9 days Rabat to desert. You will explore the ancient cities of Fes and Marrakech, and experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert. You will also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis, and explore the medina of Fes. Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, explore the dunes of Merzouga, and take a camel ride through the desert. This tour is perfect for those looking to experience the culture and history of Morocco.
9 days Rabat to desert
Day 1: Rabat – Meknes – Fes
We will start our journey towards the city of Fes; The trip will take us to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the city of Meknes. After lunch we will visit: Bab Mansour, a large gate on the old city wall. We will also visit an old stable and attics with the large pool. We will continue our trip to Fes spending the night in a riad in Fes bali.
Day 2: Guided tour of Fes
Breakfast and city tour of Fez will start with an official local guide who will take you to the traditional markets of the city stopping at the Royal Palace, the ancient universities of the world, the mosque and the Madrasa of Karaouine built by Fatima El Fehria in the 9th century. In the afternoon the Najarine fountain, the old harem garden and the batha museum. On the way to the hotel, the guide will invite you to take panoramic photos of the city.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Erg Chebbi
Breakfast at the hotel in Fez then we will head to the desert of Merzouga. passing through the city of Ifran and Azrou, here we can stop to feed the monkeys, after that we will continue the road to the city of Midelt; located in the Middle Atlas; known for its cultivation of apples. We will stop there for lunch. In the afternoon, our desert journey will continue to cross the Ziz Valley. Arrived in Arfoud, we will head directly to Merzouga, dinner and overnight in a hotel near the dunes.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert
Excursion in the desert of Merzouga. We will visit the nomads in their tents then we will see the rock carvings, then we will continue to Khamlia to enjoy a “Medfouna” and discover the music and dance of the Gnoaua. Then you leave on the back of a camel to spend the night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will admire the sunset over the dunes, attend a Berber music show. Dinner around the campfire. Sleep under the stars in the tents of the Berber camp.
Day 5: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
After the spectacle of the sunrise in the Sahara, you will have your breakfast and we will leave on the back of dromedaries towards Merzouga, our journey will continue towards Rissani to visit the large market of Tafilalt and the mausoleum of Molay Ali chrif Alaoui, we will pass then towards Erfoud, and Tinjdad we will join the Todra gorges. Lunch and continuation via Tinghir to Boumalne dades, stop to take pictures of the Dades valley. Continuation to the Dades Gorges where you will spend the night with dinner in a hotel.
Day 6: Dades Gorges – Valley of Roses – Ouarzazate – Ait ben haddou
We will follow the Dades valley towards Kelaa Mgouna where you will visit a cooperative of rose products, then we will continue towards Skoura here you will visit the Amridil kasbah, then we will pass Ouarzazate to take photos in front of the Taourirt kasbah, continue towards the studios of movie theater. From there, we will reach the village of Ait ben haddou where we will spend the night in a hotel with dinner.
Day 7: Aït ben haddou – Marrakech
After your breakfast, your local guide will take you to discover the famous kasbah, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the visit our trip will take us to Marrakech, we stop at Telouet to visit the Kasbah of Glaoui. from there we will cross the high atlas to reach Marrakech. Night in a riad in the medina.
Day 8: Visit of Marrakech
After your breakfast, you will meet your local guide who will accompany you on a guided tour of the medina. You will explore the Bahia and Badi palaces, the Saadian tombs, the Ben Youssef School, the Koutoubia and Menara gardens. Night in your riad.
Day 9: Marrakech – Rabat
After your breakfast we will transfer you to Rabat. We will drop you off at Rabat airport. 9 days Rabat to desert ends.
- Transport in comfortable A/C vehicle during your tour from Rabat.
- Experienced Driver / guide.
- Accommodation in 6 nights in hotels.
- Camel trek to the desert camp / 1 camel for each person.
- 2 Nights in the Sahara desert camp.
- 8 dinners and 8 breakfasts.
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