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Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara Desert – 6 Days

6 Days


Throughout your 6-day desert trip from Tangier, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty of Morocco’s landscapes, captivated by its rich history, and immersed in the warmth of its hospitality, creating memories to last a lifetime. Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen. Get to know the great cultural heritage of Morocco, and experience its contrasts and traditions. This road trip includes a full day guided tour of the historical Fes.

Escape the daily routines of life and get a unique camel trekking experience with an overnight stay in a Sahara Desert camp. You will have the chance for short walk in the amazing Todra Gorges and explore the Dades Valley. Visit the cinema studios in Ouarzazate and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou before arriving in Marrakech.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Blue Pearl of Chefchaouen
  • Full day sightseeing in Fe
  • Visit the amazing cedar forest and wild monkeys of Azrou
  • Explore the Ziz Valley
  • Camel trekking in the Merzouga Sahara Desert
  • n overnight stay in a nomad desert camp Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Todgha and Dades Gorges
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Todgha and Dades Gorges
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Ait Ben Haddou
  • Drive through the High Atlas Mountains at 2260m altitude


Begin your adventure with a scenic drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen, a charming town renowned for its striking blue-washed buildings nestled amidst the Rif Mountains. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Chefchaouen's medina, where narrow cobblestone streets lead to bustling markets and hidden gems. Explore the Kasbah Museum, showcasing local art facts and history, before savouring the flavours of Moroccan cuisine at a traditional restaurant

Journey from Chefchaouen to Fes, Morocco's cultural and spiritual heart. As you traverse the captivating landscapes, anticipation builds for the treasures awaiting in Fes's ancient medina. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys adorned with vibrant textiles and aromatic spices, and discover architectural marvels such as the intricately decorated gates and mosques. End the day with a sumptuous dinner at a traditional riad, soaking in the enchanting atmosphere of this imperial city.

After breakfast your guide will meet you at your riad and you will begin your tour of Morocco’s oldest Imperial City. In Fez, an enchanting blend of history, culture, and architecture awaits. Begin your exploration in the ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site where narrow alleyways lead to bustling souks, ornate mosques, and hidden courtyards. Visit the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, a symbol of Islamic scholarship dating back to the 9th century, offering a glimpse into the city's rich artistic heritage.
For a sensory experience, visit the Chouara Tannery, where vibrant hues of leather dye create a striking panorama against the city's skyline. While the Royal Palace remains closed to the public, its majestic gates and elaborate facades provide a glimpse of Morocco's regal past

After breakfast we leave Fes towards Merzouga Sahara Desert, travelling through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, past Ifran and Azrou to Midelt where you will stop for lunch. Then we will continue, crossing the Ziz River and driving past thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and fortified kasbahs to Erfoud, and then on to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi. Here you will venture into the desert on a camel trek to see the sunset and then spend the night in a traditional desert camp. You will have an authentic tagine for dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the breath-taking Sahara Desert.

After an early morning wake-up call to watch the sunrise over the dunes (possibly the best moment of this journey), you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you will have the opportunity to shower. Your driver will meet you here to continue your journey featuring one beautiful scene after another, including the stunning oasis of Tinghir where you will be able to walk along the Todgha riverbank and visiting Berber villages learning about the lifestyle of the local inhabitants. You will visit the magnificent Todgha canyons carved out by the Todgha River and have the opportunity to have lunch here. In the afternoon, we will drive along the kasbah road to the Dades Valley – here you will have the opportunity to visit one of the fortified kasbahs before you arrive at your hotel in the Dades Gorge.

Bid farewell to the Dades Gorges after breakfast, and we will continue our journey through the Roses Valley to Kalaa Mgouna where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the Rose Co-operatives and learn about how the locals prepare rose-scented perfumes based on distilled rose water. We will continue to Ouarzazate through the Skoura oasis which is famous for its palm groves. Then we will stop for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou, before visiting the kasbah there which is a UNESCO world heritage site – this is used as a location for many Hollywood movies and for fashion and commercial shooting. In the afternoon, our road trip will continue through the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi n Tichka Pass, passing by many Berber villages with houses made from stone and mud. You will notice immediately that the way of life for locals here has not changed for centuries! We will arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

The Cost Includes

  • English-speaking driver and air-conditioned mini-van or 4X4 jeep
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Guided tour in Fes
  • 4 nights in authentic, stylish accommodation
  • Breakfasts during the trip
  • Dinner and breakfast in Dades Hotel and Merzoga camp
  • Dinner and breakfast are included at the hotel in Dades Gorge
  • Dinner and breakfast are included in the desert camp
  • Sunrise and sunset camel treks
  • Overnight in luxury desert camp
  • Different stops along the way to visit important attractions

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, laundry, titbits etc
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency

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Desert Tour from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara Desert – 6 Days