11 Days-Tangier Desert Tour, is one of our pre-arranged Morocco Desert tour from tangier. Finest Morocco Tours has multi options to make your Morocco holidays; the most wonderful trip you have been dreamed of. We have designed very suitable pre-designed desert tours from Tangier, to the most prominent regions of the country. Otherwise we can help you to customize your own itinerary, and explore Morocco from Tangier at Your preferred way.
you will discover the rural area; imperial cities that have lived through harsh turmoil for centuries; gigantic mountains; vast sandy deserts; astonishing green oases; deep river valleys, spectacular gorges; kasbahs dating back centuries and “medinas” old towns. Our private desert tour from Tangier, also allows you to experience a memorable camel ride and overnight at the camp in the Erg chebbi sand dunes.
11 DAYS-TANGIER DESERT TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1: Tangier-Rabat-Casablanca-dist: 340 km
Once upon arrival at Tangier ferry or Air port, greeting by your professional driver guide, and immediate depart towards “Rabat” the current capital of Morocco. Visit the unfinished “Hassan tower Mosque” which was intended to be the world largest in 1199. Right in the front is the modern Mausoleums: Mohamed V and Hassan II. You might also discover the “Oudayas Kasbah” which was a former fortified military camp; built in the 12th century. Afterward, head to Casablanca for overnight at the hotel. Casablanca also provides a great Day tours to better explore Morocco.
Day 2: Casablanca-Marrakech-dist: 244 km
After you leave from your hotel, you will first visit some Casablanca’s highlights. “Hassan II Mosque” the third world largest; it dominates the city skyline; promontory looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. Most notably, it has the tallest minaret on the planet, which stands 210 m high. Non- Muslims are allowed entry only as part of a guided tour. Next would be the visit of the famous “Mohamed V square“; after while, drive straight to Marrakech where you’ll be accommodated at a beautiful riad located inside the medina.
Day 3: Marrakech-Full guided city tour.
9:30 am meet your professional local guide, and begin your Marrakech City Tour, starting by seeing the koutoubia mosque; visiting the Saadian tombs and Bahia palace. After that, dive into the medina to discover its numerous secrets; including its huge maze of souk; breathtaking imperial architecture, and absorbing the atmosphere at djemaa El Fna, one of the world’s largest and busiest squares.
End your Marrakech City Tour by exploring the Majorelle Gardens; founded by the French designer Eve Saint-Laurent. Late afternoon back to your hotel.
Day 4: Marrakech-Ouarzazate-dist: 204 km
Today, you will head Southeast towards the High Atlas Mountains, followed by few stops for rest and for taking lovely photos. The zigzagging road takes you up to an altitude, reaching 2260 m with stunning views overlooking snow mountain peaks and remote Berber villages. Briefly after, drive down hills following the former caravan route to Telouet. Getting to “Ait ben haddou” which once was an important place for merchants to rest and trade on the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Go on walk and explore this UNESCO world heritage site since 1987. The ksar would have been a complete example of ancient pre-saharian architecture. Now it is a must seeing tourists attraction and an important location for movie makers.
Late in the afternoon ride for another 20 minutes to “Ouarzazate” for overnight at the hotel or riad.
Day 5: Ouarzazate-Todra gorges-dist: 244 km
Leave Ouarzazate by heading East along the route of one thousand kasbah; visit the 17th century “kasbah Amridil”; then continue through the “Roses valley” where Morocco’s most celebrated rose festival used for making rose water. Each May 3000-4000 tons of Roses may be gathered in a single week, when the harvest is over, the town hosts the Roses Moussem festival.
Afterwards, continue along the broad “Dades valley”; blessed with rich agricultural fields, and an astonishing numbers of Kasbahs. Visit its beautiful Gorges carved the by the dades river centuries ago; after while leave straight to Todra gorges for overnight stay.
Day 6: Todra Gorges-Merzouga-dist: 202 km
The sixth day of “11 days-Tangier desert tour“, debuts by a nice walk around the “Todra gorges” to better discover the two incredible mountain walls with sheer rock faces reaching 300 m in places.
You might also like to stretch your legs down the oasis, before you head to Merzouga. On the way, you will cross the city “Erfoud” known for the date harvest; held annually in October; the time for great activity in the region. Half an hour later, you will get to Erg chebbi with greeting by the Berbers accompanied by a glass of tea. Rest for few minutes, and then venture on camels to observe a magical sunset over the dunes; overnight at standard or luxury camp, dinner and breakfast included.
At night, you will enjoy your meal in a calm atmosphere, under sparkling sky lit stars; while the locals are playing on their drums instruments.
Day 7: Excursion around the dunes-dist: 82 km
Wake early in the morning to welcome the first sun rays on the dunes; have breakfast, then ride your camel back to the hotel. Meet your driver and leave for an excursion around the dunes; you will experience the nomad’s life style and enjoy a Gnawa music show with the locals, at the village khamlia.
Depending the rain season, you may also see the pink flamingo’s birds in a huge natural lake, around the village of Merzouga; Lunch in one of the Berber family’s house. Late afternoon return to the hotel for a second night.
Day 8: Merzouga-Midelt-Fes-dist: 470 km
Depart from Merzouga towards Fes, through Errachidia with its amazing green valley; and “Midelt” known as apple town. You will mostly ride through the Anti atlas mountains; traverse the Holm oak Azrou cedar forest, home for an impressive wild monkey “macaques” living locally.
Further on up the road; you will cross “Ifrane” the fascinate town known for heavy snowfalls during winter months; it often called “Morocco “Switzerland”.
Shortly after, you will arrive to Fes where you will finally retire at your accommodation “Riad”, located inside the old city.
Day 9: Fez-Full guided city tour
Today will be dedicated for Fez’s full day city tour with your professional local guide. Your visit begins by exploring the Royal palace and Jewish quarter; thereafter, you will enjoy a great panoramic view over the old town with its countless Mosques and monuments. You will then drive down and go to see the brilliant cobalt-blue pottery, that has been made in Fez since the 11th century.
Craftsmen still making it by hand in workshops; turning pots on a traditional potter’s wheel as has been the practice for centuries. As you wander around the city ramparts; your guide will lead you on a walk and dive into the medina to discover Fez’s highlights. Return to your hotel at late afternoon.
Day 10: Fez-Meknes-Chefchaouen-dist: 265 km
You will firstly visit “Meknes”, commonly known as the Versailles of Morocco with its extravagant palaces; terraced park and huge monuments, including the 18th century ornamented gate “Bab Mansour”.
Next is the Roman ruins and archaeological site of Volubilis; declared a UNESCO world heritage site for its historical interest in 1997. Visit and then leave straight to “Chefchaouen” the city nice city known for striking blue-washed buildings; explore the area by yourself and overnight. where you will spend a night.
Day 11: Chefchaouen-Tangier.dist: 123 km
If time allows, you might like to spend more time by the town, before your transfer immediate to Tangier ferry or airport, according to your leaving schedule.
What to pack For 11 Days-Tangier Desert Tour?
• Beverages; Sunglasses; Sun cream and Hat.
• Jeans for camel ride (shorts & skirts are not recommended, as the camel saddles are itchy, and it can cause skin irritation)
• Camera & phone charger.
• Warm cloths during winter season
WHAT DOES 11 DAYS-TANGIER DESERT TOUR INCLUDED?
√ Transportation in air-conditioned private car + Fuel.
√ Professional driver speaking your language.
√ Casablanca, Marrakech, Fès, Chefchaouen: accommodations (bb).
√ Ouarzazate, Dadès, Desert (Merzouga): accommodations (hb).
√ Marrakech: guided city tour including, the entrance fees to the Saadian tomb & Bahia palace
√ Fès: guided city tour.
√ Volubilis: guided visit.
√ Camel ride in the desert.
√ 1 lunch in a Berber family’s house in Merzouga (home-stay).
WHAT DOES 11 DAYS-TANGIER DESERT TOUR EXCLUDED?
Χ Lunches and drinks.
Χ Entrance fees to the Majorelle gardens in Marrakech.
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