Desert tour from Tarifa and Tangier - 5 days

Desert Tour to Sahara & Fez from Spain 5 days.

With this 5 days tour to Sahara & Fez from Spain you will discover some of the main cities in Morocco like Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez, Ifrane, Merzouga, Meknes and Asilah with half board .

Be enchanted by a whole new world, culture and lifestyle. We’ll take you from city to city in this ancient culture that has remained hidden in the desert and has remained unchanged for years. You will be astonished by the amazing cuisine, Muslim architecture, and the vastness and beauty of the Sahara Desert!
You will start your tour to Sahara & Fez from Spain visiting Chefchaouen. Once you are there, you will easily see why is one of the most famous locations for photographers and artists. This beautiful and characteristic blue and white city is located between two mountains in the Rif mountain chain and this is the reason of its name. Chefchaouen means "the horns". This city gives you the chance to learn the traditional lifestyle from the Rif. Enjoy the beautiful views and the lifestyle that Chefchaouen can offer you!

Enjoy Meknes and visit the Moulay Ismail mausoleum, learn about the interesting history of this royal city and visit the smaller representation of the Jemaa el-fna square in Marrakech.

The next day, this tour continues to the imperial city of Fez. Built in a valley, Fez is a city with charm; its medina is a World Cultural Heritage Site and is undoubtedly the most impressive in Morocco. The sounds, smells, artists and bustle of the streets of this wonderful city will captivate you and fill you with wonder.

The city of Fez is home to one of the largest labyrinths, with more than 9,400 streets that wind in and out of market places. Wandering the labyrinth, you’ll notice how the artisans here separate themselves by trade with neighborhoods of craftsmen, potters, tailors and many more. Wander through Fez´s open air market and let your senses guide you through its narrow streets, many of which have no outlet, others completely covered, sending you back in time to when markets and bargaining were a way of life.

Discover the Sahara and live the experience of spending a night looking at the stars with an incredible clearness while enjoying the silence and peace. You will ride a camel through the desert to see the sun rise across the dunes. Traveling to the Sahara is something that everybody should do at least one time in life.

Asilah , the pearl of the Atlantic, is a fishing town located at the coast of the Atlantic ocean. This village became famous for its placid lifestyle, its beautiful medina and its incredible beaches.

As you can see, this is just a short description of what are you going to visit in this tour to Sahara & Fez from Spain. This tour is the best way to visit many of the most important places in Morocco and get a complete impression of the cities and the Moroccan culture.

Final price per person

349 €

Price per person
(In double room)

Itinerary of Sahara Desert Tour from Tarifa

DAY 1: Tarifa - Tangier - Meknes

  • 08:00 hrs. Presentation in the port of Tarifa and meeting with the assistant who will give them the boarding cards round trip. The loss of the return boarding pass entails a surcharge of 40 € to be paid at the port for the return. 
  • 09:00 hrs. Departure by fast ferry to Tangier. From the deck of the boat appear in all its splendor the profile of the hills of the city, dominated by two high towers: the mosque of Mohammed V and the Spanish Cathedral. In the background, among the murmur of the waves, you can guess the sound of the muezzin calling for prayer, and that is when we feel that we have arrived at our destination, Morocco: the country of the senses. 
  • When we arrive at the port of Tangier, our guide will greet us and tell us where to change euros to dirhams. 
  • We continue to Meknes, a wonderful monumental city, surrounded by an immense 16th century wall of more than 40 kms. Of perimeter and that has the pride to possess one of the most beautiful doors of all Morocco, Bab the Mansour.  
  • Check in at the Rif 4* hotel 
  • Dinner at the hotel. 

DAY 2 : Azrou - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga (Sahara)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. 
  • Departure by bus for a panoramic visit of the city of Meknes, the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, including Bab el Mansur and the peculiar market of supplies. 
  • Departure to Azrou, after a short stop, we continue to Midelt, through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. 
  • Stop for lunch on the way. 
  • In the afternoon, we continue our route to Erfoud where we leave our bus and ride in 4x4 car to go to our hostel in Merzouga to spend the night in tents, next to the dunes of Erg Chebbi at the gate of the Sahara desert where we can contemplate a spectacular starry sky. 
  • Accommodation and dinner 

DAY 3: Rissani - Ifrane - Fez

  • Sunrise in the Sahara. Its dunes extend to the horizon and some rise more than 150 m. 
  • The experience of seeing the first ones out in the Sahara is impressive. Today it is obligatory to get up early for an unforgettable date with the sunrise. We will go out at night to see the Sunrise from the dunes. We will be able to admire the different tonalities that the sand acquires as the Sun rises. 
  • Berber breakfast and camel ride through the dunes. 
  • Departure to Fez 
  • Fez represents a lost world for Western civilizations. Founded by Moulay Idriss in 791, it is today the religious and spiritual capital of Morocco. 
  • Check in at the hotel. 
  • Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 4: Fez

  • Breakfast at the hotel. 
  • We leave for a visit with a local guide of the city of Fez. 
  • We will start with a panoramic view of the city, including the Merinides tombs. 
  • Afterwards we will visit Fez el Jedid, including Alahuita Square, the exterior of the Royal Palace and Dar el Makhzen. 
  • We will continue to the foot visit of Fez el Bali, whose medina has more than 7000 alleys, we will visit the spice souk of Attarin, the souk of Jenna. We will arrive at Nejjarin Square where the founduk of the same name is located and we will visit the Bounania Madrasa. We will continue towards Es Seffarin square to finish the morning in the tanners' quarter and see the tanneries. 
  • Lunch at the hotel. 
  • Afternoon free - dinner free. 
  • We recommend OPTIONAL dinner with folkloric show in local restaurant. 

DAY 5: Chaouen - Tánger - Tarifa

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. 
  • Departure to the Rif mountains, to go to Chefchaouen located in the only intercontinental natural park, declared a natural biosphere reserve. 
  • Chaouen is a mountain village, white and blue, of wise, friendly and respectful people, who offer the visitor beautiful urban panoramas in decline, precious samples of local crafts and a peace and serenity that today is difficult to find. From there comes a strong desire to return and stay longer, talk to its people and find peace. 
  • 19.00 hrs.  Departure of the fast ferry to Tarifa. 
  • Arrival in Tarifa and end of the trip to the Sahara. 
  • End of our services 

 

 

 

 

  • Fast Ferry Tariff Tangier Tariff. 
  • Private transport in Morocco. 
  • 1 night in Meknes 4* hotel. 
  • 1 night in tents (Berber tent) at the foot of the dunes in Merzouga (Sahara). 
  • 2 nights in Fez 4* hotel with half board. 
  • Transfer to the desert in 4x4  
  • Camel ride in the dunes. 
  • Local guides in the visited cities. 
  • Entrance to Madraza in Fez 
  • Basic travel assistance insurance. 
  • Hotel rates and port taxes. 
  • Management expenses, 15 €

 

  • Cancellation expenses insurance, we inform you that you can hire an optional one if you wish, consult us for prices. 
  • Supplement single room 90 €. 
  • Room in the desert, other options available by request 
  • Supplement on departure December, 30 €.
  • Drinks of the dinners and/or lunches. 
  • Gratuities. 
  • Everything not specified in "price includes".

The expected hotels are subject to change due to majeure force, maintaining a similar or higher category.

Upcoming departures

  • 14 August 2019
  • 07 September 2019
  • 09 October 2019
 

Notes

It is mandatory to bring your Passport with the expiry date of  at least 6 months!

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