16 Days Cultural Tour from Marrakech
16 Days Cultural Tour from Marrakech
Explore the best Tour in Morocco and its varied landscapes with our 16 Days Cultural Tour from Marrakech. Discover the true Moroccan Berber culture that combines the Sahara desert.
Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech :
Arrival at Marrakech airport, welcome by our driver/guide of the team “Sahara Morocco Tours“. Beginning of the 16 Days Cultural Tour from Marrakech, transfer to your Riad.
Day 2: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat :
Morning departure from the hotel in Casablanca to visit the spectacular HASSAN II Mosque. Then we will continue our tour of Morocco through the imperial cities to RABAT, the administrative and political capital of the country. Guided tour of Rabat with an official guide, where we will visit El Méchouar (the ramps and walls surrounding the royal palace), the Kasbah of Oudayas, and the magnificent mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II. Night and overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Rabat – Asilah – Chaouen :
Breakfast at the Riad of Rabat, and departure to Assilah. A mysterious village founded as a secret place to attack the Portuguese settled on the north coast of MOROCCO. The entrance to the village was totally forbidden to Europeans until the arrival of the Spanish troops in 1920. We will visit the old Medina of Assilah. And then we continue our tour of Morocco to CHEFCHAOUEN. Arrival in the afternoon to the blue village of Morocco. Afternoon free for CHEFCHAOUEN, to have first contact with its Medina. Night and overnight at the Riad in the heart of the blue Medina.
Day 4: Chaouen City Tour :
Breakfast at the Riad of CHEFCHAOUEN. And full day free to discover Chefchaouen. The holy city perched on the mountain, located in a natural reserve of the biosphere. Its streets are painted in white and blue, the village of wise, kind, and respectful people, offers the visitor beautiful urban panoramas in decline, precious samples of local crafts, and peace and serenity that today is difficult to find. Night in Riad.
Day 5: Chaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes :
After breakfast, we will head to Meknes, where you can visit luxurious palaces and beautiful mosques as well as one of the most important souks of Morocco. We will continue our journey to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Fes.
Day 6: Fes city tour :
This day will be devoted entirely to visiting Fes with a local guide. Fez is the oldest imperial city in Morocco, it is also the most intellectual city of the kingdom. Numerous monuments that you can visit: Medersas (Koranic schools): Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. Souks, Fes El-Jedid, the Karaouine Mosque (the first university in the world). night and overnight in Riad.
Day 7: Fes – Ifrane – Ziz Valley – Merzouga :
Morning departure towards the South of Morocco, leaving behind Fes we will go to Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) and through the Cedar forests of Azrou and its atlas monkeys that live there. stops on the way to take pictures of spectacular scenery. Free time in Medilet for lunch. We will cross the Ziz Valley and its Gorges and pass through villages like Errachidia and Erfoud. From Rissani we will take a desert road to Merzouga the desert of ERG CHEBBI. Night in Merzouga, overnight in a hotel.
Day 8: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Overnight tents:
The whole day will be dedicated to enjoying the desert of Merzouga. We will cross the dunes in the 4X4, we will visit nomadic villages, and see Oasis, and Erg Chebbi Dunes. We will visit the famous village of Khamlia and enjoy its folk music. At sunset, we will take the camels, one per person guided by local choco, which will take us to the camp in the heart of the dunes (Erg Chebbi), where we will have dinner and spend the night. Dinner and overnight in nomadic tents.
Day 9: Merzouga – Ouzina – Ramlia :
After enjoying the sunrise in the desert, we take the camels again to return to the hotel, where we have breakfast and shower. Then we leave to start the adventure on the old road of the PARIS DAKAR. Passing again through the village of Khamlia (the village of the Gnaouas who play music in the desert) with a stop for a mint tea with the Gnaouas. Then, departure in the direction of Taouz where we get on tracks (dirt road), the track of the old Paris-Dakar. Passing through small villages lost in the desert as Ouzina, Jdayd (lunch one of these spectacular Berber villages). And in the afternoon we continue to Ramlia, an oasis lost in the desert, arrival and visit of its green orchards. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Ramlia – M’harech – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
After breakfast departs towards the Dades river, leaving Ramlia we will head towards the Todra Gorges crossing Berber villages. Finally, we will arrive in the Dades Valley, where we will spend the night. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Dades Valley – Valley of Roses – Ouarzazate:
After breakfast, we will take the road of the “Thousand Kasbahs and a Kasbah”, and after visiting the nomads who live in the caves in the Valley of Roses. Arrival in the village of Klaat Maggouna, where there are products of the damask rose, you will have free time to explore the area.
Then we continue our journey from the imperial cities of Morocco to the palm grove of Skoura, to visit one of the most decorative Kasbahs of the whole country, Kasbah of Amridhyl, (guided tour to know the Kasbah). And once we finish we continue the route through Ouarzazate. Overnight in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at Riad.
Day 12: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech:
Departure in the morning from the hotel towards Marrakech, passing through the village of Ait Ben Haddou, free time for the famous Kasbah over 800 years of history, where they shot many international films like GLADYATOOR…etc.
And then we will continue the tour of Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas mountain range through the Tizi n’Tichka pass, 2,260 meters high. Stops on the way to enjoy the colors and landscapes of the Atlas. Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon, free time to take contact with the atmosphere of the red city Marrakech. Night and overnight in Riad.
Day 13: Marrakech :
Departure in the morning with our Berber guide to see the most spectacular of Marrakech. During the tour, you will admire the main attractions of the Medina: the Jamaa el Fna Square, the Saadies Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Medersa ben Youssef, and the souks. The guide will be happy to give you the advice you need to enjoy the rest of your stay. Knowing that all our tour guides live in Marrakech, they are mostly women and have a degree in Spanish philology. Dinner and overnight at Riad.
Day 14: Marrakech – Essaouira :
Morning departure leaving Marrakech, and we will head towards the coast to reach the “Pearl of the Atlantic” Once in Essaouira you will have free time to admire its fortress, the fishing port, the labyrinthine medina, the endless beach, see the daily life of its inhabitants and why not try the delicious fresh seafood of the best fresh seafood in Morocco. Afternoon free to enjoy the beach and its atmosphere. Night and overnight in Riad.
Day 15: Essaouira :
All day free to enjoy the beach. You can make an excursion to a beach located in the south of the Portuguese city, called Sidi Kaouki.
Day 16: Essaouira – Airport Marrakech :
Free time in the morning. Then we will take the way back to Marrakech. Transfer to the airport and end of the 16 Days Cultural Tour from Marrakech.