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Marrakech and Sahara

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Marrakech blends the antique and modern with vital, cosmopolitan energy. Heading towards Ouarzazate, you will enjoy breathtaking scenery of the gorgeous Atlas Mountains and learn about the ancient history of trans-Saharan caravans passing through the Atlas Mountains.
Breathe the fresh air of the oases of the Sahara Desert, discover the old mystical Berber villages, lose yourself in fascination with each Kasbah and let the spectacular gorges of the Dades Valley and the mountain and the sunset on the dunes of Merzouga become the backdrops for your abundant memories of Morocco.
The extreme contrasts and splendor of the region all make Morocco a magical place of romance, legend and secrecy. However you choose to encounter Morocco, your experience will be one you will treasure for a lifetime


All about the Marrakech and Sahara.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Marrakech, Morocco

Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B 

Day 2: Marrakech | Exploring the red city

Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B 

Day 3: Marrakech | Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah & Ouarzazate

Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: D B 

Day 4: Ouarzazate | Todgha Gorge | Merzouga Desert

Hotel Option: Basic Berber Camp or Luxury camp|   Meals: D B 

Day 5: Merzouga | Alnif | Agdez | Draa Valley | Ouarzazate

Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: D B

Day 6: Ouarzazate  | Departure Day

Meals: B

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Ground Luxury Transportation Throughout the Trip
  • Multilingual Guide/Driver throughout the Trip
  • Official Local Guide in Fes
  • Official Local Guide in Marrakech
  • Admissions to monuments and sightseen as Indicated on the program
  • Greeting, assistance and transfer to/from airports by Gateway2Morocco’s staff
  • Deluxe Sahara Desert Camp and Camel Trekking
  • Dinners as indicated on the program
  • Diners are always and only included in the following places : Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Erfoud, Zagora, Dades Gorge, Tinghir
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

• Extra stay pre/post tour
• Tips and Gratuities
• All drinks
• Flight from and to Morocco
• Lunches except if indicated otherwise
• Dinners other than indicated on the program

  1. DAY 1 Arrive Marrakech, Morocco

    The day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Marrakesh, the second oldest imperial city known as the ”Pearl of the South” and home to the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Garden. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, exploration of the souks and the world’s famous Djema El Fna place which offers various entertainments (story tellers, acrobats, snake-charmers, magicians, etc.). Later on, a suggested Diffa Fantasia dinner will be provided under caidal tents at the famed ”Chez Ali” restaurant. Enjoy the fantasia spectacle that includes camel and horse shows, folkloric troops from different Moroccan regions and belly dancers. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B 

  2. DAY 2  Marrakech | Exploring the red city

    This is your free day at leisure. Enjoy a shopping day or simply relax at your Riad.

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B 

  3. DAY 3 Marrakech | Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah & Ouarzazate

    After breakfast, depart in a Land Rover with a driver to Ouarzazate via Taddert and the Tiz-in-Tichka pass (2,260m). Stop at the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah for lunch. Visit the ruins of this ancient Kasbah before our departure to Ouarzazate. Arrival, overnight and dinner at the hotel.

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: D B 

  4. DAY 4 Ouarzazate | Todgha Gorge | Merzouga Desert

    Today, we will depart to Erfoud passing through the wonderful Road of 1000 Kasbahs and heading towards Boumalne du Dades through Skoura and El Kelaa Des Mgouna. Our drive will take us by the  impressive Ksours (fortified villages) and the fabulous rock formations and fantastic geological landscape.

    We will then continue towards Tineghir, a former military outpost built on terraces above a magnificent palm grove leading to the way into the awesome Todra Gorges which represent a massive fault in the plateau dividing the High Atlas from the Jebel Sarho with a crystal-clear river running through it. Then we will continue to Erfoud crossing impressive palm groves and oases.

    Once in Erfoud, we will then continue for another 45 min to reach the Merzouga dunes. There, we will will have prepare for a camel trip of about 1.5 hours crossing the golden dunes of Erg chebbi witnessing on the way the beautiful sunset before we arrive to our bivouac in the middle of the Sahara.

    Dinner and overnight in a Bedouin tent in the Sahara, offering a magical sight of the sunset over the majestic dunes.  Accommodation: Bedouin Tent (Foam Mattress / Billow / Sheets / Blankets). Toilet tents are available for your convenience.

    Hotel Option: Basic Berber Camp or Luxury camp|   Meals: D B 

  5. DAY 5 Merzouga | Alnif | Agdez | Draa Valley | Ouarzazate

    Today, we will have a very early wake-up to see the sunrise, have breakfast and prepare for a camel ride back to the hotel in Merzouga where our 4×4 is waiting for us to return to Ouarzazate.

    Our trip will continue to Tineghir via the holy city of Rissani, a site where the Alaouite Dynasty are buried in the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sherif. Visit of the ruins of Ksar Abbar, a Kasbah that dates from the 17th century. Continuation through the Tinjdad road full of sumptuous Kasbahs and palm groves. Stop for lunch and then visit of the Todra Gorges with their impressive bare escarpments. Continuation to Ouarzazate via El Kella M’Gouna and the Dades Valley. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: D B

  6. DAY 06 Ouarzazate  | Departure Day

    After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate airport and assistance with all the boarding formalities. End of our services.

    Meals: B

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.

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Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape, which features in several movies. Northwest is the fortified red-earth city of Aït Ben Haddou. Northeast is the rocky Todra Gorge. A road winds southeast through the Draa Valley’s lush palm groves to the desert.

Tour Accommodation

BASIC ACCOMMODATION OPTION: ( 3* CATEGORY)


  • Casablanca:                             Dar Diafa
  • Rabat:                                       Riad Marco Andaluz
  • Chefchaoun:                            Riad Zaitouna Chaouen
  • Fes:                                           Riad Ahlam
  • Erfoud:                                    Hotel Xaluca
  • Merzouga:                               Basic Berber Camp
  • Dades Gorge:                          Auberge Babylon
  • Ouarzazate:                             Riad Dar Chamaa
  • Marrakech:                              Riad Samsli
  • Essaouira:                                Dar Sahil   

DELUXE ACCOMMODATION OPTION: ( 4* CATEGORY)


  • Casablanca:                            Novotel Casablanca
  • Rabat:                                      Riad Kelaa
  • Chefchaoun:                           Dar Echchaouen
  • Fes:                                           Riad La Perle De La Médina
  • Erfoud:                                    Hotel Xaluca
  • Merzouga:                               Deluxe Berber Camp
  • Dades Gorge:                          Hotel Xaluca Dades
  • Ouarzazate:                             Hotel Karam Palace
  • Marrakech:                              Riad Fleur d’Orient
  • Essaouira:                                Villa Quieta

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION OPTION: ( 5* CATEGORY)


  • Casablanca:                             Four Seasons Casablanca  
  • Rabat:                                       La Tour Hassan
  • Chefchaoun:                            Lina Ryad & Spa
  • Fes:                                           La Maison Bleue Batha
  • Erfoud:                                     Hotel Xaluca
  • Merzouga:                                Luxury Berber Private Camp
  • Dades Gorge:                          Hotel Xaluca Dades
  • Ouarzazate:                            Le Temple des Arts
  • Marrakech:                             Riad Kniza
  • Essaouira:                               Sofitel Essaouira
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Tour Overnights and Accommodation
  • Marrakech : 2 Night
  • Ouarzazate: 2 Nights
  • Merzouga: 1 Night
Tour General Exclusions

• Extra stay pre/post tour
• Tips and Gratuities
• All drinks
• Flight from and to Morocco
• Lunches except if indicated otherwise
• Dinners other than indicated on the program

Yes, Absolutely, we do suggest a carefully selected boutique hotels and amazing Riads that we know very well and we are confident they will exceed all your expectation, if however you have a specific hotel in mind that you rather stay in, we will be very happy to include it

Unfortunately, we do not provide group tours anymore. In the past we has small group tours and what we found is that everyone has his or her own reasons for travelling and to offer the best experience possible, we only operate private, customized Morocco tours.

Yes, our tours run throughout the year and we can accommodate your exact travel dates, travel interest, accommodation style and budget.

Of course, this is your trip and we run it the exact way you want, when travelling with us, you are in full control, we can stop whenever you want, have lunch whenever you prefer and be on you own as much as you want.

We are a flexible team of travel experts and we know Morocco more than anyone else, we grew up in Morocco and we operated many tours throughout the country, we will offer advice in where and what to visit and avoid and all the decision will be yours.

Not at all, we are very transparent and we provide a comprehensive itinerary of what is exactly included and excluded on your Morocco tour.

We can include all meals if you prefer or we can exclude them or even the best option is that we can include some melas and exclude the others to give you more chances to experience different foods throughout the country.

Usually, we include all breakfasts, we also include dinners in Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate and in Dades Gorge as in this places, the best option is to dine where we stay.

We also exclude in may of our tours lunches to give you that freedom to choose where we can stop when travelling from a city to another.

Gateway2Morocco Travel uses only certified luxury SUV’s equipped with all safety features and amenities for your comfort.

All our guides have been chosen based on their integrity, language level, passion of travel and their enthusiasm to share their knowledge of the country with all our guests. Our team will be certainly one of the highlight of your morocco experience.

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