The ideal 12 days tour from Tangier to experience the country’s top attractions from north to south All those who have the time to discover Morocco’s secrets should take this journey. The Sahara Desert is the ideal complement to the natural scenery, culture, and imperial cities.
We will get the chance to visit Marrakech during our 12-day journey and learn about the majestic imperial cities of Morocco, the turquoise city of Chaouen, the lovely coastal city of Asilah, how to cross the Middle Atlas, and more.
We will also explore a variety of magnificent, contrast-filled natural landscapes, including palm trees, oases, Berber communities perched atop mountains, old adobe forts, and the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.
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You will be picked up by our driver/guide today at the port or airport. After that, we will take you to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free for you to do as you please.
We’ll travel to Tetouan after breakfast. We will stop at a few traditional villages throughout the Jbala region on the way. The area offers a lot, including the scent of the breeze and the clean air near the hills.
After arriving in Chefchaouen, we will explore the medina by strolling through the area’s bustling marketplaces and iconic square. We stay the night in a local hotel.
We leave today for Fes, where we’ll explore the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. The next stop on our journey is Meknes, another imperial city with historical treasures.
After exploring Meknes’ most appealing locations, we travel on to Fes, where we spend the night.
We will tour the medina (old city) with a professional guide after breakfast. One of the biggest and oldest cities in the world is Fes.
We will stroll through the winding lanes surrounded by the fragrant scent of spices, vibrant carpets, and several other Moroccan artifacts.
Visit the Royal Palace, the tanneries, the potters, and other side-lined artisans on your date. We will next eat lunch in a classic establishment in the middle of the Medina, continue the trip, and then head back to our hotel.
We’ll eat breakfast early today because we have a long journey to Merzouga across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Until we reach the Sahara Desert, we will go through lovely forests, wide grasslands, and Berber communities on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
In Midelt, the apple capital of the world, we will stop for lunch before continuing on the winding roads above the expansive Oued Ziz. As we make our way through the colorful city of Er-Rachidia and toward Merzouga, the pearl of the Sahara Desert, we pass kasbahs and palm trees.
You’ll ride your camel around the desert in the late afternoon to see a stunning sunset. We will have a fantastic hotel dinner and spend the night there.
After breakfast, we will go to the dunes via the Khamlia village (village of the blacks), the desert plateaus, and the two oasis of Merzouga, the home of the Berber nomads.
We will take a leisurely camel ride to the dunes to witness the stunning sunset. We’ll spend the night in a lovely oasis in nomadic tents.
We return to the hotel in the morning (after watching the sunrise in the desert). After getting ready and eating breakfast, we’ll go to the Rissani Souk (a popular market).
After that, we’ll travel to Alnif and turn toward the Todra Gorge. You will stroll close to the Canyons’ flowing streams. We keep going to the Dades Gorges, where we spend the night in a local riad.
We will travel today to the High Atlas Mountains through Ouarzazate and stop at Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco’s filming locations.
This location has drawn many filmmakers, and scenes from numerous award-winning films, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, the Gladiator, and many others, were filmed there.
After eating lunch in the Kasbah, we’ll travel across the Tizi n Tishka pass in the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, where we’ll spend the night in a Riad.
After breakfast today, we continue our 12 days tour from Tangier by traveling to Essaouira, a coastal city and historically significant location in Morocco.
As soon as you arrive, you’ll see historic buildings, museums, castles, and bronze cannons. We return to Marrakesh in the late afternoon, where we spend the night in a Riad.
We will spend the entire day today sightseeing in Marrakech, the “magnet of travelers,” taking in all that this stunning Moroccan city has to offer.
The Medina, its souks, the well-known Jamaa el Fna plaza, the Saadian Tombs, the Menara Gardens, and the palaces of El Bahia and Badia will all be on our itinerary. This evening, we spend the night in a hotel in Marrakech.
As we travel today toward Rabat, we will pass through key cities including Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco’s capital, where we will see the Hassan II Mosque. We spend the night in a hotel here.
After breakfast, we’ll drive to Tangier to finally end our 12 days tour from Tangier and see some of the sights before escorting you to the ferry terminal or airport in time for your flight.
Yes! The tours our company offers are all completely private. This will allow experience Morocco the way YOU want to. In addition to that, you will of course be always welcome to request stops along the way during the tours, in order to take memorable photographs (or whatever other reason you want!).
In case you are interested in booking a group desert tour, please go ahead and contact us so as to make a suitable group tour for you.
Depending on the sort of accommodations you need or the alterations you would want to make to your personalized trip, we are completely adaptable. However, if any modifications are made at least two weeks before your trip with us, please inform us.
Actually, it could be quite the opposite. Our team makes sure to select the best quality accommodations for our clients, and those tend to get booked full pretty quickly, that’s why it’s not always easy for us to accommodate last-minute bookings.
Therefore, you shouldn’t expect a lower price for such inquiries, but instead a higher one maybe. To avoid such incidents, we strongly advise you to book your tour with us early on, so that we will be able to pick out the best accommodations for you and offer you an unforgettable Morocco experience.
Morocco’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism to meet its financial needs. To put it another way, the Moroccan government wants tourists to feel comfortable and secure while spending their holiday and money in the country.
As a result, it devotes a significant amount of resources, particularly human resources, to ensure that all tourists are secure while in Morocco; this includes tourist police and highly qualified guides who have been accredited by the government after undergoing training.
In terms of extremism and crime rates, we can state that the occurrence of such crimes is similar to that of many European countries, as evidenced by several statistics: low and uncommon.
You could enjoy traveling on your own once you’ve learned your way around and been acquainted with the local culture. You’ll be OK as long as you’re comfortable with it and stay away from the shady areas.
It will also allow you to save some money. However, some destinations require the assistance of a professional guide; you will most likely realize this once you are in such a location, particularly that outside of towns, such as the desert, where you will need a guide to assist you with camels and other items.
We’ll ask you for a deposit to secure your tour with Morocco Arhal Tours once we’ve confirmed an itinerary that works for you/your group (tours shown on our website can be changed based on your needs). We ask that you pay the remaining balance of your trip reservation at the beginning of your tour in Morocco.