12 Days Tour to imperial cities From Tangier

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Introduction :

During this tour, we will discover Chefchaouen, Fez intellectual capital of Morocco, the desert of Merzouga, the gorges of Dades, Ouarzazate, Essaouira mogador and Marrakech. During this private tours you explore most parts of morocco, from the imperial cites to the desert to the road of Kasbah and caravans to Coasts and beautiful beaches in Morocco. You will meet the local people and experience the real morocco.

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 : Arrival in Tangier - Chefchaouen.

chefchaouen circuit morocco depart tangerDebarquement Tangier, welcome to the airport or the port, and departure to Chefchaouen, one of the most pleasant cities of Morocco. Holy city, with a dozen mosques and shrines, happy city with paved alleys leading to a series of shady squares. Dinner and accommodation at the Riad.

2 Day 2 : Chefchaouen - Fez.

After breakfast, free time to visit the city before leaving for Fez, a beautiful city founded in the 8th century. Fez is the oldest of the Moroccan imperial cities, with a medina that brings us back to the 13th century, craftsmen grouped in its streets and activities reminiscent of ancient guilds, mingling with peasants fleeing drought in recent years.

3 Day 3 : Fez

Free day in the city of Fes, ancient imperial city, and one of the highlights of this tour, Fez is the pearl of the Arab world, the place of great sensations. Here, as in Florence or Athens, the traveler comes for the treasure of a civilization, the inexhaustible riches of a generous and varied life to the profusion, where the sun reigns Sensuality, colors, flavors. Fez is, surely, all that you like. Here, no one knows where the pleasure of the mind ends and begins the senses. With the refinement of its palaces and the sensuality of its life, Fes, unique city, invites you to a multiple trip.

4 Day 4 : Fes - Errachidia - Merzouga.

Breakfast, then departure to the mountains of the Middle Atlas inhabited by communities of semi-nomadic Berber breeders tradition. On the way, we will cross the city of Ifrane, "The Switzerland of Morocco", then the cedar forests of Azrou where we can observe the colony of monkeys living there.

We leave the bustle of the big cities to find ourselves in welcoming and quiet villages, dedicated to agriculture and pasture to Midelt, stop for lunch, then continue again but this time by the High Atlas Mountains, Gorges du Ziz, the Ziz valley, Er-Rachidia to arrive in Merzouga late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at an inn at the foot of the dunes.s

5 Day 5 : Merzouga - Erg Chebbi.

fiesta en el desiertoBreakfast at the hostel, and departure one of the tracks used in the "Paris-Dakar". We will pass the other side of the dunes and we will visit the oasis of Merzouga, and the oasis of Tissadmine, the nomadic lands, mines MIFISS, and the desert plateaux to arrive at the village of Khamlia, village inhabited by Black population from Mali.

A break is planned to enjoy a tea accompanied by a percussion of drums of Castanets, then return to the inn for lunch, free time until the time of the departure by camels through the vast expanse of golden sand in enjoying the beautiful scenery offered by the sunset, enjoy the desert spirit with an indescribable starry sky as rarely seen. Dinner and accommodation under nomad tents.

6 Day 6 : Merzouga - Risani - Tinghir - Dades gorges.

Todra Gorges Every morning to see the sunrise at the top of the Great Dune, then return by camel to the hostel, breakfast and shower before continuing to Rissani, Holy City and cradle of the Alawite dynasty whose family royal is coming, Rissani, with its souk rich in crafts and its beautiful ksour in the city and around, invites us to better discover its charms and its pre-Saharan atmosphere.

Stop at Erfoud where we will visit the fossil quarries of more than 350 million years. We continue after the famous Todra Gorge, one of the highlights of southern Morocco, a true paradise for climbers and hikers, free time for lunch and a stroll, and in the afternoon continuation to the gorges de dades, dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

7 Day 7 : Dades - El-kalaa M'gouna- Skoura - Ouarzazate.

Breakfast and departure to Ouarzazate through the valley of a thousand Kasbah, then the valley of the roses to reach the palm of Skoura, famous for its many Kasbahs among the palm trees, including that of Amerhidil which appears on the old tickets of 50 Dirhams, Skoura is the first crossing point on the Dades road leading to Kelaat M'Gouna, the Dades gorges, Boumalne and the Toudra valley. It is in fact a characteristic place of oasis architecture.

Arrival in Ouarzazate, lunch break then visit the Taourirt Kasbah, built entirely of earth is part of the village of the same name attached to Ouarzazate. The ensemble occupies a strategic position at the confluence of two major rivers: the Dades and Ouarzazate wadis thus forming the Drâa river; also located at the crossroads of old caravan passages. Overnight at your hotel or Riad in Ouarzazate

8 Day 8 : Ouarzazate - Marrakech.

Breakfast and departure direction Marrakech, En route, we visit the famous ksar Ait Ben Haddou, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is undoubtedly the best preserved fortified village south of Morocco. Arrival in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation at Riad diner libre.

9 Day 9 : Marrakech.

Day dedicated to the visit of Marrakech, we will visit the Saadian tombs where the founders of the city are buried, the Bahia Palace, residence of the former vizier, the Koutobia, splendid minaret, the madrasa ben Youssef, to finish in the inexpressible Djemaa el Fna, in the morning a big souk and the evening a magic show. Riad accommodation, free dinner

10 Day 10 : Excursion Essaouira.

Essaouira and its surroundings have an exceptional fauna and flora, Classified as a biological reserve since 1980, the islet of Mogador is a natural and ornithological site very popular. It has several species of birds such as seagulls, gulls, great cormorants, pale swifts and crows, but it is especially a place of welcome for the very rare 700 pairs of Eleonore falcons that come to breed between April and October before leaving for distant Madagascar.

Essaouira with its natural, historical and cultural assets, the islet of Mogador, its port, dating from the 14th century and its beaches, allowing the practice of water sports, Essaouira welcomes every year the festival of music Gnaoua, Origins of the Western Sudan Empire (Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Niger). It is also a paradise for fans of windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to the powerful winds that blow almost constantly in the bay.

The 1 day trip to Essaouira is the perfect opportunity to fully explore the world heritage of this UNESCO city since 2001, and enjoy its golden beach stretches over 6 kilometers, its mysterious streets and beautiful craftsmanship.

11 Day 11 : Marrakech

After breakfast and depends to your departure time we will take you to the airport.

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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