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12-Day Tangier to Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Azrou, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca and Rabat Tour

Tour Code: GOL-MOR-033
Duration: 12 Day(s) / 11 Night(s)
Tour Guide: English
Quality: Budget
12-Day Tangier to Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Azrou, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca and Rabat Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily (2021-07-12 To 2023-07-31)

Highlights :

Embark on a thorough expedition around Morocco. Start from the north and head south while you explore the magic of beaches and mountains. Visit Morocco's myriad landscapes, from monuments to forests and deserts.

Itinerary

A reception will be at the port of Tangier. The journey will begin by passing through the Rif and then arriving in the beautiful city of Chefchaouen, which is a Berber name meaning ”horn”, perched beneath mountains of the Rif. Get to see the white Houses built over hills in shades of blue.
Overnight stay at a hotel or raid.


Depart after having breakfast to Fes. In the road, you will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and then continuing to Meknes, the modern imperial city, for visiting the old Medina, which is surrounded by a large line of wall.
At the end of day, head straight to your accommodation in Fes, where you will spend the night.


The whole day is dedicated to visit the city of Fes, the oldest imperial city in Morocco founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idriss II.
This guided tour will start by visiting the old Medina ,a UNESCO world Heritage site, and exploring the Medina’s narrow streets lined with local shops and stalls. The exploration of the old Medina's cultural and historical sightseeing include Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Ennajarine Fountain, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and Al-Qarawiyyine university – the oldest continually operating university in the world.
After lunch in a local restaurant, you will experience the panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes before taking a brief visit to the new part “Fez Al-Jadid”. Then Check in at a hotel or riad in the evening.


In the morning you leave the subtle of fes and drive along through the middle Atlas mountains; crossing Cedar forests which are very known all over the world. Cedar is much wanted by woodworkers and is used for different purposes.
The drive will continue towards Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco, and Azrou, the typical Zayan middle Atlas Berber village.
The drive will end in the desert after passing ZiZ valley and city of Erfoud, usually by taking a rocky road to reach Merzouga.Spend the night in a hotel and have enough rest for the long next day.


The day shall be divided into different parts, starting with black-skinned people village called ”khamlia” with whom you are going to drink mint tea and enjoy their Gnawa music. Afterwards, you will visit the desert lake before heading towards the city of Rissani (tafilalet), the most important oasis in southeast Moroccan desert where fortified villages are surrounded by palm groves. Late in afternoon, drive back to the hotel.
The night includes sunset ride on camels, Berber music and staying the night in a Berber tent in the middle of Erg chebbi’s golden dunes. A night full of adventures and pleasure.


Early morning, wake up for the spectacular sunrise and camels riding. return to the hotel for taking a shower and having breakfast. Then drive through a series of Berber villages on the way to Todra Gorges. After lunch in that impessive mountainous place, the journey will continue to Dades Valley.
By nightfall you shall get to a raid or Kasbah.


On the way to Ourazazate, a series of fields and palm groves make picturesque views, such as Kalaat M’gouna rose valley and Skoura’s old kasbah. The oases have hundreds of Kasbahs ruins of all shapes and beautifully surrounded by nature. When you get to Ouarzazate, the night will be passed in a raid.


From Ouarzazate drive towards Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified Kasbah built hundreds of years ago and reflects the great Berber earthen architecture. It is the place where many movies were shot. Admire the view of caravan roads and the faraway peaks of the High Atlas Mountain chain awaiting you. Enjoy the Kasbah ruins which still embody the ancient Berber civilization.
You will keep on driving across the high Atlas mountains via Tichka pass (2,260 m.a.s.l), stopping at panoramic views, then continue to lunch in Marrakech and thereupon to Essaouira where you will spend the night in a hotel.


The brief sojourn will focus on the old city of Essaouira. You can be accompanied by a local guide when visiting the fascinating corners. You ought not to miss the enjoyable fresh air of the beach. Drive back to your hotel/raid in Marrakech in the aftertnoon.


The whole day is devoted for a guided tour: Bahia and Badi Palaces, Saadian Tombs, Menara basin and many other hidden treasures are all to be discovered.
After enjoying lunch in one of the finest restaurants of the city, the attractive centre of Marrakech is the next destination where the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the Square Jamaa el-Fna wonderfully come alive at night.


Drive to Casablanca in the early morning to visit the Mosque of Hassan II and other sights. Afterwards, drive on a coastal road through Rabat to Asilah and spend a calm night in a hotel.


This final destination enables you to relax. Various amazing sites of Asilah city are definitely worth visiting. The journey ends in tangier, hoping you go home so satisfied and with a great experience.

Accommodation

Standard

  • Chefchaouen: Riad Asilah or Dar Echchaouen or Riad Meziana
  • Fes: Riad Ghita, Riad La Perle de La Medina or Riad Al Makan
  • Merzouga: Riad Dar Tafouyte or Riad Mamouche and standard desert camp
  • Dades Valley: Babylon hotel or Dar Essyaha Hotel or Auberge Panorama
  • Ouarzazate: Riad Bouchedor or Les Jardins de Ouarazate hotel
  • Essaouira: Riad Zahra, La Maison Du Sud or similar
  • Marrakech: Riad Bahia Salam or Riad Maialou or Riad Marana
  • Asilah: Dar Azaouia or Riad Dar Manara

Superior

  • Chefchaouen: Riad Cherifa, Riad Lina & SPA, Riad AB or similar
  • Fes: Riad El Yacout, Riad Marjana or Hotel Barcelo
  • Merzouga: Riad Azawad, Riad Madu and Azawad Luxury Desert camp
  • Dades Valley: Dar Rihana, Auberge Chez Pierre or Xaluca Hotel
  • Ouarzazate: Riad Dar Chamaa, Riad Tama, le Petit Riad or similar
  • Essaouira: Riad Chbanate, Riad Raoud Rayhan or similar
  • Marrakech: Riad Slitine, Riad Casalalla, Riad Africa or similar
  • Asilah: Dar Azaouia or Hotel Al Alba

Attractions


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

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What's Included

  • AC and comfortable Vehicle 4wd Toyota Land Cruiser or Minivan
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Pick-up from your accommodation
  • Night with half Board (diner and breakfast) in desert camp in Merzouga
  • Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes
  • 7 nights in BB (bed and breakfast) in hotel/Riad in Chefchaouen, Fes, Essaouira, Marrakech and Asilah
  • 3 nights with HB (diner and breakfast) in Hotel/Kasbah in Merzouga, Dades valley and Ouarzazate
  • Local guide in Volubilis, Fes and Marrakech

What's Excluded

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrances fees
  • Diners in Chefchaouen, Fes, Essaouira, Marrakech and Asilah

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Tour will depart from Tangier.

Return Location

  • We will end the tour in Tangier.

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

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