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10 Days Culture tour itinerary for morocco: Traverse The Sahara Desert & Its Major Towns

Aït Benhaddou, Azrou, Dadès Gorges, Erfoud, Erg Chebbi, Essaouira, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Rissani, Skoura, Todgha Gorge

Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Desert
Desert Tour
Traverse the Sahara Desert & Its Major Towns

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Marrakech-Morocco

Explore the majestic Atlas Mountains with its canyons, valleys, rivers, and enjoy the uniqueness of the Sahara Desert. You will be visiting Medinas, Kashabs, Volubilis (an ancient Roman city), Borj d'Est, seeing Berber nomads, the Tinhgir palm groves and much more!

DAY 01

Airport – Fez

  • After picking you up at the airport, we will visit Fez medina, from there we will go to the city. 

  • Supper and bed in a riad.

DAY 02

Fez - Volubilis - Meknes - Azrou

  • Walk around Fez to enjoy its brilliant architectures, its fabulous medina and its historical monuments. Fez is in fact the cultural capital of Morocco. 

  • After lunch, we will ride to Volubilis, an ancient Roman city. 

  • After that, we will head towards Meknes.

  • Visit the city, Moulay Ismail tomb, El-Hedime square and Bab Mansour. 

  • Head towards Azrou, located in the Middle Atlas. Supper and bed in three star hotel.

DAY 03

Azrou - Midelt - Errachidia - Merzouga

  • Depart from Azrou, and in our way, we will cross a cedar forest, Midelt harbor, Errachidia reservoir, the beautiful landscape of the Ziz valley, the city of Erfoud also known as “the gate to the desert”. 

  • See the sunset on Borj d'Est. This peak is above the city so it offers some great views. 

  • Afterwards, we will drive until we get to the Erg Chebbi Dunes, where we will spend the night.

DAY 04

Erg Chebbi - Erg Chebbi

  • After breakfast, you'll start the great walk around the dunes. 

  • Visit both oases in Merzouga, the nomad deposit of the desert routes. 

  • Explore the village of Khamlia (black's village). Also the Mifiss mines, the desertic plates, where we will meet the Berber nomads of the desert. 

  • Afterwards the Tissardmine oasis. 

  • Finally, we will come back to the hostel. 

  • At around 3 o'clock, we will depart with the camels in order to see the sunset in the dunes. 

  • Spend the night in a wild oasis, located with about 2 hours of walk into the desert. A night under a Berber tent. A magical night!

DAY 05

Erg Chebbi - Taouz- Rissani - La Cantera De Fosiles - Merzouga

  • Return from the desert, and we will drive to Taouz to gaze at some prehistorian engravings. 

  • Go to Rissani, known in the past as Siljimassa. It was an important point in the caravans routes of Mali and Niger, who traded with salt and slaves. 

  • Take a look at the famous gate, the ancient palaces and the souk. 

  • At noon, we will eat one of the city's specialities, the saharian pizza. 

  • After eating, we will visit the fossils quarry and return to the hostel.

DAY 06

Merzouga – Toddha's gorges – Dades gorges

  • Leave the dunes behind and head towards Erfoud in order to get to Tinerhir where we will visit the “fougartas”, an old sewer system of the Xvth century. 

  • Take a look at the Tinhgir palm grove.

  • Arrive at Todgha's gorges where we will rest and eat. 

  • Walk around the city and the Boulmane Dades valley to get to Dades Gorges. There the river has eroded the rocks to create a beautiful landscape. Supper and bed in a charming hotel.

DAY 07

Dades - Boutaghrart - Skoura - Ait Benhaddou

  • Start in the morning by riding by the track that leads to the rose valley and the magnificent Berber village of Boutghrart where we will drink tea with a local family. 

  • Go on along the thousand casbahs route. Along this route, we will stop to observe some casbahs, landscapes, valleys, nomads living in caves. 

  • Arrive in Skoura and then head towards Ait Benhaddou casbah where many movies were filmed (Obelix, Gladiator, Sahara etc.). Supper and bed in the hotel.

DAY 08

Ait Benhaddou - Telouet - Marrakech

  • Go to the marvelous kasbah of Ait Benhaddou where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed among others. Another one we will visit is the Telouet.

  • At the end of the afternoon, we will be back in Marrakech crossing the pass of Tizi n'Tichka (2260 meters) with its beautiful landscapes. 

  • Spend the night in a Riad of Marrakech.

DAY 09

Marrakech

  • Walk around Marrakech and its main historical monuments, the ancient medina, tombs and mosques, the kasbahs or the famous square Jemaa El Fna. We will understand why it is said that Morocco is a tourist capital. 

  • Spend the night at the same Riad.

DAY 10

Marrakech - Essaouira

  • In the morning, we will visit the new parts of Marrakech. 

  • After dinner, we will go to the little harbor of Essaouira, in the south coast. It has more than 11 kms of beaches. Supper and bed in a Riad.

  • 700 EUR Per Adult
  • Moroccan guide.

  • Welcome to Morocco, Your adventure morocco tours start here!

  • Discover with us the majestic Atlas Mountains with its canyons, valleys and rivers, as well as the grandeur and the calm of the Sahara Desert until reach the wonderful Atlantic Coast.

  • We offer you routes in 4x4 in order to twist over all the wonderful Moroccan nature and where you could live in person the nomads’ traditions and its amazing culture.

  • We have a different kind of routes so you could adapt them depending on your needs.

  • We are looking forward to meeting you very soon!

  • Fez is one of the oldest imperial cities in Moroccan history, founded in the VIIIth century. The medina is from the XIIIth century, with its craftsmen grouped by streets.

Aït Benhaddou, Azrou, Dadès Gorges, Erfoud, Erg Chebbi, Essaouira, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Rissani, Skoura, Todgha Gorge

Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Desert
Desert Tour
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