1 or One week tour itinerary in Morocco from Tangier uncovers several main imperial cities of Morocco including Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech. 7 days Sahara desert tour’s Scenic Drives: Touring Morocco is all about the senses. Take in the ever-changing scenery of the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, Cedar forest, Ziz valley, the majestic Sahara desert, Tinghir and Dades Gorges. Travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and stunning Oasis of the south Morocco.
Once you meet your Private English-speaking driver in your accommodation, airport or Port, embark on a half day city tour of Tangier. View Spartel Cape, and the Hercules Cave. From here, you will get an exceptional view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean also. Thereafter, we head off along the Mediterranean Coast to Chefchaouen, a blue city in the Rif Mountains and a haven of tranquility, peace and also a photographer’s dream setting. The rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the little hidden gems of the blue city including the Kasbah, built back in the 18th century, Uta Hammam, and the old charming Medina. The main square is the heart of the city, with the central mosque and cafés with incredible menus.
After breakfast, continue your journey off-the-beaten track to the tiny town of Ouazzane, situated on the edge of the Rif mountains. Then head to the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, Fes through Volubilis and Meknes. On arrival, free time to take a stroll in the remains of the Roman and the Berber cultures that once occupied it, Volubilis. After exploring, move on to the holy town of Moulay Idriss, Meknes is one of Morocco’s lesser-visited. Furthermore, it was built by Moulay Ismail and was conceived to be the ‘Versailles of Morocco’. View the famed gate of Bab El Mansour, and the Jewish Quarter. After lunch at your convenience, set out towards Fes.
This morning, you’ll meet your local guide at the hotel and then begin the city tour of Morocco’s spiritual capital, Fes. Start by visiting the bronze doors of the Royal Palace nearby the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. Then continue to an amazing panoramic view of the Medina from one of the hills surrounding the city. Thereafter, walk into the Medina to visit Attarine and Bou Inania Madrasas and the center of Koranic studies. Learn the fascinating history of the city, which was founded in the 9th century. In addition to that, visit one of the pungent leather tanneries that Fes is famous for and see the giant dye pits, as well as the bustling Souks, Ess-Seffarine and El-Nejjarine squares and lastly the potteries.
On the other hand, Fes is home to the world’s oldest university, once the capital of the kingdom before 1912. After lunch at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is at leisure. You’ve the option to return to your hotel or wander more in the endless alleyways of the world’s largest Medina.
Departing early, Today take a long however extremely scenic drive, heading south from North and up into the Middle Atlas, pass through Cedar forest full of Barbary Macaque monkeys, jagged rock faces, and tiny Berber villages and begin to descend towards the Sahara desert. Along the way, view glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic tribes, travelling across the mountains and also often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination.
After lunch in Midelt, hit the road again for the Majestic Merzouga desert. Stop by Ziz valley for its magnificent view. The journey continues along the valley of Ziz and Erfoud, well-known for its fossil and marble products. Finally, reach Merzouga at the foot of the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Time to Set off by camel for an incredible hour trek into the Sahara desert to witness a mesmerizing sunset and sand change its color as night falls. Overnight in a Berber camp. Dinner around campfire with Berber’s musical entertainment.
Enjoy an early morning sunrise over a high dune of Erg chebbi. After freshening up and breakfast, ride your camel back to Merzouga village. Then head off to Todgha Gorge in Tinghir. One of Morocco’s popular natural sights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west over the towering vertical limestone cliffs that reach heights of 987ft. Furthermore, it’s carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains.
Plenty of time to wander through this sumptuous site, and then continue south-west to the city of Boumalne Dades. En route, stop by a Place known as Monkey fingers for taking some pictures. Next, a wonderful panoramic view of Dades Valley and the Mountains beyond. Once arrived, check-in and free time to relax. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll set out in the morning to one of the jewels of morocco, Ait ben haddou kasbah via the Rose’s valley in Kelaat M’gouna and the Skoura palm groves. Then push along to Ouarzazate along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs. In addition to that, it’s famed for being a prime filming location for many Hollywood TV shows and Blockbusters, there’s an opportunity to view the World’s largest film studio.
Upon arrival at the kasbah, in actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco: Babel, Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia as its beauty is unequal to any other fortified kasbah in south Morocco. After lunch and a visit to this historic fortified village, drive towards Marrakech across the high Atlas mountains Along twisty roads with marvelous views and over the high point of Tizi N’tichka. Arrive into Marrakech in the early evening, drop off at your preferred location – End of 5 days morocco private tour from Tangier.
Our spectacular 1 week tour itinerary in Morocco ends today after hotel check out. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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We spent a memorable and fun 1 week in Morocco with MTE. The tour itinerary was intricately planned by the company, taking us from Tangier to Chefchaouen to Fes to the magnificent sand dunes of the Sahara. Despite the multiple destinations we visited, the transfers, hotel arrangements and city tour with local guides were mostly smooth. Also, our driver Ibrahim is really knowledgeable and fluent in English. His interesting anecdotes gave us many insights about Moroccan culture and his humour made the long rides from one city to another fun. Most importantly, he is kind and really took good care of us. With him turning the itinerary into reality by chaperoning us around, Morocco becomes less foreign and more accessible! For sure the next time I plan to make a Morocco trip I will book it with this company.