Marrakech to Tangier 10 Days

Start/End :Marrakech / Tangier

Duration :10 Days / 9 Nights

Highlights :Marrakech - Essaouira - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga - Fes - Meknes - Volubilis - Chefchaouen - Tetouan - Tangier

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  • ITINERARY
  • INCLUSIONS
  • GALLERY
  • HOTELS

This 10 days ultimate travel in Morocco will expand your vision and give a great oppurtunity to explore authentic and exotic Morocco truly. Traveling in  Morocco is magical journey and explore the best attactions of each destination from North to South, East to West at the crossroad of Africa to Europe. Touring from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the massive sand dunes of Merzouga, and from the medieval old town of Fes to the souk markets of Marrakech, the rich culture and with natural wonders of Morocco await. Observe the vibrant differency between old and new expressed in architecture and lifestyle. Learn about kasbahs and caravan roads with berberi tribes. Go in deep and explore the many myth and mysteries concealed within this moody, dramaticly changing landscape.

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 01   MARRAKECH ARRIVAL / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 02   MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 03   ESSAOUIRA EXCURSION / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 04   AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DADES / Overnight in Dades Gorge
DAY 05   DADES GORGE – TODRA GORGE – MERZOUGA / Overnight in Merzouga
DAY 06   ZIZ VALLEY – MIDELT– IFRANE – FES / Overnight in Fes
DAY 07   FES GUIDED TOUR / Overnight in Fes
DAY 08   MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – CHEFCHAOUEN / Overnight in Chefchaouen
DAY 09   CHEFCHAOUEN – TETOUAN – TANGIER / Overnight in Tangier
DAY 10   TANGIER DEPARTURE / Tranfer to departure airport

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Djemaa el-Fna & souks at Old Medine of Marrakech.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Wind 'Essaouira' and Old Medina.
- Visiting Hollywod of Africa, Ouarzazate & World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Ksar.
- Visiting the Biggest Gorge of Morocco, Todra & Dades. 1001 Kasbahs enroute.
- Overnight stay at Luxury Desert Camp or Kasbah in Erg Chebbi Dunes & Camel Trek.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Meknes Old Medine and Volubilis Ruins.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Medine, Places, Tanneries of Fes City.
- Visiting Famous Blue-Colored Village, Chefchaouen
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tetouan Old Medina.
- Visiting the northern tip of Morocco, Tangier with Gilbertar View

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01   MARRAKECH ARRIVAL
Upon on arrival in Marrakech, your private driver will welcome you and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. You may visit world famous Jemaa El Fna Square in Old Medine.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech

DAY 02   MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR
Today you will visit the red city of Morocco, Marrakech. Your local guide will escort you around 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, beautiful El Bahia Palace, Badii Place, Saadian Tombs and Ben Youssef Madrasa. Then meandering the arms-width streets of the souks to Jemaa El Fna Square, the famous market square in Marrakech’s old quarter complete with storytellers, magicians, food stalls and snake charmers.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech

DAY 03   MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA
Today you head to Essaouira and discover many goats on Argan Tree enroute, also have nice opportunity to visit Argan Tree Factory to see process and cosmetic products. An authentic medival seaside town, Essaouira is an alluring, unspoilt destination with a tangible North African feel. Visiting this charming artist colony that boasts lovely white-washed and blue-shuttered houses, colonnades, thuya wood workshops, art galleries and mouthwatering seafoods. Take a stroll along the town’s the old medina, Jewish mellah, harbor and breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts. End of the day you will drive back to Marrakech for overnight stay. (Total: 5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech


DAY 04   AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE – SKOURA
Today you will leave early from Marrakech to Dades Valley. Your first stop will be at Tizi N Tichka pass (2260m)  to take some memorable photos with amazing scenery. Then you head to the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, UNESCO World Heritage site and the most spectacular Ksar in all of Morocco. Ksar is situated on the old caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech. Ouarzazate – Hollywood of Africa – is a world renowned film making location. From Lawrence of Arabia in the 60’s to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011 – you can visit the Atlas Studios (optional). Then you will visit best preserved Kasbah of Amridil in Skoura Palm Oasis and pass through the Rose Valley (the seasons of roses is in in late May) to reach your hotel in Dades Gorge.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Dades Gorge

DAY 05   DADES GORGE – TODRA GORGE – MERZOUGA  
After breakfast, you will visit Dades gorges, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley to reach Tineghir with it's beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha , where you go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will head to Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert. Arrive in Merzouga before sunset and then go by dromedary camel 45-60 minutes, at sunset, into the Erg Chebbi Dunes to camp overnight in your luxury bivouac tent at Desert oasis (Total: 4 hours driving)

Overnight at a Desert Camp in Merzouga

DAY 08   ZIZ VALLEY – MIDELT – IFRANE – FES

You leave Merzouga behind and head towards the Middle Atlas mountains. Ascending over the Atlas Mountains, you will drive along the Ziz Valley with giant palm trees, here is the largest dates producer in Morocco. You will have your lunch at middle of journey in Midelt where is famous with apple production. Descending the Atlas Mountains, Ifrane, a beautiful ski resort, known as “Little Switzerland” and see the cedar woods and barbary apes. (Total: 8 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes

DAY 09   FES GUIDED TOUR
After breakfast your local guide will escort you around the oldest working medina in the world that many refer to as a living museum. Step back into the medival ages in the labyrinth of the medina, which is alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques. Passing donkeys piled high with goods (this is one of the biggest car-free urban zones in the world with 9000 narrow streets) and explore the specialty sections that seperate the souk bazaars. You will start to explore step by step Royal Palace, Blue Gate, Clock Tower, Bou Inania Madrasa, Nejjarine Fountain & Museum of Wooden, Oldest University Al Quaraouiyin and its mosque & library, experience handicraft weavers, Al Attarine Madrasa, Tanneries, Borj Sud, experience of local art Moroccan tiles (zellige) and ceramics, Bodj Nord.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes

DAY 10   MEKNES – VOLUBILIS GUIDED TOUR – CHEFCHAOUEN
After breakfast you drive to Imperial city of Meknes. It offers amazing attaractions to explore the most beautiful gate of Morocco-Bab Mansour, Heri es-Souani (Royal Stables for 12.000 horses), Agdal Reservoir, Old Medina and the Bab el-Khemis via Thursday Gate. Then you will visit breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis, Morocco’s most well preserved & impressive Roman ruins. Your local guide will escort you on a walk around 2000 year old, The Capitoline Temple, Basilica, Roman Baths, Triumphal Arch, Houses & Palaces which adorned with beautiful mosaics. Ancient site gained international acclaim when Martin Scorsese made it a feature location for his film, The Last Temptation of Christ.  Head to Chefchaouen for overnight stay. (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen

DAY 11   CHEFCHAOUEN GUIDED TOUR – TETOUAN – TANGIER
After breakfast you will have your guided walking tour to see Kasbah Museum, Plaza Uta El-Hammam and Grand Mosque in Chefchaouen - vividly blue-colored small city. Get ready to taking amazing pictures in Blue City with splendid doors, blue washed houses at narrow streets. Today you will head to Tangier, enroute you will visit another UNESCO World Heritae site old medine of Tetouan for orientation walk around. Overn (Total: 2.5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Tangier

DAY 12   TANGIER DEPARTURE
Tranfer to departure airport after breakfast.


Dear Guest, we created this itinerary as sample  – all our Morocco Private Tours can be upgraded and customised to fit your need and requirements – please click Send Enquiry at below and write your expectations and requests to Moroccan Odyssey's travel specialist for getting your updated travel program.


TRANSPORT
Toyota Land Cruiser PRADO or similar car (up to 4 passangers capacity)
Mercedes Benz VITO or VIANO or similar car (up to 6 passangers capacity)
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER or similar car (up to 12 passangers capacity)
included diesel & tolls & parkings with English speaking professional driver

MEALS
9 breakfasts, 2 dinners

ACCOMMODATION
9 nights (in hotel, riad, kasbahs, desert camp) 

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
Guided walking tour Marrakech
Guided walking tour Ait Benhnaddou
Guided tour in Amridil Kasbah-Skoura
Camel ride at Sahara Desert
Guided walking tour Fes
Guided walking tour Volubilis
Guided walking tour Chefchaouen
Guided walking tour Rabat
Guided tour of Hassan II Mosque
included site entrance fees and local guidings

EXCLUDED
Personal Expenses
Not listed meals on itinerary and all drinks
Tip to driver, local guides, hotel and restaurant staff
Optional activities

Dear Guests, tour price will vary depend on these criterias;

The number of travellers in the group
The number of days in package
The standard of hotel required (please let us know your prefered accommodation expectations)
Room configuration
Children’s ages if applicable
High / Low season
The activities required
Starting and ending points
Airport Transfers required

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Dear Guest, we prefer to recommend boutique style hotels / riads / kasbahs for your ultimate comfort during your Morocco adventure. We choose elegantly restored riads, authentic kasbah hotels, luxury desert camps, eco-friendly hotels based on the following criteria: Authenticity, cleanliness, professional-hospitable staff, quality/price ratio and value for money.

Please let us know your accommodation expectations, depending on your travel style and budget we will offer the best options.