6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech
6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech
Embark on a captivating 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, where each day reveals a new facet of Moroccan allure. Explore Rabat’s historic charm, visit the Kasbah of Taourirte and the Atlas Studios, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Days four to six offer an immersive Sahara Desert experience, embracing nomadic life amidst Erg Chebbi and Merzouga’s enchanting dunes. The journey concludes in Marrakech, where vibrant souks and iconic landmarks await, marking the end of a remarkable 6 days desert tour from Rabat.
Highlights of the 6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech
- Explore the capital city’s historic sites, such as the Kasbah of the Udayas, Hassan Tower, and the Royal Mausoleum of Mohammed V.
- Visit the ancient Medina of Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Enjoy a camel trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes for a unique sunset or sunrise experience.
- Visit Tinghir and walk through the stunning Todra Gorge, known for its towering limestone walls.
- Explore the ancient Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a well-preserved example of traditional Moroccan earthen architecture.
- Drive through the scenic High Atlas Mountains, with breathtaking landscapes and traditional Berber villages.
Suggested itinerary for the 6 days desert tour from Rabat:
Day 1: Rabat pick-up – visit the main attractions of Rabat
We eagerly anticipate welcoming you upon your arrival at Rabat Airport for the commencement of your 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech. Our dedicated team will ensure your seamless transportation to the designated hotel, where you will reside during this captivating journey.
Embarking on our meticulously planned itinerary, your first day unfolds with a visit to the illustrious Royal Palace, situated at the terminus of the Mechouar—a vast parade ground that includes a small mosque. Constructed in 1864, the palace presently serves as the official residence of the King of Morocco. The day continues with explorations of the fortified Oudayas Kasbah, dating back to the 12th century, the enchanting Chellah Gardens, the iconic yet unfinished Hassan Tower minaret, and the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the final resting place of the revered Hassan II.
As the day draws to a close, you will be treated to a delightful dinner served at your accommodation in Rabat. Our commitment is to ensure that your 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech is not only memorable but also filled with enriching experiences.
Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes
Embarking upon a captivating 6-day tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech, our expedition commences with a delightful breakfast in the esteemed surroundings of the capital. Our first destination, the historic city of Fes, often hailed as Morocco’s spiritual and cultural nucleus, awaits our exploration. Formerly the official capital, Fes beckons with its storied past, setting the stage for an enriching journey.
Traversing through the annals of time, our path leads us to the ancient remnants of Volubilis, a city frozen in a bygone era, untouched until the seismic tremors of the eighteenth century. Continuing our odyssey, we drive towards the iconic city of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Morocco’s four Imperial cities, on our 6-day tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech.
In Meknes, our sojourn begins at the historic Square of EL Hedim, a bustling centre that once united military forces in the 18th century. The journey unfolds with a visit to the revered Sultan Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, a poignant testament to the city’s historical legacy. Our exploration culminates with a stroll through the labyrinthine streets of the Old Medina.
As we weave through this captivating narrative, it is worth noting that this is but one chapter in our immersive 6-day tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech. The day concludes with a sumptuous dinner and a night’s repose in the comfort of your chosen accommodation in Fes, setting the stage for the forthcoming chapters of our extraordinary journey.
Day 3: Fes – Ifran – Cedar Forest – Merzouga
Embark on an unforgettable 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, where the adventure begins with a hearty breakfast at your Fez accommodation, setting the tone for an early departure. Our journey unfolds as we head towards Ifrane, often hailed as Morocco’s Little Switzerland, a captivating city nestled amidst picturesque mountains. This immersive experience includes a brief tour, allowing you to discover the unique charms that Ifrane has to offer.
As part of the remarkable 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, our route takes us through Azrou, renowned for its expansive cedar forest, the largest in Morocco. This forest serves as a sanctuary for the rare and endangered Barbary Apes, providing a unique opportunity for you to engage with these fascinating creatures within the Azrou Cedar Woods.
Indulge in a traditional lunch in Midelt, the city of minerals and apples, offering a moment of respite and culinary delight on this extraordinary journey. Following this experience, we resume our expedition towards the renowned Valley of Ziz, an exceptional location where you will capture breathtaking snapshots of the entire Ziz Valley. Continuing our venture, Erfoud beckons—a city celebrated for its ancient dates market and the skilled fossil workers that define its identity. As part of the 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, you’ll witness the unique charm of Erfoud before reaching the heart of the southeastern desert, the city of Merzouga. Here, you’ll check in to your hotel for the duration of your stay, concluding the day with a delightful dinner, marking another memorable chapter in this extraordinary desert expedition.
Day 4: Merzouga desert tour – Desert camel ride
Embark on a remarkable 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, where your journey unfolds post-breakfast with an immersive exploration into the expansive sea of sands that define Erg Chebbi. Your adventure commences with a visit to Khamila village, also known as the black village, nestled in the heart of the desert near Erg Chebbi’s majestic dunes. Here, you can delve into the authenticity of native Berber homes and be serenaded by the rhythmic melodies of Gnawa music, a centuries-old tradition originating from West Africa.
The odyssey progresses to the historical city of Rissani, the esteemed capital of the Tafilalet region, a charming oasis village on the northwest boundary of the Sahara. Rissani beckons with its ancient souk, a lively marketplace boasting an array of treasures from jewellery and souvenirs to aromatic spices and artisanal crafts—a reminiscent charm found in the historic markets of other ancient cities.
Indulge in a traditional Moroccan feast, savouring the delightful flavours of “Medfouna,” a regional speciality akin to Moroccan pizza, amidst the enchanting ambience of Rissani. Following this culinary interlude, return to your Merzouga desert abode, preparing for the next leg of your 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech. As the sun sets, experience the timeless allure of a camel ride back to the desert camp, where you will relish a second night beneath the celestial canopy, surrounded by the ethereal beauty of the dunes and stars.
Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Roses’s Valley – Ouarzazate
Embark on the enchanting 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, where each day unfolds with a harmonious blend of adventure and luxury. As the sun paints the desert sky with hues of dawn, bidding farewell to our camp becomes a poignant memory during this exclusive journey. A camel trek gracefully guides us back to our starting point, concluding the mesmerizing 6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech.
Upon returning to your hotel, indulge in a rejuvenating shower and a delightful breakfast, setting the stage for the day’s exploration in the heart of Morocco. Take your time gathering your belongings, and savouring the moments before commencing the picturesque journey back to Ouarzazate, a pivotal stop in this 6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech.
In the quaint town of Jorf, our adventure takes a pause, allowing time to explore the intricate irrigation canal—a testament to the harmonious coexistence of tradition and innovation along the 6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech. Continuing our route, we venture towards the majestic Todgha Canyons, the largest in Morocco, offering a scenic interlude to marvel at the captivating landscapes that define this unforgettable journey.
Navigating through the enchanting Roses Valley, our path leads to a women’s cooperative, a highlight of the 6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques employed by these skilled artisans as they produce an array of bio-rose products. The afternoon unfolds with a picturesque drive to Ouarzazate, often referred to as African Hollywood, famed for its role as the backdrop for iconic movies and TV shows such as ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Prince of Persia,’ and ‘The Mummy.’
As evening descends, find comfort and refinement at a distinguished Ouarzazate hotel, where lodging and dinner await, completing a day rich in cultural exploration and cinematic allure during these extraordinary 6 days of desert tours from Rabat to Marrakech.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben-Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech
Embarking on our 6-day desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, our journey commences with a post-breakfast exploration of the historic Kasbah of “Taourirte” and the Atlas Studios. These studios, often revered as the “African Hollywood,” have been the creative hub for cinematic masterpieces like Prince of Persia.
We proceed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site—the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a truly awe-inspiring fortified fortress. Then, Traversing the scenic Tizi N’Tichka pass, standing tall at an elevation of 2260 meters. A moment of tranquillity awaits in the quaint village of Taddart, where a delectable lunch unfolds in a charming restaurant, offering a glimpse into the rich Berber culture.
Continuing our 6 days desert tour from Rabat to Marrakech, we make our way to the vibrant city known for its iconic red walls and bustling medinas. Upon arriving in Marrakech, we ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel, marking the culmination of an enriching journey through the heart of Morocco. It is with great satisfaction that we conclude our services, trusting that this meticulously crafted 6-day desert tour from Rabat has left an indelible mark on your travel experience.
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Included in the 6 days desert tour from Rabat
- All hotel/riad transfers.
- Private travel from Rabat in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
- English-speaking driver/guide.
- All dinners and breakfasts.
- Camel excursion to Merzouga camp.
- Comfortable accommodation in riad/hotel and Sahara camp.