8 Days From Tanger to Desert Merzouga

In this Moroccan North south Tour, you will visit Chefchaouen blue city, Volubilis,  Fes, and the Tangier Desert tour continue to Merzouga desert, you will enjoy the camel trekking and night in desert camp, then the Morocco sahara desert tour, continue to Marrakech via Gorges, palm grove, Kasbahs, the ends Tangier desert tour at Marrakech.

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Tangier City Morocco

Rif Mountains Morocco

Chefchaouen City Morocco

DAY 1 : TANGER – RIF MOUNTAINS – CHEFCHAOUEN

The first day of the Moroccan North-south Tour starts with meeting our guide at Tanger port and making our way to chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, Tour of Chefchaouen : (or Chaouen) in the Rif Mountains, it is founded by the Muslims and Jews who were pushed by Christians on the 15th century. the town was unknown till the 20th century and had remained relatively unchanged for 500 years. It gives the best possible view of what an Andalusian town would look like in the time of the Moors. this city with its narrow medina streets, and white and blue colored houses becomes a tourist destination, it takes its beautiful unique situation since it lies in the middle of the mountains, There are also cafes around the main square and many hotels. Car: 1 hour – Walk : 3 hours

DAY 2 : CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – FEZ

Today during the Moroccan North-south Tour we preferred to have our breakfast before traveling to Fes at 10:00 pm. and drive throughout green hills, open vast lands, and wheat fields. Then enjoy a delicious lunch near Ouazane and then continue to Volubilis. It is the best-preserved roman ruins in Morocco. And then make a guided tour inside the roman site, this will take you back to the myths of Rome by the stunning mosaic, streets, columns, and baths, we could not leave the place for its charm. And nearby, there is an old village of Moulay Driss Zerhoune where the founder of the first Arab Islamic dynasty in Morocco is entombed. If there is enough time we prefer to have a mint tea in this town before we go to Fez. After the whole busy day, we must have dinner in the Hotel and then spend our night there. Car: 5 hours – Walk: 1 hour Travel Time: 5 hours

DAY 3:  FEZ MEDINA GUIDED TOUR

Today begins with a visit to the medina of Fès at 10:00 Am after having breakfast. then begin with the southern tower and the fortress of the 16th-century face to face with the northern one, a panoramic view over the medieval city is breathtaking. We visit enjoyable cooperative pottery. In order to enhance our knowledge about the making of Moroccan mosaic ”zellij” and the blue pottery of Fez. Then we travel in time back to the medieval period of the city where people still work in small narrow streets, several tiny stalls of all kinds of traditional crafts, and donkeys loaded with supplies are going up and down in the streets of the medina. I  feel no sense of direction and time for a while and I could not leave the place for its charm. The medina of Fez is rich in its Islamic monuments: the fascinating old mosques, the University of El-Karaouiyine, and its libraries. All of These elements make Fez the spiritual and cultural capital of the country. And do not forget to enhance this amazing planned tour by having a fast dinner with belly dancers. Car: 1 hour – Walk: 4 hours

DAY 4 : FEZ – ERFOUD – ERG CHEBBI DESERT CAMP

on this day of our Moroccan North-south Tour, we have some public Moroccan breakfast before traveling through the Middle Atlas mountains. It is home to Barbary apes called “the maggot”, native to the forest of cedar wood in the Middle Atlas. We prefer to have a break in Ifran town in order to enjoy the beautiful views there and take some photos, and buy some souvenirs. It is a famous place for ski resorts in Morocco and it is established during the French protectorate. We preferred to rest for lunch before completing the trip in Medilt known for its best production of apples in Morocco. After lunch, there is another stop for the photo in Zizvalley which is the beginning of palm groves and dates. Erfoud is the capital of Fossils in Morocco so we will have this chance to visit one of the factories where they make beautiful articles out of marble and take some photos there. And after that, we should visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Chref in Rissanithe founder of the actual Alaouite dynasty of Morocco in the 17thcentury. later on, later we drive to Erg Chebbi and have an enjoyable time for a cup of tea and packing for desert camp. After that, we meet up with Camels for a camel ride and then go to the dunes to watch the sunset, and enjoy breathtaking views .at night we spend overnight in the Berber tent. Car:7 hours -Walk: 2 hours

DAY 5: FREE DAY DESERT DUNES DISCOVERY

Today will be devoted to meeting nomads gnaoua music, and enjoy having free time to do what we want. Car: 4 hours – Walk: 2 hours

DAY 6 : DESERT CAMP – ALNIF – TODRA GORGE

during the Moroccan North-south Tour on this day, we wake up early to watch the sunrise and ride camels then back to the dunes line. In order to be on time for breakfast and shower at Hotel, after that, we go to Tinjdad and we pull over to see the old underground system of irrigation “khatarat” which is still used in the oasis of Jorf, it is a kind place for lunch in Toudra valley. It has beautiful kasbahs and mountains along 15 km of palm groves. After lunch, we arrive at the spectacular gorges 300 m high and enjoyed a little walk near the river of Toudra, today we took a lot of beautiful pictures. Finally, we preferred to have our dinner before going to sleep in the rooms in the Kasbah hotel. Car: 4 hours -Walk: 2 hours

DAY 7 : TODGHA GORGE – DADES – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE

Today we enjoy a delicious breakfast before go to Dades Valley in order to see the beautiful forms of High Atlas Mountains and of its one thousand Kasbah. Green fields of figs, almonds, apricots, peach, walnut and pomegranate trees, it is a very amazing trip we feel no sense of direction and time for a while. The next destination will be Rose valley, famous of rosewater and crèmes for the beauty extracted from Damascena. Rose which we find in some expensive perfumes, skin care, body care, cosmetic, hair caring, medicine etc. I want all of these natural materials that women have to pick up the blossoms in the very early morning. In May locals celebrate the harvest of roses in a festival, so that I would like to come back to Morocco in May in order to enjoy this celebration. There we see kids on both sides of the road selling necklaces made of roses. Crossing the old palmery of Skoura to arrive Ouarzazate. Car : 3 hours – Walk : 2 hours

Day 8 : Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech

In the last day of our Moroccan North south Tour we have an optional visit of  Taourert Kasbah after enjoying a delicious breakfast, this medina has 3 studios of cinema and beautiful kasbahs . Then we go ahead towards Ait ben Haddou village. We explore the most preserved village of the south of the country, classified as one of world’s tradition by UNESCO in 1987 and a series of movies were made in this village Gladiator , Prince of Persia …We will do some walking inside the village and have a lunch and enjoy its attractiveness then we continue along Ounila valley to reach Telouet Kasbah, a big fort of the Pacha who was the most powerful man of the south. Finally go crossing the spectacular High Atlas Mountains Pass (Tizi-n-Tichka 2260 m ALT ) to arrive Marrakech.

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