10 Days Desert Tour from Tangier
Experience this 10-day odyssey through the enchanting landscapes and cultural wonders of Morocco, commencing in the vibrant city of Tangier. Your journey unfolds with the discovery of Tangier’s iconic landmarks, including the Hercules Cave and Cape Spartel. Traverse the scenic Rif mountains, where the blue streets of Chefchaouen beckon, and the ancient Roman legacy of Volubilis awaits exploration.
Delve into the imperial grandeur of Meknes and Fes, cities pulsating with historical richness and vibrant cultural tapestries. Explore Ifrane, renowned as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” for its architectural allure. Encounter the Barbary macaques in the Cedar Forest, forging a unique connection with these captivating creatures.
The pinnacle of your adventure awaits with a camel trek in the Merzouga Sahara, where the mesmerizing desert sunsets and sunrises paint an otherworldly canvas. Traverse the vast dunes and explore the wonders of Todra and Dades Gorges, adorned with historical Kasbahs steeped in Morocco’s narrative.
Returning to Marrakech, brace yourself for an awe-inspiring crossing of the High Atlas Mountains, navigating the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tichka pass. This route unveils Morocco’s most breathtaking scenery. Your 10-day Moroccan sojourn concludes in Marrakech, leaving you with a trove of cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the rich culture and diverse landscapes that make Morocco truly extraordinary.
- Visit Tangier city.
- Discover the blue-hued beauty of Chefchaouen city and its enchanting blue streets.
- Explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis.
- Witness the main attractions of Meknes city.
- Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Fes city, the oldest city in Morocco.
- Enjoy the scenic journey along the Atlas road.
- Explore the mesmerizing dunes of Merzouga.
- Discover the breathtaking Todgha Gorges and Dades Valley.
- Visit the renowned filmmakers’ destination, Ouarzazate, and the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou.
- Explore the vibrant city of Marrakech.
- Visit Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco.
- Return to Tangier.
- Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C.
- English-speaking driver.
- Camel ride.
- Breakfasts & dinners
- Lunches & drinks.
- Entrance fees to monuments, if any.
Enjoy your extraordinary 10-day Moroccan odyssey in the dynamic city of Tangier. Best in Morocco Tours ensures a seamless start by picking you up from your preferred location, whether it's your hotel, the airport, or the port. Tangier, often referred to as "the bride of the north," boasts a strategic location where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, near the captivating Cape Spartel.
Begin your adventure with a comprehensive tour of Tangier, exploring renowned sites such as the iconic Hercules Cave and Cape Spartel. Enjoy a complimentary lunch as you immerse yourself in the allure of this enchanting city. The day continues with a picturesque inland journey to Chefchaouen, passing through the charming Tetouan and the scenic Rif mountains.
Keep an eye out for panoramic viewpoints along the way. Your first night promises comfort and relaxation at a hotel in the mesmerizing city of Chefchaouen.
After a delightful breakfast, take the opportunity to wander through the enchanting streets of Chefchaouen, renowned for their captivating blue hues. Best in Morocco Tours invites you to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this picturesque city.
Next, our journey unfolds as we head to Volubilis, a historical site hosting ancient Roman ruins impeccably preserved and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the stunning mosaics, ancient pillars, and archways that provide a fascinating glimpse into Morocco's rich Roman history.
Traveling 30 kilometers brings us to Meknes, one of the imperial cities and the former Ismaili capital. In Meknes, explore notable landmarks such as Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. The day culminates in Fes, where a restful night awaits you in a traditional Riad.
Begin your day with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation after a satisfying breakfast. Fes, renowned as one of Morocco's imperial cities, stands as a vibrant center of culture and religious heritage. The adventure commences at the Royal Palace gate, offering a glimpse into the city's regal magnificence. Step into the meticulously preserved medieval Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and pass through the iconic Blue Gate, known as Bab Boujloud.
Navigate the labyrinthine Medina with the guidance of a local expert, granting you access to significant sites such as the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, and the Tanneries, each reflecting the city's rich history and exceptional craftsmanship. The day unfolds with a visit to the Quaraouin mosque and university, recognized as the world's oldest university.
Your exploration extends to the Jewish quarter, often referred to as "the Mellah," providing insights into the diverse cultural tapestry of the city. Concluding the day is a drive to an ancient fortress, treating you to panoramic views of Fes and its Medina, marking the end of a day filled with cultural and historical treasures. Best in Morocco Tours ensures an immersive and memorable experience throughout your journey.
Heading to our next destination in the fourth day. Your first stop is Ifrane, often referred to as "Morocco's Switzerland," renowned for its chilly climate, alpine-style architecture, and snowy landscapes. Immerse yourself in the Cedar Forest, a habitat for Barbary macaques, providing a unique opportunity to observe and interact with these captivating creatures. The next leg of your journey takes you to Midelt, where a delightful lunch awaits. Travel through the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass, descending into the Ziz valley, where breathtaking panoramic views unfold. In the afternoon, arrive at the Merzouga Sahara desert.
Experience the magic as you transition to camelback, traversing the sandy dunes and pausing to witness the mesmerizing sunset from the summit of a towering dune. Your destination is a desert camp that seamlessly blends traditional nomadic tents with hotel comforts. Under the starlit sky, indulge in the rhythms of Berber drum music, dance around a bonfire, and retire for the night, surrounded by the tranquility of the desert. Best in Morocco Tours ensures a seamless and enchanting experience throughout your journey.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast, setting the stage for a day filled with exploration in the captivating Merzouga region. This area boasts a wealth of natural wonders, from expansive sand dunes to picturesque lakes, fascinating mines, fossil-rich sites, and serene oases. Take full advantage of the outdoor activities available to you in this diverse and enchanting landscape.
Begin your adventure by off-roading to an ancient eyeliner mine near Merzouga, uncovering the unique history and beauty of the region. Continue your journey with a visit to a nomadic family, where you'll step inside their traditional handwoven tent, gaining insights into their way of life and enjoying a cup of authentic Berber tea.
Next on the itinerary is the Khamlia village, home to the Gnaoua community. Immerse yourself in their culture and music, experiencing the rich traditions of residents from Sub-Saharan African countries like Mali, Sudan, and Niger. You'll have the option to savor an authentic lunch at a local restaurant.
Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through the lush palm grove, appreciating the tranquility of the surroundings. Continue your exploration with a visit to Merzouga's wild lake, known as the Flamingo Lake, where you can marvel at the beauty of the landscape.
As the day comes to a close, return to Merzouga for an evening of delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in a hotel room
Awaken to the enchanting beauty of the desert sunrise on this memorable day. Whether you opt for breakfast or not, your journey begins with a departure from the desert, heading first to Rissani. This vibrant town, once the capital of Tafilalet, remains a lively commercial hub, especially on souk days (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays). Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the souk before continuing to Erfoud.
In Erfoud, you'll have the opportunity to explore one of the fossilized marble workshops, gaining insights into the intricate craftsmanship of this unique geological treasure. Travel through the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad, and as you approach the Todra Gorges, the landscape transforms into a canyon of towering red cliffs carved by the Todra River. This breathtaking location is a haven for rock climbers and a perfect spot for leisurely exploration.
You have the option to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, after which your journey continues to the Dades Valley via Boumalne Dades. Along the way, marvel at the "monkey fingers" rock formation and stop at a vantage point that offers panoramic views of the Dades Valley. As the day concludes, indulge in a delightful dinner and find rest in the comfort of a well-appointed hotel. Best in Morocco Tours ensures that every moment of your desert exploration is filled with wonder and discovery.
Embark with the best morocco tours on another day of discovery as you depart from the enchanting Dades Valley, setting your course for Marrakech. Along the way, you'll traverse the picturesque Rose Valley, known for its vibrant Rose Festival held annually in May. This festival becomes a lively marketplace where locals showcase and sell an array of rose-infused products, from fragrances to rose water, oil, and cosmetics.
As you journey through the palm groves of Skoura, a visit to Amredhyle's Kasbah awaits, providing insights into the local architecture and historical significance. The road then leads you to Ouarzazate, renowned for its film studios that have played a crucial role in the creation of numerous cinematic masterpieces. Take the opportunity to explore these studios and witness firsthand the magic of the film industry.
Ouarzazate also boasts the Taourirt Kasbah, a historic site that invites exploration. Your adventure unfolds as you proceed to the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a setting for various acclaimed movies and TV shows. Extend your journey to the Telouet Kasbah, adding another layer to your exploration of Morocco's rich history and culture.
The final leg of the day takes you through the majestic High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Along this scenic route, you'll pause at captivating locations for a delightful lunch and the perfect photo opportunities. Finally, as the sun begins to set, you'll arrive at your Marrakech Riad, where the culmination of your 9-day adventure awaits.
This is a day to immerse your self and explore Marrakech with Best in Morocco Tours. Your adventure commences with a hearty breakfast, setting the tone for a day filled with captivating highlights in this imperial city. A knowledgeable local expert will guide you through the architectural wonders, beginning with the Bahia Palace, an embodiment of Marrakech's rich heritage.
Continue your journey into the historical tapestry of Marrakech as you explore the Saadian Tombs and the Ben Youssef Quranic mosque, both sites steeped in spiritual significance. The bustling traditional souk awaits, offering an authentic Moroccan market experience. Best in Morocco Tours ensures you don't miss the largest souk in Morocco, immersing you in the vibrant atmosphere and unique offerings.
Savor the local flavors of Marrakech during a well-deserved lunch break near Jemaa El-Fna square, a perfect interlude to your day's adventures. Your exploration continues with a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, a majestic example of Moroccan architecture and the largest mosque in Marrakech. Best in Morocco Tours ensures that each moment is a testament to the grandeur and beauty of this city.
The journey unfolds with a stroll through the enchanting Majorelle Garden, a lush oasis offering a picturesque escape from the city's bustle. As the day draws to a close, Best in Morocco Tours provides a seamless transfer back to your accommodation, ensuring your comfort and convenience. If you desire, take the opportunity to explore the captivating Jemaa El-Fna square on your own, allowing you to soak in the vibrant heart of Marrakech at your own pace. This day, curated by Best in Morocco Tours, is designed to unveil the essence of Marrakech's charm and cultural richness.
Casablanca, Morocco's largest and most cosmopolitan city, seamlessly blending tradition and, modernity is our nest destination. Situated on the Atlantic coast, this vibrant metropolis stands as a testament to Morocco's dynamic economic and cultural landscape. Our curated exploration, guided by Best in Morocco Tours, will unveil the city's highlights, beginning with the crown jewel, the Hassan II Mosque.
The Hassan II Mosque, a breathtaking architectural masterpiece, graces the oceanfront with its intricate details and serene ambiance. Best in Morocco Tours ensures you witness the grandeur of this iconic structure, offering a profound experience in the heart of Casablanca. As you embark on a leisurely stroll along the Corniche Ain Diab, refreshing sea breezes accompany scenic views, creating a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.
While the Royal Palace remains closed to the public, its majestic entrance and meticulously landscaped gardens provide a glimpse into Morocco's regal heritage. Best in Morocco Tours then leads you to the Habous Quarter, often called the New Medina, where traditional Moroccan architecture and lively souks transport you to a bygone era. The Mahkama du Pacha awaits, showcasing stunning woodwork and architecture, a true testament to the city's cultural richness.
As the evening unfolds, United Nations Square bursts to life with local food vendors and a vibrant atmosphere, setting the stage for a delightful dinner where the flavors of Moroccan cuisine take center stage. Best in Morocco Tours ensures your night in Casablanca is comfortable and memorable, creating an immersive experience that captures the essence of this captivating city.
As your remarkable journey with Best in Morocco Tours draws to a close, the final morning begins with a seamless pick-up from your Casablanca accommodation. Tailored to your flight schedule, Best in Morocco Tours ensures a comfortable drive to Tangier, marking the culmination of this unforgettable tour from Tangier. Reflect on the cherished memories and experiences gathered throughout the 10-day adventure, and as you bid farewell to Morocco, Best in Morocco Tours ensures a smooth and memorable conclusion to your extraordinary expedition.