Tour

TANGIER FROM NORTH TO SOUTH

15 days / 14 nights

Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen

Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen

Reception at the airport or ferry from Tangier and departure to the wonderful Chefchaouen, also known as the blue village. Here the exiles of the Al-Andalus concentrated, giving the old part of the city an appearance very similar to the Andalusian towns with their streets of irregular tracings and the whitewashed houses.
Accommodation with breakfast in Chefchaouen. Dinner not included.

Day 2: Chefchaouen

Today we will enjoy the tranquility of this city, located on the mountain of Rif. It was founded by the Berbers in the 15th century, which welcomed Jews and Moors from Spain due to its proximity. Therefore, as we have already mentioned, it has that similarity of the Andalusian towns.
In the souk of the medina, going up from the main door, you will find the square Uta el-Hamman. In this there is a kasbah or citadel, a fortress that has been restored. You will also be struck by the great mosque of the XV century, whose minaret is octagonal, which is not usual in Moroccan mosques. If you go up this alley northeast road you will find, leaving the medina, a waterfall and the town’s laundry.
Accommodation with breakfast in Chefchaouen. Dinner not included.

Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez

We will have breakfast and take the road to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the holy city of Morocco. It is considered the best preserved Roman site in North Africa, in 1997 it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After the visit we will continue towards the city of Meknes, linked to the name of Moulay Ismail, the great sultan of the Alguita dynasty. Visit the walled medina, the Bab Manssur gate and the Hedim square. Lunch and departure to Fez. Transfer to the riad / hotel in Fez.
Accommodation with breakfast in Fez. Dinner not included

Day 4: Visit to the Medina of Fez

Breakfast. At the indicated time we will come to pick up an official local guide to present the Medina of the city and its streets. We will approach the Royal Palace, the Jewish quarter, the commercial and artisan neighborhoods, the exterior of the Mosque, the Koranic School and much more. Lunch in a typical restaurant in the Medina on behalf of the client and after the visit, free time to get to know the modern part of the city.
Accommodation with breakfast in Fez. Dinner not included.

Day 5: Fez – Merzouga

After breakfast, we will leave for the desert of Merzouga, via Ifran. We will visit Azrou, but the most important part of the area is the Cedros Forest, where we will stop to enjoy these places and of course the Barbary macaques, which if you wish you can take photos and feed. We will continue through the Valley of Ziz and Tafilalet, one of the treasures of Africa, with its formation of red stones, its palm groves and oasis. We continue our way to meet the dunes of Erg Chebbi at the foot of the village of Merzouga. Transfer to the hotel, located in a privileged area as only a road separates us from the incredible dunes.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in Merzouga.

Day 6: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga

Today we will need to gather strength at breakfast, since today will be a full day of sand and culture of our nomads. So, we will take the 4x4 and we will go to know the area. The oasis of Tissartmin, the Mifiss mines, the desert plateau. One of the most important stops is the village of Khamlia (Pueblo de los Negros). In it, we can see how they live and delight us with typical music of the area, Gnawa music: this was used by their ancestors to hypnotize and cure some diseases. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel where we will leave the things and on the shore of the dunes our dromedaries will be waiting for us (one per person), we will go to the dunes where we will attend and enjoy the sunset.
Then we will continue until we reach our camp, where we will have dinner and stay in a tent.
Accommodation, breakfast and dinner in the middle of the desert, jaima.

Day 7: Merzouga – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges

We will wake up early in the morning to appreciate the orange colors that the sunrise presents on the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will return to Merzouga to have breakfast and collect everything, to continue our journey, this time, with our 4x4. We will go to Rissani, one of its attractions is the market and its donkey parking, where all the nomads of the area come to supply. Then we will arrive at Erfoud, known for its fossil factory. On the way we will cross the palm plantation of Tourog and Tinjdad. Then we will continue our route to our destination, the Todra Gorges.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in the Todra Gorges.

Day 8: Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate

Today we will head to the Dades Valley. We will pass through the village of Boumal and we will turn off along the track to see beautiful villages and beautiful Kasbahs. We will cross the Valley of Roses, this valley also annually concentrates a festival, the Festival of Roses, which is usually celebrated in the month of May. Then we will cross through the palm grove of Skoura, beautiful and abundant, with an area with more than 700,000 palm trees. Finally we will arrive to Ouarzazate, where we will visit the Kasbah of Taorirt.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in Ouazazate.

Day 9: Ouarzazte – Essaouira

In the morning, after breakfast we will leave Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and where numerous films such as Babel or Asterix and Obelix have been filmed. You can walk through its streets and take thousands of photographs. We will eat in the area. Once the visit is over, we will head towards Essaouira, a wonderful landscape that we will leave behind, that the High Atlas offers us and its highest point, the Tich N’Tichka with its 2,260m of altitude. We will arrive at our destination in the afternoon, to Essaouira. Transfer to the riad / hotel.
Accommodation with breakfast in Essaouira. Dinner not included.

Day 10: Essaouira

Free day in Essaouira to get lost in its beautiful medina, (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2001), taste its fish and take a walk along its beach.
It is a port city, located on the western Atlantic coast, north of Cape Sim. The economy of the place revolves around fishing, wood industry, textiles, food and the craft trade. Essaouira annually hosts the Gnawa festival that attracts thousands of visitors.
Very interesting things to see in the city are its Medina, formed by very wide streets and its three entrance doors: Bab Sbâa, Bab Marrakech and Bab Doukhala. In this Medina white walls and blue windows and doors predominate. Another thing to discover is its biggest mosque ‘Ibn Youssef’. Near here is the Souk el Jdid, where you can make your purchases. On the other hand, lovers of the sea, you can enjoy the good weather and thanks to the trade winds you can practice Windsurfing. If so, we also offer the rental of material to carry out this activity.
Accommodation with breakfast in Essaouira. Dinner not included.

Day 11: Essaouira – Marrakech

After breakfast we will leave for Marrakech, where we will arrive around noon. Free afternoon in Marrakech.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 12: Visit to the Medina of Marrakech

At 9am an official local guide will come and pick us up and explain everything about the Medina of Marrakech and some monuments that can be visited.
In the Medina we will find old mosques, madrasas, palaces and the tombs of its seven patrons, places of pilgrimage for Muslims. Free afternoon to enjoy the souks and the famous Plaza.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 13: Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfall – Marrakech

After breakfast, excursion to the beautiful Ouzoud waterfalls. We will return in the afternoon to Marrakech.
The waterfalls of Ouzoud will let you relax a bit of the bustle of the city and be in a space of fresh air. These waterfalls are considered the largest in North Africa. (Jumps of up to 110m).
Return around 6pm to Marrakech.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 14: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat

Breakfast and departure to Casablanca, where we will stop to visit its impressive mosque of Hassan II, the mosque with the highest minaret (200m). We will continue our route to Rabat, capital of the kingdom of Morocco since 1912, where we will arrive in the afternoon passing by the car by the side of the Royal Palace and its gardens. Transfer to the riad / hotel.
Accommodation with breakfast in Rabat. Dinner not included.

Day 15: Rabat – Tangier Airport

After breakfast we can enjoy a walk through Rabat, before leaving for Asilah, one of the most charming towns on the Atlantic Coast. Tour of the Medina and finally, transfer to the airport or ferry at the assigned time.
Farewell and end of our services.


THE TOUR INCLUDES:

Transfer to Tangier airport or ferry.
All-terrain vehicle 4x4 or minibus with A / C
Gas
Driver
Guide that speaks your language during the whole journey
Official local guide in Fez and Marrakech
Hotel / Riad (breakfast and dinner) in Merzouga, Todra Gorges and Ouarzazate
Hotel / riad with breakfast in Chefchaouen, Fez, Essaouira, Marrakech and Rabat
Jaima in the camp in the middle of the desert (dinner and breakfast)
Excursion with dromedary (one per person)

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Flights
Lunch and drinks
Dinner in Chefchaouen, Fez, Essaouira, Marrakech and Rabat
Tickets and tips
Other services not mentioned in this program

PRICE PER PERSON:

The price of the routes will vary depending on the occupancy of the seats in our vehicles.
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