8 Days Morocco Tour itinerary from Marrakech

Overview: 8 Days Morocco Tour itinerary from Marrakech

 The 8 days tour commence from Marrakech to Fes and Chefchaouen to the Sahara Desert. You will visit many incredible places including: High Atlas Mountains, Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, and Ouarzazate city, Dades and Todra Gorges as well as  Amridil Kasbah. 

Moreover, the Merzouga Sahara Desert, ride camels, see spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and spend an overnight in a Desert camp. Plus, discover the interesting parts in Merzouga town in a 4×4 car. Additionally, you will visit Erfoud city; a town known for fossils, and the Rissani traditional marketplace.

Then Visit Ifrane town known as Morocco’s Switzerland, and the cedar forest where wild macaques live. Also, Discover the Moroccan royal cities of Fes and Meknes. What’s more visit the blue pearl Chefchaouen and the Roman remains of Volubilis. Finally, the 8 day tour end in Tangier .

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The 8 Days Morocco Tour itinerary begins with an early pick-up from the airport or your Marrakech accommodation. Next, drive across the spectacular Tizi-N-Tichka pass and High Atlas Mountains. And, pauses will be made for panoramic views of the snaky road and Amazigh villages located at the edge of Mountains. Then, we continue to Telouat’s Kasbah.

After that, we move on toward the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1987. This site has been fortified during the Almoravid period in the 11th century. Also, the kasbah appears in a number of films, such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, The Living Daylights, Son of God…etc. Besides, TV series such as Game of Thrones.

Then we head to Ouarzazate city; this name comes from the the Tamazight language means “without noise or without confusion”, also nicknamed “The Gateway of the Desert.” the majority of the city’s inhabitant are Tamazight-speakers (Berber) who built a lots of the prominent Kasbahs famous for their warm hospitality to guests or strangers. Overnight stay in a hotel.

The second day of 8 Days Morocco Tour itinerary, After a yummy breakfast, you will visit the interesting spots of this city. First, The Atlas Studios, where many well-known world movies  were filmed such as Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Kundun (1997), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Hanna (2011). Second, The Taourirt Kasbah, built by the Amazigh people (berber) in the 17th century according to oral traditions, the structure of this historical spot made of natural materials like mud-bricks, rammed earth.

The Kasbah has appeared in the famous movie “Prince of Persia”. After that, we drive east toward Amridil Kasbah; a fortified village that originally was founded in the 17th century by the Amazigh people (berbers), the Kasbah appeared in the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” in 1962.

Next, continue to Kalaa M’gouna; a small city famous for the festival of roses, which takes place annually in the 1st week May, it last 7 days for a big celebration of the roses season makes an opportunity for the visitors to explore handicrafts and agricultural products including: fragrances, rose water, oil, and cosmetics. Also the number of visitors from all over the world reached more then 300,000. Later, Then, we drive to  Boumalne Dades where you spend the night in a cool hotel. 

A pause will be made at a rock formation called “Monkey Fingers” located in a top of mountain that provides an amazing view. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Boumalne Dades

After a traditional delicious breakfast, our first stop will be in Todgha Gorges; a series of limestone river canyons with an elevation of 400 metres (1,312 ft) famous for rock climbers, Todgha river carved out this deep cliff-sided canyons, a pause will be made to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. Next, drive through the palm groves of Melaab and Touroug. Free time for lunch.

 After the pause for lunch, we continue toward on of most interesting parts in the journey the Sahara Desert where you find your Camel guide and Camels waiting to start the Camel riding to the middle of nowhere, a pause will be made for you to enjoy a panoramic sunset views on a high dune, after the sun goes down you continue the Camel riding to the Desert camp where you will be welcoming with a glass of mint tea and fresh water, the staff will show you your private tent, then you will have a delicious Moroccan dinner. later, the local nomad host will play their traditional music with drums singing about life and nomadism under vast open starry sky.

Waking up early morning is an amazing idea in order to see a stunning sunrise in the midst of the Desert. After having a yummy breakfast, you ride Camels back to Merzouga, where the driver awaits you, to start an excursion driving off-road to visit a nomad family; modest Amazigh (berber) people known for their warm hospitality to guests or strangers long time ago, there you can sit under their handmade woven tent learning about their simple lifestyle, they welcome you with a charming smile and with a cup of tea (berber whiskey). 

Next, you visit the Mifis eyeliner mines known as Kohl; an ancient eye cosmetic to make the eyes look more seductive used by both men and women. In fact, it was believed to protect the wearer from the sunshines. 

Our next destination is Khamlia village; a small village located at the edge of the sand dunes, most of its inhabitants are originally from Sub-Saharan countries, such as Sudan, Mali and Niger. you will the chance to see their traditional Gnawa music with the African dancing. Free time for lunch in a local restaurant that offers the berber pizza which is cooked in a traditional oven. then, you visit the Hassi Labied Oasis with lines of palm trees.

 To conclude the Desert trip, we drive few kilometres the wild lake of flamingos and transfer to your Desert hotel.

After a delicious breakfast, your 5th day of the tour will start with a drive to Rissani city; closest town to Merzouga and the ancient capital of Tafilalt. Rissani remains a major commercial center, with a traditional souk, lively more in 3 days of the week (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday). After a stroll exploring souk’s interesting places, we continue to Erfoud city that was built on fossils, nowadays marble fossils in an important industry, the most famous finds are: Trilobites, Dinosaur fossils, Ammonites.

After that, continue through Ziz River, a stop will be to see a panoramic views of thousands of palm trees, in addition to palm trees, the fields grow also fruit trees, cumin, grains, and vegetables. then, drive along the Tizi N Talghomt pass toward the city of apple Midelt where you will have free time for lunch. Later, continue the road to the cedar forest where you will have the opportunity to see the wild monkeys and to take some beautiful memories with them. After, you visit Ifran city; called the Switzerland of Moroco or the city of the lion, it’s considered as the second cleanest city in the world according to MBC Times. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation in Fes city.

After breakfast, we pick you up from your accommodation to discover Fes city; second largest city in Morocco, considered as one the 4 imperial cities.

The sightseeing guided tour will be accompanied with a knowledgeable local guide. First, you visit the Royal Palace Gate. Moreover, you visit the gateway to the ancient Medina Bab Boujloud known as the blue gate built in 12th century, considered as historical landmark. Also, Quaraouin mosque & university; the oldest university in the world, the Najjarine fountain, the Tanneries, and the Medrasa Bouanania.

To summarize the sightseeing tour, You will see an awesome panoramic view over the old the medina, then transfer to your accommdation.

After breakfast, we depart to visit Meknes city; founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids and it’s one of the 4 imperial cities in Morocco. The visit includes historical monument Bab Al-Mansour Gate, the Sahrij Souani pond, the Royal Stables, the Granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum then you will have free time for lunch.

Next, we drive around 30 kilometers outside of Meknes to Volubilis; Amazigh-Roman remains, the meaning of its name comes from the Amazigh word “Walili” that means Oleander that grows in this historical monument, also UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site, it has been properly kept, plus it contains historic pillars and arches, as well as several lovely mosaics that are strewn throughout.

After a stroll in the beautiful ruins, we drive north toward the blue city Chefchaouen located in the Rif Mountains also this beautiful blue pearl city is renowned for its blue-painted structures and alleys, makes a great place for photography. Night stay in a hotel.

After breakfast, you can make a stroll in the medina taking some pictures and enjoying the stunning landscapes. Then, travel over the Rif Mountains to Tangier and transfer to the airport. End of the 8 Days Morocco Tour itinerary.

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