10 Days – Tour from Tangier to Fes and Marrakech via Desert
Day 1 – Tour From Tangier And Guided Tour
We pick up you from Tangier ferry port/airport and we explore main monuments and attractions in the city. We stay overnight in a local hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 2 – From Tangier To Chefchaouen
Today we depart from Tangier and we drive through the Rif mountains. We visit the city of Tetouan and we drive to Chefchaouan. It is one of the most stunning villages in Morocco, on the feet of Rif mountains. Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square, and its surrounded by many arts and crafts stores. We stay overnight in a local riad where we will spend the night.
Day 3 – Chefchaouen To Fes
Today, we will have a journey towards Meknes. But before starting our journey, we will have a delicious breakfast in the hotel. On our way to Meknes, we will pass via Ouazan, and some other villages before stopping at the famous historical site Volubilis. Volubilis is considered one of the world’s heritages and it was built during the Roman empire. After touring Volubilis and taking some pictures as a souvenir, we will leave to Meknes, the Ismailian city. In Meknes, we will visit several interesting sites and places such as Bab El Mansour and more. Then we will drive directly to the fes city where you will spend the night in a fancy riad.
Day 4 – Fes Guided Tour
Today we will explore Fes in a guided tour. The tour includes visiting the medina (the old city) and its alleys. Your visit starts by visiting the Jewish Quarter (the Mellah) and the Royal Palace (yard), which is the biggest one in the country. You will be visiting the famous tanneries and the Quaraouine mosque considered the first university in the world. After lunch, in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, you’ll experience a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Overnight accommodation will be at the local riad with dinner and breakfast.
Day 5 – From Fes To Merzouga Desert
We leave for Midelt through the Mountains and the cedar forests of the middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft center specialized in the work of cedarwood. We arrive in Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to Erfoud and into the desert. You will have a camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes, where you will spend the evening in a bivouac (desert camp). There you will enjoy a Berber dinner and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent.
Day 6 – Merzouga Desert Tour 4×4
Today on the tour from Tangier, we explore Merzouga desert by 4×4. We will visit the Gnawa village and its local people – originally from Mali, where we will learn about their music and lifestyle. We will meet Nomad people living in the desert and we enjoy lunch with them. We may visit Rissani and its souk. In the afternoon, we prepare for a camel ride to the desert, guided by an experienced camel guide. We explore hidden beauty in the desert – in the middle of the highest sand dunes in Morocco – in Merzouga. We will have dinner at the desert camp and we stay overnight in desert tents.
Day 7 – From Merzouga Desert To Dades Gorges
Today in the morning we prepare for camel ride back to the village. We enjoy desert sunrise and after breakfast in the hotel we depart to Rissani and Erfoud which is known by fossils. We drive through palm trees groves of Ziz valley, we continue towards Tinghir and the Todra Gorges to explore its valley, famous for rock climbers. We head to Boumalne Dades where we will enjoy dinner and overnight in the hotel in Dades Gorges.
Day 8 – From Dades Gorges To Ait Benhaddou
Today we drive through the Dades Valley towards Ouarzazate and we will stop at Kalaat Mgouna which is the center of Roses valley. We continue to Ouarzazate where we may visit a local movie studioss. In the city we explore kasbah and then we drive towards Ait Ben Haddou. Here we visit local kasbah and then we drive to Marrakech through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass 2260m over the High Atlas Mountains. Once we reach Marrakech we explore the medina and we stay overnight in a hotel near medina.
Day 9 – Marrakech Guided Tour
Today we explore Marrakech in a private guided tour. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. The guided tour includes 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.
Day 10 – From Marrakech To Airport
After we explore Marrakech in the morning, we drive you to the airport.