8 Days Morocco Tour From Tangier to Marrakech: Desert & Kasbahs

Tangier, Morocco

Duration

8 days

Overview

Set out on an amazing 8 days adventure in the heart of Morocco. Beginning in the energetic city of Tangier and ending in the mesmerizing streets of Marrakech. Explore the imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech, where you may uncover beautiful mosaics, historic palaces, and winding souks. In ambient riads, immerse yourself in the rhythmic pulse of everyday life while interacting with people and enjoying traditional Moroccan food.

Explore the surreal surroundings of the Sahara Desert as you proceed, with its tall dunes and seemingly limitless stretches of golden sand that extend for as far as the eye can see. Riding camels over the captivating Erg Chebbi and spending the night beneath the stars in a typical Berber tent will allow you to experience the magic of a desert sunset. Leave the desert behind and travel through the stunning kasbahs and valleys of southern Morocco, where rocky landscapes are interspersed with historic castles and lush oasis.

Admire the striking splendor of the Todra and Dades Gorges, which provide a view of the area’s natural treasures as their sheer rock walls rise sharply from the desert plain. Finally, arrive to Marrakech, where the serene serenity of the Majorelle Garden and the vivid colors of Djemaa el-Fna square invite you to lose yourself in the enduring charm of Morocco’s most famous city. The rich history, varied landscapes, and friendly hospitality that characterize the imperial cities of Morocco and southern kasbahs and desert will all be highlighted on this 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech, which promises to be an authentic and immersive experience.

Included/Exclude

  • Private air-conditionned 4WD/Mini-van
  • Professional speaking English driver
  • Daily hotel pick up and drop off
  • Daily mineral water in the vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation (1 night in desert camp – 6 nights in Hotel/Riad)
  • Half-Board: Dinners & Breakfasts
  • Licensed tour guide in Fes
  • Licensed tour guide in Marrakech
  • Train tickets from Marrakech to Tangier
  • Lunches
  • Soft Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal fees
  • Tips

Tour Plan

Start your adventure in Tangier, from where you'll be taken by car to the charming town of Chefchaouen, which is renowned for its eye-catching blue-washed buildings set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains. While traveling, make time to explore Tetouan, a UNESCO-listed medina that features elements from Andalusian and Moorish architecture. Take in the lively atmosphere of Chefchaouen's winding streets, which are lined with artisanal products and brilliant flower pots, before retiring for the evening to the peaceful splendor of this charming mountain village.
Take a tour throughout Morocco's historical riches, leaving Chefchaouen behind. The well-preserved Roman remains at Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its elaborate mosaics and imposing arches that provide a window into ancient civilization, will be your first destination. Proceed to the once-dominant imperial city of Meknes, where you may see the interesting Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and the imposing Bab Mansour gate. At last, you will reach Fes, Morocco's cultural center, where the colorful atmosphere of its busy souks and the maze-like lanes of the medina will charm you. Indulge in an evening of leisure and discovery in this alluring city, taking in its colorful culture and extensive history.
Third day is devoted to using a local guide's knowledge to discover Fes' treasures. One of the biggest surviving medieval cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the ancient Medina to start your day. Explore its lively, twisting, small lanes while taking in the stunning architecture of the old palaces, madrasas, and mosques. Discover the colorful souks, where craftsmen create elaborate leather products, ceramics, and textiles using age-old techniques that have been passed down through the years. Don't pass up the chance to tour the recognizable tanneries, where leather is dyed in vivid colors utilizing traditional methods. Following a delectable meal at a neighborhood eatery, continue your tour by going to the venerable Nejjarine Square, which has a beautifully preserved caravanserai, and the famous Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, which was established in 859 AD. Finish your day with a leisurely walk through the tranquil Andalusian Gardens, which provide a tranquil escape from the bustle of the medina and expansive views of the city. This comprehensive sightseeing day promises to highlight Fes's dynamic personality and rich cultural legacy.
On Day 4, take an interesting journey across a variety of landscapes as you leave Fes and head towards the magnificent Sahara Desert. Ifrane, known as "Little Switzerland" for its verdant surroundings and architecture in the alpine style, is the first place you visit. Take a moment to appreciate this quaint village with European influences tucked away in the Middle Atlas Mountains. As you proceed south, you'll pass through the picturesque Ziz Valley, which is home to traditional Berber settlements and palm groves. When you get to Midelt, a town sandwiched between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains, you may enjoy a delectable meal made with regional cuisine. After that, carry on traveling into the desert, admiring the breathtaking arid scenery and stopping at Berber villages en route. When you finally arrive at Merzouga, the entrance to the Sahara Desert, you'll go on an exhilarating journey into the center of the dunes. Experience the wonder of a Sahara sunset and a starry desert sky by spending the night in a traditional desert camp tucked away among the sand dunes. This day offers a remarkable journey through Morocco's many landscapes, with a culminating immersive encounter in the desert at Merzouga.
Begins with an early departure from Merzouga, heading towards the enchanted Todra Gorges, which have been sculpted over millions of years by the Todra and Dades Rivers. Travel to Erfoud en route, a town renowned for its distinctive fossil discoveries and lively marketplaces. Take a moment to peruse the fossil workshops and possibly purchase a memento of Morocco's geological past. Proceed through breathtaking desert vistas as you enter the Todra Gorges, where towering cliffs give way to verdant palm plantations. Marvel at the sheer rock walls rising hundreds of feet above, offering a breathtaking backdrop for a leisurely stroll or some adventurous rock climbing. After soaking in the natural splendor of the gorges, proceed to the picturesque Dades Valley, known for its stunning landscapes dotted with kasbahs and ancient villages. Conclude the day with a relaxing evening in the Dades Valley, surrounded by the serene beauty of Morocco's southern landscapes.
Your day will starts with a drive through the picturesque Dades Valley in the direction of Marrakech. Make a stop at the legendary Atlas Film Studios, which has hosted many Hollywood projects, in Ouarzazate, frequently regarded as the "Gateway to the Sahara," along the way. Discover the sets and the intriguing history of filmmaking in the area. Proceeding on your journey, you will reach the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, a walled village that is well-known for its distinctive ksar (fortified village) of stone and clay. Take a trip down memory lane as you meander through the maze-like passageways and take in the historically significant old buildings. After discovering this historical treasure, travel through the High Atlas Mountains' magnificent scenery, making your way through the narrow Tizi n'Tichka Pass with its breath-taking sweeping views. When you finally arrive in Marrakech, you'll be enthralled by the colorful vibrancy of the city's famous landmarks, vivid souks, and busy medina. Savor the delights of Moroccan food and spend a relaxing evening in Marrakech, taking in the lively environment.
This aùazing day provides an engrossing tour of Marrakech under Mustapha's skilled guidance. Visit the famous Koutoubia Mosque first thing in the morning to take in the breathtaking view of the cityscape from its tall minaret. Explore the lively souks that entice you with their brilliant displays of textiles, spices, and handicrafts as you stroll through the medina's busy streets. Explore the ancient treasures of the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace, which provide insight into Marrakech's rich architectural legacy. Take a leisurely stroll around the tranquil Majorelle Garden, a botanical haven featuring vivid blue structures and unique plant life. Visit the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna plaza to end your day. There, storytellers, snake charmers, and crowded food vendors provide a sensory experience that won't soon be forgotten. With this guided trip, you're guaranteed to discover Marrakech's allure and cultural diversity, bringing back unforgettable memories of this energetic city.
Today bring your incredible journey to a seamless end with a hassle-free airport transfer in Marrakech for your departing aircraft. This will ensure that your Moroccan adventure comes to an end. If you would rather continue exploring or return to Tangier in style, you can take the high-speed TGV train, which provides a pleasant and picturesque ride through the Moroccan countryside. Whichever option you select, you can be confident that your transportation needs will be met with ease, giving you more time to think back on the amazing experiences and memories you had during your eight-day trip of Morocco's southern valleys, Sahara Desert, and royal towns.

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