Are you trying to find the ideal Morocco travel itinerary to visit the top attractions in Morocco? This 10-Day Tangier to Marrakech Morocco Itinerary is created just for you. Our Tangier to Marrakech 10 Days Tour Itinerary is a superb blend of breathtaking natural beauty and lovely cities. The 10-day tour from Tangier will take you from the north to the south.
During this 10 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech, you will discover the well-known imperial cities of Morocco, including Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech. Additionally, you will explore the gorgeous blue-painted Chefchaouen city and take in the Sahara Desert.
The first leg of this 10 Days desert tour from Tangier will take you from Tangier in the north, up through the lush northern Rif Mountains, and then to Chefchaouen, the blue city. You will tour this city’s blue-washed streets and narrow alleys. From here, you’ll take a passage via Volubilis and Meknes to Fes, where you’ll have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city.
Enter the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing by apple orchards and clumps of palm trees on your way to the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert. Take a sunset camel ride, gaze up at the stars, and enjoy traditional Berber music around the campfire before you spend the night in a standard or opulent tent. Visit a nomadic family and learn about their lifestyle and traditions as well.
Explore Todra Gorges, the tallest and narrowest in Morocco. Discover the Rose Collective in the Dades Valley. Continue our 10 Days Trip from Tangier to Ouarzazate and visit a studio to observe how scenes from shows and movies, namely Queen of the Desert, Gladiator, and Game of Thrones, have been filmed there.
Visit Ait Ben Haddou, the most well-known Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Our 10 Days tour from Tangier will end with a guided day tour of Marrakech.
Our 10-day tour from Tangier starts today with a pickup at the appointed time and place. We begin our trip with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea and meet the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. Just below the cape, there are the Caves of Hercules. This cave has two openings, one to sea and one to land. The sea opening is known as the Map of Africa. There is a belief that the Phonecians created an opening in the shape of Africa when looked at from the sea. Learn the history and take lovely pictures.
We'll make our way toward Tetouan, The White Dove. Tetouan got that name because of its white-painted buildings. Stop for lunch and have some rest. We leave the white buildings and drive straight to the blue buildings of Chefchaouen City. This latter is famous as the blue pearl of the Rif Mountains.
Chefchaouen is a fascinating town that attracts all its visitors. In the evening, you could have free time to wander through the alleyways of this town to have first contact. Dinner and overnight stay in a local riad.
It's best not to skip Chefchaouen when planning a visit to Morocco. For this reason, we recommend you spend an entire day in this town to gain a deeper insight into its culture. Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 as a small Kasbah (fortress) by Moulay Ali Bin Rashid al-Alami. In medieval times, many Moorish and Jewish people settled here to escape the reconquest of Spain. Ensure that our day tour will cover the top sights and recommended activities.
We start the 10 Days tour from Tangier by visiting the Plaza Uta el-Hammam square. Visit the Kasbah fortress, which features lovely gardens, a small ethnographic museum with a few artifacts, and a small gallery. Afterward, you stroll the medina, the twisted roads, and the combination of Spanish and Moroccan impacts in architecture. Continue our 10-day trip from Tangier by walking around the dyed blue walls. This town is one of the most picturesque places on earth. Great photo opportunities are available.
The more you explore, the more beautiful it gets. Next, try a tasteful lunch in a traditional restaurant. We will complete the tour exploring the shops of the medina. In the evening, you will have a free program. I advise you not to miss watching the sunset from the Spanish Mosque viewpoint. Finally, you will have dinner and spend the night in a riad.
After breakfast in the riad, we start the 10 Days tour from Tangier by departing Chefchaouen and paving the way toward Volubilis. We will make many stops when crossing Ouazzane and other villages before arriving in Volubilis.
Upon arrival at the site of the Roman ruins, you’ll join a local guide to discover the ancient Roman settlement of Volubilis. This latter is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and was once Rome’s westernmost city. Volubilis provided the Roman Empire with olive oil, grain, and oleander. You can also wander through the ruins to get more marvelous pictures.
Once done, we drive for 30 minutes to arrive at Meknes, the second imperial city we will visit. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail. The latter turned the city into an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors. Enjoy lunch in Meknes.
After lunch, we will visit the magnificent gate of Bab Mansour, El Lehdim Square, and the Royal Stables. We end today’s journey and head straight to Fes. Drop you off at your accommodation.
Founded under the Idrisid rule during the 8th-9th century, Fes consists of two old medina quarters, Fes el Bali and Fes Jdid. Our full-day trip will take you to the best landmarks of Fes. Begin with the magnificent Royal Palace, where you will admire its beautiful golden gates.
Discover the famous Al Qaraouine University and the Al-Attarine Madrassa to gain a deeper insight into Moroccan culture. This Ten Days tour from Tangier takes you through the bazaars of bags, wallets, and belts and gets closer to the true spectacle of the area, which is the tanneries.
Next, we will continue our 10 Days trip from Tangier to Marrakech toward the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the founder of Fes. You’ll also have a chance to wander through the alleys of the medina and various souks. Then, we will head to the Najjarine Fountain and Jnan Sbil Gardens.
In the evening, you can experience a panoramic view over the whole medina of Fes. With the flexibility we build into our tours, you can enjoy free time and explore the local area. At the end of the trip, we will return to the hotel with memories to last for a lifetime.
Leaving Fes in the morning, we will go through Ifrane city, the Switzerland of Morocco. Not too far from Ifrane, we have another stop in the Cedar forest of Azrou, where the Barbary apes live. This forest is a sporting place to photograph wildness in Morocco.
We will stop for lunch in Midelt, located in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and the High Mountains. Midelt is one of Morocco's principal cities that contains several minerals. After that, we will return on the road through the High Atlas Mountains, enjoying the natural scenery of rivers, mountains, valleys, and fields.
Crossing a short tunnel will drop us in Errachidia, where the Ziz Valley of Tafilalet starts. Here, we will stop to take photos of the panoramic view of that valley. Arrive at Merzouga Sahara Desert. Welcomed and hosted by a mint tea as a Berber traditional way of hospitality.
During this 10-day trip from Tangier to Marrakech, you will ride the camels through the Sand dunes on an unforgettable experience. Once in the camp, you will enjoy many activities such as sandboarding and relish the fascinating sunset. Have a delicious dinner in a Berber tent, and listen to drums music. Watch the shining stars in the sparkling sky. Finally, you will spend the night in a well-equipped camp.
On our traditional desert excursion, we will be sure you will get the best experience. On the sixth day of our 10 Days desert tour from Tangier, we will drive a 4x4 via the dunes to get to the nomads living on the edges of Erg Chebbi. We will sit in their tent to discover the nomadic Berber culture. Besides, we'll talk to them, taste their food, and see their livestock. Stop at a must-see place above a mountain that offers a panorama that shows the transition of the flat desert to the dunes.
Next, we head to an abandoned French army village containing various deserted mines. To enjoy this trip tremendously, we will go to Khamlia village, inhabited by generous black people originally from western and central Africa. They will greet you with a warm smile and a cup of tea. Enjoy listening to their unique Gnaoua music.
Lastly, we will be back in Merzouga to have lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you might want to go on a camel trek to the camp or stay at the hotel and have leisure time to explore the area.
One of the most iconic Saharan Desert experiences is rising in the morning to watch a fantastic sunrise over the never-ending dunes. Have a shower and breakfast. We will hit the path to Rissani, the origin and birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty. In Rissani, you will see the authentic Moroccan flavor and other colorful souks.
We'll continue our 10-day trip from Tangier towards Tinghir, passing by the oasis towns of Erfoud and Tinejdad. Arrive at the spectacular scenery of Todra Gorges, a series of limestone river canyons with a lovely view. Here, you can walk along the stream and admire the rock walls of the massive mountains with blue sky. The Todga Gorges provides a great chance to take memorable pictures.
Dades Valley is one of the most dazzling places in Morocco, filled with groves of fruit trees and traditional Berber architecture. This valley offers a very unique and insightful experience. For this reason, we recommend you spend that night in a hotel in this gorgeous place.
Having breakfast in the morning, we start our 10 Days tour from Tangier by driving straight to Ouarzazate via Kelaat M’gouna. The path will lead us along the road of One Thousand Kasbahs. You’ll catch a fascinating view of a vast valley dotted with a small oasis and hundreds of ancient fortifications.
Once we arrive in Ouarzazate, we will discover the Atla Film Studios, one of the largest movie studios in the world. Many movies and TV series were filmed here, such as Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.
Next, the 10-Day Tangier Marrakech tour will lead us to the famed UNESCO site of Ait Ben Haddou. Have lunch in a local restaurant. We make our way up while charming the High Atlas Mountains over our entire view. You will surely relish the alluring sceneries passing via the Atlas Mountains and small Berber villages.
We’ll stop at the Tizi N’Tichka pass, which reaches a high of 2260 meters above sea level. We arrive in Marrakech in the evening. Drive you to check into your riad or hotel.
One could wander on the streets and through the history of Marrakech for days, weeks, and even months. At every corner and behind every stone, there’s a story to be uncovered, told, and enjoyed. However, if time is short and you only have a few hours to taste the core of Marrakech, you will need a guide to tour the best interests of Marrakech.
After breakfast, you’ll step into the car and embark on an epic trip with an expert guide, the sort of storyteller guide who knows the inside-outs of Marrakech. You will visit El Bahia palace, the marvelous place of its time. El Bahia means brilliance.
We’ll continue our historical quest with a visit to the Saadian dynasty Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Next, we visit the ruined palace of El Badi. We will go to the Islamic college, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, and get a deeper insight into the Moroccan Islamic culture. Enjoy a tasty lunch. The 10-day tour from Tangier will take us to the Majorelle Gardens, created by the French artist Jacques Majorelle.
After visiting the Majorelle Gardens, we'll drive to the mosque of Koutoubia. Here, we try to rebuild with our imagination what Marrakech looked like hundreds of years ago when this mosque stood near the Jemaa el-Fna. Overnight accommodation will be in the riad.
We'll drive you to the airport on the last day of our 10 Days desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech. Our services end the moment you are all set to fly back. With the flexibility and dynamic itineraries, you can change, omit, add, or suggest anything you want. Just feel free to contact us.
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