9 days Morocco Desert Tour
Day 1: Casablanca – Chefchaouene 5h 30min driving
Today our driver will meet you at Casablanca airport and transfer you to chefchaouene via a beautiful road along Rabat, Kenitra to the Rif Mountains. When you arrive to Chefchaouene, you will walk through its famous square (Outta Hamame) to reach the hotel in which you will spend your first night.
Option: you can do a two hours walk nearby the water sprint where women of Chefchaouene do their laundry and continue your walk on a path uphill to reach a mosque, and then you will enjoy a panoramic view of chefchaouene in a marvelous landscape.
Day 2: Chefchaouene – Volubilis – Meknes to Fes. 5h driving
Your destination today will be the imperial city of Fes. You will cross the Rif Mountains along the way to the city of Ouazzane in a scenic road full of vegetation especially Olive trees to reach Volubilis, an old archeological site from the Roman era and classified as a world cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
Option: you can hire a local guide for a 45 min visit for more explanation of the site.Afterward you will arrive to Meknes and discover the historical monuments of this beautiful city and its immense ramparts to visit the Bab Mansour gate, the Moulay Ismail mausoleum and the Hri Swani … in the afternoon you will drive to reach the city of Fes.
Night in a Riad In Fes.
Day 3: visit of the city of Fes.
Around 10 am, the local guide from Fes will take you in a walk to visit the monuments of the spiritual capital of Morocco ( Fes ) like the Bab Boujloud Gate, the Madrassa Bouananya “ Coranic School” the university of Alqarrwiine, and a visit of the Tanneries… to name but a few.
Late in the afternoon our driver will drive you to the Merinids Tombs with a panoramic view of the old medina of Fes, and visit the potteries of Fes.
Night in a Riad in Fes.
Day 4: Fes – Merzouga 7h driving
7 am our driver will pick you up from your riad and start your long day traversing the beautiful cities of the Middle Atlas Mountains like Imouzzer especially Ifrane “ a Swiss style city” not far from a Ski Resort called Michlifen, where people can ski during December and January. After that you will have a short stop in the cedar forest of Azrou maybe to see some Berber apes.
After enjoying the beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains, it is time to discover the foot of the Oriental High Atlas Mountains nearby the city of Midelt, and continue to Errachidia “named earlier Ksar Souk” along the Ziz valley to Erfoud a good place to see some fossils, which will travel you back to very old eras like the Cambrian, Jurassic and others…
Late afternoon you will reach the amazing dunes of Erg Chebbi where you will spend your night in a small hotel nearby the dunes.
Day 5: day to explore in Erg Chebbi.
Today is a day to explore in the area of Erg Chebbi, our driver will take you to Khamlya “the village of the slaves” where you will listen to some Gnaoua Music, thereafter, you continue your activities via an off road along the dunes to reach the Hammada and enjoy a tea in the desert with nomads.
Option: you can see a seasonal lake in which there are some flamingos.
Late afternoon, you will meet your camel leader and experience a camel ride along the dunes to reach the luxury desert camp, and enjoy sunset in the dunes.
Night in the luxury desert camp, with some music around a fire to enjoy the beauty of the sky in the desert.
Day 6: Merzouga – Skoura 5h driving
Your destination will be Skoura palm grove, during today you will see one of the highlights of Morocco which is the Todra gorges with some dazzling landscapes on a huge limestone rock where fans of rock climbing practice their favorite sport. Afterward you drive via Tinghir to kellaat Mgouna, which is known in Morocco as the Rose Valley before you arrive to your destination which is Skoura palm grove.
Night in a hotel in Skoura palm grove.
Day 7: Skoura – Marrakech via Ait Benhaddou 5h driving
Around 9am you start your day to Ouarzazate “Hollywood of Morocco”, Then to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (fortified village) and you will walk easily to cross the Ounila valley to reach the Kasbah which is classified by the UNESCO as a world cultural heritage since 1987, you will walk in its tiny street and continue uphill to reach the top of the Kasbah where there is a collective granary, the panoramic gives you a great sensation and wonderful pictures. After this site you will drive along the Ounila valley with its magical villages and fields to arrive to Telouet, where the Lord of the Atlas pasha Thami Elglaoui built his own Kasbah which you will visit with some fascinating decorations inside.
In the afternoon you will drive to Marrakech via the pass of Tichka which is situated at 2260m of altitude.
Night in a hotel/riad in Marrakech.
Day 8: guided city tour of Marrakech.
Around 10am, after enjoying your breakfast in your hotel/riad a local guide of Marrakech will take you to the visit of the old city of Marrakech and its famous monuments like the Bahia Palace, Badia Palace, Saadiens Tombs, Jamaa elfna Square, Madrassa Ben Youssef…
Option: Our driver can take you in the afternoon to visit the Majorelle Gardens.
Day 9: Marrakech – Casablanca. 3h drive.
Our company can provide you with a transfer to Casablanca airport.