12 Days Tour From Marrakech to Chefchaouen through Merzouga desert. During this tour from Marrakech to Fes city, we will discover Merzouga Sahara Desert. We will give you the day to day itinerary. And we will give you an idea of this trip from Marrakech to Fes and Chefchaoune. Discovery of the landscapes of the south Morocco gorges, palm groves, kasbahs. As well as the activities that you will enjoy during this tour from Marrakech: Camel trekking in Erg chebbi dunes, night in Merzouga desert camp, Fes tour guided, explore Chefchauen medina…
12 Days Tour From Marrakech to Chefchaouen through Merzouga desert
Day 1 : Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
Departure in the morning towards the High Atlas, Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m altitude) and the Kasbah of Télouet (visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui) with lunch at Tasga. Then, following the ancient caravan route, find the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou in the Ounila Valley, dotted with small Berber villages.
Day 2 : Ouarzazate – Skoura – Gorges of Todra – Boumalen Dades
Explore the region of Ouarzazate with all its charms. Then we will discover the area of the Route of 1000 Kasbahs with a fantastic architecture and breathtaking scenery. Afterwards we travel to the Todra Gorge passing through the Tinguir Valley. The Oasis of Skoura is known for its palm grove and several kasbahs. On the way to the Todra Gorges enjoy Rose Valley with Kellat M’Gouna and Boumalme Dades.
Day 3 : Ouarzazate – Agdz – Draa Valley – Nkob – Alnif – Rissani – Merzouga
Follow unknown South Route from Ouarzazate to Merzouga crossing the Saghro Mountains. Berber villages, magnificent mountains and oasis make this day an unforgettable experience.
Day 4 : Erfoud, Merzouga, Dunes Tour
This is the day of discovering Sahara Desert, its landscapes and best destinations. Incredible tour around Erg Chebbi dunes, see nomadic people and beautiful landscapes. Merzouga is the largest of all the villages that surround Dunes. It is only few kilometers from the border with Algeria. Erg Chebbi Dunes are amazing place.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Erfoud – Ziz Valley – Rich – Midelt
We leave desert and climbed North, crossing gorges of Ziz Valley and then get to the beginning of the Middle Atlas Mountains to Midelt. This day you will see transitional landscapes from desert sand, to the mountains crossing the Ziz Valley which is made of earth-colored rocky gorges.
Day 6 : Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
On this day you will go across the Middle Atlas to the Imperial city of Fez. Ifrane and Azrou are called Moroccan ski resorts. In Ifrane feels like being somewhere in Switzerland. Then in Azrou meet monkeys that live on the loose in the forest of cedars.
Day 7 : Fes
Fes is second largest city, and one of the four imperial cities in Morocco. Fes el Bali or Fes Medina belongs to Unesco and was originally founded as the capital of Idrissida Dynasty between 789 and 808 AD.
Day 8 : Fes – Ouazzane – Chefchaouen
Travel further north from Fes to the town of Chefchaouen. The color of the Chefchaouen city is turquoise blue. All houses in its old medina are painted in very fresh and beautiful color. In Chefchaouen you then visit the castle in the central square and see mosque with octagonal minaret (the only one in the whole Muslim world).
Day 9 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat
Today you now follow along the Atlantic Coast, through the interesting and ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, to the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, UNESCO city of Rabat. The Roman ruins of Volubilis are the best preserved Roman ruins in this part of North Africa and are enlisted as UNESCO heritage.
Day 10 : Rabat – Casablanca – El Jadida – Essaouira
This is very busy day with lot of kms. After a brief visit to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca we then continue towards Essaouira. On the way we stop at El Jadida to visit, belonging to the UNESCO list of World Heritage, the Portuguese cistern inside the old city.
Day 11 : Essaouira
Essaouira is a UNESCO city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Since the XVI century city is also known by its Portuguese name ‘Mogador’. You will have a full day to discover the city walls, harbor and the fishing market, the best sea food restaurants in Morocco, old medina and many shops across the city.
Day 12 : Essaouira – Marrakech
This is the last day of your tour in Morocco. It is a day of introspection, contemplate about what have you seen during the trip. In Marrakech you will be taken to your hotel, if you spend the night, or will be taken to the airport for the flight home.
Included on your tour :
- Pick up and drop off in Arrival City (at your hotel , airport or any other place)
- Private transfer by comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle
- Experienced English/French speaking guide / driver
- Camel ride in desert
- Overnight at a camp
- Breakfast and dinner
NOT included on your private tour :
- Lunch / drinks consumed during the tour
- Plane ticket to and from Morocco
- Entry fees to monuments / museums.