Embark on an 8-day desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech. Begin your journey in Tangier and explore Chefchaouen and Fes. Uncover the wonders of Volubilis and Fes before venturing to Erg Chebbi desert for an unforgettable night in a Sahara camp. Experience the thrill of a camel ride on the mesmerizing Merzouga dunes. Traverse the legendary 1001 kasbah road, including the iconic Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. Your adventure concludes in Marrakech, leaving you with cherished memories of this remarkable tour.
Welcome to your 8-day tour from Tangier! Upon your arrival at the Tangier port or airport, our team will warmly greet you. We will then take you to Chefchaouen, a charming town nestled in the picturesque Rif Mountains. Explore the beauty of Chefchaouen and immerse yourself in its vibrant Souk. For a comfortable stay, you will spend the night at Dar Echchaouen and enjoy a delightful dinner and breakfast the next morning.
In the morning, we’ll depart from Chefchaouen and journey towards Fes, crossing the scenic Rif Mountains. En route, we’ll make a stop at the fascinating Roman ruins of Volubilis, where you can explore the historical site. Afterward, we’ll continue our trip to Meknes, where a delicious lunch awaits. Following lunch, we’ll take a short city tour of Meknes to discover its highlights. In the late afternoon, we’ll drive for approximately one hour to reach Fes, where you’ll check into your hotel and enjoy a relaxing stay.
Fes, also known as Fez, holds a prestigious position as the first Moroccan imperial city, boasting a rich array of attractions. Revered as the religious and spiritual heart of Morocco, it is home to the venerable University of Karaouiyine, which has been in operation since the remarkable year of 859. To make the most of your visit, it is highly recommended to hire an informative local guide in Fes.
The journey commences with a visit to the grand gate of the royal palace, immersing you in the city’s regal history. Moving forward, you’ll explore the quarter renowned for its natural, handmade ceramics and poetry, providing an enchanting encounter with unique artifacts. Your knowledgeable guide will then lead you to witness the ancient tanneries, where leather is treated, and guide you through the vibrant alleys of Fes el Bali, the old Fes.
As you traverse the bustling streets of the medina, you will be transported back to the medieval era, witnessing the skillful artisans showcasing their craftsmanship. From exquisite slippers to traditional Jellabas and intricate jewelry, the medina unveils a mesmerizing display of Moroccan artistry.
After a delightful breakfast, we embark on our journey to Erfoud, a town filled with enchanting sights. On our route, we pass through several charming Berber towns, each offering unique glimpses into Morocco’s diverse landscapes.
Our first stop is Imouzzar, a quaint town surrounded by the lush Sais plains near Fes. Next, we reach Ifrane, a picturesque summer resort town nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains, known for its European-inspired architecture.
Continuing our adventure, we head to the Azrou Cedar forest, where we have the opportunity to capture pictures of playful monkeys. Afterward, we proceed to Midelt, where a delicious lunch awaits us.
In the afternoon, we venture through the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the captivating Ziz valley. Passing by Errachidia, a notable city and provincial capital, we continue our journey to reach the charming town of Merzouga.
As we arrive in Merzouga, we check into our hotel, where you can relax and unwind after a day filled with breathtaking experiences.
Following a delightful breakfast, we set out on a leisurely exploration of the captivating surroundings near Erg Chebbi desert. Our first destination is the enchanting Oasis of palm groves, where you can revel in the lush greenery amidst the arid landscape. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing melodies of Gnaoua Music, an enriching cultural experience.
Next, we embark on an off-road adventure, offering awe-inspiring views of the vast sand dunes, a sight to behold. In the afternoon, we swap our mode of transportation and mount camels for a one-hour trek into the heart of the sand dunes.
As the sun begins to set, you will find yourself amidst the stunning dunes, where you will spend the night, surrounded by the tranquility of the desert. Marvel at the breathtaking starry night sky as you drift off to a peaceful slumber.
For those interested in capturing stunning sunrise pictures (optional), an early wake-up call awaits you. After breakfast, we begin our journey towards the scenic Dades Valley, making exciting stops along the way.
Our first stop is at Rissani, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant local Souk, a traditional marketplace filled with bustling activity. Continuing on, we visit Erfoud, where you can explore a small factory showcasing fossilized stones, a fascinating sight.
Next, we proceed to the breathtaking Todgha Gorges, where we take a pause to admire the stunning cliffs and walk along the river. Here, you can enjoy the refreshing coolness of the Atlas Mountains, a pleasant contrast to the heat of the Sahara desert.
Continuing our adventure, we drive to Boumalne Dades, where we enter the picturesque Dades Valley. The valley is a picturesque landscape adorned with walnut, fig, and almond trees, along with impressive rock formations on both sides. The locals diligently cultivate their lands along the river, creating a green-lined oasis. We conclude our day’s journey as we check into the hotel, where you can relax and relish the beauty of this charming valley.
Today, we embark on an exploration of the captivating area surrounding the Dades Valley. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the striking rock formations and the lush green valley that stretches alongside the river.
Our journey continues to El Kelaa Mgouna, renowned for its rose distillation. During the spring season, the valley comes alive with flourishing roses, emitting a delightful fragrance and providing petals for distillation.
Next, we proceed to Skoura village, where we visit the magnificent Kasbah of Amridil, an architectural gem steeped in history.
Later on, we head to Ouarzazate, a city known as the “Hollywood of Morocco,” where numerous films have been shot due to its picturesque landscapes.
In the afternoon, our adventure takes us to Marrakech, as we traverse the spectacular Tizi ntichka pass in the High Mountains. Marvel at the awe-inspiring views of deep valleys and the winding road that leads us through this scenic mountain pass.
As the day draws to a close, we arrive in Marrakech in the early evening, where you will check into the hotel and have time to relax and unwind after a day filled with remarkable sights and experiences.
On the final day of our tour, we will arrange a transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport, where our journey comes to a close. We wish you safe travels and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Thank you for choosing us for your memorable Moroccan experience!