A 9 day Morocco private tour : immersive and off the beaten track.
Lost Kingdoms ( 8 - 10 days)
For local encounters and experiences, it doesn’t get any better: Morocco at its most untouched.
This 9 day off- the- beaten- track Morocco tour leaves Marrakech over the High Atlas , reaches the Sahara to then take you deep south into a mystical land where not many visitors have ventured before. We follow the old caravan route from Marrakech over the High Atlas mountains, past UNESCO site Ait Benhaddou, along the Draa river with its Biblical villages and lush palm grove and into the Sahara desert. After riding a camel and having dinner under the stars, spend the night inside an Erg Chigaga camp, in a basic or luxury tent.
Then, cross the desert, have tea with the nomads and pick up milennia- old fossils. Later on, continue south, and uncover some of Morocco’s best hidden secrets, with the distinct feeling that you are the first person to ever walk there. Trekking up a dry river bed to find yourself in the middle of primordial gorges, their wax- like lava walls appearing to have caught time suspended. Century- old granaries, fierce mountain- top fortresses, where the village folks still stock their grains, like their ancestors have.
The ruins of a 17th century mosque, hidden amidst a palm grove. The millennia old rock engravings, portraying wild animals, hunters and some of the first letters of the Berber alphabet.
Then, we head north into the Anti Atlas and spend a night in the highly picturesque village of Tafraoute, a heaven for trekking, hiking and mountain biking. End this tour of Morocco with some pristine Atlantic beaches, before or after reaching the ‘small Marrakech’ – Taroudant. Our 9 day Morocco itinerary concludes in Marrakech or Essaouira. One or two days can be added/ subtracted to fit your schedule. We recommend adding one or two days if traveling with children or in winter.
Below you will find the resumed version of this 9 day Morocco itinerary:
Day 1: Marrakech- Telouet – Ait Benhaddou ( 3 hour drive*).
Day 2: Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Agdz – Zagora ( 3 hour drive).
Day 3: Zagora – Mhamid – Erg Chigaga dunes ( 3 hour drive).
Day 4: Erg Chigaga – Lake Iriki – Foum Zguid ( 3 hour drive).
Day 5: Tata- Akka – Icht ( 3 hour drive).
Day 6: Icht – explore the area;
Day 7: Icht – Smougen – Tafraoute ( 2 hour drive).
Day 8: Tafraoute – Ait Baha – Taroudant ( 3 hour drive).
Day 9: Taroudant – Taghazout/ Chichaoua – Marrakech/ Essaouira (4 hour drive).
* driving times don’t include stops.
You may choose to follow the original tour itinerary as described on the website or have us create a tailor made itinerary around your preferences. Please note that all our tours of Morocco are private and daily stops are accommodated along the way every couple of hours for you to visit a site, take a stunning photo or stretch your legs.
Some Of Morocco’s Hidden Gems And Experiences On This Private Tour Can Be:
– tour the century old granaries and mosques;
– millennia- old rock engravings;
– picnic in the wilderness;
– traditional Moroccan hammam ( steam bath) with eucalyptus soap body scrub;
– lunch inside a Berber home;
– bake bread with the local ladies in the village’s oven;
– trekking/ hiking in the Anti Atlas or High Atlas mountains;
– surfing or wind- surfing on the Atlantic coast;
How much a 9 day private tour of Morocco costs ?
Bellow you will find our tentative rates ( no two itineraries are similar ) based on two persons traveling together, with the relevant accommodation option. For discounted rates, we invite you to book off season. 1 % of our revenues are donated towards social causes in Morocco.
Dreamers: starting from 1650 €/ 1785 US $ / 1465 £ per person ( double room & basic desert tent);
Privilege: only available in certain locations;
Divine: not available for this tour.
Our portfolio accommodations do not fit into a rigorous star rating system, so we have named them Dreamers, Privilege and Divine, to best resume their nature. To ensure availability, we recommend booking at least 3-4 months in advance.
Pricing can vary at different times of the year. If you book your tour to take place in December, January ( outside NYE holidays), February, June, July and August, you will enjoy our low season rates. An exact rate will be offered once we have agreed on the precise itinerary, accommodation range preferred and any extras you would like to include. Discounts apply when 3 or more persons share the vehicle(s). You can also choose to mix different accommodation ranges within the same circuit.
The rates for such a 9 day tour include:
– private use of the English fluent driver- guide and the modern air- conditioned Toyota 4×4;
– boutique/ luxury hotel accommodation for 7 nights;
– Sahara camel trek and private basic or luxury tent for 1 night;
– 8 three- course- meal dinners and 8 breakfasts for 2 persons;
– refreshing drinks inside the vehicle all along the itinerary;
– local English speaking guides;
– admission fees to all local sites and attractions;
– 24 hours travel assistance with Privilege level;
– gasoline and highway tolls;
– transport insurance, VAT and visitors tax.
WHY BOOK WITH US THIS 9 DAY MOROCCO ITINERARY ?
# We are based in Morocco since 2006 and no, we don’t work from home :). We scout for the most unique sites & local experiences all year round. We present these on our blog and Instagram pages. And only a travel agent based in Morocco can keep you up to date with latest Morocco travel advice or restaurant openings in Fes;
# We anonymously test, hand- pick and continuously update the best boutique and luxury hotels, Riads , eco lodges and Kasbahs across Morocco;
# We strive to bring you most authentic experiences. Some of them are exclusive: private flight to the Sahara; visit of a medina with a local university teacher; mechoui with a nomad family;
# we accept payments by credit card, bank transfer and, starting 2023, select cryptocurrencies;
# we are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, before and during your tour, by email, phone or Skype/ Zoom.
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