5 Days in Morocco, Desert Tour from Tangier. During this itinerary of 5 days / 4 nights you will enjoy Morocco like never before with us. You will visit the most amazing places in Morocco. The tour starts in Tangier. Firstly, you will visit the Cape Spartel and also Hercules cave. Then we are going to cross the Rif mountains, stroll in the blue city of Chefchaouen, and also wander in the Roman ruins of Volubilis. The tour also includes Meknes Sightseeing. In addition to the visit of the Switzerland of Morocco Ifrane and Cedars forest. Furthermore, you can ride camels and enjoy the magical sunset and sunrise in the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Walk in the magnificent Todra and Dades gorges. Visit historical Kasbahs, and also cross the high Atlas mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Finally, the tour ends in Marrakech.
In the first day of your 5 day desert tour itinerary. We pick you up from your accommodation, the airport or the port in Tangier. Also known as “the bride of the north”. the city is located northwest where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. Firstly, we will explore the beautiful city, the cave of Hercules and also the Cape Spartel. Free time for lunch. Then we drive inland to Chefchaouen by passing through the city of Tetouan and the Rif mountains. Stops will be made for panoramic views. Overnight stay in a hotel in Chefchaouen.
After breakfast, feel free to wander in the beautiful alleyways of the blue city Chefchaouen, the 5-day desert tour continues to visit the ancient Roman ruins Volubilis, it is well preserved, as it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, it has many beautiful mosaics scattered here and there, along with beautiful ancient pillars and archways. After strolling in the ruins, we drive 30 km to visit one of the imperial city, Meknes the Ismaili capital, in which we visit Bab Al-Mansour, Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables ,the granary and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we head to Fes. Overnight stay in a riad.
After breakfast, we drive south through Imouzzer to visit Ifrane. The city is famous for its low temperature, snow and also the alpine-style architecture houses. No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. Then we continue to cedars forest, where the Barbary macaques lives. Feel free to feed them while wandering in the forest. Later, we continue to Midelt, where we will have a free time for lunch. Then we drive through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass, and along the Ziz valley, with stops for panoramic views.
In the afternoon we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you switch to camels and cross the sandy desert, with a stop on top of a high dune to enjoy the sunset. Then continue to the camp which is a combination between the traditional tents of nomads and the luxury a hotel has. Where you can enjoy the Berber drums music while dancing around the campfire, under vast open sky of stars. Accommodation in place.
Wake up early in the morning is a must do, in order to contemplate the beautiful sunrise. Free time for breakfast. Then we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani still a major trading center in the region. With a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. After a stroll in Rissani souk, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble.
Then we drive through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves to reach the Todra Gorges. The course of Todra river has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains. This high red cliff-sided canyon is an ideal place for rock climbers. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then we continue to the Dades valley through Boumalne Dades. Inevitable stops at the “monkey fingers” rock formation, and on a spot atop of a mountain overlooking the Dades valley. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast, we continue to Kalaa Magouna, to visit the Rose valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May, where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, oil, to cosmetic products. We then drive through the palm groves of Skoura and visit the Kasbah of Amredhyle. Then we reach Ouarzazate. Where we visit the studios in which famous movies were shot, and also visit the Taourirt Kasbah.
We then depart to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A fortified village recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in many movies including : Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy…etc. And also TV series including Game Of Thrones. After that we visit the Telouet Kasbah. Then we continue to Marrakesh by going through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, and the High Atlas Mountains. Stops will be made for lunch and to take pictures at interesting spots. Finally, we drop off at your accommodation in a Riad in Marrakesh. End of the tour. End of the 5 days in Morocco tour.
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I traveled with my friend on a 5 day trip from Tangier we visited Chefchaouen , the ancient ruins, Fes, the Merzouga desert and the High Atlas through the Kasbah of Ait Ben-Haddou. Our guide Hamid was great, always showing us the best places to photograph and eat, he was very flexible with the itinerary and we learned a lot thanks to him.
The highlight of the trip was the camel ride and the night in the camp. We had great sunsets and sunrises on the dunes. we really enjoyed the trip, and i highly recommend it!