This Tour from Tangier starts in North Morocco and ends near the Moroccan Sahara desert so that you can pay several visits to both prominent Moroccan cities and scenic Moroccan towns and villages.
Tangier, known as “the bride of the north,” is where we pick you up at your lodging, the airport, or the port to start the Tour from Tangier. The city is located northwest of Cap Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Initially, we will see the lovely city, the Hercules Cave, and the county of Cap Spartel. We travel inland to Chefchaouen after lunch, passing via Tetouan and the Rif mountains. There will be stops for panoramic views. Stay in a hotel in Chefchaouen for the night.
Following breakfast, feel free to explore the picturesque lanes of Chefchaouen’s blue city. Later, we go to Volubilis to see the old Roman remains. It has been properly kept because it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features several exquisite mosaics spread everywhere, as well as old pillars and archways.
After walking through the remains, we travel 30 kilometers to Meknes, the Ismaili capital, where we see Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal stables, the granary, and lastly the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Later we go to Fes, where you will spend the night in a Riad.
We will be accompanied by a local guide as we see the city’s highlights. Fes is a Moroccan imperial city as well as a cultural and religious hub. We begin the day by seeing the Royal Palace entrance and the well-preserved medieval Medina, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Blue Gate, also known as Bab Boujloud, serves as the entryway to the old Medina.
You will access the Medina to see the Medrasa Bouanania, the Najarine fountain, the Tanneries, and the Quarawiyyin mosque and University, the world’s oldest institution. Following that, we depart Medina for a visit to the Jewish district, often known as “the Mellah”. In the late afternoon, we walk to a historic fortification for a panoramic view over the Medina and the city of Fes. Return to your Riad for the night.
On our way to Ifrane, we travel via Imouzzer, a town famed for its subzero temperatures, snowfall, and mountain-shaped rural houses. The Barbary Macaques dwell in the cedar forest, which we’ll visit next. We’ll then head to Midelt for lunch. We next travel via the Tizi-n-Tilghmt pass and the Ziz river to reach the Sahara desert.
In the afternoon, we arrive at the desert. Afterward, you’ll be taken to a high dune to see the gorgeous sunset. Following that, we’ll drive to the desert camp for a Berber drum concert under the stars. You’ll have dinner and spend the night at the camp.
Get up early to see the sunrise in the middle of the desert. Following breakfast, you return to Merzouga by camel to meet your driver. The day is spent touring the Merzouga area. Dunes, natural lakes, mines, fossils, and oases are among the other remarkable features in the area.
At Merzouga, we begin our adventure by driving off-road to an ancient eyeliner mine. Later, we pay the nomads a visit in their intricately constructed tent. The Khamlia hamlet will be our next stop, where you will watch Gnaoua music and dance performances. Its people are from Sub-Saharan African nations.
We go through a palm tree forest after lunch before heading to Flamingo Lake, Merzouga’s natural lake. A hotel will be used for dinner and an overnight stay.
In order to go to Rissani, the former Tafilalet administrative center, we leave the desert. Rissani is an important regional commercial town with a vibrant souk on most days of the week.
We travel to Erfoud after seeing one of the petrified marble manufacturers in Rissani Souk. Afterwards we head to the Todra Gorges through the Touroug and Tinjdad palm fields. The course of the Todra River through the mountains has created a magnificent red canyon with granite walls. Climbers will be drawn to these gorges.
Following lunch, we go through Boumalne Dades to the Dades valley to see the “monkey fingers” rock formation and a viewing point on a hilltop overlooking the valley. A hotel will ultimately include both meals and overnight accommodations.
After breakfast, we travel to Kalaa Magouna to see the Rose Valley. Every year in May, households offer rose goods ranging from fragrances and rose water to cosmetics during the Rose Festival. We next proceed to Ouarzazate, where many excellent films have been shot, via Skoura’s palm fields.
We travel to Ait Benhaddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Kasbah has appeared in a number of films and television series, most notably Game of Thrones. We go to Marrakech over the Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the stunning High Atlas Mountains. Lunch will be served in an unexpected place, and photo opportunities will be provided. After we arrive in Marrakech, we will drive you to your hotel to conclude the Tour from Tangier.
Take the Tour from Tangier to explore Morocco’s stunning vistas! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.