12 Days from Tangier to Merzouga via Casablanca

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Day 1 : Tangier

Upon your arrival at the airport/port of Tangier, our driver will be at your demand to transfer you to the hotel you will be staying at while in Tangier. There you will meet our staff that will be your companions for this wonderful 12 days trip around Morocco’s most unique destinations.

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Day 2: Tangier – Chefchaouen

Our trip take departure from Tangier the official gate to the north of Morocco, towards a city nicknamed the gem of the north “chefchaouen”, crossing the unspoiled Rif mountains and the unique traditional villages of Jbala with their own special culture that you will enjoy discovering. When arrived at the blue city , with our guide you will dive through the well decorated old medina with its unique alleys with their blend of white and blue paintings. You will enjoy strolling around this master piece of a town exploring its most uncanny places and monuments. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel / riad you will be staying at.

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Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis -Meknes- Fes

Today’s program is dedicated for discovering the “Blue Perl” Chechaouen, the humble picturesque  town, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Rif mountains, is filled with accents, and the call to prayer rings out of several mosques around the town in chorus. With our guide you will discover  the “medina”, a focal point of interest with its whitewashed walls. Also you will visit the breath-taking wterfall of “Ras el Maa”, a meeting point for locals to cool off, chat and do their laundry.  After a quiet stay in this beautiful city, we will resume our  trip towards the cultural and historical cit of “Fes”. On the way we will stop by the site of Roman ruins “Volubilis” a place from the 25 BC , where you will enjoy a back in time tour with our guide around this interesting place. Thereupon , we will continue towards the imperial city of “Meknes” , where you will visit the great gate of “Mansour” , and enjoy lunch in front of the charming plaza of “Lehdim”. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive at Fes where you will spend he night at a hotel/riad, with a traditional dinner and breakfast included.

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Day 4 :Fes

In toaday’s program, we will take you in an entertaining tour around the historical city of Fes, starting with the medieval alleys of the old medina, with their old unique architecture. Strolling around the odorous old markets, till we reach the the majestic gate of the Royale palace. Also we will visit a master-piece, the impressive mosque and one of the oldest unversities in the world “El Quaraouine”. Thereupon you will get the opportunity to visit the Zaouia of Moulay Driss II,  it is dedicated to and contains the tomb of Idriss II, who ruled Morocco from 807 to 828 and is considered the main founder of the city of Fes and of the first Moroccan Islamic state. Lunch will be served at a traditional restaurant in the ancient medina. Afterwards we will resume our tour by visiting the funduq Al Najjarin, is a funduq in Fes el Bali, the old medina quarter. The funduq is situated in the heart of the medina, at Al-Najjarin square, which is notable for the Nejjarin fountain, an attached saqqaya or traditional fountain for caravans. We also going to visit the Dar Btha, or Qsar El Batha, a formed royal palace in the city of Fes. The palace was commissioned by the Alaouite Sultan Hassan I, and his successor Abdelaziz in the 19th century. The palace now is a museum dedicated for arts and crafts. Eventually we will conclude the day from the Marinid tombs the perfect lookout point over the historical city of Fes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 5: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga

In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel/riad, then we are going to resume our entertaining trip, and today we will draw our way towards the south of Morocco; crossing the breath-taking middle Atlas mountains. Passing by the beautiful tiny city of Ifrane; an influence by the the European architecture, traversing the impressive Cedar forests that covers the Atlasic city of Azrou. Till we reach the charming village of Zaida; a small town in the Midelt province, where you will savor  a traditional lunch. Thereupon we will continue crossing the interesting Atlas mountains, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the agricultural city of Midelt. Reaching the oasis town “Erfoud”, where the rocky saharian nature of Tafilalt will start to glow. Eventually, we will arrive at the charming town of Merzouga, a small Moroccan town in the Sahara desert, that is known as the gateway to Erg Chebbi’s dunes. Here you will spend the night at a local hotel near the dunes, with dinner and breakfast included.

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Day 6: Merzouga – Erg chebbi – Merzouga

In today’s program, you will experience  a day life of an ancient traveler in the middle of he golden sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will ride camels that will carry out your baggage while you enjoy the beautiful moment through the noiseless calm dunes. Lunch will be prepared and served for you by our camel man. After spending a good time discovering the surroundings of Merzouga we will get back to the hotel where you will enjoy dinner, and overnight.

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Day 7 : Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges

Early in the morning, our guide will wake you up so you don’t miss the uncanny sunrise in the middle of the Sahara, and enjoy a traditional breakfast while the sun shines up the golden sandy dunes and worms your skin. Afterwards we offer you a camel ride to discover more the area, before continuing our way towards the wonderful town of Tinghir, and stop by the miraculous Todgha gorges. Here you will enjoy a traditional lunch at a restaurant, and you will get the opportunity to hike along this rocky nature. Eventually  we will arrive at the Dades valley where you will enjoy a tasty dinner, and  spend the night at a hotel.

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Day 8: Dades Gorges – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakesh

In the morning you will enjoy exploring the beautiful area of Dades with our guide, then we are going to resume our trip towards a ctiy nicknamed “ The Gate to the desert” Ouarzazate. On the way we will take you through  the breath-taking road of Boutghrar, to visit some Berber nomades that will welcome you with a glass of mint tea under their tents. After a quiet stay, we will resume towards Ouarzazate via the swooning Valley of Roses, a carpet of beautiful roses along the area. Crossing the fabulous kasbahs of Skoura and Kasbah of Amrhedil where you will have a guided tour . After reaching Ouarzazate, our next destination is going to be Morocco’s pride , an architectural strike of the southern culture back then “The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou”. A wonderful place with a historical background due to its occupation by the “Lord of the Atlas” the Pacha El Glaoui, one of the most powerful men in Morocco between the 16th and the 17th century. Also this place has been a main set for many universal movies such as “ The son of God”,” The Mummy”,” Prince of Persia” etc. Our guide will make sure to show you this master piece and tell some interesting information about it. Thereupon we will hi the road towards the red city “Marrakech” via the breath-taking mountain pass of Tizi-n-Tichka  which offers you some incredible views over the high Atlas mountains. When arrived at Marrakech you will spend the night at a Riad with dinner included.

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Day 9: Marrakesh – Essaouira – Marrakesh

In today’s program, we are going to visit one of Morocco’s most visited destinations , a city nicknamed the wind’s city “Essaouira”. A port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, with it’s medina is protected Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls, and there are oceas views. Strong “Alizee” trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Here you will have a guided tour around the unique places that this wonderful city contains. Eventually, we are going to draw our way back to Marrakech , where you will be spending the night at a local riad .

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Day 10: Marrakech

In Marrakech we offer you a day dedicated for exploring this wonderful, historical city. Since the red city is an interesting home for mosques, palaces and gardens; we will start our tour by visiting the majestic mosque of El Koutoubia, the largest mosque in Marrakech, It is also known by the name mosque of booksellers. Next we will visit the charming Bahia Qsar, it is a Palace and a set of gardens. Was built in the late 19th century, and it is intended to be the greatest palace of its time. Thereupon we will move towards the artistc and, most visited place in Marrakech, the Majorelle gardens. A well designed villa with a two and ald acre botonical garden, created by the greatest Jacque Majorelle between the 1923s and 1930s. After a quiet stay we will explore the Sidi Said museum of Jewellery.Lunch will be in a restaurant at the ancent medina, where you will savor a Marrakchi special dish called “Tanjiya” before continuing our tour. Subsequently, conclude the day in front of the charming Plaza of Jamaa Lefna, enjoying the unique ambiance of the place while relaxing in a cafe.

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Day 11: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah

After breakfast, we will head over to Asillah, a tiny  coastal city north of Morocco that contains some of the most iconic beachs in the country. Passing by Morocco’s economic capital “Casablanca” , and the administral capital “Rabat” that you will enjoy discovering them. When arrived at “Asilah” you will enjoy a traditional dinner at the hotel you will be staying at.

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Day 12: Assilah – Tangier

From Asilah we will hit the road towards Tangier, where we will transfer you to the hotel/port/airport. Here on the behalf of our team we will thank you for choosing our company, and wish you a safe voyage.

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