TANGIER IMPERIAL CITIES & DESERT TOURS 12 DAYS
Day 1: PORT - Tangier
Arrival at the port of Tangier. assistance and ransfer to your hotel. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Visit Tangier's medina, the "great and small Socco" the kasbah overlooking the ocean and the Spanish coast, the Caves of Hercules, Cape Spartel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tangier - Tétouan - Chefchaouene - FES (330 km)
After breakfast, departure to Tetouan medina, exterior view of the royal palace, the Mellah, the Bab Remouz. Continuation to the holy city of Chefchaouene, nestled between two mountains, visit the medina, the kasbah, the place Uta el Hammam, Djemaa el Kebir Mosque (15th century). Lunch in a typical restaurant and continuation to Fez. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: FES
After breakfast, the day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco and religious: the medieval Medina, the Attarine and Bou Inania, Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, mosques Karaouine and Andalusians, the Mellah. Lunch in a Moroccan restaurant in the medina. Then visit of Fez el Jdid and exterior view of the royal palace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: FES –IFRAN - MIDELT- ERFOUD –MERZOUGA
Departure to Errachidia across the Middle Atlas mountains, to Midelt and Rich through the Tizi N'Talghemt pass at 1907 meters high. ,an enjoyable drive across the Ziz valley with green oasis and palm groves. Continuation to Merzouga sand dunes.Dinner and overnight
Day 5: MERZOUGA
There is time today to explore the largest sand sea in Morocco or to relax in the shade of a palm tree by the dunes. The sand sea is famed for its pink dunes that take on a spectacular rose colour at sunset. In the late afternoon we partake in a genuine Saharan experience - a 2-hour camel trek through the dunes to an oasis, where we spend the night in a simple Bedouin camp.
Day 6: MERZOUGA - RISSANI - TINGHIR - OUARZAZATE
In the morning, after breakfast, departure to Tineghir via Ksar Touroug and its splendid oasis. Tineghir, ancient military camp is overlooking the palm groves. Incursion to the Todgha gorges.continuation to Ouarzazate via Boumalne Dades and Kelaa M'Gouna, land of the roses plantations. In Ouarzazate, visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: OUARZAZATE - DRAA VALLEY - ZAGORA - OUARZAZATE
In the morning, after breakfast, After passing the Tizi N'Tiniffit pass (1.660 m/450 feet) the road descends to the Drâa valley leading to Agdz situated at the foot of the rock face of the jebel Kissane. Then the road follows the Oued Drâa river with palm groves laid out along the banks and dotted with about 50 kasbahs and ksours. Then on to Zagora, the 'gate of the desert' and possibility to continue towards Tamegroute passing by the palm groves. The Tamegroute library contains manuscripts and illuminated Korans dating from the 12th century. Magnificent Berber pottery.Lunch in a restaurant ,return to Ouarzazate with a stop to visit the Kasbah Tamnougalt . arrive to Ouarzazate around 17h. Diner and overnight
Day 8 : OUARZAZATE - MARRAKECH
After breakfast, route to Marrakech, but before we stop at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, classified as a UNESCO heritage and place leaves visitors amazed. Continuation through the Tizi'n Tichka pass Arrival in Marrakech,Lunch in a restaurant .dinner and overnight
Day 9: MARRAKECH
Morning devoted to the historical visit Marrakech. The Koutoubia minaret, the Bahia palace, the Saadian Tombs, the Agdal and Menara gardens.
In the afternoon, visit of the souks with all the crafts corporation, through narrow alleys in an endless and amazing labyrinth. Then to the Jmaa El Fna square and its perpetual show; snake charmers, acrobats, dancers, story tellers, fortune tellers and dentists .Dinner with show at Chez Ali .overnight in hotel
Day 10: MARRAKECH - CASABLANCA-RABAT (385 km)
After breakfast, departure to Casablanca, the economic and industrial capital city of Morocco shirt city tour of Casablanca, and then on to Rabat, the administrative capital of the kingdom, city tour: the Oudayas Kasbah, Hassan Tower, the Mohamed V mausoleum Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rabat
Day 11: RABAT- ASILAH - TANGIER
After breakfast we drive along the Atlantic coast to Tangier via Larache and Asilah with a stop to visit the seaside town of Asilah once a Portuguese fortification. If visiting in August, enjoy the international art festival, which comes to life each year in the streets and galleries of the town. night in hotel
Day 12: TANGIER
Depending on flight schedules, breakfast and then transfer and assistance at the airport