7 Days From Tanger to Desert Merzouga

DAY 1 TANGER – RIF MOUNTAINS – CHEFCHAOUEN

Morocco Tours and Trips from Tangier Meet our guide at Tanger port and you make your way to chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, Tour of Chefchaouen : (or Chaouen) in the Rif Mountains, founded by the Muslims and Jews who were pushed by Christians on 15th century. the town was not known until the 20th century and had remained relatively unchanged for 500 years. It is said to give the best possible view of what an Andalucian town would look like in the time of the Moors. The city becomes a tourist destination, its narrow medinastreets, white and blue coloured houses and its beautiful situation in themiddle of the mountains makes it unique, There are cafes around the main square and hotels. Car : 1 hours – Walk : 3 hours

DAY 2 CHEFCHAOUEN- VOLUBILIS -FEZ

Departing to Fes at 10:00 pm. We will drive throughout greenhills ,open vast lands and wheat fields. We stop for lunch near Ouazane and wecontnue to Volubilis. It is the best-preserved roman ruins in Morocco. Aguided tour inside the roman site will takeyou back to the myths of Rome bythe stunning mosaic, streets, columns and baths. Not far, there is an oldvillage of MoulayDrissZerhoune where the founder of the first Arab Islamicdynasty in Morocco is buried. If time permits a stop for mint tea in this town before we head to Fez.Hotel/ Riad. Car : 5 hours – Walk : 1 hours Travel Time : 5 heures

DAY 3 FEZ MEDINA GUIDED TOUR

After breakfast, you will have a guided visit at 10:00 Am in themedina of Fès. To begin with thesouthern tower and the fortress of 16th century face to face with northern one,a panoramic view over the medieval city. We will visit an enjoyable cooperativeof pottery. It will enhance your knowledge about the making of Moroccan mosaic”zellij” and the blue pottery of Fez. A true labyrinthine old city of 8thcentury. You will travel in time back to the medieval period of the city wherepeople still work in small narrow streets, several tiny stalls of all kinds oftraditional crafts, and donkeys loaded with supplies are going up and down inthe streets of the medina. You will feel no sense of direction and time for a while. The medina of Fez is rich of its Islamic monuments: thefascinating old mosques, the University of El-Karaouiyine and its libraries. All These elements madeFez the spiritual and cultural capital of the country. enhance the day by an optional dinner with belly dancers. Car :1hours – Walk : 4 hours

DAY 4 FEZ – ERFOUD – ERG CHEBBI DESERT CAMP

Morning drive through the Middle Atlas mountains. It is home for Barbary apes called “themaggot” , native to the forest of cedar wood in the Middle Atlas. A break inIfrantown will be very appreciated. Itis a famous place for ski resorts in Morocco and it is established during theFrench protectorate. We are having lunch in Medilt known for its best productions of apples inMorocco. Stop for the photo in Zizvalley which is the beginning of palm grovesand dates. Erfoud is the capital of Fossils in Morocco so you will have thischance to visit one of the factories where they make beautiful articles out of marble.And right after that we visit the mausoleum of Mouay Ali Chref in Rissanithe founder of the actualAlaouite dynasty of Morocco at 17thcentury.We drive to Erg Chebbi time for a cup of tea and packing for desertcamp. Meet up with Camels for camel-ride andhead to the dunes to watch the sunset .Overnight in the Berber tent. Car:7 hours -Walk : 2 hours

DAY 5 FREE DAY DESERT DUNES DISCOVERY :

Meet Nomads Gnaoua Music Free Time Car: 4hours – Walk : 2 hours

DAY 6 DESERT CAMP – ALNIF – TODRA GORGE

Early wake up for the sun rise and camel ride back to dunes line. Time for breakfast and shower after we Head to Tinjidad and we pull over tosee the old underground system ofirrigation “khatarat” which is still used in the oasis of Jorf . Lunch inToudravalley . It has beautiful kasbahs and mountains along 15 km of palm groves. To Arrive the spectacular gorgesof 300 m high and to enjoy a little walk near the river of Toudra. Overnight in Kasbah hotel . Car: 4 hours -Walk : 2 hours

DAY 7 TODGHA GORGE – DADES – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE

We head to Dades Valley to seethe beautiful formations of High Atlas Mountains and of its one thousand Kasbah. Green fieldsof figs, almonds, apricots, peach, walnut and pomegranate trees. Next will beRose valley, famous of rosewater and crèmes for the beauty extractedfrom Damascena Rose which you find insome expensive perfumes, skin care, body care, cosmetic, hair caring, medicineetc. Women have to pick up the blossoms in the very early morning. In May locals celebrate the harvest of roses ina festival. And you see kids on bothsides of the road selling necklaces made of roses. Crossing the old palmery ofSkoura to arrive Ouarzazate. Car : 3 hours – Walk : 2 hours

Day 8 Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech.

Ouarzazate has 3 studios of cinema and beautiful kasbahs . Optional visitof Taourert Kasbah Then we drive to Ait ben Haddou village. We explorethe most preserved village of the southof the country, classified as one of world’s heritages by UNISCO in 1987and a series of movies were made in thisvillage Gladiator , Prince of Persia …We will do some walking insidethe village and we continue alongOunila valley to reach Telouet Kasbah, a bigfort of the Pacha who was the most powerful man of the south. Crossing thespectacular High Atlas Mountains Pass (Tizi-n-Tichka 2260 m ALT ) to arrive Marrakech. What’s included in this Desert Tours From Marrakech: – Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C – Driver/guide – Fuel – Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included) – Camel Trekking & Night in Desert – Camel Per person – Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert – Sandboarding in The Dunes Not included : – Flight – Lunchs – Drinks NOTE : If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you’re looking for ,contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.

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