PRIVATE & GUIDED 5 DAYS SAHARA TOUR FROM TANGIER
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 – FEZ GUIDED TOUR:
You will have half of the 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 3 : FEZ – AZROU – ZIZ GORGES ZIZ VALLEY – DESERT ERG CHEBBI – CAMEL TREK TOUR:
After breakfast we leave the city , and we move to nature , Middle Atlas mountains . we make a quick stop at cedar forest in Azrou , take a few photos with entertaining and well loved apes . we continue our trip onto Midelt the ‘apple’ of morocco , Errachidia , and Erfoud to explore fossils that’s been there for thousands of years . Then we pass by Rissani and last but not least desert of Erg Chebbi next to Merzouga where will be spending the night in a beautiful hotel getting supper and listening to local music .
DAY 4 : 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 near to the high dunes of erg chebbi.
DAY 5 : OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH
Today’s main stop is the one and only Ouarzazat the African Hollywood , if you’re 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.