13 Days Highlight Morocco Tour From Tangier To Marrakesh

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Highlight Morocco Tour is an exciting mix of culture and history, this complete 12-day itinerary covers all highlights of Morocco’s historic Imperial cities, Tangier, Chafchaouen Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech with additional time dedicated to Chefchaouen, and Fes. You’ll start in Tangier on the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar and take your way south to lovely Marrakech. Morocco’s exceptional architecture, ornate artisanship, delicious food, and bustling souks are sure to leave you charmed and let you enjoy the magic of the highlight of the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi with an experience of the silence of the Sahara desert and the beauty of the canyon of Todra gorges and the charming of the valley of the roses. This itinerary will take you to visit the wonderful 17th-century Unesco Heritage Kasbah Ait Benhaddou ….and cross the Atlas Mountains and see the goats climbing argan trees. Who Am I? I am an 43 years old 💪assistant professor👩‍🏫, I always try to take vacations and visit new cities🧑‍✈️. PRICE INCLUDES • 12 Days Transportation in Private Mini-Van with A/C • 10 Nights’ in Authentic Moroccan Riads & 01 Night at "Berber Tents” Luxury Desert Camp • Camel trekking to spend the night in a "Berber Tents with private toilet and Hot Shower " in the middle of Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi Dunes • All breakfasts and 04 Dinners (Sahara desert, Dades Gorges and Ouarzazate) • English speaking driver / guide for the entire trip • English – speaking city guides in imperial cities like Marrakech and Fes PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDES • Lunches & 07 Dinners (Chafchaouen, Fez, Essaouira and Marrakech) • Entrance Fees • Beverages (Drinks) • Airfare • Tips for guide, drivers • Travel insurance WHAT TO BRING? • Money: bring all the money you need in Morocco small currencies. • Mosquito repellent • Sunscreen • Hat or scarf • Bathing suit • A jacket I am waiting for you to discover Morocco together💚💃
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Day 1-3
Day 1 – Tangier – Chefchaouen (3 Hours Drive Road) We will meet you in Tangier in the morning and drive to the nearest city, Chefchaouen, situated in the Rif Mountains.The views of the valley and villages are panoramic and breathtaking. It is spectacularly photogenic! As you stroll through the narrow cobbled streets and azure walls of the medina. You will have lunch in a local restaurant with time to shop for local handicrafts, such as wool garments and woven blankets, in the main square of the medina. You will stay 3nights in an authentic Moroccan riad, including bed and breakfast.


Day 3-4
Day 3 – Chefchaouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes (4 Hours Drive Road) This morning after breakfast, we will travel to the nearby city Meknes, the third Imperial city of Morocco. Meknes is known as “The Versailles of Morocco,” for its elaborately decorated gateways. We will visit the Bab El Khamis and Bab El Mansour, two of the most beautiful gateways, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Later on, we will head to the village of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a place of pilgrimage for Moroccans. We will stop here for lunch. Afterward we will explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city dates from the third century BC and is amazingly well preserved, including several mosaics. After this visit, we will continue our drive toward Fes where you will stay overnight in an authentic Moroccan riad, including bed and breakfast.


Day 4-5
Day 4 – Fes, Tour of the City with a Local Guide After breakfast you will start your journey to the most amazing places in Fes. We will visit the medina, the old city with its ramparts and alleys, and the famous medieval tanneries. We will also explore the Karaouine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima Al-Fihri and considered the most magnificent and historic religious attraction in the city. After a break for lunch, we will discover the superb architecture of the Merenid Tomb, the Madrasa Bou Inania, the Al-Attarin Madrasa, and the Neijarin Fountain. We will also visit a donkey fondouk and a souk known for handcrafts, edible goods, copperware, and pottery. You will stay overnight in an authentic Moroccan riad, including bed and breakfast.


Day 5-6
Day 5 – Fez – Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz valley – Erfoud – Merzouga (5 Hours Drive Road) After breakfast we will leave Fez toward Merzouga passing through Ifran, known as the Switzerland of Morocco for its architecture and climate. You will be enchanted by the cedar forests of Azrou and its friendly monkeys. We will stop for lunch at Midelt and afterwards continue through the Middle Atlas Mountains and past the nomads that live there. The views are both spectacular and varied; thick forests, volcanic rock, soaring cliffs and valleys of palm trees. In the town of Erfoud, we will visit an amazing fossil factory and learn how they excavate, polish, and shape trilobites, orthoceras, ammonites, and other fossils into beautiful objects. We will continue on to Merzouga.

Erg Chebbi

Day 6-7
Day 6 – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Tamrdanite – Khamlia Hassi El-Bied (2 Hours Drive Road) In the morning after breakfast, your excursion will start from the tents taking you through the sand-sea dunes near the Algerian border where you will have a chance to take photos and see the black volcanic rocks. We will also have the opportunity to meet a nomad family and learn about their nomadic lifestyle. We will pass close to tiny Berber villages, like Tamrdanite, before we reach Khamlia. In the tiny desert village of Khamlia, we will be treated to a performance of Gnawa music, a spiritual and hypnotic form of music that has been played for centuries by the black people who live here. Gnawa music is internationally recognized and is said to have healing properties.Along our short drive today, you will be enchanted with the view of the lake at Ait Sareji, especially In springtime, when it attracts pink flamingos and many other birds. We will return to the Camp for a rest and to get ready for your next adventure; camel trekking! You will ride these Ships of the Desert into the heart of the Sahara, witnessing a spectacular sunset through the dunes. Back at the Dunes Luxury Camp you will enjoy another night of Berber food and countless stars.


Day 7-8
Day 7 – Erg Chebbi – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Boumalne Dades (3- 4 Hours Drive Road) Set your alarm to wake up early this morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the dunes! It is a moment not to be missed. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious breakfast before we continue our adventure by car to the city of Rissani, the former capital of the Alawite Sultans. Rissani was once an important market for caravans traveling the sub-Saharan region, and it is still an impressive market to visit today. We will take a walk through the local market and traditional souk. We will also see the ruins of Sijilmassa, the Moulay Ali Cherif Gate, and visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, where the father of the founder of the Alawite Dynasty is buried. This is a wonderful destination for those who wish to learn some of the history of the country, as well as visiting the Gate itself. We will stop in Tinjdad, where we will have lunch. We will continue on the road along the river until we reach the Gorges, where we will stop and walk through this magnificent natural structure with its incredibly high rock walls (up to 300 meters). This stunning place has been featured in many films. Later, we will pass through the Boumalne Du Dades, and there will be time to explore its rock formations often compared to human figures and monkey’s fingers. You will stay overnight in an authentic Moroccan riad, including bed and breakfast.


Day 8-9
Day 8 – Dades Valley – Boutghrar – El Kelaa M’gouna – Skoura – Ourzazate (4 Hours Drive Road) After breakfast, we will begin our journey through the valley of Dades, enjoying its beautiful vistas. Next, we will take you for a drive over the wonderful Pist Mil Kasbah, accessible only by 4×4, passing by quaint Berber villages, such as Boutghrar. You will have the opportunity to meet some Berber nomads who live in the caves there. We then continue to El Kelaa M’gouna (the Valley of Roses), where roses are grown and processed into perfumes, oils, and lotions, and where you will have a break for lunch. We will head to Ourzazate by crossing the beautiful palm grove oasis in Skoura, where you will see many exotic Kasbahs, such as the Amerhidil Kasbah. When we reach Ourzazate, you will stay overnight in an authentic Moroccan riad, including dinner and breakfast.

Aït Benhaddou

Day 9-10
Day 9 – Ourzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Tizi N’Tichka Pass – Marrakech (4 Hours Drive Road) After your breakfast, we will depart for Marrakech. Our first stop will be at the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next we will visit Atlas Studios, the largest movie studio in the world and host to such famous films and television shows as Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, Gladiator, The Man Who Would Be King, Vikings, Game of Thrones, and Aladdin, as well as several James Bond and Jason Bourne movies. After a break for lunch, we will drive through the Tizi N’Tichka Pass which offers superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and small Berber villages. You will spend the night at an authentic Moroccan riad, with bed and breakfast included.


Day 10-11
Day 10 – Marrakech, Tour of the City with a Local Guide. Today, after breakfast you will have a full day to tour and discover Marrakech, the famous Red City. Your guide will take you to the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech, including the 19th century Bahia Palace, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the Majorelle Gardens. You will have lunch in the Medina and also have an opportunity to visit the famous Souks, where the merchants sell everything from leather and carpets to spices and jewelry. Jemaa el-Fnaa is perhaps the most famous town square on earth. From ancient times until today, tradesmen, snake charmers, acrobats, magicians, mystics, musicians, and monkey trainers have populated this UNESCO World Heritage site. You will spend the night at an authentic Moroccan riad, with bed and breakfast included.


Day 11-12
Day 11 – Marrakech – Essaouira (3.5 Hours Drive Road) This morning after breakfast, we will leave the imperial city of Marrakech for the coastal city of Essaouira, famous for its beautiful fortress, the Gnaoua Music Festival and international windsurfing competitions. Essaouira is renowned for its kitesurfing and windsurfing, since the powerful trade winds blow almost constantly onto the protected, waveless bay. Essaouira is also a center of argan oil production. It has become a tourist attraction due to the tree-climbing goats who are unique to the region, as argan trees are the only type the goats climb. With its animated port, colourful marketplace and history of artists seeking inspiration, Essaouira is full of life, full of light, and full of magic. You will spend the night at an authentic Moroccan riad, with bed and breakfast included.

Sidi Kaouki

Day 12-13
Day 12 – Essaouira – Chichaoua – Marrakech. (3.5 Hours Drive Road) After breakfast we will drive you out of Essaouira about 20 Km to one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Morocco called “Sidi Kaouki” to enjoy a half day of swimming and relaxing. We will have a delicious seaside lunch there and later on we will drive back to Marrakech. Overnight with bed and breakfast in your Riad.


Day 13
Day 13 – Marrakech After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport at your flight time. If you have time you can enjoy Hammam and have a great experience or we can discuss any further activity till you plan time.
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