10 Days from Tanger Chefchaouen Marrakech

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DAY 1: TANGER – CHEFCHAOUEN

Pick up at the port or airport of Tangier at the defined site in the city. Departure to Cape Spartel, one of the places to 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 meet. Formerly Cape Spartel was known as Cape Ampelusia or Cape of the Vineyards. In it we will be able to see his famous lighthouse constructed in 1865 by the diplomatic body of Tangier. Continuing 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 in Tangier. The beauty of the place, its archaeological value and its mythological load make it one of the most unusual places; it is impressive how the erosion of the water has drawn on its rocks the map of Africa. Chefchaouen is one of the most pleasant cities in Morocco. Holy city, it has about twenty mosques and sanctuaries, happy cities, its narrow streets, paved with pebbles, lead to a series of shady squares in Riyadh/Hotel.

DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN – FEZ.

After breakfast, you will have free time to visit the city before leaving for Fez, a beautiful city founded in the 8th century. Fes is the most
This is an old part of the Moroccan imperial cities, with a medina that takes us back to the 13th century, with craftsmen grouped together in streets and activities reminiscent of the old guilds, living together with the peasants who, fleeing the drought of recent years, have come here.

DAY 3: FEZ.

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

Here, as in Florence or Athens, the traveler 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, one is sure to find everything one loves. No one knows where the pleasure of the spirit ends and the pleasure of the senses begins. With the refinement of its palaces and the sensuality of its life, Fès, a unique city, invites you to make multiple journeys.

DAY 4: FEZ – MERZOUGA

Breakfast departure to the Middle Atlas Mountains where Berber shepherds’ communities of semi-nomadic tradition live. On route, we will cross the town of Ifrane, “the Moroccan Switzerland”, and enjoy the panoramic view offered by the wonderful cedar forests, where we can 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 peaceful population, dedicated to agriculture and grazing. Leaving behind the Middle Atlas, we go into the High Atla mountains towards Errachidia passing through the gorges and the ziz valley, then later Erfoud to reach Merzouga where we will stay in a hotel.

DAY 5: MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI.

Breakfast and departure from the hostel on one of the tracks used in the ” Rally Paris-Dakar “. We will pass to the other side of the dunes visiting the two oasis 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 camps, and the oasis Tissadmine. We will return to the hostel for lunch, and rest. In the afternoon, we continue the adventure on the back of camels that will 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 to visit the village of Risani This town is attractive both for its environment and its history. It is considered to be the heir of the mythical Sijilmassa, the ancient capital of Tafilalet which once had more than 100,000 inhabitants. Of this splendid city only some vestiges have arrived to our days near the Oued Ziz. Rissani is first and foremost a holy city. Legend has it that in the 12th century a tremendous drought struck Tafilalet and that the local chiefs asked a descendant of Mohammed, Hassan el Alaoui, to come from Arabia to see if his beneficial influence would attract rain, and he did. Thus, the ancestor of Mulay el Rachid, who would give birth in direct line to the reigning dynasty, settled in Tafilalet
in Morocco. Then we will go to Erfoud where we will visit the fossil quarries that are over 350 million years old. We will continue until we reach the famous Todra Gorges, one of the strongest points in southern Morocco, a favourite place for climbers and hikers. We will have free time for lunch and a walk, and in the afternoon we will finish our tour in the Dades Valley. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

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

Breakfast and departure to the Dades Valley by the ” Route of the thousand kasbahs “. We will visit the Dadès Gorges, then we will 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 of the valley where, in the month of May, the rose festival is celebrated. Dances and parades follow one another under an uninterrupted shower of petals. Did you know that you need a ton of petals to obtain a litre of rose extract?
We will pass by SKoura which is a large palm grove, and the state of most of the kasbahs that were concentrated in that palm grove, are in a state of deplorable, the most important of them, is the Amerhidil, visit of the Kasbah and then we will continue towards Ouarzazate, visit of the Kasbah of Taourirt and in the afternoon we will finish in a Berber village where we will spend the night, we will have the opportunity to make a class of Moroccan cooking.

DAY 8: OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH.

Breakfast and departure to Marrakech, crossing again the Tzn Tizka pass, at about 2,260 meters of altitude, the “pass 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 a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO and is undoubtedly the best preserved fortified village (ksar). Arrival in Marrakech in the late afternoon. Accommodation in Riyadh.

DAY 9: MARRAKECH.

A day dedicated to the visit of the red city, Marrakech, starting with the gardens of the Ménara with its pond, the Saadian tombs where the founders of the city are located, the Bahia Palace, residence of the old vizier; the Koutobia, splendid minaret, to finish in the unspeakable Djemaa El Fna Square, in the morning a great souk and in the evening a magic show. Accommodation in Riyadh.

DAY 10: DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKESH TO THE AIRPORT

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