13 Days tour Tangier Marrakech
- private imperial cities tour and Sahara desert trips, explore old cities of Morocco, visit Hassan II mousque in Casablanca, private excursion to Assilah.
- private Tangier sightseeing culture Tour, explore the Blue City Chefchaouen, private walking tour, enjoy Amazing landscape of Rif Mountains
- explore old cities, Roman Empire capital Volubilis, Meknes sightseeing culture Tour, visit green gate Bab Mensour, visit Moulay Ismail Place.
- Fes private guided walking tour, explore Arab and Berber Culture food and lifestyle, visit blue gate Bab Boujloud, old University Keraouien, Zaouia Moulay Idriss.
- enjoy Amazing landscape of Middle Atlas Mountains, visit cedar forest in Azro city, enjoy wonderful panoramic views of Ziz Valley and Ziz gorges.
- private desert tour explore Berber culture and nomadic lifestyle, Camel trekking, enjoy Amazing unset and sunrise in the Heart of Sahara desert.
- private tour to Todra Gorges and Todra Valley, visit Ouarzazate City, private tour to Taroudant and Essaouira.
- Marrakech guided walking tour, visit palace Jemaa El Fnna, visit Bahia place, Ben Youssef Medrasa, Majorelle Garden, private tour of old Medina Marrakech.
Meeting Point: Airport – Train Station – Bus Station – Hotel or wherever you like
- Departure : anytime you want
- Starting Location : Tangier City
- Ending Location : Casablanca or wherever you want
Duration: 13 Days tour / 12 Nights stay
Best places to Visit : Tangier, Chefchaouen, Assilah, Casablanca Hassan II mousque, old Medina of Fes, Marrakech city, Merzouga Desert, Ouarzazate, Taroudant and Essaouira.
Highlights : Tangier sightseeing culture Tour, Blue City Chefchaouen, Asilah Excursion, Hassan II Mosque, Fes city sightseeing, Marrakech Sightseeing Tour, Sahara Desert sightseeing Tour, Camel trekking night under stars. Todra Gordges tour, Private tour of Ourzazate city, Essaouira excursion.
- 1st Day : Tangier – Assilah (46Km)
- 2nd Day : Asilah – Chefchaouen (149Km)
- 3rd Day : Chefchaouen – Fes (245Km)
- 4th Day : Fes Guided walking tour
- 5th Day : Fes – Erfoud (420Km)
- 6th Day : Erfoud – Merzouga (60Km)
- 7th Day : Merzouga – Dades Valley (253km)
- 8th Day : Dades Valley – Ouarzazate (115Km)
- 9th Day : Ouarzazate – Taroudant (291Km)
- 10th Day : Taroudant – Essaouira (263Km)
- 11th Day : Essaouira – Marrakech (195Km)
- 12th Day : Marrakech Guided walking tour
- 13th Day : Marrakech – Casablanca (240Km)
Day 1 : Tangier Tour – Asilah
your private sightseeing tour will start at 09:00 you will have chance to visit Cap Spartel and Caves of Hercules before we hit the road to Asilah Cape Spartel is frequently but incorrectly referred to as the northernmost point of Africa, which is instead Ras ben Sakka,Tunisia . It is the most North Western point of mainland Africa. The cape rises to a height of 326 m. at the top of Jebel Quebir where there is a tower. There is another tower nearer to the end of the cape which serves as a lighthouse.
Below the cape are the Caves of Hercules. These are open to the public and they are accessible from Robinson Plage. The caves have shown evidence of neolithic occupation. Before they were a tourist attraction they were brothels. Historically the rock was mined and this is one important cause of the caves creation,
(Bed+ dinner + Breakfast) at Traditional Riad in Asilah city
Day 2 : Asilah – Tetouan – Chefchaouen
Today you will drive to Chefchaouen through Tetouan and Rif Mountains.
Rif Mountains has been inhabited by Berbers since prehistoric time, as early as the 11 century BC, the Phoenicians began to establish trading posts, with approval of or partnership with the the local Berbers and started interbreeding thus starting a punic language, on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, and founded cities such as Tetouan, Melilla, Tangier and Chefchaouen.
Chefchaouen also known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its building in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated just inland from Tangier and Tetouan.
Overnight at traditional Riad in Chefchaouen (Bed+ dinner + Breakfast)
Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
today we leave blue City Chefchaouen heading to Fes through Volubilis and Meknes, today you’ll explore the old Cities of Morocco, Fes, Volubilis Meknes.
Volubilis is a partly excavated Roman city in Morocco situated near the city of Meknes, and commonly considered as the ancient capital of the Roman-Berber Kingdom of Mauretania. Built in a fertile agricultural area, it developed from the 3rd century BC onward as a Berber and Phoenician-Carthaginian settlement before being the capital of the Berber Kingdom of Mauretania it grew rapidly under Roman rule from the 1st century AD onward to the end of 3rd century and, (100 acres) with a 2.6 Km (1.6mi) circuit of walls. The city gained a number of major public building in the 2nd century, including a basilica, temple and triumphal arch. Its prosperity, which was derived principally from Olive growing, prompted the construction of many fine town-houses with large mosaic floors.
Meknes is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, located in northern central Morocco and the sixth largest city by population in the Kingdom, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became capital of Morocco under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail (1672-1727) son of the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Sultana Moulay Ismail turned Meknes into an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today, the city recorded a population of 632.079 in the 2014 Moroccan census, it is the seat of Meknes Prefecture and an important economic pole in the region of Fes-Meknes.
overnight at traditional Riad in Fes (bed±Dinner+ breakfast)
Day 4 : Fes sightseeing guided Tour
full private Day guided walking tour old medina Fes El-Bali with an English- speaking city guide. The guide will walk you through the maze of souks and sights visiting some of the highlights including the famous Fes pottery sous, the musical instrument makers, metalworkers, carpet souks and the Tanneries Chaowara There are over 9000 cobbled medieval streets weaving their way through markets, mosques, Koranic schools, riads and hidden fountains. Worth visiting are the Zaouia Moulay Idriss or shrine, Bad Boujloud ornamental gate, Al-Kairaouine Mosque and University – the oldest university in the world, Al-attarin Medrasa, Nejjarine fountain, King’s place and the Jewish quarter or ‘Mellah’. Your guide will include as much as possible in your day. Night in the Riad(bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 5 : Fes – Ziz Valley – Erfoud
We will travel all day from Fes over the Middle Atlas Mountains to the desert town of Erfoud the capital of Fossils . Heading out of Fes, the road climbs steadily through the dramatic landscapes you’ll enjoy Amazing panoramic views of the Middle Atlas. This is the homeland of Morocco’s indigenous Berber tribes,whose culture and traditions are still practiced up here in the mountains. Along the route we pass through the cedar forests of Azro, with a chance to stop and observe the Barbary apes which inhabit this region. The agricultural town of Midelt the capital of apples is our halfway point and makes a convenient lunch stop. Then continuing over the Col du Zad, we will cross the Tizi N’Tairhemt Camel Pass and drive through the Ziz Valley and Gorges . Finally we will pass Meski Oasis, on the edge of the grand Sahara before arriving in Erfoud, known as the ‘door to the desert’. We will spend the night in our first faux-Kasbah, built in the style of the ancient Berber and Touareg tribal fortresses and offering comfort, spectacular viewes , right on the edge of the desert. Night in the Hotel (bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 6 : Desert sightseeing and camel trek
This is the day we enter the Sahara proper. There is not a long distance to travel (approx 2hrs), so the morning is free to relax at your hotel after the long road-trip yesterday. After lunch at your hotel, we follow the River Ziz through the Tafilalt Oasis and towards Rissani, the last market town of any size before the sands of the Sahara. There are interesting fossil workshops and an archeaological museum to visit along the way. You may also take the circuit touristique that detours via crumbling mud-built villages, kasbahs and palmgroves which mark the site of the ancient ruined site of Sijilmassa – once the richest city in North Africa that built its wealth from the trade caravans and gold . You may also find time to visit the shrine or Zaouai of Moulay Ali Shereef outside Rissani, which is open to non-Muslims and has fine mosaic and carved plaster interiors to admire. By the end of the afternoon you reach the desert at Merzouga, a small settlement on the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes. You can choose to spend the night here in either standard or luxury class bivouac deep in the dunes, or you can sleep in a kasbah-style hotel, traditional riad/auberge or even a mud-built eco-lodge at the edge of the dunes. We recommend camping out in the desert to truly appreciate the special atmosphere of the desert and to view the incredible constellations of stars and the unforgettable sunrise over the dunes. For those opting to experience the tranquility of the dunes, then the final leg of your journey is by camel! Night under stars at Berber traditional camp (bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 7 : Merzouga Desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Early breakfast in the desert camp in the Heart of Sahara desert and return by camel to meet your 4×4 vehicle. After our night under the desert stars, we drive from Merzouga Vellege via the ochre cliffs of the Todra Gorges, Todra Valley, Dades Valley and into the Dades Gorges. Our route is an ancient one and emcompasses the Oasis of Tafilalet and the road and Valleys of Thousands Kasbahs. The Todra Gorges and Dades gorges, with the high Atlas Mountains to the north and the Jbel Saghro range to the south, give us a glimpse of another type of Moroccan scenery – no less spectacular, although very different to what we have seen on previous days. The Rivers Todra and Dadès provide water for a series of oasis and palmeraies in the region and we will have time to explore in the shade of the date palms and olive groves that line the riverbanks. Our day ends in the Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night either in a charming guest-house which clings to the steep cliffs, or in an authentic converted kasbah in the Dades Valley with excquisite facilties and African-themed rooms. Night in the traditional Riad (bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 8 : Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Ouarzazate
From the Dades Valley , we drive to the famous Roses Valley and Kalaat Magouna vellege , home to the main rose and rose water production of Morocco. On the way, we will drive off-road to visit a nomadic settlement at BouTharar where the local nomadic Ait Atta Berbers make their homes in caves in the rock. We will pass through the Skoura Vellege and oasis, where we will visit old Berber Place Kasbah Amredel and a small private museum, before ending our day in Ouarzazate city which called Hollywood of Africa where you will visit inside the walls of the old Kasbah Taourirt , in an authentic 17th century mud-built house which once served as the courthouse for the Pasha el Glaoui. It is now converted to a first-class boutique guest-house and is a fine example of traditional construction methods using local materials Night in the Traditional Riad (bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 9 : Ouarzazat – Tazenakht – Taliouine – Taroudant
In the morning, guests can take time for a a either guided visit of the restored the Atlas Film Studios – before we hit the road again. Our route takes us into the arid Anti Atlas Mountains regions and via the village of Tazenakht Here we stop for lunch after a journey of about 2 hours – you can visit one of the cooperatives selling the hand-woven carpets for which this village is famous. The route then takes us for approximately 4hrs through Taliouin , known for its saffron cultivation and finally to the small walled city of Taroudant in the fertile Souss Vellege Taroudant once served as the capital of the Saadian empire in the 16th century before they relocated to Marrakech, and is known as the ‘grandmother of Marrakech’. Night in traditional Riad (bed+dinner+breakfast
Day 10 : Taroudant – Agadir – Atlantic Coast – Essaouira
Our journey from Taroudant city to the port city of Essaouira , passes via Agadir, Morocco’s principal beach holiday resort, then heads north along the rugged Atlantic coastline. On the way, you will glimpse sun worshippers, surfers, fishermen and some of the best bananas Morocco has to offer! You will see deserted beaches and, if you are travelling in summer, crowded beaches packed with Moroccan families. The road travels through the protected forests of thorny argan trees, where “Berber gold” – argan oil – is produced by women’s cooperatives, extracting this precious oil from the kernels of the argan nut. We will stop for simple lunch on route. On arrival in Essaouira we offer a range of traditional riad ccommodation inside the 18th century UNESCO World Heritage listed medina, or you can opt for a luxury boutique hotel close to the beach (bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 11 : Essaouira – Marrakech
In the morning, we hit the road for our final journey, to the exotic and bustling ‘red city’ of Marrakech . This is the last of the four Moroccan Imperial cities that you will experience on this tour. The journey from Essaouira takes around 3 hours and once we have checked in to a traditional riad in the ancient Marrakech medina, you have a free afternoon to explore and unwind. We suggest you head to the main Place Jemaa El Fnna to grab yourself some lunch in one of the café restaurants which have a great roof-terrace view over the daytime activities of the busy main square – acrobats, snake-charmers, musicians, juice-sellers and henna-artists. The rest of the afternoon you can shop for bargains in the world’s biggest covered market and you can choose from Marrakech’s many restuarants for an evening meal, or even try the fabulous array of fayre on the outdoor grills of the Place Jemaa el Fna at nighttime. Night in traditional Riad (bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 12 : Marrakech guided visit
Half-day morning tour with city guide of Imperial City of Marrakech – also known as ‘the red city’ for it’s famous pink-hued ramparts. Our English-speaking city guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and take you through the souks of the medieval medina, introducing you to artisans, bakers, carpenters, spice- merchants, apothocaries and also visiting landmark monuments including Ben Youssef Medersa, the Bahia Palace and the Koutoubia Mosque. Your tour ends at the famous Place Jemaa el Fna square. Rest of the day is at leisure or we suggest you take a horse-drawn carriage to the new town are of Gelize to visit the exquisite Majorelle Garden, previoulsy owned by Yves St. Laurent and originally private home of the painter Jacques Majorelle. We suggest you return to the square for an evening dinner at one of the outdoor food-grills to sample anything from grilled meats, fried fish, fried aubergines, boiled snails, harira soup, spiced ginger tea, boiled sheeps head and other local delicacies. Even if you decide to eat elsewhere, the experience of the Place Jemaa el Fna at night is an intoxicating one – with smoke swirling up from the grills, the poundng rhythms of the street musicians, the call to prayer ringing out from the mosques as the excited crowds gather for this nightly ‘circus’. Night in traditional Riad (bed+dinner+breakfast)
Day 13 : Marrakech – departure
After breakfast at your riad, private transfer to airport as required (Marrakech 30 mins, or Casabanca 3hrs)
- 13 days/ 12 nights (bed+dinner+breakfast)
- full private transport A/C
- driver/guide English speaking during the tour
- local guides to explore cities
- Sandboarding & camel trekking in sahara desert
- Not Included:
- teckit flight
- entrance fee
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