12-Day tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert via the Atlantic coast.
The 12-day tour will start from Marrakech towards the Atlantic Coast through Essaouira. Visit El jaded small port city, Casablanca, Rabat Hassan tower, Tangier, Rif mountains, Chefchaouen the blue City, the Berber Roman ruins, Fes the old imperial city, Ifrane Moroccan Switzerland, Azrou, Merzouga desert, Camel trekking. Overnight in the desert camp in the middle of the dunes, tour around Erg Chebbi to see Nomads. Berber villages. will be heading towards Fes passing through the Rissani Market, Todra gorge, Dades Valley, visit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, High Atlas mountains, Marrakech. 12-day tour
Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech – Transfert to the Hotel
Our driver, Will pick you up at the airport, And you’ll have the day to relax while exploring the main square Jemaa el Fnaa, and the souks.
Day 2: Full Day To Visit Marrakech
Today, Will have an optional private Guided Tour of Marrakech, with an official guide. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina, and its souks, And explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, The Saadian the Bahia Palace, And Majorelle Gardens, Night at a Riad in the Medina.
Day 3: Marrakech – Essaouira – Atlantic coast.
Depart from Marrakech, For the seaside town of Essaouira. A relaxing drive lined with Argan oil cooperatives, Will take you to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. The windswept fishing port, With broad beaches, And ancient walled Medina, With ramparts built into the cliffs, has long been a popular destination. With its relaxed feel, Take in the small but lively Medina, Stroll along the ramparts or beach, Visit the port to see the daily catch. The Gnaouas Music Festival is held in Essaouira in June. Overnight in the Atlantic coast of Essaouira.
Day 4: Essaouira – El Jadida – Casablanca – Rabat
After breakfast, Depart for Rabat, and continue your journey up the Atlantic Coast. Pass through El Jadida a small port city, formerly controlled by the Portuguese, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the impressive mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca. Explore the Imperial City of Rabat, including the Mechouar (the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), The Mohammed V Mausoleum, The Hassan Tower, And the Oudaya Kasbah, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offering fabulous views, as well as being home to Moroccan artisan galleries. Overnight in the hotel or riad in Rabat.
Day 5: Rabat – Tangier – Rif Mountains – Chefchaouen
In the morning, we leave Rabat for the enchanting mountain town of Chefchaouen or Chaouen in the Berber. Passing through the city of Tangier. Where we will visit the famous Hercules Cave, the beautiful beach of Achakar, cap spartel, where the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans meet. Visit the old town, with its warren of atmospheric alleys. then, continue via the Rif mountains to Chefchaouen we will get afternoon, visit this beautiful town. Is a must in order to discover the real beauty, this little town that hides inside the Rif Mountains, Has to offer such as Outa Hamam Square, it’s the beautiful medina, the green valleys of the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is famous for its vivid blue-rinsed houses. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
Day 6: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After your breakfast, our authentic journey will start towards Volubilis, and explore the ruins of this Roman city. We continue to Meknes, where you will explore the Medina of Meknes and the Sahrij Souani. Used for irrigation and plantation, The Square of Lehdim, and the Gate of Bab al Mansour. You will have the opportunity to explore the souks. Later we will continue onto Fez. Accommodation at a traditional Riad.
Day 7: Full Day To Explore Fes
Specialized day for Exploring the attractions of Fez, the old imperial city of Morocco. The tour starts from the Royal Palace gate, you will have the opportunity to visit the ceramics cooperative, to see traditional Moroccan crafts. And takes you through the narrow streets of the Medina to the Jewish Quarter and the Tanneries. This tour highlights all the sites with cultural and historical interest. Including the famous Al karaouine University, Overnight.
Day 8: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga
Leaving Fes to the Sahara desert, passing through Ifrane and the cedar forests of Azrou, where the wild monkeys are located. It will be a good opportunity to take photos of the wilderness in Morocco, lunch in a small Berber village. Then, we continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt, in Erfoud which we’ll feel the beginning of the Desert oasis of Tafilalet, down to Merzouga, and spend the night in a hotel/riad in Merzouga.
Day 9: Merzouga – Berber Families – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara)
Wake up early morning, to catch the beauty of the sunrise in the desert, you will ride camels back to where you will meet your driver, you will have all the day around the desert, visit Nomad families and Gnaoua village Khamlia. Where we will be entertained with authentic instruments. After spending a worthwhile moment with Gnaoua, Here you will have a traditional Berber Pizza. After that, you will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This is a golden opportunity to take great pictures of the sunset and sunrise. Spend the night in a desert camp, with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara desert.
Day 10: Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades valley.
Wake up early morning, to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert. Departure to Rissani. The desert gate of Erg Chebbi, with a bustling Souk little frequented by tourists, A park of donkeys near the market. Then, drive to Tinghir and Todra Gorges. It is the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley enjoying the rock formations monkey toes. Overnight in Dades valley.
Day 11: Dades valley – Ouarzazate – The high Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
This morning, After breakfast, We leave for Ouarzazate via Skoura. Stopping for a panoramic view of Taourirt Kasbah, Atlas film studios, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986, where many films took place such as Alexander, Gladiator, Babel…, and lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive to Marrakech, Over the mountains of high Atlas, Passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude).
Day 12: Marrakech – Airport
Transfer from the hotel to the airport, End of the Atlantic coast tour from Marrakech. End of The 12-day tour.
- Private Transport: 4×4, Minibus, bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
- Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
- Car fuel
- 10 Nights in Hotel or Riad (breakfast)
- Dinner in Merzouga desert and Dades valley
- 1 Night in a Desert camp (Dinner & breakfast )
- Camel Ride in desert
- Sandboarding in the Dunes
What’s not Included:
- Drinks and Lunches
- Flight Tickets
- Monuments ticket
For the price and more information, please not hesitate to contact us, and let us know about the number of persons, and the dates of your tour, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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