8 Days Tour from Marrakech to Sahara Desert and Imperial Cities

1 Day: Marrakech » Ait Ben Hadou » Ouarzazate » Boumalne Dades

Depart from Marrakech on a private trip. After breakfast, Leave Marrakech around 8:00 am in the morning to travel to Dades Valley. We will cross the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi-nTichka pass with 2260 m high. Enjoy amazing panoramic views with different colors and small Berber villages. We will stop to see and take some photos. Then continue towards Ouarzazate town known as “the gate of the Sahara desert”. On the way, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. It has been used in many films like Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, and more. Visit the Kasbah Taourirt and Films studios, then continue to Dades Gorges cross the most beautiful road of one thousand Kasbahs, arrival to Boumalne Dades have dinner and overnight in our hostel or Riad.

2 Day: Dades Valley » Todgha Gorges » Merzouga Sahara Desert

After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, we will leave Dades head to Toudra Gorges. Enjoy walk time to visit Dades gorges and take pictures, before taking the road of 1000 kasbahs, towards Tineghir and the Todra Gorge, where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards the journey continues on to Merzouga Sahara Desert and you will have time for lunch on our way. We reach the Sahara Desert Merzouga late in the afternoon. Take a camel trekking for 1h 30min to get to the heart of the desert and also be able to admire the beautiful sunset from the top of highest sand dunes. Have a delicious dinner at the rate of Berber drums music and dancing, and spend an overnight in a luxury Desert Camp under a clear sky studded with brilliant stars.

3 Day: Merzouga Sahara Desert Adventure Trip

At early morning your camel guide will wake you up to watch and enjoy the best sunrise in your lifetime. After breakfast, you will camel trek back to your Riad or Hotel in Merzouga where your driver/ guide awaiting to start our off-road adventure tour around sand dunes. Take the advantage to discover the region of Merzouga. Explore Berber villages begin by a visit to Khamlia village known as the black people. The hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. Enjoy the panoramic view of sand dunes, and experience nomad’s lifestyle as they are living under tents and taking care of herds of goats and camels. Visit some deserted mines and oasis of palm trees. Head back to Merzouga. You have free time experience Merzouga streets.

4 Day: Merzouga Dunes » Rissani » Erfoud » Ziz Valley » Errachidia » Midelt » Fes

If you are not a sleepy person, wake up early and wait until dawn: the show is unforgettable. After breakfast we will return with the dromedaries and we will leave for the imperial city of Fes. We will cross the Ziz Gorge, Er-Rachidia, the Middle Atlas to the Zad Pass and the town of Midelt at 1488 m altitude. We will continue in the direction of Azrou, to visit the monkeys, and then again Ifrane and finally, Fes.

5 Day: Full day Fes Imperial City Sightseeing Tour

Exploring Fez city’s oldest stunning monuments is a must and an interesting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed while you are traveling to Morocco. Enjoy a half-day medina walking guided tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more sites of the city. The Fes medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. You will Explore the ancient historical monuments in the Old Medina like: Al Quaraouin (the oldest University in Morocco), Nejjarin Museum, Jewish Quarter, and view Fes’ famous leather tannery from above, and more. Overnight in the hotel or Riad.

6 Day: Fes » Meknes Imperial City » Volubilis ( Roman Ruins) » Chefchaouen ( Blue city)

Today, we will drive to Chefchaouen the blue pearl via Meknes where we will stop to see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour, the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum and the Sahrij Souani, before head to Volubilis Romain ruins it is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Morocco. You will have a guided tour of the site and learn more about the Roman Empire dating to 225 BC in Morocco. Continue our journey to reach Chefchaouen Medina situated at the footstep of higher Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. Experience the blue city of Morocco. It is a beautiful unique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many parts of Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influence from the Spanish civilization and Moorish architecture. Night in Riad or Hostel situated in the heart of the blue Medina.

7 Day: Chefchaouen » Rabat Imperial City » Casablanca (White city)

After breakfast, you will start travelling to Casablanca via the Imperial city of Rabat, the administrative capital of the Kingdom. It overlooks the sea. We will see the famous red ocher walls. Visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, famous Hassan tower, and the Mohamed 5 mausoleum. Afterwards, we will continue our road trip to reach Casablanca the economic capital of Morocco, in the late afternoon, overnight in the hotel.

8 Day: Casablanca » Back to Marrakech Imperial City

Depart in the morning for Marrakch. After breakfast, we will begin our journey with a visit to explore the beautiful sight of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca White City it s one of the one of the largest mosques buildings in the world, before we travel back to Marrakech Red City your departure point. After arriving in, you will take a walk through the souks and handicraft centers. The rest of the day will be at your leisure. To walk around the famous Djemaa El Fnae square or to do what you had decide to do in Marrakech before your travel to Morocco. After you finish we will drop you off to the hotel or Riad or to the airport depends of the time of your departure.