8 day desert tour from Tangier
In conclusion, 8 day desert tour from Tangier offers a captivating tour through the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco. Starting in Tangier, you’ll immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of its medina and explore its historical sites.
Continuing south, you’ll visit the vibrant city of Chefchaouen and Fes, you’ll traverse the stunning Middle Atlas Mountains, passing through picturesque towns and cedar forests. As you venture further, the scenery transforms into the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert, where you’ll spend two nights in a traditional desert camp in Merzouga. Experience the magic of camel trekking through the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi dunes, catching breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the golden sands.
Finally, you’ll reach the imperial city of Marrakech, known for its bustling markets, stunning palaces, and the vibrant Jemaa el-Fna square. This itinerary allows you to experience the highlights of Morocco, from coastal beauty to architectural marvels and the charm of its traditional cities, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this magical country.
8 days desert tour from tangier itinerary
Program Itinerary of The 8 Days Tangier To MARRAKECH:
Day 01: Arrival at Tangier Airport - Chefchaouen
Your driver/ guide will pick you up depending on where you are: Hotel / Airport / Port to start our best 8 days desert tour from tangier, by visiting the cape Spartel, the Mediterranean Sea and the Cave of Hercules, after a visit for those beautiful spots we will continue our tour driving through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city enjoying the great views the mountains till we arrive in Chefchaouen ( blue town ), it’s a pretty small town in the Rif mountain and it has also a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, rooftop restaurants and cafes where you will spend your night in a peaceful and nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature. Overnight in a hotel/riad.
Day 02: FULL DAY TO EXPLORE Chefchaouen
A full day to explore Chefchaouen, also known as the “Blue Pearl” of Morocco, promises an enchanting experience filled with wonder and charm. Nestled in the Rif Mountains, this picturesque town is renowned for its striking blue-washed buildings and narrow, winding streets.
Begin your day with a leisurely stroll through the heart of the medina, where every corner offers a new photo-worthy sight. Lose yourself in the mesmerizing shades of blue that adorn the walls, creating a tranquil and otherworldly atmosphere.
Discover hidden gems in the bustling souks, where local artisans showcase their traditional crafts and vibrant textiles. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the historic Kasbah, perched on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the town and surrounding mountains. As the sun sets, ascend to the Spanish Mosque for a breathtaking vista and a magical play of colors over the blue city.
With its unique ambiance, warm hospitality, and unforgettable sights, exploring Chefchaouen will undoubtedly be a day filled with awe and lasting memories.
Day 03: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After breakfast in your hotel, we’ll head to cross the Rif mountains and into the middle Atlas Mountains to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, within a few hours of driving you will get to Volubilis, the well preserved Roman Empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most important archaeological site and attractive mosaic in Morocco dating back to 3rd century. Therefore we drive towards Fes via Meknes which was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail. After the lunch break, we continue our trip to Fes, overnight in a hotel/riad.
Day 04: FULL DAY TO VISIT Fes
A full day to explore Fes, the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco, promises an immersive journey through centuries of history and tradition.A profesional guide will pick you up from the riad and you will start your day by stepping into the ancient labyrinthine streets of the UNESCO-listed Fes el-Bali, one of the world’s most well-preserved medieval cities. As you wander through the bustling medina, be captivated by the vibrant souks, where artisans display their intricate crafts and aromatic spices fill the air.
Visit historical landmarks like the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque, a revered center of learning dating back to the 9th century, and the stunning Bou Inania Madrasa with its exquisite tilework. Delight in the sensory experience of the tanneries, where leather is still dyed using traditional methods. Take a moment of serenity in the peaceful gardens of Jnan Sbil, a lush oasis in the heart of the city. To truly understand Fes’ soul, indulge in a traditional Moroccan lunch at a local riad. In the afternoon, explore the fascinating Jewish Quarter, Mellah, and the splendid Royal Palace.
As the day draws to a close, make your way to the panoramic viewpoint of Borj Nord for a breathtaking sunset vista over the city’s sprawling landscape. Fes’ intricate beauty, rich heritage, and warm hospitality will leave an indelible mark on your heart, making this day of exploration an unforgettable experience.
Day 05: Fes – Ifrane – Michlifn – Erachidia – Ziz valley – Merzouga Erg Chebbi desert
In the morning after breakfast, we start our desert tour driving through the middle atlas and the cedar woods of Azrou, passing by Moroccan Switzerland «Ifrane», a charming ski resort and Azrou’s important handicraft center, specialized in the work of cedar wood. Stopping at the cedar forest taking some pictures then continuing to Zaida, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Erachidia city. Once we finish lunch in Midelt, we drive along the spectacular Ziz Valley, seeing the panoramic views along the way.
Continuation to the Erg Chebbi dunes, passing from the road of Paris Dakar, the tent of Berber nomad who living in the solitude of the Sahara, As soon as you arrive at the popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, we are pleased to prepare camels and there is an hour time for you experience a camel ride and spectate the beautiful sunset while riding camel heading to the camp oasis where is the luxurious tent that you will stay there overnight, as you watch the sunset in style heading to the oasis where a camp is located.
Spending a night living by traditional nomadic tents inside or sleeping under spectacular starry sky outside of the tent at Merzouga desert dune will give you remarkable memory in the desert trip exploring. You can also spend your night playing drums with the experienced camel guide.
Day 06: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tinjdad – Todra gorge – Dades gorge
After enjoying an amazing sunrise, you will have to go back to your camp for breakfast and a shower. Today we will depart to Dades gorge on different roads and views. our first stop will be in Erfoud city which famous for its fossilized quartzes where you will tour the workshop production of marble fossils. Afterward, we continue our way to the next spot, which is Todra Gorge near the town of Tineghir. It’s one of the premier climbing destinations in morocco with high walls offering hundreds of routes of sport that attract visitors and climbers. Lunch break might be in Tinjdad or till here, after that we continue driving towards the Dades gorge then check into your accommodation.
Day 07: Dades gorge – Rose valley – Ait Ben Haddou – The high Atlas Mountains – Marrakesh
On the 7th day of our 8 day desert tour from Tangier, we’ll drive a bit further to the Dades gorge passing through a spectacular sight made of mountains formed like monkey-fingers then set off to see the panoramic view of Dade’s gorge road.
After that, we will drive back through the same way to join the road to Ouarzazate via The rose valley «Kalaat M’gouna» continue through the road of thousands of kasbahs passing by Skoura palm grove until we arrive at Ouarzazate named ” Africa Hollywood “ after a visit of atlas studio (Optional) we’ll drive straight to Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit its famous and oldest kasbah «castle» it’s world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986, Many films have been shot here such as The kingdom of heaven, Babel, Gladiator.
Lunch break will be near the kasbah, therefore, we do a visit around the kasbah and then we continue our journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n Tichka and many Berber villages nearby. We will arrive at Marrakech in the evening then drop you off at your accommodation.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport
On the last day of your ”8 day desert tour from Tangier”, we will transfer you from the Riad to either Marrakech Airport or to Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport, depending on your departure flight. This transfert marks the end of the ”8 day desert tour from Tangier” with Desert Morocco Tours.
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who we are ?
DESERT MOROCCO TOURS is a small local Berber family business, an independent and professional Morocco tours company that is 100% run and managed by local Berber People with an extensive amount of knowledge of this charming and unique African country offering the most adventurous Sahara Desert Tours and Days Trips all over the authentic kingdom.
why book with us ?
We provide Morocco Sahara Desert activities and adventure tours programmed by locals and guided by native, experienced, and friendly guides including Merzouga Camel Trekking and overnight stay at Berber Camp or go for several days to feel the magic of the Sahara Desert and have a lifetime experience that will last forever.