8 Days desert trip from Tangier to Marrakech

8 Days

8 Days desert trip from Tangier to Marrakech. This wonderful trip from Tangier to Marrakech via  Chefchaouen, Fes, Sahara Desert, Todra Gorge, Dades valley, and Ait Ben Haddou is a journey full of exciting activities and amazing sights. Plan a trip to Morocco by selecting the 8 Days/ 7 Nights tour from the Bride of the north ( Tangier)

Trip Facts

  • Minibus or 4x4
  • Hotels
  • Tangier
  • Marrakech
  • Private tours
  • English

Overview

8 Days Desert Trip from Tangier to Marrakech through the Imperial Cities of Morocco: Fes, Marrakech, Meknes. Enjoy the Middle Atlas views and explore Volubilis. This trip is also a chance to visit Merzouga Sahara, Camel ride, and desert camping. Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, and the High Atlas.

Highlights

  • Enjoy landscapes of the Rif Mountains
  • Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen
  • Visit the ruins Roman City of Volubilis
  • Explore Fes & Marrakech with a local guide
  • Meet Barbary Apes in Azrou Cedar forest
  • Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
  • Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
  • Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes

Itinerary

After your chauffeur collects you from the airport or the Port of Tangier, you will head to Chefchaouen, Morocco’s “Blue City”. Perched on the Rif Mountains, its blue-washed houses make it one of the prettiest towns in the country.

The first day concludes after visiting Chefchaouen’s historic center and being led to your hotel or riad.

After breakfast, travel to the stunning archaeological site of Volubilis, listed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Next, visit Meknes, one of the four Imperial Cities, with a bustling medina and countless landmarks to see.

In the evening, you will be driven to Fes, where you will spend the night.

Day 3 :
Fes

In the morning, greet a local English-speaking guide and embark on a walking tour of the Old Town of Fes. Wander through the winding streets of Fes el-Bali, the city’s old medina and learn about the fascinating history of this ancient city while you admire its most important landmarks such as, the Karaouine Mosque and the Mulay Idris Mausoleum.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to your hotel.

Hit the road first thing in the morning and traverse the beautiful cedar woods in central Morocco, home to the barbary apes. Before getting to the little village of Midelt, you will drive through various pretty Berber settlements.

Upon arrival at your first destination, learn about the Berber tribes, before delving into the Merzouga Desert by camelback and spending the night in a traditional desert camp.

After admiring an unforgettable sunrise over the endless fields of sandy dunes, head to the spectacular Todgha Gorge, which are huge limestone walls in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains.

Complete the day tour in Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night. Knicknamed “The Door of the Desert”, this town is famous for having been set in numerous films.

Depart early from Ouarzazate and discover other charming towns in the interior of Morocco, like Ait-Ben-Haddou. Explore this red mud brick city and its rich history before heading to Marrakech.

Day 7 :
Marrakech

After enjoying a tasty breakfast, set off on a guided walking tour of the medina of Marrakech. Accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide, you will discover the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs and other highlights like Jemaa el-Fnaa Square and the Koutoubia Mosque.

After a fun-filled day exploring Marrakech, you will spend the night here.

On the last day of the tour, you will be dropped off at the airport after enjoying a filling breakfast at your hotel.

Includes/Excludes

What’s Included

  • Pick-up & drop off at/from your accommodation
  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Car Fuel
  • Camel Trekking (Camel per person)
  • Sunset camel ride
  • 6 nights in a private room at a hotel/riad (At your preferred room type)
  • Overnight at the Desert Camp (At your preferred tent type)
  • Breakfast x 7
  • Dinner x 2
  • 4x4 transfer from and to the camp (Alternative to Camels)

What’s Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Dinner in Chefchaouen, Fes, & Marrakech
  • Entrance (Optional)
  • Tipping (Optional)

Map

FAQs

What is the best time to visit Morocco?

Morocco with its climate diversity makes it a perfect destination all along the year. Subsequently, Your trip in Morocco is are running its Morocco Travel Packages all the year. Some (to northern parts of Spain, for example) – are only running from March till October. In any case, under each tour’s description, it says exactly when it runs. Example: ‘’Sundays all year’’ – means that on every single Sunday of the year the tour will start, no matter how many people signed up, even if it’s you only.

What is the official currency in Morocco?

The currency of Morocco is The Moroccan Dirham (MAD). The currency for Morocco was issued by the Bank of Al-Maghrib which is Morocco’s central bank. Historically, the Moroccan Dirham originates from the Byzantine Empire’s Drachm, and was used in Arabia and the Levant in pre-Islamic times. The name “Dirham” came from the Roman word “denarius”.

Is Morocco a safe country to visit?

Morocco has been a safe tourist destination for years. Moroccan people have gained their reputation for warmth and kindness towards visitors. Moroccan cities are generally very safe, especially in touristic areas where tourists are frequently there. Morocco is a very well secured country, where Police is in every location and so many checking points are available, this is what makes Morocco a safe and 100% secured destination.

Is Morocco safe for travel?

Transparently, Morocco could be considered one of the calmest and safe destination in North-Africa. Morocco has a very low crime rate in comparison to other countries of the world. If travelers take sensible precautions during their Morroco Travel Packages, they will surely be safe. Accompanied by your tour guide and leader you will be in the highest level of safety during your Morocco vacations.

How can I obtain my visa to visit Morocco?

Visitors to Morocco must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the scheduled return date to enter Morocco and you can obtain a visa from Morocco Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa with USD 27 per passport is available upon arrival in Morocco airports for specific nationalities and you will need to check before. -Some nationalities don’t need a visa to visit Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months such as United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland. For more info and details on entry visa to Morocco please check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy at your country

Do Moroccans speak languages other than Arabic?

English and French are studied in school all over Morocco. This is why most Moroccans, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases, and most of Moroccans are speaking French well. Fewer Moroccans can speak Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals in the tourism sector are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic. They speak enough English and many other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Morocco?

Many travelers enjoy their stay in Morocco without learning a single word of Arabic; however, it is always good to learn a few Arabic words to expressing greetings or thanks. It is advisable to learn some basic Arabic terms if you are planning to visit some unpopular tourist destinations. Moroccans are friendly and will be happy to help you anytime, even if there is a language barrier.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Morocco?

Many people in the tourism sector depend on tips, as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary in Morocco. You are not obliged to give tips, but it would be great if you are willing to offer it.

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Rated 5 out of 5
20/01/2023

Best Experience! Our guide Lahcen was super nice and friendly. Camel ride, sand boarding and started nights

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Amazing tour

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29/06/2021

Amazing tour! Camping in the desert and watching the sunset/sunrise is the most incredible experience – I would recommend to anyone. The camp is very luxurious (big double beds, showers and even a restaurant). The whole trip is really good value for money and the tour guides are very fun and full of energy.

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8 Days desert trip from Tangier to Marrakech

Trip Facts

  • Minibus or 4x4
  • Hotels
  • Tangier
  • Marrakech
  • Private tours
  • English

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