8 Days tour from Tangier to Fez and Merzouga Desert
8 Days tour from Tangier to Fez and Merzouga Desert provided and customized by Morocco Experience Trips.
The 1st : TOUR FROM TANGIER TO FES VIA CHEFCHAOUEN
We will pick you up from whether it is the airport or the port; our team will make sure to receive you at the exact time. After that we will commence our little northern tour, through Rif Mountains and Tetouan until we reach Chefchaouen the blue city or the pearl of north. It is one of the favorite destinations of tourists because it combines of both the beauty of nature and the harmony of architecture. Its atmosphere is always cooled and it brings peace to mind. At evening we will have supper and stay the night over in a Riad or Hotel.
The 2nd day: CHEFCHAOUEN TO FES:
After having breakfast in the Riad we will depart towards Fez through Rif Mountains, Ouazzan and Volubilis, one of the most important archeological sites in the kingdom it dates back to the centuries of Roman glory.
The next stop would be Meknes,it is an imperial city and considered one of the first ones to be built by Ismaili dynasty as a result the city is filled with history and heritage from the ancient times, it has gigantesque gates adorned with traditional moro-andalus sculpture. The city also contains Medrassa Bouanania another heritage by the ancient civilizations, vibrant souks, dar Jamai, El Hdim Square, which is similar to Jamaa El Fna square with its acrobats performers, storytellers, snake charmers, we will also stop at the Moulay Ismail tomb. After we have fun in the olive city we will move not far away just 40 km to Fez where we will spend the night at in a traditional riad.
The 3rd Day: FES GIUDED TOUR AND FREE PROGRAM
Today will be dedicated to explore the most ancient city in the kingdom Fez. As soon as you stroll down the narrow old streets you will have a sensation as if you have mounted back in time to the 8th century. You will sense the smells of spices, mint tea, fresh fruit, Berber carpets, and many more artistic objects. We will stop at Qaraouine Mosque the first university to ever exist. It was founded in 859 by Fatima el FIhri. We will also stop at the magnificent Andalusian mosque built in 860 by the other sister Meryem El Fihri. We will only admire its exterior as it is forbidden to visit for non-muslims. Our next stop is Batha palace which is an art museum.
Later we will visit the Tanneries of Chouara, walk by Nejjarine fountain, Medrasas established in the 13th century. Make a little bit of shopping in souk Attarine. And many more stops at Bab boujloud, the king’s palace, Mellah and the 17th century Ibn Danan Synagogue. At evening we will have supper in a beautiful high hill looking over the whole city. We will stay the night in a Riad or Hotel.
The 4th Day: FES TO MERZOUGA DESERT
After having breakfast we will aim to south. We will continue our trip via Tizi n Talghamt and to Ziz valley where we are willing to admire the magnificent views. Before we arrive to Midelt we will pass by numerous Berber villages like Rissani which is the ancient capital of the current dynasty the Alaouits. That would be our final point before reaching to Merzouga. We will leave vehicles aside and ride camels to the nomad camp which is only 1h30min far. We will enjoy the sunset whilst being over the high dunes. As we arrive we will have a yummy dinner with the locals under the rhythm of Berber drums and the moonlight.
The 5th Day: MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR
Your guide will make sure to wake you up in order not to miss the spectacular view of sunrise reflected over the peaks of high dunes. You will ride camels back to the hotel to have breakfast and have a refreshing shower. We will then continue the journey by driving through Saghro Mountain to Todgha gorges. They are considered to be the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. You can hike along its valley. Our next stop would be the Dades valley wherein you are willing to admire the formidably shaped sand castles and the gorgeous rock formation that looks like Monkey toes. You will spend the night in a nearby hotel or riad of your choosing. Plus be served supper and breakfast.
The 6th Day: FROM MERZOUGA DESERT DADES GORGES
Today after that we have breakfast we will start driving through the 1000 kasbahs the main route connecting Dades valley and Ouarzazat. The road is a splendid opportunity for you to exercise your photography skills.
Our next stop is the Klaat Mgouna known for its massive production of Rose water. We will then head towards Ouarzazat the African Hollywood; we will have breakfast in Ait Benhadou Kasbah which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is also admiited to be a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the famous filming location for numerous blockbuster movies like the Gladiator and Babel. We will pass by the mountain pass Tizi n Tichka 2260 m high and the connecting route of both Marrakech to Tomboukto before we reach Marrakech by night. You will spend the night in a fancy Riad.
The 7th Day: DADES GORGES TO MARRAKECH
Waking uo having breakfast the we will hit the road to the red capital .Marrakech. one of the most visited cities in Morocco and worldwide, it’s often called the red city, so today’s gonna be dedicated only to getting to know this mysterious area, we’ll visit Jamaa el Fna square, take quick snaps with snakes and monkeys, listen to story tellers or watch dancers and musicians practicing their passion. You can visit the Bahia palace, the Badii palace, Saadian tombs, Koutoubia mosque late afternoon and If you are also interested you could visit the Majorelle Garden or local souks .
The 8th Day: MARRAKECH GIUDED TOUR
The eighth day we will try explore the beloved Marrakech, most tourists prefer stopping by Marrakech before they leave. This charming city is the perfect combination of both modern and traditional Moroccan print; you could see that in its buildings in the ancient medina, you can start off by paying a visit to Jamaa el Fna square, a UNESCO worldwide heritage site. You can have lemon juice from the aligned dozens of shops, and then observe the snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, musicians… Beside the square there are few recognizable museums like Dar sidi Said and Bahia Palace. As for the afternoon you will have free time to wander in its streets. You will spend the night in a traditional Riad. Our 8 Days tour from Tangier to Fez and Merzouga Desert… ends after that.
Services included in the price:
- Tour in 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C; depending on your choice and the group size
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel ride, a camel per person (only in the desert tours)
- night in desert camp (only in the desert tours)
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