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5-Day Private Tour to Merzouga and Marrakech from Chefchaouen

Enjoy a 5-day adventure tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech via Merzouga desert and explore Sahara dunes in Merzouga with an overnight in desert camp.

Explore towering dunes, lush valleys, and mountain kasbahs on this desert tour. If you're looking for a short trip around Morocco, this five-day tour is a great way to explore Morocco in a short amount of time.

per adult from

$1,808

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • All comfortable accommodations
    • Camel ride and night in desert camp
    • Camel trek in Merzouga dunes
    • Guide in Fes/Local desert guides
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • The University of al-Qarawiyyin entrance fee
    • The Madrasa Bou Inania entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque and University Karaouiyn
    • Entry/Admission - Bou Inania Medersa
    What's excluded :
    • Entry fees in Ourazazate film studios and kasbah (9 Euro per person in total)
    • Lunches and soft drinks
    • Personal expenses and Tips
    • Plane ticket to and from Morocco

  • Day 1: Chefchaouen– Volubilis – Meknes - Fes

    Stop At: Chefchaouen, Chefchaouen, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
    After breakfast, we will meet you in your hotel and start traveling to Fes via Ouazzan and the Roman site of Volubilis.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Volubilis, Morocco
    After a couple of hours drive, you will get to Volubilis, the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautiful Mosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC. Here you will have a guided tour of the site and learn a lot about the Roman Empire.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Meknes, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    After that we travel to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes, we see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail. The granary and the Sahrij Souani, used for irrigation and plantation. Your visit includes also the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Fes, Fes, Fes-Meknes
    We then continue via the highway to Fes. Overnight accommodation at a fancy riad in the medina.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Dinner in local hotel.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in comfortable hotel in Fes.

    Day 2: Exploring Fes

    Stop At: Fes, Fes, Fes-Meknes
    After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring Fes the “the Spiritual City of Morocco”.

    You will spend the whole morning exploring the Medina and its valleys. Visiting most of the sites with cultural and historical interest, including the famous Al Karaouine Mosque and University (the oldest in the world), the Madrasa Bouanania, the Tanneries, and the Najjarine fountain. After lunch, we will drive you outside the Medina to see the Royal Palace gate, walk through the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, and then visit the pottery cooperative. In the afternoon, we will drive you to one of the fortresses to experience an amazing panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight accommodation at the local riad.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mosque and University Karaouiyn, Fes, Morocco
    We explore The University of al-Qarawiyyin, also written Al-Karaouine, which is a university located in Fes, Morocco. It is the oldest existing, continually operating higher educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records, and is occasionally referred to as the oldest university by scholars.

    Entry Fee is included in price.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bou Inania Medersa, Rue Talaa Sghira, Fes 30110 Morocco
    We explore the Madrasa Bou Inania, a madrasa in Fes, Morocco, founded in AD 1351–56 by Abu Inan Faris. It is widely acknowledged as a high point of Marinid architecture and of historic Moroccan architecture generally.

    Entry fee is included in price.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Royal Palace of Fez, Avenue Omar Ibnou Khattab, Fes 30004 Morocco
    We explore the exterior of the Royal palace, popular for photos in front of a colorful, imposing facade and gold-colored doors. The royal palace was built in the thirteenth century under the reign of Mérinides Dynasty in the heart of Fes El Jadid, district adjacent to the Old City.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Medina of Fez, Fes 30000 Morocco
    We will explore the Medina of Fes. Fes El Bali is an ancient walled medina with narrow, car-free streets and ornamented entryways like Bab Guissa and the Blue Gate. The Medina of Fez preserves, in an ancient part comprising numerous monumental buildings.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in hotel in Fes.

    Day 3: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga

    Stop At: Fes, Fes, Fes-Meknes
    After breakfast we will start travelling south to Merzouga desert via Midelt and Errachidia.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ifrane, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Your first stop will be at Ifrane city, referred to as "the Switzerland of Morocco", and then to Merzouga via Midelt and the Ziz Valley. During this journey, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the famous cedar forest - the largest one in Morocco, where you will have the opportunity to see the Barbarian apes. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Errachidia city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Midelt, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the spectacular Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. We will drive through Berber villages to Erfoud, then to Rissani. The foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling royal family in Morocco.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Merzouga, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the highest sand dunes in Morocco and spend the night there. Overnight at our desert camp where you will have your dinner.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Dinner in desert camp.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in comfortable desert camp.

    Day 4: Sahara Desert – Todgha Gorge – Dades Valley

    Stop At: Merzouga, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your riad appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes, changing with the light as the day progresses.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir 45800 Morocco
    After breakfast and hot shower in a traditional guest house, you’ll leave for Tinghir and Todgha gorges, the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you’ll have the opportunity to hike along its valley.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
    We’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a riad or a guesthouse in the heart of the gorge (dinner and breakfast).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation will be in a riad or a guesthouse in the heart of the gorge

    Day 5: Dades Valley – Ait Benhaddou Kashbah – Marrakech

    Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
    After breakfast, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat M'Gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is named the way of thousand Kasbahs, providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat M'Gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa
    Continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Exploring Atlas studio and kasbah in the city centre.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa
    Lunch will be at the famous Ait Benhaddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony. It is famous as a backdrop for many films, including 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Gladiator'.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
    Our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains where you can stop also to explore the process of making the Argan oil at the women's cooperatives before arriving to your accommodation in Marrakech, where the tour ends.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all clients from any place in Chefchaouen.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Morocco Tours 4x4 - Day Tours

Activity ID: V-268888P8

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