Imperial Cities – High Atlas – Sahara – Essaouira – 14 days

  • Round trip as described
  • in the comfortable SUV 4x4, or minibus
  • Riads, Kasbahs, 3-4 star hotels
  • in a double room with bath or shower with WC
  • Single room with surcharge
  • Overnight with breakfast and dinner with 1 soft drink
  • German tour guide and personal attention before and during your trip.

Day 1 – Arrival in Marrakech

At the airport your driver awaits you to bring you to your accummodation at downtown Marrakech. Depending on the arrival time you have the opportunity for first explorations in Marrakech. Marhaba – Welcome in Morocco.

Day 2 – Marrakech sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast you will be picked up at your accommodation and we will visit Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Mosque, Djemaa El Fnaa, which is also called Hanging Place, as well as some of the famous souks with a mix of oriental scents. You will visit the most magnificent gate in front of Marrakech, the 12th-century Bab Agnau and the Bahia Palace. A palace of a former Grand Vizier with beautiful decorations. Jardin Majorelle, created by Yves Saint Laurent and you have the opportunity to visit the designer’s adjoining museum. The rest of the time you have at leisure. How about a visit to the Hammam?

Day 3 – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Quarzazate

We drive rock one of the most scenic routes in Morocco, the Tizi Tichka (2260 m). After many photo stops we reach the place Ait Ben Haddou, where you visit one of the most magnificent Kasbahs of Morocco. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and served as a backdrop in numerous Holywood productions. Its reddish-brown walls are a great example of the traditional mud-building architecture of the Berbers. Ait Ben Haddou is on the “Road of thousand Kasbahs”. Green oases, palm groves and the typical reddish-brown Berber villages convey the charm of this region.

Day 4 – Dades – Tingehir

After breakfast we continue the round trip in the direction of Tingehir. On a section of the route, the road runs upstream along the Dadès, with beautiful Berber villages, date palms and Kasbahs. The Dades rises in the High Atlas and winds in a deep canyon down to the impressive rock formation Dadès Gorge. On the way you will discover an oasis in the valley of roses, in El Kalaa Magouna. Optionally you can visit a Rose Cooperative. Then we reach the Dadès Gorge with its imposing rock formations. The gorge invites you for a long walk. Continue to Tingehir and we visit the Todra Gorge. You spend the night in a beautiful Kasbah.

Day 5 – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

Today we cross a varied landscape towards Merzouga. Along beautiful palm groves we pass small Berber villages until we reach Erfoud and finally Rissani. When visiting a Touareg family, we will have lunch with a regional specialty. In the late afternoon you are already expected in Merzouga by dromedaries, which will take you to the Berber camp, where you will spend the night. From the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset. Optionally, a riad can be booked.

Day 6 – Erg Chebbi

A day in the Sahara, according to your ideas. We do a hike, or drive with the SUV, or do you want a small trekking tour with the dromedaries? Maybe it’s just nice to sunbathe on a sand dune and enjoy the colors of the Sahara and the warmth? At the camp fire you can end the day and spend another night in the nomad tent or under the open sky.

Day 7 – Fes

After experiencing the colorful sunrise and having breakfast in the sunshine, we set out for Fes. We drive over the foothills of the High Atlas to the oldest royal city. You stay here twice in a very romantic riad.

Day 8 – Fes

After your leisurely breakfast we drive to the mountain of the south, with fantastic panoramic views of the medina of Fes. Afterwards you can visit the old town with a local guide, or just take a stroll through the city and explore the diverse range of craftsmanship. In the artisan streets of the medina, we observe the artisans in traditional production. Potter, tanner, chiseller, coppersmith, tailor, ect …. Cozy cafes and restaurants invite you to linger.

Day 9 – Volubilis – Meknes

On the way to Meknes we visit the Roman excavation Volubilis. It shows the best preserved excavations from Roman times in North Africa and was named UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. On a fertile plateau we reach the royal city of Meknes, which is known for its 40 km long city walls in clay construction. In the medina they stroll through colorful souks and visit among others the most impressive city portal of Morocco, the Bab El Mansour. In between, cozy Moroccan cafes invite you to linger. You stay here in a very nice accommodation.

Tag 10 – Rabat

Today we reach the state capital of Morocco, Rabat. You will visit the Mausoleum of King Mohamed V with the imposing Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah and the Gardens of the Royal Palace.

Tag 11 – Casablanca – El Jadida

Casablanca is the most important industrial and commercial center and with 3 million inhabitants the largest city in Morocco and a modern metropolis. After the city tour you will visit the Hassan II Mosque. The square giant minaret rises 200 m and is therefore the highest sacred building in the world. It is also allowed Non-Muslims to visit the Mosque.
We continue to El Jadida. The medina is completely surrounded by a walkable city wall. A tour leads from the entrance gate over the four bastions around the entire Portuguese fortress built around. Built in the 16th century by the Portuguese underground cistern served as a water reservoir. You can visit the Citerne Portugaise. Afterwards, a walk through the medina will be a welcome change.

Day 12 – Safi – Essaouiera

After breakfast we follow the wild and romantic Atlantic coast to Safi. The well-known seaside resort invites you for a short walk. In time for dinner we are in Essaouira, where you spend two nights in a very beautiful Riad. For example, relax with an evening walk on the beach.

Day 13 –  Essaouira

Essaouiera is surrounded by a well-preserved mud city wall, which contrasts with the whitewashed houses, with their blue shutters. For several years, the medina Essaouira’s, the former Mogador, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our sightseeing tour starts in the morning with a walk along the harbor. The fishermen have just arrived and are offering their rich catch. There is much exotic to discover. Around noon we reach the city wall, from which you enjoy the panorama. The medina is a shopper’s paradise for silver, Berber jewelery, fabrics, and a variety of handicrafts is offered in the small shops of the lively lanes. Next to the city are the most beautiful beaches of Morocco.

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Day 14 – Marrakech Menara

After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to the artists’ city of Essaouira. Depending on your departure time, your driver will take you to the airport on time. Your beautiful round trip with many cultural highlights, impressive landscapes, unique colors and oriental food ends here and you take home many new and cherished memories. Sahara-And-Me wishes you a safe journey home. Beslama – See you soon.

Important:
Please complete one, travel accident and travel health insurance before beginning your Morocco trip.
Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the beginning of the journey.

    Not included

  • Entrance fees; Local city guides
  • Drinks and more food
  • Gratuities; insurance; Flights

Each Sahara-And-Me tour is flexible and the program is not written in Moroccan stone tablets, but is tailored to your individual needs. It is possible to reduce or extend the number of days.
Prices vary depending on the number of participants in your group, travel time and other factors you want to include in your trip. Therefore, it would be unrealistic to publish the price in advance.
Let me know your specific requirements so that I can work out an individual and fair offer for you.