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Souks to the Sahara - Boutique Morocco

Fes, Erfoud, Skoura, Marrakech & Asni

This comprehensive tour of Morocco brings together the sights and sounds of this fantastic destination, and the chance to discover more than the well trodden paths around Marrakech. This tour uses the more boutique and interesting properties.

At a Glance

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Honeymoon

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Your first stop will be Fes where you can spend a few days exploring one of the oldest medinas in the world, steeped in history and at present less discovered than Marrakech. Stay in a beautifully restored riad in heart of this ancient city. The following day you will visit Volubilis, a Roman town which contains some superbly preserved mosaics, and also Meknes which was once the heart of the Moroccan sultanate.

You will then drive south, through dramatic scenery as you cross the Atlas Mountains and then arrive into desert. You will stay for 1 night at the boutique La Rose du Desert before driving into Erg Chebbi which offers superb desert scenery, with some dunes rising to 800 feet. You will arrive at your private desert camp before riding into the Saharan sunset on the back of a camel. You will return to a hearty evening meal under the stars before retiring to your tent for the night.

You will then drive West towards Skoura via the palm plantations of Tinerhir and the sheer cliffs of Todra Gorge. You will spend two nights in the boutique Jardin De Skoura, or you may wish to opt for the de luxe Dar Ahlem nearby.

You will pass Ait Benhaddou on the road to Marrakech, one of the more impressive Kasbahs in Morocco. The road takes you over the Atlas Mountains and down into the city where you will spend two nights in a Riad located in the Medina. The city itself is a maze of souks, sights and sounds and the best policy is to explore by foot and see where you end up! Explore the busy souks, mosques and palaces for a few days and feel the buzz of the city, particularly the Djemaa el Fna which comes alive at night with acrobats, snake handlers and storytellers.

Your final two nights in Morocco are spent in the mountains near Marrakech in Kasbah Tamadot - a place to unwind in the setting of breathtaking natural beauty.

You may wish to extend your time in Morocco by heading to the coast at Essaouira, or have more time in Marrakech.

This is only a guideline of what can be seen in Morocco, and at Scott Dunn we have traversed every route so that you can create your perfect itinerary.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Fes
3 nights

Fes, Morocco

Riad Fes
1 night

Erfoud, Morocco

Private Desert Camp Erfoud
2 nights

Skoura, Morocco

Les Jardins de Skoura
2 nights

Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Farnatchi
3 nights

Asni, Morocco

Kasbah Tamadot
Fly home

Location & Directions

Fes, Erfoud, Skoura, Marrakech & Asni

Full tour of Morocco starting in Fes, then heading into the Atlas Mountains and Efroud. Then heading west towards Skoura and Marrakech.

When to go

Morocco can also be visited year-round, although it does get cold in winter, with averages in the late teens. Summers months can be unbearably hot, especially in the months of July and August. Late autumn (September to November) and early spring (February to April) are the best time to visit, with daytime temperatures in the 20s and low 30s Celsius.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.

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