6 day tour from Tnagier to Fez / Excursions from Tangier to désert and Marrakech

Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen

Today we will take a tour of Tangier medina and coastal part. Then we travel to the small fortress town of Chefchaouen which is famous for its building and houses all painted in blue colour. It is one of the most beautiful towns in the northern Rif mountains and is very popular for Moroccan and also foreign visitors. We will spend the night in hotel in Chefchaouen.

Day 2: Chefchaouen – Fes

In the morning we continue our private Morocco tour to Fes which is the oldest Imperial city in Morocco. We will visit most important parts and monuments in the city. We stay overnight in local riad with dinner.

Day 3: Fes – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga:

Today we’ll drive towards Ifrane – referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco. We will stop at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest. Lunch will be in Midelt in a traditional Moroccan restaurant , then afterwards we’ll travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock and along the spectacular Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way.  We’ll drive through Berber villages to Erfoud and then Rissani, and finally we reach Merzouga. Here we stay in local hotel near desert dunes.

Day 4: Merzouga area – the Camel trek and overnight in the camp:

Today we’ll explore the desert area by visiting the Gnawa people in village Khamlia. We can also meet Nomad families still living under Berber tents. We will also visit the old city of Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Here you’ll walk through the souk and later we will drive back to the village of Merzouga, from where you will ride camel into the desert. The camel ride takes about 90 minutes to arrive to the desert camp. Here we will spend the night in the middle of sand dunes. You will enjoy the sunset and today’s dinner will be served at the desert camp with Berber music at campfire.

Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:

Our camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch sunrise, then we’ll ride camel back to the village .  After breakfast and shower in the hotel, we’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley. We stay overnight in traditional hotel with dinner and breakfast.

Day 6: Dades gorges – Ouarzazate –Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:

After breakfast we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”.  Our journey continue to Marrakech passing by Ait Ben haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. The Kasbah was built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century, now it is a house of many Glaoui people. We will pass Tizi n’tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains. After we reach Marrakech , our tour finish.

Tour include:

  • Comfortable transportation (4×4 toyota land cruiser – micro bus)
  • Driver-guide who speaks your language
  • Fuel
  • Hotels – riad with half board
  • Camel ride (camel each)
  • Overnight in desert camp

Not included:

  • Plane tickets
  • lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tickets of the Historical Monuments