10 Days Tour Tangier to Marrakech via sahara desert
DAY 1: TANGIER TO CHEFCHAOUEN:
Within this day we will drive between a serie of mountains called Rif Mountains with its green land and amazing villages till we get to Chefchaouen, the blue pearl of Morocco. Chefchaouen Medina has a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend your night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature. You will have free time to explore this fascinating town.
DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES:
In our second day of our 10 Days Tour From Tangier To Marrakech, we will leave blue city and drive towards Volubilis via Wazan and other villages, in Volubilis we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archaeological site of Moroccan, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city which found in the 17 century. After lunch we hang around the historical walls of the Medina, Bab Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail’s shrine. After the visit of Meknes we will drive directly to Fez, night will be in a beautiful Riad.
DAY 3: FES SIGHTSEEING:
After breakfast in your riad, we will explore the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. Al Qaraouine University, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. Accommodation will be in the same Riad.
DAY 4: FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – sahara desert:
After breakfast in Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. Tizi N Talghamt Pass and the Ziz Gorges with the view of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll see how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, we will travel along Ziz Valley till ze reach Erfoud( capital of fossils). Arrive at Merzouga on the afternoon. And you’ll be greeted with a glass of tea when you get into your hotel.
DAY 5: discover SAHARA DESERT – CAMEL TREKKING:
After breakfast in your riad, you can take a little exploration of the local area before the start of your camel ride; You will visit the Gnawa people – originally from Mali, Senegal and Sudan – in their village Khamlia, where you will learn about their music and their lifestyle. Later, we are going to explore their way of life. Today we will have a traditional berber meal. you will have the option to visit the city of Rissani – the foundation of the Alawi dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by ksar and has a big souk, held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Timbuktu in Mali.Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables and cloths. Drive back to the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon, you will explore camel trekking guided by an experienced camel-man to explore what is hidden in the middle of the highest sand dunes. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night with a starry sky.
DAY 6: SAHARA DESERT – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY:
In this day we will get to know Merzouga desert sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara. Then we make our way back to our hotel for breakfast and shower. Then we’ll drive through Erfoud and different Berber villages till we get Todra Gorge where we will enjoy rock Canyon and we will have a traditional Moroccan lunch here. We take a walk through the throat before arriving at Dades Valley where we spend the night.
DAY 7: DADES valley – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH:
After breakfast, we will travel to Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The road through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing a lot of fun for your trip to the world. El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of its stops between Sahara and Marrakech. Ait Ben Haddo kasbah is the most famous one and it considered as UNESCO heritage sites. After in this historical monument we continue our way through Berber villages all along the way passing from Tizi N Tichka pass till we get to Marrakesh. overnight in a fancy riad in the Medina.
DAY 8: MARRAKECH CITY TOUR:
In this day you will explore Marrakech. After breakfast in the riad, we explore Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. The Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace are some of the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. On the afternoon, you will find yourself in the city.
DAY 9: DAY TRIP TO ESSAOUIRA:
After breakfast in your riad, you will be traveling to the coastal city of Essaouira. Getting there after about 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the Medina and view of handicrafts. This “City of the Wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilizations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also considered as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”. You will also visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil, here they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Lunch will be cooked with a Moroccan way – fresh fish “cooked in order” at the fish market. In the afternoon you will travel to Marrakech. Overnight at your riad.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT:
Transfer to the airport.
- Pick up from where you are.
- Comfortable transportation with aire conditioned(4 × 4, vehicle or minibus).
- Experienced English speaking driver / guide.
- Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person).
- Accommodation in hotel / riad.
- 1 Night in Sahara dunes with dinner and breakfast.
- Lunches are not included during the tour.