10 days tour from Tangier to Merzouga desert
Day 1: Tangier – Asilah
Collection at the airport of Tangier and transfer to Asilah, a beautiful and quiet seaside town only 30 kilometers from Tangier. Some free time to stroll around its medina of white houses with artistic murals and enjoy the views from the lookout. Night in Asilah.
Day 2: Asilah – Tetouan – Chaouen
We continue our route after breakfast. We first turn in Tetuan, where you will have free time to visit its medina. Then we will continue toward the city of Chefchaouen. Free time to stroll through its streets and between its old houses of blue and white and contemplate its panoramic views. Accommodation in hotel.
Day 3: Chaouen – Roman ruins of Volubilis – Meknés – Fez
we depart for Meknés, bordering the Mamora forest. Arrival to Meknés AND VISIT OF THE HISTORIC CITY. To 27 km from Meknés are the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis (visit), and also visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Continuation toward Fes. Accommodation in a Hotel.
Day 4: Fez
Full-Day with a guided visit to the most ancient of the imperial cities. Founded in 808 as the first political capital, religious and cultural life. We started the visit by the Golden Door to the Royal Palace. Subsequently, from a high point, we will observe the wall that encloses an impressive and old medina. That then toured on foot experiencing the hundreds of sensations that awakens.
We will discover mosques and madrassas, caravanserais, and religious sites until you reach the barrio de tanners. Free time for lunch (not included) and we continue with a visit to the neighborhood of the craftsmen. They brought their knowledge from Spain and have maintained the art and Andalusian style until our days going to Fez the deserved name of the city of artisans. Accommodation in Riyadh.
Day 5: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Forest of monkeys – Erfoud – Desert
From Fez will go toward the Middle Atlas, to visit Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Africa. The following people will be Azrou “The Rock”, people berberis known for its handicrafts, carpets and wooden sculpture, after arrival in Midelt. The route continues by the Tizi Talghemt or neck of the Camel, to 1,907 meters of altitude. The relief is impressive, the mountains are completely nude. Arrive in Errachidia and undertake in the crossing of the massif of Tafilalet until the Palmeral of Erfoud. Continue on track to reach the famous sand dunes of fine sand of Erg Chebbi next to Merzouga. Accommodation in a Kasbah.
Day 6: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
This will be a stage where after breakfast, we make another of the tracks that used in the “Paris-Dakar Rally” visiting nomads of the desert with which we are to take the tea and see the oasis where it was shot some films like “Sahara”, starring Penelope Cruz. We will visit the village of “blacks”, so-called by the slave trade that was brought from Sudan. And after eating we will change the traction of the 4×4 by animal traction.
The dromedaries to enter the desert of dunes to be able to contemplate an unforgettable sunset. This night will be special, we sleep in the dunes in nomadic tents (camp), as do the Berbers. Here we will enjoy a dinner Berber, music and a starry sky as you have not ever seen. Accommodation in unforgettable Jaima.
Day 7: Merzouga – Gorges of the Todra- Dadés Valley
we woke up before dawn to contemplate the output of the sun. In dromedary to Albergué return, shower and breakfast, departure toward Rissani, visit of its market which is most important for the South, where van all the nomads of the desert to do their shopping then we depart for Erfoud where we visit the marble factory fossilized and continue toward the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. We arrive at one of the strong points of the South: The Todra gorge. The riverbed Todra has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty; is the paradise of the climbers and a unique place.
Lunch at the site and a half-hour hike to view with tranquility the gorges. In the afternoon we continue toward the valley of Dadés passing through Boumalne. Dinner and night in the Gorges of the Dadés.
Day 8: Dades – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – MARRAKECH
After breakfast and before proceeding to Marrakech visitaréis the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where have been filmed many films like “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Babel” and “Gladiator”, then we will continue by Marrakech on the mountains of the High Atlas via the step of Tizi N’tichka. On the side of the mountains, you will find Berber villages and farms. At the end of the day arrives in Marrakech.
Day 9: Visit of Marrakech
Breakfast. In the morning visit of the city in which we highlight the Menara Gardens, the Saadian Tombs, the Palace of the Bay, Majorelle Gardens, the impressive Koutoubia Mosque with its famous Minaret built by the Almohades. Lunch and afternoon free to enjoy the charm of the Jamaa El Fna Square. Accommodation in Riyadh.
Day 10: Marrakech – Airport
transfer to the airport and end of the trip.