This 8-days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) offers travelers the opportunity to go across the High Atlas Mountains. Ait Ben Haddou and Telouat Kasbah are both worth visiting. Stop in Ouarzazate for photos near the "Atlas studio," the Roses Valley, and the Dades Gorges. In the Sahara desert, take a camel ride and stay the night.
After leaving Marrakech the travelers will on our 8 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH visit Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and the Kasbahs in between these two spots and the desert of Merzouga. Then, they will spend the night in the desert before we head back to Casablanca.
After spending the night in Berber tents in the heart of the dunes, we'll resume our journey to Fez in a different route. Rissani Markt, Erfoud, Errachidia, Midelt, and Azrou will be visited. We'll then go to Meknes, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Rabat, and Casablanca, before arriving in Marrakech.
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HIGHLIGHT OF: 8 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
Driving through the diverse landscapes of Morocco
Visiting Ait Ben Haddou
Spending the night in the desert with the nomads
Exploring the desert
Visiting the historical sites of Fez, Meknes, Volubilis, and Rabat
Places You Will Spend Your Nights :
Marrakech / 2 Nights
Dades vally / 1 Night
Sahara Desert / 1 night in the camp with a camel ride
Fes / 2 Nights
Casablanca / 1 Night
"Experience The best of Morocco on a 8-Day Tour from Marrakech!"
Our tour from Marrakech is the perfect way to experience Morocco's vibrant culture and stunning landscape. Our experienced guides will take you on a journey of discovery, from the bustling streets of the city to the sprawling beaches of the Atlantic coast. With our comprehensive itinerary, you'll get to experience the best of Morocco's vibrant culture, cuisine, and landscapes.
Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech at the airport - Transfer to your accommodation
On the first day of your 8 Days trip from Marrakech, our local guide will welcome you upon your arrival at the airport in Marrakech. From there, they will drive you to your hotel or riad in Marrakech so that you can get settled in and have some downtime. You will spend the night in the city of Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech sightseeing tour
After breakfast on the second morning of our 8-day tour from Marrakech, you will explore the "Red City of Morocco," also known as the "southern pearl" of Morocco and the "second oldest Imperial city."
The famous "Jardin Majorelle," "Bahia Palace," "Menara Gardens," and "Saadian Tombs" will be on your itinerary. The "Mosque of Koutoubia"'s 77m minaret dominates Marrakech's downtown.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site "Jamaa El-Fna" is one of Marrakech's principal attractions. Many cafes around the square offer great views. Explore the colorful souks. Marrakech overnight.
Day 3: Marrakech– Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate – Dades valley
The Atlas Mountains greet you on the third day of your 9-day tour from Marrakech as you cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gladiator and Game of Thrones popularized Ait Ben Haddou's history. Ouarzazate's Atlas Film Studios and Kasbahs are next. Ouarzazate is on a desolate plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains at 1,560 meters (5,120 ft). With wide avenues, stone buildings, and French colonial hotels, it seems modern. "Gateway to the Sahara" is another moniker for this little city. Although small, Ouarzazate is diversified. The city has several well-preserved Moroccan kasbahs. Babel and Lawrence of Arabia were filmed in the Taourirt Kasbah, the most famous. You'll like Atlas Studio. The facility contains actual Moroccan towns, Roman cities, and Arabic markets for shooting. From Marrakech, you'll go to the rose valley, home of the Festival of Roses. You'll stay at a nearby hotel in Dades Gorge and have supper.
Day 4: Dades valley – Todra gorges – Merzouga desert
After breakfast, you'll visit Morocco's longest river, the Draa. You'll pause to photograph the roadside kasbahs, Berber villages, and Draa valley's natural beauty. Todra Gorges follow. Todra Gorges is a popular Moroccan tourist destination. The High Atlas Mountains' Todra River carved the gorge. Climb boulders, traverse the canyon, or swim in the river. Explore the gorge's tunnels. After lunch at Nkob or Alnif, it's two hours to the Merzouga dunes. "Desert of fine-grained sand dunes." Entering the desert requires switching to an animal-powered vehicle. The moving dunes change the scenery. Like nomad families, you will stay in camel hair tents at the camp. Play drums beneath the stars, dine, and sleep in a Berber tent with the camel guides. The vastness, absence of light pollution, and feeling of oneness with the cosmos make stargazing there amazing. The desert night sky is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Stars are brighter and constellations are visible. Finally, join the Berbers in fireside singing and dancing. It symbolizes Berber delight.
Day 5: Merzouga – Ziz valley – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane-Fes
You travel north from Marrakech on your 8-day tour. After breakfast, you'll drive through the world's biggest palm grove, Tafilalet. After flowing down from the high Atlas, the river feeds a palm plantation in the Ziz Valley. From this high elevation, you'll see the valley and Aoufous settlement. You'll stop again in Midelt, in the Atlas Mountains, for lunch and a rest. Afternoons in the Cedar Woods will bring monkeys. The barbary macaque that lives in Azrou's forest makes you stop for photos. Next is Ifrane, 1630 meters above sea level on the northern side of the Middle Atlas. Its broad avenues, pristine urban development, gardens, green areas, and architecture resemble a Swiss town. Ifrane feels lost in Morocco. Michlifen is a major ski resort and known as "the Moroccan Switzerland" because of this. Its nightlife is fueled by its many pubs and clubs. In the evening, you'll arrive in Fez and stay at a Medina Riad.
Day 6: Fes Sightseeing Tour
The medina of Fes is a heady blend of tastes, sceneries, and noises; it is the oldest and biggest medieval city in the world. Today, you will meet our local guide and experience the breathtaking vistas that Fes has to offer.
Navigate the area by following one of the five different themed tourist circuits. You will have the opportunity to see a large number of mosques and palaces while in Morocco; however, you should be aware that only Muslims are permitted inside mosques in the country.
After you have finished touring the tanneries, restaurants, and dye pits, we will take you back to our hotel so that you can get ready for an optional night of Moroccan entertainment and savor the cuisine at a local restaurant so that you can conclude your time in Fes.
Day 7: Fes– Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat – Casablanca
After a tasty breakfast, the 7th day of your 8-day trip from Marrakech will begin. Take some shots of the empty streets before you leave for your next stop. You will stop at the UNESCO-protected ruins of Volubilis, which was the Roman Empire's furthest point in Africa. Explore the complex to find churches, murals still in place, and trader homes with heating systems that still work. Next, we went to Meknes, which was the royal city and the Ismailis' center. In Bab Al-Mansour, people will go to the Sahrij Souani pond, the royal stable, and the granary. Next, we'll take you to RABAT, our city, where you can see the Hassan Tower, which was built in the 11th century. The Ordains Kasbah is a castle built in the style of Andalusia in the 11th century. It has beautiful views of Salé and the Atlantic Ocean. We will eat lunch before going to Casablanca, which is the center of business in Morocco. The Hassan 2 Mosque, which is the second largest in the world, will be our first stop in Casablanca. It is one of the best examples of Moroccan building because it is built on the edge of a rocky bay above the ocean. Next, we'll go to Place Mohamed V, where many government buildings used to be. At the end, we'll take you back to our riad so you can spend the night there.
Day 8: Transfer to Casablanca Airport
We've finally reached the end of our trip. We really hope you had a great time on this tour. It's been very enjoyable. We've done everything from laughing to having fun together. But it's time to go your separate ways. We hope that your trip back is safe. When the driver drops you off at the airport, the 8-days tour from Marrakech will be over.
Some tourists might find this tour too busy. We know that, and this is just a practice trip that you can change as you like. Seniors tend to like tours where they stay in each place for a day or two. If that's the case, let us know and we'll change the schedule for you.
Also, this 8-days trip seems hard for kids if you are traveling with them. So, please call us to set up a tour that you and your family will never forget.
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The travel times and distances shown in the itinerary are approximations that have been calculated using the most direct route possible between the starting point and the destination location for each day of the trip, wherever that may be relevant. They do not include side trips or stops along the way to take in the sights.