12 Days Tour from Tangier

12 Days Tour from Tangier

12 Days Tour from Tangier to the Merzouga Desert. On this 12 days tour from Tangier, you will discover many treasures of Morocco, Merzouga Desert and Fez


Embark on a 12-day adventure through Morocco, starting in Tangier and winding through historic cities, stunning landscapes, and cultural treasures. From the vibrant streets of Marrakech to the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Morocco’s history, cuisine, and natural wonders.


Day 1: Arrive in Tangier; transfer to your accommodation.

The Sahara Desert Excursions driver/guide will escort you from Tangier Airport or Port, depending on your flight time, and transfer you to the hotel. Free time to discover Tangier City. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Visit Tangier City, Asillah.

Today, we will have a visit to the old city of Tangier. Then drive towards Assilah. Continue along the Atlantic Coast towards Asilah, the city of murals. On the way, stop to see the meeting point of the Atlantic and Mediterranean and visit the legendary Hercules cave.

We will see majestic ramparts and town gates built by Almohads, the Borj al-Hamra tower in distinct Portuguese style, the Grand Mosque, Raisuli Palace, and the Church of San Bartolome in their mix of Spanish Colonial and Moorish styles. Overnight stay in Assilah. 

Day 3: Asillah-CChefchaouen.

We will drive to the Rif mountains until we reach Chefchaouen, “the blue jewel” of Morocco. During the trip, we’ll enjoy the incredible landscape of the Rif Mountains. And free time to discover this amazing city. Overnight stay in a riad. 

Day 4: Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, and Fes.

After a tasty breakfast in the riad, our Morocco 12-day tour from Tangier continues towards Volubilis, crossing via Ouazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history.

Then we will drive to Meknes city (the 17th-century heritage), where we will stop for lunch, discover Medina’s historical walls, Bab el Mansour, and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail Greenery. Later in the afternoon, we head to Fez City, where you will spend an overnight stay. 

Day 5: Fes Guided Day Tour.

After breakfast, you will explore Fez on a Fes-guided day trip, the cultural capital, which is one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. Entering through Bab Ftouh, discover the Andalusian district and admire the exterior of its mosque. 

Make your way through the tanning, dye working, and copper working neighborhoods to the place called Seffarine. Then, to the University of Al-Karaouine, which houses Africa’s oldest mosque. Pause in front of the mausoleum of the man who founded Fes, Idris I. Visit the place in Nejjarine and admire its famous fountain. Finally, explore the beautiful Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts.

In the afternoon, continue your visit of the medina, stopping in front of the blue gate of Fes. Bab Boujouloud: optional visit of the Attarine Medersa. Tour the city ramparts and pause at Borj Norj for a splendid Mediterranean view. Discover the ancient Jewish quarter and the outside of the Royal Palace. Next: the pottery district. Then, at the city’s outskirts, stop at an artisanal complex before ending the tour and returning to your riad.

Day 6: Fes, Atlas Mountains, Ifrane, Azrou, Ziz Valley, and Merzouga Sahara Desert.

Our 12-day Morocco Travel Tour departs for the Sahara Desert via Ifrane, known as “Moroccan Switzerland.”. Later, we will go to the cedar forest, where we will stop to enjoy watching the monkeys climb the cedars. Then continue via the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Ziz Valley, one of the largest palm groves & oases in southern Morocco.

Our 12-day Morocco trip package goes on to Erfoud, famous for its fossil museums & factories. When you arrive in Merzouga, you will have free time to meet locals in the villages. Also, you can take an outdoor Merzouga activity, like an ATV quad adventure, to enjoy the charming sunset on the top of Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Overnight stay in a riad near Merzouga sand dunes.

Day 7: Merzouga Sahara Trip (Camel Adventure & Overnight in a Desert Camp).

After breakfast in the riad, we’ll start a Merzouga discovery desert tour, visiting the best of the Sahara desert and nomad families. You will enjoy a cup of tea and see the oasis where some movies were filmed, such as “Sahara,”  “starring Penelope Cruz,” and much more.

After lunch in Khamlia village, we will start our camel ride desert adventure into the Merzouga Sahara desert to be able to contemplate an unforgettable sunset. Also, try sandboarding on the edge of Erg Chebbi. You will have a special night in a Sahara desert camp. You will sleep in the dunes in a private nomadic tent, as the Berbers do. Here you will enjoy a Berber dinner, music, a starry sky, shooting stars, exploring the Sahara by night, and much more. Overnight stay in a Berber Sahara desert camp.

Day 8: Merzuga Desert, Rissani, Tinjdad, Todra Valley & Gorges, and Dades Valley.

The following day, on our 12-day Morocco tour itinerary,. You will wake up early to appreciate a breathtaking sunrise over Merzouga, or Chebbi. After breakfast and a shower in the desert camp, we take you back to Merzouga Village, either by camel trekking or 4WD (as you wish). Then, we will drive to Rissani, visit a museum of fossils, and take a walk in the traditional market. Subsequently.

 our 12-Day Morocco Itinerary goes on through many Berber & Arabic villages, including Mellab, Tinjdad, and Jourf, and this last one is known for the wells of an old system of irrigation. We will have a stop there to visit this attraction. The lunch will be in Mellab or Tinjdad (optional). 

The next Attraction will be the Todra valley and the canyons of Todra gorges, which are about 300 meters in height. Also, the power of water could make its own way across the rocks. This Gorge is known for climbing and hiking. Finally, we will drive to Dades Gorge, where we will spend the second night of our trip, an overnight stay in a Riad.

Day 9 : Dades Valley, Skoura, Ouarzazate, Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, and Marrakech.

We will have breakfast in breathtaking views of Dades valley. Then continue our trip to Marrakech across Roses valley & Skoura Oasis palm groves.

The next stop will be in Ouarzazate, where we will have a small visit to Taourirt Kasbah. And after 27 km of the road, we will reach Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage site. 

It has been used as a backdrop for shooting numerous Hollywood movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Gladiator”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Prince of Persia,” and much more… The Kasbahs (fortresses) reflect the Exotic Moroccan architecture & cultures.

After exploring the Kasbah, we will continue a little further on the High Atlas Mountains through the “Tichka Pass,” which will lead us to Marrakech.

Day 10: Visit Marrakech with a local guide.

Today is devoted to discovering Marrakech. We will go out of our hotel to “the beautiful Red City of Marrakech,” where we can spend the entire day. First, Marrakech is an antique imperial metropolis in Morocco. Its name comes from the Berber language; it means “share of God.”. It became a small village of farmers earlier than it was constructed with the aid of Youssef Ben Tachafine, who turned into a Berber king of the Almoravid dynasty. We can go to his grave to learn more about his biography.

Moreover, we can go to Koutoubia Mosque, which has a remarkable minaret and extremely good decorations; Saadian Tombs; the remarkable pool of Menara Gardens; the Museum of Dar Si Said, wherein there are various arts and traditions; Bahia Palace; and finally, we can flow to Jemaa El-Fna Plaza, wherein we can find out the way of life and subculture of Marrakech. Overnight stay in a Riad in Marrakech, Medina.

Day 11: Cooking Class in Marrakech.

On the following day, you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan cooking experience. This opportunity is delightful participation, not only to learn to cook but also an opportunity to discover the secrets of some of the best Moroccan cuisine recipes in a professional but also genuinely relaxed atmosphere. Free afternoon in Marrakesh.

Day 12: Transfer to the Airport.

On the last day of our 12-day Travel Morocco Tour,. After having your breakfast, you will have free time in Marrakech. Then, we will transfer you to the airport, depending on your flight time and the place where our 12-day Morocco itinerary ends.

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Morocco Experience

This was a legendary experience. Mohammed was a great guide who catered to our needs, showed us his beautiful country and was great company along the way. I'm not normally a tour person, I prefer to do everything myself, but this was a fantastic expectation that I'm glad I created

A fabulous trip

We've just had a wonderful 8 day private tour with Hamid. We started with an early pick-up in Fez from our hotel and finished at our drop-off point in Marrakech, with every step of our journey guided by Hamid. Not only did we have a fabulous trip through Morocco, but we learned a lot from Hamid about his life in the desert
Mark S

Best experience ever

We had the best time ever! We booked the 8-day tour from Fes to Marrakech and it was amazing. Everything was well planned and Hassan, our driver, was the best we could have hoped for. He was really nice, with lots of stories and jokes to tell and always made sure we enjoyed our trip. The desert tour was fantastic! ! Definitely worth the price, I will recommend this trip/company to all my friends
Eduardo L

A tour you can’t miss!

The tour was absolutely amazing and definitely the highlight of our entire trip to Morocco! Before the tour started, we had a few questions and contacted the team a couple of times, and they always responded very quickly and were very helpful in answering all our questions. We were picked up at an agreed meeting point in Fes and started the journey with our driver and guide Mohamed. The van was very comfortable, the air conditioning was working very well and Mohamed's driving was great. You spend a lot of time driving during the 3 days, so we were very relieved that the trip was comfortable and the time flew by!

A million stars!

It was a truly incredible experience. The guides, Hassan and Rashid, are very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Morocco. They were flexible, easy to deal with and fun (which is great, because you definitely want to like the people you're with when you're in a car for 3 days with them). We had amazing meals, excellent accommodation, they helped us bargain in the markets and, all in all, it was an incredible trip.
Juan D

A must-do in Morocco

This was the best way to get from Fes to Marrakesh. The minibus was comfortable. Abdul was an excellent driver, while Hamid was an exceptional tour guide. We visited beautiful sites and learned a lot about Berber culture and history from Hamid. They really made this trip special. The accommodation was clean and comfortable in beautiful locations. I would 100% recommend this tour.
Sam T

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