5 days tour from Tangier overview:
5 days tour from Tangier covers the best attractions to visit in Morocco. Our tour will start from the north, Tangier, it will pass by the blue city Chefchaouen. Here, we will spend about 3 hours or 4 walking around the city and seeing some sites. For instance, we will visit the Kasbah Museum and the Ras El Ma waterfalls. Then, we will finish the day by driving to the cultural city, Fes.
We will explore Fes the other day, there are many admired attractions. For example, we will visit the Tannery Chouara and the oldest existing university in the world, Al Qarawiyyin. After that, on the third day, we will drive across the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Before, we will pass by the little Switzerland Ifrane, and we will stop at Azrou forest to discover the Barbary Macaque monkeys.
In the Sahara desert, we will do the camel trekking on the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the biggest in Morocco. Also, we will take you to experience overnight camping at Berber tents.
On the fourth and the fifth day will be visiting the grand canyons of Todgha and Dades Gorges. Not to mention, we will visit one of the protected sites by UNESCO, Ait Benhaddou “a Berber fortress”. Eventually, we will end the tour by driving through The High Atlas Mountains at Tichka Pass to arrive at Marrakech.
5 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech highlights:
- Chefchaouen, the blue pearl.
- Tannery Chaouara, Fes.
- Al Qarawiyyin university.
- Azrou Forest.
- Merzouga camel ride.
- Camping at Erg Chebbi dunes.
- The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
- Marrakech Jemaa El Fna Square.
5 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara desert itinerary:
Day 1: Tangier to Fes across Chefchaouen (304 km):
We will start our 5 days tour from Tangier itinerary by picking you up from Tangier. We will visit the blue pearl of Chefchaouen. Here, there are many things we will discover. For instance, we will visit the first building, a Kasbah museum of art where there are pictures and info about Chaouen.Read More
Also, we will have a walk through the blue walls to arrive at the river of Ras El Ma, small waterfalls with an amazing view. Overall, the best thing to do in Chefchaouen is to admire its blue buildings and take pictures. After that, we will drive to spend the night at a traditional Riad in Fes.
Day 2: Fes city tour:
On this day of our 5 days tour from Tangier, we will take you on a day tour in Fes, there are many things we will visit, see, and do. To start with, we will visit one of the king’s palaces, it has 7 admired golden gates to take pictures of. Then, we will take you driving to a panoramic view at Borj Nord. Here, you can have a full look from the top of Fes. After that, we may drive to the mosaic cooperative if you are interested, Fes is famous for it.Read More
Thereafter, we will head to explore the old Medina or also called Fes El Bali. There, we will enter from Bab Boujloud “the blue gate”, the main door to the medina. From there, we will visit the oldest existing university and in the world, Al Qarawiyyin mosque. Also, we will visit the Madrassa of Attarine and Bou Inania, they are worth visiting schools with their architecture. Moreover, we will visit one of the 3 tanneries in Fes where they make leather, the most famous is the Chouara Tannery.
We will end the day by taking you back to the Riad, some of them have a SPA. Therefore, you can have warm Hamam or a massage to relax from the exhausting day.
Day 3: Fes to Merzouga Sahara desert (463 km):
Our 5 days tour from Tangier will continue towards Merzouga, the highlight of all Morocco tours . It takes almost 7h drive from Fes to Merzouga including the stops. Therefore, the first stop we will me will be at Ifrane, the little Switzerland of Morocco. There, we will visit the Atlas statue of the lion, carved by a German prisoner during the colonization of the French for his freedom.Read More
We will make another stop at the cedar forest in Azrou. Here, we will discover how the Barbary monkeys “apes” live, we will feed them, take some pictures, and leave for the desert.
We will arrive at Merzouga after a few stops, one at the dam of Errachidia and at Ziz valley. Our camel leaders will be waiting for you at the tip of the Sand dunes, they will take you on a camel ride across Erg Chebbi. A stop will be made for sunset before they take you to the camp.
Day 4: Merzouga to Dades Gorges (264 km):
We will continue our 5 days tour from Tangier towards Dades Gorges, we will make a few stops on the way there. First, we will pass by Erfoud, if you are interested, we will visit one of the museums of the mineral fossils there. Second, not far from Erfoud, we will stop at an old system of irrigation to show you how they used to water oasis in the past. After that, we will drive to Todgha Gorges, the grand canyons of Morocco. Here, we will take you to have a walk near the river that is passing through the mountains.Read More
Late afternoon, we will drive through Dades town, we will take the pass to the Gorges. Then, we will make a stop at the monkey toes, mountains shaped like that because of the wind and the rain. Thereafter, we will drive to the curves of Tissdrine, where Cadillac, the American car made a record and an advertisement. Eventually, we will take you to the accommodation to spend the night at the Gorges. That would be the end of the 4th days of our 5 days tour from Tangier.
Day 5: Dades to Marrakech across Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (342 km):
After visiting the Gorges of Todgha and Dades, we will drive to Marrakech across many admired sites. To start with, we will visit Kalaat Mgouna, about 40km from Dades. There, we will stop to visit one of the cooperatives where they make the products of rose flowers. Actually, the river that is passing by is called Rose Valley. Second, we will stop at Ouarzazate, the city is famous for the cinema. Therefore, there are many Atlas studios, if you are interested, we will visit one of them, a ticket is required.Read More
The best site we will visit on this day is the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, it’s a Berber fortress which proves are built bamboo. Therefore, they call it a Kasbah referring to the Berber word Kasab which means Bamboo. There, many parts of famous movies were made. For instance, they made a part in the movie Lawrence of Arabia and the British-American drama, Gladiator. Being here is not just a visit but a place where historical movies were made.
We will continue the trip driving through the pass of Tichka, we will make a stop at the top of 2260 meters. Then, we will make another stop at the argan oil cooperative in case you are interested. Eventually, we will end our 5 days tour from Tangier Marrakech via Sahara Desert by taking you to your accommodation.
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