cinematographic center renowned for blockbuster productions including Asterix and Cleopatre directed by Alain Chabat; and the Oscar-wining Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott.
Overnight accommodation will be at the hotel or riad in Ouarzazate. 

DAY 3

Ouarzazate - Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Merzouga Desert.

After having your breakfast, we will start our third 10-day tour from Marrakech through the road of the thousand Kasbahs- the fascinating sandcastles. We will stop for pictures  at Kalaat Mgouna panoramic views , the rose’s city known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May, continue to Dades valley where you can enjoy the region’s impressive rock formations before continuing onward through Tinrghir and the Todra gorge. Watch the panoramic views of the old  Berber & the jewish villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continue our trip to Erfoud the capital of the sweet dates fruit in Morocco. then Head to the gateway to the Sahara Desert Merzouga where you will spend the night at your Riad/Hotel .

DAY 4

Merzouga Desert off road adventure & camel trekking experience

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at your Merzouga accommodation before embarking on a thrilling off-road desert adventure. You’ll be guided by a local expert and driven through the captivating Erg Chebbi dunes, where towering sandscapes and pristine desert wilderness await your exploration.

Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the desert’s rich ecosystem and the nomadic Berber communities inhabiting these arid lands. A picnic lunch in the heart of the desert offers a moment of tranquility amid the captivating scenery.

After returning to Merzouga, take some time to relax and refresh before your next adventure. In the late afternoon, meet your caravan of camels for an enchanting ride into the desert. As the sun begins its descent, you’ll arrive at a luxury desert camp nestled deep within the dunes.

The camp features sumptuously appointed tents, complete with comfortable bedding and private facilities. As evening sets in, relish a delectable Moroccan dinner, brimming with local flavors and dishes, served in the enchanting desert ambiance.

Gather around a flickering campfire as local musicians serenade you with traditional melodies beneath the star-studded Sahara sky. Then, retire to your luxurious tent for a peaceful night’s sleep, serenaded by the serene desert silence.

DAY 5
Merzouga desert camp - Ziz Valley - Medilt - Ifran - Fes.

This morning we’re halfway the 10-day tour from Marrakech To Fes via Merzouga desert , you’ll be able to rise with the sun as it begins its glorious route for another day. If you wake up at first light, take a seat on the sand dunes and watch the sunrise slowly and hang in the dusty summer skies for a moment or two. Make sure you grab some photos, After having your breakfast at your luxury desert camp you can ride your camels back to Merzouga so as to travel to Fes via Errachidia along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt, then continue our journey to Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we can stop to see the Barbarian apes in the famous Cedar forest. On to Ifran “the French village”, stop for a picture or a drink then drive to Fes.
Overnight accommodation will be at a riad in Fes. 

DAY 6

Fes Tour guided with an expert fes local guide

Step back in time as you embark on a captivating sightseeing tour of the old town (medina) of Fes, Morocco, guided by a knowledgeable local. Fes el-Bali, as it’s locally known, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a treasure trove of history and culture. Let’s explore what awaits you in this enchanting labyrinth:

Your journey begins at the heart of Fes el-Bali, where your local guide will lead you through the winding alleyways, revealing the rich tapestry of this ancient city. The medina is a living testament to Morocco’s past, and you’ll be transported to a bygone era as you stroll through its narrow streets.

The iconic Blue Gate, Bab Bou Jeloud, will welcome you to this historic enclave. Your guide will share the gate’s significance and lead you deeper into the medina’s heart. As you navigate the labyrinthine passages, you’ll encounter architectural wonders such as the Bou Inania Madrasa and the Al-Attarine Madrasa. These stunning structures showcase the exquisite craftsmanship of Moroccan artisans.

A highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Chouara Tannery, one of the oldest tanneries in the world. Here, you’ll witness the traditional leather-making process and gain insight into this ancient craft. Your guide will provide you with mint leaves to help counteract the tannery’s distinct aroma.

While the medina is a testament to history, it’s also a bustling hub of activity. Your guide will lead you through the maze of souks, where local artisans and vendors sell their wares. Explore stalls filled with vibrant textiles, aromatic spices, and intricate handicrafts. Your guide’s expertise will be invaluable as you navigate the bustling marketplace and perhaps engage in some friendly haggling.

Throughout your journey, you’ll uncover hidden gems and historical tidbits that make Fes el-Bali so unique. From ancient mosques to artisan workshops, the medina is a treasure trove of discovery.

As your tour comes to a close, you’ll have gained a deeper appreciation for the rich history and cultural heritage of Fes’s old town. It’s a journey that allows you to immerse yourself in the traditions and stories that have shaped this remarkable city for centuries.

In summary, a guided sightseeing tour of Fes’s old town with a local guide promises a captivating exploration of history, architecture, and culture. It’s an opportunity to step into the past and witness the enduring beauty of Morocco’s most ancient and enchanting medina.Overnight will be at your Riad /hotel in Fes 

DAY 7

Fes - Beni Mellal - Marrakech.

Embarking on a day-long road trip from Fes to Marrakech via Bni Mellal is an adventure through the diverse landscapes of Morocco. This 480-kilometer journey takes you from the historic city of Fes, across the majestic Atlas Mountains, and into the vibrant city of Marrakech.you’ll have the chance to let it all sink in. the morning, departure towards Beni Mellal, the crossing of the plains of Tadla and Haouz an agriculture area, arriving in the evening in your accommodation in Marrakesh.
Overnight accommodation will be at a riad/Hotel in Marrakech.  

DAY 8

Marrakech Tour Guided

Marrakech, often referred to as the “Pearl of the South” of Morocco, is an enchanting city that beautifully blends tradition and modernity. Nestled at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is a sought-after destination for travelers worldwide seeking a culturally rich, historically significant, and exotic culinary experience.

As you explore Marrakech, you’ll immediately be captivated by its mesmerizing atmosphere. The heart of the city is its historic medina, a maze of narrow alleys, bustling squares, and picturesque souks. You’ll deliberately get lost in this labyrinth, discovering hidden treasures at every corner. The souks are brimming with Moroccan handicrafts, from Berber carpets to colorful ceramics and intoxicating spices.

With the guidance of an expert local guide, your Marrakech experience becomes even more enriching. They will provide you with in-depth insights into the city’s history, culture, and traditions that you might otherwise miss. Your guide will take you to the most fascinating places and share the stories that bring Marrakech to life.

The minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, an emblem of Marrakech, rises majestically above the medina, providing an impressive view of the city. The Koutoubia Gardens are also a peaceful place to unwind.

Just a short walk away, the Jardin Majorelle, created by French painter Jacques Majorelle, is a haven of tranquility with its shaded pathways, water lilies ponds, and buildings painted in vibrant blue. Here, you can explore a collection of exotic plants from around the world, all while benefiting from your guide’s expertise.

The Bahia Palace is another architectural wonder of Marrakech, with its lush courtyards, intricately carved wooden ceilings, and beautifully crafted zellige tilework. Your expert guide will offer historical context, making your visit even more enlightening.

The Saadian Tombs, discovered relatively recently, transport you into Morocco’s royal history. Their vaulted ceilings and elaborate decorations are a poignant testament to Marrakech’s past grandeur, a history that your guide will illuminate.

For a dose of art and culture, the Marrakech Museum showcases an impressive collection of Islamic art, textiles, and jewelry housed in a sumptuous 19th-century palace. Your guide will provide valuable insights into the museum’s exhibits.

Lastly, don’t miss Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, an iconic gathering place where musicians, dancers, snake charmers, and vendors converge. With your expert local guide, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the square’s cultural significance and vibrant energy. At night, the square comes alive with an array of street food stalls offering delightful Moroccan dishes.

Marrakech is a city that engages all the senses. The colors, scents, flavors, and sounds transport you to an enchanted world. Let an expert local guide lead the way, and you’ll discover an authentic Marrakech steeped in centuries-old traditions while witnessing its journey towards modernity. A visit to Marrakech, with an expert local guide, is an unforgettable cultural adventure that you will cherish long after you leave this magical city. Afternoon your guide will take you back to your Riad/Hotel

DAY 9

Marrakech To Essaouira Day trip excursion

Your Essaouira excursion from Marrakech begins with a departure from the vibrant city around 8 am. After approximately 3 hours of scenic driving through the picturesque Moroccan countryside, you’ll arrive in the coastal gem of Essaouira.

Upon arrival, your adventure unfolds with the guidance of our expert local guide. They will lead you through the enchanting streets of Essaouira’s historic medina, revealing its rich history, cultural treasures, and captivating architecture. Explore the blue-and-white labyrinthine alleys, visit artisan workshops, and immerse yourself in the town’s unique atmosphere.

Around 4 pm, as the day’s discoveries come to a close, it will be time to bid farewell to Essaouira. You’ll retrace your steps back to Marrakech, enjoying the picturesque landscapes once more. Our comfortable transport will ensure a pleasant journey.

Finally, as the sun sets, we’ll drop you off at your Riad or hotel in Marrakech, bringing an end to a memorable day of exploration and cultural immersion in Essaouira.

DAY 10

Marrakech airport drop off

After having your breakfast, we will transfer you to Marrakech airport for your return flight and as our 10 days Marrakech Fes via Merzouga Desert will be coming to an end. We do truly hope you enjoyed the trip with our team!