Discover Morocco: From Chefchaouen to Marrakech via Fes, High Atlas & Sahara Desert

  • Duration : 6 Days

Discover the best of Morocco on our comprehensive tour that allows for free days to unwind or explore further. Explore the northern gems including the picturesque Chefchaouen and historic Fes, then venture to the majestic High Atlas Mountains. Continue your journey southward to experience the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert, the scenic Boumalne Dades, and the captivating Kasbahs of Ouarzazate. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the ochre city of Marrakech.

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    Day 1 : Casablanca Airport pickup drop off at your Hotel in Chefchaouen

    On Day 1, you will be picked up from Casablanca Airport and taken to your hotel in Chefchaouen. If your arrival time permits, you can take a visit to the Great Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca. This remarkable example of Moroccan architecture is the largest mosque in the country and the fifth largest in the world. It can hold up to 25,000 worshippers, with an additional 80,000 accommodated in the mosque's grounds. Its minaret stands at an impressive 210m, making it the tallest in the world.

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    Day 2 : Self-Guided Free Day to Explore Chefchaouen at Your Own Pace

    Discover the beauty of Chefchaouen, renowned for its stunning blue-washed buildings and a must-visit destination for both tourists and locals, especially during the hot summer months. Immerse yourself in the winding lanes and narrow alleys that boast a variety of souks offering local delicacies and artisanal products like woolen items, intricate embroidery, and goat cheese, which are unique to the region. You can take a break at the square, visit a local farm, or go hiking in the nearby parks.

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    Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Fes – (half Day guided Tour, Fez Medina)

    After exploring the stunning "Pearl of Morocco," it's time for another adventure in the intellectual capital of Fez, also known as the "Mecca of the West" and "Athena of Africa." With a population of approximately 1 million, Fez is the second largest city in the country after Casablanca and one of the four imperial cities. Divided into three distinct parts, Fez el Bali, the oldest part surrounded by a massive wall, boasts more than 9,000 narrow streets and alleys. Fez-Jdid or the new Fes, is home to the Mellah, the Jewish quarter, and the Ville Nouvelle, the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation. Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its medina is the largest in the world. The world's oldest university, the University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859, is located within its narrow streets and alleys and is still in operation to this day.

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    Day 4 : Fes – Ifrane – Ziz valley – Erfoud – Merzouga

    On this day, we will embark on a long drive, experiencing the diverse colors of Morocco as we depart from the ancient city of Fes. Along the way, we will pass through Ifran, a modern and clean city nicknamed the "Little Switzerland" of Morocco due to its greenery and altitude of 1665 meters, making it a popular ski resort. Ifran is also home to The Brotherhood private university, founded in 1997 by King Hassan II of Morocco and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, where classes are taught in English. Lunch will be enjoyed in the Berber village of Midelt, situated at the foothills of the eastern High Atlas Mountains. From there, we will cross the tough mountains and witness stunning landscapes, including palm tree oases at Jbel Ayachi (at 3747 m). As we drive down the curves, we will enter the pre-Saharan zone, passing through Errachidia and Erfoud, famous for its pottery and interesting fossil quarries. Erfoud was once part of a huge ocean 350 million years ago, making fossils a major industry in the area. We will then head towards the red-colored sand dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga, passing through Rissani, the hometown of the Alaouist dynasty. In the evening, we will go on a camel ride for about an hour and a half to witness the magnificent sunset in the middle of the high sand dunes of Merzouga, one of the most fascinating sights we will ever see. We will spend the night in a Berber tented desert camp and enjoy a wonderful view of the stars.

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    Day 5 : Merzouga – Rissani – Todgha Gorges – Dades Gorges

    After watching the sunrise, we will visit a nomadic family to experience their way of life. Then, we will explore the village of Alkhamliya to learn about the nomadic Touareg people. In Errisani, we will see the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Chrif, founder of the Alaouite Dynasty. Next, we will visit Todgha Gorges, which are like the Colorado canyons with peaks over 4000 m, and hike there. Afterwards, we will drive along the road of 1000 kasbahs and visit Amridil Kasbah. We will pass through the town of Boumalen and see Dades Valley, home to a large Berber community. Finally, we will visit Todra Gorges and check into a hotel.

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    Day 6 : Dades Gorges – Valley of Roses – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech.

    The Valley of Roses is a beautiful valley that produces a special type of rose used in the production of cosmetic products. Locals celebrate this rose each April with a national festival. Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Africa, is a city in the desert that is mainly inhabited by Berbers who constructed the prominent kasbahs and buildings in the area. Aït Ben Haddou, a fortified city built in the 11th century and a former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh, is located 30 km from Ouarzazate and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The journey from Aït Ben Haddou to Marrakech takes us through the beautiful high Atlas mountains and the Tizn Tichka Pass, with stunning views of Berber villages and the mountains. The trip starts at Casablanca and ends in Marrakech, departing at 9:00 and returning at 19:00.

Important info:

- This activity must book at least 86 hours in advance

- A deposit of 30% of the total price is required to secure your booking

- This tour can upgrade to luxury accommodations

- You can change your travel date without penalty 30 Days before the tour date

- Bring with you: Camera - Sunblock - Hat - Change of clothes - Warm clothes and shoes during the winter (December, January and February).

Price Included

  • Pick-up from the airport Casablanca Med V or from your accommodation in Casablanca.

  • Transport by Air Conditioned Minibus/4WD.

  • Fuel.

  • Two nights in Chefchaouen at the Hotel/Riad+ breakfast.

  • One night in Fes at the hotel/Riad+breakfast.

  • Guided half day city tour of Fes with official guide.

  • Camel ride/4×4 in Sahara Merzouga.

  • Private Luxury sleeping camp in Sahara Merzouga.

  • Dinner & Breakfast in Sahara Merzouga.

  • Private room with shower and toilet, AC/Heater.

  • Dinner & Breakfast at the hotel in Dades Gorges.

  • One Hour guided in Ait Ben Haddou Castle.

  • Drop-off at your accommodation in Marrakech.

Price Excluded

  • X Lunches

  • X Soft and alcoholic drinks

  • X Any private expenses

  • X Travel insurance

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