11 Days Tour from Tangier to Casablanca
11-day adventure from Tangier to Casablanca, as we take you through the most captivating destinations in Morocco. Prepare to be enthralled by the vibrant blue hues of Chefchaouen, delve into the ancient medina of Fes, venture into the mesmerizing dunes of the Merzouga desert, explore the iconic Ait Benhaddou kasbah, immerse yourself in the bustling souks of Marrakech, and unwind in the coastal charm of Essaouira.
11 Days Tour from Tangier to Casablanca Itinarary
Day 1 : Tangier – Chefchaouen
The journey starts with free time in Tangier Medina, and then we visit Hercules caves & Cap Spartel. The final stop is Chefchaouen, the blue-washed buildings of its old town. Its shady main square of Place Outa el Hammam is known as the red-walled Kasbah, a 15th-century fortress and dungeon, Ethnographic Museum, and the octagonal minaret nearby. Free time and overnight stay in Chefchaouen.
Day 2 : Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes – Fes
Our journey will continue through Morocco's heart, visiting Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases the impressive Roman ruins. Walk among the well-preserved mosaics and marvel at the grandeur of ancient Roman architecture.
Next, we'll journey to Meknes, a former imperial city adorned with magnificent palaces, grand gates, and sprawling gardens. Explore the historic medina, visit the impressive Bab Mansour gate, and discover the intricate beauty of the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
Finally, we'll arrive in Fes. Free time & overnight stay in Fes.
Day 3 : Fes Walking Tour
After breakfast, a guided tour to explore the rich historical heritage of Fes City. Our itinerary includes visiting iconic historical sites, such as Madrasa El Bouinania, renowned for its stunning Marinid architecture and contribution to Moroccan history. Additionally, we will tour the El Quaraoiyin mosque and University, which holds the title of the world's oldest continuously operating higher educational institution, as recognized by UNESCO and Guinness World Records. Other highlights of our tour include a stop at the pottery village, Nejjarine Square, the South Tower, and the king's residence. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore on your own. Overnight stay in Fes.
Day 4 : Fes - Ifran - Merzouga Desert
Early departure from your accommodation, and we'll travel through the beautiful Middle Atlas Mountains, with our first stop being Ifrane, often referred to as "Little Switzerland" due to its unique alpine architecture and cool climate. Take a stroll through its pristine streets and soak in the tranquil atmosphere. We continue our journey and traverse the scenic landscapes of the Middle Atlas, passing through cedar forests and picturesque valleys. Keep an eye out for Barbary macaques that inhabit the area. As we approach the magnificent Merzouga Desert, the scenery will transform into rolling dunes that seem to stretch to the horizon. Upon reaching Merzouga, you'll be captivated by the golden beauty of the desert. Embark on a two hours camel trek into the heart of the dunes as the sun sets and paints the sky with vibrant hues. Arriving at our luxurious desert camp, you'll be welcomed with warm hospitality, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and experience the magic of the desert night, filled with starry skies and Berber music.
Day 5 : Offroad Discovery Tour + Tea with Nomads
Upon your request, our attentive staff will wake you up at dawn, ensuring you don't miss the mesmerizing spectacle of the desert sunrise. Watch in awe as the vibrant colors of the sand create a stunning contrast against the dunes, painting an incredible palette of shadows. You will have breakfast after experiencing this magical moment. Following breakfast, take some time to relax and unwind before embarking on a thrilling 4WD off-road tour, offering you an immersive desert experience. Begin by meeting and interacting with desert nomads in their traditional tents, gaining insight into their unique way of life. Next, drive across the high plateau of the rocky desert, enjoying panoramic views of the dunes and diverse desert landscapes. Your journey will lead you to the captivating "Ghost Town" of Mifis, an abandoned mining village where ancient eye cosmetics like Kohl and quartz were once excavated. Here, you may also spot fascinating fossils of turtles, trilobites, ammonites, and orthoclase, remnants of the creatures that inhabited this ancient sea millions of years ago. Continue your exploration from geology to music as you visit Khamlia Village, a town inhabited by darker-skinned Berbers. Immerse yourself in the unique sounds of Gnawa music, performed by local people who are descendants of ex-slaves that migrated to Morocco from Senegal and Sudan via the Salt Route. Enjoy a live show of Gnawa spiritual music and savor a delightful homemade Berber pizza for lunch. Your journey continues to the oasis of Merzouga, where you can explore the community gardens and visit the nomadic depository. We drive to the Riad for the overnight stay.
Day 6 : Merzouga Desert - Todgha Gorge - Dades Valley
Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the desert dunes. Watch as the golden rays of sunlight paint the sky with vibrant hues, casting a warm glow over the vast desert landscape. After breakfast, we'll depart for Todgha Gorge, known for its towering canyon walls and crystal-clear river. Take a walk through the narrow gorge, marveling at the sheer beauty and immensity of the surroundings.
We continue our journey to Dades Valley, a paradise of stunning rock formations, verdant oases, and picturesque villages. As we drive along the scenic route, enjoy the panoramic views of the valley and its fascinating geological formations, such as the Monkey Fingers and the Dades Gorges. We'll stop for an overnight stay in an authentic riad in Dades Valley.
Day 7 : Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, our journey begins at the renowned Atlas Studio, where you'll step into the world of cinema and get a behind-the-scenes look at the film industry. Discover the sets and props used in famous movies and TV shows, immersing yourself in the magic of filmmaking.
Next, we'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified village that has served as the backdrop for numerous films and series. Marvel at the intricate mud-brick architecture and wander through the labyrinthine streets.
Continuing our journey, we'll continue to the historic Telouet Kasbah. Admire the grandeur and opulence of this former palace, which showcases the region's rich architectural heritage. Explore its beautifully decorated rooms, intricately carved ceilings, and vibrant tile work, gaining insights into the area's fascinating history.
The drive continues to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains, where the road winds through picturesque villages, offering glimpses of traditional Berber architecture and terraced fields clinging to the mountainsides. The scenery changes as you pass through lush green valleys dotted with walnut and apple orchards, providing a refreshing contrast to the arid landscapes of the desert regions.
Day 8 : Marrakech Walking Tour – Essaouira
Our local guide will take you on a journey of Marrakech. The tour allows you to visit many landmarks, such as Bahia Palace (The name means "brilliance," a set of beautiful gardens built in the late 19th century and intended to be a palace at its time)—the historic royal necropolis Saadian Tombs dated to the time of the Saadian dynasty. Koutoubia is the largest mosque. Jamaa El Fna, the central and marketplace square. After the guided tour, transfer to Essaouira. Overnight stay in Essaouira.
Day 9 : Essaouira at your Leisure
Free day to explore the coastal wind Essaouira or Taros in Berber. The city attracts plenty of windsurfers between April and November. The town is also well known for its fortified medina, art galleries, and boutique, or watch the fishing nets and traditional boats constructed in the hugely atmospheric port. The city also has a vibrant cultural mix. Overnight stay in Essaouira.
Day 10 : Essaouira – Marrakech
On This day, we will explore the coastal wind Essaouira which attracts plenty of windsurfers between April and November. It is also well known for its fortified medina, art galleries, and boutique, or watch the fishing nets and traditional boats constructed in the hugely atmospheric port. The city also has a vibrant cultural mix. We drive back to Marrakech by early evening. Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Day 11 : Transfer to Casablanca airport
We bid farewell to Marrakech on this day and transfer you to Casablanca. You will Arrive at Casablanca airport with ample time before your flight, allowing you to complete any necessary check-in procedures.