12 Days Morocco Desert Tour From Tangier
Day 1 : Tangier – Chefchaouen.
Upon your arrival at tangier ( airport or port / hotel) , our professional staff will pick you up; and together we will start our trip around Morocco’s most impressive destinations; we will leave the charming city of Tangier ; starting our trip , towards the city of Chefchaouen; on the way we will stop by Tetouan a jewel of a town, an atmospheric city with a pretty medina ; snugly located amid the beginning of Morocco’s beautiful Rif Mountains. Lunch is programed to be served in a restaurant at Tetouan.
before continuing our tour passing by the small fishing port of Capo Negro. Afterwards we will resume our trip towards the unspoiled Rif town of Chefchaouen.
when arrive at the town, with buildings painted in shades of blue, incredibly photogenic.
Overnight at a Riad.
Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes.
Today’s program is dedicated to discover this perl of the north, starting with its colorful streets and,its old medina beautuifuly painted with blue and white, giving you refreshing sights and, a heaven for photographers; you will stroll around the old market and the charming Plaza of Utta El Hmmam with its unique ambiance; Lunch will beat a restaurant, in front ofthis beauty.
Later on we will drive through the middle Atlas mountain visiting Fes’s little sister the city of Meknes with its splendid plaza of Lehdim and the majestic gate of Bab Mansour; afterwards we will drive north of Meeknes to visit the world heritage site of “Volubilis”, a well preserved place from the 3rd century BC , that accompanied multiple genereations and epochs, with different tribes such as: the christian community, the Roman Empire and, finally the Idrisi dynasty . our guide will provide you with all the information about the site while the tour.
Subsequently, we will drive to the city of FES; where you will be welcomed by a traditional dinner, at the hotel you will be staying at for tonight.
Day 3 : Guided Tour Of Fes.
Since Fes is known around Morococo as the cultural and, scientific capital of the country; our guide will take you around Fes”s unique monuments; starting with the palette look alike , the Tanneries where the carpets get colored and, done. Afterwards you will visit the marvelous mosque and, the oldest university in the world “El Quaraouine”,with its beautiful decoration of the traditional Zelij.
Lunch will be in a restaurant in the old meedina; then we will resume our tour, by visiting the Bab boujloud, the main gate that gives you access to the ancient medina; then you will visit the Madrasa bou Inania and, the mausoleum of Ennajarin.
Fianlly, you will enjoy a panoramic view over the old medina from the Mrinids tombs.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Fes – Azrou – Merzouga.
After breakfast in Fes , we are going to continue towards our next destination, “Azrou” a noiseless city with a refreshing air. Crossing Atlas mountains which contains the largest forests of cedar trees, that is inhabited by berber monkeys. By the tizi ntalghamt pass we arrive at Midelt the agricultural capital where you will enjoy lunch.
passing by the spectacular Ziz gorges. The landscapes will begin to change into rocky rough nature that spoils us about our next destination. we will head out to the magnificent Merzouga via ,the palm’s city Erfoud, and the spectacular Ziz Valley, to finally arrive at Merzouga where you will be welcomed by camels that will take you in a ride into the golden sand dunes of Erg Echebbi, admiring a romantic sunset in the middle of Sahara. To finally reach out the camp where you are going to spend the night after enjoying a berberic dinner while listening to Berber music.
Day 5 : Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Camel Trekking Tour.
In the morning, you will enjoy breakfast and prepare your self for unique day that you will spend in the dunes, all the unecessary luggage will be left at the hotel , then we will take a 4x4 tour around the surrounding areas of Merzouga; starting with the Khamila village , inhabited with Gnawa musicians, a great music brought in the Heydays by senegalese slaves ; you will enjoy listennig to some of their music , then we will visit a berber nomadic family , that will welcome you with a cup of mint tea under their tents ; where you will get to know more about their lives. Aferwards , we will visit Dayet Serji that attracts, rare bird species of Flamingos.
At evening , you will experience a memorable camel trek through the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi under the charming sunset , that you will enjoy from the highest dunes in North Africa.
Eventually , we will approach our traditional camp, where you will be welcomed by a local berber music show and, a cup of warm mint tea around the camp fire; then you will have a tasty dinner before you spend the night in a nomadic camel hair tent under the milky way.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges.
Early in teh morning, you have to wake up early so you don’t miss the spectacular sunrise of the Sahara, then we will ride back camels to the hotel, where you can shower and enjoy breakfast before resuming our tour.
We will visit the small town of Erissani , where you will visit its market and, explore this tiny place among locals , also you try the special delicous berber pizza; then we will continue our way exploring the spectacular palm groves of the Ziz valley where you will have the oppurtunity to walk among it and, enjoy the greenery at the place. You also visit the magnificient canyon of Todgha where you will experience being trapped between hills , in a friendly way among locals.
Eventually arriving at Dades gorges, sculpted with the marvelous, Dades river .
Dinner and overnight at the town of Boumalne , at a local Kasbah .
Day 7 : Dades Gorges – Roses Valley – Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, in the area you will explore more the that has a lot to offer you with its own landscapes ; afterwards we will head over to the city of Kalaat Megouna stopping by the Dades valley, where you will have a walk around the berber villages and, dicover more about their daily life.
Arriving at the Kalaat Megouna, you will explore the Valley of Roses, a place literally covered in white and; red roses that makes the place inresistebale ; then you will visit the co-operatives that extract the rose water and, make with it esthetic products. Lunch is programmed in a mountain-side restaurant.
After lunch, we will hit the road towards the city of Ouarzazate, enjoying the road through the beautiful Skoura and, the spectacular road of the thousand Kasbahs, with tiny berber villages along the way .
Eventually arriving at Ouarzazate, where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night at a hotel.
Day 8 : Ait Ben-Haddou – Marrakech – Essaouira.
In the morning, you will take breakfast in the hotel, then you will start exploring the gates of the desert the city of “Ouarzazate”; starting with the film studios of “Ouallywood”, that takes you around several countries through its sets from all over the world. Also we will visit the wonderful Kasbah of Taourirt.
Then we move to the Mprocco’s unique monument, that attracted tourist from all over the world and, couldn’t get away without getting a role in many universal films such as “Marco Polo”, “Prince of Persia”, “ Son of God”.
Lunch is programmed in the area, in a local restaurant ; before continuing our way, towards the city of Marrakech, through the highest mountain pass in North Africa.
Later on when arrived at the red city, you will enjoy a special traditional dish for lunch, before continuig our way to the wind’s city.
After a quiet stay we will resume, to our next destination The magnificent Essaouira from Marrakech. When arrived You are going to start exploring the great historical sides of Essaouira, starting by Scala the kasbah the copy of the french coastal town saint-Malo,build by the French architecture “Théodore Cornut”. Next you are going to walk through the old Medina and enjoy the rich handicraft products that the city provide and, the antique traditional colored houses in the Medina.
Next you will try a special dish with a fresh fishes.
Essaouira is known for its annual GnaouaMusicFestival It also has an expansive beach for surfing called Plage de Safi. Also you will discover the Jewish headquarter in the old medina.
Overnight at Essaouira in Riad
Day 9 : Essaouira – Marrakech.
After breakfast in the Riad, we will head over to our next destination The magnificent Marrakech from Essaouira . AND since the area it is a land of you will have the opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its Esthitic and medical uses. Thereupon you will continue towards the red city.
Eventually, arriving at Marrakech where you will spend the night at a hotel.
Day 10 : Tour Of Marrakech.
Today’s program, is dedicated for exploring the city of Marrakech with it’s unique interesting monuments; starting with Bahia Palace , a place that leave you speechles in front of is traditional decorations; also you will visit the old market and, the old medina with its old alleys and architecture.
Afterwards, you will visit the the beautiful location of the Majorelle gardens, that offers you a relaxing mood surrounded by different species of Cactus and the charming colorus that makes from the place a heaven to take some great pictures and, skip the sun for some time ; Lunch will be in a local restaurant in the old medina with a special Marrakchi dish.
After lunch, we will continue wondering around Marrakech’s beauty ;visiting the mosque and the charming minara of El Koutoubia and, the Saadien tombs. At evening, you will conclude the day at the impressive plaza of Jamma Lefna where you will enjoy dinner and, a warming cup of mint tea .
Obvernight at the riad.
Day 11 : Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah.
After breakfast , we will leave the city to head over to a special destination for today “Asilah”, passing by“Casablanca “, the commercial capital, and the largest city of Morocco. Where you are going to visit, the majestic fifth largest mosque in the world with its unique combination of Andalusian and, Moroccan architecture decoration, with its world’s most tallest minaret. Standing partly over the water. Also the great monument of Houbous.
Simultanously,. Morocco’s capital city “Rabat”, where ou will visit first the majestic tower of Hassan II the minara of an incomplete mosque and, the mausoleum of the Mohamed V where the king’s father and grandfathe are buried. the old walled medina and its souq, is going to be our next location where you will have the oppurtunity to stroll around and enjoy the historical side of it. Afterwards, you will visit the old Kasbah of Oudayas. Lunch will be in a restaurant in front of the charming river of Bou Regreg
Later In the afternoon we continue to the town of Asilah, a beautiful white medina, a charming beauty in the north a relaxing, friendly city, where you can enjoy the refreshing air besides its beautiful beaches, in a friendly temper of the city.
Overnight and dinner in a hotel.
Day 12 : Asilah – Tangier.
After breakfast, we will head over to Tangier and, based on your voyage schedule our driver will transfer you to the airport and; on behalf of all our staff we will wish you a safe flight and, thank you for choosing our company to discover Morocco’s beauty.
- Pick up from your
riad / hotelon the tour day ( or the closest accessible point to your riad )
- Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
- Professional English Speaking Driver
- Camel Excursion & Night in the Desert ( on the desert tours )
- Night at the camp ( on the desert tours )
What’s not included