Begin with a 10 Days Morocco desert trips journey from Tangier to Tetouan and Merzouga through traditional villages. When you arrive at Chefchaouen (the blue city), there are a few things you should know. Then, with a local guide, we’ll visit Volubilis (Berber Roman ruins), Meknes, and Fez for the entire day. We will pass through many cities, including Midelt (the apple capital), the Tizi N’Talghomt pass (1907 m), the palm grove valley of Erfoud, Rissani, a night in a Berber tent, the desert of Merzouga, landscape, nomads, camel rides, and gnawa music, before taking a different route to Marrakech via the Rissani market, the Todra Valley, and the Dades Valley.
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen
After meeting you at the agreed location, we will set off on our journey 10 Days Morocco desert trips, passing through Tetoun and the Rif Mountains as we take in the spectacular mountain views until we reach Chefchaouan. Indeed, it is one of the most picturesque towns at the base of the Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen’s medina included a Spanish-style square that was surrounded by a variety of quirky craft shops, rooftop cafes and restaurants where you could spend the night in a delightful setting to enjoy the breeze and the splendour of nature.
Day 2: Chechaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez
Before arriving in Volubilis, we will leave the riad and go via Wazan and other rif communities. Then, in Volubilis, we’ll see the Roman remains and learn about Morocco’s renowned archaeological site. Following the ruins, we will travel to Meknes, a city with a rich history reaching back to the 17th century, where we will have lunch, tour the massive historic walls of the medina, or bab el mansour, and pay a visit to Moulay Ismail’s shrine. Following our tour to Meknes, we will travel to Fez and spend the night in a riad.
Day 3: fez – Discover the city of Fez
After breakfast in your riad, you will begin visiting Morocco’s oldest city by meandering through its small roads and alleyways. The first destination on our trip will be the first Mellah erected in Morocco in the 16th century, the Jewish headquarters, and the entrance to the Royal Palace. First and foremost, we will ensure that you see all of the significant cultural and historical places, such as the famed Al Qaraouine University, the area’s oldest institution of higher learning, the tanneries, the Attarine Museum, and the Mausoleum of Mulay Idriss. After lunch, visit a tile cooperative before continuing your journey into Morocco Tangier with a spectacular overhead view of Fez’s Medina.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Merzouga – Desert
Today we will begin our journey southeast through the Middle Atlas, passing via Azrou and Ifrane, often known as “the Moroccan Switzerland” and home to Morocco’s biggest cedar forest, where we will be able to observe and interact with the Barbary monkeys. We will go south from here, passing through many communities and stopping along the way to view the nomads who live in tents. Following that, we’ll have a technical stop in Midelt for lunch.
Later, we’ll proceed to Merzouga through the Tizi N’Talghomt pass (1907 meters), where we’ll take in the panoramic views. We’ll also make a halt along the Ziz River to get a bird’s-eye view of Aoufous’ palm grove. Following all of this, We’ll arrive in the desert and spend the night in a riad.
Day 5: Full day in the desert
We set off on this exciting day to meet the Gnawa people of Mali, Senegal, and Sudan. In their town of Khamlia, you will learn about their music and way of life. Following that, we will travel to the desert to meet some nomadic families and learn about their way of life. Today’s lunch will be a classic Berber cuisine (Berber pizza). The present ruling royal family of Morocco, the Alaouite dynasty, was born in the ancient city of Rissani. You will ride a camel with a professional camel driver to explore the interior in the afternoon. Morocco’s tallest sand dunes. In front of the tent where you’ll be spending the night.
Day 6: Desert – Rissani – Toudra Gorges – Dades Valley
After breakfast, you may watch the dawn over the Saharan dunes. We will begin our journey towards Rissani by visiting its large market. We will next go via the Todra Gorges, Alnif, and Rissani. There will be a traditional Moroccan meal as well as a rock canyon. We’ll take a brief hike in the gorge before heading to the Dades Valley for supper and lodging.
Day 7: Dades Valley – Rose Valley – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
We will travel from Tangier to Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate via the Dades Valley on our 10-day itinerary. The route across the Dades Valley is known as the “Route of the Kasbahs” since it goes past a thousand kasbahs. It provides several possibilities to capture some of the trip’s greatest picture moments. Later, we will have lunch in the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Morocco’s largest Kasbah, which was created in the early twentieth century by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chiefs. It was originally one of his pauses on his lengthy voyage from the Sahara to Marrakech, and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following that, we’ll change direction to traverse the High Atlas Mountains, where stunning views and charming Berber settlements abound.
Day 8: Marrakech – Explore the city
After breakfast at the riad, we will set off to explore Marrakech, “the tourism capital of Morocco”. The most significant historical and cultural sites will be included in your tour. The Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace are listed in order of importance. You will wander through the souks, where hundreds of handicraft products are available, after lunch in a café near the square. The rest of the city can be explored on your own in the afternoon when you have some free time. Overnight in a riad.
Day 9: Marrakech – Essaouira
A 10-day vacation from Tangier includes a visit to Essaouira. With its walls facing the sea, Essaouira resembles a Moroccan Saint-Malo, and this is no accident. The town was created in the 18th century by Théodore Cornut, a French architect and Vauban devotee, and beyond its towering defences sits the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nothing beats getting lost in ancient Mogador’s white streets, speckled with blue doors and shutters, to immerse oneself in its ambience. In this labyrinth where life appears to flow in a peaceful slumber, you may stroll about finding art galleries, fish and spice souks, and little square arcades.
Day 10: Marrakech – Airport Transfer
Our agency covers airport transfers to Marrakech or Casablanca on the final day of the 10 Days Morocco desert trips.
- Pick up and drop off at accommodation.
- English / Spanish speaking driver.
- Air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle.
- Camel for each of us in the desert.
- Dinner and breakfast.
- Tips and what is not in the program.