“There were no lies here. All fancies fled away. That’s what happened in all deserts. It was just you, and what you believed.”- Terry Pratchett.
Follow the old caravan routes that reached back to Marrakesh and Fez and out across the Sahara to Timbuktu (Mali), Niger and old Sudan, carrying salt, metals, pearls and writing paper were brought from Europe and the Maghreb, where they were exchanged for gold, ivory and ostrich feathers well into the nineteenth century. Taste the charms of the simple life of the “desert blue men”, with nights in bivouac under the Bedouin tents or under the stars.
Tour Name: Morocco Caravan Road
Duration of Morocco Caravan Road: 7 Night 8 Days
Itinerary of Morocco Caravan Road
Day 1 : Marrakesh Airport Arrival
Arrival to Marrakesh airport, warm welcoming by your private driver, then transfer in your hotel. Time at your disposal, night in the hotel.
Day 2 : Marrakesh
“If in Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there”
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakesh. You will discover the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Jemaa el-Fna square, one of the center attractions of Marrakesh . Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbecue pits, the square is well worth a visit. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market), accommodation in hotel
Day 3 : Marrakech/ Ksar Ait Ben Haddou/Ouarzazate
“Sometimes in my tent, late at night, I think I can hear the stars scraping against the sky.” Rick Yancey
After breakfast you depart for Ouarzazate over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tichka Pass. Keep your eyes open for the Berber villages tucked away in the mountain side. Upon arrival, you will Visit Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, listed UNESCO Heritage one of the world”s most magnificent Kasbahs, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gladiator. Dinner & accommodation in hotel in Ouarzazate
Day 4 : Ouarzazate/Rissani/ Sand dune of Merzouga
I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, you see nothing, you hear nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
After breakfast, you will set out across the barren desert land towards the Sahara dunes at Merzouga. Upon arrival in Merzouga, take some time to relax and freshen up. By camel trek or by 4×4 you join the bivouac in the middle of the desert. Your accommodations will be a traditional Berber Tent near the giant dunes. Enjoy the sunset on the giant dune. Dinner will be served in your tent or under the stars around the campfire. Night in tents camp. In the evening you climb a sand dune to admire the millions of stars until you see a shooting star pass by, and at this moment you make a wish which will certainly come true and everything will be fine for you after your return.
The camp is comfortable with bed and bed base, hot solar shower, solar lighting, chemical toilet, washbasins with mirrors
“The man who, of the desert knows the secret, cannot age. Death will come, will turn around the dune and will leave”. Tahar Benjelloun
Day 5 : Merzouga/ Todra Gorge (Canyons)
“And in the middle there is a river“
After breakfast, departure for the Todra Gorges, via Alnif, Valley of Ziz and the biggest palms trees oasis of Morocco, arrival and walk visit of the gorges (300m high) Installation and night in guest house
Day 6 : Todra Gorge/Ouarzazate
After breakfast, departure for Ouarzazate, the valley of the roses and the road of the thousand Kasbahs. Have lunch on the way, then visit the palm grove of Skoura before arriving at Ouarzazate. Night and dinner in hotel.
Day 7 : Ouarzazate/Marrakech
After breakfast, allocate for Marrakesh, lunch on the way, arrival and installation in the hotel. Spare time at arrangement;
Optional dinner Cabaret live show (50€) drinks in plus
Day 8 : Airport Transfer (Marrakesh or Casablanca)
“Anyone who is used to travel knows that there always comes a day when you have to leave“. Paulo Coelho
After breakfast and according your flight time transfer to Casablanca airport or Marrakesh airport
This itinerary is only a suggestion, all our trips are tailor-made according to each client.
This product is suitable for: Couple / between girls / Solo/ Family/ Youth travelers/ Group of friends