12 days Travel: Imperial Cities, the Sahara Desert and Atlantic Coast
Day 1: Tangier
Today our driver/guide will pick you up from the Port/Airport. Then we transfer you to the hotel and you will have free program for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Tangier – Chefchaouen
After breakfast we'll go Tetouan. On our way, we will visit some traditional villages along the Jbala region.The region has a lot to offer like the aroma of breeze and the fresh air around the hills. We arrive to Chefchaouen and we will visit medina by walking through the town centre, known for its famous square and its markets. We spend a night in local hotel.
Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis - Fez
Today we depart to Fez, we’ll visit Volubilis -an old Roman site. Then we drive to Meknes, another imperial city with its historical sites . After visiting Meknes most attractive places we continue towards Fes where we stay overnight.
Day 4: Visit Fez
After breakfast we will explore medina ( old city ) with a local guide.Fes is one of the world’s largest and oldest cities in the world. We will explore the narrow streets alongside with fresh aroma of spices and colourful carpets, in addition to many other art products of Morocco. We’ll visit Kings Palace, the tanneries, the potters and other handicraftsmen lining on the sides. Then we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the Medina and later we will finsh the tour and we return to our hotel.
Day 5: Fez – Midelt – Merzouga
Today we will have breakfast earlier as we will travel across the Middle Atlas Mountains on our way to Merzouga. We will pass through the beautiful forests, spacious plains and Berber villages on the slope of the Atlas Mountains till we reach the Sahara Desert. We will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, the capital of apple and after that, we’ll go around the snaky roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz from above. We pass kasbahs and palm groves ,we travel across coloured city of Er-Rachidia till we arrive in the stunning little town of Merzouga, the pearl of the Sahara Desert. In the late afternoon, you’ll ride your camel to take you through the desert for a beautiful sunset. We will spend a night in the camp - bivouac with delicious food.
Day 6: Merzouga – Erg chebbi
After breakfast we will make expedition to the dunes through the two oasis of Merzouga, the Berber nomad lands,and the Khamlia village (village of the blacks), the desert plateaus, the Berber nomads. We will enjoy camel ride to the dunes where we will see the beautiful sunset. We will sleep in nomadic tents in a beautiful oasis.
Day 7 : Erg Chebbi – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
In the morning we get back to the hotel (after watching sunrise in the desert). After shower and breakfast we will visit the Rissani Souk(popular market). Then we will go to Alnif and turning towards Todra Gorge. You’ll walk through alongside the running streams of the Canyons. We continue to the Dades Gorges where we stay overnight in local Riad.
Day 8: Dades Gorges - Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Today we will set off towards the High Atlas Mountains via Ouarzazate and we visit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou , one of the cinematic sites of Morocco. This site has attracted several film makers, and many awarded movies took place there including : Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, the Gladiator and many others. Our lunch will be served in the Kasbah and in the afternoon, we will head across the Tizi n Tishka pass in Atlas mountains to Marrakech where we stay overnight in a Riad.
Day 9: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech
Today after breakfast we drive to Essaouira, a coastal city and a historically prestigious point in Morocco. After arrival , you’ll discover the ancient streets ,museums and castles and the bronze cannons. In the afternoon we get back to Marrakesh and we stay here overnight in a Riad.
Day 10: Visit Marrakech
Today we will spend all day sightseeing in Marrakech, the “magnet of travellers” exploring this beautiful city and tourist hub of Morocco. We will visit the Medina, its souks, the famous Jamaa el Fna square , Saadian Tombs, the Menara gardens and the palaces of El Bahia and Badia. We stay here in hotel in Marrakech this night.
Day 11: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah
Today we head to Rabat, and we’ll pass through important cities like Casablanca , Rabat (capital of Morocco) where we visit Hassan II Mosque. Then we drive north till we arrive to Assilah -a stylish town on the coast, gleaming with the blue colour. We stay here overnight in a Hotel.
Day 12: Assilah – Tangier
After breakfast, we will drive to Tangier to finish our tour discovering some of the attractions and then we take you to the ferry port or airport before your scheduled departure.
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