Desert tours from Tangier to Marrakesh via Sahara desert overview :
Desert tours from Tangier to Marrakech through Chefchaouen, Fes and Merzouga Sahara desert, is the best opportunity for everyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of the stars and the silence of the Sahara desert in exotic journey through the Sahara desert. Morocco road trips offers this 6 days desert tour from Tangier with camel trekking in Erg Chebbi and overnight stay in nomadic desert camp.
If your are visiting the north of Morocco, we offer you this 6 days desert tour from Tangier as a condensed experience for best desert safaris in Morocco, allowing visitors to explore best places and cites like Chefchaouen, the blue pearl, and their narrow streets including a cultural visit of the Roman ruins in Volubilis before heading to Fes.
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Desert tours from Tangier to Marrakech via Sahara desert highlights :
Explore the bleue pearl of Chefchaouen.
Visit Volubilis the Roman ruins in Morocco.
Fes sightseeing in full day.
Visit the amazing cedar forest and wild monkeys in Azrou
Explore Ziz Valley
Camel trekking in Merzouga Sahara desert
Overnight in a Berber camp.
Enjoy beautiful scenery of the Dades gorges and Todra gorges
Visit UNESCO site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
Drive through high atlas ( 2260 Meter altitude)
Desert tours from Tangier to Marrakech via sahara desert program :
Tangier to Chefchaouen through Rif mountains
Chefchaouen to Fez via Volubilis (Roman ruins)
The second day of Sahara desert tours from Tangier starts by a free visit of The Blue city of Chechaouen : you will a free time to walk around and get the opportunity to take pictures and enjoy the attractive narrow blue streets like, the fortress, Plaza Uta Hammam and the Medina then drive to Fes though Ouazzane and volubilis. The journey will take about 4 Hours including stops to see the places, breaks for lunch and toilets. First, you will stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis which was inhabited during the Neolithic period and was occupied by the Carthaginians and then by the Romans, developing a thriving oil trade around 40 BC. After the visit of Volubilis you will drive straight to Fes . Overnight in a riad in the old Medina.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TOUR OF FES WITH A LOCAL GUIDE:
At 9.30am, a local guide will come to greet you at your riad to begin your exploration of the oldest of Morocco’s Imperial Cities. Fes was an important religious, intellectual and cultural center. It is still renowned for its traditional crafts and because of the particularly high reputation of its university, it is known by many as the ‘Athens of Africa’. You will start your tour at the royal palace with its ‘tightly closed doors, eggshell façade and pine-green Saracen tiles’. You will visit the Mellah (the Jewish Quarter), the Blue Gate and next you will visit the Fes El Bali (the old Medina). Here you will explore the Andlous Quarter to see the Andalous Mosque (which was built in the 9th century) and then the Kairouyiene Mosque (built in 857). As you walk through the tiny streets of the medina you will see a lot of shops and workshops, where merchants and craftsmen are grouped according to speciality. You will visit also the Merinid Medersa (Bou Inania Mederssa) – another mosque. Afterwards, you will go to the tanneries to see where leather – used in the making of jackets, bags, shoes, etc… – is made. You will get to see the process by which the animal skins are rendered supple and rot-proof. You will have lunch in a local restaurant somewhere in the medina. After lunch, your driver will meet you again to drive you around so you can have the opportunity to see stunning, panoramic views of the city from uphill. Finally, you will get to see the pottery of Fes – tin-glazed earthenware, decorated with predominantly cobalt-blue designs. You will be returned once again to your riad in the city.
Fes to Sahara Desert via Ifrane, Middle Atlas Forest and Merzouga
After breakfast we leave Fes toward Merzouga Sahara desert towards the Cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains past Ifran and Azrou to Midelt, where you will stop for lunch. Carry on crossing Ziz River driving past thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and fortified Kasbahs to Erfoud, then to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, where you will experience q true camel trekking to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing sahara desert. Overnight at your Sahara desert camp.
Sahara Desert to the Dades Valley via Tinjdad and Todgha Gorge
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, than you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you will have shower and meet your guide.
The road trip will feature one beautiful scene after including the stunning oasis of Tinghir where you will be able to take a walk along Todra river bank visiting Berber villages and experience a free walking in Todra gorges.
In the afternoon, drive along Dades Valley you arrive to your hotel in Dades Gorges.
Dades Valley to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the High Atlas Mountains
After breakfast, drive along the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Mgouna where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the Rose water cooperatives and learn how the locals prepare rose scented perfumes based on distilled rose water.
We continue to Ouarzazate by Skoura oasis famous for its palm-groves, then to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou where you will have lunch before a visit of the Kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site, which is used as good location for various Hollywood movies, fashion and commercial shooting.
In the afternoon, we begin our road trip through the Atlas Mountains crossing Tizi Ntichka Pass passing by various Berber villages with houses built with stones and mud. You immediately notice that life here never changed centuries ago !! and most of the locals are shepherds. We arrive to Marrakesh late afternoon .