Tangier to Marrakech 12 days tour itinerary

Overview :  Tangier to Marrakech 12 days tour itinerary

Enjoying on an incredible Tangier to Marrakech 12 days tour itinerary, this meticulously crafted itinerary invites you to immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Morocco.

Throughout this desert tour, you will discover captivating cities such as Chefchaouen, Fes, Meknes, Merzouga, and Marrakech, each offering its own unique charm. Prepare to be mesmerized as you soak in the breathtaking views that unfold in every corner of this remarkable country.

From exploring the ancient ruins of Volubilis to enjoying on a thrilling hike through the dramatic Dades Gorges and savoring a delightful Berber lunch in the picturesque Todra Gorges, every moment promises to be an unforgettable experience.

In Merzouga, be prepared for an extraordinary adventure as you enjoy on a camel trekking expedition across the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes, witnessing the awe-inspiring sunset and sunrise over the desert horizon.

With a private English-speaking driver/guide, you will have the opportunity to discover the very best of Morocco. The grand finale of this extraordinary journey awaits you in Marrakech, where you will explore the city’s imperial wonders and soak in its vibrant atmosphere.

We invite you to join us on this Tangier to Marrakech 12 days tour itinerary, and we hope that it will be an unforgettable experience that leaves you with cherished memories to last a lifetime.

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Welcome to Tangier, the gateway bridging Europe and Africa, located in close proximity to the southern coast of Spain.

Upon your arrival at the port or airport in Tangier, our team will be there to greet you and provide comfortable transportation to your accommodation.

Depending on your arrival time, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the finest attractions in this northern city. Later, immerse yourself in a full-day guided tour led by a local guide, beginning with a captivating sightseeing excursion around Tangier.

Discover the city’s historical landmarks, including Hercules Cave, Cape Spartel, and the enchanting old town, known as the Medina. As the afternoon fades, your private guide will accompany you to your accommodation, ensuring a smooth transition and a relaxing evening.

Tomorrow, get ready for an extraordinary Tangier to Marrakech 12 days tour itinerary, where you’ll delve into the wonders of captivating cities, picturesque landscapes, and the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture.

Prepare to be captivated as you enjoy on an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with cherished memories of Morocco’s splendor.

After a delightful breakfast at your riad or hotel, prepare to explore the remaining highlights of Tangier. Today, our journey begins as we depart from Tangier and head towards the captivating city of Chefchaouen. En route, we will traverse the scenic Rif Mountains, passing through picturesque Berber villages and soaking in the breathtaking landscapes.

Our next stop is Tetouan, where we will take a break for a delicious lunch and explore the city’s charm. Continuing our journey, we arrive at the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, nestled beneath the Rif Mountains.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of this Berber gem, with its white houses adorning the hills in shades of blue.

Your overnight stay in Chefchaouen awaits at a comfortable hotel or riad, ensuring a restful evening in this magical destination.

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your accommodation before delving into the allure of Chefchaouen.

Known for its mesmerizing blue-painted walls, this enchanting town is a must-visit destination in Morocco. Explore the winding streets of the Medina, where different shades of blue create a magical atmosphere.

Ascend to the renowned “Ras El Maa Waterfall” for panoramic views of the city and its mountainous surroundings.

Discover landmarks such as the serene “Outa El Hamam” square, the historic “Kasbah,” and the captivating “Grand Spanish Mosque.” After a day of exploration, enjoy a restful overnight stay in Chefchaouen, captivated by the town’s unique beauty.

On the second day of your Tangier to Marrakech 12 days tour itinerary, wake up early to capture the tranquil beauty of Chefchaouen’s empty streets. After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, it’s time to depart for Fes. As you enjoy on the road trip, a remarkable experience awaits.

Our first stop will be the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Explore the expansive site, marveling at the ancient complex, temples, and intricate mosaics that provide a glimpse into the rich history of the area.

Continuing our journey, we’ll arrive at Meknes, an Imperial City constructed by Sultan Moulay Ismail in the 17th century. Delve into the charms of the old Medina, surrounded by a grand protective wall.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the renowned gates of Bab El Mansour, the fascinating Moulay Ismail Tombs, and the Royal Stables. Indulge in a delightful lunch at a restaurant near the vibrant “square of El Hedim,” immersing yourself in the local ambiance.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll head straight to your accommodation in Fes, where you’ll enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.

Prepare to be enchanted by the ancient allure of this captivating city, ready to explore its treasures on the following day.

Today, prepare to explore Fes, the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities, and a fascinating destination brimming with history and culture.

Begin your adventure by meeting your knowledgeable local guide who will lead you through the sprawling Medina, the largest car-free urban zone globally.

Delve into the enchanting alleys and small streets as you discover notable landmarks such as the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish quarter, the renowned Al-Qarawiyyin University (the oldest in the region), the Tanneries, the fascinating Attarine Museum, and the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum.

After a refreshing lunch break, we will drive uphill to the Merenid Tombs, offering a panoramic view of the captivating city of Fes.

Finally, return to your traditional riad or hotel for a comfortable overnight stay, reflecting on the wonders you have encountered throughout the day.

Today marks the beginning of an exciting journey as we set off early towards Merzouga in the south. En route, we will pass through the charming town of Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco for its alpine-style houses.

Take a moment to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding National Park, home to Barbary Macaque monkeys residing in the cedar tree forest. Our next stop is Midelt, also known as “the apple city,” where we’ll pause for a delightful lunch.

Continuing our drive, we traverse the picturesque Tizi N’Talghamt pass, descending into the breathtaking Ziz Valley, renowned for its hidden oases and lush palm trees. Our journey carries us onward to Erfoud, famed for its date festival and fossil mining.

Finally, we reach our destination, Merzouga, nestled amidst vast sand dunes. Here, you will be dropped off at a local hotel or riad near the dunes, ready to immerse yourself in the magic of the desert.

Today is dedicated to immersing yourself in the wonders of Erg Chebbi’s sand dunes and the surrounding village.

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at your accommodation, our journey begins by visiting the nomadic Berber tents nestled in the heart of the Sahara Desert. Engage with the nomads, gaining insights into their way of life and sharing a cup of tea with them.

Next, we’ll venture to the Meffis mines, where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the fascinating mining processes that take place in the area. Our exploration continues as we visit the charming village of Khamilia, home to the Gnaoua people.

Experience their vibrant music and lifestyle firsthand, and indulge in a delicious lunch shared with these warm-hearted locals.

Later, we return to Merzouga, where we bid farewell to our vehicle and enjoy on a remarkable camel trekking adventure across the majestic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Your knowledgeable local guides will provide instructions on mounting and dismounting the camels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the desert as the sun sets over the horizon from atop a high dune.

As night falls, we arrive at your desert camp, where a delectable dinner awaits. Delight in the melodies of traditional Berber music performed by local nomads under the starlit sky. If you’re in the mood, join in the dancing to the captivating rhythms of the Berber music, creating unforgettable memories beneath the desert stars.

Before concluding your desert adventure in Merzouga, embrace the magic of an early morning sunrise over the captivating sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Watch in awe as the sun casts mesmerizing shadows and paints the desert with a kaleidoscope of colors.

Afterwards, enjoy on a camel ride back to your accommodation in Merzouga, where you can freshen up with a shower and enjoy a satisfying breakfast.

Leaving the vast desert behind, our journey continues towards the city of Rissani, historically a significant stop along the Saharan caravan routes. If our tour coincides with market days (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays), you’ll have the opportunity to explore the bustling souk, the largest in the region, brimming with vibrant sights and sounds.

Our next stop is Erfoud, known for its date festival and fossil mining. Here, you can peruse stalls showcasing crystals, precious stones, and fascinating fossils. As we traverse a series of Berber villages, we make our way to the remarkable Todra Gorges, a stunning mountainous location.

After enjoying a delicious lunch amidst this awe-inspiring setting, we journey onward to the Dades Valley, where you’ll encounter the intriguing rock formations known as “monkey’s fingers” and admire the beauty of traditional mud kasbahs. Rest for the night at a comfortable hotel or riad with picturesque views of the valley, reflecting on the incredible experiences of the day.

After a satisfying breakfast, our journey begins as we depart from Dades Gorges towards Ouarzazate, traversing the picturesque Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.

Along the way, we make a stop in the charming “rose city” of Kalaat M’Gouna, renowned for its rose cultivation and the vibrant Festival des Roses. Continuing on, we arrive in Skoura, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the well-preserved Kasbah of Amridil, an architectural gem in the region.

Next, we proceed to Ouarzazate, a city that has gained fame as a gateway to the Sahara Desert, thanks to its popularity in the film industry. Here, we’ll explore the renowned Atlas Film Studios, delving into the world of cinematic magic.

Leaving Ouarzazate behind, our journey continues towards Marrakech. Along the way, we’ll make a stop at Ait Benhaddou, Morocco’s most famous kasbah and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the narrow streets and passageways of this traditional mud-brick city, capturing its unique beauty with your camera.

We then head to the Kasbah of Telouet, where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and have the opportunity to explore this fascinating kasbah, capturing more memories of your journey.

Our route takes us through the winding roads of the High Atlas Mountains, including the stunning Tizi N’Tichka Pass, reaching an elevation of 2260 meters. Admire the breathtaking views of valleys, mountains, and the nearby Berber villages.

Finally, we arrive in the vibrant Red City of Marrakech, where you can settle into your accommodation and prepare to enjoy on further adventures in this captivating city.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, immerse yourself in the wonders of Marrakech, famously known as “the red city of Morocco.” Our itinerary ensures that you experience the most significant historical and cultural sites.

We will start with a visit to the enchanting Majorelle Gardens, followed by the scenic Menara Gardens. The iconic Koutoubia Tower, an architectural masterpiece, awaits your exploration. Discover the rich history within the Saadian Tombs and wander through the exquisite Bahia Palace.

No visit to Marrakech would be complete without a visit to the lively Jamma El-Fna square, where you’ll witness a vibrant display of dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, and snake charmers. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a restaurant near the square before venturing into the bustling souks, where you can marvel at the array of handicrafts.

In the afternoon, you’ll have some free time to wander and explore other parts of the city at your own pace. Conclude the day with a delicious dinner and spend the night at a riad or hotel, cherishing the memories created in the vibrant city of Marrakech.

After a delightful breakfast at your accommodation, enjoy on a journey from Marrakech to the charming coastal city of Essaouira. The scenic drive will take approximately 2.5 hours, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Upon arrival, we’ll explore the enchanting old city of Essaouira, with the option of having a knowledgeable local guide accompany you through its fascinating corners.

Visit the Skala du Port, a fortress that stands proudly in Essaouira, and admire the intricate Thuya wood carvings crafted by local artisans. Stroll through the alleys of the medina, where you’ll discover an array of handicrafts that showcase the city’s rich artistic heritage.

Essaouira, often referred to as the “City of the Wind,” is a renowned destination for surfers from around the world. Its architecture bears traces of its Portuguese occupation, adding to its unique character. This coastal gem is affectionately known as the “Atlantic Jewel” of Morocco, with its characteristic blue doors and whitewashed walls.

During your visit, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the women’s cooperative of Argan oil, where the renowned oil known for its culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal properties is extracted. Indulge in a Moroccan-style lunch at the fish market, savoring fresh fish prepared to perfection.

Take a moment to relax and breathe in the refreshing sea air as you enjoy some leisure time on the beach, perhaps accompanied by a delightful cup of mint tea. The beachfront location offers plenty of cafes with inviting terraces where you can unwind.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll make our way back to your accommodation in Marrakech, leaving Essaouira with cherished memories of its captivating beauty and seaside charm.

As we reach the final day of our Tangier to Marrakech 12 days tour itinerary, our driver will ensure a smooth transfer to the airport, allowing you to catch your flight home. This marks the end of our services and the conclusion of an incredible journey through Morocco.

We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed your time with our company, creating lasting memories and experiencing the wonders of this captivating country. Safe travels, and thank you for choosing to explore Morocco with us.