During the 12 Days from Tangier north South Morocco Desert Tour, you will discover north and south of Morocco. Also, Exploring the beautiful landscapes, enjoy the camel trekking in the Merzouga Sahara desert. Not to mention, the visit of Marrakech and Essaouira, Casablanca, Asilah. The tour ends in Tangier.
This is the itinerary of the 12 Days from Tangier north South Morocco Desert Tour:
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen.
A reception will be at the port of Tangier. Furthermore, The journey will begin by passing through the Rif and then arriving in the beautiful city of Chefchaouen. Firstly, its Berber name means ”horn”, perched beneath the mountains of the Rif. The latter is where white Houses built over hills in shades of blue. Not to mention that you will spend the night 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. After that, we continue to Meknes, the modern imperial city. Next, 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 your 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. Here, 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. Moreover, you return to the hotel for taking a shower and having breakfast. Then, getting through a series of Berber villages to Todra gorge. After all, 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 beautiful by nature. When getting to Ouarzazate, the night will be passed in a raid.
Day 8 : Ouarzazate – Ait Ben-Haddou – Marrakech – Essaouira.
From Ouarzazate driving to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified Kasbah reflects the great Berber earthen architecture. Furthermore, the kasbah was hundreds of years ago in that situation. Next, the place of many movies. Admiring views of caravan roads and the faraway peaks of the High Atlas Mountains chain are waiting for us to see and admire them. Not to mention, that you will have looks at all the 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. To start with, 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 on a local tour. First of all, we will visit the Bahia and Badi Palaces, Saadian Tombs, Menara basin. Also, we will explore so many other treasures.
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. Further, various amazing sites of Asilah city, we will visit them before going home. The journey ends in tangier. The latter is where you will leave Morocco. The end of your 12 Days from Tangier north South Morocco desert tour.
What’s Included in our 12 Days from Tangier north South Morocco Desert tour:
- 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 )
Destinations overview of our 12 days from Tangier north South Morocco desert tour
Tangier is a town that combines the influences of old Morocco and Europe. It is situated on the strait that separates Africa from Europe. It is the gateway that links Africa and Europe. Besides, it is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Therefore, the city is an ideal tourist destination that opens its port to tourists from different countries. In addition to that, the city is famous for the Hercules Caves. It is has a gate that overlooks the sea in the shape of the African map. It also offers the American Legation Museum. This museum presents the relationship between Morocco and The United State of American. Thus, 12 Days from Tangier north South Morocco Desert Tour can be your right path from Tangier.
Chefchaouen is a small and beautiful town in Morocco. The town has a rich history that includes Spanish and Jewish history. It is also named the Blue Pearl City that attracts lovers and couples. Thus, Chefchaouen located in the Rif Mountains with magical surroundings and architecture. Besides, what makes it a destination for each tourist is its blue-washed walls of the old Medina. Many tour itineraries include this town, such as 12 days Morocco tour from Tangier to Merzouga Desert. As Marrakech has Jamma El-Fan square time, Chefchaouen also has Uta El Hammam square time. However, the one in Chefchaouen is a little bit different from the one in Marrakech. In teams of scenery, Utah El Hammam is the best one. It is surrounded by Rif mountains, and it offers relaxing and clean weather. You can also admire the native crafts of this town.
The city of Fes is considered to be the oldest city in Morocco. It is the first imperial city you will visit in 12 days desert tour from Tangier. The city is known for the old Medina of Fes or Fes El Bali. Thus, the Medina highlights colorful souk and medieval tourist attractions. As usual, we provide you with a guided tour in this unique Medina. Our official guide meets your at Riad to start exploring the city. The guided tour includes the oldest tanneries of Fes and the first university in the world. Besides, it includes the blue Gate and Marinid tombs. There, you can experience a panoramic view of the whole city. The tour will not finish until you visit all things that Fes offers.
Merzouga is a small village in the Sahara of Erg Chebbi. It is considered to be a group of dunes that are 50k long and 5 km wide and almost 400 m high. This Sahara is common and famous in Morocco. Yet, there is another Sahara of Zagora called Erg Chegaga. but the Sahara of Erg Chebbi is more visited Than this desert. Thus, tourists all over the world visit Merzouga to savor the nomadic life of Berber and experience a camel trekking trip in the middle of the desert. In 12 days from Tangier to Merzouga desert tour, we provide you with two nights here. This means you will experience a camel trekking trip with a night in the camp. Also, you will go for a day trip by 4×4 via desert areas and meet nomads near the borders.
Todra or Todgha Gorges is a natural wadi/ river in Tinghir town. It is characterized by the high rock at around 3 00m. More than that, the river goes sides the canyon and winds down from the High Atlas Mountains. Thus, this point offers dramatic scenery to be one of the incredible gorges in the world. Today is also an ideal site for rock climbers, coming from different countries. Besides, it is a magical site where local families spend the whole day and enjoy the fresh air and the rocks. Therefore, we include a visit in 12 days Tangier Private desert tour. You will not only admire this site but you also will be amazed by the surrounding oases and mountains.
This region of Ouarzazate is a starting site for routes of 100 kasbahs. It was the center of the commercial and cultural meeting point. It was a link between the High Atlas Mountains inhabitants and the tribes of the Sub-Sahara. In addition to that, Ouarzazate named the capital city of cinema in Morocco. Also, takes the name as the Hollywood of African. The reason behind that is in the city, there is one of the biggest Cinema Studios. It is the Atlas studios that we include in 12 days Tangier desert tour. Furthermore, Ouarzazate is the gateway of the Sahara that leads to the Merzouga and Zagora deserts.
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah:
It is impossible to come from Marrakech or the desert without passing by Ait Ben Haddou. It is the main tourist station that links Marrakech and the Sahara of Merzouga and Zagora. Thus, Ait Bn Haddou Kasbah is the oldest Kasbah in Morocco. It is also the best architectural adobe construction presented in the southeast of Morocco. For many reasons, this Kasbah has been among the UNESCO Heritage Sites since 1987. 12 days desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech is one of the tours pass by this site via the desert. Therefore, on this tour, you will have enough time to discover this unique Kasbah and meet locals.
Essaouira is another site in the Tangier 12 days desert tour. It is one of the coastal cities where you can enjoy an amazing atmosphere and beach activities. Besides, Essaouira is home to Gnawa Music. As locals say, Gnawa was introduced to this city by caravan men from Africa. Since then, Essaouira gets famous for Gnawa Music. Besides, a festival of Gnawa Music is organizing here each year. It is an international festival to which foreign musicians are invited. Regardless of that, the old Medina of Essaouira is also one of the UNESCO sites. It offers ramparts of the 18th century and art galleries.
We invite you to Marrakech in 12 days 11 nights Tangier desert tour. Therefore, it is a delightful city that welcomes you with sights, sounds, and smells. Furthermore, it is an imperial city in Morocco. It is also one of the main tourist centers in Morocco. Visiting this city is a big choice you have made in your life. That is to say, you will join our local guide for the wonderful experience and discoveries in the heart of the city. You will be led through various aspects that only locals know. Finally, Marrakech is a city that offers you culture, great places, and endless tourist attractions.
Casablanca is a city located on the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco. It is the biggest city in Morocco where many Morocco desert tours take place. However, even though Morocco’s 12 days desert tour starts from Tangier, we include this city on this tour. Casablanca is famous for the Mosque of Hassan II. It is the largest mosque in Africa and one of the main tourist sites in this city. Yet, the great news is that all kinds of tourists can enter even they are not Muslims. Today, Casablanca has become a modern city with one of the largest ports in the world. In addition to that Casablanca is home to many tourist sights to see and visit, including Jewish history.
Rabat is the last imperial city highlight in 12 days desert tour of Morocco. Thus, the city founded as a fortified town during the 12th century by Amohads. As it is one of the ancient cities, days trips are plan to explore Rabat. It offers attractions that present Jewish, Almohads, and Alaouite history. For example, you can visit Mellah, Islamic heritage landscapes, and old Medina. Besides, you can visit the beautiful Kasbah of Udaya with Andalusian gardens and architecture. You will also discover the Hassan Tower with almost ruins of 200 columns. And then you visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and many others. More than that, Rabat is the capital city and a center of diplomacy.