Itinerary for 8 days tour from Marrakech:
Marrakech – Boumalne Dades
Our tour driver picks you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. The journey takes via the High Atlas Mountains, through many authentic towns and Berber villages.
The journey crosses the village of Telouet visiting Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. A famous 17th Century fortress is classified to date by UNESCO to preserve and protect this renowned site. In past years, its fame built on a film making of Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth and, more recently, the sought out location for Gladiator, Kingdom of heaven, and Prince of Persia. Lunch will be served in a restaurant near the kasbah, followed by a sightseeing tour of Kasbah Taourirt. After this, the drive takes you past Skoura city, through the valley of Roses towards Kalaat Megouna, entering Boumalne Dades. Dinner & overnight stay in Boumalne Dades. Accommodation: Dar Blues or similar
Boumalne Dades – Merzouga
After breakfast, traveling from Dades valley region towards Merzouga desert via Tinghir, the series of limestone river canyons, or wadi, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir called Todra gorge, Tinejdad & an oasis town in the Sahara Desert Erfoud. Once among the dunes, you will be welcomed into a charming Kasbah where you will be able to relax and enjoy the tunes of a desert blues band well into the evening.
Accommodation: Riad Azawad or similar
Desert Culture + Tea with Nomads + Camel Trek
Watching the sunrise amongst the dunes is a magical experience, and not to be missed. Your breakfast will be waiting for you upon your return, after which you will have the opportunity to visit the nomadic communities around Merzouga, stopping for tea in the souks, and enjoying the traditional Gnawa music. As the mid-day sun wanes, we will mount our camels and trek into the pink sands of the Moroccan Sahara; here, we will have ample free time for you to explore and take in the beauty and vastness of the desert dunes. Once the sun sets, a Moroccan dinner will be served alongside live music around the campfire, after which you are free to explore again - this time in the company of a million stars exploding against the pitch-black sky, and the all-encompassing silence of the Sahara at night. Accommodation: Tiziri camp or similar
Merzouga – Fes
After breakfast, We travel to Fes via Errachidia, the tremendous Ziz Valley via its rocky passage, the commercial center of a vast agricultural hinterland Midelt, the Cedar forests that is notable as a habitat for a sub-population of Barbary macaques, Macaca Sylvanus.
Ifran, which is known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes and forests and the lion status, you reach your accommodation in Fez by early evening. Overnight stay in Fes. Accommodation: Riad Ahlam or similar
Fes Guided Visit
After breakfast, a full-day guided tour to discover the historical heritage of Fes city. The tour allows you to explore historical sites such as Madrasa El Bouinania (founded in AD 1351–56 by Abu Inan Faris. It is widely acknowledged as a high point of Marinid architecture and historic Moroccan architecture generally.). El Quaraoiyin mosque and university ( the oldest existing, continually operating higher educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records and is occasionally referred to as the oldest university by scholars.). South tower, pottery village, Nejjarine square, and the residence of the king. Free time and overnight stay in Fes. Accommodation: Riad Ahlam or similar
Fes – Meknes – Volubilis – Chefchaoun
After breakfast, drive to Chefchaoun, visiting Meknes that is known for its imperial past, with remnants and its beautiful gate Bab Mansour that is famous with arches and mosaic tiling. The excavated ancient city Volubilis was also the ancient capital of the Mauretania kingdom. You arrive in Chefchaouen, blue-washed buildings of its old town. It is well known with its shady main square of Place Outa el Hammam that is a 15th-century fortress and dungeon, Ethnographic Museum, and the octagonal minaret nearby. Free time and overnight stay in Chefchaouen. Accommodation: Dar Echchaouen or similar
Chefchaoun – Rabat
After breakfast, drive to Rabat via Ouazane and many other villages and small towns.
You visit in Rabat the UNESCO World Heritage Site Oudaya, the medieval fortified Muslim necropolis ancient and Roman colony in the province of Mauretania Tingitana challah, and Hassan tower, a minaret of an incomplete mosque that built by the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate in 1195, along with Mohammed V mausoleum that has the tombs of three kings (Mohammad V, Hassan II, and Prince Abdallah). Free time and overnight stay in Rabat. Accommodation: Riad Kalaa II or similar
Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech
After breakfast, you are traveling to Casablanca to visit Mohammad V square, an Airy square built-in 1916 amid French Colonial buildings, with a statue & pigeon-covered fountain. And Hassan II mosque was completed in 1993, designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The mosque is considered the second-largest in Africa after the Algiers grand mosque, and 7th in the world. The mosque also has the world's second tallest minaret at 210 meters. The tour ends in Marrakech via the highway. Drop off at your accommodation.
Accommodations (Nights x 7)
Dinner in Boumalne Dades & Merzouga desert
The desert excursion
What's not included:
Entry fees to the historical sites