This is your perfect private tour to visit all the highlights of Northern Morocco and the Desert – from Tangier to the Rif Mountains, the Imperial Cities and the desert – continue over the Atlas Mountains to the famous cities of Marrakech and Casablanca – such a lot to see and discover!
- Get lost in the small streets of Tangier Medina
- Enjoy Chefchaouen, the « Blue City » in the Rif mountains
- Explore the Imperial cities Fes, Meknes and Marrakech
- Visit a local Berber family and learn about Nomadic life in the southern Morocco
- Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi to reach your desert camp
- Spend the night at a Luxury Desert camp
- Explore Todra Gorges and Dades Gorges
- Visit the legendary world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Taourirt Kasbah
- Explore the old Telouet Kasbah together with a local guide
- Cross the fantastic Views of High Atlas Mountains with its pass of Tizi N’Tichka
- Visit the fantastic Hassan II mosque at Casablanca’s oceanside
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hotel, Airport|
|INCLUDED|| Private transportation
Transport by air-conditioned
Airport Arrival And Departure
Local City Guide in Marrakech & Fes
Accommodation 11 Nights at the Hotels or Traditional Riads,
Camel ride in the desert
One night camping in desert luxury nomad tent with Dinner
Arrival in Tangier
Full Day City Tour of Tangier
Musee Kasbah Museum about the historical role played by Tangier in linking Africa and Europe due to its strategic geographical location.
Place du Grand 9 Avril 1947 The Place du 9 Avril 1947 is named after the momentous speech of independence of King Mohamed V.
Moshe Nahon Synagogue Constructed by Moise Nahon from an important bankers family
Petit Socco Petit Socco was once one of the greatest souks of Morocco, home to many artists, businessmen, diplomats and bankers. Located around the square are cafes, hotels and casinos.
Tangier Casbah A complex of castles on top of the hill overlooking the city built by Sultan Moulay Ismail. The gardens are part of his 17th century palace called Dar el Makhzen.
Tangier - Tetouan - Chefchaouen
Tetouan We’ll continue our drive along the Mediterranean Ocean for about 2 h until we reach Tetouan, where we’ll stop for lunch. Before the city’s foundation in the late 13th century, small fortifications existed here with the name Tittawin. You can have a short stroll around the city centre before we continue in direction Chefchaouen.
Chefchaouen the « blue city » in the Rif mountains, is famous for its photogenique Medina with the houses in all shades of blue. Stroll around the small alleys and discover this little jewel.
Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes
Meknes After the visit of Volubilis we continue about 30 min to Meknes, which is famous for its luxurious palaces and beautiful mosques as well as one of the most important souks of Morocco. Enjoy a guided tour here together with a local city guide. Meknès, once capital of Morocco is a historic city full of life. The souks are spacious and ideal to explore. See the beautiful gate of Bab el-Mansour at the Place el Hedim, maybe the most beautiful of all the gates of the imperial cities. Visit the mausoleum of Mulay Ismail and his corn attics and stables that are called Heri es-Souani, which once accommodated up to 12,000 horses.
Fes After the city tour in Meknes, we continue our trip to Fes, where we’ll stay for the next 2 days.
Full Day City Tour of Fes
Bab Bou Jeloud Bab Boujloud is one of the gates which leads into the Medina. Here, we’ll start our walking tour together with the city guide.
Museo Nejjarine Visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts and discover traditional tools, carpets, furniture and musical instruments in a beautifully restaurated caravanserai.
Chouara Tannery After lunchbreak in one of the hunderts of restaurants in the medina, we continue our tour to the famous tanneries, where the leather is processed still the same as hunderts of years ago. You can observe the workers from a lookout and they will be glad to explain you the different workings steps if you are willing to bargain for a bag or new belt afterwards. But be aware of the bad smelling of the furs and coloring goods!
Medina of Fez Last but not least we will drive up a hill to the cementary where we’ll enjoy the panoramic view over the white sea of houses of the Medina.
Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga
Middle Atlas From here we are heading south through several typical villages and you will have the opportunity to spot nomad families living in their tents along the road.
Midelt After lunch in Midelt we continue our drive and enjoy panoramic views crossing the Tizi N’ Talghoumt pass.
Erfoud In Erfoud, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the valley of the river Ziz lined with thousands of date palms.
Hassilabied Now we’re almost at the dunes! After arriving in Merzouga, we will enjoy dinner in the desert lodge where we’ll spend the night.
Merzouga - Erg Chebbi 4x4 Dunes Tour
Khamlia Visit the famous village of Khamlia and enjoy its folk music.
Erg Chebbi After arriving back in Merzouga in the late afternoon, you will experience a one hour camel ride to reach the desert camp while the sun sinks down behind the dunes. Enjoy your evening dining in a berber tent, look for shooting stars at the camp fire and sleep in a nomad tent!
Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges
Rissani In Rissani we will have the opportunity to visit the local market with the «donkey parking» and have a look at some fossils outside the city.
Gargantas del Todra After lunch break, we will follow the road along the river to reach the gorges of Todra, where you can take a short but spectacular hike between the up to 300 m high rock walls.
Boumalne Dades Before arriving at our Riad for the night in the Dades valley, we head to Boumalne Dades where you can make some nice pictures of the special rock formations which look like monkey hands.
Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
Atlas Film Studio In the desert city Ouarzazate, also known as «Hollywood of Morocco», we start our visit at the old kasbah of Ouarzazate named Taourirt where you have some time to explore the narrow pedestrian streets on your own and visit the palace with its countless rooms which seem like a labyrinth. Afterwards, you can have a look at the movie museum just on the other side of the road. Continue to the Atlas Corporation film studios, where you can discover the diverse sets and listen to the anecdotes of the multiple movies and actors. Several famous movies like Gladiator, Babel, Prince of Persia, and recently The Physician have been shot in those studios.
Ait Ben Haddou A little outside of Ouarzazate lies Aït Ben Haddou, the fortified clay city with its numerous ksars and kasbahs, where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. This photogenic city is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Telouet Kasbah Continue through the breathtaking landscape to Telouet. This fortress was occupied by Thami el Glaoui before he was expelled by independence efforts. One section has unfortunately disintegrated into red sand, but you can still visit the beautiful rooms with mosaic tiles and wood carvings.
High Atlas Mountains After the visit, we pass the High Atlas mountains over the Tizi n’Tichka pass with scenic views along the road and many opportunities to take photos. Evening arrival in Marrakech.
Full Day City Tour of Marrakech
Bahia Palace In the morning, you’ll visit the famous Palais de Bahia, with its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed.
Mellah Stroll through the Jewish Quarter and notice the difference in architecture in this district.
Saadian Tombs Visit the hidden Saadian tombs built during the reign of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour in 1557.
Jemaa el-Fnaa You’ll arrive at the Koutoubia mosque and the Djemaa el Fna-square, where you can drink some fresh pressed orange juice while observing the bustle of the snake charmers, henna tatoo artists and water sellers.
Jardin Majorelle After lunch in a restaurant overlooking Jemaa el Fna, you’ll visit the beautiful Majorelle Garden. This botanical garden is a quiet oasis and the former home of the famous french designer Yves Saint Laurent. Nowadays, the bright blue villa contains a Berber Museum.
Marrakech - Casablanca
Hassan II Mosque We start with the visit of the spectacular Mosque of Hassan II situated directly at the ocean. A must see for every visitor of Casablanca! There is the possibility to join a 1-h guided tour inside the mosque. Continue to the Corniche, Casablanca’s famous Boulevard along the beach with its numerous restaurants and bars as well as shopping centers.