Day 1

Arrival in Marrakesh


  • Arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) before 4:00 p.m and take your included transportation to your beautiful riad in the heart of the old medina.

Late Afternoon

  • Enjoy a walk in the old narrow streets of the medina then to the great square of Jemaa el Fna, one of the largest public spaces in the world and unique to Marrakech.


  • Gather for dinner with your new group of friends for your first taste of the local Moroccan cuisine.

Day 2

Explore Marrakech


  • After breakfast go on a guided walking tour of Marrakech with your local guide. Explore the old medina and tranquil courtyards filled with the scent of orange blossom. 
  • Your guided tour also includes the entrance to the Bahia Palace and Ben Youssef Madrasa.


  • After your walking tour, enjoy some free time in Marrakech:

Suggestions: Majorelle Gardens, Palais Badi, Museum of Marrakech, cycling tour, food tasting...


  • Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a Moroccan family in their humble house in the old medina.

Day 3

High Atlas Mountains


  • Enjoy another delicious breakfast at your riad in Marrakech.
  • Today you will take a short drive to the High Atlas Mountains (~45 minutes) and stop in the village of Tahenouat where you will participate in a cooking class and will prepare your own tagine! 


  • After lunch, you will hit the road again to Imlil (~2 hours) and go on a hike to the village of Aroumd (~50 minutes) where you will enjoy some stunning views across the High Atlas Mountains.


  • Spend the night in a family-owned guest house in Aroumd and enjoy the Berber hospitality and culture.

Day 4

Ouarzazate City


  • Wake up in the Atlas Mountains and enjoy a bread cooking demonstration and a leisurely morning walk in the village. 
  • Today you will make your way to the city of Ouarzazate, driving over Tizi N’ Tichka, one of Morocco’s highest mountain passes. (~6 hours with stops). 
  • Along the way, visit an all-female-operated Argan Oil Cooperative and learn about the process of making this oil which is used in foods, medicines, and cosmetics. You can even give argan oil a taste, while learning how this cooperative empowers local women.  


  • Arrive in Ouarzazate, the most famous film location in Morocco, where numerous movies like Gladiator were filmed.
  • Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore this humble town. 
  • We recommend visiting the Atlas Movie Studio or Kasbah Taourirt.


  • Enjoy dinner with your group and settle into your hotel for the evening.

Day 5

Erg Chebbi Dunes & Desert Camping


  • After breakfast, make your way to Merzouga desert (~5 hours). You will pass through some beautiful villages where you will have breaks for coffee, toilets, and pictures, before arriving at the Erg Chebbi dunes, a must-see in Morocco! 


  • Meet your local guides and get on your camel. Ride into the Sahara desert, climb up one of the higher dunes, and watch the sunset.
  • Get settled into your desert camp and enjoy some local cuisine while you sit around an open fire, enjoying lively music, and dancing under the stars.

Day 6

Desert Sunrise and the Todra Gorge


  • Start your day with another camel ride to enjoy the beautiful sunrise in the desert. 
  • Enjoy breakfast and get ready for your next adventure to Todra Gorge! (~4 hours driving this morning).
  • Stretch your legs with a walk through the sheer cliffs of these limestone river canyons. If you are lucky, you may spot a few mountain goats along the walk.


  • You will continue your day while driving (~4 hours driving this afternoon) on the famous ‘Road of 1000 Kasbahs’.
  • You may Stop at Skoura Oasis or visit Kasbah Amridil, depending on the time.
  • Then continue driving to Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco's most iconic sites and where the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones were filmed.


  • Enjoy dinner with your group as you share stories about your Moroccan adventure thus far.

Day 7

Ait Benhaddou


  • Enjoy a walk through the winding streets and little mud houses of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, making your way to the top of the hill, from where you can enjoy sweeping views across the surrounding plains. 
  • Head back to Marrakech passing back through the beautiful High Atlas Mountains. (~4 hours driving).


  • After relaxing a bit at your riad in Marrakech, enjoy one final dinner at a local restaurant in the medina.

Day 8

Relaxation & Departure


  • On the final day of our Moroccan adventure, wake up early to soak in the last morning in Marrakech together.
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the town or opt for an early morning hot air balloon experience high above the city of Marrakech. (We recommend booking an afternoon departure flight if you want to opt for the balloon experience).
  • Depart at any time of the day as transportation is not included. Your Trip Leader will help arrange transportation to the Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) airport to catch your flight back home.
  • Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for suggestions if you choose to spend more time in Marrakech or other regions of Morocco.

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