DAY 1: TANGIER – TETOUAN – CHEFCHAOUEN
Start of the trip in Tangier at the agreed place: airport, port of Tangier Ville if you are coming from Tarifa or port of Tangier MED if you are coming from Algeciras, departure to the Rif with destination Chefchaouen. Short stop in Tetouan. Arrival in Chefchaouen, the “blue city”. From one of its beautiful viewpoints we will have the opportunity to take a splendid photograph. Dinner and accommodation in riad.
DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN- THE ROMAN RUINS OF VOLUBILIS-MEKNES – FES
Today we drive from Chefchaouen to Fes throughout Meknes, We’ll make our way through the rolling hills for a guided visit of the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa, We leave the Roman Empire to make our way to Meknes City. After lunch, we start our tour in front of the impressive 18th century Bab Mansour, the ornamental gate to the imperial city of Meknes built by Sultan Moulay Ismail. Then we will pass by the entrance of Meknes Royal Palace and end up at Moulay Ismail’s massive Heri Es Souani. This was his personal stable & granary for his 12,000 horses. We leave Meknes to make our way to Fes. Overnight in a Riad Departure towards Fez.the first stop will be to visit the Roman city Volubilis with our local guide.then continue to Meknes, we will make a small visit ending the day in the city of Fez. Dinner and lodging.
DAY 3: FES SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at your Riad, you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled-in cities dated back to the 9th century walking through its alleys and small streets. The visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter named “Mellah” built in the 16th century. We will explore the medina’s many artisans quarters, such as the brass, copper, and wedding adornment souks. The carpenters, bakers & butchers also have their area of the medina that they call home. A highlight is a visit to the famous Fes tannery, where we have great views from a panoramic viewpoint over the men hard at work treating and dying the different hides. We’ll also get to see its religious and historical heart when we visit Moulay Idriss II’s Mausoleum (the founder of Fes), the 9th century Al Karaouine University and one of the many Medersas (Koranic school). Overnight in the Riad with breakfast.
DAY 4: FES-IFRANE-CEDAR FOREST-ZIZ VALLEY-MERZOUGA
today we leave Fes towards Merzouga, you’ll pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range, then you will have lunch in Midelt. This journey continues along through the dramatic Ziz valley which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. All along the road, there are innumerable ksars, small villages of individual houses. From here we reach Erfoud, famous for its dates and fossils. After you will arrive at your final destination Merzouga Sahara Desert. Dinner and night in a Kasbah hotel.
DAY 5: MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR
For this next day of our tour, we will have a blast exploring Merzouga’s surroundings and learning more about the desert culture. First we will take a small tour through the dunes in a 4×4 vehicle, leading us to the historical Khamlia village. The reason why Khamlia is so important to the area is because the village is home to the masters of Gnaoua music.
After this, then visit one of the nomad families family names ait bouni living in the desert to learn more about their culture and lifestyle.and after to ibrahim’s family to eat the typical food is called the berber pizza that his sister khadija cooked After We are going to catch dromidaries through the desert to enjoy the sunset in the heart of the dunes and we continue our way to the camp there we have a welcome and dinner and Berber music and see the threshing floors before going to sleep.
DAY 6: MERZOUGA-RISSANI-TODRA GORGE-DADES GORGE
This morning, breathtaking sunrise over the desert dunes! After this, breakfast we will ride the camels back to the village. Then, we will leave towards the famous Todra gorges, which is a hiking spot that attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. After lunch, we will drive to the valley of Dades and explore the area called “the road of the thousand Kasbahs” before heading to the Riad where we will spend the night.
DAY 7 : DADES GORGE – ROSE VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH
For the last day for our tour, we will drive through the road of the thousand Kasbahs once more, leading to Kalaat Mgouna, also known as the capital of roses, and the city of Ouarzazate or hollywood of africa, After this, we will explore the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is famous for being the backdrop of many historical movies. The Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is also a UNESCO world heritage site. we will drive through the beautiful High Atlas Mountains 2260 mt different berber villages to reach Marrakech…