11 days tour in Morocco from Tangier
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Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen.
On the first day of our 11 days tour in Morocco from Tangier. We’ll kick-off with a drive through the Rif Mountains and past the city of Tetouan. Subsequently, in order to fully enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscapes. We’ll stop to rest at the feet of the Rif mountains, in Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen’s medina has a strong influence on Spanish architecture. As it was once part of the “Spanish Morocco” its square is showered in funky artisanal shops beaming with colors. It’s also home to many rooftop restaurants and cafes, also available in your in the Riads, where you can enjoy the rest of the evening with a nice breeze and wonderful view.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Fes.
After a tasty breakfast, our journey continues towards Volubilis, crossing over Ouazan and the other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we’ll explore the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history. Afterward, we continue to Meknes, we’ll stop for lunch and explore the historical walls of the medina along with Bab el Mansour and a visit to the Moulay Ismail shrine. Later in the afternoon, we’ll head to Fes where we will spend the night.
Day 3: Fes.
We’ll start the day exploring the oldest city in Morocco, snaking through its alleys and narrow streets. Firstly, we’ll begin sightseeing at the Royal Palace gate. Next, we will head to the Jewish headquarter where the first Mellah ever was built in Morocco, during the 16th century. We’ll ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region. We’ll also visit the Tanneries, the Attarine museum, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll visit many different cooperatives and then, experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 4:Fes – Merzouga desert.
The fourth day of our 11 days tour in Morocco from Tangier begins with a drive towards the Atlas Mountains stopping to visit the village Ifrane. Here, we’ll get a chance to explore the famous cedar forest, home to the Berber apes. We’ll then continue through the Tiz Ntalghamt Mountain Pass and the Ziz Gorge (we can stop for pictures and some local mint tea) to Midelt. We then continue to Merzouga, arriving at our campsite where we’ll spend the night.
Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorges.
We’ll wake up and head to a local hotel where you’ll get a chance to freshen up and enjoy a complimentary breakfast before we head to Ouarzazate. On the way there, well visit Berber villages home to The Todra and Dades Gorge. At the Dades Gorge, we’ll stop at a local hotel where we’ll spend the night, and be treated to a complimentary dinner.
Day 6: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou.
After breakfast, we’ll continue our 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier, towards Ouarzazate through the path of a thousand Kasbahs (fortress) stopping at Kalaat Mgouna. The center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival. Then, we’ll drive through Ait Ben Haddou ( a UNESCO World Heritage site) famous for being used as a film location for the HBO series Game of Thrones and movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.
Day 7: Ait Benhaddou – Essaouira.
After breakfast, we’ll continue our 11 days tour in Morocco from Tangier, towards Ouarzazate through the path of a thousand Kasbahs (fortress) stopping at Kalaat Mgouna. The center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival. Then, we’ll drive through Ait Ben Haddou ( a UNESCO World Heritage site) famous for being used as a film location for the HBO series Game of Thrones and movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.
Day 8: Essaouira.
Today you’ll get a chance to explore the ancient city ‘Mogador’, a name given by the Portuguese. Not to mention, the rate is one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Atlantic. Its medina is a canvas of blue and white surrounded by lengthy beaches and the ancient citadel walls of the Portuguese colonial époque. We’ll spend this night at a local Riad.
Day 9: Essaouira – Marrakesh.
After lunch at the port, we’ll get en-route to Marrakesh with minimal stops, spending the night at a local Riad / Hotel.
Day 10: Marrakesh – Guided Tour.
Today we’ll have a guided tour of Marrakesh. Further, you will explore the main attractions and monuments of the city including the famous Jamma el Fna square, Koutoubia mosque, the souks, palaces, and museums. We’ll also explore parts of the city such as Gueliz, The Menara Gardens, and Marjorie. After that, lunch will be at a local restaurant, you’ll get the chance to explore the city at your leisure.
Day 11: Marrakech airport.
Today we will transfer you (punctually) to the airport. the end tours our 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier.
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Destinations overview of our 11 days tour in Morocco from Tangier:
Tangier is named the bride of the North by Moroccan. It is a magical and charming town in the north of Morocco. Besides, it is a city of the legends of Hercules and Ibn Batouta. Including Tangier in 11 days in Morocco tour from tangier is a big choice. Thus, Tangier city is one of the main points where grand Morocco tours are begun. Because of its ancient history and prestige, we aim to present this unique city to our clients.
In this city, there are things to see and visit. Hercules Caves and Cape Spartel are some common of these things. These attractions overlook the Mediterranean Sea, offering a relaxing view. Moreover, American Legation in Medina is another interesting site. It presents the first property outside the USA, and it also presents the relationship between Morocco and the USA. As usual, with Morocco Every Day Trip, you will discover the best.
The town used to be a small kasbah. It was built in 1471 to fight the attack of the Portuguese in Morocco. It is now a popular tourist in Morocco to be famous all over the world. Thus, Chefchaouen also takes the name or Chaouen, meaning “look at the horns”. The town exists in great scenery locations of the Rif Mountains. In Uta El-Hamma square time, you enjoy local lunch and views surrounding mountains.
The story behind the blue color of the old medina reflects many legends. One of them says when Jews arrived in this town, they painted it blue for their rituals. Another one says the blue helps to avoid insects and mosquitos. There is no specif reason for that. Yet, in the Kasbah Museum, you will discover the specific history of this Blue Pearl City. Morocco Every Day Trip offers 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier to visit this town.
With 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier, we pave the way to Fes. Thus, Fes is a city in northeastern Morocco. It refers to the capital city of science and culture. Besides, it is the ancient city in Fes that dates back to 789. It is the largest imperial city among the fourth imperial cities. The old Medina of Fes is home to Ismalic religious schools and the oldest university in the world. They are all decorated with ornate tile work with architectural carvings. Therefore, our services include a city guided tour via all the monuments of Fes. You will join our local guide and walk via the narrow street of the Medina where you can view traditional life and handwork.
Merzouga is one of the best places in 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier. That is to say, the Merzouga desert is a place that attracts many tours to come to Morocco. It is a tourist destination where one savors nomadic life. Therefore, Merzouga lies in the dunes of Erg Chebbi in a quiet place. Its wide dunes offer many activities that tourists admire. Camel trekking trip is the most desert activity. Tourists ride a camel and cross the dunes, making a stop to enjoy the sunset in the middle of the desert. Moreover, they experience buggy or quad rides and sandboarding activity. In addition to that, you can experience off-road 4×4 driving to meet nomads in the black desert. It is possible to arrange 2 nights on this tour to experience all these activities.
For hundreds of years, Ouarzazate has situated on the edge of the desert. It is a city of palm trees, sandy roads, and buildings like fortresses. It is also a Moroccan city that shot a hundred international movies. This why Ouarazazate is called the Hollywood of Africa and the capital cinema of Morocco. The town takes its name from that Amazigh words that mean quiet place, or a city without noise. Thus, 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier is considered your right path to Ouarzazate. You will visit its famous Atlas Studios to uncover all the film materials. Moreover, you will visit the oldest Kasbah in Morocco that Ouarzazate offers.
Mogador is the former name of Essaouira. It is originated from Migdol, Phoenician words, meaning a small castle. In the Berber language is Passport has the same meaning as a small fortress. We tend to include this coastal town in 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier to make you experience the real Morocco. Thus, Essaouira is a port city, known as the Wind City of Morocco. It is also the best example of the 18th-century fortified castle. Besides, it is a common tourist destination in Morocco. It is famous for beach activities, such as quad and camel rides and surfing as a common one. The old Medina is a place of arts and native handicrafts.
The Medina is surrounded by ancient ramparts where you can view coastal views and blue boats. The town offers delicious seafood, prepared in tajines. Outside the town, there Argan oil cooperative run by local women. Tourists also stop in this part to view goats climbing Argan trees and discover Argan oil cosmetics and other products. In addition to that, Essaouira is another destination of a day trip arranged from Marrakech.
If you ever hear about the Red City, make sure it is Marrakech. On this itinerary of 11 days in Morocco tour from Tangier, you know the reason behind this name. So, the Red city is an imperial city and the tourist economic center in Morocco. The majority of Morocco yours are started in this city. It is also the fourth-largest city that used to be a capital city in the past. In the Amloravids empire, they turned all the buildings and walls in red. Marrakech may have different names, but the Red City name is the common one. Marrakech is a place of rich history because of different dynasties. Thus, on this tour, you will walk through the attractions in this city with our local guide. We will make sure that you visit everything to know more things about the history of Marrakech.