What to Expect
5 days tour from Tanger to Marrakech via Sahara
Pick up from the airport or from the Maritim port of Tanger or even from your hotel and we have 3 hours driving through mountains and valleys until arriving at the city of Chefchaouen.
We will drop you at a nice riad and you will have the rest of the day to discover this nice blue picturesque city.
You will have a free morning. Chefchaouren is a respite of quiet however, it has enough of what is quintessentially Moroccan to be of interest to travelers looking for something a bit more authentic.
Nature lovers will enjoy the easily accessible mountains. And shoppers will enjoy the hassle-free boutique shops for everything from hand-spun pottery to artisanal soaps made right in the city.
Whether you spend your morning wandering the clean medina streets, enjoying a walk through the Rif Mountains, or just want to relax with a book and a fresh mint tea, like most visitors to Chefchaouen, you will walk away having experienced something magical.
You do not need a guide, the city is so small and quiet that you do not risk losing yourself.
At 13 pm. we leave to Fez where we will arrive after 2 hours of driving, dinner at your riad.
At 8 in the morning we leave the riad to discover the old city with our guide during 2.30h.In Fez medina you are literally walking through 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage that has only recently been touched by the advent of globalization and the recent influx of tourists. Even with this uptick in tourism, the magic of Fez endures. The city has endured through so much history.
The oldest part of Fez, Fez el-Bali, it’s the world’s largest car-free urban space as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where most travelers spend their time in Fez.
There is a continuous play between the bustle of small, winding medina passages and the quiet, reflective interior spaces that give Fez its charm. Today, the past mixes with the present in some unexpected ways for you to discover. All of this makes Fez a must-see destination for anyone in Morocco.
At 10.30 we will start to drive to the south, on our way to the deep south we will do a short stop in Ifrane city, On the outskirts of the city there are three protected natural areas: the Ifrane National Park, the northwest, the Cedar Forest to the south and the Ifrane Game Reserve to the northeast. Located at an altitude of 5,460 feet above sea level in the Middle Atlas region, this small hill town has a Swiss alpine feel to it.
Due to the high altitude, snow is abundant in winter and has a cool summer weather which may be an “exotic touch” on our journey on the way to the desert.
In the landscape arise forests of giant cedars and colonies of monkeys similar to those that populate the rock of Gibraltar.
We will have lunch in Midelt, the great charm of this small town lies in its location between the Middle Atlas and the Grand Atlas. It is surrounded by mountains and has a fantastic Atlas landscape.
After lunch we continue through the mountains of the middle atlas until we reach Merzouga. We arrive before nightfall and will have your camels waiting to take you on a 1 hour trip through the desert dunes to the camp. Dining in a tent under the stars, after you can joint around a big bonfire with local music.
Wake up early and enjoy the most beautiful sunrise on top of a dune, after breakfast gets ready for another hour of camel ride back to the meeting point in Merzouga.
Our driver will be waiting for you to travel through the Draa Valley crossing beautiful mountain landscapes from the anti-atlas to the Fint oasis.
The Fint Oasis, located 10 kilometers south of Ouarzazate its called the desert’s garden.
It is nearly impossible to imagine traversing the dry, desolate terrain of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, that any place so green, lush and full of life can be on the horizon. But suddenly you spot it: a massive, verdant palm grove, teeming with a plant, animal and village life.
Composed of four traditional villages which blend Sub-Saharan, Moroccan and Berber culture, the Fint Oasis is a laid-back place where donkeys and other beasts of burden still roam the streets and women still wash clothes in the river. Though largely unknown outside of Morocco, the Fint Oasis has served as the setting for a number of Hollywood films.
It’s in this piece of verdant paradise that we will dine and sleep on our third night.
After breakfast in our Riad at Fint Oasis, we return on the road towards the city of Ouarzazate, this city known as “the gate of the desert”.
Ouarzazate and the surrounding region is one of the most used places in Morocco as a setting by filmmakers from around the world. In addition to the landscapes, another of the area’s great attractions is the quality of light, with a bright sun for at least 300 days a year.
Films like Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Asterix and Obelix – (2004), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna (2011), The Hills Have Eyes (2006.
After visiting the film studios we continued our journey towards Marrakesh, pass crossing the highest mountains of the High Atlas by the passage of the tizin tichka valley, this stretch of road is considered one of the most picturesque of Morocco.
We will do a break for lunch in a pleasant restaurant on the mountain road.
Along the road or near it there are several traditional villages with houses of stone or of beaten earth, surrounded by terraces and walnut trees, in which the inhabitants dedicate themselves to agriculture.
We will arrive at Marrakech at the end of the day.
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