Explore beach, mountain & desert – 10 days | Departure Marrakech


praias marrakech Explore beach, mountain & desert   10 days | Departure Marrakech

This circuit combines all kinds of landscapes you can find in Morocco. The charming beaches, the impressive Atlas mountains and of course the mysterious Sahara desert.

Day 1 – Marrakech
Day 2 – Marrakech
Day 3 – Safi – Oualidia
Day 4 – El Jadida – Asilah
Day 5 – Chefchaouen
Day 6 – Meknes | Azrou | Midelt
Day 7 – Erg Chebbi – Sahara
Day 8 – Erg Chebbi – Sahara
Day 9 – Todra Gorges | Ouarzazate
Day 10 – Ait Ben Haddou | Marrakech

Day 1 – Marrakech
Your driver will be waiting at the airport with the 4X4. Time to visit the emblematic Jemaa El Fna square and go for a stroll in the Souks with vibrant colors and exotic fragrances.

Day 2 – Marrakech
We can organize a guided tour to discover all the secrets of Marrakech. The famous Koutoubia Mosque, the Medina and its souks, the El Mansour Mosque, El Badi Palace, Koubba Baadiyn and Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school and the Saadian tombs. Night at a Riad in the medina.
Day 3 – Safi | Oualidia
Early morning departure to Safi to visit Ksar el Bahr, the Sea Castle, built by the sea in the century XVI by the Portuguese whose presence lasted for 50 years. Beyond the walls you can visit the medina and the souk. The Portuguese Chapel was built in 1519 and is undoubtedly one of the monuments not to be missed. Their huge fortress, with towers and battlements, offers a beautiful view over the city and the sea. Departure to Oualidia, the journey is along the coast with breathtaking scenery overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.Arrive to Oualidia, a lovely beach, semicircular, protected from the ocean by a barrier of small islets. It is a quiet beach with a lagoon known for its delicious seafood, especially the oysters. Dinner and night in Riad.
Day 4 – El Jadida | Asilah
The journey continues along the coast, with a stunning scenery overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Arrive to El Jadida, former Portuguese city, you can go for a tour in the ramparts, where you will have a good perspective of the Medina, the sea and the docks. . There are signs of Portuguese architectural details such as doors topped by arches of masonry. You will discover other portuguese traces in the Assumption Church, the entrance to the main door, and the names of the streets. You will listen to the locals talking proudly about the history in common with the Portuguese. Visit the Portuguese cistern. We continue the journey to Asilah, Asilah, ancient Portuguese village. Asilah is a small and quiet town, surrounded by a wall built during the Portuguese rule. The white and blue of the sea or the painted doors, are predominant colors. We suggest a walk around the outside of the walls along the cliffs. On the inside, a tour in the Medina and a foray into the two bastions that can be visited, which provide an unforgettable view over the city and coast. Dinner and night in a Dar.

Day 5 – Chefchaouen
The day is reserved for visiting the City blue. A small village situated in between two mountains. It is a haven of whitewashed and indigo houses. The landscape is fascinating, with the Rif mountains surrounding the city. Do not miss the castle in the center, the only octagonal mosque in the world, and the women washing by the river. Dinner and night at a hotel.

Day 6 – Meknes | Azrou | Midelt
In the morning, depart to Merzouga in southern Morocco. On the way you will visit Meknes, an Imperial city, you will have time to visit the main landmarks, the imposing gate “Bab Mansour” in the El Hedim square. You will pass through a forest of century cedars in Azrou, Middle Atlas. In the late afternoon you will arrive to our destination in Midelt. Dinner and night at a hotel.
Day 7 – Erg Chebbi | Sahara
In the afternoon you will arrive the Sahara desert to charming Auberge located in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will have time to relax by the swimming pool with a breathtaking view over the dunes. Typical dinner and sleep in a room decorated in a Saharian style.
Day 8 – Erg Chebbi | Sahara
This day is especially reserved for a 4X4 tour around the region, passing through some off roads of the famous Lisbon – Dakar, we’ll have a tea and see how a nomadic family lives, visit the village of Khamlia, explore the Oasis of Asil Habied and visit the biggest Lake of the region. In the afternoon, ride a dromedary to the bivouac, with a stop in the big dune to contemplate the sunset. Night in the bivouac, in a typical Berber tent in the desert.

Day 9 – Todra Gorges | Ouarzazate
This will be a unique morning, with the possibility to climb the big dune and experience the unforgettable moment of sunrise. After breakfast, return to auberge and departure towards the Draa Valley and its stunning landscapes full of green oasis and Berber villages. Then departure towards Ouarzazate, the main Berber city, known for its dramatic mountains and desertic landscape surrounded by breathtaking valleys. Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Visit the studios where some successes such as “Gladiator” or “Alexander the Great” were filmed. Dinner and night stay in Dar.

Day 10 – Ait Ben Haddou | Marrakech
Return to Marrakech, but before stop to visit Ait-Ben-Haddou, built in the XIX Century, declared  as Unesco World Heritage. The most beautiful Kasbah of southern Morocco in part because of the interest dedicated by the film industry from the early sixties. Arrive to Marrakech and transfer to airport. End of our services.