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Morocco Travel Itinerary 10 Days From Tangier

Tangier
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Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Morocco Travel Itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech, an adventure that unveils Morocco’s diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. This meticulously curated tour is a tapestry of experiences, guiding you through the captivating blue alleys of Chefchaouen, the ancient medinas of Fes and Marrakech, the golden Sahara dunes in Merzouga, and the historical treasures of Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou.

Prepare to immerse yourself in bustling markets, encounter traditional Berber communities, and marvel at architectural wonders that have withstood centuries. More than a tourist excursion, this journey is a cultural odyssey connecting you deeply with the essence of Morocco.

Flexibility defines this tour, offering the choice to conclude your adventure in either Marrakech or Casablanca, tailored to your flight preferences. Whether you opt for the vibrant energy of Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna or the coastal charm of Casablanca, your Morocco Travel Itinerary promises an unforgettable blend of history, natural beauty, and heartfelt hospitality.

Join us as we navigate the labyrinthine streets of ancient medinas, ride camels into the Sahara at sunset, and uncover the timeless allure of Morocco—one captivating destination at a time. This is more than a tour; it’s an immersive experience that will create lasting memories. Welcome to the Morocco Travel Itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech, where Morocco’s magic awaits.

Highlights

  • Desert Camping & Camel Riding
  • Game of Thrones Locations
  • Guided Visits of Fez, Marrakech and Chefchaouen with expert guides.
  • Explore the ancient Roman Empire ruins at Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Encounter wild Barbary macaques in the cedar forests of Azrou.
  • Visit Morocco's imperial cities and delve into their rich history and architecture.
  • Wander through vibrant souks and markets, immersed in the sights, sounds, and scents of Morocco.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Tangier

Upon your arrival at the airport, our dedicated driver will warmly welcome you and ensure seamless transportation to your hotel. If you arrive early, our driver is available to guide you on a curated tour, introducing you to the highlights of Tangier. To accommodate any travel fatigue, particularly after long flights, we intentionally refrain from scheduling activities on your arrival day. This thoughtful approach allows us to customize the itinerary based on your preferences, ensuring a relaxed and comfortable start to your journey.

Day 2: Explore Tangier - Chafchaouen

On Day 2 of your Morocco Travel Itinerary from Tangier, immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of this vibrant city. Begin your day at the Kasbah Museum, housed within the splendid Dar el-Makhzen palace, also known as the Museum of Moroccan Arts. Inside, delve into a captivating collection of Moroccan artifacts, arts, and crafts, offering a profound insight into the country’s cultural heritage. Next, head to The Grand Socco, a bustling square that serves as the gateway to Tangier's medina. Here, experience the lively local life, explore nearby markets, and absorb the dynamic atmosphere that defines Tangier's unique charm. The Grand Socco seamlessly blends tradition with modernity, making it an essential stop on your Tangier itinerary. Venture deeper into Tangier as you navigate the maze-like streets of the Medina, a historic quarter brimming with traditional markets, historical sites, and authentic Moroccan encounters. Lose yourself in narrow alleyways, uncover hidden gems, and engage with the friendly locals throughout the day. As afternoon approaches, journey westward to the Caves of Hercules, situated approximately 14 kilometers from Tangier. These natural wonders boast unique rock formations and carry a mythical allure, with legends suggesting Hercules once rested here, adding intrigue to the breathtaking scenery. Continue your exploration to Cap Spartel, the northernmost point of mainland Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at panoramic views, visit the iconic lighthouse, and witness the stunning convergence of these vast bodies of water, creating a picturesque backdrop. As evening descends, start on a scenic drive to Chefchaouen, nestled in the Rif Mountains. Known for its distinctive blue-painted buildings and tranquil ambiance, Chefchaouen offers a serene contrast to Tangier's bustling energy. Check into your accommodation and unwind, preparing to explore the enchanting "Blue City" on Day 3 of your Morocco Travel Itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech.

Day 3: Chafchaouen walking Tour

Day 3 of your Morocco Itinerary 10 Days invites you to immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Chefchaouen, where every turn reveals a canvas of blue hues and cultural richness. Begin by wandering the narrow, winding streets of the medina, each corner offering a new shade of blue and architectural charm. Explore Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the vibrant heart of Chefchaouen adorned with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Visit the 18th-century Kasbah-turned-museum for a glimpse into local history and panoramic views from its rooftop. Follow the Ras Elma River flowing through town, discovering tranquil bridges and serene spots for reflection. Experience daily life at Outa el Hammam square and peruse vibrant markets showcasing handcrafted textiles and pottery. For sweeping vistas, hike to the Spanish Mosque overlooking Chefchaouen and the Rif Mountains. Capture the town's beauty against the backdrop of expansive skies. As day turns to evening, lose yourself in Chefchaouen's charming streets, dotted with art galleries, cafes, and local delights. Return to Plaza Uta el-Hammam to savor the lively ambiance as twilight sets in, embracing the warmth of the town and its people.

Day 4: Chafchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

Our Morocco Itinerary 10 Days from Chefchaouen to Fes, promising a captivating journey through the country's rich history and cultural landmarks. We'll begin at Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former capital of the Mauretania kingdom, where ancient ruins dating back to the 3rd century BC await exploration. Next, we'll venture to Meknes, an imperial city renowned for its historical significance. Highlights include the splendid Bab Mansour gate, celebrated for its intricate arches and exquisite mosaic tiling, showcasing Morocco's imperial splendor. Following a day brimming with discovery, we'll reach Fes, one of Morocco's oldest and most enchanting cities. Its ancient medina, bustling souks, and vibrant cultural offerings promise an unforgettable experience, making Fes a standout destination on our Morocco Travel Itinerary.

Day 5: Fes City Tour

Today, delve into the cultural heart of Fez, Morocco's spiritual capital. Our journey begins at the ornate royal palace gates, showcasing intricate modern craftsmanship. Explore El Mellah, the historic Old Medina and Morocco’s first Jewish neighborhood dating back to the 16th century. Wander through its labyrinthine streets, uncovering landmarks like the Chouara leather tanneries and the renowned Al Quaraouine University, the world's oldest continuously operating university. Continue your morning with visits to the Attarine Museum and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, soaking in the city’s rich heritage. After lunch, experience traditional tile-making techniques at a local cooperative. Cap off the day with panoramic views from a stunning vantage point overlooking the entire city before retreating to our Riad for a relaxing evening.

Day 6: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou Forest - Merzouga

After breakfast, our journey takes us through the central Atlas Mountains. Our first stop is Ifrane, often called the “Switzerland of Morocco” for its charming resemblance to a Swiss ski resort. Continuing southward, we'll visit the largest cedar forest in North Africa, home to Barbary monkeys, where you can feed them and capture memorable photos. Following lunch in Midelt, we'll traverse the Talghomt Pass, marveling at the stunning natural scenery along the way. We'll then arrive at the Ziz Valley, pausing to admire its breathtaking panoramic views surrounded by lush palm groves. Approximately an hour later, we'll reach the Sahara Desert, where camels await for a guided trek across the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi. Experience a mesmerizing sunset from atop a high dune before arriving at our camp for the night. As evening descends, enjoy Berber music played by nomads around a campfire under the starry desert sky, capping off a day filled with unforgettable experiences.

Day 7: Merzouga Desert Tour

Begin your day early to witness a sunrise that promises to be one of the most breathtaking of your life. Following breakfast, embark on an exhilarating Sahara Desert adventure, exploring its diverse and captivating landscapes. Our first destination is Merzouga Lake, a sanctuary for unique bird species. From there, we venture deeper into the Sahara, where nomadic communities lead traditional lifestyles alongside their animals. Immerse yourself in their culture with a tea ceremony and gain insight into their way of life, providing an authentic experience on our thrilling 12-day tour from Casablanca. Continuing our journey, we visit the Mifis mines, once a site exploited by the French, followed by tracing the path of the renowned Paris-Dakar Rally. Our exploration includes a visit to Khamlia, a vibrant black Berber community renowned for its cultural ties to Mali's Niger province. Here, enjoy traditional music and dance, adding to the rich tapestry of our adventure. Later, we'll discover a magnificent oasis nestled on the fringes of the sand dunes, offering a serene respite amidst the desert's vast expanse. Finally, return to your Riad where you can unwind and reflect on the day's unforgettable experiences.

Day 8: Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Tinghir - Dades

On the 8th day of our Morocco Travel Itinerary, we'll begin with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before bidding farewell to the expansive Sahara Desert. Our journey takes us first to Rissani, a city of historical importance as a key stop for Saharan caravans. If our timing aligns with the vibrant market day, typically Thursdays, we'll explore the bustling souk, the largest in the region. From Rissani, we'll continue to Erfoud, renowned for its stalls offering fossils, precious stones, and crystals. Here, visitors can observe the intricate marble processing techniques. Continuing through picturesque towns like Melaab, Tinjdad, and Ait Isa, we'll make our way towards the Dades Valley, passing through the Todra Valley—a verdant oasis framed by mud-brick villages and towering mountains. Our next stop is the Todra Gorges, famed for its narrow vertical canyons that soar up to 300 meters high, attracting climbers from around the world. After a satisfying lunch amidst this dramatic landscape, we'll explore the Dades Valley, marveling at the distinctive rock formations famously known as the "monkey fingers" and admiring the picturesque mud kasbahs. Tonight, you'll retreat to a hotel overlooking the valley, allowing you to soak in the tranquility and natural beauty of this captivating region.  
 

Day 9: Dades - Ourazazate - Marrakech

Today, your adventure begins with a delightful breakfast before setting off on a picturesque drive through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. Along the way, we'll pause in Kela'a M'gouna to admire the scenic vistas adorned with meticulously tended rose bushes. Here, you'll visit local rose farms to learn about the artisanal production of rose water and oil from these fragrant petals. Continuing our journey, we'll reach Ouarzazate, often dubbed as North Africa's Hollywood for its significant role in the film industry. Explore this bustling city and discover iconic filming locations featured in blockbuster movies like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and Black Hawk Down. A guided tour of a movie studio will offer fascinating insights into the filmmaking process, complemented by a visit to the "Musée du Cinema" to delve deeper into its cinematic history. Next, we'll venture to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village adorned with ancient ksours dating back to the 11th century. Marvel at the unique architecture and wander through the intricate alleys and tunnels of this historic kasbah. A climb to the old Granary rewards you with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, offering a glimpse into its rich historical and cultural significance. As the afternoon winds down and the crowds disperse, take leisurely strolls along the kasbah's winding paths. You may choose to visit the nearby riverbanks, where you can view the iconic gates famously featured in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Finally, our journey concludes with a scenic drive to Marrakech, Morocco's vibrant cultural capital. The evening drive takes us through the winding roads of Tizi N'Tichka, offering breathtaking views along the way. Upon arrival in Marrakech, settle into your Riad before immersing yourself in the lively ambiance of Jemaa el-Fna Square. This bustling hub comes alive after dark with an array of entertainers, from musicians and performers to snake charmers and food vendors. Find a cozy café around the square to savor a delicious meal paired with refreshing mint tea, all while soaking in the vibrant spectacle from a comfortable vantage point.

Day 10: Marrakech city Tour

Marrakech, known as the "Red City" for its iconic red sandstone walls and buildings, is a captivating destination in Morocco that beckons visitors with its deep historical roots and vibrant culture. Once a bustling trade hub among tribes from the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech continues to charm millions of tourists annually. Your journey through Marrakech begins at the lively Jemaa el-Fna Square, where our expert guide will orient you to its layout and cultural significance. From there, explore the tranquil Majorelle Gardens and behold the majestic Koutoubia Mosque, a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture dominating the city skyline. Delve deeper into Marrakech's past with visits to the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and El Badi Palace, each offering a glimpse into Morocco's rich architectural heritage and royal history. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local eatery, savoring authentic Moroccan cuisine amid the bustling city atmosphere. Marrakech isn't just about sightseeing—it's an immersion into Moroccan culture. The modern southern district contrasts with the traditional northern quarters, preserving their historical charm. Luxurious restaurants in the modern area offer a fusion of Moroccan and international flavors reminiscent of Paris. Meanwhile, the ancient medina is a labyrinth of ancient souks and artisanal stores like Souk el Attarin, Souk Chouari, and Souk Smata, where you can uncover traditional crafts, spices, textiles, and more. Marrakech's allure lies in its blend of ancient landmarks, diverse monuments, and magical ambiance that sets it apart in Morocco. A visit to Morocco would be incomplete without experiencing the vibrant tapestry of Marrakech, where each corner narrates a story of cultural richness and enduring allure.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels and Accommodation 9 Nights
  • Local Guide in Big Cities
  • Multilingual Driver/Guide
  • Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Comfortable Transportation
  • Camel Ride in Merzouga
  • Flight tickets & visa
  • Entrance tickets to
  • monuments and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Durations

10 Days

Tour's Location

Tangier

FAQs

Is this tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?

Yes, this tour is suitable for all ages. We can accommodate families with children and elderly travelers. Please inform us in advance so we can make necessary arrangements to ensure everyone's comfort and enjoyment.

What should I pack for the Morocco Travel Itinerary?

We recommend packing comfortable clothing suitable for both warm days and cooler evenings, especially in the desert and mountain regions. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring historical sites and markets. Don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for sun protection, as well as any personal medications or items you may need.

How can I customize my Morocco Travel Itinerary?

If you wish to customize your tour or have specific preferences for activities or additional destinations, please contact us. We are happy to work with you to tailor the itinerary to meet your interests and ensure you have a memorable experience in Morocco.

How can I book this Morocco Travel Itinerary?

To book this tour or inquire further, please contact our customer service team via email or phone. We will be happy to assist you with any questions and help you secure your reservation for an unforgettable Morocco Travel itinerary.

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