8 DAY TRIP FROM TANGER TO MARRAKECH
DAY 1 : TANGIER TO CHEFCHAOUEN
Your guide will pick you up from your desired location in Tangier drive and begin the drive through the Rif mountains and Tetoun city before arriving to the blue city of Chefchaouan. Enjoy the beautiful blue medina and unique shops and street performers in the evening. Dinner and overnight in a riad.
DAY 2 : CHEFCHAOUEN TO FES
After breakfast in the riad, we begin our trip to Fes. In Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about this archeological site. After the visit, we will drive to Meknes where we will stop for lunch and visit the 17th century medina and Bab el Mansour and Moulay Ismail shrine. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Fes where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night in a local riad.
DAY 3 : FES GUIDED TOUR
After breakfast, a knowledgeable guide will meet you at your riad in the morning for an incredible cultural and historical tour of Fes. You will visit the medina (the old city) and it’s labyrinth of alleys, the Jewish Quarter, and the Royal Palace gate in the morning before enjoying lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the famous tanneries and the Quaraouine mosque — the first university in the world — before driving to the top of the city for a wonderful panoramic view of the city. If you wish, we will also visit the pottery cooperative. You will have free time in the evening, enjoy dinner, and stay overnight in the same riad.
DAY 4 : FES TO MERZOUGA DESERT
Your guide will pick up from your hotel in Fes in the morning after breakfast and depart for the south of Morocco. You will stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco, to enjoy its beauty and take photos. After that you will head toward Azrou to see the playful monkeys in the cedar forest. We will continue to Midelt and stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of Tizi n Tighamt to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz Gorge. We will stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley, will pass through Erfoud (the Moroccan capital city of fossils), and then arrive in Merzouga for dinner and our stay.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR AND CAMEL TREK
In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a berber house and listen to some Gnawa music originally from Ghana and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads, and oasis of palm trees. For lunch, we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes.
Before we leave for the desert, the camels will be packed with water, food, blankets, and everything else which we will need for the trip. Each person will have their own camel and the ride will take 1.5 hours to reach the inside the dunes.
You will arrive to your own private tent, and then you can walk in the dunes to watch the beautiful sunset and try sand boarding on the sand dunes. After seeing the sun set, you will go down back to the camp to enjoy mint tea (what we call Moroccan Berber Whiskey!). Then you will have your meal of delicious Moroccan Berber tagine in the camp. After dinner, the party will start. Local Berber nomad musicians will play traditional music with drums and dancing. Afterwards, you will watch the magical sky full of stars and enjoy the peaceful desert. Dinner and overnight in nomad camp.
Tents have various amenities depending on your selection including beds, electricity, private bathroom with shower, and air conditioning (please let us know which amenities you would like for an accurate quote).
DAY 6 : FROM MERZOUGA DESERT TO DADES GORGES
Awake in the morning to the gentle calling of your guide to see the sun rise over the dunes of the Sahara. We will ride camels back from the desert to Merzouga for breakfast and showers. Leaving for Todra Gorge, we will drive off-road drive across the hamada (black desert) and arrive in Rissani to visit the animated local market before we continue to the impressive Todra canyons. Rock climbing (additional reservations may be required) and hiking is available in the canyons before heading to the hotel for dinner and our overnight stay in Dades Gorge.
DAY 7 : DADES GORGES TO MARRAKECH
After breakfast in the hotel, we begin our journey along the road of Thousand Kasbahs, viewing the enormous kasbahs on both sides of the road. You’ll enjoy the impressive landscapes of the Valley of the Roses before we reach Skoura palm grove. We will visit Taourirt Kasbah before departing to UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou, famous for films such as The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. We will continue with a visit to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. We will have lunch in a local restaurant in Telouet before descending the Tizi-n-Tichka to Marrakech. You will arrive to Marrakech in the evening for dinner and your stay in the riad.
DAY 8 : MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR
The next day you will enjoy a tour of Marrakech with a private guide. Our first half of the tour will include a visit to the famous Palais de Bahia, a beautifully decorated palace full of enchanting inner rooms and elaborate mosaic walls. Then we will walk through the Jewish Quarter, with distinctly different architecture from the rest of the medina, and also discover the incredible Saadian tombs. We’ll visit Medersa Ben Youssef, an old school of Quranic study with beautiful Arabian-Andalucían architecture, and see the Koutoubia Mosque, an icon of Marrakech and a point of orientation for tourists. Lastly, we’ll head to the world-famous Jemaah el Fna square with its countless orange juice stands, snake charmers, traditionally-garbed water sellers and henna women. Enjoy a refreshing midday pause on one of the terraces with a panoramic view and take in the sights of the colorful crowds below.
We will then continue on to the incredible Majorelle Gardens and you will make your way through the oasis of calm in the midst of the bustling city at your leisure. Visit the Berber Museum housed in the bright blue villa and learn about the history and traditions of Berber people and see some of their beautiful traditional clothing. You will finish your tour by 5pm and we can take you to your riad or to the airport. Thank you for choosing All Morocco Tours!
Private tour for up to 6 people
Morocco culture Tour in 4×4 vehicle with A/C
Experienced driver / experienced guide
Hotel accommodations and desert camp
Breakfast and dinner
Camel trek into desert camp and back next morning
NOT INCLUDED :
Flights to and from Morocco
Entry fees to historical sites and additional excursions