8 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM TANGIER TO MERZOUGA DESERT AND MARRAKECH
DAY 1 : TANGIER – TETOUAN – CHEFCHAOUEN
Our first day together will start off with picking you up from your hotel In Tangier. Then we go straight towards Chefchaouen ‘the pearl of north’, or the blue city as people like to call it . its name derives from the phrase “chouf chouen” which literally means look at homes , those stylized houses with a fine touch of both Andalusian and European architecture . So you will have the chance to explore its narrow streets in the old medina, take pictures for souvenirs, and then we visit Rass el Ma a water source that is used for irrigation and washing clothes. We’re sure you’ll be struck by the extravagant beauty of its narrow streets adorned with green plants and red roses. We will also take a long walk besides the dignifying running river of this charming town , and drink mint tea in the grand square called “ Plaza Uta el Hamam” . you will stay the night at a beautiful hotel and have dinner as well in Chefchaouen.
DAY 2 : CHEFCHAOUEN – MEKNES – FES
We will depart at 8 a.m. in the Morning. We will Drive To Fes through the tall Rif Mountains and Meknes. One of the most ancient vast imperial cities in Morocco. another dignifying part of Meknes is the medina which includes the intricately decorated Dar jamai palace museum , the vibrant souks , has El Hedim Palace «which means literally the square of destruction « , vis-à-vis the grand giant gate “Bab Mansour” , the best point for exploration , The biggest open square in the city , it was once as busy as the Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech , with acrobats , storytellers and snake charmers playing their trade . we will continue to Fes for Overnight and accommodation.
DAY 3 : FES GUIDED TOUR:
You will have all day to explore Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the middle Ages and the modern. Here we will have our local guide in the medieval Medina you will be visiting the famous tanneries and the Karaouine mosque. After lunch, in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll visit the Merenid tombs and experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Check into your Accommodation.
DAY 4 : FES – ZIZ VALLEY – ZIZ GORGES – MERZOUGA
After breakfast we will leave the city. Driving through Middle Atlas mountains . we will make a quick stop at cedar forest in Azrou , take a few photos with entertaining and well loved apes and monkeys . We will continue our trip to Midelt the ‘apple’ of morocco , Errachidia , and Erfoud to explore fossils that’s left to be found for thousands of years. , you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the Desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. You’ll have lunch in the last and then still continue the road through the exuberant Ziz valley. We will make quick stops to admire the overwhelming landscapes. We will arrive to Merzouga at afternoon. You will have time to rest in your hotel room. You will also have a traditional supper of your choosing.
DAY 5 : ERG CHEBBI TOUR – NOMAD FAMILLY – CAMEL TREKKING TOURS
As the light of day strikes we will be wandering around the desert , we will explore the secrets of desert wild life , we will head towards El Khamlia , dance to rhythms of gnawa music , we will make a quick stop at both the oasis and the village. We will return to the desert to have a mint a tea and relax to soulful music. prepare yourself we will be riding camels for almost an hour , you will enjoy seeing sunset reflected upon the tops of sand mountains .we will stop at a nomad tent to spend the night there under a sky full of stars .
DAY 6 : CAMEL DESERT TOUR – RISSANI – TODRA GORGES – OUARZAZATE
When sun starts to rise make sure to wake up and watch the fascinating scenery as we are sure you would love it. We will return to the hotel so you can shower and have breakfast. We then drive to Rissani and Sijilmassa. The last was the capital of Tafilalt region and a very important center for trading between morocco and other southern African countries. It was founded in 757 by Arab leader Moussa ben Nasser. It also is a home to ruins of Moulay Ismail castle which was destructed by another tribe in the 1818. Also the Alaouit dynasty the current ruling family originated from that region. We will have lunch somewhere between the gorgeous gorges of Todgha. . At late evening we will arrive to Ouarzazt the gate to Sahara we will have both supper and breakfast and spend the night in a hotel.
DAY 7 : OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH
Today’s main stop is the one and only Ouarzazat the African Hollywood , if you are interested enough we will be having a special tour in the cinema studios and the cinema museum in case there’s no shooting. It is where many international movies were shot like Hideous Kinky , Gladiator , The last temptation of Christ , Babel and Alexander the great. We will also stop at Taourirt Kasbah founded in the 19th century, it gained recognition when the Glaoui family chose it as a home for them. We will then stop at Ait Benhaddou Kasbah a Unesco worldwide heritage site. The place’s fame has spread far and wide through international movies. We will surely drive by the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi nTichka pass 2260m. And as afternoon comes we will be found in Marrakech. You will check in to your hotel and have both dinner and breakfast.
DAY 8 : MARRAKECH – AIRPORT
As for the final day we will pick you up and drive you to the airport and that would be the end of our services.