Tangier To Marrakech Tour Via Sahara Desert

Tour Duration

10 days

Tour Overview

Tangier To Marrakech Tour Via Sahara Desert departure will be from Tangier visiting the blue city of Chefchaouen, Fez, Desert, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Casablanca


Itinerary Outline

Day  1 – Arrival to Tangier – Transfer to the hotel

Upon arrival to Tangier airport our driver / tour guide will pick you up and transfer  you to your hotel .

Day 2 – Tangier – Chefchaouen

After you enjoy your breakfast we will start our journey from your hotel towards Chefchaouen passing by the Rif Mountains. At the arrival to this beautiful blue city  you will have the day to explore it and its blue washed walls . Overnight in a hotel / riad

Day 3 – Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez

After you enjoy breakfast we will start our second day driving to Fez and visiting Volubilis, which features the best preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later on we move on from volubilis to Meknes which was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727). After exploring meknes and its fascinating attractions we will continue our way to Fes where you will spend the night

Day 4 – A Full Day To Explore Fez

After breakfast you will visit the city of Fez with a local guide . Fez is the biggest city after Casablanca with a population of approximately 1 million also one of the country’s four imperial cities. Fez comprises three distinct parts, Fez el Bali which is the oldest part surrounded by a big wall, where are more than 9000 narrow streets and allies. Fez-Jdid or the new Fez, home of the Mellah the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation.Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its Medina is the largest in the world. Among its narrow streets and allies, the oldest university in the world is located; The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859. This University is still operating nowadays .

Day 5 – Fez – Ifrane Azrou – Atlas Mountains – Merzouga

After you enjoy your breakfast at the hotel we will start the journey to the Sahara desert passing by Ifrane, the Middle Atlas Mountains and the cedar forests of Azrou where we will stop to take some pictures of the wilderness in Morocco and the wild monkeys. After the cedar forest we will continue to Zaida or Medilt where you will have lunch and later on we continue through the middle atlas and landscapes of Medilt till we reach the Ziz Valley where you will stop to take some pictures of the valley before continuing to Arfoud . at the arrival to Merzouga you will be welcomed with a cup of tea before you check into your hotel and right after you will ride the camels into the desert dunes and you have a break on the top of the dunes to enjoy the beautiful sunset and also take some pictures before you continue to the desert camp where you can do the Sand Boarding at the arrival . After dinner, the staff will entertain you some local music around the campfire and you also can walk up the dunes to enjoy the starry sky in a peaceful night.

Day 6 – Merzouga – Berber Families – Khamlia – Black Desert

We will wake you up early morning to enjoy the stunning sunrise over the golden Sahara desert dunes. After the sunrise you will ride the camels back to your hotel in Merzouga where you will have a refreshing shower and breakfast. After you enjoy your breakfast we will the journey of exploring the villages around the Erg Chebbi dunes such as ( Hassi Labied, Khamlia …) on our way to Khamlia we might meet locals showing their desert foxes. you may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals. Khamlia is known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan. At the arrival you will be welcomed with a cup of tea while enjoying the spiritual Gnawa music. Leaving Khamlia towards our next stop which will be the panoramic view of the golden dunes near the Algerian border, we will stop for Lunch under the shadows of a tree before continuing to visit The Nomad family , you will be introduced to the family members and getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. Later on you will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks. continuing on, we will reach the Yasmina lake then we will be back to Merzouga, overnight in hotel near the dunes.

Day 7 – Merzouga – Erfoud – Dades Gorges

Around 8:00 Am after enjoying your breakfast at the hotel we will visit Rissani in the Tafilalt region which is situated at the edge of the Ziz Valley where we will stop to enjoy a cup of tea and take pictures of the Ziz Valley before we countinue the journey through Todra Gorges and across the Atlas Mountains to Tinghir Oasis and continue through the Dades Valley. Overnight in Dades Gorges.

Day 8 – Dades Gorges – Ouarzazete – Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech

We will start around 8:00 Am after you enjoy your breakfast at at the hotel by driving to Ouarzazate via Skoura Oasis and stopping at the panoramic view of Taourirt kasbah and another stop will take place near the Film Studio in Ouarzazate. Later on, we will continue driving to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs, where you will have lunch. this Kasbah has been certified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site . After Lunch we continue the journey towards Marrakech crossing the high Atlas mountains and the pass of Tizi’N’Tichka . Arrival to Marrakech will be in the evening .

Day 9 – Full Day To Explore Marrakesh

After you enjoy breakfast at the hotel you will start a guided tour of Marrakech with a local guide from Marrakech. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutubia, the Medina and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens, night at a Riad in the Medina. Overnight in riad / hotel

Day 10 – Marrakesh – Transfer To The Airport

We will transfer you to the airport and this will be the end of the tour .


What's Included / Excluded

  •  Pick up and drop off at the airport
  •  Comfortable SUV or Minibus (with A/C)
  •  English speaking Driver/ Tour guide
  •  Local guide in Fez
  •  Camel ride in the desert dunes
  •  Sand boarding in the desert dunes
  •  1 Night in a desert camp
  •  Local guide in Marrakesh
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Lunches & Drinks
  •  Flight tickets
  • Entrance fees

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