6 Days from Marrakesh to Merzouga Desert visiting Fes and Chefchaouen ,back to Marrakesh

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Duration

6 days

Overview

Discover Morocco’s highlights with this fast-paced 6-day trip beginning in Marrakech, and ending in Marrakech or Tangier or Casablanca (optional) . Visit the imperial cities, Fes, and Marrakech. And visit Chefchaouen ,also  Travel along old caravan routes in the desert, and spend the night camping among Saharan dunes and listening to traditional Berber music. Discover old fortified Kasbahs and hidden oasis before climbing over the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakech.

 

Tour Plan

Day 1 : Marrakech-Ait Benhaddou Kasbah-Ouarzazate-Skoura Palm Oasis

Departure at 08:30 am from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, gateway to the Deep South, crossing the mountains of the High Atlas by the Tizin-Tichka (2260 m) which we offer extraordinary landscapes, and Berber villages. Then to Telouet Kasbah ,a break for drink and to visit the Kasbah ,you will start the drive again crossing the Ounila valley to be at lunch time at Ait ben haddou village where you will have lunch before you start a short walking trip to enjoy a visit to a famous Kasbah, one of Ait Benhaddou, classified by UNESCO as world heritage, a beautiful location for filming of major movies. Then we will continuous our way to the city of Ouarzazate for a short stop for pictures. we will continue on through the Skoura Oasis, where numerous ancient Kasbahs stand amongst the palm trees, then we will arrive in a very nice Authentic Moroccan guests hose where you can set in the terrace and enjoy the sunset.

Day 2 : Skoura Palm Oasis –Valley of Roses –Dades Valley -Todra Gorges-Erg Chebbi

After breakfast you will start the second day on your Morocco tour, destination Merzouga by visiting valley of the thousand Kasbahs, Tinghir visit of the local plam and kasbah, Todra Gorges, then driving trough Rissani, , Erfoud, and Tafilalte oasis, to attain the  Erg Chaabi in Merzouga. 1h of camels rid to reach the Camp and to admire the sunset over the huge sand dunes of erg chebbi,you will spend the night in a tradtional nomad tent,with amanzing berber music show while watching the start and the rising moon in the wonderful Sahara.

Day 3 : Merzouga-Arfoud - Errachidia - Midelt - Ifran - Fez

After sunrise and breakfast you take the road to Fez via the middle Atlas mountains, you will have lunch in the nice town of Midelt or Zayda ,then after that you will continue your trip with a stop at the largest cedar forest in north Africa and see the wild monkeys, then a few km to the charming city of Ifran, the most modern and clean city in the country. This Berber name of Ifran means caves and it is nicknamed in Morocco as a little Switzerland since it is a very green town and is a ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco because of its high altitude at 1665 meters. Ifran is very known as well by The Brotherhood private university, established in 1997 by the king of Morocco Hassan II and the king of Saudi Arabia Fahd. Where all classes are taught in English, it is an international university .we will stop to take a break, then you reach to the old city of  Fez. (Overnight at Fes )

Day 4 : Fes City Tour

With our professional guide you’ll have a wonderful day , he will take you to the most tourist places in Fes city , there is many historical sites to explore ; such as “Karaouine university” (the ancient one in the world) and “Medrassa bouanania”, souk , panoramic view on “ Idriss 2 corner” , bab boujloud ; the UNESCO site of world culture , ancient Fes fences ,Attiring school , Norte tower ,Annajarin, dar bathaa, leather tanners , and ceramic factory, in addition to visit the royal palace ,and the Jewish quarter (el mellah) , during the visit of the city you’ll have a lunch time in local restaurant , with our guide you’ll never  forget this tour , then after you finish your tour, return to the hotel /Riad. Overnight at Fes .

Day 5 : Fes –Ouazan-Chefchaouen

Start this part of Morocco tour after breakfast in Fes to reach Chefcoauen by stopping at Sid Chehd lake and Ouazan City, then  arrive in Chefchaouen around lunch time ,you have lunch in Chefchaeoun , reach Chefchaouen (the blue town); Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, the isolated town of Chefchaouen is a surprising delight. Much of Chefchaouen was recreated by Andalusia refugees escaping the Reconquistia, so its striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways give it the feel of the Spanish hills, Visit the famous Outa el Hammam square, Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina, the shops in the square selling woven goods and small sweets, and, most importantly, tasting the town’s famous goat’s cheese. Herds of goats wander the sparse hillsides that surround Chefchaouen, and their cheese is sold in great fresh rounds in the street markets. Within the plaza is the walled fortress of the Kasbah, visits the ethnographic museum, and soaks in wonderful views from the rooftop. All yourself because is a small and very save city, also the square at the heart of the town is really an ideal place to relax. Also as is a very small and very save city you don’t need a guide to explore it, so you will have a free afternoon and evening .

Day 6 : Chefchaouen –Marrakesh

We will drive from Chefcheouen to Marrakesh trough the high way ,but the drop of can be also in Tangier or Rabat or Casablanca without any extra charge .