This Tangier desert tours allow you to:
- We explore blue city of Chefchaouen
- Discover Fes – most important cultural city in Morocco
- We experience Sahara desert in Merzouga
- We ride camels to reach desert camp
- Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)
- We will visit Ouarzazatte and kashab of Ait Benhaddou
PROGRAM 6 DAYS TOUR FROM TANGIER TO MARRAKECH / DESERT
DAY 1: TANGER – CHEFCHAOUEN – FES :
During the first day of your Tangier desert tours, we will meet you at the port and drive through the Rif mountains. Hence passing by Tetoun city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains, till we get to Chefchaouan. It’s one of the stunning villages in the feet of Rif mountains. Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes . So if we have time we can do a short visit and continue our way to Fes. There we will spend the night in traditional Moroccan riad. with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 2: EXPLORING FES – IFRANE –MIDDLE ATLAS MOUNTAIN – MIDELT :
After breakfast we will have an explorative morning of Fes medina. So you will visit many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. In the first place Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. So your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries . Then at about 1:00 pm we will continue our Tangier desert tours, drive south to Ifrane and Azrou through the Middle Atlas mountain. So there you will have the opportunity to see the monkeys in the wild life. Then arrive to Midelt and overnight in a fancy hotel kasbah with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 3 :MIDELT – RISSANI – MERZOUGA DESERT AND CAMELTREKKING :
So today after breakfast we will start Travelling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock. Hence you’ll see views of the high Atlas plateau and the scenery changing to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Then we’ll continue our Tangier desert tours through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the highest sand dune Morocco and spend the night there. Finally overnight at our desert camp where you will have your dinner.
DAY 4: MERZOUGA DESERT – TODRA GORGE- DADES VALLEY- OUARZAZATE :
Your camel Guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Then you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. Then after breakfast and hot shower, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges. In the first place they are highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco and after lunch in the heart of the gorges we will continue to Dades valley and roses valley. Then arrive to Ouarzazate (the Hollywood of Africa). Finally overnight accommodation will be in a fancy traditional guesthouse with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 5: OUARZAZATE- AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH- MARRAKECH :
After breakfast in your raid , we will drive to the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. In fact the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Then after touring this UNESCO matrimonial historical site, our Tangier desert tours will continue through the majestic Tizi ‘n’ tichka pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains. So we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive views and visit the argan oil cooperative. Then lunch in the heart of the mountains. Afterwards We will arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon and still have some time to explore the famous square (jamaa lafna ). Finally overnight in traditional riad in the medina. with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 6: DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT :
Today you will have more time to explore Marrakech. So tell the time of your departure of your flight. Then drive to the airport, end of Tangier desert tours.