6-day Sahara Desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech
6-day Sahara desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech
6-day Sahara desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech, tour departs from Tangier to the Sahara desert, explores Chefchaouen and Fez, experience camel trekking in Merzouga desert, and concludes in Marrakech. We will explore the best things to do in Morocco, from Tangier to Marrakech through the Merzouga Desert. Explore Morocco’s blue Chefchaouen, ride your camel into the deep and high Erg Chebbi dunes, and spend the night in a desert camp. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, walk through the Todra and Dades gorges, and end your trip in one of Morocco’s imperial towns (Marrakech).
Summary of your 6 day Sahara desert tour from Tangier to Fez via Desert
Highlights of 6 day Sahara desert tour from Tangier to Fez via Desert
- Pick up from your place and travel through the Rif mountains
- Chefchaouen is a lovely blue town to visit and enjoy
- Stop in Volubilis and Meknes
- Fez imperial city tour
- Merzouga Tour of the desert
- Camel trekking
- Desert camping with a campfire
- Beautiful sunrise and sunrise on the dunes
- Walk-in Todgha Gorges
- Visit the Ait Ben Haddou Casbah
- Drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech
6 day Sahara Desert Tour Tangier to Marrakech detailed itinerary
The itinerary for a 6-day Sahara Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech is given below. If you have any questions or would like to modify your desert tour, please contact us. Morocco Sahara Desert Tours will create the most memorable desert travel experience for you.
Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen
Morocco Sahara Desert Tours invite you to visit Morocco. On the first day of your Moroccan travel, we will meet you at the port/airport/hotel in Tangier and drive you through the Rif mountains and Tetouan city. Enjoy the breathtaking scenic mountain views on our journey to Chefchaouan, one of the spectacular villages at the foot of the Rif mountains. Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by several quirky arts and crafts shops, roof-top restaurants, and cafes. We will transport you to your hotel, where you will spend the night in a cozy, quaint escape. See the chilly night air and the magic of nature. Stroll through the charming streets of this area, taking in the blue houses and local markets.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez
We will continue our journey toward Volubilis after breakfast in the hotel, passing through Rif mountain villages. In Volubilis, we will explore the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history. After visiting the ruins, we will make our way to Meknes, Morocco’s 17th century capital, where we will stop for lunch and walk along the massive historic walls of the medina, bab El Mansour. Discover the history of this extraordinary region, which was once the capital of Sultan Moulay Ismail’s empire. After our stay in Meknes, we’ll head straight to Fez, where you’ll spend the night in a nice riad.
Day 3: Guided city tour of Fez
A local guide will meet you at your riad in the morning and lead you on a tour of the old city. Fez’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you can visit several prominent cultural and historical sites with your guide. The followings will be included in the Fez guided city tour:
Bab Bou Jeloud, an ornate city gate and the main western gateway to Fes – El Bali, the ancient city of Fez – Tanneries, with renowned leather craftsmen – Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts – Al Quaraouiyine University, the world’s oldest university – Palais Royale, the royal palace of the Alaouite, the sultan in the city of Fez – The Jewish quarter, where you can explore the medina’s narrow alleys.
You will be taken to a panoramic view of Fez in the late afternoon before returning to your riad for the evening.
Day 4: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga desert
Continue your Moroccan adventure by traveling from the lush plains of northern and western Morocco to the well-known arid desert landscapes. After breakfast, we will depart for the remote eastern town of Merzouga via Ifrane. We’ll stop in Ifrane near the lion statue to stretch our legs and admire the city’s lovely gardens. Our road proceeds through a vast cedar forest, where we will have the chance to stop and see some nice Barbary apes. We can go across the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, bringing in views of the High Atlas plateau. When we get closer to Errachidia, the landscape shifts to expose traces of the desert. We’ll stop here for lunch and enjoy the hospitality of the welcoming Berber people. After lunch, we’ll drive through the lush Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. You will arrive in Merzouga in the late afternoon. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the dromedaries—one-hump camels native to this area of Morocco—for a 70 to 90-minute camel trip to our camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi dunes (standard or luxury camp options available). If you like, you can watch the sunset from behind the dunes and go dune sandboarding. Return for dinner and music, as well as a glass of popular mint tea. Our guides will play drums and castanets for you, shattering the desert silence with laughter and singing around a fire. Under the brilliance of the Milky Way, you will tuck into your camp for the evening. Don’t forget to look up and see stars as you’ve never seen them before.
Day 5: Merzouga – Todgha Gorge – Boumalen Dades
Get up early to see the desert sunrise over Erg Chebbi’s dunes. After breakfast, we’ll ride dromedaries back into town. As we leave for Rissani, we wave goodbye to the magnificent dunes. We’ll stop at the local market, which is brimming with dates, spices, and other Moroccan jewels, before continuing on to Erfoud and the breathtaking Todgha Gorge. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch after a lovely walk through the rock canyon. After lunch, we’ll resume our journey to Boumalen Dades, admiring the stunning scenery and the kasbahs that line the mountains. Take lots of good photos as we pass through the winding road, stopping for a panoramic view of the Dades Gorges. We’ll spend the night at the canyon’s base in a comfortable hotel.
Day 6: Skoura valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will travel through the Skoura Valley and the Kelaa M’Gouna, the rose city, towards Ouarzazate. Our route through Skoura Valley is “the way of the thousand Kasbahs” – providing numerous opportunities to take some of the best photos of your trip. We will stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah for lunch, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It used to be one of the main thoroughfare stops for traders bringing silver, salt, jewelry, slaves, or other goods from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech. Now, the Kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cross the salty river or large dry riverbed next to the village, and walk through the narrow alleys to the top of the hill. There, next to the old granary you will have a panoramic view of the village. After our stop in Ait Ben Haddou, we will continue to Marrakech, once again watching the landscape shift from flat desert land to hills and mountains. We will cross over the High Atlas Mountains full of panoramic views and attractive Berber villages all along the way until we reach Marrakech, where we drop you off at your accommodation.
About 6 day Sahara Desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech
Take a 6-day Sahara desert tour from Tangier to Marrakech. Explore Chefchaouen and Fes, then go to Merzouga for camel trekking, a desert camp, and a campfire. Visit Ait Ben Haddou to learn about Morocco’s history and culture, as well as to taste many of the country’s famous dishes.
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