This 10-day Morocco tour from Tangier is one of our big tours; it is designed to allow you to travel, learn, and experience the culture and authenticity of this fascinating nation. As a result, it includes a visit to every tourist destination in the imperial cities. Also, there’s the magnificent desert, which is never short of adventure. This 10-day Morocco tour from Tangier is ideal because it includes everything, including pick-up and drop-off.
Day 1: Tangier-ChefchaouenThis 10-day vacation from Tangier will begin with a pick-up and a journey across Tangier to see some of the city’s main sights. The souk and the Kasbah will be visited. After that, we’ll visit the Hercules Caves. Then it’s off to Tétouan, we will have a short tour in the town and you can have lunch here or until we arrive at Chefchaouen. We will travel to Chefchaouen. You will explore Chefchaouen and its brilliantly decorated medina. Chefchaouen is known as the “City of Blue Doors,” it is one of Morocco’s most beautiful towns. Chefchaouen is appealing because of its beauty as well as the casual vibe of the town. You can walk about the popular square ‘Uta Hammam’ and the medina, as well as the waterfalls of ‘Ras El Ma’ and others.Your hotel in Chefchaouen will provide you with lodging and dinner.
Day 2: Chefchaouen-Volubilis-Meknes-FezAfter a delicious breakfast, we continue on our way to Volubilis, passing via Ouazan and other Rif settlements. We’ll see the Roman ruins at Volubilis, recognized by UNESCO (1997). It contains amazing mosaics, hundreds of Latin inscriptions, and artistic elements.. We’ll pause for lunch before continuing on to Meknes, where we’ll see the medieval walls of the medina, as well as the Moulay Ismail shrine and the superb gate “Bab el Mansour”. We’ll leave in the afternoon from Meknes to Fes, there we’ll spend the night.
Day 3: Fez Sightseeing TourOur driver will meet you at your riad/hotel in Fez, we begin our tour at the Royal Palace with its superb bronze doors (seven in general. Then, with its old architecture, we visit Morocco’s first Mellah (Jewish district). We’re about to start our Fez walking tour through the maze of the Fez medina (UNESCO World Heritage). Begin at Sebbaghine, with its vibrant dyers’ lanes, then continue to Seffarine, passing through the winding alleys of the magnificent Mosque el-Quarawiyyin and the University, before taking a trip back in time to the beautiful Souk el-Attarine, filled with scented spices and vegetables. Visit the excellent Medersa el-Atterine, as well as the Quarters, mosques, and tanneries on the Oued Fez’s bank. Fes is the best in crafts, using the same materials as in the past. The tanneries, which are well-known in Fes, are a highlight of the visit, with locals working in small pits on goat, lamp, camel, and cow skins.Continue to el Najjarine with its woodwork and Plaza fountain painters. We pause for lunch nearby, then proceed to Dar Batha Museum for a tour through Moroccan arts before rejoining our car for the ride to Bab Boujloud.
For the time being, we’ll visit the 16th century Potters’ Region (Fakhkharin), located not far from Bab Ftouh in the Guerouaoua zone, to observe the specialists work in their ovens and possibly purchase some of their unique clayware.Back in our car, now for a tour of the superb walls with their spectacular Babs “doors” then we will stop at the sixteenth-century Saadian watchtower at Borj Nord for yet another panoramic view. So much history and so many moments to capture on video before returning to our car and driving to your lodging.
Day 4: Fez- Ifrane – Mielt-Merzouga
Your tour begins in the morning when your knowledgeable driver picks you up from your hotel or riad and takes you to Merzouga in the Sahara Desert, where the Erg Chebbi Dunes await, they are spanning eastwards all the way to Algeria. But first, enjoy the thrill of a trip up into the majestic Atlas Mountains, where your first stop will be in Ifrane, dubbed Morocco’s Switzerland due to its alpine architecture. The next stop is in the fragrant cedar forests around the peaceful village of Azrou, where you can view the Barbary Apes, or Macaque monkeys, contentedly living in their natural habitat and always ready to take your food! The lovely trip continues through the mountains until you reach Midelt for lunch (a town known as the apple capital). On route stop for a while to take pictures of the Ziz Valley and its majestic landscapes. Then reach Rissani, the major edge of the Sahara, and then into the desert until the Erg Chebbi Dunes appear out of nowhere, as if by magic. Your driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Merzouga.
Day 5: Merzouga Desert – Nomads Families – Tisardmin Oasis – Khamlia Village – Erg ChebbiAfter breakfast, you’ll go on a tour of Erg Chebbi. Khamila is a small settlement in the desert near Erg Chebbi’s largest dunes, where you can visit a Berber home and listen to Gnawa music, which originated from West Africa. After that, you’ll go to Rissani, it is an oasis town located near the Sahara’s northwest boundary. Tafilalet’s capital is also here. Rissani is notable for its souk, or market. You will go to the famed Rissani Market, which sells jewelry, souvenirs, gifts, spices, art, and crafts. Your lunch in Rissani will be a typical Moroccan pizza known as “Medfouna.” After that, you’ll return to Merzouga’s hotel, relax and get ready for the highlight of the day, a ninety-minute camel trek to our Berber tent, which is encircled by huge sand dunes. Relax while listening to traditional Berber music and gazing at the magnificent moon and countless stars that appear to be so close you could touch them. Enjoy your carefully made dinner before going to the spectacular Sahara Desert camp to sleep under the stars.
Day 6: Merzouga-Dades GorgesThis is the epitome of a desert day, it’s well worth getting up early to witness the most spectacular dawn you’ve ever seen from atop a dune near the camp and soak in this natural splendor. We return to Merzouga on camels after sunrise, where a substantial breakfast awaits us.
We’ll leave the Sahara sand and pass by Erfoud (a town very renowned for its fossil production), then travel to Tinghir, “the city of the mountain,” in Tamazight, another lovely Berber settlement where we’ll marvel at the contrast of palm trees and home colors. A route that highlights the landscape’s contrasts.We are in the Todra Gorges, which are made by 200-meter-high rock walls, and after exploring them we can have lunch here. We will travel to the Dades Valley, a Berber settlement known for its steep gorges and vistas of the Atlas ( these gorges are named monkey feet). Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Dades Gorges, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and MarrakechWe will leave Dades Valley and continue to the Valley of the Roses, here you can visit the rose cooperatives that make natural rose water which is very famous in Morocco. Arrive at Ouarzazate, where we will see the Kasbah of Taourirt. After around 25 kilometers on the road, we will arrive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has served as the setting for films such as the Oscar-winning “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Protective Sky,” and “Babel.” Lunch will be there. Day 6: Dades Gorges, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and MarrakechWe will leave Dades Valley and continue to the Valley of the Roses, here you can visit the rose cooperatives that make natural rose water which is very famous in Morocco. Arrive at Ouarzazate, where we will see the Kasbah of Taourirt. We will arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been the backdrop for films, such as the Oscar-winning “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Protective Sky,” and “Babel.” Lunch will be there. We’ll continue on to Marrakech, the “Red City,” across the Tizi N-Tichka pass and the High Atlas highlands’ breathtaking beauty. Dinner and overnight will be in Marrakech.
Day 8: Marrakech Guided TourYou will be accompanied by a native guide on a city tour of Marrakech. You will see Bahia Palace, which was built by Bahmad Grand Vizier of Marrakech and features amazing mosaics and stucco, as well as learn some fascinating anecdotes about the four wives and the twenty-four concubines. The magnificent architecture of the Saadian Tomb, a 17th-century royal necropolis. Then spend some time at Marrakech’s famous souks; you’ll like the various smells, colors, and themes, as well as the size of the souks. The Jack Majorelle garden, a tranquil location in the ville nouvelle, features botanic and exotic plants from all over the world, as well as a wall painted in a dominant indigo blue. Your journey will come to a close at Jamaa Elfana Square. The most lively square in Marrakech, with snake charmers, monkeys, food stalls, and musicians!! drop off at your accommodation.
Day 9; Marrakech-Casablanca-RabatWe will travel to Casablanca after your morning breakfast. Casablanca is Morocco’s largest metropolis and one of the continent’s most important financial centers. It is regarded as Morocco’s commercial and business center. It is home to the Royal Moroccan Navy’s main naval facility. We’ll take a panoramic tour of the city and see the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, North Africa’s largest mosque and the world’s 13th largest. After lunch, we’ll depart for Rabat, Morocco’s capital. We will see the Oudayas Kasbah, the Chellah Gardens, the Mohamed V Museum and Hassan Tower. Dinner and lodging will be provided at your Rabat hotel.
Day 10: Rabat-TangierYou will depart from Rabat after breakfast and be taken to Tangier. When you arrive in Tangier, you will be dropped off at your hotel, completing your 10-day tour and bringing our services to a close.