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Best 8 days desert tour from tangier to Marrakech

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  • 8 Days 7 Nights
  • Min People : 1
  • Every Days
  • Min Age : 1+
  • Pickup: Airpot/ Hotel

On an 8 days desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech, explore the delights of Morocco. Wander through the charming blue lanes of Chefchaouen, discover the ancient Fes Medina, and spend the night in an opulent Erg Chebbi desert tent beneath the stars. Take in the vibrant ambiance of Marrakech while having tea with a nomadic family in the Sahara. Through Morocco’s breathtaking scenery and rich cultural heritage, this journey gives an unforgettable experience.

Departure & Return Location

Tangier/ Marrakech

Departure Time


8 days desert tour from tangier to Marrakech Highlights:

For those who want to experience real Morocco, 8 days desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech is the best option. Take in the breathtaking views of the Rif Mountains and the little, charming village of Chefchaouen, also referred to as the “blue city of Morocco.”

Discover Fes, the largest, most ancient, religious, and cultural city. You will also get to see the middle and high Atlas mountains, Ifrane, which is well-known for its architecture in the alpine style and for being the best place for Moroccans to go skiing in the summer, Ziz Valley, one of the most picturesque rivers in the kingdom, and the Cedar Forest in Azrou, which is home to the rare wild Barbarian apes.

Spend a night in a desert camp and, of course, ride a camel to see the breathtaking sunset and sunrise above Erg Chebbi’s golden sand dunes. The opportunity to explore the Merzouga desert and spend time with Berber nomad families is provided by this Tangier 8-day desert excursion.

Our best 8 day tour desert from Tangier includes visits to the stunning Todra Valley and canyon, the local weekly market in Rissani, the film studios in Ouarzazate, the stunning Dades Valley and Taourirt Kasbah, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou. Explore the crimson city of Marrakech.

  • Experience the charm of Chefchaouen
  • Discover the old city of Meknes and the ancient Roman ruins at Volubilis.
  • Take in Fes Medina's rich history and culture.
  • Ride your camel in Erg Chebbi
  • Spend the night at your luxury Sahara desert camp
  • Tour the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Explore Marrakech with a local guide

Itinerary of 8 Days Tour from Tangier:

Day 1:Tangier → Tetouan → Chefchaouen

When we get to Tangier, we pick you up at the airport or port. As we head toward Chauen, we stop in Tetouan, well known as the Spanish city. After arriving in the afternoon in Chefchaouen, we will be given full tour guidance to experience the blue city. Take in the stunning panoramic vistas while strolling through its winding lanes and historic homes decorated in shades of blue and white. Dinner and accommodation in Chauen Square hotel overnight.

Day 2: Chefchaouen → the Roman ruins of Volubilis → Meknes → Fes

At your riad, begin the day with a delectable breakfast that will set the tone for an eventful day. Take a leisurely drive through the charming Rif villages to experience the tranquil beauty of the Moroccan countryside. The Roman ruins at Volubilis are the reason for our first trip.

Discover the magnificent public buildings and well-preserved mosaics of Volubilis, which date back to the third century and provide a fascinating window into the lives of the Romans who once called this area home.

We then travel to Meknes, the capital of Morocco in the seventeenth century, a city steeped in history. After a delicious lunch, explore the medieval medina of Meknes, which is surrounded by old walls and has the well-known Bab el Mansour entrance.

Take in Bab el Mansour’s intricate sculptures, which are a breathtaking display of Moroccan artistry. We will also go to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a significant location dedicated to the memory of the esteemed Sultan.

In Fes, our exploration day comes to an end. Take a seat in a quaint riad and consider the cultural and historical discoveries of the day.

Day 3:guided tour sightseeing Fes

Following breakfast in your riad, the tour guide will begin the exploration of Fes, the most ancient, wealthy, cultural, religious, spiritual, and enigmatic of Morocco’s four imperial towns. You will see that Fes has withstood the test of time.

You will learn about Moroccan Jewish history by visiting the gated courtyard of the Royal Palace and the historic Jewish neighborhood known as Mellah. After touring the tile art factory, you’ll enjoy a stunning overview of the town.

Next, you will begin your tour by taking a walking tour through the city’s winding alleyways, stopping at the well-known historic tanneries, the Quaraouine Mosque, the world’s oldest university, the Attarin Medersa, and the Najjarin Fountain. Following the tour, we will bring you back to your riad.

Day 4:Fes → Ifrane → Cedars forest → Midelt → Ziz valley → Merzouga Sahara

After enjoying a delectable breakfast at your Fes riad, get ready for an amazing desert excursion. We’ll make a cool detour to Ifrane to enjoy its breathtaking scenery before continuing southward into the Merzouga desert.

We will be traveling through the Middle Atlas Mountains’ cedar forests, where you may be able to see Barbary apes in their native habitat. Along the way, we’ll pause for a delicious lunch at a restaurant. Savor the verdant scenery of the Ziz Valley, complete with an expansive palm oasis.

We will reach Merzouga in the afternoon, where your camel caravan is waiting for you. Experience the captivating Erg Chebbi sand dunes while stopping to take in a breathtaking sunset from atop a high dune. After this amazing experience, proceed to an opulent desert camp.

Once at the camp, unwind in your own tent. After a delectable dinner, gather around a bonfire beneath a starry sky. Discover the classic Berber rhythms and get a chance to play along with our skilled camp staff on the drums.

Day 5:Explore Merzouga area

After breakfast at your accommodation, we’ll begin our 4×4 Merzouga excursion to discover intriguing locations near the Erg Chebbi dunes. We’ll view the irrigation canal and land agriculture at Hassi Labied oasis, then travel south to the seasonal Sriji lake (if there’s water in it).

If you would want to hear Gnawa music performed by the people of color who were brought to Morocco more than a century ago when they were slaves, we will proceed to Khamlia village. We’ll proceed to M’ifis Mines after that. Minerals and fossils are among the Merzouga Desert’s most well-known features, aside from tourism.

We will have the chance to meet a nomadic Berber family who are still living in a tent in the heart of the Sahara on our Merzouga 4×4 desert tour. We will share a drink of mint tea with them and learn about their way of life.

We’ll pause at various sweeping vistas to soak in the beauty and snap photos of the surroundings.Following a meal at a nearby eatery, we will return to the hamlet. From there, you will go on a camel ride to arrive at our Berber Camp located in Merzouga. After this breathtaking moment, take pictures and enjoy the sights. The camel ride lasts for one and a half hours, with a stop to watch the sunset atop the dunes. If you’re interested in sandboarding, check it out.

You will next head to the camp, where you will be greeted with a glass of tea and encouraged to unwind until dinnertime. Following dinner, there will be traditional Berber drumming music, and you may enjoy the starry sky before falling asleep beneath a nomadic tent.

Day 6:Merzouga → Todgha Gorges → Dades Valley

We’ll have a delicious breakfast at your riad before setting out on a magical journey to the breathtaking Dades Valley.

We start our tour at a traditional Rissani market, which is open on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Take a stroll around its streets and take in the vibrant sights, enticing smells of the herbs, and energetic sounds.

Next, get ready to be in awe of the breathtaking Todra Gorge. Explore this natural treasure at your own pace. The Todra River meanders among imposing cliffs, offering breath-taking views around every corner.

You will pause as we head toward the Dades Valley to take admire the amazing rock formations known as “monkey fingers.” These breathtaking geological wonders display the creative powers of the Earth.

Our breathtaking journey through the Dades Valley provides expansive vistas that will never fade. The verdant flora and craggy rocks combine to create a breathtaking scene that will stay with you forever.

We shall make our way to your hotel for the night, offering a peaceful and cozy haven. Relax in your comfortable accommodation and get ready for more thrilling activities ahead of you.

Day 7:Dades valley → Ait ben Haddou → Marrakech

This is the sixth day of our 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Skoura Palm Grove, Rose Valley, and Kalaat M’gouna.

We visit the film studios in Ouarzazate and Kasbah Taourirte (optional). After that, we travel to Ait Benhaddou to see its renowned and oldest kasbah, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. This breathtaking location has been used to film a number of well-known movies, including Gladiator, Obelix, the Mummy, the Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara starring Penélope Cruz.

Lunch break during this hour. We continue our journey across the High Atlas highlands by using the Tizi N’tichka road pass, Morocco’s highest at 2260 meters above sea level, which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys, mountains, and Berber communities. After arriving in Marrakech in the afternoon or evening, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 8:Guided tour in Marrakech

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your riad to start your last day of this amazing 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech. Our experienced Marrakech local guide will greet you at your riad and begin highlighting the city’s top attractions. Anticipate fascinating tales when you see famous sites like the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Jemaa El-Fna Square, Bahia Palace, and Ben Youssef Madrassa.

After a filling lunch, discover Marrakech’s contemporary side by touring the magnificent Majorelle Garden, a serene haven that skillfully combines art and nature.

Depending on the specifics of your travel, we will make sure that your transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) or Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) is smooth if your departure flight is scheduled for today. This concludes an amazing 8-day vacation that took us to Chefchaouen, Fes, and the Sahara Desert before arriving in Marrakech.

What's Included in Your 8 days desert tour from tangier:

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop-off at your Hotel or Airport
  • Camel ride in the Sahara desert
  • Transport in a private 4×4 car or minibus with A/C
  • English / Spanish Speaking Driver
  • 1 Night in the desert camp.
  • Nights in hotels
  • Dinners and Breakfasts

Price Excludes

  • Lunches & drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Travel insurance

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Tangier Desert Tour 8 Days FAQ

Where is the tour start and end?

This journey will begin at your Tangier hotel, airport, or harbor and conclude at your Marrakech lodging.

can we hire quad bikes in Merzouga?

– Yes, you can. There are numerous ATV rental firms in Merzouga that provide high-quality quad bikes and dune buggies on the Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist you with this, and you will pay the supplier directly in Merzouga. They charge 50 euros per quad each hour.

Is it possible to have Vegetarian or Vegan Meals?

es, we do serve vegetarian and vegan food. Please inform us of this when making your reservation, or inform your driver or guide.

How far is Fes from Merzouga?

The distance from Fes to the Sahara Desert (Merzouga dunes) is 463 kilometers (287 miles). However, the route is filled with breathtaking scenery and many pauses.

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Our 8-day Tangier to Marrakech itinerary was flawlessly personalized by My Marrakech Desert Tours. It was the ideal balance of historical exploration, cultural immersion, and scenic splendor. The famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the magnificent Todra Canyon were two of our favorites. Our encounter was enhanced by the depth and enthusiasm of our guides. Our expectations for the luxurious lodgings were surpassed, and the 4×4 ride to the desert camp was a suitable substitute for riding camels. The best of Morocco was genuinely shown on this tour!

November 23, 2023
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