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5 Day Tour Across The Cities Of Morocco
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, Sightseeing, Desert

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Language

    English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

  • Activity Level

    Medium

Description

Explore the middle Atlas mountains and ride camels in the Sahara desert of Merzouga. See the awe-inspiring valleys of Ziz, Tadra and Dades, and Gorges of Todra and Dades. Enjoy the special Berber villages in the heart of High Atlas Mountains. Visit the biggest cinema studios in Ouarzazate and the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

Highlights
  • Explore Atlas mountains, Berber villages, hidden oasis of Ziz valley and Hollywood of Africa
  • Visit Talghmt pass, Sahara desert, Rose Valley and Kasbah of Amridil
  • Day 1- Fes – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga expand_more
    • Do an early departure from Fes and travel through the heart of middle Atlas mountains to Ifrane, known as ” Switzerland of Morocco ” because of its similarity to a Swiss ski resort. 

    • Head to the cedar forest, the largest in North Africa and home to barbary monkeys. Take some time to feed and take pictures with them. 

    • Continue south, passing through Berber villages, countryside, and see nomadic shepherds with their flocks spread out in the terrain. 

    • Make a midway stop for lunch in Midelt. 

    • Travel through Talghmt pass, then to Ziz gorge, before you get to the Sahara desert.

    • Stop for some panoramic views of the impressive hidden oasis of Ziz valley filled with palm trees and mud villages. 

    • Get to the Sahara desert in the late afternoon.

    Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

  • Day 2- Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Desert Sightseeing – Camel trekking – Camp expand_more
    • After breakfast, begin the desert excursion on for half a day in the Sahara. 

    • Drive to visit nomads that still live in tents in the middle of the Sahara desert; see how they live, sip a cup of tea with them. 

    • After, continue on your way to visit old mines that once used to be exploited by French. 

    • Later, set foot inside the village of Khamlia that is home to black Berber people who are descendants from Sudan, Mali. Listen to their Gnaoua music and have lunch in the town.

    • See an oasis in the edge of the Sahara desert. 

    • After a rest, begin the camel trekking over the high dunes of the erg-Chebbi desert. Behold the magnificent sunset on top of a high dune, and reach the desert camp in the heart of Sahara. 

    • After a delicious dinner, listen to Berber music played by local nomads under a starry sky.

  • Day 3- Merzouga – Rissani - Todra Valley and Gorges – Dades Valley expand_more
    • Wake up early morning (a must-do) to see the sunrise of your life.

    • Ride the camels back to the hotel where you will meet your driver again. 

    • Set off west through the city of Rissani - Once a major stop for trade-caravans across and from Morocco to neighbouring countries. If your visit coincides market days (every Tuesday, Thursdays, and Sundays), visit the souk that is the largest in the region. 

    • Continue to Erfoud fossil town and drive through Atlas mountains towards Todra valley; a fertile green valley surrounded by old mud villages.

    • Have lunch in the town, then drive around 15 km to get to Todra gorges; a corridor rising dramatically up to 300m with vertical cliffs and water streaming from natural springs, time to enjoy it.

    • Go through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the spectacular sand-castles and the astonishing rock formations known locally as “monkey toes”.

    Spend the night in a hotel/riad overlooking the Dades valley.

  • Day 4- Ouarzazate expand_more
    • After breakfast, leave for Ouarzazate via Boutghrar, Rose Valley and Skoura. 

    • Start your journey by visiting the snaky road – a backdrop for so many car advertisements and the Dades gorges with its impressive rock formations. 

    • Travel off-road to Boutghrar, a place where nature and colours meet.

    • Follow the path that will lead you to nomads that live in caves, visit, and sip a teacup with them. 

    • Continue to El Kalaa Mgouna ( Rose Town) where locals pick over 400 tons of rose petals processed into rosewater, cremes, and perfumes in local cooperatives.

    • Enjoy your lunch in the town. 

    • Then, take the road of thousand kasbahs to Skoura, home to the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco.

    • Visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil.

    • Drive in the oases of Skoura towards Ouarzazate. 

    Dinner and overnight in a Hotel/Riad.

  • Day 5- Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Marrakech expand_more
    • Start your journey by visiting the biggest cinema studios of ”Hollywood of Africa”, where so many acclaimed shows were filmed such as Games of Thrones, and Prison Break season 4.  

    • Later, visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where many international movies were filmed ( Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia).

    • Continue with your adventure through the breathtaking Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains. Admire the special Berber villages before arriving at your hotel in Marrakesh. 

    End of Tour

What's Included
  • Private Mini-Van or Toyota Prado Land-Cruiser  with A/C

  • Professional English/Spanish speaking Moroccan driver/guide

  • Fuel

  • Authentic Moroccan Hotel/Riad

  • Camel ride in Sahara desert

  • Night in the Desert Camp  

  • Breakfasts and Dinners 

  • Pickup and drop off

What's Excluded
  • Lunches

  • Drinks & Tips

Know before you go
  • Tour from Fes to Marrakech 5 Days, 5 Days From Fes To Marrakech Via Sahara Desert.

  • Enjoy the Middle Atlas Mountains and ride camels in the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Have a chance to see the most impressive valleys of Ziz, Todra, and Dades as well as Gorges of Todra and Dades. Moreover, you will visit the biggest cinema studios in Ouarzazate, then visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

  • Ouarzazate is also home to the biggest solar power station in Africa, and famous by its handicrafts (wooden gates, silver, rugs) as well.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Isabel

    This was a wonderful 7day Morocco discovery tour for first timers. OMARE our guide was excellent and showed us parts of Morocco not easily accessible to visitors. We travelled from CASABLANCA to Fes, rode a camel, camped in the desert in a luxury tent, drove over the High Atlas all the way to Essaouira on the Atlantic coast and then ended up in Marrakech. What an adventure it was. We did all the main tourist sights but also places off the beaten track meeting locals and experiencing the culture. Thanks to OMARE for a memorable tour. The landscapes and friendly people we met along the way will always be remembered. Would highly recommend Traveling In Morocco Tours for anyone wanting an introduction to the real Morocco and AUTHENTIC Morocco Tours.

Starting From
425.00 EUR USD
USD 517 / adult