Day 1 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Your “UNESCO world heritage site tour” BEGINS TODAY. Our trusty driver picks you up from your hotel. But before we reach our destination Marrakesh, we’ll make a detour to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site that has also served as a filming location for blockbuster movies like The Mummy, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia, and even Astérix. After that, we head towards via Tizi N’tichka pass, your comfortable overnight stay will be at a Riad close to the lively Jamaa Lafna Square.
Day 2: Marrakech (city-guided visit)
Let’s kick off the day with a guided tour of Marrakech! We’ll start at the beautiful Menara, where a stunning swimming pool surrounded by blooming flower beds reflects a gorgeous Moorish building. Then; the visit takes us to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, like the Majorelle gardens, the Koutoubia Minaret (UNESCO world heritage site similar to the Giralda tower in Seville, Spain), and the incredible Saadian Tombs an architectural marvel from the Moorish era that was actually hidden behind walls until 1917! And of course, we can’t forget to stroll the lively alleyways of the souk before ending our day with a sunset drink in the bustling Jamaa El Fna plaza. Rest up at your Riad – the night is all yours!
Day 3: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat:
Today of our “UNESCO world heritage site tour” starts from Marrakech to Casablanca. You leave at 8 am upon arrival in Casablanca. In this city, you will visit the Hassan 2 mosque (the 3rd largest in the world), and the church of the Sacred Heart built-in 1930. The church looks like a Gothic cathedral and was used as a conference and exhibition center, the Mahkama building Pacha in the district of Habous, then the beach of Casablanca.
You head then to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. You discover the city of Rabat. This city is located on the Atlantic coast. It’s the political and administrative capital of Morocco. It was designed at the time of the French protectorate in the early twentieth century It embodies a distinctive architectural and decorative style and characteristic of contemporary Morocco. Visit the city with a local guide from the royal palace, then from the necropolis of Chellah, Hassan Tower, and Mohamed 5 mausoleum. Overnight in a riad.
Day 4: Meknes – Volubilis – Fes.
The private tour from Ouarzazate continues towards Meknes, to discover its old Medina. It is the former Imperial City and the Ismaili capital that experienced its golden age in the 17th century. A local guide will make you discover the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismaïl, the Greniers, the Lehdim Square, and the most beautiful Bab Mansour Gate, Dar El-Ma, royal stables, and the Jewish Quarter. Then, e head to Volibilis, a UNESCO world heritage site, and we’ll visit this area. After, You continue to the spiritual city Fes. have Dinner, and overnight in a Riad.
Day 5: Fes “City tour”
We begin to explore the oldest cultural and spiritual city of Morocco, walking through its streets and small streets. Visiting the Jewish headquarters, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, It was built in the sixteenth century, the gate of the royal palace. We will also visit the famous Qaraouine University, the oldest in North Africa. The Tanneries, the Attarine museum, and the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. Experience a magnificent panoramic view of the whole medina of FEZ.
Day 6: Fes – Chefchaouen
The tour from Ouarzazate continues today. You will cross the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen in the North. We discover the beautiful town of Chefchaouen, where everything is theatrically opposed to the mountains. You will explore its colorful blue houses, cobblestone streets, and the mountain as a backdrop. This blue city offers a quiet and very photogenic setting with its souks and small streets. The night will be in a Riad.
Day 7: Chefchaouen – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt:
Today, you leave Chefchaouen to go to Ifrane, the small mountain village nicknamed “Moroccan Switzerland”. In your road, you will have a first glimpse of the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas Mountains. A shortstop in the small Berber village of Azrou, set in the heart of a famous cedar forest. You will have the opportunity to see the Barbary Apes. Continue your route along the mountainous hills of the Atlas to reach Midelt. Overnight will be in a hotel or a riad.
Day 8: Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud – Desert Merzouga.
Wake up early in the morning and drive towards the Merzouga Desert, crossing the fabulous Tiz Ntalghamt pass to the Ziz Valley. The valley offers impressive views of the High Atlas Plateau. Approaching Errachidia, the landscape changes gradually to give way to the desert. continue through the lush Ziz Valley where you will stop to enjoy the magnificent panoramas. Arrival in Merzouga will be at the end of the afternoon. Overnight will be at the hotel at the foot of the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 9: Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
We learn today about the life of the Nomads during our off-road tour in the beautiful Erg Chebbi. We will visit nomadic families who migrate and live in tents, and attend a dance show of African folk music. In a desert oasis where we discover the irrigation system of the region. In the afternoon, you will ride camels (camel ride) to spend the night at the bivouac under a traditional Berber tent.
Day 10: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
After breakfast and shower, your “11 days Chefchaouen South” continues to Todra Gorge in Tinghir. You will discover the trails of the High Atlas and Berber villages. You will enjoy panoramic views. If time permits, you will go for a walk in one of the most beautiful palm groves in Morocco. sheltering villages of mud and kasbahs uninhabited. Lunch will be under the majestic Canyons of Todra where several stuntmen exercise their sport. In the afternoon, you will continue your journey to the Dades Gorge crossing the road of the thousand kasbahs. Dinner and overnight will be at a local guesthouse or hotel.
Day 11: Dades – Agdez – Zagora – Chegaga Dunes
Leave early towards the village of Agdz crossing the Col de Tizi n’Tinififft located 1660m above sea level. After arriving in Agdz for the coffee break, you will cross the Draa Valley admiring the incredible palm plantations and kasbahs. In the afternoon, you will visit the underground village of Tamegroute where. you will admire the old Zaouia, the ancient Koranic Library, the pottery artisans, and the underground Kasbah. Then you will continue to the Oasis of Tagounite through Ait Isfoul. Arriving at M’hamid. You will take the road of the Desert until the Dunes of Chegaga to appreciate the sunset. Dinner and overnight in a bivouac.
Day 12: Chegaga – Foum Zguit – Taznakhte – Ouarzazate
The awakening will be early today to enjoy the sunrise over the Chegaga Dunes. After breakfast, you will go to Foum Zguit and cross-nomadic tent camps on the way. You will also visit the dry lake of Iriqui and the Akassia desert plateau. The lunch will be in an oasis. After we return to Ouarzazate where you will spend the night in a Riad. The end of your UNESCO world heritage site tour.
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