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13 Days Morocco Imperial cities Tour from Tangier via Merzouga desert

  • Discovering the imperial cities
  • Exploring Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen
  • Exploring Fez and Meknes
  • Spending time at the desert of Merzouga
  • Visiting Marrakech
  • Visiting Essaouira
  • Exploring the coastal cities of Morocco including Rabat and Casablanca

Itinerary overview :

After we leave Tangier the 13 DAYS MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR FROM TANGIER takes us to Chefchaouen. Then, we will travel south after visiting Fez and Meknes to the desert. After spending time in the desert and exploring Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou, the tour takes us to Marrakech and Essaouira. And finally, we drive across the coastal road visiting Casablanca, Rabat, and Assilah back to Tangier.

Day 1


After we meet up, we will take you to the hotel. Then, you’ll have a free day to explore Tangier the way you want. The next day, our 13 DAYS MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR FROM TANGIER TO MARRAKECH VIA MERZOUGA DESERT will start!

Day 2


After breakfast, we will drive to the city of Tetouan. We will stop occasionally at the landscapes of the Jbala region of Morocco. Then, we will arrive at the blue city Chefchaouen. After having lunch, we will go to explore the Medina with its markets and its famous square. We will spend the night in a hotel after that.

Day 3


We will go out after breakfast to explore the Chefchaouen on a guided tour. We will visit the Medina and the markets along with visiting some cool streets to take memorable photos between the blue walls. Afterward, we will go to Meknes, which is one of the imperial cities that has been a great capital of the Moroccan Kingdom during the 17th century. At Meknes, we will explore the main landmarks of the Medina and the area around; places like Bab Mansour and Lahdim Square. We will leave Meknes soon after we explore it, and drive towards the holy city Moulay Driss and the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. And finally, we will stop at Fez where we will have an overnight stay at a Riad.

Day 4


This day of the MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR will be dedicated to exploring the spiritual capital of Morocco Fez. After breakfast, we will start our guided tour in the Medina of Fez, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. We will start by visiting the landmarks of Fez Elbali; places like the Al Qaraouine University, the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, the Nejjarine Fountain, and so on. Then, we will have a traditional lunch in the Medina before we explore more of Fez. At the end of the day, we will go back to the Riad.

Day 5


After breakfast in the early morning, the 13 DAYS MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR will take us to the south on a long journey through the diversity of Morocco’s landscapes. On our way, we will pay a quick visit to Ifran (dubbed the Switzerland of Morocco), and the cedar forest near the town Azrou; there we will meet the Barbary monkeys. After that, we will stop at the town of apples Midelt for lunch. Then, we will drive through the high road of Tizi n’Taghamt and the amazing landscapes of Ziz Valley. We will continue our trip passing by the town of fossils Erfoud before we arrive at Merzouga. We will spend the night at one of the fancy hotels in Merzouga.

Day 6


After we eat breakfast and take a shower at the hotel, we will have a ride through the desert to explore its many aspects. We will ride our 4×4 car passing by the small villages like Khamlia, which is a village that has Gnawa a culture that is centered around Gnawa music. After eating lunch with a Berber family, and visiting the holy town of the Moroccan Royal family Rissani, we will drive through the road of the rally of Dakar uses and stop at a cave where we can find fossils. Then, we will return to the hotel at Merzouga. After taking some rest and leaving our unnecessary luggage at the hotel, we will ride the camels to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where a camp is situated. At the camp, we will have dinner while listening to the trance-inducing drumbeats of the nomad musicians under the clear constellations of the stars of the Milky Way.

Day 7


We usually wake up very early this day to see the sunrise before we leave the camp. At Merzouga, we will enjoy a relaxing shower and a delicious breakfast. Then, we will go to the Oasis of Tinghir, which is near Toudra gorges before we pay a quick visit to the town of fossils Erfoud. We will visit the amazing gorges of Toudra, where we will take walks across the river and the narrow walls of rock before we stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Afterward, we will head to Dades Valley, which is an amazing place for photos. We will spend the night at Dades in a nice hotel.

Day 8


After breakfast, we will take the road of a thousand Kasbah after driving by Kelaat Mgouna and the Valley of Roses. We will visit Skoura Oasis and finally stop at the “Hollywood of Morocco”. We will explore Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou, which are two of the most famous filming sites all over the world. After lunch, we will drive across the landscapes of Tizi n’Tichka toward Marrakech. We will stay at a traditional Riad at Marrakech.

Day 9


Following breakfast at the Riad, we will go out on a guided tour through the landmarks of Marrakech. The list includes the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Koranic School of Ben Youssef… After lunch at a traditional restaurant that looks a the famous Jamaa Elfna Square, which is a place that has a fascinating culture of storytellers, snake charmers, and street artists… We will visit more amazing landmarks of the Red City afterward like The Majorelle Gardens, Menara, and Koutoubia Mosque… we will return after that to the Riad.

Day 10


After we enjoy our breakfast, we will drive across the landscapes of Argan trees toward the coasts. After arriving at Essaouira, we will visit the fishing port, the ancient citadel of Skala Kasbah along with the galleries and souvenir shops around the Medina. We will eat lunch at a nice restaurant that serves seafood and offers a great view. And finally, after exploring the Medina, we will head to a hotel.

Day 11


After breakfast, we will leave Essaouira. We will visit some important places like Chichaoua, which is famous for argan production. Then, we will arrive at Casablanca; there we will visit the fascinating Hassan II mosque, which is one of the best works of Moroccan architecture. We will visit La Corniche and Ain Diab after that to enjoy walking at the seaside. Then, we will head to the hotel.

Day 12


After breakfast, we will go to Rabat; there we will visit the landmarks of the city such as the Hassan Tower Mosque the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Mohamed V Mausoleum. Then, we will travel along the coastal road to Assilah, which is a city that is hugely influenced by the Spanish style. Afterward, we will continue to Tangier and stop at a hotel.

Day 13


This day will be a free program and also the end of our 13 DAYS MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR FROM TANGIER TO MARRAKECH VIA MERZOUGA DESERT. We can drop you off at the airport.

The itinerary can be changed as you wish. Please, tell us if you like to do that.

Tour Included:

  • Pick up and drop off in your hotel or airport/port
  • 13 days private and exclusive services of a comfortable vehicle with AC
  • 13 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • 12 Night in accommodation
  • Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
  • Camel each person
  • Sand-boarding in the dunes
  • Overnight in nomadic desert camp with dinner and breakfast
  • 12 Breakfast & 3 Dinners

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Drunks
  • Flight
  • Entrance/Activity Fees and tips

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The price of this desert tour depends on the number of persons, and category of accommodations do you prefer luxury or standard, please fill in the booking form or contact us to get the pricing for your tour and more information.

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