Best 10 days easy happy desert tour From Tangier

Tangier, Morocco

Duration

10 days

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Overview

Embark on an epic 10-day adventure that unveils the captivating landscapes and rich culture of Morocco, journeying from the vibrant city of Tangier to the bustling Casablanca. This easy-paced desert adventure (great descriptor!) promises unforgettable experiences, allowing you to explore the charming Chefchaouen, the historical Fes, and the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert, before culminating in the dynamic Casablanca.

Wondering how to experience the best of Morocco in 10 days? Look no further! This Tangier to Casablanca desert tour offers a perfectly curated itinerary, making it easy to plan your dream vacation. We’ll guide you through every step of booking, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable adventure.

Included/Exclude

  • Comfortable transportation (4×4 toyota land cruiser – mini van – microbus)
  • Driver-guide who speaks your language
  • Fuel
  • Hotels – riad with half board
  • Camel ride (camel each)
  • Overnight in a desert camp
  • Plane tickets
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tickets of the Historical Monuments
  • Tips

Tour Plan

Welcome to Morocco! Our representatives will greet you upon your arrival in Tangier, either at the airport or ferry terminal. We'll ensure a smooth and convenient transfer to your comfortable hotel in Tangier, allowing you to relax and settle in after your journey. This free time provides a chance to explore Tangier at your own pace. Perhaps wander along the bustling beachfront promenade, delve into the vibrant Grand Socco market, or visit the Kasbah Museum for a glimpse into the city's rich history. In the evening, enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the first flavors of Moroccan cuisine.
Prepare to be mesmerized! Today, we embark on a scenic journey towards the enchanting town of Chefchaouen, nestled amidst the breathtaking Rif Mountains. En route, we'll make a refreshing stop in the charming city of Tetouan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a leisurely coffee break and soak in the city's unique atmosphere before continuing our journey. Reaching the Blue Pearl: As we wind our way through the scenic Rif Mountains, the landscape transforms, revealing the picturesque town of Chefchaouen, often nicknamed the "Blue Pearl." Prepare to be captivated! Chefchaouen is renowned for its vibrant blue-washed buildings, creating a visually stunning streetscape. Exploring Chefchaouen: This afternoon, immerse yourself in the town's relaxed atmosphere. Wander the labyrinthine alleyways of the medina, a maze of narrow streets adorned with colorful doorways and vibrant flowers. Capture unforgettable photos against the backdrop of the iconic blue walls. A Night of Tranquility: After a captivating day of exploration, settle into your beautiful riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse. Savor a delicious Moroccan dinner and reflect on the day's unforgettable experiences before enjoying a peaceful night's sleep.
Journey through history! Today, we depart from Chefchaouen and travel towards Fes, Morocco's cultural and spiritual heart. Upon arrival in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a knowledgeable local guide awaits to unveil the city's rich tapestry of history and captivating charm. A Labyrinth of History: Embark on a captivating guided tour through the labyrinthine alleyways of the Fes medina, the world's largest car-free urban space. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere as you explore iconic landmarks like the ancient Quranic schools (Madrasas). These institutions were once centers of Islamic learning and boast intricate architectural details with colorful mosaics and beautiful woodwork. Treasures of the Past: Marvel at the unique objects and artifacts housed within these historical sites, offering a glimpse into Morocco's rich past. Capture photos of the vibrant zellij tilework adorning the walls and fountains, a hallmark of Fes's architectural heritage. Riad Relaxation: After a day filled with cultural discoveries, unwind and relax in your charming riad. Savor a delicious Moroccan dinner and reflect on the day's unforgettable experiences before enjoying a restful night's sleep.
A Day of Discovery! After a delicious breakfast at your charming riad in Fes, we embark on a captivating journey southeast towards Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Follow in the footsteps of ancient caravans as we traverse along scenic roads, offering glimpses of the awe-inspiring Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Natural Wonders: Our first stop takes us to the breathtaking Cedar Forest, the largest cedar forest in North Africa. Keep your eyes peeled for playful Barbary macaques, a unique species of monkey native to the Atlas Mountains. These cheeky primates might just come out to greet you! Midday Delights: After soaking in the beauty of the forest, we continue our journey, stopping for a delicious lunch in the charming town of Midelt. Entering the Desert Realm: As we travel through the Errachidia province, the landscape transforms. We'll pass through the Ziz Valley, a fertile oasis renowned for its sprawling palm groves. Learn about the region's significance as the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling royal family of Morocco. Reaching Merzouga: Finally, we arrive in Merzouga, a small town nestled on the edge of the Sahara Desert. As the afternoon sun casts a warm glow on the landscape, prepare for an unforgettable experience. Thrilling Camel Trek: Embark on a thrilling camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore the vast Erg Chebbi dunes, a sea of wind-sculpted golden sand. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert as you trek towards your desert camp, your home for the night. Magical Desert Night: As dusk settles, arrive at your comfortable desert camp, a collection of traditional tents nestled amongst the dunes. Savor a delicious dinner under a blanket of stars, listening to the enchanting rhythms of Berber music. Unwind and embrace the magic of the desert night.
Day 5: Unveiling the Desert's Secrets - Merzouga to Zagora Embrace the Desert Spirit! After a magical night under the stars and a delicious breakfast at your desert camp, we depart Merzouga and delve deeper into the heart of the Sahara Desert. While this itinerary originally included a visit with nomadic people, cultural sensitivity and responsible tourism practices are paramount. We recommend replacing this with an alternative activity that respects the privacy and traditions of nomadic communities. Off the Beaten Path: Today's adventure takes us on an off-road journey, traversing the rugged landscapes surrounding Merzouga. We'll pass through the town of Taouz and embark on a thrilling route towards Ramlia, following a section of the famed Paris-Dakar rally course. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional abandoned village, remnants of a bygone era. Desert Delights: Our journey continues, offering breathtaking vistas of the endless desert plains. We'll stop for a delicious lunch in the charming village of Tafraout, a chance to soak in the local atmosphere. As we continue our adventure, expect to encounter friendly Berber people, listen to captivating stories of the desert, and cross dried riverbeds, all while surrounded by the mesmerizing silence of the Sahara. Reaching Zagora: As the afternoon sun dips below the horizon, we arrive in Zagora, a traditional desert town nestled amidst palm groves. Settle into your comfortable hotel and reflect on the day's unforgettable off-road adventure. Alternative Activity: For a more culturally sensitive option on this day, we could explore the fascinating culture of the Zagora region. This might include visiting a local Berber market, participating in a traditional weaving demonstration, or learning about the region's unique history and traditions.
Day 6: Kasbahs and Valleys - Zagora to Marrakech A Day Steeped in History! Today, we embark on a captivating journey towards the vibrant city of Marrakech, but not before delving deeper into Morocco's rich cultural heritage. Prepare to be mesmerized by ancient kasbahs, charming Berber villages, and the breathtaking Draa Valley. Draa Valley Delights: Departing from Zagora, we begin our journey by traversing the scenic Draa Valley, a fertile oasis known for its sprawling palm groves. We'll make a photo stop in the village of Tanskert, a charming snapshot of traditional Berber life. Kasbah Encounters: Our first stop takes us to the impressive Kasbah of Tamnougalt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its intricate mudbrick architecture and learn about its fascinating history. Continuing our exploration, we head towards Ouarzazate, a city nicknamed "Hollywood of Morocco" due to its use as a filming location for numerous movies. Ouarzazate Oasis: In Ouarzazate, we'll visit the captivating Kasbah of Taourirt, a stunning example of Berber defensive architecture. From here, we journey to the world-renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent fortified village has served as a backdrop for countless films, including "Gladiator" and "Lawrence of Arabia." High Atlas Journey: After soaking in the beauty of Ait Ben Haddou, we continue our adventure. We might make an additional stop at Telouet Kasbah, another impressive example of Moroccan architecture, depending on time constraints. Finally, we embark on a scenic drive through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Reaching Marrakech: As the day draws to a close, we arrive in the captivating city of Marrakech, a vibrant cultural and historical hub. Settle into your beautiful riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse, and prepare to be enthralled by the city's unique energy in the coming days.
Day 7: Unveiling Marrakech's Treasures - Exploring Essaouira Immerse Yourself in Marrakech! This morning, a captivating guided tour unveils the magic of Marrakech, the "Red City." Prepare to be enthralled by the city's vibrant energy, rich history, and architectural wonders. Medina Marvels: Delve into the heart of Marrakech, the UNESCO-listed medina, a labyrinthine maze of narrow streets teeming with life. Explore bustling souks overflowing with handcrafted treasures, from colorful spices and intricate ceramics to traditional carpets and leather goods. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas of this captivating marketplace. Cultural Tapestry: Wander through the historic Mellah, the former Jewish quarter, and learn about its fascinating past. Marvel at the architectural beauty of iconic landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque, with its towering minaret, and the Bahia Palace, a stunning example of Alaouite dynasty architecture. Garden Delights: After a captivating exploration of the medina, find serenity in the Majorelle Gardens, a vibrant oasis designed by renowned French artist Jacques Majorelle. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery, vibrant colors, and captivating art installations. Continue your exploration at the peaceful Menara Gardens, a 16th-century marvel featuring a central pool surrounded by olive groves. Essaouira Escape: In the afternoon, we bid farewell to the bustling Marrakech and embark on a scenic journey towards the charming coastal town of Essaouira, also known as Mogador. This laid-back town offers a delightful contrast to the vibrant energy of Marrakech. Essaouira Enchantment: Upon arrival in Essaouira, settle into your cozy riad, a traditional Moroccan guesthouse. With its relaxed atmosphere, Essaouira boasts a beautiful beachfront promenade, a UNESCO-listed medina, and a unique artistic heritage. Enjoy some free time to explore the town at your own pace, perhaps savoring fresh seafood on the harbor or browsing the local art galleries.
Day 8: Enchanting Coastline - Essaouira to Casablanca Essaouira Enchantment: After a delicious breakfast and a relaxing morning in Essaouira, perhaps soaking up the sun on the beach or exploring the charming medina further, we embark on a scenic journey northwards towards Casablanca. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty of Morocco's Atlantic coastline. Essaouira Highlights: Before departing, depending on time constraints, we might squeeze in a short guided tour of Essaouira's medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through the labyrinthine alleyways, encountering a treasure trove of handcrafted goods and soaking in the town's unique artistic atmosphere. Coastal Delights: Our journey follows the scenic Atlantic coast, offering breathtaking vistas of the ocean and charming coastal towns. We might make brief stops in Safi, known for its traditional pottery industry, El Oualidia, a popular seaside resort, and El Jadida, a fortified city with a Portuguese influenced medina. Casablanca Calling: Finally, we arrive in Casablanca, Morocco's vibrant economic and cultural hub. Settle into your comfortable hotel and prepare to be enthralled by the city's unique blend of French colonial architecture and Moroccan traditions. Grand Finale: In the evening, we might embark on a guided tour of the city's highlights, including the captivating Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa. Marvel at its awe-inspiring architecture, intricate details, and soaring minaret. This iconic landmark offers a fitting conclusion to your unforgettable Moroccan adventure.
Coastal Charms: Today, we embark on a delightful journey northwards along Morocco's Atlantic coastline, returning to your point of origin – Tangier. Prepare to discover charming coastal towns steeped in history and captivating scenery. Casablanca Farewell: Bid farewell to the bustling Casablanca after a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Optional Rabat Detour (not included): While Rabat, Morocco's capital city, isn't traditionally included in this itinerary due to its location south of Casablanca, you might be interested in a detour (subject to time constraints and potential additional cost). Rabat boasts a captivating riverside location, historical kasbahs, and the iconic Hassan Tower offering panoramic views. Coastal Delights: Our primary route takes us north, offering glimpses of charming coastal towns like Larache and Asilah. Larache, with its Portuguese-influenced architecture and laid-back atmosphere, is a hidden gem. Asilah, a fortified town known for its whitewashed walls adorned with colorful murals, offers a unique artistic experience. Tangier Homecoming: As the day draws to a close, we arrive back in Tangier, the city where your Moroccan adventure began. Settle into your familiar hotel and reflect on the unforgettable memories you've created during your journey through Morocco's diverse landscapes and vibrant culture.
Fond Farewell: This is the final day of your Moroccan adventure. After a relaxing breakfast at your hotel in Tangier, it's time to say goodbye. We'll ensure a smooth and hassle-free transfer to either Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport or the Tangier ferry terminal, depending on your departure method. Memories to Cherish: As you embark on your return journey, take a moment to reflect on the unforgettable experiences you've had in Morocco. From the vibrant colors of Chefchaouen to the vastness of the Sahara Desert, the captivating culture of Fes to the bustling energy of Marrakech, you've undoubtedly created memories that will last a lifetime.

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