The Morocco grand tours 9 days trip departure from Marrakech is one of our tours for medium and long stay. It allows you to enjoy your holidays in Morocco.
Day 1 : Tangier – Chefchaouen( Also called Chaouen)
During the first day of your trip we will meet you in Tangier MED port and drive through the riff mountains and Tetouan city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains till we get to Chefchaouan one of the stunning villages in the feet of riff mountains Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend you night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of the nature.
Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis & Meknes – Fez
Enjoy a panoramic view of Chefchaouen as you enjoy breakfast with fresh fruits, jams and natural squeezed juices from your hotel’s terrace. After breakfast start our second day driving to Fez by visiting the most important archaeological site in Morocco Volubilis, which features the best, preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa. So it is not by chance this roman ruins in 1997 were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A quick guided tour is scheduled here.
From volubilis we go on our way to Meknes that was named after a Berber tribe which was known as Miknasa in the medieval North African sources. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727). He built in the ingeniously designed granaries, really fascinating architecture of tiny windows, massive walls where he used to store grain and hay to feed his 15.000 horses not food for humans. We continue our way to Fes where you will spend this night of the Morocco grand tours 9days trip departure from Tangier.
Day 3 : Fez – Medina city tour
After breakfast a cultural tour is waiting you through the intellectual capital of Fez which was considered Mecca of the west and Athena of Africa.It is the biggest city of the country after Casablanca with a population of approximately 1 million.This city is a the former capital and one of the country’s four imperial cities.
Fez comprises three distinct parts, Fez el Bali which is the oldest part surrounded by a big wall, where are more than 9000 narrow streets and allies. Fez-Jdid or the new Fes, home of the Mellah the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation.
Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina is the largest in the world. Among its narrow streets and allies, the oldest university in the world is located; The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859. This University is still operating nowadays.
Day 4: Fez – Midelt – Merzouga sahara desert
We will pick you up from your Hotel or Riad in Fes then drive southwards to Ifrane and Azrou by the Middle Atlas Mountains; on the way we will stop at cedar forest to see the Barbarian Ape in their natural habitat. Traveling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, you’ll see views of the Middle-Atlas plateau, noticing how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Errachidia.
After lunch, we’ll continue our journey through the Ziz valley Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. After a glass of mint tea, We will leave our luggage in a room then take the camels to a Berber camp in the middle of Erg Chebbi Sad Dunes. 20 km long and 5 km wide it is also reputed as the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is a unique and diverse environment. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min from the hotel to the camp where we continue the spirit of the nomadic Berber lifestyle.
There we setup 3 Berber tents with additional restaurant and kitchen with the dunes naturally providing basic facilities. The tents are well equipped and we provide mattresses, blankets, and cushions. After dinner we gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes-Sahara Desert Camp
A full day in the Sahara Desert awaits you! You’ll be in another terrific Berber village of the Sahara and listen to the Gnaoua music in a African village. Continue through to see the nomads of the desert under their tents. In the evening you’ll be back to your hotel.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
After breakfast, as you start traveling to Erfoud, you set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Todra Gorge, passing by nomad people along the way. You will take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (985 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco. Then continue your journey towards another impressive gorge Dades passing by strange rock creations of Tamnalt Hills. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 7: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast, you begin your day’s journey towards Ouarzazate via the High Atlas Mountains. Take off road about
25kms on your 4×4, you will discover nomad life in caves before arriving in the the center of Moroccan roses and rose products.
Continue your trip via the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs. You will pass by the Skoura palm oasis just before
arriving in Ouarzazate. Here, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered… usually off the beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator. In the afternoon, you will be dropped off at your riad/hotel.
We spend this night of this Morocco grand tours 9 days trip departure from Tangier in Ouarzazate.
Day 8 : Marrakech
After the breakfast, An official guide will be waiting you in Marrakech after lunch to visit the old Medina of Marrakech and go back to your Riad.
Day 9: Marrakech- Transfer to the Airport
The morning after breakfast and depending on the time of your flight, we transfer you to Marrakech airport or any other place in Marrakech.
The end of our services for this private tour in Morocco.
Transport in vehicle air-conditioned during the circuit.
All the necessary assistance during the circuit.
Driver / guide.
Insurance RC civil liability
Not included :
Flights round trip.
Tickets of monuments.
Tips and expenses of personal nature