9 Day Tour from Tangier, Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 1 : Tangier – Chefchouen
Your trip advisor and private transportation will meet you in Tangier. Your adventures start as we drive towards Chefchaouen known for its charming palette of blue and white buildings, once there you will get to embrace the culinary art of this region and stroll around it’s dazzling alleyways.
You will be spending the night in this town in your hotel/riad where you can relax and rest. 9 Day Tour from Tangier, Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Rabat
After breakfast, our authentic discovery will continue from Chefchaouen to explore the capital of Morocco , in Rabat you will have the chance to discover places like Mohammed V’s mausoleum, the charming Kasbah of the Oudaya with traditional houses decorated with white and blue walls or the Chellah, an old Roman city and one of Rabat’s most evocative sights.
Today the abandoned city is overgrown by fruit trees and wild flowers the perfect place for a walk before we drive to your Riad for the overnight . 9 Day Tour from Tangier, Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 3 : Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis
After breakfast, we will depart to Fès with a stop at Meknès or “the Moroccan Versailles”, which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. Highlights will include Bab Mansour, Saharij Souani and the old Medina. Independent lunch and departure to Volubilis, the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, where the founder of Islam in Morocco is buried.
We will then continue to Fes. Check-in at your hotel, dinner and overnight stayin Fes. 9 Day Tour from Tangier, Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 4 : Fes sightseeing escorted by an official local guide.
We will enjoy all that Fes has to offer, a guided city tour to visit the old Medina of Fes; a particularly exciting experience because when you enter the sprawling labyrinthine alleys you feel like you have stepped back in time. Donkeys and mules are the only form of transport in these steep, narrow streets. Delicious scents come from the souk, where perfumes and spices are traded.
In contrast, however, the most appalling stink emanates from the leather tanneries, where men often stand up to their waists treating leather in noxious baths, in much the same way as has been done for centuries – don’t let this put you off visiting there too; ethnic leather goods make great souvenir! 9 Day Tour from Tangier, Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 5 : Fes – Ifran – Midelt – Erfo
ud – Merzouga Desert
After breakfast we will embark on a picturesque journey towards Ifrane, through hills covered in forests of cork oak and giant cedar, home of a few Barbary apes. Crossing beautiful and tranquil passes over both the Middle and High Atlas ranges we will catch a first glimpse of the south’s incredible architecture. Lunch in Midelt, approached through a bleak plain of scrub and desert.
The dramatic peaks of the High Atlas, rising behind the town, provide a spectacular background. Crossing Tizi-n-Talremt (Pass of the She-Camel), we will descend into a desert plain along the Ziz valley. We will then head south to Erfoud and Rissani, a huge oasis containing over six million palm trees, edged by many ksours (fortified villages). Continuing along a striking route that marks the transition to desert, when we reach Merzouga we will be greeted with a glass of tea.
We have time to relax, then we get ready to ride camels into the pink sands of Morocco’s highest dunes. We will have time to wander the dunes before sunset. Dinner is served, followed by traditional music and the night in a Berber nomadic tent. 9 Day Tour from Tangier, Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 6 : Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley
If we wake up early enough, we can watch the spectacle of sunrise, when the colour of the dunes combine with the play of shadows to make an awesome sight. After cup of tea, we ride the camels for a couple of hours (or less; it is up to you), in the Kasbah, you will have breakfast and shower, before leaving to the fortified village of Rissani in the Tafilalt region. Nestled at the edge of the Ziz Valley.
Rissani is a traditional desert village yet houses the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alawite dynasty, which thrived here in the 17th century. Journey through the impressive Todra Gorges and past the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains to Tinerhir Oasis, with its green valley of palms and local villages, before continuing on a scenic drive through the Dades Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of 1000 Kasbahs. Overnight in Dades valley. 9 Day Tour from Tangier, Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 7 : Dades Valley – Skoura Oasis – Ait BenHaddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will drive through the villages of this charming area, passing fields cultivated by the Berber women, with the peaks of the High Atlas as a fitting backdrop.
Our journey will then continue toward Ouarzazate, along the Valley of the Roses, famous for its Rose Festival in May, and past the Kasbahs of Skoura oasis. then to Ouarzazate, known as Hollywood of Morocco, we will visit the cinematographic museum, Than the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a World Heritage site and the backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters, this is the most famous kasbah in Morocco.
From here start crossing the highest pass in Africa, Tizi n’Tichka, was controlled. At late afternoon we will arrive in Marrakech.
Day 8 : Marrakech sightseeing escorted by an official local guide
Explore the famous city of Marrakech, the ‘southern pearl’ of Morocco, and second oldest Imperial city which has for centuries been an important stop for traders and travellers. Your tour will include the Menara Gardens, the famous Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, and Saadian tombs. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, with its 77m high minaret dominating the centre of Marrakech.
Continue to one of the centre attractions of Marrakech; Djemaa el-Fna, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site which is one of the main cultural spaces in Marrakech. Relax at one of the many cafes surrounding the square to take in all the sights. wander around Marrakech souks to get some souvenirs for friends…,
Day 9 : Marrakech – transfer to airport
transfer to the Marrakech Menara airport in for your departure flight.
► Hotel pick-up and drop off
► Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle. fuel and tolls
► Entrance fees
► Services of a qualified English-speaking Driver
► 7 night Accommodation in well recommended hotels / Kasbahs / Riads
► 1 night in a Traditional Berber Tents
► Breakfast and dinner daily
► Water in The car daily
► 2 Comprehensive sightseeings including guidance.
► Camel Ride (Camel per each individual)
► Lunch and drinks
► Tips and gratuities
► Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Tangier