7 days desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech

Tour overview:

7 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech through Merzouga Sahara. Book one week to discover the Merzouga desert by 4×4 and experience a camel trip. You will also visit Chefchaouen and explore the imperial cities. And then, travel via the Alas Mountain to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, Rose Valley and Ait Ben Haddou Kabah. It is a unique trip from the north to the south. Check 7 days tour from Tangier itinerary below:

Itinerary:

Day 1: Tangier _ Tetouan _ Chefchaouen

7 days tour from Tangier starts after your breakfast. We will then head towards the Caves of Hercules and Cape Spartel. Besides, we will continue our way to Tetouan to visit its Waterfall and drive to Chefchaouen. This is a beautiful Blue Pearl City with blue-painted houses. So, you will enjoy visiting the old Medina and some tourist place like Kasbah Museum and Plaza Uta El-Hammam. Overnight is in a hotel/ Riad.

Day 2: Chefchaouen _ Meknes _ Fes

After breakfast, we will leave Chefchaouen. Thus, you will enjoy views of the mountains and villages. We then stop in Volubilis town for a visit to the ancient Roman ruins. Besides, you will explore and learn the history of the Roman Empire. Secondly, we will have Lunch in Meknes and visit its attractions. This city founded by the Almoravids in the 11th century. After that, Moulay Ismail took as his imperial city. You can visit old Medina, Bab Mansour Gate and Qara prison. Finally, we will drive to head to Fes city. Overnight is in Riad.

Day 3: Fes City Tour

The tour of 6 days tour from Agadir starts in Dades Gorge to Merzouga desert. It is famous for its highest golden and sandy dunes. Thus, we pass through the town of Tinghir and visit the Todra Gorge. Todra offers river and high red cliffs that make this place one of the main destinations for climbing in Morocco. Thereafter, we pass by Touruug, where we stop for lunch. Secondly, we pass by Erfoud where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the palm trees before reaching Merzouga. Finally, you spend the night in a hotel in Merzouga with a traditional dinner.

Day 4: Fes _ Ifrane _ Azrou _ Ziz Valley _ Erfoud _ Merzouga

Our 7 days tour from Tangier will be in Merzouga today. Hence, we will cross the Middle Atlas through Ifrane town. This town is known as the Switzerland of Morocco. After visiting Ifrane, we will stop in a Cedar forest to enjoy see Barbary macaque monkeys. From this forest, we will drive through nomads who live in tents along the road. Secondly, our next stop is in Midelt, where we will enjoy lunch. Thereafter, we will continue our way through the Tizi-N-Talghomt pass. Furthermore, we will stop in Ziz Valley for another panoramic view. We then continue towards Erfoud and Merzouga. Finally, you check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner and a night at the hotel/ Riad.

Day 5: Merzouga Desert Tours

On 7 days tour from Tangier, you will discover the desert. That is to say, you will experience two things today. You will enjoy a desert tour and camel trip. Firstly, you will start a desert tour by visiting a village called Khamlia. It is where you will drink mint tea and enjoy Gnawa music. Besides, you will visit nomad families and mines of Mifisi. Then, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the whole desert and visit the desert lake. Finally, we will return to the hotel and get ready for a camel trip. On this trip, you will enjoy sunset view and sandboarding. Also, you will enjoy music and a night in Berber tents.

Day 6 : Merzouga _ Todra Gorges _ Dades Valley

Today, we continue our journey to Rissani after a shower and breakfast. In Rissani, you can visit the bustling market with handicrafts, food and spices. Secondly, we keep driving along palm groves towards Touroug and Tinghir. Then, we visit Todra Gorges and enjoy the scenery of big rocks that attract climbers. From here, we drive to Rock Formation, which is also called Monkey Fingers. Next, you will enjoy driving and vie the snaky road of Tissadrine and take wonderful pictures. Finally, you end this day in Dades Valley. A night and dinner is at Riad.

Day 7: Dades Valley _ Skoura _ Ouarzazate _ Marrakech

We will be in the Rose Valley after breakfast. Thus, we take the road of 100 kasbahs and have the chance to take pictures. In Rose Valley, you explore rosewater and beauty cream in a cooperative by which locals extract from the roses. In May, locals celebrate the rose festival for the harvest season. Secondly, we drive to visit an old Kasbah in Skoura and visit Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. In addition to that, we will visit the famous Kasbah of AIt Ben Haddou. It has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Also, it is a station film where movies produced, such as Gladiator. Finally, we will drive via Tizi-N-Tichka roan and end this day in Marrakech. 7 days tour from Tangier ends after we drop you off at your Riad

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Testimonials:

The guides are here for you, at least the ones we had. Punctual and serving. It seemed as if the people were here were the first people we’ve met in Morocco that didn’t want anything from you, but for you to have an enjoyable vacation. On the way to the tour, they helped us tremendously with bargaining with local vendors. They showed us any spot worth looking at and skipped the ones that other companies go to that might seem less appealing. Muhammad even paid for my water from one vendor because the cashier didn’t have change for me. He refused the measly amount of money the whole trip. I tried and tried and I realized that he’s really here for us to enjoy.
 
The actual tents on arrival were amazing. Very luxurious for a damp ground. The whole experience with the workers singing and dancing was a blast. The food was good and the service even better. There was a new guy there that had only been there for 2 months working. He was my favorite. The kindest, nicest, and best English for us to understand more about the Sahara. Overall great experience with a professional staff.

Alejandro D

2020

We planned a trip to Morocco and wanted to see the "real" Morocco.

We booked our tour and, like everyone, we hoped for the best. Our driver, Said Nogot, picked us up from hotel and we started our drive into the desert.

Said was excellent, he showed us the different sights, stoped at clean restaurants and bathrooms.

We drove to the valley and stayed the night, very peaceful and nice hotel. We started the next day and visited the gorge, which was beautiful to see.
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The hightlight of course was the night in the desert. We took a casual camel ride into the camp and were greeted at a luxurious camp ground. All the prepared meals were excellent.

If you are planning to go between Tangier and Marrakech, this is an excellent excursion. You will experience the desert and a life that is completely different.

Akil S

2019

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