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Seasons: Winter, Spring, Autumn | Days: 10 | Level: easy
Discover Morocco's stunning scenery and rich culture on a 10-day trip. Drive over the highest pass, visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, meet local artisans, and enjoy a meal with locals in the Skoura oasis. Experience the Sahara desert, meet Berber nomads, cross the Draa Valley, explore Essaouira, and end your journey in mystical Marrakech. Accompanied by experienced guides, you'll discover the most spectacular scenery and unique experiences that Morocco has to offer.
As soon as you land at the airport, your private driver will be waiting to greet you and take you to your riad, located in the heart of Marrakech's bustling medina. If you arrive early in the day, you'll have plenty of time to begin exploring the city's enchanting streets and cultural landmarks.
After breakfast, depart Marrakech and head towards Ksar Ait Benhaddou, driving along a winding mountain road with stunning views. Visit the Kasbah of Glaoui and cross the valley of the Ounila River before reaching Tamdaght, also known as the "Kasbah of Storks". Check into your riad at Ait Benhaddou for the next 2 nights, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest Ksar in Morocco. Continue to Ouarzazate and then to Skoura, where you'll spend the next 2 days in a beautiful oasis at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
Discover the unique culture of Southern Morocco on an easy walking tour through a palm grove, with stops to interact with local families. Learn about regional culture, history, and way of life. Your guide will lead you on a 1-hour walk through the stunning Sidi Felah canyons, stopping at villages for fun activities and live entertainment. Visit a traditional pottery factory and old Kasbahs, and savor local and Moroccan cuisine with a family at lunch. End your meal with an authentic tea ceremony before driving back to your accommodation. Experience the unique culture of Southern Morocco on this unforgettable tour.
Explore the "Road of the Kasbahs" with breathtaking landscapes and picturesque villages. Stop at Kalaat M'Gouna, the "City of Roses," and continue through the unforgettable Dades river valley. Enjoy a 30-minute hike in the Tinghir valley with a local guide and witness the Todra Gorge. Drive through the Ziz Valley to reach your destination, Merzouga, located on the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Check into your accommodation and take a walk on the dunes to enjoy the spectacular sunset.
Embark on a Jeep drive through the dunes of Erg Chebbi to discover the hidden secrets of the magical land. Meet with local nomads and enjoy a cup of tea with a family. Visit the Gnawa house in Khamleya village to explore the spiritual healing music. In the afternoon, rent a sand board or join a quad ATV tour. Climb up to the nearest sand dune to watch the colorful sunset and head back to camp for dinner and traditional Berber music by the campfire. Before bed, take a moment to marvel at the unhindered night sky. Enjoy an unforgettable desert adventure in Morocco.
Today, bid farewell to Merzouga and the Sahara and head to the magnificent and fertile Draa Valley, which runs like a green belt along the Draa River, cutting through the barren desert landscape. Your journey continues along the longest river in Morocco, past a stone desert or Hammada, where the famous nomadic tribe Ait Atta calls home. Begin today's hike by descending into the valley, reaching an exciting area where many former trade routes run, and local products and specialties are still offered at numerous markets. Cross some villages and meet the Drawis, the inhabitants of the Draa Valley (about 2 km, about 40 Min, +/-50 m ascent). After the hike, continue your journey to Zagora. Experience the beauty and culture of the Draa Valley on this unforgettable journey.
Embark on a scenic drive from Zagora to Agdz, taking in the stunning desert landscapes and passing through small towns and villages along the way. Stop to admire the picturesque views and take photos of the natural beauty of the old Ksours and palm groves. Learn about the history of the area as you pass by important sites and landmarks, and soak up the local culture as you interact with friendly locals. Take your time to enjoy the journey and appreciate the unique charm of the southern Moroccan landscape.
Embark on a scenic drive from Agdez to Marrakech, passing through the stunning landscapes of southern Morocco. Travel through the Berber villages along the way, and learn about the history and culture of the region. Cross the Tizi n'Tichka Pass, and marvel at the breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains. Stop at viewpoints to take photos and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Experience the changing landscapes as you journey from the desert to the lush greenery of the Marrakech region. Finally, arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where you can explore the bustling souks, visit historical landmarks, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this fascinating city.
Embark on a journey to explore the vibrant city of Marrakech, known as the "Red City" for the distinctive red sandstone used in its buildings. Walk through the historic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and experience the bustling souks with their fragrant spices, handmade crafts, and traditional goods. Visit the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, with its stunning minaret towering over the city, and wander through the lush gardens of the Bahia Palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture by sipping mint tea and people-watching at Jemaa el-Fnaa, the lively main square filled with street performers, musicians, and food vendors.
On your last day in Morocco, you will transfer from your accommodation in Marrakech to the Marrakech Menara Airport for your departing flight. Take in the sights and sounds of the city one last time as you make your way to the airport. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you have made during your time in Morocco. As you depart, remember the beautiful landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality of the Moroccan people. Your journey may be ending, but the memories of your time in this enchanting country will stay with you forever.