9-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Tangier back to Tangier
We start and end in Tangier, giving you a full impression of this area of Morocco with its Atlantic Ocean, Rif Mountains, gorges, valleys, kasbahs, rivers, oases, and sand dunes, and the hospitality of the people in the southern region.
DAY 1: Tangier - Assilah - Fes
Our driver will pick you up at the Hotel or port or airport . The route takes us from Tangier via Assilah along the Atlantic coast and then into the Landesinnere to Fes, the oldest of the four Moroccan royal cities. On the way to Fes, we will visit Moulay Idriss and Volubilis.
overnight in a Riad.
DAY 2: Fes Tour
We will first visit the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its labyrinthine streets, medieval passages, and covered markets. After the medina, we will visit the historic El Quaraouyine Mosque, founded in the 9th century and the tomb of Fes's founder, Moulay Idriss. We spend the afternoon in the Nejjarine art museum, which is located on the site of the first schools and theological universities in Morocco (known as Seffarine and Bou Anania). You will find that the Moroccans prefer to visit the souks in the late afternoon because it is cooler and the daily chores are finished. We will visit the souks then to best enjoy the colors and life of the medina and city.
Overnight in your Riad.
DAY 3: Fes - Azrou - Midelt - Merzouga
We start our journey from northern Morocco south into the desert. On our way, we pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains. The cedar forests with its monkeys in the region of Azrou are particularly interesting.
Dinner and overnight at a traditional kasbah in Merzouga.
DAY 4: Merzouga - Rissani - Merzouga
After breakfast, we make a trip to Rissani, the first Moroccan royal town. There we will visit the old royal palace and the old and traditional market of Rissani. There is also the opportunity to visit a traditional hammam. Once back in Merzouga, you will take your camel caravan in time to enjoy the sunset among the world's highest dunes. After participating in traditional Berber music and dance, you will spend the night under the silent desert sky filled with stars.
Dinner and overnight in a traditional Berber tent.
DAY 5: Merzouga - Erfoud - Tinghir - Boumalne Dadès (260 km)
After enjoying the sunrise, you will return to your hotel, where your breakfast is waiting.
We leave the desert and go to Erfoud and then head towards Todra Gorges in Tinghir. After visiting its steep rock faces, we will have lunch in a typical restaurant. We continue to the Dadès Gorges and see the rock formations in the shape of monkey fingers.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Boumalne Dadés.
DAY 6: Boumalne Dadès - Ouarzazate - Marrakech (300 km)
We pass through the Valley of Roses to arrive at Ouarzazate, which has a famous film studio. From there, we head to the Ksar (fortified village) Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its interlaced houses, towers, and stores are a beautiful example of traditional Berber architecture. Then, we visit the mountain village Télouet, where the Dar Glaoui, the former seat of one of the most powerful Berber tribesmen, is located. Afterwards, we continue to Marrakech. An evening stroll through the souks and the Djema el Fna Square rounds off the day's program.
overnight in a traditional Riad in the medina.
DAY 7: Marrakech Guided Visit
After breakfast, we start with a visit to the Menara Palace and its gardens. Afterwards, we will visit the ancient Koutoubia minaret and the 16th century Saadier Tombs. In the afternoon, we take a walk through the souks of the old town and visit the former university Medersa Ben Youssef. Alternatively, you can spend the afternoon in the gardens of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent "Le Jardin Majorelle". A small museum in the park contains numerous treasures of Oriental arts and crafts.
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Djema el Fna Square at the end of the day.
overnight at your Riad.
DAY 8 : Marrakech - Beni Mellal - Meknes (440 km)
After breakfast, we leave Marrakech for Beni Mellal and Meknes. On the way, we will stop in Azilal and visit the Ouzoud waterfalls.
overnight in a Riad in the old town of Meknes.
DAY 9 : Meknes - Chefchaouen - Chafchaouen (310 km)
We will travel back to Chefchaouen via Ouazan, the Blue City, in the Rif Mountains visit the old midina of chaouen and beatiful mosque at the mountaghe
overnight in a Hotel in Chafchaouen .
DAY 10 : Chafchaouen to Tangier airport
Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the port or airport.
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Pick up & drop off at the port, airport, or your preferred location
Private transport with A/C
Luxury Camp (1 night), Hotel (2 nights), Riad (5 nights), Kasbah (1 night)
Local guide in Marrakech
Visit to nomad family in the desert
Camel ride in the desert
Cooking class (1 Lunch)
Sand-boarding in the dunes
Tea preparation lesson
Moroccan sim card
Turbans for the desert
What's Not Included
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*Any trip can be changed according to your preferences and wishes. Tell us your request, and we will find the best way to accommodate you.