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10 days from Tangier to the desert

Overview

You will have the chance to view some of the most stunning treasures in the country on these 10 Days from Tangier to Marrakech. From the north to the south of Morocco, you will travel, stopping at various tourist hotspots along the way. A lot of surprises await you along the route, and both the towns and cities and the landscape change dramatically.

Highlights of 10 days from Tangier to Desert

  • Enjoy landscapes of the Rif Mountains
  • Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen
  • Visit the ruins Roman City of Volubilis
  • Explore Fes & Marrakech with a local guide
  • Meet Barbary Apes in Azrou Cedar forest
  • Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
  • Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
  • Do Sand Boarding activity
  • Hearty dinner and party around the campfire (Berber Drums)
  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
  • Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes

Itinerary:

Day 1: Tangiers – Asilah

After a warm welcome at the port, you will drive to Asilah. It is a brilliant seaside small city which is only 30 kilometers away from Tangier. You will enjoy your free time walking through the beautiful murals and enjoying the panoramic views over the lookout.

The overnight will be spent at the hotel.

Day 2: Asilah – Tetouan – Chaouen

On the second day of the 10 days from Tangier to the desert, you will explore Tetouan city after having breakfast. In Tetouan, you will enjoy your free time visiting the city. The journey continues toward Chauen where you will be able to walk through the streets with authentic houses, painted blue and blue, on both sides.  Your accommodation will be at the hotel.

Day 3: Chaouen – Roman ruins of Volubilis – Meknés – Fez

Leaving Chauen the destination is Fez. On your way, you will travel through the famous forest Mamora before you visit the most prominent remains of the Roman Empire in Morocco, and the holly city of Moulay Idriss. You will also visit the historical city of Meknes. In Fez, you will spend the night at the hotel.

Day 4: Fez

Today’s program is dedicated to exploring Fez. It is a religious, cultural, and one of the most important Imperial cities in Morocco. During the day, we will visit Royal Place which is an astonishing model of modern restoration. Over a high peak, you will enjoy the panoramic view of the entire Medina (city). The tour proceeds to visit Tennaries, very ancient religious sites, mosques, and old madrassas (schools). Your journey includes also strolling through the valleys where you can observe the craftsmen. Fez is a rich city of artisans that have a combination of styles (Spanish, Andalusian, and Moroccan). At the Riad, your accommodation will be.

Day 5: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Forest of monkeys – ERFOUD – Desert

Today’s direction is the Sahara Desert. On your way, you will travel the panoramic views of the range of the Atlas Mountains. Ifrane (Switzerland of Morocco), Azrou which is a handicrafts center will be placed to visit before you reach Midelt town. During your travel, you will cross Tizi Tlghamt pass whose elevation is 1.907 meters. Before you arrive at your destination, you will travel through Errachiia, Tafillalet, and Erfoud. After your arrival at Erg Chebbi (the largest desert in morocco), which is near Merzouga, you will enjour accommodation at the Kasbah. 

Day 6: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga

Today’s plan will be to visit nomads’ families and have a Saharan mint tea with one of them. The journey continues to explore the oasis where many movies were shot. On the way, we will cross the track of the Paris-Dakar Rally. We will also visit Khamila where people who are originally from Sudan live. After we finish our lunch, we will continue enjoying the magical sand and its areas. Witnessing the sunset over the dunes will be an amazing experience. You will enjoy your night camping in the middle of the Sahara desert. In a nomadic tent, you will have dinner and enjoy Berber music under the endless stars.

Day 7: Merzouga – Gorges of the Todra- Dadés Valley

In the early morning, you will enjoy the fantastic sunrise over the dunes before you go back to your accommodation to have breakfast and take a shower. The next place that will be visited is Rissani where you will enjoy exploring the largest Souks (traditional markets) in Morocco. The journey continues to visit Erfoud. Here, you will enjoy visiting the interesting work-shops of fossils before you travel through Tinjedad and Touroug famous for the palm trees. Next, you will visit Todra Gorges, where you will have lunch, are considered the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco where most visitors prefer to hike.

Through Boulmane, the trip proceeds toward Dades Valley where you will have dinner and spend the overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Dades – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – MARRAKECH

After having breakfast, we leave to visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s served as a place to film many movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and Babel. Through the Tizi N’Ticka pass, which is 2.260m high over the High Atlas, and Berber Villages we will travel before arriving at Marrakech.

Day 9:Visit to Marrakech

Today is devoted to exploring Marrakech after having breakfast. During your journey, you will visit the Menara Gardens, which was built in the 12th century by the Almohad Caliphate ruler Abd al-Mu’min, Saadian tombs that are a 17th-century monument, Majorelle Gardens (created by a French artist in 1929), and the famous Koutoubia Mosque which one of the largest mosques in Morocco and Africa.

After having lunch, you will have free time to enjoy visiting the full of life Jamaa El Fnaa square.

Day 10: Marrakech – Airport

The tour comes to an end when we drive toward the airport.

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What is including

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Transport in A/C vehicle for a private tour
  • Experienced English/Spanish speaking driver/guide.
  • All accommodation in hotels/riads
  • All Breakfasts/dinners as per itinerary
  • Camel ride in Sahara desert
  • Accommodation in desert camp
  • Drop off at your hotel
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What is Not including

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Anything extra , tips

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