8-Day tour from Marrakesh to Desert
Day 1: Marrakech
Today we’ll have a guided tour of Marrakesh. You will explore the main attractions and monuments of the city including the famous Jamma el Fna square, Kotubia mosque, the souks, palaces, and museums. We’ll also explore parts of the city such as Gueliz, The Menara Gardens and Marjolle.
Day 2: Marrakesh – Tizi n Tichka pass – Ouarzazatte – Dades Gorge
Today your tour kicks off with a view of the Atlas Mountains as we snake through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to the Unesco World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous on the big screen for movies like the Gladiator and the famous HBO series Game of Thrones. We’ll then continue to Ouarzazatte to visit Atlas Film Studios and a Kasbah located in the city. We’ll continue our tour from Marrakesh towards valley of Roses, famous for its annual Festival of roses. We will drive to Dades Gorge where we spend this night in a hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Rissani – Merzouga desert
Here, we’ll continue our tour by 4x4 and visit Todra Gorge, a colorful narrow canyon famous to outdoor lovers. We’ll continue thorugh The Ziz Valley to reach Erfoud, an oasis town known as the gate to the Sahara desert and recognized for its unique fossils. There we can visit a local factory which produces artisans and house decor made from fossils, there is also a local shop where you may purchase such items as souvenirs.
Then, we’ll drive towards Rissani, where we’ll visit the local souk and then drive in direction of the desert to reach Merzouga. Arriving at a checkpoint we leave the vehicle and begin our camel ride into the desert dunes, accompanied by experienced guides, arriving at the Merzouga Desert Camp where we’ll stay overnight in Berbere tents. This spectacular night will be rendered unforgettable with a unique and traditional starlit Berbere dinner topped off by tribal music around a desert campfire.
Day 4 : Merzouga desert
This day will be spent exploring the Merzouga desert. You’ll get a chance to “do your own thing”, with the option of camel trekking, or exploring via the comfort of a 4x4. We’ll also visit the Khamlia village famous for its traditional music. We simply can’t miss the opportunity of appreciating the sunset behind the dunes of the bewildering Sahara desert. Our night will be topped off with local music and traditional Berber food around a campfire.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Midelt – Fes
We’ll fetch an early start to the day to catch the sunrise, and then continue by camelback to our hotel. After breakfast at the hotel we’ll drive past Rissani and Erfoud stopping in Midelt, the Atlas Mountains, for lunch. Then we’ll drive to Fes where we’ll spend the night.
Day 6 : Fes guided tour
Today we’ll explore the oldest city in Morocco and enjoy walking through its alleys and small streets.
Sightseeing includes The Royal Palace gate and Jewish quarter visits as far as other cultural and historical sites including the Al Qaraouine University, the Tanneries, and Mulay Idriss mausoleum.
You can spend the afternoon exploring the fascinating medina before having dinner at a local restaurant. We’ll spend the night in Fes at a local riad / hotel.
Day 7 : Fes – Rabat – Casablanca
Fes consists of three distinct parts; Fes el Bali (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) being the oldest of the three with more than 9000 narrow streets and alleys fortified by a large wall, Fes-Jdid “new Fez” (home of the Jewish quarter) and the “Ville Nouvelle”, the newest sector of Fez created during the French occupation. Later in the day we’ll drive to Rabat and then Casablanca.
Day 8 : Casablanca – Marrakech
Today we’ll visit the main attractions and monuments in Casablanca including Hassan II Mosque. Then, after lunch at a local restaurant we’ll drive back to Marrakesh where our tour ends.
What’s included on your private tour :
- Pick up and drop off in Marakesh (at your hotel, airport or any other place)
- Private transfer by comfortable A/C 4x4 vehicle
- Experienced English speaking guide / driver
- Breakfast and dinner
What’s NOT included on your private tour :
- Lunch/drinks consumed during the tour
- Plane ticket to and from Morocco
- Entry fees to monuments / museums
- All that isn’t mentioned on the itinerary
Map for 8 day Morocco tour from Marrakesh :
Prices for 8 day private tour from Marrakesh :
Check out the prices for your private tour with Holiday Tours in Morocco.
1 GUEST– 1315 EUROS
2 GUESTS – 1165 EUROS
3 GUESTS – 1000 EUROS
4 GUESTS – 925 EUROS
1 GUEST– 1535 EUROS
2 GUESTS – 1255 EUROS
3 GUESTS – 1115 EUROS
4 GUESTS – 1005 EUROS
1 GUEST– 1635 EUROS
2 GUESTS – 1445 EUROS
3 GUESTS – 1265 EUROS
4 GUESTS – 1185 EUROS