Morocco can be reached very quickly by plane from Spain. In a couple of hours you can get to the African continent. Every day there are many flights that connect Barcelona with Marrakech. Tour Proposal: Visit of Marrakech and a short getaway to the Sahara desert in 5 days and 4 nights: 3 nights in Marrakech, one night in the desert of Zagora.
Day 1 • Arrival in Marrakech
Upon arrival at the Marrakech airport you will be assisted in the transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel or riad. You will be able to enjoy some free time, a Hammam & spa session or a private city tour of Marrakech (this is optional and dependent on your arrival time) expect a delicious dinner and accommodation.
Day 2 • Private guided tour of Marrakech
Day two begins with breakfast at the hotel or riad followed by a private guided tour of Marrakech. You will visit the Menara Gardens – see La Koutoubia Mosque (only exterior for non -Muslims) – Bahia Palace – Jemaa El Fna Square – experience the old Medina – The Jewish Quarter of Marrakech and the Majorelle Gardens. We will then settle into our accommodation.
Day 3 • Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Ourzazate – Zagora (Erg Lihoudi desert)
We will depart from the hotel with a 4X4 SUV and road trip across the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N´tichka pass, enjoying amazing views and a unique landscape. We will stop to visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou (a World Heritage Site), one of the most picturesque and unique places in all Morocco. Then we continue on our way to visit Ouarzazate where we will enjoy a lunch. After that we will continue through the picturesque Draa Valley until we reach our destination of Zagora. Once there we will continue until we reach the desert and the Erg Lihoudi Dunes where our camp is located. Here we will change our vehicle for dromedaries and we will enjoy the spectacular Moroccan desert sunset. On the way back, a tasty dinner and a Berber atmosphere around a campfire awaits us. The night will be spent in a Berber tent (“jaima”) under the starry night sky in the middle of the desert. This route is 380 km (186 miles).
Day 4 • Erg Lihoud Desert – Zagora – Ourzazate – Marrakech
First thing in the morning our Berber guide will have the dromedaries ready to take us to the dunes and enjoy the extraordinary spectacle of sunrise in the Moroccan desert. It is an unforgettable experience! We will then return to the camp, have breakfast and start the way back to Marrakech through the Tizi N´tichka pass with some interesting stops. We will arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon.
Day 5 • Marrakech – Marrakech airport
On our final day, we will enjoy breakfast, some leisure time, a Hammam & spa or a horse carriage ride through the city of Marrakech (this is optional and dependent on the time you have until your transfer to the Marrakech airport).