8 Days Tour from Tangier to the Merzouga Desert

8 Days Tour from Tangier to the Merzouga Desert

8 Days Tour from Tangier to the Merzouga Desert. On this 8 days tour from Tangier, you will discover many treasures of Morocco, Merzouga Desert and Fez


8 Days Tour from Tangier to the Merzouga Desert, A wonderful opportunity to move from North to South, visiting some medinas of relevant importance, to enjoy a few days in the desert and reach Marrakech through the route of the Kasbahs. A very complete route in which we will enjoy the great variety of landscapes.


Día 1: Tánger – Chefchaouen

We will start our 8 Days Tour from Tangier to the Merzouga Desert, early in the morning, heading to Chefchaouen. We will arrive at noon, with time to have lunch and enjoy a good walk through the alleys of the Medina of this beautiful town, also called “the blue pearl”. We will spend the night in a riad.

Día 2:  Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes

In the early morning, we will leave towards Meknes. On the way, we will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

Once in Meknes, which is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, you can visit some of the most emblematic places in the city, such as the Bab-el-Mansour gate, the el-Hedim square or the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. At night, accommodation in a riad.

Día 3: Meknes – Fes

After breakfast we will return to the route, direction Fez. We will arrive at midmorning and the rest of the day we will use it to go around the city. Accompanied by a local guide, you will go to the old Medina, the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter, and we will take you to visit a traditional pottery workshop and to contemplate a panoramic view of the city. Accommodation in riad.

Día 4: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Errachidia – Merzouga

After breakfast, we will go south. We will stop in Ifrane, population of the Middle Atlas, at 1,713 meters of altitude and known as the “Switzerland of Morocco” for its alpine style. Then we will go to Azrou and stop in the cedar forests, where we can contemplate and even feed the Barbary macaques, unique in Africa and equal to the monkeys of Gibraltar.

We will continue to Midelt, where we will have lunch.
Next, we will cross the Tizi N Talghamt pass to reach Errachidia, with the impressive views of the Ziz gorges.

Finally we will arrive at the desert of Merzouga. There they will stay in a hotel in front of the dunes, to dine and spend the night.

Día 5: Merzouga

After breakfast we will begin a 4 × 4 tour of the old tracks of the Paris-Dakar rally, with climbs, descents, dunes and oases. It is also possible to visit one of the many nomadic villages of the desert of Merzouga, in which the Berbers live in small adobe houses and wood, with nothing but their cattle.

We will arrive in Khamlia, populated by descendants of Sudanese brought to Morocco for the slave trade.

They have a very characteristic music, the spiritual gnaoua, in which they use instruments that recreate the noise made by the chains of their ancestors. There we can enjoy this music while we have a tea.

After lunch, we will return to the hotel in front of the dunes, where you can relax or, if you prefer, rent quads for an excursion.

Before dusk they will make the journey in dromedary, with the opportunity to contemplate the wonderful sunset. They will arrive at the camp, where they will dine, enjoy the beat of the Bereber drums and spend the night in haimas.

Día 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra  – Ouarzazate

In the early morning, after breakfast, the camels will take you back to the car to continue our route. We will stop at Rissani to visit the traditional market. Then we will go to Tineghir and towards the Gorges of Todra, enjoying magnificent views along the way, overlooking the valley, full of palm trees and dotted with kasbahs. In the interior of the Todra gorges we will take a walk on foot to observe the impressive canyons.

Then we will continue through Boumalne du Dades and the Valley of Roses, covered by hectares of rosebushes whose flowering extends from mid-April to mid-May.

About 50 km further on, we will reach the extensive palm grove of Skoura, dotted with kasbahs, almost 200 cataloged. And finally we will arrive in Ouarzazate, where we will stay for dinner and spend the night.

Día 7: Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech

We will leave after breakfast and visit some movie studios in Ouarzazate, also known as the “Hollywood of Africa”.

Then we will go to Ait Ben Haddou, whose image is very popular for having been chosen for the filming of countless and well-known films, such as Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile or Game of Thrones. There we will visit the fortification and have lunch.

Then we will continue the route by car through the High Atlas Mountains, stopping at Tizi N’Tichka (2260 m altitude) and at an argan oil cooperative, where they will be taught the traditional way of oil production.

We will continue to Marrakech, with accommodation in the riad.

Día 8: Marrakech

After breakfast, a local guide will pick you up at the riad to accompany you throughout the morning on a visit to the most emblematic places of the city: the Jmaa el Fna square, the souk, the Medina of Marrakech, or monuments such as the Bahia Palace . After lunch, they will have the rest of the day off. End of our 8 Days Tour from Tangier to the Merzouga Desert.

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Morocco Experience

This was a legendary experience. Mohammed was a great guide who catered to our needs, showed us his beautiful country and was great company along the way. I'm not normally a tour person, I prefer to do everything myself, but this was a fantastic expectation that I'm glad I created

A fabulous trip

We've just had a wonderful 8 day private tour with Hamid. We started with an early pick-up in Fez from our hotel and finished at our drop-off point in Marrakech, with every step of our journey guided by Hamid. Not only did we have a fabulous trip through Morocco, but we learned a lot from Hamid about his life in the desert
Mark S

Best experience ever

We had the best time ever! We booked the 8-day tour from Fes to Marrakech and it was amazing. Everything was well planned and Hassan, our driver, was the best we could have hoped for. He was really nice, with lots of stories and jokes to tell and always made sure we enjoyed our trip. The desert tour was fantastic! ! Definitely worth the price, I will recommend this trip/company to all my friends
Eduardo L

A tour you can’t miss!

The tour was absolutely amazing and definitely the highlight of our entire trip to Morocco! Before the tour started, we had a few questions and contacted the team a couple of times, and they always responded very quickly and were very helpful in answering all our questions. We were picked up at an agreed meeting point in Fes and started the journey with our driver and guide Mohamed. The van was very comfortable, the air conditioning was working very well and Mohamed's driving was great. You spend a lot of time driving during the 3 days, so we were very relieved that the trip was comfortable and the time flew by!

A million stars!

It was a truly incredible experience. The guides, Hassan and Rashid, are very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Morocco. They were flexible, easy to deal with and fun (which is great, because you definitely want to like the people you're with when you're in a car for 3 days with them). We had amazing meals, excellent accommodation, they helped us bargain in the markets and, all in all, it was an incredible trip.
Juan D

A must-do in Morocco

This was the best way to get from Fes to Marrakesh. The minibus was comfortable. Abdul was an excellent driver, while Hamid was an exceptional tour guide. We visited beautiful sites and learned a lot about Berber culture and history from Hamid. They really made this trip special. The accommodation was clean and comfortable in beautiful locations. I would 100% recommend this tour.
Sam T

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