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One of the most well-liked excursions that include the majority of Moroccan noteworthy attractions is the private 10 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech. You will have the chance to see Marrakech, Fes, and Meknes, three of country’s famous Imperial Cities.
You’ll go through the city of Chefchaouen’s intricately painted blue alleyways. Spend the night in the desert while mounted on your camel in the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert. With the constantly shifting scenery, you’ll delight in the spectacular sights. With a native guide, spend the entire day in Marrakech. having one day to travel to and from Essaouira. All of it is Morocco.
The tour is carefully planned to cut down on driving time while putting your capacity to thoroughly immerse yourself in the local culture first. In general, this 10 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech is guaranteed to make your trip unforgettable.
Prepare yourself then for an amazing tour of Morocco! You’ll use your ten days to explore the country’s most stunning attractions. From North to South, pick your starting point, and don’t miss the chance to discover all of the country’s beauties. You will learn about the diverse geography, history, and culture of the nation on this fantastic Tangier tour in this amazing country.
As soon as we have met you at the location we have agreed upon, we will begin our journey to Chefchaouan by driving through the Tetoun city and the Rif Mountains. It's actually one of the beautiful settlements at the base of the Rif mountains. The medina at Chefchaouen had a Spanish-style square that was surrounded by a variety of quirky art and craft shops, roof-top eateries, and cafes where you could spend the evening in a comfortable setting while taking in the scenery. Numerous painters, including Eugéne Delacroix, Maria Fortuny, and Henri Matisse, found inspiration in the city. You'll learn a lot about Moroccan culture and the background of the blue city from the tour. You will adore this wonderful city if you enjoy taking photos. The city is known as the "jewel of Morocco," and numerous Instagram users praised it as one of the most beautiful places they had ever visited.
Today, after a pleasant drive over the breathtaking Rif Mountains with their panoramic vistas, you'll continue on the path southward to the city of Fes. Learn about the Roman Civilization, which helped shape country's rich history and cultural diversity, on a guided walking tour of the Roman Ruins of Volubilis. Continue on to Meknes, which served as the country's capital between the 17th and 18th centuries. Meknes is frequently referred to as the Moroccan Versailles, because of the late Sultan Moulay Ismail who made significant investments to make the city a popular tourist destination. You might choose to begin at the majestic Bab Mansour Gate, then stroll through the olive market before seeing the architecturally distinctive Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. After exploring the historic Royal Granaries and Stables, continue on to Fes, where you'll arrive in the evening.
With a local tour guide, you'll spend the full day discovering Fes' top attractions. The spiritual capital of the kingdom is Fes, which dates back to the 7th century and is the oldest Imperial city in this country. Your guided tour of the city will begin with a pleasant drive up a hill, where you can enjoy a full panoramic view of the Fes el-Bali which is also known as the oldest Fes. Your guide will explain the background of the city's development and why UNESCO recognized it as the largest metropolitan area without automobiles in the world. After that, you'll go on a guided walking tour of Fes el-Bali, which has countless winding alleyways, cafes lined with people, and crowded Souks divided into several areas. Visit museums, the renowned Chouara Tanneries, and the Koranic Schools while you're out and about.
Today is the first day of your travel across the middle Atlas, via Ifrane, "the Moroccan Switzerland," and Azrou, where you'll stop in the country's largest cedar forest to see and interact with Barbary monkeys. You continue driving south from here, passing through a number of towns along the road, and you will have the chance to see nomads traveling in tents. After that, you'll make a stop in Midelt to have lunch. Later, we carried on with our trip to Merzouga across the Tizi N'Talghomt Pass (1907m), taking in the breathtaking vistas. You must also pause for a panoramic view of the Aoufous palms along the Ziz River. At the conclusion of the day, you'll keep going to the fascinating Erg Chebbi dunes. In about an hour, your camels will be waiting for you there. Afterward, you ride your camels into the desert. While driving, you'll see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the entire globe. After an hour, you will be in the heart of the desert, where mint tea will welcome you. You spend the night at a plush camp where nomads perform dance and song numbers that you can join in on.
Before beginning your camel ride, you can explore the neighborhood after breakfast at your camp. You'll visit the Gnawa people in their town of Khamlia, where you'll learn about their music and way of life. The Gnawa are originally from Mali, Senegal, and Sudan. Later, after seeing some nomad households and learning about their way of life, you will drive into the desert. Your lunch will be a typical Berber dish today (Berber pizza). The Alaouite dynasty, the country's current governing royal line, was founded in the old city of Rissani, which is another choice available to you. Rissani features a sizable souk (an open market) that is held three times a week and is encircled by roughly 360 Ksars (a fortified hamlet with several towers). This location, once known as Sijilmassa, served as the meeting point for salt caravans traveling from Tombouctou, Mali. You will stroll around this souk, which sells clothing, vegetables, and spices. Return to Merzouga village by car. An expert camel-man will lead you as you ride your camel in the afternoon as you explore the area concealed in the middle of land's tallest sand dunes. Dinner will be provided there in the communal tent. Go to bed at your Merzouga hotel.
After a reviving breakfast and a shower, proceed through Erfoud to the west to the Dades Valley. Since this administrative hub is recognized for its fossil excavation, several enterprises have sprung up to handle everything from the excavation to the polishing... Drive through Tinjdad's palm-lined paradise to reach the stunning Todra Gorges. Stretch your legs in this picturesque canyon, which is popular with Moroccans looking for cool weather while taking in the sights and mountain climbers. You'll drive to the Dades Valley after lunch, where you'll arrive in the late afternoon. Continue on the path farther west, where you can stop by a nomad family that still makes its home in a cave, after an interesting trip over the Atlas Mountains. Despite the hardships of life, these people are exceedingly kind and cordial, providing a chance to learn about their particular way of life. Before arriving in Ouarzazate via Kelaat M'gouna and Skoura, take in the breath-taking scenery as you travel through the lush valleys with their perpetually flowing rivers.
You will experience something special on this day because you will see yet another top tourist destination in this country. A landmark, Ait Ben Haddou represents the remnants of the past. Since the 18th century, the Kasbah, known as the Kasbah of AIT BEN HADDOU, has been preserved. You will stroll through this historic area that UNESCO has designated a site of universal importance and hang out in its enchanted lanes. This location frequently appears on our extensive excursions to Morocco. Early in the morning, you get in your car and head to Taourirte Kasbah. After that, you will go to Atlas & CLA Studios, which is known as "The Hollywood of Africa" because of the number of movies they have produced. You then set off for Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through the 2260m-high Tizi Ntichka pass. You go to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You then go on your journey to Marrakech. You make a pit stop at Taddart to eat lunch in a vista restaurant in a Berber settlement. You then proceed to the red city. Dinner and lodging at your hotel or riad here.
While introducing you to "the red city's" wonders, such as the Menara Gardens, our local guide will meet you in the well-known Jemaa el Fna plaza. The Saadian tombs rose to prominence as one of the city's most visited tourist destinations after being discovered in 1917. The same garden is home to more than 100 mosaic-adorned graves that hold the remains of Saadian dynasty servants and warriors. The Palace of the Bay minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, one of the most recognizable buildings in the city, stands out since it is the tallest structure there at 69 meters. The ideal times of year to visit particular areas change because of ongoing maintenance and restoration initiatives. You may remain in your riad.
You will begin heading to the coastal city of Essaouira after breakfast in your riad, and you will spend time there exploring. This city is a popular tourist destination. Having been when you get to Essaouira at about noon, you will have time to explore on foot. The Portuguese residents used to refer to the area as Mogador. It is a picturesque tiny town on the coast that is well-known for its indigenous handicrafts, particularly the furniture, carvings, and small works of art made from thuja wood and sold in countless stores along the winding alleys. Don't miss the port in the city's Medina or local markets, where all the fishermen congregate to sell their wares and even cook for customers. Discover the tranquil artistic city of Essaouira on the country's Atlantic coast. Essaouira's nighttime.
In the morning, either explore Essaouira and take it easy in this lovely coastal city, or sign up for one of our extra activities like windsurfing, air ballooning, quad biking, camel riding, horseback riding, or a guided tour depending on your flight time. Afternoon journey return to Marrakech, where you have time to have your final Moroccan meal. Your 10 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech comes to an end today as we drop you off at the Menara airport in the red city.