The North to South Morocco Tour is a 9-day journey from the Kingdom’s north to the Moroccan Sahara Desert, passing via the center. This journey will undoubtedly introduce you to the diversity as well as the culture of Moroccan landscapes.
Expect to drive past Morocco’s prettiest and cleanest beaches, visit the must-see sights of numerous Moroccan cities, and spend a night in a desert tent beneath the starry sky of Erg Chebbi on our 9-Day North to South Morocco Tour.
Our North to South Morocco Tour across the country’s most interesting places begins at Tangier’s airport/port.
By crossing the unspoiled Rif mountains, we will arrive at the colored city of Chefchaouen, where you will enjoy strolling around its beautiful blue and white shaded alleys, discovering the best workshops of arts and crafts, and ending at the unique square of Utta Elhammam, where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After a peaceful stay, we proceed to the “Mecca of the West,” Fes, where you will spend the night in a hotel/Riad with dinner included.
Our guide will take you on a tour of Fes and make sure to show you all its impressive monuments. First, 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.
By digging into the ancient medina, our guide will take you to one of the oldest mosques and universities in the world “El Quaraouine”. You will stop by the Attarine museum, a location for traders from all over the world. In there, you will see a blend of Arabic and Andalusian arts and crafts. You will pass by tanneries, a palette of colors where the carpets get colored and done.
You will have lunch at an antique medina restaurant. Then, we will continue our tour of Fes’ spectacular structures, touring the Marinid’s tombs, with a panoramic view of the historic medina of Fes. Dinner and an overnight stay await you at a local hotel.
We will continue our North to South Morocco Tour from Fes to a beautiful spot in southern Morocco. We will travel through Ifrane, a lovely city with a distinctly European flavor, as we cross the central Atlas Mountains. Leading us to the city of Azrou, the route passes through the greatest Cedar trees in Morocco, elegantly covering the middle Atlas highlands.
We will arrive at the agricultural capital of the country after crossing the Tizi n’Talghamt mountain pass, where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. We will continue our journey after lunch, traveling through landscapes that shift from green to rocky to Errachidia, where you will have a short tour of this wonderful city.
After passing through the beautiful Ziz Valley and the palm city of Erfoud, we will arrive in Merzouga in the late afternoon, where you will check into a hotel near the dunes. You will be able to prepare for our unique camel trek here.
You will swap to camels with our experienced guide, who will lead you on a one-of-a-kind trip through the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi, under a stunning sunset, to put you in the spirit of an old traveler.
Finally, you will arrive at our traditional camp, where you will be greeted with a traditional meal for dinner and a cup of tea while listening to Gnawa music. Spend the night in a nomadic tent.
Our guide will wake you up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise that sparkles through the dunes. While the sun beams on your face and warms your skin, you will have a traditional breakfast.
Following that, we’ve organized a fun tour into Erg Chebbi’s surrounds, where you’ll meet various Berber nomad tribes that will be glad to see you underneath the shadows of their traditional tents. You will discover more about their own way of life and culture.
We will proceed to Khamlia, a unique village where you will meet and listen to the music of the Gnawa tribes. Lunch will be given in the hamlet at a Berber guest home.
You will have the rest of the day to explore the neighboring areas or communities. In the evening, we will ride camels back to the camp for dinner and sleep.
After breakfast amid the desert, we will ride camels back to Merzouga, where we will re-board our 4×4 and continue our drive to Ouarzazate on our North-to-South Morocco Tour.
We will stop at several interesting places along the trip, beginning with the little oasis town of Rissani, where the founder of the Alouite dynasty (Moulay Ali Cherif) is buried. We will also visit the picturesque towns of Alnif, Tazarine, and Nkob, where you will enjoy Medfouna.
Right after, we will continue along the spectacular Draa Valley where palm groves are lined along the Draa river. At Ouarzazate, you will enjoy dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
After breakfast, we will take you on a tour of the “Hollywood of Africa,” Ouarzazate, where you will see one of the world’s largest film studios, the Atlas studio. Our tour guide will show you every significant set that has been a part of a global film.
The Kasbah of Taourirt will be our next stop; it has stood for centuries with its distinctive architecture and magnificent gates. We will return to Marrakech after a peaceful stay.
With a height of 2,260 meters, you will cross the highest mountain pass in North Africa, providing panoramic views of the High Atlas mountains and landscapes studded with little Berber communities.
We will arrive in Marrakech this afternoon on the North to South Morocco Tour. You will check in at the Riad/hotel you will be staying at (dinner included).
This day of the North to South Morocco Tour is dedicated to viewing Marrakech, including all of its main historical landmarks, which you will tour with our guide. Dive within the ancient walls of the walled medina, meander through the old market, which has an inexhaustible supply of handicrafts, and pass by the old spices market, which will refresh your nose with countless fragrances.
The Bahia palace, a wonderful example of a Moroccan Riad, will be seen. You’ll also get lost in the stunning Majorelle garden, which features a diverse collection of Cactus species. The beautiful El Koutoubia mosque and the spectacular Menara gardens will follow. Following a pleasant stay, we will visit the Saadian tombs and complete the tour in Jamaa Elfna.
After breakfast, we will depart from Marrakech for Casablanca, Morocco’s economic and biggest metropolis, where you will enjoy lunch at a beachside restaurant upon arrival.
Following that, we will take you on a tour to Hassan II’s mosque, the fifth biggest mosque in the world, built partially over water, with the city’s highest minaret burrowing its way through the sky.
Then, we will go to one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, as well as the country’s capital city. You will see the magnificent Hassan tower and the Mohammed V tomb in Rabat. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in a hotel.
After breakfast, we will make our journey back to Tangier. Passing via the lovely seaside city of Assilah, where you will have lunch. When you arrive in Tangier, we will drop you off at a place of your choice, where our voyage, service, and North-to-South Morocco Tour will conclude.
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