6 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Chefchaouen & Fes
- Tour Code: T566-12
- Level: Standard
- Type: Private tour
- Duration: 6 days
- Start city: Casablanca
- End city: Marrakech
Explore the wonder and beauty of Morocco on this 6 Days Morocco desert tour. Visit the blue pearl, Chefchaouen. Explore the hidden gems of Fes with our expert guide, travel through the Atlas mountains and ride a camel into the vast Sahara Desert of Morocco. Enjoy the diverse landscape along the way, walk through the Todgha Gorges, engage with locals and learn from them a lot about Morocco and end up your tour in Marrakech.
Day 1: Casablanca airport, Chefchaouen (338 KM)
Day 2: Chefchaouen, Fes (201 KM)
Day 3: Fes, Ifrane, Merzouga (459 KM)
Day 4: exploring Sahara desert
Day 5: Merzouga, Todgha Gorges, Dades valley (252 KM)
Day 6: Dades valley, Rose Valley, Ait-ben-Haddou Ksar, Marrakech (340 KM)
Upon your arrival at Casablanca airport, a member of our team will greet you and we’ll head to Chefchaouen via the Rif Mountains which is an open plateau transverse by numerous ravines and valleys then you will be astonished by simply beautiful city of Chefchaouen where everything is set dramatically, gradually climbing up the mountains. Turn on your cameras! It’s the blue Jewel of Morocco. Overnight in Chefchaouen including bed and breakfast.
Meals: No Meals
After breakfast at your Riad we’ll depart around 8 AM toward Fes where our local guide will take you to uncover the oldest Medina of Morocco that dates back to the eight century. You’ll explore the narrow winding 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
Meals : 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.
Meals : Breakfast & Dinner
In the morning after breakfast, we will take you in an excursion through the golden dunes of Sahara desert where you can get the chance to see the black volcanic rocks, and meet a nomad family, see their nomadic lifestyle, share a cup of tea with them and see how they tailor authentic carpets. Lunch will be somewhere in Merzouga. Next we will go to Khamlia which is a village of the dark-skinned people where you can enjoy the original music and folk songs of the Gnaouas. In the afternoon you will have your camels waiting for you to take you to your luxury desert camp to spend the night of a lifetime under the light of thousands stars. Overnight in luxury desert camp including dinner and breakfast.
Meals: breakfast & Dinner
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 of the Sahara dunes, you’ll ride your camels back to the village of Merzouga. Then we will start ourjourney 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.
Meals: breakfast & Dinner
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 Marrakech by the afternoon.
Meals : Breakfast