10 DAY TOUR with Saffron Harvest

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Marrakech, Morocco (Late October through Early November Only)


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Departure  : Marrakech, Morocco

Departure Time  :  Approximately 16:00

Include  :  5 Stars Hotel, Transport , Breakfast

Included  :  Personal Guide

This tour is coordinated by Leslie Smith of Leslie’s Heart Travel in partnership with local Moroccan tour companies.

With us you will explore Morocco with locals. You will be in safe hands and will be taken care of by our professional local guides and drivers, you will discover the real beauty of Morocco, its   culture, history and traditions during your holiday stay.


Embark on a 10-day adventure with the Saffron Harvest Tour, available only from late October to early November. Begin your journey in Marrakech, exploring the vibrant streets and markets of the old medina. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains to reach Ouarzazate and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Experience the majesty of the Sahara Desert with an overnight stay at Erg Chigaga, where you’ll enjoy a camel caravan and campfire under the starry sky. Witness the saffron harvest in Taliouine before concluding your trip in the charming port town of Essaouira. Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your stay and continue exploring the wonders of Morocco.

Our tours are private you will have time to stop to take that special photo or take longer in a place that you like more and have all the attention and care of our guides.   


Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. No events planned. Just rest and prepare for the adventure to come as we explore the Magic of Morocco. Overnight in Marrakech.

This day you will be driven to Marrakech (3 hrs). Here you will explore Marrakech with a local guide. You will stroll through the narrow streets of the old Medina *old city, and visit the colourful Souks/markets. Our guide will lead us on a tour of Marrakech including the souks (market place), Jemaa el Fna Square, Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace and Koutoubia mosque. Overnight in Marrakesh.

You will be driven (4 hrs) south over the High Atlas Mountains crossing the highest road in Morocco, the Tizi n Tichka pass.  You stop along the way for outstanding pictures of the Berber villages, landscapes and valley. Along the way, you will stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, a fortified castle.  Optional – Tour of the Atlas Film Studio where many movies and tv shows have been filmed such as The King & I and Game of Thrones. Overnight: Ouarzazate
After breakfast, you will start out for your overnight in the Sahara Desert (5 hrs).  Along the way you will also stop at a Berber womans’ carpet co-op to see a demonstration and learn how the carpets are made.  Then you will make your way across the Sahara through Lake Iriki National Park.  The lake nowadays is mostly dry. It was a favorite place of the southern gazelles.  It was established to protect the biodiversity, flora and fauna across 123,000 hectares of south-eastern Morocco. 

After arriving at our desert camp at Erg Chigaga, the largest dunes in Morocco, we will be welcomed with Moroccan tea and treats.  Just before sunset we will take our own camel caravan into the dunes for a memorable ride and photos. Later we will be served a delicious dinner (included). After dinner, we can gather under the night sky and enjoy a campfire with traditional music.   Overnight at the desert camp.  The camp is well-equipped. Rooms are tents or earthen rooms with a regular bed with comfortable mattress and separate bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets. Overnight Sahara Desert Camp.

After breakfast at the desert camp, you will set out for Taliouine (4 hrs) to experience the saffron harvest the next morning. Overnight Taliouine.

An early morning start to experience the harvest of saffron in Taliouine. After the harvest you will drive to Agadir (3.5 hrs). Overnight Agadir.
After breakfast you will drive to the quaint port town of Essaouira (3 hrs). Essaouira has its own fortified old medina that is protected by the 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah. Old brass cannons line the walls surrounding the old city that looks out into the ocean.  Overnight in Essaouira.

Spend the day enjoying the small port town of Essaouira.  We can arrange optional activities including: camel or horse riding on the beach, yoga and spa treatments.  Overnight in Essaouira.

After breakfast, you will go to Marrakech (3 hrs).  Along the way you will stop to see the famous goats in the argan trees.  If you would like to visit the Majorelle Gardens, you can visit the afternoon. Overnight Marrakech

Transfers to airport in Marrakech for drop off. If you would like to extend your trip, please let us know and we can assist with arrangements.

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