8 Days Easter week tour in Morocco
Easter week tour will start from Marrakech to the desert, through the High Atlas mountains, visit Telouat Kasbah, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Ouarzazate “the Hollywood of Africa”, “Atlas studio”, Roses Valley. Dades valley, down to Merzouga desert, Camel trekking. overnight in the Desert camp at the middle of the dunes, Spend 2 nights in the desert, coming back to Marrakech. Easter week tour.
Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech – Transfert to the Hotel
On the first day of the Easter week tour, Pick up from the airport at your arrival time and transfer to the Riad, which´s in the Medina, the Historical center of the city of Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
We will begin our journey, to the southeast through the High Atlas mountains, via the pass of Tizi N’tichka (2260 m altitude). With stops to enjoy the spectacular views it offers and see the Berber villages. We continue visiting the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, recognized by UNESCO, as a world heritage site since 1986, where many films took place such as Alexander, Gladiator, and Babel…, In the afternoon, we continue our way towards Ouarzazate «the Hollywood of Africa». We stop to see the images of the next largest studio in Africa «Atlas studio». Dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Draa valley – N’koub – Tafraoute
Today, we leave for the Draa Valley, where you can see one of the longest rivers in Morocco. On the way, we will make some stops to take photos and enjoy the view of the spectacular kasbahs, Berber villages, which make the road as well as the beauties of the Draa valley, with their small orchards are distributed along the way, cross on a desert set full of acacia trees and small dunes, we will meet the local Berber tribes, and have the opportunity to visit an Association or cooperative of Fossils and Minerals of Tafraoute. arrive at the hotel, Overnight.
Day 4: Tafraoute – Ramlia – Ouzina dunes – Khamlia – Merzouga
Today morning, the route will begin through very diverse landscapes. The Paris-Dakar Rally Track will take us across sandy rivers, Berber villages, Nomads and dry lakes, and dunes of Ouzina: a magnificent place, which can only be accessed by off-road tracks to Khamlia, a truly unique village of Gnawa. Here we will enjoy the traditional music, then we will have a lunch break, we ate Berber Pizza accompanied by tea a very complete rice salad. Just before reaching the dunes of Merzouga, where you will meet your camel guide to cross the dunes to the camp. You will spend the night under the starry sky.
Day 5: Merzouga Desert – Rissani – Erfoud Fossil’s – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
We leave Sahara desert after breakfast to Rissani, where we`ll visit the marketplace (market days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), we continue then to Erfoud, where we can visit the manufactures of fossilized marble before starting our way to Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves. One hour later we´ll reach one of the best places of the High Atlas, the Todra Gorges. The course of the river has carved out the cliff-sided canyon, and it´s because of its beauty and the high rock sides that are very popular among climbers. Free time to have lunch in this wonderful place. A short walk through the gorges is very advisable to better appreciate the beauty of the landscape. In the afternoon we continue to the Dades valley, also known as the figs valley going through Boumalne Dades, We`ll stop at the “monkey legs”. Dinner and night at the Dades gorges.
Day 6: Dades Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After breakfast we can enjoy one of the better views of the Dades valley, from one strategic lookout in the mountains, from there we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs, and the scenic characteristics of each one. Then we continue by a road dot with different kasbahs of touristic interest visit Amridil Kasbah. After some stops to enjoy the “One thousand kasbahs road”. the Roses Valley and the big Skoura palm grove we`ll get to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, If you are interested we can visit the cinema studios and the cinema museum. Free time for lunch in town. In the afternoon we start our way back to Marrakech going through the mountain port of Tizi N Tichka. Down to Marrakech overnight in a hotel.
Day 7: Full day to visit Marrakech
Today will have an optional private Guided Tour of Marrakech, with an official guide from Marrakech. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina, and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: the Saadian the Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens, overnight.
Day 8: Marrakech – Airport
Transfer to the airport. End of the Easter week Sahara desert tour.
- Private Transport: 4×4, Minibus, bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
- Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
- Car fuel
- 6 Nights in Hotel or Riad (Dinner & breakfast)
- 1 Night in the desert (Dinner & breakfast )
- Camel Ride in desert
- Sandboarding in Dunes
What’s Not Included:
- Drinks and Lunches
- dinners in Marrakech
- Flight Ticket
- 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.
In case you want to modify any of these tours, just be in contact with us beforehand and we will make it happen