Today we departure from Tangier and we drive through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains till we get to Chefchaouan –one of the stunning villages in the feet of Rif mountains Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend you night in a local riad.
Day 2 – Chefchaouen To Fes
After breakfast in the riad our Morocco trip starts towards Volubilis crossing via Wazan and other Rif villages, in Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroccan history, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city the 17th-century heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail s shrine. After the visit of Meknes, we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night in a local riad.
Day 3 – Fes Guided Tour And Free Program
Today we will explore Fes in guided tour. The tour includes visiting the medina (the old city) and its alleys. Your visit starts by visiting the Jewish Quarter (the Mellah) and the Royal Palace (yard), which is the biggest one in the country. You will be visiting the famous tanneries and the Quaraouine mosque considered the first university in the world . After lunch, in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Overnight accommodation will be at the local riad with dinner and breakfast.
Day 4 – Fes To Merzouga Desert
We leave for Midelt through the Mountains and the cedar forests of the middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedarwood. We arrive in Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to Erfoud and into the desert. You will have a camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes, where you will spend the evening in a bivouac (desert camp). There you will enjoy a Berber dinner, and sleep in a traditional Nomad camel tent.
Day 5 – Merzouga Desert Tour
Today we explore Merzouga desert by 4×4. We will visit the Gnawa village and its local people – originally from Mali, where we will learn about their music and lifestyle . We will meet Nomad people living in desert and we enjoy lunch with them. We may visit Rissani and its souk. In the afternoon, we prepare for camel ride to the desert, guided by an experienced camel guide. We explore hidden beauty in the desert – in the middle of the highest sand dunes in Morocco – in Merzouga. We will have dinner at the desert camp and we stay overnight in desert tents.
Day 6 – From Merzouga Desert To Dades Gorges
Today in the morning we prepare for camel ride back to village. We enjoy desert sunrise and after breakfast in hotel, we depart to Rissani and Erfoud which is known by fossils. We drive through palm trees groves of Ziz valley, we continue towards Tinghir and the Todra Gorges to explore its valley , famous for rock climbers. We head to Boumalne Dades where we will enjoy dinner and overnight in the hotel in Dades Gorges.
Day 7 – From Dades Gorges To Marrakech
Today we drive through the Dades Valley towards Ouarzazate and then to Marrakech. We will stop at Kalaat Mgouna –the center of roses valley, we continue to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains.
Day 8 – Marrakech Guided Tour
On the last day of the Tangier desert tour, after breakfast in the riad, you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts.