Morocco Marrakech private sahara desert tours & camel trekking in Merzouga dunes in 15 Days /14 Nights you will visit the best places in Morocco from Casablanca airport to Casablanca airport including Casablanca, Rabat, Volibillis, Chefchaouen, Fes, Midelt, Erfoud, Erg chebbi dunes, Berber villages, Camel rides, Toudra gorges, Cedar forest, atlas monkies, Roses valley, Sekoura, Ouarzazate, Taourirt kasbah, Ait ben haddou kasbah, The high atlas mountains, Tizi n’tichka pass, Marrakech & Essaouira.
• ITINERARY •
Day 1: Casablanca
Pick up at the Casablanca airport and transfer to your hotel.where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on time, you will have a guided tour of the Hassan II mosque. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaoune
After breakfast depart to Rabat. Rabat has a population 2 million, is a main university town and the capital of the kingdom of morocco. The city is located on the atlantic ocean at the mouth of the bou regreg River.Visit the Hassan tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg. It is a gigantic mosque, emblematic of Rabat and famous for its unfinished minaret where storks nest. After lunch you will continue on to Chefchaouen for the night. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day 3: Chefchaoune – Voulibilis – Meknes
After a breakfast of fresh fruits, jams, bread and mint tea,you will visit Chefchaouen and you will have a tour of this “cool” blue town, tucked away in the mountains.you will set out after lunch to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the afternoon exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire.diner will be taken in Meknes one of Morocco’s Imperial cities.overnight in the hotel
Day 4: Meknes – Fes
After breakfast, your guide will take you on a tour of Meknes.begin at Bab Mansour.,We will stop and visit the Musée Dar Jamaï, a museum showing modern Moroccan arts, woodwork, ceramics, carpets, costumes, jewelry and metalwor.and after lunch short Drive to Fès where you will settle in at your traditional riad hotel and then have a late night dinner.
Day 5: Explore Fes
After a breakfast your day will begin at the Merenid Tombs of Fès.
Next, stop at the Musée des Armes, a fortress that once protected Fès. Today it is possible to see a display of 8,000 pieces of artillery from Makina, the arsenal built by Moulay Hassan I.
Enter the Fès el- Bali through the symmetrical horse shoe arches at Bab Boujeloud . Fès -el Bali, best characterized as a sea of rooftops embellished with minarets and domes, is too narrow for cars. Aside from walking, donkeys and mules are still the best way to travel within the cities old walls. A visit to the Kings Palace,For lunch you will eat in traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina.After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the evening.
Day 6: Fes – Ifrane – Errachidia – Arfoud – Merzouga
Your driver will meet you at your riad or hotel at 8:00a.m., depart and transport (8 hours) over the Middle Atlas mountains through the cedar forests of Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) ,azrou, Midelt and the Ziz gorges towards Sahara, until the Erg Chebbi dunes appear on the horizon.,after relaxing few minuts in Merzouga,we go to the camels who are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, we go to a high dunes to see the sunset , we will spend the night in nomad tents.
Day 7: Merzouga – Khamliya – Nomad Villages – Erg Chebbi
We will wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes before making our way back to the hotel for a shower. and Afert breakfast heading to Khamlia village to enjoy live Gnawa music, continue through an off-road to have a tour of sand dunes then stop to have a tea with nomads in berber tents you will discover a new sence of life.from there back to the hotel.
Day 8: Merzouga – Arfoud – Tinjdad – Tinghir- Toudra gorges
This morning you’ll travel through the remote volcanic Saghro Massif to Tinehir. Along the way you can visit a fossil workshop for a closer look at Sahara’s wonderful varieties of ancient life. and later we will have free time to walk around the “gorges”, to enjoy the river and the fabulous views.overnight in the hotel.
Day 9: Toudra Gorges – Kalaa Magouna – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou
After breakfast you can wander with a local guide* through palmeries, villages, gardens, and kasbahs for a close look at traditional Berber ways of life. Your next destination is Ouarzazate. You will pass through many Berber villages, and green riverside oasis and barren red hillsides clustered with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). Along the way you’ll drive off road (weather permitting) across the mountains to the remote village of Boutaghrah. You will pass through many Berber villages, and green riverside oasis and barren red hillsides clustered with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). Villages sprinkle the Skoura oasis and the Valley of the Rose, famous for soft Persian rose oil – until Ouarzazate – and continue on to Ait Benhaddou. overnight in the kasbah
Day 10: Sit ben Haddou – telnet – Marrakech
Today you’ll explore the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. The village of clustered Berber Kasbahs has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Back in the car, you’ll follow the old Salt Road camel caravan route toward Telouet to visit the old Glaoui kasbah. This was once a beautiful palace but now stands crumbling to ruins because no one wants to remember “the vulture” sultan and his son “Thami” who lived here until the 1950’s. After lunch descend the High Atlas mountains Tichka pass to Marrakech, with time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes over coffee . Arrive in Marrakech at 6 p.m.overnight in the riad.
Day 11: Marrakech explore
After breakfast,you will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market).
Return to your riad for the evening
Day 12: Marrakech – Essaouira
Departure at 8h00 from Marrakech towards Essaouira, Visit the Port and its ramparts of Essaouira, the old Medina and “Scala”. In the Port you can eat fresh fish in a local Essaouira restaurant. You will have the chance of making a camel trekking ride on the beach (not included). The ambiance on this old city is fascinating as you will walk yourself in the ancient Portuguese streets of the Old Medina of Essaouira also known as Mogador.overnight in the hotel.
Day 13: Essaouira Explore
This will be a free day in Essaouira. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day 14: Essaouira – Casablanca
This is the last day of travel will take you back to Casablanca. You will leave Essaouira for Casablanca with a stop at El Oualidia on the way. We drive along the coastline to El Jadida where we visit the citadel and see the underground cistern. We then continue on to Casablanca, where we spend our last night in the country. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to Casablanca airport.
You will be transferred to the airport for departure.
PRICES PER PERSON Taxes included
50% reduction for children under 12 years, free for children under 5 years (Maximum one child per family)
1725 € per person
1590 € per person
1220 € per person
WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
– Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Deluxe Van for the selected tour + fuel
– English-speaking driver
– Entrance fees
– 3 or 4 stars hotels, Kasbahs & Riads
– Overnight accommodation with breakfast
– Camel ride
flights and tips not included
Explore Morocco Tours is a tour operator company registered by the Moroccan government. All of our automobiles are air-conditioned, 4 x 4 Toyota vehicles suited for off-road travel fitted to carry 6 passengers as well as hyundai h1 minivan that can seat six to eight passengers. We can also provide 48 seated buses for larger groups.
Confirmation and Payment
25% deposit is necessary to confirm any program. The reservation should be done at least 4 weeks before starting program. Tours booked before that need full payment at the time of booking.
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