12 Days Grand Tour Marrakech - Desert & Imperial Cities

Key Features
Tour Name: 12 Days Grand Morocco Tour
Tour Type: Private Grand Tour
Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Skoura, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Tinghir, Draa Valley, Essaouira.
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, Draa Valley.
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12 Days Tour From Marrakech - Morocco Grand Desert Tour

12 Days Tour From Marrakech - Morocco Grand Desert Tour

How you will spend these 12 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 12 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 12 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

This 12-day tour from Marrakech to imperial cities and Merzouga desert is organized for travelers who don't like driving the long way and want to spend a long time in Morocco, to explore the different attractive cities. The itinerary is varied and offers something for everyone. Adventure desert tour with overnight in the Sahara desert, in these 12 days Morocco grand tour you will see traditional Kasbahs, beautiful valleys, visit nomadic families, Gorges, and quiet days to relax.


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

Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech - Transfer to your accommodation

After arriving at the airport in Marrakech we ensure the transfer to your Hotel / Riad in Marrakech. You have the opportunity to explore Marrakech depending on your arrival time. we will drive into the world of fortune-tellers, snake charmers, and Gnawa musicians Berber and the most known Jamaa El Fna square. Your first night will be in the Hotel or Riad.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Meals None
Day 2: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Roses Valley

After your breakfast at the hotel, we escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. We drive via the High Atlas Mountains and the high Tizi N'Tichka towards the UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. You will enjoy the beautiful sceneries, valleys, and views of Berber villages. We stop to visit this impressive Kasbah. We will have lunch in Ouarzazate. After the break lunch, we continue our trip to the Roses Valley. Overnight and dinner at Hotel / Riad.

Driving distance Approximately 285 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 06 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Kalaat M'Gouna.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 3: Roses Valley - Dades Gorges

The next morning, after you finish your breakfast, we head towards the Dades gorge. During the trip, you will have the time to enjoy the beautiful route via the Atlas Mountains with its beautiful colors. We stop to meet the Nomads and follow the river further to the Dades gorges. Your dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Driving distance Approximately 38.7 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 0 hr 45 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Boumalne Dades.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 4: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorge - Merzouga Desert - Erg Chebbi

After breakfast, we start our tour to reach the Todra gorge. We will visit the gorge then we continue our trip to Merzouga desert and Erg Chebbi dunes. Over the road time for lunch. From Erfoud, you are going to experience the first contact with the desert as we drive via the desert towards the hotel or riad where you will have dinner and spend the night.

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 - Erg Chebbi - Camel trek and overnight in berber tent

Today will be a quiet day because we will drive through the desert and let you get informed about the surroundings and the Gnawa’s music. You have time to break lunch, then you will meet your desert guide in the afternoon. The highlight of our tours is the camel ride via the desert and it is an unforgettable experience to explore the desert view from the back of a dromedary. You will be accompanied by an experienced desert guide. On the way to the Nomad tent camp, you will see the sunset behind the Sahara sand dunes. Dinner and overnight in a luxury desert camp.

Driving distance Approximately 86 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 1 hr 09 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 6: Camel Trek in sand dunes - Nomads Families - Black Desert - Merzouga

Get up early and camel trek back to the hotel, on the way you will stop to watch the beautiful sunrise. You will have breakfast at the hotel and you can continue the day quietly spend at your own insight. Pick-nick night at the hotel or riad.

Driving distance Approximately 475 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 7 hr 17 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast
Day 7: Merzouga - Rissani - Tazarine - Draa Valley - Agdz - Ouarzazate

After you finish your breakfast, we leave towards the palm farms of Tafilalet, through Rissani, the old Alaouite Sahara capital of the former Alaouite Sultans. We continue our journey to Alnif, where lunch can be used. We go to N'Kob via the Oasis Tazzarine. We drive to Ouarzazate, crossing the Draa Valley, the Berber village of Agdz, and high passage of Ait Saoun at 1660 meters altitude. Arrival in Ouarzazate with dinner and overnight in hotel/riad.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None
Overnight Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Meals Breakfast
Day 8: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Tizi N'Tichka - Marrakech

After breakfast we start the day with a visit to the famous movie studios, we continue our way and have a stop for lunch in the High Atlas Mountains. Driving via these mountains and along the Tizi N'Tichka pass, we will achieve in the course of the afternoon Marrakech. Bed and breakfast in a hotel/riad.

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

Our trip today starts from leaving Marrakech and heard towards Essaouira, a town on the Atlantic coast about two hours from Marrakech. The town is known for its beach, authentic fishing, and the processing of Thuja wood. You will see silversmiths and carpenters work in one of the most charming Medina of Morocco. Also, we will visit a traditional pharmacy and a cooperative where women manually processing argan nuts to the particular argan oil. Bed and breakfast in hotel/riad

Driving distance Approximately 339 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 59 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Essaouira.
Meals Breakfast
Day 10: Explore Essaouira - Full-day trip in Essaouira

You are going to have a relaxed day in Essaouira. For this day, you can design your own ideas, visiting the Hamman, strolling via the town, spend the day at the beach, its great choice for you. Bed and breakfast in hotel/riad.

Driving distance Approximately 339 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 59 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Essaouira.
Meals Breakfast
Day 11: Essaouira - Marrakech

After you get up and finish your breakfast, we prepare to leave Marrakech. You have the rest of the day at your own disposal after you arrive at Marrakech. Bed and breakfast in hotel/riad.

Driving distance Approximately 339 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 59 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Day 12: Marrakech City - Transfer to the airport

Breakfast and check out. our driver will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech to the airport, where our services tour ends. End of our services: 12 days tour itinerary from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Driving distance None
Estimated driving duration None

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);
  • 10 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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