6 Days Grand south morocco tour
Departure: from Marrakech
Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
Overview : Enjoy the 6 days grand south Morocco tour starting from the lovely imperial city of Marrakech, exploring the most interesting monuments and historical sites, while you walking around the typical daily Souks of the old Medina.
Within the route from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert, you’ll be traveling through the traditional South of Morocco and all along the road of thousand Kasbah, crossing the High and the Anti Atlas mountains. Discovering the most visited places and also hidden authentic villages with amazing landscapes, such as: the stunning gorges, caves, wide rivers, palm groves, oasis, valleys, Ksours, … At the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga: you’ll experience the camel trekking, a memorable overnight under the magical starry sky at the wonderful Nomadic desert Camp ( Luxury & on Budget collection of tents), an amazing sunset and sunrise, the traditional Market in Rissani … etc. Capturing one of your best Morocco’s souvenirs!
Please note that the 6 days Grand South Morocco tour from Marrakech and every route of our Travel around Morocco itineraries can be modified to suit your timing, budget and preferences.
6 day Morocco tour itinerary
day 1: Arrival & Marrakech Sightseeing
Thousand welcome into Morocco with M-E!
You will be welcomed at the Menara Airport in Marrakech, by one of our professional driver/guide, then departure to your accommodation Riad to rest for a while, then you’ll start the journey exploring Marrakech, which is called also ” the Moroccan red city, referring to its houses color”. walk around the imperial Medina with the help of our professional local tour guide, who will ensure that you discover the most important parts of historical and cultural interests, including: the Saadian tombs, El Bahia Palace, El Badi Palace, and Ben Youssef Coranic school.
Lunch will be at a typical restaurant near by the Famous square of Jamea El Fna. At the Afternoon, you will continue to explore the gardens of Majorelle, and the Koutoubia Tower. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.
day 2: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ouarzazate - skoura - Roses Valley - Dades Valley
After a hearty Moroccan breakfast at the Riad, we’ll be driving through the High Atlas mountains and ‘Tizi N’tichka’ pass, which is the highest road pass in Morocco at 2260m altitude, where you’ll fresh up and enjoy various panoramic views over the mountains. After that, we’ll arrive to Ouarzazte, where we’ll stop for lunch, then we’ll be driving along what is commonly known as the “Road of Thousand Kasbah“, to catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications.
We’ll stop in Skoura, in this quiet little village speckled with palm tree groves, you’ll find one Kasbah that stands out from the rest, “the Kasbah Amridil”, originally built in the 17th century, is one of Morocco’s most iconic living museums. Here, you’ll see special tools, that were used in the area generations ago, and some that are still used today in southern Morocco, eg: ancient wells, the olive-oil press, the bread ovens, and the happy goats meandering in the courtyard, …
Later, the journey will be continued to the Roses valley town, called Kalaat M’gouna, it is well known for the “Roses Festival“: a festival that takes place on the city every year in May. During the festival, people from all over the country and the world, coming to discover the beauty of the town, try roses products like: rose water, oil, cosmetic products, also to enjoy the traditional handmade clothing. At the evening, we’ll arrive to Dades Valley, where we’ll stay for overnight and dinner at the Berber house
day 3: Dades valley - Todra gorges - erfoud - merzouga - camel trek & sunset
After breakfast at the Berber house in Dades valley, we ‘ll leave via the Todra gorges, also called the grand moroccan canyon, famous for rock climbing at its rock walls that rises up to 300m in a narrow part. In Todra valley, you’ll have time for walking to smell the adorable nature of green agricultural lands at the middle of a wide river.
Lunch will be in Erfoud: it is a Berber village, which became the destination for filmmakers due to the beauty of the surrounding Sahara desert and the town’s oasis areas. Erfoud has been a filming location for many films, including: The Mummy (1999) Prince of Persia (2010), SPECTER (2015), famous also for its fossilized marbles, where you will have the opportunity to visit a workshop produces marble and fossils.
At the evening, we’ll arrive to Merzouga, you will be welcomed with a cup of tea and have a safe room to be prepared to spend such a romantic overnight at the nomad desert camp. You will have about one hour of camel ride to cross the highest golden sand dunes in the north Africa, while you enjoying the show of the sunset till you arrive to the camp. you’ll have your own private tent, the tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, cushions, shower also toilets. You’ll be served a delicious Moroccan dinner, then you will gather around the fire to admire a typical Berber music performed using drums under the magical starry sky.
day 4: camel trek & sunrise - Merzouga - Rissani - Draa Valley - Agdez - Ouarzazate
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view of the sunrise over the golden sand dunes. After freshening up and have your breakfast, ride the camels back to the car, then we’ll leave to Rissani, once called Sijilmassa: is the ancient capital of Tafilalet, its central location as a crossroad between north and south, gave the city a certain importance in previous times, here was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Timbuktu in Mali.
Rissani remains a major commercial center in the region, with its lively souk (Typical Market), particularly lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Here you’ll walk through the souk, to explore berber trading market, like the adorable spices area, vegetables, cloths, date market, and also animal trades, such as: goats, sheep, donkeys, Camels and cows.
After the Souk visit, we’ll drive across the longest Draa valley, which is particularly well known with its palm trees and the widest length of the Oasis, that produces about 35 varieties of dates, and it is known also for it’s trade routes and volcanic rocks. We’ll continue our journey towards Agdez village, then to Ouarzazate, named as The African Hollywood, because of the international movies made at the whole province. there you’ll visit Atlas Studios of cinema and Taourirte Kasbah. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.
Day 5: Ouarzazate - Ksar Ait Benhaddou - Telouat - High Atlas - Marrakech
After breakfast at the Riad, we’ll drive to visit one of the oldest village Ksar, that is called Kasbah Ait Benhadou, it is one of the 9 Morocco’s sites, that UNESCO declared world heritage. Kasbah ait benhaddou is a tribal, traditional pre Saharan moroccan concept, consisting of a group of buildings built in 1600 with organic materials, including a rich red mud, enclosed in high walls where some families still live today. The Kasbah was built on a hill in order to dominate the valley along the banks of the Ounila river at the foot of the high Atlas mountains.
The Ksar is featured many films like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones, and so many others… After that, we’ll drive via the Berber village of Telouet, which rises on a colorful plateau between cultivated fields and small berber countryside villages. The inhabited center is surrounded by high rocky walls, that let you glimpse the fortified walls of dwellings between the earth. Before leaving the village it is worthy to visit the Glaoui Kasbah: the Sultan’s Palace, with the finely decorated rooms and a beautiful courtyard.
After lunch, we’ll be crossing again the High Atlas mountains to Marrakech. Overnight and dinner at the Riad.
day 6: Marrakech Airport Departure
Today and after breakfast at the Riad, you’ll be transferred to the Marrakech Menara Airport according to your Flight time. End of our services.
- Private service (without other travelers).
- Comfortable transport with Air-conditioned in Wv, 4×4 Toyota or Mercedes minivan.
- Experienced driver/guide speaking English.
- Professional local tour guide to explore Marrakech.
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom and shower.
- Accommodation half board (dinner & breakfast) in 3*/ 4*/ 5*/ Hotels and Riads.
- Overnight in a traditional Berber tent at the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes (dinner & Breakfast).
- Camel trek in Merzouga.
- From/to Airport transfers.
- No forced Shopping.
NOT INCLUDED :
- Flight Tickets.
- Entrance Fees to the monuments, museums & Kasbah.
- Lunchs & Drinks.
All what is not within the list of “INCLUDED”.