Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech
Upon your arrival at Menara International Airport in Marrakech, we will warmly welcome you and escort you to your hotel or Riad in the heart of the city. The bustling central square, Place Jemaa el Fna, will be waiting to enchant you with its array of snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, and tempting food stalls. As you immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, be cautious of pickpockets and enjoy a refreshing Moroccan mint tea from one of the charming terraces.
Day 2: Exploring the Charms of Marrakech
Today is yours to explore the wonders of Marrakech. Stroll through the labyrinthine souks of the Medina, treat yourself to a pampering experience in a traditional Hammam, and savor the tantalizing flavors of Moroccan cuisine. Don’t miss iconic sights like the Koutoubia Mosque, the Koran school ‘Ben Youssef-Medresse,’ and the enchanting Jardin Majorelle Botanical Garden. If you’re into fashion, then don’t forget to visit the Yves Saint Laurent’s fashion museum!
Day 3: A Scenic Drive to Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we embark on a journey to the High Atlas Mountains. The drive over the Tizi n’Tichka pass offers breathtaking vistas. We’ll make a stop in Ouarzazate, known as the doorstep of the Sahara desert, where you can indulge in a delicious lunch. Our route continues through captivating Berber villages and impressive kasbahs, eventually reaching the Dades Valley, adorned with colorful rock formations and serene oases.
Day 4: Exploring the Todra Gorge and Arriving in Erg Chebbi
After a hearty Moroccan breakfast, we head to the Todra Valley, where the narrow Todra Gorge surrounds us with towering rock formations up to 300 meters high. After lunch, we proceed to Erg Chebbi, home to the mesmerizing sand dunes of the Sahara. We’ll spend the night in an auberge near the dunes, embracing the magic of the desert.
Day 5: A Desert Camel Trek and Starlit Camp Experience
The morning offers a chance to explore the stunning surroundings. After lunch, we’ll visit the nomads and embark on a camel trek into the Sahara. As we ride through the desert, the vastness and tranquility will leave you in awe. Arriving at a small desert camp, you can witness a mesmerizing sunset and savor a delicious dinner before spending the night under a canopy of stars.
Day 6: Sunrise in the Sahara
Wake up early to witness the captivating sunrise in the Sahara before enjoying a fulfilling breakfast. Our camels will take us back to the village, where our comfortable 4×4 awaits. Next, we head to the famous Ait Ben Haddou, an impressive kasbah that has been featured in several films. We’ll explore the kasbah and spend the night in the charming village.
Day 7 & 8: Journey to Taroudant, the 5th King City
Our journey continues to Taroudant, a quaint city with a cozy atmosphere and fewer tourists. Known for its silver jewelry and crafts from the Tuareg people, you can explore the central square and observe everyday life. The night will be spent in a pleasant hotel. Then, on day 8 you will enjoy a free day to explore it at your own pace. This could be spent however you like, but of course it’s always nice to go shop for souvenirs to remember this beautiful place in a small treasure.
Day 9 & 10: Coastal Bliss in Essaouira
Today, we journey to Essaouira, a coastal village beloved by artists and ‘hippies.’ The Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a treasure trove of charming shops. Essaouira’s coastal winds make it a popular spot for kite and windsurfing enthusiasts, and you won’t want to miss tasting the delicious fresh fish. The next day (10) will be spend freely, where you can stroll along the boulevard, visit the small harbor with its blue boats, or browse through the town’s markets.
Day 11 & 12: Return to Marrakech & Farewell
We’ll drive back to Marrakech, where you’ll have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Savor the final moments of your Moroccan adventure in this enchanting city. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the airport for your departure. The end of an unforgettable 12-day journey through the wonders of Morocco, where breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality have left a lasting impression on your heart. Until we meet again!