Fly through Morocco with Dromedario Volador
Description of the tour
Morocco, so far…but also so close!
This route through Morocco will introduce you to the essence of Morocco, with ancient, overflowing neighborhoods, winding alleys, wonderful riads that evoke tales of a Thousand Nights, mountains of spices leaving a scent in their wake, water carriers that seem to be taken from another era, Morocco will not leave you indifferent, as you go back in time to a land of artisans.
We will marvel at mosques and universities such as Kairauine, the oldest in the world dating back to 1150 and spiritual hub, or the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou UNESCO heritage site, which seems to have been frozen in time, endless adobe architecture that welcomed the caravans that crossed the desert from Timbuktu.
Landscapes like the Sahara, with large dunes that rise undulating to welcome, hidden oases or the "hammada" a desert of stones that only the most expert dare to cross.
A route to let your imagination fly... hand in hand with Dromedario Volador!
- 12-day one-way trip; Starts Tangier, finishes Marrakesh
- 11 night’s accommodation
- Cities – mountains – Sahara - coasts
- 4x4 exclusive use - camels
- Arts and crafts (earthenware) – medinas – Roman ruins - Kasbahs
Day 1 Marrakesh Tangier – Chefchaouen
Pick-up at the seaport (or your hotel or riad) in Tangier at the agreed time to leave for Chefchaouen, located in the northwest of the country, in the Rif mountains, that breathes and sleeps in blue, a city reminiscent of Andalusian villages, with its steep alleys and its steps leading skywards. It was founded by Jewish and Muslim refugees who escaped from the Granada of the Andalus and settled in Chefchaouen, taking with them the sorrow of exile from their homeland and bringing their traditions and customs.
The great diversity of colors of the varied products of the bazaars and shops, make a wonderful contrast to the pale blue of the town.
Overnight in Chefchaouen
Day 2 Chefchaouen - Asilah
Departure from Chefchaouen after breakfast, towards Asilah, in the north of Morocco's Atlantic Coast. Asilah, a truly historic town, was controlled variously by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabs, from whom the current name comes. It is a white city, whitewashed with sea air and adorned by flowers locals use to adorn their houses, all in all making for a pleasant stroll around one of the cleanest, well kept towns in all the country.
Overnight in Asilah
Day 3 Asilah – Rabat
First thing in the morning, departure from Asilah towards Rabat, capital of Morocco. Once in Rabat you will visit the main monuments: Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Chellah Gardens, the Hassan II tower...
Free afternoon and overnight in Rabat.
Day 4 Rabat – Volubilis - Meknes
Early morning departure from Rabat to head towards Meknes, not without first passing through the Roman ruins of Volubilis.
In the ruins of Volubilis, you can take the guided tour if you wish to see the countless archaeological remains and monuments, the most important being the forum, a basilica of the second century and the temple of Jupiter, located, according to Roman custom, at the top of the Roman city.
Then we will continue until we reach Meknes, an Imperial city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, for the uniqueness of an architectural complex of a capital of the Maghreb of the seventeenth century, which combines Islamic and European styles and where you can take a leisurely stroll to explore the wonders of the city in the afternoon.
Overnight in Meknes
Day 5 Meknes - Fez
Morning departure after breakfast to nearby Fez, whereyou will enjoy a guided visit of this most imperial city of Morocco. Fez, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the country. We will visit the key monuments of the town with our own official guide, who will then take us into its maze of winding alleys that hug the contours of the bowl it is set in, smells, which appear in a corner to disappear a few meters further, souks that are a melting pot of all imaginable wares, often separated by type, such as the legendary tanners’ quarter – Chouara.
Free afternoon and overnight in Fez
Day 6 Fez – Midelt
Departure from Fez early in the morning. Today we begin this route through Morocco climbing over the mountains of the Middle Atlas, where the town of Ifrane, known as "the Switzerland of Morocco", is located - a mountain settlement with alpine style houses and with a European touch. The route continues through the Ifrane National Park that runs through the forest of Azrou, where imposing Cedars, walnut trees and holly oaks abound. Expect to see troupes of wild monkeys, accustomed to people, as they go in search of food. We will then follow the route through the mountain pass of the Middle Atlas until Midelt.
Overnight in Midelt
Day 7 Midelt – Erfoud
Today, our route through Morocco leads us through the through the fantastic Ziz Valley, an extension of palm groves, which spreads further than the eye can see. We will gradually descend into the more arid semi-desert area until we arrive in the town Er-Rashidia and then on to Erfoud – gateway to the Sahara and famous for its fossils, especially its ammonites.
Day 8 Erfoud – Sahara at Merzouga
Day to get to know the Erg Chebbi area, and get a glimpse of the way of life of the nomads in the desert, which means going out to meet and collaborate with humanitarian aid, giving whatever, you may consider appropriate – food, clothing, educational material...
This is a day where the success of our outing depends on who we meet rather than where we go as much as anything. After a visit to Rissani with its market, we will stop at the village of Khamlia, known for its traditional music, where most of its inhabitants are of Sudanese origin. We will enjoy a performance from one of the groups famous for their "Gnawa" music and dance rhythms while drinking tea in sign of hospitality. Afternoon arrival at the great dunes of Erg Chebbi, where we will change our 4x4 for your mounts – the dromedaries which await to take you into the dunes to enjoy the sunset.
A magical night in our camp, sleeping in the typical Khaimahs nestled by the dunes.
Day 9 Sahara at Merzouga – Gorges of Dadès
An early start to see the sunrise over the dunes and into our own 4 x4 heading out of the desert back up into the Atlas, ideal starting point to enter the famous Gorges of Todra, where we can walk a little following the course of the river and enjoy the views in one of Morocco’s best loved spots for locals and climbers alike.
We take the road once again, passing through immense palm plantations until we reach Boumalne Dadès. The Gorges of Dadès offer a variety of landscapes of valleys and canyons, dotted with small villages with their plantations of olive and almond trees overshadowed by the geological formation called "The monkey’s fingers".
Overnight, dinner and breakfast in the Gorges of Dadès
Day 10 Gorges of Dadès – Marrakesh
After breakfast, we leave behind the Gorges of Dadès heading towards Marrakesh via Ouarzazate, film capital of Morocco.
We will head to the Valley of the Roses, where you can visit the oil and rose water cooperative. The Rose of Damascus rose is used to prepare all cosmetics. Later we resume our route through Morocco along the so-called “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs”, which leads to the Skoura Valley, where you can visit the beautiful Kasbah of Amridil, one of the most scenic in this area and best preserved. The road continues to Ouarzazate, where nearby we will visit the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and where movies such as; Gladiator, Asterix and Cleopatra, The Jewel of the Nile, and many other titles were recorded.
This will leave us a last crossing of the High Atlas and the mountain pass; the Tizi'n Tichka, at 2260 meters, the highest in Morocco, with spectacular views.
Arrival and overnight in Marrakesh.
Day 11 Marrakesh
In the morning after breakfast, guided tour of the city of Marrakesh, with our own official guide, who will take you to visit the main monuments of the city; La Menara, Las Tombs of Saadies, Palais Bahia, Jardins Majorelle... And the medina of course.
The atmosphere of Jemaa El Fna Square leaves no visitor untouched; snake charmers, traditional music, food stalls, dentists, henna artists...
Free afternoon and overnight in Marrakesh
Day 12 Marrakesh
Free time in the Red City until the time for your transfer to the airport.
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