Day 1: TANGIER – BLUE CITY – FES:
9 days Tangier desert tour and imperial cities. Our driver will pick you up in Tangier, and depart to Chefchaouen. A town founded as a secret mysterious place from which to attack the Portuguese installed on the north coast. Was totally banned from entering the village to Europeans until the arrival of the Spanish troops in 1920.
Arrive in Chefchaouen, and have the first contact with the city. We continue our way to Fes, Imperial City, which dates back to the eighth century. It is also one of the first holy cities of Muslim worship in Morocco. Has the pride of hosting one of the oldest universities in the world. Afternoon free to relax, and have a first contact with the city that will transport you to the past.
Day 2: FES GUIDED TOUR:
After breakfast, we will begin our visit to “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. We will tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th-century Karouine Mosque, and the University.
We will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. Lunch will be held at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch, we will continue our tour to visit the Nejjarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden, and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, we will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Day 3: FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – MERZOUGA DESERT:
In the morning, we will go into the mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, which is blanketed by forests of cedar, juniper, and cork oak. The area is well known for having abundant wildlife, and we may see many types of birds, wild boar, and Barbary apes on our scenic drive. Then the road will start to climb into the Middle Atlas Mountains. Where we may see the slopes dotted by the tents, and goat herds of nomadic Berbers. Who calls this rugged region home.
After late lunch in Midelt. We continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide-flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe-colored city of Er-Rachidia, and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, a city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert, where we will spend the night.
Day 4: ERG CHEBBI DESERT EXCURSION – CAMEL RIDE – OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP:
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 oases 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. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive at the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.
Day 5: MERZOUGA DESERT – TODRA GORGES – ROSE VALLEY – OUARZAZATE:
After watching the sunrise we go back to Merzouga. We will have an opportunity to take a shower and have a lovely breakfast. Then we start our journey back to Ouarzazate. On our way, we visit the Berber villages, Todra gorges, and Dades valley We arrive in Ouarzazate in the afternoon and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 6: OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH:
Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning we will visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah to take a tour in this world heritage site. This famous 11th-century kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 films including a famous Gladiator. After lunch, we will start our journey back to Marrakech through Tizi-n- Tichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.
Day 7: MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR:
You will have a guided tour to discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous Souks and a visit to the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech.
Day 8: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA – RABAT:
After breakfast, will leave Marrakech to continue our way to Casablanca ones in this 1st economic capital will visit the Hassan 2 Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the Islamic world, then continue to Rabat, visit the capital of Morocco where you can visit the Royal Palace, the mausoleum of Mohammed V, Hassan Tower … night in the hotel.
Day 9:RABAT – ASSILAH – TANGIER:
Breakfast and departure to Asilah, where you can have time to walk around a beautiful white medina then continue to Tangier where the trip started, will arrive at Tangier around 3 or 4 pm, END OF OUR SERVICE.
- 9 days / 8 nights excursion from Marrakech to Atlantic coast.
- Transportation in comfortable 4×4 with air conditioning and/or heating.
- Services of a qualified English-speaking driver.
- Services of a qualified English-speaking driver.
- One night in a Traditional Berber Tents.
- Camel Ride (Camel per each individual).
- Breakfast and dinner daily.
- Lunches and drinks.
- Entrances to the monuments.
- Tips and personal expenses.