10 Days Tour Tangier To Marrakech Via Sahara Desert
10 Days Tour Tangier To Marrakech Via Sahara Desert
DAY 1 : TANGIER TO CHEFCHAOUEN :
We will pick you up from whether it is the airport or the port, our team will make sure to receive you at the exact time. After that we will commence our little northern tour, through Rif mountains and Tetouan until we reach Chefchaouen the blue city or the pearl of north. It is one of the favorite destinations of tourists because it combines of both the beauty of nature and the harmony of architecture. Its atmosphere is always cooled and it brings peace to mind. At evening we will have supper and stay the night over in a Riad or Hotel.
DAY 2 : CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES:
After having breakfast in the Riad we will depart towards Fez through Rif Mountains, Ouazzan and Volubilis, one of the most important archeological sites in the kingdom it dates back to the centuries of Roman glory. The next stop would be Meknes,it is an imperial city and considered one of the first ones to be built by Ismaili dynasty as a result the city is filled with history and heritage from the ancient times, it has gigantesque gates adorned with traditional andalus sculpture. The city also contains Medrassa Bouanania another heritage by the ancient civilizations, vibrant souks, dar Jamai, El Hdim Square, which is similar to Jamaa El Fna square with its acrobats performers, storytellers, snake charmers, we will also stop at the Moulay Ismail tomb. After we have fun in the olive city we will move not far away just 40 km to Fez where we will spend the night at in a traditional riad.
DAY 3 : FES SIGHTSEEING :
Today will be dedicated to explore the most ancient city in the kingdom Fez. As soon as you stroll down the narrow old streets you will have a sensation as if you have mounted back in time to the 8th century. You will sense The smells of spices, mint tea, fresh fruit, Berber carpets, and many more artistic objects. We will stop at Qaraouine Mosque the first university to ever exist. It was founded in 859 by Fatima el FIhri. We will also stop at the magnificent Andalusian mosque built in 860 by the other sister Meryem El Fihri. We will only admire its exterior as it is forbidden to visit for non-muslims. Our next stop is Batha palace which is an art museum. Later we will visit the Tanneries of Chouara, walk by Nejjarine fountain, Medrasas established in the 13th century. Make a little bit of shopping in souk Attarine. And many more stops at Bab boujloud, the kings palace, Mellah and the 17th century Ibn Danan Synagogue. At evening we will have supper in a beautiful high hill looking over the whole city. We will stay the night in the same Riad .
DAY 4 : FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – SAHARA DESERT :
After having breakfast in Merzouga we will drive via Errachidia and Erfoud. We will also pass by Tizi N Talghamt mountain Pass and the Ziz Gorges in which you could admire the facinating view of the High Atlas plateau, you will notice the change in sceneries to unveil hints of the desert as we approach Errachidia. Afterwards, we will travel along Ziz Valley until we reach Erfoud the capital of fossils. We will Arrive at Merzouga in the afternoon. You will be greeted with a glass of tea then you check into your hotel.
DAY 5 : DISCOVER SAHARA DESERT – CAMEL TREKKING :
After having breakfast in your riad, we will explore the outskirts of the area. We will visit the Khamlia village, a home to many Malian and Senegalese living in Morocco. You will exchange words with the local to learn more about their culture and music. As for lunch you will have traditional plate. If you are interested we would visit Rissani which is the foundation of the Alaoui dynasty, the current ruling royal family in Morocco. The area is surrounded by ksar and tremendous ancient souks which are held three times a week. It was once called Sijilmassa, because it was the connecting route between Mali and Tombaktou. later afternoon, you will camel trek accompanied with a professional camel-man to explore the hidden charm in the middle of the highest sand dunes. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night under a starry sky.
DAY 6 : SAHARA DESERT – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY :
Your guide will make sure to wake you up in order not to miss the spectacular view of sunrise reflected over the peaks of high dunes. You will ride camels back to the hotel to have breakfast and have a refreshing shower. We will then continue the journey to Todgha gorges in which we are having lunch in. They are considered to be the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. You can hike along its valley. Our next stop would be the Dades valley wherein you are willing to admire the formidably shaped sand castles and the gorgeous rock formation often referred to as Monkey toes. You will spend the night in a nearby hotel or riad of your choosing. Plus be served supper and breakfast.
DAY 7 : DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH :
Today after that we have breakfast we will start driving through the 1000 kasbahs the main route connecting Dades valley and Ouarzazat. The road is a splendid opportunity for you to exercise your photography skills. Our next stop is the Klaat Mgouna known for its massive production of Rose water. We will then head towards Ouarzazat the African Hollywood; we will have breakfast in Ait Benhadou Kasbah which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is also admiited to be a Unesco world heritage site. It is the famous filming location for numerous blockbuster movies like the Gladiator and Babel. We will pass by the mountain pass Tizi n Tichka 2260 m high before we reach Marrakech by night. You will spend the night in a fancy Riad.
DAY 8 : MARRAKECH CITY TOUR :
Marrakech. one of the most visited cities in Morocco and worldwide, it’s often called the red city , so today’s gonna be dedicated only to getting to know this mysterious area , we’ll visit Jamaa el Fna square , take quick snaps with snakes and monkeys , listen to story tellers or watch dancers and musicians practicing their passion. You can visit the Bahia palace , the Badii palace , Saadian tombs , Koutoubia mosque late afternoon and If you are also interested you could visit the Majorelle Garden or local souks .
DAY 9 : DAY TRIP TO ESSAOUIRA :
After having breakfast in the riad, we will set off to the coastal city “Essaouira”, it is only 2 hours far from Marrakech. We will make sure to visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the narrow alleys of the Medina and admire the handicrafts. Essaouira stands also for “the City of Winds” hence it attracts surfers from all around the world. This little city had been passed through the hands of many civilizations – including the Portuguese occupation which had reverberated much of its architecture and culture. Its dignifying blue doors and white walls and music variation it is often called “Jewel of the Atlantic”. We will also pay a visit to the women’s co-operative of Argan oil, you will see the process of extracting the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. As for Lunch we will have freshly out of the sea fish. Later afternoon we will return to Marrakech and spend the night in a riad.
Included in the trip
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
- English/Español / Allemagne / italian speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- Guided tour with a licensed guid
- 1 or 2 nights in sahara desert
- Free time to explore the cities
- Breaks for photos,..Etc
- Entrance fees to monuments