9 days tour in Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech
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Highlights of our tour:
Tangier is the starting point for our 9 days desert tour in Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech. There, you will get the opportunity to explore some of the city’s most magnificent and historic sights, such as Hercules Caves, the American Legation, and the ancient medina. Following that, we’ll travel to Chefchaouen, the blue city. It is a wonderful and colorful place in northwest Morocco. Our next stop will be at the city of Fes. It has magnificent tourist sites that are worth seeing. The most well-known are the historic medina of Fes El Bali, the tanneries, and the university of al-Qarawiyyin.
The next day of our 9 day Morocco tour from Tangier will include a visit to Merzouga, one of Morocco’s most magnificent Sahara deserts. Not to add that this is the highlight of our Tangier trips. It has a variety of activities that draw tourists from all over the world. We may name a camel ride and camping in the middle of Erg Chebbi, a visit to the lake of Srij, a trip to experience Gnawa music, a visit to a nomadic family who lives in Berber tents, and many more activities.
Later, we’ll take the road to explore the Dades and Todgha gorges’ Grand Canyons. Then we’ll travel to Ouarzazate to see the city. It is well-known for its Atlas Film Studios, where several television shows and films, including Prison Break and Gladiator, were produced. Following that, we will visit Ait Benhaddou, a historic Berber fortification and one of Morocco’s most famous Kasbahs.
Finally, we shall return to the Atlas Mountains and the city of Marrakech. There, you will get the opportunity to explore the Koutoubia mosque, the Jemaa El Fna plaza, the Menara gardens, and other attractions.
Day 1: Arrival in Tangier
We will pick you up from the airport to your accommodation. However, 9 days tour in Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech includes a visit to the old Medina according to arrival time. You will have a night in local accommodation.
Day 2: Tangier- Chefchaouen
Today, we will have a visit to the attractions of Tangier. Thus, we will visit the American Legation. It is considered the first property of UAS in Morocco that presents the relationship between Morocco and the USA. Besides, we will visit the old Medina and Caves of Hercules. Thereafter, we drive to Chefchaouen via the White Dove City. In Chefchaouen, you will have free time to walk around the Blue Pearl city, discovering its attractions. Then, you catch the sunset view and Rif Mountains. Overnight is here.
Day 3: Chefchaouen-Fes
After breakfast, you will explore the rest of the attractions in this town. For example, you visit Ras El Maa, the Kasbah Museum. In the Museum, you will learn the rich history of the town. In the afternoon, we will drive to Fes via the various landscapes. It is possible to stop in Volubilis if time allows us. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site that reflects the history and the old Roman ruins. A night is in Riad in the old Medina.
Day 4: Fes Guided Tour
We also provide a guided tour in Fes in our 9 days tour in Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech. Fes is the old and the imperial city in Morocco. With our local guide, you will discover the tourist site in the old Medina. Firstly, you visit the Blue Gate and the oldest university in the world, Al-Karaouine University. Further, you enjoy the artwork in ceramic and Nejjarine sites. Besides, you move to Chouara tanneries where the leather is operating in stone vessels. Then, you visit Marinid tombs and Borj Nord. Also, you move to King’s Palace to take pictures with the golden gate. The guided tour includes everything Fes to see. Finally, spend another night in the same Riad.
Day 5: Fes – Ifrane- Ziz Valley- Merzouga
Our Morocco desert tour from Tangier will depart after your breakfast. We will drive via the Middle Atlas Mountains and stop in Ifrane. Here, you will enjoy the landscapes of the town and visit the famous loin statue in the national park. Further, you enjoy barbarian apes in Cedar forest and stop in Midelt for lunch. In addition to that, we stop in Ziz Valley for a panoramic view of adobe houses and the green valley. Thereafter, we drive to Erfoud to visit its date market and head to Merzouga. Finally, you will be welcomed with a mint tea at your accommodation where to spend a night.
Day 6: Desert Tour and camel trip
On this day, we will drive you to explore desert areas. And you go for a camel trip to the camp. Firstly, we visit Khamlia village to enjoy Gnawa music. Next, we visit the mines of Mifis behind the dunes and meet nomad families. You will have Berber Pizza with them for lunch and drive to Sahrij Lake. Secondly, we will visit one of the palm trees oasis and drive to your accommodation
Finally, you go for your camel trekking trip. On your way to the camp, you will stop to enjoy the sunset view and sandboarding. After dinner at the camp, locals will play drum music around the fire. And enjoy your night under the starry sky.
Day: 7 Merzouga – Todra Gorges- Dades Valley
9 days tour in Morocco from Tangier continues the way to Dades Valley. Before we arrive there, we will visit the traditional market in Rissani. And then, we visit the fossil museum in Erfoud and drive to Jorf. There, you explore the traditional way of watering groves and visit the Berber cloth cooperative in Touroug. In Todra Gorges, you have free time to discover the canyon and high rocks that attract rock climbers. Finally, we visit the Rock Formation and drive to Dades Valley for a night.
Day 8: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou- Marrakech
Our tour will be in Ouarzazate after breakfast. Thus, we drive first to Rose Valley to visit rose products in the rose cooperative. Ouarzazate is the capital cinema in Morocco where movies are produced in Atlas Studios. You will this site and drive to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. It is a UNESCO Kasbahs that is designed with an adobe structure. It is also a station between Marrakech and the Sahara used for commerce. Finally, we passed the Tizi-N-Tichka Mountain pass and stop for panoramic views. And then we drive to Marrakech for a night.
Day9: Guided tour and Transfer to the airport
The last day will offer a guided tour in Marrakech. Our guide will take you to visit the whole attraction in Marrakech depending on your departure time. You will visit the main square time of Jemaa El-Fna and the Koutoubia Mosque. Later on, you visit Jardin Majorelle designed by French artists, and move to Saadian tombs and Bahia Palace. There will be a chance to visit all the attractions if time allows us. Finally, we drop you off at the airport.
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Our 9 days in Morocco trip allows you to explore and discover the country’s most magnificent sites and attractions. To that end, before we begin the trip, we’d like to offer you a quick overview of the locations we’ll be seeing.
Tangier is located in the south of Morocco. It is a lovely city with many unique and historical sights and attractions. Furthermore, it overlooks two seafronts, making it an important commercial and strategic side in the Moroccan monarchy.
This city has a lot to offer in terms of things to do and see. We discuss the American Legation, the first structure constructed by the United States outside of its borders, the ancient Kasbah museum, which is a former Sultan’s Palace, and the medina, which has many streets and tiny alleyways that depict the city’s past.
Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen or the Blue Pearl of Morocco, is a lovely city in Morocco’s northwest Rif Mountains, not far from Tangier and Tetouan. It is well-known for its stunning blue walls and winding alleyways. There are several hypotheses on the origin of the blue color. According to the most common legend, Moorish and Jewish refugees from Spain founded the city in 1471 and painted it blue. The color blue represents the sky.
You will be delighted by its architecture, colorful sides, and attractions as you wander through its streets. Because of its beauty, it is one of the most frequented destinations in the entire country.
The rich history of Fes, Morocco’s historic capital, has endowed it with two “old medinas” at the same time. Fes el-Jedid, on the other hand, is home to the Royal Palace, the Jewish Cemetery, and the Boujeloud Gardens. Fes el Bali, on the other hand, has the world’s most perplexing medina, with 14 gates, 6,000 streets, 200 mosques, and 180 hammams.
It is not just the oldest of the four imperial cities and Morocco’s fourth-biggest metropolis. It is also a testament to three eras at the same time, as seen largely by the old city’s architectural look. Fes, like many historical cities, is positioned relatively far from the ocean, thus the ideal months to visit are April-May or October-November. It is when the weather is pleasant and you can roam about the city to your heart’s delight.
Motorized vehicles are forbidden across the broad region of the Fes medina. Donkeys, carriers, and bicycles are the wave of the future.
Merzouga is a tiny hamlet in Morocco’s southeast. It is unquestionably the most picturesque desert in the nation, with largely dry and gentle dunes. Furthermore, her cottages and tents are located at the foot of Erg Chebbi, a massive (50 by 5 km) complex of dunes up to 350 meters high. There is no built infrastructure, and civilization consists of a few stores, cafés, and restaurants. Most visitors to Merzouga come to experience the true Berber way of life, not to relax on the plush feather mattresses of the hotel suites.
This lovely community has a plethora of activities and sights to see. To begin, you can take a camel ride into the desert and spend the night in Berber tents. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to appreciate the magnificence of the Sahara desert. You may also go to Sri Lanka to see the lake. It is where migratory birds such as flamingos and ducks spend some of their time. You may also visit the village of Khamlia to listen to Gnaoua music and learn about its people’s history. All of these activities, as well as many others, will be available to you as part of our 9-day Morocco itinerary.
Todgha and Dades gorges:
The majority of visitors that visit Morocco go to view the two stunning gorges Todgha and Dades, which were formed by the rivers of the same names and are located close. The tallest cliffs of Dades Gorges soar to more than a kilometer in height, and this is the most picturesque gorge for driving or riding a motorbike. In addition, these gorges have a strange rock structure known as “Monkey’s Fingers,” which rises immediately from the Dades River and mimics the aforementioned monkey’s outstretched hand.
The Todgha Gorges are located approximately 15 kilometers from the city of Tinghir, and the road leading there is winding, with Berber houses constructed in the shadow of the omnipresent palmary. A guarded road runs through the gorges, which are around 18 kilometers long. The fissure is just a few meters long at its narrowest point, yet the rocks above it climb to a reasonable height. Despite this, daring Moroccans may slip in with their kiosks of all sorts of items, causing minor traffic bottlenecks on the busiest days.
Ouarzazate is a city in northern Morocco, amid the Atlas Mountains and the Draa River. It was created in 1928 as the French Foreign Legion’s southern military post. Several centuries ago, there existed an ancient Berber citadel, whose old walls and cannons still bear witness to the intense conflicts of French colonialism in the 1990s. The historic strongholds aTodgha Gorges are located approximately 15 kilometers from the city of Tinghir, and the approach to them travels via winding roads with Berber houses constructed in the shadow of the omnipresent palmary. A guarded road runs through the gorges, which are around 18 kilometers long. The fissure is just a few meters long at its narrowest point, yet the rocks above it climb to a reasonable height.
Despite this, daring Moroccans may slip in with their kiosks of all sorts of items, causing minor traffic bottlenecks on the busiest days.
UNESCO designated the area around Ouarzazate as a human heritage site.
Berbers used to reside in this city quite a while ago. They built a minor castle near Ouarzazate in the 11th century. The castle, or Kasbah, was continually increasing, and a tiny population of Moroccan Jews even settled there in the 17th century. Today, the Kasbah of Tifoultoute is home to only 11 households. However, it was this stronghold that became the principal point of pilgrimage for many film teams.
Today, Ouarzazate and its environs have become the epicenter of Morocco’s burgeoning film industry. The stunning vistas and still-inhabited remains of ancient towns draw filmmakers like a magnet. This is where the fifth season of the American TV program Prison Break and one of Game of Thrones’ last seasons were shot. In the once-forgotten town, an international airport was even created.
Ait Ben Haddou:
The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou erected 10 centuries ago, still survives in a settlement of the same name, thirty kilometers from the city of Ouarzazate in southern Morocco, with its walls and mud towers, small windows, and narrow and winding alleyways. It clings to the slope of a wide plateau overlooking the Ounila River admirably.
Since 1987, the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou has been designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is an architectural structure with several stories and vaults. It also covers an area of 1,300 square meters and is divided into several tiny alleyways of varying lengths and widths that are linked in a distinctive geometric design.
Marrakech is the Moroccan East’s spirit and heart. It was once the country’s capital. The city is located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, approximately a 3-4 hours drive from Casablanca and Agadir. Every year, tourists from all around the world visit. The Medina’s heart, Jemaa el Fna, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire historic district of the city is an open-air museum. Not to add the Yusuf Ibn Tashfin Mausoleum, the Golden Apples Mosque, and the Bahia Palace are nearby. Medina is home to a plethora of tiny, intimate cafés and eateries. They are incredibly reasonable, with good and inexpensive cuisine.
On the streets, you might see people dressed up as if they were from an Arabian fairy tale. Acrobats and snake charmers act like they did hundreds of years ago.
The market quarter is popular with both Europeans and locals since everything here is genuine and original. This is not a tourist attraction, but rather a life itself. An artist may apply henna patterns to your hands, while stores sell hundreds of gifts in a variety of styles, including lamps, rugs, and jewelry.
You should visit Marrakech’s environs. To the south of the city, there are Berber villages where people live as they did several years ago. The inhabitants rely solely on subsistence farming. If you go east from Marrakech, you will discover cascades of breathtaking splendor.
With a 9-day Morocco itinerary, you will be able to see the red city of Marrakech as well as participate in its many activities. Book with us now to get a complete experience throughout Morocco.