Type of Tour: Individual Tours
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Departure days: Everyday
Languages: French ,English ,Espagnol

Overview

This trip is a favorite among travelers who seek the ultimate visit of the famous ochre city Marrakech, who want to visit ancient villages and Kasbahs in Ait Benhaddou and N'kob, who want to spend a night in the spectacular desert of Erg Lihoudi and who also want to relax in the gated warm city of Taroudant and the pretty coastal fishing city of Essaouira. You will be able to get an overall idea of how Moroccan people lived centuries ago. You will also discover the Moroccan culture and nature.

Highlights

Details & Program

Marrakech Airport - Overnight in Marrakech

Hotel: RIAD SABAH or equivalent

Upon arrival at Marrakech airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation by your local driver who is holding a sign with your name and our logo. You are free for the rest of the day to explore the city.

Marrakech is magical. Exotic, full of history and overwhelming, it is the most famous and visited city in Morocco. Know as the Red city mainly because of the predominant color of its buildings, it has been Morocco's capital in the past, represents the most important Imperial city, and boasts a perfect location right at the foot of the High Atlas mountains.

On this day, we strongly recommend a visit to the amazing hectic Jemaa El Fna which comes alive after dark. You will experience a memorable mix of smells, sounds, and sights. For dinner, why not try one of the outdoor food stalls which offer a variety of food, and for the most adventurous, you can try the snails or the cooked sheep head.

** Approximate driving is 30mins (stops are NOT included).


Marrakech discovery with your local guide

Hotel: RIAD SABAH or equivalent (breakfast only included)

Today we are taking you back through Marrakech history! Accompanied by a local guide, 3 hours walking tour will enable you to discover some of the most important historical sites of Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque with its Hispano-Moorish style which represents one fine Almohad masterpiece (outside only), and the famous square Djemaa El Fna. Also, the Old Medina that is full of intertwining narrow passageways and local shops full of character where you find different crafts being sold in different areas of the Souks: Slippers, musical instruments, dried fruit, leather goods, lamps, and lanterns, wool dyers, the brass and copperware...

Please enjoy the afternoon exploring the new city at your own leisure; most of our travelers find it easy to navigate on their own and visit the Jardin Majorelle taking a local taxi; not like the old Medina which is like a maze :)

The Jardin Majorelle is the creation of French painter Jacques Majorelle, who spent 40 years injecting his passion and creativity into this magical garden. Complete with enchanting little lanes, tranquil streams, and over 300 species of stunning plants, Jardin Majorelle is perfect for those who need a break from the busy city.

 


Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou

Hotel: DAR MOUNA or equivalent (breakfast only is included)

After breakfast, you pick up your rental car. Then you can start your journey towards Ait Benhaddou via the Tiz-n-Tichka pass which offers some beautiful sceneries. Kasbah Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO world heritage site where many famous movies have been shot. With its architectural authenticity and pre-Saharan construction techniques, the mud clay village of Ait Benhaddou will take you back centuries. After arrival at the picturesque Ait Benhaddou around midday, you will have lunch on a sunny terrace while enjoying the views of the Kasbah and the beautiful surroundings. In the afternoon you will stroll through its kasbah. You can then take a ride to the nearby villages like Tamedaght. 

** Approximate driving is 4.5 hours (stops are NOT included).


Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Zagora - Erg Lihoudi

Hotel: Deluxe Bedouin tent with private shower and toilet (Breakfast & dinner included)

After breakfast, you will head to Erg Lihoudi. Passing by Draa Valley, the road will take you through beautiful landscapes filled with Palm trees and Old Kasbahs. You can have lunch (not included) in the oasis and desert town of Zagora, stop in Tamegroute to pay a quick visit to the famous Zaouia Nassiriya, Nassiriya library famous for its 4000 ancient Koranic manuscripts and a Koran which was written on gazelle skin (Please note that the library is closed on the weekends), and Green Pottery and Pottery handcrafted with henna Tamegroute itself is captivating with its labyrinth of narrow alleys and underground streets.

After Tamegroute, you will head to Oulad Driss where you will start your camel ride which takes you through beautiful sand dunes and onto your bivouacs in Erg Lihoudi. This pleasurable ride usually lasts about 1h30 mins. You will be able to watch the sunset in the dunes and spend a magical night in your private tent. 

** Approximate driving is 3.5 hours (stops are NOT included).


Erg Lihoudi - Zagora - N'kob

Hotel: KASBAH IMDOUKAL or equivalent (breakfast only included)

Today we rise before the sun, watch the sunrise & then have breakfast. We start boarding our camels then head back & continue to the next Berber village. No village in Morocco has more kasbahs than N’kob. Palm trees everywhere, old kasbahs everywhere. Spending the night here will enable you to discover some of what this Saghro region has to offer.

After arriving at N'kob, you will be able to have lunch on a terrace offering views of the palm grove and the village of N’kob from one side and the Saghrou mountains from the other side. In the afternoon, a guided walk is scheduled for you to explore the sleepy traditional village of N'kob, the surrounding fields of Henna, and some of its Kasbahs. You will spend the night in the village of N'kob.

** Approximate driving is 2 hours (stops are NOT included).


N'kob - Taznakht - Taroudant

Hotel: RIAD TAROUDANT or equivalent (breakfast only included)

The trip from N'kob to Taroudant will take you through Tazenakht, famous for tapestries and Taliouine, famous for Saffron. Taroudant, also called 'Little Marrakech', is ideally positioned between the mountains and just an hour from the coast. It is a great place to explore real Moroccan culture and the environment.

After arrival in Taroudant, you will have lunch then you are free for the rest of the day to stroll, linger and explore all the city has to offer. You should not miss shopping in the famous souqs and visiting the 16th-century gates, the ramparts, the Old kasbah quarter, and Place Al Alaouyin. The night will be spent in Taroudant.

** Approximate driving is 5.5 hours (stops are NOT included).


Taroudant - Agadir - Essaouira

Hotel: RIAD ZAHRA or equivalent (breakfast only included)

It's a chance to change the landscape of your trip. After your breakfast, you pack everything and start your drive to Essaouira. Passing through many villages, you will certainly enjoy the trip especially the Atlantic coast part from Agadir. It's the sunniest beach in the country. So, take some time and relax on one of its beachside cafes before continuing on your drive. Maybe buy some snacks.

Essaouira is a pretty coastal and fishing village where you will spend two nights. It is a blue and white town that has been influenced over the years by Berber, Arab, Jewish, French and Portuguese cultures. These influences have been reflected in both its architecture and lifestyle. Upon arrival, you can stroll around the Old Medina. You will spend the night in a hotel in Essaouira.

** Approximate driving is 5.5 hours (stops are NOT included).


Essaouira at your own leisure

Hotel: RIAD ZAHRA or equivalent (breakfast only included)

Essaouira is a small town easily explored by foot. On your second day, you should head down to the port to see the fishing boats, climb up to the top of ‘La Sqala’ (one of the port bastions) for great views of the port and town, explore the alleys with the wood-work shops, artists studios, and music stores, walk along the ramparts and find a place amongst the canons to watch the sunset. You should also allow some time to walk along the immense windswept beach. This night will be spent in a hotel in Essaouira.


Essaouira - Marrakech

Hotel: RIAD SABAH or equivalent (breakfast only included)

Today, you head back to Marrakech. Upon arrival, you should drop off your car at the car rental local office. In the afternoon, you can wander around the Medina and shop for souvenirs in the Souk. Most of our travelers make interesting plans for this night! So, don't miss the opportunity to book your dinner at one of the most authentic restaurants and celebrate your achievement self-driving beyond the obvious and made it to the city of start with lots of memories and special experiences to tell about when you are back home. 

** Approximate driving is 3 hours (stops are NOT included).


Marrakech - Marrakech Airport

Your trip to Morocco has come to an end already!

We hope that you have had a pleasant stay and looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Your driver takes you to Marrakech Airport for your departure flight.

We wish you a safe flight back home! 

** Approximate driving is 30mins (stops are NOT included).


Included/Excluded

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Morocco's Imperial cities with locals

On Request

The Sahara to the Atlantic coast

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Ancient Kasbahs & Golden Sahara

On Request