10 Days / 9 Nights From Marrakech Imperial Cities, Desert And Essaouira

10 DÍAS - 9 NOCHES

Welcome at Marrakech’s Menara airport and meeting with the accompanying guide.

Prepare to be surprised and inspired!

Transfer to the Riad.

Free and at your own pace visit of DJemaa el Fna Square and the medina, the heart of the city. A unique experience, where all the life and activity of the night is concentrated: dancers, storytellers, jugglers, craftsmen, merchants and snake charmers. From the terraces of some cafes you can get a wide panoramic view of the city: mosques and minarets, palaces and gardens, souks and bazaars.

DEPARTURE POINT Marrakech
RETURN POINT Marrakech
INCLUDED
Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C Driver/guide
Fuel Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
Camel Trekking & Night in Desert Camel Per person
Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert Sandboarding in The Dunes
NOT INCLUDED
Flight Lunchs
Drinks

 

Day 1 – Marrakech – Welcome and meeting with the guide at the airport – Transfer to hotel or riad – Free time for a first contact with the city and its medina

Welcome at Marrakech’s Menara airport and meeting with the accompanying guide.
Prepare to be surprised and inspired!

Transfer to the Riad.

Free visit at your own pace of DJemaa el Fna Square and the medina, the heart of the city. A unique experience, where all the life and activity of the night is concentrated: dancers, storytellers, jugglers, craftsmen, merchants and snake charmers. From the terraces of some cafes you can get a wide panoramic view of the city: mosques and minarets, palaces and gardens, souks and bazaars.
DJEMAA EL-FNA SQUARE
This square is the main one of the city and during the whole day it attracts tourists and locals alike, who go while the sun is shining to visit the orange juice and water stalls, as well as snake charmers, women who paint with henna or boys with monkeys.
In the evening the atmosphere changes and you can see dancers, musicians and minstrels, who fill the place completely, and provide an atmosphere of drums and fun.
We recommend sitting down in one of the surrounding cafes to enjoy the atmosphere or to go to dinner at one of the more than 100 stands that are set up at this time and with different types of Moroccan food.

Day 2 – Marrakech – Essaouira

After breakfast we will go to Essaouira, known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. On the way we will be able to observe the hundreds of trees that grow the fruit of the argan tree and visit, if you wish, a women’s cooperative where the famous and precious argan oil is still produced in a traditional way.
Arrival in Essaouira and free time to visit its medina, fishing port and beaches.

Day 3 – Essaouira – El jadida – Casablanca – Rabat

After breakfast departure to El Jadida and then to Casablanca. Visit of the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, whoever wishes can make the optional visit of the interior. Then we will go to Rabat, the political/administrative capital to visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Tower of Hassan II and the Kasbah Oudayas.
Free time to rest or to tour and discover Rabat at your own pace.

Day 4 – Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis Roman Ruins – Fez

Breakfast. Departure to Meknes, free visit at your own pace or optional visit with local guide of the city, linked to the name of Moulay Ismail, the great sultan of the Alouita dynasty. Visit of the walled Medina of the city, the Bab Mansour gate and the Hedim square. Then visit Volubilis, capital of Roman Morocco declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
Arrival in Fez, cultural and religious capital of the country for a first contact with its medina.

Day 5 – Fez – Visit with local guide

In the morning, at the appointed time, departure for the visit with a local guide of Fez, the oldest of the country’s Imperial Cities, approaching the doors of the Royal Palace and going through the Jewish quarter, the impressive Medina, with its typical stores and artisans’ quarters, the dyers’ quarter, the exterior of the Mosque, the Koranic School, Al Bouanania, and the University El Quaraouiyne.
Free time in the afternoon to continue enjoying the city.

Day 6 – Fez – Ifrane “Moroccan Swiss” – Cedar and azrou monkey forests – Middle Atlas Mountains – Medalt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Merzouga

After breakfast, we take the route to the desert through the university town of Ifrane, better known as the “Moroccan Switzerland”, and because it is one of the favorite cities of the king of Morocco, the forest of cedars and monkeys of Azrou and the landscapes of the Atlas to reach the Ziz Valley, a large palm grove. We will reach Merzouga on foot from the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Traditional welcome dinner in the desert.

Day 7 – Merzouga – Tour of the Dunes by 4×4 – Visit to nomadic Berber families – Area of fossils and mines – Khamlia (including demonstration of traditional Gnaoua music) – camel ride – magical evening in Berber camp (haimas)

After breakfast departure with the 4×4 vehicle to go around the dunes, visit the nomadic Berber families living in the area and have a tea, go to the mines and fossil area to discover the natural resources of the desert and to witness a demonstration of traditional Gnaoua music of the group of Bambaras of Khamlia.
In the afternoon, we will go on a camel ride to reach the camp, while enjoying a sunset that will probably remain in your memory as one of the best natural shows you have ever seen.
Traditional Berber dinner at the camp to the rhythm of drums under the moon and the stars, surrounded by dunes and accompanied by a fire.
This will undoubtedly be a magical night!

Day 8 – Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley

We will say goodbye to the dunes and head towards Erfoud from where we will take the road to Tineghir and Todra. We will make a stop to visit their gorges perched at 1350 m altitude and surrounded by a palm grove, until you reach the city of Boumalne, where the other gorges called Dades were formed.
A beautiful journey through valleys, Berber villages, kabashs and a landscape of contrasts between palm trees and vegetation.
Today we will spend the night surrounded by mountains and valleys.

Day 9 – Dades Valley – Rose Valley – Skoura Palm Grove – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben

Haddou – Port of Tichka (2260m) – Marrakech
After breakfast, and once past the Valley of the Roses and the city of Ouarzazate, located on a large plateau, we will turn to visit one of the best Ksurs – not to say the best – preserved in Morocco: Ait Ben Haddou, a fortress village built in adobe, scene of many films and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Continuation of the route through the High Atlas, crossing the Port of Tichka (2260 m) surrounded by impressive mountains.
Arrival in Marrakech and transfer to hotel or riad for a well-deserved rest or to continue enjoying the atmosphere of the city.

Day 10 – Marrakech – Free time or if the scheduled time of departure of the flight allows it, optional visit with a local guide – At the agreed time, transfer to the airport

Depending on the scheduled flight departure time, free time for last visits and shopping or optional visit with local guide.
At the agreed time, transfer to the airport.

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