10 Days from Tangier Chefchaouen Marrakech

DAY 1: TANGER – CHEFCHAOUEN.

Pick up at the port or airport of Tangier at the site defined in the city. Departure to Cape Spartel, one of the places of obligatory visit if we are passing through Tangier. This cape is special because it is where the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. We will be able to enjoy a beautiful view where the turquoise color of the Atlantic Ocean and the dark blue of the Mediterranean Sea unite. Formerly Cabo Espartel was known as Cabo Ampelusia or Cabo de las Viñas. In it we can see its famous lighthouse built in 1865 by the diplomatic corps of Tangier. Continuation of the excursion to visit the Caves of Hercules, the Caves of Hercules are located about 5 kilometers from the famous Cape Spartel and about 17 kilometers from the center of the city of Tangier. These caves represent the first tourist destination of Tangier. The beauty of the place, its archaeological value and its mythological load make it one of the most unusual places; it is impressive as the erosion of the water has drawn on its rocks the map of Africa, continuing by car into the Rif and arriving at Xaouen in the afternoon. Chefchaouen is one of the most pleasant cities in Morocco. Holy city, it has about twenty mosques and sanctuaries, happy cities, their narrow streets, paved with pebbles, lead to a series of shaded squares in Riad/Hotel.

DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN – FEZ.

After breakfast, we will have free time to visit the city before leaving for Fez, a beautiful city founded in the 8th century. Fez is the most old Moroccan imperial cities, with a medina that takes us back to the thirteenth century, with artisans grouped by streets and activities reminiscent of the old guilds, living with peasants who fleeing the drought of recent years, come here.

DAY 3: FEZ.

Free day in the city. Intellectual and artisan capital, the most imperial of Moroccan cities, Fez is the pearl of the Arab world, the place of great sensations.

Here, as in Florence or Athens, the traveller comes to look for the treasure of a civilization, the inexhaustible wealth of a generous and varied life until the profusion, where the Sensuality of the sun reigns, of the colors, of the flavors. In Fez you will surely find everything you love. Here no one knows where the pleasure of the spirit ends and where the pleasure of the senses begins. With the refinement of its palaces and the sensuality of its life, Fez, unique city, invites to make multiple trips.

DAY 4: FEZ – MERZOUGA.

Breakfast departure to the Middle Atlas mountains where communities of Berber shepherds of semi-nomadic tradition live. On the way, we will cross the town of Ifrane, “Moroccan Switzerland”, and enjoy the panoramic view of the marvellous cedar forests, where we will be able to observe the colony of monkeys that live there. From here we leave the hustle and bustle of the big cities and find a friendly and quiet population, dedicated to agriculture and grazing. Leaving behind the Middle Atlas, we enter the High Atlas Mountains.
towards Errachidia passing through the gorges and the valley of ziz, then later Erfoud to reach Merzouga where we will stay in a hotel .

DAY 5: MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI.

Breakfast and leave the hostel on one of the tracks used in the “Paris-Dakar Rally”. We will pass to the other side of the dunes visiting the two oases of Merzouga, the nomadic lands, the village of Khamlia (where black people from Mali live), the mines of Mifiss, the desert plateaus, the nomadic Berber fields, and the oasis Tissadmine. We will return to the lodge for lunch, and rest. In the afternoon, we continue the adventure on camels that slowly take us to the haimas, crossing the wide expanse of golden sand enjoying the wonderful landscape offered by the sunset in the desert. This night will be special. We will sleep in the dunes in nomad tents (haimas), and enjoy a Berber dinner, music and appreciate the spirit of the desert with an indescribable starry sky as rarely seen. Dinner and overnight in tents in the dunes.

DAY 6: MERZOUGA – RISANI – TODRA GORGES – DADES GORGES.

Today is a day that we have to get up early and climb on top of a dune to see the sunrise, then, after a good breakfast, we will go out to visit the village of Risani This town is attractive both for its environment and its history. It is considered the heiress of the mythical Sijilmassa, ancient capital of the Tafilalet that came to have more than 100,000 inhabitants. Only a few vestiges of this splendid city have survived to the present day near the Oued Ziz. Rissani is above all a holy city, legend has it that in the twelfth century there was a tremendous drought that devastated the Tafilalet and that the local chiefs asked a descendant of Muhammad, Hassan el Alaoui, to come from Arabia to see if his beneficial influence attracted rain, and so it was. In this way the predecessor of Mulay el Rachid was installed in the Tafilalet, which would give rise in direct line to the reigning dynasty.
in Morocco. Then we will travel to Erfoud where we will visit the fossil quarries more than 350 million years old. We will continue until we reach the famous Todra Gorges, one of the strongest points of southern Morocco, a favorite place for climbers and hikers, free time for lunch and a walk, and in the afternoon we will finish our tour in the Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

DAY 7: DADES GORGES – KALAA M’GOUNA – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE.

Breakfast and departure to the Valley of Dadés by the “Route of the thousand Casbas”. We will visit the Dades Gorges, then follow a road that leads us to the roses, thousands and thousands of roses that perfume El Kelaa M’Gouna, the most beautiful rose garden in the valley where, in the month of May is celebrated the feast of roses. Dances and horseback rides take place under an uninterrupted rain of petals. Did you know that it takes a ton of petals to obtain a litre of rose extract?

We will pass through SKoura which is a large palm grove, and The state of most of the kasbahs that concentrated in that palm grove, are in a deplórale state, the most important of them, is that of Amerhidil, visit of the Kasba and then we will follow direction Ouarzazate, visit of the Kasbah of Taourirt and in the afternoon we will end up in a Berber village where we will spend the night, we will have the opportunity to make a class of Moroccan cuisine.

DAY 8: OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH.

Breakfast and departure to Marrakech, crossing again the port of Tzn Tizka, at about 2.260 meters of altitude, the “port of the pastures”, the highest pass of the roads of Morocco. Although subjected to very violent winds, the high meadows perched on the slopes of the High Atlas serve as pastures in summer. On the way we will visit the famous kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which has been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and is undoubtedly the best preserved fortified village (ksar). Arrival in Marrakech late afternoon. Overnight in Riad.

DAY 9: MARRAKECH.

A day dedicated to the visit of the red city, Marrakech, starting with the gardens of the Menara with its pond, the Saadian tombs where are the founders of the city, the Palace of the Bay, residence of the ancient vizier; the Koutobia, splendid minaret, to finish in the unspeakable Square of Djemaa El Fna, in the morning a great souk and in the evening a magical spectacle. Overnight in Riad.

DAY 10: DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKECH TO THE AIRPORT.

Breakfast in the riad, and free time until the time of departure to the airport, transfer and End of our cervicio. 10 Days from Tanger Chefchaouen Marrakech.