12 Days from Tangier north South Morocco Desert Tour, discover north and south of Morocco, Exploring the beautiful landscapes, enjoy the camel trekking in Merzouga Sahara desert, visit Marrakech Essaouira, Casablanca, Assilah, and the end tour at Tangier.
12 Days from Tangier north South Morocco Desert Tour
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen.
A reception will be at the port of Tangier. The journey will begin passing through the Rif and then arriving in the beautiful city of Chefchaouen, whose Berber name means ”horn”, perched beneath the mountains of the Rif. The latter is where white Houses built over hills in shades of blue.
Overnight stay at a hotel or raid.
Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes.
Depart after having breakfast to Fes. On the road, you will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and then continuing to Meknes, the modern imperial city. We will be visiting the old Medina, which is surrounded by a large line of the wall.
At the end of the day, head straight to your accommodation in Fes. It is where you will spend our second night.
Day 3: Guided Tour Of Fes.
The whole day is dedicated to visiting the city of Fes. Known as the oldest imperial city in Morocco. the city was founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idriss II.
This guided tour will start by visiting the old Medina. The latter is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also, we will explore Medina’s narrow streets which lined with local shops and stalls. The exploration of the old Medina cultural and historical sightseeing includes Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Ennajarine Fountain, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, and Al-Qarawiyyine university – the oldest continually operating university in the world.
Furthermore, we will visit the golden doors of the king’s palace. Next, is the Jewish quarter.
After lunch in a local restaurant, you will experience the panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes. After that, taking a brief visit to the new part “Fez Al-Jadid”. Then Check-in at a hotel or riad in the evening.
Day 4 : Fes – Azrou – Merzouga.
In the morning you leave the subtle of Fes and drive along through the middle Atlas mountains. Today, we will cross the cedar forests which are very known all over the world. Cedar is much wanted by woodworkers and it is used for different purposes.
The drive will continue towards Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco, and Azrou, the typical Zayan middle Atlas Berber village.
The drive will end in the desert after passing via ZiZ valley and the city of Erfoud, usually by taking a rocky road to reach Merzouga.
The night will be spent in a hotel getting rest for the long next day.
Day 5 : Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Camel Trekking Tour.
The day shall be divided into different parts, starting with a black-skinned people village called ”Khamlia” with whom you are going to drink mint tea and enjoy their Gnawa music. After that, you will visit the desert lake before heading towards the city of Rissani (Tafilalet). It is known as the most important oasis in the southeast Moroccan desert. Also, it’s a place where fortified villages are surrounded by palm groves. late in the afternoon driving back to the hotel.
The night includes a sunset ride on a camel, playing drums, and sleeping in a Berber tent in the middle of Erg Chebbi’s golden dunes. A night full of adventures and pleasure.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges.
Early morning, waking up for the spectacular sunrise and camels riding. You return to the hotel for taking a shower and having breakfast. Then, getting through a series of Berber villages to Todra gorge. After lunch in that impressive place, the journey will continue to Dades Valley.
By nightfall, you shall get to a raid or Kasbah.
Day 7 : Dades Gorges – Roses Valley – Ouarzazate.
On the way to Ouarzazate, a series of fields and palm groves have made picturesque views such as Kalaat M’gouna rose valley and Skoura’s old kasbah. The oases have hundreds of Kasbah’s ruins of all shapes which are beautifully surrounded by nature. When getting to Ouarzazate, the night will be passed in a raid.
Day 8 : Ait Ben-Haddou – Marrakech – Essaouira.
From Ouarzazate driving to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified Kasbah reflects the great Berber earthen architecture. The kasbah was built hundreds of years ago. The place of many filmed movies. Admiring views of caravan roads and the faraway peaks of the High Atlas Mountains chain are waiting not to be missed. Not to mention, that you will have looks of all Kasbah ruins which still embody the ancient Berber civilization.
You will keep on driving across high Atlas mountains via Tichka pass(2,260 m.a.s.l), stopping at panoramic views. The drive continues to lunch in Marrakech and thereupon to Essaouira. The last mentioned is where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 9 : Essaouira – Marrakech.
The brief sojourn will focus on the old city of Essaouira. You can be accompanied by a local guide to help you visit the fascinating corners. You ought to enjoy the beach fresh air as well. Drive back to your hotel/raid in Marrakech in the afternoon.
Day 10: Tour Of Marrakech.
The whole day is devoted to a guided tour. First of all, we will visit the Bahia and Badi Palaces, Saadian Tombs, Menara basin. Also, we will explore so many other hidden treasures are all will be discovered.
After enjoying lunch in one of the finest restaurants in the city. Firstly, we will leave for Marrakech. Our next destination where the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and Jamaa el-Fna wonderfully still remain. They both come alive at night.
Day 11 : Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah.
Early morning. firstly, we will depart to Casablanca to visit the highlights of the city such as the Mosque of Hassan II. Secondly, drive on a coast road through Rabat to Asilah for spending a calm night in a hotel. Furthermore, exploring all that rabat has to offer.
Day 12: Asilah – Tangier.
This final destination enables you to relax. Various amazing sites of Asilah city are going to be seen before going home. The journey ends in tangier. The latter is where you will leave Morocco. The end of your 12 Days Morocco Desert Tour From Tangier.
- Pick-up & drop off at/from your hotel, Riad or Airport
- Transport by private vehicle with A/C
- Driver speaking English
- Nights accommodation
- Riad/ hotel
- night at the desert camp
- Breakfast and dinner
- Camel ride ( camel each )