11 days from Tangier to the desert – Tour from Tangier to Merzouga desert – Route of 11 days from Tangier to Marrakech – Tour from Tangier to Essaouira.
► 11 days from Tangier to the desert
Day 1: TANGIER – TETUAN – CHAUEN
11 days tour from tangier begins with after your arrival in Tangier we will pick you up at the port or airport of the same city. Then we will leave in the direction of Chauen making a stop in the city of Tetouan, known as the Spanish city.
In the afternoon we will arrive in Chefchaouen, a wonderful city with an incredible contrast of blue and white colors. We will go out with a local guide to make a complete visit of this blue city, strolling through its narrow streets and admiring its old houses painted in sky blue and white. We will also contemplate its beautiful panoramic views. Dinner and hotel accommodation in Chauen square.
Day 2: CHAUEN – MIDDLE ATLAS – FEZ
Second day on tour from tangier starts with in the morning we will leave for Fez, crossing the mountainous villages of Jbala. After a 4-hour tour we will arrive in Fez, one of the four so-called imperial cities along with Marrakech, Meknés and Rabat. Fez is considered the religious and cultural center of the country, because Koranic schools such as Attarin and Bouanania are located there, and the world’s first Alakhawain university is also located in Fez. Night in Riad or hotel.
Day 3: FES
Third day on tour from tangier beginning with a whole day dedicated to discovering the intellectual city of the kingdom. Fez is the religious and cultural center of the country, where there are several Koranic schools such as Bouinania Attarin and the first university in the world ALakhawain. It is obvious that we will pay a visit to these sites, in addition to visiting the Souks and Fez el jadid.
Dinner and accommodation in Riad/Hotel. It is very curious to visit the neighborhood of the leather tanners, where we can appreciate this artisan work. Night in Hotel or Riad.
Day 4: FES – MERZOUGA
Fourth day of tour from tangier start with we will depart from Fez and we will go to the Middle Atlas passing through Ifrane, the so-called “Switzerland of Africa”, where we will stop to visit the famous ski resort and the great sculpture of the lion. Then we will stop at the ancient cedar forest where the Atlas monkeys live. We will arrive at Midelt, an important population in the middle of the Atlas.
Then we will continue the path through the Tizi Talghemt or Neck of the Camel that reaches 1,907 meters high. The relief is impressive, the mountains are completely bare, offering a typical high mountain landscape. We will leave Errachidia behind, we will cross the Tafilalet massif, we will descend through the Ziz valley with its panoramic views of palm groves, until we reach Erfoud, “the door of the desert”.
Finally we will follow the road to the desert by dromedary, and we will spend the night in the highest dunes in North Africa, the Erg Chebbi.
Day 5: MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – BOULMANE DADES
Fifth day of tour from tangier starts with after breakfast we will go to Merzouga. On the way we will make a stop at Rissani, ancient Sigilimasa and the current economic capital of the nomads, famous for its large market. We will pay a visit to this market with a thousand colors and aromas and we will buy local souvenirs.
After the visit we will head towards the impressive Todra gorges, where we will walk among its rocky palm trees. Then we will leave for other even deeper gorges, those of the Oued Dades. Night in hotel.
Day 6: DADES – CAVE TRACK – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU
Sixth day on tour from tangier start with after breakfast we will go on a tour of the vicinity of the Dades river, where there are countless kasbahs. We will cross the Atlas massif along the cave track, to visit a nomadic family and discover their way of life.
Then we will continue the route to the wonderful valley of Rosas passing through the Berber village Boutaghrar and Skoura, where we will visit the famous Kasbah Amredil. Upon arrival in Ouarzazate we will visit the famous Kasbah of Taourirt.
After 25 km we will visit another kasaba declared world heritage by UNESCO, the famous Kasbah of Aït Benhadou, where movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, etc. have been filmed. Night in hotel in Ait Benhaddou.
Day 7: AIT BENHADDOU – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS – ESSAOUIRA
Seventh day on tour from tangier begins with after breakfast, we will continue the road along the road that crosses the port of Tichka (the great port in the entire south of the country that reaches 2260 meters high) and crossing Marrakech will bring us closer to the coast Atlantic where Essaouira is located, the Pearl of the Atlantic.
We will arrive in the afternoon to stay in the Riad and relax a bit watching the sunset from the walls, an experience that you cannot miss.
At night we will have dinner in one of its many restaurants, where we will be able to taste the excellent fish that is extracted from its coasts, to end up taking a night walk through this quiet and picturesque city.
Day 8: ESSAOUIRA
Eighth day on tour from tangier begins with today we will freely visit this ancient town called by the Portuguese in its origin “Mogador”, one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Moroccan Atlantic with its medina and its blue and white colors, its extensive beaches and its walls of an old citadel from the Portuguese colonial era. The visit of this city is a different adventure.
In the afternoon, calm return to Marrakech with pardas. Arrival in Marrakech and transfer to your riad.
Day 9: ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH
Ninth day on tour from tangier begins with after breakfast we will go to the so-called red city Marrakech. Arrival at noon. Free time and dinner. Accommodation in hotel or riad.
Day 10: VISIT OF MARRAKECH
In the morning you will be picked up by your hired official guide, to visit with him the most interesting places in the city such as: the Museum of Marrakech, the Madrasa, Majorelle gardens, Saadian tombs. Free afternoon to walk and admire the famous Jemaa el Fnaa square, the most incredible popular theater in the world and the stage for snake charmers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, fortune tellers, actors and fortune tellers.
Day 11: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT
In the morning, depending on the time of your flight, we will transfer you to the Marrakech airport. End of our services. end of 11 days tour from tangier, Thank you very much!
What is included :
- Pick up and drop off (at your hotel, airport or anywhere else)
- Private transfer in comfortable 4 × 4 vehicle or minivan equipped with air conditioning.
- guide / driver.
- Camel ride through the Merzouga desert.
- Overnight at the campsite.
- Breakfast and dinner.
- Lunch / drinks consumed on the tour.
- Tickets to monuments / museums.
- Everything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.