10 Day Road Trip Itinerary in Central Morocco

An Adventure-filled Road Trip in Central Morocco through Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains and the Edge of the Sahara Desert

10 Day Road Trip Itinerary in Central Morocco

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Road Trip Highlights



10 days

1533 km

  • Explore and shop in the Medina of Marrakesh
  • Hiking in the Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy the beautiful gorges and valleys of Morocco
  • Camp under the stars in a Berber traditional-style tent
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I’m a mum to two little adventure travel kids, and wife to my soul mate. I’m the voice here and in most cases the photographer as well. Travel runs deep through my veins. And it’s no wonder given I’ve lived in Papua New Guinea as a child, Honduras as a teenager and Dubai during my 20’s and 30’s. I’m a wanderluster to the core and always looking forward to the next travel adventure.


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Road Trip Map

Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Fly into Marrakech and spend two or three days exploring the Medina, souks, history and culture of Marrakech. A word of warning, it’s hectic, but just lean in and go with the flow. Stay at Riad Tizwa Marrakech for two nights. 47 Riad Tizwa Marrakech
Day 3-4 Head to the Atlas Mountains for hiking and hiking without a guide is not permitted. Book 2 nights at the Guest house in Atlas Mountains. 70 Guest house in atlas Mountains
Day 5 Enjoy the beautiful gorges and valleys of Morocco on your way to Todra Gorge. From the Atlas Mountain to Todra Gorge is a long trip so stay a night in the Valley of Roses. 348 Hôtel la Kasbah de Dades Ex Chems
Day 6 Explore the Valley of Roses and continue the to Todra Gorge. In Todra there are a lot of adventurous on offer like hiking. Book a night at Dar Tiwira Les Gorges Du Todra. 65 Dar Tiwira Les Gorges Du Todra
Day 7 Go to Merzouga, one of the most popular destinations for visiting the desert. Camp under the stars in a traditional berber style tent at Merzouga Sahara Luxury Camp. 212 Merzouga Sahara Luxury Camp
Day 8 From Merzouga head to Mhamid, keep a lot of water with you as this is a long trip in the desert. Stay a night at Bivouac Amaya for more camp under the stars in a traditional berber style tent. 356 Bivouac Amaya
Day 9 Head West to Ouarzazate, explore the Kasbah Taourirt of Ouarzazate and visit the film studios of Atlas Film Studios. Stay the night at Dar Kamar. 240 Dar Kamar
Day 10 Make your way back to Marrakech. Tick off any destinations or sights that you missed the first time, or places you want to revisit before heading home. Book a luxury stay at Riad Dar-K. 195 Riad Dar-K

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