Day 1:Tangier – Chefchaouen
We will meet you in the port or your hotel and we travel to the small fortress town called Chefchaouen. Its buildings and houses are all painted in blue and white and it is one of the most beautiful towns in Rif mountains. You will have free time to explore Chefchaouen by yourself. We spend this night in local riad in medina.
Day 2: Chefchouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After breakfast, We will continue our tour to archeological site of Volubilis where you can explore famous Roman ruins. Then we head to Meknes to visit former Imperial city and its most interesting monuments. Later afternoon we will reach Fes and we explore its medina where we stay overnight in local riad.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Erg Chebbi
After breakfast we will head towards the desert, in our way we will cross a cedar forest, Midelt harbor, Errachidia reservoir, the beautiful landscape of the Ziz valley, the city of Erfoud also known as “the gate to the desert”. We will see sunset on Borj d’Est, this peak is above the city so it offers some great views. Afterwards we will drive until we get to the Erg Chebbi dunes, where we will spend the night.
Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Desert Journey
After breakfast we will take a look around the dunes. We will visit both Merzouga oasis, the nomads in Haimas, the village of Khamlia (black’s village), Mifiss mines, the desert plateau and Tissardmine oasis. We will be back to our lodging by 3 o’clock, later we will ride in the camels to see sunset on the dunes, we will spend the night in a wild oasis two hours from our position, in the heart of the dunes. We will sleep in Berber Tents. A magical night!
Day 5 : Merzouga – Todra gorges – Dades gorges
We will leave the dunes behind and head towards Erfoud in order to get to Tinghir where we will visit the “Fougartas”, an old sewer system of the Xvth century. We will also take a look to the Tinghir palm grove, after that we will arrive to Todra’s gorges where we will rest and eat. Then we will walk around the city and the Boumalne Dades valley to get to Dades gorges. There the river has eroded the rocks to create a beautiful landscape. Supper and bed in a charming five star hotel.
Day 6 : Dades – Boutaghrart – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou
we will start in the morning riding by the track that leads to the rose valley and the magnificent berber village of Boutghrart where we will drink tea with a local family. We will go on along the thousand casbahs route. Along this route we will stop to observe some casbahs, landscapes, valleys, nomads living in caves… We will arrive to Skoura and then head towards Ait Benhaddou casbah where many movies were filmed (Obelix, Gladiator, Sahara…). Supper and bed in the hotel.
Day 7: Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Marrakech
We will go to the marvelous kasbah of Ait Behadou where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed among others. Another one we will visit is the Telouet At the end of the afternoon we will be back in Marrakech crossing the pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260 meters) with its beautiful landscapes. We will spend the night in a Riad/Hotel of Marrakech.
Day 8: Marrakech
We will walk around Marrakech and its main historical monuments, the ancient medina, tombs and mosques, the kasbahs or the famous square Jemaa El Fna. We will understand why it is said that Morocco is a tourist capital. We will spend the night at the same Riad.
Day 9: Marrakech – Essaouira Day Trip – Marrakech
We will start in the morning travelling from Marrakech to Essaouira in a 2 hours and a half journey. There we will enter the wooden crafts museum, located in an ancient palace. There is a sentry tower and the harbor’s Skala. From this harbor we will gaze into the coast, the isles and the city. The Marina’s gate is used to merge the city and the harbor, and there are auctions to buy fresh fish. The narrow streets of the medina show a lot of craftsmen working jewels, wood… They are installed below the bastions of the city. In the upper side, there are some Spanish cannons from the XVI and XVII centuries. We will return to Marrakech to spend the night in the same riad as the two previous nights.
Day 10: Marrakech – Casablanca
We will depart from Marrakech towards Casablanca. We will visit the Hassan II mosque, the medina and the new parts of the city. We will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 11: Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier
After breakfast we will depart towards Rabat. Visit the capital city of Morocco where we will visit the Royal Palace , the mausoleum of Mohammed V , Hassan Tower , the Kasbah Oudaya. In the afternoon we continue to Tangier. We will transfer you to the airport or port. End of service.