8 DAYS TOUR FROM TANGIER TO MARRAKECH / DESERT

Brief Itinerary of Tangier Desert Tours via Sahara Desert

*We explore blue city of Chefchaouen of Tangier Desert Tours via Sahara Desert

*We visit Fes – most important cultural city in Morocco

*Experience Sahara desert in Merzouga

*We ride camels tor each desert camp

*Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)

*We will visit Ouarzazatte and kashab of Ait Benhaddou

*we will explore Marrakech city tour

DAY 1 : MEET YOU IN TANGER PORT AND DRIVE TO CHEFCHAOUEN:

In the first day of your Tangier Desert Tours via Sahara Desert, our driver will meet you at the airport or the port of Tangier to start your Morocco desert tours. First, you will pass into the Rif Mountains specifically Tetouan city in order to enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the mountains. Thereafter we will arrive to Chefchaouen, the stunning village at the feet of the Rif Mountains. This city is the blue pearl of  Morocco and it has a beautiful Spanish style, especially the Medina square surrounded by numerous crafts stores which have funky arts, in addition to roof-top cafes and restaurants where we will have a mouthwatering lunch continuing your way to Fes. After arriving to Fes, your driver will drop you off to a traditional Moroccan riad where you will spend the night.

 DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES:

After breakfast start your authentic Morocco desert tours to Volubilis, first pass by Wazan and other beautiful Rif villages. Then your next stop will be in Volubilis ﹙UNESCO World Heritage Site﹚, you will glimpse the most wonderful Mosaic pillars and walls developed in the 3rd century BC. After an escorted tour you will learn more about the archeological history of the roman empire, we will head to Meknes the 17th century heritage. There we will have lunch and stroll around the huge historical walls of the city, especially the Medina which includes Bab El Mansour. Furthermore, enjoy a visit to the shrine of Moulay Ismail. Finally, we will arrive to fes where your driver will drop you to your riad in Fes. Overnight will be in a traditional riad in Fes

DAY 3 : FES SIGHTSEEING :

This day of Tangier Desert Tours via Sahara Desert, is dedicated to explore the spiritual city of Morocco Fes. Most of your day will be in discovering the Old Medina of Fes, which is a huge maze that never ends. First, visit the royal palace with its big arched seven doors. Next to it, there is Mellah ﹙the Jewish Quarter built in 16th century﹚. After that, you will stroll in narrow alleys, discovering the historical sightseeing, like AL-QUARRAOUINE university(the oldest one in the world). Then, visit the Chouara Tanneries,the dramatic area of tanning leather. In addition, to some other local artisanal places, such as Seffarine and Attarine and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch visit the tiles workshop and go outside the old town to watch a spectacular view of the whole city. Finally, we will drive back to the riad you slept in the other night.

DAY 4 : FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – MERZOUGA – CAMLE RIDE AND NIGHT IN A CAMP :

Next morning after breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation then drive to south Morocco. In the first place, passing by Ifrane (Morocco’s little Switzerland) and Azrou through Middle Atlas Mountains. On our way you will stop to visit the Cedar forest and see the Macaque apes leaping upon the trees. Then, we will continue our Tangier Desert Tours via Sahara Desert, to Midelt through Tizi Ntalghamt pass and along the picturesque Ziz Gorges which is carved upon a volcanic rock, from there you will glimpse beautiful views of the Middle Atlas mountains and the changing scenery that reveals hints of the Sahara desert as you get closer to the town of Errachidia. Then, after lunch we continue your Tangier desert tours to Merzouga through Erfoud and Rissani. After being welcomed with a warm mint tea glass, you will leave your luggage in Merzouga hotel and take a desert camel trek to the Berber camp where the Erg Chebbi dunes are, in fact they are the highest sandy dunes in Morocco. You Sahara camel trekking tour takes for about 2h to the desert camp, there you will have dinner and spend the night.

DAY 5: MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY:

Early morning we will wake you up early to see the magnificent sunrise on the top of the sandy dunes. Then, we will have another camel ride to Merzouga hotel. After a refreshing breakfast and shower we will leave Merzouga and pass through saghro mountains. Then, we will arrive to Todra gorges which are the narrowest and the highest gorges in Morocco. After relaxing in these amazing gorges, you will have lunch and a walk in the gorge, then depart to the Dades valley carved gorge known as “monkey toes”. Finally, your dinner and night will be in the Dades gorges.

DAY 6: DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH :

In the morning, we will leave the Dades valley to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. Specifically, this road through the Dades gorges is the way of thousand Kasbahs providing many incredible photo opportunities. Lunch will be at the prominent Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is the largest one in Morocco. The kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it was used as a stop for Thami El Glaoui who built this kasbah. After spending time in Ait Ben Haddou we will continue our Morocco desert tours to the Atlas Mountains. There you will have a full visison of the attractive Berber villages and the  panoramic views. Finally arriving to Marrakech, your driver will drop you off to your accommodation in Marrakech.

DAY 7: MARRAKECH CITY TOUR :

This day of Tangier Desert Tours via Sahara Desert, you will discover Marrakech. One of the imperial cities in Morocco. You will explore the most unavoidable sightseeing, including Koutoubia mosque the Saadian tombs, next to the Kasbah Mosque, where you will find the tomb of the Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ﹙the ruler of Marrakech﹚. Then, you will discover the grandeur Bahia palace, with the intricate and fancy decoration. Next, visit the french botanical orchard, The Majorelle Garden, a beautiful garden of all the exotic plants, Majorelle garden is a great place to relax. After lunch, continue your tour in the Ancient Medina, where you will find the handicrafts masterpieces. Hence, in the afternoon you will have some free time to stroll by yourself and visit other parts of the town. You can finish your Morocco desert tours by discovering the beguiling “Jemaa El Fna” the bustle part in Marrakech, where snake charmers, jugglers , artisans, dancers and storytellers meet. Overnight will be in Marrakech.

DAY 8: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT:

This day of Tangier Desert Tours via Sahara Desert, depends on your flight time. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and transfer you to the airport of Marrakech.

Included﹕

*Pick up and drop off from your hotel

*Transport in comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle

*Experienced English speaking driver / guide

*Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)

*Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents

*1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast

Not included﹕

*Drinks and lunches

*Plane ticket to and from Morocco

*Tips and what’s not mentioned