12 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech:
Embark on a 12 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech and fully immerse yourself in the authentic Moroccan culture. Our meticulously designed and planned private tour includes visits to the renowned 3 Imperial Cities of Morocco, Chefchaouen, the mystifying city of Essaouira, and the breathtaking Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. With this tour, you can explore the most significant highlights of Morocco while experiencing its unique cultural traditions.
what's included and excluded in the 12 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech :
Itinerary for 12 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech :
Our driver/guide will be awaiting you at either the airport or the at the harbor, to escort you to your hotel where you will take some rest and get enough sleep, so we can start the adventure the day after.
Will start our 12 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech with our driver/guide receiving you and taking you towards Chefchaouen, the well-known blue city of Morocco nestled in the Rif Mountains. During the journey to Chefchaouen, you'll come across quaint villages located along the Rif Mountains. Upon arrival at this enchanting blue city, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Medina and its narrow streets. With its white-washed walls and blue doors and windows, Chefchaouen is a distinctive and charming destination.
Following breakfast, we will commence our journey towards Fes, stopping at Ouazzan and the Roman site of Volubilis along the way. This incredibly well-preserved remnant of the Roman Empire dates back to 225 BC and is home to some of the most exquisite mosaics in all of Morocco, with some of them dating back to the 3rd century BC.
After exploring Volubilis, we'll continue on to Meknes, the former Ismaili capital of Morocco. Here, we'll have lunch before setting out to visit some of the city's most famous landmarks, including the Bab Mansour gate, which was constructed by Sultan My Ismail. We'll also see the granary and the Sahrij Souani, which was used for irrigation and plantation purposes. Additionally, we'll visit the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum before making our way to Fes in the afternoon.
Today, your itinerary begins with an exciting half a day exploration of Fes alongside a knowledgeable local guide. Fes, which dates back to the 7th century, is the oldest Imperial city in Morocco and is widely regarded as the spiritual capital of the country. Your guide will lead you on a scenic drive over a hill that provides a stunning panoramic view of Fes el-Bali, the oldest part of the city.
During your guided tour, your guide will share fascinating information about the city's history and its status as the largest car-free urban district in the world, which has earned it a coveted UNESCO listing. You'll also have the opportunity to visit Mellah, the former Jewish Quarter, and snap some photos at the golden gates of the Royal Palace. You'll also have the chance to stretch your legs at the former Jewish Market and gain insight into the Jewish way of life and how they peacefully coexisted with Moroccan Muslims.
Afterwards, you'll embark on a guided walking tour of Fes el-Bali, which is renowned for its intricate alleyways, charming cafes, and bustling souks organized into various sections. Along the way, you'll pass by the Koranic Schools and visit museums, including the famed Chouara Tanneries. Following your tour, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing your journey southward through the picturesque city of Ifran, which was ranked as the world's second-cleanest city in 2015. You'll also take a brief respite in the lush cedar forest of Azrou, which is home to a colony of Barbary Macaques that you may be able to feed and observe. Finally, you'll traverse the Middle Atlas Mountains before arriving at your hotel near the city of Midelt.
Following breakfast at the riad-hotel, we will commence our exclusive trip to the Merzouga desert, taking us through the stunning Atlas Mountains and Ziz Valley. Once we reach Errachidia, we will pause at a beautiful panoramic viewpoint for photographs before proceeding to Erfoud, renowned for its date and fossil trade, where we will enjoy our midday meal. From there, we will make our way to the Merzouga desert, where we will embark on a camel ride to the campsite for an overnight stay.
At dawn, you'll be roused by your camel handler to witness the sunrise over the dunes. Following a shower and breakfast, you'll ride back to the hotel by camel, where you'll rendezvous with your driver-guide to begin your excursion towards Dades Valley. En route, you'll visit a quaint Berber village and enjoy lunch in Touroug. Next, you'll make your way to Todra Gorges, a renowned spot for trekking and climbing, featuring the narrowest and highest gorges in Morocco. Finally, you'll proceed to Dades Valley.
Following breakfast at the hotel, our journey will commence towards Dades Valley. Along the way, we'll traverse numerous Berber villages, taking an off-road path through Boutghrar to visit the cave-dwelling nomads. We'll partake in tea with them and witness their way of life. Afterward, we'll proceed towards Ouarzazate through Rose Valley and the Thousand Kasbahs route. Time permitting, we'll stop by the 17th-century Amridil Kasbah before spending the night in Ouarzazate, commonly referred to as the "Hollywood of Africa."
Once we've had breakfast at your hotel, we'll embark on a private tour of Morocco that will take us through Kelaat Magouna, the Rose capital, and the road of the thousand Kasbahs, before we reach Ouarzazate - known as the "Hollywood of Africa" for its role in the filming of numerous big movies such as Hidalgo, Sahara, and Game of Thrones. From there, we'll visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and then proceed to Marrakech, passing through the High Atlas Mountains after lunch.
At approximately 9 am, your local guide will arrive at your hotel or riad to commence your exploration of Marrakech, also known as "The Red City." During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit several prominent locations, including the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, El Bahia Palace, and Djemaa el Fna Square, as well as its bustling souk. Following lunch, you will be driven by car to the Jardin Majorelle, which is among the most frequently visited sites in Morocco. This beautiful garden, located in the heart of the "Ochre City," was painstakingly created by French painter Jacques Majorelle over a period of four decades. Finally, you will be chauffeured back to your riad in the Medina.
Once we finish breakfast, we will head to Essaouira, a coastal city also known as Mogador. Since this region is known for its production of Argan, we have the opportunity to visit the women's cooperative where Argan oil is made, and also witness the unique sight of goats climbing trees. Essaouira itself is a beautiful port city and popular resort on Morocco's Atlantic coast, with a well-preserved medina protected by the Skala de la Kasbah, 18th-century seafront ramparts designed by European engineers. It is also a renowned destination for surfing enthusiasts.
After enjoying breakfast at your riad in Essaouira, you can begin exploring this charming city. Your itinerary could include a visit to the Skala Fortress and a stroll through the medina's alleyways, where you'll find a wide array of handicrafts to admire. You can also take some time to relax at the beach and soak in the ambiance of the city, which is known as "The City of the Wind" and draws surfers from around the globe.
In the past, Essaouira boasted one of the largest Jewish populations in the country, accounting for 40% of the city's inhabitants. At any given time, there were more than 40 active synagogues, some of which are now being restored as part of King Mohammed VI's efforts to preserve sites of historical, religious, and cultural significance.
Essaouira was so influential in its time that many European nations had their diplomats and trade delegations stationed there or in Tangier. Like the rest of Morocco, Essaouira was placed under French protectorate from 1912 to 1956.
Following breakfast at your hotel riad, we will embark on a drive back to Marrakech in time for your departure. Ending our 12 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech.
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FAQs about this trip in Morocco :
We offer two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared). And the client can choose from either options.
The tour starts from Tangier at your hotel or the airport and ends at Marrakech.
Yes, you can do sandboarding in Merzouga desert
The camel trek ride lasts for about 1 hour and half.
Wear long pants and long sleeves.
The tents are always private, but the main difference is that in a standard camp you share a bathroom with others, while in a luxury camp, each tent has its own private bathroom.
Yes you can, a 4x4 will take you there instead.
Yes, there is electricity in the camp, since the camp runs on solar panels, and sure there are power sockets in the rooms.
Here is a list of what to pack for this trip:
- Long pants ( for the camel ride).
- Sun screen.
- Hat or scarf.
- Sandals, shoes or flip flops.
- Long sleeves.
- A small carry on bag.
It's cold during winter, but it's warm in the summer.