The following Itineraries are sample tour options for New Year Tours:

Marrakech New Year Desert Tour

On a 4day desert tour there is around a 6hrs drive each day that we break up as best we can with stops for your comfort, views, photos, cafe, sites along the route and lunch.  Extra day options to slow down the pace:

  • a day to relax i.e. Skoura Palm Grove; perhaps a Moroccan Cookery Lesson
  • two nights in the desert with a day to relax and/or explore with driver 

Day 1 – Marrakech to Skoura Palm Grove.  9am driver pick-up and transfer across the High Atlas to Skoura Palm Grove.  Detour across the mountains to visit Kasbah of el Glaoui in the Berber village of Telouet and drive along Ounila valley to Ait Benhaddou.  In Ait Benhaddou, visit the World Heritage Site that is one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages) – walk through the village to the top for 360degree views.  Continue through the modern administration town of Ouarzazate to Skoura Palm Grove.  Overnight in hotel with pool

Day 2 – Skoura to Erg Chebbi Sand Sea.  9am transfer to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea passing through Kelaa Mgouna  otherwise known as Rose Valley where, in April and May, highly perfumed roses blossom in the hedgerows.  Detour at Tinerhir to see Todra Gorge, said to be the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco.  New Year Celebration under the stars.  Overnight in Luxury Desert Camp in the dunes

Day 3 – Erg Chebbi to Ait Benhaddou.  Wake early climb a dune and watch the sunrise.  After breakfast transfer to Ait Benhaddou passing through Rissani and Erfoud.  Detour at Tinghir to see Todra Gorge and continue through Kelaa Mgouna (Rose Valley), Skoura and Ouarzazate.  Overnight in Hotel with pool

Day 4 – Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech.  9am pass through the modern administration town of Ouarzazate and visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages).  Continue along Ounila Valley and visit Kasbah of el Glaoui in the traditional Berber village of Telouet.  From Telouet cross the highest Atlas road pass of Tizi-n-Tichka to reach Marrakech late afternoon.

Marrakech to Fes New Year Desert Tour

On a 3day desert tour there is around a 6hrs drive each day that we break up as best we can with stops for your comfort, views, photos, cafe, sites along the route and lunch.  Extra day options to slow down the pace:

  • a day to relax i.e. Skoura Palm Grove
  • two nights in the desert with a day to relax and/or explore your driver
  • spend one night in Ait Benhaddou, one night in Dades Gorge and one night in the camp 

Day 1 – Marrakech to Skoura Palm Grove.  9am driver pick-up and transfer across the High Atlas to Skoura Palm Grove.  Detour across the mountains to visit Kasbah of el Glaoui in the Berber village of Telouet and drive along Ounila valley to Ait Benhaddou.  In Ait Benhaddou, visit the World Heritage Site that is one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages) – walk through the village to the top for 360degree views.  Continue through the modern administration town of Ouarzazate to Skoura Palm Grove.  Overnight in hotel with pool

Day 2 – Skoura to Erg Chebbi Sand Sea.  9am transfer to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea passing through Kelaa Mgouna  otherwise known as Rose Valley where, in April and May, highly perfumed roses blossom in the hedgerows.  Detour at Tinerhir to see Todra Gorge, said to be the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco.  New Year Celebration under the stars.  Overnight in Luxury Desert Camp in the dunes

Day 3 – Erg Chebbi to Fez via Ziz Valley and Cedar Forests.  Wake early to climb a close dune and watch the sunrise.  After breakfast departure for Fes via Ziz Valley Gorge and cedar forests where Barbary Macaques live – it is an interesting route with a stop for lunch in a Berber café.  Drop off at your accommodation in Fes.

Fes to Marrakech New Year Desert Tour

On a 3day desert tour there is around a 6hrs drive each day that we break up as best we can with stops for your comfort, views, photos, cafe, sites along the route and lunch.  Extra day options to slow down the pace:

  • a day to relax i.e. Skoura Palm Grove; perhaps a Moroccan Cookery Lesson
  • two nights in the desert with a day to relax and/or explore with driver
  • spend one night in Ait Benhaddou, one night in Dades Gorge and one night in the camp 

Day 1 – Fes to Erg Chebbi Sand Sea.  Meet your driver and head south to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea.  Along the route pass through Ifrane, Azrou, cedar forests, Midelt, Ziz valley gorge, Erfoud and Rissani.  Arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi sand sea and ride camels (optional) into the dunes at sunset to arrive at our luxury tent.  New Year Celebration under the stars.  Overnight in Luxury Desert Camp in the dunes

Day 2 – Erg Chebbi to Skoura Palm Grove.  Wake early climb a dune and watch the sunrise.  After breakfast transfer to Skoura passing through Rissani and Erfoud.  Detour at Tinghir to see Todra Gorge and continue through Kelaa Mgouna (Rose Valley) to reach Skoura.  Overnight in Hotel with pool

Day 3 – Skoura to Marrakech.  9am pass through the modern administration town of Ouarzazate and visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages).  Continue along Ounila Valley and visit Kasbah of el Glaoui in the traditional Berber village of Telouet.  From Telouet cross the highest Atlas road pass of Tizi-n-Tichka to reach Marrakech late afternoon.

Fes New Year Desert Tour

On a 2day desert tour there is around a 6hrs drive each day that we break up as best we can with stops for your comfort, views, photos, cafe, sites along the route and lunch.  Extra day option to slow down the pace: two nights in the desert with a full day to relax and/or explore with your driver

Day 1 – Fes to Erg Chebbi Sand Sea.  Meet your driver and head south to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi sand sea.  Along the route pass through Ifrane, Azrou, cedar forests, Midelt, Ziz valley gorge, Erfoud and Rissani.  Arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi sand sea and ride camels (optional) into the dunes at sunset to arrive at our luxury tent.  New Year Celebration under the stars.  Overnight in Luxury Desert Camp in the dunes

Day 2 – Erg Chebbi to Fes.  Wake early climb a dune and watch the sunrise.  After breakfast transfer back along the same route to Fes.