11 Days tour itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara desert
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Tangier Moroccco desert tour overview:
With our 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier, you will explore Morocco from north to south and to west. We will visit the blue pearl of Chefchauoen and the cultural city of Fes. Then, we will travel south to visit the Sahara desert for a camel ride and camping. After that, we will continue oyr tour to visit the canyons and Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Next, we cross the High Atlas Mountains to Essaouira and to Marrakech, the red and touristic city of Morocco.
DAY 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen:
The first day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: From your arrival at tangier (airport- port-hotel), Our professional staff will pick you up to start the 11 days Tour. We will leave Tangier towards our first destination Tetouan passing by Ceuta. There are some magnificent views of the sea right there. In addition, you may do a hike in Jebel Musa so you can enjoy more the spectacular view. More importantly, once arriving at Tetouan at the Rif Mountains, you will enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. After that, we will continue our tour passing by the small fishing port of Capo Negro.
Eventually, we will arrive at Chefchaouen. One of the prettiest towns in Morocco, it’s an all blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world.
Overnight at the Riad with dinner included.
DAY 2: Chefchaouen – Middle Atlas – Fes:
The second day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: After breakfast at the Riad. We are going to leave the beautiful Chefchaouen towards a special destination, The city of Fes. They call it the scientific city of Morocco because In its heyday it attracted scholars, philosophers, mathematicians, and lawyers. Craftsmen built them houses and palaces, kings endowed mosques, and Madrasas(religious schools). On the way, we are going to have the opportunity to explore the remote Rif mountains with their hidden valleys. Moreover, lunch is going to be there with some beautiful landscape views.
Eventually, we will arrive at Fes where you will spend the night in a Riad/hotel.
DAY 3: Fes (city tours):
The third day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: After Breakfast, you are going to explore the historic ramparts of the Medina of Fes. Also, you will be able to see the historical Marinid tombs, ceramics, and the Madrasa Bouinania and its museum.
Lunch is going to be at Medina. Furthermore, our driver will show you the best restaurants.
After lunch, you are going to resume exploring the fascinating cobbled lanes of Medina. For instance, Attarin’s madrasa, the Funduq of Nejarin, and the medieval tannery.
Eventually, after an entertaining day, you are going to spend the night at the Riad.
DAY 4: From Fes via middle Atlas to the desert of Merzouga(Erg- Chebbi):
The fourth day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: At 8:00 am, our wonderful tour is going to start with your accommodation in Fes. The first thing we will see is “Ifrane”. They also call it “Switzerland of Morocco”. Then, we will pass through the middle atlas mountains which contain the largest forests of cedar trees. Therefore, they are inhabited by monkeys.
After a quiet stay, we will resume the Tizi ntalghamt pass to Midelt. We will head out to the magnificent Merzouga via Erfoud. Passing by the spectacular Ziz gorges and Errachidia where you are going to have a traditional lunch among Berber people. Next, we will continue towards Merzouga along Ziz Valley. Finally, stopping for the panoramic views along the way. After all, arriving at Merzouga where they will welcome you with mint tea. Then we will switch to camels that will take you through the magnificent world of the sandy dunes “Erg Chebbi”. In a memorable experience on the camels, you will admire the spectacular sunset in the middle of the Sahara. Finally, the camels will take you to our traditional well-equipped camp where you will enjoy a traditional dinner. Even more, you will be listening to a berberine music show in a friendly mood under the stars.
DAY 5: Merzouga – Todgha GORGE – Boumalne Dades:
The fifth day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: First, before breakfast, we recommend you wake up early so you cannot miss the spectacular sunrise. Afterward, we are going to ride camels back to the hotel where you can take a relaxing shower and breakfast. Before resuming our tour towards Todgha gorge, the highest canyons in Morocco. Passing by the beautiful Ziz valley. In Todgha you will have the opportunity to hike among local people to enjoy the canyon’s beauty. At final we will reach Dades gorges, where you will spend the night in a traditional kasbah.
DAY 6: Dades gorge – Skoura valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou:
The sixth day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: After breakfast, we will resume our journey through the Dades Valley, towards the beautiful city of Kalaat Mgouna. A city literally covered in roses. We will continue to Ouarzazate also known as ” African Hollywood “ because of the Atlas studios.
After lunch in front of the spectacular area, we will continue towards our final location passing by interesting places and far-reaching views. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to visit the Atlas studios where some Hollywood movies are shooted such as “Gladiator”.
Next, you are going to head out to explore the famous Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou. This Area was more like movies and Tv series studios. For example, “game of thrones”.
Dinner, overnight, will be at the hotel.
DAY 7: Ait Benhaddou – High Atlas mountains – Essaouira:
The seventh day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: After breakfast, from the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, we will draw our way towards a special place, the wind’s city Essaouira. You will admire the beauty of the Atlas mountains via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka the highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m.
Eventually, in the evening, When arrived at Essaouira. You will have a free day for a rest, so you can either take a shower and relax at the Riad or take a walk in Essaouira’s old medina.
Overnight and dinner at the Riad.
DAY 8: Essaouira(city tour):
The eighth day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: You are going to start exploring the great historical sides of Essaouira. The first thing is “Scala” the kasbah. It’s a copy of the French coastal town Saint-Malo. Next, you are going to walk through the old Medina and enjoy the rich handicraft products that the city provides.
At lunch, you will try a special dish with some seafood.
Essaouira is known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festival that attracts 300,000+ people in June. It also has lots of expensive beaches for surfing, such as plage de Safi. Besides, you will discover the Jewish headquarters in the old medina.
Above all, dinner and overnight will be in the same Riad.
DAY 9: Essaouira – Marrakech:
The ninth day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: Today is free to explore the winding streets, coastal ramparts of Essaouira by yourself before driving back to Marrakech.
After arriving in Marrakech, you will check up in the Riad, then you will enjoy the special ambiance of ” Jemaa el Fna’s plaza by night. There you will see lots of interesting things, for example, snake charmers, musicians…
Overnight at the Riad
DAY 10: Marrakech (city tour):
The tenth day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: After breakfast at your accommodation. We will prepare for an exciting experience of exploring the magnificent city of Marrakech. Our guide will make sure to show you every important place.
Dinner and overnight at the Riad.
DAY 11: Marrakech airport:
The eleventh day of this 11 Days desert tour itinerary from Tangier: After breakfast and according to your flight schedule. Our driver will transfer you to the airport. In other words, unfortunately, our unforgettable experience will end.