Desert Moroccan tour from Marrakech to Tangier in 10 days
Morocco 10-day grand journey through the Sahara desert from Marrakech and Essaouira to Fes and Chefchaouen. You will see so many wonderful sights throughout these ten days and nine nights. Highlights include Marrakech and Essaouira, the high Atlas highlands, and the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. In addition to touring the Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah and the city of Ouarzazate. Dades valley and Todra gorges, in addition to Amridil Kasbah. Visit the Merzouga Sahara desert as well. Where you may ride camels, see breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, and spend the night in a desert tent. Explore the Merzouga Sahara desert in a 4×4 vehicle.
You will also visit the historic market of Rissani and the fossil town of Erfoud. Then go to Morocco’s Switzerland, Ifrane, and the cedar forest where the Barbary macaques reside. Explore Fes and Meknes, two of Morocco’s royal cities. Visit the Volubilis Roman ruins and the blue city of Chefchaouen. Finally, the journey comes to a close in Tangier.
- Discover Marrakech’s cultural gems, from the iconic Koutoubia Mosque to the enchanting Bahia Palace and vibrant souks.
- Embark on a picturesque journey through the High Atlas Mountains, where lush valleys,Berber villages, and the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tichka pass await.
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou, and explore its well-preserved ancient kasbah.
- Explore Ouarzazate, renowned as the “Hollywood of Africa,” boasting film studios and desert landscapes featured in numerous movies and TV series.
- Marvel at the rugged beauty of the Dades and Todra Gorges, where dramatic landscapes unfold.
- Embark on a thrilling Sahara desert adventure. Ride camels through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi, witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and spend a night in a luxury desert camp beneath the starry desert sky.
- Enjoy scenic drives through the picturesque Ziz Valley, soaking in panoramic views of this captivating region.
- Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C.
- English-speaking driver.
- Night in the desert camp.
- Camel ride.
- Breakfasts & dinners
- Lunches & drinks.
- Entrance fees to monuments if any
As you embark on this unforgettable 10-day Moroccan adventure with the best in - After breakfast, we set out west to the coastal gem of Essaouira. En route, we'll make fascinating stops, including a chance to see the iconic Argan tree-climbing goats and take in panoramic views. In Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, we'll explore the fishing port, ancient city walls with cannons, and the charming old medina. You'll stay overnight in Essaouira.
Morocco tours, your journey commences with a warm welcome in Marrakech. Upon your arrival, our dedicated team will be there to greet you at the airport. To kick off your experience, we'll whisk you away on a brief but delightful tour of the city, offering you a glimpse of Marrakech's vibrant energy and captivating allure. Following this introduction, you'll be transferred to your comfortable Riad, where you can unwind and prepare for the exciting days ahead, ensuring a relaxing overnight stay.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the best of Morocco as Marrakech unfolds its cultural treasures and architectural wonders during the initial stages of your 10-day adventure. The careful planning of our best in Morocco tours ensures that your journey begins on a seamless and enjoyable note, setting the tone for the extraordinary experiences that lie ahead.
Your Moroccan adventure with the best in Morocco tours continues as, after a delightful breakfast, we chart our course westward to the coastal gem of Essaouira. This leg of your journey is designed to be not just a transfer but an immersive experience, with captivating stops along the way. Prepare to witness the famous Argan tree-climbing goats, a unique sight that exemplifies the close relationship between nature and culture in Morocco. These stops, carefully integrated into the itinerary by the best in Morocco tours, offer you a chance to take in panoramic views, adding an extra layer of richness to your travel experience.
As we arrive in Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, the best in Morocco tours ensures that you have ample time to explore and absorb the city's distinct charm. Your visit includes a tour of the bustling fishing port, where the local fishermen and their colorful boats create a lively atmosphere. The ancient city walls, adorned with iconic cannons, provide a glimpse into Essaouira's maritime history. Additionally, a stroll through the charming old medina immerses you in the city's historical and cultural richness. After a day of exploration, you'll find serenity and comfort in your overnight stay in Essaouira, a city known for its seafood, beautiful beaches, and medieval architecture.
Your Moroccan journey with the best in Morocco tours takes you back to Marrakech, where the rich cultural tapestry unfolds during a comprehensive guided tour of the city's highlights. Marrakech, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, reveals its treasures as you embark on this exploration led by knowledgeable guides from the best in Morocco tours. The Bahia Palace, a testament to the city's architectural heritage, opens its doors to showcase its grandeur. The Saadian Tombs, a historic burial ground, adds an element of mystique to your journey, while the Ben Youssef Quranic mosque provides a spiritual interlude, reflecting Morocco's religious diversity.
The tour seamlessly weaves through the bustling traditional souk, the largest in Morocco, where the vibrant market atmosphere immerses you in local life. Carefully curated by the best in Morocco tours, this experience allows you to engage with the city's authentic rhythm. A break for lunch near Jemaa El-Fna square offers a taste of local flavors, setting the stage for the continuation of your exploration.
The second half of the tour introduces you to Marrakech's architectural marvels and serene oases. The grand Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech, stands tall as an iconic symbol of Moroccan architecture. The impressive Majorelle Garden, a lush and picturesque haven, provides a serene escape from the city's vibrant energy. Your evening unfolds with the freedom to explore Jemaa El-Fna square at your leisure, a unique opportunity to soak in the sights and sounds of Marrakech's vibrant heart.
Day four of your extraordinary Moroccan adventure with the best in Morocco tours unfolds as we depart from Marrakech and embark on a scenic journey through the majestic High Atlas Mountains. This panoramic route takes us through the awe-inspiring Tizi-N-Tichka pass, a spectacle of nature's grandeur. Along the way, we'll strategically pause to absorb the breathtaking panoramic views that stretch across the horizon.
A highlight of the day is the visit to the Telouat Kasbah, a remarkable fortress that stands as a testament to Morocco's historical richness. The intricate architecture and cultural significance of this site offer a glimpse into the country's past. Carefully curated by the best in Morocco tours, this experience ensures that every stop contributes to your comprehensive exploration of Morocco.
Continuing our journey, we reach the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its well-preserved ancient architecture. This historic kasbah has served as a backdrop for numerous films and TV series, showcasing Morocco's cultural heritage to a global audience. A guided tour of this architectural gem, with insights from the best in Morocco tours, adds depth to your understanding of its historical and cultural significance.
As we travel further, we arrive in Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "Hollywood of Africa" due to its film studios and desert landscapes featured in various productions. Here, you'll indulge in a delightful dinner and find rest in the comfort of a carefully selected hotel, ensuring a seamless blend of cultural exploration and relaxation.
Day five of your Moroccan adventure with the best in Morocco tours unfolds with a visit to the renowned Atlas Studio, a cinematic haven where some of the world's most famous movies were brought to life. Delve into the magic of filmmaking and discover the behind-the-scenes of cinematic wonders. Next on our itinerary is the Taourirt Kasbah, an architectural gem that stands as a testament to Morocco's historical and cultural richness. Our exploration, curated by the best in Morocco tours, ensures you gain insights into the intricate details of this iconic site.
Venturing southeast, we make our way to the enchanting Amridil Kasbah in Skoura. Surrounded by lush palm groves, this picturesque kasbah offers a glimpse into Morocco's oasis life. The best in Morocco tours ensures that each stop on your journey contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the country's diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.
Continuing our expedition, we traverse the Rose Valley, known for its annual Rose Festival, a celebration of the region's abundant rose harvest. The festival adds a vibrant touch to your exploration, showcasing the cultural richness of Morocco. Our journey then leads us to the awe-inspiring Dades Valley, famous for its striking gorges and panoramic vistas. As you absorb the breathtaking landscape, the best in Morocco tours ensures that you connect with the natural beauty and historical significance of each location.
Later in the day, we arrive at the Todra Gorges, where free time is allocated for you to explore and immerse yourself in the rugged charm of this natural wonder. The best in Morocco tours provides opportunities for independent exploration, allowing you to savor the unique atmosphere of each site at your own pace.
In the afternoon, our journey unfolds as we reach Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Here, a magical experience awaits as you transition to camelback for a memorable trek into the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes. The best in Morocco tours orchestrates this desert adventure, ensuring a seamless and enchanting experience. As the day concludes, immerse yourself in the ambiance of a luxury desert camp, where Berber music, campfires, and stargazing create a memorable evening. Under the vast desert sky, you'll spend the night, surrounded by the tranquility of the Sahara.
Day six of your Moroccan adventure with the best in Morocco tours commences with an early morning wake-up call, inviting you to witness the magical spectacle of a desert sunrise. This captivating experience, carefully timed by the best in Morocco tours, allows you to embrace the tranquil beauty of the Sahara as the first rays of sunlight paint the dunes in warm hues. The optional breakfast adds a delightful touch to this serene start to the day.
Following this enchanting desert sunrise, your journey unfolds as you return to Merzouga on camelback. The rhythmic sway of your trusty companions and the golden hues of the dunes create a unique and immersive experience, carefully crafted by the best in Morocco tours. This tranquil journey back to Merzouga allows you to soak in the serene ambiance of the Sahara one last time before venturing into the next phase of exploration.
Continuing our exploration of the Merzouga region, the best in Morocco tours introduces you to the fascinating nomadic communities that call this desert landscape home. This authentic encounter provides insights into their traditional way of life, fostering a deeper appreciation for the resilience and resourcefulness of the desert dwellers.
Our journey then leads to the Khamlia village, a cultural gem where you'll enjoy the rhythmic beats and captivating melodies of Gnaoua music. This unique musical tradition, originating from Sub-Saharan Africa, adds a vibrant and soulful note to your Moroccan adventure, orchestrated by the best in Morocco tours. The immersive experience is further enriched by the opportunity to interact with the locals and gain a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage.
As the day unfolds, we set our course for the serene Merzouga Lake, affectionately known as Flamingo Lake. The best in Morocco tours ensures that each stop on your itinerary showcases the diverse natural beauty of the region. This picturesque lake, surrounded by desert landscapes, offers a tranquil setting for reflection and appreciation of Morocco's ecological diversity.
Next on your agenda is the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, a majestic expanse of sandy landscapes that define the Sahara's allure. The best in Morocco tours invites you to embrace the spirit of adventure with camel trekking, allowing you to traverse the golden sands and create lasting memories of this iconic desert experience.
As the day comes to a close, you'll retire to a comfortable hotel in Merzouga, ensuring a restful night's sleep and preparing you for the continued exploration of Morocco's wonders
Day seven unfolds as we bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Merzouga and set our course for new adventures, carefully crafted by the best in Morocco tours. Our journey takes us to Rissani, an ancient city that once served as the capital of Tafilalet. Rissani's bustling souk, a vibrant marketplace, opens a window into the heart of local culture. The best in Morocco tours ensures that each stop on your itinerary offers a unique and enriching experience, providing a deeper understanding of Morocco's historical and cultural tapestry.
Continuing our exploration, we venture to Erfoud, a town renowned for its fossilized marble workshops. The best in Morocco tours invites you to witness the intricate craftsmanship that transforms geological treasures into beautiful decorative items. This fascinating encounter with Erfoud's artisanal heritage adds a layer of cultural appreciation to your Moroccan adventure.
As we traverse the Ziz River valley, the best in Morocco tours ensures you don't miss the opportunity to relish panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. This picturesque valley, with its winding river and lush landscapes, serves as a breathtaking backdrop to your journey, enhancing the overall visual feast carefully curated by the best in Morocco tours.
A leisurely lunch in the charming town of Midelt awaits, allowing you to savor local flavors at your own pace. This delightful interlude ensures you're well-refreshed for the next phase of exploration. Post-lunch, our journey takes an adventurous turn as we delve into the cedar forest, a sanctuary for Barbary Macaques. The best in Morocco tours orchestrate this encounter with wildlife, offering you the chance to observe and connect with these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.
The next gem on our itinerary is Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco." This charming town, known for its alpine-style architecture and cool climate, adds a touch of European allure to your Moroccan adventure.
Our day concludes as we reach Fes, one of Morocco's imperial cities, where you'll retire to your chosen accommodation
Your immersive journey begins with a guided tour of Fes, a city pulsating with history and spirituality. The best in Morocco tours ensures that every moment is a revelation, starting with the Royal Palace gate, an emblem of the city's grandeur and regality.
As you step into the UNESCO-listed medieval Medina, a designated World Heritage Site, the best in Morocco tours unveils the treasures of Fes. Navigate the labyrinthine alleys and alleys, absorbing the unique atmosphere and timeless beauty that define this historical gem. The Blue Gate, or Bab Boujloud, becomes a portal to a world where architectural splendor meets cultural significance, setting the stage for the captivating journey ahead.
The best in Morocco tours invites you to explore key attractions within the Medina, each a testament to Fes' rich heritage. Visit the Medrasa Bouanania, an ancient Islamic school, and marvel at its intricate architecture. The Najjarine Fountain, a masterpiece of Moroccan craftsmanship, reflects the city's commitment to artistic expression. Your exploration continues to the Tanneries, where the traditional method of leather production unfolds before your eyes, an experience that engages your senses in the essence of Moroccan craftsmanship.
The Quaraouin Mosque and University, considered the world's oldest university, stand as iconic landmarks of Fes' intellectual legacy. The best in Morocco tours ensures a comprehensive understanding of their historical and cultural significance, adding depth to your Moroccan journey.
The Jewish quarter, known as "the Mellah," becomes a bridge to Fes' diverse cultural fabric. The best in Morocco tours provides insights into the coexistence of different communities, enriching your understanding of Morocco's inclusive heritage.
An ascent to a panoramic viewpoint reveals the city in all its splendor. The best in Morocco tours orchestrates this moment, allowing you to absorb breathtaking views that stretch beyond the physical landscape, capturing the essence of Fes.
As the day unfolds, we're ensuring that your Fes experience aligns with your preferences. Day eight becomes a testament to the artistry of the best in Morocco tours, creating a seamless blend of history, culture, and personal exploration in the heart of Fes.
Day 9 unfolds with the promise of imperial grandeur and historical wonders as you embark on a journey from Fes to Meknes, meticulously guided by the expertise of the best in Morocco tours. Meknes, an imperial city, awaits your exploration, and the best in Morocco tours ensures an immersive experience.
Your adventure in Meknes begins with the iconic Bab Al-Mansour, a monumental gate that stands as a symbol of the city's imperial legacy. The best in Morocco tours unveils the architectural marvel and historical significance of this site, setting the tone for your exploration.
The Sahrij Souani Basin becomes the next canvas for your journey through Meknes. The best in Morocco tours guides you through this ancient reservoir, an engineering feat that reflects the city's foresight in water management. As you explore the Royal Stables, the Granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, each site unfolds a chapter of Meknes' imperial history. The best in Morocco tours provides context, ensuring you appreciate the cultural and historical nuances embedded in these landmarks.
Lunchtime offers a moment of leisure, allowing you to explore Meknes at your own pace. The best in Morocco tours understands the value of personalized experiences, ensuring that your journey aligns with your preferences.
Venturing 30 kilometers from Meknes, your next destination is the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best in Morocco tours takes you on a captivating journey through this archaeological treasure, where well-preserved mosaics, pillars, and archways offer a glimpse into Morocco's Roman history. The site becomes a living testament to the interconnectedness of cultures across centuries, expertly narrated by the best in Morocco tours.
From the historical depths of Volubilis, your journey continues to Chefchaouen, known as the Blue City and nestled in the picturesque Rif Mountains. The best in Morocco tours orchestrates your arrival, ensuring a seamless transition from ancient history to the charming allure of Chefchaouen.
As the day concludes, the best in Morocco tours secures your night's stay in a hotel, providing comfort and relaxation after a day filled with imperial splendor and archaeological marvels. Day nine becomes a testament to the artistry of the best in Morocco tours, crafting a narrative that seamlessly weaves together the imperial legacy of Meknes, the ancient echoes of Volubilis, and the enchanting blue hues of Chefchaouen.
The grand finale of your 10-day Moroccan odyssey unfolds in Chefchaouen, where the best in Morocco tours allows you ample free time to immerse yourself in the enchanting streets adorned in various shades of blue. Chefchaouen's unique ambiance, a masterpiece of color and culture, beckons you to explore at your own pace.
As you wander through the mesmerizing streets, the best in Morocco tours ensures you absorb the essence of Chefchaouen, a city known for its distinctive blue-hued architecture. Capture the charm of local life, indulge in shopping for unique crafts, or simply savor moments of quiet contemplation amidst the captivating surroundings.
Having soaked in the magic of Chefchaouen, the journey takes a scenic route through the Rif Mountains, showcasing the breathtaking landscapes of northern Morocco. The best in Morocco tours orchestrates a seamless transition from the serene blue streets to the natural wonders of the Rif Mountains.
Your final destination is Tangier Airport, where the best in Morocco tours ensures a comfortable and timely transfer. As you bid farewell to Chefchaouen and the remarkable landscapes, your 10-day adventure gracefully concludes. The best in Morocco tours leaves you with a treasury of cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the rich culture and diverse landscapes of this extraordinary country.