Arrive at the port of tangier, we will take a tour of the city before traveling inland to the small fortress town of chefchaouen.
Chefchaouen is noted for its building and houses all painted in hues of blue. It is one of the most beautiful towns in the northern rif
Mountains. We will spend the night in chefchaouen.
In the morning we continue our voyage to fes the oldest imperial city in morocco. We will travel through the city observing the sights as we travel toward ifrane and the great cedar forests on our way to midelt to spend the night.
We will travel through the northern atlas mountains traveling along the ziz river valley where we will take frequent stops to observe the picturesque view of mountains, valleys, river scenes, ziz gorge, oasis and large reservouir. We will pass through the town or er rachidia as we head east to the sahara desert town of merzouga. We will spend the night in a hotel with the great erg chebbi dunes just out the back door of the hotel where you can venture on foot exploring the smaller Dunes.
Today we put our 4 x 4 vehicle to work. We will travel into the sahara desert a unique environment full of unusual attractions and the simple nomadic berber people. We will stop at sirji lake and its white birds.
We will visit a home of some berber nomads and learn about their culture. Near lunchtime we will enter rissani where we will have a short visit to the market of sijilmassa. We will lunch in a local restaurant offering madfouna (pizza) with berber wine. After lunch its back to merzouga to greet our camels who are waiting to take us on another adventure in the sand dunes. This will be a much slower travel into the dunes to spend the night in a bivouac (tents) fully equipped for the night spent in the heart of the sahara. Trek to the top of the nearest dune to watch the sunset and enjoy the traditional meal served by the berber guides and their music.
Rise to the stunning sunrise over the sahara desert, camel trek back to the hotel and have breakfast. Begin our travels back. We will spend the night in fes enjoying the city after a long ride back from the desert.
Travel to the port of tangier for departure.
Travel from the sea port of tangier to the city of fez to the desert town of merzouga.