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11 Days in Morocco tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert

Overview of 11 Days in Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

 During the 11 Days in Morocco tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert including Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen – Fez from Marrakech, you will appreciate the multiple beauties of Morocco from the North to the South and from the West to the East. At first glance, you can admire the impressive architecture of the land of the great South.

On the slopes of the Mountains and the verdant oases; these 11 days in morocco tour from Marrakech will be taken you by the impressive gorges of the Atlas and the austere beauty of the desert areas. Then you will cross the Middle Atlas and its overhanging massifs and you will discover one after the other, the imperial cities of Morocco, witnesses of the splendor of the Royal dynasties. Finally, you will discover Marrakech and its amazing gardens, the Koutoubia mosque minaret, the Saadies Tombs, and the Bahia Palace, many of which will be visited. we will end in beauty with the South Pearl: Marrakech. the end of your 11 days in Morocco will end in Marrakech

11 Days in Morocco Tour Info

+ Duration: 11 Days & 10 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting Location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Marrakech

11 Days in Morocco Desert tour from Marrakech Highlights

+ Drive Through Casablanca and Visit Hassan 2 Mosque.
+ Explore Morocco’s Capital Rabat and Hassan tower.
+ Explore the blue pearl of Chefchaouen.
+ Visit Fez and get to know the beautiful places.
+ Cross the Middle Atlas and Enjoy the nature of this place.
+ Drive through the Ziz valley Merzouga Erg Chebbi.
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset.
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp.
+ Discover Merzouga Desert and get to know nomad people and their cultures.
+ Drive to Dades Gorges.
+ Visit  The Todgha Gorges.
+ Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou.
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka to Marrakech.
+ Visit Marrakech.

11 Days Desert tour in Morocco Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech

Arrive at Marrakech airport. Our accompanying guide will take you to your accommodation next to Jemaa el Fna Square.

Day 2: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat

After Breakfast. we will start our 11 days in Morocco by taking the Highway to Casablanca. Upon arrival, visit the environment of the majestic and highest in the world Hassan Mosque. Continuation of the route to Rabat, to visit the most outstanding places: the Alcazaba of Oudayas, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Tower of Hassan. Dinner and accommodation at Riad Zyo or similar.

Day 3: Rabat - Chefchaouen

After Breakfast. We will start our third day of 11 days in Morocco by leaving towards the northwest to reach the city of Chefchaouen. Upon arrival, we will go up to a viewpoint and see the reason for its beauty and location. Then we will go down to the medina where you can walk through it. Accommodation and dinner at the Riad Dar Chaouen or similar.

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Fes

In the morning after taking your breakfast, we will begin our fourth day of 11 days in Morocco from Marrakech towards Fes, and we will arrive in the afternoon. Accommodation and dinner at the Hotel Palais Houyam or similar.

Day 5: Visiting of Fes

After your breakfast. Your local Fez guide will come to your accommodation to start a guided tour. Fez has managed to maintain its traditions, its crafts, its trades, and its university, one of the oldest in the world. Not surprisingly, Fes was considered “the city of Faith and Knowledge”, becoming the capital of culture and one of the most important religious centers in the country. We will visit its medina, called the Bali, one of the largest medieval sites in the world and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with its souks and alleys, we will also visit the Royal Palace and its Jewish quarter. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Palais Houyam or similar.

Day 6: Fes - Merzouga Desert camp

In the morning we will start our sixth day of 11 days in Morocco tour to the south. Among the wonders that we will find are: Ifrane, known as Moroccan Switzerland, the Cedar of Azrou forest with its curious inhabitants, the Azrou volcanic region, the magnificent rocky valley of the Ziz river as well as its immense palm grove. Continuation of the trip to Merzouga. Accommodation riad/hotel.

Day 7: the Visiting of Merzouga

After breakfast, we will visit the surroundings of Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, the great dune. We will visit towns like Khamlia, where descendants of former slaves from sub-Saharan Africa reside and who have maintained their traditions through the music of a spiritual nature called Gnawa that we will also enjoy. We will see more Berber villages and traditions. Afterward, some dromedaries will lead us to the desert camp where we will have dinner, listen to traditional Berber music, and sleep in luxury tents with a private bathroom. Accommodation in the Desert Camp. and the end of our seventh day of 11 days in Morocco.

Day 8: Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Boumaln Dades

After breakfast, again the dromedaries will take us to the SUV to continue our route. We will make a stop in the city of Rissani to visit an interesting local market that supplies more than 600 towns around the desert. Now we will continue to Tinerghir to visit one of the most beautiful geological sections of the Middle Atlas and then we will visit another beautiful place in the valley of the Dades. Accommodation and dinner at hotel/riad.

Day 9: Boumalne Dades - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

In the morning and after breakfast, we will continue our 11 days in Morocco tour along the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs until Ouarzazate. From this city, known for its great cinematographic studios, we will take the course of the Ounila River, there we will visit the Kasar of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and whose interest fully justifies the visit to this area of ​​the Altas. Once again the Ounila valley will lead us to the Kashba Taoulet, another beautiful and historical place, and our last visit before arriving in Marrakech. Accommodation at Riad/Hotel.

Day 10: The Visiting of Marrakech

After breakfast, our certified local guide will pick you up at our accommodation to take you to know Marrakech, known among other ways as the red city and which contains places like the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia mosque minaret, the Saadies Tombs, and the Bahia Palace, many of which will be visited. We will have lunch in a classic restaurant near Jemaa El-Fna Square and in the afternoon, there will be free time to visit the beautiful and famous medina. Accommodation at riad/hotel. end of our tenth day of 11 days in Morocco.

Day 11: Marrakech - airport

After breakfast. Free morning to walk around the Medina, for example. At the agreed time and place, transfer to the airport to take your return flight.
the end of 11 Days in Morocco desert tour from Marrakech

11 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
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11 Days in Morocco desert tour from Marrakech - reviews

5/5

Angela G wrote a review ( April 2019 )
11 Days in Morocco Tour from Marrakech

I did an 11 Days Morocco Tour through imperial cities with Marrakech Tour Company on January 21st with a group of friends. It was our first time in the country and we fell in love. We saw and experienced so many new things, celebrated New York in the desert, enjoyed camel rides at sunrise, fed monkeys in the snow, negotiated rugs, learned history, and witnessed the know-how. local masters. All these are thanks to the impeccable organization of Marrakech Tour Company. They listened carefully to our wishes, were very attentive to our needs, made sure we received the best service, and even managed to do the impossible. The reality was much better than our expectations! I highly recommend going with the Marrakech Tour Company whenever you are planning a trip to this magical land.

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David H wrote a review ( April 2019 )
11 days in Morocco to Imperial Cities and Sahara desert from North to the South of Morocco

Morocco was my first country after the blockade, and it was definitely the right choice! A colorful, delicious, and smiling country with the best service from Marrakech Tour Company. The entire time we were relaxed and safe, having a new experience every day. My best recommendations.

5/5

Carol Hs wrote a review ( April 2019 )
11 Days in Morocco Tour from Marrakech

This 11 Days in Morocco to the Sahara Desert And Imperial Cities Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca. came as a surprise birthday gift, therefore, I did not have a chance to provide input or review the itinerary. Every day was filled with different experiences. Our guide and driver were good company to travel with. Their choice of music while driving helped set the tone while venturing through the different areas. We appreciated their ability to know when it was important to give us private time to experience some sights on our own. Two disappointments were that COVID-19 prevented my family members from joining us in Morocco for my birthday and that I did not get my haircut from a local barber as I traditionally do when abroad. We are still in Morocco due to border closures, so maybe I will have that opportunity before we leave. A custom private tour comes at a higher price, however, it is a quality tour where you are reassured of getting what you pay for. Said and his team went above and beyond to provide that.

Places to see in Your 11 Days in Morocco Tour from Marrakech

Marrakech city

Marrakech is known as the Red City thanks to its reddish walls. Built-in the 12th century, the bricks are made of Tabia, a mixture of red mud and water from the Hazou plains. But anyone who has been in town will know that his nickname does not do him justice. Red is only color in the kaleidoscope of Marrakech.

Casablanca City

Casablanca, in Arabic Al-Dār al-Baydali, or Dar al-Beïda, is Morocco’s main port on the Atlantic coast of North Africa.
The origin of the city is not known. An Amazigh (Berber) village called Anfa was at its present location in the 12th century; it became a pirate base for Christian ships and was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1468. The Portuguese returned to the region in 1515 and built a new town called Casa Branca (“White House”). It was abandoned in 1755 after a devastating earthquake, but Sultan ʿAlawī Sīdī Muhammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh rebuilt the city at the end of the 18th century. Spanish merchants, who called it Casablanca, and other European traders began to settle there. After some time, the French outnumbered other European settlers, and the name White House (which also means “White House”) became as common as Casablanca.

Rabat Capital of Morocco

Rabat is a surprisingly quiet capital that feels worlds outside of Casablanca’s business and bustling Marrakech. With excellent museums detailing modern art and Moroccan history, one of its key attractions is its decent range of international restaurants – an attractive prospect for those who are ready for a tajine break. Despite all this, and the fact that Rabat is only 80 minutes from Tangier by the new high-speed railway Al Boraq, relatively few tourists find their way here. But all indications are that it is about to change – the opening of the monumental Grand Theatre in Rabat with the planned expansion of the railway network may well be the turning point that the city was waiting for. Explore it with our 11 Days Morocco desert tour

Chefchaouen blue Pearl

Chefchaouen is a small town in the Rif mountains in northwest Morocco. This particular city is probably one of the most beautiful you have seen in Morocco because of its streets and blue buildings. That’s why Chefchaoune was nicknamed the “Blue Pearl of Morocco.”
It is such a popular city in Morocco that it is often considered one of the best places to visit in the country!

Fes or Fez

Our 11 Days in Morocco tour from Marrakech will take you to discover Fez, the oldest imperial city in Morocco is a fascinating collection of urban centers built through the ages. It’s not hard to find amazing things to do in Fez.

A real fortified city in the 8th century – Fes el Bali. The new city in the thirteenth century – the New Fes ( Fes el Jadid ) and finally the French contribution in the twentieth century: a new city.

Former fertile ground for scholars, artisans, and Gourmands, Fez is often considered the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco.

Fez may have played the second most touristic violin in Marrakech, but thanks to a growing appreciation of its authenticity, Fez is gaining popularity. For a truly authentic travel experience, Fez is an unprecedented place.

Merzouga desert ( Erg Chebbi )

Merzouga is the easiest place to see the desert in Morocco. The dunes start a few hundred meters from where all the hotels are in Merzouga (is there really a “city” of Merzouga? No. It’s just a lot of hotels and Camels near the dunes). The sand dunes outside Marzouka are called Erg Chebbi – “Erg” and mean “dunes seas.” Merzouga on the west side of the dunes. It faces east on 5-7 km of dunes. From north to south, the dunes are 28 km long. Visit it in our 11 Days in Morocco from Marrakech

The dunes here are also the highest in Morocco, where some sand dunes are over 150 meters (500 feet) high.

Todra Gorge or Todgha

Located on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Todra Gorge is one of the most spectacular canyons in the world.

Here, the Todra and Dades rivers carved cliff canyons in their last 25 miles across the mountains, leaving behind this series of reliefs and rock carvings. Todgha is the name of the last six hundred meters (just under two thousand feet) of the canyons. In some places, this gorge is only 33 feet wide, but the cliffs are more than 500 feet high on both sides. Since then, the river has dried up, leaving only imagination to imagine the powerful natural forces that once cut through this region.

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

get to know Ait ben Hadou on 11 Days Morocco Tour, it is a historic village of Kasbah (Muhsin village), a traditional pre-desert habitat made of mud in Morocco. It is located between Marrakech and Sahara in Warzazat governorate in the Atlas Mountains. It was built in the 11th century, rebuilt in the 17th century, and became a UNESCO world heritage site in the 1980s.

It’s one of the most beautiful places that you will see. Looks like you’re out of reality and you’re in a movie. No wonder, because many great films and series were made there like Game of Thrones, Gladiator and Lawerence of Arabia.

11 Days in Morocco tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert ( FAQ )

how much do you tip a tour guide in morocco?

You can also consider tipping your tour guide for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is a completely personal preference, however, the equivalent of US$2-5, each person, daily, is a commonly used model.

how hot is desert tour morocco?

The Sahara Desert is hot in summer, with average temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). At night, temperatures drop considerably and, in winter, they can freeze.

is a tour worth it in morocco?

Yes, If you decided to take an 11 Days tour in Morocco, it will let you discover the north and the south of the country, you will explore the Sahara desert, Fes, Marrakech, and Chefchoauen, Rabat, and the grand Casablanca.

should i do a desert tour in morocco?

It is worth spending a little more and making a desert tour in Morocco, so make sure you get a high-quality desert camping. It’s for two different reasons. First of all, it’s probably a unique experience in life, so you want to make it memorable.

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