Morocco Self Drive 2 - Marrakech & Desert

Sahara Circuit & Marrakech

Summary

An extended journey of southern Morocco - desert towns, stunning scenery, High Atlas Mountains, valleys full of kasbahs and gorges plus the Sahara.

START / FINISH - Marrakech

Activity code: MORFD02

Duration: 10 Days

A truly unforgettable journey around southern Morocco which includes driving over the majestic High Atlas, visiting kasbahs, walking in gorges, exploring oases and heading into the fabulously wild and exotic dunes of the Sahara. A beautiful journey with all the "best bits" of this region of gorges, dunes and kasbahs.

We have many years of experience putting together practical and interesting journeys for our customers and we recommend this route to make the most of your time in this fascinating country. We are happy to discuss any reasonable modifications to tailor-make a holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - number of persons travelling, preferred accommodation type, UK departure airport, overall duration, pre-booked activities and much more.

Important Information

City Tours include an English-speaking guide, all transport and entry fees to historic monuments; followed by an exploration of the souks and focal points of the medina including the iconic Djemma el Fna.

Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Marrakech. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.

Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

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Based upon 2 persons sharing.

Prices from £762 per person

  • Half Board supplement (4 nights in South): £ 70 per person

What's included in your Fly-Drive holiday?

  • Private round trip airport transfers.
  • 8 nights accommodation on B&B.
  • 6 days fully-inclusive car hire with a/c.
  • Fully-inclusive two day luxury desert adventure to Erg Chebbi.
  • Private guided city tour in Marrakech.
  • Fully detailed itinerary with sightseeing suggestions & driving directions.
  • FREE travel app with all your documents, maps, weather & much more.
  • All taxes
  • Full 24 hour representative services.

Highlights

Itinerary

Arrival into Marrakech and private transfer directly to your chosen riad or hotel; balance of day to explore on foot near to your accommodation.

Take delivery of your hire car at your riad. Head south across High Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tichka Pass, possible detours en route to Ouarzazate include visits to the Kasbahs of Telouet & Ait Ben Haddou. You have a good choice of different locations for your overnight stay.

Day 3 - we suggest driving south, through the Tizi n'Tinififft, down the stunning Draa Valley to Agdz (e.g. stay at Kasbah Azul).

Day 4 - drive along the great southern road to the oasis at N'Kob and then onwards via Al Nif and Rissani to Erfoud or you may like to continue all the way to Merzouga. Your choice on this night is to stay at a small hotel facing the dunes or head off into the Sahara on a desert adventure, staying at a Bedouin camp deep inside the great sand sea of Erg Chebbi.

Recommended places to stay

Day 5 - return from your night in the desert and freshen up at Auberge du Sud at the edge of the dunes; onward drive (or 4WD transfer) back to Erfoud. Continue your journey back towards Ouarzazate via a combination of places. Stay overnight at one (or two) of Tineghr (for Todra Gorge), Boumalne (for Dades Valley) or Skoura (for the kasbah & oasis).

Day 6 - free day in the south to do some walking in the gorges or the Valley of the Roses, maybe exploring kasbahs. An alternative would be to head north along the much less-travelled mountain road via the Tizi n'Outfi from Skoura to Demnate. Allowing you also visit the fabulous Cascades d'Ouzoud on Day 7.

Day 7 - final day of your desert circuit takes you back over the High Atlas either returning the way you came through the Tichka Pass or along the "back road" from Ait Ben Haddou to Telouet (or via Tizi n'Outfi - see alternative Day 6). Once back in Marrakech you can drop off hire car towards the end of the day.

Days 8 & 9 - two full days for sightseeing in Marrakech. A half day private guided city tour is included but this can be upgraded to a full day upon request. There are many other sightseeing excursions and activities, such as a cookery class, quad bikes in the Palmeraie, guided day hike, etc. available to pre-book. If you choose to keep the car for an extra day then you could visit the coast at Essaouira on a day trip.

Private transfer to Marrakech airport for your flight home.

Flexible Tailor-Made Holidays

  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

Travel Knowledge

  • We have all travelled extensively and will be happy to share our experiences.
  • Personally-chosen hotels, riads, guest houses & apartments in places we know and love.
  • Individual sightseeing recommendations and route planning.
  • Add excursions, activities and food & wine experiences (one of our passions).

Why book a Fly Drive ?

  • Accommodation choices are small, independent or family-run properties which add significantly to your travel experience.
  • Stress-free arrival & departure transfer service.
  • Detailed driving directions, parking info, suggested routes & sightseeing ideas.
  • Fully protected for your peace of mind & financial security.