9 Days Tangier Merzouga Desert Imperial Cities
Here is 9 days & 8 nights tour inquiry Tangier to the Desert and imperial cities:
Day 1: Tangier airport/port – Chefchaouen – Fes
From the airport/port at Tangier, our journey accross Morocco’s most unique destinations starts. By crossing the charming unspoiled Rif mountains, we will reach the gem of the north, beautifuly sits between the Rif mountains, the colored city of Chefchaouen, where you will enjoy strolling around its beautiful blue and white shaded alleys, to discover of the best work shops of arts and crafts; To end up at the unique square of Utta El hmmam, where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After a quiet stay, we continue towards the “Mecca of west” the city of Fes; where you will be spending the night at hotel/riad, with dinner included.
Day 2: Fes sightseeing
After breakfast, we offer you with our guide ,a private tour around this historical city and, all its impressive monuments. In the beginning you will get to visit the marvelous gate of the Royal palace, then continue to explore the old jewish headquarter, the first ever in Morocco and, by digging into the ancient medina, our guide will take you to onr of the oldest mosque and universty in the world “El Quaraouine”, also the Attarine museum that was a location for traders from all over the world, that were passing by Fes, in the museum you will see a blend of the arabic and, the Andalusian arts and crafts. Passing by tanneries, a palette of colors look alike where the carpets get colored and done. Lunch will be in a restaurant at the ancient medina, where a traditional dish will be served. Thereupon, we will continue our tour around the impressive monuments of Fes; to fish in the late afternoon at the Marinids tombs, in front of a panoramic view all over the old medina of Fes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes
After breakfast, our trip continues south of Morocco crossing; the city of Ifrane, also known as the “Switzerland of Morocco”, a beautiful city with a unique European touch. Leading us to the city of Azrou, crossing the largest Cedar forests in Morocco, beautifuly covering the road through the middle Atlas mountains. By crossing the Tizi n’Talghamt mountain pass, we will arrive at the agricultural capital of the country, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will continue our trip, driving through the landscapes that changes from green, to rocky along the way to the city of Errachidia where you will have a short round in this charming city; Thereupon, passing by the impressive Ziz Valley and, the palm’s city of Erfoud; we will arrive at the late afternoon to the town of Merzouga, where you will check in a hotel near the dunes. Here you will get to restore and, prepare for our unique adventure through the dunes. After restoring, you will switch to camels with our professional guide, that will take you in a unique experience into the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi , under a swooning sunset, that will get you in the mood of an ancient traveler. Eventually, arriving at our traditional camp, where you will be welcomed by a traditional dish for dinner accompanied with a warming cup of mint tea, while listening to berber music. Overnight at a nomadic camel hair tent.
Day 4: Merzouga – Khamlia – Nomad family – Tour of the Erg dunes 4×4
Merzouga’s sunrise is something not to miss, that’s why our guide will wake you early, so you cannot miss the stunning sunrise that shines the dunes and, give the place a unique sphere. While the sun shines in your face and, warms your skin; you will enjoy a traditional breakfast. Right after, we prepared for you an entertaining tour around the surroundings of Erg Chebbi, where you will meet some berber nomads tribes, that will be happy to welcome you under the shadows of their traditional tents. You will get to know more about their special way of living besides their culture. Thereupon, we will move towards the unique village of Khamila; here you will meet the Gnawa tribes and, listen to their unique Gnawa music; Lunch will be in the village at a berber guest house. Then you will have the rest of the day to keep discovering the surroundings or the villages. At evening we will ride camels back to the camp, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Tazarine – Nkoub – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate
After breakfast in the middle of the desert, we will ride camels back to the town of Merzouga; here we will switch back to our 4×4 and continue our journey too the city of Ourzazate. On the way we will stop by many locations that are worth to discover, starting with the small oasis town of Rissani where the founder of the Alouite dynasty is buried (Moulay Ali Cherif); Also we are visiting the beautiful villagrs of Alnif, Tazarine and, Nkob where you will have a special local dish for lunch. Right after, we will continue along the spectacular Draa Valley where palm groves are lined along the Draa river. Eventually arriving at Ouarzazate, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – High Atlas Mountians – Marrakech
After enjoying breakfast, we offer you a tour around the “ Hollywood of Africa”, Ouarzazate where you will discover one of the biggest film studios around the world the “Atlas studio”. Our guide will make sure to show you every important set that had been a part from a universal movie. Next we will head over to a south master-piece, standing there over centuries with its unique architecture and marvelous gates; the Kasbah of Taourirt. After a quiet stay, we will draw our way back to the red city of Marrakech. Crossing the highest mountain pass in north Africa with an altitude of 2,260 m; offering you a panoramic views over the high Atlas mountains and, landcapes dotted with tiny bereber villages. Eventually, arriving at Marrakech in the afternoon; you will check in the riad/hotel you will be staying at (dinner included).
Day 7: Marrakech Sightseeing
Today is dedicated for discovering the beautiful city of Marrakech, with all its important historical sites That you will discover with our guide. Diving into the old ramparts of the walled medina, strolling around the old market, that offers you an infinite amount of handicrafts; passing by the old spices market that will refresh your nose with infinite perfumes. You will visit the Bahia palace , a striking example of the Moroccan riad; Also you will get lost in the spectacular Majorelle garden, that offers you a variety of Cactus species. Then we will move towards the majestic mosque of El Koutoubia and, the marvelous Minara gardens. After a quiet stay we will discover the Saadian tombs and, conclude the day in front of the charming Plaza of Jamaa Lefna. Dinner and, overnight at the riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
In the morning, we will leave the city of Marrakech after breakfast, towards Morocco’s economic and, largest city “Casablanca”, where you will have lunch upon arrival in restaurant at the sea-side. Right after, we will take you in a tour around the master-piece of architecture, the mosque of Hassan II, the fifth largest mosque in the world build partly over the water, with its tallest minara digging its way through the sky of the city. Afterwards, we will continue towards one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and, the capital city of the country. Here you will visit the marelous Hassan tower and, the Mohamed V mausoleum. Dinner and, overnight at a hotel with dinner included.
Day 9: Rabat – Asilah – Tangier
After breakfast, we will draw our way back to the city of Tangier. Passing by the beautiful coastal city of Asilah, where you will enjoy lunch. Eventually, when arrived at Tangier, we will transfer you to a location from your desire, where our journey and, services ends.
What’s included in these 9 days Desert Tour
– Private tour in 4×4 vehicle with A/C
– Hotel/riad overnight stays ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Per person
– Turban for each for the Camel trip in the Desert