9-Day Morocco Itinerary from Tangier
9-day Morocco itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech, immersing yourself in the captivating blend of Morocco’s cultural richness and breathtaking landscapes. Begin in the lively city of Tangier, where bustling markets and breathtaking Mediterranean views await. Dive deep into the historical wonders of Fez, exploring intricate mosaics and ancient medina architecture. Experience the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert, riding camels across golden sands and witnessing the magical sunset over the dunes. Uncover the charm of Berber villages nestled in the Atlas Mountains and soak in the panoramic vistas from the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Your adventure culminates in the vibrant city of Marrakech, where vibrant souks, grand palaces, and lively street performances captivate your senses. Led by seasoned guides, this tour promises an unforgettable experience, as they share their profound knowledge of local culture and history. Don’t miss out – book now and let us unveil the best of Morocco for you!
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What to Expect:
During this 9-day Morocco itinerary from Tangier to Marrakech, you can expect a diverse and immersive experience that will immerse you in the rich culture, history, and natural beauty of Morocco. Here’s what you can expect.
- Overnight in Chafchaouen
- Visit Fes City with local Guide
- Overnight in Desert Camp
- Camel Trek in Merzouga Desert
- Visit Ait ben Haddou Kasbah
- Explore Volubulis (Roman Town)
- Stop at every place for photography
- Visit Marrakech with Local Guide
Upon your arrival at Tangier Airport or Port, your dedicated tour driver will be ready to whisk you away directly to your accommodation in Tangier. This seamless beginning ensures a stress-free start to your trip, allowing you to unwind and savor the journey from the moment you arrive. Take a moment to absorb the atmosphere, and prepare for the incredible experiences that await you on this unforgettable tour. You’ll be spending the night in Tangier.
Today, 9-Day Morocco Itinerary that commences with leisure time in the historic Tangier Medina. Next, we’ll explore the awe-inspiring Hercules Caves and breathtaking Cap Spartel. Our final destination is the enchanting Chefchaouen, renowned for its captivating blue-washed old town. Discover the iconic red-walled Kasbah, which houses a 15th-century fortress and dungeon, along with the intriguing Ethnographic Museum and the nearby octagonal minaret at the shady main square of Place Outa el Hammam. Following your exploration, enjoy some free time to absorb the town’s unique ambiance before settling in for an unforgettable overnight stay in Chefchaouen. This meticulously crafted 9-Day Morocco Itinerary promises a journey filled with remarkable experiences and cultural discoveries.
Enjoy on the next day of our 9-Day Morocco Itinerary, delving into the heart of the country’s rich history. Our first stop is Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site that unveils the astounding Roman ruins. Wander amidst impeccably preserved mosaics and stand in awe of the magnificence of ancient Roman architecture. We’ll then venture to Meknes, a former imperial city adorned with opulent palaces, grand gates, and sprawling gardens. Immerse yourself in the historic medina, pay a visit to the impressive Bab Mansour gate, and uncover the exquisite craftsmanship of the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Our final destination for the day is Fes, where you’ll have some free time to explore before settling in for a restful overnight stay. This carefully curated 9-Day Morocco Itinerary ensures each day is filled with extraordinary cultural and historical encounters.
After breakfast, you will go with a native guide to Fes. You will have time to bargain in the infinite souks of Fez el-Bali, enjoy a cup of coffee on the terraces of the new Fez, see the historic Koranic schools, and reflect on the countless artisans working in vanished crafts.
It is customary to begin your medina exploration at the Bab Boujlloud Gate. The enormous Bou Inania medersa is the gorgious monument to see. Before reaching the mzara (shrine) of the old king Moulay Idriss, which is located at the location where he made the choice to create the town, you will be able to see the Tijani zaoua (zaoua, sanctuary of a religious fraternity) and the instrument manufacturers’ souk.
You’ll be able to experience your own version of “The Arabian Nights” in Fes, where everything is fantastical and out of the ordinary. Fez offers you a unique and unusual experience on a stage made out of djellaba, rugs, and gorgeous lighting. You will have enough time to explore the magnificent Medina. Riad lodging with breakfast.
After breakfast, you’ll continue traveling through the Atlas Mountains to the desert via Ifrane, where you’ll witness wild monkeys in the cedar forests of Azrou. It will be a wonderful chance to interact with them and snap pictures of them. After that, you’ll have lunch at Zaida, a tiny Berber village. You proceed across the Atlas Mountains, passing through Midelt, and eventually, you reach the tiny settlement of Rich.
Then on to Merzouga where you may either unwind before the camel trek or begin it right away to witness the Saharan dunes, the sun setting between Erg Chebbi, and spend the night in a Berber camp. The next stop is Erfoud, where you will experience a taste of the Sahara.
You may access the edge of the golden dunes by a small offroad, and camels will be waiting for you there. Your luggage will then be transported to your opulent campers in a 4×4.
However, it will take around an hour for camels to travel through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Don’t expect a lengthy trek, though, as you don’t get all the way into the desert.
On the way, you will have the chance to see the stunning sunset. Your luxury camp will welcome you with tea and friendly smiles when you get there. Your gorgeous, private tents, each with an ensuite bathroom and a shower so you can relax and settle in before dinner, will then be brought to you.
Before dinner is served in the main tent restaurant, you’ll have time to frolic around the desert like a bird in the sky. After dinner, you’ll be with the Berbers, enjoying the sounds of local musicians playing around a fire under a sky filled with millions of stars.
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning so you may witness what might be the best sunrise of your life. After your breakfast in the camp you’ll ride your camel back to Merzouga village. You can’t help but be in awe of the beautiful Erg Chebbi sand dunes as you go since they change with the light throughout the day.
You will depart for the Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges.
You’ll continue to Dades Valley after lunch in Tinjdad, where you can see the magnificent sand castles and the remarkable rock formations known as “monkey toes.” Finally, overnight lodging will be provided at a luxurious inn with a view of the Dades valley.
The 9-Day Morocco Itinerary, beginning your day with a visit to the renowned Atlas Studio. Here, you’ll step behind the scenes of the film industry, immersing yourself in the enchanting world of cinema. Discover the sets and props that played a role in famous movies and TV shows, gaining a firsthand experience of the magic of filmmaking.
Our next stop takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified village steeped in cinematic history. Marvel at the intricate mud-brick architecture and wander through the labyrinthine streets that have graced the screens of numerous films and series.
Continuing our journey, we’ll arrive at the historic Telouet Kasbah. This former palace exudes grandeur and opulence, showcasing the region’s rich architectural legacy. Explore its exquisitely adorned rooms, marvel at intricately carved ceilings, and soak in the vibrant tilework, all of which offer profound insights into the area’s fascinating history.
As we press on to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains, the road leads through picturesque villages, each offering glimpses of traditional Berber architecture and terraced fields that cling to the mountainsides. The scenery transforms as you traverse lush green valleys adorned with walnut and apple orchards, providing a refreshing contrast to the arid landscapes of the desert regions. This meticulously curated 9-Day Morocco Itinerary promises a journey filled with cinematic wonder and cultural exploration.
Your exploration of Marrakech will be guided by a local expert. This immersive tour will take you to several iconic landmarks, including Bahia Palace, named for its “brilliance,” boasting stunning gardens constructed in the late 19th century with intentions of being a palace in its time. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the historic royal necropolis, Saadian Tombs, dating back to the Saadian dynasty. Marvel at the grandeur of the Koutoubia Mosque, which stands as the largest of its kind. Experience the vibrant energy of Jamaa El Fna, the central marketplace square.
Following the guided tour, you’ll be transported to the enchanting city of Essaouira. Here, you’ll spend a comfortable overnight stay, ready to embark on the next leg of your 9-Day Morocco Itinerary.
Today, we’ll venture into the breezy coastal town of Essaouira, a haven for windsurfers from April to November. It’s equally renowned for its fortified medina, art galleries, and charming boutiques. Take in the sights of the bustling port, where traditional boats and fishing nets add to the atmospheric charm. Essaouira is a city steeped in a vibrant cultural blend. In the early evening, we’ll make our way back to Marrakech, where you’ll enjoy a comfortable overnight stay, preparing for the next leg of your 9-Day Morocco Itinerary.