HIGHLIGHT MOROCCO TOUR.Tangier to Marrakech. 11 Days/10 Nights

1st day: Arrive in Tangier - Chefchaouen

Upon arrival in Tangier, you will be met by an Atlas Desert Tours’ professional driver/guide. You will visit the city of Tangiers for a few hours before departing for the blue city of Chefchaouen. Overnight in your ria. Bed and breakfast included.

2nd day: Exploring Chefchaouen

After  breakfast, you will start exploring this beautiful blue town; located at the footstep of 2 higher mountains with its white washed walls, blue doors and windows. Unlike many parts of Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influence from the Spanish civilization and Moorish architecture. In the afternoon you will have your own time. This provides the opportunity to wander around and just enjoy sometime to yourselves. Overnight in your riad include bed and breakfast

3rd day: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

After an early breakfast, you will leave Chefchaouen and set out in the morning to the well-preserved Roman Empire of Volubilis where you will see the most beautiful Mosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC and they are still in a great shape. Here you will have a guided tour of the site and learn a lot about the Roman Empire. After that we travel to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes we see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail; the granary and the Sahrij Souani which used for irrigation and plantation. Your visit includes also the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. On to Fes. Overnight accommodation. Bed and breakfast included.

4th day: Fes Guided Tour

After breakfast, you will begin your guided tour of the Medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. The Kings Palace, the tanneries, and pottery shops are just a few places you will experience. For lunch you will eat in traditional restaurant in the heart of the Medina. After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your riad for the evening. Bed and breakfast included.

5th day: Fes - Merzouga Desert (Erg Chebbi Dunes)

After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. On arrival at the Kasbah in Merzouga, a hot shower or dip in the swimming pool (depending on the weather) will be a treat after the drive. Dinner will be served in the Kasbah.

6th day: Erg Chebbi Dunes Tour - Nomad Families - Camel Trekking

After breakfast in the Riad we’ll start exploring the area, visiting the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan,to experience their music and lifestyle and the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also want to see the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. In the afternoon you can ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand sea of Merzouga, enjoying a wonderful sunset over the golden dunes and an overnight stay at the desert camp, equipped with flash toilets. Dinner, bed, and breakfast included.

7th day: Sahara - Todgha Gorges - Dades Valley/Gorge

 Wake up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you will peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you will have the option to hike for an hour within the valley, where you will meet locals and learn about the culture and geography. After lunch in the heart of the gorge, you will continue to the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight accommodation include dinner, bed,and breakfast.

8th day: Dades Valley - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Marrakech

Today, we will travel to Marrakech through the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah; the Kasbah was built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century, now a house of many Glaoui people. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before ending at your accommodation in Marrakech. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB

9th day: Exploring Marrakech

After breakfast in the Riad , you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadien tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi and the Ben Youssef Coranique School. Lunch is at a restaurant near the square. In the afternoon you’ll see the Majorelle Garden, the Menara Mosque, and the Koutoubia Tower. Later on, you will have the opportunity to walk around the ‘Square Jemaa El Fna’ full with magicians, story tellers, snake charmers and food sellers. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. Bed and Breakfast.

10th day: Marrakech Free Day

Today, you will be on your own. You can explore and feel more of Marrakech. Perhaps, you might want to have a Hamma Spa or a cooking class or any other activity that you might want to enjoy during this day. Overnight in your riad include bed and breakfast.

11th day: Return Home

You will be taken to the airport for departure. You will have to be at the airport at least 2 hours early so that you have enough time to go through the customs and find your gate. Tour end.

What's included in the tour price:

  • 11 Days Transportation in private Toyota Prado Land-Cruiser with A/C Or New Mini-Vans with A/C.
  • 10 Nights Accommodation in a Moroccan Authentic Riads.
  • All breakfasts and few dinners as per itinerary .
  • English - speaking driver / guide for the entire trip.
  • English - speaking city guides in Marrakech, Fes.
  • Camel trekking to spend the night in a "Berber Tents" in the middle of Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi Dunes.

What's not included in the tour price:

  • Lunches.
  • Airfare (Flight Ticket).
  • Beverages (Drinks).
  • Tips for guide, drivers.
  • Travel insurance.