Marrakech-Atlas-Sahara-Fez-Blue city

5 days 4 night tour

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Beyond the travel of Marrakech and Fez, there are so many beautiful places in your Morocco tour that you’ve got to explore. One of the faves is Chefchaouen, This is Kind.

Marrakech – AitBenHaddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura -Dades Valley, 300km (6 hours driving spread out throughout the day with lots of stops)

Day 1

Pick up from your hotel/riad in Marrakesh and transfer to the verdant oasis of Dades Gorge, crossing the high Atlas Mountains at a summit of 2260 m (Tizi N’tichka). You will enjoy the scenes of Berber life in old villages and dramatic mountain scenery. Having crossed the pass, we continue to descend until you finally reach Ouarzazate where we stop for lunch; later the road continues to Skoura through the palm groves and the town of roses, Kela’a M’ Gouna. We will pass the colourful Berber villages before we reach Dades gorges. Dinner and night in the hotel in Dades.

 

Dades Valley – Todra gorge – Merzouga , 200km (4 hours driving spread out throughout the day with lots of stops)

Day 2

After Breakfast in dades, we will drive to todra gorge where we will take a short walk in the oasis. Later setting off for the journey to the desert, stopping for lunch on the way. Approaching Merzouga you will see the first sand dunes of the desert. There your camels will be waiting for you, to carry you across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Travel on the back of your camels, or walk during a beautiful sunset. Spend the night in the Nomad tent in the camp in the desert.

Merzouga – Midelt – Azrou – Ifran – Fez, 450km (8 hours driving spread out throughout the day with lots of stops)

Day 3

Depart Merzouga via Erfourd and travel along the scenic Ziz Valley passing many palm groves and green valleys, lunching in Midelt along the way. Travelling through Azrou famous for woodwork and carpets. Near Azrou visit the cedar forests and see the colonies of Barbary Apes. Then your journey will take you to the city of Ifrane, which looks like a Swiss village and is in fact a popular ski resort. Late afternoon arrival to Fes, drop off at your hotel or riad.

Fez – Chefchaouen via Ouazzen, 200km (4 hours driving spread out throughout the day with lots of stops)

Day 4

from Fes for Chefchaouen, taking a journey through the Ouezzane town and the Rif Mountains. The journey is filled with rolling and fertile hillsides, lush with olive groves.  Arrive in Chefchaouen, exploring this charming and unique town.  Wander the blue washed narrow alleys of the friendly medina, chefchaouen is famous for it’s woollen goods, woven rugs and blankets.  At the heart of the Medina is Plaza Uta El Hammam, a lively square lined with cafes and restaurants. From the square see the Kasbah and Grand Mosque.  The walled fortress of the Kasbah contains beautiful gardens, near which is the small museum and art gallery which houses the rich culture of the Rif Mountains. Dinner and night in chefchaouen.

Chefchaouen – Fez  via Volibilis and Meknes , 250km (5 hours driving spread out throughout the day with lots of stops)

Day 5

At 09am drive to volibilis, then to meknes, visit  Bab Mansour, a huge gate with arches and mosaic tiling. The gate leads into the former imperial city. The Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail, who made the city his capital in the 17th century, has courtyards and fountains. To the south, ruined Heri es-Souani is a vast structure once used as stables and for food storage.sightseen and Lunch in meknes, after lunch drive to fes.

 


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