10 Days Luxury Trip from Marrakech

10 Days

Overview

Embark on a remarkable 10-day adventure through Morocco, traversing from the vibrant cities of Marrakech and Essaouira to the cultural gems of Fes and Chefchaouen, with an unforgettable journey through the mesmerizing Sahara Desert. This carefully crafted itinerary guarantees an array of breathtaking sites and unforgettable experiences that will leave you awe-inspired.

Begin your journey by immersing yourself in the highlights of Marrakech and Essaouira, where you’ll wander through bustling souks, marvel at architectural wonders, and soak in the vibrant local culture. Indulge in the majestic beauty of the High Atlas Mountains as you traverse the renowned Tizi-N-Tichka pass, offering breathtaking panoramic views.

The adventure continues as you venture to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah and the captivating city of Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the desert. Discover the enchanting Amridil Kasbah, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Dades Valley, and marvel at the magnificent Todra Gorges.

Prepare to be mesmerized as you venture deep into the heart of the Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Experience the thrill of camel riding across the golden dunes, witness the magical spectacle of the desert sunset and sunrise, and spend a night under the stars in a traditional desert camp. Explore the vastness of the Sahara in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle, unlocking hidden treasures and capturing unforgettable memories.

Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Rissani, where you can explore its traditional market, and visit the renowned fossils town of Erfoud. Discover the picturesque “Switzerland of Morocco,” Ifrane, and the serene cedar forests where the charismatic Barbary macaques reside.

Immerse yourself in the historical grandeur of Fes and Meknes, two of Morocco’s imperial cities, where ancient architecture, bustling medinas, and rich traditions await. Uncover the magnificence of the Roman ruins at Volubilis, a testament to Morocco’s rich historical heritage. Finally, discover the captivating blue-hued streets of Chefchaouen, offering a serene and picturesque escape.

Concluding your adventure, the tour ends in the vibrant city of Tangier, where the convergence of cultures creates a captivating atmosphere like no other. Reflect on the incredible journey you’ve embarked upon, filled with unforgettable memories, cultural immersion, and breathtaking landscapes.

Embark on this trending 10-day grand tour of Morocco, designed to cater to discerning travelers seeking authentic experiences and unparalleled beauty. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Marrakech, Essaouira, Fes, Chefchaouen, and the Sahara Desert, and create lifelong memories that will leave you yearning for more.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Marrakech, with its bustling souks, majestic palaces, and the iconic Jardin Majorelle
  • Unwind in the coastal town of Essaouira, known for its charming medina, beautiful beaches, and fresh seafood.
  • Cross the majestic High Atlas Mountains, traversing the scenic Tizi-N-Tichka pass, offering breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, a magnificent fortified city showcasing ancient Moroccan architecture.
  • Immerse yourself in the captivating city of Ouarzazate, known as the "Gateway to the Desert," and discover its film studios and stunning landscapes.
  • Embark on a magical journey through the Sahara Desert in Merzouga, riding camels, witnessing mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises, and spending a night in a desert camp.
  • Visit Ifrane, known as the "Switzerland of Morocco," with its unique European-inspired architecture and beautiful landscapes.
  • Immerse yourself in the historical grandeur of Fes and Meknes, exploring their ancient medinas and architectural wonders.
  • Marvel at the picturesque blue streets of Chefchaouen, a tranquil and charming city.
  • End your journey in the vibrant city of Tangier, where cultures converge and create a captivating atmosphere.

Itinerary

Your incredible 10-day Morocco tour begins with a warm welcome as we pick you up from the airport in Marrakech. Get ready to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of this vibrant city. You'll embark on a small tour, exploring the bustling streets, enchanting souks, and architectural wonders that make Marrakech so unique.

After a delightful breakfast at your Riad in Marrakech, get ready to continue your journey westward to the captivating city of Essaouira. Along the way, we'll make stops to witness a unique sight: the famous Argan trees, where you can observe goats perched on the branches, enjoying their tasty leaves.

Take in the panoramic views of the picturesque countryside as we continue our drive. Arriving in Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, you'll discover a city rich in history and culture. Explore the bustling fishing port, where fishermen bring in their daily catch, and witness the vibrant atmosphere.

Stroll along the ancient ramparts, fortified walls that encircle the city, and offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets of the old medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire the traditional blue and white architecture.

As the day draws to a close, retire to your accommodation in Essaouira for a comfortable overnight stay. Rest and rejuvenate, ready to embark on the next leg of your Moroccan adventure

Experience the captivating charm of Marrakech with a comprehensive city tour that showcases the highlights of this bustling Moroccan metropolis. After breakfast, your knowledgeable guide will meet you at your Riad to commence the exploration.

The tour will begin with a visit to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, a masterpiece of Almohad architecture, known for its impressive minaret. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of this revered religious site.

Next, venture into the heart of the city's vibrant medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Navigate the maze-like alleys, lined with a plethora of shops and stalls selling traditional crafts, spices, textiles, and more. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and let your senses be enchanted by the sights, sounds, and aromas of this bustling marketplace.

Continue your journey to the Bahia Palace, a splendid 19th-century palace that showcases exquisite Moroccan architecture and intricate tilework. Explore the opulent rooms, serene courtyards, and lush gardens, gaining insight into the lives of the former royal inhabitants.

Make your way to the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, the pulsating heart of Marrakech. Witness a spectacle of street performers, snake charmers, musicians, and storytellers, creating an electric atmosphere unique to this city. Take in the vibrant energy while savoring the local culinary delights available from the food stalls.

Spend the night in a Riad or Hotel with a delicious lunch.

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before we pick you up from your Marrakech accommodation bright and early. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey as we venture through the captivating High Atlas mountains, crossing the magnificent Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Along the way, we'll make stops to indulge in panoramic views of the awe-inspiring landscapes that unfold before us.

Our first destination is the remarkable Kasbah of Telouat. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural wonders of this fortified village, which holds tales of ancient dynasties and fascinating cultural heritage.

Continuing our adventure, we arrive at the world-renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village recognized and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This extraordinary structure has served as a backdrop for numerous movies, including blockbuster hits like Gladiator, Alexander, and The Mummy, as well as acclaimed TV series such as Game of Thrones. Marvel at the intricate details and explore the labyrinthine alleys that bring history to life.

Our journey then leads us to the enchanting city of Ouarzazate, often referred to as "The gate of the desert." Unwind and enjoy a delicious dinner before settling into a comfortable hotel for an overnight stay. Reflect on the day's adventures and prepare for the excitement that awaits you in the days ahead.

Embark on a thrilling tour from Ouarzazate, delving into the natural wonders and captivating landscapes of Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Erfoud, and ultimately reaching the majestic Merzouga Sahara Desert.

Leaving Ouarzazate behind, our journey takes us through the awe-inspiring Dades Valley. Marvel at the striking beauty of the rugged canyons, towering rock formations, and verdant palm groves that line the valley. Capture breathtaking photos and immerse yourself in the serenity of this natural wonder.

Continuing our adventure, we arrive at the legendary Todra Gorges. Prepare to be awestruck by the sheer cliffs that rise dramatically on both sides, creating a narrow passage for the crystal-clear waters of the Todra River. Take a leisurely stroll through the gorge, appreciating the impressive rock formations and immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Our next destination is Erfoud, known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. This charming town is famous for its rich fossil heritage, and you'll have the opportunity to explore its renowned fossil workshops and learn about the ancient treasures found in this region.

As the sun begins to set, we make our way to the crown jewel of our tour – the magnificent Merzouga Sahara Desert. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as you embark on a camel ride across the golden sand dunes, witnessing the mesmerizing colors of the sunset painting the desert landscape and spend the night in nomad camps/Luxury camps and enjoy the Gnawa music around fire.

Experience the magic of an early morning wake-up call to witness the breathtaking sunrise in the heart of the desert. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty as the first rays of light paint the sky in vibrant hues. After taking in this unforgettable spectacle, enjoy a leisurely breakfast to fuel up for the day's adventures.

We begin our exploration of the Merzouga region by returning to Merzouga on camelback, where our driver awaits. From there, we dedicate the entire day to discovering the diverse and incredible sites that make this area so remarkable. Prepare for a day filled with outdoor activities and natural wonders.

Our journey commences in Merzouga with an off-road drive to an ancient eyeliner mine, delving into the fascinating history of this traditional cosmetic and its significance in Berber culture. Next, we have the privilege of visiting a nomadic community in their beautifully woven handmade tents. Engage in cultural exchanges, sip on a refreshing cup of Berber tea, and gain insights into the nomadic way of life.

Continuing our adventure, we venture to the charming Khamlia village, renowned for its vibrant Gnaoua music and captivating dance performances. Enjoy the rhythmic beats and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the inhabitants who originate from sub-Saharan countries such as Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Take a moment to savor a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

Afterward, we take a leisurely stroll through a lush palm grove, admiring the tranquil oasis and the serenity it provides. Listen to the rustling of the palm fronds and relish the peacefulness of this natural sanctuary.

As we continue our exploration, we drive a short distance to witness the wild beauty of Merzouga's lake, also known as the flamingo lake. Marvel at the graceful presence of these majestic birds and soak in the tranquility of this picturesque setting.

As the day comes to a close, we return to our hotel, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and unwind in comfortable accommodations. Reflect on the day's adventures, filled with cultural immersion, natural wonders, and the vibrant spirit of the Merzouga region.

Following a delightful breakfast, we bid farewell to the desert and embark on a journey to explore the enchanting towns and landscapes of the region. Our first stop is the historic town of Rissani, once the capital of Tafilalet. Rissani continues to thrive as a bustling trading center, offering a vibrant souk where locals gather to buy and sell goods. Take a leisurely stroll through the lively market, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and soaking in the rich cultural heritage.

Continuing our adventure, we arrive in Erfoud, known for its unique fossilized marble. Visit one of the workshops and delve into the fascinating world of fossils, learning about the intricate craftsmanship and the ancient history preserved within these stunning creations.

As we journey along the scenic Ziz River, be prepared for breathtaking panoramic views of the picturesque valley. Pause to appreciate the natural beauty of the surroundings, capturing memorable photos and taking in the tranquil ambiance.

Take a break for lunch in the charming town of Midelt, where you can savor a delicious meal and recharge for the remainder of our journey.

Our next destination is the captivating cedar forest, home to the delightful Barbary Macaques. Enjoy the opportunity to observe and interact with these playful creatures as you wander through the forest. Feel free to feed them and immerse yourself in this unique wildlife encounter.

Continuing our drive, we arrive in Ifrane, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Morocco." This picturesque town is famous for its low temperatures, snow-capped landscapes, and alpine-style architecture. Marvel at the charming houses and pristine surroundings, soaking in the distinct ambiance that earned Ifrane its reputation.

Finally, we conclude our day's journey by dropping you off at your accommodation in Fes, one of Morocco's imperial cities.

Our exploration begins after breakfast with a visit to the famous Fes el Bali, the oldest part of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander through the narrow labyrinthine streets, known as medinas, immersing yourself in the bustling atmosphere and discovering hidden treasures at every turn. Admire the intricately designed doors, colorful mosaics, and stunning architectural details that showcase the city's rich heritage.

Next, we make our way to the renowned Bou Inania Madrasa, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship of the intricate woodwork, zellige tilework, and intricate calligraphy that adorn the walls and courtyards of this historic religious school.

Continue your journey to the historic Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, founded in the 9th century and considered one of the oldest universities in the world. Admire the grandeur of the mosque's architecture and soak in the spiritual atmosphere of this significant religious site.

Next, venture into the vibrant tanneries of Fes, where the ancient art of leather production is still practiced. Witness the traditional dyeing methods and vibrant colors that bring the leather goods to life. Learn about the fascinating process and discover the array of products crafted in these workshops.

No visit to Fes is complete without exploring the bustling souks. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of market stalls, where you can find a wide array of goods, including traditional crafts, spices, textiles, and more. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, bargaining with local vendors and indulging in the sensory delights of Fes.

at the end of the day, go back to your accommodation and get ready for the following day.

Following a delightful breakfast, we set off on a journey to explore the captivating city of Meknes, one of Morocco's imperial cities and the former Ismaili capital. Our first stop is Bab Al-Mansour, an impressive city gate renowned for its stunning architecture and intricate tilework. From there, we proceed to Sahrij Souani, an expansive basin that once served as a water reservoir for the city. Explore the area and marvel at the grandeur of this historic site.

Continuing our exploration of Meknes, we visit the Royal stables, where the magnificent horses of Moulay Ismail were once housed. Admire the impressive architecture and gain insights into the rich equestrian history of the region. Next, we make our way to the granary, a fascinating structure that showcases the advanced engineering of the time.

Our visit to Meknes concludes with a visit to the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, a sacred site where the remains of the famous sultan rest. Take a moment to appreciate the spiritual ambiance and architectural beauty of this revered place.

After enjoying some free time for lunch, we continue our journey approximately 30 kilometers away from Meknes to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. As a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Volubilis offers a remarkable glimpse into the past. Wander among the well-preserved ruins, admire the intricate mosaics, and imagine life during the Roman era as you explore the ancient pillars and archways.

Leaving Volubilis behind, we head north through Ouazzane, traversing the picturesque Rif Mountains to reach the captivating city of Chefchaouen, also known as the Blue City. Stroll through the charming alleyways and be enchanted by the blue-painted buildings that give the city its distinctive character.

Depending on your flight time, after breakfast. You may spend your leisure time strolling around the lovely lanes of the blue city. Then we drive via the Rif Mountains to Tangier International Airport, so the 10-day journey of Marrakech has come to an end.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Transportation
  • Make stops everywhere
  • English speaking driver
  • dinner and breakfast
  • Camel ride

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches and Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

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