For a more adventurous holiday in Morocco, the desert in the south east of Morocco is well worth the long journey. It is a highly scenic and atmospheric region with breathtaking sights such as gorges, stony desert, stunning earth architecture and peaceful palmeries, as well as the spectacular Saharan sand dunes.
Moroccan Desert - Tour Itinerary
Arrival to Casablanca Airport Mohamed V. You will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Once settled in you will be briefed about the tour. Once you are all settled in we will have our Welcome Dinner.
You will pick up your motorcycles from EagleRider Casablanca for departure. You will ride and lunch in Oualidia, this fisherman village beside a gorgeous crescent shaped natural lagoon and has been Morocco’s oyster capital. Departure to Essaouira, a port city and resort in Morocco Atlantic coast. It’s Medina (old town) is protected by 18 century seafront ramparts called the Scala of the kasbah where old canon brass line the walls. Strong Alizee trade winds make the city crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. You will stay here and dinner will be provided.
City tour of the old town of Essaouira, visiting the Jewish quarter, the Scala and an Argan oil cooperative. Lunch will be here and once we departe to Taghazout, via the taboga road known for it’s turns, Located just outside Agadir. Taghazout is a true gem hidden on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. Fresh seafood,
hot summers and tiny houses, this is Morocco’s surfing place that was once a hippie town. You will have an afternoon of leisure and dinner to be provided.
Breakfast at the hotel, Visit of the Marina of Agadir, the west of the country, facing the Atlantic waves, Agadir is one of the pearls of Morocco. Whatever the season, the sun smiles down on the city and it enjoys a pleasant climate that the trade winds soften further. You will then departure to Mirleft, is a small, Berber town located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the mountains. Positioned by the seaside, the town is known for its beautiful, tranquil beaches; which have become the best kept secret in Morocco if one is looking for a peaceful, un-commercialized getaway.
Departure to Taroudant, one of the main and oldest cities in Morocco, with an undeniable architectural, cultural and historical heritage. We will ride and have our lunch on the road. Once we get back to the hotel from a day riding, dinner will be provided here.
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel & lunch in Talouine, the heart of Morocco’s saffron producing region, the city itself is small – just under 6,000 people – but produces more saffron than any other place in Africa. Every November, a festival is held at harvest time and people from around the world come to watch and celebrate. Departure to Ouarzazate, is a city south of the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains, known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Kasbah of Taourirt, home to a 19th century palace, offers a view of the surrounding rocky landscape, which appears in several films. To the north-west is the fortified city in the red earth of Ait-Ben-Haddou, while the rocky throats of Toudra extend to the northeast. A road winds towards the southeast, through the lush palm groves of the Draa Valley, towards the desert. The afternoon will be at your leisure and dinner show at the famous atlas Studio"
You will have breakfast at the hotel and then followed by a visit to Atlas studio, named for its proximity to the Atlas Mountains, a range that stretches across northern Africa. Atlas Film Studios is the largest film studio in the world, covering more than 322,000 square feet of desert. Several films were produced as : Aladdin,The Mummy,Gladiator,Kingdom of Heaven, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. Return to the hotel to pick up the buggies, direction to kasbah ait ben haddou, Recognized as Unesco World Heritage site, the Ksar Aït Benhaddou in Ouarzazate is one of the most extraordinary Kasbahs in Morocco.
Departure to Dades Gorge begins just north of the town of Boumalne du Dades, a peaceful town with all the amenities. A precarious road snakes down into the gorge from Boumalne du Dades and most visitors limit their exploration of the gorge to the road.
Leaving Dades to Merzouga with a quick visit of The Todgha Gorges who are a series of limestone river canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinghir. Both the Todgha and neighboring Dades Rivers are responsible for carving out these deep cliff-sided canyons, on their final 40 kilometres through the mountains. The height of the canyon walls can vary, but in some places can be up to 400 meter. Retrieve the 4x4 From Erfoud hotel to travel on the Merzouga dunes. The village is known for its proximity to Erg Chebbi, an erg and it is for this reason a part of the itineraries of many tourists visiting Morocco. It has been described as a desert theme park, and the Erg Chebbi as a wonderland of sand. Merzouga has the largest natural underground body of water in Morocco. A Camel ride to see the beautiful sunset, dinner and campfire in the desert under starry sky.
Morning at leisure and lunch will be on the spot. Back in 4X4 to Erfoud Hotel, is an oasis town in the Sahara desert. It's a destination for filmmakers due to the beauty of the surrounding Sahara desert. This area of Morocco has also been identified as being very similar in appearance and possibly geology to certain areas on the planet Mars. Because of this, there is an interest in this area as a field research location for Mars analogue research.
Leaving Erfoud to Ifrane the Moroccan Switzerland, nicknamed “little Switzerland”, the province of Ifrane is characterized by its European inspired architecture, to better adapt to the humid and mild climate during summer and freezing during winter. It’s known for its roof tile made houses and chalets, its ski resort, green meadows and fresh air. To discover its architecture, there’s nothing more satisfying than a walk around its gardens, fountains, lakes and especially its famous sculpture; Better known as the Lion of Ifrane, this mythical sculpture is a work of art of Henri Jean Moreau, finely dressed from granite in 1930. It measures 1.50 meters wide and 7 meters in length.
Departure to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, is built on the banks of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its sites of interest, including the kasbah Oudayas, this royal fort of the Berber era is surrounded by formal French-style gardens and overlooks the ocean and the city's iconic Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret, dominates the remains of a mosque and finaly, the remnants of the 14th-century Merenid citadel-town of Chellah are an atmospheric place. The walled ruins are positioned on an older Roman town called Sala. Lunch at tthe Marina and then we will have dinner.
Departure back to Casablanca. You will then have lunch at the sea side of dar bouazza. You will then be returning the motorcycle back to the EagleRider Casablanca location. We will transfer you to your hotel to relax before we have dinner at the rick’s cafe, Romantic restaurant inspired by the cafe of the 1942 movie ""Casablanca"" with cocktails and piano.
Transfer to Mohammed V airport