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8-Day Tangier to Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, Erfoud, Merzouga, Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate and Marrakech City Tour

Tour Code: GOL-MOR-032
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day Tangier to Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, Erfoud, Merzouga, Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate and Marrakech City 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 :

It's time you experince the difference! Spend some of your vacation time in some fascinating cities of Morocco. Head south to see amazing historical monuments and deep southeast for a nostalgic night in a desert camp.

Itinerary

The journey begins from Tangier. Via the Rif, you shall reach the beautiful city of Chefchaouen, whose Berber name means ”horn”, perched beneath mountains of the Rif. Enjoy the view of blue-white houses.
Overnight in a hotel or raid.


Depart after having breakfast to Fes. On the road, you will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and then continue to Meknes, the modern imperial city, for visiting the old Medina, which is surrounded by a large wall. At the end of day, head straight to your accommodation in Fes where you are going to 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 explore the Medina’s narrow streets 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 university in the world.
After lunch in a local restaurant, you will experience the panoramic view of the whole city 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 it is used for different purposes.
The drive will continue towards Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco, and Azrou, the typical Zayan middle Atlas Berber village. Go on driving along ZiZ valley and through the city of Erfoud, usually by taking a rocky road to reach the desert town of Merzouga. Experience camel trekking, watch sunset before you get warmly welcomed to the desert camp. Get in touch with local guys to know something about their culture and enjoy their traditional music. Spend a fantastic night in a tent.


Wake up early morning for the spectacular sunrise and camels riding. Return to the hotel for taking a shower and having breakfast. Then, you will travel through Rissani city (Tafilalt), the most important oasis of this region, en route to the stunning Todra Gorges overlooking a valley and the nice town of Boumalne Dades.
On the way to Ouarzazate, pass through oases and Kasbahs ruins beautifully surrounded by nature. Overnight in a riad in Ouarzazate.


From Ouarzazate drive to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified Kasbah that reflects the great Berber earthen architecture. It was built hundreds of years ago. It's a chance to behold old caravan paths and the peaks of high Atlas Mountains. Have a visit around the kasbah to step back many centuries in history.
You will continue driving across high Atlas mountains via Tikhka pass(2,260 m.a.s.l). Have lunch and take panoramic photos from the High Atlas mountains.
Marrakech will be reached in evening.


The whole day is devoted for a guided tour: Bahia and Badi Palaces, Saadian Tombs, Menara basin and many other hidden treasures are all will be discouvered.

Have lunch in one of the finest restaurants of the city. The next destination is the lively Square of Djemaa El-fna and the attractive Koutobia mosque


Transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca Airport.

Accommodations

In this trip we offer two accommodation category standard (3 stars hotels) and superior (4 stars hotels). Bellow our picked list of the hotels in each city:

Standard

  • Chefchaouen: Dar Echchaouen, Casa Hassa, Hotel Parador or similar
  • Fes: Riad Ghita, Riad La Perle de la Medina, Hotel Ibis or similar
  • Merzouga: desert camp
  • Ouarzazate: Hotel Les Jardins de Ouarzazate or similar
  • Marrakech: Riad Marana, Riad Maialou, Riad Kechmara, Hotel Racine or similar

Superior

  • Chefchaouen: Riad Cherifa, Riad Lina & SPA, Ryad AB or similar
  • Fes: Riad El Yacout or Riad Braya, Riad Arabesque or similar
  • Merzouga: Azawad Luxury Desert Camp
  • Ouarzazate: Dar Chamaa, Riad Tama, Riad Bouchedor or similar
  • Marrakech: Riad Palais Sebban, Riad Casa Lalla, Hotel Opera Plaza or similar

  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
  • 5 nights in BB (bed and breakfast) in hotel/Riad in Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech
  • Night with half Board (diner and breakfast) in desert camp in Merzouga
  • Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Local guide in Volubilis, Fes and Marrakech
  • Night with half Board (diner and breakfast) in hotel in Ouarzazate

What's Excluded

  • Lunches and drinks
  • Entrances fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

  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

  • At the end of the tour, guests will drop off to Marrakech or Casablanca Airport.

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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