Marrakech 10 Days tour – Sahara Desert & Imperial cities of Morocco

Overview :

If you are looking to travel to Morocco, why not take a 10 day trip into the real Morocco, along the Kasbah Trail. Experience genuine Moroccan culture, and meet locals living in remote villages. This tour combines spectacular landscapes and rich history: the heart of Morocco.

Your 10 days tour begins  in Marrakech Ends in Casablanca, then across the High Atlas mountains with its’ fascinating landscapes and Berber villages. Continuing South you will arrive at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, probably the most celebrated, filmed and photographed Kasbah in Morocco.

 Pass through the Todra Gorge, a narrow corridor with dramatic cliffs, panoramic views, and mud houses; and take a camel ride across the sand dunes to a Bedouin camp, where you will spend the night in the immense silence of the desert. You will meet nomads in the Hamada “black desert”, learn about the culture and local environment, before visiting the fortified City of Fez, home to the breathtaking Kasbah Gate. And so much more awaits… Vist Fes & Chefchaouen, Also Rabat and Casablanca 

Itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrive in Marrakech :

Our team will be waiting for you in the Airport with your name on a signe to pick you up toward your Riad, free afternoon; overnight accommodation in a Riad, Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: explore Marrakech

After your breakfast in your Riad you will start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco” Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadien tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi; and the Ben Youssef Coranique school. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle Gardens and the Koutoubia tower. Overnight accommodation will be in a riad.. BB.

Day 3 ; Day trip to Essaouira

8am pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the coastal fishing port of Essaouira (about 3 hrs). There is the option to visit a women’s argan oil co-operative en route – the argan tree only grows on the West coast of Morocco and the oil is extracted for salad oil, amlou (mixed with almonds and honey to make a delicious paste) and skin care. If you want to camel trek along the beach your driver will take you to where the camels are. In Essaouira you can wander at your leisure through this relaxed and friendly small town e.g. ramparts, craft shops in the medina, art galleries and fishing harbor. For lunch there are many small cafés where fresh fish is served. Back to Marrakech in the afternoon; overnight in the same riad

Day 4: Marrakech – Tizi Ntchka pass – Ait Ben Haddou -Dades Valley

After your breakfast in your riad, you will depart for Ouarzazat through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains.
You will get to the Famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest one in Morocco, built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Ethami, late 19th century. The Kasbah is recognised as a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, now a house of many Glaoui family members. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue to the Dades Valley via Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Your first stop will be at the famous village of Kalaa M’gouna,known for its roses and rose products. Since this is the road of the thousands Kasbahs you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take some of the most beautiful pictures of your trip. Today you will be staying at a hotel overlooking the Dades valley ..Bed, Dinner and Breakfast. DBB.

Day 5 : Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga Sahara Desert

After breakfast in the hotel, drive back in the valley to see the amazing rock formation referred to as “the monkey toes”, and the standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait yul. Leave the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley. Watch the panoramic views of the old mud berber villages overlookin the valley. Hundreds of rock climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport here. Continue your trip to Erfoud and Rissani then through the open black desert. Arrive at Merzouga on the afternoon. Night accommodations will be in a Riad.

Day 6: Merzouga 4×4 Desert Tour 

After your breakfast in the Hotel you will start exploring Merzouga area visiting the village of (Khamlia) then to Mifis mines and visiting the nomad families living betwen the dunes and the Algerian border befor going back to the hotel where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you camel ride, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night. 

Day 7 : Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Ifrane – Cedar Fores – Ifrane -Fes 

You will wake up early to watch sunrise at the dunes before riding back to the auberge on the camels where you will have breakfast and shower. We will then leave for Errachidia via Erfoud to the Ziz valley. Lunch will be at Midelt. After which, we will pass through the cedar woods at Azrou and the Middle Atlas where you will see the Barbarian Apes before ending off at Fes. Overnight in a Riad BB.

Day 8:  Fes Local Tour guide – Chefchaouen

Most of the day will be spent visiting the medina (the old city) and its alleys – including the famous tanneries and the Quaraouine mosque. Your visit includes the Jewish headquarter and the royal palace gate. After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll visit the Merinid tombs and experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city ; then drive toward Chefchaouen which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town nestled in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. Chefchaouen is known as “blue city” for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains. Overnight accommodation in a Riad Bed and Breakfast

Day 9 : Chefchaouen – sale – Rabat

After free morning in Chefchaouen , you will drive to Rabat; In Rabat you can visit to the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower then continue toward Chefchaouen with different stops on the way. Night in a Riad/Hotel with Bed and Breakfast.

Day 10 : Airport Transfer 

Rabat to Casablanca airport and the end of the trip. End Our Marrakech 10 Days tour – Sahara Desert & Imperial cities of Morocco.