Trip from Tangier to

Fes and Sahara Desert

Tangier Desert Tour to Fes and Sahara
11 Days / 10 Nights

Route Details:

On this Tour of Morocco you will visit the northern part of imperial cities and most amazing sahar desert of Morocco and you will be able to contemplate some of the most impressive and different landscapes of the country. In a comfortable 4×4 or minibus with air conditioning we will cross roads, valleys, kasbahs, ports, gorges, dunes and villages with history.


Day 1

Tangier - Tetouan - Chefchaouen

Arrival at Tangier and pickup at the airport or port or your Hotel.
Departure to Chefchaouen and have a stop in the city of Tetouan, also called the Spanish city,
In the afternoon arrival in Chefchaouen, where we will meet our official guide for tour in white and blue city. We will walk through narrow streets and among its old homes painted in pale blue and white, and contemplate its beautiful land skips. Dinner and overnight at a (Hotel or Riad) in Chefchaouen 

Day 2

Chefchaouen – Rif Mountains - Fez

Departure in the morning crossing the Middle Atlas Mountain, and We will arrive to Fez, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, Fez is considered the religious and cultural center of the country. Night at a Riad or a Hotel.

Day 3

Exploring Fez (City Tours)

Day dedicated to the discovery of the intellectual center of the kingdom. Given the many monuments that you can visit, with our official guide will show you the most interesting places such as: Medersas (Koranic schools): Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin, Souk, Fez El-Jadid, Karaouine Mosque (first university in the world). Also, it is very curious to visit the neighborhood of leather tanners, where we can appreciate this artisanal work. Overnight at a Hotel or a Riad.

Day 4

Fes - Middle Atlas - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

After breakfast we will leave the lovely Medina of Fez pass by Middle Atlas, visiting Ifrane, known as the Switzerland city in Morocco. The next stop will be the ancient cedar forests, inhabited by monkeys that we will luckily see. We will get to Midelt, where most of the population in the great Atlas lives. We will follow our way through the Tizi N Talghemt which is 1,907 feet high. The landscape is breathtaking, the mountains are completely naked. This is a typical high mountain landscape. We will go through Errachidia, Tafilalet, across the massif, down the Ziz valley, with stunning views of the palm trees, reaching Erfoud “the door of the desert”. We will continue into the wilderness, where your camels waiting for you, overnight in the highest dunes of (Erg chebbi) we will sleep in Nomadic camp.

Day 5

Merzouga – Toudra Gorge – Boumalne Dades

We will leave from Merzouga desert in the morning after breakfast.and we will stop in Rissani, the old Sijilimasa and the current economic capital of the nomads who come to the weekly market for general supply. We will visit the flea market with a thousand colors and scents to perceive. After the visit, we will continue towards the Todra Gorge and dades Gorge.Overnight in Hotel

Day 6

Dades Gorge – Skoura Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben haddou

After breakfast, we will make a tour through the Dades River where there are numerous Kasbahs. And we will cross the Atlas to visit a nomadic family and see their way of life. Then we will continue to the Valley of Roses passing through Boutaghrar and Skoura where we will have some time to visit. its famous Kasbah, Amredil. In Ouarzazate we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and we will visit the jewel of the region, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou where many films (such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator) have been shot such. We will spend the night in a Hotel in Ait Ben haddou.

Day 7

Ait Ben haddou – Hight Atlas Mountains – Essaouira

After breakfast, we will follow the road through the TIZI N Tichka’s and going across Marrakech, this will take us closer to the Atlantic coast where Essaouira is, the Pearl of the Atlantic. Upon our arrival in the afternoon, we will stop at the Riad where we will enjoy the sunset, this experience you can’t miss. At night in one of its many Moroccan restaurants, you can taste the excellent fish that comes right away from its shores and take an evening walk in this quaint and picturesque town

Day 8

Exploring Essaouira

Free visit to this ancient town originally called “Mogador” by the Portuguese, one of the most beautiful cities of the Atlantic coast of Morocco with its medina and its blue and white, long beaches and ancient walls from the time Portuguese colonial. Night in same Riad

Day 8

Essaouira – Marrakech

In the afternoon we’ll go back to Marrakech making some stops in our way. Arrival to Marrakech and transfer to your Riad.

Day 10

Exploring Marrakech (City Tours)

In the morning our official guide will pick you up to go visit the most interesting places of the city such as the Museum of Marrakech, the Medersa Ben youssef, the Majorelle gardens and Saadieenas tombs. You will have the afternoon free to admire the famous Jemaa el Fna(Squire) , which reaches its peak at night. Overnight in Hotel/ Riad.

Day 11

Marrakech Airport

Depending the time of your flight to pick up you to the airport.

Tour Included:

  • Pick up and drop off in airport/ port or hotel
  • Private and exclusive services of 4×4 or Minivan with AC
  • Services of an English speaking and driver/guide
  • Nights en-suite accommodation Riad/ Hotels
  • Night in desert camp under stars
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Camel ride to the nomadic camp

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Dinners in Chaouen, Fez & Marrakech
  • Entrences fees and Tips

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