10 Days from Tangier to Desert and Marrakech

Tour Provided by Morocco Nomad Tours

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Day 1: Tangier & Chefchaouen

You will start the first day by picking you up from the airport or your hotel in Tangier, the capital of north Morocco, the nearest city to Europe, where you can see THE WALLS OF TANGIER ANTIQUE, about 2200 meters that surround five old town, and KSAR AL KASBAH, also known as DAR EL MAKHZAN , and the BEG MOSQUE, that was changed to a church in time of Portugal colonialism, also you can have a look in the SPANICH CHURCH… before driving via Rif’s mountains to Tetaouen the “white dove” city with of Andalusia character located in the northwestern part of the kingdom of Morocco where the Artisanal School is and this is a charming opportunity to have a look on masters teaching apprentices traditional arts, after lunch we will continue discovering Tetaouen sights and monuments enjoying its breathtaking views to finally arriving to Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen that has a Spanish style, It was a trade point and road between Tetouan and Fez, it was colonized by Spanish in 1920 and to be independent with Moroccan independence. This charming city abounds with white and blue dyed houses, which give a sense of tranquility, comfort. This city contains several ancient districts, such us the KASBAH, SOUIKA…that deserve seeing then moving to waterfall of Ras el-Maa to get refreshed. Because this city is one of the touristic countries in Morocco, it is rich with craft stores, fancy restaurants and cafés, and five stars hotel where you can spend the night, or if you want to spend the night traditionally, you could stay in a Riad.

Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis - Meknes & Fes

This is the morning in CHEFCHAOUEN, a romantic warm weather; we will start our day by eating our breakfast, so that driving early towards Volubilis passing through Wazan and many other Rif’s mountain towns. Volubilis a Berber city, one of the historical monuments in Morocco, close to Meknes city about thirty kilometers. Many civilizations passed by, but ROMAN one had a great influence in it. And what attract people to this city is the great wall with its eight doors and some watchtowers that built with a ROMAN touch. It is the history starts for Morocco. Afterwards we will drive to Meknes city for lunch. After that, we will explore Meknes city; which located in the north of Morocco, a royal country known for its imperial past that exists since Morocco was ruler by the Alawite dynasty that governed it, after we will discover the monuments of this city and his imperial past that has remains such us the splendid gateway of Babb el-Mansour a hug door with vaults and mosaic tiles. To the south, the Sahrij Souani also called Norias Basin is a large pond of water accumulation 319m long and 149m wide its depth, after we will visit MOULAY ISMAIL’S HOLY PLACE, and we can have a walk on LHDIM SQUARE watching narrators and singers before driving to Fez city where we are goings to stay in specially at one of its awesome RIAD.

Day 3: Fes sightseeing

This is Fez, the scientific capital, the spiritual city of Fes. The second largest city of Morocco, it was a center of the Jewish community during the past historical times, it is currently a World Heritage site according to UNESCO classification, we will start visiting all the yummy sites which has a cultural and historical interest including the Royal Palace door, the Jewish headquarter, the number one Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will be sure that u will see all the historical site, such us the oldest established university in the world, Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region and in the world according to the UNESCO, hugging the largest mosque in the country, AL KARAOUINE MOSQUE. We will move to the TANNERY as well, so FEZ is famous on producing leathers, we find that the TANNERIES of SHWARARA is one of the famous tanneries in FEZ. And we will move to the Attarine historical center and Mulay Idriss, and many bother place deserve watching syck us DAR AL BATHA, EL BOUAANANIA SCHOOL, afterwards we will go to the center , NEW FEZ for lunch and to have a walk discovering the center of the city

Day 4 : Fes – Ifrane – Midelt -Ziz Valley - Erfoud & Merzouga

In this day we will take our way to Merzouga, but first passing through IFRAN This city known as Switzerland of Morocco, nearly to FEZ city, . IFRANE means caves in AMAZIGH. Ifrane attracts many visitors with its waterfalls, green nature, and European character they may come to skiing or sniping, afterwards taking the way to Midelt, that is famous on producing apples, we will discover its monuments enjoying its charming weather continuing our way to visit the monstrous Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, amused the view of the High Atlas Mountains. Until we reach the city of Errachidia that we are going to have a lunch in enjoying Berber hospitality. Moreover we will pass through the rich Ziz Valley, stopping at various stations to relish the view and take pictures en route to Erfoud and Rissani; ERFOUD the capital city of fossils that organize the DATES SEASON yearly, and RISSANI, Sijilmassa once upon time. In the evening, we will find ourselves at Merzouga Desert, where we will be welcoming by a glass of mint tea before leaving to your riad. Enjoy a special sunrise riding on a camel in Merzouga

Day 5: Merzouga - Sahara Desert & Camel Trek

In the five day we will find ourselves exploring MERZOUGA village, the earth of Middle Eastern. Merzouga made desert people specially, and Moroccan popularly discover the cultural diversity of their town, you will start the fifth day by riding on camels early to go catching the sunrise in one of the highland sands, a romantic look, with warm weather , where we can see sun of gold and sky colorizing by a yellow gold, After we will visit the Gnawa individuals, initially from Mali, Senegal and Sudan in their village Khamlia, where we can enrich our knowledge about their music and their way of life in the SAHARA. Furthermore, we will drive across the desert area to meet nomad families, talking them an learning about their lifestyle, how they live, how they are fighting life and for eat… the lunch of the day will consist of a historical and traditional Berber junket (Berber pizza). On the same, we will have the opportunity to visit the old city of Rissani which is surrounded by for about 360 ksar, nearly village that is not in the center of this small city. Once to Sijilmassa the city of AL ALOUIIN, that built in his hand the civilization of the Moroccan country, was a gathering point for the MALAH traders, afterwards will drive back to Merzouga, where we will ride on camels for 90 minutes to investigate the most highest sand dunes in Morocco, and to see the sundown. A caricature pictures of the magic nature that you will never forget. Finally, dinner will be eaten in the tent upon a rhythm of BERBER Gnawa music. Night will be required there.

Day 6: Sahara Desert - Todra Gorges & Dades Valley

One of the mean amassing things in this tour is that we will watch a unique sunrise on SAHARA DESERTE of MERZOUGA, sunrise that is growing between sand dunes, after this unforgotten moment we will go back to visitor houses riding our camels for tasty breakfast and bath. Afterwards we will drive through ERRISANI and ERFOUD the capital city of fossils arriving to “Tinghir” to the Todra valley. Tinghir is one of the most welcoming cities in Morocco for tourists from diverse place, that come to have some knowledge about its culture and people way of living , what make this city a monument place is its green oasis and TODRA GORGE, we may knock around under the 300 m high red slopes. We can see that the way is situated between two huge mountains. Here we will have a conventional Moroccan lunch. Lastly, we will reach Dades Valley for supper and to stay in our riad.

Day 7 : Dades Valley – Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou & Marrakech

In this day we will pass across DADES Valley , enjoying the charming beauty of the nature, towards KALAA MGOUNA that is famous on producing flower and water of flowers, also it is known on organizing the competition of the Miss QUEEN flower, arriving to Ouarzazate; a city that established in 1920, known as Hollywood Africa where many famous movies filmed there, the way towards AIT BEN HADDOU notorious for thousand of KASABAT, you will be grateful to have some chances to take some best photographic shots of this promenade. After we will have a break at AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH for lunch, it is classified as a World Heritage site. It is a collection of several traditional building side by side, that was built by El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chiefs in the start of the XXth Century, it is used to be one of his hideouts for his long journeys from the Sahara to Marrakech. Lastly we will go towards the High Atlas Mountains enjoying its panoramic views, and the invention of the green nature seeing Berber towns along the way about 90_minutes drive until we reach Marrakech, where we will spend the night in a traditional riad close to the medina. Explore the “red city of Morocco” Marrakech

Day 8: Marrakech tour

Today will be spending in exploring the red city of Morocco, Red Marrakesh could be the town that shows all of Morocco’s exotic culture and charm. Although JAMAA EL FNA and the KOUTOUBIA are one of the most prominent features in Morocco, particularly in the city of MAKKARECH, there are many other attractions worth seeing as well, and our guide will make you discover that. You may want getting around the back streets of the old town enjoying talk with MARRAKECH people; there are too funny and humble, and you may want to visit the Majorelle Garden that contain a blue villa with flowers of different types, it was left as a gift to Marrakech by the French painter Jacques Majorelle.
Discover the souks in Marrakech!
Afterwards we can take a moment for lunch. you may have time to discover the captivating souks( native markets ) it is the town’s star attraction you mustn’t miss the Babouche (shoes) Souk, Chouari (carpenter’s) open-air market, El-Attarine (perfume and spice) souk and the Cherratine (leather) souk and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna square where we can have some fun with people listening to their jokes, we can enjoy taking pictures with snakes in the evening, Marrakech become another world at night you will be shocked when seeing singers, narrators, dancers, and acrobatics of people and monkeys before going to the RIAD for night

Day 9: Day excursion to Essaouira

After breakfast our guide will drive you to ESSAOUIRA, a country that was inhabited by ancient civilizations such us the ROMANS, and PORTUGAL, and its 18th-century seaport fortress – UNESCO World Heritage. ESSAOUIRA offers to you many monuments to see and discover, such us; AL MALLAH also known as the Jewish Quarter or the merchants of the sultan, you will be thankful when our guide take you to the ISLAND of MOGADOR small island located near the city, it is one of the most important Phoenician sites. Essaouira is thought for its active winds most of the year so that It is called “the city of the wind” . You can enjoy the festival of “Gnawa music”, where several musical clubs come from diverse parts of the world. That day you may have lunch in a very Moroccan manner, or u can have a gridiron of fish. In the late afternoon, you may want to have a walk and explore by yourself and sit to feel the romantic magic of town, and u may choose to walk on Moulay el HASSAN Square that have an attractive location overlooking to Atlantic Ocean, the sunset there casts in the self a sense of love, romance, and tranquility. We can visit the SKALA Fortress and see THUYA wood cut by CRAFTSMANS. Similarly, we can also visit the ladies cooperatives of ARGAN oil. Today lunch will be served the Moroccan way with a crisp fish “cooked all together” at the fish showcase. In the evening we will take the way going back to Marrakech.
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Day 10: Marrakech to airport

The last day of the tour, you will be driven to one of the Marrakech airport, or you will be driven by your Morocco Safaris guide to Casablanca or Marrakech airport.

Include:

 

  • Tour in 4×4 vehicle/minibus with A/C
  • Fuel
  •  Driver-Guide
  • Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
  • 1 night in desert camp
  • Camel ride

Not Include:

 

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Lunch

Contact Info:

 

Phone: +212 659 757 327

Email: Morocconomadstours1@gmail.com

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