If luck is at your side and allows you to come across us to discover Morocco from Tangier, while choosing our Best Morocco Desert Tour. We guarantee you a journey through breathtaking landscapes.
It is a really unique and exceptional itinerary also allowing you to explore The Best things of Morocco.
This Morocco desert tour includes: Morocco Imperial cities tour; deep southern Morocco where you will be greeted by beautiful lush green oases with its several berbers villages; fortified Kasbahs dating back centuries; deep gorges; huge mountains evoking all visitors with their natural forms and very extensive sandy desert which provides an iconic image of the desert.
Day 1: Tangier to Chefchaouen
Arrival at Tangier port/airport where we will meet you, and drive straight to chefchaouen. We will probably drive through the green Rif Mountains, and crossing the city of Tetouan. overnight stay in chefchaouen, in a Hotel or Riad.
Day 2: Chefchaouen
Free day for rest and explore the city; or a day trip from chefchaouen to Akchour to visit the most famous waterfalls in this region. Overnight stay in a hotel or riad.
Day 3: Chefchaouen to Fes
After an enjoyable 2 nights stay in Chefchaouen; today we’ll start by discovering the archaeological site of volubilis and the city of Meknès which known as (Versailles of Morocco).
The beautiful city of Meknès is home to extravagant palaces; terraced parks and decorated Mosques that overlook the surrounding countryside. It stands in a landscape of outstanding natural and historic beauty that includes the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Roman city of Volubilis.
Late afternoon, we will drive straight to Fez; overnight stay in a Hotel or Riad.
About Volubilis: The ancient city of Volubilis lies a few kilometers North of Meknès on a plateau in the foothills of the Zerhoun Mountains. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Morocco. As a result, Volubilis was declared a UNESCO world heritage site for its historical interest in 1997.
Day 4: Fes-guided city tour
After breakfast, you will meet your guide and then start exploring the city of Fez.
Your visit will start by visiting the outside of the medina.
The first thing must be the fascinating panoramic view overlooking Fe’s old town (Fez el Bali); then you will see the brilliant cobalt-blue pottery that has been made in Fez since the 11th century.
Craftsmen still making it by hand in workshops; turning pots on a traditional potter’s wheel as has been the practice for centuries. As you wander around the city; your guide will lead you on a walk and navigate through the narrowest labyrinth of Fe’s medina, in order to discover its hidden secrets. At the end of your guided visit; your driver may take you to the new city (Fez jdid), where big Hotels; chic Restaurants; big Supermarkets and Boutiques are sit.
End of the day, return to your Hotel.
Day 5: Fes to Merzouga
Today, we will be heading South towards the famous Morocco sand dunes (Erg chebbi). we will cross the city of Ifrane which has one of the coldest climates in Morocco; with regular heavy snowfall making its slopes a magnet for skiers in the winter months.
It often called: the Moroccan Switzerland. From here we continue our way; while passing through the Azrou’s huge forest which lies in the Middle Atlas Mountains; known as home for wild monkeys (Macaques).
Arrive to the city of Midelt (Apple town) where we pause for a break and have lunch. From here, it would be a driving with very few stops; while crossing Errachidia known for its huge Ziz valley; and Erfoud (known for the date’s harvest held annually in October).
Getting to Merzouga where you will be greteed by the berbers; with a welcoming tea. At the same time, dromedaries are already on the usual place for your next adventure through the sand dunes. Arrival at the camp where you will be accommodated under the nomad tent ( about 1 hour and half for the ride).
At night, diner will be served to you outside; under a starry sky. You might enjoy a great time, while setting around a campfire; relaxing; stargazing and the local Berbers nomads playing on their drums.
Day 6: Merzouga to Dades valley
An early wake up is highly recommended if you like to watch the sunrise in one of the highest sand dunes that surrounding the camp. After having your breakfast, you will get on your camels and ride back to the hotel. Quick shower is highly possible before leaving the desert.
Meet your driver, and depart towards Dadès gorges, through the city of Tinghir. An astonishing green oasis, of exceptional beauty will lead us until entering the gorges of todra. A walk is the best way to explore this area; with these incredible mountains, with sheer rock faces reaching 300 meters high in places.
Late afternoon, we continues our way and getting to the Boumalne Dadès. Visit the Dades gorges; overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 7: Dades valley to Marrakech
After breakfast, from here we will be driving along the road (called road of a thousand Kasbahs), crossing the city El Kelaa M’gouna where Morocco’s most celebrated Roses used for making rosewater.
Reaching Ouarzazate known as the movie’s city; offten called: Hollywood of Africa. A stop here would be optional to visit the oldest building dating from the 18th century (Taourirt Kasbah), and the movie Museum.
Afterwards we drive West to Ait benhaddou: one of the oldest and finest examples of a fortified city in the world.
Founded in the 11th century; declared a world heritage in 1987 by UNESCO. It attracts thousands of visitors and large number of filmmakers. You might go on a hike, through the village until you reach the upper level, overlooking the Ounila valley.
Late afternoon, drive straight to Marrakech through the high Atlas Mountains (highest pass of Tichka: 2260m above the sea level); overnight in a Hotel or Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech-guided city tour
Marrakech is one of the biggest Moroccan imperial cities, which have experienced hard times in the past.
These periods have made of marrakech, a city of great importannce in the history of Morocco.
So be ready, with an official guide to discover its historical monuments and its unforgettable history.
You will surely start your visit 9:30 am: Meet your guide, get on the car and begin your visit by seeing the koutoubia mosque, visiting the Saadian tombs and Bahia palace, after that dive into the medina to discover its numerous secrets, including its huge maze of souks, breathtaking imperial architecture, and absorbing the atmosphere at djemaa el Fna, one of the world’s largest and busiest squares.
End your Marrakech city tour by visiting the Majorelle Gardens (optional visit), then back to your hotel around 3:00 pm.
Day 9: Marrakech to Essaouira
At 9:00 am, we will be heading West towards Essaouira. As we approach the town of Ounagha; we will be greeted by the sight of trees filled with strange dark shapes.
The dark shapes we’ll soon realize are goats. They perch implausibly on the highest and most delicate-looking branches to get at the fruit of the argan trees. This oddity represents the first stage in a process that powers the economy of the region. After they pass through the goats; the fruits are reduced to a hard indigestible core.
This hard nut is taken cracked; crushed; and roasted to extract argan oil, which can be used for everything from cooking to beauty treatments.
Plenty cooperatives are sitting along the way; where dozens of women work to produce oils that are sold throughout Morocco and beyond.
We will stop to visit one of those cooperatives. Getting to Essaouira, overnight in a hotel or Riad.
Day 10: Essaouira-guided city tour
After breakfast, meet your guide at (10:00am), which is going to lead you to explore the city of Essaouira, overnight in a hotel or riad.
Day 11: Essaouira to Casablanca
8:00 am departure from you hotel, we will heading towards the city of Casablanca, we will mostly driving along the Atlantic Ocean, and passing by a huge number of small villages built in the middle of green lands of crops, most of those inhabitants living from agriculture and livestock (rearing animals such as goats, cows ,sheep)
Reaching the city of Safi which is the main fishing port for the country’s sardine industry, it also exports phosphates, textiles and ceramics. We will continue along the coast road to the village of Oualidia, which is famous for its oysters, then a pause for lunch in one of its restaurants overlooking the Atlantic ocean. From here we keep driving to the world heritage site of El jadida (short break, and walk around the old medina). This busy city was a 16th century outpost of the Portuguese empire, and the architectural influences of that period are still obvious. The part-fortified city is famous for its old ramparts and bastions and its role in evicting the occupying Portuguese in 1769.then known as Mazagan.
Late afternoon, drive straight to Casablanca to your hotel.
Day 12: Casablanca
Free day for rest and explore the city, overnight in the hotel.
Casablanca which is the city of huge contrasts. This historic and cosmopolitan city and port is the financial, industrial, and commercial hub of Morocco. Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco. Visit the Hassan II Mosque (the fifth largest mosque in the world. It dominates the city skyline. It lies on a 2 ha promontory looking out over Atlantic Ocean; most notably it has the tallest minaret on the planet; which stands 210 m high. Non-Muslims are allowed entry only as part of a guided tour).
Day 13: Casablanca-Assilah
Today, we will be driving on an express route to the city of Rabat which is the current capital of Morocco. visit the Hassan Tower; Kasbah Oudayas; the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II and Kasbah Chellah. Getting to Assilah by the afternoon; overnight stay in a Hotel or Riad.
Day 14: Assilah to the port air/port of Tangier
Transfer to the Port or Airport of Tangier, depending the time of your departure.
What to pack?
• Beverages, Sunglasses, Sun cream and Hat.
• Jeans for camel ride (shorts & skirts are not recommended, as the camel saddles are itchy, and it can cause skin irritation)
• Camera & phone charger.
• Warm cloths during winter season
√ Transportation in a private 4WD vehicle with A/C, Fuel.
√ An English speaking driver.
√ Chefchaouen, Fès, Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca, Assilah: accommodations with BB.
√ Desert camp, Dadès valley: accommodations with HB.
√ Fès, Marrakech, and Essaouira: Full guided city tour.
√ Marrakech: Entrances fees to the, Saadian tombs and Bahia palace.
Χ Lunches and drinks.
Χ Entrance fees to the Majorelle gardens.
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NOTE: One more day is highly recommended for relax at Merzouga (Day 5), enjoying much time by driving around the sand dunes; seeing the nomads living this area, and visiting the Berber musicians playing a kind of African music (Gnawa, also called the pigeons of the desert). Depending on the rain season; you might see the pink flamingo’s birds in a huge natural lake, around the village of Merzouga. Lunch in one of the Berber family’s house (home-stay); and then go to the hotel for a second night.