8-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier Itinerary
Day 1 : Tangier port/airport – Chefchaouen
start your 8-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier, We will pick you up from the port then start the journey across the spectacular Rif mountains towards Tetouan and along incredibly dramatic landscapes, and then arrive in Chefchaouen an artsy, blue-washed village nestled in the Rif Mountains.
The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalusian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings, and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta el-Hammam and its restored kasbah. Here you will spend a night in a nice Riad/Hotel with a panoramic view that allows you to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature.
Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
on the second day of your 8-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier, After breakfast in the Riad, your authentic journey will start towards Volubilis crossing Wazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, you will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archaeological site of Moroccan history.
After the visit of the ruins, you will shift your way to Meknes the seventeenth-century heritage site where you will stop for lunch and hang around the medina and Bab el Mansour. Then, we will drive you to Fes, where you will spend the night.
Day 3 : Fes (Guided tour)
After breakfast in the Riad, you will start exploring Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and little streets. Your visit will start by entering through the Royal Palace gate, and continuing with the Jewish quarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco which dates back to the sixteenth century.
We will ensure that you visit all cultural and historical sites 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 avalley – Erfoud – Merzouga – night in a camp
on the 4th day of your 8-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier and After breakfast in your Riad/Hotel, you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau. You will 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 in Merzouga in the afternoon. You will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you start your camel ride to spend a magical night in the desert camp with Berber music and cuisine.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Toudgha Gorges – Dades valley
You will wake up early to see the sunrise over the Sahara dunes before making your way back, riding the camel, to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We will drive through the Saghro Mountains where you will take a short walk through Todra Gorge before arriving at the Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation.
Day 6 : Dades valley – Roses valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas mountain – Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel on the 6th day of your 8-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier, travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route is called “The Thousand Kasbahs” and it provides numerous opportunities to take some of the best photographic shots both in the Rose Valley and in the city famous for being the set of numerous films.
In the city of Ouarzazate, you will pass by the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. After that, we will shift the way to cross the High Atlas Mountains which offer panoramic views and Berber villages all along the way till Marrakech.
Day 7: Marrakech Sightseeing
on the 7th day of your 8-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier, After breakfast in the Riad, you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco” and visit some of its most interesting historical sites including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace.
After lunch in 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 around other parts of the city on your own.
Day 8 : Transfer to the airport
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for departure.end of the 8-Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier.