8 Days - Tour From Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez And Sahara
- 8 Days – Tour From Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez And Sahara
Join this 8 days tour from Tangier to Marrakech, Immerse yourself in the exotic colors and cultures that express the flavors of Morocco. our journey commences in Tangier, winding through the picturesque Rif mountains to Chefchaouen. Explore the historic streets of Fes, the ancient ruins of Volubilis, and the grandeur of Marrakech. Traverse the Sahara Desert, ride camels in Merzouga, and witness the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi Dunes.
Wander through the enchanting Todra Gorge and Dades Valley. Discover Ouarzazate’s cinematic allure and the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Immerse in the vibrant culture of Marrakech, from Majorelle Gardens to the bustling souks. The journey concludes with a farewell to Morocco, leaving indelible memories of a diverse and rich experience.
- Tangier to Chefchaouen through Rif mountains.
- Fes exploration – historic sites, vibrant markets.
- Volubilis Roman ruins, Meknes heritage, Moulay Ismail shrine.
- Merzouga desert camel ride, Berber music, and sand-boarding.
- Sunrise at Erg Chebbi Dunes, camel ride back.
Todra Gorge walk, Dades Valley scenic drive.
- Ouarzazate’s cinematic allure, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
- High Atlas mountain journey to Marrakech.
- Marrakech sightseeing – Majorelle Gardens, souks.
- Farewell to Morocco, leaving a tapestry of memories.
Day 1: Tangier to Chefchaouen
Start the tour of 8 days from Tangier, as we traverse the scenic Rif mountains, catching glimpses of their breathtaking beauty. Our first destination is Tetouan, a city where history and culture intertwine seamlessly. As we continue our drive, the landscape unfolds, revealing the charming village of Chefchaouen nestled at the feet of the Rif mountains. Known for its distinctive blue-washed buildings, Chefchaouen’s medina captivates with a Spanish-style square surrounded by quirky arts and crafts stores. The rooftop restaurants and cafes provide the perfect setting to immerse ourselves in the local atmosphere. The night unfolds in a cozy place, where the gentle breeze and the natural beauty of the surroundings set the stage for a memorable stay.
Day 2: Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes
Awakening to a delightful breakfast in the riad, we embark on the next leg of our 8 Days Desert Trip. Our route leads us to Volubilis, an ancient Roman city, where we unravel the historical tapestry of Morocco. Continuing our journey, we reach Meknes, a 17th-century heritage city, adorned with historical walls and the grandeur of bab el Mansour. The visit includes a stop for lunch and an exploration of the Moulay Ismail shrine.
As the afternoon sun wanes, our path unfolds towards Fes, where we settle in for the night. Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, promises a rich tapestry of cultural exploration. The Royal Palace gate, the Jewish quarter, the Mellah, Al Qaraouine University, and the Tanneries beckon us to delve into the city’s storied past. After a fulfilling day, we retire in Fes, anticipating the adventures that lie ahead.
Day 3: Exploring Fes
Our third day immerses us in the wonders of Fes, offering a guided tour that unravels the layers of this ancient city. The journey begins with a stroll through narrow alleys, revealing the Royal Palace gate, the historic Jewish quarter, and the first Mellah built in the 16th century. Delving into the heart of Fes, we explore cultural and historical landmarks, including the renowned Al Qaraouine University, the Tanneries, the Attarine Museum, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. Post lunch, the adventure continues with a visit to the tiles cooperative, culminating in a panoramic vista of the entire Medina of Fes. As the day unfolds, Fes reveals its timeless allure, a testament to Morocco’s rich heritage.
Day 4: From Fes to Merzouga via Azrou Cedar Forest and Midelt
Embarking on the next leg of our journey, we bid farewell to Fes and set our sights on the enchanting landscapes that lead to Merzouga. The day’s itinerary takes us through the Azrou Cedar Forest, a serene expanse that introduces us to the natural beauty of Morocco. Passing through Midelt, we traverse the Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, witnessing the landscape evolve into hints of the desert.
In Errachidia, a city rich in fossils, we savor a lunch that reflects Berber hospitality. Continuing along the Ziz Valley, with panoramic views en route to Erfoud, we arrive in Merzouga. The afternoon unfolds with a warm welcome of mint tea, setting the stage for a magical camel ride and an evening of Berber music under the desert stars.
Day 5: Sunrise in the Sahara – Merzouga to Dades Valley
Awakening early to the mesmerizing spectacle of sunrise over the Erg Chebbi Dunes, we bid adieu to the Sahara and embark on a camel ride back to Merzouga. After a hearty breakfast and refreshing shower, our journey continues through the Saghro mountains. A short walk through the breathtaking Todra Gorge offers a glimpse into the rugged beauty of the landscape. As the day unfolds, we find ourselves in Dades Valley, surrounded by towering cliffs and captivating scenery. The night is spent in a local riad or hotel, offering a peaceful retreat in the heart of nature.
Day 6: Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou
Our exploration takes us through the captivating landscapes of Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate, known as the “way of the thousand kasbahs.” A visit to the cinema city of Ouarzazate precedes the highlight of the day – the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest of its kind in Morocco, boasting UNESCO heritage status. Driving across the High Atlas mountains, we savor panoramic views of Berber villages, eventually arriving in the vibrant city of Marrakech. The night unfolds in a local hotel, offering a glimpse into the cultural richness that defines this enchanting destination.
Day 7: Discovering Marrakech’s Rich Heritage
Our penultimate day in this captivating journey is dedicated to exploring the vibrant tapestry of Marrakech, often referred to as the “red city of Morocco.” A local guide leads us through the city’s historical and cultural treasures, beginning with the Majorelle Gardens, an oasis of tranquility adorned with vibrant flora.
The iconic Koutoubia Tower stands tall, a symbol of Marrakech’s architectural grandeur, while the Saadian Tombs and the opulent Bahia Palace provide insight into the city’s rich past. A leisurely lunch at a local restaurant near the famous square sets the stage for an immersive walk through the bustling souks, where the art of handicrafts and the allure of souvenirs beckon. As the afternoon unfolds, free time allows for personal exploration, allowing each traveler to discover the unique charm of Marrakech at their own pace.
Day 8: Farewell to Morocco
The final day of our 8-day desert tour marks the end of this remarkable journey. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport, bidding farewell to the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural experiences that have defined our adventure. As you board your flight, the memories of the vibrant markets, ancient medinas, and the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert will linger, creating a tapestry of experiences that will forever be etched in your travel memoirs. Morocco, with its diverse landscapes and historical gems, will remain a cherished destination, and the echoes of this journey will resonate long after the wheels of your plane leave Moroccan soil.
- Private comfortable vehicle
- Private driver/guide during the tour
- Pick up / drop off from Marrakech
- Accommodation in hotels
- Sleeping in the desert in Desert Camp
- Camel ride in the desert
- Dinners and breakfasts
- Plane ticket
- Lunches and drinks
- Entrance fees