Explore the wonders of Morocco on our 7 days cultural tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech, passing through the blue pearl Chefchaouen, the ancient cities Fes, Meknes, the vibrant red city Marrakesh, the cinema region of Morocco Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou, witnessing the beauty of the traditional simple life of the ancient berber villages and the majestic Merzouga desert.
Today, we will embark on a journey departing from Tangier, making our way towards the enchanting town of Chefchaouen, with a brief stop in the city of Tetouan, renowned for its immaculate white-washed walls and streets. Our route will take us through the awe-inspiring Rif Mountains, offering captivating vistas, before arriving at the picturesque and widely acclaimed "blue city" of Morocco, Chefchaouen, a picturesque city nestled beneath the peaks of the Rif Mountains, known for its blue-washed houses and streets.
We will drop you off at your accommodation, where you can rest before treating yourself to a memorable walk through Morocco's prettiest town.
Overnight in Chefchaouen. BB
Today, our destination is Fes, the most historical and culturally rich city in Morocco.
As we depart from Chefchaouen, we will drive through the Rif Mountains to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, an archaeological site dating back to the 3rd century BC.
After visiting the Roman site, we will drive a few kilometers to the whitewashed town of Moulay Idriss, one of Morocco's most important pilgrimage sites.
Next, we will continue our journey to Meknes, a UNESCO site and Morocco's most fortified imperial city. We will visit its highlight sites, including the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Qara prison, L'hdim square, and Sehrij E'ssouani.
At the end of the day, we will arrive in Fes and drop you off at your accommodation in the heart of the old city.
Overnight in Fes.
Today, join us on a comprehensive and guided city tour of the renowned Old Medina of Fes. Experience all the fascinating attractions that the Old Medina of Fes has to offer, including the renowned handicrafts, the iconic tanneries, the historic Al-Quaraouine University, the captivating Madrasas, and the bustling narrow local markets of the old city. This city tour is highly customizable, catering to your individual preferences and needs.
In the evening, be escorted by our knowledgeable local city guide to your traditional Riad accommodation located in the heart of the Old City of Fes. Enjoy your evening at leisure and savor the peaceful ambiance of the city. Overnight stay In Fes in the traditional Riad (BB)
Early Morning, we will meet you in your Riad and start our tour toward Merzouga Desert.
Our first stop will be in Ifrane city. nicknamed as Switzerland of Morocco in the Middle Atlas.
We will drive Few kilometers from the city is where the cedar tree forest of Azrou, hosting a type of Macaque called the Barbary apes. We will have a moment to enjoy with the monkeys before we get back on the road again.
Our next stop will be in Midelt, the country of apples. We will have lunch in this beautiful city and then drive through the Atlas Mountains alongside the Ziz Valley to reach the city of Er-Rachidia which is the gate to the Desert and the southern parts of Morocco.
We will drive more south via the Ziz Oases filed with palm tree groves and Berber villages along the way.
We will reach Erfoud, which is a place of fossils that dates back hundreds of million years, and its is the last city before our main destination Merzouga Desert.
We will reach Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. A pleasant pit stop in our hotel in the dune lines before you start your camel ride adventure to our camp inside the dunes.
Overnight in a desert camp inside the dunes with a traditional local music live show around the fire at night.
Overnight in Merzouga Desert in a desert camp. (HB)
Today, we will enjoy exploring Merzouga desert and get to know about the nomad's life. After picking you up from your desert camp, we will drive through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. A dramatic scenery and one of Morocco’s top sights. Our first stop will be at the Nomad’s tent where we will be invited to a traditional cup of tea while chatting with the nomads and discover their culture and their way of life.
We then, move closer to the coal mines located in Mefis village. tunnels and holes wherelocal eople used to work during the French occupation.
Next, we head to Khamlia village, whose inhabitants are believed to be descended from the slave that were escaped from the slave trading caravans. This village is known for their traditional type of music known as Gnaoua. We will enjoy together traditional music live show before we treat ourselves for with a local traditional lunch in a local restaurant specialized in Berber Pizza.
After lunch, we will continues to another hidden treasures of the desert. A surprising lake in the middle of the desert, and a life source for many desert birds such as the desert warblers and flocks of flamingos.
At the end of our excursion, we will take you back to the hotel in the dune lines to rest and enjoy the dunes view from your terrace.
After you rest, a multiple optional desert sports and activities can be arranged for you if you prefer to.
Overnight in Merzouga Desert in a desert camp. (HB)
Today, a morning walk to the tallest dune nearby to enjoy a spectacular sunrise, then shower and breakfast before we leave the desert camp.
As we leave the desert, our first stop will be in Rissani town which is used to be one of Morocco first trading posts of gold and slaves.
The city also is an important commercial point with its crowded Souks and local markets. We will take a walk in the Souks and enjoy the authentic way of life that this small city offers.
Our way then, continues toward Tinghir, a former trading place for the caravans many hundred years ago. Few kilometres from the city, we will arrive the Todgha Gorges. A natural rock formation of 300 meters canyons forming a limestone path filled with water coming from the roots of the Anti-Atlas Mountains.
Next, we drive through the road of thousands of Kasbahs to reach the country of figs; Dades Valley. A beautiful scenery filled with different dramatic landscapes along the Dedes Valley.
We will spend the night inside the Dades Gorges and enjoy a spectacular view of the green fields filled with a lot of fig, and walnut trees.
Overnight in Dades Valley. (HB)
After breakfast, we will continue our tour toward Marrakech. We will drive via the Imgoun valley or the valley of roses and Skoura Oases. A pleasant stop in the Oases to visit the famous Amridil Kasbahs from the 17th century, one of Morocco’s most authentic Kasbahs.
Our way continues to Ouarzazate city known as Cinema capital of Morocco since it is a Hollywood backdrop of many international movies and series. We will visit the Touaririrt Kasbah one of the city’s main sights before we drive for more few kilometers to arrive to the famous kasbahs of Ait-Benhaddou. A UNESCO-protected red mudbrick village which most of its buildings dates back to the caravans era in the 11th century. This fortified village is also a significant backdrop for many famous films and series such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
Next, we will drive to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains, we will enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Tizi N’tichka pass 2260m.
Once we reach Marrakech, we will drop you at your accommodation inside the old city of Marrakech.