DAY ONE: Rabat, Meknes, Volubili, and Fes.
The excursion begins at your local riad or hotel in Rabat with Africa North Journeys. Our driver will greet you at the hotel after breakfast to begin your Morocco 5 days tour from Rabat. You’ll see the majority of Morocco’s imperial cities today, including Meknes, where you’ll have lunch. Then we’ll travel to Volubilis for a quick tour of the Roman remains before heading to Fes for the night, where we’ll stay in a typical Riad/hotel.
Fes » Ifran » Azrou » Erfoud » Merzouga » DAY 2
5 days tour from Rabat, at your Riad/Hotel in Fes, or at a nearby car rental location. Then, through Ifrane and Midelt, travel to Merzouga. We will get views of the Middle Atlas and higher mountains on our journey since Midelt is recognized as Morocco’s apple capital. Then we’ll visit Azrou, a Berber town in the heart of Morocco’s biggest cedar forest, where we’ll observe some wild monkeys. Take a short trip into the woods to get some good shots.
Then we continued on to Midelt through the spectacular Ziz Gorges built out of volcanic rock over the Tizi N’talghamt pass. We’ll have time to pause for panoramic views along the journey, as the Ziz Valley, also known as the Ziz Palm Trees, is Morocco’s second-biggest river.
Afternoon arrival in Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi Dunes, which contain Morocco’s biggest natural subterranean body of water. When we arrive at the Sahara desert, we’ll be greeted with a cup of mint tea before embarking on an hour-long camel ride across the breathtaking dunes. The breathtaking sunset and brilliant blue sky will steal your breath away and leave you with everlasting memories. A traditional meal will be served in a Nomad tent. We’ll have a good time listening to Berber music while sitting around a red fire with a beautiful view of the sky.
DAY 3: Merzoug 4×4 Excursion
Today, we go from your hotel for a Merzouga adventure over the erg Chebbi dune with a knowledgeable guide. For the first four hours of exploration, go to the katarian museums of vintage vehicles in Tannamoust. In addition to the Gnawa association in Khamlia, where most black people who came from the west of Africa a long time ago and settled in Morocco, we will enjoy our time listening to their beautiful songs while sipping tea after an hour of fun, we will travel through the nomads to learn about their way of life.
Then we return to Mefiss, the most incredible site on Berber people, where they have been collecting eyeliner from the mountains for long years and where the French troops formerly resided. From colonial days, we still stop for a few minutes before continuing on to a local restaurant for lunch, which serves delecuis pizza Berber. After lunch, we return to your hotel, bringing our Merzouga adventure around Erg Chebbi to a close.
DAY 4: Dades Valley » Merzouga » Rissani
This morning, as part of our trip, we’ll get up early and trek up the dune to see what may be the finest sunrise you’ve ever seen. After a much-needed shower and brunch. To begin a new day of adventure, you will meet your driver-guide. We go to Rissani, the first imperial city, and its fascinating market, where nomads from all over the world come to sell their cattle and purchase what they need. We arrive at Bomalen Dades, a little village in Morocco’s Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet.
Like those in the Dades Valley, the majority of its people. They are Berbers, and the Boumalne Dades, as they are called, are descended from an ancient kind of transhumance ruled by a number of tribes, including the Ait Atta tribe near Jbel Saghro, the Ait Sedrat tribe, and the Ait Hdiddou tribe, among others. We spend the night at a nice Hotel/Riad and have supper. Morocco is a short journey away.
Day 5: Dades Gorges » Ouarzazete » Marrakech
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll travel through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the High Atlas Mountains. Following a brief tour of the Dades Valley. We’ll begin our fourth day in south Morocco by heading to Ouarzazate, sometimes known as “The Desert’s Door.” Ouarzazate is known for its magnificent Taourirt Kasbah and cinematographic studios, which have staged many great films. Continue to the inescapable Ksar Ait Benhaddou, a Unesco world heritage site constructed into the hillside.
This Kasbah is essentially a walled hamlet with towering walls and watchtowers. Before continuing on our journey, you’ll eat lunch here. To get in Marrakech in the early evening, go through the high pass of Tizi-n-Tichka, which offers panoramic views. We’ll spend the night in a traditional Riad or a hotel. From here, your 5 days tour from Rabat will come to a close.