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12-Day Tour from Marrakech: The Ultimate Morocco Adventure

Join our 12-day desert tour from Marrakech and explore the best of Morocco, from the bustling medinas of Marrakech and Fes to the majestic dunes of the Sahara Desert.

And here’s the best part – we’re offering an exclusive discount for this unforgettable journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Morocco. Book your 12-day escape today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

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12-Day Tour from Marrakech Overview

Embark on an extraordinary Marrakech desert tour in 12 days. This captivating itinerary will guide you through the country’s most renowned and sought-after destinations. You’ll traverse the northern reaches, venturing to Tangier and Chefchaouen, where the charming blue streets await. Then, delve into the enchanting landscapes of the southern and western regions, setting your sights on the captivating Merzouga desert. Finally, return to the vibrant embrace of Marrakech, the “Red City.”

With an array of spellbinding experiences awaiting you, this comprehensive itinerary ensures you encounter the heart and soul of Morocco. Prepare to immerse yourself in the colors, culture, and natural wonders that define this captivating nation. Say goodbye to passive travel and embark on an active exploration of Morocco’s treasures.

12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech Itinerary

Day 1: Pick-up from the airport

Upon your arrival, our dedicated driver will be ready to greet you at the airport, marking the commencement of your 12-day tour from Marrakech. The first day unfolds at your leisure, allowing you to meander through the vibrant streets of Jemaa el Fnaa and the bustling nearby souks, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Marrakech. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace, savoring the sensory delights and cultural richness that this city offers. This is more than just a tour; it’s an opportunity to craft your Moroccan adventure according to your preferences.

Day 2: Marrakech guided tour

In the morning, you can leisurely prepare for your private Guided Tour of the Medina in Marrakech with a local expert. You’ll explore the renowned Koutubia Mosque, delve into the Medina and its vibrant souks, and uncover the hidden gems of Marrakech, such as the Ali Ben Youssef Koranic School, the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens, and more. Your day will be filled with cultural richness and historical wonders. In the evening, you’ll retreat to a charming Medina riad to spend the night.

Day 3: Marrakech to Essaouira (Goats on trees)

Leaving Marrakech, your next destination is the coastal resort of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. The journey is both scenic and educational, as you’ll pass by argan oil cooperatives and have the opportunity to witness the famous Argan tree-climbing goats. Essaouira, known for its windswept fishing harbor, boasts expansive beaches, an ancient walled medina, and fortifications integrated into the cliffs.

Embrace the serene atmosphere as you explore the lively yet compact medina, take leisurely walks along the beach and ramparts, or visit the bustling port to observe the day’s fresh catch. If your visit coincides, you may even enjoy the Gnaouas Music Festival held every June. You’ll spend the night in the enchanting city of Essaouira, a perfect blend of history, culture, and coastal beauty.

Day 4: Essaouira to Rabat

Following breakfast, your 12-day tour from Marrakech continues with a scenic route along the Atlantic coast. You’ll travel through El Jadida, once under Portuguese dominion and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Casablanca, visit Mohammed V Square and the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, a true architectural marvel.

The tour then proceeds to the Imperial City of Rabat, where you’ll explore notable landmarks including the Mechouar (the Royal Palace’s ramparts and walls), the splendid Mohammed V Mausoleum, the historic Hassan Tower, and the picturesque Oudaya Kasbah, perched by the Atlantic Ocean, offering breathtaking vistas and hosting Moroccan artisan galleries. The day culminates with an overnight stay in a comfortable Rabat hotel or riad, enriched with cultural experiences and architectural wonders.

Day 5: Rabat to Chefchaouen

Journey through the lush valleys of the Rif Mountains as you travel from Tangier to the picturesque mountain enclave of Chefchaouen, also known as Shawen in Berber. Chefchaouen is celebrated for its distinctive blue-washed houses, making it a cherished destination among both tourists and Moroccans, especially during the scorching summer season.

Stroll through Chefchaouen’s labyrinthine streets and slender alleyways, teeming with vibrant souks offering delectable local cuisine and exquisite handicrafts such as intricate embroidery, woolen goods, and unique goat cheese, all originating from the North of Morocco and found nowhere else in the country.

You can unwind in the town square, pay a visit to a nearby farm, or embark on a hiking adventure in one of the neighboring nature reserves. Conclude the day with a comfortable overnight stay in the enchanting surroundings of Chefchaouen, a city where culture and natural beauty harmoniously coexist.

Day 6: Chefchaouen to Fes

Following your morning repast in the riad, your authentic journey commences with a picturesque drive that traverses the lofty Rif Mountains before descending into the verdant, agriculturally rich hills. You’ll journey to the Berber Roman Ruins at Volubilis, an open-air museum that vividly reflects a significant chapter of Moroccan history. While not as spectacular as the Berber Roman sites along the Mediterranean rim, Volubilis offers a serene opportunity to envision Morocco’s ancient past.

From there, our path leads us to Meknes, the fourth of Morocco’s imperial cities, steeped in 17th-century heritage. We pause for a delightful lunch and explore the medina’s historic colossal walls. Following our midday meal, we encounter the grandeur of Bab el Mansour and bask in the lively ambiance of Lhdim Square. Our journey continues with a visit to Meknes before a direct drive to the enchanting city of Fes, where you will spend the night, immersing yourself in its timeless allure.

Day 7: Fes guided tour

On the seventh day of your 12-day desert tour from Marrakech, you’ll explore the ancient imperial city of Fes, once revered as the Mecca of the West and the Athena of Africa. With a population of approximately 1 million, it holds the distinction of being Morocco’s second-largest city, surpassed only by Casablanca. Fes, an erstwhile capital and one of the country’s four imperial cities, comprises three distinct sections. Fes el Bali, the oldest part, is enclosed by formidable walls and boasts over 9,000 narrow streets and alleys. Fez-Jdid, often referred to as “the new Fes,” is home to the Jewish enclave of Mellah and the most recent addition, Ville Nouvelle, which was established during the French occupation.

Of particular note, Fes el Bali has earned UNESCO World Heritage status, featuring the world’s largest medina. Nestled within its labyrinthine lanes lies the University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859 and renowned as the world’s oldest operating university. This historic institution continues to shape young minds in its intimate quarters, a testament to its enduring legacy.

Day 8: Fes to Merzouga

Following breakfast, we departed from Fes and embarked on a journey that led us through Ifrane and into the cedar forests of Azrou, where you’ll encounter wild monkeys, providing a splendid opportunity to capture Morocco’s untamed landscapes through your lens. Our lunch break was enjoyed in Zaida, a charming Berber village, after which we continued our ascent through the Atlas Mountains, savoring the breathtaking panoramas of Medilt.

Our route unfurled towards the quaint town of Rich and eventually Erfoud, marking the commencement of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. From there, our path led us onward to the enchanting destination of Merzouga. Here, we found respite and shelter for the night in a hotel or riad, nestled amid the mesmerizing landscapes of this desert town.

Day 9: Merzouga desert tour

Today, as part of your 12-day desert tour from Marrakech, we delve into the heart of the desert. Our journey commences with a visit to the village of Khamlia, home to the descendants of Sudanese slaves. Here, you’ll gain insights into their way of life and enjoy their mesmerizing music.

Exploration continues as we may venture to Berber Nomad tents, offering an opportunity to acquire Berber crafts at favorable prices compared to urban centers. In the afternoon, the thrill of your adventure peaks as you mount a camel, guided by an experienced camel handler, for an unforgettable journey across the enigmatic Erg-Chebbi sand sea.

For the night, you have a choice – sleep beneath the celestial canopy of stars or opt for the comfort of a traditional Berber nomad tent. Whichever you prefer, an authentic desert experience awaits, complete with a tent for rest and a delectable dinner under the vast desert sky. This enchanting night includes both dinner and breakfast.

Day 10: Merzouga to Boumalne Dades

As the 12-day tour from Marrakech unfolds, on the tenth day, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the mesmerizing spectacle of a Sahara Desert sunrise from the pinnacle of a dune. Following this, a hearty breakfast awaits you. Then, you’ll gracefully journey back to the hotel atop your trusty camel.

Our route leads us to Tineghir, guiding you through the captivating landscapes of Erfoud and Tinejdad, where we’ll pause for a delightful lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll continue onward, traversing the path to Tineghir, where the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges await. Along the way, we’ll make stops to capture photographs and immerse ourselves in the breathtaking scenery.

Once we arrive at Todra Gorges, prepare to be enthralled by the stunning canyons as you embark on a leisurely hike. Our journey then proceeds to Boumalne-Dades, where a pause is made to admire the panoramic vista of Dades Valley from a lofty vantage point.

Day 11: Boumalne Dades to Marrakech

Following a delightful breakfast at your hotel, our journey continues, carrying us to Ouarzazate through Skoura. Along the way, prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring sights of the Kasbah of Taourirt. A second photo stop beckons, providing the perfect opportunity to immortalize the Atlas Film Studios in your memories.

Our adventure then leads us to the mesmerizing Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, an architectural gem nestled in a charming village where you’ll relish a delectable lunch at a local restaurant.

Afterward, we commence our return to Marrakech, embarking on a remarkable journey that traverses the lofty Tizi N’tichka pass, traversing the high Atlas Mountains, where we’ll reach an elevation of 2260 meters. The vistas along this route are nothing short of breathtaking.

Day 12: Transfer to the Airport

Your memorable journey through Morocco culminates with a seamless transfer from your Riad to the airport. The choice to be dropped at the airport is yours to make. It marks the conclusion of our enriching Morocco itinerary, a 12-day tour from Marrakech that has unveiled the captivating beauty, culture, and history of this remarkable land. We trust that your adventures have left you with indelible memories and a profound connection to the splendors of Morocco. Until we meet again on another extraordinary journey, farewell and safe travels!

12-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech Reviews

The Best Trip

If you are planning a trip to Morocco, be sure to include a stop at the city of Chefchaouen on your itinerary. We stayed there for two days and found the locals to be warm and welcoming. The view of the city, with its blue and white buildings, is breathtaking. In addition, the camel ride we had in Merzouga to watch the sunset was another highlight of our excursion. We are grateful to the agency of Touring in Morocco for their assistance in guiding us.
Elena M
May 2023

Just Unforgettable!

Aziz was an excellent tour guide, and his driving was quite smooth. We started our trip in Marrakech, and he took us all across Morocco. We were finally able to fulfill a lifelong dream when we went on a camel ride, and we also had a great time on the safari excursion that took us up the dunes of Chebbi while it was raining. Youssef was a kind guy, and he was the one who booked our tour. We met him in the desert, and he was really helpful. Even though we felt the vacation was too short, it was still a wonderful experience overall, and we have no complaints about the service.
Mike D
September 2022

12-Day tour from Marrakech

I had always wanted to go to Morocco and ride a camel there. As a result, my brother and I decided to schedule a tour with this company, beginning in Marrakech. During our trip, we went to several other cities, including Chefchaouen, Fes, and Casablanca, as well as other cities whose names I cannot recall. We stayed in Merzouga with Mohamed, who was both our driver and our guide; during our time there, we went camel trekking as we had always wanted to, and we also experienced Berber tents and a safari tour in a car. Mohamed drove us back to Marrakech and kindly dropped us off at the airport; the tour was really well arranged, and we would definitely recommend it to other people.
Jenna C
November 2023

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Stunning Views

Join our 12-day travel from Marrakech to see the Atlas Mountains, the Merzouga desert, and some of Morocco’s most visited attractions.

Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off

With our 12-day desert tour from Marrakech, you may select any meeting spot that works for you and we will pick you up from there. However, we will make certain that you have an unforgettable vacation. Finally, after the trip is over, we will drop you off at whatever location you want.

Professional Driver/Guide

Touring in Morocco offers a staff of highly skilled drivers and guides. In general, they are all Moroccans who would be delighted to assist you and share their country’s beauty with you.

Photography Locations

If you like taking photographs, a 12-day tour from Marrakech is for you. We will take you to several unique locations that will undoubtedly wow you with their beauty.

Accepted Payments

To confirm your booking with us, we require a deposit to secure the reservation (the amount depends on the tour and number of passengers). The rest of the payment is paid in cash (preferably in EUR) when you meet your driver here in Morocco.

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If you can’t take the 12-day tour through the desert from Marrakech, there are other Morocco tours available from other cities like Casablanca, Fes, Agadir, Marrakech, and Tangier. You can find all the tours on our website. We will make sure your tour is perfect for you, and we can change it according to your needs. You can choose from different tours that will be a perfect fit for you.

12 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech: The Ultimate Morocco Adventure

12-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech

12-Day Tour from Marrakech: The Ultimate Morocco Adventure Join our 12-day desert tour from Marrakech and explore the best of...

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