Rock the Kasbah

Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Maroc (0)
from/per person 500.00
  • Morocco tours


Description

Rock the Kasbah Morocco tour is ideal for those who would like combine the imperial city of Marrakech with a Morocco desert experience. With this tour, you will explore Morocco Sahara desert at ease, with its Kasbahs, adobe villages, canyons, sand dunes and rugged landscapes. the highlight of this Moroccan desert experience is without any doubt the camel trek in Erg Chebbi dunes and the overnight stay in the middle of nowhere under the stars at your Morocco desert camp!

Day 1: Arrival – Marrakech

Meet and greet at Marrakech Menara airport, and transfer to your Marrakech riad.
If you arrive in the morning, and introduction tour of Marrakech will be arranged separately.

Day 2: Marrakech

Visit La Koutobia Mosque and its Minaret from outside
Continue to the Saaadian tombs, a 14 century hidden gem hosting the Saadian dynasty kings tombs
Continue to the Bahia Palace, the 19th century Palace which was intended to capture the essence of Islamic and Moroccan style.
a short drive from the Bahia Palace, visit the Saadian tombs, dating to the 14th century and hosting the tombs of the Saadian Dynasty.
Enjoy a walk in the streets of the Medina and Souks
Lunch at leisure at a local café.
Visit Ben Youssef Medrasa, a 14th century theological college.
Meet your horse drawn carriage for a scenic drive past the modern part of Marrakech ( Gueliz ) to Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Gardens.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 3: Marrakech – Zagora ( 7 hours drive )

Drive from Marrakech to the Berber village of Ait Ben Hadou
Cross the river to visit the world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
After a local lunch ( At leisure ), continue to the Small town of Agdez, the starting point of the scenic Draa Valley
Arrive Zgora late in the afternoon, dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 4: Zagora – Merzouga( 6 hours drive )

Cross the volcanic peaks of the Anti Atlas Mountains to the oasis of Alnif
After lunch, drive to the holy town of Rissani, then to Merzouga
Ride your camels crossing the splendid Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Assist to a color changing sunset
Dinner and overnight at your Sahara desert camp

Day 5: Merzouga – Dades Valley ( 4 hours drive )

After breakfast, meet your driver in Merzouga and continue your journey to Erfoud where you can visit a fossils workshop.
Head by car to Tinghir, and continue to Todra Gorges driving along the the oasis and stream.
Optional walk at the oasis for an hour before arrival at the canyons.
Stop for lunch t a local cafe
Continue your drive on the road of 1001 Kasbahs to DadesVallley.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 6: Dades Valley – Skoura – Marrakech ( 5 hours drive )

After breakfast, head to Dades Canyons for a spectacular view
Drive along the Valley of the roses, where you can visit a local ladies rose water distilling factory
Continue to the oasis of Skoura where a visit of the local Kasbah Amridil is must
Carry on your journey to Ouarzazate where you will stop for lunch at a local cafe
Optional visit of Oscar film studios famous for its sets used by various Hollywood epics
Drive back to Marrakech past TiziNtichka pass
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 7: Essaouira( 5 hours drive )

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your driver for a day trip to the coastal town of Essaouira
Cross the Houz planes to the village of SidiLmokhtar
watch the goats climbing Argan trees
Visit a local ladies Argan oil cooperativee to learn how they process this liquid gold available only in this region of the world
Continue to Val d’Argan, a unique vineyard producing some amazing red and white wine, if you wish, you can do a wine tasting session there.
continue to Essaouira
upon arrival at the coastal town, meet your local guide for a complete visit of the fishermen harbor, the citadels and the old Medina.
enjoy a seafood lunch at the fishermen’s’ port.
Enjoy some time at leisure on the beach before driving back to Marrakech.

Day 8: Marrakech

After breakfast, we will suggest various activities to choose from for the day:

  • Have the day / or just half the day at leisure;
  • Enjoy a Moroccan cooking class at La MaisonArabe to learn how to prepare a Tagine, apastilla or a Couscous;
  • Pamper yourself at on of the riads’ best oriental Spas
  • Enjoy half a day quad biking adventure in the palm grove next to Marrakech
  • Do some last minute shopping in the Souks

Day 9: Departure

Spend the rest of the day at leisure before your transfer back to Marrakech airport for your return flight.