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11 days / 10 nights

Árbol de Argan-Camino Essaouira

Árbol de Argan-Camino Essaouira

Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen – Fez

Reception at the airport or ferry from Tangier and departure to the wonderful Chefchaouen (blue village). Here the exiles of the Al-Andalus concentrated, giving the old part of the city an appearance very similar to the Andalusian towns with their streets of irregular tracings and the whitewashed houses. It is located in the mountains of the Rif. After lunch we will go to the beautiful and imperial city of Fez, where we will spend the night.
Accommodation with breakfast in Fez. Dinner not included.

Day 2: Guided Tour In The Medina Of Fez – Afternoon Free

The second day, after breakfast, an official local guide will pick us up at the riad / hotel to show us the wonderful Medina of Fez el-Beli dating from the 8th century. In it, we can see the most emblematic monuments and museums of the city. You can see that these streets are very chaotic and labyrinthine, contain more than 9,000 alleys, included in more than 300 neighborhoods.
Visit: the souk of the tanners, the squares Nejjarine and Seffarine and the Mausoleum of Mulay Idris.
The visit usually lasts all morning.
Then you can enjoy the afternoon free to walk and make the desired purchases by the Souk.
Accommodation with breakfast in Fez. Dinner not included.

Day 3: Fez – Miret – Cedros Forest – Merzouga

After breakfast, we will leave for the desert of Merzouga, via Ifran. We will visit Azrou, but the most important part of the area is the Cedros Forest, where we will stop to enjoy these places and of course, the Barbary macaques, which if you wish you can take pictures and feed. We will continue through the Valley of Ziz and Tafilalet, one of the treasures of Africa, with its formation of red stones, its palm groves and oasis. We continue our way to meet the dunes of Erg Chebbi, at the foot of the village Merzouga. Taken to the hotel, located in a privileged area since only a road separates us and the next steps you can step on the land of the incredible dunes.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in Merzouga.

Day 4: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga

Today we will need to gather strength at breakfast, since today will be a full day of sand and culture of our nomads. So, we will take the 4×4 and we will go to know the area. The oasis of Tissartmin, the Mifiss mines, the desert plateau. One of the most important stops is the village of Khamlia (Pueblo de los Negros). In it, we can see how they live and delight us with typical music of the area, Gnawa music: this was used by their ancestors to hypnotize and cure some diseases. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel where we will leave the things and on the shore of the dunes our dromedaries will be waiting for us (one per person), we will enter the dunes where we will attend and enjoy the sunset. Then we will continue until we reach our camp, where we can enjoy a delicious dinner.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in the middle of the desert, jaima.

Day 5: Merzouga – Gorges of Todra – Ouarzazate

We will wake up early in the morning to appreciate the orange colors that the sunrise presents on the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will return to Merzouga to have breakfast and collect everything to continue our journey this time with our 4×4. We will go to Rissani, where on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays we can see in full swing its market where all the nomads of the area come to supply. Another peculiarity of this market is its donkey parking. We will continue to Tazarine and N’Koub where we will eat. Crossing the Draa Valley, with its panoramic views, we will stop to take some pictures. We will pass through the town of Agdz, and cross the Anti Atlas mountains until we reach Ouarzazate.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in Ouarzazate.

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Essaouira

In the morning and after breakfast, we will leave Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and where numerous films such as Babel or Asterix and Obelix have been filmed. You can walk through its streets and take thousands of photographs. We will eat in the area. Once the visit is over, we will head towards Essaouira, wonderful landscape that we will leave behind and that offers us the High Atlas and its highest point, the Tich N’Tichka with its 2,260m of altitude. We will arrive at our destination in the afternoon, to Essaouira. Transfer to the riad / hotel.
Accommodation with breakfast in Essaouira. Dinner not included.

Day 7: Essaouira

Free day in Essaouira to get lost in its beautiful medina, (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2001), taste its fish and take a walk along its beach.
It is a port city, located on the western Atlantic coast, north of Cape Sim. The economy of the place revolves around fishing, wood industry, textiles, food and the craft trade. Essaouira annually hosts the Gnawa festival that attracts thousands of visitors.
Very interesting things to see in the city are its Medina; formed by very wide streets and three entrance doors: Bab Sbâa, Bab Marrakech and Bab Doukhala. In this Medina white walls and blue windows and doors predominate. Another thing to discover is its biggest mosque ‘Ibn Youssef’, near here is the Souk el Jdid, where you can make your purchases. On the other hand, lovers of the sea will be able to enjoy the good weather and thanks to the trade winds, they will be able to enjoy Windsurfing, they will see that there are many of them on this coast. If so, we also offer the rental of material to carry out this activity.
Accommodation with breakfast in Essaouira. Dinner not included.

Day 8: Essaouira – Marrakech

After breakfast we will go to Marrakech. Where we will arrive at noon. Free afternoon in Marrakech.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 9: Visit to Marrakech

At 9 am an official local guide will come to pick us up and explain everything about the Medina of Marrakech and some monuments that can be visited.
In the Medina, we will find ancient mosques, madrasas, palaces and the tombs of its seven patrons, places of pilgrimage for Muslims.
Surrounded by 90Km of walls built of adobe, you can enter through any of its 10 gates, some monumental Moorish Hispanic style, highlighting the door of Bab el Jemis, for its size. By the door of Bab el Yedid, at the end of the avenue de la Menara, we will arrive at the Koutubia of the twelfth century and the Jemaa el Fna square. Everything will be well explained by our guide and they will be able to ask you everything you want.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 10: Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfall – Marrakech

After breakfast, excursion to the beautiful Ouzoud waterfalls. We will return in the afternoon to Marrakech.
In the waterfalls of Ouzoud you can relax a bit of the bustle of the city and be in a space of fresh air. These waterfalls are considered the largest in North Africa. (jumps up to 110m).
Return around 6pm to Marrakech.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 11: Marrakech Airport

Transfer to the airport at the assigned time, farewell and end of our services.


Transfers to airports or Ferries
All-terrain vehicle 4×4 or minibus with A / C
Guide that speaks your language during the whole journey
Official local guide in Fez and Marrakech
Hotel / Riad (breakfast and dinner) in Merzouga and Ouarzazate
Hotel / riad with breakfast in Fes, Essaouira and Marrakech
Jaima in the camp in the middle of the desert (dinner and breakfast)
Excursion with dromedary (one per person)


Lunch and drinks
Dinners in Fez, Essaouira and Marrakech
Tickets and tips
Other services not mentioned in this program


The price of the routes will vary depending on the occupancy of the seats in our vehicles.
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