Tangier Desert Trip

to Marrakech

Tangier Desert Trip to Marrakech
8 Days / 7 Nights

Route Details:

On this Tangier Desert Trip to Marrakech, you will visit the northern part of Morocco, Imperial cities, and the most amazing Sahara desert in the south of the country 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, you will cross roads, cities, valleys, kasbahs, ports, gorges, dunes of Merzouga desert with camel ride and Bereber villages with history & Moroccan culture.
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Tangier - Chefchaouen

Meet you in Tangier port or airport and drive to Chefchaouen
During the first day of your trip, we will meet you in the port and drive through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains till we get to Chefchaouan one of the stunning villages at the feet of Rif mountains Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend your night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature.

Day 2

Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

After your breakfast in the riad, our authentic journey will start towards Volubilis crossing  
via Wazan and other Rif villages, in Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroccan history, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city the 17th century heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail s shrine.
aAfter your breakfast in the riad, our authentic journey will start towards Volubilis crossing  

via Wazan and other Rif villages, in Volubilis, we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroccan history, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city 17 the century heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail s shrine. After the visit to Meknes, we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night.fter the visit to Meknes, we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night.

Day 3

Fes Sightseeing

After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum, and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.

Day 4

Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz valley - Erfoud - Merzouga - Camel ride

After breakfast in your hotel, you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will be traveling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterward, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani.

Arrive at Merzouga in the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you start your camel ride to spend an overnight on the desert camp with Berber music and sandboarding. 

Day 5

Merzouga - Toudra Gorges - Dades valley

We will rise early to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara before making our way back by camels to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We’ll drive through the Saghro mountains We will take a short walk through Todra Gorge before arriving at Dades Valley for dinner and Overnight in charming Riad/hotel.

Day 6

Dades valley - Roses valley - Ouarzaette - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas mountain - Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip in both the valley rose roses and cinema city of Ouarzazate passing by Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech., now one of the UNESCO heritage site. after that, we will shift the way to cross high atlas mountains full of panoramic view and attractive Berber villages all along the way till Marrakech. 

Day 7

Marrakech Sightseeing

After breakfast in the riad, you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander by yourself to the other parts of the city.

Day 8

Transfer to the Casablanca airport

We will spend the morning at leisure for shopping or relaxing in Marrakech before leaving the mid-afternoon to arrive in Casablanca by 4 pm (or if you have a departing flight or want to spend time in Casablanca we can leave Marrakech at your convenience). End of the trip…

Tour Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at Tangier port or airport
  • Private and exclusive services of 4×4 or Minivan with AC
  • Services of an English guide speaking and driver/guide
  • Nights en-suite accommodation
  • Night in a desert camp under stars
  • Camel ride with the guide to the desert camp 
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Breakfasts & Dinners
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Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Dinners in Chaouen, Fez & Marrakech
  • Entrance/Activity Fees and tips

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