Marrakech 10 Days Tour

DAY 1 : Airport – Moving to Fez

After picking you up at the airport we will visit Fez medina, from there we will go to the city. Fez is one of the oldest imperial cities in moroccan history, founded on the VIIIth century. The medina is from the XIIIth century, with its craftsmen grouped by streets. Supper and bed in a riad.

DAY 2 : Fez – Volubilis – Meknes – Azrou

We will walk around Fez to enjoy its brilliant architectures, its fabolous medina and its historical monuments. Fez is in fact the cultural capital of Morocco. After dinner we will ride to Volubilis, an ancient roman city. After that we will head towards Meknes, we will visit the city, Moulay Ismail tomb, El-Hedime square and Bab Mansour. Then we will head towards Azrou, located in the middle Atlas. Supper and bed in three star hotel.

DAY 3 : Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Merzouga

We will depart from Azrou, in our way we will cross a cedar forest, Midelt harbor, Errachidia reservoir, the beautiful landscape of the Ziz valley, the city of Erfoud also known as “the gate to the desert”. We will see sunset on Borj d’Est, this peak is above the city so it offers some great views. Afterwards we will drive until we get to the Erg Chebbi dunes, where we will spend the night.

DAY 4 : Erg Chebbi – Erg Chebbi

After breakfast you’ll start the great walk around the dunes. We will visit both oasis in Merzouga, the nomad deposit of the desert routes. We will visit the village of Khamlia (black’s village). Also the Mifiss mines, the desertic plates, where we will meet the bereber nomads of the desert. Afterwards the Tissardmine oasis. Finally, we will come back to the hostel. At around 3 o’clock we will depart with the camels in order to see the sunset in the dunes. We will spend the night in a wild oasis located 2 hours of walk into the desert. Night under a Bereber tent. A magical night!

DAY 5 : Erg Chebbi – Taouz- Rissani – La Cantera De Fosiles – Merzouga

We return from the desert, we will drive to Taouz to gaze at some prehistorian engravings. Then we will go to Rissani, known in the past as Siljimassa, it was an important point in the caravans routes of Mali and Niger, who traded with salt and slaves. We will take a look to the famous gate, the ancient palaces and the souk. At noon we will eat one of the city’s specialities, the saharian pizza. After eating, we will visit the fossils quarry and return to the hostel.

DAY 6 : Merzouga – Todra’s gorges – Dades gorges

 We will leave the dunes behind and head towards Erfoud in order to get to Tinerhir where we will visit the “fougartas”, an old sewer system of the Xvth century. We will also take a look to the Tinhgir palm grove, after that we will arrive to Todra’s gorges where we will rest and eat. Then we will walk around the city and the Boulmane Dades valley to get to Dades gorges. There the river has eroded the rocks to create a beautiful landscape. Supper and bed in a charming hotel.

DAY 7 : Dades – Boutaghrart – Skoura – Ait Benhaddou

We will start in the morning riding by the track that leads to the rose valley and the magnificent berber village of Boutghrart where we will drink tea with a local family. We will go on along the thousand casbahs route. Along this route we will stop to observe some casbahs, landscapes, valleys, nomads living in caves… We will arrive to Skoura and then head towards Ait Benhaddou casbah where many movies were filmed (Obelix, Gladiator, Sahara…). Supper and bed in the hotel.

DAY 8 : Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Marrakech

We will go to the marvelous kasbah of Ait Behadou where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed among others. Another one we will visit is the Telouet At the end of the afternoon we will be back in Marrakech crossing the pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260 meters) with its beautiful landscapes. We will spend the night in a Riad of Marrakech.

DAY 9 : Marrakech

We will walk around Marrakech and its main historical monuments, the ancient medina, tombs and mosques, the kasbahs or the famous square Jemaa El Fna. We will understand why it is said that Morocco is a tourist capital. We will spend the night at the same Riad.

DAY 10 : Marrakech – Essouira

In the morning we will visit the new parts of Marrakech. After dinner we will go to the little harbor of Essaouira, in the south coast, it has more than 11 kms of beaches. Supper and bed in a Riad

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