15 Days Tangier to tangier desert Tour Overview
Fes luxury tours offers you the opportunity through Tangier to Tngier 15 days tour via desert to discover the Morocco with its outstanding vies and cities, in order to experience architecture, culture, tradition, and values through museums, souks, and mosques. Do not hesitate and keep on reading for more information about this tour.
15 Days Tangier to tangier desert Tour Description
Day 1: Tangier – Assilah:
In Tangier, we will pick you up upon your arrival. Then we will explore the city. It is known as “the gate of Africa”, one of the most vibrant, mysterious and interesting cities of Morocco. It was a center of the Oriental Hippy movement during the 1960s. We will have a coffee at cafe Hafa. Our last visit in Tangier will be to the caves of Hercules. According to the legend, this is where the mythical figure of Hercules rested after making his 12 tasks. The entrance to the cave is oriented toward the Atlantic, and is flooded during high tides. Then we will head to Assilah to appreciate its Portuguese fortifications. Upon our arrival in Assilah, a small coastal town, we will see some relatively small medina houses painted in blue and decorated with colorful drawings and graffiti. This small city is a heaven for Moroccan artists as well as internationals. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Assilah – Rabat:
After breakfast, we will depart for Rabat, known as the City of Gardens. It is the administrative capital of Morocco. Visiting Rabat is good opportunity to travel through time and outside time. Rabat have two faces a historic and a modern one. This day-trip will unveil both faces of the beautiful Rabat. We will visit the historic part of the capital to see the Mausoleum, the Hassan tour and the Oudaya Kasbah. Then walk in the wide and modern streets of the new city to pass by the parliament, the big green gardens. Lunch will be typically Rabati where will have a nice dish of fresh fish in the Medina. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Rabat – Casablanca:
Early in the morning, we will continue our journey driving in the Atlantic coast to Casablanca, the economic capital of the country. We will drive in its large and wild street to reach the famous Hassan II Mosque. It is the second biggest mosque in the Muslim world after Mecca. It is one of the few mosques in the country accessible to non- Muslims. We will also pay a visit to Morocco Mall. The biggest in Morocco. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Casablanca – Essaouira:
We will continue along the Atlantic coast enjoying a beautiful coastal landscape to reach the city of Essaouira. We will have some free time to explore the city’s World Heritage Sites. The charms and authenticity of a land lost in time is pronounced at first glance. This is where the historical and political hegemony of the Mediterranean ends by the last walled fortification on the Atlantic shores. The bay of Essaouira is washed by the waves of the islands of Mogador. It is a paradise for sports enthusiasts. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 5: Essaouira – Marrakech:
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will have time for one last visit to the medina in Essaouira and get some souvenirs driving to Marrakech. In Marrakesh, we will have some rest then you can go uncovering the mystics of the city on your own.
Day 6: Marrakech – Marrakech:
In the morning Our local Marrakech medina guide and driver will meet you in order to walking inside Marrakech old Medina, we will have a chance to continue discovering many places that make up the city of Marrakesh. It is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Famous for having numerous monuments recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In its famous square Jemaa el Fna, we will wander among many Moroccan mystical characters. They will transcendentally carry us away in our psychedelic memory through the winding streets of the Medina. In Jemaa el Fna Square, we will live a scene of countless outdoor activities: jugglers, musicians, fakirs, snake charmers, jugglers. To wake all our senses with its multiple sounds, aromas, flavors and colors that characterize it. We will also give a chance to the modern city Gueliz, Palmeraie, and the Mullah (the Jewish quarter) a chance to impress us. Overnight in our Riad
Day 7: Marrakech – Waterfalls of Ouzoud – Marrakech:
Early in the morning, our journey will take us to the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Morocco and North Africa. These famous waterfalls of Ouzoud are 110 meters high and located in the great Atlas in the province of Azilal. They are surrounded by tinted idyllic and vibrant landscapes. In the afternoon, we will watch the monkeys that inhabit the area playing with each other and trying to steal some food from us. Then, we will ride back to Marrakesh. Overnight in our Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades:
In a sky-cleared morning after breakfast, we will start exploring Marrakesh. We will ensure that we will see the most important places of historical and cultural interest. Marrakesh is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. The UNESCO recognizes numerous monuments as world Heritage Sites. In its famous main square in the heart of the old medina, we will encounter the mystical characters that makes up the mystical vibes of Morocco. They will mystically carry us in a psychedelic experience through the winding streets of the Medina. The Musicians, jugglers, Fakirs, and snake charmers will wake our senses with its multiple sounds, aromas, flavors, and colors. After lunch, we will head to Ait Benhaddou. We will pass across the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-Ntichka pass. Numerous nomadic Berber people inhabit the area. Then we will be exposed to a spectacular scenery of rock formations and canyons portraying the resilience of life. That will take us to the Kasbah of Telouet. This Kasbah used to be the strong hold of the Pasha Glaoui a local Governor imposed to serve the interests of the French colonial power in the region. George Orwell and many other V.I.Ps of the 20th century had visited him in this very same Kasbah. It is now in ruins after his flight during the independence of Morocco. Then we will visit The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou famous as the setting scene of more than twenty films, as” Babel”. We will continue to Ouarzazate via the Valley of Roses to get into the Dades Gorges where the “road of the thousand Kasbahs” begins. Then we will pass through Dades Valley to stay for dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 9: Dades Gorge – Merzouga
In this clear-skied morning, you will have breakfast at the hotel we will head south toward the desert through the palm groves of Taffilalet. Upon our arrival in the hotel, we will be welcomed by a warm cup of mint tea. The hotel is on foot of the Sahara dunes in Merzouga. We will enjoy a remarkable scenery of the golden fine sand the Erg Chebbi to relax and clear our mind from the anxieties of the modern world. At night, we will savor a delicious Moroccan dish.
Day 10: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Turn Around – Merzouga:
After a hearty Moroccan breakfast, You will begin our 4×4 ride back to the dunes around Erg Chebbi region. This land has a resilient population that resists the climate conditions with inherited lifestyles. In this land, we will uncover many mystics. The spectacular desert landscapes and small villages upon the palm groves forms spectacular ornaments on the desert making it more mysterious and addicting. In Khmlia, we will be exposed to hypnotic sensations and exotic rhythms followed with dances depicting the perception of the natural world around. This Gnawa music had stretched its arrays towards all of Morocco or even the world. In our hotel, we will meet our blue camel man to lead us through invisible pathways in the golden sand dunes carrying us on his eternal camel friends for half an hour. This experience will lead us to forget the sense of time during the colorful sunset of the Sahara. In the evening, we will lay on the sands to watch shooting stars, the Milky Way and the Poles Stars.
Day 11: Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley – Midelt:
You will wake up early in the morning to watch the spectacular sunrise in the unique dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. Following his blue human friend, our camels will carry us to our hotel where we will have breakfast and shower. Our trip will lead us to dive into the souk of Rissani and the small shops trading all kind of local crafts. We will continue to Erfoud via the ancient gate of the desert. This site is famous by its fossils. After crossing the impressive Ziz Valley with its 18,000 palm trees, we will reach Midelt. This small city kneels in surrender to the majestic mount of El-Ayachi. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Midelt – Meknes – Fez :
Early in the morning and after breakfast, we will drive to the city of Meknes to visit the famous Roman ruins of Volubilis. These ruins date back to the 5th century BC where some of the original mosaics are very well preserved. Our visit includes Moulay Idriss Mausoleum the very first Sultan in Morocco as well as the Maghreb. The village enclosing this mausoleum was exclusive to Muslims only. After this visit, we will continue to Meknes, which was the first capital of the current dynasty under the reign of Moulay Ismail. This city is famous for its 40 km long city walls that preserve the most beautiful gate of Morocco: Bab Al Mansour. A Christian Portuguese captive built it as a price for his freedom after arresting him on the costs of the kingdom fighting against the corsairs of the Sultan. After lunch, we will visit the Royal Stables, which housed up to 12,000 horses of Sultan Moulay Ismail then to the granaries and Lahdim Square. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Fez. Overnight in a Riad/Hotel
Day 13: Fez – Fez:
Early in the morning, we will start uncovering this mystical city. Fez is the spiritual, cultural and intellectual center of the Kingdom. It makes a strong hold of both conservative and Modernist communities. As it is the second biggest city in Morocco we will try to visit and stroll in its various district. We will have time to see the new area of the old medina (15th century) or Fez el- Jdid, where you will find the Mullah ( Jewish Quarter ), the Ville Nouvelle (Villa Nueva) French zone in the northwest of the city and of course, the Fez -Bali or the old town (8th century) inside the walls. We will wander in its maze like small streets to have a feeling of transcendence over the power of time. We will see potters, smiths; artisans and donkeys laden with goods from diverse backgrounds coexist with visitors wondering its labyrinthine streets. Also famous for their souks and tanneries, we will be able to partake the artisan process inherited from ancestors since the medieval ages to get that colorful leather. Accommodation in a local Riad.
Day 14: Fes – Chefchaouen:
Early morning departure towards Chefchaouen a small charming town located in the foothills of the Megou Tisouka and mountains of the Rif Mountains. They rise above the town like two horns, giving the city its name (in Berber Chefchaouen means ”look at the horns!”). This city is very famous with its very little car traffic, which give the city a clean and fresh air. This blue city invites you to stay and discover the beauty of the place and its surroundings. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 15: Chefchaouen – Tangier:
Early in the morning, we will proceed to the airport of Tangier/ ferry terminal or your accommodation and mark an end of our services.
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