Tour 10 days /9 nights from Marrakech to the desert of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
Day 1: Marrakech
Arrival at Marrakech airport. Our guide will take you to your accommodation next to Jamaa el Fna Square.
Accommodation in Riad/hotel recommended by Family Morocco Tour.
Day 2: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
Breakfast. Transfer by motorway to Casablanca. Upon arrival, visit to the surroundings of the majestic and highest Mosque of Hassan II. Continuation of the route until Rabat, to visit the most outstanding places: the Kasbah of the Oudayas, The Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Tower of Hassan. Dinner and overnight in riad selected by Family Morocco Tour.
Day 3: Rabat – Chefchaouen
Breakfast. We will leave towards the northwest to reach the city of Chefchaouen. Upon arrival, we will climb to a viewpoint and see the reason for its beauty and location. Then we will go down to the medina where you can walk through it. Accommodation and dinner in riad selected by Family Morocco Tour.
Day 4 : Chefchaouen – Fez
Breakfast. After spending the morning in Chefchaouen we will head to Fez where we will arrive in the afternoon. Accommodation and dinner in riad in riad selected by Family Morocco Tour.
Day 5 : Fez Cultural visit
Breakfast. Your local Fez guide will come to your accommodation to begin a guided tour. Fez has managed to maintain its traditions, its crafts, its trades, and its university, one of the oldest in the world. Not in vain, Fes was considered as “the city of Faith and Knowledge”, becoming the capital of culture and one of the most important religious centers of the country.
We will visit its medina, called the Bali, one of the largest medieval sites in the world and declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, with its souks and alleys, we will also visit the Royal Palace and its Jewish quarter. Dinner and overnight in riad recommended by Family Morocco Tour.
Day 6 : Fez –ifrane –Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Sahara desert tour
We will head south to cross the Middle Atlas Mountains until we reach Ifrane, called “the little Moroccan Switzerland” because of the great resemblance of many of its constructions.We will cross the famous forests of cedars and we will be able to admire the Great Cedar Gouraud, the biggest millenary cedar of the region and also to feed the hundreds of monkeys of Gibraltar that inhabit in the zone. Lunch in Midélt or in Rich and in the afternoon we will arrive at the Valley of Ziz, more than 20 km. of palm grove and 10 million palms turns it into one of the biggest of the world. Arrival to the desert of Merzouga. We will leave in a caravan of camels to enter the heart of the dunes and contemplate an unforgettable sunset. we will arrive with the camels to the camp where we will lodge in Jaimas, tents made with dromedary hair like the ones used by the desert nomads. dinner and night in jaimas in the heart of the desert under a spectacular mantle of stars.
Day 7: Desert of Merzouga – Desert of Ouzina
After breakfast we will begin the great route of the dunes, passing through the desert by the track of the Dakar, we will know the village Khamlia where we will stop to enjoy the music of Gnawa, we will continue the route to the village Taouz where we will re-enter the track of the Dakar in the direction of the Erg of Ouzina and the village of Ouzina. Ouzina is an old Berber settlement very close to the Algerian border.
Day 8: Ouzina – Berber villages – Ramlia – Tafraoute – Alnif – Tinghiri – Dades Gorges
We will leave the Riad Ouzina TGM towards the Ramlia village, we will follow the same track as the Dakar Rally.On the way we will be accompanied by desert landscapes full of dunes, nomads and camels for about 3 hours until we reach Alnif and the Toldra Gorges near the town of Tinerhir, at the end of a valley of palm trees and adobe villages, surrounded by steep and barren mountains. It is one of the most famous natural views of Morocco, about 300 meters of wall along a kilometer, from here we will go to the Dades Gorges, Dinner and accommodation in a hotel or riad located in the Gorges.
Day 9 : Boumalne Dades – Marrakech
In the morning and after breakfast, we will continue along the Route of the Thousand Kashbas to Ouarzazate. From this city, known for its great film studios, we will take the course of the river Ounila, there we will visit the Kasar of Ait Ben Haddou, declared World Heritage by UNESCO and whose interest fully justifies the visit to this area of the Altas. Once again the Ounila valley will lead us to the Kashba Taoulet, another historic and beautiful place and last visit before arriving in Marrakech. Accommodation in riad selected by Family Morocco Tour.
Day 10 : Marrakech
Our certified local guide will pick us up at our accommodation to take us to Marrakech, known among other ways as the red city and containing places like the Majorelle Gardens, the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque, the Saadies Tombs and the Bay Palace, many of which will be visited. We will have lunch in a classic restaurant near Jmaa El-Fna Square, at the agreed time and place, transfer to the airport to take your flight back. 10 days tour in Morocco
– Private excursion
– Transfers from your hotel, riad, airport or agreed place
– Transportation during the trip in all-terrain vehicle with AC.
– Accompanying driver in your own language
– Half board, breakfast and dinner (except in Marrakech only breakfast)
– Night in luxury tent with private bathroom
– Camel ride through the dunes of Erg Chebbi (one per person)
– Official local guide in Fez and Marrakech
– WI-FI and complimentary bottled water in the car Not included:
– Entrances in the places to visit
– drinks at dinners
– access tickets for guided tours.