Every year, Easter is a holy holiday that everyone looks forward to. Everyone begins to plan how they will spend this pleasant and nearly magical time. Someone is usually at home with his family, someone other is with his friends, and someone else goes out to have a new experience: an adventure trip! We would like to extend an invitation to you to spend Easter in Morocco. You will get the chance to see imperial cities and learn about Morocco’s distinctive history and culture. Cities with a long history, such as Fez, Marrakech, and Ouarzazate, will wow you with spectacular architectural marvels that capture the soul of antiquity.
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The immense African desert’s endless dunes, across which commerce caravans of the Great Southern Route used to traverse. There are several artisan workshops where experts create true works of art, such as handcrafted carpets, silks, magnificent jewelry, national headdresses, wonderful woodwork goods of excellent workmanship, and many more Moroccan artifacts. All of this, and much more, can be seen for yourself in Morocco. This Morocco holiday will enable you to immerse yourself in Moroccan culture and experience true Moroccan living. The ultimate Easter holiday itinerary in Morocco awaits you.
Why go to Morocco for Easter?
- Ideal weather for visiting Morocco over Easter Week
This year, Holy Week spans from April 10 (Palm Sunday) through April 17. (Easter Sunday). This is in the midst of spring when temperatures are lovely and mild around the nation. In April, the lowest temperature in Marrakech is 13°C and the highest is 25°C. Furthermore, the average rainfall decreases, with April having a lower likelihood of rain than March: between 7% and 13%.
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- Holy Week 2022: Morocco in its most natural state
This sacred habit is so powerful that it paralyzes the country. Nothing to do with Easter 2022: Morocco does not observe the holiday. However, it enables tourists to feel the country’s traditional pulse, with the bustle of the squares and souks. The sound of the call to prayer, the bustle of city traffic…
- Increased availability of planes and ferries
Airlines and shipping firms often boost their flight and boat itineraries between Spain and Morocco around Easter. You will have more alternatives for organizing your arrival and departure this way. You may, for example, start in one location and conclude in another, or travel in the morning or afternoon, depending on your preferences. It should be noted that the primary air entrance ports into the nation are Marrakech, Casablanca, and Fes, as well as Tangier via boat or aircraft.
The ideal Easter itinerary in Morocco
An Easter holiday in the south of Morocco to explore the desert and experience wonderful experiences. Morocco is situated in western North Africa. It is bounded to the north by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea, to the south by Mauritania, to the east by Algeria, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
The major mountain ranges, the Middle Atlas and High Atlas, reach altitudes of 2,000 to 4,000 meters, with Tubkal being the highest summit (4,165 meters). The Anti Atlas is located to the south, facing the southern desert, while the Rif is located to the north, parallel to the Mediterranean. Half of the country is useable land, which is split evenly between arable and grazing land.
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate:
We will depart from the airport or the Riad for Quarzazate, passing the High Atlas Mountains and arriving at the spectacular Tizi’Tichka pass (2260 meters above sea level). The High Atlas Mountains are a mountain range full of amazing vistas through which we will go, appreciating the Berber lands, tiny traditional towns, and fortifications, with breaks to meditate and capture the panoramic views.
Continue to the Argan Oil Cooperative, and then to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its preservation as the best-preserved Ksar. We will next go to Quarzazate, which is considered the entrance to the enormous desert; if you are interested in cinema, you can see the studios where many of Hollywood’s most well-known films have been shot (Gladiator, Asterix, and Obelix, sequences from the Game of Thrones series, and more).
Day 2: Ouarzazate-Anti Atlas Mountains-Draa Valley-Merzouga Desert:
After breakfast, go to the Draa Valley, one of Morocco’s most fascinating and biggest valleys. The primary features of this area, which is one of the most unique in the nation, include kasbahs, mud palaces, and the Ksur. After lunch in Alnif, we will travel for another two hours to the stunning Merzouga Dunes, where we will have a welcome tea and take some time to rest and contemplate. Camels will bring us to the foot of the Great Dune, where we shall dine and sing for an hour and a half until the sunsets. We’ll spend a magnificent night under the desert’s starry sky, with dinners in tents, live music, and a bonfire where we can dance and watch the stars…
Day 3: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – sand dunes tour
We’ll take a tour of the desert’s sights. Today will be an unforgettable experience for you since you will spend the day with the Berber people, the indigenous residents of Morocco, and North Africa in general. In and around the desert, there are several locations to view and explore. The Berber nomads will be our first stop. These people still live in tents, with a herd of cattle in between.
Then you’ll go to Khamlia, where you’ll meet the Gnaouas and listen to their traditional music. Finally, as witnessed at Galbnass, you will be treated to stunning vistas. You will also visit the Mifiss kohl mine, which was previously a French property, to learn more about the mineral. If you want to ride camels and stay another night in the desert camp, you may do so after sunset in the afternoon. You may even stay the night at the hotel after watching the sunset.
Day 4: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley.
Breakfast and departure to Rissani, a city noted for its market and souks, in the morning. From there, we’ll go to Erfoud, where we’ll see the petrified marble industry and the fossil museum. Continue on to the 300-meter-high Todra Gorges, a famous climbing site. We will proceed to the Dades Valley in the afternoon, passing via the lovely Boumalne Valley on the route. We’ll stay the night and have supper at the hotel.
Day 5: Dades Gorges – Rose Valley – Skoura – High Atlas – Marrakech.
After breakfast, we’ll continue on to the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs, a succession of adobe-built walled citadels. We’ll visit the Valley of the Roses, where nature is at its most alive, and then the Skoura Palm Grove, which has over 700,000 palm trees. We will next proceed to Quarzazate to see the magnificent Kasbah Taourirt, which is regarded as one of Morocco’s finest preserved Kasbahs. After there, we’ll have lunch before continuing on to Marrakech through the Tizin’Tichka mountain pass, which provides amazing views and an opportunity to stop and shoot the environment. The arrival time in Marrakech is 18h. The journey ends with transport to your accommodation or riad.
- Service for pick-up and drop-off.
- Driver/guide who speaks Spanish
- Overnight at an Erg Chebbi camp with a private bathroom and shower.
- In the camp, there’s mint tea, sandboarding, and Berber music.
- It is possible to request that the driver stop when and where you wish.
- Stops for panoramic views and free lunch time
- Private and luxurious 4×4 car, with petrol and air conditioning.
- In the desert, there is a camel for everyone.
- Monument levies