12 Days From Tangier north & South Morocco Desert Tour
Day 1: Tangier Chefchaouen :
Arrival at Tanger and pick up at the port or airport in the same city and the journey will begin entering the Rif and reaching Chefchaouen,Berber city meaning “horn”, beautiful location, where the contrast of the white houses arranged in different planes on the highlighted green area irrigated by the river. Dinner and overnight at Hotel or riad.
Day 2: Chefchaouen Volubilis Meknes Fes :
After Breakfast depart to Fes.Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and continue to Meknes for Visiting the old Medina of this imperial city surrounded by ramparts. Then continue to Visit the Medina of Meknes surrounded also by ramparts.Than continue to your accommodation at the hotel or riad in Fes.
Day 3: Fes Fes :
The whole day dedicated for the Fes, the oldest imperial city in Morocco ,founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss II. You will visit the Medina, Médersas Attarine, Fontaine Ennajarine, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and the Karawiyin Mosque and the new medina in Fez Jdid .In the evening check into the hotel or riad.
Day 4: Fes Merzouga :
In the morning start to the desert village of Merzouga via Azrou, the cedar forests and Ziz gorge. This is an interesting route and you can stop for lunch in Midelt.Late afternoon arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes and check into a the desert Inn hotel where you can safely wander into the immediate desert to watch the sunset.
Day 5: Merzouga Erg Chebbi Merzouga :
Today you will Take the advantage to discover the region of Merzouga: you will begin by the village of dark skin people and have a cup of mint tea and enjoy the live Gnawa music which is played by those people. Then you will explore the desert Lake with it’s diferent kind of birds.continue towards the vast palm of Tafilalet,visiting the town of Rissani (the origin of the Alaouite dynasty and the ancient capital of Sultans Alaouite)with it’s fortified villages and souks.Late afternoon drive back to Inn hotel. Camel riding at sunset and stay over in Berber tent in the heart of the dunes. A day full of adventure and culture
Day 6: Merzouga Todra Gorges Dades Gorges :
Early morning wake up for camel riding and outstanding sunrise. Arriving to the hotel for refreshing and breakfast. Depart to Dades Gorges throught number of Berber villages. Visit and lunch in Todra Gorges.Afternoon continue to Dades Valley.Overnight in the hotel/kasbah in Dades Gorges.
Day 7: Dades Gorges Ouarzazate :
After breakfast continue to the town of Ouarzazate through the road of Thousand Kasbahs and off road to the Rose valley where you will have time to visite nomades living in the caves. Continue to Skoura palmerie(visit of Aridhyl Kasbah).visit Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazat.Overnight in the Riad/Kasbah in Ouarzazate.
Day 8: Ait Ben-Haddou Marrakech Essaouira :
After breakfast drive from Ouarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Visit of this old Berber village, where many movies filmed like Obelix, Gladiator and others. We continue on the road to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains through T’ichka pass of 2,260 m.alt, stopping at places with magnificent panoramic views to take pictures, have lunch in Marrakech, and follow the way until Essaouirra, Overnight Hotel or riad.
Day 9: Essaouira Marrakech :
After breakfast, visit the old city of Essaouira accompanied by a local guide or by your self. Rest of time in the Beach About 3 o’clock in the afternoon drive back to Marrakech, night in a hotel or Riad.
Day 10: Marrakech Marrakech :
After breakfast, the group will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Bahia and Badi Palaces, the Saadian Tombs, the Menara basin and many other hidden treasures. Lunch will be in one of the finest traditional restaurants in Marrakech.
After lunch, you will continue with the tour on the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque, the square is well worth a visit.
Day 11: Marrakech Casablanca Rabat Asilah :
Early morning departure to Casablanca. Visit the Mosque of Hassan II, then continue to Asilah on the coast road through Rabat and Larach. Overnight in Hotel in Asilah.
Day 12: Asilah Tangier :
Spend the morning in the beach and visiting the medina of Asilah then to the port to take the ferry back.