15 Day Morocco – Sahara & Beyond

15 Day Morocco - Sahara & Beyond

Offer details

Tour the city of Meknes and ruins at Volubilis, take a guided walking tour of Fes medina, explore Marrakech with a local guide, Visit the ancient kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, experience the Sahara Desert with a 4×4 overnight in a comfortable desert camp and much more!

Price Includes
  • 13 nights' accommodation in named hotels or similar and 1 night desert camp
  • Meals as specified: 14 breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Services of an experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and local guides
  • Touring by Private air conditioned minivan, walking, 4x4
  • Sightseeing and Touring as specified
  • G for Good Meknes Community Launch
Tour Style

National Geographic Journeys

Group Size : Max 12

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca

Transfer to your hotel and sit down to a welcome dinner that evening. (Dinner) Kenzi Basma

Day 2: Cassablanca - Fes

Take a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes. Continue on to the ruins of volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco and continue on to Fes. (B) Pikalbatros Royal Mirage (2 nights)

Day 3: Fes

Step back in time and embark on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Medina of Fes. Explore winding lanes and alleys; visit the many artisans, tanneries, and shops with an expert local guide. After, enjoy a G Adventures- supported traditional tagine lunch at cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. That evening, visit a local cafe where you'll meet a local expert in Islamic calligraphy. (BL)

Day 4: Fes- Marrakech

Travel to Marrakech. In the evening, experience all the colour and chaos with a visit tot he famous Djemaa el Fna square. Watch storytellers and acrobats as you enjoy a simple and delicious local meal at a market food stall. (BD) Dellarosa Hotel & Suites. ( 2 nights)

Day 5: Marrakech

Take a historical tour of the city, including the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. After, visit a historic riad for a hgands-on cooking class and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared. (BL)

Day 6: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou

Travel to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO Heritage site in the Atlas Mountains, and explore this ancient "Kasbah" (fortress) village. (BD) Riad Maktoub

Day 7: Ait Benhaddou - Erg Chigaga

Travel through the Draa Valley to Zagora and embark on 4x4s into the desert. Stop at Tamegroute to visit the library of ancient Islamic texts. Continue to the great dunes of Erg Chigaga to our comfortable desert camp. Opt to take a camel ride or to climb to the top of the dunes for views of the vast Sahara. Enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars. (BLD) Erg Chigaga Desert Camp.

Day 8: Erg Chigaga - Zagora

Cross the desert back to Zagora and enjoy a talk on the history of the Draa region and visit some of the local historical sites. (B) Riad Lamane

Day 9: Zagora - Taroudant

Head towards the Anti-Atlas region to the carpet towns of Tazenakht and Taliouine, where saffron is harvested. In Taroudant, visit the famed leather tanneries and local markets. (B) Hotel Riad Dar Zitoune (2 nights)

Day 10: Taroudant

Enter the Anti-Atlas region to view natural rock formations. In the afternoon, explore the town centre and its local markets. (B) Hotel Salama

Day 11: Taroudant

Visit Ait Mansour Gorge, the Painted Rocks, and the Chapeau du Napoleon. Walk through a palm valley and have lunch in a local village house. Visit a women's cooperative that produces handicrafts and argan oil. (BL) Hotel Salama (3 nights)

Day 12: Taroudant - Essaouria

Travel to the Atlantic coast to the port town of Essaouria. Opt to visit a local "hammam". (B) Hotel Dar L'Oussia (3 nights)

Day 13: Essaouria

Enjoy a day of leisure in this coastal city. Make sure you watch the colourful and lively spectacle of the return of the boats to the port with their baskets full of fish, pick out the best of the bunch, which you'll take to a local restaurant to cook for lunch. Opt to browse the shops and art galleries or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. The active might choose to take surfing or windsurfing lessons, or rent a fishing rod. (BL)

Day 14: Essaouria - Marrakech

Return to Marrakech and visit the Menara Gardens and the Jardin Majorelle. Opt to enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a palace-style restaurant with local folkloric entertainment. (B)

Day 15: Marrakech

You will have time at leisure until your transfer to the airport. (B)

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