Grand Morocco 8 days Marrakech to Fes Chefchaouen via Merzouga desert tour itinerary details:

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Day 1 : Full day trip discovering Marrakech imperial city

8 Days Marrakech to Fes and Chefchaouen via Merzouga desert tour starts from  Marrakech local guide will pick up you to start your grand Morocco 8 days Marrakech to Fes Chefchaouen via Merzouga desert tour to discover the city of Marrakech in an enlightening full day tour. Immerse yourself into the history, art and culture of this magnificent walled pink city. Photograph the magnificent Koutoubia mosque with its great square tower and shining copper globes. Stroll along the bustling alleyways and see the mosques, traditional bakeries, old lodging houses and fountains carved of wood. Visit the Medrassa ben Youssef as one of the largest theological college in North Africa. Walk through the alleys of the Medina and visit the most interesting handicrafts quarters , see an enchanting display of arts and crafts in the colorful souks before you relive the atmosphere of a glorious age in the exquisite rooms. Enjoy great time in the afternoon walking in Jamae Elfnae square.(BB)

Day 2 : Travel from Marrakech to Dades valley via Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Ouarzazate

After breakfast we will leave Marrakech traveling to Dades valley enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages, to reach the Unseco world heritage site “Ait Benhaddou village”, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah has served as a natural scenery for many movies. You will go on a walk with guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The famous Ksar Ait Ben Haddou and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of Ait-ben-Haddou, surrounded by desertic landscape, and with the snow capped Atlas mountains as a background. After lunch we will continue our journey to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate and Skoura and the long valley of roses. Upon arrival to Boumalne Dades, we will deviate into a secondary road heading up through Dades gorges. From here, we will enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey fingers) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river.(DBB)

Day 3: From Dades Valley to Merzouga desert via Todra Gorge, Erfoud

After a traditional Breakfast , taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley, to get to Tineghir A beautiful valley of 15 km of  palm trees and Todra gorges where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high. Time for lunch before we continue our journey towards Erfoud. Afterwards we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert where camels are waiting to take you on an adventure crossing the sand dunes, the luggage will be loaded in an 4×4 car and transported to the desert camp. You will enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic sahara sunset on your way to the desert camp. After a delicious meal for dinner, fire will be lit and a festive ambiance takes over with berber musical plays by the staff and camel guide under the starry night of the the magical Morocco desert !(DBB)

Day 4 : Experience Merzouga desert Sahara excursion

We recommend to wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise. on the top of the Erg Chebbi sand dune near the camp, then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will camel trek back to your Riad or Hotel in Merzouga where your driver/ guide awaiting to start an off-road adventure tour around sand dunes. Take the advantage to discover the region of Merzouga. Explore Berber villages begin by a visit to Khamlia village known as the black people. The hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. Enjoy the panoramic view of sand dunes, and experience nomad’s lifestyle as they are living under tents and taking care of herds of goats and camels. Visit some deserted mines and oasis of palm trees. Head back to Merzouga. You have free time experience Merzouga streets.(DBB)

Day 5 : Travel from Merzouga desert to Fes imperial city

Today after a great desert adventure trip, you will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the Ziz valley where we will stop for a panoramic view of this beautiful Oasis. Continuation to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt and have lunch break. After lunch you will be driven to Fes (the medieval imperial city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility .to see the Barbary apes (monkies). You may have a stop in Ifrane .(the Switzerland of Morocco); before arriving to Fes imperial city. (BB)

Day 6 : Travel from Fes to Chefchaouen

Today, we will travel to Chefchaouen the blue city of Morocco via Meknes where we will stop to see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour, the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum and the Sahrij Souani, before head to Volubilis Romain ruins it is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Morocco. You will have a guided tour of the site and learn more about the Roman Empire dating to 225 BC in Morocco. Continue our journey to reach Chefchaouen Medina situated at the footstep of higher Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. Experience the blue city of Morocco. It is a beautiful unique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many parts of Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influence from the Spanish civilization and Moorish architecture. (BB)

Day 7 : Travel back from Chefchaouen to Fes 

After your breakfast, in the morning you will have time to experience some of the best things to do and see in Chefchaouen. It is an easy to navigate and discover town, while admiring its charm and authenticty; walk around its blue painted alleys shopping in its local artisan shops. After that, we will travel to Fes city via Rif mountains.(BB)

Day 8: Explore Fes city tour 

Explore Fez city’s oldest stunning monuments is a must and an interesting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed while you are traveling to Morocco. Enjoy a half-day medina walking guided tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more sites of the city. The Fes medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. You will Explore the ancient historical monuments in the Old Medina like: Al Quaraouin (the oldest University in Morocco), Nejjarin Museum, Jewish Quarter, and view Fes’ famous leather tannery from above, and more. Transfer to your accommodation or airport depends on your departure time.

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Note that we are flexible and all our Morocco desert tour itineraries can be modified to suit your specific needs and budget. If you have a different Morocco desert tours from Marrakech in mind please let us know and our  experts will customize a trip tailored to your private requirements, the price depends on the accommondations and things to see and do in Morocco.

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