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8 Days Nature tour itinerary for morocco: Take On The Roads To Sand Dunes And Mountains

Casablanca, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Fez, Meknes, Erg Chebbi, Midelt, Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou

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Desert Tour

Gravitate to wonderful sights which tell tales of gone by eras and venture to unprecedented landscapes and be amazed by the scenes, you witness. 

DAY 01

Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes

  • Depart from Casablanca for Fes.

  • Rejoice the views along a beautiful stretch of farmlands where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown.

  • Before arriving in Fes, visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the sight of the famous Roman ruins left from the Roman Empire’s most southern outpost. Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail and has The Madrasa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace.

  • Head to the Henries-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city.

  • Arrive at Fes and check into the hotel.

DAY 02

Fes sightseeing

  • After breakfast, visit of 'the Oldest Living Medina in the World' with your Fes tour guide.

  • Tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine Mosque and University. 

  • Visit the tomb of the city founder 'Moulay Idriss II'.

  • Have lunch at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina.

  • Continue to the Nejjarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum.

  • On the way back to the hotel, stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

DAY 03

Fes – Merzouga

  • Proceed the mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, which is blanketed by forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak in the morning. The area is well known for having abundant wildlife and we may see many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes on your scenic drive.

  • Climb to the Middle Atlas Mountains where you can find the slopes dotted by the tents and goat herds of nomadic Berbers who call this rugged region home.

  • After late lunch in Midelt, continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz.

  • Pass Kasbahs and palm groves through the adobe coloured city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, a city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert where you will spend the night.

DAY 04

Tour around Erg Chebbi by 4×4 – camel ride and night in desert camp

  • In the morning, start your tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

  • Visit a Berber house and listen to some Gnawa music; originally from Ghana, and Sudan. 

  • See some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees.

  • For lunch, head back to Merzouga.

  • After relaxing for a time, go for the camels that are waiting to take you on an adventure in the sand dunes. 

  • Spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. 

  • Arrive at the camp, climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.

DAY 05

Merzouga – Ouarzazate

  • After watching the sunrise, go back to Merzouga.

  • Take a shower and have a lovely breakfast. 

  • Return back to Ouarzazate.

  • Enroute, visit the Berber shops where you may purchase souvenirs like fossils, carpets, lamps, leather.

  • Arrive in Ouarzazate late in the afternoon and spend the night in a hotel.

DAY 06

Ouarzazate – Marrakech

  • Leave Ouarzazate in the morning.  

  • Visit Ait Benhaddou for lunch and tour in this world heritage site. This famous 11th-century kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including famous Gladiator.

  • After lunch, return back to Marrakech through Tizi-n- Tichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.

DAY 07

Marrakesh GUIDED TOUR

  • Visit the Menara, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields.

  • Cover the following sights:

    • The Koutoubia mosque

    • Majorelle Gardens

    • Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery.

  • Optional lunch will be in the Medina followed by a walk through the colourful souks of Marrakech. 

  • Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Djemaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 08

Marrakesh – Casablanca

  • After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the Marrakech or Casablanca airport. End of the guided tour services.

  • 875 EUR Per Adult
  • Private tour & transportation with A/C and seat-belt.

  • Pick you up from Casablanca airport & drop you off at Marrakech/Casablanca airport.

  • A local guide to explore Fes and Marrakech.

  • Berber tent accommodation in the desert with enough blankets. No need to bring your sleeping bag.

  • Experienced English speaking Moroccan driver/guide

  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.

  • Diners and breakfasts.

  • It is possible to take a backpack with you on the camel.

  • Sand boards (available in the camp without charge).

  • Camel warden.

  • Camel ride

  • If you are not interested to ride the camels for 1 hour, it is possible to ride the camel for a short time and take the 4x4 to the camp.

  • Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).

  • Drinks at a meal.

  • Dinners in Marrakech

  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.

  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs

  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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  • A note from your tour guide: If the itineraries offered does not match what you’re looking for, contact and the guide will prepare the trip to your measurements and needs.

Casablanca, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Fez, Meknes, Erg Chebbi, Midelt, Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou

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