5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO CHEFCHAOUEN

Brief Itinerary of Marrakech Desert Tours via Chefchaouen

*Discover Unesco site of Ait Benhaddou on this Marrakech Desert Tours via Chefchaouen

*Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trek (if time allows)

*Explore Sahara desert in Merzouga

*Camel trek in Sahara desert

*explore Fes

*visit Chefchaouen

DAY 1 :MARRAKECH – KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU –OUARZAZATE – DADES VALLEY :

In the morning, your driver will pick you up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. First, we will drive through the largest pass Tizi n’Tichka in the High atlas mountains. During the trip, you will enjoy your time discovering many berber villages. Next continue Marrakech Desert Tours via Chefchaouen, we will visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is happened to be the largest one in Morocco, and it is the UNESCO heritage site.  Lunch will be at the kasbah. From there, we will drive to the dades valley, passing Ouarzazate the Moroccan Hollywood. Then, we will stop at the rose valley  Kalaat Mgouna, known for its annual rose festival in May. Finally, we will arrive to the Dades gorges, where you will dine in beautiful local restaurants overlooking the rocky gorges, also you will spend the night there.

DAY 2 :DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGES – MERZOUGA AND CAMEL TREK:

In the morning after breakfast, we explore the Gorges known as “the monkey toes”. Then, we will go to another spectacular valley named Todra valley, passing through Tinghir. In the same way, you will have fun and enjoy your time watching the beauty of the surrounding. Arriving to the valley, you will explore the place, and walk under the red cliff of 300m deep. Furthermore, the place gives a big opportunity for climbers to do their preferred sport. Then, we will continue our Marrakech Desert Tours via Chefchaouen, to Merzouga village, passing through Erfoud and Rissani where you will have lunch. Upon arrival to Merzouga, you will go to the hotel to have a rest, and drink the Moroccan mint tea. After that, your expert camel guide will be waiting for you to have a camel trek for an hour, until you reach the high dune of Erg-Chebbi in order to see the unique sunset. fter that, you will pass the night in berber tents at the heart of the desert. In the first place, you will have an experience of life time, enjoying the fire camps, berber dinner, and sleeping under the magical sky.

DAY 3 :MERZOUGA DESERT –ZIZ VALLEY – CEDAR FOREST – FES :

Next morning we start our Marrakech Desert Tours via Chefchaouen, we recommend you to wake up a little bit early to watch the changing color of the sand seas made by the dramatic sunrise. After that, your expert camel rider will drive you back to Merzouga upon the camels. After breakfast, we will head to Fes, passing by Errachidia, and the wonderful Ziz valley which contains a series of gorges, if we have time, we may walk under the rocky canyons of 320M high. Then, we will pass by Midelt ans stop at Zaida, where you will have lunch on the Moroccan way, barbecue and the  refreshing mint tea. Our next stop will be the cedar forest near Azrou, you will discover the way of life of its people who are still living in caves. Furthermore, the forest is the largest one in Morocco, and it is the home for the Barbary apes. Then, we will stop at Ifrane known as little Switzerland, we may stroll in the city and see the famous lion landmark. Passing by Immouzer, and arriving in Fes in the afternoon. Overnight will be in the riad or hotel in Fes.

DAY 4 : EXPLORING FES:
First, after breakfast you will explore Fes, Morocco’s spiritual city. Consisting of the oldest Medina in the world, you will be amazed by its mazed- like narrow alleys which back date to the 12th  century. Furthermore, you will have the chance to visit the monumental sites like﹕ AL-QUARRAOUINE ﹙the oldest university in the world﹚, and Medrasa Bouanania, plus the Chouara Tannery, which the area of leather tanning. In addition, to the vivid local markets, artisanal products which are uniquely made in Fes. After lunch with the best Moroccan tajine, you will visit another places outside the old town, such as, the royal palace gates known as the seven doors. Nex to it, you will find the Jewish quarter known as Mellah. Finally, you will walk outside the Medina, to see it from upon the hill. The place offers an panoramic view. In the afternoon, your driver will drop you off to the same riad or hotel that you slept in last night.
DAY 5 : FES – MEKNES –  VOLUBILIS –  CHEFCHAOUEN:
In the last day of your trip, we will go to Chefchaouen. But before, we will pass Volubilis, which containd the roman ruins, a peaceful and beautiful place. Then, we will drive to Meknes, which is another imperial city in Morocco. In the first place, you will discover the renowned  Bab Mansour gate, and Moullay Idriss mausoleum. Next, you will have lunch and visit the Holly city in Morocco Moulay Idriss. You will be stunned by its green tiled roof, and the white walls that covers it all. Continue your Marrakech Desert Tours via Chefchaouen though the beautiful atlas mountains. In the late afternoon you will arrive to the blue city of Morocco Chefchaouen.

Included﹕

*Pick up and drop off from your hotel

*Transport for tour from Marrakech in comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle
*Experienced English speaking driver / guide
*Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)
*Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents
*1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast

Not included﹕

*Drinks and lunches

*Plane ticket to and from Morocco

*Tips and what’s not mentioned