Southern Treasures - 7 days

Designed as an add-on to European travel, this tour can also be a stand-alone introduction to this warm and hospitable country.

Start your tour in Casablanca and make your way south to the lively Red City of Marrakech, revel in the history of Ait Ben Haddou, visit Morocco’s Hollywood in Ouarzazate, hike in Todra Gorge, ride a camel into the Sahara Desert to spend the night under the stars, discover fossils in Alnif and fascinating landscapes in Boumalne Dades.

Experience the best of southern Morocco!

Day 1:  Casablanca – Marrakech

Arrival in Casablanca, where you will be met by your driver.  It is the largest city and economic capital of Morocco and home to the impressive Hassan II mosque.

Climb aboard your own personal “Marrakesh Express” as you make your way to the “Red City”.

Day 2:  Marrakech

Former imperial capital of Morocco, Marrakech is at the crossroads of the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

Day 3:  Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Marrakech as you follow the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, Morocco’s Hollywood.

Day 4:  Ouarzazate – Todra Gorge – Tinghir

Breathe in the scent of Kelaa M’Gouna, as you pass through the Rose Valley en route to the dramatic steep cliffs of Todra Gorge.

Day 5:  Tinghir – Erfoud – Sahara Desert (Merzouga)

Erfoud is the area’s starting point for many Sahara treks.  Camels, golden sand dunes, a spectacular sunset and a night under the stars await!

Day 6:  Sahara Desert (Merzouga) – Alnif – Boumalne Dades

Learn about the area’s fossils in Alnif.  Journey to Boumalne Dades via the Dades Valley, filled with ksour, palm trees, gorges and Berber villages.

Day 7:  Boumalne Dades – Marrakech

Early morning departure for your transfer to Marrakech’s Menara Airport.

* * Note: If your flight departs from Casablanca, the itinerary will be adjusted to 8 days/7 nights.  See below.

Day 7:  Leave Boumalne Dades and return to Marrakech

  Today’s late morning arrival in Marrakech allows you to explore more of the Red City!

Day 8:  Marrakech -Casablanca

Bid farewell to Morocco during today’s transfer to the airport.

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