12 Days from Tangier to Merzouga via Casablanca
12 Days From Tangier to Merzouga Via Casablanca , Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.
Day 1 : Tangier
When arriving to Tangier either on the port of Tangier-Med or the Airport, you will find our team waiting for you. The team afterwards will pick you up to your place of stay for a break. Later on you will have a tour at the city with an official guide who will take you to the important places of the city; the Kasbah of Tangier, the former Sultan palace ( Dar El Makhzen) and if time allow it you will visit the Antiquities Museums and Moroccan Art. In the night you will be served diner at the hotel and over night.
Day 2: Tangier – Chefchaouen
The foolowing day you will wake up at your place of stay and have your breakfast. The drive will take via the city of Tetouan to the City Of Chefchaouen named the Blue Perl of Morocco, going through Nexsus an old Roman site. Arriving to Chefchouen in the afternoon you will be amazed with 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 amazing river, Plaza Ultra Hammam where is many shops and restaurants. The tour in the medina will take us to small and tiny squares. Then you return to your place of stay to enjoy your dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis -Meknes- Fes
The 3rd day after having you breakfast in the blue city, we will depart toward Volubilis. This later is an old Roman site which 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 lunch time 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 horses stable and granaries with the 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 UNSCO in 1981.
Day 4 :Fes
The 4th day will be devoted only to visit 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 lunch time 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 to the city and take pictures
Day 5: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
Today we will have breakfast earlier as we will travel across the Middle Atlas Mountains on our way to Merzouga. We will pass through the beautiful forests, spacious plains and Berber villages on the slope of the Atlas Mountains till we reach the Sahara Desert. We will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, the capital of apple and after that, we’ll go around the snaky roads overlooking the wide flowing OuedZiz from above.
We pass kasbahs and palm groves ,we travel across coloured city of Er-Rachidia till we arrive in the stunning little town of Merzouga, the pearl of the Sahara Desert. In the late afternoon, you’ll ride your camel to take you through the desert for a beautiful sunset. We will spend a night in the camp – bivouac with delicious food.
Day 6: Merzouga – Erg chebbi – Merzouga
The voyage will continue after a tasty breakfast at the hotel in Fez Heading towards Merzouga known by its golden desert in the south east 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 lunch time 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 next the river. Arriving to Arfoud the trip we will drive directly to Merzouga stop at an auberge and leave your luggage there and ride camels to the khaima “the tent” in the desert. You will be served dinner then listen the local music with drums and dance around a campfire.
Day 7 :Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
The next day you will wake up early in the morning to admire the sunrise shining at 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 bus, we will drive Marrakech, meeting the Rissani city the former capital of the Tafilalt region and cross road 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 handy crafts along the way.Shaped thousands year 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. Taking the narrow road in the valley and stop by to enjoy it, have dinner and spend the night.
Day 8: Dades Gorges – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakesh
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 on May. The drive will take us to the Ighram “the fortified village” of Ait ben Haddou; where we will have lunch, whose name is taken from the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, world Hiretage site by UNSCO 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 picture 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 9: Marrakesh – Essaouira – Marrakesh
The following morning after having you breakfast, the tour will take you to a day visit to the city of Essaouira and back for an overnight in Marrakech, The city you will be visiting is called the wind city and known for its wonderful seaside where many surfers came to practice their favorite sport. Along with the beach you can see many merchants selling different types of fish. There you can enjoy your lunch time. After that we will go for a walk to discover the ancient walls of the medina and take pictures. At the end we will drive back the Marrakech.
Day 10: Marrakech
This day is devoted to visiting the famous places of Marrakech. You will start by visiting the Menara, and 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 exemple the Koutoubia Mosque, Majorel gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. 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 over look from the terrace of a café to the Jamaa Elna square. The day will End with a special dinner served at the Hotel.
Day 11: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah
Today will be a travel day from Marrakech towards the city of Asilah in north of Morocco. The trip will take us first to the city of Casablanca where you can be amazed with its giant minaret in all Africa that of Hassan the second mosque. Afterwards we will move to the capital of Morocco which is Rabat, there where you will have lunch time and visit some of its important historical sites like Hassan tower and Mohammed V Mausoleum. The voyage will take us then via the costal route to the city of Asilah we you will take your dinner overnight after a visit to this charming city and its blue colored walls.
Today we head to Rabat, and we’ll pass through important cities like Casablanca , Rabat (capital of Morocco) where we visit Hassan II Mosque. Then we drive north till we arrive to Assilah -a stylish town on the coast, gleaming with the blue color. We stay here overnight in a hotel.
Day 12: Assilah – Tangier
The last day of your tour we will go back to Tangier where you can have a tour in some of its places before your scheduled travel. Here comes the end of our services.