DESERT

Explore the Rif, the Atlas and the Desert of Morocco

 

Explore Morocco starting from the north to the desert. You will have the opportunity to discover the richness of landscapes and culture of authentic Morocco.

Together with our partners throughout morocco, holding the same principles, we contribute to authentic discovery of a rich country in a framework of responsible tourism and human development.

Day 1 Casablanca-TANGER

Arrival to Casablanca airport and transfer to Tangier, B&B accommodation in a hotel

Day 2 TANGER-TETOUAN

After breakfast a guided visit of Tangier old medina and later on a panoramic visit of the surrounding where to explore Cap Spartel, Hercules caves,  lunch at you charge, and transfer to Tetouan, B&B accommodation in a Riad in the old medina, declared world heritage by UNESCO.

Day 3 TETOUAN-CHEFCHAOUEN

After breakfast, guided visit of the old city of Tetouan, lunch at your charge, transfer to the bleu pearl, Chefchaouen, guided visit, B&B accommodation in a Riad

DAY 4 : NATIONL RESERVE OF TALASSEMTANE NATURAL PARK

After breakfast, a drive to the national reserve of Talassemtane where to see a unique fir forest that exists only in this place in Africa. The drive is through villages of the Rif Mountains and the national reserve of Talassemtane. Once in there, a tour in the area, thousands of fir trees, barbeques macaques, birds, endemic species for which the park was created to protect. Picnic lunch will be under the fir trees or at the top of Mountain Lakrra 2159m (4h hiking to the summit). Drive to Gite Talassemtane guesthouse, dinner and accommodation with a Berber family

DAY 5: CULTURAL EXPIRENCE WITH THE BERBERS OF THE RIF

After breakfast drive to a nearby village known for its artisanal artistic talents: ceramics. You will be hosted by a Berber family where they will show you their art and invite to participate in a pottery workshop. Lunch is with the family, and then drive to Gite Talassemtane, gastronomy workshop dinner and accommodation.

Day 6 : CHEFCHAOUEN-FES

After breakfast, we continue to Fes; an ancient breeding ground for scholars and artisans, imams and gourmands – Fez is a supremely self-confident city with a historical and cultural lineage that mesmerizes visitors. Guided visit of the old medina, lunch is at a local restaurant at your charge, B&B accommodation in a Riad in the medina.

Day 5 : FES- Meknes –  El Hajeb Azrou – Midelt (190km).

Breakfast and drive to Ifrane and Azrou in the Middle Atlas mountains, stopping in a cedar forest to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat.  We’ll then continue on through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt for the overnight at Hotel in Medilt

Day 6: Midelt – Merzouga (271km).

Breakfast and drive  along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, taking in views of the Middle-Atlas plateau noticing how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Errachidia. And then continue through the Ziz valley to Rissani and Merzouga, halfboard accommodation in Riad in Merzouga

Day 7: Merzouga – camel ride and overnight camp!

After breakfast in the riad, you will ride your camel to spend a night observing the sky and star in the heart of the desert, a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise on the way to the camp, when we arrive to the camp we walk to the high dunes to see the sunset. It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. You will have a wonderful dinner and will spend the night in nomad tents. In the morning we will ride the camels backing to Merzouga , you’ll have the breakfast and shower in the hotel in Merzouga; full board accommodation.

Day 8: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge (282km).

After breakfast in the Riad, we’ll leave for Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you will have the opportunity to see unique geographical forms of the valley .After lunch in the heart of the gorge at your charge 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, diner and accommodation is in a hotel in Dades.

Day 9 : Dades Gorge – Kalla Mgoun -Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou (144km).

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna a rose valley and then to Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa” we’ll stop for lunch at the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco.  Diner and accommodation

Day 10: Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet Kasbah – Marrakech (182km)

After breakfast, continue from Ait ben Haddou . After the visit of this UNESCO patrimonial historical site, a group of houses of the Glaoui family members – our journey will continue through the Kasbah of Telouet and the majestic Tizi n’tichka pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving to your accommodation in Marrakech, B&B accommodation

Day 11 Marrakech to Ourika valley-Marrakesh

After breakfast, we head to further explore the High Atlas range which is cut by the Draa River to the south and Imlil valley, Ourika valley, Zat valley to the north to the The Berber Valleys of the High Atlas Mountains lunch at your charge, back to Marrakesh B&B accommodation

Day 12 : Marrakesh- Ouzoud Cascades, Waterfalls 170km

Ouzoud waterfalls are located at 170Km from Marrakech, in the middle Atlas section close to Azilal province in M’goun Geopark. The cascades of Ouzoud are   at 3 hours’ drive from Marrakech. you will be able to discover the highest waterfalls of Morocco (Around 110m), lunch in a local restaurant at your charge, back to Marrakesh, B&B accommodation .

Day 13: Marrakesh-Casablanca

Breakfast and transfer to Casablanca airport.