8-Days Merzouga Desert Private Tour From Marrakech By Blue Chefchaouen And Fes

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Enjoy a perfect mix of culture, history, and adventure in just over a week in this 8-day Tour to High Atlas mountains, deserts, and oases. Ride camels in the Sahara, Explore souks, tanneries, and artisan workshops in medieval Fes, Discover the well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis, Wander the charming blue streets of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains ending in the commercial capital of Casablanca,

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Marrakech ⇨ Ait Benhaddou ⇨ Ouarzazate ⇨ Rose Town ⇨ Dades Valley

Stop At: High Atlas Mountains

the first days may change, however the overall activities are similar we will greet you and start your 8-day tour, by travel to the Dades Valley via the Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) Pass and over the High Atlas Mountains. Today in this 8-day tour you will enjoy traveling through the dramatic sceneries and the fascinating views of the Berber villages and the amazing landscape changing as the day progresses.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou

Your first stop will be at the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah , the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 13th century, it is now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, which today still houses many Glaoui family members. you will have a guided visit in this fortified Berber village here you will feel like you are a movie star . Lunch by the Kasbah

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ouarzazate

Continue to Ouarzazate city famous for cinema and movies as Game Of Thrones, Gladiator, Lawrence Of Arabia… The journey continues to Dades Gorge through the road of “the Thousand Kasbahs”, which offers many fine photo opportunities of nature

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Boumalne Dades

You will make a stop in oasis town at Skoura in the birds valley to see the standing 18th century Kasbah of Ameridhil, we’ll get to Kalaat Mgouna - famous for pick roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May then Dades valley.

Duration: 12 hour

Day 2 Dades Valley ⇨ Todra Gorge ⇨ Rissani ⇨ Merzouga Desert Camel trek

Stop At: Gargantas del Todra

after breakfast we head to Merzouga desert is one of the largest wind blown dunes in Morocco, Erg Chebbi Sahara . Through the Berber village Tinghir is a charming city by Todra valley and palm tree droves. we visit the famous Todra Gorge where the cliffs are as high as 300m and only 10 m apart. you have chance to hike in the beigest canyon in Morocco. We leave Todra passing through many Berber villages as Tinjdad where we can stop for lunch or if you preferable continue to Rissani where you could have the local specialty Berber Pizza for lunch if we get there by Midday

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Merzouga Desert

After lunch we make our way to Merzouga to meet the camels are waiting for you to join the camel trekking experience. The camels take you to a Berber camp in the middle of Erg Chebbi golden sand dunes. the south east of Morocco desert is large as 35 km long and 5 to 8 km wide it is also reputed as the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is a unique and diverse environment. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min from Merzouga town to the nomadic camp where we continue the spirit of the nomadic Berber lifestyle. There we set up few Berber tents with additional restaurant and kitchen with western toilets. After dinner, you gather around the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums. you will be free for a romantic walk on sand dunes to see the starry sky with a big chance to see a shooting star. Spending the night in the camp in the middle of Erg Chebbi Desert.

Duration: 12 hour

Day 3 Merzouga ⇨ Tour of The Dunes ⇨ Visit Nomad Families

Stop At: Merzouga Desert

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you’ll start the largest tour of the dunes through couple of Berber villages, you’ll stop in Khamlia village it’s a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals. Set off to other sights you’ll «live like a nomad” experience the simple life through visiting them in their tent.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Erg Chebbi

Here, in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco, enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and golden shifting dunes. Arrive at the stunning accommodation.

Duration: 12 hour

Day 4 Merzouga Desert ⇨ ZIZ Valley ⇨ Midelt ⇨ Ifran ⇨ Fes

Stop At: Midelt

After breakfast, departure to Fes we Drive up Northwards Fes via the so exquisite views of the 1000 ZIZ-Palm trees, Then Lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ifrane National Park

Then have a pet stop to enjoy some time with Monkeys in Azrou Cedar Forest, afterwards visit the Moroccan Switzerland “” IFRAN” then up to Fes in the evening

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 5 Fes – Historical Tour

Stop At: Fes el-Bali

Discover the alluring charm of Fes Guided Tour Full Day. After picking you up from your hotel or Riad, you will first visit the magnificent Royal Palace to admire its fabulous giant gates and fascinating architecture. Explore The Mellah The Ancient Jewish Quarter, The Andalusian Style Jnane Sbile Gardens, The Batha Museum and Marvelous Towers. Next, you will explore the Old Medina, a UNESCO world heritage site known as the Medina, with shops selling carpets, silver, carpets, silver , and the most captivating handicrafts. You will be introduced to the famous Al-Karaouine university dating back to 859, the sophisticated architecture of Najjarine Fountain, the ancient Chouara Tannery, and the blue-tiled Gate of Bab Boujloud.

Duration: 24 hour

Day 6 Fes ⇨ Meknes ⇨ Volubilis ⇨ Chefchaouen

Stop At: Meknes Medina

After breakfast we Drive you to the imperial city of Meknes, Discover walls with monumental gates dating back to XVII-century as Royal Palace, Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis, Bab Mansour and El Heri es-Souan huge granaries and stables built by Moulay Ismail's soldiers. *Go to the underground channels which bring fresh water from Middle Atlas Mountains *Stop in Moulay Ismail Mausoleum *Visit Place-El-Hedim great monumental and other places. After we Drive you to Volubilis Roman ruins.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Volubilis

Arrive at Volubilis an attractive preserved Roman ruins. Together We will learn more about the historical and the cultural Roman city by looking at the ruins of the Arch of Caracalla, Basilica and Capitoline Temple. After lunch, Drive passing through Ain Lah, Royal family firm, Zagotta, Dam Achahad & Rif mountain. *Stops to enjoy the landscape, cool air, and capture photos.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chefchaouen

Drive to Chefchaouen passing through the beginning of the Rif Mountains, before we arrive at the beautiful pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen.

Duration: 12 hour

Day 7 Exploring Blue City Of Chefchaouen

Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina

After breakfast, we will start exploring Chefchaouen ( known as the blue city ). It is a small charming, clean and fresh town. you'll stroll around the old Medina with its old restorated kasbah, Plaza Utta Hammas, the square at the heart of the town is really an ideal place to relax. with its steep, narrow cobbled streets and white washed walls, blue doors, windows and mountains as a backdrop makes from Chefchaouen a wonderfull place for fascinating pictures. You will have an opportunity to meet with locals, wander in the souks (markets) and enjoy this amazing town.

Duration: 24 hour

Day 8 Chefchaouen ⇨ Rabat ⇨ Casablanca

Stop At: Rabat Old Town

After breakfast, We leave Chefchaouen then we will set off to the administrative capital of Morocco, Rabat. In Rabat, you will visit : The magnificent Kasbah of Oudayas, Hassan Tower with its uncompleted minaret, the Mausoleum of Mahammed V and the Hassan 2 (father of the current king )

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hassan II Mosque

after we drive to Casablanca the economic capital of Morocco, We will make a visit to the Hassan II Mosque. the second largest in the world, a beautiful building and with spectacular views over the sea. Today is last day, We will bring you to the Airport or hotel of your choice in Casablanca

Duration: 1 hour
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