9 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech
9 days desert tour from Marrakech crosses desert and Fes. Explore the High Atlas Mountains & Valleys, Camel trek in Merzouga & desert safari and the imperial cities of Fes.
1st day: Arrival at Marrakech
The departure of 9 days desert tour from Marrakech is at the airport when you arrive. Thus, we will lead you to the Riad in the Medina. The Medina offers the historic centre of the city of Marrakech.
In the afternoon, you can explore Medina by yourself. You can walk in the famous Jamaa El Fena square. In the evening, the square time is busy with narrators, jugglers and soothsayers. Also, there are snake charmers, dancers and other activities. Then, you will spend the night& Breakfast at the Riad.
2nd Day: Marrakech – High Atlas – Telouat Kasbah – Ounila Valley – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Starting this day is after breakfast. Hence, we will drive via the High Atlas Mountains towards Ouarzazate. On our way, you will explore the Tizi-N-Tichka road at 2.260m high. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and make a few stops to take pictures of Berber villages.
Then, we will drive to the Kasbah of Telouat. When you visit the kasbah, you will have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to the valley of Ounila. It is where you will see small Berber villages and families living in adobe houses. We then reach the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Unesco Kasbah.
It was declared as World Heritage Site in 1986). Some movies are filmed here like Gladiator and Obelix. After visiting the kasbah, we will go to Ouarzazate named “the door of the desert”. Finally, you will have dinner + Breakfast at the hotel where you will spend the night.
3rd Day: Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Merzouga Desert – Camel ride and night in the Luxury Camp
After a delicious breakfast, we will go to the Drâa Valley which there is one of the longest rivers in Morocco. On the way, we make a few stops to take pictures and admire the views of kasbahs on Berber villages on road.
Next, you will have free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif. After two hours, we will reach the magnificent dunes of Merzouga. There, you will change the means of transportation to the camels.
You will ride camels to your Desert Camp. When you arrive at the camp, you will enjoy the sunset on the top of the dunes and have free time by yourself. After dinner, before going to sleep, those from the camp will give us some rhythms with Berber songs from the desert. Dinner & Breakfast are in the Luxury Camp under a beautiful starry sky.
4th Day: Merzouga Desert – Nomads Families – Tisardmin Oasis – Khamlia Village
Today, you will have a full day in the desert. It can be the best day in 9 days tour from Marrakech. In the middle of the desert, it is important to get up early to watch the sunrise at the top of a dune. After watching the sunrise, you will return to Merzouga on the camels to enjoy breakfast in your hotel.
After that, we explore the Erg Chebbi by car. This is an extensive Desert in Morocco of sand with dunes of over 250 m high. Then, We continue via the road that was formerly used for the “Paris – Dakar”. This road ends in the mountains that limit Algeria. Moreover, we stop in the Tissardmin oasis where you can find fossil quarries.
Next, we continue the road to visit nomadic villages and learn their secrets and their customs. The next stop will be at a point of view to explore the Erg Chebbi holes. We will then reach the village of Kamilia to meet natives from Mali. There, we will enjoy tea while listening to the music of Gnawa.
Finally, we return to your accommodation. And you have a free afternoon to enjoy dunes and sunset from the hotel. Dinner + Breakfast and overnight are at the hotel.
5th day: Merzouga Desert – Ziz Valley – Cedar forests and monkey troupes of Azrou – Fes
After a delicious breakfast, we drive north via the palm of Tafilalet. You will enjoy thousands of palm trees along the way. Later, we will lead you to the Ziz valley. It is a river that descends from the High Atlas and waters the palm grove.
Thus, we will stop here and enjoy a wonderful view of the valley and the city of Aoufous. Thereafter, we make another stop in Mideltin the Middle Atlas. In this city, you will have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue driving to Cedar Forest. If we are lucky, we will meet some monkeys.
The next destination we will visit is the city of Ifrane. It is called a Swiss city because it is similar to Swiss nature. Finally, we will arrive in Fes where we will spend the night + Breakfast in a comfortable Riad.
6th Day: Full day exploring Fes
On 9 days desert tour from Marrakech, you have a Day Tour in Fes today. When you have breakfast in your Riad, you start exploring the Medina. You will visit many hidden treasures that only locals know. Fes has been the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years. It is also home to the University of Al Karaouine that is the oldest university in the world.
Your guided tour will also take you to the Mausoleum of MoulayIdriss, the fountains of Nejjarine and the tanneries. After lunch, you will visit the Royal Palace and the famous Jewish quarter “Mellah”.
There, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the existed synagogues in Morocco. Your visit to Fes includes a brief visit to the famous ceramic factory. You can then enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes. Finally, we take you to your accommodation for another night.
7th day : Fes – Azrou – BeniMelal – Middle Atlas – Marrakech
Today, we will take another road to Marrakech via BeniMelal. Thus, you will enjoy the city of Ifrane. You will explore its traditional mountain architecture.
Then, you have free time for lunch before continuing to visit a UNESCO cedar forest. Finally, you will arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon. Overnight + Breakfast is in Riad
8th day: A Visit to the Medina and Marrakech Historical Monuments
As usual, on 9 days tour from Marrakech, you will have a day tour. In the morning, you will visit the Medina of Marrakech with a local guide.
So, you will explore the great walls and streets of Medina. Next, you visit the minaret of Koutoubia. Then, you will visit the tomb of the Saadian, the Palace of Bahia, and the Gardens of Majorelle.
From here, you reach Jamaa El Fna square where there are different activities. In the evening, you have free time to walk around the souk and discover hidden places in the medina. This night is in the Riad + Breakfast.
9th day: Marrakech – Airport
On this last day, we will transfer you to the airport. But, you will have free time in the morning until the time of departure. Then, we will transfer you to the airport where the service of 9 days tour from Marrakech ends.
We can change and modify this program according to your needs. We also organize Morocco tours from different places in Morocco, like Casablanca, Fes, Ouarzazate, and Tangier. Do not hesitate to contact us!