Atlas Trek Adventure
DAY 1 : TOUR FROM TANGIER TO FES VIA CHEFCHAOUEN
Leaving Tangier, we will make our way to Chechouen through the fascinating landscapes and views of the Rif Mountains. In Chechouen, you will have the opportunity to visit the medina of this blue city. It has a Spanish style square encircled by stores of crafts, funky arts, roof-top restaurants and cafes. In Chechouen, you will have dinner and spend the overnight at a local Riad.
DAY 2 : FES GUIDED TOUR
Today is devoted to explore Fez’s sites and monumenst. You will enjoy a guided tour to visit the medina and its narrow alleys, the Jewish Quarter (Mellah), the Royale Palace (a great example of the modern restoration and the largest in Morocco), the Quarouine Mosque (the first established university in the worls), and the well-known tennaries. The journey continues after having lunch. Before you go back to your accommodation, you will experience the wonderful view of the entire city of Fez.
DAY 3 : FROM FES TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR
On the 4th-day of the tour, our destination will be Merzouga Desert. We will travel through Cedar Forest, the largest wood-land in the country, Ifrane (Switzerland of Morocco), and Berber small town of Azrou. On the way, we will take a break to have lunch in Midelt (the capital of apples). In the afternoon, we proceed with the journey to the destinationthrough Erfoud. The camel excursion to camp in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi starts from Merzouga. After riding camels and enjoying the beautiful views during the way, you will reach the camping place. You will have dinner and spend the overnight in a nomad tent under the endless stars.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR
Today is devoted to explore the surrounding areas of Merzouga by 4×4. Our journey includes visiting the village of Khamlia (Gnawa village). In this small and authentic Saharan village, you will have the chance to liten to music and observe people’s lifestyle. We will share having lunch with friendly nomad people who live in the desert. After that, Rissani and its large souks (traditional markets) may be visited. After that, we ride camels camels guided by an experienced man. On the way, you will enjoy the charming views of the high sand dunes. We will camp in a nomad tent, where dinner is served, for the overnight under the breathtaking stars.
DAY 5: DADES VALLEY – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
Through the High Atlas Mountains and anti Atlas Mountains, we will drive. During the journey, we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It is a fascinating kasbah that is characterized by its architecture and towers. It is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and a location where many Hollywood movies, including Gladiator and The Mumy, have been shot. After that, the day proceeds with driving to Marrakech through the high pass of Tizi N’Tichka (2260m at elevation). In the afternoon, you will be transfered to your accommodation in Marrakech.
Day 6 : MARRAKECH – MARRAKECH
Today’s is programmed to have a guided tour to visit Marrakech’s historical monuments and sites. The tour involves visiting: Menara Gardens, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque and its gardens. The journey continues to explore the authentic narrow alleys of the medina’s souks where you can see aritisans, carpet weaving, slippers, sewing etc.
Back to your accommodation after an interesting journey.