13 Days Morocco tour
Days in Morocco Tour from Tangier
13 Days in Morocco Tour from Tangier itinerary. You will be Visiting, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Fes, Sahara Desert, Bomalen Dadaes, Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca, Rabat and Asilah, in just 13 days which is an ambitious endeavor, but it can be done! Begin by flying into Tangier, and then head the road to Chefchaouen, the blue-washed mountain town. Spend a day wandering the narrow streets and taking in the stunning views. From there, your driver guide will take to Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco. by passing through Meknes the imperial city, and explore its old palaces, mosques, and fortifications.
In Fes Spend a day exploring the ancient medina and its famous tanneries. Your trip itinerary will take you to the Sahara Desert to experience the vastness of the desert and the beauty of the sand dunes. Camel Ride and a memorable night in luxury camp at the middle of the dunes with an excursion around Merzouga won’t never be missing in your tour. Next day we keep driving to bomalen Ddaes, on the way we will visit (Rissani and Todgha Gorges). The Dades Gorges, Ait ben haddou Kasbah and rose valley are the highlights of this Moroccan tour. In Marrakech you can explore the city’s vibrant markets, mosques, and palaces with pending a day exploring the ancient medina and its famous tanneries.
Next, we head to Essaouira, then to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. Here, you can only explore the impressive Hassan II Mosque. From Casablanca, we drive to Rabat, where you can visit the Royal Palace, the Kasbah of the Udayas, and the Hassan Tower. Finally, a last night in Asilah will be so much worth, before driving back to Tangier for ending the Tour.
Tour Itinerary of 13 Days Tour from Tangier in Morocco
Morocco Itinerary 13 Day
⇒ Day 1: Arrival in Tangier » Transfer to Chefchaouen
Today we pick you up from the airport, port or your accommodation in Tangier, and starts the 13 Days in Morocco Tour from Tangier itinerary. First, we will visit the Grotto of Hercules, check out the ancient saga: How Hercules tricked Atlas and this cave played an important role. Passing the point where the Atlantic “kisses” the Mediterranean, we take a short rest at the ancient lighthouse at Cape Spartel, the so-called entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. In Tangier we visit briefly the Medina and then continue our route inland towards Chefchaouen.
Around midday we reach the small and cozy artist town There, this picturesque village of Chefchaouen, in the middle of the Rif mountains, where we will bring you to your accommodation. There is still time for a walk in the small medina, which has many galleries with beautiful colorful works of art. You may still discover painted buildings decorated especially for the occasion. Overnight in a Charming Riad.
⇒ Day 2: Free Day in Chefchaouen
Your free day in Chefchaouen is ideal to continue exploring the medina and the surrounding area on your own. How about a visit to the local hammam? Or with a visit to the old Kasbah (castle) from the 15th century? In the narrow alleys winding up the mountain of the Rif, small stores with local goods await you, where you can grab a trinket or two, or just have a nice chat with one of the friendly Rif Berbers. A bit outside you can visit wild watercourses and fountains. And for sunset, you could make your way to the high mosque. A wonderful view over Chefchaouen and the mountains awaits you. Overnight again in the same hotel or riad.
⇒ Day 3: Chefchaouen » Volubilis » Meknes » Fes
We will pick you up at your riad in the morning after breakfast. On the way to Fès we stop at Volubilis, a Roman settlement from the 3rd century, with its very well-preserved arches, basins, wall remains and mosaics. Afterwards we will visit the predecessor royal city of Fez – Meknès. We will walk around the old fortress walls and see beautiful parks. After a stop for lunch, we will visit the medina. Here you can still discover old palaces and (military) buildings of the then ruler Sultan Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), which survived the severe earthquake in 1755 and were partially rebuilt. Once in Fès, we will transfer you to your accommodation – a traditional riad.
⇒ Day 4: Fes (Visit the city with a local guide).
Today starts with a city tour, your local guide will come to pick you up from your Riad after breakfast. This time you will begin your tour of this city steeped in history, with its huge city walls and its imposing golden gate leading to the royal palace. You will visit the tanneries, the Medersa Al Attarine, the Nejjarine Fountain and probably the oldest university in the world: al-Qarawīyīn. The medina with its narrow streets, spice stalls, Berber carpets, traditional handicrafts and much more is of course also on the program. After lunch at a typical local restaurant, return to your riad for the night.
⇒ Day 5: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Midelt » Merzouga Sahara Desert [467 km]
Today we leave early. A long road to Merzouga lies ahead of us. On the way we will pass through areas that look more like Europe than the desert country of Morocco due to their lush vegetation. The road leads us further up and through the Moroccan Switzerland. It is green (or white in winter). The houses in adapted alpine style don’t seem to belong here. Even cows are not rare here (but camels are).
The highlight will be the drive through the Ifrane National Park with one of the largest Moroccan cedar forests. If we are lucky, we will meet the famous Barbary macaques that have migrated as far as Gibraltar. Feeding is allowed here, but still caution is advised. We cross the Atlas Mountains again – the Middle Atlas – and stop not only for a snack, but also for short breathers at breathtaking viewpoints.
Then we descend again on the other side of the mountains to Erfoud / Merzouga. In Erfoud we will stop at a manufactory, which is making articles of use and jewelry out of the regional fossil finds. Afterwards we will bring you to your hotel or desert camp directly at the edge of the Sahara. Behind your hotel the first golden sand dunes are already rising. A camel ride to the sunset over the dunes awaits you. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this special moment.
⇒ Day 6: Explore Merzouga area & Visit nomad families [40 Km]
Today, after an extensive Moroccan breakfast with olives, egg dishes in the tajine, fresh still warm bread and delicious desserts, we continue the 13 Days in Morocco Tour From Tangier itinerary by making a small regional tour. We will drive you straight through the dunes, show you the vast plains famous for their fossil finds, the old eyeliner coal mines. We pay a visit to the Gnawa musicians, where drum rhythms from ancient times are still played, and gain insight into their history.
You will drink tea with real nomads under their traditional tent, made of hand-woven dark wool. And discover the taste of Berber cuisine in a regional restaurant with a Madfouna, the famous Berber pizza, which can also be baked on the fire. The afternoon is yours again. Time to relax or explore the sand dunes on your own. The hotel will be happy to provide you with a surfboard if you want to try your hand at it. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
⇒ Day 7: Merzouga – Rissani » Todra Gorges » Dades Valley [255 km]
We will come to pick you up after your leisurely breakfast. We continue towards Bomalen Dades. Now we are already on the road of 1000 Kasbahs – a region that gives an idea of how important and sometimes hotly contested the former trade route along the river oases was. To the right and to the left, our path is lined with half-ruined castles (kasbahs) or old settlements. We encounter bizarre rock formations and wide oasis valleys.
First, we stop at a unique gorge: The Todgha Gorge – at 1550 m.a.s.l. It is located at the foothills of the High Atlas and begins in the Berber town of Tinghir. Impressive, how the rock walls in this narrow gorge with the bubbling, crystal clear water rises far up! We will also pay a short visit to the Dades Gorge before taking you to your accommodation in Bomalen Dades.
⇒ Day 8: Dades Valley » Ouarzazate » Marrakech [326 km]
Today we drive back to Marrakech. But until then, there is still much to discover. We drive through the Valley of the Roses. Here, the local offerings will make the hearts of herbal enthusiasts beat faster. Rose perfume. Soap. Body cream. Even the precious essential oil can be purchased here at a reasonable price. We continue to Ouarzazate, the Moroccan film metropolis. Fittingly, our next stop is the “Ksar Aît Benhaddou” (Ksar = settlement). This enchanting still original place in old clay construction has already served as a backdrop for many well-known films (most recently “The Game of Thrones”).
Now it goes again high up over the Atlas Mountains. At the 2260 m high Tizi-n-Tichka (Tizi (Berber) = pass) we stop and enjoy the breathtaking panorama, before we descend again to the plain to Marrakech. Drop you off in Riad a Marrakech.
⇒ Day 9: Marrakech Sightseeing tour
⇒ Day 10: Marrakech » Essaouira
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we drive west to the small port town of Essaouira. On the way we encounter a strange spectacle on the roadside: goats spending their day on argan trees. Of course, we stop! Feeding and photos desired. Arrived in Essaouira, we first visit the old Portuguese fortress, whose imposing cannons point to the sea. The fishing port is a must. Here you can have your own choice of fresh fish, shellfish or seafood prepared on the spot. Would you like to try a freshly caught oyster? Here it is possible. After a walk in the old medina, we will bring you to your riad or hotel.
⇒ Day 11: Essaouira » Casablanca
Today we start our day by picking you up from your riad in Essaouira medina and drive to Casablanca city our route from Marrakech to Casablanca will be just highway so nothing interesting for today, afternoon we drop you in your hotel for overnight.
⇒ Day 12: Casablanca » Rabat » Asilah
Today before we leave for Asilah we pay a short visit to the Hassan Il Mosque (the second largest mosque in Africa). It is located directly on a headland in Casablanca, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the four royal sites. Here we visit the Hassan Tower, the mausoleum of Mohammed V and the historical Kasbah of Oudaya, which is complemented by a medieval-looking little village in Andalusian style.
From up here you have a wonderful view of the mouth of the Bou Regreg, the longest river in Morocco. Now we drive along the coast to Asilah. Around late afternoon/evening we reach the small and cozy artist town, which is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Here we will bring you to your accommodation. Perhaps there is still time for a walk in the small medina, which has many galleries with beautiful colorful works of art. Once a year there is an artists’ festival here – you may still discover painted buildings decorated especially for the occasion.
⇒ Day 13: Asilah » Tangier airport
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Note of! Travel to Morocco for 13 Days tour
Note! this is just a tour itinerary suggestion. If this tour does not match what you are looking for, then please contact us. Keep in mind that the transportation price is fixed. Moreover, the more people join you on the tour the more price less gets. Our accommodations are based on your needs we offer (premium class, middle class and standard). Our team has 10 years of experience in tourism field. If you are thinking to visit Morocco, and you have no idea or enough information about how to do it.
then just tell us what activities you want to do. And the cities you would like to visit. Then we plan the itinerary according to your interests. Morocco itinerary team is always ready to share with you all the information you need and help you get an unforgettable trip, BTW we are open 24/7 to answer all questions without hesitation. So, feel free to get in touch with us anytime.
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What to know before booking this 13 Days in Morocco Tour From Tangier itinerary?
First of all. Bear in mind that our cars are well comfortable, Spacious and with air-conditioning. In our tours we actually offer only the last models of Toyota Prado (if you are maximum 4 Travelers). This will give you the potential to move easily in the car or even have a deep sleep. Additionally, we offer, Minivans like Ford and Vito or Viano (if you are maximum 8 or 9 Travellers). Moreover, if you are more than 9 travelers, we have got for you A van that can take until 17 persons. So, by booking your tour with Morocco itinerary make sure that you will travel comfortably.
Accommodations is one of the most important things that we take care of. In our private tours we offer the best accommodations that are well known in the Market for their good service and warm welcoming. We always follow and check each accommodation by ourselves before offering it to our guests. First thing that we focus in, is the Location (we mean we look for tranquil Riads that are not located in dangerous streets or in noisy one).
However, we focus also, about the rooms if are comfortable and clean or not specially the beds, toilet, and terrace. Additionally, the quality of food we work hard to offer you clean and delicious meals to stay healthy and to enjoy your Moroccan food. Last but not least we also try to find Traditional Riads that is well decorated. So, make sure that by booking your tour with us you will get only private rooms in a wonderful Traditional Riads in the Heart of the Medina.
Driver guide info!
Well! by talking about driver guide so we mean the person that will lead you safely. And show the best of what this beautiful country (Morocco) has to offer. Your driver guide is the person that will welcome you in the airport and goodbye you in the airport. He is the person who will make you safe during your tour. Will protect you from any danger, will tell you about the history of his country. And will try to teach you the Arabic and Berber culture. He is going to serve you and offer you all that you need.
Just order and he will try his best to make it come true. Last but not least if your tour is more than 5 Days you will have the opportunity to make a sightseeing tour in Marrakech and Fes with a local tour guide that will show you the historical places of his city without hesitation.
FAQ of this 13 Days in Morocco Tour From Tangier itinerary?
13 Days Morocco tour
is it Morocco safe?
Don’t get surprised if we said Yes!! Morocco is totally a safe country and one of the most powerful intelligence apparatuses in the world. The Moroccan government has taken a great and very good step to spread safety such as increasing police presence in tourist areas and this we have remarked in every city in Morocco Also, in every street, you will find at least two policemen. As a result, the country’s security forces have been successful in preventing terrorist attacks. As we are a travel agency, we advise our customers to avoid as much as possible narrow streets during the night, avoid large crowds and keep valuables secure, and not to talk with strangers unless are a seller, guide, driver, or a coffee and restaurant waiter. By following the pieces of advice above you will enjoy your stay in Morocco with peace of mind.
Travel to Morocco as solo!
Traveling to Morocco as a solo. It might be difficult and impossible in your mind because you believe that it’s an African country there is only desert?? and it’s not safe and it is very poor and and… But the fact is completely different. By traveling with us you will get a private car, a private driver’s guide. And a private room or tent in the Sahara Desert. traveling solo can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, you will be more flexible to do what you want without any obstructions. Our driver guide will be with you during the whole trip to make sure that you are enjoying, safe and comfortable.
In big cities like Marrakech and Fes, you will have a local tour guide who will lead you safely as well and show you his city’s historical places with an open heart. I think we have said everything about traveling solo and bear in mind that you are not the first or the last who will travel alone. With our proper planning and awareness, a solo trip with Morocco itinerary is a memorable adventure.
The Overnight in the Camp
According to our guests’ reviews 99% of them they consider the night of the desert camp in Sahara Desert as the highlight of their trip. why?? what makes it special and recommended? Well to answer this question we should talk about the reasons!! First, when our customers arrive Merzouga Desert, they find the camels waiting to carry them across the dunes. Along the way a stop will be made in order to catch a magical sunset over the dunes then later they continue to reach the desert camp where our clients get surprised with the quality of their tent which includes a private bathroom, and a very clean and comfortable bed. Additionally, a delicious dinner with Berber music around the fire under a fully open sky of stars it’s the reason that makes the trip unforgettable. So don’t miss to visit the Sahara Desert during your stay in Morocco.
Alcohol in Morocco!
Morocco considers as an Islamic Country with more than 99 percent of the population is Sunni Muslim. But this doesn’t prevent of producing it and selling it. Here are some Moroccan beers and wines; (Casablanca, Stork, Flag, Heineken). If you are wondering where to buy some alcohol, that easy because many licensed shops are selling it. Such as some Hotels, some Restaurants, Bars, or Carrefour (Supermarket). However, drinking alcohol in the streets for tourists is breaking the law and is completely forbidden and can lead to arrest. So please be careful where you drink you are in a Muslim country.
What to bring with you?
while you are reading this article, so you are interested in travelling to Morocco. But you are lost, and you don’t know what to bring exactly. We will talk only about the important things Firstly, check your passport if its valid to travel or not, don’t forget your credit cards, Cash, Flight info, Phone, Charger, Suitcase, and some Medicine because Morocco don’t have the best Quality ones. However, bring body sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, lip balm are very helpful especially in the desert where the weather is dry. Last thing you shouldn’t forget is a secure Day Bag it’s a great ideal to protect your stuff when you venture into public places like souks (Markets).
Summer and autumn Cloths: Oversize T-shirts, short pants, light trousers, a Dress for women, a bathing suit if you want to swim, we advise comfortable shoes for walking, and a scarf to cover your hair and shoulders but if you don’t have one no worries you can buy one in Morocco. Also, a light jacket is very important because some places are a bit cold even in the summertime. To protect yourself from the strong sun we advise you to bring a Cap. Additionally, don’t forget flip-flops.
winter and spring Cloths: Our suggestions are a warm Jacket for the nights and early mornings, long pants (Jeans), if you have fleece, is perfect idea. Also, T-shirt sometimes during the day it gets sunny and warm. Shoes at least two types, Scarf, skirts, is ok, and tunics.
The Wi-fi & SIM Card in Morocco?
If you are wondering how to get the internet in Morocco and get connected with the world it’s simple and super easy. In the airport where you land, there are shops selling SIM cards you just have to buy one and put some Balance on it, and then you get the internet. I think you still didn’t understand in Morocco each shop (Grocer) sells SIM cards and balances. So, you need to buy both. SIM Card costs from 1.5 euro to a maximum of 2.5 euro. For the balance from 0.50 cents to 20 euro, it depends on how much you want:
100 MG costs 0.50 cents available for one day – 1GB costs 1 Euro available for 3 Days – 2GB costs 2 euro available for 1 week – 5GB costs 5 euro and is available for one Month, and 10GB costs 10 Euro. (The best company is Maroc Telcom). Additionally, Wi-Fi is available in every coffee, restaurant, Riad, and Hotel.
What languages Moroccans speaks?
Morocco is an Amazigh country (Berber) before being an Arabic country. How? Why? In Morocco More than 60% speak the Amazigh language for example in the north of the country. There are two main languages spoken (Amazigh and Spanish). in the Middle of the country, you will find people speak Arabic and Amazigh, and in the southeast Amazigh is spoken, in the west you find Amazigh and Arabic. So, if we come to account it, we realize that Amazigh people are more spread in Morocco. And to confirm this the king of Morocco Mohamed 6 is of Amazigh origin. Additionally, in Morocco, you will find people speak, other languages like French due to the French colonial. English because a lot they find it easy to learn, Moreover Spanish due to geographical proximity.
Can I use euro or Dollar in Morocco?
Most Merchants in Souks (Market) are accepting £$ and euro instead of the local Currency (MAD). But it’s going to be difficult for you in other places such as Restaurants, and Coffees because the majority of them are accepting only MAD. Our advice is to exchange your money in trusted offices. Like banks or other shops and don’t never give your money to strangers for exchange in the streets.
What’s included and excluded in this 13 Days in Morocco Tour From Tangier itinerary?
- Transfer from the airport
- 11 nights in a typical Hotels/Riads
- Stops along the way for ( photos, breaks, ...)
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
- English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
- a night in a Desert camp
- Free time to explore the sites such as Ait BenHaddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc
- Camel ride in Sahara Desert
- Comfortable car 4×4 or Minivan it depends in number of people
- Sandboarding in Merzouga
- Dinner in ( Merzouga, Bomalen dades)
- Marrakech and Fes tour guide
- cooking class of tagine or berber pizza
- Water in the car during the tour
- Drinks & lunches
- Tickets of Museum or plane
- Tips for Driver and Guide, Nomads, Gnawa, Hotels