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MR14: 9 Days Tangier - Chefchaouen - Rabat - Meknes - Fez - Merzouga Desert - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Tangier - Chefchaouen
Your all inclusive holidays to Marrakech start when you obtain a warm greeting at the Tangier airport. Later, you will be transferred to the blue city of Chefchaouen. Along the way, we will pass through the Rif Mountains, whose fertile plateau has been home to the Berbers since prehistoric times, and later we traverse the Rif via the ancient town of Teaouen. You can enjoy the picturesque scenery of the mountains until we arrive at the fairytale town Chefchaouen, which is located at the foot of the mountain. After that, your private English-speaking driver guide will help you check in, and the remaining time is all yours.

Accommodation: Overnight in Chefchaouen

Day 2: Chefchaouen - Rabat
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, we will take you to the first scenic spot of today's holiday packages to Marrakech, the old medina of Chefchaouen. Strolling along the delightful maze of narrow lanes, you will find some boutiques selling tourist gifts, stationery, hand-made shoes, handicrafts, drinks, food and other small but delicate selected goods.

Moreover, you may encounter local berbers and have an unmissable opportunity to observe their daily lives. You will also be escorted to ascend the steps through the alleys, and take some beautiful photos of this impressive villages with various shades of blue printed on the wall, creating a sense of romance. After the guided tour in old medina, we will proceed to the new town of Chefchaouen, where you can see some Andalusian architecture, and we will visit an enchanting park at the end of Avenida Mohammed V.

Afterwards, we will drive to the political capital and the first imperial city we planned to travel, Rabat. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and have a good night.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Rabat

Day 3: Rabat - Meknes - Fez
In the morning, you will first be scheduled to visit the unfinished Hassan Tower at first, which was built in the 12th century, and the hundreds of towering stone columns left behind create a magnificent atmosphere. After that, we will drive to Meknes, one of Morocco's four imperial cities. Here, we will take a historic guide tour to the Bab Mansour, the best preserved city wall with a length of 25 kilometers (16 miles). If time permits, we will also visit the bustling El Hedim Square.

Later, we will reach the famous Roman ruins of Volubilis, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Before entering the site, there is a museum with a large map at the entrance to help visitors get an idea of the relationship between the city and ancient Rome. All the historic relics, such as the court, roads, and olive oil workshops, are well preserved.

Then, continue on to drive to the third imperial city Fez. When we arrives in this old city, we will help you check-in, and then you can spend a good night here.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Fez

Day 4: Fez
Today's itinerary gives priority to Fez city sightseeing. Travelling through the famous Bab Bou Jeloud, we will reach the medieval medina of Fez, which was founded at the end of the 8th century. It is reported that there are over ten thousand mazy paths inside this Morocco's oldest medina, and a vast array of small shops are ranged on either side of the narrow alleys.

Later, take a visit to the Quaraouyine University from the outside, the world's first university, before touring at the Medersa Attarine. After that, we will visit the Kingdom Palace, Ben Denane synagogue and fabulous soukd in succession to learn more about Moroccan culture. After finishing the guided tour in Fez, drive back to your hotel where to round out today's Morocco Marrakech holidays.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Fez

  • Scenery of the old Medina in Fez at sunset
    Scenery of the old Medina in Fez at sunset
Day 5: Fez - Erfoud - Sahara Merzouga
In the morning, pick-up from your hotel, and drive southwards to Ifrane. We will drive via the Middle Atlas Mountains, and later en route stop to see the Barbarian Ape in a cedar forest. As we tour via the Tizi Ntalghamt, through the Ziz gorges, you can enjoy stunning views of the Middle Atlas.

Later, going onwards through the Ziz Valley in Erfoud, we will pass by the desert town, Rissani, and finally reach the nearby sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, the highest sand dunes in North Africa. Here, we will change our mode of transportation and take a camel to Sahara Merzouga around one and a half hours. Along the road, you can enjoy various stunning sights of the desert with time changes and different angles.

After watching the spectacular desert sunset, we will ride to the Sahara Desert camp, where a Berber tent has already been set up for an overnight stay. What's more, a camp fire and traditional Berber folk music has been especially arranged to highlight the desert starry night.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Sahara desert camp

Day 6: Merzouga - Ouarzazate
Get up early in the morning to watch the desert sunrise, and later have breakfast. Then, we will drive to Rissani town, the birth place of Moulay Ali Cherif, who was the first ruler of Alaouite Dynasty. Later, drive onwards to the Tinghir oasis, which is situated at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. We will spend around an hour walking along the Todgha River and appreciate the scenes of palm trees and olive groves.

Then, visit a Berber village to learn about the daily life of locals and their beloved culture. After that, drive to Todgha Gorge for a short rest and some photos. Then, we will drive along the famous Road of the Thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate. During the road, we will pass through the Dades Valley and visit one ancient kasbah. When you arrive in Ouarzazate, check into your hotel where we wind up today's all inclusive holidays to Marrakech.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Ouarzazate

Day 7: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
After a nice breakfast, we will drive to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage site. It was once served for guarding an important commercial route, the old Salt Road that traveled through the Sahara Desert. Over the centuries, its earthen clay architecture has showed extraordinary charm in its unique way, and many Hollywood films have been shot here, including the Gladiator and the Thrones of the Game. Later, visit the argan oil cooperative before continuing your holiday packages to Marrakech.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

Day 8: Marrakech
After a big breakfast, we will start to explore the fourth imperia city Marrakech, also known as the Red City. Today's all inclusive Marrakech tour starts with the Majorelle Gardens, where you can see various green plants, especially giant cactus, delicate gardens, blue houses, and a boutique. This garden is quite popular not only for the delicate interior but also for the former owner Yves Saint Laurent, so, it has been given the nickname of YSL Garden.

Then, head to the Koutoubia Mosque, the center and highest building in the old medina of Marrakech. Later, you will be escorted to visit the Saadian Tombs, whose luxurious interior exhibits the nobility of royal families. After that, visit the Bahia Palace, fully ornamented by carved Islamic patterns and beautiful mosaic tiles.

After walking through the fabulous souks, the rest of the day is free for you to arrange personal activities. It's highly advisable to visit the Djemaa-El-Fna, where you can buy handicrafts, taste local food, and watch the fantastic snake dance.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight in Marrakech

  • Koutoubia Mosque in the city of Marrakech
    Koutoubia Mosque in the city of Marrakech
  • A bird's-eye view of the old medina in Marrakech
    A bird's-eye view of the old medina in Marrakech
Day 9: Departure from Marrakech
After a typical breakfast, you will be transferred to the Marrakech airport, where this all inclusive holidays to Morocco Marrakech come to an end. We sincerely wish you enjoy a pleasant homeward flight trip!

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Tangier and out Marrakech.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Morocco Visa Fee.
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