Grand 12 days Tangier Morocco imperial tour via Merzouga desert trip itinerary details:

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Day 1: Pick up from airport in Tangier

Our private tour guide driver will pick up you from the airport or the port of Tangier to your accommodation or to visit some of the best things things that Tangier city has to offer depends on your arrival time.

Day 2 : Tour from Tangier to Chefchaouen Moroccan blue city

After breakfast you will begin your ptivate 12 days Tangier Morocco imperial tour via Merzouga desert trip traveling to Tetouan along the scenic landscapes of Rif mountains, and afterward get to Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen is a standout amongst the most delightful towns in Morocco, a blue-washing aesthetic town. The old medina is a pleasure of Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled rooftops, splendid blue buildings and narrow streets that meet together in the bustling Plaza Uta el-Hammam and resorted kasbah. Here you can spend a night in a lovely accommodation with a panoramic view that enables you to appreciate the breeze and the excellence of nature.

Day 3: Travel from Chefchaouen to Fes via Meknes city

After your breakfast in the riad, our journey will start towards Volubilis via Riff Mounatins and other Riff villages. Volubilis embodies the roman ruins and presents a unique archaeological site of Moroccan history, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city, one of the famous imperial cities in Morocco, where we will hang around the historical huge walls of the Medina, Bab Mansour. Then we continue to Fes in the afternoon. Check in your Hotel in Fes.  

Day 4: Explore Fes city sightseeing tour

Explore Fez city’s oldest stunning monuments is a must and an interesting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed while you are traveling to Morocco. Enjoy a half-day medina walking guided tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more sites of the city. The Fes medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. You will Explore the ancient historical monuments in the Old Medina like: Al Quaraouin (the oldest University in Morocco), Nejjarin Museum, Jewish Quarter, and view Fes’ famous leather tannery from above, and more.

Day 5 : Travel from Fes to Merzouga desert Sahara camel trekking
After your breakfast we will leave Fes towards Ifrane the Switzerland of Morocco. We will stop in cedar forest in the middle Atlas Mountains where you can watch monkeys enjoying their freedom. Then we continue on to Midelt famous for its minerals and apple. We’ll travel along Ziz Valley enjoying the panoramic views of palm trees along the river, then we continue our journey to visit Erfoud and its fossils products. Later on we will arrive at Merzouga desert Sahara where we will go on adventure trek by riding camels to cross Erg Chebbi sand dunes to spend overnight at a desert camp.
Day 6 : Experience Merzouga desert Sahara
Your camel guide will wake you up very early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over Erg Chebbi sand dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert Sahara, followed by a typical breakfast at the desert camp, then you will ride camels back to meet your driver and start an amazing day tour around Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This desert excursion to explore the surrounding area of Merzouga desert by visiting the tiny villages such as khamlia, village of black people who are famous with Gnawa music. After that you will go to experience local Souk (market) of Rissani shopping like locals. You will have a break for lunch then we drive you back to your hotel for relax. The Afternoon is going to be at your own leisure.
Day 7 : Travel from Merzouga to Dades valley via Todra gorges
Today we will leave Merzouga desert Sahara traveling to Dades valley, on the way we will cross the Tafilalt oasis of palm trees; have a short break to see the ancient system of irrigation. Continue our journey towards Tinghir and Todra Gorge; with a free time for lunch, and a walk along the gorge between the cliffs. Before taking the road along the picturesque river towards Boumalne Dades valley. Arriving at the afternoon and have the opportunity take a walk to explore the Dades Gorge; one of the most beautiful and amazing sites in the south east of Morocco. Our bed and dinner will be in a traditional and romantic hostel.
Day 8 : From Dades valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou

After your breakfast at your accommodation, we will start our journey driving via the 1000 Kasbah route, the Rose Vally, a visit to Skoura oisis with it’s authentic 17 century Kasbah, a visit to Taourirt kasbah (the former residence of the Glaoui). Then you will continue our journey to visit  the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah; the oldest Kasbah in South East Morocoo and UNESCO world heritage site before heading and driving via the Tizi Ntichka pass with stops along the way enjoying small Berber villages; before we get to Marrakech overnight at your hotel.

Day 9 : Experience Marrakech Morocco city tour

Our Marrakech local guide will pick you up to explore the beauty of Marrakech imperial city. Firstly, explore the maze of colorful Souk (Market), see the impressive Koutoubia Mosque with its high minaret; learn about Morocco’s history of education and scholars at the Ben Youssef Medersa, Saadian Tombs; and enjoy the opulence of the stunning Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Gardens. Experience the excitement and energy of the street performers at Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna square including Morocco’s legendary storytellers. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the Medina on your own; shopping like locals for lovely gifts to take home with you; or relax in one of Marrakech’s many luxurious Hammams (spa). 

Day 10 : Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

Today; we will travel to Essaouira the pearl of to the atlantic coast of Morocco; for full day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech. Enjoy a drive of around 3 hours towards the old atlantic coastal town of Mogador. On the way you will visit to women’s cooperative where Argan oil is produced. Continue our journey to reach Essaouira; where you will have chance to explore the ancient Medina ‘Mogador’; a name given by the Portuguese. Its charm is undeniable with its white washed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats; all enclosed by ancient red walls of the Portuguese colonial age. It is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood depends on your tastes for lunch. In the afternoon, we will travel back to Marrakech and overnight in your Riad or Hotel.

Day 11 : Travel from Marrakech to Rabat via Casablanca

Today we will travel from Marrakech to Rabat. Rabat is the official administrative capital of Moroccan kingdom; it’s overlooks the ocean. We will begin our journey by a visit to the famous Hassan 2 mosque in Casablanca; It is the largest mosque in Africa, and the 5th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest. After that we will head to explore Rabat; where you will visit the Mausoleum of the previous kings Mohammed V and Hassan II. Walk in the Kasbah Oudaya and see the Hassan Tower which dated back to the 12 century; as well as the Necropolis site of Chellah which dated back to the BC time with the Phoenicians; then with Merinid in the 13 century, have some free time walking in the Cornish. 

Day 12 : Travel from Rabat to Tangier via Assilah 

After breakfast, we will depart to the beautiful town of Assilah via Kenitra to join to the town of Moulay Boussalham with its beautiful lagoon and Merja Zerka Lake. After lunch we will continue our journey to reach the town of Assilah. Upon your arrival to Assilah, you will have free time to proceed to the small Medina, famous for its 15th century Portuguese ramparts and white washed houses nwith blue and green shutters forming a delightful seaside walk. Visit the Souks before heading to a local restaurant where you will taste one of the seafood specialties Asilah is known of. Then travel back to Tangier from Assilah and transfer you to the port or airport depends on your departure time. End of your amazing grand 12 days Tangier Morocco imperial tour via Merzouga desert trip services. 

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Note that we are flexible and all our Morocco desert tour itineraries can be modified to suit your specific needs and budget. If you have a different Morocco desert tours from Tangier in mind please let us know and our team will customize a trip tailored to your private requirements, the price depends on the accommondations and things to see and do in Morocco.

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