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11 Days From Marrakech to Imperial cities and sahara desert

11 days imperial cities and sahara desert starting from Marrakech

Day 1

Marrakech airport : Arrival to Marrakech and transfert to the riad

Pick up you from the Airport of Marrakech and transfer you to Your Riad Inside of the old medina overnight with breakfast.
Overnight in riad

Day 2

Marrakelch visit

Explore Marrakech with local guide. Night at the Riad After breakfast, we’ll explore Marrakech – “the red city of Morocco.” We will ensure you see the most important historical and cultural sites, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, and the Bahia Palace. After lunch at a restaurant near the square, we’ll take a walk through the souks, and the rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Overnight in riad

Day 3

Marrakech - Essaouira

After breakfast, there will be time to take a short walk to visit Tislitlake. Afterwards we will drive to Todra Gorge through the Ait Hdidou Valley; this is a very traditional and authentic region with distinctive clothing and landscapes, Berber villages and ways of life. Todra Gorge is a favorite destination for international rock climbers as it boasts a 300 meter vertical fault with a crystalline glacial river running through it. This pink tinted canyon is only 10 meters wide at its narrowest point and was formed by glacial activity. Nomads can be seen with their donkey filling up water containers.

Day 4

Essaouira - El Oualidia - El Jadida - Casablanca

we leave Essaouira to Casablanca all the way by coast. This route is full of beautiful views of the wonderful sea and beaches. We will stop in Oualidia, a serene fishing village spread along the southern shores of a natural seawater lagoon, flanked by a kasbah built in 1634 by Sultan el Oualidia. Enjoy lunch while watching the constantly changing coastal views. After lunch in El Oualidia we continue to El Jadida, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as a former Portuguese colony with its fortified and moated medina lying adjacent to the harbor. Traces of its Portuguese past remain in its lanes and ramparts, and most notably its underground cisterns, pillared and vaulted like a church crypt and illuminated by eerie shafts of sunlight. With a stylish boulevard sprinkled with cafes, the beach stretches out towards the horizon. El Jadida also shows off what is Morocco’s most beautiful 18-hole golf course. From there we will drive to spend the night in Casablanca
Overnight in riad

Day 5

Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen

After breakfat at the hotel we will visit the hassan 2 mosque then drive to explore Rabat’s major attractions: Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V and his son Hassan II – former king and father of the current king. We will also make a stop at the 12th Century Kasbah Udayah: a departure point for armies leaving to conquer Spain during the 18th century, a gathering of pirates who used to capture Christian ships. Following, we will continue our drive through the Rif Mountains to explore the Moroccan countryside and spend the night in one of the beautiful towns in the north of Morocco called Chefchaouen, also called blue city.
Overnight in riad

Day 6

Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes – Fez

After a traditional Moroccan breakfast we drive to the archeological ruins of Volubilis. The ruins are an outstanding example of the different kinds of civilizations that made Morocco their home and are still present in the cultural traditions of the country. This makes it an ideal place for a walk through its beauty and history. The day continues in the city of Meknes one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate Moulay Ismail and tonight’s resting location. you will explore the imperial city where you can visit its ancient medina and be taken back in time through its alleyways, a true 5 sense experience that we are sure you will treasure forever.
Overnight in riad.

Day 7

Fes-Fes (visiting the city with a local guide)

The city has two old medinas, the larger of which is Fes el Bali. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas. Al-Qarawiyyin, founded in AD 859, is the oldest continuously functioning madrasa in the world. The city has been called the “Mecca of the West” and the “Athens of Africa. The Merenid Tombs on the rim of the valley will give you a spectacular overview of the city. The Boujeloud Gardens is a real haven with an open air café and many picnic spots. After visiting the city we will return to the hotel.
Overnight in riad

Day 8

Fes - Middle Atlas Mountains - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Sahara Desert . Camel ride and night at desert camp

In the morning, we will pick you up from the riad at the appointed time. Our journey to Sahara will take us through the scenic slopes of the Middle Atlas Mountain Range.First, we take in the beauty of the cedar forests in the Middle Atlas and enter the world of the Berber people, as we pass many of the mountain villages. We will also pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort; and Azrou, an important handicraft center specializing in cedar woodwork. We continue our drive towards the desert through the town of Erfoud towards one of the highlights of your trip — the camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. As the sun begins to set at the horizon, you ride the camel through the desert towards the camp where you will spend a magical evening in a bivouac camp. As you settle into the camp and relax under a million stars, we prepare a fresh and delicious Berber dinner. After dinner, you can climb to the top of the dunes, gaze up at the stars and may even go sand boarding. The desert is pure freedom. In the evening, you can choose to sleep in a traditional Nomad camel hair tent or outside under the stars.
Dinner and Overnight in luxury nomad camp

Day 9

Merzouga - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Dades valley

In the morning, you will have the opportunity to take some amazing pictures as the sun rises over the dunes. It is a unique and unforgettable event. Our camels await you for the trek back to your hotel where you can enjoy a fresh shower and an open-air breakfast at the edge of the desert overlooking the dunes. We then depart for Dades valley. As we make our way through the palm tree groves we stop to visit an ancient underground system of irrigation called Kheterra. It was used many years ago to provide the local farmers with fresh water. Whilst the water has dried up long ago, it is still possible to visit the tunnel systems. We continue our journey to stop for lunch at a restaurant in one of the Berber towns along the way. Later we will reach the Todra Gorge, a magnificent canyon in the High Atlas Mountains, the highlight of the second day. There will be time for a walk on the canyon floor with the spectacular cliffs surrounding you on either side. We end the day in the Dades Valley. It is a wonderful destination overlooking a fertile valley and the panorama of the mountains beyond.
Overnight in kasbah

Day 10

Dades valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait ben Haddou - Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel, we will travel through the Dades Valley to get into the High Atlas, where we observe the change of life of the Berbers of the mountains to the desert nomads. Afterwards, we will continue to track the path and enter the Valley of Roses, where its people made creams, soaps, and the famous rose-water from all-natural crops of roses. From there we follow the road of A Thousand Kasbahs, which cuts through the oasis of Skoura. We will stop to visit Ouarzazate — the Hollywood of Morocco — where you can visit a film studio. From there we carry on to Ait Benhadou Kasbah, the highlight of the day. The Kasbah is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for being the location of film sets like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and many more. You can climb through the village to the top of the hill where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. From there we will continue our journey to Marrakech via Tichka Pass to explore the stunning High Atlas Mountains. Many Berber villages can be found along this route.
Overnight in riad

Day 11

Transfer to the airport of Marrakech.

Car Rental Morocco

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Customer Reviews

  • Many thanks to Marrakech Expedition for giving us a lifetime experience! If you don’t have a lot of time in Marrakech, this two day one night camel trek is perfect for you. The two day trip was packed full of beautiful sights and experiences. Spending one night in the desert was a breath taking experience.

  • Ali, Hassan and Omar have been perfect! the trip was run very smooth, and communication with Ali was prompt and clear. Hassan and Omar were very helpful through out the journey. Special thanks to Hassan with his very informative explanation whenever we stop and we definitely have good laugh together!

  • This is a bustling place at night, so full of atmosphere and smells. There are African bands, storytellers, lots of food places and many many stalls with oranges piled high. We also had a caleche ride through the Jewish quarter ending in the square. So much more to see when the souk is quiet. A must do if in Marrakech.

  • My family and I enjoyed the tour with Marrakech Expedition 4×4. We visited Marocco from Marrakech to Sahara sleeping two night in the desert. Our driver Hassan was an excellent driver and he let us to see great desertic scenery.