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Morocco Desert Explorer 7D/6N

Discover the Moroccan desert on this fantastic 7-day tour from Marrakech to Fes. Explore the Red City, spend the night in the Gorges of the Sahara and sleep out in the open beneath a starry sky in Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand-dunes.

Explore the city of Fes and visit Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss on a fantastic day tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Marrakech on a city tour
  • Enjoy stargazing in a Berber Campsite in Erg Chebbi
  • Explore Meknes, Volubilis & Moulay Idriss
Price from

$1,300.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 6nights in hostel/hotels and camping
  • - 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • - Visits and camel rides
  • - English-speaking guide for Marrakech tour, Ait Benhaddou and Todra
  • - Handy extras and accessories

Departures:

Every Monday

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech, Morocco

Welcome to Morocco!

We’ll be waiting to collect you from the Marrakech airport and bring you into the city. Depending on the time of your arrival, we’ll take you straight to your accommodation.

Please note: the final information about exact pick up point will be confirmed 24hrs prior to the time of departure by our local team.

Day 2: Marrakech, Morocco

Today, you’ll get to know our beautiful city on a guided tour led by a local expert.

Marvel at Jemaa El Fna Square, its colourful souks (markets), the Medina (old city) and a range of important historical monuments. We’ll pass beautiful palaces and mosques such as the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.

When the tour is over, you’ll have the afternoon free to explore where you please. Why not check out the Menara Gardens or have a delicious tea on the terraces?

Day 3: Marrakech - Dades, Morocco

Today, we’ll cross the High Atlas mountains through the port of Tizi N Tichka.

Along the way, we’ll pass through Berber villages such as Telouet, where we’ll visit the Kasbah (a type of fortress). We’ll then continue our adventure through the Ounila Valley until we reach the spectacular fortified village of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. After spending some time here, we’ll head towards Ouarzazate, where the Kasbah of Taourirt and the old Main Palace of the Glaoui stand out. If you’d like, you can also make a stop to visit the cinema studios in the area. Then we’ll pass through Skoura and pay a visit to Kasbah Amridil, the Valley of Roses.

It’s been an action-packed morning so when we arrive in Dades in the afternoon, you’ll have some time to yourself.

Day 4: Dades - Merzouga, Morocco

Today, we’ll be journeying deep into the beautiful Sahara desert.

Our first stop today will be to enjoy a spectacular view of the winding road in the Dades Valley. We’ll then head towards Tinghir (the Gorges of Todra) which stands at 1,450m altitude and is surrounded by beautiful palm groves. After a walk around this stunning area, we’ll continue to Erfoud and Merzouga where we’ll be spending the night.

We’ll enjoy a tea break in front of the majestic dunes of the Erg Chebbi, then we’ll hop onto camels to trek over the sand – there’s no better way to see a desert!

To finish this wonderful day, you will enjoy a tasty local dinner in a nomadic campsite. Sit back and star-gaze into the desert sky and enjoy the local music.

Day 5: Merzouga - Fez, Morocco

We’ll wake up early today to marvel at the sunrise over the desert. After breakfast, we’ll make our way back to the hotel in Merzouga by camel.

Once you’ve freshened up, we’ll continue our journey towards Fez, passing through Rissani to visit the souk there. We’ll cross the Tafilalet palm grove and the Ziz Valley to arrive at Azrou, where we will pause briefly in the cedar forest to spot cheeky monkeys in the wild.

We’ll continue through Ifran to arrive in Fez in the late evening.

Day 6: Fez, Morocco

Today, you’ll be getting to know the magnificent city of Fez via a guided experience.

To walk the streets of its Medina is to feel like you’ve gone back in time. Marvel at the areas like the Andalusian neighborhoods, plus the magnificent mosques and Koranic schools. We’ll also visit the famous Al Qaraouine University which is the oldest in the region, the tanners, the Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarters, the leather and ceramic cooperatives and more. We will finish the visit with panoramic views of the entire city.

Day 7: Fez, Morocco

This morning you’ll enjoy free time to spend in Fez how you please.

We’d recommend you check out a Hammam (Arab bath), go shopping, take a cooking course or just stroll around and lose yourself in this lovely city.

We’ll make sure to transfer you to the Fez airport in time for your departing flight.