Join us on an extraordinary 9-day Morocco Desert Tour, beginning in the coastal haven of Agadir and winding through the mesmerizing landscapes to the cultural heart of Marrakech. This immersive journey promises a blend of adventure and cultural discovery as you traverse vast desert expanses, witness golden dunes, and explore historic oases. Each day unfolds a new chapter of exploration, offering a tapestry of experiences that showcase the rich heritage and natural beauty of Morocco. Join us on this carefully curated odyssey, where the allure of the desert meets the vibrant energy of Marrakech, creating a tapestry of memories that will last a lifetime.
Arrive at Agadir Airport and take the day to relax and acclimate to your surroundings at your leisure.
Embark on a captivating Agadir sightseeing tour that unveils the cultural, historical, and natural treasures of this coastal gem.
Begin your day with a visit to the historic Kasbah, perched high on a hill, offering panoramic views of Agadir and the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the remnants of the ancient fortress, immersing yourself in the rich history of the city.
Continue your journey to the vibrant Marina, where luxury yachts and traditional fishing boats coexist. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, taking in the fresh sea breeze and the stunning coastal scenery. Relax on the golden sands of Agadir Beach, a haven for sun-seekers, and embrace the lively atmosphere of beachside cafes.
enture to the Valley of the Birds, a lush botanical garden featuring an array of exotic plants and a myriad of colorful birds. Wander through the tranquil pathways, enjoying the serenity of nature within the heart of the city.
Discover the secrets of Morocco's famous argan oil at a local cooperative. Witness the traditional extraction process and learn about the valuable properties of this liquid gold, used in cosmetics and culinary delights.
At the end of the day, we will drive you back to your accommodation in Agadir.
Your journey begins in the coastal haven of Agadir, where the azure waters of the Atlantic bid you farewell. As you leave the city behind, the landscape transforms from the rhythmic waves of the ocean to the rugged beauty of the Souss-Massa National Park.
Continue your ascent through the picturesque Anti-Atlas, reaching the town of Taliouine, renowned as the saffron capital of Morocco. Explore saffron fields, interact with local farmers, and discover the meticulous process behind harvesting this valuable spice.
As you approach Ouarzazate, known as the "Gateway to the Sahara," the landscape unfolds into vast desert expanses. The city, with its kasbahs and fortified structures, emerges like a mirage against the backdrop of the desert.
Today, our journey begins as we bid farewell to Ouarzazate, venturing through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Anti-Atlas Mountains via the breathtaking Ait-souen pass. Our route then leads us through the picturesque Deraa Valley, offering glimpses of the magnificent town of Nkob, renowned for its impressive fortified Kasbahs.
Continuing our expedition, we traverse the Acacia tree plateau, immersing ourselves in the captivating landscapes until we reach Rissani. Here, the largest local market in the area awaits exploration.
As the day unfolds, our path leads us to the enchanting Merzouga Desert. We'll pause at a hotel nestled among the dune lines for a brief respite before embarking on an unforgettable camel journey towards your luxurious desert camp. Prepare to savor the most spectacular sunset, casting a golden glow over the expansive dunes of Erg Chebbi.
After the sunset, you'll continue your camel trek to the desert camp where you'll be greeted with traditional Berber music performed live around the campfire After dinner.
Overnight in Merzouga desert HB
Join us on a mesmerizing journey through Morocco's Erg Chebbi sand dunes and the Merzouga Desert, one of Morocco's most stunning attractions. We'll pick you up from your desert camp and set out to explore.
Our first stop is at a Nomad's tent, where you'll enjoy a traditional cup of tea and learn about their rich culture and way of life. Then, visit one of the oldest coal mines in Mfis village, a remnant from the French occupation. Next, discover the Khamlia village, home to descendants of escaped slaves and famous for their traditional Gnaoua music. Enjoy a live show before a delicious lunch at a local Berber Pizza restaurant.
After lunch, continue your Morocco desert excursion to one of the most incredible sights, a seasonal lake in the middle of the desert, a haven for desert birds like desert warblers and flamingos. At the end of the day, relax at your hotel in the dune lines and enjoy the breathtaking dune views from your terrace.
For those seeking additional desert adventures, there are plenty of optional desert sports and activities to choose from. So, rest and rejuvenate, and we'll be ready to take you on another exciting adventure tomorrow!
Begin your day with a sunrise hike to the tallest nearby dune in the desert and follow it up with a shower and breakfast at the desert camp before departing.
As you leave the desert, your first stop will be in the historic town of Rissani, once one of Morocco's earliest trading posts for gold and slaves. Today, it is a bustling commercial center, boasting crowded souks and local markets. Take a stroll through the souks and experience the authentic local way of life in this small city.
From there, continue your journey to Tinghir, a former trading hub for caravans, where you will visit the breathtaking Todgha Gorges, a 300-meter deep canyon formed by limestone rock formations and water from the roots of the Anti-Atlas Mountains.
Next, drive through the road of thousands of Kasbahs and reach the scenic countryside of Dades, known as the "Morocco's country of figs." Admire the diverse and dramatic landscapes of the Dades valley as you drive through.
Spend the night in the Dades Gorges and enjoy a magnificent view of the green fields filled with fig and walnut trees.
After breakfast, we will continue our tour and head towards Marrakech. On the way, we will drive through the Imgoun Valley or the Valley of Roses and Skoura Oases, making a stop at the latter to visit the historic Amridil Kasbahs, dating back to the 17th century and considered one of Morocco's most authentic Kasbahs.
We will then proceed to Ouarzazate, known as the Cinema Capital of Morocco due to its frequent use as a Hollywood backdrop in international movies and series. Here, we will visit the Touaririrt Kasbah, one of the city's main attractions, before continuing a few kilometers to the famous Ait-Benhaddou Kasbahs, a UNESCO-protected red mudbrick village dating back to the 11th century caravans era. This fortified village is well-known for being a backdrop in popular films and series such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
We will then cross the High Atlas Mountains, taking in the dramatic views of the Tizi N'Tichka pass (2260m), before arriving in Marrakech and dropping you off at your accommodation within the old city of Marrakech.
Your Marrakech adventure begins with a local guide who will meet you at your Riad. Your walking tour will kick off from the renowned Djemaa El-Fna square, a Unesco-declared site that embodies the true essence of Moroccan culture, complete with street theatre, acrobats, snake-charmers, musical performers, and Henna tattoo artists.
Your guide will then take you to some of Marrakech's most iconic sights, starting with the Kotoubia Mosque, a 12th-century marvel, followed by the Ali Ben Youssef Madrassa, a former Qur'anic school that dates back over six centuries. You will then visit the magnificent Bahia Palace, renowned for its intricate Moroccan decoration, and the ruined but beautiful Badi Palace from the 16th century.
The tour continues with a visit to the historic Saadian Tombs, a 16th-century royal necropolis, and Marrakech's vibrant Souks, the city's most colorful markets.
Next, you will move to the modern part of Marrakech, where you will admire the famous Majorelle Gardens and Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
Your guide will escort you back to your Riad in the Medina after the tour.
As the day unfolds, you'll find yourself with some leisure time, allowing you the freedom to explore and absorb the captivating atmosphere at your own pace. The duration of this free time is flexible, accommodating your flight departure schedule. Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, perhaps exploring the bustling markets, savoring the unique flavors of Marrakech, or strolling through the historic streets. Later, we will arrange a seamless and comfortable transfer for you to Marrakech Airport, ensuring a stress-free journey as you bid farewell to the enchanting city. Depart with cherished memories of Morocco, and let the experiences of this extraordinary trip linger as you embark on your flight back home.