9 Day Morocco Kasbahs, Oases & Desert

3 Marrakech, 1 Dades, 1 Merzouga, 1 Zagoura, 1 Ouarzazate
Round trip airfare from NYC, 7 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Roundtrip airfare JFK/RAK/JFK (with our air & land option)
  • 7 night at hotels as listed below
  • 4 Star Hotels:
  • 2 nights at the [Le Kech Hotel], Marrakech, Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner
  • 1 night at the [Xaluca Dades], Dades, Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner
  • 1 night at the [Riad Madu], Merzouga, Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner
  • 1 night at the [Riad Lamane], Zagoura, Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner
  • 1 night at the [Dar Chamaa], Ouarzazate, Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner
  • 1 night at the [Le Kech Hotel], Marrakech, Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner
  • 14 meals: 7 Breakfasts & 7 Dinners (including farewell dinner)
  • Modern transportation with English-speaking driver (bottle of water available in the car)
  • English-speaking national guide is included for 5 pax and more
  • Half day guided city tour of Marrakech
  • Monuments and historical sites entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All taxes
Special Features
  • Old Medina & Magic mud walls
  • Tizi In Tichka pass
  • High Atlass mountain
  • El Kella MGouna
  • Taourirt Kasbah
  • Ait Ben Haddou
  • Bahia Palace
  • Koutoubia minaret
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Mon - Depart from USA

  • Travelling in a private tour is really wonderful as the guests would feel cozy and comfortable exploring Morocco with your family members or beloved ones on your own.  
  • Board your international flight from the USA to reach Morocco in the next day.
DAY 2: Tue - Arrival to Marrakech (00h25min)

  • Upon arrival in Marrakech, proceed through customs and immigration formalities. Collect your luggage and proceed outside where you will be met by our representative for transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Marrakech. 
  • Meal: Dinner
DAY 3: Wed - Marrakech City Tour

  • Unearth the secrets of Marrakech, beginning in the medina, the old walled section of town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This thousand-year-old city was long a political, economic and cultural center. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret.
  • Continue to the Bahia Palace, an exemplary of privileged life in the 19th century, Your next stop is Dar el Bacha Museum of Confluences. This palace was built by Pasha Thami el Glaoui in 1910. Walk in its lovely gardens, admire the zellige mosaic tilework of this opulent palace, and enjoy exhibitions focused on Moroccan culture.
  • Then visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakechs main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers, magicians, and street musicians performing at every turn.
  • You may also take the opportunity to explore the citys fabled, labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of wares. Following your visit, return to your hotel.
  • The remainder of the day is at leisure, a perfect opportunity to freshen up and get ready for a Dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Return to your hotel and overnight.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4: Thu - Marrakech, Skoura, Dades (05h40min)

  • As you leave Marrakech, ahead into the High Atlas Mountains. Our route follows the same one caravans used centuries ago, to bring into Marrakech gold and precious wood from the other side of the Sahara. You will be crossing the Tizi n Tichka pass, at 2,260 meters high. Once over the pass, you will get an amazing panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains and the houses of its ethnic villages.
  • Continue to Ouarzazate and stop for a lunch (at your own expense). Time to embark in another lush area, nested between the deserted crest and the desolate plateaus, the Skoura Palm Grove.
  •  Then, our trip reaches Kelaa des Mgouna, famous for the nearby Valley of Roses and Rose Festival, where at the end of a 3-day celebration usually held in May, a local girl is crowned Rose Queen. The most looked after product in this area is the eau-de-rose with its two factories that distil and export the product. Further on, Boulmane Dades follows, it is the starting point to explore the spectacular Gorges of Dades, a luxuriant carpet set against the massive rocks and quite popular among those interested in trekking. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5: Fri - Dades, Tinghir, Merzouga (03h35min)

  • Back on the road, our first stop is Tinghir, with its extensive palm grove, the ksours built into the rocky hills above it and its mysterious decaying Jewish quarter. Tinghir has been for generations a stop for nomadic Berber tribes travelling from the northern mountains towards the desert during the winter months.
  • A rather inconspicuous hidden gem is the 19th century adobe mosque nested within the old crumbling ksar, a heaven for photography enthusiasts. Todra Gorges, lie only 15 km from Tinghir, presenting an striking spectacle with its crystal clear river, its huge walls changing color to magical effect as the day unfolds. Its 300 meters high walls are home to more than 150 bolted routes, and, at any time of day, you can catch a glimpse of someone rock climbing his way up the gigantic its walls. Before reaching Merzouga where the tarmac ends, we pass by Erfoud and Rissani.
  • In Erfoud we may stop for a visit at Musee des Oasis (optional and if time allows). Rissani used to serve as last stop on the great South caravan route where gold and slave auctions were taking place until the 1800s. Before, the caravan trade and the most important city in Morocco was Sijilmassa, the ruins of which lie opposite Rissani. From its gates, Ibn Battuta and Leo Africanus left Morocco to embark on their illustrious journeys across the Sahara into African countries.
  • Soon after we reach Merzouga and in the distance you will glimpse the first leviathans of sand forming the Sahara: the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
  • Optional: you can stay in a desert camp with round trip 4x4 transfers from Erfoud and camel ride with an extra cost.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6: Sat - Merzouga, Alnif, Tazarine, Zagora (04h00min)

  • Enjoy an optional sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Return to your camp for breakfast before transferring to Zagora via the Amazigh (Berber) villages of Alnif and Tazarine. The road to Tazzarine sees almost no traffic, providing a scenic link between Tafilalet and Draa Valley. Aside from the landscape, fossils and prehistoric rock carvings are this regions main attraction. The scenery grows wilder as you approach Tazzarine, set in a grassy oasis surrounded by bare mountains. Continue to Zagora. Famous for its large palm valley, one of the largest in Morocco.
  • Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7: Sun - Zagora, Agdez, Ouarzazate (02h35min)

  • After breakfast, enjoy the tour of Zagora including some of the oldest villages in Morocco. Visit the pottery section of Tamgroute then transfer to Ouarzazate along the Draa valley. Optional lunch stop at Agdez then continue the trip to Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8: Mon - Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech (03h55min)

  • Begin the day by exploring Ouarzazate, a city originally built as a French garrison in the 1920s. Today, the city is a regional trade center, known for its pottery and carpets. See the Taourirt Kasbah, which now consists of simple clay houses and crenellated towers that are beautifully decorated with geometric motifs. On the way, optional visit to the Film studios.
  • Continue to elaborate Ait Benhaddou, dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the regions most exotic kasbahs, where structures all but defy the laws of gravity as they perch upon the steep slope. Some of these buildings have been featured in films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator, Gladiator, Games of Thrones among others.
  • You journey over the High Atlas Mountains, observing everyday life in remote rural towns, to the fascinating city of Marrakech.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9: Tue - Marrakech, Departure

  • After breakfast check out from our hotel.
  • Transfer from Marrakech to airport.
  • Meal: Breakfast

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  • Beverage during dinners

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