Join All Morocco Tours for a journey from Tangier through Chefchaouen, Fes, Sahara Desert, Marrakech, Essaouira, and more on this 12-day tour from Tangier and ending in Tangier.
Overview of the schedule for 12 days tours from tangier to marrakech
12 days tours from tangier to marrakech experience includes walking on the sand dunes and riding camels. Rock climbing and hiking are available in the Todra Canyons. Bedrooms include electricity, a private bathroom with shower, and air conditioning (please let us know which amenities you would like). Day 8 includes a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, famous for films such as The Man Who Would Be King and Gladiator.
Day 9 is a tour of Marrakech with a private tour led by a local guide. On this tour, you will visit Essaouira, the old Portuguese city of Marrakesh and Majorelle Gardens. You will also explore Casablanca and Assilah, a stylish coastal town with beautiful shades of blue. Thank you for choosing All Morocco Tours!
Itinerary for 12 days tours from tangier to marrakech
Day 1: Tangier
If you’re arriving by ship or plane, your driver will meet you there and take you to your riad or hotel. Dinner and a night’s lodging are included in the package.
DAY 2: TANGER-CHEFCHAOUEN
After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll set off towards Chefchaouan, passing via the Rif Mountains and the city of Tetoun. At night, take in the stunning blue medina, its distinctive stores, and the lively performances of its street entertainers. Riad for dinner and the next night’s stay.
3rd Day: Chefchaoune, Volubilis, Meknes, FES.
We depart from the riad after breakfast and make our way to Fes. We’ll visit Volubilis, a Roman archaeological site, and learn about its history. After our visit to the mosques, we will have lunch in Meknes and tour the 17th century medina, Bab el Mansour, and the Moulay el-Ismail shrine. Dinner and a stay in a traditional Moroccan riad are included in this package.
DAYS 3 AND 4: GUIDED TOUR OF FEZ
A fascinating cultural and historical tour of Fes will begin with a meeting at your riad by an experienced guide. Before lunch, you’ll tour the medina (the ancient city), its maze of lanes, the Jewish Quarter, and the Royal Palace Gate. In the afternoon, we’ll see the world’s earliest university, the Quaraouine Mosque, and the famed tanneries, before heading to the city’s highest point for a stunning vista. We can also go to the pottery cooperative if you like. In the evening, you’ll be able to relax, eat, and sleep in the same riad.
Itinerary for Day 5: Fez-IFRANE-Azrou-Midet-ERFOUD-MERZOUGA
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Fes and drive you to the southern portion of the country. Before visiting Azrou and its joyful monkeys in the cedar forest, you’ll make a pit stop at Ifrane, Morocco’s Switzerland. We’ll keep driving to Midelt, where we’ll have lunch. In the late afternoon, we’ll make our way via Ziz Gorge and over the Tizi n’Tighamt Pass to Errachidia. Once in Erfoud (the Moroccan capital city of fossils), we’ll get a panoramic view of the Ziz Valley before arriving in Merzouga, where we’ll have supper and spend the night.
DAY 6: Trekking from Merzouga to Eg Chebbi.
We begin our exploration of Erg Chebbi’s dunes in the morning. Listening to Gnawa music, which has roots in Ghana and Sudan, will be part of our Berber experience. We’ll see disused mines, nomadic Berbers, and a palm-tree-lined oasis. We’ll return to Merzouga for lunch. There are camels ready to take us on an expedition across the desert dunes once we take a break from sunbathing.
Water, food, and other necessities will be loaded onto the camels before we go to the desert. The camel trip to the sand dunes takes around an hour and a half for each person.
Walking on the dunes to watch the sunset and sandboarding on the dunes are two activities you may do when you settle into your own tent in the desert. Afterward, you’ll return to the camp for mint tea (what we call Moroccan Berber Whiskey!). Afterwards, the camp cooks will prepare a fantastic Moroccan Berber tagine for you to enjoy. It’s time for the celebration to begin after supper. Traditional Berber nomad music will be performed with drums and dancing by local musicians. Enjoy a quiet desert sunset and a starry sky while you relax afterward. Nomads set up camp for dinner and the night.
Beds, power, a private bathroom with a shower, and air conditioning are just some of the facilities available in the tents that you may choose from (please let us know which amenities you would like for an accurate quote).
DAY7: DANES, TODRA GORGES, MERZOUGA, RISSANI, ALNIF, and RISSANI
You’ll be greeted by your guide’s soft voice when he wakes you up in the morning to see the sun rise over the sand dunes of the Sahara. In the morning, we’ll ride camels back to Merzouga, where we’ll eat and wash. We’ll travel across the hamada (black desert) before arriving in Rissani, where we’ll explore the lively local market before continuing to the Todra Canyons. Before returning to the hotel for supper and an overnight stay in Dades Gorge, we may do rock climbing or trekking in the canyons (extra bookings may be necessary).
DAY 8: DADES GORGES – MARRAKESH – AIT BEN HADDOU
We start our drive down the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs after breakfast, stopping to admire the massive kasbahs on each side of the road. Before we get to the Skoura palm grove, you may take in the stunning scenery of the Valley of the Roses. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, made famous by films like The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, The Mummy, and Gladiator, will be our next stop after seeing Taourirt Kasbah.
Telouet, a Berber settlement in the High Atlas Mountains, and the Kasbah el Glaoui will be our next destinations. Afterwards, we’ll take the Tizi-n-Tichka down to Marrakech for lunch at a local restaurant. For supper and your riad overnight, you’ll arrive in Marrakech at night.
Day 9: Marrakech City Tour
You’ll have a private guide for a tour of Marrakech the next day. A visit to the famed Palace of Bahia, a lavishly adorned palace, is on the itinerary for the first part of our vacation. Then we’ll have a stroll through the Jewish Quarter, which has a unique architectural style from the rest of the medina, and we’ll see the Saadian tombs, which are awe-inspiring.
We’ll witness the stunning Arabian-Andalucian architecture of the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Koutoubia Mosque, which is a Marrakech classic and a landmark for travelers. As a last stop, we’ll make our way to the world-famous Jem el Fna plaza, where we’ll see orange juice kiosks, snake charmers, and henna artists in traditional dress. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax on one of the city’s many rooftop terraces.
Once we arrive at the stunning Majorelle Gardens, you’ll be able to roam at your own pace around the oasis of tranquility in the middle of Paris’s hectic streets. To discover more about the Berber culture and history, as well as to view some of their stunning traditional costumes, pay a visit to the Berber Museum, located in the villa.
Our first stop today is the beach city of Essaouira, Morocco’s most important historical site. Awaiting your arrival are the historic streets, museums, fortresses, and bronze cannons that dot the city’s landscape. We return to Marrakesh in the afternoon and spend the night in the same riad.
On Day 10, Marrakech-Essaouira
Our first stop will be Essaouira, a former Portuguese colony in Morocco. You may stop at the Argan oil women’s cooperative along the trip to learn more about the oil’s production process. This gorgeous beach village is best explored in the afternoon after arriving in Essaouira. The medina is a great place to get fresh fish for lunch. Swim and relax on the beach or stroll through the medina in the afternoon when you have the whole place to yourself. Your riad will provide dinner for you.
DAY 11: RABAT – ASILAH – ESSAOUIRA-CASABLANCA
Assilah, a trendy beach town with lovely tones of blue, awaits us in the evening after a full day of driving through Casablanca and Rabat. A hotel room and a nice meal are included in the package.
Day 12: TAGIER – ASSILAH
After breakfast, we will travel to Tangier and see the city’s most notable landmarks before driving you to the port, airport, or another location. Your choice of All Morocco Tours is much appreciated.
12 days tours from tangier to marrakech itinerary includes and excludes:
√ Pickup drop-off service.
√ English /Spanish speaking driver.
√ Vehicle with fuel (4X4 car , van , mini bus).
√ Camel for each to see the sunrise or sunset
× flights ticket.
× Monuments fees.
12 days tours from tangier to marrakech notes:
ask us about additional options like riding dunebuggys or quads in the desert or visiting Merzouga Lake, home of the wild flamingos.
Vegetarian food options are available.
Your private luxury tent will have electricity, beds, and a private bathroom with a shower. If you would like a Royal tent (larger and with air conditioning), please contact us.
The camel ride is 1.5 hours.
Ages 3 to 60 have enjoyed this tour in the past. Children under a certain size will ride with a parent. Contact us if you have questions at [email protected].
What do I need to bring in this 12 days tours from tangier to marrakech?
Wear long pants for the camel trek.
You will bring one small overnight bag on the camel trek to the camp.
Bring a bottle of water with you for the camel trek.
Got any other questions of your 12 days tours from tangier to marrakech ? Contact us.