description of 8 days from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara desert
Pick you up from Tangier. A night in Chafchaouen. Exploring the imperial cities Maknes, Fez and Marrakech. On the way to the desert you will enjoy the beauty of Moroccan cities and countryside and green valleys. Watching the sunset and sunrise. Experience Sahara Desert, ride the camels in the middle of sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and sleep in the Camp. Walking in Todra Gorge. Overnight in Dades Gorge. Explore the African Hollywood city of Ouarzazat. Discovering the wonderful kasbahs, such as; Ait Ben haddou, Taourirt , Amridil and so on. Enjoying the high atlas mountains, the landscapes and specially the Amazigh "berber" villages.
Itinerary & program of 8 days from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara desert
Day 1 : Tangier - Chafchaouen.
Our driver will pick you up from the airport of Tangier ,then you head towards Chefchaouen. Chafchaouen is a beautiful blue and white-washed Andalucian town nestled in the Rif Mountains. The city is a relaxed town, with small winding alleyways and market squares, where the women of the surrounding Rif come to sell their hand made products. You will have a free time time to explore the magic of the blue city by yourself. Overnight in Chafchaouen.
Day 2: Chafchaouen _ Vulobilis _ Meknes _ Fez.
Today we will leave Chafchaouen towards Fez. First , we will visit the oldest Roman Ruins in Morocco which is Volubilis , it is from the 1th cuntry.Then we will go to visit Meknes which is one of the 4 imperial cities after Rabat , Fez and Marrakech. You will see Lahdim square, like the square of Jamaa lafna in Marrakech. Also, in front of the square you can see the biggest Gate in Africa which is Bab Mansour and the artificial lake in Meknes. After that, we continue our way to Fez. Over night in Fez.
Day 3: Exploring Fez.
The tour guide in Fes include the old medina and the new medina.with a local guide in Fes you will delicate the day to discover the oldest, intelectual medina in Morocco.you will start with the royal palace,the Jewish quarter,the up hill viww from the south Bourj,the ceramic-pottery-store-and-factory.and after all this places you will go for a long walk inside the medina to discover the very different life of it and the cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University – the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight in Fez.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga.
We are going to pick up you at 8:00Am then we began our journey. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the “Switzerland” of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou “cedar forest” to see the monkeys.Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. After that, we will cross the pass of “Tizi N Talghamt” to arrive Errachidia in making a stop in gorges of Ziz valley.The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes passing by Erfoud (famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that, you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, Merzouga Dunes. Arriving at the hotel, and overnight there with dinner and breakfast.
Day 5: Merzouga Desert _Rissani Market _Erfoud Fossil’s _ Todra Gorges _Dadés Valley.
We will start this day by waking up in the early morning to witness one of the amazing sunrise you have ever seen in the top of the sahara desert and enjoy the the beauty of the desert ,then we will be heading back to Merzouga on the back of camels to enjoy our healthy breakfast . Our next stop is Rissani ,where you can visit a weekly market . We will leave Rissani and go to erfoud and visit the manufactures of fossilized marble. Touroug is our next stop and we will go directly to Tinjdad palm groves.After one hour we will get Todra Gorges, which one of best palces in High Atlas. In this area you will be able to see a river that the goes aside the canyon , which makes it famous to people especially climbers. You will be having enough time to eat lunch and enjoy the beautiful views in this area, and of course have a short walk beside rives.
Then we will head to the Dades vallley ;also called the figs valley, after that we will stop at the “Monkey legs” through Boumalne Dadés .And finally we will have our dinner and spend the night at the Dades Gorges.
Day 6: Dadés Valley _ Roses Valley _Palm Groves of Skoura _High Atlas _Marrakech.
As usual , we will start this day with a vital breakfast and enjoy the spectacular views of Dadès valley from a special spot in mounatins. Then we will carry on ,in the way we will be witnessing many kasbahs which you will be interested in , this route is called the “One thousand kasbahs road”.The next stop is the Roses valley and the Skoura palm grove ,after that we will head to Ouarzazate to take some pictures of the kasbah of Taourirt ,an old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. Then if we have time we will visit the cinema studios and the cinema museum. After that, we will drive to visit the famous and the oldest Kaskah in Morocco ; which it the Kasbah of Ait benhaddou. At this point you will probably be hungry, so we will take enough time to enjoy a healty lunch . We will cross the high Atlas mountians and you could enjoy the views of the mountians before arriving Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 7 : Exploring Marrakech.
This day is for the exploration of Marrakech. First you will start with the famous and the UNESCO heritage site of Jamma Lfna,Alkotoubia mosque ,than walk to visit the oldest places in the city,the bahia and baddi palaces.also you will visit an old medrassa called Iben Youssef. Marrakech also is know with its traditional souks that look like a web. Lunch in a local restaurant .after lunch you will see the botanical garden ,the majorelle garden .and after that it will be a free time for you to wander by yourself.Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 8 : Marrakech _ Airport.
Today is the last day in our trip; and our driver will transfer you from the hotel in Marrakech to the airport. The end of our services. Thank you for trusting us.
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