12 DAYS FROM TANGIER TO DESERT


tetouanTETOUAN

roses valleyROSES VALLEY

1 DAY : TANGIER / TETOUAN / CHEFCHAOUEN :

   After breakfast, we will leave Tangier to start our wonderful tour , towards our first destination Tetouan passing by Ceuta or ( Sebta to the locals) , there are some magnificent views to the sea right there, and you may do a hike in Jebel Musa so you can enjoy more the spectacular view. Once arriving at Tetouan a jewel of a town in a striking location at the foot of the Rif Mountains, The ancient medina, a Unesco World Heritage site, looks like it has not changed in several centuries ; you will enjoy a traditional lunch among local people, before continuing our tour passing by the small fishing port of Capo Negro.
Eventually we will arrive at Chefchaouen Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. with its old medina, a delight of Moroccan and Andalusian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta El Hammam and its restored kasbah.
Overnight at a Riad.

DAY 2 : CHEFCHAOUEN / FEZ :

   After breakfast in the Riad, we are going to leave the unforgettable Chefchaouen towards a special destination, The city of Fes, also known as the scientific city of Morocco because In its heyday, Fes attracted scholars and philosophers, mathematicians and lawyers, astronomers and theologians. Craftsmen built them houses and palaces, kings endowed mosques and medersas (religious schools). On the way we are going to have the opportunity to explore the remote Rif mountains with its hidden valleys, where we will be able to relax and enjoy lunch in front of some breath-taking views.
Eventually we will arrive at Fes, where yo

u will spend the night in a hotel.

DAY 3 : VISIT MEDINA OF FES 

   After Breakfast, you are going to explore, the historical ramparts of the Medina of Fes . See the historical “Marinid tombs “, visiting the 14th century “ the Madrasa Bou inania “,and its excellent museum, with its rich collection of illuminated manuscripts, and ceramics.
Enjoying lunch in the Medina
Then you are going to resume exploring the fascinating cobbled lanes of the Medina, and the richly decorated Attarin’s madrasa, Also the funduq of nejarin, and the medieval tannery, and the infinite variety of handicrafts, copperplate and pottery.
Eventually, after an entertaining day, you are going to spend the night in a Riad.

DAY 4 : FEZ / IFRANE / MIDELT / MIDDLE ATLAS / VALLEY OF ZIZ / MERZOUGA :

   After breakfast, we are going to continue towards our next destination, “Ifrane”, also known as “Switzerland of Morocco”. passing through Atlas mountains which contains the largest forests of cedar trees, that is inhabited by monkeys. After a quiet stay. we will resume towards the tizi ntalghamt pass to Midelt passing by the spectacular Ziz gorges.
, we will head out to the magnificent Merzouga via Erfoud, passing by the spectacular ziz gorges and Errachidia Where you are going to eat a traditional lunch among Berber people and there hospitality
Next we will continue towards merzouga along Ziz Valley, and stopping for what we like to call it ” a worth stop” for the panoramic views along the way.
Eventually, arriving to merzouga where you will be welcomed by a warming mint tea .
Staying in a hotel.

DAY 5 : MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR :

   In today’s program after breakfast, we will explore the surrounding areas of the marvel Erg Echebbi’s desert by visiting the village of khamlia inhabited by Senegalese musicians, to enjoy folk dances, and black gnaoui music.following by the spectacular lake of Merzouga with its rich birds species, you may also want to visit the nomad wire house where you can see some Berber handicrafts .In the afternoon we will ride the camels back into the golden dunes to enjoy sunset in the middle of Sahara, to conclude the day by a traditional dinner in the camp while enjoying berberic music.
Overnight in a nomadic camel hair tent.

DAY 6 : MERZOUGA / TODRA GORGE / DADES VALLEY :

    In the morning, before breakfast, it’s recommended to wake-up early so you cannot miss the spectacular sunrise of Merzouga in the middle of the Sahara. Afterwards we are going to ride camels back to the hotel where you can take a relaxing shower and a breakfast before resuming our tour towards todgha gorge one of the most spectacular canyons around the world passing by the beautiful ziz Valley, in todgha you will have the opportunity to hike among local people to enjoy todgha’s Beauty.
Eventually we will reach Dades gorge, where you will spend the night in a traditional kasbah.

DAY 7 : VALLEY DADES – ROSES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH :

    In the morning, before breakfast, it’s recommended to wake-up early so you cannot miss the spectacular sunrise of Merzouga in the middle of the Sahara. Afterwards we are going to ride camels back to the hotel where you can take a relaxing shower and a breakfast before resuming our tour towards todgha gorge one of the most spectacular canyons around the world passing by the beautiful ziz Valley, in todgha you will have the opportunity to hike among local people to enjoy todgha’s Beauty.
then Ouarzazate also known as ” African Hollywood “, passing through the enjoyable thousand Kasbahs passing by tiny Berber villages where you can take some great pictures.
Next you are going to head out to explore the famous Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Hadou, a world Heritage site, which was a part of many universal films such as “Gladiator” .
Afterwards, you are going to experience the beauty of atlas mountains via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka the highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m, offering you charming views as far as the eye can admire, valleys, oasis, mountains, and Berber villages.
Eventually, arriving to the red city “Marrakech”, where you are going to stay in a local Riad.

DAY 8 : VISIT MARRAKECH :

    After breakfast at your accommodation, we will prepare for an exciting experience of exploring the magnificent city of Marrakech, our guide will make sure to show you every important places, starting with :
The Majorelle Gardens & Berber Museum, also The Rahba Kedima is a colorful market filled with a wide collection of spices from Cumin, Cinnamon, Saffron, Dried Pepper and more. You will inhale different perfumes while walking through the market ; The Jewish Mellah, the bahia palace, the magnificent mosque of koutoubia, also la minara, and finally the Saadian tombs.
Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

DAY 9 : MARRAKECH / ARGAN VALLEY / ESSAOUIRA :

   Early in the morning after breakfast in the Riad, we will head over to our next destination The magnificent Essaouira from Marrakech
On our way – since this is the land of Argan culture – there’s an opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel.
Eventually, arriving at Essaouira, where you will spend the night at a hotel.

DAY 10 : ESSAOUIRA :

   After breakfast, 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 that attracts 300,000+ people in June. 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 11 : ESSAOUIRA / MARRAKECH :

   Today is free to explore the winding streets and coastal ramparts of Essaouira by your self before riding back to Marrakech, around midday leaving time for you to do whatever you want in Marrakech. Other activities include a Calèche ride (horse drawn carriage) to the peaceful Majorelle Gardens and, a small Museum of Islamic Art. A final treat may simply be to try a Hammam ( public bath) , a traditional Moroccan steam bath – a nice reward for our busy Moroccan experience. Overnight in Marrakech .

DAY 12 : MARRAKECH / TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT :

   After breakfast we will drop you by Marrakech’s international airport, based on your flight schedule, where unfortunately our unforgettable journey is going to end.

Included in this tour:

 ✓  Private Morocco tour in comfortable A/C vehicle

 ✓ Private driver/guide during the trip

 ✓  Pick up / drop off from Hotel/Riad.

 ✓  Accommodation in hotels during the tour

 ✓  Sleeping in desert tents in desert camp (Desert tours)

 ✓  Camel trek in the desert (Desert tours)

 ✓  Dinners and breakfasts

 

Not Included:

  ✗  Plane ticket to and from Morocco

  ✗  Lunches and drinks during the tour

  ✗  Entrance fee to museums and attractions

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