7 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Merzouga Desert Sahara

7 Days Morocco desert tour

Explore Morocco in 7 Days morocco desert tour starts from Tangier to Marrakech via Merzouga sahara desert, includes Camel trek with night at Merzouga Sahara desert camp.

Blue-washed wall in Chefchaouen
Blue-washed wall in Chefchaouen

Tour highlights :

  • Tangier
  • Chefchaouen
  • Volubilis, Meknes
  • Fes, Ifrane, Azrou
  • Merzouga, Camels, Desert Camp
  • Khamlia village, Gnaoua
  • Todra gorges, Dades, Rose valley
  • Skoura Oasis, Ouarzazate
  • UNESCO Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • High Atlas Mountains
  • Marrakech
  • Private Car with Driver

Day 01: Tangier – Chefchaouen

We will begin our 7 days morocco tour from Tangier: We will pick your up from Tangier and travel to explore the blue pearl city. Chefchaouen has a very distinct pale blue buildings, and winding alleyways. This strong Andalusian connection with blue-washed walls. Founded in 14th century by African Berbers is a home that attracts tourists from over the world. Our tour in this city will include the visit of Ras el-ma. Where the freshwater heads from the mountain to the city. A short hike to explore the ruins of the Spanish mosque for a wonderful panoramic view. Later on, we will stroll around the Kasbah and gardens. After that we will head into the city to explore the quieted blue streets. We will enjoy our time and get the chance to picture memories.

Overnight in Chefchaouen

Roman Ruins in Volubilis
Roman Ruins in Volubilis

Day 02: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

Today we will leave Chefchaouen city and drive to Volubilis. This former roman ruins outpost is one of the most preserved archaeological places in morocco. And distinct with many mosaics that are still sound for us to behold. Declared by UNESCO as a world heritage place in 1977. After that, we will continue to the versailles of Morocco. Meknes, this city is the first capital of Alaouit dynasty under the ruler Moulay Idriss I. Our visit in this city will include Bab el Mansour as one of the finest ornamented gates in Morocco. The Mausoleum of the king Moulay Ismail in the medina, resting place of admirer and most prolific builder of Meknes. Haras de Meknes the “huge stable complex” underground used to house the slave’s army of the sultan. Late afternoon, we will transfer to Fes city.

Overnight in Fes

Oldest Tanneries in the Medina of Fes
Oldest Tanneries in the Medina of Fes

Day 03: Fes city tour with an official guide

After breakfast in our Hotel or Riad. We will head into the city to explore the medina of Fes with an official friendly guide. Fes is the cultural capital and one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. We will start our sightseeing with a visit of the Royal palace from the towers of Borj. Then the cemetery Bab Fettouh, the mosaic house for traditional pottery methods used by Fassi artisans. Heading into the medina, passing through the gates and walls into the alleyways beyond transports you back in time.

The streets are just as they were when they were built in the 8th century. We will then pass through Bab Boujloud, the medina entrance to explore the largest famous tanneries in morocco. And the historical monument Idris's II tomb. In addition to the oldest university in the world; Al Qarawayine university. Also, Nejjarine is a place of wooden crafts. And other ancient buildings such as Bou-inania medersa, Al-Karawyn mosque, and then a stroll around al Attarine souk. After that, we close our guided tour with a hammam, or traditional bathhouse to steam away the stresses of life. Later on, we will move to our hotel or riad in the medina.

Overnight in Fes

Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga desert
Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga desert

Day 04: Fes – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga desert

In the morning, we will pick you up from Fez and travel to Merzouga desert. We will set out across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Passing through the charming Swiss village of Ifrane, called Switzerland of Morocco. Moreover, we will stop at Azrou to view the Atlas cedar-forested hills that are populated with myriad Barbary monkeys. This city is well known for its Atlas cedars forest. Continue via Midelt, Ziz valley oasis, then we will continue our journey to Merzouga desert. Later on, the scenery will change as well as we start seeing the golden sand dunes from the road. The great sand oasis of Merzouga desert. An amazing area of polite, apricot, colored sand extensions as far as the eye can see. We will then proceed to our hotel to rest. Also, we can go out to enjoy the desert sunset.

 

Overnight in Merzouga – Hotel

Camel train in Merzouga Sahara desert
Camel train in Merzouga Sahara desert

Day 05: Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Camel ride

After breakfast, we will start our explorative desert journey of the area. Morning wake up early to take in the images of the sun rising over the sand dunes which gives the sand an impressive mix of colours. This morning we will explore the area a bit, Besides, we can visit the ruins in Rissani village with local market. And then, we will move to explore Khamlia village where we will listen to the Gnaoua (tuareg) music played by the black men with descendants from Sudan, here we can dance or just relax and listen to music. Late afternoon, we will head off into the vastness of the Sahara sand dunes. On a camel caravan guided by a local guide. The manly camel was a desert life pole over the centuries. And used to ship precious cargoes from Sub-Saharan Africa to the trading ports of the Mediterranean coast. We can ride or walk alongside as we reach the pace of the caravan led by Berber guides and marvel at the awesome spectacle of the desert and the solitude a silence that comes with it. After that, we will discover the beauty behind this region, and then slowly return back to our camp.

As the sun goes down, we will head to our comfort and luxury private desert camp. To enchanted with the mint tea and dates or nuts. The desert camp sits between the golden sand dunes of the Sahara. And gives the impression of being in solitude in the vast African desert. Again, while enjoying the comforts of Saharan camp. We will enjoy a delicious dinner. Prepared by local people and followed by music and a campfire beneath the starry African sky. Nothing compares to the millions of stars, silence, and peacefulness of the Sahara. Later on, we will go to rest in luxury canvas tents. Feeling like stepping back into one of the stories from the Arabian nights.

Overnight in Merzouga -  Camp

UNESCO Heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
UNESCO Heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Day 06: Merzouga desert – Rissani – Tinjdad – Todra gorge – Dades

Today we will start the day early to enjoy the magnificent desert sunrise before being treated to breakfast. Then we will enjoy time with a shower before starting our trip to Marrakech city. We will continue along the Berber village of Tinjdad. After that, we will set onto Todra Gorge; the spectacular gash in the hills that surrounds Tinghir village. To see the gigantic rock walls that change colors when the sun unfolds. These 300-meter cliffs of limestone that shaped weirdly and 15 meters separated from each other. We can often meet Nomads in the gorge. Many deserted Kasbahs, nomadic brick villages, and green oases. Our last step on this day will be in Dades. We will explore Dades valley and then move to our hotel.

Overnight in Dades

Day 07: Dades – Rose valley – Skoura oasis – Ouarzazate – Ait ben haddou – Marrakech

 

Today we will pick you up in the morning from Dades and start traveling to Marrakech city. Passing over the prodigious rock creation of Tamnalt Hills. Then we will continue to visit Rose Valley, the Moroccan rose's center and products. Where the acres of Persian roses grew and reaped to breed rose water. In addition to creams throughout Morocco and other countries around the world. Next, we will continue along the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs. Heading into the Skoura oasis, continue to Ouarzazate, and stop to visit the UNESCO Heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This Ksar or Kasbah is one of Morocco's most precious and well-preserved strongholds. Built on a hilltop. Kasbah Ait Ben haddou inspired myriad movie makers like Gladiator and Game of Thrones filmed here. The view from the upper heights of the Kasbah. Is fright inspiring and worth the desired mount through the sinuous streets? After that, we will continue our journey to Marrakech via Tizi n'Tichka Pass; the highest road in Morocco. We will stop to enjoy the panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains. And magnificent landscapes, scenery flavored by small Berber villages exemplarily of the region. Later on, we will reach Marrakech for a restful evening.

 

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