Northern Star Tour
Northern Star Tour
Morocco itinerary 8 days: Northern Star Tour
08 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech/Casablanca
Day1: Tangier to Chefchaouen
Meet in Tangier port or airport and transfer to Chefchaouen via the Rif Mountains. Take visit of Chefchaouen and wander in its Souk. Overnight stay at Dar Echchaouen. Dinner and breakfast.
Day 2: Chefchaouen-Volubilis-Fes
Travel in the morning from Chefchaouen to Fes crossing the mountains of Rif. We stop in the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Visit of the site and then continue to Meknes. Lunch and short city tour of Meknes. In the late afternoon, we drive the 1 hour to Fes. Check into the hotel.
Day 3: Fes city tour
Fes, also spelled Fez is the first Moroccan imperial city. It holds a wealth of attractions and known as the religious & spiritual centre of Morocco. The University of Karaouiyine is the only old operating university since the year of 859. Hiring an informative local guide in Fes is essential to have a complete visit.
The journey will be inaugurated by a visit of royal palace main gate, next into the quarter of natural handmade ceramics and poetry where you experience artifacts. You move with your guide to explore the leather treatment area called the tanneries and the vibrant alleys of Fes el Bali (the old Fes).
The bustling streets of the medina will bring you back to the medieval era. You see artisans and their products from slippers, Jellabas, and jewelry…
Day 4: Fes –Ifrane-Midelt-Merzouga
After breakfast, we depart to Erfoud. On the road we cross several Berber towns: Imouzzèr a small town that gives out to Sais plains around Fes. Ifrane is a summer resort town with a European look in the Middle Atlas Mountains. We drive to Azrou Cedar forest for monkey pictures and then to Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, we carry on through the High Atlas Mountains and the valley of Ziz. We pass Errachidia, the city and capital of the province. We drive the rest of the way to Merzouga town where we check into the hotel.
Day5: Around Erg Chebbi desert and overnight stay at the camp
After breakfast, we take an easy drive to discover the around Erg Chebbi desert. Visit the Oasis of palm groves, listen to Gnaoua Music, travel a bit on off road and enjoy the views of sand dunes.
In the afternoon, we change the car with camels and take an hour camel trek into the sand dunes where you spend the night and enjoy a peaceful night under stars. Sleep well
Day 6: Desert to Dades valley via Todgha gorges-Dades valley
In order to take lovely pictures, you will be awaken before sunrise (optional). Then have breakfast. We depart to Dades Valley, and stop in Rissani to have a visit of the local Souk, the traditional market. We stop in Erfoud to have a look on the fossilized stones and then we transfer to Todgha gorges for lunch. We devote some time to walk among the cliffs of Todgha gorges and along its River where we exchange the heat of the Sahara desert with the cool weather of the Atlas Mountains.
We keep driving to Boumalne Dades to join the valley of Dades, a green lined place of wall nut, fig and almond trees and gorgeous rock formation at both sides. People cultivate their lands along the River. We check into the hotel.
Day 7: Dades Valley-Roses valley-Skoura-Ouarzazate-Marrakech
Explore the area around the valley of Dades. Enjoy the nice rock formations and the green valley that stretches along the river. Continue to El Kelaa Mgouna that is known for rose distillation: in spring roses flourish and give nice scent and petals for distillation.
We continue to Skoura village where we visit the Kasbah of Amridil. Later on we drive to Ouarzazate
In the afternoon, we carry on to Marrakech via the spectacular pass of Tizi ntichka on the high Mountains. Enjoy the superb view of deep valleys and windy road. Reach Marrakech in the early evening. Check into the hotel
Day 8: Marrakech to Marrakech or Casablanca airport
Transfer to Casablanca airport and end of the Tour