Best in Morocco tours in 6 days from Marrakech to Tangier via Merzouga
Prepare for an immersive 6-day journey that unfolds the diverse landscapes and vibrant cities of Morocco. This tour takes you on a captivating exploration, from the bustling markets of Marrakech to the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert, the cultural depth of Fes, and the enchanting blue-painted streets of Chefchaouen. As you traverse from the heart of Morocco to its northern gem, Tangier, you’ll witness the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, capturing the essence of this captivating country.
- Explore Marrakech, the “Red City,” and its iconic landmarks.
- Traverse the High Atlas Mountains and visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
- Discover the renowned Atlas film studio in Ouarzazate.
- Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Merzouga Sahara Desert.
- Experience a camel trek, witness a Sahara sunset, and stay in a desert camp.
- Explore the historic medina of Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Discover the blue-painted streets of Chefchaouen.
- Conclude your tour in the captivating city of Tangier.
- Private 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C.
- English-speaking driver.
- Night in the desert camp.
- Camel ride.
- Breakfasts & dinners.
Your journey commences in Marrakech, a city renowned for its vibrant culture. The first leg takes you through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, a picturesque route that reaches its zenith at Tizi n'Tichka, standing at 2,260 meters (7,415 ft) above sea level.
A stopover at the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah allows exploration and immersion in local markets. Continuing east, you head towards the desert hub, Ouarzazate, renowned for its film studios. The journey unfolds through Skoura and various Berber towns, offering glimpses of nomadic communities. The day concludes in Dades Gorges, where you'll spend the night.
An early start takes you to the Todra Valley, home to the stunning Todra Gorges. Traveling through Dades Valley and Tinghir, you reach Todra for exploration amid dramatic red rock canyons and a small river. The journey continues to Erfoud and Rissani, known for fossils, where you discover the art of transforming fossils.
Merzouga, the nearest town to the Sahara, becomes your destination. A camel trek to the top of the sand dunes leads to a mesmerizing sunset and a delightful dinner in the desert camp.
Begin the day with an early sunrise and sandboarding. After breakfast, the journey to Fes takes you through the "Welad Chaker" oasis, the second-largest palm grove in Morocco.
The Tizi n'Talremt mountain pass offers splendid views, and the route includes stops in Medilt, Azrou (encounter Berber apes in the Cedar forest), and Ifrane, known as the "Little Switzerland" of Morocco. The day concludes in Fes, where you'll spend the night.
Dedicate a half-day to exploring Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Begin in Fes El-Bali, visiting landmarks like Bab Bou Jeloud gate and Talâa Kebira. Navigate the labyrinthine streets of the Medina, absorbing the vibrant markets and local atmosphere.
Head to a rooftop viewpoint for a spectacular vista, then visit the Al-Qarawiyyin Library and Mosque. Return to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.
Embark on a journey from south to north, reaching the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen. Explore the UNESCO-protected Roman ruins of Volubilis and continue to Chefchaouen via Ouazzane.
Upon arrival, explore the blue-painted streets, capturing memorable photographs. Transfer to a local Riad with a stunning view for an overnight stay.
Your final day begins with breakfast in Chefchaouen. Explore hidden gems as you journey north to Tangier, passing through charming villages in the Rif Mountains. Discover Tetouan's main attractions before reaching Tangier, concluding your memorable adventure in this captivating city.