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10 days tour from Marrakech to desert

10 days tour from Marrakech to desert: arrival in Marrakech looking for a trip to explore the desert and southern Morocco, visit the kasbahs and the Draa valley, then continue to the Merzouga desert by the Paris-Dakar road, spend a night in the dunes of Sahara Erg Chebbi. Exploration of the gorges and palm grove by crossing the road of 1001 kasbahs. at the end return to Marrakech Poit of arrival.

10 days tour from Marrakech to desert itinerary:

Day 01: Marrakech airport – hotel in Marrakech

10 days tour from Marrakech to desert start by Meet and greet at Marrakech Menara airport (RAK) and transfer to the hotel.

Check into the hotel.

Day 02: Marrakech city Tour

Today will be dedicated to explore Marrakech. Historical visit of Marrakech will include Lmnara , a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers. Then our guide take you to visit other impressive sights such as the koutoubia Mosque (the twin tower of Giralda in Seville, Spain), the Saadian tombs which demonstrate the Moorish architecture in its perfection. We also visit the Bahia palace and Madrassa Ibn Youssef. The guide takes you to the restaurant for lunch.

Evening drums will draw you to the Jamaa el Fna (main city square). It’s a festival atmosphere, with snake charmers, Berber and Gnoua musicians, and storytellers illuminated by lamplight and wreathed in smoke. Food stalls on the square sell fresh salads, soups, fried fish and chips, chicken and beef kebabs and even boiled snails or sheep’s head. Finish it off with a glass of sweet cinnamon tea.

Day 03: Marrakech to Ouarzazate

We start our journey from the hotel to Ouarzazate via the Mountains of Atlas. It takes four hours drive between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, but we take the entire journey for stops, drinks, pictures…we sotp to visit ait Benhaddou Kasbah and continue to Ouarzazate. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Ouarzazate to Zagora

We set off for the town of Zagora via tha anti Atlas Mountains with their nice rock formation. We pass the little town of Agdez, where we join the longest valley of plam trees in Morocco called the Draa valley. Then we visit the anciant kasbah of Tamnogalt and take the time for lunch. We continue our journey via the palm groves of Draa valley and take short off road drive to enjoy the landscape. At the evening, we reach the town of Zagora.  Check into the hotel.

Day 05: Zagora – off road drive – Tamassint – Fougani – Ramlia

Today, we take some adventure to enjoy the desert of Morocco. We set off for the little village of Ramlia passing by the rocky plates of the Southern Morocco where nomads take care of their goats and camels and inhabit the tents, and dried plains where people cultivate the wheat during rainy seasons. We pass the villages of Tamassint, Oumejrane, Fougani where we stop from lunch.

At the afternoon, we pass the fish-fish dried river of Oued Ghriss to reach the little town of Ramlia where we spent the night in a local guesthouse.

Today’s itinerary has a little bit of adventures, but it reveals the authentic Morocco. The accommodation is basic but clean and the food is great.

Day 06: Ramlia to Merzouga

After a small tour in the gardens and the houses of the village, we head the dunes of Erg Chebbi and the drive takes around two hours.

We reach Merzouga, a town by the edge of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes where we take a camel trek into the dunes, and we have an overnight stay at the dunes of ERG Chebi. You enjoy the high sand dunes, and take nice pictures of the sunset. The tent is equipped with toilet facilities.

You will have dinner and breakfast at the camp.

Day 07: Merzouga to Dades valley

In order to take lovely pictures, you will wake up before sunrise (optional). Then have breakfast. We depart to Dades Valley, and stop in Rissani to have a visit of the local Market. Then we cross Erfoud and we end up in Todgha Gorges for lunch. We devote some time to walk among the cliffs of Todgha gorges and along the Todgha River where we exchange the heat of the Sahara desert with the cool weather of the Atlas Mountains. Then we keep moving to Boumalne town and later along Assif N Dades. We spend the night in a hotel next to the Dades canyons.

Check into the hotel.

Day 08: Dades valley – Skoura – Ait Benhaddou

We set off for the town of Ait Benhaddou, we stop  at the town where locals produce the rose water and perfume. The place is called Kelaa Mgouna.

The drive take us to Skoura town with its palm groves. We visit the Kasbah of Amridil and drive through Ouarzazate to Ait Benhaddou where we check into the hotel.

Day 09: Ait Ben haddou to Marrakech

We set off for Marrakech taking the alternative road of Telouet till the peak of the Atlas Mountains where we join the main road. We stop for lovely pictures and visit a local cooperative of Argan oil. At the evening, we reach Marrakech and check to the hotel.

Day 10: Marrakech airport transfer

At the early morning, we collect you to the airport and end of our services. Have a safe flight home. End of the ten days tour from Marrakech.

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