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9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Skoura » Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Erfoud » Sahara Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes » Meknes » Volubilis » Chefchaouan » Tetouan » Tangier » Asilah » Rabat » Casablanca » Marrakech

9 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech

Overview:

Morocco is a fascinating and worth visiting country. This 9 days desert tour from Marrakech is full of exploring and sightseeing. From Marrakech city you have many places to see. Start with an overview of Marrakech city sights we head to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Here you will discover how people are still living there. Then Ouarzazate would welcome you to visit their monuments and renowned film studios.

We will pass and stop through a variety of locations. The Dades Gorges and Todgha Gorges, as we go toward the Sahara desert. Here you will enjoy the camel ride in the deep sand dunes and watch the sunset and sunrise.

The City of Fes will be our next destination on our 9 days desert tour from Marrakech. On the way, you will discover several different villages the small cities like Midelt, Azrou, and Ifrane. Later we will continue on our journey to Meknes, the blue city of Chefchaouen, and the Roman-era city of Volubilis. As we move north, we will pass Tetouan, also known as the white pigeon city. 

In Tangier, the capital of the north, we will stop at some of its tourist attractions. The Asilla will also attract you with its beautiful beaches. Then, we will take you on the 4X4 car to Rabat. Finally, Casablanca would be the last stop of your 9 days desert tour from Marrakech.

Highlights:

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Additional information:

  1. We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  2. All Sahara tours include a camel ride to the sunset in the Sahara Desert & delicious dinners at a beautiful campsite along with the bonfire and Berber music.
  3. In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  4. Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Tour Plan:

Day 1: Arriving in Marrakech

On the first day of your 9 days desert tour from Marrakech city you will have a long tour in the city. We will be exploring several must-see places. The Palace of Jamae Lafna, Al Koutoubia Mosque, El Badi Palace, Bahia Palace, and many other fantastic places before heading to your hotel for your first night.

Day 2: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate [192 km]

After a delicious breakfast, and on your way to Ouarzazate, you will pass through the Tizi N Tichka crossing. We will stop for photos before heading off-road to Telouet to see the beautiful Kasbah. Following you will continue to The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an outstanding example of a fortified, traditional North African Kasbah.

Our lunch will be in the Kasbah and later we continue our way to Ouarzazate, Morocco’s “Hollywood of Africa”. The evocative old ksar (castle) served as the backdrop for Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Game of Thrones. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views before checking into your hotel or riad.

Day 3: Ouarzazate » Dades Gorges » Todra Gorges » Merzouga Desert [368 km]

Get ready to travel to Todra Gorges by driving through the palm groves of Skoura and Roses Valley. Here you will have a chance to see roses everywhere and may visit the local rose factory. Heading to Todra Gorges to walk along the gorges before visiting Tinghir, which is about an hour away. 

We will pass through a few towns and villages, including Tinejdad, Touroug, and Erfoud. You can see how people live in a Sahara climate. You will learn everything about the town of Erfoud as well as its history, people, and culture. 

Continue to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi. Here we will hop on a camel ride in the Sahara desert to experience a unique sunset before arriving at the Berber camp. Live music show by fireplace and overnight at the Sahara Camp.

Day 4: Merzouga Desert » Ziz Valley » Midelt » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes [468 km]

On this morning you will enjoy the sunrise up the dunes. Next, visit the local Souk of Rissani, where you can buy souvenirs and explore the market on your own. You can also eat Medfouna here, one of the popular local foods. From here continue through the vast Ziz valley that contains millions of palm trees all the way. 

Later we travel through the Ziz River and then over the middle Atlas Mountains toward Ifrane city. We will pass through Midelt and Azrou to enjoy the forest of Atlas. It is popularly known for its amiable monkey troops.

Our next stop will be Ifrane. Due to its exceptionally pristine surroundings, this small hamlet is frequently referred to as the “Switzerland of Morocco.” Then we’ll reach Fes city in the late evening and will deliver you directly to your hotel or Riad. 

Day 5: Sightseeing Fes with a local guide

After your breakfast, we will visit the major monuments of Fes. First, the world’s most fascinating and perplexing Fes el Bali – as it is known locally. It may be reached by entering the old city. One of the foremost hubs of Islamic and Jewish culture in medieval times. Its mosques are renowned worldwide, as are its religious institutions and libraries.

It is simple to picture yourself in the Middle Ages. Visit Medresse el Attarine, the tanneries, and the magnificent Fondouk Nejjarine. You spend the day discovering the old city. In the late afternoon, return to your accommodation, and unwind in the tranquil riad away from the bustling medina.

Day 6: Fes » Meknes » Volubilis » Chefchaouan [261 km]

The following day, you will leave early morning for Meknes. It’s a nice city to explore. The view of Medina is breathtaking. The grand gates of the palace of Berdaine Bab, Bab Khemis, and Bab Mansour will impress you. Visiting the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is a very unique opportunity. Non-Muslims can visit this mosque only in Morocco. From here take a look at Him Square. 

After exploring Meknes, we will be traveling to Volubilis. It is a 2000-year-old Roman ruin where we will spend some time and get more knowledge about the Roman Empire. We will continue to the blue city of Chefchaouan and stay here for overnight.

Day 7: Chefchaouan » Tetouan » Tangier [123 km]

On this day, after your breakfast, you will have the opportunity to independently explore the entire city until midday. You will adore the blue walls, which are intended to create an artistic image when viewed from every angle. 

After leaving Tetouan, we will travel to Tangier for the night before the final day of our tour.

Day 8: Tangier » Asilah » Rabat » Casablanca [344 km]

The focus of this day will be on exploring the city of Tanger. You will see Cap Spartel, the magnificent Sultan’s Palace, the Necropolis, and the Hercules Caves. You’ll also have time to visit Asilah’s vibrant and fragrant alleyways and buy some souvenirs. You will learn about the culture and history of these two northern cities. You will have some free time here.

Later, we will reach the capital city of Morocco – Rabat. Here we will visit the Kasbah of the Udayas. It was built in the twelfth century when a terrible tribe of predators lived there. Don´t forget to visit the unfinished tower of Hassan before we head to Casablanca.

In the late afternoon, you will be delivered to your hotel in Casablanca. It´s one of the largest cities in Africa.

Day 9: Casablanca » Marrakech [242 km]

Wake up in the morning to delicious breakfast at your riad. Later you will be guided to see the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca city before we travel again. 

To finish your lovely tour of 9 days around Morocco, you will be dropped off at the starting point – Marrakech.

Tour Map:

Good To Know:

The 9 days desert Tour from Marrakech doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, 9 days desert Tour from Marrakech can be customized the way you like it. A tour itinerary is only limited by imagination. If you have any suggestions, we’re happy to include them in the itinerary. 

Also, if you’re not familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. We are always ready to hear from you as well as help you to make your decisions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The trip costs vary based on the number of passengers and the chosen lodging type. You have the option to upgrade hotels and Sahara camps from standard to luxury. For detailed pricing information, kindly refer to the designated section.

Our exclusive 9 days desert tour from Marrakech offers a private option, ensuring a personalized and intimate exploration.

The 9 days in Morocco tour start at your Marrakech hotel/riad, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience. The journey concludes at a hotel or the Marrakech airport for added flexibility and convenience.

For your utmost comfort, we deploy a fleet of vehicles, featuring the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX and Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for larger groups. This choice enhances your overall travel experience.

The camel ride that spans approximately one hour, allowing you to savor the journey as you make your way to the camp.

Rest assured, the tents are exclusively private. The standard camp offers communal bathrooms, while the luxury camp boasts private tents with ensuite bathrooms for a more lavish experience.

Certainly! If camels aren’t your preferred mode of transportation, a 4×4 car is available for your convenience, providing seamless transfers to and from the camp at no additional cost. Kindly inform us of your preference at the time of booking so that we can tailor the experience to suit your needs.

Yes, the luxury desert camp is thoughtfully equipped with electricity sourced from solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable environment during your stay.

Yes, you can! Numerous ATV rental companies in Merzouga offer quality quad bikes and dunes buggies in Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you in arranging this, and you can directly pay the supplier in Merzouga. The cost is typically 50 Euros per quad per hour.

Marrakech is renowned for its lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square, bustling souks, and iconic Koutoubia Mosque. The city’s charm extends to the tranquil Majorelle Garden, historic Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs. Traditional riads offer an authentic stay, while the aromatic spice markets and exquisite cuisine delight visitors. Additionally, Marrakech serves as a gateway to the breathtaking Atlas Mountains for outdoor exploration.

Here’s a comprehensive list of essentials for your 9 days desert tour from Marrakech:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf or Hat
  • Long jeans (comfortable for camel trek)
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Rugged sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • Small backpack for essentials
  • Wallet to secure valuables like phone and cards.

Reviews:

Gabriele
Gabriele
2023-09-22
Excellent experience in Morocco During the last months, I’ve been visiting Morocco quite often with groups. The experience, organisation, structures, activities as well as the support provided before, during and after the trip let us have an amazing experience. Drivers are always so skilled, professional and kind: worth-mentioning is especially Mustafa, with whom I travelled twice. Hope to see you soon again!
Sergio B
Sergio B
2023-09-10
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Sunny4Sun
Sunny4Sun
2023-09-09
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
2023-09-06
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Diana
Diana
2023-07-09
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
2023-04-08
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
andreschilesan
andreschilesan
2023-01-10
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Maria
Maria
2022-12-16
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at bestmoroccotravel.com And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
2022-09-22
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
2022-06-12
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!