Grand Tour to Morocco 7 days from Marrakech to Tangier

GRAND TOUR TO MOROCCO FROM MARRAKECH TO TANGIER. 7 DAYS

Travel to Morocco and get to know the most interesting places in Marrakech by sleeping one night in khaimas in the Sahara desert.

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We are going to start our Grand Tour to Morocco in Marrakech, the red city, probably the most famous and touristic city in Morocco. We will visit the outers of the Kotubia Mssque, The twin tower of the Giralda (in Seville) and Menara gardens. After that we will visit the outers of the Kasbah mosque.  Free evening to un enjoy a sunset at the Jmaa el Fna square, where there are live shows and shops every night.

Be amazed discovering the oasis and kasbahs from the south of Morocco within your travel to the  Sahara

We are going to continue our tour to Morocco from Spain by entering in the Sahara and enjoy the night there under the  stars accompanied by a special silence that will make this experience something that you remember forever. Feel like a real bereber riding a Camel through the desert at night to enjoy a magical sunrise in a privileged area.

Go through the majestic Boulomane de Dades canyon and the Todra natural pass to discover the charismatic old city of Aït Ben Haddou. Get impressed when you visit Fez and its famous medina, the biggest one along the islamic culture. With more than 9500 streets inside the medina, you will feel the daily life and their typical Moroccan lifestyle that hasn't changed in the last 200 years.

There is no doubts, the Grand Tour to Morocco -Sahara, Marrakech, and Fez- from Marrakech is the most complete and impressive travel that you can do in Morocco!

Do not miss the chance to discover Morocco with this tour that will turns into a vital experience!!!

Small groups, maximum 15 people. Except New Year's Eve, Easter.

Final price per person

695 €

Price per person
(In double room)

Programme
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DAY 1, SATURDAY: ARRIVAL TO MARRAKECH

  • Arrive at Marrakech airport.Meet the driver and transfer to the hotel.
  • Check in the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel. ***If the arrival is very late (after 22:00 hrs) a cold dinner will be left in the room.
  • Accommodation in Marrakech.


DAY 2, SUNDAY: MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • 09:00 hrs. Departure with the local guide from Marrakech. Marrakech Museum: a magnificent palace converted into a private museum and cultural center next to the Ben Youssef Madrasa. Art and culture in a space of 2,108 m² with a Moorish courtyard of 709 m². Afterwards, we will also visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, a Quranic school of Benimerin origin from the mid-14th century, and the Marrakech Museum, located in the palace of a sultan's minister in the late 19th century. We will also stop to see the Almoravid Dome, which is a small temple built by the Almoravid dynasty in the 12th century. It stands out for its impressive decoration and being one of the few examples of Almoravid architecture in the city. It is a historical treasure that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the cultural and architectural richness of this ancient dynasty. (Monument tickets not included)
  • 13:00 hrs. Lunch at the hotel.
  • We will take the guided tour of Marrakech. We start with the external visit of the Kutubía, the twin tower sister of the Sevillian Giralda. We will visit the gardens of Menara, have a large pond of 30,000 square meters, which was built in the time of the Almohads, who designed a whole system of underground channels to take advantage of the thawing water of the Atlas and thus be able to use it for irrigation. This system is still used after almost 9 centuries of history... We will also visit the Bahia Palace, dedicated by the vizier to one of his favorites, at the end of the 19th century. We will finish the visit in the famous square of Jmaa el Fna, which at this time of the day becomes the greatest spectacle in the world.
  • Orange juice vendors take advantage of the abundance of this fruit in the region to do their business, while others sport the traditional attire of the old water vendors, although they often don't have a drop of water and only try to charge for a photo with tourists. It truly is an amazing place.
  • For those who want transportation, it will return to the hotel at 20:00 hrs, subject to group agreement with the guide. Those who don't want to return to the hotel can stay in the square and make their own way back.
  • Dinner on your own
  • We recommend as optional the dinner of the renowned dinner show OPTIONAL 20:00 HRS Dinner in Marrakech. at the Dar Essalam restaurant, which is well worth it for its exquisite Moroccan food, for admiring the ancient palace where it is housed, and for being where Alfred Hitchcock filmed the dinner scene of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" with James Stewart and Doris Day. During dinner, diners are entertained with live performances. Price 35 €.
  • Overnight in Marrakech

DAY 3, MONDAY: MARRAKECH -TIZNTICHKA -AIT BEN HADDOU -OUARZAZATE

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • 8:00 am We will continue our trip towards southern Morocco. We will cross through the majestic mountains of the Alto Atlas and the port of Tzi´n´Tichka, the door entrance to the desert which is 2260 meter high. Here we will pause to contemplate the spectacular views.
  • We will continue to Ait Ben Haddou, one of the geological wonders of the world, which has been kept maintained throughout the millennium. Next we will visit a grand fortress which has served as a movie set several times for movies such as ¨Laurence de Arabia¨, ¨Gladiator¨, and ¨La Joya del Nilo¨. It is made from different elements, the adobe seems to mix with the dry land over what used to be a flourishing stream and has now been converted to cropland.
  • Free time for lunch
  • After the visit of this landmark, we will continue to Ouarzazate, former garrison of French troops, located in the meridional zone in the country. Rich with its agriculture and famous for its details in its palm trees, roses and henna that grow on its bank. It is also the mainstay of many movie directors. These attributes have caused numerous economic boosts to this zone and has created many businesses related to the audiovisual world and jobs to many of the residents.
  • Arrive at the hotel, Check in the rooms
  • 20 :30 hrs dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in Ouarzazate


DAY 4. TUESDAY.- OUARZAZATE – TINERGHIR - GARGANTAS DEL TODRA - SAHARA

  • Breakfast in the Hotel and check out.
  • We recommend taking a small backpack and carrying in it what we are going to need this day because today we are going to sleep in the desert. When we arrive in the desert we will leave most of the luggage in the van and we will take only this small backpack with what we will need to spend the night
  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • 07:30 hrs. Departure from the hotel to continue our journey along the well known route of the Kasbahs.
  • We will pass by Boumalne Dades, where the Valley of the Roses is located. The we will continue towards Tinerghir, where we detour towards the Todra Gorges. There, we will be able to admire marvellous palm groves that help to support the heat of these places.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • In the afternoon we will continue our route towards Merzouga, where we will leave the vehicle to change to camels,. Then, we will cross the field of dunes mounted on camels; this takes approximately 1 hour and a half. If the client is not in physical condition or does not wish to make this journey, he/she will have to pay a supplement of 25 € for the transfer to the camp by 4x4. The return trip will in any case be by 4x4 for all clients.
  • Then we will sleep in khaimas in the middle of the Sahara desert from we will be able to contemplate and discover an spectacular starry sky.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jaimas.
  • After dinner there will be a fire with the music of Berber drums.
  • Overnight in Sahara desert


DAY 5. WEDNESDAY - SAHARA – IFRANE - FEZ

  • Sunrise in the Sahara. Its dunes extend to the horizon and some rise more than 150 m. The experience of seeing the first rays of sunrise in the Sahara is impressive.
  • Today it is obligatory to get up early for an unforgettable date with the sunrise. We will go out at night to be able to contemplate it from the dunes and to admire the different tonalities that is acquiring the sand as the Sun goes up.
  • Return in 4x4 to the Kasbah, for it we will border the field of dunes crossing the tracks that previously were used in the rally to Dakar.
  • Breakfast in the kasbah
  • We will continue to Fez, one of the first empire cities. It originated from the 8th century. It is also one of the first sacred cities of the muslim culture in Morocco. It also has the honor have having one of the most ancient universities in the world.
  • On the way we will cross the middle and high Atlas, with several stops on route
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in Fez

DAY 6, THURSDAY .- FEZ - CHEFCHAOUEN

  • Breakfast in the hotel and check out.
  • Walking through the labyrinthine streets of Fez transports us to past worlds in which potters, forgeers and craftsmen coexist with the foreign visitor, who never ceases to be surprised by observing its people and smelling the multiple aromas and smells that flood the atmosphere of this city.
  • 9:00 Tour of the old medina and the city of Fez with a local guide.We will start with a panoramic view of the city, including the Merinides tombs. Afterwards we will visit Fez el Jedid, including the Alhuitas Square, outside the Royal Palace and Dar el Makhzen.
  • The old Medina is a true labyrinth, with more than 9,400 streets, tall buildings, and winding and narrow pathways that allow little light to reach the floor.
  • We will continue to the walking visit of Fez el Bali. We will visit the spice souk of Attarin and the souk of Jenna. We will arrive at Nejjarin Square where the founduk of the same name is located and we will visit the Bounania Madrasa. We will continue towards the Es Seffarin square to finish the morning in the tanners' quarter and see the tanneries.
  • Mirrors, perfumes, chickens, pigeons, silverware, gold, babouches, sandals, chadors, chilabas, drums, vegetables, fruits, pottery, ceramics, forging, spices, portraits of the king, cereals, books, glassware and everything imaginable, everything... is here.
  • The constant jolting of the donkeys, loaded with goods from various sources, transports you to another world only broken by the scream of "barak" with which the owner of the animal warns passers-by of the passage of the donkey.
  • Free time for lunch
  • In the afternoon Depart to Chefchaouen
  • Dinner and overnight in Chefchaouen

DAY 7, FRIDAY .- CHEFCHAOUEN – TANGER

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • 9:00 hrs Tour through the blue city with a local guide and free time in Chefchaouen
  • It is located in a natural park, declared as a natural reserve biosphere. Chaouen is a town on a mountain, white and blue, with its wise, kind, and respectful people who offer visitors beautiful panoramas of the urban slope. Beautiful local artisan showings can be seen here as well as enjoying a certain calmness that hard to find nowadays. This place really has you wishing for a return once you leave.
  • Free time after the guided visit
  • Free time for lunch
  • Check out 12:00
  • 14:30 hrs Depart towards Tanger.
  • Arrival Tangier and transfer to your hotel, port or airport and end of our Services.

 

If you wish, you can add an extra night in Tangier to the end of the Tour to facilitate your return by plane. It will include an extra night in Tangier and transfer to the airport. € 40 supplement per person (€ 60 July and August).  Ask us for more info!

Price includes:

  • Transfers for arrival and departure at the airports
  • Private transport for the whole tour with English-speaking driver
  • 2 nights in Marrakech at Hotel Ayoub 4* or similar on half board basis
  • 1 night in Ouarzazte at hotel Kenzi Azghor 4* or similar on half-board basis
  • Camel ride in the dunes of Merzouga
  • 1 night in Khaimas with bath in Merzouga (Khaimas Kasbah Tuareg Camp) on half board basis.
  • Transfer by 4x4 in the desert from the dune camp to the Kasbah le Tuareg
  • 1 night in Fez at Menzah Zalagh 4* hotel or similar on half board basis.
  • 1 night in Chefchaouen at Riad Casa Hassan or similar on half board basis
  • Local guides in Marrakech, Fez and Chefchaouen
  • Basic travel assistance insurance
  • Hotel taxes
  • Management fee, 15 €.

 

Price does NOT include:

  • Flights or other means of transport not included in this programme.
  • Cancellation insurance, we inform you that you can contract an optional one, please consult us.
  • Drinks at dinner and/or lunch.
  • Entrance fees to monuments according to the programme.
  • Single room supplement 210 €.
  • Room in the desert, consult options
  • Everything that is not specified in the price includes

 

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Notes

It is obligatory to bring valid passport to participate in this tour.

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