10 Days Tour From Marrakech
Embark on an incredible 10 days tour from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert, on this exciting itinerary. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich culture and enjoy spectacular sights as you explore the best places in Morocco.
This diverse program includes a visit to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you’ll experience an off-road drive through the Sahara desert, followed by a short camel trek to your private desert camp. You’ll also explore the countryside and visit Fes, the oldest Medina city.
To ensure your experience in Morocco is complete and unforgettable, you’ll visit the Roman city of Volubilis, the enchanting blue pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen, and other attractive cities besides the Merzouga desert. Your 10 days adventure will conclude with visits to Morocco’s largest cities, Rabat and Casablanca, before returning to Marrakech.
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Itinerary for 10 days tour from Marrakech :
The Morocco tour spanning 10 days commences with an airport pick up in Marrakech. After that, we will take a brief tour of the city before escorting you to your lodging for the night, a traditional Moroccan house called a Riad.
We will head west to Essaouira city after having breakfast, stopping along the way to observe the Argan tree goats and take in the scenic views. Upon arrival, we'll explore Essaouira city, formerly known as Mogador, which is a significant coastal city in Morocco. We'll visit the fishing port, the old ramparts, which are equipped with cannons, and the ancient medina. Our stay for the night will be in Essaouira.
After breakfast, we will make our way back to Marrakech, where we will be accompanied by a local guide to explore the prominent attractions of the city. Marrakech is regarded as one of the imperial cities in Morocco, and our itinerary includes visits to the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, and the Ben Youssef Quranic mosque. We'll also have the opportunity to stroll through the largest traditional souk in Morocco. You will have some free time to enjoy lunch in the vicinity of Jemaa El-Fna square. Later, we'll visit the Koutoubia mosque, the biggest mosque in Marrakech, and the stunning Majorelle Garden. Finally, we will transport you to your lodging. You can take a leisurely stroll in Jemaa El-Fna square on your own.
After having breakfast, we will come to your accommodation in Marrakech early in the morning to pick you up. Our journey will take us through the captivating High Atlas mountains and Tizi-N-Tichka pass, where we'll pause to appreciate the picturesque landscapes. Following this, we will visit the Kasbah of Telouat before moving on to the renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This fortified village is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has been featured in several movies such as Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy, as well as TV shows like Game of Thrones. Finally, we will head towards "The gate of the desert," Ouarzazate, where we'll have dinner and spend the night in a hotel.
Following breakfast, we'll begin our day by visiting Atlas Studio, the location where several famous movies were filmed. We'll also visit Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate before heading southeast to visit the Amridil Kasbah, surrounded by palm groves in Skoura. Our next stop will be the Rose Valley, which hosts an annual Rose Festival in May, where the locals showcase their rose products. We'll then continue our journey through the Dades Valley, where we'll take a break to appreciate the stunning scenery of the Dades Gorges. Afterward, we'll visit the Todra Gorges, where the course of the Todra River has created a breathtaking red cliff-sided canyon through the mountains. We'll have free time for lunch, and you can wander around the gorges to admire the natural beauty of the landscape.
In the afternoon, we'll reach the Merzouga Sahara desert, where you'll switch to camels and ride across the sandy dunes. A stop will be made for you to enjoy the magnificent sunset on a high dune. Then, we'll proceed to the desert camp, where you can delight in Berber drums music and dance around the campfire under the vast open sky of stars. Dinner will be served, and you'll spend the night at the camp.
Witnessing the beautiful sunrise in the middle of the desert is a must-do, so we recommend waking up early in the morning. You'll have free time for breakfast before returning to Merzouga on camels, where the driver will be waiting for you. We'll spend the day exploring the Merzouga region, which boasts incredible sites such as sand dunes, wild lakes, mines, fossil areas, and fabulous oases, all of which are perfect for outdoor activities.
We'll start our journey by driving off-road from Merzouga to visit an ancient eyeliner mine. Afterward, we'll visit the nomads in their handmade woven tent and learn about their lifestyle while enjoying a cup of Berber tea. Our next stop will be the Khamlia village, where you can enjoy Gnaoua music and dancing performances. The village's inhabitants come from sub-Saharan countries such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. You'll have free time for lunch at a restaurant before taking a stroll in a palm tree grove. We'll then drive a few kilometers to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also known as the flamingo lake. Dinner will be served, and you'll spend the night at a hotel.
After having breakfast, we depart from the desert towards Rissani town, which was once the capital of Tafilalet. It still remains a significant trading hub in the area with a bustling souk. After exploring the souk in Rissani, we proceed to Erfoud to visit a workshop that specializes in fossilized marble.
Our journey then takes us along the Ziz river, where we stop to admire the valley's panoramic views. In Midelt, you will have free time to enjoy your lunch. Continuing on, we will visit the cedar forest, which is home to Barbary Macaques. You are free to feed them while exploring the forest. Afterward, we will visit Ifrane, famous for its snow, low temperature, and alpine-style houses, earning it the nickname "Switzerland of Morocco". Finally, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Fes.
After breakfast at your accommodation in Fes, we will pick you up to explore the city of Fes, which is known as one of Morocco's imperial cities and a hub for culture and religion.
We will begin our day by visiting the Royal Palace gate, followed by the well-preserved medieval Medina, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entrance to the old Medina is through the Blue gate or Bab Boujloud. With the help of a local guide, you will explore the Medina, including visits to the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, and the Tanneries. Finally, you will visit the Quaraouin mosque and university, which is the oldest university in the world. After that, we will leave the Medina to explore the Jewish quarter, also known as the Mellah. We will then drive to an ancient fortress to enjoy panoramic views of the Medina and the city of Fes before returning to your riad.
After breakfast, we set out to visit Meknes, one of the imperial cities and the former Ismaili capital. Our itinerary includes stops at the Bab Al-Mansour gate, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Following this, we will have some free time for lunch.
Afterward, we drive approximately 30 km from Meknes to reach the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. These ruins are renowned for their impressive preservation, and have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see numerous stunning mosaics and ancient archways and pillars.
After exploring the ruins, we continue our journey north through Ouazzane, before reaching the Rif Mountains and the Blue city of Chefchaouen. This city is well-known for its striking blue-painted buildings and alleys. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Following breakfast, and depending on your flight schedule, you may have some leisure time to wander through the charming alleys of the Blue city. After that, we'll drive through the stunning Rif mountains to Tangier airport, marking the end of your 10 days tour from Marrakech.
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We had an incredible 10 days journey in Morocco, traveling from Marrakech to Tangier through the desert and Fez. Upon our arrival at the airport, we were warmly greeted by our guide Aziz, who quickly became a friend. Aziz is an exceptional person and a true professional, and we felt an instant connection as if we had known him for a long time. Throughout the trip, Aziz shared with us his extensive knowledge of the culture and religion of Morocco and taught us the value of time. In summary, we would like to express our gratitude to Aziz for making our experience unforgettable.Jason N
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FAQs about the 10 days tour from Marrakech:
We offer two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared). And the client can choose from either options.
The tour starts from Marrakech at your hotel and ends at Tangier.
Yes, you can do sandboarding in Merzouga desert
The camel trek ride lasts for about 1 hour and half.
Wear long pants and long sleeves.
The tents are always private, but the main difference is that in a standard camp you share a bathroom with others, while in a luxury camp, each tent has its own private bathroom.
Yes you can, a 4x4 will take you there instead.
Yes, there is electricity in the camp, since the camp runs on solar panels, and sure there are power sockets in the rooms.
Here is a list of what to pack for this trip:
- Long pants ( for the camel ride).
- Sun screen.
- Hat or scarf.
- Sandals, shoes or flip flops.
- Long sleeves.
- A small carry on bag.
It's cold during winter, but it's warm in the summer.