9 Days Tour From Marrakech:
Day 1: Arriving in Marrakesh
Arriving in Marrakech is an overwhelming experience. The city is a vibrant and chaotic clash of cultures, where modernity and tradition coexist in a beautiful frenzy of color and aromas. The streets are full of bright stalls selling anything from spices to lamps to scarves, while more serious business takes place in the backrooms of restaurants and cafes. You’re welcomed by a tangle of vehicles, mopeds, scooters, and tri-wheeled carts that you can rent on the spot to take you anywhere you desire.
Day 2: Marrakesh – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
This morning, you will depart Marrakesh and head towards Ait Ben Haddou. This village is located on the edge of the High Atlas mountains, and it’s a beautiful destination with an old medina, a mountain village, and a spectacular view of the Atlas Mountains.
After spending the day in this small village, you will continue on to Ouarzazate. Ouarzazate is one of the most spectacular oases in Morocco, and it’s also known as the “city of a thousand windows” due to its beautiful scenery. Later on, you will spend the night in Ouarzazate.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Sahara desert
Today, you will start your journey to the Todra Gorge. This is one of the most important sites for tourism in Morocco, and it is also one of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. After exploring the gorge, you will continue to Skoura. In Skoura, you will stay at a riad. Riads are traditional Moroccan houses that have been converted into hotels.
You will then travel to the Dades Valley, which is a protected area. Here, you will have the opportunity to see the wild dunes of the Sahara desert. The next stop is Erfoud, a town in the middle of the Sahara desert.
Day 4: Sahara desert – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Azrou – Ifran – Fez
Today, you will explore the Sahara desert, a vast expanse of sand dunes. You will also visit the Ziz Valley, a fertile valley in the heart of the Sahara desert. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the desert.
Later, you will arrive in Midelt, where you will stay at a hotel. Later on, you will continue to Azrou. This is a charming city in the heart of the Middle Atlas mountains. Azrou is also known as the “city of roses” due to the many gardens and orchards that surround the city. You will also be able to visit the famous city of Fez, which is one of the oldest cities in the world.
Day 5: Visit Fez
This morning we took a tour of Fez, the city of a thousand windows. We started with a mint tea in the Riad, where we had the option to add rose water or sugar. Then we walked to the Djemaa el Fna Square. This is a huge square in the middle of town filled with people and animals. There is always something going on here.
After walking around the square for a while, we decided to head to the Grand Mosque. This was a very interesting mosque because it was made entirely of marble. The inside was just as beautiful as the outside.
Day 6: Fez – Meknes – Volubilis – Chefchaouan
We awoke morning to a beautiful view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. We couldn’t believe we were about to see snow for the first time. It was truly breathtaking.
Began our driving journey by heading north to Fez, Morocco’s cultural capital, where we would spend the day exploring its medina and the city’s famous tanneries. In Fez, donkeys are used as transportation because they are smaller than cars and navigate narrow alleyways easier.
We then continued to Meknes, a city referred to by locals as “Little Fez” because it shares many of the same historical features such as a medina and tanneries. Here, we had lunch at Dar Zembra, a traditional home-turned restaurant where we sampled traditional Moroccan cuisine, including tagines and pastilla, pastry stuffed with chicken. Many homes in Meknes still have interior courtyards called sebbas that serve as communal spaces for socializing and hosting guests. The sebbas have intricately carved wooden ceilings and walls that tell stories from Moroccan history.
Day 7: Chefchaouan – Tetouan – Tangier
We woke up to another breathtaking view of the Atlas Mountains, this time covered in a blanket of snow. After a hearty breakfast, we set off for Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in North Africa. It is also known as the city of a thousand windows because of its unique architectural style.
After spending some time in Chefchaouen, we continued to Tangier, the country’s largest city and a great starting point for visiting the rest of Morocco.
Day 8: Tangier – Asilah – Rabat – Casablanca
We’ll be driving on the coastal highway between Casablanca and Tangier, then through the medina of Asilah, and finally to Rabat and the outskirts of Rabat. We’ll then stop for lunch at a hotel on the edge of town in the middle of the desert. It’s not much of a restaurant, but we’ll eat well anyway.
Day 9: Casablanca – Marrakesh
After breakfast, we’ll head south to Marrakesh. We’ll first drive to Essaouira, a small fishing village on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its beaches and surfing. We’ll spend the afternoon in Essaouira and enjoy the beach.
Then we’ll continue to Marrakesh, Morocco’s largest city and the country’s most popular tourist destination. Marrakesh is known for its large medina, beautiful souks, and lively nightlife.