Tangier 5 days desert tour Our today’s journey will start from tangier heading to one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Early in the morning we will head south following a panoramic mountain road. The sight of the northern mountains and the tidy olives gives a sensation that the whole Mediterranean shares. It is an escape from the overwhelmingly busy streets of all of Tangier, Casablanca, Rabat, and Fez. Upon our arrival to the Blue City, we will have some time to promenade in its beautiful cafes in the main square after we check in our Hotel.
Tangier 5 days desert tour Early in the morning we leave the blue city to Fez. The road to Fez is a scenic one. Upon our arrival to the city, we will go on discovering the mythical side of this ancient city. Fez’ fame stands as Morocco spiritual, cultural and intellectual center. It encloses oldest University in the world known as the Qaraouine University. This It makes a strong hold of both conservative and Modernist communities. It is the second biggest city in Morocco. As we strand along its wide streets, the new part of the old medina (14th century) will be our first stop. The Mullah (Jewish Quarter) is the main neighborhood in this part of the medina. Then we will give Fez El-Bali or the old town (8th century) inside the walls a chance to take us into a time travel into the depth of time and space. We will roam in its maze like small streets to have a feeling of transcendence. We will witness potters, smiths; artisans and donkeys laden with goods from diverse backgrounds and giving short gazes at the visitors and wandering its labyrinthine streets. Also famous for their souk and tanneries, we will be able to partake the artisan process inherited from ancestors since the medieval ages to get that colorful leather. Lunch will be on a rooftop in one of the Medina’s most exotic restaurants. Accommodation will be in a local Riad.
Tangier 5 days desert tour From Fez, we will head to Merzouga. Our first stop will be in Midelt. This charming town is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. It is famous by harvesting high quality apples. Lunch will be in one of the traditional restaurants of this town choosing our today’s dish from a stuffed Atlassi menu. Then, we will cross the middle Atlas appreciating the beauty of its ancient cedar trees. The green mountainous scenery will shift to a warmer one as we arrive to the gate of the Sahara and the great Oasis of Taffilalet. We will stop in Erfoud for a short break to see the diverse cultural heritage this region has. Then we will head to Merzouga as our last stop in the desert. Upon our arrival, a camel man will welcome us with a pot of mint tea as his ancestors used to do. Then he will carry us on the back of his camel caravan following invisible pathways to a nomad camp. In this camp, we will enjoy nomadic mythical dances and sleep under the Milky Way and the Poles Stars.
Tangier 5 days desert tour Early in the morning, our camel man will try to wake us up. He will make sure not to miss the beautiful rise of the Sahara sun. This variegated show is fascinating. It gives a feeling of transcendence over time and space. It prove that the never-ending beauty of the Sahara is eternal. After breakfast, we will head back to Meknes following the path of the medieval caravans as well as the armies resurrected from the sands of the Sahara to unite Morocco with the European continent. Along the way to Meknes, will pass by Ifrane, a beautiful mountain city. It is referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. Here we will also stop at the cedar forest in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. This journey will give us a nice opportunity to see the beauty of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains.
Tangier 5 days desert tour In the morning after breakfast, we will have a nice local breakfast. Then we will head back to Tangier. We can have few stops on the way if you decided. Upon our arrival, our driver will accompany you to your accommodation/ Airport.