10 Days Tour From Tangier to Marrakech

10 Days

Overview

Tangier, a captivating city located at the northernmost tip of Morocco, offers a perfect starting point for exciting journeys throughout the country. Known for its unique blend of European and Moroccan influences, Tangier has long been a melting pot of cultures and a gateway to Africa.

Exploring Tangier itself is a delight. Begin by wandering through the narrow streets of the medina, where vibrant markets, aromatic spices, and traditional crafts fill the air. Marvel at the architectural beauty of the Kasbah, with its imposing fortress walls and panoramic views of the city and the Strait of Gibraltar. Don’t miss a visit to the American Legation Museum, which showcases the historical ties between Morocco and the United States.

From Tangier, the opportunities for adventure are endless. Head east towards the captivating city of Fes, often called the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys of the UNESCO-listed Fes medina, discover the intricate craftsmanship of the tanneries, and visit the ancient University of Al Quaraouiyine, one of the oldest educational institutions in the world.

Another remarkable journey awaits as you travel south to the imperial city of Meknes. Explore the grandeur of the Bab Mansour gate, visit the monumental Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling medina. Nearby, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis beckon, with well-preserved mosaics and a fascinating glimpse into Morocco’s ancient past.

No trip from Tangier would be complete without venturing into the Sahara Desert. Embark on an epic journey towards Merzouga, where the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi await. Experience the thrill of a camel trek through the golden sands, witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, and spend a night under the twinkling desert stars in a traditional nomadic camp. The vastness and tranquility of the Sahara will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

For those seeking a coastal escape, travel west from Tangier to the charming town of Asilah. Known for its picturesque white-washed buildings, vibrant murals, and sandy beaches, Asilah offers a serene retreat by the Atlantic Ocean. Explore its lively medina, stroll along the seaside promenade, and indulge in delicious seafood dishes at local restaurants.

Tangier’s strategic location also makes it a perfect starting point for day trips to nearby gems such as Chefchaouen, the “Blue City” known for its enchanting blue-painted streets, and the stunning Cap Spartel, where the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea meet.

With its rich history, cultural diversity, and convenient access to other captivating destinations, Tangier is a gateway to unforgettable journeys throughout Morocco. Whether you seek ancient cities, breathtaking landscapes, or a taste of authentic Moroccan hospitality, Tangier is the perfect starting point for your Moroccan adventure.

Highlights

  • Explore Tangier as the first point and see its famous tourist areas.
  • Visit Chefchaouen the Blue Pearl and enjoy its colorful streets.
  • Go throughout the Roman ruins of Volubilis and enjoy Meknes's main charms
  • discover the city of Fes, the capital of science in Morocco and find the most attractive sites
  • Enjoy the panoramic Atlas mountains on the way
  • Merzouga exploration and practice Sahara activities
  • Drop a visit to the gorges of Todra and Dades
  • Explore The capital cities of cinema Ouarzazate and Ait Ben haddou kasbah
  • Revel the international destination of Marrakech and discover its historical sites

Itinerary

On the first day of your 10-day tour from Tangier to Marrakech, we will be there to greet you at the airport or pick you up from your accommodation, marking the beginning of an incredible journey.

Our exploration starts in Tangier, the vibrant capital of the north, where we will delve into the city's rich culture and history. We'll visit iconic landmarks such as the Cave of Hercules and immerse ourselves in the charm of the Kasbah and the captivating old medina. A delightful lunch at a local restaurant, serving authentic Moroccan cuisine, will be the perfect way to indulge our taste buds.

Next, we'll embark on a scenic drive to the enchanting city of Chefchaouen, located just 80 kilometers away from Tangier. This picturesque town, often referred to as "the Blue Pearl," will captivate you with its mesmerizing blue hues adorning the streets, walls, and staircases. As the day draws to a close, we'll settle into a comfortable local hotel in Chefchaouen, where a delicious dinner awaits.

On the second day of our trip, we will bid farewell to Chefchaouen after enjoying a delightful breakfast at our accommodation. Before we depart, we will wander through the narrow, blue-painted streets, capturing beautiful photographs to cherish the memories.

Our journey continues as we head south towards the ancient Roman city ruins of Volubilis. Here, we will have the opportunity to marvel at the architectural wonders of this bygone civilization and capture stunning images amidst the remnants of majestic pillars.

After immersing ourselves in the history of Volubilis, we will make our way to the imperial city of Meknes. This city is renowned for its historical sites, and we will be sure to visit the grand Bab Mansour, one of the largest and most impressive doors in all of Africa, boasting a rich history spanning centuries.

Our next destination is Fes, and after a satisfying lunch in Meknes, we will embark on a one-hour drive to reach this ancient city. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel or Riad, where we will enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night, recharging our energy for the guided city tour that awaits us the following day.

Prepare to go for a fascinating guided tour through the captivating city of Fes, where centuries of history and culture come alive. After a hearty breakfast at our hotel or Riad, our knowledgeable guide will lead us through the labyrinthine streets and alleys of the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Our first stop will be at the impressive Bab Boujloud, the iconic blue gate that marks the entrance to the old city. As we venture deeper into the medina, we will be enveloped by the sights, sounds, and aromas of this bustling ancient marketplace. Marvel at the intricately decorated mosques, traditional riads, and vibrant souks brimming with local handicrafts, spices, and textiles.

We'll make our way to the renowned Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, one of the oldest continually operating universities in the world. This architectural marvel boasts stunning tilework and serene courtyards. As we explore the medina further, we will stumble upon hidden gems such as the tanneries, where skilled craftsmen still use age-old techniques to produce vibrant leather goods.

No visit to Fes would be complete without experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of the Chaouwara Tanneries. Observe the fascinating process of leather dyeing, where vibrant natural pigments transform raw materials into exquisite products.

Our guide will also introduce us to the rich history and culture of Fes, sharing intriguing stories and insights into the city's past. We'll learn about the importance of Fes in Moroccan art, music, and literature, and witness the fusion of Islamic and Andalusian architectural styles in landmarks like the Bou Inania Madrasa.

During our tour, we'll savor the flavors of Fes by indulging in traditional Moroccan cuisine. We'll sample mouthwatering dishes such as tagines, couscous, and delectable pastries, immersing ourselves in the culinary delights of the region.

As the day draws to a close, we'll reflect on the incredible sights and experiences of our Fes city tour. The richness of the city's history, the warm hospitality of its people, and the vibrant tapestry of its culture will leave a lasting impression as we bid farewell to Fes and prepare for the next leg of our journey through Morocco.

As the sun rises, we embark on a memorable journey from Fes to Merzouga, a gateway to the enchanting Erg Chebbi desert. Setting off early, we cross the Middle Atlas region, marveling at the changing landscapes along the way.

Our first stop is the picturesque village of Ifrane, often called the Switzerland of Morocco. Here, we take a moment to appreciate the charming European-style architecture and the serene atmosphere that surrounds us.

Continuing our drive, we enter the forests of Azrou, known for their thriving population of wild macaque monkeys. We pause to observe these playful creatures in their natural habitat, capturing unforgettable moments with our cameras.

As hunger beckons, we make our way to Midelt City, nestled in the heart of the Middle Atlas. Here, we savor a delicious lunch, energizing ourselves for the adventures ahead.

Our route then takes us through the breathtaking Ziz valley, where we are greeted by awe-inspiring vistas of palm groves, lush greenery, and the winding Ziz River. This scenic drive provides ample opportunities to capture the beauty of this remarkable valley.

Passing through Erfoud, a series of arid villages, we inch closer to our destination - Merzouga. As we approach the majestic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, our excitement mounts. The golden hues of the desert landscape beckon us, promising a captivating experience.

Arriving at our hotel in Merzouga, we are greeted by the warmth of traditional Moroccan hospitality. We take a moment to soak in the tranquility and serenity of the desert surroundings before settling in for the night, eagerly anticipating the adventures that await us in the vast and mystical Erg Chebbi desert.

In the morning, we begin our exploration of Merzouga, a captivating destination nestled in the heart of the Moroccan desert. Our day is filled with exciting activities and unforgettable experiences.

We start by venturing into the Erg Chebbi dunes, towering golden sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. We have the opportunity to embark on an exhilarating camel trek, riding through the undulating sands while savoring the serene ambiance of the desert. The rhythmic swaying of the camels and the vastness of the desert landscape create a truly immersive experience.

As we traverse the dunes, we take breaks to capture breathtaking photographs and admire the ever-changing shapes and shadows cast by the sun. The peace and tranquility of the desert envelop us, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Next, we visit a traditional Berber nomadic village, where we have the privilege of meeting and interacting with the friendly locals. They graciously share insights into their nomadic lifestyle, traditions, and customs. We gain a deeper understanding of their resilience and adaptability in this harsh desert environment.

To further enrich our experience, we indulge in a delicious traditional lunch amidst the enchanting surroundings of the desert. The flavors of Moroccan cuisine tantalize our taste buds, as we savor aromatic tagines, fragrant couscous, and refreshing mint tea.

In the afternoon, we embark on an exhilarating 4x4 off-road adventure, traversing the rugged terrain of the desert. Our experienced driver guides us through thrilling sandy tracks, providing an adrenaline-pumping ride while showcasing the raw beauty of the landscape.

As the day draws to a close, we find ourselves captivated by the mesmerizing sunset over the dunes. The sky is painted in vivid hues of orange and gold, casting a magical glow over the desert. We bask in the serenity of this moment, cherishing the awe-inspiring beauty of nature.

Finally, we make our way back to our accommodation, where we can relax and reflect on the remarkable experiences of the day. The memories we have created in Merzouga will forever remain etched in our hearts, reminding us of the extraordinary beauty and tranquility of the desert.

Our journey starts as we leave behind the mesmerizing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. We will set off towards the historical town of Rissani, known for its vibrant markets and ancient architecture. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere as you wander through the labyrinthine streets, and perhaps indulge in some local delicacies.

Continuing our adventure, we will make our way to the majestic Todgha Gorges, where towering cliffs surround a picturesque riverbed. Be prepared to be amazed by the dramatic rock formations and stunning scenery as you take a leisurely stroll through the narrow canyon. Capture the beauty of the rugged landscape and feel the serenity of this natural wonder.

Leaving Todgha Gorges behind, we will venture into the scenic Dades Valley, also known as the "Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs." Marvel at the breathtaking views of the lush green palm groves, fertile fields, and towering kasbahs that dot the landscape. Enjoy a leisurely drive along the winding road, taking in the stunning vistas and capturing memorable photographs.

The following morning, you will eat breakfast at the same hotel before making your way through the many Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, a popular filming location. We'll stop in Kalaat Mgouna, the heart of the rose valley, en route so that we can tour the regional cooperative for the rose business.

For the next stop on our unique tour of Morocco, we will go to Ait Ben Haddou, a kasbah constructed in the 19th century by Et Hami El Glaoui and now included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains, constructed it in the 19th century, and it is now home to numerous Glaoui people. Last but not least, we head for Marrakech, where you'll spend the night in a riad and get ready for the guided city tour the following day.

Begin your journey in the heart of the red city, where the bustling medina beckons with its winding alleyways and bustling souks. Lose yourself in a sensory wonderland as you navigate through a kaleidoscope of colors, bargaining for treasures and immersing yourself in the local customs.

Wander through the historic district, where architectural wonders await at every turn. Marvel at the majestic Koutoubia Mosque, an iconic landmark that reaches for the sky, and soak in the spiritual ambiance that permeates the air.

Discover the opulence of the Bahia Palace, a true masterpiece of Moroccan craftsmanship. Traverse its intricate courtyards, adorned with beautiful mosaics and lush gardens, and transport yourself to a bygone era of lavish lifestyles.

Escape the bustling streets and find tranquility in the serene Jardin Majorelle. Lose yourself amidst the exotic flora, vibrant blue buildings, and enchanting water features, all meticulously crafted to create a harmonious oasis.

As the sun sets, the lively atmosphere of Djemaa el-Fna Square comes alive. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this UNESCO World Heritage site, as performers, storytellers, and street vendors create a sensory feast. Indulge in mouthwatering street food, savor the melodies of traditional music, and soak up the vibrant ambiance that makes Marrakech truly unique.

On the penultimate day of our adventure, we embark on a private excursion to the enchanting city of Essaouira. Departing from Marrakech, our journey takes us through picturesque landscapes adorned with magnificent argan trees. Along the way, we may be fortunate enough to witness the playful sight of wild lambs skillfully climbing these trees in search of their precious nuts.

Arriving in Essaouira, we immerse ourselves in the rich history and architectural wonders that grace the city's Medina. With influences from Portuguese and Andalusian cultures, the Medina holds a special allure and has earned its well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage status. As we wander through the charming streets, we savor the vibrant atmosphere and indulge in the delightful culinary offerings that Essaouira is renowned for. After a day of exploration and indulgence, we retire to our accommodation, cherishing the memories created in this captivating city.

Arriving back in Marrakech, we take a moment to appreciate the journey we've shared together. From the bustling streets of Marrakech to the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert, we have explored the diverse landscapes and immersed ourselves in the vibrant culture of Morocco. We take pride in ensuring that you have visited all the must-see tourist attractions and have had an exceptional tour that exceeds your expectations.

As we conclude our 10-day odyssey, we hope that this journey has left an indelible mark on your heart and ignited a desire to return and explore even more of Morocco's wonders. We bid you farewell, knowing that you have experienced the best that Morocco has to offer and that this adventure will be etched in your memory for years to come.

Includes

  • dinner and breakfast
  • transportation
  • 9 nights at Hotels/Riads
  • Make stop everywhere
  • English speaking driver

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

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10 Days Tour From Tangier to Marrakech

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