11 DAYS TOUR FROM TANGIER
Firstly our 11 days tour from Tangier starts in historic Tangier on Morocco’s Mediterranean coast. And explores the villages in addition towns of Morocco’s mountain, desert, Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline. Morever setting off on your Morocco Travel Adventure you first travel to Chefchaouen, The most important explore all four of the magnificent imperial cities of Morocco. After that experience some of our Morocco desert tours highlights including Todra Gorge. In addition Ait Benhaddou, and the northern Atlantic coastline.
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen.
Firstly start your 11 days tour from Tangier, the Mediterranean gateway to Africa, your driver guide will greet you at Tangier port/airport on arrival. Then take a Tangier tour of the city’s principal sights before departing for Morocco’s Rif Mountains and the charming village of Chefchaouen, Overnight in Chefchaouen riad.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Meknes– Fez.
Secondly Travelling through Morocco’s Rif Mountains you journey south to the ancient Roman town of Volubilis. Where you will explore the Roman ruins in addition marvel at the Roman mosaics. However short distance away lays the UNESCO world heritage 17th century imperial city of Meknes. In the old Meknes medina you will see the famous massive
gate of Bab el Mansour The most important main entrance to the second Alaouite sultan Mouly Ismail’s 17th century city. In addition the Agdal Basin, Your Morocco travel adventure continues to Fez and enter the old medina to have your first experience of the beautiful riads in Morocco.
Day 3: Fez guided tour.
Full-day Fez city tour, one of the most important Morocco’s oldest imperial cities, with your expert local Fez travel guide. Your heritage tour of Fes visits the UNESCO designated world heritage old walled medina, historical monuments (including Madrasa Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque and Mihrab), famous leather tanneries, bazaars and souks (such as Souk Ain Allou (leather), Souk Attarine (spices), Souk au Henne (henna and kohl)), Fes el Jdid, the exterior of Dar el Makhzen (Royal Palace) including the enormous Merenid gate of Bab Dekakene, formerly the main entrance of the royal palace, the Mellah (old Moroccan Jewish heritage quarter) and late 16th century Borj Sud fortress (exterior). Return to your Fez riad. Overnight in Fez riad.
Your 11 days tour from Tangier start via Ifrane, toward Azrou, Midelt and Erfoud south to Merzouga. Your route crosses Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains and High Atlas Mountains before descending into the Moroccan desert where you follow the Ziz River to the beautiful Ziz Gorge, a desert oasis with vast date palm groves, through the desert town of Erfoud to Merzouga, a small desert Berber village situated on the edge of Morocco’s spectacular Sahara Desert sand dunes known as Erg Chebbi. Overnight in Merzouga area kasbah.
The most importantly thins is explore Morocco’s desert touring the Merzouga oasis area where you can see the desert Berber in their striking indigo blue gandoras and turbans, the remains of old ksars (Berber forts), the renowned Moroccan fossil fields in addition the black Moroccan village of Khamlea. stop for instance at your kasbah in the afternoon before leaving on your desert camel tour into the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Led by your local Berber guide you watch the sunset over the massive sand dunes. And camp overnight under the stars in Berber nomadic tents in the heart of the sand dunes.
Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Skoura – Ouarzazate.
You rise early to watch the sunrise over the desert. After breakfast you return by camel to your Merzouga kasbah and refresh before leaving for the scenic Todra Gorge. Continue your Morocco desert tour passing through the High Atlas Mountain Berber town of Boumalne Dades and travelling along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs through the Roses Valley, to the oasis village of Skoura and the old garrison town of Ouarzazate, strategically located on the crossroads of old desert caravan routes. This area is famous for its many Moroccan kasbahs and oasis villages. Overnight in Ouarzazate kasbah.
Day 7: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech.
Visit the spectacular UNESCO world heritage Ait Benhaddou kasbah village, which has some of the Atlas Mountain region’s most exotic and best preserved kasbahs. Then leaving Morocco’s desert behind, your Morocco travel adventure takes you across the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m) as you travel to Marrakech, the old imperial city known as the Jewel of the South and a highlight of holidays in Morocco. Arriving in Marrakech, escape the bustle of the old medina as you enter the peace of your riad in Marrakech. Overnight Marrakech riad.
Day 8: Marrakech guided tour.
Full-day Marrakech tour with your expert local Marrakech travel guide. Your heritage tour of Morocco’s stunning past, includes the UNESCO world heritage old walled medina, La Bahia Palace, el-Badi Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, Djemaa El-Fna Plaza and Marrakech’s souks. Overnight in Marrakech riad.
Day 9: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat.
Depart Marrakech and tour to Casablanca to see the most important sights of the city before continuing onto the imperial city of Rabat, the capital of the Kingdom. In Rabat tour the Oudaya Kasbah, the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Royal Palace (Mechouar) after that if time permits, the Necropolis of Chellah, situated in the ruins of the Roman town of Sala Collonia.
Drive north along Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the beautiful little coastal town of Asilah with its Portuguese colonial fortifications. Follow the Mediterranean coast back to Tangier. Overnight in Tangier riad.
Day 11: Tangier.
Finally transfer to Tangier port or airport where your 11 days tour from Tangier ends.3