11 Days North Tour To Imperial Cities, Desert & Coast From Tangier

11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS
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Description

We have created for you this amazing tour to discover the North of Morocco, Tangier and its amazing caves, Chefchaouen and the blue picturesque streets, explore the old imperial city of Fes and all its sites of interest: the medina, the Places, and Mederssas, the central market, stroll the labyrinth souks of Marrakech and its beautidul colorful gardens, visit Essaouira old Mogador and enjoy a Moroccan fish lunch at the old harbor. experience ride camel in Sahara Desert, explore the Kasbahs and cross the valleys, enjoy an overnight in desert camp and witness a beautiful sunset over the golden dunes.

DESTINATION Imperial Cities, Sahara Desert & Coast
DEPARTURE LOCATION                                                          Any Place in Tangier
RETURN LOCATION Any Place in Marrakech
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 08:15 AM for a prompt departure at 08:30 AM
DURATION 11 Days – 10 Nights
PRICE Depends on the number of travelers

INCLUDED

Pick up service from  your accommodation in Tangier Fuel included
Private Transport by an A/C vehicle Professional English speaking driver
Overnight in desert camp dinner and breakfast are included Local guide at ait ben haddou Kasbah
Camel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each) Half-board accommodations in selected hotels & Riads or Kasbahs (dinners & breakfasts are included)
Official art historian guide Fez, Meknes, Essaouira & Marrakech Drop off service at  your accommodation in Marrakech
You can stop everywhere to take photos

NOT INCLUDED

Entrance fees Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities Lunches and drinks
The flights tickets to and from your homeland Anything not mentioned in the program

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the 3 imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakech and Fes
  • Explore the pearl of the north the blue city of Chefchaouen
    & its blue picturesque streets
  • Explore the city of tangier: Kasbah, cap spartel, Hercules caves
  • Explore Fez, the country’s cultural capital, stopping at souks,
    tanneries, madrasas, and mosques.
  • Admire the lush gardens of Marrakech and check out the snake
    charmers in Jemma el Fnaa Square
  • Ride camels in the Sahara desert in an unforgettable experience
  • Sleep and enjoy an exceptional overnight in desert camp
  • Visit and explore the world heritage unesco Kasbahs
  • Discover the berber culture and the lifestyle of the berbers of Morocco
  • Stroll the labyrinth souks of Marrakech & Fes with your guide
  • Enjoy the stunning views of valleys & palm groves during our drive to desert
  • Explore the beautiful beache of Atlantic Essaouira
  • Explore the old Portuguese city of Essaouira mogador &
    enjoy a Moroccan fish lunch at the old harbor

Itinerary

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Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen

We’ll kick-off with a drive through the Rif Mountains and past the city of Tetouan. To enjoy fully enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscape; we’ll stop to rest at the feet of the Rif mountains, in Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen’s medina has a strong influence of Spanish architecture, as it was once part of the “Spanish Morocco” it’s square is showered in funky artisanal shops beaming with colors. It’s also home to many rooftop restaurants and cafes, also available in your in the Riads, where you can enjoy the rest of the evening with a nice breeze and wonderful view.

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Day 2: Chefchaouen – Fes

After a tasty breakfast, our journey continues towards Volubilis, crossing over Ouazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we’ll explore the Roman ruins and learn about the Moroccan history ending our day in Fes. Continuing to Meknes, we’ll stop for lunch and explore the historical walls of the medina along with Bab el Mansour and a visit to the Moulay Ismail shrine. Later in the afternoon, we’ll head to Fes where we will spend the night.

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Day 3: Exploring Fes – guided tour of the city

We’ll start the day exploring the oldest city in Morocco, snaking through its alleys and narrow streets. We’ll begin sightseeing at the Royal Palace gate, followed by the Jewish headquarter where the first Mellah ever was built in Morocco, during the 16th century. We’ll ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region. We’ll also visit the Tanneries, the Attarine museum, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll visit many different cooperatives and then, experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.

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Day 4: Fes – Merzouga desert

The day begins with a drive towards the Atlas Mountains stopping to visit the village Ifrane, where we’ll get a chance to explore the famous cedar forest, home to the Berber apes. We’ll then continue through the Tiz Ntalghamt Mountain Pass and the Ziz Gorge (here we can stop for pictures and some local mint tea) to Midelt.  We then continue to Merzouga, arriving at our campsite where we’ll spend the night.

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Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorges

We’ll wake up and head to a local hotel where you’ll get a chance to freshen up and enjoy a complimentary breakfast before we head to Ouarzazate. On the way there, well visit Berber villages home to The Todra and Dades Gorge. At the Dades Gorge, we’ll stop at a local hotel where we’ll spend the night, and be treated to a complimentary dinner.

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Day 6: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou  

After breakfast, we’ll continue our tour towards Ouarzazate through the path of a thousand Kasbahs (fortress) stopping at Kalaat Mgouna, the center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival. Then, we’ll drive through Ait Ben Haddou ( a UNESCO World Heritage site) famous for being used as a film location for the HBO series Game of Thrones and movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

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Day 7: Ait Benhaddou – Essaouira

After breakfast, we’ll take the Tizi-n-Tichka Mountain pass through to Marrakech, bringing us closer to the Atlantic coast, where Essaouira, the Pearl of the Atlantic, is located. In the afternoon we check-in at a local riad, and then head out to watch the sunset from the Murallas (walls that fortify the city), an experience you can’t miss. In the evening, we’ll be treated to a dinner of the freshest fish in the city, and later take an evening stroll through it’s quiet and picturesque setting.

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Day 8: Essaouira guided tour

Today you’ll get a chance to explore the ancient city  ‘Mogador’, a name given by the Portuguese. Rated as one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Atlantic, it’s medina is a canvas of blue and white surrounded by lengthy beaches and the ancient citadel walls of the Portuguese colonial époque. We’ll spend this night at a local Riad.

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Day 9: Essaouira – Marrakesh

After lunch at the port, we’ll get en-route to Marrakesh with minimal stops, spending the night at a local Riad / Hotel.

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Day 10: Marrakesh Guided Tour

Today we’ll have a guided tour of Marrakesh. You will explore the main attractions and monuments of the city including the famous Jamma el Fna square, Koutoubia mosque, the souks, palaces, and museums. We’ll also explore parts of the city such as Gueliz, The Menara Gardens, and Majorelle. After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll get the chance to explore the city at your leisure.

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Day 11: Marrakesh airport

Today you’ll be transferred (punctually) to the airport.

– The price of this Morocco tour depends on the number of travelers, please fill in the booking form or contact us to get the pricing  for your tour.

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