Tours from Tangier to Marrakech goes through the blue city of Chefchaouen, Fes, the Sahara desert, and the Atlas Mountains. The journey from Tangiers to Marrakech takes you through a beautiful natural terrain with distinctive architecture, a rich culture, enticing aromas from the spice markets, and notably friendly locals. However, spending the night in a desert camp and riding a camel across the Sahara desert’s sand dunes is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Day 1: Tangier to Chefchaouen
We will pick you up at your hotel or the Tangier ferry terminal. Depending on your arrival time, you will see the Cape Spartel lighthouse, Tangier’s Kasbah, the Sultan’s Palace, and the Tangier Hills. After that, we will drive over the Rif’s highlands, passing via Tetoun to take in the views of the gorgeous mountains before arriving in Chefchaouan, one of the most picturesque settlements at the foot of the Rif Mountains. The medina of Chefchaouen has a Spanish-style square with many eccentric arts and crafts merchants, rooftop eateries, and cafes. Chefchaouen is a lovely village with strong Andalusian links, and you will have enough time to explore its distinguishing pale blue and painted buildings and twisting streets. During the Spanish Inquisition, numerous Jews and Moors sought refuge here.
Overnight at your riad.
Day 2: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes – Fes
Our tour will begin in Volubilis, passing through Wazan and other Riff villages, after we have breakfast in the Riad. We will visit Volubilis to see the Roman ruins and learn about the Moroccan archeological site. We’ll then travel to Moulay Idriss, a city
constructed on the rocky spurs of the Khyber and Tazga mountains, with buildings cascading spectacularly down the hillsides.
After that, we’ll go to Meknes, where we’ll have lunch and tour the medieval Medina’s massive walls, including Bab el-Mansour, as well as the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Then we’ll drive straight to Fes, where you’ll stay in a luxurious Riad for the night.
Overnight stay at your Riad.
Day 3: Fes sightseeing
After breakfast in your riad, begin your 10-day tour from Casablanca on an exploratory stroll around the Medina, where you will see many hidden treasures that only the locals are aware of. First and foremost, Fes served as Morocco’s capital for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the world’s oldest operational university. As a result, your guided tour will take you to the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, the Nejjarine Fountains, and the Tanneries.
After lunch, you’ll walk through the historical Jewish quarter “the Mellah” and see the outside of the Royal Palace. You will have the opportunity to see one of Morocco’s few remaining synagogues. In addition, your Fes tour includes a short visit to a famous pottery plant, followed by a breathtaking panoramic view over the entire Medina of Fes.
Overnight stay at your Riad.
Day 4 :Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Your driver / guide will pick you up as early as possible after an early breakfast at your hotel or riad in Fez. Your Fes to Marrakech desert tour will begin with a drive across the Saiss plains, past Ifran and Azrou, to the Cedar woods of the Middle Atlas Mountains. On the side of the road, you can see Barbary apes and stop for photos.
Proceed to Midelt, where you will have lunch. From here, you’ll cross the Ziz River, passing thousands of sky-scraping palm trees and
fortified Kasbahs on your way to Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg Chebbi, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you to ride your camels like nomads and watch the changing colors of the sunset over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
Return your camels to your Sahara desert camp to freshen up before preparing for your dinner under the stars, accompanied by the sounds of the local nomads’ Tam-tam drums.
Overnight at your Luxury Sahara desert camp.
Day 5: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Tinghir – Rose Valley
Meet your guide in Merzouga after an early morning camel ride. Today’s trip will take you through one breathtaking sight after another, including the stunning oasis of Tinghir, where you can take a walk along the Todgha riverside, seeing Berber communities and learning about the local people’s way of life. Continue your road to the stunning Todgha Valley and stop for a tasty lunch at a nearby cafe.
Before arriving at your riad, drive down the Kasbahs Road to Dades Valley in the afternoon.
Overnight at your Riad
Day 6: Rose valley – Ouarzazate – Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
After breakfast, drive along the Valley of the Roses, where you can visit one of the Rose water cooperatives and discover how the villagers make rose-scented perfumes using distilled rose water.
We continue to Ouarzazate, passing through the Skoura oasis, which is known for its date palm trees, and then to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site that has been used as a set for numerous Hollywood films, fashion shoots, and commercials. The Kasbah has been carefully conserved and is made up of several Kasbahs that have been crammed together to form a single structure.
We start our descent through the Atlas Mountains in the afternoon, going through Tizi Ntichka Pass and passing through several Berber villages with stone and mud buildings. You notice right away that life
here hasn’t changed in millennia!! Shepherds make up the majority of the population.
We arrive late in the afternoon in Marrakech, and your driver will drop you out at your riad or hotel.
- Private A/C 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser/minivan/ bus throughout the tour + fuel
- Experienced English-speaking driver/ guide
- Pick up from and drop off at the airport
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Overnight in Nomad desert bivouac with guide (private tents) with dinner and breakfast
- Camels and guide, including sandboarding
- Accommodation in Dades Gorge with dinner and breakfast
- Local guide in Marrakech and Fes
- Free time to explore interesting sites such as Ait Benhaddou, kasbahs, walks and canyons, breaks for photos
- Personal and Alcoholic beverages
- Tips and gratuities