Famously known as the ‘Pearl of the South’ tour. This 8 day tour will give you the opportunity to travel from Casablanca to Marrakech and back visiting all the popular spots in Morocco including the ‘Red City’, UNESCO site of Jemaa el-Fna square, Ourika Valley and the ‘Hollywood set’ of Ouarzazate.
This tour is recommended for fun and thrill seeking adventurers, as it includes a Jeep excursion in the Sahara Desert through the Paris – Dakar Rally course, an unforgettable sunset camel ride in the dunes of Erg Chebbi and an overnight stay at our luxury desert camp with all the commodities included.
Recommended for travelers that want to visit all the popular spots of Marrakech in 8 days.
Discover the hidden secrets of Moroccan & Berber culture driving off-road with me in the breathtaking Sahara Desert and the High Atlas Mountains.
Day 1: CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH
Arrival at Mohammed V International airport in Casablanca, where you will be greeted by your private tour guide. He will transport you directly to Marrakech, setting up room reservations if needed and clarifying any doubts about Morocco.
Overnight and half-board in the hotel in Marrakech.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH
First day in Marrakech, where you will enjoy breakfast and a day of visiting famous spots in Marrakech, such as the ‘Red City’, the Majorelle Gardens, the Menara, the Saadian tombs and Koutoubia (librarians’ mosque).
The Koutoubia mosque was inaugurated under the Almoravids’ Berber Dynasty in 1120, then it was renovated in 1162 under the Emir Almohade Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, and became a building most characteristic of its style.
DAY 3: OURIKA VALLEY
After breakfast, we will start our adventure to spend the morning in the Ourika valley.
In the afternoon we will return to Marrakech, where we will enjoy a lunch break and discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jemaa el-Fna square.
It is a touristic hotspot which attracts thousands of visitors daily, a historical meeting point for people of the desert and the mountains. You will be entertained shopping in local souks and by local Moroccan snake charmers, monkey trainers, storytellers, musicians and other popular forms of art (games, henna designs, etc.)
DAY 4: OUARZAZATE
Early rise and breakfast to depart to the city of Ouarzazate, a magical place used as a set for ‘Game of Thrones’ and many features in Hollywood movies. We will drive the high altitude and difficult roads of Tizi n’Tichka.
Then we will drop you and check-in your hotel room (La Perle du Sud hotel or similar accommodations) in Ouarzazate, where you will be able to enjoy a lunch break and visit the city in the afternoon.
In the evening, we will enjoy a private evening at the hotel nightclub (DJ and local tunes).
DAY 5: OUARZAZATE - MERZOUGA
Morning departure to Merzouga after breakfast, through the Dades and Tinghir.
We will arrive in Erfoud, an oasis city lost in the Sahara Desert and then we will depart for a Jeep adventure through the path of the Paris-Dakar Rally. Visiting the unique marine fossil banks (formed more than 360 million years).
We will continue our Jeep trek to the largest dunes in Morocco, Erg Chebbi dunes, visit the Khamliya village, where the locals of Malian origin will offer us tea, whilst we enjoy a show of their traditional dancing.
Potentially we will also experience an unforgettable desert sunset riding on a camel in the dunes.
Dinner and overnight under the stars in our desert camp in Merzouga.
DAY 6: MERZOUGA - MARRAKECH
We will enjoy traditional breakfast in our bivouac in the desert before returning to Marrakech.
On the way, we will stop for a Lunch break.
Once we arrive to our destination in Marrakech, we will setup your rooms in the hotel.
Overnight and half-board in hotel.
DAY 7: MARRAKECH
Free day to discover the city of Marrakech.
DAY 8: MARRAKECH - CASABLANCA
Following breakfast, we will transfer you to Mohammed V International airport in Casablanca, according to flight times.
This is the end of your Moroccan adventure with us!
Prices vary according to group numbers.
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