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Great Tour of Morocco from Tangier – 13 Days Tour from Tangier – Grand Tour of Morocco

Great Tour of Morocco from Tangier – 13 Days Tour from Tangier – Grand Tour of Morocco – Tour From Tangier to Tangier via Chefchaouen – Fez – Merzouga Camel Trekking – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

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All about the Great Tour of Morocco from Tangier – 13 Days Tour from Tangier – Grand Tour of Morocco.

Grand Tour of Morocco from Tangier - 13 Days Tour from Tangier - Grand Tour of Morocco - Tour From Tangier to Tangier via Chefchaouen - Fez - Merzouga Camel Trekking - the Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Day 1: Tangier

We will meet you at the airport or ferry port of Tangier and transfer you to the hotel, dinner, and accommodation.

Day 2: Tangier - Chefchaouen

After a good Moroccan breakfast, we will start our day with a panoramic overview of the city of Tangiers, its medina with its narrow and labyrinthine streets, its houses with arabesque doors, beautiful courtyards, gardens etc. There are a few preserved monuments in the Medina whose visit makes us feel unforgettable sensations. The gate of the entrance to the medina is to the large souk, but the best thing is to wander around the charming streets, since it is not a dangerous area, no one is in a hurry to reach any part, and as a result, it breathes a feeling of tranquility. We will take a drive around the Cape Sparta where we can see how close we are to Spain. Then we will go to visit the caves of Hercules located just 14 km outside Tangiers; an amazing place with an archaeology of significant value. Our route will continue toward Chefchaouen; the blue city, a medina whose charm and magically makes us disconnect from our daily routine because of the relaxed atmosphere that it offers us. It is located between the slopes of two mountain peaks and surrounded by cultivated fields which further highlight the blue and white of their homes, also it is away from the traditional tourist circuits. It has an irresistible charm; its narrow cobblestone alleyways, with its endless flights of stairs, houses with their traditional reddish tiles and colored in blue and white. Wandering aimlessly through the narrow and often steep alleys we will discover unpublished corners, patios, doors of all styles, flights of stairs that are lost after a bend and floors painted the same blue as the entrances of the houses, without doubt, you will discover one of the most photogenic cities in Morocco. Accommodation and breakfast in the hotel and dinner in the main square of Chefchaouen. Dinner and lodging.

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Fes

Our route will continue after a good breakfast with our destination of Fes; one of the four Imperial Cities and regarded as the religious and cultural center of the country and has become an important place for a large number of Moroccan students. After lunch we will have the afternoon to make the first contact with this city, entering its medina you feel that you have gone back in time. Small alleys where you are not allowed any other means of transport than donkeys, the tumult of the people moving through the labyrinth of narrow streets, shop in the endless souks, take a coffee in the terraces, step into the old Koranic schools and not forgetting to observe the thousands of craftsmen plying their trades. In Fes you can live in a world of fantasy away from everything that we consider normal, a scenario of djellabas, carpets and wonderful lamps: a real Aladdin’s cave, making it a different and special place to visit. Dinner and lodging.

Day 4: Fes

After breakfast today we will have the day free to know this city and all its most emblematic places at the hand of a local guide who will lead us to discover the Royal Palace, the Medina, the madrasas, the ancient religious centers, and the souks etc. This is certainly a very interesting cultural experience. Dinner and lodging.

Day 5: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga

Today we will depart early in the direction of the lakes of Ifrane which is one of the most curious cities of Morocco for its architecture and its European atmosphere. Ifrane has one of the most famous universities in the country and is the preferred destination of the more affluent Moroccans. We will also visit the forest of Cedars of Azrou, famous for its large Cedar “Gouraud”; the oldest and largest in the region. In this forest, hundreds of Barbary monkeys live; if you wish you may feed them. Our route will continue through the Middle Atlas and you will enjoy the scenery that this path offers us.

Our next stop will be Azrou (Rock); surrounded by hills, it is a perfect place to walk and enjoy the excellent views of the city and its surroundings, the main interest of the city is located in its craft cooperative, where women weave carpets and other people carve the cedar wood. We will continue to Midelt along the pass of Tizi n'Talghemt; or neck of the Camel, at 1907 meters of altitude; highlighted by its impressive mountains which are completely bare make it an interesting spot. We pass by Errachidia and by the massif of Tafilalet with stunning views of the palm grove then we continue until we reach Erfoud; "the door of the desert", by the tracks of the desert. Dinner and lodging.

Day 6: Merzouga - Khamlia - Dakar Rally Tracks - Chebbi Erg Dunes

Today after breakfast we leave in the direction of the desert to learn how the indigenous people of this area live and share a tea with them. We enter the door of the great Sahara desert where we can enjoy breath-taking scenery and watch nature as it changes, the mountains are left behind as it becomes the oasis, and where out of the nowhere a small village appears where time seems to have stopped, where people carry on a simple life with what is essential, surrounded by sandy horizons that never end and where there is a silence that encompasses these villages. Khamlia brings us closer to a small village where the people from black Africa have created their home, there they survive with their cattle and their lands and where we can enjoy a tea as we listen to their music. Mid-afternoon we return to our hotel where we will be waiting for the camels to take us to the high dunes of the desert and spend a night under a sky full of stars, you will be able to see for yourselves what the silence of the desert is like, surrounded by many kilometres of fine sand, enjoy the sunset in the middle of the golden dunes and spend an unforgettable night enjoying a tea and a dinner with the Berber nomads. Accommodation in the camp.

Day 7: Erg Chebbi - Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate

In the morning we recommend you rise very early in order to enjoy the dawn of the desert, a magic hour where the appearance of the sun on the horizon illuminates the vast sea of sand that extends along kilometres and which gradually changes the colours of the dunes that gain prominence with the rising of the sun; an experience which is sure to captivate you. We return to the hotel where you can take a shower and enjoy a good breakfast.

We will continue toward Rissani and make a stop to visit the bustling market where there is a special donkey parking area from where the villagers carry their products such as crafts, food, animals etc. to sell in the market, which amazes all travelers and tourists that pass through this city.

We will continue to Erfoud; an important city of fossil marble workshops and museums. We will continue toward the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad and reach the Todra Gorge where we will stop to have lunch and walk in one of the most visited places and tourist attractions in Morocco. The impressive spectacular and impressive gorges present as a canyon of vertical walls of reddish rock reaching to about 300 meters of height. Without any kind of hustle and bustle of people, it is a perfect place for a stroll and admire the nature in its purest state. Our route will continue through the Route of the 1000 Kasbahs; a tour of a series of authentic fortified towns with forts built of adobe with adornments of raw bricks, Located in a spectacular landscape where the desert and the mountain form ochre and red tones, the rivers create gorges that are transformed into fertile valleys, a most attractive route which continues as we pass through the valley of Roses where its inhabitants cultivate small plots of the botanical species Rosa Damascena; all in all a landscape worthy to admire with its contrast of colours. Our next stop will be Ouarzazate where we spend the night.

Day 8: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

Today after a good breakfast we will stop to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt; declared a UNESCO heritage site, was the residence of one of the most powerful governors in the region and is now the headquarters of an organization responsible for the conservation of Morocco´s architectural heritage. It was one of the most beautiful Kasbahs of Morocco, there is a lot to admire, inside the impressive thickness of its walls maintains the interior temperature and protects from the strength of the winds and the sand. We will continue our route until our arrival at the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou; another UNESCO site, located on a hill and next to the Ounila River it was the ancient way of the caravans between the Sahara and Marrakesh. This small town with its extraordinary beauty typically consists of overlapping houses and surrounded by a continuous wall, is also very well known for the filming of many famous movies such as: "Lawrence of Arabia", "the Sheltering Sky", the Kingdom of Heaven and Babel, among much more.

We will continue towards Marrakech crossing the pass of Tizi n'Tichka at 2260m of altitude which is the main pass of highest mountains in North Africa. We will make a few stops along the way to give you the opportunity to take photos and enjoy the adobe houses and small Berber villages as they blend with the reddish tone of the mountains that we will see on the way. We expect to be arriving in the middle of the afternoon in Marrakech, dinner, and lodging.

Day 9: Marrakech

After a good Moroccan breakfast, today is devoted to discovering the charms of Marrakech; with its medina is full of history, the spectacle of its narrow streets and alleyways, the colorful souks and the bustling Jemaa El Fna Square are some of the key points of this visit.

The Menara Gardens; a mirror of the Muslim paradise on earth, this peaceful garden is special for walking and its main charm is located in the central area, around a huge artificial pool, full of enormous fish. Legend says that these gardens were used by the sultans for their dating. The Saadian Tombs; perhaps one of the most visited places in Marrakech, were opened to the public in 1917 when they were first rediscovered. In this same garden, you can see more than 100 tombs decorated with mosaics, in them are buried the bodies of the servants and warriors of the Saadian dynasty. The Bahia Palace is a set of gardens built with the intention of being the biggest palace of all times and was the residence of the former Vizier, it includes a courtyard decorated with a central pond and surrounded by very ornate rooms. The Koutoubia Mosque; one of the most representative monuments of the city, stands out as a landmark with its 69mt high minaret, the tallest building in the city. Jemaa El Fna Square; it will surprise you by its enormous dimensions in spite of being located in the center of the medina. It is a real maze of streets and alleys; you will be amazed when the square entirely changes its scenario from a fabulous souk in the day and in the evening turns at night in a swarm of food stalls where the people gather for dinner. Dinner and lodging.

Day 10: Marrakech - Essaouira

Today our route will continue to the coastal town of Essaouira which is located on a small rocky promontory that is protected from to the sea. The Medina has a unique personality with its orderly streets making it different from other medinas. Its main business is the fishing, so that you cannot miss the colorful and lively spectacle of the boats returning to port, and savor the incomparable freshness of a good fish. Another feature of Essaouira is its immense beach of fine sand of about 10 kilometers; surprising and soothing with its tranquillity. Essaouira is a place that without any doubt will leave you with an unforgettable memory. Dinner and lodging.

Day 11: Essaouira - Casablanca - Rabat

Today we will drive to Casablanca; the economic capital of the country, and taking into account that his name is synonymous with the love, it constitutes an attractive destination. A large modern city where we will have a panoramic tour of the neighborhood of Anfa, the park of the nations, the Boulevard of the Corniche and the Hassan II Mosque where there is an optional extra to visit its interior. We continue to Rabat; protected by several walls, the medina reflects the spirit of the ancient city, its medina with its splendid carpet stalls, the artisans of brass etc…and its craftsmen who exercise their art under the gaze of passers-by. We will visit the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower among others. Dinner and lodging.

Day 12: Rabat - Asilah

Today we go toward Asilah, a city of artists and famous for its white medina. With its ramparts and cultural life, its restored narrow streets and white houses are a real wonder. It is surrounded by walls with three monumental gates which allow you to enter the medina where the 15th century Al Kamra Tower can be seen in the square. Asilah is a real jewel of Moorish and Spanish architecture which remains high on a cultural scale with a lot of charm.

Dinner and lodging.

Day 13: Asilah - Tanger

Today we will have the day free to enjoy the beach and Asilah, at the agreed time we will leave in the direction of Tangier to the port so you can take the ferry back to the mainland or airport and end of our services.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up at your hotel/airport
  • Private Transport in 4x4 / minibus A/C
  • Fuel
  • Driver Guide speaks English
  • Hotels/Riads in HB
  • Night at nomadic or Luxury tent in HB
  • Camel Trekking (one per person)
  • Sandboarding
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals in the middle of the day
  • Beverages
  • Entrance to monuments

If what we are proposing is not suitable for what you are looking for, make us your proposal of the days that you prefer and we will offer another alternative to this trip.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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Overall Rating
4/5
Duncan Econo
Reviewed On 05/05/2016
4/5

This has been one of the best travel tours I have had a chance to experience in my life time. I am totally and utterly amazed by this tour. I wish I had taken a better camera with me, but thankfully the tour operator provided his spare one that worked just fine.

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