Day 1: Transfer to your Riad or Hotel
Transfer to your Riad or Hotel depending on your scheduled time of the plane
Day 2: Marrakech – Ouarzazate
Your 9 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech will start with an early pick up from your hotel or riad . You will meet your driver and guide. Leaving Marrakech you will be crossing the High Atlas Mountains with an altitude of 2260 M in Tichka Pass. From here you will drive to the village of Telouet. Visit of the Kasbah. Lunch nomad tent opposite the kasbah continuation by the runway, old road caravans, offering splendid views and passing through the traditional Berber villages clinging to the slopes of the mountains. The trail ends 25 km from Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou. Visit of the famous kasbah which has been the subject of numerous movie and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the city of Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Morocco ) which is famous with its cinema sudios . Overnight at a riad / hotel in Ourzazate.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Tansikht – Zagora
Early in the morning, after breakfast, to Zagora. The trip includes first 80 km of tar, Tansikht up, through a mountain to the beautiful rock formations. from Tansikht, take the trail along the Drâa valley, contrasting with the arid mountains; in the hamlets lost life unfolds in the same way for centuries. Arriving in Zagora for lunch. Then visit Tamegroute, religious center known for this.
Medieval library containing Koranic many books dating back more than four centuries. Then excursion to the dunes Tinfou, first dunes
Day 4 : Zagora – Tazarine – Alnif – Rissani- Merzouga
After breakfast youwill depart for a new day of adventure on the slopes Sahara, through incomparable scenery. Morning runway by the collar Tizin’Tafilalet to join Tazzarine. Lunch for continuation Rissani by the asphalt road. Then a trail takes you on the place of the camp, the dunes of Merzouga. Overnight at a berber camp in sand dunes. Dinner with entertainment by local folk troupe.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, your first stop will be Rissani, former economic capital of Morocco. Caravans come and go from this market to barter, donkeys and Berber pharmaceuticals (all natural). After touring the market in Rissani you will have lunch in the small town of Nkoub.
Return to Ouarzazate, passing through the Draa Valley. You will make a stop for tea in Agdz. Spend your last night in a romantic Riad, and cool off in the pool after your long day.
Day 6 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech – Essaouira
After breakfast, explore the town of Ouarzazate, the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studio in Africa. Visiting The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Then driving back over the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass to Marrakech. Continue to the city of Essaouira. Accommodation at a Riad or Hotel
Day 7 : Exploring Essaouira
Today you will explore the city of Essaouira. Enter the charming blue and white town of Essouria, also known as “Wind City of Africa”, excellent for windsurfing and sailing. You will visit many fascinating sites, including the sea port where the seamen uncover the catch of the day. Stroll the sandy beach that stretches way to the south. The laid-back atmosphere of this town, the dramatic ramparts and the sandy beach have together created an attraction for artisans and hippies for years. Essouria has a bohemian feel quite different from the rest of the country. Back in the 1950’s Orson Wells stayed at the Hotel des Iles during the filming of “Othello”. This picturesque town of Essaouria was the home of many other film productions. Jimmy Hendrix’s song “Castle Made of Sad” was written two years prior to his visit to Essaouria. When the tour of Essaouria is complete you will rest in your Riad or Hotel for the evening.
Day 8 : Essaouira – Marrakech
After breakfast, you will drive back to Marrakech. Your journey continues by exploring the city of Marrakech in the second half of the day, enjoying its fascinating sites such as: The Square of Jamaa Lafna, the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadians Tombs, and Souks of the medina and Garden Majorelle. Following the tour of Marrakech, relax for the evening in your Riad or Hotel for the evening.
Day 9 : Marrakech
This day will be free, should you need transportation to explore Marrakech or suburbs of Marrakech, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The tour ends.