Best of Morocco, Desert, Mountains and Beach

Best of Morocco, Desert, Mountains and Beach

10 Day Morocco Tour Highlights:
  • A 10-day trip in Morocco that will show you the most beautiful locations of south-Morocco
  • Roam around in the souks of Marrakech
  • Spend a night in the Sahara desert, under the stars. And have a camel ride
  • Visit impressive Unesco World Heritage – Ait Benhaddou
  • Hike through the majestic High Atlas with its beautiful views
  • Relax at laidback artists’ coast-town Essaouira (movie location for Game of Thrones)
  • Visit the old film studios of Ouarzazate
Private groups:
  • Please contact us directly to discuss your wishes and preferred departure dates
What to expect?
  • 10 days combined Trekking and Culture Tour
  • Group will be accompanied by an official
  • Luggage will be carried by mules
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinners are included (except in Marrakech)
  • Stays in a hotel in Marrakech, a gite (rural Moroccan home), and 1 night of camping
The Desert, Mountains, and beach: South Morocco trip will take you to some of Morocco’s most impressive landscapes and places including the desert, mountains, and beach of South Morocco. We will start in vibrant Marrakech, walk through the High Atlas mountains, ride on a camel through the Sahara Desert. At night we camp in the desert and count the stars. Later on, we wander through UNESCO world heritage Ait Benhaddou (also known from the series Game of Thrones) and enjoy the relaxed coastal town Essaouira. Completed with wandering through the old streets of Marrakech and Taroudannt, delicious Moroccan food en the Moroccan hospitality. Desert, mountains, and beach: South Morocco will be a trip to remember!

About this Trip

Do you dream of counting stars at night in a desert? Want to wander through the busy souks in the Medina of Marrakech? Breathe the fresh air of the High Atlas Mountains? Listen to the ocean at a picturesque town along the Atlantic coast with a beach? Come and visit the desert, mountains, and beach all on the same trip: South Morocco is your destination! In 10 days, visit beautiful Morocco with its fascinating places and its friendly people.
Trip Code: WT-CODE 10907

*Starting From 1150 €

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  • Itinerary
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes

Day 1: Marrakech Arrival

Welcome to Morocco!

On your arrival at Marrakech Menara Airport, we welcome you and transfer you to a comfortable hotel. Or if you’re already in Morocco, we meet you at the hotel.

The rest of the day is free to discover the impressive ‘red city’ Marrakech on your own.

Morocco culture trekking tour

Day 2: Marrakech to Aroumd (High Atlas Mountains)

After a good night’s sleep, we leave Marrakech and drive with our own mini-bus to Imlil village (approximately 2 hours drive).

From there on we walk for about 1 hour to the village Aroumd. Your luggage will be packed on mules that will accompany us during the walk. The muleteers will take care of them. If the walking is too much, you can ride on a mule yourself.

You spend the night in a gite (rural Moroccan home), with great views of the overwhelming Mount Toubkal.

Travel Magical Morocco trekking tour

Day 3: Imlil High Atlas to Ait Benhaddou kasbah

Today after breakfast, we will drive to Ait Benhaddou.

In the old days, the fortified kasbah Ait Benhaddou was a trading place on the Sahara routes. Nowadays it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location for movies like The Gladiator and the series Game of Thrones.

We will roam through its small streets and experience a glimpse of history. We will stay in a hotel nearby.

World heritage fortified kasbah

Day 4: Ait Benhaddou to Zagora Desert

Today our journey continues with the ride to Zagora today.

This brings us in the direction of the Sahara Desert; We have a 5-hour drive today. Because we have the comfort of our own mini-bus, we can stop wherever we want. For example, to admire the view and take pictures or to stretch our legs, drink some Moroccan tea and check the souvenirs that are being sold along the road.

We also stop at the film location of Ouarzazate along the way. It’s fascinating to see all the film sets and stroll from ancient Egypt to the narrow streets of Jerusalem.

Afterward, we continue our journey through the Draa Valley to Zagora, and take a stroll through the palm groves, explore the kasbahs and wander around the surrounding countryside. We stay in a hotel in Zagora.

Day 5: Sahara Desert camp - Camel ride Experience

Today we continue the trip and make a stop at Tamegroute.

Tamegroute is known for its famous green pottery. Here we visit an old library and the underground Kasbah. We continue the drive till the end of the road at the frontier town of M’Hamid (about a 1-hour drive). From here, you can take a short camel ride through the dunes, where you’ll jump into 4WD vehicles.

We reach the Erg Chigaga dunes in the late afternoon. Tonight, we spend the night in a fairly basic camp (bedding, mattresses, and toilet facilities). During the winter months of November to March, it can get very cold at night, so it’s a good idea to bring base layers and a warm sleeping bag.

Over here you can indulge in some star-gazing in the desert night until you fall asleep.

Day 6: The Sahara Desert to Taroudant

We’ll start early this morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise in the Sahara Desert.

Next, we’ll take a 6-hour drive to Taroudannt. Taroudant is also known as ‘little Marrakech’ and with good reason! It has the same charm and atmosphere as Marrakech but is smaller and less known, which makes it a more authentic place.

You'll enjoy wandering through the narrow streets of the medina and visiting the souks. The riad (Moroccan guest house) for tonight is 45 kilometers outside of Taroudannt, has a pool and a steamed bath (hammam) where you can relax and enjoy.

Day 7: Essaouira – a beach town

We start today by exploring beautiful, picturesque Taroudannt and after that, ride out of High Atlas Mountains.

We head to the coast; to Essaouira (a 5-hour drive). This laidback artists’ town is a former Portuguese trading colony and was once home to sizeable British and Jewish populations.

We arrive in the early evening. You can enjoy a dinner with fresh fish and other delicious Moroccan food. Our stay will be in a riad.

Day 8: Explore Essaouira City Tour

Rise and shine to do a guided city tour to discover beautiful Essaouira and its rich history. This small city oozes history and cultural heritage.

In the afternoon, you have free time to enjoy and relax – you can roam the city or relax at the beach.

Day 9 – Essaouira to Marrakech

In the morning, you have free time to enjoy Essaouira and buy your last souvenirs there. In the afternoon, we return to bustling Marrakech (a 3-hour drive). Time for your last dinner with the group.

The night will be spent in a hotel in Marrakech.

Day 10 – Marrakech

You have free time in Marrakech and we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Or you have the option to book extra nights and spend some more time in magical Morocco as an extension to your Desert, Mountains, and beach: South Morocco tour.

10 Day Morocco Tour Highlights:

  • A 10-day trip in Morocco that will show you the most beautiful locations of south-Morocco
  • Roam around in the souks of Marrakech
  • Spend a night in the Sahara desert, under the stars. And have a camel ride
  • Visit impressive Unesco World Heritage – Ait Benhaddou
  • Hike through the majestic High Atlas with its beautiful views
  • Relax at laidback artists’ coast-town Essaouira (movie location for Game of Thrones)
  • Visit the old film studios of Ouarzazate

Private groups:

  • Please contact us directly to discuss your wishes and preferred departure dates

What to expect?

  • 10 days combined Trekking and Culture Tour
  • Group will be accompanied by an official
  • Luggage will be carried by mules
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinners are included (except in Marrakech)
  • Stays in a hotel in Marrakech, a gite (rural Moroccan home), and 1 night of camping

The Desert, Mountains, and beach: South Morocco trip will take you to some of Morocco’s most impressive landscapes and places including the desert, mountains, and beach of South Morocco. We will start in vibrant Marrakech, walk through the High Atlas mountains, ride on a camel through the Sahara Desert. At night we camp in the desert and count the stars. Later on, we wander through UNESCO world heritage Ait Benhaddou (also known from the series Game of Thrones) and enjoy the relaxed coastal town Essaouira. Completed with wandering through the old streets of Marrakech and Taroudannt, delicious Moroccan food en the Moroccan hospitality. Desert, mountains, and beach: South Morocco will be a trip to remember!

  • Full Escort: Fully escorted by an official, local English-speaking guide, cameleers and a cook
  • Transport: Minibus or 4×4 transfers from and to the Airport and around, camel ride
  • Meals: breakfast. Lunch and dinner in Aroumd, dinner in the Sahara desert
  • Stays: 9 nights in 3-star hotels/riads, a gite (rural hotel), and a Sahara desert camp
  • Price mentioned is an indication for a trip with 4 people
  • Lunch (except in Aroumd) and dinner (except in Aroumd and the Sahara Desert)
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Additional stays before or after the trip, although these can be booked additionally
Client
Reviews
  • star rating  Hassan our tour guide, made this trip an amazing adventure. Aside from keeping us informed, entertained and safe, he did small things to enhance the trip experience. For example when... read more

    barbarakO6038MS
    April 24, 2023

    star rating  Hassan Hisse is a wonderrful guide, if you can get him. He knows EVERYBODY and seems to know the answers to everything. He will take great care of you.

    avatar thumb David M
    December 22, 2022

    star rating  In the spring of 2022 we traveled to Morocco with a group of friends. We explored Morocco from the High Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, from the fascinating cities... read more

    avatar thumb richlM3936RV
    December 9, 2022
  • star rating  The Guide Makes all the Difference - Hassan Hissee brought the culture of Morocco to life. We went off the beaten path to have tea with a nomad family, spend a day in the life with... read more

    michelle G
    December 9, 2022

    star rating  A Magical Moroccan Adventure with Hassan - We toured Morocco for two weeks with Hassan, visiting Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca and the Sahara. Hassan, our trip leader, was engaging, inventive and attentive to all our needs, seamlessly... read more

    Alice L
    December 8, 2022

    star rating  Sahara Desert! - It’s an amazing trip that was carefully crafted to show us the colorful Morocco. It is an exotic experience with two story tall bird of paradise, starry night at Sahara... read more

    ALC_KC
    December 8, 2022
  • star rating  One of the best trips ever! - Hassan Hisse is the perfect guide!!! Our trip combined history, beauty, museums, gardens, mountains, souks (outdoor shopping malls), travel, home visits, dining experiences, desert trips & camel rides and... read more

    Lois R
    December 7, 2022

    star rating  An excellent Morocco experience with Hassan - I was very fortunate to have Hassan Hisse as a trip leader this past month in Morocco. Hassan shares his love of Morocco with such joy that every moment is... read more

    karenwY1456DL
    December 7, 2022

    star rating  This tour company created an 11 day tour that was truly magical, from the High Atlas Mtns, to the Sahara, Fez, Essouria and much more. Our guide and driver were... read more

    avatar thumb John W
    November 15, 2022
  • star rating  The highlight of our trip was definitely the camel trek in the Sahara with a beautiful overnight stay in the desert camp.

    avatar thumb John W
    November 11, 2022

    star rating  Our Guide was really nice, he took care for the whole group and made us feel comfortable and happy. Thanks to him we learned a lot of the culture. We... read more

    suzano714
    August 3, 2022

    star rating  The hike in the Atlas was stunning. Challenging but great, with generous local people when we stopped for a break. Besides that I had a lovely week full of activities... read more

    JennekeU
    July 31, 2022
  • star rating  Really an amazing experience.. we went through Casablanca Rabat Meknes Fes and Marrakech without any boring moment.. everything felt safe and taken care of :)

    irisdG8653TD
    July 31, 2022

    star rating  The variety between Hassan the tourguide and the local tourguides was amazing. I learned a lot, every question i had was answered. The places we went to were amazing especially... read more

    clauxalida
    July 31, 2022

    star rating  Whole trip was magical...Hassan the guide was amazing, very humble,knowledgeable and took great care of us...night sky was amazing...Lovely trip, we will definitely go back again

    saratH8505OK
    July 7, 2022
  • star rating  This was my second visit to Morocco and now,thanks to our guide Hassan and his dedication,kindnes and willingnes to show us all parts of the country and the way of... read more

    korinak615
    July 4, 2022

    star rating  Hassan was our guide for a week exploring Morocco. It was everything we could have asked for and even more. At first we did not know what this trip will... read more

    Z2935XGgabip
    July 1, 2022

    star rating  My husband and I traveled on a seven day tour with our amazing tour guide Hassan and his very nice an attentive driver Mustafa.
    Hassan made sure our trip was... read more

    afra502
    April 2, 2022
  • star rating  My recent trip to Morocco with my wife was the trip of a lifetime. Let me explain that I am 84, and I have lived and traveled all over the... read more

    jansA6335VP
    March 21, 2022

    star rating  Short getaway to a beautiful, picturesque village in the Atlas Mountains - Tighza. Hassan was my guide who was very professional and an amazing person. The trip was beyond... read more

    Voyage740671
    March 16, 2022

    star rating  This is the third tour I have booked with Hassan as a guide. He is the only guide I hire when I visit Morocco. His professionalism, attention to detail, knowledge... read more

    R1598AYellenh
    March 13, 2022
  • star rating  Hassan is amazing guide an person! He thought me
    a lot and made me feel comfortable and safe! It was a great experience and I wish go to Morocco again... read more

    946prism
    March 9, 2022

    star rating  Hassan is one of the best guides I've ever been on trip with. He knows everything about the village, but also about things you'll pass along the way like the... read more

    W2888OEirenev
    November 28, 2021

    star rating  The favorite part is effort of our guide Hassan Hiss who show us his culture and his beautiful country and people with so much passion.

    Dada0907
    November 22, 2021
  • star rating  What can I say apart from awesome! From making enquires to the pick up....all smooth! Yassin our driver was careful and considerate at all times! Mohammed our guide, just made... read more

    Ocdnomag
    February 27, 2020

    star rating  This was one of the best week's away I have ever experienced, action packed, visually stunning, an elixir for all the senses. Sights; stunning scenary everywhere you look, the majestic... read more

    Bruce123B
    December 21, 2019

    star rating  What made this trip superb...beside the experience of traveling in Morocco....was our most remarkable guide. Hassan Hisse was simply exceptional in every way. I have traveled a... read more

    clbss
    October 28, 2019
  • star rating  My husband and I had an amazing experience with Travel Magical Morocco. Our tour guide Hassan Hisse was the best guide we have ever had. Hassan has deep knowledge about... read more

    Jadez_aroundworld
    October 22, 2019

    star rating  Best trip ever in part because of our excellent knowledgeable guide Hassan Hisse. I have been in the travel business for 40 years and Hassan rates as one of the... read more

    Stewart A
    September 28, 2019

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