Morocco Splendid Tours

Grand Morocco Adventure: 12 Days Tour from Tangier to Imperial Cities, Sahara Desert, and Kasbahs

tour description

Embark on a 12 days tour from Tangier, exploring the cultural tapestry and diverse landscapes of Morocco with our Grand Morocco Tour. Commencing in Tangier, the journey unfolds as you explore the captivating coastal town of Assilah and the economic hub of Casablanca with its majestic Hassan II Mosque. In Marrakech, immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Jamaa el Fna square and uncover the city's treasures with a dedicated sightseeing day. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains, discovering ancient kasbahs, and venture into the Sahara Desert for an enchanting night under the stars near Merzouga's dunes.

As your adventure continues, explore the historical richness of Ouarzazate, the captivating Todra Gorges, and the cedar forests of Azrou, where playful monkeys await. Delve into the imperial city of Fes with its labyrinthine medina and historic sites, then journey through the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Wind your way to the mesmerizing blue hues of Chefchaouen, where a day of leisure allows you to savor the town's unique charm.

This comprehensive tour offers a harmonious blend of cultural immersion and natural wonders, from the bustling cities to the serene desert landscapes. With each day unfolding new experiences, our Grand Morocco Tour promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of this enchanting North African nation.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Tangier Port/Airport - Assilah

Upon your arrival in Tangier, we'll pick you up and dedicate part of the morning to acquainting you with the city, renowned as the "door of Africa." Tangier, one of the most vibrant, mysterious, and captivating cities in Morocco, unfolds its cultural tapestry before you. We then venture towards Asilah, pausing to explore the Caves of Hercules. Following this mystical visit, we proceed to Asilah, a quaint seaside village celebrated as one of the most picturesque in northern Morocco. Its small medina boasts charming blue houses adorned with colorful drawings, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere. Your accommodation for the night will be in a delightful hotel, providing a comfortable and memorable stay.

Day 2: Assilah - Rabat - Casablanca

After breakfast, our morning journey takes us to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Here, we explore the iconic Hassan Tower, a testament to the historical significance of Moroccan architecture. Our exploration continues with a visit to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Additionally, we immerse ourselves in the charm of Kasbah Oudaya, experiencing the rich heritage of this ancient fortress.
Tracing the Atlantic coastline, our next destination is Casablanca, the economic capital of the country. Here, we marvel at the grandeur of the Hassan II Mosque, one of the world's largest mosques and a rare gem that welcomes non-Muslim tourists for exploration. The evening concludes with accommodation in a charming hotel, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay.

Day 3: Casablanca - Essaouira

After breakfast, the journey begins from Casablanca to the enchanting coastal town of Essaouira. Departing from the economic capital of Morocco, the day unfolds with a scenic drive that reveals the diverse landscapes of the Moroccan countryside. Traverse through captivating terrain and witness the changing scenery, transitioning from bustling urban areas to the tranquility of the countryside.
Upon reaching Essaouira, the captivating seaside ambiance immediately welcomes you. Known for its distinctive blue-and-white medina, historic ramparts, and artistic flair, Essaouira stands as a unique jewel along the Atlantic coast. Spend your day exploring the UNESCO-listed medina, where narrow streets wind through white-washed buildings adorned with blue accents. Visit the vibrant fishing port, where local fishermen showcase their daily catches, and seagulls soar overhead.
As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Essaouira, whether it's savoring fresh seafood at a seaside restaurant, strolling along the expansive beach, or indulging in the vibrant arts scene. overnight comfort and relaxation in a hotel or riad.

Day 4: Essaouira - Marrakech

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and take advantage of some free time for a final stroll through the captivating medina of Essaouira. Later, depart for Marrakech, where upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your Riad. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Your accommodation awaits in a charming Riad, providing a comfortable and authentic retreat for your stay in Marrakech.

Day 5: Marrakesh Sightseeing with a Local guide

Today, you will embark on a guided tour of Marrakech, also known as the "Red City," one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Explore the city's main tourist attractions and monuments, starting with the famous Jamaa el Fna square, Marrakech's central square, and a focal point of the Medina. This bustling square has become an iconic symbol of the city, always vibrant and full of life.
Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the most significant mosque in Marrakech, boasting historical significance as one of the largest houses of worship for Islam when completed in 1158. Dive into the labyrinthine Souks of Marrakech's medina, a maze of market stalls where vibrant colors, the aroma of spices, and the lively calls of merchants create a sensory experience. Additionally, explore the palaces and museums that contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of Marrakech.

Day 6: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

After enjoying breakfast at your Riad, our journey takes us through the High Atlas Mountains, traversing the renowned Tizi n'Tichka pass and passing by several traditional Berber villages. The route leads us to Ksar Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that served as a crucial passage for commercial caravans between Sub-Saharan Africa and Marrakech centuries ago. Today, it has become a sought-after destination for international movie productions, including Gladiator, Prince of Persia, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones Season 3, and many others.
Following a delightful lunch, our exploration continues, taking us through Ouarzazate, the Skoura valley, and the Rose valley. Here, you'll have the opportunity to stop and purchase rose products from the valley. Our final destination for the day is Dades Valley, where you will spend your the night.

Day 7: Dades valley – Todgha Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast, our day begins amidst the natural splendor of red and mauve rocks lining the road. We embark on a journey to the Todgha Gorges, where the river meanders through breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal backdrop for capturing stunning photographs. Following a delightful lunch, our adventure unfolds as we traverse through numerous oases and palm groves, culminating in the enchanting Merzouga Sahara Desert. The night will be spent in a hotel, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay.

Day 8: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

Immerse yourself in a full day of Sahara exploration, delving into the mesmerizing dunes and charming Berber villages. Experience the enchanting melodies of Gnaoua music in the village of Khamlia, providing a cultural and musical journey. Witness the unique nomadic life of the desert, gaining insights into the traditions and customs. Embark on a camel trek to Erg Chebbi, where you'll traverse the majestic sand dunes, and conclude the day with an authentic desert experience, spending the night in a traditional nomad tent.

Day 9: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Ifrane – Fes

The day begins with the breathtaking spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, offering a captivating moment in the heart of the Merzouga Sahara Desert. Following breakfast, our journey unfolds as we drive towards Fes, passing through the picturesque Ziz Valley and Ziz Gorges, providing ample opportunities to capture the scenic beauty with your camera. A stop in Midelt for lunch ensures a delightful break. Continuing our route, we venture through the cedar forest of Azrou, where you'll encounter playful monkeys along the road, offering a chance for memorable photographs. Our path leads us to the "Switzerland of Morocco," Ifrane city, where a coffee or Moroccan mint tea break awaits. The day concludes with an overnight stay in a Riad in Fes.

Day 10: Fes Sightseeing with a Local guide

Begin your day with breakfast at the riad, setting out to explore Morocco's oldest city, Fes. Meander through its alleys and narrow streets, starting with a visit to the Royal Palace gate and the Jewish quarter, EL-Mellah, built in the 16th century. Explore cultural and historical landmarks such as the Al-Qaraouine University, the tanneries, the Attarine museum, and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. Post-lunch, visit a tile cooperative and enjoy a panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fes.

Day 11: Fes - Meknes - volubilis - Chefchaouen

"Starting the day with a delightful breakfast at the riad, our authentic exploration kicks off with a visit to Meknes. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Bab Mansour Gate, Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Our journey then takes us to Volubilis, where we marvel at the ancient Roman ruins. As the day comes to a close, we head to Chefchaouen, renowned for its enchanting blue medina, offering a memorable night in a traditional riad.".

Day 12: Chefchaouen - Tangier

Departure to Tangier, followed by a transfer to the port. Farewell and the conclusion of our 12 days Morocco Tour From Tangier.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation: Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the entire journey.
  • Professional Guide: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to enhance your experience.
  • Accommodation: Overnight stays in selected hotels or riads, and a night in a desert camp in Merzouga.
  • Camel Trek: Experience a camel trek into the Sahara Desert for a sunset and sunrise adventure.
  • Activities: Guided tours in Fes and Marrakech with a local guide of historical and cultural sites.
  • Daily Breakfast: Start each day with a hearty breakfast to fuel your adventures. Dinner is included during your nights in the Sahara Desert and Dades Valley.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch and Beverages: Not included in the package.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal spending during the trip is not included.
  • Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance to cover unexpected events.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides, drivers, and camp staff are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary.

NB: This 10 days tour from Tangier will take you through Morocco's historical, cultural, and natural wonders, ending with an enchanting Sahara Desert adventure. For the optimal experience, it's advisable to verify details with the tour operator.

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Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether you have already found the trip and activities that perfectly suit your needs and interests, or if you would like us to customize an itinerary tailored to your preferences. At Morocco Splendid Tours, we are genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to making your journey in Morocco the most fortuitous and enjoyable experience possible. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are here to assist you in creating a travel adventure that not only meets your expectations but also exceeds them. Our team is ready to answer any questions, provide expert advice, and ensure that every aspect of your Moroccan adventure is finely tuned to your desires. We look forward to helping you craft an extraordinary and personalized experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Morocco.

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