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Journey through Morocco: 13-Day Expedition from Tangier

13 Days

Overview

Day 1 : Tanger Arrival to Chefchaouen
Day 2 : Chefchaouen guided tour
Day 3 : Chefchaouen- Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
Day 4 : Fes Guided Tour
Day 5 : Fes – Ifran – Midelt – Ziz Valley- Erfoud – Merzouga
Day 6 : Sahara Exploration
Day 7 : Merzouga – Todra Gorge- Tinghire- Dades Valley
Day 8 : Dades Valley Rose Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
Day 9 : Ait ben haddou- Tizi Tichka – Marrakech
Day 10 : Marrakech guided tour
Day 11 : Marrakech- Essaouira
Day 12 : Essaouira- Casablanca
Day 13 : Rabat – Tanger Departure.

2 nights in Chefchaouen
2 nights in Fes
2 nights in Merzouga Sahara Desert
1 night in Dades Valley
1 night in Ouarzazate
2 nights in Marrakech
1 night in Essaouira
1 night in Casablanca

 

Visites

Visiting UNESCO World Heritage site of Tanger
Visiting Cap Spartel
Visiting Bleu Perle of Chefchaouen
Visiting the largest mosque of Africa, Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Modern Capital and Historic City of Rabat.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Archaeological Site of Volubilis.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Historic City of Meknes.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Medina of Fez.
Visiting the Biggest Gorge of Morocco, Todra and beautiful Skoura Palm Oasis.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ksar Aït Benhaddou.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Medina of Marrakech.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Medina of Essaouira.

Itinerary

In the first day of your 13-day Absolute Morocco tour. We pick you up from your accommodation, the airport or the port in Tangier "the bride of the north". The city is located northwest where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. Firstly, we will explore the beautiful city, and visit the cave of Hercules and the Cape Spartel.
Free time for lunch. After that we drive inland to Chefchaouen, passing through the city of Tetouan and the Rif mountains. Stops will be made along the way for panoramic views. Finally, we reach the Chefchaouen, overnight stay in a hotel

After breakfast, the 13 day tour continues to explore Chefchaouen the blue city. Also known as Achaoun, which means horns in Berber. The city is located in the Rif mountains northwest Morocco. It is famous for its buildings and alleyways painted in blue and white. We will stroll in its charming old Medina, which has so many beautiful authentic blue doors.
Free time for lunch. Finally you can hike to the Spanish mosque, located on a high ground. Where you can see the spectacular view of the whole blue city. Overnight stay in the same hotel.

After breakfast, feel free to wander in the beautiful alleyways of the blue city Chefchaouen. Then we drive to visit the ancient Roman ruins Volubilis. It is well preserved, as it is recognized as a Worla Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It has many beautiful mosaics scattered here and there. Along with beautiful ancient pillars and archways. After strolling in the ruins, we drive 30 km to visit one of the imperial cities, Meknes the Ismaili capital. In which we visit Bab Al-Mansour, Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we head to Fes. Overnight stay in a riad

We pick you from your accommodation after breakfast, to explore the city of Fes. The city is considered one of the imperial cities, besides being the cultural and religious center of Morocco.
We start the day by visiting the Royal Palace gate.
Then the well preserved medieval Medina, that is listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The Blue gate or Bab Boujloud is the entrance of the old Medina. You will enter the Medina with a local guide. To visit The Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, the Tanneries. And finally the Quaraouin mosque and university - The oldest university in the world. After that we leave the Medina to visit the Jewish quarter "the Mellah". Then we drive to an ancient fortress, for panoramic views of the Medina and the city of Fes. Then return to your Riad.

After breakfast, the 13-day Absolute Morocco tour continues south through Imouzzer. To visit Ifrane, famous for its low temperature, snow and also the alpine-style architecture houses. No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. Then we continue to cedars forest, where the Barbary macaques lives.
Feel free to feed them while wandering in the forest.
Later, we continue to Midelt, where we will have a free time for lunch. Then we drive through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass, and along the Ziz valley, with stops for panoramic views.
In the afternoon we reach the sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you switch to camels to cross the sandy desert, then a stop will be made to enjoy the sunset. After that you continue to the camp which is a combination between the traditional tents of nomads and the luxury a hotel has. Where you can enjoy the Berber drums music while dancing around the campfire, under vast open sky of stars

After breakfast, we dedicate the day to explore the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sand dunes, wild lake, mines, fossils areas, to fabulous oases. Which are ideal places for so many outdoor activities. We start our journey in Merzouga, by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine. Then we pay the nomads a visit in their handmade woven tent. And learn how they live while arinking a Berber tea.
Our next destination is the Khamlia village, where you can enjoy the Gnaoua music and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan and Niger.
Free time for lunch in a restaurant. After that we take a stroll in palm trees grove. Then drive a few kilometres to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called the lake of flamingos. Finally, return to Merzouga. Dinner and overnight In a hotel.

Wake up early in the morning is a must do, in order to contemplate the beautiful sunrise. Free time for breakfast. Then we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani still a major trading center in the region. With a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
After a stroll in Rissani souk. Thereafter, we continue to Erfoud, where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble.
Then we drive through Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves to reach the Todra Gorges. The course of Todra river has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains. This high red cliff-sided canyon is an ideal place for rock climbers. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. Then we continue to the Dades valley through Boumalne Dades. Finally, inevitable stops at the "monkey fingers" rock formation. And for the panoramic view of the Dades valley. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

After breakfast, we continue our trip to Kalad Magouna to visit the Rose valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May. Where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, oil, to cosmetic products. We then drive through the palm groves of Skoura and visit the Kasbah of Amredhyle.
Then we reach Ouarzazate, where we visit the studios in which famous movies were shot. And also visit the Taourirt Kasbah. Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.

After breakfast, we depart to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A fortified village recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Furthermore, the kasbah has appeared in many movies including : Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy...etc. And TV series including Game Of Thrones. After that we visit the Telouet Kasbah. Then we continue to Marrakesh by going through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the High Atlas Mountains. Stops will be made for lunch, and to take pictures at interesting spots. Finally, we reach Marrakech.
Overnight stay in a Riad.

After a warm breakfast, we will be exploring the Highlights of Marrakech with a local guide. The city is considered one of the imperial cities in Morocco.
The visit includes : the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, the Ben Youssef Quranic mosque. And stroll in the largest traditional souk in Morocco. Free time for lunch near the Jemaa El-Fna square. Later on, you visit the Koutoubia mosque the largest in Marrakesh, and the Majorelle garden. Transfer to your accommodation. Feel free to wander in Jemad El-Fna square on your own.

After breakfast, we drive west to Essaouira city. On the way we will make stops to see the Argan trees goats, and for panoramic views. We reach the Essaouira city, formerly Mogador, one of the important coastal cities in Morocco. In which we visit the fishing port, the ancient ramparts with cannons, and the old medina. Overnight stay in Essaouira

In the 12th day of your 13-day Absolute Morocco tour. We depart from Essaouira and drive along the coastline, with stops for panoramic views. We reach Casablanca city the economical center of Morocco.
Where we visit the Hassan Il mosque the largest mosque in Morocco, and the Casablanca Cornish.
Free time for lunch. Then drive to Rabat the capital of Morocco. Overnight stay in Rabat.

After breakfast. we explore Rabat city one of the imperial cities in Morocco, and the current capital. It is located on northwest of Morocco. You will visit the Highlights of the city including : the Hassan tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and The Kasbah of Oudaya. Free time for lunch. Finally, we head north through Assilah to reach Tangier airport. End of the
13-days Absolute Morocco tour from Tangier.

Included /Excluded

Included

  • Transport
  • Air conditioning Mercedes Vito Included diesel tolls parkings with English speaking professional driver
  • Meals
  • 12 breakfast, 4 dinner
  • Accommodation
  • 12 nights in hotels, boutique riad, luxury camp, kasbah.
  • Included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
  • Guided Tour of Volubilis
  • Guided Tour of Fes
  • Camel Ride at Sunset in Sahara Desert
  • Guided Tour of Kasbah Amridil
  • Guided Tour of Marrakech
  • Guided Tour of Essaouira
  • Guided Tour of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Exploring the Sahara Desert in a 4x4 around Erg Chebbi sounds like an amazing adventure!

Excluded

  • Tip to driver, local guides, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Not listed meals on itinerary and all drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional activities

Terms and Conditions

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Journey through Morocco: 13-Day Expedition from Tangier

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