Great South Tour Of Morocco – Kasbahs Road – 8 days / 7 nights – Departure / Arrival Marrakech

Booking the Great South Tour Of Morocco on your holiday will take you on a fantastic journey through the Southern cities of Morocco. You will experience an authentic trip by exploring Kasbahs (Ait Benhaddou-Telouat, Amridil, Taourirt, and Tamnaugalt), unreached towns, and Berber Villages which include off-roading trails. You will visit cave dwellers and meet the real nomads of Morocco. You will visit the beautiful Roses, and Daraa valleys, Ziz oases, and also the Dades and Todra gorges. Along these, you will discover the Magical Sahara Desert with its breathtaking dunes of Erg Chebbi where you will experience an overnight camel ride to a luxury or traditional tented camp in the middle of nowhere.

Trip Information

  • Destination: From Marrakech to Merzouga ( Erg Chebbi Dunes)
  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Starting time: 8:00/9:00 AM
  • Ending time: 18:00/19:00 Pm
  • Category: Private or Shared tour.
  • Accommodation: Standard or luxury hotels and desert camps depending on your choice.
  • Languages: English speaking driver or depending on your language availability.
  • Payment: Direct payment to the driver in Cash by any currency

Highlights Of The Trip

  • The high and small Atlas Mountains
  • Ksar Ait Ben Haddou
  • Ouarzazate (Film Studios)
  • Skoura
  • Rose and Dades valley
  • Todra Valley & gorge
  • Erg Chebbi dunes ( Merzouga)
  • Rissani
  • Draa Valley
  • Zagora

Tour Prices Options

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Inclusion

The Tour Price Includes

  • Private A/C Vans or 4×4 vehicles
  • Fuel
  • English speaking driver or a driver+a personal guide who speaks English.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Typical hotels, Kasbahs, Riads
  • Camel ride
  • Camel man (guide of the camel caravan)
  • Overnight in a traditional nomad tent
  • All breakfasts
  • All Dinners in the desert line:  Midelt,  Ifrane, Azrou, Desert, Zagora, Dades, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, and all the regions. (Vegetarian meal option available)
  • Enough time to explore the sites: Kasbahs, Walks, Canyons, stops for photos and toilet.

Exclusion

The Tour Price Excludes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Dinners in: Marrakech, Fes,  Agadir, Essaouira,  Meknes, Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tanger.. and all cities outside the desert line are NOT included.
  • Entrance fees to all sites and monuments
  • Tipping Driver & Guides
  • Accommodations in the pickup and drop off cities, unless you want us to book them.

Itinerary

THE 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS GREAT SOUTH OF MOROCCO TOURS

This private or shared 8 days Marrakech to Marrakech desert tour is one of the most popular Morocco tours. It is famous as The Great South Tour as it covers the cities of southern Morocco.

Arrive at Marrakech Airport. Your local tour guide will meet you then escort you to your hotel (depending on the time of arrival). Dinner and stay overnight.

Today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the Majorelle Garden; a botanical garden with its varied plants, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colorful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators, and storytellers – moving from one group to another. Enjoy your dinner and spend the night in a hotel or Riad.

Today you will leave Marrakech early morning and drive through the spectacular Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m). Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. You will have a break for lunch in Ouarzazate. Later on, we continue the route over Aït Saoun Mountains while admiring the natural forms of “heart”. We will reach the small town Agdz situated at the foot of Jbel Kissane Mountain. Afterward, you will visit the isolated Kasbah of Tamenougalt then drive along Draa valley to reach Zagora where you will spend the night.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have an excursion to Tamegroute, a village in the south of Morocco. You will visit the ancient Quranic library in addition to the manufacture of pottery. Later on we will drive toward N’kob then Tazzarine. You will have a break for lunch then continue to Alnif “home of trilobites”, Rissani and Merzouga.Near your hotel situated on the foots of the orange dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will experience a Camel ride to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in the Berber Nomad tent.

Today you will travel to Boumalne Du Dades via Erfoud, Tinejdad, and Tineghir. When we arrive in Erfoud, you may want to visit the marble fossils industry before we drive to Tinejdad then Tineghir where you will enjoy an optional lunch. You will have time to explore Todra gorges and hike on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 m high in altitude). From here, we continue to Boumalne du Dadès passing by Tineghir center. Arrive to Dades Gorges. Night in a hotel situated along Dades River.

After breakfast, you will start your journey with a short exploration of Dades gorges and see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Later on, we will cross the Boutghrar trail that leads to El-Kelaâ M’Gouna. Stopping to visit one of the Nomad families that live in caves, you will be introduced to family members and getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After these, we will continue our off-road to reach El-Kelaâ M’Gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive to Ouarzazate while enjoying the views of Valley of Roses, the Valley of one-thousand Kasbahs, and Skoura palmerie. You will visit the incredible Kasbah of Amerhidil located in Skoura Oasis where you will be mesmerized by the immense Palm Groves and beautiful sights of the Atlas Mountains. Finally, you will arrive at Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Taourirt Kasbah that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the Hotel or Riad.

This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. Later on, continuing our off roads drive to Telouet. You will have a break for lunch then visit the incredible Kasbah of Telouet. Afterward, we continue across the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m). Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. Arrive at Marrakech. Enjoy your Dinner and spend the night in the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Airport depending on your flight departure time.

  • Note that the last day of the 3 Days tour from Marrakech and back to Marrakech is a long day driving (more than 590 km).  So if you have more time it is advisable (but not a must) to do a 4 Days or 5 Days trip which will allow you to travel at ease without any stress.
  • If you changed your plans and you would like to end this trip in Fes, Then you can visit 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary.

Accommodation

We have a selection of accommodations, and to give more options to our dear clients, we have arranged the accommodations in two categories: The standard accommodation and Mid-range accommodation (such as Luxury desert camp), Note that you can mix nights between standard and mid-range accommodations and for this option let us know which night. Please, check out our Accommodation ( Open link in a new tab) page and let us know your preference.

Note: We book the accommodations depending on availability. Also, in high season, we may book you on similar hotels that are not listed.

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