You will mount up to join a camel safari through the magnificent sand dunes of the Sahara. And, when you finally chill out on the Atlantic coast, you will well and truly deserve it!
Day 1. Arrival
Pick up from Marrakesh Airport and transfer to the riad where you will spend the first 2 nights.
Day 2. Marrakesh
Marrakesh is a city to dazzle the senses, today there will be a half day sightseeing tour to introduce you to its delights. Highlights include the marvelous Jemaa El Fna Square - once a site of public execution, now full of storytellers and snake charmers; the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Medersa and the beautiful Majorelle Gardens. Breakfast is included.
Day 3. Marrakesh – Tizi n’Tichka Pass - Ait Ben Haddou
Today, we pick you up from the riad in Marrakesh and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the High Atlas mountains passing through the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m).
Ait Benhaddou is a small town with one of the best-preserved and most sought-after Kasbah's to visit in all of Morocco. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ksar at Ait Ben Haddou.Spend the night in a riad/guesthouse. Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 4. Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate – Kelaa M’gouna – Dades – Todra Gorge
After breakfast you will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the Atlas Film Studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt. Driving towards Todra Gorges passing by Kelaa M’gouna, Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley. Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views. Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 5. Todra Gorge, Tinejdad, Erfoud, Erg Chebbi ( Merzouga)
In the morning you will have free time for walking in the beautiful area of the Todra Gorges. In the afternoon you will drive via Tinejdad and Erfoud to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the auberge and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tents. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes. Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 6. Merzouga – Erfoud – Errachidia – Midelt – Azrou - Ifrane – Fes
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dunes in the Sahara Desert and ride on camels back to the auberge where you will have breakfast and can have shower. You will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz then stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. Continue to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt and have lunch break. After lunch you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes. You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving to Fes where you will spend 2 nights in a riad. Breakfast is included.
Day 7. Fes
Enjoy a half-day medina walking tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more of the city. The Fès medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fès' famous leather tannery from above. In the evening, opt for dinner in a converted riad complete with local specialties, music, and belly dancing or visit a local hammam to chat with the locals. Breakfast is included.
Day 8. Fes – Chefchaouen
After breakfast we continue via the beautiful sceneries of the Rif Mountains to reach "the Pearl of the North", “Chefchaouen”. We will explore the blue city of Chefchaouen known for its blue-washed walls, a testament to the city’s rich history. Morocco’s blue city attracts travelers and Moroccans alike, both of whom are intrigued by this enticing and unique city.
The blue-glazed houses and buildings were build originally by the town’s former Jewish population. Chefchaouen was one of the cities that helped Moriscos and Jews who sought refuge after the Spanish Reconquest in medieval times. Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami and the exiles used the fortress of Chefchaouen to fight off the invading Portuguese who were entering Morocco from the north. In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse. Breakfast is included.
Day 9. Chefchaouen – Meknes
Departure to Meknes, visit the imperial city with its famous door, Bab El Mansour, the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and the basin of Agdal. You will discover the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis located about thirty kilometers from Meknes and holy city of Moulay Idriss, pilgrimage center of any Moroccan. Overnight in Meknes. Breakfast is included.
Day 10: Meknes – Rabat – Casablanca
Today you will drive from Meknes to Rabat, the political capital of the country. Here we will visit the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Oudaya Kasbah. After that you will drive further to Casablanca. Overnight in a hotel. Breakfast is included.
Day 11: Departure
Transfer to Casablanca Airport and departure. Breakfast is included.
Highlights: Marrakesh, Ait Ben Haddou, Sahara Desert, Merzouga Dunes, Fes, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Rabat.
Duration: 11 days/10 nights. Departure: daily. Includes: pick-up and drop-off, transfer from Marrakesh airport and to Casablanca airport, English-speaking local guide, all meals according to the program,9 nights in riads/hotels and 1 night at a desert camp, minibus / 4x4 car, camel ride. Minimum 5 people.
Cancellation policy: Free cancellation more than 2 days before the trip starts. In case of Covid-19 or closed borders the cancellation will be free.