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9 Day itinerary in Morocco, Africa

The berber trail

Explore ancient cultures intertwined with dramatic landscapes and a time-worn medina that gives a glimpse into imperial cities of the past. live an adventure from magical Marrakech and the epic kasbah of ait benhadou where you can have your game of thrones moment to the windy beaches of Essaouira, ... Read More

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Overview

Physical Difficulty

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Recommended Age

Everyone

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English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Italian, Portuguese

GUIDANCE

On Some Day Trips

starting point

Marrakesh

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Hiking

Visit markets

Meet local people

Rural home stays

Indigenous culture

Wellness retreat

Outdoors & Nature

Food & Drink

Start

End

Highlights

1

camel trek and glamping in zagora

2

souks, cultural immersion, food tasting trails in Marrakech , taroudant and the atlas mountains

3

Ait benhadou kasbah visit

4

surf and relaxation in essaouira

Itinerary

Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp expand_more

Day 1

place Atlas mountains exploration

This morning, your south of Morocco journey starts with a pick up from your Hotel in Marrakech, from there you will leave for a Berber village called Imlil (1 hour) Crossing a vibrant green valley that stays fresh and lush even during the hottest days of the summer. Upon arrival you will have a walk around the village, Later on the early evening, You will have dinner with a local family, but feel free to explore the village and get to know traditions of a typical Berber village before.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: Riad Atlas Panorama
Day 2

place Epic Kasbah Ait Benhadou & Game of thrones moment

This morning journey along the windy mountain roads and via Morocco's highest pass, Tizi n'Tichka (2,260 metres), to Ait Benhaddou (4h30 Minutes) Set along the former caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara, Ait Benhaddou is a popular tourist destination in the Ouarzazate province. This ancient Moroccan village is a traditional mud-brick city edging the High Atlas Mountains. It has featured in many Hollywood movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, Jewel of the Nile, Gladiator and even game of thrones, as soon as you check-in feel free to wander through the ancient alleyways, view the traditional architecture, and visit the Granary perched at the top of the hill. Don’t miss the opportunity to view the Mausoleum of Ben-Haddoun at the foot of the hill on the opposite side of town and soak up the breath-taking views.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: Dar Mouna
Day 3

place 1001 nights in the Sahara desert

Today, hit the road again towards the desert town of Zagora, you might want to stop a few time for pictures as the scenery is beautiful and as exotic as it gets, you will arrive at zagora in the afternoon and around sunset time you will ride a camel to your desert camp where you will spend a night, enjoy a homecooked dinner with the nomads and stargazing in this remote area where light pollution does not exist, dinner will be served by the campfire while the nomads of the camp sing some Gnaoua spiritual music.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: Zagora Desert Camp
Day 4

place Silver souks and oasises

Today rejoin the car and venture towards the market town of Oulad Brhhil, sometimes called ‘Little Marrakesh’. The journey should take around eight hours in total. This drive goes through desert scenery and along a route that's a reserve for the indigenous argan trees. Argan oil is highly prized for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal uses and is only produced in Morocco, and is certainly a trademark of Morocco around the world. Your stay for the night is a beautiful Riad at the Heart of Taroudant.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: رياض تافلاكت
Day 5

place Wine tasting and essaouira exploration

after breakfast, bid farewell to Taroudant and head to the charming coastal city and a gem in the Atlantic, your driver will pick you up at 09 am, to visit a 52 hectare vineyard where many plants growsuch as the Rhone Grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Marselan for the reds complemented by a touch of balck Muscat, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc, Viognier, Grenache Blanc and muscat with small grains of beaumes-de-venise for the white grape varieties. The Cellar has a traditional cuverie and an efficient system of thermoregulation which allows us to vinify each wine at the optimum temperature., you will get the taste 3 types of wine and a local lunch, straight after lunch you will be in Essaouira , check in your riad you can chose to relax by the beach , maybe ride a horse or just walk through the narrow streets of Essaouira's Medina which are full of colors and surprises

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: Riad Beldy
Day 6

place Relaxation facing the Atlantic ocean

Today is at leisure, feel free to relax and enjoy the calmness and peace of this coastal town.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: Riad Beldy
Day 7

place Magical evening foodie tours in Marrakech

Today leave essaoura and head towards the city of Marrakech a colorful melting pot where European modernity meets ancient vibes. you will go to your riad to have some rest and enjoy a food tasting medina tour later on this time with Marrakechi food you will learn about culinary habits , history , culture and get to taste sample of Moroccan food as you go behind the scenes of the markets with a local guide who will provide an insight into Moroccan specialities at hidden stalls in the medina from stops to degustate fresh olives, to stops by a neighbourhood oven ( bakery where locals cook their bread ) to taste some freshly cooked bread , then sit in a local café to try mssemen ( Moroccan pankcakes) & sfenj ( Moroccan donuts) all with a sweet cup of mint tea , afterwards you will head to the stalls to have a local famous dish known as Tanjia , before having a very special spicy herbal tea known as khoudenjal!

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: Riad Nesma
Day 8

place Marrakech Medina gardens and souks

After breakfast, you will head to Medina to discover the wonders of this magical place. starting from the Koutoubia Mosque and its notorious Minaret, then you will go through the kasbah streets towards the beautiful Bahia Palace, built-in 1866. Here you will explore peaceful courtyards filled with the scent of orange blossom and the many lounges and rooms that make up this architectural wonder. Afterward, visit Dar si Said Museum which displays ornate artisanal Moroccan objects, from an 11th-century chest to modern carpets. Next, you will back through the narrow streets of the Medina through souks and spice, jewelry & leather Markets, you might want to shop a few souvenirs once you arrive at the Rahba square. the balance of the day is at leisure.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel, riad, homestay or desert camp: Riad Nesma
Day 9

place Departure

Your Morocco break comes to an end this morning. Your departure transfer to Marrakech airport is already arranged!

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Riad Atlas Panorama
  • Dar Mouna
  • Zagora Desert Camp
  • رياض تافلاكت
  • Riad Beldy
  • Riad Nesma

Meals expand_less

  • Dinner (3)
  • Breakfast (8)
  • Lunch (1)

Transport expand_less

  • Private transportation throughout

Activities expand_less

  • bahia palace entrance
  • secret gardens entrance
  • visit of Atlas mountains
  • visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • dinner in desert camp
  • sunset camel ride in Zagora desert
  • visit of taroudant market
  • Wine tasting in Essaouira
  • Marrakech evening food tour
  • Marrakech medina guided tour

Not Included expand_less

  • • International airport departure tax • Flights • Late check out at hotels • Meals and drinks not m

About Meriyem

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Cycling

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Skiing/Snowboarding

Hiking

Rafting

Snorkeling/Diving

Visit markets

Meet local people

Rural home stays

Indigenous culture

Yoga

Meditation

Wellness retreat

Detox

Outdoors & Nature

Classic Sights

Food & Drink

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I'm a local expert with 8 of travel experience and also a licensed tour guide & one of the few Official female guides in the Country. i am passionate about my country's history and culture. i love creating unique experiences and comfortable trips.

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