8 days private tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert - Casablanca

8 days private tours from Marrakech to Sahara desert is a tour through the ancient history of the people of Morocco.Visits to the walled cities, souks, palaces and medinas. Delight in the Berbers drumming and music in the vastness of the starry desert : Marrakech – Ait Ben haddou – Ouarzazate – Valley of the Roses – Tinghir – Todra Gorge – Dades – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Erfoud – Fes – Meknes – Rabat – Casablanca

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech

Airport pick up and transfer to your acommodation ( hotel or riad ). 

Day 2: Marrakech

the second day is for a cultural city tour starting at the Menara Gardens with its huge basin with enormous fish, then a visit at the Saadian tombs where the founders of the city are buried, the Bahia Palace – residence of the former vizier, the Koutoubia Mosque with its splendid minaret and ending up in the amazing jemaa El-Fna square. During the day it is a fabulous souk and in the evenings a magic show. coming back to your hotel or riad.

 Day 3: Marrakech – Tichka – Ouarzazate

Departure to Ouarzazate city through the Atlas Mountains and high pass of Tichka ( 2260m ) with its wonderful landscapes. On our way we will stop to see the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, best known for its use as a filming location for blockbuster movies like The Gladiator. Having lunch and keeping on to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt. Arrive in Ouarzazate. Having dinner and overnight at an hotel.

 Day 4: Ouarzazate – The Valley of Roses – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga

 Out on the route of a thousand Kasbahs everything changes, different landscapes and lots to absorb. After several stops, we arrive at one of the great locations of the South "the Todra Gorge". The bed of the River Todra has formed daunting vertical walls and is quite spectacular. It is a unique paradise for climbers. having lunch, and then onwards to the city of Erfoud where we will visit the quarries of fossils older than 380 million years and see how they work them into different ways. We continue south to the Sahara and the dunes of Merzouga, where we will change the use of 4×4 to camel ride. We will go deep into the desert dunes to contemplate an unforgettable sunset from the camp or from the top of the dune. At the end of the day we will have another wonderful experience, because we will have dinner in the heart of the fire accompanied by the music of drums. When it´s time to rest, we will retire to a Berber tent under a starry sky, unique and indescribable. Having dinner and overnight in a tent.

 Day 5: Merzouga – Midelt – Fes

After returning to our hotel by camel, we will have breakfast and take a shower and move to Rissani, the first imperial city of Morocco. Here we can admire its unique market, the largest in this region and a place where the nomadic desert tribes come to trade and restock. Very curious to see is the donkey parking place. On the road to Erfoud, we will have a panoramic view of the valley of Ziz with its palms and gorges. Once past the Tizi n-Talghomt pass we will stop in Midelt to have lunch. Then we will leave on the road to the great cedar forest where we must stop to see the indigenous Barbary monkeys in the wild. Before arriving in Fes, Morocco’s cultural capital, we will pass through Ifrane known as Little Switzerland. overnight and dinner in an hotel at Fes.

Day 6: Fes Heritage Tour

  Full day guided tour of the oldest of the imperial cities. Founded in 808 AD as the first political, religious and cultural capital. The visit begins with the Golden Doors of the Royal Palace. Then we will go up to an observation point to view as if looking from an aircraft.
the impressive walled Medina, inside which later you will walk to explore a thousand sensations and feel its lifeforce. Discover mosques and medrassas, caravanserais and religious sites. Visit the tanneries where you can observe how the hides are dyed for making shoes, bags and other artisan goods.
Free time to have lunch, not included, and we will continue the visit to neighbourhood artisans, divided by specialties. Exiles from the Spanish inquisition brought their knowledge and have maintained Andalusian art and style to this day, giving Fes the deserved name City of the Artisans. coming back to the hotel.

Day 7: Fes – Meknes – Rabat – Casablanca

After breakfast, we will leave the city of Fes and visit Meknes and also Rabat, keeping on to Casablanca. the bedroom and breakfast accommodation.

 Day 8: End of the tour and transfer to the airport

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will Transfer to the airport for scheduled flights home. End of the tour and our services.