Morocco North and South, Imperial Cities, Gorges, Kasbahs, Valleys, Forests, Deserts and the warm welcome of the Berber People with a glass of mint tea.
Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen
Arrival at Tangier, you will be collected at the port or airport in the same city. Departure to Chefchaouen, stoppingfor a visit in Tetouan on the way to the Spanish city. We will depart for a visit of the city,stroll through the streets and old houses painted in colours of blue and white, and also contemplate its panoramic views. Bed and breakfast in the hotel and dinner at the Plaza de Chefchaouen.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Roman Ruins – Meknes – Fez
We go to Fez on the forest borders of the Rif Mountains. Arrival at the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, visit the ruins with a local guide, “optional”. Continue to Meknes, a city that reached its peak thanks to Sultan Moulay Ismael. Visit the palace and the famous Bab Mansour, Dar El Maa and Royal Granaries. Then on to Fez.Dinner and overnight in Riad / Hotel.
Day 3: Fez – Fez (guided tour to discover the largest Medina in Morocco)
Full day dedicated to discover the intellectual city of the kingdom. There are many monuments you can visit: Medersas (Koranic schools), Bou Inania, Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin, Souks, Fez El-Jedid, the Quaraouiyine Mosque (first university in the world).Dinner and overnight in Riad / Hotel.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Monkey Forest – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert
From Fez we go to the Middle Atlas, to visit Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Africa. The following town will be Azrou “the rock”, a Berber village known for its handicrafts, carpets and wood carving. Afterwardswe arrive in Midelt. The road follows the Tizi Talghemt pass or Camels Neck, 1907 meters. The landscape is breathtaking; the mountains are completely naked, covered with a purple coat. Arrival in Errachidia and we start to cross the Tafilalet massif towards the palm grove of Erfoud, and finally in the direction of the desert camp. Night in a Haima – Berber tent.
Day 5:Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorge – Valley of Roses – Palm Skoura – Ouarzazate Out on the road towards
the palm oasis of Rissani and Jorf located on the right bank of Oued Ziz, then to the Ksar of Touroug; framed by spectacular oasis. Then we pass Tinejdad before reaching Tinerhir. After lunch we walk through the Todra Gorge. Then we go through the beautiful Boumalne Dades valley visiting Kelaat M’gouna and Valley of Roses which is in full bloom during the month of May. Arrival in Ouarzazate, possibility of visiting the Kasbah of Taourirt which was the residence of the Pasha of Marrakech.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou -Telouet – Marrakech
We go to Marrakech through the Tizi-n Tichka pass (2260m), the “neck of pasture”. The route is interrupted by an alternative track with an option to visit the famous Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. Then continue our journey to the visit the palace of “The Pasha Glaoui” of Marrakesh, located in the Kasbah of Telouet. From there we take the windy road to the Tichka pass that offers a spectacular panorama with lots of colours on the plain of Haouz. Arrive in Marrakech. Dinner and overnight in Riad / Hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech – Marrakech
Morning tour of the city that gave its name to Morocco. It extends to the majestic seasonally snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Its history is linked to the different dynasties that invaded it and its political, economic and culturaltraditions. This metropolis has always dominated the Maghreb history. Marrakech is also the city where the permanent show is seen in the famous Jemaa el Fna square; which for several centuries constitutes the most incredible popular theatre world:snake charmers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, fortune tellers, actors and acrobats. In Marrakech there are countless places to visit, for example, Medersa Ben Youssef, the Menara, the Dar Si Said Museum, the Garden of Agdal, the Tombs Saadian and Palaces Badi and Bahia …. Free afternoon and dinner at the famous square.Overnight at Hotel or Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Marrakech Airport Transfer
Free time and transfer to the airport according to flight schedule. End of tour 8 days Tangier to the Desert and our services.
Included in the Tour:
- Private Tour, there will be no more people in the group
- Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport or wherever you want.
- Transportation Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 or minibus.
- English speaking driver
- 7 nights accommodation in rooms (2 nights with dinner and breakfast 5 nights breakfast only).
- Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
- Local guide in Fez and Marrakech.
- Camel ride to the camp (a camel per person)
- 1 night in half board at the desert camp of Erg Chebbi
Not Included in the Tour:
- Meals noon
- Dinner in Chefchaouen, Marrakech and Fez.
- Entrances to Monuments