8 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech with Chefchaouen – Taste of the Morocco
On this 8 days tour from marrakech with chefchaouen, you will travel with your friends or family as well as our driver with a private 4×4 vehicle or Minivan, visiting some of the most beautiful natural highlights of Morocco :
Ounila valley, Kasbahs and Ksours, Skoura Oasis, Dades Valley and its giants Canyons, Todra Gorge, Petroglyphs, Sahara desert Erg Chebbi, Fes and Chefchaouen. This 8 days tour from marrakech with chefchaouen is packed with traditional experiences and local interactions, making it ideal for any traveler who wishes to truly absorb the fascinating history, culture, food, nature and landscapes of Morocco.
Highlights of this 8 Days Tour From Marrakech with Chefchaouen :
Day 1 – 8 Morocco :
- Kasbah Telouat, and Ksar of Ait Benhaddou
- Spend a night in Skoura Oasis in one of its tranquil lodges
- Walk through the giants canyons of Dades Valley
- Walk through the Todra Gorge
- Visit local market in Rissani and enjoy local food
- Visit the traditional irrigation system Khottarat
- Meet local people and learn about their lifestyle
- Learn about the petroglyphs in the Desert
- Visit the nomads and learn about their way of life
- Spend a night in authentic desert tents in Erg Chebbi dunes
- Watch the sunset while u are enjoying the sandboarding in the dunes
- Camel riding through the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Spend a night in a guest house overlooking the Draa valley
- The imperial city of fes and Rabat
- Walk through the bleu alleys of chefchaouen
Tour Itinerary : Private 8 Days Tour From Marrakech with Chefchaouen
1st Day : Marrakech To Skoura
Your Private 8 Days Tour From Marrakech starts in Marrakech where you will meet your driver in the morning, on the first leg of the journey, you will travel through the high atlas mountains where you can enjoy the most beautiful landscapes of Tizi Tichka pass that reached an altitude of 2260m above the level sea. The drive in the mountains takes around 3-4 hours and you will have a chance to enjoy the local food on the road and visit the Kasbah Telouat, which was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s power, thus sometimes also called the Palace of Glaoui.
Continue driving through berber villages and in the afternoon, you can explore the Ksar of ait benhaddou which is a UNESCO world heritage site and a hollywood favorite filming location. Later on, we drive southeast to Skoura Oasis, where you will spend the night in the middle of the palm groves in one of the tranquil lodges there including dinner and breakfast.
2nd Day : Skoura To Dades Valley
In the morning, after your breakfast, we start our day exploring the Kasbah Amerdil which is a historic fortified residence or kasbah (tighremt in Amazigh) in the oasis of Skoura, in Morocco. Your journey continues southeast to Dades valley where you’ll meet your mountain guide to go for a hike in the almond valley, exploring the impressive rock formations of the canyon, visiting a berber family and having tea with them and learning about the berber lifestyle. Enjoy a picnic lunch in nature. In the late afternoon, we head to our guest house in the valley where you’ll spend the night including dinner and breakfast.
3rd Day : Dades Valley, Todra Gorges To Desert Camp
Today, after your breakfast, we head towards the gorge of Todra, the drive takes around 1 30 mins from our departure point. Arriving in the valley of Todra which is situated on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, here you can have a walk in the Todra Gorge which is one of the world’s most spectacular canyons and top destination for hikers and rock climbers. Lunch somewhere in the area.
later, we visit the traditional irrigation system Khotarat which was aged more than 100 years ago. Continue driving to Erg chebbi dunes where you will find your camels waiting for you to make the 1 hour trek through the orange sand dunes to reach the campsite ( simple or Luxury – depends on your budget ). Enjoy the sunset, sandboarding and dine before enjoying the berber ambiance around the fire and star-gazing. ( Alternatively, request your driver to take you to the campsite with a 4×4 vehicle ).
4th Day : Desert Tour 4×4 in Erg Chebbi
Today, we’ll start driving in the desert terrain to discover all that there is to offer. Visit nomadic people living in the Sahara desert, find the petroglyphs and walk in the Kohl mines. Later on, after our lunch, we return to the camp in the desert once again a night in desert tents including dinner and breakfast.
5th Day : Desert To Fes
Wake early to admire the desert sunrise, take breakfast, then transfer out of the dunes by camel-back to rejoin your vehicle to take the road to Fes (or if you are traveling by 4×4, you can be collected at the camp). Your route today follows the course of the Ziz River, north, passing the Tafilalt region (which it irrigates), a region of verdant date palms bordering the Sahara.
This region, of historical importance, once marked the cross roads of the West African caravan routes, and is the origin of the establishment of the Alaouite dynasty (17th Century), the dynasty that still holds power in Morocco today. Pass through the spectacular Ziz River gorge before traversing the Middle Atlas Mountains (at approx. 1900m). On the north of the mountains, you take in part of Morocco’s vast cedar forests (close to Azrou), before reaching Fes late afternoon. check in your riad in medina of Fes including bed and breakfast.
6th Day : Fes Sightseeing Tour with local Guide
After breakfast at your Riad, our local guide will take you on a journey of exploration into the
oldest Medina of Morocco that dates back to the eight century.You’ll explore the narrow winding
cobbled streets of the Medina, where donkeys are the main mode of transportation.Your tour will
include historical sites of the Medina, including the University of Al Karaouine,
university in the world, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine fountains, the famous
tanneries, as well as the King’s Palace, the Jewish quarter and the ceramics cooperative to see
the traditional Moroccan crafts. The tour ends in late evening.
7th Day : Fes to Chefchaouen
Today after your breakfast, your private 8 days tour from marrakech to chefchaouen will take you towards
north of morocco visiting one of the amazing historical sites that dates back to 3rd century
Roman Ruins. Then we continue driving to Chefchaouen.
You will leisurely explore Chefchaouen, which is a small city in the Rif mountains of Northern
Morocco known for its climate and blue houses. Chefchaouen is a fascinating unique city which
was founded in 1471 by Moorish and Jewish people.
The town has an Andalusian character like
the larger city of Tetouan near the coast.The houses are typically white washed in the tradition
of those found all over Andalusia in southern Spain, with related architectural styles. This makes
it a wonderful pedestrian Medina with beautiful homes tightly clustered along narrow winding
8th Day : Transfer From Chefchaouen To Tangier or Casablanca
Included in your 8 days tour from Marrakech To chefchaouen :
- Private Transportation with English speaking driver
- Pick up in Marrakech and drop off in Casablanca or Tangier
- 6 nights accommodation in a guesthouse with daily breakfast breakfast
- 1 night in a desert camp in erg chebbi dunes with dinner and breakfast
- Dinner in Skoura Oasis and Dades Valley
- Camel trekking ( camel for each )
- Desert tent
- Water, Tea in the desert
- Transfer by 4×4 as an option from and to the camp
- Sand boarding
- Luggage service
- Entrance fees to Kasbahs and local guides
- Picnic lunch in the almond valley
- Free stops
- Visiting all interesting places on the way
Excluded in your 8 days tour from Marrakech To chefchaouen :
- Dinner in Fes and Chefchaouen,
- Tips and gratuities