7 day tour: Tanger > Fez > Merzouga > Ouarzazate > Marrakech > Casablanca > Tanger
Day 1: Tangier > Fez
We’ll pick you up in the morning from your hotel, the ferry or the airport. The first day we’ll drive through the Riff Mountains to Fez.
Day 2: Fez
After breakfast we’ll start your tour in imperial Fez with a local guide. We’ll explore the medina of one of the oldest cities in the world, cultural capital and religious center of the western Islamic world and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll head through the labitint of narrow streets, enjoy all the spicy aromas, vibrant colours.
We’ll visit the royal palace, the tanneries, potters and other craftsmen of typical Moroccan art and products. We’ll have lunch in a traditional restaurant in the medina. We can visit the Medersas (Koranic schools): Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. Souks, Fes El-Jedid and the Karaouine Mosque.
After the tour we’ll guide you back to your hotel.
Day 3: Fez > Ifrane > Azrou > Midelt > Erfoud > Merzouga > Erg Chebbi
Today we’ll get up early, we have a long day ahead to drive to the beautiful Sahara dunes. We’ll drive through the famous Azrou cedar forest, Ifran (Moroccan Zwitserland), the magnificent Middle Atlas Mountains, wide planes. We’ll pass Berber villages and we’ll stop for lunch in Midelt. We’ll continue and stop on a few beautiful panoramic views, like an overview over the flowing Oued Ziz Valley.
Passing Kasbahs, palm groves, Errachidia you’ll arrive in the desert town of Merzouga before sunset. You’ll transfer from car to camel and head in the magnificent Sahara desert. Your caravan will walk to you traditional desert camp where you can enjoy the breath taking sunset.
Our dromedary will be packed with food, water and everything else important for our trip. You’ll spend the night in an equipped camp in the middle of the Sahara desert. This will give you the opportunity to take beautiful pictures of the desert sunset and sunrise from the high Sahara dunes.
It will be a magical night when the sky is clear and you can watch the impressive stars sparkle and shine intensely. During this magical night, we’ll serve you dinner around a campfire, after dinner tea with drum music, and you’ll spend the night in a traditional nomad tent (if you can part with the beautiful stars).
Day 4: Merzouga > Ouarzazate
”Date with the Dawn”! A recommended Sahara custom. Wake up early, walk up to the highest dune around and enjoy the magnificent sunrise. After a relaxing start we go back to Merzouga by dromedary. After a delicious breakfast we leave the desert and drive to Ouarzazate via the Tafilalet Palmgrove, Rissani, Tazzarine, Alnif, the massive Todra Gorge, Dades valley and the Draa valley. After several stops to enjoy the route of the Thousand Kasbah’s, Valley of the Roses and Skoura palmery you arrive in Ouarzazate where you can visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech, the movie studio’s or the Cine Museum (all optional). You’ll spend the night in a hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 5: Ouarzazate > Aït Ben Haddou > Marrakech
We depart the hotel / riad in after breakfast. We continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village in typical Moroccan fashion.
This spectacular fortified village has been used as film set for more films than any other location in Morocco. After lunch we head back to Marrakech via the Tizi Ntichka pass (2260 m) in the High Atlas. Here we leave the mountain landscape, which give way to the prevailing green and ochre colours. And finally finish in the red city Marrakech. We’ll drop you off at your Riad.
Day 6: Marrakech > Casablanca
We’ll leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. Here we visit one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world, the great Hasan II mosque. In the afternoon we drop you off at the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of your day on your own. To relax, discover the city.
Day 7: Casablanca > Tangier
This last day of the tour we drive back to Tanger along the beautiful Atlantic coast. We’ll drop you of at your hotel, the ferry or at the airport where we have to say goodbye and hope you’ve had an amazing tour through magical Morocco.
- Accommodation in hotel or riad
- Dinners and breakfasts
- Experienced driver and local guide(s)
- Private transport with AC
- Sight seeing
INCLUDED FOR DESERT TOURS
- Camel ride in the desert (one dromedary each)
- Overnight in desert camp (in traditional tents)
- SANDBOARD (OPTIONAL)
- Personal travel insurance