Morocco desert tour of 5 days/ 4 nights from Tangier to Marrakech through Chefchaouen, Fes, Ziz valley and Merzouga Desert, as well as Todra gorge and Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
Upon meet up your driver, head towards Chefchaouen through the Rif Mountains and Tetouan. enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape along the way. Once in the beautiful blue city, the entire day is yours to explore on yourself. Perhaps you would like to stroll around this unique town which is decorated with a blend of white and blue buildings and surrounded by many funky arts, crafts stores, roof-top restaurants, as well as Cafés.
This morning, set out for the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire. Moreover, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a unique glimpse into ancient Morocco. Then, view a series of mansions, monuments and olive mills surrounded by remnants of the city’s defense walls. After lunch, in Meknes. your guide will take you on a tour of Meknes, discover the walled city of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that rose to glory under the rule of Sultan Moulay Ismail. Additionally, view the monumental horseshoe-shape Bab Mansour gate. Once complete the tour, you will head off to Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco.
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Merzouga via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Switzerland of Morocco which is ifrane, a charming ski resort. after lunch in Midelt, continue driving to Merzouga desert via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Upon arrival in the village of Merzouga, ride a camel into the desert in order to watch the fabulous sunset over the Erg chebbi dunes. After sunset, return to your camp for dinner and overnight.
In the early morning, you will enjoy an amazing sunrise near your camp in the middle of the desert. After having a yummy breakfast and a refreshing shower, you will continue your tour toward Rissani. In addition to that, it is the ancient capital of Tafilalet with a large souk, particularly lively on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. After that, we will set out to Todra Gorge through Tinejdad and Tinghir. Besides, Todra Gorge is one of the top choices of rock climbers. There, you will have free time to explore the area more deeply. You will spend the night at a hotel in Dades Gorge after a visit to todra canyon.
After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll set off from the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. Pass by “the city of roses” which is well known for the production of rose water. Our journey will Continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. After lunch in the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, (the UNESCO heritage site since 1987) and the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Moreover, many movies have been filmed there, including The Mummy, Gladiator, … etc. thereafter, continue through the major highest pass in Africa (2260 m), over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving to Marrakech, where the 5-day Morocco tour ends.