11 Days Tour to imperial cities From Tangier

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Introduction :

If you are looking for trips to Morocco with everything included, this may be your best option. Not only for the services we offer and that we detail below, but above all because in this 10-day route you will have the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful jewels in the country. In this Tour we will travel Morocco from north to south visiting places of great tourist interest. It is an itinerary of many contrasts, the landscape changes enormously as do the towns and cities. We will have the opportunity to meet Chaouen, 'The jewel of the Rif', cross the Middle Atlas, see the ancient and charming imperial cities of Fez and Marrakech, visit the Moroccan desert and as if it were not enough to know Essaouira, one of the most beautiful cities of the Atlantic.

Highlights :

  • Explore the city of tangier and visit the Heracles caves and the cap spartel
  • Explore the city of Chefchaouen the blue city and the pearl of the north
  • Visit the city of Mekens and discover its beautiful gates: bab el mansour, bab lakhmiss and the royal stables
  • Explore the city of Fes and enjoy a beautiful views over the old medina
  • Cross the Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga in Camel trek
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner in the desert camp under the stars
  • Explore the local berber culture and meet the local nomads
  • Visit the city of Rabat and its old Kasbahs and landmarks
  • Visit the great Hassan II mosque in Casablanca
  • Explore the Portuguese fortress Kasbah in Eljadida and Essaouira

Program details :

1 Day 1 : Tanger – Tetuan - Chaouen

Arrival at the port / airport of Tangier and, as always happens in our trips organized by Morocco, collected by our staff. Departure to Chaouen and if time permits stop in Tetuán, known as 'The Spanish city' for having been the capital of the Spanish protectorate. Arrival in Chaouen, transfer to your hotel and free time to explore its picturesque streets, its old blue and white houses and its panoramic views. Bed and breakfast in a charming riad.

2 Day 2 : Chaouen Romanian Ruins Of Volubilis – Meknes - Fez

We leave for Fez, where we will skirt the forests of the Rif until we reach the Roman ruins of the city of Volubilis. We will visit the ruins with a local guide (optional) and then we will continue towards Meknes, a city that reached its apogee thanks to Sultan Mulay Ismail. Visit of its mausoleum and the famous door of Bab Mansour. After the visit we will go to our destination, the imperial city of Fez, fundamental stage in all trips to Morocco. Arrival in Fez. Free time and night in a charming riad.

3 Day 3 : Visit Of The Imperial City Of Fez

After breakfast, guided tour of the city. Full day devoted to the discovery of the intellectual city of the kingdom. Numerous are the monuments that you can visit: Medersas (Koranic schools), Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. Souks, Fes El-Jedid, the Karaouine Mosque (first university in the world). Free time and night in a charming riad.

4 Day 4 : Fez – Ifrane – Azrou And Forest Of Monkeys – Erfoud - Desert Of Merzouga

From Fez we will go to the Middle Atlas stopping in Ifrane, known as 'The Switzerland of Africa' due to its architectural style where the typical gable roofs of the northern European countries predominate. The next village we will pass through will be Azrou, crossing the National Park known for its cedar forests where the famous Berber monkeys are found. Then we will visit the Ziz Valley that will take us to Erfoud, known for its fossils. Arrival in the desert where we change the 4x4 by another means of classic transport in our trips to Morocco: the camels, with which we will take a nice two-hour walk through the dunes until we reach the jaima camp in the heart of the desert. And as in other of our organized trips to Morocco, we will take contact with the local population. In this case, with Berbers who will receive us, according to the tradition of the Sahara, with a tea. Night in jaimas under the stars of the desert.

5 Day 5 : Desert Merzouga - Visit Nomads - Desert Of Erg Chebbi

We will begin the day with one of the great attractions of our organized trips to Morocco: the sunrise over the sea of dunes. After breakfast we will return in camels to Merzouga and after a shower we will leave and visit Khamlia, the so-called village of 'los negros', so called because its inhabitants are descendants of the old slave trade that came from the Sudan. They are excellent musicians and have made this art their way of life. With them we will enjoy a small gnawa music concert. We will return to the 4x4 to visit one of the tracks used in the Paris-Dakar Rally, visiting the mines of Khol and the remains of a French and Berber village. We will make a panoramic stop to contemplate the sand desert that encompasses the Erg Chebbi as a whole. We will visit some desert nomads in a process of sedentary lifestyle with whom we can drink tea and learn more about their way of life. Return to the hotel. Free afternoon and night in hotel in the desert.

6 Day 6 : Merzouga – Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we will return in dromedaries to the hotel where we will take a refreshing shower and then start our day of travel in Morocco. We will go to Rissani, known for its souk little frequented by tourists, being one of the most authentic markets of southern Morocco. Where we can find a parking lot for donkeys and nomads who come to stock up. Once we visit Rissani, we will go to the Todra Gorges famous for their towering walls where climbers come from all over the world. Visit of the Todra Gorges and continue our tour through Morocco to the Dades Valley to connect with the Valley of Roses and the Valley of the Thousand Kasbahs. We will discover the kasbahs that are in the middle of this beautiful valley of palm trees and then we will go to Ouarzazate. Arrival in Ouarzazate called also the Hollywood of Morocco where we will visit Kasbah Taourirt and if we feel like we can also visit the film studios. Transfer to the hotel and night in a charming riad.

7 Day 7 : Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou – Talouet - Marrakech

After breakfast, we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and after 25 km of road we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared World Heritage by UNESCO famous for being the scene of cinematographic blockbusters like the Oscar-winning "Lawrence of Arabia", " The Protective Heaven "or" Babel ". We will follow the road that, crossing the port of Tichka will lead us to the "Red City", Marrakech. Upon arrival we will be dropped off at the hotel. Free afternoon and night in a riad with charm. Or similar

8 Day 8 : Visit To The Red City Of Marrakech

After breakfast, guided tour of Marrakech. Numerous are the monuments that you can visit: Ben Youssef Madrasa, Bahia Palace, Jemaa el Fna Square, saadian tombs, souks and the Koutoubia mosque. Free afternoon and night in a charming riad.

9 Day 9 : Marrakech To Essaouira

After breakfast, we will pick up our private transport at the agreed place and start our trip to the Atlantic coast, bound for Essaouira, the old Mogador. On the way we will cross immense forests of Argan, from where the precious oil of Argan is extracted and we will be able to see its elaboration in some of the cooperatives that exist. Essaouira, one of the most pleasant surprises in our organized trips to Morocco, was an old Portuguese citadel and behind its walls are hidden many picturesque places full of history, which you can start discovering yourselves from the moment of arrival. You can choose between a wide and varied sample of activities that are offered on the beaches of the city. There is the possibility of touring the beach on horseback, dromedary, quad or if you like to walk, make an extensive walk along the Atlantic to reach its coastal dunes or sunbathing. It also offers a wide range of water sports such as kite surfing, wind surfing or surfing itself, jet skis, etc ... If you opt to explore the streets of the medina, you will find numerous shops, artisans and artists who offer their works at a good price. Famous also for its fishing port, you can taste the excellent fish and seafood that is extracted from its shores. Free afternoon and night in a charming riad.

10 Day 10 : Essaouira – eljadida – Casablanca

After breakfast we will drive through the coastal road of morocco and the old Portuguese cities to reach Casablanca. In el jadida we will stop to visit the old Portuguese citern after lunch we will continue to Casablanca. Check in and overnight in Casablanca.

11 Day 11 : Casablanca To Airport

After breakfast, rest of the day free in Essaouira and at the agreed time transfer to the airport of Marrakech. End of trip and our services.

Included :

  • Air conditioned car Minivan or 4WD
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Official art historian guide in: Marrakech, Meknes and Fes
  • Half-Board accommodations in selected hotels as per itinerary (B= Breakfast, D= Dinner)
  • Camel Trek in Sahara
  • Overnight in Desert camp
  • Fuel
  • Car insurance

Not included :

  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
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