Day 1:Tangier – Chefchaouen – Fes
The first day of your vacation, we will meet you at the dock and take you on a scenic drive via Tetoun City and the Rif Mountains before arriving in Chefchaouan, one of the most beautiful communities at the base of the Rif Mountains. You will have lunch in one of the numerous hip art and craft shops, roof-top restaurants, or cafés in the Chefchaouen Medina before traveling on to Fes, where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Merzouga Desert, Ifran, Midelt, Rissani, and Fez
We will take you up from your riad or hotel and then go across the Middle Atlas highlands to Ifrane and Azrou. We’ll make a pit stop on route to visit the barbarian apes in their native environment in the cedar woods. As you reach the city of Errachidia, the terrain changes to give clues of the desert as you cross over the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and travel down the stunning Ziz Gorges cut by volcanic rock. Views of the Middle-Atlas plateau may be seen along the way. We’ll continue traveling through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani, and Merzouga after lunch. The tallest sand dunes in North Africa, the Erg Chebbi Sad Dunes, are where we will ride a camel to a Berber tent after having a drink of mint tea and leaving our stuff in a secure location. The camel ride takes around one and a half hours to get to the camp, where we’ll pitch our Berber tents for the night. The tents are fully furnished with pillows, blankets, and beds. After supper, we will huddle around the fire and take in the sounds of the customary Berber drums while gazing up at the stars.
Merzouga, Todra Gorge, and Dades Valley on Day 3
We’ll get up early to see a spectacular sunrise over the sand dunes, and then we’ll ride camels back to the hotel. We’ll get ready and have breakfast before departing for Tinghir and the Todra Gorges. Once there, we’ll have supper and spend the night in the Dades Valley.
Dades Valley, Skoura, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and Marrakech on Day 4
We will travel through the Dades Valley on our way to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate after breakfast. There are countless picture ops along the “path of the thousand Kasbahs” that winds through the Dades Valley. Before continuing to Ouarzazat, dubbed “the Hollywood of Africa,” we’ll stop in the Roses Valley and the town of Skoura. The renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the biggest Kasbah in Morocco, is where you’ll have lunch. After seeing this UNESCO World Heritage site, we will continue our trip across the magnificent Tizi nTichka pass, crossing the High Atlas Mountains at a height of 2260m. We’ll pause to take in the breathtaking vistas and stop by the cooperative for argan oil. We’ll get there in the late afternoon in Marrakech.