A Spectacular 9-Day Desert Tour: From Tangier to Marrakech

  • 9 Days - 8 Nights
  • Unlimited
  • English

Embark on an unforgettable 9-day desert tour, venturing from the vibrant city of Tangier to the enchanting alleys of Chefchaouen, the imperial splendor of Fes, and the golden dunes of Merzouga. Traverse through the captivating landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, visit ancient Roman ruins, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Morocco. This journey will take you to the most iconic cities of the kingdom, culminating in the vibrant atmosphere of Marrakech.


Price Includes

  • Pick up service from your accommodation in Tangier
  • Professional English speaking driver
  • Half-board accommodations in selected hotels, Riads
  • Drop off service at your accommodation in Marrakech/Casablanca
  • Official guide in Fes, Marrakech
  • Overnight in desert camp dinner and breakfast are included
  • Local guide at Ait-ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Camel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each)

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fees
  • Dinner / Lunches and drinks
  • The flights tickets to and from your homeland


Day 1: Tangier to Chefchaouen

Upon your arrival at Tangier Port/Airport, you’ll receive a warm welcome as we commence our journey to Chefchaouen. En route, enjoy captivating views of the fertile plains of the Rif Mountains. Depending on the time, you may have the opportunity to visit Assilah, a charming coastal town. Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, check into your riad and relish the peaceful ambiance. Overnight at a delightful riad/hotel, where Bed and Breakfast await you.

Day 2: Exploring the Blue Beauty of Chefchaouen and Journey to Fes

After a scrumptious breakfast at your riad, venture into Chefchaouen, “The blue city of Morocco.” Nestled between two majestic mountains, Chefchaouen’s blue-washed walls and azure doors and windows create a breathtaking sight. Influenced by Spanish civilization and Moorish architecture, the city boasts a unique charm. Around noon, depart for Fes via the town of Ouazzan and the Roman ruins of Volubilis, an ancient Roman empire dating back to 225 BC, adorned with magnificent mosaics from the 3rd century BC. Reach Fes and settle into your Riad/Hotel. (Bed and Breakfast included)

Day 3: Exploring the Spiritual City of Fes

After a delightful breakfast in your hotel/riad, set forth on a captivating exploration of Fes, the spiritual heart of Morocco. Unravel the secrets of the Medina and its alleys as you visit cultural and historical gems like the renowned Al Karaouine Mosque and University, the world’s oldest operating university. Discover the Medrasa Bouanania, the vibrant Tanneries, and the elegant Najjarine fountain. After a fulfilling lunch, venture outside the Medina to see the Royal Palace gate, traverse the Jewish quarter “the Mellah,” and visit the pottery cooperative. Later, witness a mesmerizing panoramic view of Fes from one of the fortresses. Overnight accommodation at a charming riad/hotel. (Bed and Breakfast included)

Day 4: Fes to Merzouga via Azrou, Midelt, and Ziz Valley

Enjoy breakfast in your riad before embarking on a journey southeast to Merzouga via Midelt and Errachidia. Along the way, the landscapes change, offering glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas Mountains. Pause at the famous cedar forest, home to the charismatic Barbary apes. As you approach Errachidia, notice the transformation revealing hints of the desert. Continue through the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for breathtaking panoramic views. Arrive in Merzouga, where you’ll be welcomed with mint tea before checking into your hotel/riad. (Half-board included)

Day 5: Merzouga Area and Camel Trek - Luxurious Desert Camp

Start the day with a delicious breakfast in your riad, then set out to explore the Merzouga area. Immerse yourself in the music and lifestyle of the Gnawa people, originally slaves from Sudan. Explore the traditional souk in Rissani, a town steeped in history and culture. In the afternoon, mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore the mesmerizing sand sea of Merzouga. Spend the night in a luxurious desert camp, complete with private bathrooms and showers. (Half-board included)

Day 6: Merzouga to Todra Gorges and Dades Valley

Awake to witness a stunning sunrise over the dunes before breakfast. Embark on a peaceful camel trek back to Merzouga village, taking in the enchanting scenery. After breakfast at your riad, depart for the Dades Valley, visiting the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges – the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. Enjoy an optional one-hour hike through fields, exploring an old mud village, and meeting friendly locals. Journey through welcoming Berber villages to Erfoud and Rissani, where the Alaouite dynasty originated. Arrive at Dades Valley, admiring majestic sand castles and fascinating rock formations known as “monkey toes.” Overnight at a riad/hotel in Dades Valley. (Half-board included)

Day 7: Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou

After breakfast in your riad/hotel, drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazat. The route through the Dades Valley offers numerous opportunities for the best photographic shots of your trip. Stop at Kalaat Mgouna, known as “the rose city,” and acquire rosewater, which will perfume your linen long after your journey ends. Continue to Marrakech via the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Kasbah, once home to Berber chieftains, boasts rich history and breathtaking architecture. Travel through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains before reaching Marrakech. Overnight at a riad/hotel. (Bed and Breakfast included)

Day 8: Exploring the Vibrant City of Marrakech

Savor a delectable breakfast at your riad before embarking on a guided tour of Marrakech, the vibrant “red city” of Morocco. Visit essential historical and cultural sites such as the Saadian tombs, the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi, and the magnificent Ben Youssef Coranic School. Stroll through the enchanting alleys of the Medina, where artisans display their crafts. Conclude the day at the bustling Jamaa El Fna Square, alive with magicians, storytellers, snake charmers, and food vendors. Overnight accommodation in your riad/hotel. (Bed and Breakfast included)

Day 9: Departure

Relish a delightful breakfast at your riad, as we prepare to drive you to Marrakech Airport for your departure flight. Bid farewell to the enchanting kingdom of Morocco, cherishing fond memories of its captivating landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality. Tour ends at the airport.



What is included in the cost?

The fee includes the following for the whole tour:

  • Touring in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • An English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation (ex. day tours).

Where appropriate, the fee also includes:

  • A guided camel safari in the desert
  • A night with the nomads of the Sahara
  • Official guide’s fee in the imperial cities – Marrakech and Fez.

During the tour, you will need to pay for Lunches. Drinks. Tips.


What if I don’t want to do all of a tour?

We are flexible and all the tours can be modified to suit your specific needs and interests. If you have a different route in mind please let us know and we will offer a tour tailored to your specific requirements.

How do I book a tour?

Please contact us by e-mail or telephone as detailed on the page. We will then be able to discuss and agree on an itinerary that suits you. When you wish to confirm the booking a 20% deposit will be required at least two weeks before the start of your tour.

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