Some of the advantages that this tour of Morocco offers us is that in just 8 days, we can see the most interesting things about both Morocco, the north and the south. Marrakech hosts the bulk of Morocco’s tourism, the Sahara desert,
and its spectacular route of a thousand kasbahs. It is one of the most beautiful routes you can take through this wonderful country, but the north of Morocco is a lot of north…
If you don’t want to get lost in the blue town or blue city of Morocco and also want to continue enjoying the red city of Marrakech without ignoring the desert, this route is perfect for you.
Itinerary: of 8-days trip from Tangier
DAY 1: TANGIER, TETOUAN, AND CHAUEN
Pick up from Tangier according to arrival time with a sign that says the name of our agency and the start of the route towards Chaouen,
a mysterious town founded as a secret place from which to attack the Portuguese installed on the northern coast of the country.
Europeans were completely prohibited from entering the town until the arrival of Spanish troops in 1920.
It is located within a biosphere natural reserve. Chaouen is a holy city hanging on the mountain, its streets painted white and blue, a town of wise, kind, and respectful people.
offering visitors beautiful urban panoramas in decline, precious samples of local crafts, and a peace and serenity that today is hard to find. Arrival in Chaouen and a free afternoon. Accommodation in a riad in the medina.
DAY 2: CHAOUEN, VOLUBILIS, MEKNES, FEZ
After breakfast, free time to visit the small blue medina of Chaouen, surrounded by the Rif mountains, wandering through its serpentine streets, entering through any of its 5 doors,
and letting our senses carry us among its old blue and white houses.
full of new smells, colors, and sounds. We continue our route towards Fez, bordering the Mamora forest and turning off about 26 km from Meknes (stop to take a walk around its square).
where the ruins of the Roman city of Volúbilis are located. Time to contemplate and walk among the wonderful archaeological remains from the Roman era. Finally, we arrive in Fez, where we will have dinner and spend the night in a riad.
DAY 3: FEZ: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE CITY
After breakfast, we will begin our visit to the city, the first of the Imperial Cities, whose origin dates back to the 8th century.
It is also one of the first holy cities of Muslim worship in Morocco and it is also proud to host one of the oldest universities in the world.
When entering the streets of its medina (old city), you can feel that time goes backwards.
the guild structure is still present at work, the narrowness of its streets does not allow any other means of transportation than donkeys and there is a constant swarming
of people Move through the labyrinthine streets, in the middle of which we will be surprised by neighborhoods like the Andalusian one and magnificent
mosques and Koranic schools. Fez has always been associated with study and religiosity and continues to be the spiritual capital of Morocco. After visiting the medina,
Another option is to walk aimlessly through the streets of Fez-Jdid, where the royal palace, the mellah (Jewish quarter) and the oldest mosque in Fez are located. Night in Fez.
DAY 4: FEZ-IFRANE-AZROU-MIDELT-ERRACHIDIA-MERZOUGA
After breakfast, depart for Merzouga, passing through the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. I pass through Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou,
an important craft center specializing in cedar wood work. After Zad Pass (2176 m/7148 ft), on the way for lunch. In the afternoon, we will descend towards Errachidia through the Ziz Valley.
dotted with palm trees. Continuation towards the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. In the afternoon, the dromedaries await us and we will enter the desert while the sun sets.
until we reach the tent camp in the middle of the high dune desert,
where we will spend the night in a tent. Dinner and night in the desert camp.
DAY 5: MERZOUGA, KHAMLIA, RISSANI, TODRA, DADES
If you wake up before dawn, you can climb to the top of a dune to contemplate the impressive sunrise and enjoy the sky again after having spent a night under the stars of the Sahara.
take a comforting shower, have breakfast, and return by dromedary.
to the town to continue our trip with a visit to Khamlia, a town originally from Mali,
where you can relax with a cup of tea while enjoying a small concert of Gnawa music.
We head towards Rissani, where you can visit its interesting African souk, the largest in the area.
where inhabitants of the surrounding towns and nomads come to sell their products and livestock and buy the belongings they need. We continue on our path again, where dunes and palm trees appear from time to time, small oases where life takes shape.
In just over 3 hours, you reach Tinerhir, the most lush oasis in the south, from where you can access the Todra Gorges. We continue the route towards the spectacular Dades gorges, with their peculiar mountain formations. Night in the hotel.
DAY 6: DADES, ROSES, OUARZAZATE, AÏT BEN HADDOU, MARRAKECH
We will continue along the route of the Kasbahs and cross the Valley of Roses to reach Skoura, where you can walk through its labyrinthine palm grove, where multiple
Kasbahs are hidden; visit Ouarzazate.
Visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and if you like cinema, visit the studio cinema, where many famous films have been filmed. Next, we can detour towards Aït Benhaddou.
one of the largest kasbahs in the entire south,
which maintains some parts well preserved thanks to the fact that it has also become the setting for many films, such as “Gladiator.
You can walk through its streets and climb to the top, where you can contemplate the beautiful views of the valley. We continue towards Marrakech.
crossing the High Atlas Mountains.
The road should be traveled slowly due to its beauty and because it is a mountain pass that crosses the Atlas at almost 2,350m. Finally, you arrive in Marrakech.
where you can enjoy the magic that Jemma el Fna Square offers. Night in Riad.
DAY 7: MARRAKECH-VISIT -THE CITY -WITH LOCAL GUIDE
After breakfast, see the most important places in Marrakech.
a city famous for its Jemaa el Fna square, which will occupy much of your time:
an unrepeatable amalgam of aromas, sounds, and sensations. The city also has endless places to wander and enjoy:
the Majorelle Gardens, the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, walks through the medina or through the mellah (the old Jewish quarter),
the tour of the walls and the modern city (Gueliz) with its western ways of life. Accommodation is in a riad.
DAY 8: MARRAKECH-MENARA-AIRPORT
After breakfast and a free day to continue visiting the city, depending on your flight departure time, transfer to the airport, and end of the 8 days tour.
- A private tour just for you:
- Pickup at the port or airport of Tangier.
- transfer to the airport in Marrakech.
- Transportation in 4×4.
- Driver who speaks English and Spanish.
- 6 nights of accommodation on a half-board basis (except in Marrakech and Fez, breakfast only)
- 1 night in the camp in the middle of the dunes camel ride.
- Fuel, tolls, and all expenses associated with transportation.
- Local guide in Fez, Meknes, and Marrakech.
Marrakech and Fez dinners.
Tickets to Kasbahs, museums,…
What is not indicated in included.