Start in Marrakesh and end in Essaouira! With the Explorer tour 10-Day Kasbahs & Deserts of Morocco, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Marrakesh, Morocco and 5 other destinations in Morocco. 10-Day Kasbahs & Deserts of Morocco includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport.
Our driver will pick you up at the airport and you’ll have the day to relax while exploring the main square Jemaa el Fnaa and the souks.
Today will have an optional private Guided Tour of Marrakech Medina with an official guide from Marrakech. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens, night in Marrakesh.
We will start around 08:00 from Marrakech to Dades Gorges, crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages, then we continue to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, you will have lunch near the Kasbah, then we continue to Ouarzazate where you will visit the Kasbah Taourirt and the atlas studios, after that we continue to Dades gorges though Roses and Dades valley, we will spend the night in Dades gorges.
After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley you’ll see the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Gorge you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterward, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your accommodation. Overnight Desert Camp
Day 5 Merzouga - Berber Families - Black Desert - Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara camp) (B) (D)
After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll start your explorative journey of the area, visiting the Khamlia village, originally slaves from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. In the afternoon you will ride a camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Dinner
After seeing the sunrise in desert, we go back on the camels to Merzouga after the breakfast and take shower in Hotel then start our journey to Ouarzazate trough the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains (Alfin, Tazarine, agdz, Draa valley) we arrive to Ouarzazate in evening
Leaving Ouarzazate in the Morning, after visiting studios, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby and arriving at Marrakech in the evening.
We will start from Marrakech in the morning to Ouzoud Waterfalls, this site is located about 170 km from Marrakech, northeast of the city, you will discover the beautiful waterfalls of about 110 m high and a beautiful landscape full of birds and monkeys. You will discover the magnificent waterfalls of about 110 m of height and a wonderful landscape populated with birds and monkeys on the arrival if you like you can negotiate the services of a local guide to make walks or hikes at a height of 1068m. We will be back in Marrakech in the evening.
We will start our day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira in the Morning, the departure from Riad/ hotel in Marrakech then drive to Essaouira, this city situated on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira has a steady year-round temperature in the C20’s. The expansive golden beach is popular with windsurfers. Famous fresh grilled seafood is served at the port, and in the medina, Thuja wood carvers and silver crafters work under the old Portuguese ramparts guarding the city against the sea. One of the most charming walkable medinas in all of Morocco. Recommended year-round, especially in summer when it makes a nice relief from Marrakech heat……We will come back to Marrakech in the evening
Transfer from the hotel to the airport. (end of the 10-day tour from Marrakech).