9 Days Tangier desert Tour Overview
luxury Fes tours offers you the opportunity through Tangier to Tngier 9 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.
9 Days Tangier desert Tour Description
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen
In first day of Tangier to Tngier 9 days tour via desert
you will find our Moroccan driver once you arrive to Tangier, to drive you to the hotel/Riad to have some rest .we will have a tour on tangier to see its famous sights, then continue driving to discover its Hercules caves then proceed towards Chefchaouen, a town that is founded as a secret mysterious space hidden from the attacks of the Portuguese as they had installed on the north coast during the 16th century. Europeans were totally banned from entering the city until the arrival of the Spanish troops in 1920. = Upon our arrival to Chefchaouen , we may have our first contact with the locals revealing the mysteries of their lifestyle. Our journey will uncover Tangier’s blue walls to see through them the thrillers of Morocco and the Mediterranean. Lunch will be in a luxurious restaurant in the Medina. After lunch, we will continue our journey in uncovering the mystics of Chefchaouen. This small city sits in between two mountains standing upon it like two horns. Its name is even derived from them. In Tamazight, “Chef-Chaouen” means, “look at the Horns!” Overnight in a hotel/Riad.
Day 2: Chefchaouen- Fes
Early in a blue-skied morning, we will have lunch and enough time to wonder freely in the city of Chefchaouen. We will have a local dish for lunch in a luxurious restaurant. After lunch, we will proceed to Fez. During this road trip, we will pass through small villages of Jbala, or the mountain people. Their simple lifestyle is tempting. The refreshing breeze and green landscapes is their privilege over the rest of Morocco. The rates of asthma and other respiratory system diseases are very low in this region, which make it a bigattraction for Moroccans from all over the kingdom and Europe. They are also famous by a traditional type of cheese and cream cheese naturally prepared in their farms. Once we arrive in Fez, we may have time to wonder in the old medina alone. Overnight in a riad/hotel.
Day 3: Fes Sightseeing
Our local Fes medina guide and driver will meet you early in the morning to have a walk inside Fes Old Medina, you will have lunch and start uncovering the spiritual capital of Morocco. Fez is the 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 districts. We will have time to see the new area of the old medina (15th century) or Fez el-Jdid, where we will find the Mellah (Jewish Quarter), the Ville Nouvelle (Villa Nueva) French zone in the northwest of the city and of course and Fez El-Bali or the old Fez (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 and coexist with visitors wandering in its labyrinthine streets. Also famous for their souk and tanneries, we will be able to partake the artisan process inherited from ancestors since the medieval ages to get that colorful leather. We will have lunch at one of the traditional restaurants in the old medina. After lunch, we will continue to explore the old medina and enjoy a wonderful sunset on one of the terraces of the vibrant cafes. Accommodation in a local Riad.
Day 4: Fes – Merzouga
In the morning, we will pass through the mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, which is covered by forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak. The area is well known for having abundant wildlife. We will also see many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes on our scenic drive. Our road trip will lead us to climb into the Middle Atlas Mountains where we will see the slopes dotted by the tents and goatherds of nomadic Berbers who call this rugged region home. After late lunch in Midelt, we will continue on a mountainous road overlooking the Ziz Valley. Passing by Kasbahs and palm groves, we will pass through the adobe colored city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Once in the edge of Erg Chebbi sand dunes line in Merzouga, we will meet our local desert guide. His camel friends will carry us in a splendid caravan through invisible pathways in the heart of the golden sand. This ride will be a surreal combination of a blue sky shaded by pink sunset and golden sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped nomad fire camp. Shooting stars, the Milky Way, and the Poles Stars will ornament the night. Our contemplation will be marked by hypnotic rhythms of nomadic music and dances.
Day 5: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
In the morning, we will start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Our camel man will wake us up to watch the sunrise and go back to Merzouga. We will visit a Berber house and listen to some Gnawa music originating from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and a vast oasis of palm trees. After lunch, we will head back to Merzouga. We will have an opportunity to take a shower and have a lovely breakfast. Then we will start our journey back to Ouarzazate. On our way, we will visit the tidy Berber villages the Todra gorges and Dades valley. We will arrive in Ouarzazate in the afternoon and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Early in the morning, we will leave Ouarzazate. Our first stop will be in Ait Benhaddou Kasbah to take a tour in this world heritage site. This famous 11th century Kasbah used to be a backdrop for more than 20 films including famous Gladiator. In the 19th century, the Pasha T’Hami Glaoui seized and transformed into a fortified palace. He was working for the French interests under the rule of the sultan in the region. Therefore, he acquired a large militia equipped with modern arms and cannons to protect his palaces and sustain stability. After lunch, we will start our journey back to Marrakech through Tizi-Ntichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.
Day 7: Exploring Marrakech
Our local Marrakech medina guide and driver will meet you in the morning to walk inside Marrakech old Medina, and to discover many places that make it up. 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 amid many Moroccan mystical characters. They will mystically carry us away in our psychedelic memory through the winding streets of the Medina, to Jemaa el Fna Square, the scene of countless outdoor activities: jugglers, musicians, fakirs, snake charmers, and jugglers. They will wake all our senses with its multiple sounds, aromas, flavors and colors that characterize it. We will also give the modern city Gueliz, Palmeraie, and the Mullah (the Jewish quarter) a chance to impress us. Overnight in our Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
After breakfast, we will leave Marrakech to continue our way to Casablanca. This is the largest city in the whole kingdom. It functions as its economic capital. We will try to keep our temper while driving in its large, yet wild streets to get to Hassan II mosque. This mosque is a national pride as it is the biggest outside of Mecca and has the tallest minaret in the world (200m). Our Journey will take us to the administrative capital of the Kingdom where the current Royal family resides. This city coordinates between the glorious past and the bright future of the Kingdom. its modernity is striking; yet, a touch of the authentic Morocco remains in the landscapes as well as the sounds capes of the city. We will visit the Royal Palace, the mausoleum of Mohammed V, Hassan Tower and the Mohammed VI gallery of arts. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 9: Rabat – Assilah – Tangier
Early in a clear-skied morning, we will have breakfast and proceed to Assilah. Upon our arrival in Assilah, a small coastal town, and one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. It consists relatively of small medina houses painted in blue and decorated with colorful drawings and graffiti. Then continue to Tangier where the trip started. We will arrive to Tangier around three or 4 pm. Our service ends here.
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