Morocco Tour From Tangier, 12 days from Tangier to the Imperial cities & Desert
Morocco Tour From Tangier : Itinerary
Day 1 : Tangier Port – Chefchaouen
During the first day of your trip we will meet you in the port or airport and drive through the Rif mountains and Tetoun city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains till we get to Chefchaouan one of the stunning villages in the feet of rif mountains Chefchaouen medina had a Spanich-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend you night in a nice place to enjoy the breze and the beauty of the nature.
Day 2 : Chefchaouen- Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After your breakfast in the riad our authentic journey will start towards Volubilis crossing via Wazan and other rif villages, in Volubilis we will discover the roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroccan history. After the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to the heritage 17th century city of Meknes. Where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina , bab el mansour and enjoy a visit of moulay ismail s shrine. After the visit of Meknes we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night in riad.
Day 3 : Fes Sightseeing
After breakfast in your riad. You will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century.
We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 4 : Fes – Ifran – Cedar forest – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga
We start our Desert trip from Fes after breakfast. We will embark on a picturesque journey towards Ifrane (the Moroccan Switzerland). Through hills covered in forests of cork oak and giant cedar, home of a few Barbary apes. Crossing beautiful and tranquil passes over both the Middle and High Atlas ranges we will catch a first glimpse of the south’s incredible architecture. Lunch in Midelt, approached through a bleak plain of scrub and desert.
The dramatic peaks of the High Atlas, rising behind the town, provide a spectacular background. Crossing Tizi-n-Talremt (Pass of the She-Camel), we will descend into a desert plain along the Ziz valley.
We will then head south to Erfoud, a huge oasis containing over six million palm trees, edged by many ksours (fortified villages). Continuing along a striking route that marks the transition to desert, when we reach the amazing dunes of Erg Chebbi in order to enjoy our stay in a hotel/riad.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Visit of Nomads – Desert – Camel trekking
After breakfast in your riad, you can take a little exploration of the local area before the start of your camel ride. You will visit the Gnawa people (originally from Mali, Senegal and Sudan)in their village Khamlia. Where you will learn about their music and their lifestyle. later, we will drive in the desert area to meet nomad families to explore their way of life.
Today our lunch will be a traditional berber meal (Berber pizza). Drive back to the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon, you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel-man to explore what is hidden in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco. Night in a luxury desert camp with dinner/breakfast plus desert Berber drums dancing.
Day 6 : Desert – Berber villages – Todra gorges – Dades valley
We wake up early enough so we can watch the spectacle sunrise in desert, when the colour of the dunes combine with the play of shadows to make an awesome sight. After breakfast we ride our camel Tour back to the meeting poit with driver. We leave for Tinghir and Todra Gorges and have lunch on the way. This stunning area affords plenty of opportunities to walk, such as along the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorge. Later, we will continue to the Rose valley/Dades valley. Night in a hotel/riad with private shower/bathroom.
Day 7 : Dades valley – Rose valley – ait Ben Haddou – Atlas – Marrakech
After breakfast , we will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbah. Providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip.
We will stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah for lunch, the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui. One of the last Berber chieftains aduring the beginning of the XXth Century. It used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech. Now the kasbah is one of the UNESCO heritage sites.
After that we will shift the way to cross high atlas mountains full of panoramic views and attractive Berber villages all along the way till Marrakech . overnight in a fancy riad in the medin.
Day 8 : City Tour of Marrakech
After breakfast in the riad , you can start exploring Marrakech (” the red city of Morocco”). We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. Including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. On the afternoon, you will have some free time to wonder by yourself the other parts of the city. Night in the Riad
Day 9 : Day Excursion to Essaouira
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira city. Getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts.
This “City of the Wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations including the Portuguese occupation. which affects much of its architecture however it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”.
You will also visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Lunch will be done the Moroccan way fresh fish “cooked in order” at the fish market. In the afternoon you will travel back to Marrakech. Overnight at your riad .
Day 10 : Transfert from Marrakeche to Casablanca. Visit the mosque of Hassan II and dropp off at the hotel
Day 11 : Guided tour of Casablanca
After your breakfast Pick up at hotel and start a guided tour of the city. Casablanca is situated on the shores of the Atlantic, is the largest city and most important port of the country. It’s considered the major economic and commercial centre in the country. With an important heritage that includes places such as the Park of the Arab League. The former Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the Museum of the Villa des Arts, the Mohammed V square. With facades of Andalucian inspiration, the old Medina and the Central Market.
The old Medina of Casablanca can only be visited on foot and is the real heart of the city surrounded by its walls with bastions dating back to the sixteenth century, its network of small and extremely colourful narrow streets are the life of this medina.
With all kinds of items for sale you can soak upthe typical daily atmosphere or observe the industriousness of its craftsmen whilst wandering through the winding alleyways in which the aromas of the spices abound.
Day 12 : After your breakfast in the hotel transportation and transfer to the airoport in Casablanca. Departure depending of your time and is the end of ou Morocco Tour From Tangier.
Services included in Morocco Tour From Tangier price:
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel
- Experienced driver
- Accommodation for 11 night
- Pick up you from your tangier airoport and drop off in Airoport of Casablanca
- All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome)
- Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents)
- Water for your camel trip
- Visit of Chefchaouen
- Guided visit of Fes
- Marrakech guided visit
Services not included in Morocco Tour From Tangier price: