7 days Marrakech Tangier desert tour
Day 1: Airport – Marrakech
Pick up at the marrakech airport at the arrival time of your flight, transfer to the riad and we begin the cultural visit of the city of Marrakech with a guide to discover its fascinating history through the famous Koutoubia (12th century), the Bahia Palace , the Sâadian Tombs (16th century) and Lunch in a typical restaurant in the Medina. Free afternoon to enjoy the Souks and the famous Jmaa El Fna square. Accommodation in a Riad with breakfast.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ait ben haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades
At 8 am departure from Marrakech towards Ouarzazate, to ksar ait ben Haddou, we will cross the Atlas Mountains (we will make small stops along the way to get closer to the beautiful landscapes and authentic Berber villages). The first stop will be the visit of the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a 16th century fortress classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and many great films were made there too (Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, the kingdom of heaven…). Then we continue to Ouarzazate, where we will have lunch and visit the kasbah of Taourirt. Then we will go to the Dades Valley and the Valley of Roses, with a stop to see locally made cosmetics, through the fascinating Skoura palm grove, where numerous ancient kasbahs stand out, among the palm trees. Arrival in Dades Valley and hotel accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: Dades – Todra Gorges – Merzouga
Breakfast at the hotel. We go to the Todra Gorges, where you can take a pleasant walk through its imposing canyon with walls of more than 200 meters of altitude, until the exit towards the desert through the palm grove of Tafilalet. Upon arrival at the hotel in the desert, our dromedaries await us to depart on a half-hour route, making our way through the dunes, until we reach the heart of the desert to contemplate the beautiful sunset. Wrapped around the Great Dune, and enjoying the music of the drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you will be able to contemplate the immense sky of stars and sleep in tents.
Day 4: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Ifran – Fez
We will wake up early in the morning. nature, we will return to the hotel for breakfast. Once ready, we will head north through the Palmeral de Tafilalet where, in 20km, we will be able to see infinity of palm trees, which makes it one of the largest palm groves in the world. Crossing it we will arrive at the Ziz Valley, a name it receives from the river that comes down from the High Atlas and that feeds the palm grove. Here we will make a mandatory stop to observe the Valley from above and see the town of Aoufous. Planned stop in Midelt, right in the heart of the atlas, to rest for a while and have lunch. In the afternoon we will continue our way passing through the Cedar Forest where if we are lucky, we can find some monkeys, without stopping passing through Ifrane, located on the most northwestern slope of the Middle Atlas, at 1,630 meters above sea level. The breadth of its avenues, its urban development, its impeccable cleanliness, its gardens and green areas and above all its architecture, more typical of an Alpine city, makes Ifrane feel out of place within Morocco and has earned the nickname of (the Moroccan Switzerland) where the Michlifen ski slope is located, one of the most important slopes in the world. Arrival in Fez around 6pm more or less. Accommodation in a riad with breakfast.
Day 5: Fez City Tour
After breakfast, we will start the guided tour of the medina, one of the largest walled cities in the world. Founded in 790 AD, placing us somewhere between the Middle Ages and today. We will explore the narrow streets lined with shops with fresh fruit, lots of spices, Berber rugs and many other objects of Moroccan art. We will visit the Royal Palace, the potters and tanners and then the oldest university in the world, before (even Oxford or the Sorbonne). Then we will have lunch in a typical restaurant in the center of the medina. After lunch we will complete the visit to the medina and return to your Riad. Accommodation with breakfast.
Day 6: Fez – Chefchaouen
After breakfast, we drive towards Chefchaouen through farmland and small villages before reaching the impressive Rif Mountains. Arrival in Chefchaouen to visit its white medina that is located in the hollow of the two mountains. Narrow, narrow streets with white and indigo buildings, small squares, ornate fountains and houses with artfully decorated doors and red tile roofs make this a charming city. Enjoy your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants with its views of the mountains. Free afternoon. Hotel accommodation with breakfast.
Day 7: Chefchaouen – Tangier
After breakfast, we go to Tangier arrival in Tangier, free time to visit the city, we will have lunch until the agreed time, transfer to the airport or port of Tangier where we will accompany you to check in your bags and show you the boarding gate, agree that it is recommended stay 2 hours in advance, here our services end and the end of the trip.
– 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning
– English speaking driver/guide
– Camel trekking
– Night in Desert camp
– Meals (at noon)