6 Days from Tanger to Marrakech desert tour

Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen

We will meet you at Tangier ” Port, Hotel or Airport”. Then we will travel to the blue city of Chefchaouen. We will cross the Rif mountains passing by this city of Tetaouan. Upon arrival to the blue city of Chefchaouen, We will meet our local guide “If he was include the trip”. Afterwards, We will go on a walking visit with him to explore the blue and white alleys of chefchaouen with its flowers buckets. Lunch break in a restaurant at the blue city square of Otta Hamam. After lunch you decide if you want to explore more of the city on your own, before driving back to the hotel. Dinner and over night.

Day 2 : Chefchouen – Ouazzan – Rif moutains – Fes.

After breakfast, We will travel to Fes. Crossing the Rif mountains with its green hills of olive trees. We will pass by the city of Ouazzan before we arrive at Fes city. There we will meet our local guide to take us on guided trip around the old Medina of Fez.
In the afternoon, We will drive back to our riad or hotel in Fes. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou Cedar forest – Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga Desert

After breakfast, We will travel from Fes to Ifrane, known as ” Switzerland of Morocco”. Before we cross the anti Atlas mountains, We will pass by the Cedar forest of Azrou. There, We will meet these monkeys in the forest. We will stop for a while to feed them and take some photos with them

Afterwards, We will continue our day tour to Zaida village, where we will stop for lunch break, passing by these skiing hills of Mischlifn.

After lunch, We will travel to the desert via Midelt “Apple capital of Morocco” and pass by the anti Atlas moutains, enjoying the sceneries of their colorful edges.

Before we get to the sand dunes, We will pass by this valley of Ziz, including a stop in a panoramic park to see and take some photos of this fabulous valley full of palm and olive trees. Afterwards, we will cross it passing by its Berber villages along the road. Upon arrival to Erfoud city we will continue to the desert dunes passing by the black volcanic desert mountains and fields of black stones. Upon arrival to the desert, We will be welcomed with a glass of Berber tea at our hotel while we check-in for our rooms. Dinner and night.

Day 4: Merzouga desert excursion around the sand dunes – Camel trekking – Night in camp

After breakfast, We will get ready to explore the desert with our English speaking driver.
We will start with a visit to this lake of Yasmina. This lake is a miracle for Nomads, where they feed their camels and sheep.

After few photos with this lake, We will continue our excursion to visit Nomads famillies behind the sand dunes. These Berber famillies prefer this way of life which makes travel around with their packages looking for water and grass around the Sahara. We will stop at their tent and have a cup of tea with them before continuing to Miffis mines by crossing the village of Miffiss and Ralley Dakar off-road itinerary, There we will visit a Fossil Quarry, Where they pick up these fossils to workshop in Erfoud. These fossils are known with their amazing table decoration with million years animals inside.

Before finishing our day trip around the desert, We will visit this black people village called “Khamlia”. This village is famous in the desert with its black people who were slaves long time ago. These people known as Gnawa with their soul music, There we’ll visit there music house or small music school. We will be welcomed with a cup of tea and take a set to watch these black men dressed in white Moroccan dress called “Djjelaba”. We will then enjoy a short music dance of Gnawa before continuing to a restaurant in the same village for lunch break. “Berber pizza or Couscous on order”.

After lunch, We will drive back to the hotel. There we will get ready for our Camel excursion to the top of Sand dunes to catch the sunset. From there, We will then continue with camels to our Berber camp for dinner and overnight under thousand desert bright stars and quiet peaceful sky.

Day 5: Merzouga desert – Rissani – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges

After breakfast in the Camp restaurant, We will pack our luggage to start another beautiful day full of natural sceneries. We will travel from Merzouga dunes to Rissani and Erfoud passing by the black desert fields with its Accassia trees. According to your choice, we can pick a stop at one of Erfoud fossils workshop to explore how they make tables and bath sinks with these amazing fossils.
We then continue our way towards Todra Gorges, passing by these Berber villages of the middle Sahara. Upon arrival to Todra gorges, we will go for a walk in between the canyons, enjoying the fresh cold breeze and waterfall sounds.
After a while, we will continue our excursion by travelling to Dades Canyons. On the way, we will cross Dades valley with its Berber Kasbahs in both sides with its panoramic edge. There, we will see these natural rocks called “Monkey toes” because of its form. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 6: Dades gorges – Rose valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, We will travel to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, passing by the Rose valley with its thousand Kasbahs in the both sides along the valley. We will pass by Kalaat M’gouna which is “the capital of the Rose” and Ouarzazate city, which is known as “the hollywood of Africa”. 30 Kms from Ouarzazate, We will meet this Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. One of the most exotic and best preserved Kasbahs in the entire Atlas Region. The Kasbah now is under UNESCO protection and has magnificent views of the surrounding palmeries and beyond. We will go for a visit to the Kasbah and explore its mud alleys and rocks stairs. Afterwards, We will continue to Marrakech passing high Atlas mountains of Tizi-N-tichka. Upon arrival, We will drop your at your hotel or riad hoping you enjoyed the tour with our team. End of service.

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