8 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech with Chefchaouen
On this 8-day tour from Marrakech with Chefchaouen, you will travel with your friends or family as well as our driver in a private 4×4 vehicle or minivan, visiting some of Morocco’s most beautiful natural highlights:
Ounila Valley, Kasbah and Kesores, Skora Oasis, Dades Valley and its Giant Canyon, Todra Gorge, Petroglyphs, Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi, Fes and Chefchaouen. This 8-day tour from Marrakech with Chefchaouen is packed with traditional experiences and local interactions, making it ideal for any traveler who wants to truly absorb Morocco’s fascinating history, culture, cuisine, nature and landscape.
Highlights of this 8 Days Tour From Marrakech with Chefchaouen :
Day 1 – 8 Morocco :
- Kasbah Telwat, and Kasar of Ait Benhaddou
- Spend a night at Skoura Oasis in one of its tranquil lodges
- Walk through the giant canyons of Dades Valley
- Walk through the Todra Gorge
- Visit the local market in Risani and enjoy the local cuisine
- Visit Khottarat, a traditional irrigation system
- Meet local people and learn about their lifestyle
- Learn about desert petroglyphs
- Visit the nomads and learn about their way of life
- Spend a night in an authentic desert tent at Erg Chebbi Dunes
- Watch the sunset while you enjoy sandboarding on the dunes
- Camel rides through the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Spend a night in a guest house overlooking the Dra valley
- Royal cities of Fes and Rabat
- Walk through Chefchaouen’s Blue Lane
Tour Itinerary : Private 8 Days Tour From Marrakech with Chefchaouen
1st Day : Marrakech To Skoura
Your private 8-day tour from Marrakech begins 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 will enjoy the most beautiful scenery of the Tzi Tichka pass you reach. 2260m height above sea level. The drive to the mountains takes about 3-4 hours and you will have the opportunity to enjoy local food on the road and visit Kasbah Telwat, which was the seat of power of the El Glaoui family, thus sometimes called the Palace of Glaoui. .
Drive through the village of Berber and in the afternoon, you can explore the Kasar of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a favorite Hollywood filming location. Later, we drive southeast to Skoura Oasis, where you will spend the night in the middle of palm groves in a quiet lodge with dinner and breakfast.
2nd Day : Skoura To Dades Valley
In the morning, after your breakfast, we start our day by exploring Kasbah Amerdil which is a historic fortified residence or kasbah (tigremot in Amazigh) in Morocco’s Skorra oasis. Your journey continues southeast to the Dades Valley where you will meet your mountain guide for a tour of the Badam Valley, explore the impressive rock formations of the canyon, visit a Berber family and have tea with them and learn about the Berber way of life. Enjoy a picnic lunch in nature. In the late afternoon, we drive to our guest house in the valley where you will spend the night with dinner and breakfast.
3rd Day : Dades Valley, Todra Gorges To Desert Camp
Today, after your breakfast, we head towards Todra Ghat, the drive from our departure point takes about 1 30 minutes. Reaching the Todra Valley on the eastern side of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, here you can hike the Todra Gorge, one of the world’s most spectacular gorges and a top destination for hikers and rock climbers. Lunch somewhere in the area.
Later, we visit Khatrat, a traditional irrigation system that is over 100 years old. Drive to Erg Chebbi Dunes where you will find your camels waiting to trek for 1 hour through the orange sand dunes to reach the campsite (ordinary or luxury – depending on your budget). Enjoy sunsets, sandboarding and lounging around the campfire before meals and star-gazing. (Alternatively, ask your driver to take you to the campsite in a 4×4 vehicle).
4th Day : Desert Tour 4×4 in Erg Chebbi
Today, we will start driving in the desert to discover everything there is. Meet the nomadic people living in the Sahara desert, find petroglyphs and walk the Kohl Mine. Later, after our lunch, we return to camp in the desert overnight in desert tents with dinner and breakfast.
5th Day : Desert To Fes
Wake up early to admire the desert sunrise, have breakfast, then rejoin your vehicle for a camel-back ride out of the dunes and onto the road to Fes (or you can be collected at camp if you’re traveling by 4×4). . Your route today follows the course of the Jiz River north, through the Tafilalt region (which it irrigates), a region of palm trees bordering the Sahara.
This region of historical importance once marked the crossroads of the West African caravan route and was the birthplace of the Alawite dynasty (17th century), which still rules Morocco today. Pass the spectacular Ziz river gorge (at about 1900m) before crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains. North of the mountain, you pass through Morocco’s vast cedar forest (near Azrou) before arriving in Fes in the late afternoon. Check into your riad in the medina of Fes with 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
The oldest medina in Morocco dates back eight centuries.
Madinah’s winding roads, where donkeys are the main mode of transportation. Your visit will be
Medina includes historic sites, including Al Qaraween University, the oldest
Universities of the world, Tomb of Moulay Idris, Nezzarain fountain, famous
Visit the tannery, as well as the King’s Palace, the Jewish Quarter and the Ceramics Cooperative
Traditional Moroccan crafts. The tour ends in the evening.
7th Day : Fes to Chefchaouen
After your breakfast today, your private 8-day Marrakech to Chefchaouen tour will take you
Visiting an amazing 3rd century historical site in northern Morocco
Roman ruins. Then we continue driving to Chefchaouen.
You will explore Chefchaouen at leisure, a small town in the northern Rif Mountains
Morocco is known for its climate and blue houses. Chefchaouen is an interesting and unique city
Founded in 1471 by Moorish and Jews. The town has an Andalusian character
The large city of Tetouan near the coast. According to tradition the houses are usually whitewashed
Among these are architectural styles found throughout Andalusia in southern Spain. it makes
It is a wonderful pedestrian medina with beautiful houses tightly enclosed by narrow winding streets.
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
- 1 night at a desert camp at erg Chebbi Tila with dinner and breakfast
- Dinner at Skoura Oasis and Dades Valley
- Camel Trekking (Camels for Everyone)
- desert tent
- Water in the desert, tea
- Transfer to and from camp by 4×4 as an option
- Sand boarding
- Baggage service
- Entrance fee to Kasbah and local guide
- Picnic lunch at Badam Valley
- Free stop
- Visiting all interesting places on the way
Excluded in your 8 days tour from Marrakech To chefchaouen :
- Dinner in Fes and Chefchaouen,
- Tips and Donations
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