12 days Morocco Itinerary from Tangier covers the magnificent Coastal & southern Morocco. It is a unique experience from the blue-washed town of Chefchaouen to the fascinating Merzouga Sahara desert where you’ll trek along long-forgotten caravan routes, ride a camel over colossal sand dunes, and cool off in an oasis at the bottom of a gorge to the Mountains of the Atlas and shining city of Marrakech, experience Moroccan cooking class & discover fascinating landscapes along this 12 Days private Morocco Travel.
Sahara desert excursions driver/guide will escort you from Tangier Airport or Port depending on your flight time, and transfer you to the Hotel. Free time to discover Tangier city. Overnight stay.
Today, we will have a visit to the old city of Tangier. Then drive towards Assilah. Continue along Atlantic Coast towards Asilah, city of murals. On the way stop to see the meeting point of the Atlantic and Mediterranean and visit the legendary Hercules cave.
We will see majestic ramparts and town gates built by Almohads, Borj al-Hamra tower in distinct Portuguese style, Grand Mosque, Raisuli Palace, and Church of San Bartolome in its mix of Spanish Colonial and Moorish styles. Overnight stay in Assilah.
We will drive to the Rif mountains until we reach Chefchaouen “the blue Jewel” of Morocco. During the trip, we’ll enjoy the incredible landscape of the Rif mountains. And free time to discover this amazing city. Overnight stay in a riad.
After a tasty breakfast in the riad, our Morocco 12 Days tour from Tangier continues towards Volubilis crossing via Ouazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history. Then we will drive to Meknes city (the 17th-century heritage) where we will stop for lunch, discover the medina’s historical walls, bab el Mansour, and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail Greenery. Later in the afternoon, we head to Fez city where you will spend an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will explore Fez on a Fes Guided day trip, the cultural capital which is one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. Entering through Bab Ftouh, discover the Andalusian district, and admire the exterior of its mosque. Make your way through the tanning, dye working, and copper working neighborhoods to the place Seffarine. Then, to the University of Al-Karaouine which houses Africa’s oldest mosque. Pause in front of the mausoleum of the man who founded Fes, Idris I. Visit the place Nejjarine and admire its famous fountain. Finally, explore the beautiful Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts.
In the afternoon, continue your visit of the medina stopping in front of the « blue gate » of Fes, Bab Boujouloud: optional visit of the Attarine Medersa. Tour the city ramparts and pause at borj Norj for a splendid medina view. Discover the ancient Jewish quarter and the outside of the Royal Palace. Next: the pottery district. Then, at the city’s outskirts, stop at an artisanal complex before ending the tour and returning to your Riad.
Our 12 days Morocco Travel tour departs to the Sahara Desert via Ifrane known as the “Moroccan Switzerland”. Later, to the Cedar forest where we will stop to enjoy watching the monkeys climb the cedars. Then continue via the Middle Atlas mountains and the Ziz valley one of the largest palm groves & oases in southern Morocco. Our 12 Days Morocco trip package goes on to Erfoud city, famous for its fossils Museums & Factories. Arrive in Merzouga, you will have free time to meet locals in the villages. Also, you can take an outdoor Merzouga activity, like ATV quad adventure, to enjoy the charming sunset on the top of Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Overnight stay in a Riad near Merzouga sand dunes.
After breakfast in the riad, we’ll start a Merzouga discovery desert tour visiting the best of the Sahara desert and nomad families. You will enjoy a cup of tea and see the oasis where some movies were filmed such as “Sahara ”, “starring Penelope Cruz” and much more. After lunch in Khamlia village, we will start our camel ride desert adventure into the Merzouga Sahara desert to be able to contemplate an unforgettable sunset. Also, try Sandboarding on the edge of Erg Chebbi. You will have a special night in a Sahara desert camp. You will sleep in the dunes in a private nomadic tent, as the Berbers do. Here you will enjoy a Berber dinner, music and a starry sky, shooting stars, exploring the Sahara by night, and much more. Overnight stay in a Berber Sahara desert camp.
The following day, on our 12 Days Morocco tour itinerary. You will wake up early to appreciate a breathtaking sunrise over Merzouga erg Chebbi. After breakfast & shower in the desert camp, we take you back to Merzouga Village, either back by camel trekking or 4WD (as you wish). Then, we will drive to Rissani, we will visit a museum of fossils and have a walk in the traditional Market. Subsequently, Our 12 Days Morocco Itinerary goes on through many Berber & Arabic villages, Mellab, Tinjdad, Jourf, and this last one known for the wells of an old system of irrigation. We will have a stop there to visit this attraction. The lunch will be in Mellab or Tinjdad (Optional).
The next Attraction will be at Todra valley and the canyons of Todra gorges, which are about 300m in height. Also, the power of water could make its own way across the rocks. This Gorge is known for climbing and hiking. Finally, we will drive to Dades Gorge, where we will spend the 2nd night of our trip, an overnight stay in a Riad.
We will have breakfast in breathtaking views of Dades valley. Then continue our trip to Marrakech across Roses valley & Skoura Oasis palm groves.
The next stop will be in Ouarzazate, where we will have a small visit to Taourirt Kasbah. And after 27 km of the road, we will reach Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage site. It has been used as a backdrop for shooting numerous Hollywood Movies including “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Gladiator”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Prince of Persia” and much more… The Kasbahs (fortresses) reflect the Exotic Moroccan architecture & cultures.
After exploring the kasbah, we will continue a little further on High Atlas Mountains through the “Tichka pass” which will lead us to the Marrakech.
Today is devoted to discovering Marrakech, we will go out of our hotel to “ the beautiful Red City Marrakech” in which we can spend the entire day. First, Marrakech is an antique imperial metropolis in Morocco. Its call comes from the Berber language it means “Share of God”. It became a small village of farmers earlier than it changed into constructed with the aid of using Youssef Ben Tachafine who turned into a Berber king of the Almoravid dynasty; we can go to his grave to recognize extra approximately his biography.
Moreover, we can go to Koutoubia Mosque which has a remarkable minaret and extremely good decorations, Saadian Tombs, the remarkable pool of Menara gardens, Museum of Dar Si Said wherein there are various arts and traditions, Bahia Palace, and finally, we can flow to Jemaa El-Fna Plaza wherein we can find out the way of life and subculture of Marrakech. Overnight stay in a Riad in Marrakech medina.
On the following day, you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan cooking experience. This opportunity is delightful participation not only to learn to cook but an opportunity to discover the secrets of some of the best Moroccan cuisine recipes in a professional but also genuinely relaxed atmosphere. Free afternoon in Marrakesh.
On the last day during our 12 days Travel Morocco Tour. After having your breakfast, You will have free time in Marrakech. Then, we will transfer you to the airport depending on your flight time & place where our 12 Days Morocco itinerary ends.
Our private 12 days Morocco tour from Tangier price depends on the number of travelers, season, and type of the desert camp (standard or luxury), so feel free to contact us.
Private tents are guaranteed. Either you take a Standard or Luxury Merzouga desert trip.
The standard Merzouga desert camps are designed for travelers who don’t need the level of luxury provided in our Morocco luxury desert camps. The tents are comfortable for a perfect night’s sleep. For toilets and showers, they are shared with all the camp.
There are some essentials you can’t forget to pack when embarking on your desert adventure. These include:
The camel ride is roughly 1 H/30Min in the afternoon and about 60 minutes in the morning.
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