5 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Fes
- Tour Code: T566-6
- Level: Standard
- Type: Private tour
- Duration: 5 days
- Start city: Tangier
- End city: Marrakech
Travel from Tangier to Marrakech on this 5 days exploratory expedition and make the most out of your time in Morocco. Explore the blue and white washed city of Chefchaouen, enjoy a guided tour into the oldest Medina in Morocco, Fes. Pass through the middle Atlas mountains, play with the Barbary apes, take a camel ride to the vast Sahara Desert and glamp under its dozens stars. Walk through the Todgha and Dades gorges and pay a visit to the famous Ksar of Ait Benhhadou.
Day 1: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes (323 KM)
Day 2: Exploring Fes with local guide
Day 3: Fes, Ifrane, Merzouga (459 KM)
Day 4: Merzouga, Todgha Gorges, Dades valley (252 KM)
Day 5 : Dades valley, Rose Valley, Ait-ben-Haddou Ksar, Marrakech (340 KM)
During the first day of your trip we will meet you in the port / airport or your hotel and drive through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains till we get to the blue city, Chefchaouen that we will visit. Its Medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafeswhere you will have lunch before we continue our way to Fes where we will spend the night. Overnight in Fes including bed and breakfast.
After breakfast at your Riad, our local guide will take you on a journey of exploration into the oldest Medina of Morocco that dates back to the eight century. You’ll explore the narrowwinding cobbled streets of the Medina, where donkeys are the main mode of transportation. Your tour will include historical sites of the Medina, including the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest university in the world, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine fountains, the famous tanneries, as well as the King’s Palace, the Jewish quarter and the ceramics cooperative to see the traditional Moroccan crafts. The tour ends in late evening. Overnight in Fes including bed and breakfast.
In the morning we’ll drive toward the Sahara desert, our first stop will be in Ifrane, known as Little Switzerland. Then we’ll continue through the Cedar Forest where, with luck you’ll see monkeys. Nextwe’ll head to Midelt where you can enjoy your lunch. Continuing the road through the Middle Atlas Mountains and observe the nomads that live there. We continue the drive through the scenic Ziz Valley that is surrounded with palm trees stopping at scenic views along the way. After that we will head to the final station Sahara desert. Overnight in Merzouga including dinner and breakfast.
In the morning, your camel guide will awaken you to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the sand dunes. This experience is considered one of the trip’s highlights. After your breakfast in the middle ofthe Sahara dunes, you’ll ride your camels back to the village of Merzouga. Then we will start our journey driving to the Dades Valley via the Todghra Valley and Gorges where we will stop for pictures of the kasbahs built by jews. You’ll have a chance to walk through the stunning Todghra Gorges before carrying on to the Dades Valley. Overnight in Dades valley including dinner and breakfast.
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll drive to Marrakech via the Dades Valley again, with its dramatic rock formations and ancient kasbahs, and then on to the Rose Valley, known for its damask roses that are harvested in April. Continuing on our journey, we’ll head to Ouarzazate, known as African Hollywood, where you can see the Taourirt kasbah and tour the movie studios. We’ll then continue on to a UNESCO Heritage site, the Ait ben Haddou Ksar, the largest ksar in Morocco where movies like The Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and The Jewel of the Nile were filmed. Then we carry on to Marrakech through the Tichka Pass, one of the highest mountains in Morocco. Arriving in Marrakechby the afternoon.
Meals : Breakfast