9-Days Desert tour from Agadir to Tangier
Begin your amazing 9-day desert tou in Morocco at the seaside city of Agadir. Explore Marrakech’s lively streets and Essaouira’s coastline beauty. Explore the Sahara Desert for an immersive adventure that includes camel trekking and a night under the stars in a luxurious desert camp. Travel north to explore Morocco’s magnificent landscapes and distinct atmospheres. Explore the historic Medina of Fes before continuing on to the mesmerizing blue city of Chefchaouen. Finally, end your flawless 10-day desert journey in Tangier, an exquisite city. This itinerary provides a rich and diversified study of Morocco’s imperial towns, the Sahara Desert, and its northern riches.
- Explore the coastal city of Essaouira
- Marrakech for a day
- Pass across the High Atlas Mountains.
- Discover Ouarzazate and the Aitbenhaddou Kasbah.
- Spend a night in a desert camp while riding a camel in the Sahara desert.
- Discover the imperial city of Fes.
- Chefchaouen, the blue city discovery
- Explore Tangier
- Pickup & dropoff services
- Private Transportation in an SUV or minivan with A/C
- English/Spanish speaking driver
- Plane ticket
- Monuments fees
Hello and welcome to Agadir, Morocco. Following your meeting with your tour leader, you will be given several Moroccan dates. Begin your Essaouira vacation, Along the route, while admiring the panoramic view and landscape, stop at argan businesses to learn how they create authentic argan oil. You may notice goats climbing argan trees along the route. when you arrive in Essaouira Join a small group trip to experience the city and get lost in the UNESCO-protected medina.
Visit tourist attractions such as Skala Kasbah. Treat yourself to seafood, watch the blue boats..., and conclude the day with a gorgeous sunset accompanied by seagulls. Transfer to your hotel or riad.
Following breakfast, your adventure continues as you embark on the road trip to Marrakech, relishing the scenic journey. Upon your arrival in Marrakech, you'll begin your exploration of this fascinating city. Your first stop is Djemaa el Fna, a vibrant square and marketplace located in the heart of the Marrakesh medina, the old city. It's a bustling hub used by both locals and tourists alike, offering a unique blend of sights, sounds, and experiences.
From there, your journey takes you to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech, where you can marvel at its stunning architecture. Depending on the available time, you'll have the opportunity to visit other alluring sites in Marrakech, soaking in the city's rich culture and history. Finally, return to your Riad for a restful overnight stay, preparing for more adventures in Marrakech.
On this day, your exploration of Marrakech takes you to some lesser-known yet captivating sites, starting with the renowned Jardin Majorelle. This enchanting two-and-a-half-acre botanical garden, once owned by the famous French painter Jacques Majorelle, offers a delightful escape with its lush flora and artistically designed landscapes.
Your journey then leads you to an Islamic madrasa (college) in Marrakech, which continues to stand as a historical site. Here, you can immerse yourself in the rich heritage and architecture of this significant educational institution.
Next on the itinerary is the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century architectural gem in Marrakesh. This palace, initially initiated by Si Musa, the grand vizier of Alaouite sultan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman, boasts intricate designs and a captivating history.
You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Saadian Tombs, a historic royal necropolis offering a glimpse into the past glory of Marrakech. After a day filled with discovery, you'll return to your Riad, where you can unwind and reflect on your experiences in this vibrant city.
Following a delightful breakfast at your riad, depart from Marrakech for Dades Boumalne. Take a comfortable 4x4 vehicle or minibus over the high Atlas mountains, taking in the breathtaking scenery and mood. You'll stop at the summit of Tizi n'Tichka, which is 2,260 meters (7,415 feet) above sea level.
Reach the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. It is the most well-known Kasbah in Morocco and a protected UNESCO property. It is situated in the region of Ouarzazate. A collection of mud structures encircled by tall walls, the Kasbah was once a typical pre-Saharan settlement. During downtime, explore the area surrounding it. There will be lunch.
As you approach Ouarzazate, the entrance of the desert, you will be able to see the atmosphere changing. Discover which of your favorite films were made in the neighboring Sahara areas by subscribing to the greatest film station, Film Atlas Studio. Turn the Road to Dades toward the Valley of the Thousand Kasbahs. Spend the night at a local hotel or riad.
In the morning, after a delightful breakfast, your journey continues to the Todra Gorges, a magnificent geological formation that soars 300 meters into the golden-hued mountains. Upon your arrival, you'll take a leisurely walk along the gorge, where you might even witness climbers ascending the sheer cliffs.
In the afternoon, your experienced tour guide will lead you through a captivating route, passing several Berber villages such as Tinjdad, Erfoud, and Rissani.
As the day unfolds, you will reach the captivating Merzouga Desert. Here, you'll transition from your 4x4 vehicle to a private camel for an extended desert ride. Accompanied by a knowledgeable camel guide, you'll embark on a unique excursion, traversing the mesmerizing sand dunes and relishing the breathtaking views of the desert at sunset.
Upon reaching the desert camp, you'll be treated to a delicious dinner under the starry desert sky, providing you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in Berber culture. The evening is enhanced by the rhythmic melodies of Berber music, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere as you spend the night in a nomad tent beneath the vast desert stars.
Commence your day with an early wake-up call, embracing the tranquility of the desert as you witness a magnificent sunrise from the comfort of your luxurious desert camp. For those seeking a touch of adventure, sandboarding awaits to add an extra thrill to your morning. Following these exhilarating experiences, return to your camp for a delicious breakfast and a refreshing shower.
Embark on a camel ride back to your camp, transitioning seamlessly to your 4x4 vehicle as your Morocco adventure unfolds, taking you northward through a myriad of captivating destinations.
As you make your way to Fes, the journey encompasses a stop in Rissani, inviting you to explore the vibrant local market. Traverse the road to Ziz Valley, the second-largest palm grove in Morocco, where the summit of Ziz Mountain offers panoramic views that captivate the senses.
Continuing your expedition, navigate through the Middle Atlas Mountains, winding through fragrant cedar forests. A well-deserved lunch break awaits in Midelt, providing a moment of relaxation and nourishment for the journey ahead.
Venture into the Cedar Forest of Azrou, where free time allows you to unwind and capture memorable moments with the resident Berber apes. The drive then leads you to Ifrane, often fondly referred to as "Little Switzerland" for its charming alpine aesthetic.
Concluding the day's travels, you'll head straight to the imperial city of Fes, where a night of comfort awaits in one of the city's finest hotels or riads, ensuring a peaceful and restful stay.
Fes is a remarkable city and arguably the most intriguing among Morocco's four imperial cities. Your half-day tour of this captivating place will allow you to delve into its rich history and vibrant culture.
Your exploration begins in the medina, which holds the distinction of being the oldest medina in Morocco, with a history spanning over a thousand years. As you wander through its bustling souks, you'll be transported back in time to a place where tradition and craftsmanship thrive.
Fes is divided into two parts, Fes el Bali and Fes el-Jadid. You'll traverse the ancient streets, with a visit to Talaa Kebira, known as "the Great Slope/Climb." This street is not only one of the longest but also one of the most significant in Fes el-Bali.
Your tour continues with a visit to the breathtaking Al-Attarine Madrasa. This historical madrasa, or school, is located near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and was constructed by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said between 1310 and 1331. The madrasa showcases exquisite architectural and artistic elements that provide insight into Morocco's rich cultural heritage.
Leaving the old city behind, you'll make your way to the new city and visit el Mellah square, where you can soak in a fantastic view of the surroundings.
After this enriching journey through Fes, your guide will accompany you back to your accommodation, ensuring a rewarding and memorable experience.
Continuing your desert adventure, the journey takes you northward to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen. But before reaching this picturesque destination, an unforgettable hiking experience awaits. Traverse a captivating landscape adorned with small pools, culminating in the awe-inspiring visit to the Cascades d’Akchour, also known as the Waterfalls of Akchour. This natural wonder sets the stage for a serene and picturesque outdoor adventure.
Following the hike, your path leads directly to the charming town of Chefchaouen. Nestled in a tranquil setting, this idyllic town offers a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for unwinding and immersing yourself in the local culture. Begin your visit in the Outa el Hammam square, where you can rest and savor a glass of refreshing mint tea at one of the nearby restaurants.
In the afternoon, embark on an exploration of the town's narrow streets, each adorned with its signature blue-painted walls. As you wander through this photogenic town, seize the opportunity to capture beautiful and memorable moments with your camera.
To cap off the day, head to the Spanish mosque, offering a spectacular vantage point overlooking the blue city of Chefchaouen. This elevated perspective provides the perfect backdrop to take in the unique beauty of this remarkable town. Finally, your local Riad awaits, providing a cozy haven where you can relax and soak in the atmosphere of this truly special place.
As your desert holiday approaches its conclusion, the final day of your tour brings you to Tangier, the gateway bridging Europe and Africa. En route to Tangier, your first stop is Tetouan, often referred to as the white dove of North Morocco. Here, you'll delve into the most attractive sites that this charming city has to offer.
Continuing your journey, the path leads you to Tangier. Upon arrival, your exploration begins in the old medina, a historic area steeped in culture and tradition, offering a captivating glimpse into the city's past.
Take a moment to unwind at a local café in Zoco Chico square, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and, perhaps, savoring some delightful Moroccan treats.
Next on the itinerary is Rmilat, another intriguing destination to explore. If time permits, additional attractive sites in Tangier may be on the agenda before concluding your day at the hotel for a well-deserved rest.
And thus, your 9-day tour from Agadir to Tangier comes to a memorable end.