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Our 12 day tour from Marrakech trip overview:

Morocco has never-ending list of things to do and see. That’s why it is highly considered as one of the top destination which attract tourists from all over the world. This Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert Sahara trip showcases the best of Morocco and is ideally suited to those seeking to go on a “journey” through the country’s stunningly-varied landscapes. It’s a journey that requires you to have a thirst for discovery. The trip offers cultural experiences, uncover the best of Morocco’s natural environment, from the Sahara Desert to the High Atlas and Middle Atlas Mountains, the Imperial and coastal cities, and much more unique wanderlust and attractions.

Main attractions of our 12 days Morocco desert tour Sahara from Marrakech:

  • Drive through high and middle Atlas mountains
  • Drive through high and middle Atlas mountains
  • Drive through high and middle Atlas mountains

Our 12 days Morocco desert Sahara tour from Marrakech trip itinerary map:

You will I be able to access WiFi during your 12 day trip from Marrakech:

We love WiFi, and keeping your accounts updated as you travel is key! The hotels all have WiFi where you can access your email to let your friends & family know you have arrived safely in Los Angeles, or email after your trip with all your stories.

WEATHER IN MOROCCO
As a desert country, Morocco can have extreme weather. Winter (November to March) can be very cold, particularly in the mountains and the desert, with overnight temperatures dropping to 5 degrees Celsius or below. Even in summer the desert gets cold at night. It is recommended to bring a sleeping bag, thermals, a scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in winter.  Please be prepared for cold showers.

Summer (May to September) can be very hot everywhere, which means that it can be quite uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. It’s important to use sun protection and drink plenty of water.

Some of our guesthouses/hotels are unable to supply heating or air conditioning as this would be a major financial and environmental strain. It is also a case of energy supply and timing provisions, which are limited in some places.

HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAIN PASSES
On this trip, you will cross the High Atlas Mountains through the impressive Tizi n’Tichka pass that rises to the altitude of 2,260 metres above sea level (7,415 ft). It is a great mountain road with breathtaking views. During the winter months (November to March) this part of Morocco can be hit by heavy snowfalls and it is possible for Tizi n’Tichka to become impassable. This usually lasts only for a day until authorities have a chance to clear the road. In the event of a snowstorm, your itinerary may be required to change. This is dealt with on the ground and depending on the situation we may re-route your itinerary or reverse it.

Change your 12 days Morocco desert tour days from Marrakech dates or even your trip itineray for free.

Lock in your trip with a deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, and when you are travelling.

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order. Make sure also that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip and carry them with you in case your luggage is delayed. Bring a change of clothes in your carry on bag in the event that your luggage is delayed or lost. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. You may also make a digital copy of your passport to keep a clear picture with the important details in your cell phone or digital camera photos. If you lose the originals while traveling, you’ll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. 

Clothing in  Morocco

Spring and Autumn: 55–75°F; Summer: 65–95°F; Winter: 45–65°F. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). In summer, bring a hat and sunscreen.

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order. Make sure also that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip and carry them with you in case your luggage is delayed. Bring a change of clothes in your carry on bag in the event that your luggage is delayed or lost. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. You may also make a digital copy of your passport to keep a clear picture with the important details in your cell phone or digital camera photos. If you lose the originals while traveling, you’ll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. 

Clothing in  Morocco

Spring and Autumn: 55–75°F; Summer: 65–95°F; Winter: 45–65°F. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). In summer, bring a hat and sunscreen.

Tour itinerary maps:

Main attractions of the trip:

oUR Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert trip itinerary details:

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BB 1Our tour guide we will meet at your accommodation, to start Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert, driving to Essaouira the pearl of to the atlantic coast of Morocco, unlike Marrakech imperial city, it has a small Medina that you can explore by your own, or hire a local guide if you want to learn more about its history. On the way you will visit women’s cooperative of Argan oil, take pictures of goats climbing Argan trees. Continue on to Essaouira to explore the ancient Medina Mogador; its charm is undeniable with its clean alleys, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats; all enclosed by ancient red walls of the Portuguese colonial age with giant cannons still in place. The town faces a group of rocky islands and is surrounded by a clean sandy beach. Also, it is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood depends on your tastes. Overnight at Riad in Mogador Medina.

BB 3After breakfast, you will leave Essaouira traveling to Agadir. During the route there is a variety of amazing landscapes. Begin your journey with a visit to Sidi Kaouki beach another beautiful and quiet village just 30km South of Essaouira. After that, you will enjoy a drive through Argan trees forests, and herds of goats climb into those trees to feed. Arrive at Taghazout beach; its calm, quiet atmosphere and weather make it as one of the best surfing and beach lovers destination in Morocco. Continue on to Agadirvisit some of its amazing things to do and see in this coastal Moroccan city; including a drive alongside the world’s biggest Sardine harbor, visit to the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella hilltop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Overnight at Agadir.

BB 5Today, we will leave Atlantic Ocean coastlines, traveling to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah via Taroudant and Taliouine Safran city, continuing our journey to Taznakht before we reach out Ait Benhaddou Kasbah famous UNESCO world heritage site was inscribed in 1987, a fortified village where more than 15 movies including Gladiator and the Lawrence of Arabia were filmed. Then we head to Ouarzazate town known as the Hollywood of Morocco and Africa. Where you will spend overnight and have time to visit Atlas Films Studios and Taourirt Kasbah, and other famous monuments in Ouarzazate.

BB 7Departure in the morning from your accommodation in Ouarzazate city known as the gate to Morocco desert Sahara; traveling to Merzouga desert driving along the route of the 1000 Kasbahs; we cross the palm grove of Skoura to visit Amridil Kasbah; then continue to the valley of roses and Boumalne Dades village, Stops to take beautiful photos on the way; continuation to the Todra Gorges, free time to explore its canyons of about 300m high. Afterwards we drive through Berber villages to reach Erfoud city; famous by production of marble and fossils in Morocco. And Rissani where you will have chance to experience its tradtional Souk Market. Continue on to spend overnight at your accommodation in Merzouga desert dunes.

BB 9After breakfast your tour guide will take you to discover small Berber villages around Erg Chbbi sand dunes. Begin by a visit to Khamlia village known as the black people. The hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. After that we will head to enjoy the panoramic view of Merzouga sand dunes; and experience nomad’s daily life as they are living under tents and taking care of herds of goats and camels. Head back to Merzouga village for lunch and have some free time to rest and relax, before you go on camel trekking adventure. On the way to the desert camp you will have opportunity to take lovely photos of an amazing sunset from the top Erg Chebbi Sand dunes. Upon arrival there you will have free time to climb and walk on the sand dunes around the camp. At evening you will be served a Moroccan traditional dinner, and enjoy Berber folk music, dancing around the campfire. Feel and live the magical silence of Morocco desert Sahara under the starry and moonlit sky. Your desert dream become true and enjoyed.

Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desertAn early wake up recommended to attend and enjoy lovely sunrise over Erg Chebbi golden sand dunes. After breakfast, you will ride camels back to your Riad or hotel in Merzouga. Where your friendly tour guide awaiting you to continue the 6th journey of your magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert, leaving the authenticity of Morocco desert Sahara after a great off road adventure and nomad experiences; Traveling to Fes through the middle Atlas mountains with its small Berber villages along the road. First photo stop to admire the panoramic view of palm trees over Ziz Valley. After that; you will continue towards the famous Cedar forest; home to the wild Barbary apes (monkeys), and Ifrane the Switzerland town in Morocco. Head to Fes city overnight there at a Riad in the Medina.

Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desertToday after breakfast you meet our Fes local guide and go exploring; the Jewish quarter of the medieval era, the fancy gate of the Royal Palace, the Ramparts, visit the ceramics, the first imperial city still standing Fes Elbali (old) is the largest in Morocco and one of UNESCO’s world heritage site. Its palaces, mosques, Madrasas, Zaouias; and fountains; are among the most beautiful things to see and do in Fes to explore. Navigate inside the big labyrinth is another experience taking you far away centuries back in time, to discover the unchanging Fes for 12 centuries it remains the same authenticity in building style and the major activities, people are doing the same heritage of their grandparents. Overnight at Fes Medina.

BB 11From Fes traveling to  Chefchaouen the blue pearl  of Morocco via Meknes where we will stop to see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour; the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum and the Sahrij Swani; then head to Volubilis Roman ruins a UNESCO world heritage sites in Morocco. You will have a time to visit this archaeological site; to learn more about the Roman Empire dating to 225 BC in Morocco. Continue your Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert, traveling to Chefchaouen Medina through Rif Mountains. Have free time to discover this amazing small town for your own since it’s easy to navigate. Then overnight at Riad situated in the heart of the blue Medina of Chefchaouen.

Magical Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desertAfter having your breakfast; you will have more time in the morning to explore other attractions that you did not explored the last day. The blue city of Morocco is a beautiful unique city, with its white washed and blue doors and windows. It can be a nice change to the hustle and bustle of the cities of Marrakech, Rabat, and Fez. After that; you will travel to Rabat imperial city the official administrative capital of Moroccan; it’s overlooks the ocean. Where you will visit the Mausoleum of the previous kings Mohammed V and Hassan II.  see the Hassan tower which dated back to the 12 century. Have some free time walking in the corniche. Overnight at Rabat Medina.

BB 13Today, we will travel from Rabat to Marrakech, After having more time to walk in the Kasbah Oudaya and visit the site of Chellah. Drive to Casablanca where you will visit the famous Hassan 2 mosque; it is the largest mosque in Africa, and the 3th largest in the world. Walk in the corniche and visit Mohammed V Square, designed by architect Joseph Marrast, is a worthy representative of Moroccan Art Deco architecture. Head towards Marrakech imperial city. Overnight at a Riad in Marrakech Medina.

BB 15Our Marrakech local guide will help you to explore the beauty of Marrakech imperial city; on a guided day tour of the famous Medina in Morocco. Firstly, explore the maze of colorful Souk (Market), see the impressive Koutoubia Mosque with its high minaret. Visit Saadian Tombs, the stunning Bahia Palace, and the Majorelle Gardens. Afternoon you will enjoy free time to experience the excitement and energy of the alleys of Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna square including Morocco’s legendary storytellers. Or relax in one of Marrakech’s many luxurious Hammams (spa). Or do what you had decided to do and see in Marrakech before your vacation to Morocco. Overnight stay at Riad or hotel in Marrakech.

Today, depends on your flight hour; we will drop you off at Menara airport in Marrakech. Lets say farewell, and we will have great joy in knowing that we were able to provide you with such unforgettable  Morocco grand tour from Marrakech 12 days to desert camel trekking, with a suitcase full of wonderful memories and experiences could be treasured forlife and shared with your family and friends.

Note that all our Morocco travel tours could be start from anywhere in Morocco. Our team will collect you from your accommodation, airport, or any place of your choice. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if our grand 8 days Marrakech desert tour to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga trip does not match what you’re looking for, and dreamed to see and do in Morocco; to prepare and customize your ideal private Marrakech desert trip as you wish it to be; that suits your needs, budget, and requirements

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12 days Morocco grand tour from Marrakech to desert trip FAQ

All our Morocco travel tours could be start from anywhere in Morocco. Our guide / driver will collect you from your accommodation, airport, or any place of your choice.

Yes! Around 70% of our guests are solo so you can absolutely join this, or any other of our tours. There are no single person supplements.

Every traveler has their own dreams and favourites, but in general we find that these are the most popular things to do and see that everyone must not miss while choosing a 12 days Morocco tour from Marrakech:

  • Experience Morocco magical desert Sahara.
  • Visit Morocco Imperial Cities sightseeing.
  • Explore Atlas Mountains the North Africa’s highest mountain range.
  • Discover authentic Berber villages and Kasbahs

There is no best age for traveling to Morocco and use our 12 days grand desert tour from Marrakech, you do it when it is right for you and when you have the means to do it. The more important than age is attitude, we have found over the years that if you have a thirst for travelling from one place to another then the age is no barrier. We can talk you through any specifics if you have any questions.

We offer diverse accommodations like Riads, lodges, hostels, Auberges, hotels, and guesthouses. Private rooms with either twin beds or a double bed (perfect for solo travelers,  couples, families with children or group of friends travelling together). Depend on your taste and budget, it is your vacation trip in Morocco after all.

There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to taste like Beijing Roast Duck, Xian Dumpling Dinner, Sichuan Hotpot, etc., if you are interested in local food tasting.

Drinks, lunches and dinners are at your own expense. Our guides know the best restaurants in each town and city depending on your budget and taste. In Morocco there is all types of cuisine like Moroccan cuisine( Tagine, Couscous, Tanjia, Berber Pizza,…), French cuisine, Chinese cuisine etc…

When booking a Morocco travel tour you can choose to pay in full, or reserve your seat with a deposit and pay the rest after we meet to start your trip in Morocco. During the time between paying the deposit and your departure you can  customise your 12 days Marrakech desert trip to suit your dream. Also there are no surprises with Moroccan currency fees, you can pay us in Euro (EUR) or  Dollar(USD).

Why travling with us

Using our private transfer service makes you comfortable, relaxed and worry free all the way!

Our private service includes licensed drivers with many years’ driving experience and air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained cars/vans. Drivers are local, polite, friendly and helpful, taking you to your tourist sites, hotels, airport/train stations in safety. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and yours depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses, all with extra space for your luggage.

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In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!

The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices.

If you have already got an ideal hotel, please feel free to tell our travel consultants and they’ll book the hotel for you.

Our local guide in every destination is not only very friendly, enthusiastic but also very informative and knowledgeable.

Once you arrive in the destination, the patient and punctual guides will pick you up and take you to get under skin of the city at your own pace. By in-depth discovery and explanation, they’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. Throughout the journey, they’re not only expert guides who take care of all the details but also fellow travelers who are dedicated to help you explore in comfort and style.

We offer diverse accommodations like Riads, lodges, hostels, Auberges, hotels, and guesthouses. Private rooms with either twin beds or a double bed (perfect for solo travelers,  couples, families with children or group of friends travelling together). Depend on your taste and budget, it is your vacation trip in Morocco after all.

There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to taste like Beijing Roast Duck, Xian Dumpling Dinner, Sichuan Hotpot, etc., if you are interested in local food tasting.

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