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South Morocco tour - 8 Days

Take a camel to your caravan site!

Tour Prices

Standard
fr £977pp

Valid between:

  • 01/02/2017 - 18/06/2017
  • 01/09/2017 - 31/10/2017

Rates based on twinshare


Price includes

  • Breakfast
  • Sunset excursion to the desert by 4x4
  • Camel Ride in the desert for 30 min
  • Air conditioned car with English speaking driver
  • Local guides for sightseeings

Not included

  • International Flights

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

On this superb eight day tour of southern Morocco, which begins in Fez and ends in the exciting city of Marrakech, you also visit Ouarzazate, with its famous kasbah, Merzouga and Erfoud. Along the way you will learn all about the country's fascinating imperial history and see stunning scenery as you travel through the desert and the spectacular Atlas Mountains. And you also have the chance of riding a camel over the sand dunes.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fez

On arrival in Fez you will be met by one of our experienced tour guides and taken to your hotel where you can relax after the journey or go out and explore on your own. You have another full day here so there is plenty of time to see all the popular sights. Today you may want to try your hand at haggling for bargain souvenirs in one of the souks and see if you are a match for the local traders. Tonight try some of the traditional food in one of the many quality restaurants.


Day 2: Fez

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of the city including a visit to the tanneries, the 8th century Medina and markets, the 14th century district as well as the modern city. Fez has been the seat of power in Morocco for four different dynasties, for around 650 years. Built by Idris I between 789 and 808, Fez relinquished its most recent hold of the throne in 1912, when French administrators moved the capital to Rabat. But it has never lost its heritage, and more than anywhere else in the entire Arab world, this is the place to see a living, breathing medieval city.


Day 3: Fez – Erfoud

Say farewell to Fez this morning after breakfast and drive through fertile valleys, cedar forests and past beautiful lakes of the Middle Atlas Mountains to Erfoud, which stands on the edge of the vast Sahara Desert. On the way make a stop for a relaxing lunch at Midelt before starting your descent through the impressive palm groves of the Tafilalet to Erfoud, where you check in to your next hotel. Tonight is free for you to explore and meet the locals in this colourful town.


Day 4: Erfoud – Merzouga – Erfoud

Leave Erfoud after breakfast this morning and your first visit is to the ancient fortified town of Rissani, which was the former staging post for many of the old desert caravan routes. Plenty of time to explore here then, in the afternoon, drive further south to Erg Chebbi. Have your cameras ready because here you are taken on a fun camel ride through the sand dunes before beginning the return journey to Erfoud where you stay for your second night.


Day 5: Erfoud – Ouarzazate

Say goodbye to Erfoud today and enjoy a drive through the empty, romantic desert on the way to the spectacular Todra Gorges. On arrival go for a walk between the towering canyon walls and have lunch. Then on the way to the captivating city of Ouarzazate you stop to visit Kelaa Mgouna, which is famous for its Persian roses. On arrival at Ouarzazate check in to your hotel and the evening is free to explore and possibly try some traditional food at one of the restaurants.


Day 6: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Today you visit the sumptuous Glaoui kasbah of Taourirt and the stunning medieval fortress of Ait Benhaddou, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where many masterpieces of the cinema have been shot, including Gladiator, Jewel of Nile, The Mummy, Alexander and Lawrence of Arabia. Then carry on through the desert to your final destination of the tour, the exciting city of Marrakech, where you check in to your hotel before going out to explore.


Day 7: Marrakech

Today you will discover what makes this Arab city so special seeing the architectural attractions like the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret and the fascinating 19th century Bahya Palace. You will also get to explore the labyrinthine souks with their colourful bazaars and shops and end the tour at the world-renowned Djemaa El Fna Square where fire eaters, snake charmers, mime artists and street musicians perform at every turn. Overnight in Marrakech.


Day 8: End of tour

Today you fabulous tour of southern Morocco comes to an end in a city recently described by Trip Advisor travellers as the most exciting in the world. Possibly time for some more sightseeing or souvenir shopping in the souks before heading to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey home. This eight day trip makes a great add on to any longer holiday in Morocco and is bound to leave you with lots of wonderful memories