6 Days From Tangier to Desert Merzouga
Day 1 : Tangier – Chefchawen
Your trip advisor and private transportation will meet you in Tangier. Your adventures start as we drive towards Chefchaouen known for its charming palette of blue and white buildings, once there you will get to embrace the culinary art of this region and stroll around it’s dazzling alleyways. You will be spending the night in this town in your hotel/riad where you can relax and rest.
Day 2 : Chefchawen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez
The morning starts with the fresh breeze of the city of Chefchaouen, later on, our journey will take us to the archeological ruins of Volubilis. The ruins are an outstanding example of the different kinds of civilizations that made Morocco their home and are still present in the cultural traditions in the country. This makes it an ideal place for a stroll through its beauty and history. Our next stop is the imperial city of Meknes one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate Moulay Ismail, you will explore this historic place and be captivated by its magic. Finally, we will arrive at the ancient city of Fez, the cultural capital of Morocco, it is one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. Your adventure for today ends here in your hotel or riad were you can rest and freshen up.
Day 3 : Fez Sightseeing
Today your local tour guide will meet you at your hotel and help you discover the city’s most amazing places such as medersa bou inania, medersa el-attarine, Fez el Bali the city’s oldest neighborhood and many more charming sites, tonight you will spend a second night in your hotel or riad in Fes .
Day 4 : Fez – Ifran – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga
After breakfast you will get to discover more of the enchanting city of Fez before we take the road in direction to the neighboring town of Ifrane also known as the Switzerland of Morocco because of its similar architecture. After exploring the city, we will continue the journey to Midelt, a very small town that sits between the Middle and High Atlas, the landscape of this place offers some breathtaking views, especially of the eastern High Atlas which seems to rise out of nowhere. Midelt will provide us with a handy break before our next destination, the oasis town of Erfoud chosen by many film makers for the beautiful oasis landscapes and captivating magic. We will pass by the city of Rissani, this city has gained popularity as a destination where visitors can still experience the true mystique of Morocco and where tradition and culture are a way of life. We will finally arrive at the Saharan town of Merzouga. Here we will pick up supplies for your desert trip the Erg Chebbi desert. We will reach our final stop at sunset giving you the opportunity for a 90 minute camel ride with incredible views. You will spend the night in a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at the desert camp.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley
Today you will be woken up by an amazing sunrise in the desert and after breakfast we will head back to the town of Merzouga and continue our way to our next destination. We will continue driving through the valley of ziz were you will be able to appreciate the hypnotizing beauty of nature in this region. Our next destination is the city of Tinejdad, a small city located in the province of Erachidia. The road will take us to a 300m-deep fault that splits limestone into a deep ravine at some stages wide enough for a crystal-clear river to cut through. The gorge is part of a landscape of gravity defying rocks stacked in all shades of red that give the impression they might crumble in front of your eyes.
Day 6 : Dades Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
You will be woken up surrounded by the beauty of the valley, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel we will continue the journey to the city of Ouarzazate, a city of a vibrant culture and artistic traditions. Ouarzazate is a quiet province of incredible beauty it is also known for its film studios, once reaching this city you will be able to walk the streets or explore the studios on the same pathway Then we will arrive at Ait Benhaddou an ancient fortified city that has been the scenery for numerous Hollywood movies because of its incomparable beauty, you will have the opportunity to walk through its captivating alleyways and explore its magic for the rest of the journey the Atlas Mountains will accompany you offering you amazing and surreal landscapes until we reach our final stop of the day the city of Marrakech where you will have dinner and rest in your hotel or riad.