10 Days Tour From Tangier To Marrakech Via Desert
10 Days Tour From Tangier To Marrakech Via Desert
DAY 1 : MEET YOU IN TANGER PORT AND DRIVE TO CHEFCHAOUEN :
On your first day of this trip, we will meet you at the port with a warm welcoming.
On this day, we will head to Chefchaouen traveling through the beautiful Rif mountains. Chefchaouen is one of the fascinating cities in the north of Morocco. It is also called the blue city. The Spanish style dominates the city. While you are there, you can enjoy the roof-top restaurants and cafes, interesting crafts stores, and funky arts. You will spend the night at a Riad.
DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES :
Our destination we will be Fez, after having breakfast in Chefcouan, traveling through the interesting following places:
Volubilis is an interesting and ancient site that had been once the capital of the kingdom of Mauretania before it became southernmost cities of the Roman Empire. Volubilis is the prominent ruins of the Roman in Morocco. The fasciating mosaics give a unique decoration to the city. Visiting Volubilis makes you go back centuries. The day will end at the hotel where you will have breakfast and dinner.
Meknes city which is a 17th-century heritage. In Meknes, we will visit some monuments such as Bab Mansour. Through this door ( Bab Mansour), people can move into the Medina. The iconic Bab Mansour was built in 1732. It is known for its marble columns and geometric ornamentation.
When we reach Fez, your accommodation will be at a Riad.
DAY 3: FES SIGHTSEEING :
Before we start discovering this historical and cultural city, we will have breakfast at the Riad. In Fez, we will explore:
⦁ The Royal Palace which contains seven gates. the Royale palace is considered an astonishing model of modern restoration.
⦁ University Al Karaouine. To the record, this university is the first established university in the world according to Guinness record, UNESCO and many other scholars.
⦁ The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II (where the Moulay Idriss II ‘s tomb exist), Nejjarine Fountains, and Tanneries which were built in the 17th century are one of Fez’s fascinating insights. One of the famous Tennaries in Fez is Chouara Tannery.
⦁ Experiencing the beautiful panoramic view over the whole Medina (city) of Fez.
DAY 4: FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA :
Having breakfast at the Riad will be followed by traveling to Merzouga. In your journey, you will travel through:
Ziz Gorge where you can enjoy the wonderful gorges. You may love to take some photos of this valley. It is known of the palm groves and the variety of crops. It is considered an Alouite dynasty which still rules Morocco
Tizi-n-Talghamt pass, which is 2054 meters high. It is located in the south of Boutouzzalt and the north of Auberge, and the fascinating views of the High Atlas Mountains.
Rissani, which is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, and Erfoud ( an oasis town in the Sahara Desert).
By the afternoon, you will be in Merzouga welcomed by a Saharan Moroccan mint tea before checking in the hotel.
DAY 5: MERZOUGA – SAHARA DESERT – CAMEL TREK :
Exploring Merzouga is what you will do on your fifth day after having breakfast at the riad and exploring the local area. This day includes going to see Gnawa people. Gnawa music is a well-known style of music with a plentiful repertory of ancient African Islamic spiritual religious songs and rhythms. Later on, you will visit a nomad family where you will have the chance to observe their lifestyle. You will have lunch in a nomad tent trying a well-known meal “Berber Pizza”. Traveling to Souk Rissani will be the next direction. Rissani is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud (most of the people still wear the traditional Saharan dress. Women are veiled, and men are hooded). This town is known by the big Souks (traditional markets). Before we drive nack to Merzouga, we will visit Sijilmassa ( it used to be a place where people trade coming from different countries in Africa like Mali). By a professional guide, you will ride the camel to discover Merzouga sand sea. The night will be spent in a tent (where you will have dinner) surrounded by the beautiful Western Saharan sand.
DAY 6: SAHARA DESERT – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY :
After the special night in Merzouga, In the early morning, you will ride camels going back to Ouarzazate and enjoying the beautiful sunrise in the desert at the same time. In your way, you wouldn’t miss enjoying the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg Chebbi (the largest sand desert in Morocco). In Merzouga, you will have a nice breakfast and take a shower which will make you feel ready to experience more. After you finish doing that, you will visit Todra gorge. Todgha gorges (the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco) are series of limestone river canyons. Most visitors enjoy hiking and passing by the nomad who comes down to the gorge to get water. After having lunch in Todgha Gorges, we will head to the Dades Valley.
The Dadès Gorge are series of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River in Morocco. The river originates in the High Atlas range of the Atlas mountains. The majestic sand castles and monkey toes (a fascinating rock formation) in Ddaes valley are a point of attraction for tourists. In a beautiful guesthouse, which overlooks the Dades valley, you will spend the night at your accommodation.
DAY 7: DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH :
Kalaat Mgouna will be the next point when we finish breakfast. through the Dades Valley, we will reach Kalaat Mgouna which is known of the amazing sand Kasbahs (castles) of which you may want to take some beautiful pictures. Kalaat Mgouna takes its name from the nearby M’Goun mountain. While we are in Kalaat Mgouna (called also the rose city), you will be able to buy the rosewater which its good smell lasts for many days after you splash a little over your body. On your way to Marrakech city, you will travel through the Kasbah of Ben Haddou (one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th built by Et Hami El Glaoui). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of kasbahs (forts). It is one of the most important fortresses on the old Salt Road caravan route. You can explore the lanes where traders once brought their gold, ivory, salt, and slaves on the journey from Sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Tizin’Tichka which is (2260) over the High Atlan Mountains. Tizin’Tichka is one of the famous mountains in Morocco. When you, finally, arrive at your destination ( Marrakech city), you will check in a Riad in the Medina by overnight (BB).
DAY 8: MARRAKECH CITY TOUR :
A local guide will be your company in Marrakech. The plan will be making you able to see the beauty of the interesting monuments of Marrakech city. First, you will visit the Majorelle Gardens gardens (created by the french artist in 1923. Second, The Koutoubia mosque ( One of the largest mosques in Morocco). You will also visit the Saadian tombs ( built in the 17th century) and The Koutoubia mosque ( One of the largest mosques in Morocco). Bahia Palace, which is a 19th-century monument, will be also visited.
At Jamaa El Fna square, you will have lunch at one of its restaurants. After walking for a while, you will explore the Medina valleys and looking up to the crafts of the skillful artisans. In the afternoon, you will have free time to discover the city more.
DAY 9: DAY TRIP TO ESSAOUIRA :
Traveling to the coastal city of Essaouira will your direction after having breakfast at the riad. You will need 2 hours and a half to arrive there. Once you are there, you will the tour’s exploring in Essaouira through its alleys. You will discover the Skala Fortress which was built by a French architect in 1765. His name is Théodore Cornut. Watching plenty of handicrafts will be an amusement. Essaouira is one of the best direction of surfers because of its unstoppable wind during the year. Essaouira was a home of many civilizations. The Portuguese architecture is revealed in the historical buildings of the city like the blue doors. “Jewel of the Atlantic” is what Essouira considered as. Another interesting place you will go to see is where Regan oil is produced. Argan oil can be used to eat or as a cosmetic after it is exported to specialized companies. The hardwood of Argan’s tree may be also used to construct houses. To extract the kernels, the women’s co-operative of Argan oil, the argan fruit should be dried in the open air and remove the fleshy pulp after that. An already ordered fresh will be your meal for lunch at the fish market. Marrakech will be the destination by the afternoon. Once you arrive there, you will spend the overnight at the riad.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT:
On your 10th and after having breakfast in the early morning, you will travel to the airport to go back home after spending an amazing trip that you may want to try again.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED :
- Pick up & drop off at your accommodation
- Transport in A/C Comfortable Vehicle
- English speaking driver / Guide
- Accommodation in Hotels/riads with breakfasts
- Dinners during the tour as mentioned in the itinerary
- Camel Trekking in the desert Tours a camel for each person.
- 1 night at the camp in the middle of the desert.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED :
- Entry Fees for Monuments
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