7 Days from Tanger to Merzouga Desert
Here is 7 days & 6 nights tour inquiry Tangier to the Desert:
DAY 1 TANGER – RIF MOUNTAINS – CHEFCHAOUEN
from your accommodation at Tangier, our journey accross Morocco’s most unique destinations starts. First we are going to visit the city of Tetouan, sits at the foot of the spectacular Rif mountains, with an Andalusian mark on the city’s architecture; offering you a fascinating blend of the arabic and spanish culture. Here you will enjoy a traditional Lunch before continuing our trip; Right after, by crossing the charming unspoiled Rif mountains, we will reach the gem of the north, beautifuly sits between the Rif mountains, the colored city of Chefchaouen, where you will enjoy strolling around its beautiful blue and white shaded alleys, to discover of the best work shops of arts and crafts; To end up at the unique square of Utta El hmmam. Dinner and overnight will be at a traditional riad/hotel.
DAY 2 CHEFCHAOUEN- VOLUBILIS -FEZ
In the morning, you will get to enjoy a traditional breakfast at the riad before resuming our trip. Our next destination is going to be a site from the 25 BC century “Volubilis”, the roman’s ruines site; here you will have a guided tour and our guide will make sure to educate you more about this place, because it’s worth to know about. Right after, not far from the site, stands our next destination; one of the important historical sites in the country, the old town of Moulay Drisss Zerhoun where the founder of Islam in North Africa is buried. Later in the afternoon, we are going to drive to the culturral capital of Morocco the city of Fes,where you will be spending the night at an hotel at the heart of the ancient medina; dinner included.
DAY 3 FEZ MEDINA GUIDED TOUR
In today’s program, we offer you with our guide ,a private tour around this historical city and, all its impressive monuments. Firstly you will get to visit the marvelous gate of the Royal palace, then continue to explore the old jewish headquarter, the first ever in Morocco and, by digging into the ancient medina, our guide will take you to onr of the oldest mosque and universty in the world “El Quaraouine”, also the Attarine museum that was a location for traders from all over the world, that were passing by Fes, in the museum you will see a blend of the arabic and, the Andalusian arts and crafts. Passing by tanneries, a palette of colors look alike where the carpets get colored and done. Lunch will be in a restaurant at the ancient medina, where a traditional dish will be served. Thereupon, we will continue our tour around the impressive monuments of Fes; to fish in the late afternoon at the Marinids tombs, in front of a panoramic view all over the old medina of Fes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 FEZ – ERFOUD – ERG CHEBBI DESERT CAMP
After breakfast, our trip continues south of Morocco crossing; the city of Ifrane, also known as the “Switzerland of Morocco”, a beautiful city with a unique European touch. Leading us to the city of Azrou, crossing the largest Cedar forests in Morocco, beautifuly covering the road through the middle Atlas mountains. By crossing the Tizi n’Talghamt mountain pass, we will arrive at the agricultural capital of the country, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will continue our trip, driving through the landscapes that changes from green, to rocky along the way to the city of Errachidia where you will have a short round in this charming city; Thereupon, passing by the impressive Ziz Valley and, the palm’s city of Erfoud; we will arrive at the late afternoon to the town of Merzouga, where you will check in a hotel near the dunes. Here you will get to restore and, prepare for our unique adventure through the dunes. After restoring, you will switch to camels with our professional guide, that will take you in a unique experience into the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi , under a swooning sunset, that will get you in the mood of an ancient traveler. Eventually, arriving at our traditional camp, where you will be welcomed by a traditional dish for dinner accompanied with a warming cup of mint tea, while listening to berber music. Overnight at a nomadic camel hair tent.
DAY 5 FREE DAY DESERT DUNES DISCOVERY :
In the early morning, our guide will wake you early, so you cannot miss the stunning sunrise that shines the dunes and, give the place a unique sphere. While the sun shines in your face and, warms your skin; you will enjoy a traditional breakfast. Right after, we prepared for you an entertaining tour around the surroundings of Erg Chebbi, where you will meet some berber nomads tribes, that will be happy to welcome you under the shadows of their traditional tents. You will get to know more about their special way of living besides their culture. Thereupon, we will move towards the unique village of Khamila; here you will meet the Gnawa tribes and, listen to their unique Gnawa music; Lunch will be in the village at a berber guest house. Then you will have the rest of the day to keep discovering the surroundings or the villages. At evening we will ride camels back to the camp, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 DESERT CAMP – ALNIF – TODRA GORGE
Breakfast at the Khamila village, then we will continue our trip; visiting the beautiful city of Erfoud, where you will have a short round to admire this unspoiled oasis city, that is known around Morocco with its good quality dates. Thereupon, we will resume towards Morocco’s pride and a destination for hickers and climber from all over the world; one of the most spectacular canyons around the world, the Todgha gorges; here you will have the chance to hike and, share the mud passes with locals and, their packing animals. Later in the evening, you will spend the night at a hotel in the area, with dinner included.
DAY 7 TODGHA GORGE – DADES – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE
After breakfast, you will discover the Dades gorges and, the famous Monkey toes mountains; after a quiet stay, we will drive through the road of the thousand kasbahs and the beautiful Skoura. Till we reach the fascinating Roses Valley; literally a carpet of roses as far as the eye can see, here you will have the opportunity to stretch your legs, between this refreshing yet swooning landscapes. Lunch at a mountain side restaurant in front of the Kalaat Mgouna’s beauty nature. Eventually, arriving at the city of Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night at a hotel with dinner included.
Day 8 Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech:
After enjoying breakfast, we offer you a tour around the “ Hollywood of Africa”, Ouarzazate where you will discover one of the biggest film studios around the world the “Atlas studio”. Our guide will make sure to show you every important set that had been a part from a universal movie. Next we will head over to a south master-piece, standing there over centuries with its unique architecture and marvelous gates; the Kasbah of Taourirt. After a quiet stay, we will draw our way back to the red city of Marrakech. Crossing the highest mountain pass in north Africa with an altitude of 2,260 m; offering you a panoramic views over the high Atlas mountains and, landcapes dotted with tiny bereber villages. Eventually, arriving at Marrakech, where we will transfer you to a location from your desire. Here our services will end.
What’s included in these 7 days Desert Tour
– Private tour in 4×4 vehicle with A/C
– Hotel/riad overnight stays ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Per person
– Turban for each for the Camel trip in the Desert