15 Days from Tangier to Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi Dunes Merzouga
Day 1: Tangier:
This our 15 days from Tangier start after picking up at the airport or ferry. Transfer to hotel, depending on the time of arrival we can enjoy the city. We recommend you visit the Medina, which has much European influence.The Alcazaba is the Kasbah in the upper area of the walled medina and with great views, and El Mal Bit Mosque, among others. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Tanger – Asilah:
In the morning, after a good breakfast, we will head to the town of Asilah, 50 km south of Tangier. The medina is completely walled and this is one of the most well kept being Moroccan tourist attractions. There are several beaches around with the golden and very fine sand. Dinner and overnight in Morocco.
Day 3: Asilah – Rabat:
After breakfast, we will depart to Rabat, capital of Morocco where we will visit The Royal Palace, the Kasbah of Oudaya ( SXIII ), the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Hassan tower… Dinner and overnight.
Día 4: Rabat – Casablanca – El Jadida:
We will start the day heading to El Jadida stopping at the largest city in all of Morocco, Casablanca, the administrative capital. A modern city. Here we will visit the most emblematic and interest places of this beautiful city such as the Great Mosque of Hassan II, the neighbourhood of Anfa…
Towards the afternoon we will arrive in El Jadida located on the Atlantic coast 95 km from Casablanca. There seems to be a Moroccan city, as it has Portugese stone walls as was taken by the Portuguese. A different city where we will spend the day. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: El Jadida – Oulidia – Safi:
In the morning we will continue the road to Safi, through Oulidia. Oulidia is a coastal town, is a town dedicated to traditional fishing and oyster farming. It has a unique natural environment and if you want to eat fish and shellfish recently extracted from the sea, here you can do for a very good price.
Then we will get to Safi. The Medina is a former Portuguese wall. It has a traditional market. The ceramic that is manufactured here is one of its attractions. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Safi – Essaouira:
Today we will go to Essaouira an important port city. Its medina is catalogued World Heritage by UNESCO since 2001. Essaouira lives because of the fishing, timber, clothes, food and jewelry trade, crafts stand. Its wide streets are differentiated from another medium in the country.It has a long beach thanks to the wind that whips almost all year, which attracts surfing lovers and other sports related to the sea.In this city you can visit and walk along the ramparts and the port, which is accessed through Marina Gate. Defensive bastion protects port facilities, called Skala Port. Western defensive wall, called Skala of the Kasbah, is accessed through the interior of the medina.Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Essaouira – Agadir – Sidi Ifni:
On this day we will go to Sidi Ifni, making a stop in Agadir. The walks beside the beach and bars that house, reminiscent of the tourist coast of West. It has an important fishing port and a warm and dry tropical climate.We will continue to Sidi Ifni, Morocco southwestern city 180 km from Agadir, on the edge of a plateau. The economic base is supported by the weight and the argan. Spanish was in antiquity and that is still visible, Hassan II Square has a fountain and tiles Andalucian style, the Royal Palace… Dinner and accommodation.
Day 8: Sidi Ifni (Legzira beach):
Today we will see the wonderful beach of Legzira. It contains two large natural stone arches, thanks to marine erosion. 8 km long, it is a rocky place with strong winds, the two arches only accessible when the tide is low but is a recommendable wait to see this spectacular place. Access is so complicated that it retains its pure nature. Back to Sidi Ifni, dinner and accommodation.
Day 9: Sidi Ifni – Taroudant – Ouarzazate:
In the morning we will go to Ouarzazate, crossing Taroudant. This city lies between Agadir and Ouarzazate. It is surrounded by mountains in a valley. The grandmother called Marrakech as it looks like that.It is a commercial city, the medina is surrounded by 6 km of walls with nine gates. The economy is based on jewellery, handicrafts, leather, carpets…
We will continue to Ouarzazate where you can visit the village and the Kasbah of Taourirt, a World Heritage Site, full of towers and walls. Inside the Islamic and Jewish religion are mixed. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga (desert):
We will start the day starting the journey towards the road of Thousand Kasbahs, entering the Dades Valley where you can admire the hundreds of kasbah dotted along the route.We will continue on river road, entering the narrow valley.We will continue to Todra Gorges, through the palm forest of Tinerhir, where agriculture and out, date palms, crafts…
Later we will arrive at the gorge. Here we can see the spectacular landscape for thousands of years has been forged thanks to the river that crosses it. Then we will drive to Merzouga, where will you leave your luggage at the hostel and go to the desert by camel. Once in the Haima, you will have dinner and hear the drums echoing in the desert night and lie down in the tent.
Day 11: Desert – Erg Chebi – Desert:
The next morning you will wake up early to watch the sunrise. At midday we will visit a nomad family and eat under the shade of a tree, you will see how the Berber pizza is made and then will taste it. After lunch, you will rest for a while and later we will make a route through the desert. We will leave to see an oasis in the desert in 4×4, also visit the town of Khamlia ( village of the blacks ) mines MIFISS and you will meet the Berber nomads of the desert… Then shall return to the Haima, have dinner, play music again and will be staying in the tent.
Day 12: Merzouga – Rissani – Tazarine – Agdz:
We will get up early to watch the great sunrise that offers the desert, return in dromedary to the auberge, you can give a shower and continue the trip to Rissani and stop to observe a large market that brings together many merchants, where they sell great amount of things like handicrafts, carpets, animals, food…
We will continue to the oasis of Tazarine and continue to the Draa Valley where we can see the great nature around this area and stopping to take pictures. We will arrive at Berber village Agdz. Dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Agdz – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech:
After breakfast, we will go to the fortified city called Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987 and where various famous movies have been made as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy…It is one of the best preserved of all Morocco, where formerly were designed to defend Kasbahs, houses, crops, palm trees…On the way we will pass along the High Atlas, making several stops enjoying the great scenery to take photographs and breathe the fresh air offered by this place.
We will arrive in Marrakech and head towards the accommodation where you can rest quietly, have dinner and sleep.
Day 14: Marrakech – Marrakech:
After a big breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit by your self or if you wish with a local guide. What to say about this great city, a city full of life. There are large and interesting things to visit such as:
Zocos: with narrow streets, full of smells, feelings … souks of leather, metal…
Jamaa el Fna square: during the day you will find positions juices, nuts … and at night is filled with food stalls where you can enjoy typical Moroccan food.
Koutoubia Mosque: This is the most important mosque in this city but access is not allowed for non practitioners of Islam.
Bahia Palace: The palace building and this was done in over a decade, and its interior is full of rooms decorated majestically.
A must see.These and many other things to visit in Marrakech. Dinner and sleep in the place of accommodation.
Day 15: Marrakech Airport:
In this day depending on the time of departure, we will transfer you to the airport, where we will accompany you to make the check-in. This will be the end of our services.
Private A/C Vehicle,Minibus Or 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel
Experienced driver Speacks few Langueges
accommodation for 14 nights,
All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome)
Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit
Guided visit of Marrakech
Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents)