8 days tour from Tangier to the Sahara desert
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8 days tour from Tangier overview:
8 days tour from Tangier to the Sahara Desert is your path to discover morocco treasure with your best travel agency starts by picking you up from your accommodation in Tangier and traveling to Chefchaouen to admire the beautiful blue city before moving ahead to Fez one of the imperial morocco cities.
Moreover, We will cross the Middle and Atlas mountains. Finally, We reach the Sahara Desert in Merzouga to feel nature by riding camels through the golden dunes. Once we get back the next day after having a priceless night under a starry sky. We head back the road to explore Dades and Todra Gorges Before we will have so many stops while driving back as we will visit Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah too. Frequently, we end by having a guided tour in Marrakech.
your tour itinerary:
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen :
The first day of your 8-day tour from Tangier to Fez will start by meeting you in the morning at your place of stay in the city of Tangier. After we meet you the drive will take us to the City Of Chefchaouen named the Blue Perl of Morocco, going through Nexus an old Roman site. Arriving at Chefchouen in the afternoon you will be amazed by its blue walls and beautiful doors. There you will join your place of stay and have lunch before going for a walk in the city it’s an amazing river, Plaza Ultra Hammam where is many shops and restaurants. The tour in the medina will take us to a tiny square. Then you return to your place of stay to enjoy your dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Volubills – Meknas – Fes:
On the 2nd day after having breakfast in the blue city, we will depart toward Volubilis. This later is an old Roman site that represents the very southern presence of the Roman Empire. Later we stop to have lunch at the city of Meknes created by Moulay Ismail one of the first kings of the old Monarchs of Morocco after lunchtime will visit many places to name but a few: Bab Mansour a big door on the old wall of the city which will take us directly to Moulay Ismail Palace. Also, we will visit the Herri Es-Souani an old horse stable and granaries with a large pool. After we come to visit Meknes, we will continue our drive towards Fez, the old capital of Morocco known as the scientific capital of Morocco because of its old Karawiyin Madrassa or the oldest University in the world recognized; the city as a world heritage by UNESCO in 198
Day 3: Fes Day Tour :
The 3rd day will be devoted only to visiting the city of Fez. After having breakfast, you will be able to visit the old still living city in the world with an official local guide who will take you into the traditional markets of the city stopping at the Royal Palace, the visit will take you to the oldest University in the world the mosque and Madrassa of Karaouine build by Fatima El Fehria in the 9th century. Your guide also will take you to visit the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss the second”. Here it comes to lunchtime where you will be served in a much known traditional restaurant of the Medina. In the afternoon the Najarine fountain, the old harem Garden and the Batha Museum. On your way to the hotel, the guide will invite you to have a panoramic look at the city and take pictures
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Midlet – Merzouga – Camel ride – Caming :
The voyage will continue after a tasty breakfast at the hotel in Fez Heading towards Merzouga known by its golden desert in the southeast of Morocco. Through the route we will go drive by the city of Ifran; different from the other cities of the country Ifran has a European wonderful architecture surrounded by the Cedar forest; here we can stop to feed monkeys living in that forest and enjoy the fresh air. After that, we will continue the route to Midelt city located in the middle atlas; known for its apple production and the ancient mines of plumb. We will stop there for lunchtime and continue the trip. the next direction will be Erfoud an oasis town in eastern Morocco, crossing the Tizi Ntalghamt a passage through the mountain that will transport you to another landscape view with deserted mountains except for next the river. Arriving at Arfoud the trip we will drive directly to Merzouga stop at an auberge and leave your luggage there and ride camels to the Khama “the tent” in the desert. You will be served dinner then listen to the local music with drums and dance around a campfire.
Day 5: Merzouga – Todgha Gorges – Dades Valley:
On the fifith day of 8 days tour from Tangier, you will wake up early in the morning to admire the sunrise shining on the golden sand. After that, we ride back on camels to the auberge. Where you will have a shower to refresh your body and then an appetite breakfast. Putting back your things on the bus, we will drive Marrakech, meeting the Rissani city the former capital of the Tafilalt region and crossroad between northern and southern regions, then the Todra Gorges a series of limestone river canyons near the Tinghir city where the large palm forest and agriculture show in the Moroccan desert handicrafts along the way.
Shaped thousands of years ago thanks to the power of water going in the river the gorge gave us a very amazing view. We will drive through the road of the thousand Kasbahs in the great palm Skoura towards the valley of Dades which also has a spectacular landscape similar to that of the Todra gorge decorated with hundreds of Kasbahs. Take the narrow road in the valley and stop by to enjoy it, have dinner, and spend the night.
Day 6 : Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
The next morning, you will have a breakfast meal. Then we will start the trip meeting the oasis of Skoura and the valley of roses which is cultivated with hectares of roses their beauty and smell could be seen in May. The drive will take us to the Inghram “the fortified village” of Ait ben Haddou where we will have lunch, whose name is taken from the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987.
where famous films were shot to name but a few as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy. Tizi Ntichka, is the next stop, a mountain wind road which we will climb to the top and take pictures of the amazing view. At the end of the road, Marrakech was known in Tamazight as Amour N Akouch or the land of God.
Day 7: Day tour in Marrakech:
This day is devoted to visiting the famous places of Marrakech the red city. You will start by visiting the Menara, an old pool surrounded by beautiful gardens and fields irrigated from the pool using an old system of irrigation, this was established in the 12 century. the over View of the tour will consider several important places of the city for example the Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle gardens, Bahia Palace, and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewelry.
The guide will invite you for an optional lunch in the Medina, and then you will walk the colorful souks of Marrakech. The sunset time you will have an overlook from the terrace of a café to the Jamaa Elna square. The day will end with a special dinner served at the Hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech – airport:
The last day will start in the morning helping you check out the hotel after having your breakfast. Then our professional driver will drive you to the airport. Here comes the end of our 8 days tour from Tangier .