9 Days Tour From Tangier to Merzouga & Imperial Cities
DAY 1 : Arrival in Tangier
Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Tangier Airport or Med port you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2 : Tangier - Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Fes
We will start the route through Chefchaouen. Village tucked between mountains and fields of the Rif. At a first sight seems a typical Spanish Mediterranean city with white houses and indigo tones. But upon entering the medina we can already feel the Moorish culture. Visit places of interest include: The Makhzen square, the Kebir Mosque, Mellah, Jewish quarter…..After, we leave behind the pretty village of Chefchaouen, and headed Fes. Along the way we will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, considered the best Roman ruins in all of Morocco… Later we will stop to see an overview of Moulay Idriss, holy city. Here we will have lunchand then leave for Fes. We will arrive in the evening, to have a first contact with this beautiful city. Dinner and overnight in Fes.
DAY 3 : Fes Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast at the Riad, discovering the world's largest medina dates back to the 9th century walking through its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter named "Mellah" built in the 16th century. We explore the medina's many artisans' quarters, such as the brass, copper and wedding adornment souks. The carpenters, bakers & butchers also have their area of the medina that they call home. A highlight is a visit to the famous tannery Fes tannery, where we have a great view of the world. We will also have a look at the city of Moulay Idriss. It's Mausoleum (the founder of Fes), the 9th century Al Karaouine University and one of the many Medersas (Koranic school). Overnight in the Riad.
DAY 4 : Fes - Azrou - Midelt - Ziz Gorges - Merzouga Sahara
After breakfast we will start traveling south to Merzouga desert via Midelt and Errachidia. So, on this Sahara Morocco tours, your first stop will be at Ifrane city, referred to as "the Switzerland of Morocco", and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you'll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Then stopping at the famous cedar forest the largest one in Morocco. There you will have the opportunity to see the Barbarian apes. You'll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Er Rachidia city. After lunch in Midelt, continue your Sahara Morocco tours along the spectacular Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. We will drive through Berber villages to Erfoud then to Rissani; the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you'll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and after you will go to see the sunset in the highest sand dunes in morocco. Overnight at our hotel where you will have your dinner.
DAY 5 : Desert Dream , culture and Traditions - Camel trek
Tour around most spectacular desert sand dunes in Morocco, located in the beautiful Merzouga desert. Listen Gnaoua spiritual music live show. Visit the nomads thier tent and share some real moments with them, we will head on to see some natural fossilized animals on rocks, we will visit Rissani, the holy city of Rissani, a site where the ancestors of the Alaouite Dynasty are buried in the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sherif, with it’s authentic Souk (market) and have a Berber pizza for lunch, then back to the Kasbah to get some time to relax and shower, then get ready to ride camels into the pink sands of Morocco’s highest dunes. We will have time to wander the dunes before sunset. Dinner is served, followed by traditional music show and the night in your own private nomadic tent, in a oasis in the middle of the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
DAY 6 : Merzouga - Ziz Oasis - Tinjdad - Ouarzazate
Today, we will have a very early wake-up call for sunrise. Here, you will enjoy the spectacular sand dunes changing the colors and reflecting the light, then a 1-hr camel ride on the gorgeous sand dunes of Merzouga. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then departure to Dades valley through Ziz Oases and Tinjdad, a road full of sumptuous Kasbahs and palm groves. Independent lunch followed by a visit to the Todra Gorges with their impressive bare escarpments. We then continue to Boumalen Dades via a series of spectacular hairpin bends. We will drive through the Dades Valley, we visit Kelâa Mgouna in valley of roses… After we arrive to Ouarzazate.
DAY 7 : Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas - Marrakech
After breakfast, we visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, originally the residence of the Pasha of Marrakech and a symbol of the feudal period of the lords of Atlas. Lunch at the World heritage site of Ait Benhaddou (this famous kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 films). Continue the journey to Marrakech via the Pass of Tizi n’Tichka over the High Atlas Mountains stopping along the way for Coffee or tea and to enjoy the beautiful, picturesque scenery. Late afternoon arrival in Marrakech, Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 8 : Marrakech at leisure - Sightseeing
This day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city, known as the “Pearl of the South” and home to the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Garden. We will return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we will explore the souks and the world’s famous Djemaa El Fna place, which offers various entertainments, such as storytellers, acrobats, snake-charmers, magicians, etc. Later on, Fantasia dinner will be provided under caidal tents at a famed restaurant. Enjoy the fantasia spectacle that includes camel and horse shows, folkloric troops from different Moroccan regions and belly dancers. Return to your selected accommodation for overnight stay.
DAY 9 : Marrakech - Relax - Tangier
From Marrakech after breakfast, Take you from the riad diver on high way tp tangier and finish our services.
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What's Included :
- 7 nights accommodation in the category of hotel/Riad chosen
- Hotel pickup and drop-off where you want
- Private English Speaking driver throughout your Journey
- Vehicle air-conditioned luxury and comfort 4*4/minivan
- Service quality
- Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
- Camel Per person
What's Excluded :
- Air fare travel
- Entrance to monuments
- Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip
- Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip
- Imlil Village Day Trip
- Essaouira City Day Trip
- Ourika valley Day Trip
- Day Trip to Fes city Tour
- Fes to Chefchaouen Day Trip
Tours From Tangier
Important Notes :
The price for the tours will be dependent on numbers, the higher the number of people in your party the lower the cost per person.
All accommodation will be private, you will only share vehicles, if applicable.
We are not liable for personal injury or loss of your own property. You should take reasonable care with your belongings at all times.