Southern Morocco

Tour the city of Fez while visiting the tanneries, the 9th century Medina and markets, the 14th century district and the modern city. On your travels to Erfoud, enjoy the beauty of the fertile valleys, cedar forests and lakes of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Adding to the splendorous views is the impressive palm groves of the Tafilalet.

Tour the town of Rissani, the former staging post of the old Caravan routes. Also, ride a camel in the sand dunes at a location south of Erg Chebbi. Todra Gorges is where you can walk amid the towering canyon walls. Traveling to this location is especially rewarding with a romantic view of the empty desert. As you leave the Todra Gorges, visit Kelaa Mjouna, located in the captivating city of Quarzazate. This area is famous for its Persian roses. Other spectacular sightseeing includes: Glaoui Kasbah of Taourirt and the stunning medieval fortress of Ait Benhaddou, immortalized by Hollywood in Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy and Gladiator.

In Marrakech you will discover the city’s architectural attractions, to include: the 12th century Koutoubia Miaret and the fascinating 19th century Bahya Palace, the labyrinthine souks with their colorful bazaars and shops, the world renowned Djemaa El Fna Square where fir-eaters, mime artists and street musicians will perform at every turn.

  • Sightseeing tour of the Tanneries and markets of Fez.
  • Experience the beauty of the Cedar forests and Lakes of Middle Atlas Mountain.
  • Ride on the back of a Camel along the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Visit the stunning fortress of Ait Benhaddou where films such as Gladiator and The Mummy have been filmed.
Day 1

Arrive in Fez and transfer to your hotel to unwind and relax.

Day 2

Full day sightseeing tour of the city to include the tanneries, the 9th century Medina and markets, the 14th century district and the modern city.

Overnight in Fez.

Day 3
Fez / Erfoud

Drive through fertile valleys, Cedar forests and beautiful lakes of the Middle Atlas Mountains to Erfoud on the edge of the Sahara desert. Optional lunch break in Midelt before starting your descent into the impressive palm groves of the Tafilalet.

Overnight in Erfoud.

Day 4
Erfoud / Merzouga / Erfoud

Morning: Visit the ancient fortified town of Rissani.

Afternoon: Drive further south to Erg Chebbi. Ride camel in the sand dunes before returning to Erfoud.

Overnight in Erfoud.

Day 5
Erfoud / Ouarzazate

Drive through the empty desert to the spectacular Todra Gorges. On arrival, take a walk amid towering canyon walls. Optional lunch before continuing to the Ouarzazate. En route, visit Kelaa Mgouna.

Overnight in Ouarzazate.

Day 6
Ouarzazate / Marrakech

Visit the Glaoui Kasbah of Taourirt, and the medieval fortress of Ait Benhaddou.

Overnight in Marrakech.

Day 7

Morning: Tour the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret and the fascinating 19th century Bahya Palace.

Afternoon: Explore the labyrinthine souks and their colourful bazaars and shops, ending at the world-renowned Djemaa El Fna Square, where fire-eaters, mime artists and street musicians perform at every turn.

Overnight in Marrakech.

Day 8
Marrakech / Departure

Transfer to Marrakech airport for your flight back to the USA.

  • Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
  • Entrance fees where applicable.
  • Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.

Kasbah Xaluca

Dar Ahlam

Le Berbere Palace

La Mamounia