10 Days Morocco Itinerary - Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour

Key Features
Tour Name: Ten Days in Morocco
Tour Type: Private Grand Tour
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Skoura, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Tinghir, Ifrane, Fes, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Rabat.
Key attractions: Desert of Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Camel Trek & a wonderful sunset, sunrise, Night in a desert Camp, Todra Gorge, Dades Gorges, Berber Villages, Nomad Families, Volubilis, Chefchaouen (the blue pearl).
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10 Days From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour - Ultimate Morocco Itinerary

10 Days From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour - Ultimate Morocco Itinerary

How you will spend these 10 days in Morocco?

Days in Morocco company placed at your disposal this simple suggestion of this tour itinerary to give you the idea about how you will spend your 10 days in Morocco itinerary, a day-by-day plan to guide your journey. This tour itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of 10 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

On this 10 day from Marrakech to Merzouga ultimate Morocco itinerary, you are going to spend an awesome journey around Morocco from Marrakech through Merzouga desert to enjoy a cultural trip and a spectacular adventure and to see the best places in Morocco. This varied program of our tour takes you to the dunes of Erg Chebbi includes an off-road dunes drive into the Sahara desert with a short camel trek to your personal desert camp, followed by a tour via the countryside to visit Fes, which considered the eldest Medina town. To be your experience in Morocco complete and memorable we will take you through the Romans city Volubilis to Chefchaouen the blue pearl in Morocco and the city more attractive beside Merzouga desert. Before returning to Marrakech city, you will end your trip on the broad by exploring the largest cities in Morocco Rabat and Casablanca.


Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech - Transfer to your accommodation

The first day of our tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start with the driver who is going to pick you up from Marrakech airport then transfer you to your hotel, we may visit the best places in Marrakech city, it depends on your arrival time. This tour is a unique chance to pass into the Marrakech heart and soul and learn how to bargain for a good deal and worthy stuff, dinner, and overnight at the hotel or riad.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Meals None
Day 2: Full day trip in Marrakech - Explore the city of Marrakech

In this sightseeing full-day tour, you are going to explore Marrakech city. Immerse yourself into history, enjoy the art and culture of this outstanding pink city surrounded by walls. Take pictures of the beautiful Koutoubia mosque with its great square tower and shining copper globes. You will stroll over the bustling alleyways, see the mosques, traditional bakeries, ancient lodging houses, and fountains engraved with wood. Then we head to visit Ben Youssef Madrassa as one of the largest theological colleges in Africa north with its fabulous achievement of Moorish architecture. You'll experience again the weather of a wonderful time in the exquisite rooms and lush pleasure gardens of the Bahia Palace. Your tour will be finished at the lively Jamaa El Fana square which is considered a traditional meeting place for musicians, including storytellers, snake charmers, and entertainers with performing monkeys make it a lively hub of activity, dinner and the second night will be at the hotel or riad.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Day 3: Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

Today we will pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech and drive towards Ouarzazate via the pass of Tizi N'Tichka at 2260m along the High Atlas Mountains, while we cross the Berber villages, you will enjoy the landscapes on the way. You will also have the opportunity to discover the process of producing the argan oil by Berber women in their cooperative. We will visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, which is a UNESCO historical site and the largest Kasbah in Morocco. We will have lunch at the Kasbah before we continue to Dades valley through Ouarzazate, called the Hollywood of Africa. We will pass over the route of the thousand Kasbahs before we stop at Kalaat Mgouna which is an annual festival during May and famous for its roses. We will spend the night in the heart of the Dades gorges in the local riad or hotel with dinner and breakfast.

Driving distance Approximately 331 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 44 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Boumalne Dades.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Merzouga dunes - Camel trekking

After your breakfast in the riad, we'll drive via the valley to see the process of rock formation which called “the monkey toes”. Leaving the Dades valley behind and head towards Tinghir and the Todra valley, we'll see the panoramic sights of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. After we arrive at the Gorge, you'll go for a walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to practice their favorite sport. We continue our trip to Erfoud and Rissani, the place of your lunch, and then leave to Merzouga village, where your camel will be waiting for you. You'll be welcomed with a cup of mint tea and a desert scarf before your camel-ride starts heading to the ambiguous sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, guided by an experienced camel guide. Here you will spend your night under the clear sky stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 3 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 5: Merzouga - Khamlia - Nomad Families - Fossil Site - Tour of the dunes

Waking up early to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert, then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can take a shower. You will have a tour of the dunes on 4x4 allowing you to visit handcrafted items such as the black volcanic rocks of fossils, nomad family living in a tent, Khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayate Sarji that forms in springtime which attracts pink flamingos and wildlife. You will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or HassiLabied. After lunch, you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. Stick to your hotel or riad for a shower and relax, dinner, and the night at the hotel or riad.

Driving distance Approximately 86 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 1 hr 9 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 6: Merzouga Desert - Ziz Valley - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

In the morning, after your breakfast and shower in the local guest house we'll drive to Fes through Errachidia over the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved via the volcanic rock, and the pass of Tizi N'Talghamt to Midelt, we'll stop in Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh yourself with a cup of mint tea before continuing to Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we'll stop to see the Barbarian apes in the cedar forest of Azrou. Afterward, we continue to Ifrane which called the French village or the Switzerland of Morocco, before arriving at your accommodation in Fes we stop for a picture or a drink, dinner, and overnight at the Hotel or Riad in Fes.

Driving distance Approximately 475 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 7 hr 17 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Fes.
Meals Breakfast
Day 7: Full day trip in Fes - Explore the city of Fes

After breakfast you will meet our local guide of Fes to enjoy a full-day tour, it is considered as the heritage of humanity of the oldest imperial cities, it founded in 808 as the first political, religious and cultural capital. We start to visit the Golden Doors of the Royal Palace. Afterward, from a high point, we observe the wall that encloses an impressive and old medina. Then we will travel on foot to experience hundreds of feelings revolted. You will explore mosques and madrassas, and religious places until the district of the tanners. Your free time for lunch is not included, we continue our trip to visit the neighborhood of artisans. They brought their knowledge from Spain and kept the Andalusian art and style to this day, Fes is giving the deserved name of the artisan's city. Dinner and overnight at Hotel or Riad.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Fes.
Meals Breakfast
Day 8: Fes - Meknes - Volubilis - Chefchaouen

After breakfast, we will leave Fes towards Chefchaouen with a stop in the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, where the founder of Islam in Morocco is entombed, after finishing your lunch, we leave to Meknes, which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail and known as "The Moroccan Versailles". Your night at Riad in Chefchaouen.

Driving distance Approximately 258 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 12 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 9: Chefchaouen - Rabat - Casablanca

After the breakfast and a free tour of Chefchaouen (the blue pearl), the Square of OUTA Hamam, and the amazing streets of the city, you'll have a break lunch at a Moroccan restaurant from your choice, before we go to Rabat, to visit the highlight remnants in Rabat, then we continue to Casablanca city which is the economic capital of Morocco. Overnight at the hotel in Casablanca.

Driving distance Approximately 339 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 59 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Casablanca.
Meals Breakfast
Day 10: Casablanca - Marrakech

The last day will start with a tour around Casablanca to visit the Mosque of Hassan II (external visit), before driving to Marrakech, you will enjoy the Cornish or the seaboard part of the city. Then spend the night at the Riad or Hotel in Marrakech. End of our services: 10 days tour itinerary from Marrakech via Chefchaouen and Casablanca.

Driving distance Approximately 244 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 2 hr 40 min (without stops)

Note:

Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.


Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.


What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • 8 night stay at Hotel or Riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.


Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.



Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.


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