Embark on a mesmerizing 6-day desert tour, journeying from the enchanting city of Tangier to the vibrant streets of Marrakech. Traverse through charming cities, experience the captivating beauty of the Moroccan landscapes, and delve into the rich cultural heritage that lies within these imperial cities. Immerse yourself in the allure of Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, and Marrakech, leaving with unforgettable memories of this extraordinary adventure.
Upon your arrival at Tangier Port/Hotel, a warm greeting awaits you as we begin our journey. We head to the captivating city of Chefchaouen, known for its blue-hued charm that paints a mesmerizing canvas. Stroll through the enchanting Medina before continuing our voyage to Fes. If time permits, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the blue city further; otherwise, we’ll take the highway to Fes. Overnight at a charming riad, where you’ll be treated to a delightful Bed and Breakfast experience.
After a scrumptious breakfast at your riad/hotel, embark on an explorative journey through Fes, the cultural heart of Morocco. Wander through the Medina’s alleys, discovering hidden treasures only known to the city’s inhabitants. Fes has served as the capital for more than 350 years, hosting the prestigious Al Karaouine University, the world’s oldest operating university. Your guided tour includes visits to the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains, and the vibrant Tanneries.
Enjoy a delicious lunch and explore the exterior of the Royal Palace and the famous Jewish quarter, the Mellah, where you can visit one of the few living Synagogues in Morocco. The tour includes a visit to a renowned ceramic factory and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes. Later, travel to Midelt, experiencing glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas Mountains. En route, stop at Azrou, a Berber village surrounded by the renowned cedar forest, home to the charismatic Barbary apes. Overnight at a charming Riad/Hotel in Midelt, with Half-board included.
An early breakfast prepares you for an exhilarating journey from Midelt to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. As you travel, witness the splendid beauty of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas Mountains, and immerse yourself in the authentic Berber culture. The landscapes gradually transform, revealing hints of the desert as you approach Errachidia. Pass through the lush Ziz Valley, pausing for panoramic views of the captivating surroundings.
Arriving in Merzouga, be greeted with a refreshing glass of mint tea before embarking on a memorable camel trek adventure through the sand sea of Merzouga. As the sun sets, the golden dunes create a picturesque scene, making it a perfect setting for an unforgettable night at the luxurious desert camp. Enjoy a delightful dinner under the starlit desert sky. (Half-board included)
Awake to witness a spectacular sunrise over the sand dunes before breakfast. Embark on a tranquil camel-trek back to Merzouga village, where your driver/guide awaits. Appreciate the unique beauty of Erg Chebbi’s sand dunes, ever-changing as the day progresses.
The day’s adventure continues as we travel to Rissani, Tinghir, and the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges, the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. After a heartwarming lunch amidst the gorge’s beauty, proceed to the enchanting Dades Valley, where majestic sand castles and intriguing rock formations like “monkey toes” captivate your senses.
Next, head to Ouarzazat, where you’ll visit the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This remarkable structure, once home to Berber chieftains, exudes historical significance and architectural beauty. Continue your journey to Marrakech, passing through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains. Overnight at a Riad/Hotel in Marrakech, with Bed and Breakfast included.
Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your riad before setting out to explore Marrakech, the captivating “red city” of Morocco. Your guided tour will encompass all the historical and cultural sites of interest, including the Koutoubia Menaret, the Saadian tombs, the majestic Palace of Bahia, and the exquisite Ben Youssef Coranic School.
Continue the tour by meandering through the enchanting alleys of the Medina, encountering various artisans showcasing their crafts. Finally, reach the renowned Jamaa El Fna Square, a bustling hub of magicians, storytellers, tooth-pullers, and food sellers. Delight in a sumptuous lunch at a nearby restaurant and explore the tranquil Majorelle Gardens and the new city of Gueliz.
In the evening, relish the option of experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of Jamaa El Fna Square once more. Retire to your riad/hotel for a peaceful overnight stay. (Bed and Breakfast included)
Savor a delightful breakfast at your riad, as we prepare to drive you to Casablanca/Marrakech airport for your departure flight, marking the end of this captivating 6-day desert tour. Depart with cherished memories of Morocco’s picturesque landscapes, imperial cities, and the warmth of its people.
The fee includes the following for the whole tour:
Where appropriate, the fee also includes:
During the tour, you will need to pay for Lunches. Drinks. Tips.
We are flexible and all the tours can be modified to suit your specific needs and interests. If you have a different route in mind please let us know and we will offer a tour tailored to your specific requirements.
Please contact us by e-mail or telephone as detailed on the page. We will then be able to discuss and agree on an itinerary that suits you. When you wish to confirm the booking a 20% deposit will be required at least two weeks before the start of your tour.