This wonderful 8 Days Desert Trip from Tangier to Marrakech via Chefchaouen, Fes, Sahara Desert, Todra Gorge, Dades valley, and Ait Ben Haddou is a journey full of exciting activities and amazing sights a perfect mix of culture, history, and adventure covering imperial cities, mountain villages, and desert landscapes. Begin in Tangier and Chefchaouen before working your way to Fes, through the desert, and over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.
DAY 1 : MEET YOU IN TANGER PORT AND DRIVE TO CHEFCHAOUEN :
During the first day of your 8 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech, we will meet you at the port or at airport and drive through the Rif mountains passing by Tetoun city to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains till we get to Chefchaouan. In fact, it’s o one of the stunning villages in the feet of Rif mountains. Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will have lunch before we continue our way to Fes where we will spend the night in traditional Moroccan riad.
DAY 2 : CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES:
So today after your breakfast in the riad our authentic journey of 8 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech, will start towards Volubilis. Crossing via Wazan and other rif villages. So in Volubilis we will discover the Roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroccan history. Then after the visit of the ruins, we will shift our way to Meknes city the 17 th century heritage. There we stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, Bab El Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail shrine. Finally after the visit of Meknes. We will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night in riad.
DAY 3 : FES SIGHTSEEING WITH LOCAL GUIDE :
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco. In the first place walking in its alleys and small streets. So our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. Hence we will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. Then after lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative. Then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
DAY 4 : FES – IFRANE – MIDELT – MERZOUGA – CAMLE RIDE AND NIGHT IN A CAMP :
After breakfast in your hotel you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. In fact you will be travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Then arrive at Merzouga on the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you start your camel ride to spend an over night on the desert camp with Berber music and sand boarding.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY :
We will get up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara. Before making our way back by camels to our guest house for breakfast and shower. Later We’ll continue our 8 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech, drive through the Saghro mountains. Then we will arrive to Todra gorge where we will enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch and take a short walk through the gorge before arriving at Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation.
DAY 6 : DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH :
After breakfast, we will start our 8 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech.travelling through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. Since the route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs, it provides numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Afterwards we will stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah for lunch. In the first place, it’s the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century. It used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech. In fact now the kasbah is one of the UNESCO heritage sites. Then after that we will shift the way to cross high atlas mountains full of panoramic views and attractive Berber villages all along the way till Marrakech . Finally overnight in a fancy riad in the medina.
DAY 7 : MARRAKECH CITY TOUR WITH LOCAL GUIDE:
After breakfast in the riad , you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. So on this 8 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech, we will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. Including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. Then after Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. Finally on the afternoon, you will have some free time to wonder by yourself the other parts of the city .
DAY 8 : MARRAKECH / CASABLANCA – AIRPORT:
Transfer to the airport, finally end of our 8 Days Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech Services.
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